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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Fund set up to help family

A donation fund has been set up for a local family whose home was damaged by a fire Friday night.

The home, at 37140 Even Lane off Kalifornsky Beach Road, is owned by Christopher Hodo and Crystal Jones. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Five family members were in the house when the fire broke out, according to Gary Hale, fire marshal with Central Emergency Services.

When the first CES engine got to the scene, the firefighters reported the garage was fully engulfed by the fire with flames coming through the roof.

The flames spread from the garage to the upper truss of the home and caused damage over the kitchen, dining room and living room. Major smoke and heat damage were sustained throughout the rest of the house, according to CES.

Anyone wishing to help the family financially can make a donation in their name at either Wells Fargo bank or Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in Kenai.

Soroptimist to meet

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Peninsula Christian Center at the corner of Farnsworth and Cohoe in Soldotna. For more information, call Brenda Northup at 260-6014.

Subsistence management accepting nominations

The Office of Subsistence Management is accepting applications and nominations to fills seats on 10 regional advisory councils that advise the Federal Subsistence Board. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday.

The council meets twice yearly. It advises the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management regulations and policies and serves as a forum for regional public involvement in federal subsistence management. There are 39 seats available on the regional advisory councils, representing subsistence, commercial and sports interests. For more information or an application, call Ann Wilkinson at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3676.

Fish and Game advisory plan meeting

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Homer Middle School. The topic of discussion will be BOG statewide and interior region proposals. For more information, call Marv Peters at 235-2468.

Basketball teams to hold fund-raiser

The Ninilchik High School basketball teams are selling raffle tickets to earn money. The drawings will be held Feb. 14. You do not need to be present to win. Prizes available are a Seafood package, Valentine's package, afghan-blanket package and a mother-of-pearl globe valued at $350. Tickets are $2 each or or three for $5. For more information, call Jamie at (907) 567-3361 or Tammy at 567-7340.

Dog classes slated at PenDOG

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group in Soldotna holds classes in beginning, intermediate, advanced and competition obedience and Rally. Puppy kindergarten meets weekly and is always open to new students.

A beginning agility class will start in mid-February.

For more information or to sign up for classes, call 262-6846.

Safety day slated

All interested community members and groups interested in participating in the annual safety day on May 22 are asked to call, Nancy Mitchell at 262-4440.

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