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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kasilof special use area discussion scheduled

"The Kasilof River Special Use Area: Finding the balance between public access and habitat protection," will be the topic of Friday Dialogues on Feb. 25 at Kenai Peninsula College. Robert Ruffner, Executive Director of the Kenai Watershed Forum, will give a brief overview of what has been a complex and contentious process. For background, see the Department of Natural Resources' draft decision at

The meeting begins with a potluck at 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation and discussion at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Heidi Chay at 283-9227.

Fundraiser scheduled for local cancer patient

Live music and other entertainment will be featured at a fundraiser for Jenny Barrett this weekend at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. Barrett, a long-time peninsula resident, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Hot dogs, baked potatoes and other food will be available, and there will be auction items to bid on. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 8. For more information call 394-6168.

Masters swim team hits the pool

The Kenai masters swim team swims from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Kenai Central High School pool. The group is open to swimmers over the age of 18. There is a $69 annual registration fee, and $50 montly fee. For more information, contact Will Hubler or Jenn Ticknor at 283-7476.

Get your Central Peninsula Counseling records

Central Peninsula Counseling Services patients, whose charts were closed in the year 2003 or earlier are being purged. Anyone interested in a copy of their records need to contact Tracie at 260-5030 by March 1.

Job training academy coming

The Peninsula Job Center hosts a One-Stop Training Academy on March 9 and 10, at the Challenger Learning Center. The focus of the Academy is to educate social service organizations, schools and government, and private businesses about the services and programs available in the Kenai Peninsula area. Key speakers will include: Alaska Department of Labor Deputy Commissioner, Tom Nelson; Alaska Department of Labor Wage and Hour Investigator, Joe Dunham; Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor, Dave Carey; and Central Peninsula Hospital Marketing Manager, Bonnie Nichols. Deadline for registration is Feb. 28. For more information call the Job Center at 283-2995.

Boosters hold dessert auction

The Kenai Basketball Booster Club sponsors a silent dessert auction Saturday at Kenai Central High School to raise funds for the program. Bidding begins during the JV girls game at noon, and continues through the afternoon games. Winning bidders can pick up their desserts after half-time of the boys' varsity game.

Purple Heart vets meet

Chapter 830 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart meets Thursday for combat wounded veterans. Meetings are held at 1 p.n. at the VFW in Soldotna.

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