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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Newbould to speak at Kenai chamber

Denise Newbould of Agrium will discuss the Caring for the Kenai program at today's noon meeting of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at Paradisos restaurant. For more information, call the chamber at 283-7989.

Town hall meeting scheduled

Rep. Kelly Wolf and Sen. Tom Wagoner will hold a town hall meeting Saturday from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. Constituent comments will be shared with all members of the Kenai Peninsula-Kodiak legislative caucus.

Anyone unable to participate in person may participate by calling (888) 263-1555. For more information, call Neal at (800) 463-2693.

Talent show set for this weekend

The Nikiski Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Nikiski Middle-Senior High School Auditorium. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors or $18 per family. Proceeds benefit the Nikiski band program. For more information, call 776-3456.

Young women's conference planned

Soroptimist International of Twin Cities will sponsor "Above the Noise," a conference for young women in grades six through eight, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Solid Rock Bible Camp. The conference will focus on communication skills in a noisy and sometimes confusing world. Cost is $10. For more information, call Martha at 262-5384.

Slide show to highlight historical meeting

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Kenai Community Library conference room. Marie Olsen will show slides and tell of her experiences as a teacher at Fort Yukon between 1977 and 1987. The public is welcome to attend.

International dinner scheduled

The 23rd annual AFS international dinner will be held March 9 at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. This is the annual fund-raiser for the AFS Foreign Exchange Student Program on the Kenai Peninsula. The dinner with international dishes is priced at $15 per person. Tickets are available at the Kenai Community Library, by calling Jim Krein at 283-5221 or through any AFS member.

Shellfish permits available

2003 Cook Inlet and Resurrection Bay shellfish permits are available at area vendors and at Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices. Permits are required for taking any shellfish with pots in Cook Inlet or the outer Gulf Coast and for taking hard shell clams in the Kachemak Bay area.

Permits are not required for harvesting Cook Inlet razor clams, mussels or hard shell clams outside of the Kachemak Bay area. For more information, call 262-9368.

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