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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2006

Wrestling club seeks members

The Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club is seeking members. Children ages 5 and up are eligible to attend. Practices are scheduled from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Soldotna High School. Whaler coaches are Todd Streiff, Sarge Truesdell and Eli Hutchinson. For more information, call Coach Streiff at 252-2039.

Pancake dinner ready to flip

The St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church will host at pancake supper fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church at 110 South Spruce St. in Kenai. The cost is $3 per person or $10 per family. Proceeds will benefit the Methodist Food Bank.

Spaghetti feed fundraiser slated

The Nikiski North Star Elementary and the Youth Restoration Corps will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Nikiski Middle-High School. The proceeds will befit the school's fifth- and sixth-graders outdoor educational camp. For more information, prices or tickets call 776-5575.

Peninsula fair quilters square off

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is having a square off. Forty square kits are available at the fair office for $10 each and must be completed by Wednesday.

The theme is "A Fair to Remember." People may be as creative as they like with their blocks, and all blocks will be judged. The blocks will then be put together into a quilt and raffled off.

All proceeds will go to benefit the Kenai Peninsula State Fair. For more information, call the fair office at (907) 567-3670.

Cancer fundraiser slated

Registration has begun for the Way Out Women annual snowmachine ride slated for Saturday. The entry fee includes a continental breakfast, goody bag and a limited-edition T-shirt and a chance to win prizes and ride new Polaris sleds.

Funds raised on the ride stay here on Kenai Peninsula and go directly to help friends, family and community members with cancer. The Central Peninsula Health Foundation will be administering funds through the Oncology and Infusion Center at Central Peninsula General Hospital.For more information and the amount of entry fee, call Bonnie Nichols at 714-4500.

Tropical stories planned

The Kenai Community Library will host storyteller Alton Chung at 1 p.m. Saturday at the library. Chung will tell Hawaiian legends and tales from the islands.

Clothing donations sought

College Heights Baptist Church is accepting donations of clothing, appliances, household furniture and other household items for those who have lost their belongs due to the recent fires.

Items may be dropped off from 8 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the church at 512 Ash Ave. in Kenai, or call 283-0712 or 283-3220 for pick-up of larger items.

Safety Day presenters sought

The Soldotna Safety Day 2006 planning committee is seeking community members and organizations to participate.

Safety Day is a community event with presenters, entertainers and community service representatives focusing on safety issues. For more information or to register, call Nancy Mitchell at 262-4440.

Team will work for uniforms

The Skyview High School boys soccer team is seeking work opportunities to earn money for new uniforms.

The team is willing to shovel driveways, roofs, wash cars, move items and other odd jobs. For more information, call Tyler Thornton at 262-4491.

Host families sought

The following organizations are seeking host families for the 2006-07 school year.

· Cultural Homestay International — Students stay with families for five to 10 months. Students arrive in August, speak English, attend area high schools, have their own spending money and medical insurance. For more information, call Sue at (800) 210-6080 or (810) 785-6075.

· NW Services — Students stay with families for five to 10 months. Students arrive in August, speak English, attend area high schools, have their own spending money and medical insurance. Families are not paid, but may be able to claim at $50 per month charitable contribution on income taxes. For more information, call (866) 846-3977.

· Quest International — Students stay with families for five to 10 months. Students arrive in August, speak English, attend area high schools, have their own spending money and medical insurance. For more information, call (866) 540-4029 or e-mail them at ForgeinExchangeOrg@yahoo.com or visit www.questexchange.org.

Hope resources receives grant

Hope community Resources Inc. recently received a $572.59 grant form the Fred Meyer Foundation for its Youth Subsistence Program. The program offers Alaskan Natives and others who experience a developmental disability an opportunity to participate in s subsistence lifestyle.

Martial arts class available

Co-ed martial arts classes are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Participants must be at least age 16, and registration is required. For more information, call Tammy Berdahl at 776-8800.

AWG seeks crutch donations

The Arctic Winter Games medical team is seeking the donation of 150 sets of crutches for emergency use during the Games.

Crutches can be dropped off at Central Emergency Services CES), Soldotna Medical Clinic or the Arctic Winter Games office in Kenai.

If you would like the crutches returned, mark each crutch with your name and phone number in permanent marker.



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