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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2008

Fundraiser set to aid accident victim

A fundraiser with dinner and an auction for Cody Honrud will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 22 at the Soldotna Sports Center. The event will help defer medical expenses for Honrud, a 2005 Soldotna High School graduate, who was injured in a snowmachine accident in the Caribou Hills on Feb. 24. Honrud was medevaced to Providence Hospital in Anchorage, where he underwent several surgeries. On Feb. 28, he was medevaced to Seattle Harborview Trauma Center and is in critical condition.

Anyone wanting to send a message or keep updated on his status may go to the Web site kept by his mother, Teresa Honrud, at The user name is Honrud, the password is Honrud86.

A tax-deductible account has been established at Wells Fargo Bank through the Bridges Network and another account opened at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.

Anyone wanting to donate items may contact Darlene Glick at 262-2986 or drop them off at Instant Replay at the sports center.

Excellent teachers sought

The BP Teachers of Excellence Program deadline for nominations is today. The program recognizes exceptional teachers throughout Alaska. Anyone may submit a nomination in their school by filling out a form at The outstanding teachers are eligible for a $500 gift card for classroom resources and each area's local Teacher of the Year receives a $1,500 scholarship for continuing education. For more information, call Dawn Patience (907) 564-5143 or e-mail

Democracy to be discussed

The Friday Dialogue series continues today in the commons at Kenai Peninsula Collegewith a discussion on "Can Democracy Survive Corporate America?" A community potluck will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a short video will be shown to launch the discussion at 7. The purpose of the discussions is to bring people together in safe forums for listening, speaking and learning. For more information, call Chris Gehrett at 262-0367.

Charter school enrollment continues

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science is accepting applications through today for enrollment in the 2008-09 school year. The school is at 549 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. For more information, call 283-0804.

Montessori lottery deadline today

Soldotna Montessori Charter School is accepting applications for its 2008-09 school year lottery. Lottery applications must be delivered to the school office, 162 Park Ave., by 4 p.m. today. For more information, call 260-9221.

Canine Good Citizen test Saturday

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold a Canine Good Citizen test at 1 p.m. Saturday at its facility in the C Plaza (next to the Moose Lodge) on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. The test follows a six-week course, however, the course is not required to take the test.

The purpose of the CGC test is to ensure that a dog can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act mannerly in the home, public places and in the presence of other dogs.

The program is open to all dogs and costs $10.

The program is offered through the American Kennel Club. For more information, call 335-2552.

Genealogy group to meet Saturday

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will hold its monthly Ancestor Research Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Community Library. For more information, call 262-4003.

Rodeo meeting slated

The Alaska High School Rodeo Association will hold a general membership meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday in the assembly chambers at the Borough Building in Soldotna. Access will be through the lower parking lot and lower level doors. It is open to the public. For more information, call Ina Jones at 235-6455.

Alliance for mentally ill to elect officers

The Kalifornsky chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will conduct its annual meeting and election of officers from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna. NAMI is dedicated to providing education, support and advocacy to friends and families of people with mental illnesses. For more information, contact Gina Savchuk, president, at 260-5646.

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