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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Youth court offered

Classes for new Youth Court attorneys will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning today until May 13 at the old Kenai Courthouse. Area students seventh grade or older may take the free class. Successful completion of the program and passing the Kenai Peninsula Youth Court Bar Exam qualify students to serve in actual misdemeanor and alcohol cases involving their peers. For more information, call the Youth Court office at 398-4027.

Tsunami warning test Wednesday

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service and Alaska's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Alaska Broadcasters Association, will conduct a statewide test of the tsunami warning communications system at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. The test will be broadcast on radio and television stations. The text of the warning message will state that it is a test as opposed to an actual warning. Local emergency management offices have partnered with federal and state officials to conduct the test. For more information, call 301-713-0622, ext. 110.

LeeShore board meeting slated

The LeeShore Center will hold its annual board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the center at 325 S. Spruce St. in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-9479.

Holocaust to be discussed

Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday in Moose Pass.

Klein met her husband, Kurt Klein, soon after he and other GIs liberated her and her fellow prisoners in May 1945.

She is the author of several books, including one made in 1995 into an academy award-winning documentary about her ordeal and survival. For more information and the location, call Peter Porco at 907-786-4840.

Racing club to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions will meet at 7 p.m. April 11 at the American Legion Hall. The club is seeking groups and individuals that want or need to donate time to community service or civics projects. For more information, call Jackie McGahan at 398-7354 or e-mail

Military to be honored

Peninsula Take-a-Break will honor military members from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 15 at Solid Rock Bible Camp Conference center at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway. The evening is open to men and women. Finger foods and desserts will be served. Music will be provided by 4-PeninsuLads, a barbershop quartet.

The featured speaker will be retired Col. Tom Greco. Greco will present his personal experiences leading an air assault infantry battalion task force behind enemy lines during Operation Desert Storm.

The cost is $11. Active military members will be admitted free with an reservation by April 11.

For more information, call Cindy at 260-6262, Susan at 335-6789 or e-mail

Soccer registration begins

The Boys and Girls Club outdoor soccer registration runs through April 25. Outdoor soccer is for youth ages 4 to high school. Participants must be a current Boys and Girls Club member, plus $60 for seventh grade and up and $50 for sixth grade and under. Registration is available in person at 227 Caviar St. Kenai or by fax to 283-4675.

Forms are online at For more information, call 283-3318.

Spring bazaar slated

Central Peninsula Hospital's auxiliary will hold a spring bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29 in the Denali Conference Room at the hospital.

Space is available for vendors. For more information, call Eve Thompson at 714-4898.

Library seeks volunteers

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library are looking for persons interested in helping with fundraising efforts for the approved library expansion.

Training will be provided prior to activities.

For more information, call Sal Mattero at 283-2869 or Mary Jo Joiner at 283-4378.

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