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Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Awards banquet planned

Kenai Central High School will hold its academic achievement awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. The banquet will honor 134 students who achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average during the fall semester. Mountain View principal and KCHS Assistant Coach of the Year Jim Dawson will be the featured speaker.

Church of Christ to host lectureship

The Soldotna Church of Christ will host the 2004 Alaska State Lectureship Friday through Sunday at Soldotna High School.

The theme will be "Back to Basics." Registration begins at 5 p.m. Friday. The speaking schedule will be as follows: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Classes and activities are scheduled for all age groups. For more information, call Tony Cloud at 394-1411.

Historical society meeting scheduled

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. The featured speaker will be longtime resident Dr. Peter Hansen. His topic will be his move to Kenai in 1960 and the challenges of providing heath care services to a growing community. For more information, call 283-7700.

River issues topic for Fish and Game group

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the Kenai River Center. The topic will be Kenai River issues, hunting proposals and a report by the bear issues subcommittee. For more information, call Dwight Kramer at 283-1054.

Track and field meet entries available

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is registering boys and girls, ages 9 to 14 years old for the Hershey Track and Field meet on May 21 at Nikiski High School. Entry forms are available at the Nikiski pool. The deadline to register is April 19. The is no fee.

Volunteers also are needed to help with the event. For more information or to volunteer, call Rachel Parra at 776-8800.

Input on hazard mitigation sought

The Kenai Peninsula Borough and the cities of Homer, Kenai, Kachemak, Seward, Soldotna and Seldovia are working on an All-Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify strategies for minimizing damage from floods, wildfires, earthquakes and other major disasters. It is seeking the communities input. For more information and to access the online survey, visit mit/plan.htm.

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