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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2005

Wildfire protection meetings continue

A series of informal community meetings on wildfire protection to begin developing a community wildfire protection plan will be held Friday at the following locations: Kachemak Community Center at 2 p.m.; Moose Pass Elementary School at 7 p.m.; and Homer City Council chambers at 7 p.m.

Under the National Fire Plan 10-year Comprehensive Strategy and Healthy Forest Restoration Act, the above communities were listed as having extreme fire risks by the Kenai Peninsula Borough.Community members are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Daniel Bevington of Ecology and Environment Inc. at (907) 257-5000, ext. 264, or e-mail dbevington@ene.com.

Historical society to meet

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday downstairs at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. The topic will be a homesteader roundtable.

Homesteaders and others who moved to Alaska in the 1950s are invited to tell their stories. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7700.

Donations for tsunami relief sought

Operation Christmas Child is collecting gift-filled shoe boxes for a Easter drive through Monday. Suggested items are shirts, small toys, hardy candy, soap (enclosed in a plastic bag), washcloths, toothbrush, toothpaste and school supplies.

Boxes should be labeled for a boy or girl, ages 2 to 4, 5 to 9 or 10 to 14. Include a $5 check to cover shipping and handling in an envelope with your, name, address and telephone number. It will be returned with a receipt. Mail boxes to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C. 28607. For more information, call Mary Jane Mills at 260-1946.

Pop Warner registration set

The Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner football and cheerleading registration will be from noon to 4 p.m. April 9 and 16 at the Kenai and Soldotna Safeway stores. Registration is available online at www.kppopwarner.com. The season runs August through October. For complete information and fees, call Wendy Dutcher at 260-3989 or Sandy Cyr at 260-8022.

Dinner, auction benefit slated

A benefit for Soldotna resident Russell McLaren will be held at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Food, entertainment, a raffle and auction are some of the planned activities. Proceeds will help defray the cost of his cancer treatments.

A raffle for a nonguided caribou hunt is in progress and will be drawn at the dinner. The cost for the benefit is $15 per person at the door. For more information, call 262-1468.

An account also has been set up at the Wells Fargo bank under the name Russell A. McLaren benefit.



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