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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2006

1964 earthquake to be discussed

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. Community members who experienced the 1964 earthquake are asked to share their stories of how they coped in its aftermath. It is open to the public.

Cheerleading registration looms

The Soldotna Saints and Kenai Falcons cheerleading squads will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Soldotna Middle School. Children ages 5 to 15 are eligible to apply. The cost is $150, with $75 due at registration and the balance due at the mandatory parent meeting. Limited scholarships and multifamily discounts are available. Birth certificates are required at registration, unless your child participated in 2005.

Coaches also are needed, and a 50 percent discount will be given to a coach’s child or a child of a coach’s choice. For complete information, e-mail Becky at or

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser set to dish

United Methodist Church of the New Covenant will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Silent and Chinese auctions are some of the planned activities. Proceeds will help defray travel cost for a youth trip to New Orleans to help with the cleanup efforts in June. For more information, call Laura Skiba at 776-8732 or e-mail her at

Rowing class begins

An introduction to rowing presentation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. April 18 at Soldotna Middle School. Participants will learn about the health benefits of sweep rowing. Opportunities to register for learn to row classes and join the Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will be offered. For more information or to register, call 262-6768.

Volunteer drivers needed

The Kenai Veterans Center is seeking interested community members to drive its van to Anchorage Tuesdays or Thursdays. The center provides rides to veterans to the VA Medical Center. For more information, call Joe or Dave at 260-7640.

Foster care, adoption workshops available

The Office of Children’s Services offers the monthly resource family orientations to give interested individuals a brief overview of the state’s foster care and adoption programs and processes. For more information, call Holly or Allison at 283-3136.

Class of 1986 members sought

The Kenai Central High School class of 1986 reunion committee is seeking information on class members. For more information, call Beth (Ernst) Grey at (907) 456-4739 or e-mail her at

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