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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2002

Senator plans community meeting

Sen. Jerry Ward, R-Nikiski, will host a community meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 283-7996.

Genealogy society to meet

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogy Society's publishing committee will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Community Library to discuss updating the group's 1983 book, "Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Death Records and Cemetery Inscriptions." Anyone interested in cemeteries and preserving burial records is welcome to attend. The committee also is interested in learning about private cemeteries and homestead burials. For more information, call Kari Mohn at 283-4258.

Spring carnival set for Saturday

The Sterling Elementary School spring carnival will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the school. The event includes food, door prizes, an auction and a raffle.

Salmon branding meeting scheduled

There will be a Cook Inlet salmon branding meeting Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building. The branding project and fisher participation will be the topics of discussion. For more information, call the Kenai Peninsula Borough Community Development Division at 262-6355 or UCIDA at 260-9436.

Republican district convention scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Republican District Convention will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Republicans from all three peninsula House districts are invited to participate. Anyone planning to attend the state convention is required to attend the district convention. For more information or to sign up, call 262-3160, 224-3683 or 235-7526, or register at the door.

Economist to speak at Job Center

Neal Fried, labor economist with the Department of Labor and Workforce, will discuss the economy and job market April 11 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Peninsula Job Center in Kenai. The public is invited, and appetizers will be served. R.S.V.P. requested. For more information, call the Job Center at 283-2900.

Healing classes canceled

The Introduction to Healing Ministry and all Healing Touch related classes scheduled for this weekend and April 12 and 13 at Central Peninsula General Hospital have been canceled. For more information, call Susan Shoemaker at 262-8172.

Craft fair planned

The Soldotna High School National Honor Society and Soldotna Community Schools are co-sponsoring the annual Kids Spring Craft Fair April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Soldotna Middle School. For more information, call 262-6768.

March of Dimes plans WalkAmerica event

The March of Dimes will hold its annual WalkAmerica event in Kenai May 4 at 11 a.m. Sponsor forms can be picked up at Big Kmart in Kenai. For more information or to register for the event, call (800) 478-5245.

Soccer tryouts scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club will hold tryouts at Soldotna Middle School for children ages 9 through 15. Tryouts will be held April 28 at 3 p.m. for boys and girls born between Aug. 1, 1986, and July 31, 1988. Tryouts for boys and girls born between Aug. 1 1988, and July 31, 1993, will be held May 4 beginning at noon. Registration is $20 or $35 the day of the tryouts. Players are asked to bring a parent, soccer gear, a water bottle and a soccer ball. For more information, call 776-5529 or 283-2799.

Artist applications being accepted

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from Kenai Peninsula artists to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival June 8 and 9 in Kenai. Deadline for applications is May 13, and space is limited. For more information, call Kelly Shea at 260-5449 or visit the group's Web site at

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