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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Genealogical Society to meet

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will meet for a Buddy Up and Help session at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Community Library Genealogy Room. Participants may ring family tree issues they are having trouble with. The group will share ideas for solving problems.

Ancestor Research help session will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call Loretta Mattson at 283-9591 or e-mail

Recycling group gathers again

Re-Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College. Up-to-date recycling information will be discussed, as well as, plans for the Home Show display. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Jan 262-5098.

Transportation issues on tap

Transportation issues on the central Kenai Peninsula will be the topic of discussion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at River City Books at the "Y" in Soldotna.

For more information, call Michelle Martin at 260-5469 or e-mail

Children to be celebrated

The Week of the Young Child will be held April 19 through 25. The Kenai Peninsula Early Childhood Foundation will host a public event at 10 a.m. April 25 at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Setup begins at 8:30 a.m. and clean up at 4 p.m.

Vendors may set up at table to promote their programs, have printed literature and an activity to do with children and their families. Vendors are required to provided their own tables, chairs, activities and posters.

For more information, call Lauralee at 252-9539. Deadline to register is Friday.

Pesticide safety, education classes offered

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service office, Kenai Peninsula District, will hold a pesticide applicator training initial certification and recertification for category two, three, four and nine from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 13 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 at its office on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Preregistration is required. Deadline to register is Friday. The cost is $30 per person for all categories.

For more information, call 262-5824.

National Library Week set

The Soldotna Public Library at 235 N. Binkley Street will celebrate National Library Week by offering patrons amnesty (no fines charged) on overdue items returned during this week.

It also will host prize drawings, story time and promote membership in the Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library.

The library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. The library is closed Sundays. For more information, call 262-4227.

Developmental screenings offered

Frontier Community Services will hold free developmental screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 at its office at in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Children newborn to age 3 years old may participate by appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 714-6647.

Bear baiting clinics set

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold a black bear baiting clinic at 6 p.m. April 24 at the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show at Peninsula Sport Center.

For more information, call Fish and Game at 262-9368.

You may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless you have successfully completed a Fish and Game-approved bear baiting clinic. If you have already attended a clinic and been certified, you are not required to recertify. These sessions are walk-in, are approximately three hours long and provided free of charge to the public.

Teens for hire

The Skyview High School Panther football players are available to help with spring projects. Each team of workers will be adult supervised to ensure a job well done. Proceeds generated will help cover the 2009/2010 football expenses.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, call Skyview High School at 260-2300, Wade Marcuson at 260-2354, 398-3109 or 260-3109 or e-mail

Football barbecue serves up fun

The Skyview High School football team invites incoming freshmen and current players to a pot luck family barbecue at 6 p.m. April 16 at the school. Spirit wear for 2009/2010 will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Krissy Mahan at 262-1551 or 252-6830.

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