Community News

Posted: Monday, April 15, 2002

SeaLife Center to host book signing

The Alaska Sealife Center's Discovery Gift Shop will host Ray Troll, renowned children's book author and artist, for a presentation and book signing April 22 at 7 p.m. Troll will speak about his new book, "Sharkabet: A Sea of Sharks from A to Z."

Elementary schools plan group DARE graduation

Sixth-grade students from Kalifornsky Beach, Sterling, Tustumena, Redoubt and Soldotna elementary schools will participate in the first group DARE graduation at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Soldotna High School Auditorium. The event will include skits by the students, a presentation of awards, a guest speaker and the graduation.

Fish and Game plans hunting programs

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will provide a series of hunter information and training programs on the peninsula throughout the next month, starting in the Homer-Anchor Point area and moving north to Soldotna. Homer classes include:

Hunter education, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Homer High School, followed by a field session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Anchor Point Range.

Muzzleloading, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Anchor Point Fire Station, followed by a field session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Anchor Point Range.

Hunter education, 6 to 9 p.m. April 22 at Anchor Point Fire Station, followed by a field session from 4 to 8 p.m. April 23 at Anchor Point Range.

Soldotna classes planned are as follows:

Shotgunning/Steel Shot lecture from 2 to 5 p.m. April 27 at the Sportsman Show, followed by a field session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at the Snoshoe Gun Club.

Basic Reloading, 6 to 9 p.m. April 30 at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game garage, followed by a field session from 6 to 9 p.m. May 1 at the Snoshoe Gun Club.

May courses will be conducted in Seward and Cooper Landing.

Skyview High classes seek members for reunions

The Skyview High School Class of 1992 is looking for class members for its 10-year reunion. For more information, call Jenny Hamill at 262-2585 or e-mail

The Skyview High Class of 1982 also is seeking members for its 20-year reunion, planned for Aug. 2 to 4. Call Cathy Sturman, 262-9348, or John Brockel, 262-6535, with information on the following class members: Marty Anderson, Frank Artz, Dana Bayes, Kelly Brooker, Tom Byers, Stacie Carroll, Christian Carvjal, Sam Conner, Rocky Covey, Dan Dunbar, JoRetta Dunn, Mike Ensley, Beth Fields, John Fisler, Mark Flood, Duff France, David French, Pat Grant, Cindy Haddock, Marisa Harvey, Jon Hatten, Susan Hendrick, Todd Hill, DeeDee Hull, Ann Jacques, Colleen Keating, Robbie Killen, Jeannie Kozak, Lee Kralick, Allen Lamb-McKendry, Callie Lawler, Raymond Lingafelt, Aniva Mata'afa, Darlene Miller, Mike Muller, Pam Norton, Ernie Poole, Shawnette Schmenger, Dana Stinnett, Alexa Theiss, Mike Watt, Dawn Wearly and Micky Wims.

Applications available for festival artist booths

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from Kenai Peninsula artists to reserve booth space at the June 8 and 9 Kenai River Festival. Space is limited. The deadline for applications is May 13. For more information, call Kelly Shea at 260-5449 or visit the forum online at

YRC offers summer jobs at refuge

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for summer Youth Conservation Corps jobs. Youth ages 15 to 18 who live in or having lodging available in the commuting area are eligible.

Job duties will include trail maintenance, campground cleanup, litter collection, biological assistance and visitor information services. Youth will work 40 hours per week from June 17 to Aug. 9 and receive $7 per hour.

Applications are available at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Alaska Employment Service Office in Kenai or from high school counselors. All applications must be received at the Kenai National Refuge Headquarters or postmarked by April 26.

There will be four positions filled by a random selection process, and selected applicants will be notified by phone no later than May 8.

For more information, call the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge at 262-7021.

Tryouts scheduled for competitive soccer

Tryouts for the Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club's competitive boys and girls teams will be April 28 and May 4 at Soldotna Middle School. Preregistration for tryouts will continue through April 27 and costs $20. Registration will cost $35 the day of tryouts. Youth who make the team will be charged an additional $75 team fee and will be responsible for purchasing a uniform.

Participants should bring soccer gear, a water bottle and soccer ball to tryouts. Parents plan to accompany your child.

For more information, call 283-2799 or visit

The tryout schedule is as follows:

April 28, 3 p.m., girls and boys born Aug. 1, 1986 to July 31, 1988

May 4, noon, girls born Aug. 1, 1990 to July 31, 1993

May 4, 1 p.m., boys born Aug. 1, 1990 to July 31, 1993

May 4, 2 p.m., girls born Aug. 1, 1988 to July 31, 1990

May 4, 3 p.m., boys born Aug. 1, 1988 to July 31, 1990.

WRCC offers class, directory

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will offer three more Domestic Violence Education Seminars this month. The classes are held Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College, room 132. Topics include the definition of domestic violence, patterns of abuse, effects of violence on children, religious views and more. For more information, call the WRCC at 283-9479.

The WRCC also has the 2002-03 Community Directory of Peninsula Resources available for $25. The directory includes more than 75 pages on emergency services, family support agencies, health facilities, senior services, veterans' organizations and more.

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