Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011

Learn about Child Support Services

Learn everything you want to know about the state Child Support Services Division. How to apply for services, establishment of paternity, enforcement of child and medical support orders, assistance for clients and more. Representatives from Child Support Services Division will be at the Peninsula Job Center on Wednesday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, and form 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. For more information contact Denise Shanklin, 907-269-6999.

SoHi baseball fundraiser

Soldotna High School Baseball team is holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m., at the Soldotna Little League Bingo Hall behind Sal's. Price is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Everyone is invited. For more information call 262-9811.

KCHS/SoHi 30-year reunion coming

A joint Kenai Central/Soldotna High School class of 1981, 30-year reunion is scheduled for the weekend of July 16-17. On Saturday night we will meet for dinner and socializing at a location yet to be determined, followed by a family picnic on Sunday at the Tesoro recreation site off of Bernice Lake road in Nikiski. The picnic will begin at 12:30 p.m. This should be an enjoyable occasion, so please plan on attending. For more information there is a group set up on Facebook for this event, or contact Kim at 907-398-7591 or email

KCHS grads'70-'79 gather

The Kenai Central High School 1970-79 combined class reunion is on for Saturday, July 23, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and payment is due May 15. For more information or to make reservations, contact Sherrie Dahlen at 907-283-4485 or, or go to any of these websites:, or search for Sherrie Stiers-Dahlen on Facebook; You can view announcement and RSVP on at

Kenai High School 50th reunion

A 50-year reunion dinner for Kenai High School graduates will be held at Paradisos Restaurant in downtown Kenai from 4 p.m. to midnight on July 8. The dinner is open to all graduates of the class of 1961, spouses and/or guests, former teachers and school board members. A reunion school picnic is planned on July 9 at the Cotton Moore Homestead in Sterling. All classmates from the old territorial school through classes of 1964 are invited to attend. For more information contact Pat Falkenberg: 283-7858, 394-2646 or at,

Kids' activities sought

The Clarion is seeking information for its annual Just Kidding section with listings of summer events for youth. Organizations, businesses, individuals or churches planning summer events open to area youth May through August may submit activities.

Information needed: Name or group or organization; age of youth who may attend; time of activity; date of activity and deadline for registration; place activity will be held including address; cost of activity and/or fees; contact name and phone number for people to call; e-mail address (optional); Web address (optional); and a brief description of the activity. The deadline to submit information is April 30.

E-mailed submissions are required. E-mail Just Kidding information to In the subject line write Just Kidding. For more information, call Will Morrow at 335-1251 or e-mail

Free safety training for commercial fishermen

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a 10-hour fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course in Homer at the Best Western Bidarka Inn on April 30, starting at 8 a.m. This course meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. It is available free to commercial fishermen. All other boaters are welcome at a cost of $175. For more information, contact AMSEA in Sitka at 888-508-3287. or register online at

3rd annual Alaska Walk for Autism steps off

The walk is scheduled for April 16 from 12-3. It will be at Skyview High School. Organizers are looking for volunteers and donations of items or money for the door prizes and raffles. There is also space for agencies and vendors to have information to show what there is offered in the area. The walk is sponsored by the Autism Society of Alaska. It is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteers. Money raised is used to provide support and information for families, caregivers and professionals who work with persons with autism. All money stays in the state of Alaska. Please contact Tonja Updike at 260-6933 or for more information.

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