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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2000

Burn permit suspension still in effect

Until further notice, the cities of Kenai, Homer and Nikiski fire service areas are immediately suspending or continuing suspensions of open burning. No burning may be conducted during windy conditions. The burning suspension will stay in place until measurable precipitation reduces the wildfire danger.

A person who lights any fire that results in wildland fire suppression may be responsible for payment of those suppression costs.

Swimming lessons offered

Signups for the summer set of swimming lessons are now being accepted at the Soldotna High School Swimming Pool. Classes are held Monday through Friday at a cost of $30 for 10 lessons. Three separate sessions begin Monday, June 19 and July 3.

For more information, call 262-7419.

Mahoney to speak at interpretive programP>

Barbara Mahoney, from the National Marine Fisheries Service, will discuss Cook Inlet belugas and what the new "depleted" listing under the Marine Mammal Protection Act means for Kenai Peninsula residents as a part of the Summer Interpretive Programs offered at 3 p.m. Monday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Club to discuss fund-raiser

The Safari Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Don Jose's in Soldotna. The major agenda topic this month is fund-raising efforts for Alaska Super Hunt. The meeting is open to the public.

Committee to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council Environmental Monitoring Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Kenai, at 910 Highland Avenue.

The meeting is open to the public. For an agenda or more information, call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.

Self-esteem building topic for meeting

Health Communities-Healthy People Steering Committee will hold its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bridges Community Resource Network located at 145 Kasilof Street in Soldotna.

Stan Steadman will present "PRIMED for Success," which provides entrepreneurial training and builds self-esteem in teens and adults. For more information, call Lisa Parker at 262-1831.

Cooper Landing group to meet, vote

The Cooper Landing Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cooper Landing Ambulance Hall to comment and vote on Federal Subsistence Fishery Proposal F2001-13 and discuss the impacts that the recent Kenai Peninsula rural designation by the Federal Subsistence Board will have on Cooper Landing fish and wildlife resources.

Kenai Elks help peninsula veterans

The Kenai Elks Lodge 2425 will hold its third annual Pro-Sports Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday at the Kenai Central High School gymnasium.

The Elks team will be opposed by current Oakland Raiders linebackers Sammy Sword and Bobby Brooks; former Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch; former Packers and Seahawks cornerback Dave Brown and Major League Baseball outfielder Bill North.

Proceeds from the basketball game will be used to help purchase a van for Kenai Peninsula veterans.

Tickets are available from Kenai Elks members or at the game. Adults are $15 in advance, with kids 14 and under being admitted two for $15. Family passes are available for $35 (admitting the entire immediate family). For more information, call the Elks Event Office at 283-4693.

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