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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Homer Spit to open to snagging kings

The Homer Spit Fishing Lagoon will open to snagging king salmon at 12:01 p.m. Thursday. The snagging season will close at 11:59 p.m. Monday. The lagoon area includes the waters from the Homer City Dock, near the entrance to the Homer Boat Harbor, northwest along the east side of the Homer Spit to the department marker about 200 yards northwest of the entrance of the lagoon. The area extends about 300 feet out from the shore.

Youth behavior meeting planned

A Communities That Care meeting promoting positive development of children and youth has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center. The CTC process strives to prevent adolescent problem behaviors including substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school dropout and violence. The public is invited. For more information, call Vickie Tinker at 262-6331.

The Kenai Peninsula Prescription Drug Task Force is exploring the possibility of adopting the CTC planning process for the central Kenai Peninsula. CTC is administered by the Channing Bete Company and Purdue Pharma, which offers $25,000 grants to communities that implement CTC.

Chamber seeking parade entries, vendors

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for parade entries and vendors for the Fourth of July Parade. The theme is "Celebrating 50 years." For more information, call 283-7989.

Salmon canning class available

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold a class titled "Canning Fish at Home" from 3 to 5 p.m. July 8 at the food bank. The class will cover how to process salmon for home use. Linda Tannehill will instruct.

Phone card donations sought

The Alaska District of the Postal Service is sponsoring a campaign called "Let Freedom Ring" that allows customers to purchase a $10 USPS Global International phone card and donate it to Alaska military personnel serving overseas. Cards may be purchased and donated at the post office in Soldotna. The campaign will run through July 9.

Nutrition classes slated

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will begin a series of nutrition classes titled "Eating Right is Basic." Classes will meet at 3 p.m. every Monday, July 12 through Aug. 30 at the food bank. Colleen Deal will instruct. Classes will focus on processing natural Alaska resources, such as wild game, berries and salmon. The class objective is how to meet dietary needs and lose weight at the same time. For more information, call Cameron O'Connell at 262-3111.

WRCC fund-raiser slated

The 20th annual WRCC-KSRM Radiothon will be held Sept. 13. Volunteers are being sought to work remote teams and help organize the event. It is the only major fund-raiser held for Women's Resource and Crisis Center. For more information or to volunteer, call June at 283-9479

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