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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2000

Grand Worthy President to visit Kenai

Larry L. Hanshaw, Grand Worthy President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, will visit Kenai Aerie No. 3525 on Saturday and Sunday.

The Aerie will host a dinner for Hanshaw and his wife, Pam, Saturday at 7 p.m. It is open to all Eagles members.

For more information, contact Tommy Thompson at 283-7827.

Paving project closes Sport Lake Road

Sport Lake Road will be closed to through traffic today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving. Those using the road should wait at intersections for the pilot car and obey all construction road signs, detours and traffic control personnel. Do not cross fresh asphalt paving.

For more information, contact Foster Construction at 262-9139.

Family band holds concerts in Soldotna

Grandma's Hope Notes will hold two concerts in Soldotna today, at the Soldotna Senior Center at 12:15 p.m., and Heritage Place at 2:30 p.m.

The band consists of "Grandma Anita" and her 15 grandchildren, playing a variety of music including country, big band, marches and love songs.

Kenai Parks and Recreation to hold tournament

In honor of National Parks and Recreation Month, the Kenai Parks and Recreation Department will hold an outdoor three-on-three basketball tournament Saturday, and a kids carnival July 22. For more information, call 283-3855

Kenai Golf Course tournament slated

The eighth annual Curly Ashfield Memorial golf tournament will be held Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course, starting at 8 a.m. The tournament will be a four-person scramble best ball with a shotgun start. It will be played with irons only. Players can make their own teams, or teams will be drawn at 7:45 a.m.

A barbecue will be held at the ninth hole. Proceeds will used to provide assistance for youth sports. For more information, call Laurie Bookey at 283-4433 or e-mail her at

Young Marines to hold boot camp

Registration for the Young Marines boot camp will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion. Registration will be handled on a first come-first served basis. For more information, call Carol Yamacka at 262-9264.

Captain Cook program features wolves

The Captain Cook State Recreation Area's summer program features Ed Wollert, education coordinator from Wolfsong of Alaska, a nonprofit organization promoting understanding of wolves. Wollert will speak on wolves as intelligent, playful and family-oriented predators. The program will be held Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the interpretive center near site No. 15 in the Discovery Campground at the end of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Community council to clean up Nikiski

The North Peninsula Community Council will hold a cleanup day in Nikiski Saturday. Bags will available at area businesses or at the Nikiski pool on the day of the cleanup. Cook Inlet Refuse will pick up the bags along the highway. Cleanup is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A barbecue will be held for all volunteers from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and a special open swim at the pool is from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Joe at 776-8611.

Kenai Historic District board meeting canceled

The city of Kenai's Historic District board meeting for Monday has been canceled. The newly created Kenai Historic Commission will meet Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers. For further information, call 283-7535, ext. 235.

Soldotna chamber accepting parade entries

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is accepting parade entries for the 41st annual Progress Days Parade which will be held July 22. Entry forms are available at the chamber office in the visitor center by the bridge in Soldotna. There is no charge for entries, but entry forms must be returned before Monday. For more information, call the chamber office at 262-9814.

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