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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2000

Habitat for Humanity looking for volunteers

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity will work on Saturday at its site on Gene Street off Strawberry Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will shingle the roof and put siding up. Interested volunteers may come to the site or call 283-7797 for construction updates and directions.

Nature walk scheduled at Captain Cook

The Captain Cook State Recreation Area's summer program will feature a 100-yard walk, led by ranger Jack Sinclair, Saturday at 7 p.m. The walk will start at the interpretive center near site No. 15 in the Discovery Campground. No pets, please.

Watershed Forum walk features fish management

The Kenai Watershed Forum will hold a walk with the theme, "Kenai River Fisheries Management," on Wednesday. Retired sport fish management biologist Dave Athons will discuss fish runs, fisheries management and habitat issues of the Kenai River. The walk begins at 1 p.m. at the pavilion area of Soldotna Creek Park. It is free, but donations are welcome. Dress for the outdoors. All walks are one- to two-hours long. For more information, call Kelly or Robert at 260-5449.

Homer Class of 1980 plans reunion

Homer High School's Class of 1980 will hold its 20th reunion July 28-30. For more information, call Dee Dee at (907) 235-7237.

Kenai, Nikiski class reunion slated

There will be a class reunion for the 1990 graduates of Kenai and Nikiski high schools July 28-30. Any classmates who haven't received information regarding the reunion should call Peggy at 283-2072 or Jolynne at 776-5131.

Volleyball tournament planned at KCHS

The Kenai Central High School volleyball program will host a reverse coed triples volleyball tournament July 29 at KCHS. The tournament is open to adults and high school students. The cost is $45 per team, which goes to the KCHS volleyball program.

Each three-person team must have at least one male and one female. Games will be played on a women's height net with men being able to hit from behind the 10-foot line. There will be prizes for the winning team in each ability level. For more information, contact Vanessa at 776-5851.

Defensive driving course scheduled

A state-approved defensive driving course will be held at 9 a.m. July 30 at Kenai Peninsula College. The course fee is $50, plus $1 tax, payable by check or cash on the day of the class. This course can give participants 2 points off their DMV record or reduce-eliminate traffic citation fines. Check with the court for details if you recently received a citation. Insurance discounts may be available, check with your insurance agent. To register, call 283-5837.

Homer cross country practice to begin

Cross country running practice for Homer High School begins at 7 p.m. July 31 at the school. A current athletic physical is needed to participate. They will be available at the high school at 7 p.m. on July 27. For more information, call 235-6090.

Volleyball camp planned

The Kenai Central High School volleyball program will host the All-American Volleyball Camp on July 31 and Aug. 1. The camp is open to girls of any school in seventh through 10th grades for a cost of $99. The coaches of the camp were considered to be All-American players in their college careers. Some currently play professional volleyball in Europe. To preregister or for more information, contact Vanessa at 776-5851.

Village teens need host families

Two families are needed to host high school students from Port Graham. The Alutiiq village at the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula has a school for kindergarten through grade 10, but high school juniors and seniors spend the school year staying in the central peninsula.

This year, two girls who plan to attend Soldotna High School, a junior and a senior, need host families. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District pays a stipend to host families, and the students' own families are available in case of emergency.

Anyone interested should call Sharon Radtke at 262-7534.

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