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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Volunteers sought to build

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers for its home building construction site at 209 Cottage St. in Kenai (from the Kenai Spur Highway go three blocks south on Linwood Lane, turn right (east) onto Colonial Drive and go one block to Cottage Circle. The house is on your right). Framing began June 26. Builders are needed Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 283-7797.

Agrium continues live fire training

Agrium Kenai Nitrogen Operations will continue its live fire training from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July and August at the plant at Mile 21 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Additional sessions will be held at 7:45 a.m. Thursdays. Occasional smoke and flames will be visible from the highway. For more information, call Rick at 776-3162.

Class of 1997 reunion meeting slated

The Kenai Central High School class of 1997 will hold a 10-year planning meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai United Methodist Church on the Kenai Spur Highway. Participants are asked to use the side door entrance. For more information, call 283-9336.

Native cultural event slated

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will host a K’Beq from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Mile 52.6 of the Sterling Highway, across from the entrance to the Russian River Campground.

Storytelling, arts and educational activities, gift shop, an archaeology presentation, Indian ice cream and drumming are some of the planned events. It is open to the public. Tours are free. Alaska Native crafts and fried bread will be available for purchase. For more information, call Sasha Lindgren at 398-0598 or Brenda Trefon at 283-3633.

Community festival set to entertain

The annual Funny River Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at Mile 13 on Funny River Road in Soldotna. Festival events are as follows:

• Friday — Golf tournament at noon at Bird Family Golf Course and

cribbage or nickles tourney at 6:30 p.m.;

• Saturday — Parade at 10:30 a.m., food, games and booths at 11:30 a.m., horseshoe tourney at 1 p.m., longest dirve competition at 3:30 p.m., no frills dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. and bingo at 7:30 p.m; and

• Sunday — Pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., auction at noon and quilt raffle at 1 p.m.

Safe Sitter courses offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold a Safe Sitter course from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 at the hospital. Children must be 11 years old at the time of class and must preregister. The cost is $50 per student and includes materials. For more information, call Michelle McKay at 714-4775.

Community run organizer sought

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is seeking a coordinator for its River to River Run planned for Aug. 20. For more information or to volunteer in coordinating or assisting with the event, call 567-3670.



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