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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2009

Referees sought

The Kenai Peninsula Football Officials are seeking community members interested in officiating football. A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in room 20 at Kenai Central High School. For more information, call Joe at 398-7533.

Weed pull planned

The Kenai Watershed Forum, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and River City Books will host a Bird Vetch weed pull from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p m. Tuesday at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station across from Jim's Landing in Cooper Landing.

Targeted weeds will be pulled from a slope near the highway. Lunch will be provided. All participants will receive a Weed Warrior T-shirt. Vehicles will be compensated for travel with a mileage reimbursement.

Carpooling to the site is available and interested participants are asked to meet at River City Books at 9:30 a.m. Call Michelle at 260-5469 for more information.

Volleyball tryouts announced

The Soldotna High School will hold volleyball tryouts from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11. Players should wear a numbered shirt and bring court shoes, snacks and water. Players must have a sports physical prior to participating. Call 262-9501 or e-mail for more information.

Seniors open children's library

The Sterling Area Senior Center is operating a children's library at the center during the months of July and August. Partnering with Sterling Elementary, Elaine's Second Hand Shop and Triumvirate Books have loaned books for check out. The library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. to preschool and elementary school children. Center members and Americorp members will serve as librarians.

Preschool and elementary school children are invited to visit the library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Michaele Yard 262-1436 or e-mail

Marathon gears up

Kenai River Marathon Committee is looking for volunteers to help with setting up water stations, tracking runners, trail preparation and safety.

The races will include a marathon, half marathon, relay marathon and walkers half marathon and is slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27. For more information, call Dr. Pete Hansen or Kris Harris at 283-4611 week days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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