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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Emergency order opens gillnet fishery

An emergency order opened set gillnetting in the Kenai, Kasilof and East Forelands sections of the upper subdistrict Tuesday through noon today. Drift gillnetting in the Kenai and Kasilof sections of the upper subdistrict also was opened from 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday and reopened from 5 a.m. until noon today.

Representative forum planned at chamber

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce noon meeting today will feature Mike Chenault and James Price in a forum of candidates for state Representative District 34. Marge Hays of the League for Women Voters will moderate.

Deadline extended for summer camp

Readin', Writin' and Raftin' has extended its registration deadline to today. The weeklong day camp is for students entering seventh and eighth grade. It focuses on outdoor-oriented exploratory activities. Hours of the camp will be Monday through Aug. 9, from 1 to 6 p.m., with an early day Aug. 8 when the group will float the Kenai River. The fee for the full week, including the raft trip, is $150. Scholarships are available.

Registration forms are available at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Soldotna Public Library. For more information, leave a message for Rosie Reeder at 262-5846.

Sterling artist to be featured in program

Sarah Glaves, a watercolorist from Sterling, will demonstrate her technique for today's Arts on the Kenai Interpretive Program at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The program is free and will begin at 3 p.m. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

WRCC to hold board meeting

The Kenai and Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its monthly board meeting today at 5:30 p.m. at the center, 325 S. Spruce St. in Kenai. For more information, call Barbara at 283-9479.

Progress Days winner's announced

Following are the results for the Progress Days' car show:

Best of show -- Bill Banta, 1936 Chevrolet street rod pick up

Best classic -- Kevin Campbell, 1983 Delorean

Best drag car -- Craig Ramm, 1955 Chevrolet

Best youth entry -- Cindi Hudson, 2002 Yamaha Raptor 80 quad

Best noncar entry -- Russ Mattison, 2002 Harley Road King

Best stock car -- Mike Young, No. 33 late model

Best sprint car -- Chet Soares, Tesoro Sprint Car

Following are the results for the Progress Days Parade:

Grand prize -- Alaskan Hospitality

Commercial float -- Hanson's cleaning, first; Healthy Changes, second

Commercial entry -- 4-D Carpet, first; The Fitness Place, second

Organizational float -- Soldotna Senior Center, first; Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association, second

Organizational entry -- Peninsula Dog Obedience, first; Ellie the Elephant, second

Youth marching group -- SoHi cheerleaders, first; Girl Scouts, second

Adult marching group -- VFW No. 21, first; Loren Leman No. 20, second

Car entry -- Soldotna Historical Society, first; Johnson's Farm, second

Horse-single rider -- Melissa Downs, first

Horse-group entry -- Alaska C and C Stables, first; Soldotna Equestrian, second

Children entry -- Soldotna Little League, first; Cooperative preschool, second

Adult entry -- Alaska Cozy Cabin, first; Weenies on parade, second

Church group -- Apostolic Assembly, first; Grace Lutheran, second.



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