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Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2005

KCHS cheerleading meets today

Kenai Central High School cheerleading leaders will meet at 5 p.m. today at the school. Prospective cheerleaders will need to have a recent physical and a parent attend the meeting. For more information, call 283-7524.

Social Security to be discussed

The Independent Living Center will host a presentation on how proposed changes to Social Security will affect residents from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Kenai River Center.

Food bank seeking volunteers

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is seeking community members to volunteer in the soup kitchen, sort vegetables in the warehouse, enter computer data or clean bathrooms.

Volunteers also are needed for the annual soup supper and auction planned for Aug. 26 at Kenai Landing. For more information, call Catherine DeLacee or Linda Swarner at 262-3111.

4-H work days set

Work days for area 4-H clubs have been scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at the Ninilchik fairgrounds. Kenai Peninsula Junior Market Livestock members are required to attend two of the days in order to be eligible to sell their animals at the livestock auction at the fair.

Work projects will included painting picnic tables and trash cans, removing rocks, cleaning out barns and trimming the horse and hog areas. For more information, call 567-3670.

Kids' celebration set

The Boys and Girls Club will celebrate National Kids Day and the end of its soccer season from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Middle School. A free barbecue and family activities are planned. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-2682.

KCHS swim, diving set to begin

Kenai Central High School swimming and diving practice will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday. Athletes will need a sports physical to participate. For more information, call 283-7476.

Swim clinic planned

A freestyle flip-turn clinic will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday though Aug. 10 at the Skyview High School pool. Joanne Wainwright will instruct. Drills will focus on streamlining, breakouts, underwater swimming using undulation and the freestyle flip-turn.

The clinic is open to children ages 11 and over ( USA, high school and masters.) Younger swimmers may be permitted with a coach referral.

The cost is $50 and includes at T-shirt. For more information, call 262-3905 or 262-5308.

Women's run seeks volunteers

The LeeShore Center is seeking volunteers for its 18th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women on Aug. 13. Volunteers are needed to staff waters tables, serve lunch and for safety positions along the race route.

Safety volunteers will need to take a short flagging course at the Kenai Police Department a few days before the run. For more information or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

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