Peninsula Clarion - Community

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2007

KCHS class of 1972 reunion set

The Kenai Central High School class of 1972 will hold its reunion at 6 p.m. today at the Four-O-Six Club in Kenai. For more information, call Karen Jaynes Dinkel at 262-1231.

Library book sale bound to be good

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library will hold its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the old Kenai courthouse next to the library. For more information, call 283-8462.

Women's run takes off Saturday

The LeeShore Center will host its 20th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women at 10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 283-9479.

Auction, spaghetti feed fundraiser set

A Chinese auction and spaghetti feed fundraiser for Kasilof resident Debbie Lampton will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the J Bar B on the Sterling Highway. Proceeds will help defray medical costs of emergency surgery. The cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. Live music also is planned.

For more information or to make a donation, call Deborah at 262-4606 or Katrina at 394-5489.

Agrium live fire training continues

Agrium Kenai Nitrogen Operations will conduct live fire training for its employees and the Nikiski Fire Department at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and additional sessions at 7:45 a.m. Thursdays through September at the plant at Mile 21 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Propane, gasoline and diesel will be used in the training. Occasionally there will be smoke and open flames visible from the highway near the north west corner of the plant.

For more information, call 776-3162.

Horse show, class slated

The Kenai Invitational and 4-H Horse Show will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Ninilchik fairgrounds.

It will be a combined open class and 4-H horse show with classes for youth and adults. The cost will be $7.

Events in 4-H showmanship, halter, bareback, English and western equitation, English and western pleasure, trail, hunter over fences, judges command and games are planned. For more information, calling Katy at 776-7638 or Shirley 567-3467.

Tribal community gathering set

The Nakenu Family Center is planning a tribal community family gathering through a grant from Cherish the Children from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spirit Lake. The event is to promote family fun activities, share the purpose of the Cherish Planning Project, highlight the Cherish evaluation data findings on issues that place children and families at risk, present information on strengthening families and opening discussions about the highest risk factors to healthy families, and identify ideas about how to build resiliency in children and their families.

The Kenaitze cultural heritage program in conjunction with others will run programs from 10 a.m. to noon.

Lydia Hays and Vickie Oana will be in charge from noon to 4 p.m. They will discuss strengthening families from 1 to 3:30 p.m., then reconvene at 3:30 to review and give out door prizes for those present. Closing will be held at 4 p.m.

Preregistration is required to plan for food. For more information or to register, call 283-6693 ext. 246.

Deaf Fun Day slated

Deaf Fun Day and potluck will be held at noon Saturday at Immanuel Baptist Church at Mile 15 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to share. A game of Bunco will follow lunch. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-9361.

Community barbecue set to dish

The Kenai Peninsula Shriners will hold a free community barbecue at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Vagabond Inn. Live music also is planned. For more information, call 283-9211.

Fair quilt pick up available

Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild pick up dates and times for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair will be as follows: Entries deadline is 1 p.m. Monday. Items may be brought to the fair office prior to deadline. Call the office at (907) 567-3670 to arrange a time.

Additional locations and times for pick up have been designated as follows: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seams To Bee in Homer (907) 235-6555, Robin Place Fabrics in Soldotna, (262-5438) and the fair grounds in Ninilchik; and Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension office in Soldotna and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fair grounds in Ninilchik.

Quilts may be picked up at 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at the fairgrounds.

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information and meeting location, call 283-4678.

Disc golf tourney takes flight

Cancer Survivors on Mount Aspiring will host a disc golf tournament from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Kenai Eagle Disc Golf Course. Funds will help send youth affected by cancer to camp. Individuals or teams of four may play. Hole sponsors also are being sought. Other activities will include food and music. Prizes will be awarded. For more on how to register and entry fees, call Doug at 398-1780 or Bob at 262-6631.

CES seeks volunteers, offers training

Central Emergency Services is accepting applications for on-call volunteer positions in the following areas: Kasilof recruit basic firefighter/ETT, recruit firefighter/ETT and EMS division first responder; Funny River recruit basic firefighter/ETT, recruit firefighter/ETT and EMS division first responder; Sterling recruit basic firefighter/ETT, recruit firefighter/ETT and EMS division first responder; Kalifornsky Beach recruit basic firefighter/ETT, recruit firefighter/ETT and EMS division first responder; and city of Soldotna recruit basic firefighter/ETT and recruit firefighter/ETT.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Alaska drivers license and be able to pass a job-specific physical ability test.

Testing begins Aug. 18 and the fire academy begins Aug. 25. For more information, call John Evans at 262-4792, Ext. 3003.

Boys Scouts take to the sky

Alaska Airmen's Association will host an aviation merit badge program from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Civil Air Patrol Hangar at the Kenai Municipal Airport for registered area Boy Scouts.

The Aviation Merit Badge Program is designed to complete and sign off the Aviation Merit Badge requirements in a one day program. Part one on pages four and five must be completed prior to Sept. 15 to receive a merit badge.

Registration deadline is Sept. 7. Registration is required to guarantee space in the program. There is no fee for the program.

For more information, call the Alaska Airmen's Association at 245-1251, e-mail them at or call Camille Vega, district executive, Boy Scouts of America at 283-1699.

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