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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006

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 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.

Fair exhibits sought

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is seeking community members interested in displaying items that they have produced, created, grown or raised for the fair slated for Friday through Sunday.

Exhibiting at the fair is free. Ribbons for entries and moneys will be paid for exhibits that place first, second or third place.

Registration days are as follows; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Homer Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 4014 Lake Street, Suite 201, Homer; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks-Kenai District Cooperative Extension Office at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite A, Soldotna; and from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday at the fairgrounds. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at (907) 567-3670.

KPC plans two-day closure

Kenai Peninsula College will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for faculty and staff meetings.

Old-timers lunch set to dish

The Old-Timers’ annual reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday a the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Soup and coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m. and a turkey dinner at noon. The cost is $5 for those over 60. Preregistration is helpful but not required. For more information, call 283-4156.

Race registration begins

Registration for the Ninilchik river run is now open. The five-mile course, slated for Sunday, crosses the Deep Creek and Ninilchik rivers. Race fee is fair admission of $8 plus a $5 registration fee. Participants who register by Thursday will have the registration fee waived. Registration slips may be turned in to the fair office or at the Homer News.

Redoubt open house slated

Redoubt Elementary will hold an open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the school in Soldotna. Parents and students may visit classrooms, meet teachers, pick up bus schedules and supply lists and tour the school. Staff will be available to answer questions and class lists will be posted. Students and their families are invited.

Head Start begins enrollment

Sterling Head Start next to Cook’s Tesoro on the Sterling Highway is accepting applications for its preschool program. School begins Sept. 5. Head Start is a free program held four days a week for children ages 3 to 5. Bus service is available. For more information, call Melissa at 260-7446 or 252-5909.

School supplies sought

Blessings Galore, a nonprofit clothing closet, is holding a back-to-school drive for school supplies. Donations of backpacks, glue (sticks and regular), scissors, pens, pencils, notebooks (spiral and binders), socks (all sizes), underwear (packaged), notebook paper, erasers, rulers, etc., will be given out free of charge to families who are in need. Items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at College Heights Baptist Church at 44440 Kalifornsky Beach Road and at Peninsula Grace Brethren at 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call Donna or Joyce Shuler at 283-0712.

CPHC seeks board members

Central Peninsula Health Centers is seeking community members interested in serving on a committee or the board of directors or in other volunteer positions. Applications are available at 395 Main Street Loop in Kenai, by e-mail at and by calling 335-2022.

Primary elections coming up

The Division of Elections reminds registered voters the primary election is Aug. 22. Absentee voting began Monday. To obtain a mail application or to locate an absentee in-person voting location, visit or call (907) 522-8683.

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