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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2001

Gun shoot slated

The Snowshoe Gun Club will hold a Cowboy Fun Shoot at 9 a.m. Saturday. Allowed firearms include "cowboy" single action revolvers, such as .45 Long Colt, .44 Smith and Wesson, .44 Colt and .38; "cowboy" lever-action rifles in pistol calibers only; and 10, 12, or 20 gauge shotguns in 97 pump, 86 lever, or any double without ejectors.

Only lead bullets and black or smokeless powder is allowed. No magnums are allowed. It is open to the public and period-style apparel is encouraged. Eye and ear protection is required for all contestants and spectators.

The gun club is next to the race track on Shotgun Drive, across from Beaver Loop and the Kenai Spur Highway.

Peninsula independent blind picnic set

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Alaska Independent Blind will hold a picnic Saturday in lieu of the monthly meeting. The picnic will be at the Kenai Municipal Park at the end of South Forest Drive in Kenai from noon to 4 p.m. The seeing-impaired, their families and caregivers may attend. Bring a side dish. For more information, call Martha at 262-7061.

Farmers' market open

The Central Peninsula Farmers' Market is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot across from JoAnn Fabric in Soldotna. For more information, call 262- 5463 or 262-7502.

DOT requests input

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will conduct three Listening Posts to hear from travelers on the Sterling Highway regarding the proposed highway project between mileposts 45 to 60. The listening posts are scheduled for Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Soldotna Visitors Center and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cooper Landing at the boat launch at the Kenai Lake Bridge.

For more information, contact the project Web site at

Brown bear films offered

Science on the Kenai presents Kenai Peninsula biologist Steve Stringham with the program "Up Close and Personal: Kinship with Alaska's Brown Bears" at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 3 p.m. Monday. Using personal footage from more than 20 years of research, Stringham will lead a journey into the home territory of brown bears, exploring their languages and behavioral patterns.

Prison ballot initiative to be discussed

The Kenai Rotary Club will hold its weekly meeting at noon Monday at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. Mike Gilliland, Southwest coordinator for business development at Cornell Corrections, will discuss the private prison ballot initiative. For more information, contact Randy Daly at 283-5136.

Old-timer's reunion planned

The Old-Timer's annual reunion is scheduled for Wednesday at the Kenai Senior Center. Coffee and salads are available at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $4. All "old-timers" are invited for lunch, music, memorials and visiting. Preregistration is helpful. For more information, call the center at 283-4156, Peggy Arness at 776-8651 or Donnis Thompson at 776-8721.

Senior fund-raiser slated

The Soldotna Senior Center has tickets for its fall roundup chuck wagon-style dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Western entertainment will be provided with live music, clogging, square dancing, a precision horse team, pony and carriage rides, line dancing, door prizes and tall tales. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Funds will help build a vehicle shelter.

Tickets can be purchased at 197 W. Park Ave. in Soldotna or by calling 262-2322.

Free screening for babies, toddlers

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention program is offering a free developmental screening Sept. 8. Screening is available for children ages birth to 3 years. For more information, call Renie Aragon at 262-3144.

Conservation directory available

The 2001-02 Alaska Conservation directory is available. This resource guide highlights the conservation organizations and others who protect wild Alaska and promote sustainable communities.

For more information, call (907)276-1917 or contact

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