Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Teen writers sought

The Clarion is seeking students from Nikiski, Kenai, Skyview and Soldotna high schools interested in writing for its Verbatim column. The column is designed to let teens voice their opinions on topics of interest to them — school, family life, dating, politics, etc. Verbatim will be printed in the Wednesday Schools section beginning Sept. 6.

Students in grades nine through 12 are eligible to submit a writing sample. The column length is 500 words minimum, 700 words maximum. Send a writing sample to For more information, call 335-1241 or e-mail

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.

Chili contest planned

The 14th annual chili cook-off will be held in conjunction with Industry Appreciation Day on Saturday. The deadline to register is Wednesday. Up to four members are allowed on a team. For more information and contest rules, call Pat Porter at 252-5992.

Nutrition classes held at food bank

Subsistence Eating on the Kenai nutrition classes are being offered free of charge from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank at 33955 Community College Drive on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Participants who attend four classes may enter to win a prize. Colleen Sonnevil of the Cooperative Extension Service will instruct the class. For more information, call 262-3111.

KPC offers art, potters, food

Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus will host a “throw-a-pot” event and art opening reception in conjunction with its welcome back barbecue Thursday. Anyone interested in trying their hand at pottery is welcome in the ceramics department in the Ward Building from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An art opening for fiber artist Fran Reed will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery, with a slide lecture at 6 p.m. The barbecue is from 4 to 7 p.m.

Flag football slated

The Boys and Girls Club is taking registration for co-ed flag football teams. Youths in the fourth through eighth grades are eligible. Games run from the end of August through September. The cost is $50 and a club membership. The registration deadline is Friday. For more information, call 283-2682.

Food bank fundraiser planned

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold its 10th annual Soup Supper and Auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria at Kenai Central High School. The cost of admission is $40. Tickets are available at the food bank.

Volunteers also are needed for the event. For more information, call 262-3111.

LeeShore board meeting slated

The LeeShore Center will hold its monthly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in its conference room, 325 S. Spruce St. in Kenai. The public is invited. For more information, call 283-9479.

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