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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2000

Realtors association to hold annual meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors will hold its annual meeting and election of officers today at noon, at Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information call 262-1851.

Soldotna Lions Club plans scholarship fund-raiser

The Soldotna Lions club annual fund-raiser for high school scholarships will be held Saturday, on Park Street, near the Soldotna Senior Center.

A three-person bed race will start at 10 a.m. There will be two divisions for adults and kids. Team prizes will be awarded for first, second, third and last place teams. There also will be a prize for the ugliest bed. All proceeds of the bed race will benefit the Soldotna Lions Club scholarship fund, which provides four scholarships each year to area students.

Companies or individuals wanting to contribute prizes or additional assistance to the race will be acknowledged. Racers and volunteers will receive beverages and snacks. For more information, call Tim Musgrove at 262-7959.

PCI Resource Center offers computer class

PCI Skills Resource Center is offering a computer workshop on Excel, with 12 hours of hands-on experience including learning how to create worksheets, working with formulas, formatting, charts, web queries, and what-if analysis. The class will be held Monday to Wednesday, from noon to 4 p.m. for more information, call 283-4099. Preregistration is required.

Opening ceremony to be held at Centennial Park

The city of Soldotna will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday at 3 p.m. This ceremony is for the official opening of the handicap fishing area in Centennial Park. Mayor Ken Lancaster will be officiating. The public is invited to attend.

Club's after-school program to reopen

The Boys and Girls Club After School Club House in Kenai will open Sept. 5 for first-graders through 12-year-olds. The teen program for ages 13 to 18 will start on Sept. 18. Children can ride the school bus to the club. Students should check with the school secretary or with Laidlaw to find out which bus to ride.

The club will be back in the old Kenai Elementary School building, but parents and kids will have to use the Aurora Borealis Charter School entrance for the first few weeks of the after-school program. The membership fee is $20 until the end of December for the first child in the family and $10 for each additional child. For more information call 283-2682.

Poster contest targets awareness of FAS

Frontier Community Services is sponsoring a poster contest to raise awareness on fetal alcohol syndrome, the only 100 percent preventable birth defect. The contest is open to ages 13 to 17. A U.S. savings bond will be awarded for first, second, and third place designs. Call Renie or Cindie at 262-3144 to obtain an entry form and contest rules. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 8.

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