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Posted: Friday, September 12, 2008

Log bed, cash fundraiser slated

The Skyview High School volleyball team will raffle a log bed or the $450 cash equivalent. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from Skyview players or by calling Kit Lamborn at 252-9023 or 260-3083.

Proceeds will help with travel expenses for the season.

Books needed for troops overseas

The Soldotna Rotary Club is looking for books to send to U.S. troops serving overseas. As part of the club's troop support program, used or new books in good condition, or funds to offset shipping costs, may be dropped off at KDLL Pickle Hill Radio in Kenai, Integrity Surveys in Kenai or Blazy Construction in Soldotna. For more information, e-mail

Developmental screenings offered

Frontier Community Services will hold free developmental screenings for children ages birth to 3 years old from 2 to 7 p.m. today at its office at the Red Diamond Center, Suite 16. For more information, call 714-6647.

Soldotna library to be discussed

The Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library will meet at 5 p.m. today at Soldotna City Hall. The topic will be the status of the conceptual design for the library expansion, report on a recent raffle, future library social events, membership drives and fundraisers.

For more information, call 260-3288 or 262-8575.

Disc golf tourney set

The Kenai Eagle Open Disc Golf tournament will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Disc Golf Course. A players meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m.

The tournament is Kenai's first PDGA sanctioned event. The cost is $25 for amateurs and $40 for professionals. There will be three amateur divisions: recreational, intermediate and advanced. A women's division also will be open.

For more information, call Chris Goodrich at 907-690-2034.

Soldotna Historical society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society will meet for a membership meeting and fall fling at 11 a.m. Saturday at the main building on Centennial Park Road. The board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. to cover business items.

The business meeting will be followed by a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert. Featured speakers will be Al Hershberger and Ed Back. Their topic will be local ham operators. It is open to the community.

For more information, call Barbara Jewell at 262-4157.

Steak dinner fundraiser

The Kenai River Brown Bears Junior A Hockey team will host a steak dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center. The evening events include prize opportunities, meeting the team's mascot, photos with the players, player autographs and the annual Green vs. White Green Game that will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $15 per person. Tickets are available at Alaska Fudge and Gifts, next door to Dairy Queen in Soldotna.

For more information, call Joyce Duwe at 262-1083.

Lifeguard class offered

The Nikiski pool will hold an American Red Cross Lifeguard class starting Tuesday. Cost of class is $135 or you may sign up for its training aquatic professionals program and the fee may be waived.

For more information or to sign up, call Nigel at 776-8800.

Teen writers sought

The Clarion is seeking students in grades nine through 12 from central peninsula high schools interested in writing for its Verbatim column. The column is designed to let teens voice their opinions on topics that affect their daily life -- home, family, school, peers, social pressures, ect. The column length is 350 words minimum and 500 words maximum.

Deadline to submit a sample column for consideration is 5 p.m. Thursday. Submissions must include first and last name, school, grade, mailing address and contact phone number. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Entries must be e-mailed to

For more information, call 335-1241.

Students sought

New Frontier Vo-Tech Center is enrolling students for its fall semester through Sept. 19. Hours for enrollment and/or interviews are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Suite 14 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 262-9055.

POW/MIA ceremony set to honor

A POW/MIA anniversary ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the American Legion Hall at 902 Cook St. in Kenai.The ceremony will honor POWs/MIAs of wars and conflicts throughout the years.

For more information, call Bob Harrison at 283-3222 or 776-5339.

Veterans picnic set to honor

The 10th annual Veterans picnic for veterans and their families will be held Sept. 20 at the bingo hall at American Legion Post No. 20. Food, kids games, door prizes and guest speakers are some of the planned events. For more information, call Tom Schanrock at 398-3030 or Wanda Taylor at 283-0830.

Recipes wanted

The Clarion is seeking recipes to include in its Wednesday Food section. Send recipes to, fax them to 283-3299 or drop them by the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. Name, address, contact number and brief description of how you came up with or came by the recipe is needed. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her

Recipes will be printed in the order received and as space is available.

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