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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004

Kenai River sets out to work on program

The Kenai River Working Group will meet from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Soldotna City Hall. The group was appointed by Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin.

Its job is to help DNR develop a more effective program for managing commercial activities on the Kenai River, including the possibility of limiting the number of river guides and other commercial operators on the river.

The group consists of 14 members who were chosen to represent the various affected parties. The public is invited. For more information, call Chris Degernes at 262-5581.

Historical society to hold fall fling

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold a board of directors meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Homestead Museum on Centennial Park Road.

At 11 a.m., it will hold its semi-annual membership meeting. There will be a brief business meeting, followed by hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages provided by the board. Members are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert.

Following lunch, Marge Mullen, Colleen Fassler, Katherine Parker and Barbara Jewell will speak on the Alaska Historical Society Conference. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Barbara Jewell at 262-4157.

Developmental screening offered

Frontier Community Services is offering developmental screening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its office. The screenings are available for children up to 3 years old. There is no fee.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 262-3144.

Committee to clean out flower beds

Kenai Beautification Committee volunteers will gather to clean out the city's flower beds at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Leif Hansen Memorial Park.

Interested community members are asked to bring a shovel and snacks to share. For more information, call 283-3692.

Veterans' family picnic set

The will be a family-style picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Kenai. The picnic is for all veterans on the Kenai Peninsula. There will be children's games, live music and door prizes and hula dancers, clog dancers and country line dancers will perform. There is no fee. For more information, call Betty Porter at 283-4757.

Domestic violence workshop slated

The Woman's Resource and Crisis Center will hold a community awareness workshop about domestic violence and sexual assault from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 to 8 in the WRCC community meeting room. Topics will include domestic violence, sexual assault, the effects of domestic violence on children, the WRCC batterers' intervention program and volunteering with shelter clients.

The public is invited and may attend a portion or the entire workshop. A continuing education credit may be attained after completion of the workshop and 30 hours of volunteer work with the WRCC. For more information, call 283-9479.

KPC seeking representatives

Kenai Peninsula College is seeking individuals to serve on the KPC College Council. The council serves in a public advisory role for the college and seeks to have representation from all sectors of the peninsula.

Interested community members should send a letter of interest and resume to Kenai Peninsula College, Director's Office, 34820 College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669 by Oct. 8. For more information, call Cindy Finwall at 262-0318.

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