Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010

Fish and Game AC to meet

The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Monday at 6 p.m at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna to prepare comments on the Nelchina/Bear trapping proposals and discuss potential Southcentral proposals for the upcoming Board of Game meetings. Jeff Selinger will present a summary of recent issues. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919.

Flu vaccine available locally

Influenza vaccine has arrived on the central Kenai Peninsula. A flu vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. Most people will only need one dose for complete protection.

Flu shots are available through local pharmacies, health-care providers and the Kenai Public Health Center. To schedule an appointment at the Kenai Public Health Center, call 335-3400.

Library raffle tickets available

Friends of the Kenai Community Library have tickets for the annual dinner-raffle slated for Oct. 22 (dinner and drawing) and Oct. 23 (dinner and dancing by the Spur Highway Spankers) at the Eagles Aerie No. 35255. One $100 ticket includes dinner for two, a chance for $5,000 Grand Prize and 15 prizes valued between $100-$750. Tickets are at the library or from Board Members.

Scouts to sell popcorn

Pack 611 of Kenai will be selling popcorn at Safeway in Kenai on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Proceeds go towards their unit in way of supplies, books, awards, and outings.

Kenai River Marathon recruiting runners, volunteers

Runners of all sorts are invited to register for the big run of the season, the Kenai River Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Relay Marathon on Sunday, starting at the Kenai Visitor And Cultural Center in Kenai. The runs are sponsored by the city of Kenai to sponsor parks and recreation improvements.

Registration is ongoing until Saturday night, when the event kicks off with a spaghetti feed at 6:30 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai.

T-shirts and medals for runners, and a party after are benefits for those who sign up for any of the runs, and for walkers who complete the course. Registration fees vary.

Register online at or stop by the Kenai Chamber Of Commerce by Saturday.

Marathon and relay marathon runners start at 9 a.m. Half-marathon runners and walkers start at 10 a.m.

Community volunteers are needed to help out in the following areas:

* Setting up water stations;

* Manning water stations during the race;

* Timing runners (no children please);

* Assisting with clean up after the marathon.

Please call Dr. Pete Hansen or Kris Harris at 283-4611 to sign up.

Dinner fundraiser slated

The Ninilchik Senior Center at Aspen Ave., in Ninilchik will host its annual United Way dinner and pie auction at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. The prime rib dinner will cost $20 per person. Advance sign up and payment is recommended due to limited seating.

Call 907-567-3988, All profits will be donated to United Way.

Teens on target

Teens on Target a firearm safety course for young women will hold an eight-week firearm safety, education and conservation course.

This course is for young women, grades nine through 12.

Maximum class size will be 12 students. The course begins Sept. 23 to mid-November from 4 to 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by 4H Shooting Sports, Kenai Chapter of Safari Club and the National Rifle Association.

For more information, call 262-9592.

Blood drive slated

Soldotna High School's National Honor Society will host a blood drive Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You must be 16 years of age or older to donate. Eat, drink plenty of fluids and bring a photo I.D.

Call Angela Ramponi at 394-6103 or e-mail for more information.

Send us your pet photos!

Pet photos can be color or black and white and should be no smaller than 3-by-5 inches. They may include people. Limit one photo per household.

They can be dropped off at the Kenai office, mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611, or e-mailed to

A brief explanation of the photo, the pet's and owner's names, owner's address and phone number must be included.

Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call 335-1251.

Volunteers sought

The Boys and Girls Clubs in Kenai and Soldotna are looking for community members interested in sharing a craft or hobby with club members. Call 283-2682 or 398-9669.

Arts and craft donations are also needed.

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