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Posted: Friday, October 01, 2004

Vision screening offered

Frontier Community Services' early intervention program will offer free photo vision screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. today at its office. Children 5 and under are eligible. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 262-3144.

Deadline for basketball registration today

The deadline for registration for the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area's third- and fourth-, and fifth- and sixth-grade basketball programs is today. Co-ed and interleague teams are available. Fees are $25 per person for co-ed teams, and $35 per person for fifth- and sixth-grade interleague teams. Registration forms are available at the Nikiski pool from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Rachel at 776-8800.

United Way fund-raiser planned

The Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center will hold a dinner and pie auction to benefit the United Way at 6 p.m. Saturday at the center. Dinner will have a tropical flair. The cost is $10 per meal. For more information or to make a reservation, call (907) 567-3988.

Fish and Game Advisory Committee to meet

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Kenai River Center. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists will present an overview of this year's fisheries and future management goals for the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.

The committee also is accepting hunting proposals for this area. The deadline for hunting proposals is Dec. 10. For more information, call Dwight Kramer at 283-1054.

Soldotna Middle shares news

Soldotna Middle School's weekly brief inadvertently was left out of Wednesday's Schools section.

The school is looking for a used refrigerator. Contact the front office if you are able to help out.

Can you find the North Pole, South Pole, International Dateline, Amazon River, Andes Mountains or East China Sea on a globe? Seventh-graders in Mr. Moore's world history and geography class can. Ask them.

Students are encouraged to write letters to soldiers in Iraq. The letters, which should include students' first names only, will be collected by Mr. Gustkey.

The magazine drive kicks off Wednesday. This is the only fund-raiser of the year.

Picture retakes are Thursday.

Last year's yearbooks are for sale for $10.

Students may submit designs for this year's yearbook covers through Oct. 22. The winner will receive a free 2004-05 yearbook.

Intramural soccer students -- Chad Allison, Zachary Truesdel, Sammi Moeller, Ethan Garoutte, Joe Nyholm, Lance Kitchen, Caitlin Corona, Andrew Cox and Alec Sweetland -- have had a fine year. The last day for soccer practice will be Friday, and the soccer party will be held after school Oct. 8.

Last week, the cross country team competed in Seward. Kailey Mucha finished first for the girls; Jenna Jensen, second; Kaitlyn Wehrli, third; Megan Hardy, fourth; Teslin Hughes, seventh; Tasha Mallette, eighth; and Sarah Walton, ninth. In the boys' races, Alex Stone was first; Josh Marquardt, fourth; Ryan Helminski, fifth; Jake Nagel, sixth; Jordan Merkes, seventh; John Cook, eighth; Jake Stephl, ninth; and Cody Geesey, 10th.

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