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Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010

T200 planning group needs volunteers

The Tustumena 200 Race planning committee meets Nov. 11, 2010, at Tustumena Elementary School at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Come volunteer for the only qualifying race for Iditarod and Yukon Quest on the Kenai Peninsula. For information, contact Tami Murray, Tustumena 200 executive director, at 907-260-6761, or go to:

Eagles Halloween bash

Kenai Eagles Aerie #3525 on the Kenai Spur Highway will be having a children's Halloween Party with games, prizes and hotdogs for everyone (While supplies last). Games limited to children 9 years and younger. Saturday, Oct. 30 from noon to 2 p.m.

Youth invited to learn to hunt

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) and 4-H Shooting Sports Program in partnership with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Hunter Education Program, is once again inviting youngsters 16 years of age and younger (minimum age of 10) to participate in an organized small game hunting experience. Each weekend from Nov. 1 through the end of December, pairs of adult Hunter Education and 4-H certified mentors will escort pairs of youths for one day of supervised small game hunting. Parents and guardians are welcome to participate. SCI will supply the firearms and instruction, ammunition, transportation and lunch. Fish and Game's Hunter Education Program will supply orange vests, hearing and eye protection. If not already certified, participating youth will be encouraged to sign up for an upcoming Hunter Education certification class and the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. For more information or to sign up call the UAF Cooperative Extension Office at 262-5824 or Fish and Game at 262-9368.

CIRCAC plans 20th anniversary logo competition

To commemorate 20 years of service, the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council is hosting a 20th anniversary logo design competition thorough Nov. 8. There will be a $250 cash award for the selected logo design. The design will be unveiled at the Council's 20th anniversary reception on Dec. 2.

The Council was created by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to represent the citizens of Cook Inlet in promoting environmentally safe marine transportation and oil facility operations.

Complete details for the competition can be found on the Cook Inlet RCAC website,, or by contacting Trent Dodson at 283-5761 or by email at

1970s KCHS grads, get in touch

Organizers are planning a combined class reunion for all Kenai Central High School classes from 1970 to 1979. The reunion is scheduled for July 23, 2011. Organizers are currently attempting to verify email addresses or any other contact information. If you a re a 1970s graduate, contact Sherrie (Stiers) Dahlen at, call 907-283-4485 or visit her Facebook page under Sherrie Stiers- Dahlen.

Little League annual meeting

Kenai Little League will host its annual meeting Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club administration office in Kenai. The meeting is open to the general public. Anyone interested in serving on the board or just volunteering their time should attend this meeting. For more information call 283-6507.

Toys for Tots drive under way

The 2010 Toys for Tots on the Kenai Peninsula campaign is here. Donate a new, unwrapped toy at any participating business sponsor listed on the campaign website: Check the site often, as new sponsors are added frequently. The website also contains information on how to make requests for toys, plus background on the program and more. Cash donations can be made by calling 252-6285, or email for further information. The United States Marine Corps thanks you for your contribution and wishes you the safest and happiest of holidays.

Snowmobile safety event revs up

Children's Snowmobile Safety Event, Nov. 6, 2010, from 9 to 11 a.m. for 6-9 year olds; and noon to 2 p.m. for 10-14 year olds. Come at any time during your child's age group. Allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete the course. The event is free. DOT full-faced shield helmet may be purchased for $30 after attending all the safety stations. Parents/caregivers must attend with child. For more information, call 714-4539.

Developmental screenings available

Frontier Community Services Infant Learning Program and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will conduct free Child Find developmental screenings for children from birth to age 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Suite 16 in the Red Diamond Center, across from AKKuts Hair Design. To schedule an appointment or for more infomration, call 714-6647.

Healing Touch classes at CPH

A Healing Touch Level 3 class will be held at Central Peninsula Hospital on Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 20 -- 21, 2010. This course is for students who have completed Level 1 and 2 of the Healing Touch certificate program. The workshop offers 17.5 continuing education contact hours for nurses and massage therapists.

For more information or to register, contact Gloria at 714-4775 in Staff Development at CPH.

KPC Financial Aid Night slated

Kenai Peninsula College's financial aid office and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District counselors will co-host the fourth annual Financial Aid Night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

The event is geared toward high school juniors and seniors and their parents, however all high school students and parents may attend. Topics covered will include overview of federal and state financial aid programs, local scholarship offerings, student timelines and funding post-secondary education.

For more information, call 262-0331.

Christmas bazaar set

Christmas decorations and gift items are being collected for a second time around Christmas bazaar to be held Dec. 8 through 10.

Community members may drop off new or gently used items at the Kenai Senior Center. Call Velda Geller at 283-4329 for more information.

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