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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2003

Builders plan awards banquet

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will hold its annual awards banquet and installation of officers at 6:30 p.m. today at Mykel's Restaurant.

Special guests will be President Kelly Stephens and Area 15 National Vice President Jess Hall. Members and guests are invited to attend. For more information, call 283-8071.

Cabin restoration presentation scheduled

The Friends of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host a presentation on historic cabin restoration at 1 p.m. Saturday at the refuge visitor center on Ski Hill Road.

Kenai ranger and refuge historian Gary Titus will discuss early 20th century construction techniques and tools used. There also will be an update of last summer's restoration projects of the historic cabins near Skilak, Trapper Joe's and Tustumena Lake.

This will be the first in a series of public talks. For more information, call Dave Kenagy at 260-6163 or 262-7021.

Homer ski swap planned

Homer Community Schools will host a ski swap from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Homer High School. The public is invited to bring in gear to sell or swap. For more information, call (907) 235-6090.

Soroptimists hold candy fund-raiser

Soroptimists of the Twin Cities is taking orders for Sees Candy. The deadline for candy orders is Dec. 1. Proceeds will benefit the Central Peninsula General Hospital cancer fund, Young Women's Conference and local scholarship programs. For more information or to place an order, call Lyn at 262-9253 or any other Soroptimist member.

Avalanche workshop planned

The Office of Emergency Management will sponsor an avalanche hazard recognition workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Registration will be held from 9 to 9:25 a.m. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be a lunch break, and participants should provide their own lunches. There is no fee.

Preregistration and workshop information is available online at or by calling 262-4910 or (800) 478-4441, ext. 281 or 247.

Assistance available for commercial fishers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking applications from commercial Pacific salmon fishers and crew members to receive cash benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

Due to competition of farmed salmon, a payment of up to three cents per pound of salmon sold in 2002 and entitlement to technical services will be available to qualifying fishers. The application deadline is Jan. 20. Applications are available at the NRCS office at 110 Trading Bay, Suite 160, Kenai. For more information, call 283-6287 or (866) 872-3320.

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