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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2007

Toastmasters to meet

The Soldotna Toastmasters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Kenai at Cloud Ribelin Real Estate office (next to Pizza Paradisos). There will be planned speeches and extemporaneous speaking. For more information, call Traci Davis at 262-7591.

Skyview prepares for graduation

Senior parents and community members interested in planning Skyview High School's graduation and after-graduation celebrations will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school's commons. The purpose of the meeting will be to brainstorm ideas and organize committees.

For more information, call Matt Fischer at 260-2300 or e-mail him at

Community resource directory available

The LeeShore Center's community directory of central Kenai Peninsula resources is available for $25 with a three-ring binder or $15 for refill pages only.

The directory lists more than 80 pages of information on emergency services, family support agencies, health facilities, senior citizens services and veteran's organizations.

For more information, call 283-9479.

Musical set to vanish

The Nikiski High School drama department, under the direction of Joe Rizzo, will put on the production "The Last Vanishing Act" at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8 at the Nikiski High School Auditorium. The period production about a 1920s magician fighting the tide of change as movies replace live acts and Vaudeville. "The Last Vanishing Act" features magic tricks including levitation.

The production, written by Rizzo, is a musical in two acts, with eight original songs by Bob Miles and Chandler Warner, choreography by Chris Morin and set design by Phil Morin. Running time is one hour, 20 minutes, not including a 15-minute intermission.

Tickets will be available at the door for $10 a person.

For more information, call the school at 776-3456, or e-mail Rizzo at

School district committee members needed

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education is soliciting members of the community interested in participating in the review of board bylaws and protocols.

Specifically, three temporary subcommittees (conduct and ethics, structure, and accountability) have been formed to look at how the board of education conducts its business.

The meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. each evening prior to regular school board meetings, beginning Jan. 14 and are expected to be completed by the spring.

The following information may be sent via e-mail to Sally Tachick at, by calling 714-8836, or in person at the school district office: name, contact information (including e-mail address, phone number and mailing address), reason for wishing to participate, and subcommittee interest.

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