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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2006

Parade winners announced

Winners in the annual Christmas Comes to Kenai, Electric Light Parade are:

· Commercial — tie, first place, Carlile and Home Depot; second place, KSRM; and third place, Peninsula Clarion;

· Organizations — first place, SOAR International Ministries; second place, Kenai Senior Citizens Center; and third place, CARTS.

· Individual and youth — first place, Girl Scout Troop 623; second place, “Lit Chicks”; and third place, River City Cheer.

Moms to meet

The Moms Club, an international support group for at-home mothers, is starting a new chapter in the Kenai area. The group will hold monthly meetings and activity groups. Call Becky for more information at 252-4992.

Raising the bar for a good cause

Moosequito’s in Sterling is raffling off a 2006 Arctic Cat Cross Fire 600 snowmachine with 136-inch track to benefit the Sterling Senior Center. Tickets are $20 each and only 500 will be sold. The drawing will be at 11 p.m. Dec. 22 at Moosequito’s. The winner need not be present to win. For more information, call 260-8456 or 262-6808.

Help wanted in exchange programs

The following groups are seeking volunteers for their high school student exchange programs:

· World Heritage is seeking a local representatives for its high school exchange program. Representatives screen potential host families, plan annual orientations, meet with high schools, provide support counseling for participants and visit with exchange students and families on a monthly basis. Annual and on-going training is provide. Representatives work an average two to four hours a month per student. For more information, contact Julie at info@world-heritage.org.

· ASSE International Student Exchange Program also is seeking local representatives to recruit and screen host families, interview students wanting to study abroad and supervise visiting exchange students. Representatives are reimbursed for their expenses and get some travel opportunities. For more information, contact Veryl Anderson at (360) 501-5920 or the regional office at (800) 733-2773.

· NW Services is seeking host families for students from Mongolia, Germany, Colombia, Brazil, Korea and other countries for the 2007 spring semester. Students are 15-18 years old, arrive in January, are prescreened, speak English, have medical insurance and their own spending money for things like clothes, school supplies and entertainment. Host families are not paid but may be able to claim a charitable contribution on their income taxes. For more information, call (866) 846-3977.

· Forte International is seeking host families for students from China, Mongolia and South Korea ages 15-18 for the spring semester. Students have their own spending money and insurance. For more information, call (877) 520-2522 or e-mail forteinternational@yahoo.com.

Class of 1987 seeks members

Kenai Central High School class of 1987 will host its 20-year anniversary July 13-15, 2007. Reunion organizers are seeking classmates. For more information or to check in, call Sherrie Barlow at (602) 264-3319 or e-mail akladies@qwest.net.

Table tennis hits on new night

Table tennis at the Soldotna Elks Club has moved to Thursday nights.

Practice is at 6:30 p.m. and the blind draw doubles tournament starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call Gary Brumley 335-2847.



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