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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2006

Support for cancer victim sought

A community meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kenai Middle School library to plan fundraisers to help defray the cost of Ericka Reynolds’ cancer treatments. Reynolds, 12, has been diagnosed with AML leukemia and is at the Seattle Children’s Hospital undergoing treatments. The meeting is open to the public. Community members unable to attend but who wish to help may call Dena at 252-1993 or e-mail her at

Library commission to meet

Kenai City Council and library commission will meet in a work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kenai City Hall. A full council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

Craft fair, flea market planned

The Kenaitze Native Youth Olympics team will host a craft fair and flea market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 10 at Kenai Middle School. For more information, call Deb Coveyou at 252-9488.

Breakfast fundraiser set to dish

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a breakfast fundraiser from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the center at 34453 of the Sterling Highway. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, fruit and beverages are planned. The cost is 8 per person.

Immunization clinic postponed

Immunization clinics at the Kenai Public Health Center will be canceled Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 in Soldotna. Immunizations appointments and more information is available by calling 335-3400.

CES collects for holiday food drive

People who wish to donate to the annual holiday food drive for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank may drop items off at Central Emergency Services fire stations at Binkley Street and the Sterling Highway in Soldotna, in Sterling at Mile 84 of the Sterling Highway and at Mile 13.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road through December.

Donations may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Kids’ winter reading program launched

Triumvirate Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna invites kids to join its Winter Frequent Reading Program.

When kids sign up at the bookstore, they can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules. Kids are encouraged to read a book, bring their reading calendar to the bookstore, get it punched and pick up another free book.

Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.

Soccer coaches sought

Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club is accepting letters of intent for coaching during the 2007 season. Deadline for letters is Jan. 1. Applications must include the age level and gender coaches wish to instruct, as well as coaching experience. Letters may be mailed to KPSC, P.O. Box 393, Kenai AK, 99611. For more information, call Evelyn at 262-1298.

Writers’ night needs authors

Submissions are being accepted for the 10th annual Central Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Night, put on by the Central Peninsula Writers Group, to be held March 10 at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Submission forms and rules are available at the Kenai Community Library, the Triumvirate Bookstore and online at Entries should be returned to the Kenai library or mailed to V. Walters at 214 Birch St., Kenai, AK 99611. The deadline to enter is Jan. 26.

Authors are allowed to enter no more than two pieces each of fiction or nonfiction that can be read in 10 minutes or poetry not to exceed 100 lines. Each writer should submit three copies of their entries with an entry form. The author’s name should not appear on the entry.

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