Peninsula Clarion - Editorial

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2007

Women voters to meet

The Central Peninsula League of Women Voters will meet at noon today at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Attendees are ask to bring a dish for a potluck luncheon. It is open to the public. For more information, call Lois at 260-3111.

Funny River Players perform

Funny River Players will perform "The Plane Truth" at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the Triumvirate Theatre at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. The musical is set at the Chicago O'Hare Airport, where everyone gets stuck for the holidays. For more information, call Jill Tyler at 262-6148.

Community dance canceled

Kenai River Folk Dancers monthly contra dance has been canceled. The next one will be held Jan. 19. For more information, call 260-4171.

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 each evening prior to regular school board meetings, beginning Jan. 14, and are expected to be completed by 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.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. today.

Fundraiser makes sweet offer

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula annual See's candy fundraiser has begun. The group will have tables set up from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna through Christmas. For more information, call 262-9253.

Cribbage tourney continues

The Cook Inlet Lions will host its annual cribbage tournament at 3 p.m. Saturdays beginning this week at the American Legion Post No. 20 on the corner of Cook and Main Streets in Kenai. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

KCHS hockey memorabilia sought

On Thursday, Kenai Central High School will celebrate 30 years of hockey during the Kenai-Soldotna High School varsity hockey game.

Attending alumni will receive free admission, limited edition hat and group photo taken between periods one and two. Alumni also will be honored at a reception prior to the game starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Soldotna Sports Center conference room.

Hockey photos from the past 30 years may be dropped off at Wells Fargo Bank, Kenai Branch, attention: Junie or e-mailed to

For more information, call Kathy at 283-3403.

Women's basketball league forming

The Boys and Girl Club is taking registrations for Women's City League basketball. The deadline to register is Dec. 21. The cost is $250 per team and $50 per player. The season runs January to March. For more information, call 283-3855.

Free gift wrapping offered

The Triumvirate Bookstore, in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, will wrap Christmas gifts for free from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 22.

Volunteers will wrap purchases from any store while shoppers have coffee and eat Christmas cookies.

Local authors also will be on hand to sign their books.

For more information, volunteer or make a donation, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.

KMS volleyball camp set

Kenai Middle School will have a volleyball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 3 and 4 at the school.

Youth in grades six through eight from Soldotna Middle, Cook Inlet Academy, Aurora Borealis Charter, Nikiski Junior High, Connections and Kenai Middle schools may participate.

Jason Diorec, 2008 Arctic Winter Games volleyball coach and Toni Steward, Kenai Central High School volleyball coach, will be the camp directors.

Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch, snacks, extra socks, water, appropriate clothing, non-marking gym shoes, knee pads (optional).

The cost is $80 per person and includes a T-shirt and water bottle. Payment due with application. Application should be returned to KMS. Registration forms are at the office of above listed schools or online at

For more information call KMS at 283-4896.

Around the Peninsula prints daily in the Clarion. Information may be submitted to, faxed to 283-3299, mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611

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