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Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2004

Help for commercial fishers available

The USDA-Farm Service Agency recently announced that commercial fishers and crew who fished for salmon in 2003 may be eligible for cash payment under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program. Permit holders and crew members must complete the application form and document their share of the pounds of salmon caught by Jan. 13. Applicants also must document that their net fishing income declined between the marketing years 2001 and 2003.

Representatives from the Farm Service Agency will be in Kenai from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the USDA Service Center at 110 Trading Bay Road, Suite 160. For more information, call toll free (866) 872-3320.

Lifeguard training offered

The Soldotna High School swimming pool will hold lifeguard training classes Saturday. Participants must be at least 15 years old. Preregistration is suggested. For more information and time, call 262-7419.

Community dance planned

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Beginners are welcome. The easiest dances begin at 7 p.m. Participants are reminded to bring clean nonmarking shoes. The cost is $5; children under 16 are admitted free with an adult. For more information, call 260-4171.

Potluck, sing-along set

A Ninilchik community potluck, with a Christmas sing-along and play, "The Coal Camp Madonna," will be held at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Carol Bock Hall at Ninilchik Fairgrounds. It is open to the public. Participants are reminded to bring a dish to share.

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