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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2002

Community dinner planned

A free community Christmas dinner will be held Wednesday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center from noon until 3 p.m. For more information, call 252-2841.

Gingerbread houses on display

Gingerbread houses created by students at Skyview and Kenai Alternative high schools are on display through Dec. 31 at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. For more information, call Marty at 260-2663 or Sandy at 252-8181.

Family fun night planned

The Kasilof Community Church will sponsor Household 2003, a community activity event, Jan. 3 at Skyview High School. Doors open at 5 p.m., activities and games start at 6 p.m. with a fellowship potluck dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Tournaments and activities for all ages include basketball, volleyball, table tennis, scrabble, cribbage, chess, music, crafts, a rock wall, board games, children's activities and a nursery. For more information, call Jeff at 398-8931.

Homer High merchandise on sale

Homer High School Mariner sweatshirts, T-shirts and other merchandise is available through the holidays at The Fringe in the Lakeside Mall in Homer. All proceeds go to the Homer Booster Club to help pay for school activities. For more information, call Rachel at (907) 235-4169.

Soldotna pool offers swim lessons

Registration has begun for swimming lessons at the Soldotna High School swimming pool. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $40 for 10 lessons. Lessons begin Jan. 7, and preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 262-7419.

Advisory committee to hold elections

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game advisory committee will meet Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Kenai River Center to hold elections of vacant seats on the committee. Five three-year seats, two two-year seats, four one-year seats and two alternates will be chosen. Nominations will be taken from the public during the meeting. Anyone who is an area resident and at least 18 years old is eligible to vote. For more information, call Brent Johnson at 262-4763 or Sherry Wright at (907) 267-2354.

Residents warned about snow hazards

The Kenai Peninsula Borough reminds residents that no person may push or otherwise deposit snow or ice onto a roadway in a manner or in quantities that may constitute a hazard to snow removal equipment or other traffic. Parents are asked to inform children of the danger of playing in snow piles and berms near roadways. Operators of heavy equipment used in snow removal may have difficulty seeing children.

Pioneers to gather recipes

The Pioneers of Alaska, Auxiliary No. 16, is gathering recipes and stories for a cookbook that will help preserve family recipes, pictures and interesting Alaska stories. Recipes are due in January. For more information, contact Ann at 776-5405 or e-mail

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