Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007

T-200 poster contest continues

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race Association is accepting art work from students in grades first through sixth for its annual poster contest. The winning posters will be used for race advertisement, the race program cover and awards for the mushers.

Contest rules are: Entries should be in color use crayon, markers or colored pencils; the picture should show friendly competition, humane care of sled dogs, or musher/dog team involvement in the Tustumena 200 Race (known as T-200); must be an original picture no computers, copies or tracing; one entry per student.

On a plain piece of 8.5 by 11 white paper print the following required information: name, address, city, state, zip, phone number, teacher's name, school and grade.

The deadline is Saturday. Send entries to one of the following addresses: Tustumena 200, PO Box 220, Kasilof, AK 99610; Evy Gebhardt, c/o Peninsula Clarion, 150 Trading Bay Road, Suite #1, Kenai, AK 99611; or Lonnie Kay Brooks, c/o State Farm Insurance, Inc., 10735 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611.

Cribbage tourney continues

The Cook Inlet Lions will host its annual cribbage tournament at 3 p.m. Saturdays 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.

Hospice plans celebration

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host a celebration of life candlelight remembrance from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, across from Mykel's Restaurant.

Community members who have had a loss in their lives or are taking care of a loved one with a life threatening disease are invited to attend and light a candle for them. Fellowship, refreshments are planned. Live music will be provided by Vickie Tinker, Jack Will and Katie Evans.

For more information, call the hospice office at 262-0497 or 262-0453.

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 is due with the application.

Applications should be returned to KMS. Registration forms are at the office of the above listed schools or online at www.edline.net/pages/Kenai_Middle.

For more information call KMS at 283-4896.

SoHi Class of '88 seeks information

Reunion organizers for the Soldotna High School Class of 1988 are seeking information of classmates.

For more information or to check in call, Shelly Endsley at 262-5361 or visit www.alumniclass.com/soldotna.

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

Race volunteers sought

The Peninsula Sled Dog and Racing Association is looking for volunteers to help with the Clam Gulch Classic sled dog race Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Mitch at 252-5350 or Mindee at 252-1827 or e-mail akwoof@yahoo.com.



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