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Calling all heroes

The word "hero" can bring to mind anyone from law enforcement officers keeping communities safe to emergency responders saving lives to the firefighters working to contain the Funny River Road wildfire.
Just Kidding 2014: Activities

School is almost out and the thought of long summer days stretched out doing nothing lurk in the backs of many kids' minds. However, the reality is that about a week into vacation many begin to complain, "I'm bored.
Business news

? The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon on Tuesday at noon at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A presentation from U.S. Senator Mark Begich is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.
Events and Exhibits

? A Halloween carnival sponsored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will take place 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Redemptorist Center, 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna.
Arts & Entertainment
Halloween and Harvest festivals

? A Halloween carnival sponsored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will take place 5-9 p.m. Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Redemptorist Center, 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna.
Shore patrol

At first, they tried to pick up every fish head or gut they found, but that soon grew overwhelming so they settled for just collecting trash. Just after 1 p.m. Wednesday a team of teens in bright-orange shirts bearing "ROC the Kenai" logos descended on the North Beach of the Kenai River dipnet fishery intent on picking up trash and educating beach-goers about the proper disposal of fish waste.
Halloween and Harvest Happenings

Attention all dog lovers: North Peninsula Recreation Service Area's sixth annual Strut Your Mutt Howl'oween Dog Costume Contest is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center.
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Kids, elderly benefit from Pick. Click. Give. donations

As 2013 begins, Alaska residents gifted with timeliness will likely apply for their Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. During the PFD application-period about 4 percent of eligible residents donate to charities through the Pick. Click. Give.
Kenai River Guides take local Boys & Girls Clubbers fishing?

Last Wednesday on a post card perfect day more than 80 members of Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula gathered at Centennial Park in Soldotna for a free fishing trip complements of the Kenai River Professional Guides Association. "A lot of these kids have never been out on the river fishing before so today we have twenty guides who have donated their afternoon to take the kids out for time of their life," said Boys and Girls Club executive director Natasha Ala.
Dune for now

The City of Kenai has nearly completed its dune restoration project, which targets the dunes along the mouth of the Kenai River, said Bob Frates, parks and recreation director.


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