Chambers set shedules
■ On Tuesday, the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Borough Mayor Mike Navarre will discuss the state of the borough. RSVP to 283-1991 or 262-9814.
P.J's Diner set to open in Soldotna
After a month and a half of renovations, PJ’s Diner will open in a new location Monday in Soldotna.
Owners Roger and Linda Petrey have moved PJ’s Diner from the Kenai Airport to the former Sal’s Klondike Diner on the Sterling Highway. The move nearly triples their dining space from 2,200 at the airport space to 7,500 with three separate dinning areas.
With the move, PJ’s has also tripled their staff. The menu will be the same but with an expanded dinner service. Another change is being open seven days a week, as the last two years they were close on Sunday.
Linda Petrey said since Jan. 1 they have spent 14 hours a day getting their new location ready, including replacing sheetrock in the kitchen, installing a new dishwasher, fixing the roof, painting the walls and putting in new tile floors.
One dining area named the Packers Room is painted green and gold, in homage to the Green Bay Packers and will be a fun place for fans to watch football games on Sunday, she said. Petrey said they will also keep the train set, a unique feature left by Sal’s Diner.
She said the diner will continue their rewards program and anyone with coupons or certificates even if expired will be honored.
Hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
PCHS announces board officers
Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska has announced their 2014 elected Board of Directors Officers.
Mitch Michaud, President, is a certified Forester employed by USDA-NRCS. He has been a forester for 30 years working throughout Alaska for 15 years. Tim Peterson, Vice President, is retired from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. He has been a teacher for 21 years and spent 11 years as a Human Resources Director. Roy A. Wells, Treasurer, currently works at Wells/Griffin Group, and has been in Alaska for 37 years. Yvette (Charlie) Barrows, Secretary, is a Public Health Kenai Peninsula Nurse Manager (South Central Region) moving to the Peninsula two years ago from Southwest Alaska.
PCHS is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) and is required as an FQHC to have a board of between 9 and 25 people, with a majority of the members being patients or clients receiving services from the health center. The remaining members must be selected for their expertise in community affairs, local government, finance and banking, legal affairs, trade unions, commercial and industrial concerns, or social service agencies. Board members in addition to the officers are: Bill Tappan, Past President; Ellen Adlam, Barry Creighton, Dr. Marcus Deede, Lynn Dusek, Romi Haseo, and Sarah Jones.
PCHS is a full service health center caring for people no matter their age, their health issues, or their income level. Services are available to everyone in our community including individuals and families with or without insurance, seniors on Medicare and recipients of Medicaid. By bringing together medical, dental, and behavioral health services for all members of the family, from infants to seniors, PCHS promises coordinated care for all patients. Sliding fee “discounts” are available for those meeting criteria.
Nomination period open for seats on HEA Board of Directors
Homer Electric Association (HEA) is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s Board of Directors.
The cooperative’s Board is made up of nine directors, three from each of the three districts that make up the service area.
This year, the District 1 (Kenai-Nikiski-parts of Soldotna) seat held by Kenai resident Kelly Bookey will be on the ballot. In District 2 (Soldotna-Sterling-Kasilof area) the seat currently held by Sterling resident Dick Waisanen will be up for election. In District 3 (Kasilof-Homer-Seldovia area), HEA members will vote for the seat currently held by Don Seelinger of Seldovia.
HEA directors are elected by district, with members voting only for the director in their respective district.
Members interested in being on the ballot must fill out a Candidacy Packet that requires the candidate to gather at least 15 signatures from current HEA members that live in the district where the candidate resides. The Candidacy Packet is available at HEA offices in Kenai and Homer and online at www.homerelectric.com
The deadline to submit the Candidacy Packet is 5 p.m. on Feb. 28. Completed packets can be dropped off at either the Kenai or Homer HEA office.
Ballots will be mailed out to HEA members on March 28 and the results will be tabulated and announced at the Annual Meeting on May 1 at the Soldotna High School.
For additional information contact Joe Gallagher at 907-283-2324.
Citizens' Advisory Council recertification application available for public review
The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council is seeking recertification as the alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, as authorized under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The application has been submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is charged with assessing whether the council fosters the general goals and purposes of OPA 90 and is broadly representative of communities and interests as envisioned under OPA 90.
The application is open for public review until March 7 under federal register docket number USCG-2013-1003. The full text of the federal register notice can be found at www.regulation.gov using the docket number. Comments may be submitted on line at that website.
The recertification application is available for public review on the council’s website at www.pwsrcac.org. To obtain a printed copy, contact the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, 3709 Spenard Road, Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska 99503. Call 907-277-7222 or toll-free 800-478-7221.
Comments on the application may be sent to: Commander, 17th Coast Guard District (Dp), PO Box 25517, Juneau AK 99802, Attn: LT Tomas Pauser, Inspections & Investigations.
Comments also can be forwarded to the docket manager at the address indicated. All correspondence must include the docket number.
The Coast Guard will be taking comment until March 7.
Job center hosts classes
The Peninsula Job Center will offer the following workshops the week of Feb. 24:
Monday, Feb. 24 — 9:30 a.m., ALEXsys Job Leads; 10:30 a.m., Introduction to ALEXsys and the Job Center; 2:30 p.m., Resume Writing Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 25 — 10:30 a.m., Job Prep Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 26 — 9:00 a.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab; 3:00 p.m., Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender
Thursday, Feb. 27 — 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop
Friday, Feb. 28 — No workshops offered.
All workshops are free of charge to the public.
Those interested in attending any of the workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite No. 2.
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