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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003

CPGH Safe Sitter classes start today

Central Peninsula General Hospital will sponsor Safe Sitter classes for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Friday. The class costs $50, and students must be preregistered to guarantee a space in the class. Registration forms are available at the hospital front desk. For more information, call Michelle at 262-8172.

Moving sale to support area family

There will be a moving sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222, W. Redoubt St. in Soldotna.

Funds raised at the sale will be used to help the Kevin and Kelli Sweatt family of Soldotna pay for medical and relocation expenses.

Labor department offers disaster assistance

Individuals out of work as a result of the October flooding may find out more about how to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance by calling (800) 590-5941, or by going to www.labor.state.ak.us, and clicking on the Disaster Unemployment Assistance link. The last day to apply for this assistance program is Wednesday.

Social Security representatives to visit area

Representatives from the Social Security Administration will visit several Kenai Peninsula locations in January. Representatives will be at the Seward City Council chambers Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.; at Kenai City Hall on Jan. 15 from noon until 4 p.m.; and at the Homer Senior Citizens Center on Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For more information, call (800) 772-1213.

Cookbook sale to support Ninilchik teams

The Ninilchik High School basketball teams are selling "GRRR-recipes" cookbooks to raise money for trips and other team expenses.

The cookbooks are $7, plus $2 shipping and handling if needed. To purchase a book, call Jamie Leman at (907) 567-3361 or e-mail her at jamilee_2000@yahoo.com.

Pioneers 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 anninalaska@gci.net.

Crisis Center offering Clothes Closet

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center's Clothes Closet is open to the community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Clothes Closet offers clothing and miscellaneous items to the public at no charge.

Due to the limited number of staff to sort donations, contributed items are only accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

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.



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