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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2001

State chairman to speak to Kenai chamber

The speaker at today's Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be Rob Shoaf, chairman of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. Meetings are open to the public and held at noon Wednesdays at the Old Town Village Restaurant.

Genealogy library reopens

The Family History Library in Soldotna will reopen today after its holiday closure. For more information, contact Dorothy Helton at 283-2051.

Owen to speak at luncheon

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at the Anchor River Inn. Faron Owen, with the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, will speak about the council's plans for the upcoming season in addition to reviewing the 2001 Vacation Planner and Weekender.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-2600.

Registration slated for basketball league

The Boys and Girls Club will hold a registration for a seventh- and eighth-grade basketball league today through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kenai club.

The cost is $46 through Friday, then the cost will rise to $56. The season will run from Jan. 29 through March 17. All members must be Boys and Girls Club members, which requires a $20 per calender-year fee. For more information, call 283-2682.

North Peninsula chamber to meet

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly noon luncheon meeting Thursday at the Lighthouse Inn. Jan Henry, from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, will be the guest speaker. It is open to the public.

CARTS seeks volunteer drivers

The United Nations has designated 2001 as the International Year of the Volunteer. Now people can volunteer for the Central Area Rural Transit System to meet people and help the community.

Some people cannot get to church, work, shopping or even to see the doctor. You can help by becoming a volunteer driver. Drivers use their own cars and get reimbursed 32.5 cents per mile. They must have their own insurance, but CARTS will provide coverage above their limits. Cars must be safe, and drivers must have good records. All rides are scheduled at least a day in advance, and you only accept the trips you want. Ask for a copy of the volunteer guide and sign up. Especially, if you currently are driving your child to Sears Elementary, you could share the ride. Give CARTS a call.

To get a volunteer packet or the answers to any questions about low-cost public transit for the central peninsula, call Jennifer at 262-8900.

Swimming lessons available at KCHS

Kenai Central High School is taking registration for swim lessons through Jan. 12 at the KCHS pool. Lessons will begin the week of Jan. 13. Open swim will be by appointment only until the school fills its lifeguard position.

Admission prices are $3 for adults and $2 for youths or senior citizens for water aerobics and lap swim. For $25, you can purchase a punch card for 10 adult swim sessions or 20 student or senior ones.

Fisher to address historical society

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Kenai Community Library. James Fisher will be the speaker.

Fisher opened a law office in Kenai in 1961 and served as Kenai city attorney until 1974. He helped organize both the Kenai Historical Society and the Kenai Bar Association and has been involved with numerous other groups.

All Historical Society meetings are open to the public.

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