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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2002

Siren test scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Borough's Office of Emergency Management will conduct its monthly alert siren test Thursday at noon. The test is conducted on the first Thursday of each month unless it is a holiday. For more information, call 262-4910.

Storytelling program planned

Carol Ford and Mike Morgan will hold a class teaching the process of telling stories at home. The program will begin at 6:30 Thursday at the Kenai Community Library. For more information, call Corey Hall at 283-4378.

Small business workshop to be held

The Small Business Development Center is holding a financial budget workshop Jan. 9 at the SBDC office on K-Beach Road in the Red Diamond Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Advance reservations are required. To register, or for more information, call Lou Collier at 262-7497.

Social Security Administration to visit peninsula

The Social Security Administration for Alaska will be visiting the Kenai Peninsula Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in city council chambers in Seward, Jan. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at City Hall in Kenai, and Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior citizens center in Homer. The administration will also be on the peninsula Feb. 12, 13 and 14 and March 12, 13, 14 at the same locations and times for each city.

Fund-raiser planned for MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Alaska will place some of Soldotna's most notorious citizens "behind bars" at the Peninsula Steak House Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money for the association. Citizens in lockup will serve one hour raising a $1,000 bail. Fore more information on how your business can participate in the lockup, or to volunteer, call the Alaska chapter office at 1-800-478-5683.

Town and Gown banquet slated

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold the 25th anniversary Town and Gown Awards Banquet, "A Salute to Our Unsung Community Heroes," Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. Tickets are available through the 2002 Kenai chamber board. For more information, all the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at 283-7989.

Exit Glacier caretaker needed

Kenai Fjords National Park is seeking one or more individuals interested in being a winter caretaker for the Exit Glacier area from mid-January to late March. This is a volunteer position with housing, some transportation and a small stipend provided. Volunteers live in a cabin at the glacier and help with collecting weather data, snow surveys and wildlife observations. They also help maintain buildings and trails and assist visitors. For more information, call Jim Ireland at (907) 224-3175.

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