Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2001

Healthy communities meeting slated

The Healthy Communities-Healthy People steering committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Bridges Community Resource Network in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-1831.

Community Schools registration begins

Soldotna Community Schools class and activity in-person registration is scheduled for today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the library at Soldotna Middle School. Mail-in registration also is encouraged. Send a completed form with check or money order to Soldotna Community Schools, 426 W. Redoubt Ave., Soldotna, AK 99669.

Extra class-activity brochures are available at the Soldotna and Kenai public libraries and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District building. Classes begin Monday. For more information, call 262-6768.

Kasilof Historical Society presents fox farming

The Kasilof Historical Society will meet today at Tustumena Elementary School. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7. Stan McLane will give a presentation on fox farming. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-2439.

KDLL board meets tonight

KDLL-FM public radio will have its monthly board meeting at 7 tonight at the station's studio in the Economic Development District Building, on the Kenai Spur Highway three miles north of Kenai. The meeting is open to the public.

Roads are topic for Nikiski chamber

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly luncheon meeting at noon today at the Lighthouse Inn. Gary Davis, Kenai Peninsula Borough roads director, will be the guest speaker. It is open to the public.

SBDC offers business planning seminar

A good business plan conveys a business' prospects and growth potential and helps it attract financing and other resources.

Mark Gregory from the Small Business Development Center will give a business planning seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the SBDC office at the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Cost is $15. To register, call 262-7497.

The SBDC is a partnership of the University of Alaska and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Sterling Head Start now enrolling children

Sterling Head Start is getting ready to begin its preschool program Jan. 29.

To be eligible, children must have turned 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 15, 2000, and be from families that meet federal income guidelines.

The program will run three and a half hours per day, four days a week. Bus transportation will be provided within a designated service area, which includes Soldotna. Nutritious meals and snacks will be provided daily.

The new program is free to eligible children and their families. It is operated by the Rural Alaska Community Action Program based in Anchorage. For an application or more information, call the Sterling Head Start office, next to Cook's Tesoro station, at 260-5343.

Hoop Shoot finals set for Saturday

The finals of the 2001 Elks Hoop Shoot basketball contest for children will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Recreation Center. The awards ceremony and lunch will follow at the Kenai Elks Lodge. For more information, call 283-7776 after 4 p.m.

Anchor Point group seeks missing winner

Did you respond to the survey from the Community Rivers Planning Coalition?

A $200 winner was selected at the Jan. 4 meeting of the coalition in Anchor Point. The CRPC offered the cash prize to respondents to the community survey, which was mailed in late November to residents and property owners around Anchor Point, Happy Valley and Stariski Creek.

The winning number is 0293. To claim the prize, the number's holder must contact the coalition before Feb. 1 at 235-0689.

Otherwise, the winner will forfeit the prize and a new winning number will be drawn at the next meeting on Feb. 1. Survey participants should keep their numbered survey cover letters to be eligible in the event of additional drawings if the prize is not claimed.

Hosts sought for job shadowing

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Kenai Central High School are seeking job hosts for their annual Job Shadow Day program. This year's program will be on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. Please consider sharing your career or business with a student for half a day. If interested and for further details, call Amy at the chamber cabin at 283-7989.

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