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Posted: Friday, January 14, 2005

Women's health screenings available

Breast and cervical health check program sponsored by the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services is available at Cottonwood Health Center. Women with limited income who are under or uninsured may qualify for free screenings. For more information, call 262-3119.

Board of Fisheries public hearing set

The Alaska Board of Fisheries will hold a public hearing at the Soldotna Sports Center conference room beginning at 1:30 p.m. today and continuing Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of the hearing is to gather information and public comments concerning proposals and issues to be addressed by the board at its Upper Cook Inlet Finfish regulatory meeting Monday through Jan. 29.

Bridges to meet

Bridges Community Resource Network Inc. will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at 145 Kasilof Ave. in Soldotna. The election of board members will be held. All Bridges members and interested community members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 262-9019.

Fish fry planned in Sterling

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a Friday night fish fry at 6 p.m. Jan. 21. The menu will consist of deep-fried halibut, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, beverages and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Entertainment will be provided by Dudley and Kate.

Hazard trees presentation slated

The Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will begin its winter lecture series from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Dr. Robert Wheeler, a forestry specialist for the Cooperative Extension Service in Fairbanks, will be the featured speaker. His topic will be tree growth, development, damage, response and how to assess the condition of trees and if there is anything that can be done about it. For more information, call Janice at 262-5824.

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