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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2005

Brown bag lunch planned for agencies

The Interagency Council will meet today at Hospice of the Central Peninsula in Soldotna, in the U-Haul building off the Kenai Spur Highway. The meeting is a noon brown bag luncheon meeting. Representatives from all agencies in the area are invited to come and bring information from their agencies to share. This is a round-table discussion.

Meetings are held in different locations each month. Meeting announcements are sent out by e-mail. To get onto the e-mail list contact Barbara, volunteer coordinator at the LeeShore Center, at 283-9479.

Youth basketball tourney set

The Peninsula Winter Games will host a youth boys and girls three-on-three basketball tournament from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Jan. 29 at the Kenai Rec Center. There is no fee. For more information and applications, call 714-2380 or 714-2382.

T-200 seeking youth riders

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race is seeking children ages 5 to 14 to ride in the sleds of mushers. An emphasis on challenged, disadvantaged or disabled children is placed on the selection process. Past participants are not eligible. For more information, call Mya Renken at 283-1991.

CPHC seeking new members

The Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. is accepting applications for new board members. It is a nonprofit corporation, administering to the Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna and the Aspen Dental Clinic in Kenai.

Applications are available at 170 E. Corral St., Suite 1, in Soldotna, at 395 Main Street Loop in Kenai, by e-mail at or by calling 335-2022.

Book sale planned

Soldotna Public Library volunteers will sponsor a used book sale on from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Books are 25 cents, unless otherwise marked. For more information, call 262-4227.

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.

Reading carnival planned

The Kenai Peninsula Reading Council will host the third annual Peninsula Reading Carnival on Jan. 29.

Groups interested in reserving booth space can call Virginia Morgan at 283-9374 e-mail Groups interested in performing on the main stage may call, Matt Faris at 260-5411 or e-mail

Writers club to host dinner

The eighth annual Writers Night and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center.

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