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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hazardous waste disposal dates set

Zoe Becker

The Central Peninsula Landfill Hazardous waste disposal collection times are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: March 13, May 8, June 12, July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 18 and Nov. 20.

Businesses must pre-register by calling Burlington Environmental at 1-800-478-9008.

Food bank seek items

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is seeking the following items: letter sized coy paper, silverware, Ziploc plastic bags (all sizes), sealing tape, Corelle soup bowls, scotch tape, plastic gloves (medium and large), plastic grocery bags, garbage bags (33 and 45-50 gallon).

Birthday bag items needed for youth ages 12 years old and under are: cake mixes, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, balloons and small stuffed toys. Items for youth over 12 years old needed are re-gifted gifts, seasonal items and large baskets.

For more information, call 262-3111.

Kenai

Oliver makes president's list

Luca Oliver of Kenai was named to the president's list at Wayland Baptist University.

To be named to the list students must have a 4.0 grade point average for the term.

Jones earns academic honors

Sarah Jones of Kenai was awarded a scholarship from Western Governors University.

Heath, Clark have a girl

Brandi Heath and James Clark of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Gabrielle Rayelynn Clark, at 4:32 a.m. Dec. 17, 2009, at Woman's Way Midwifery in Soldotna. She weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces.

Her grandparents are Pat and Sherry Heath and Rayetta and Steven Wolfe.

H1N1 vaccine available

The Kenai Public Health Center has H1N1 vaccine available walk-ins clinics are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the center and Thursdays in Soldotna at Cottonwood Clinic from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring their immunization records. Call 335-3400 for more information.

Cribbage tourney begins

The 16th annual Cook Inlet Lions Cribbage tournament begins at 3 p.m. Saturdays through April, at the American Legion Kenai Post No. 20 at 902 Cook Street, Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

Kenai library events announced

The Kenai Community Library at 163 Main St. Loop, will host the following activities in January:

Closed today; Russian story time at 3:25 p.m. Monday; pre-school story time at 11:15 a.m. and library commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday; Wee read at 11 a.m. Wednesday; after school read at 4 p.m. and Writers' group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday; and ancestor research from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The libraries hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 283-4378.

Historical society seeks contributions

The Kenai Historical Society will participate in the Permanent Fund Dividend's Charitable Contributions Program.

Interested community members who sign up for their dividends online in January, should look for an option called "the gift of giving." Search for the Kenai Historical Society, click and follow the instructions to make the donation.

The group asks that participants consider leaving their contact information so that they may acknowledge and recognize the givers support. For more information on the program, visit www.PickClickGive.org or call June at 283-1946.

Nikiski

Beckers welcome a daughter

Reilly and Jonathan Becker of Nikiski announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Elizabeth Becker, at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

She joins sister, Fiona, 6. Her grandparents are Peggy and John Toppenberg, of Sterling, Tom and Julie Conway, of Ft. Collins, Colo., Hal and Linda Becker of Soldotna, and Vickie Becker of Nikiski. Her great-grandparents are Jean Davis of Des Moines, Iowa, Jim and Pat Chrysler, of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Senior center announces events

Activities: Monday --pinochle at 12:45; Tuesday -- hand and foot at 12:45 p.m.; Wednesday -- hand and foot at 12:45 p.m. and cribbage at 6 p.m.; Thursday -- pinochle at 12:45 and Weight Watchers at 5 p.m.; Friday -- Game Night at 6 and quilt drawing at noon.

Meals: Monday -- seafood alfredo w/ vegetables and garlic bread; Tuesday -- Mongolian Beef, Sticky Rice and Pork Egg Rolls; Wednesday -- Marinated Chicken with lemon ginger and penne pasta; Thursday -- chopped sirloin steak, potatoes/gravy and veggies; Friday -- menu by popular vote.

Soldotna

Hutto earns academic honors

Shawn Hutto of Soldotna was named to the dean's list at the University of Alaska Anchorage College of Business and Public Policy.

To be named to the list students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 and carried at least 12 graded credit hours.

He is the son of Kita Wilcher of Soldotna and William Hutto of Texas.

Pierce named to dean's list

Travis Tyler Pierce of Soldotna was named to the dean's list at Valley City State University. To be named to the list students must have completed 12 semester hours or more with a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Kenai Watershed Forum seeks contributions

Kenai Watershed Forum will participate in the Permanent Fund Dividend's Charitable Contributions Program.

Interested community members who sign up for their dividends online in January, should look for an option called "the gift of giving." Search for the Kenai Watershed Forum, click and follow the instructions to make the donation.

The group asks that participants consider leaving their contact information so that they may acknowledge and recognize the givers support. For more information on the program, visit www.PickClickGive.org or call Josselyn O'Connor at 260-5449.

Love INC fundraiser slated

The annual dinner auction fundraiser for Love In the Name of Christ will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Soldotna Bible Chapel. Chef Bill Ferguson will prepare a gourmet dinner. Silent and out cry auctions also are planned.

For more information, call 283-5252.

La Leche group to meet

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Frontier Community Services Playroom in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome.

For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/laleche/join.

Sterling

Senior center activities announced

Mondays -- Exercise group at 10 a.m. and Spanish class at 1 p.m.; Tuesdays -- Crafty Quilters at 10 a.m., and bingo at 7 p.m.; Wednesdays -- exercise group at 10 a.m.; Thursdays -- Crafty Quilters at 10 a.m., Spanish class and 1 p.m., and card players at 6 p.m.; Friday -- exercise group at 10 a.m. and choir practice at 1 p.m.

On going events -- First and third Fridays -- movies with snacks at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.; First and third Saturdays -- Carving Club at 10 a.m.; Sundays -- breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Special events -- Saturday -- Head Start fundraiser.

Call 262-6808 for more information.



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