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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2006

HEA schedules meter upgrades

Homer Electric Association will install upgraded electric meters in the following Kenai areas during February: Kenai Spur Highway from Shotgun Avenue through Bridge Access Road; Marathon Road to Willow Street; Willow Street to Birch Street; Forest Drive at the Kenai Spur Highway to Redoubt and back to Forest; Birch Street to Forest Drive; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Forest to the Kenai Moose Lodge; Haller to Wildwood Drive; Woodland Subdivision; and Mumsom Subdivision.

HEA contractors will drive white trucks and four-wheelers with a HEA logos.

Residents are asked to take necessary precautions to protect sensitive electronic equipment throughout the upgrade.

The upgrade will allow HEA to implement its automated meter reading system that eventually will allow 100 percent of electric accounts to be read remotely. For more information, call toll free (800) 478-8551 or 283-8551.

Women invited to take a break

Peninsula Take-a-Break will host a February luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Solid Rock Conference Center at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway. Featured speakers will be Kathy Moore with the Arctic Winter Games and Donna Embree from Palmer. Music will be provided by Tina Schneider. The cost is $8. Free child care will be provided. For more information, call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Susan at 335-6789.

Byway corridor workshops set

The north and south Sterling Highway byway public workshops will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Cooper Landing Community Hall; from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Homer City Hall Council Chambers; and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Anchor River Inn. The purpose of the planning workshops are for coordinating discussions of goals, objectives and priorities for tourism planning along the byways. A draft corridor plan also will be available. For more information, call Nancy Casey at 260-8418.

D.A.R.E. graduation today

The Soldotna Police Department will hold a D.A.R.E. graduation for Soldotna Elementary, Redoubt Elementary, Kalifornsky Beach Elementary schools and Soldotna Montessori from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Alaska Great Skate in Soldotna.

There were 188 fifth-graders who completed the 10-week program, which focuses on making good decisions about tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Dinner fundraiser slated

The Sterling Senior Center will host a South Pacific dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the center. Dinner will feature roast pork and pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. Entertainment will include hula dancing and skits. Seating is limited. The cost is $15 per person. For tickets, call Susan at 262-5757 or Geoann at 260-6630.

Art donations to be part of auction

Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is requesting donations from area artists to be auctioned off at the end of an evening of dinner theater Feb. 25.

The production will be “Cast-A-Blanca,” a spoof of the classic film “Casablanca” set on the Kenai Peninsula. Funds raised will go to support future productions and projects benefiting kids, such as children’s theater, children’s art exhibits and drama camps.

Donated art will be on display in the Triumvirate Bookstore and Gallery until the auction. Artists may choose to receive 25 percent of the purchase price of the their art. Donations should be brought to the Triumvirate Theatre between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays before Monday. For more information on the show, visit the Web site

Peninsula fair seeks members

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is having a membership drive. Membership applications are available online at or by calling the fair office at (907) 567-3670. Dues are $15. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at (907) 567-3670.

Team will work for uniforms

The Skyview High School boys soccer team is seeking work opportunities to earn money for new uniforms. The team is willing to shovel driveways, roofs, wash cars, move items and perform other odd jobs. For more information, call Tyler Thornton at 262-4491.

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