Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, February 16, 2001

Food bank presents weekend events

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold a radiothon at 9 a.m. today on KSRM AM 920.

Pledges can be made and T-shirts can be purchased for the sixth annual Zero Degree Non Run Marathon to fight hunger by calling 283-8700 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The food bank also will hold a doughnut and coffee race to kick off the marathon today and Saturday at Kenai Chrysler Center in Kenai and Sadler's Home Furnishings in Sterling from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at both locations.

For more information, call the food bank at 262-3111.

Blood donations needed

The Blood Bank of Alaska is asking donors to visit the blood bank location at the Blazy Mall in Soldotna between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday to give blood.

There is a shortage of all blood types across Alaska, causing the amount of collected blood to drop 50 percent below the overall safety levels.

Exit exam preview offered for Nikiski teens

All Nikiski Middle-Senior High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to a free practice session for the Alaska High School Graduation

Qualifying Exam. Meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 24 in the school library. The school will provide lunch.

For more information call the counseling office at 776-3456.

A practice copy of the three-part test is now available on the Internet through the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

To get a copy, go to and click on the "HSGQE Practice Test" link. The test is a 64-page document in Adobe Acrobat format.

Bridges meeting slated

Bridges Community Resource Network will hold its annual meeting and election of board of directors at 10 a.m. Saturday at 145 Kasilof Avenue in Soldotna. The meeting is open to all Bridges members and the public.

Monthly contra dance to be held

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a family and community contra dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. The cost is $5 for adults, those under 16 get in free with an adult.

Participants are asked to bring clean, non-marking shoes and potluck refreshments. For more information, call Heidi at 283-9227.

SoHi teacher-parent conferences Monday

Soldotna High School will hold teacher-parent conferences on Monday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Conferences will be one day only.

There is no school for students on that day or on Tuesday, which is an in-service day. These conferences are the last ones for this school year.

Alaska Independent Blind meets

The newly formed Kenai Peninsula chapter of the Alaska Independent Blind meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the Fireweed Medical Clinic.

That is at 247 N. Fireweed St. in Soldotna.

SPCA warns of possible horse lice

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of the Kenai Peninsula, would like to make all horse owners aware of the following: If a horse is scratching, rubbing, shows hair loss, or biting there is a good possibility that it's lice.

There have been four verified cases of horse lice on the peninsula.

If owners notice any of these signs listed above, please contact Dr. Jerry Nybakken (260-5850), or the SPCA (262-8800).

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