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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2007

Senior Olympics continue

The central peninsula 2007 Senior Olympics continues through Saturday at venues in Kenai and Soldotna. Events include pool, water walking, cribbage, bridge, darts, walking, shuffleboard, Hand and Foot, basketball, bowling, Tripoly, pinochle, Mexican dominoes, poker and ping pong. An awards event and no-host dinner will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Ginger’s Restaurant at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. For a complete schedule or more information, or to sing up to compete, contact the area senior citizens centers.

Lip synch contest tapes due Monday

Soldotna Community Schools’ annual Showin’ Off the Kids lip synch and choreography contest will be held Saturday at Soldotna High School. The contest is for children in grades kindergarten through eighth.

Application forms may be picked up at Soldotna Dairy Queen, Kenai and Soldotna libraries, Soldotna Sports Center, most school offices or downloaded online at, then click on Community Schools.

The application form and a two-minute taped selection must be returned to Dairy Queen by Monday. For more information, call 262-6768.

Relay for Life kickoff set

The American Cancer Society 2007 Relay For Life kick-off meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Redoubt Room at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

It is open to the public. The relay will be held June 1 and 2 at Skyview High School’s track. For more information, call Lisa at 262-6656 or

Public heath plans one-day closure

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Monday. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 335-3400.

HEA to upgrade meters

Homer Electric Association’s contractor will install upgraded residential and small business electric meters in the central peninsula area beginning Tuesday. The locations slated for the meter upgrade include: Ciechanski Road, Kalifornsky Beach Road, Funny River Road and east from Spenard Builders Supply.

The meter upgrade will require a short outages of less then one minute at each location. HEA’s contractor will make an attempt to notify the occupants before proceeding with the meter upgrade.

Contractors will drive white trucks, with the logo for Alaska LineBuilders, and wear clothing that identifies them as a qualified HEA contractor.

HEA reminds residents that it is always a good idea to protect sensitive electronic equipment. Call (800) 478-8551 for more information.

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