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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2002

Scholarship applications sought

The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for three scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2002 graduates of Kenai Peninsula Borough schools, including home schoolers. Applications are available at any area high school counselor's office or at the Borough's Web site at:

Applications must be postmarked by March 29.

Talent show coming

The annual Nikiski Talent Show will be 7 p.m. March 2 at the Nikiski High School Auditorium. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, or $18 per family.

All proceeds benefit the Nikiski music program. For more information, call 776-3456.

Foreign exchange dinner planned

The central peninsula AFS committee will hold its 22nd annual foreign exchange student dinner and fund-raiser at 6 p.m. March 3 at Our Lady of the Angels church. The event features a multi-course meal with menu items from around the world. Proceeds go to pay scholarships for central peninsula teens abroad and foreign students attending area high schools. Tickets are $15 each and available at the Kenai Vision Center, Kenai Community Library, River City Books or from exchange students and committee members. For more information, call Eileen Bryson at 283-4428.

St. Patrick's Day parade to be held

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual St. Patrick's Day Festival March 17. A parade will begin at 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to participate needs to arrive at Bailey's Furniture parking lot by 1:30 p.m. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Homer Health Center closed for holiday

The Homer Health Center will be closed tomorrow in observance of Seward's Day. The public health nurse will be at the Ninilchik Health Fair March 9 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to give information about immunizations and provide hepatitis A and B shots to students. The nurse will be in Nikolaevsk March 18 from 11 a.m until 2 p.m. for immunizations, pregnancy testing and well child checkups. For more information, call the health center at 235-8857.

Adult education program offered

The Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College will hold its annual Elderhostel program May 26 through June 1 in Homer. The program covers the natural history and culture of the Kachemak Bay area. Elderhostel provides educational adventures for adults 55 and older. For more information, call the campus at 235-7743 or the national Elderhostel office at 1-877-426-8056.

Meeting to focus on homeless

The public, private businesses and social service agencies are invited to a meeting focusing on homelessness in the borough March 1. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Borough Administration Building in Soldotna. Participants will discuss services available to homeless individuals and families living in the borough and will prioritize needed services and projects. For more information, call Barbara at 283-9479.

Landowner workshop planned

The Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a landowner's workshop from 9 a.m until 1 p.m. March 2. Agency resource professionals will provide information on current practices for landowners to develop conservation plans for their property. Anyone wishing to participate must register by 3 p.m. tomorrow. For more information, call Ruth Lewis at 283-8732 ext. 108.

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