Community News

Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007

Book club activity set

Kenai Library Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library. The topic will be getting ready for the science fiction workshop with Dana Stabenow. The book of the month is “The Gate to Women's Country,” by Sheri S. Tepper. It is open to the public. For more information, call Janell Grenier at 776-5684 or e-mail her at

New Rotary club to meet

The Kenai River Rotary Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Nikko Garden Restaurant at 36100 Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. For more information on the group, call Nancy at 953-0495.

HEA to upgrade metersS

Homer Electric Association’s contractor will install upgraded residential and small business electric meters in the central peninsula. The locations slated for the meter upgrade include Mile 16 Funny River Road working eastward and Kobuck, Marydale and Redoubt areas in Soldotna.

The meter upgrade will require 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.

Snowmachine fundraiser set

The Way Out Women (WOW) will hold its annual snowmachine ride Saturday. Proceeds will benefit Central Peninsula Hospital’s cancer fund that assists local cancer patients. The Central Peninsula Health Foundation will administer the funds through the Oncology and Infusion Center at Central Peninsula Hospital.

The $100 entry fee will include a continental breakfast, “goody bag” and a limited-edition T-shirt. There will be prizes and a chance to ride new Polaris snowmachines. Riders are encouraged to seek pledges. Pledges can be turned in early or at the event.

Registration is ongoing, however there is no longer a guarantee that goody bags will be available. For registration information, call Kathy Lopeman at 283-7602, 714-4490 or e-mail her at Registration forms should be mailed to W.O.W. Ride c/o Kathy Lopeman, 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Safari international activities set

Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International has planned the following activities:

· March 6 — Business meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Don Jose’s in Soldotna.

· April 21 — The annual fundraiser dinner will be held at the Soldotna Sports Center. Tickets are available. Biweekly fundraiser committee meetings are being held. For more information, call Dennis LaRoche at 262-0478.

Food bank fundraiser set to build

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is hosting the 2007 CANstruction event at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center from April 2-21.

Sculptures made out of nonperishable food items are eligible for awards such as the CAN-Do Award or the Ton-O-Tin Award. Food collected will be distributed to needy Kenai Peninsula residents. The event is open to businesses, organizations and families.

Entry forms are available at the food bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-3111.

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