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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2002

Multiple sclerosis group meets today

Multiple Sclerosis Alaska Division is holding its monthly Kenai-Soldotna self-help group meeting from noon until 2 p.m. today at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building conference room B. The topic of discussion will be exercise programs. Lunch is courtesy of Arby's. For more information, call Barb Johnson at 262-8395.

Scholarship applications due Friday

Scholarship applications for the next school year for Alaska Natives who are Koniag shareholders or descendants must be postmarked by Friday. To receive an application, call (907) 562-9093 or log on to

Historical society meeting slated

The Kasilof Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting today. The program, Currents in the Gulf of Alaska, given by Steve Okkonen, will begin at 7 p.m. at the McLane Center, Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 262-2439.

ABCS enrollment lottery applications due

Applications for the Aurora Borealis Charter School enrollment lottery must be delivered in person to the school office by 4 p.m. Friday. The lottery will be conducted April 9, and results will be posted at the school April 22. Applications and lottery procedures are available at the school office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Aurora Borealis Charter School is a public school within the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Scholarship pageant planned for weekend

The statewide America's National Teen-ager Scholarship pageant will be held at 5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at te Renee Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Seventeen Alaska young women in two age divisions, 13 to 15 and 16 to 18, will participate in the competition. Friday will be a preliminary event and Saturday will be the pageant. Admission for Friday is $5, admission for Saturday is $12, and there is a reduced rate for children. The winners from the statewide pageant will receive free tuition to the University of Alaska Anchorage and will go on to compete in the national pageant in Tennessee.

Medical benefit dinner planned

A Chinese auction and benefit dinner for Kathy Murphy, owner of Mother Nature's, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Eagles Lodge. Donations will be appreciated. For more information, call Lisa at 283-9587.

Denney to speak at Alliance meeting

The Kenai Chapter of The Alliance will meet at Paradisos restaurant at noon March 19. Guest speaker will be Jim Denney, president of Nabors Alaska Drilling, who will discuss, "The Nabors Neighborhood." The cost for the luncheon is $11.

Women voters sponsoring pork forum

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a public forum on the proposed Pork Project for the Kenai Peninsula at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna. The public is encouraged to attend and learn more about both sides of the project to raise 600,000 hogs a year on the peninsula. For more information, call 283-9271.

Bake sale planned

The Nikiski Senior Center will hold its annual Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale April 4, 5 and 6. Tables are available for rent for $10 a day. For more information, call Leigh or Sherry at 776-7654.

AK Independent Blind to meet

The monthly meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Alaska Independent Blind will be at 7 p.m. March 18 at the Fireweed Medical Center, located at 247 North Fireweed in Soldotna. For more information, call Martha at 262-7061.

AARP to meet

The American Association of Retired Persons will meet March 21 at 1 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Archie at 262-4572 or Joan at 262-5571.

D.A.R.E. to hold culmination ceremony

Students from five local elementary schools who have successfully completed the D.A.R.E. program curriculum will be recognized at a culmination (graduation) ceremony 7 p.m. April 16 at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Sixth graders from K-Beach, Sterling, Redoubt, Tustumena and Soldotna Elementary schools will be honored. For more information or to volunteer to help with the program, call Officer Kant or Officer Landeis at 262-4455, or Trooper Aye at 260-2709.

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