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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2000

Harp recital scheduled for today

The Kenai Peninsula orchestra's winter recital series continues today at 2 p.m. with Julie Ann Smith performing on harp at the home of Jim and Nedra Evans. The recital series benefits the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Summer String Festival. Tickets and information are available at Northcountry Fair and Gallery 25. For information, call 262-2633.

Hockey program offered to kids over spring break

The city of Kenai Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a Spring Break Shinney Hockey program for youth 12 to 18 years old at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility. The program runs Monday through Friday from 3 to 4 p.m., beginning Monday. There is no cost. Preregister at the Kenai Recreation Center or on-site throughout the program. The program is sponsored by Kenai Chrysler Center, Arby's and Freedom Realty. For more information, call Bob Frates, 283-3855.

Drag racers schedule initial meeting

The first drag racing meeting will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenai Merit Inn. Anyone interested in participating or becoming a member should attend. For more information call Don, 283-2793.

minus. Cost to attend the meeting is $11. RSVP to 563-2226 or fax 561-8870.

Public health nurse to visit communities

The public health nurse will visit the following locations:

Ninilchik Clinic, Wednesday, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Nikolaevsk School, Thursday, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information, call Homer Public Health Center at 235-8857 or 1-800-770-8857.

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council hosts committee meeting

Cook Inlet RCAC has scheduled a 10 a.m. Friday meeting of the Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety Committee. The public is welcome to attend. For agenda, directions or more information, call 283-7222.

Preschool hosts garage sale

Kenai Cooperative Preschool, 818 Cook Street, next to the Kenai Fine Art Center, is having a huge garage sale Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Donations will be taken Thursday after noon.

The preschool is also hosting an introductory session in raising a thinking child by Lisa Schmitter on Wednesday, March 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Natasha, 283-0878.

Blood Bank holds community blood drive

The Blood Bank of Alaska, Kenai Peninsula Chapter in conjunction with the Kenai Lion's Club will have a Kenai Community Blood Drive on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. at the Kenai Elks Club. Donors are encouraged to drink plenty of caffine free liquid and eat a good meal before donating.

Alert siren scheduled for monthly test

The Kenai Peninsula Borough's Office of Emergency Management will conduct the monthly alert siren test Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 12 noon. The test consists of the attack and alert tones and is conducted on the first Thursday of each month, unless it's a holiday.

Scholarship applications available through borough employee association

The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is accepting applications for three $500 scholarships. Scholarships are available to all 2000 borough graduates, including public, private and home schools.

Applications and instructions are available from any borough high school counselor's office or at the information desk at t he borough building in Soldotna. Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 31, 2000. Applications can be mailed to or dropped of at the Kenai Borough Employees Association, 144 North Binkley Street Soldotna, Ak 99669, Attn: Scholarship Committee.

Agriculture scholarships have April 1 deadline

Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program was created to financially assist 100 high school seniors in 50 states in their college agriculture studies. Applications are available at Cad-Re Feeds in Soldotna. The deadline is April 1.

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