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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Drive planned for Nikiski school consolidation

For the next two weeks, the Nikiski Area Student Achievement Interest Group will collect signatures from Nikiski residents supporting the consolidation of Nikiski and North Star elementary schools into separate kindergarten through third grade and fourth through sixth grade configurations.

The consolidation plan already has received support from both schools' site councils. The petition information will be used to show community support for the consolidation plan at the April 7 school board meeting.

For more information, call Jennie Hammond at 776-8561, Ann Krogseng at 776-8113 or Holly Norwood at 776-5593.

Child development screening available

Free developmental screenings for children up to age 3 are available through Frontier Community Services. For more information, call 262-3144, ext. 227.

Women invited to brunch

The Peninsula Take-A-Break group will host a brunch for all women in the community from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Solid Rock Conference Center. Annette Meyer will present unique ways of preserving photos, including techniques for making a video album. Vocalist Krissi Painter Alsworth will sing, and Barb Robek of Anchorage will speak. The cost of the brunch is $7, and free child care is available. To make a reservation, call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Susan at 335-6789.

KDLL board meets today

The KDLL board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. today at the KDLL studio in the Economic Development District building, three miles north of Kenai. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-8433.

Kenai Chamber to discuss mentoring program

Sheila Margaret Pothast, facilitator of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's "Aspirations Advocate Program," will speak at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos.

The luncheon costs $10.50 and is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7989.

WRCC board plans meeting

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center's board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. For a location and more information, call Laurie at 283-9479.

Fishers fund group to meet

The Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Discussion group kicks off in Kenai

A "Discover Liberty" discussion group will meet from 7:15 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning this week through April 30 at the coffee shop at the Katmai Motel in Kenai. The public is welcome. For more information, call Vicki at 776-8926.

Good Karma Inn hosts chamber mixer

The Good Karma Inn will host a grand opening, as well as the March Homer Chamber of Commerce Mixer, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Chamber members are invited to rub elbows with neighboring business owners, enjoy the view and have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Homestead Restaurant. A shuttle service to the inn will be provided from the bottom of Cover Avenue, off of Fernwood Drive. For directions or more information, call the chamber at (907) 235-7740 or the inn at (907) 235-4728.

Soccer tryouts slated

The Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club will hold tryouts for its competitive soccer teams Friday and Saturday. Registration forms are available at Red Line Sports, the Soldotna Public Library, Kenai Recreation Center, HiSpeed Gear or online at Registration costs $35. For more information, visit the Web site or call Ginny at 262-5631.

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