Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Winter livestock series slated

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Kenai District Cooperative Extension Services office will host animal scientist and livestock specialist Milan Shipka from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. Tuesday’s topic will be artificial insemination and animal reproduction, and Thursday’s topic will be lactation and calf raising. For more information, call 262-5824.

Used book sale Wednesday

Soldotna Public Library volunteers will host a used book sale from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library. Videos also will be available. For more information, call 262-4227.

CPGH plans board meeting

The Central Peninsula General Hospital board of directors will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Iliamna Conference Room at the hospital. It is open to the public. For a copy of the agenda, visit

Historical society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at River City Books. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4157.

Cheerleading registration looms

The Soldotna Saints and Kenai Falcons cheerleading squads will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and April 8 and 9 at Soldotna Middle School. Children ages 5 to 15 are eligible to apply. The cost is $150 with $75 due at registration and the balance due at the mandatory parent meeting. Limited scholarships and multifamily discounts are available. Birth certificates are required at registration unless your child participated in 2005.

Coaches also are needed and a 50 percent discount will be given to a coach’s child or child of their choice. For complete information, e-mail Becky at or

1964 earthquake to be discussed

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. Community members who experienced the 1964 earthquake are asked to share their stories of how they coped in its aftermath. It is open to the public.

CPHC seeks members

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. is accepting applications for volunteers to serve as board and committee members. CPHC is a nonprofit organization with oversight of the Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna and the Aspen Dental Center in Kenai, and targets the under- and uninsured population of the central Kenai Peninsula. Applications are available at 395 Main Street Loop in Kenai, by e-mail at or by calling 335-2022.

HEA schedules Kasilof meter upgrades

Homer Electric Association will install upgraded electric meters in the following Kenai and Soldotna areas during April: Beaver Loop; Kobuk at Big Eddy to Knight Drive; Beaver Creek Park to Strawberry Road; Knight Drive; Poachers Cove; Mackey Lake Road (left side); Spur Road-Karen Lane to Sport Lake Road; Sport Lake Road; Strawberry Road; Kenai Spur Highway, Sport Lake Road to Strawberry Road; Kenai Spur Highway past Strawberry Road through Shotgun Avenue; Kenai Spur Highway-Shotgun Road through Bridge Access Road; Kalifornsky Beach Road-East Poppy Lane through Bridge Access; Sprucewood Townhouses to Lawton Street (Central Heights); Davidson to Beaver Loop; and Kenai self-read meters.

HEA contractors will drive white trucks and four-wheelers with a HEA logos. Residents are asked to take necessary precautions to protect sensitive electronic equipment throughout the upgrade.

The upgrade will allow HEA to implement its automated meter reading system that eventually will allow 100 percent of electric accounts to be read remotely. For more information, call toll free (800) 478-8551 or 283-5831.

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