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Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2004

Boy Scouts food drive begins today

Boys Scout troops in the Tustumena District will hold their annual Scouting for Food drive today through April 17. Troop members will collect food door-to-door or community members can call and schedule a pick-up.

For more information, call Alex at 260-4413.

Seniors to hold bazaar, bake sale

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will hold a spring bake sale and bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday at the center. Tables still are available to rent.

For more information, call 776-7654.

Soroptimists to meet

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Peninsula Christian Center.

For more information, call Brenda Northup at 260-6014.

Dessert show, auction planned

The Skyview High School swing choir will hold its fourth annual dessert show and auction at 7 p.m. today and Friday at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church.

The cost is $12 per person. Tickets are available from any swing choir member or from Suzanne and Dan Martin, who can be reached at 262-4083.

Disabled Veterans to hold convention

The Disabled Veterans, Chapter Five will host the Department of Alaska DAV 15th annual convention Thursday through Sunday at the Kings Inn in Kenai.

The following is a list of planned activities: Thursday registration and service officer training (DSO-CSO.); Friday workshops and business meetings;Saturday nominations, elections and the commanders dinner, with speaker Paul W. Jackson, the national first junior vice commander; and Sunday at 1 p.m. Doug Wells, DAV national service officer will discuss benefits and services veterans have earned.

All veterans are encouraged to attend. Interest members wishing to have help with claims are requested to bring claim numbers and social security numbers if possible.

For more information, call Glenn at 283-4359.

La Leche to discuss pros of breast feeding

The La Leche League will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at Woman's Way Midwifery. The topic of discussion will be the "Advantages of Breast Feeding." All mothers and babies are invited to attend.

For more information, call 262-9291.

Historical society meeting set

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. The featured speaker will be longtime resident Dr. Peter Hansen. His topic will be his move to Kenai in the late 1960s and the challenges of providing heath care services to a growing community.

For more information, call 283-7700.

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