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Posted: Monday, April 05, 2010

Cardiac support group to meet

The Cardiac Patient Support Group will meet today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Redoubt Room, located in the lower level at Central Peninsula Hospital.

The group invites male and female patients dealing with heart disease and thier family members to participate.

For more information, call Sharen Sleater, WomenHeart Support Network coordinator at 398-7763.

Emergency training scheduled

A free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning April 12. The class will end on May 8 with a disaster exercise. The class provides information about disaster hazards on the Kenai Peninsula, teaches practical size-up and safety skills such as how to work in teams to shut off utilities, put out small fires, perform light search and rescue and provide emergency first aid. The class is safety and ability oriented and teens and older may attend. Teens younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. For more information, a manual and class location, call Glenda at 262-2098 or e-mail

Incoming kindergarten parent meeting slated

Come meet the Kindergarten teachers and hear about a typical Kindergarten day at a meeting on April 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Mountain View Elementary. If you have a child entering Kindergarten for the 2010-2011 school year you'll want to come to this meeting. A preschool registration meeting is also being held April 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. for Mount View Elementary's Title 1 preschool. Discussion will include eligibility criteria and curriculum. The preschool is open to children that will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. Contact Kimb Remsen at 283-8600 for more information.

Farmer information sessions to be held

It's spring and farmers, ranchers and growers on the Kenai Peninsula are preparing for the upcoming growing season. Staff from USDA's Farm Service Agency will discuss new programs that help Alaska farmers finance their projects at meetings in Homer and Kenai. The Homer meeting is April 13 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Natural Resources Conservation Service office there. In Kenai the meeting will be April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the NRCS office. Please come if you have questions about how the Farm Service Agency can help.

Wilderness first responder class planned

Kayak Adventures Worldwide will be holding a wilderness first responder course in Seward from April 17 to 25 at the Seward Windsong Lodge.

This is a great class for anyone who works or plays in the wilderness, and there are still spaces left.

Cost is $575. For more information contact Wendy at 406-980-0762.

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