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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005

Blood drive set

The Blood Bank of Alaska will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Builders Home Show at the Soldotna Sport Center. For more information, call Conley Croom at 260-5672.

The blood bank's office will be closed Tuesday. It will reopen at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Little League registration continues

The Kenai Little League will hold registration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Safeway store and online at For more information, call Kristy Hughes at 283-5462.

Genealogical society to meet

Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will host a resource day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Community Library. For more information, call Cheryl Hamann at 283-4481.

Rotary rose sale begins

The Soldotna Rotary Club will hold its annual rose sale April 12. A limited number of roses will be available for $20 per dozen. Proceeds will benefit the clubs scholarship program and other community projects.

Roses can be pre-ordered by calling any member. A directory of board members names is available at Roses also will be available at Sweeney's Clothing after April 12. For more information, call 398-6217.

City council work session slated

The Kenai City Council will meet for a work session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the city council chambers at 210 Fidalgo Ave. The topic will be to review the draft fiscal year 2005-06 budget. Copies of the draft budget are available from the city's finance department. For more information, call 283-7535, ext. 231.

KPC council meeting planned

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will meet at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Seward Public Library at 238 Fifth Ave. It is open to the public. For more information, call Cindy Finwall at 262-0318.

Dinner, auction benefit scheduled

A benefit for Soldotna resident Russell McLaren will be held at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Food, entertainment, a raffle and auction are some of the planned activities. Proceeds will help defray the cost of his cancer treatments.

A raffle for a nonguided caribou hunt is in progress and will be drawn at the dinner. The cost for the benefit is $15 per person at the door. For more information, call 262-1468.

An account also has been set up at the Wells Fargo bank under the name Russell A. McLaren benefit.

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