Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Public health clinics planned

The Homer Public Health Center has canceled clinics planned for today and Thursday. The public health nurse will be in Nikolaevsk Village from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22 and in Ninilchik from noon to 2 p.m. April 24. The clinics will include immunizations, pregnancy testing and well-child checkups. For more information, call the center at (907) 235-8857 or toll free at (800) 770-8857.

Informative brunch scheduled

Peninsula Take a Break will sponsor a brunch entitled, "A Tisket a Tasket, the Perfect Gift Basket," today from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Solid Rock Conference Center. Ann Larson will show how to add special touches to gift baskets, violinist Laurel Coombes will provide music and Reva Maulding will give an inspirational talk. Cost is $7, and child care is available. For more information, call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Linda at 262-4996.

Soldotna chamber to discuss trade

Greg Wolf, executive director of the World Trade Center Alaska, will speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting, set for noon today at the Riverside House. He will discuss the importance of international trade to Alaska's economy and the role of the trade center. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 262-9814.

Alliance to meet today

Dave MacDowell, director of government affairs for the BP gas-to-liquid project, will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Kenai Chapter of The Alliance at noon today at Paradisos. The cost is $11, and the meeting is open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. To R.S.V.P., call (907) 563-2226.

KDLL board meeting slated

The KDLL Board of Directors will meet at 5:45 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.

Group offers family reunion planning session

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society and the Soldotna Family History Center will present "Planning A Family Reunion" at 6:30 p.m. today at the Family History Center in Soldotna. The class is open to the public.

Parenting classes to be offered

The video-based program, "Parent to Parent," which helps parents deal directly with their children on the challenging issues facing adolescents today, will be offered for parents of kids of all ages this month. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Thursday, as well as April 22 and April 24 at Redoubt Elementary School. For more information or to sign up, call Donna Cotman at 262-9006.

Skyview basketball awards banquet planned

The Skyview High School basketball awards banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. today in the high school commons. All players, parents and fans are invited to attend the potluck and awards ceremony. For more information, call Dennis Smith at 262-7974.

Fish and Game meeting canceled

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, has been canceled.

KPC to host anthropology presentation

John Branson, a historian with the Lake Clark National Park, will present a lecture and slide show on the Kijik Dena'ina site on Lake Clark at 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 206 B at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna. The presentation is sponsored by KPC's anthropology department. The public is welcome to attend.

Nikiski group seeks signatures to keep school open

The Nikiski Area Student Achievement Interest Group (NASAIG) will continue collecting signatures this week in support of increasing Nikiski student achievement by separating North Star and Nikiski elementary schools into kindergarten-through third and fourth-through-sixth grade schools. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administration is scheduled to recommend closure of one of the schools to the school board at its next meeting.

Residents are invited to sign petitions advocating reconfiguration of the schools rather than closures. Petitions are available at the Nikiski Post Office, M&M Market, Great Northern Video, Station Break and the Nikiski Senor Citizens Center. NASAIG also encourages concerned Nikiski residents to attend the school board work session at 3 p.m. and the school board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Borough Administration Building at 148 N. Binkley St. in Soldotna. Petitions will be collected at 5 p.m. Friday. For more information, call Jennie Hammond at 776-8561, Ann Krogseng at 776-8113 or Holly Norwood at 776-5593.

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