Community News

Posted: Monday, April 18, 2005

Hospital seeking historical photos

The Central Peninsula General Hospital auxiliary is seeking community members interested in donating historical pictures of the central Kenai Peninsula area for its newly planned historical wall. The auxiliary will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Iliamna room at the hospital. The public is invited to attend and bring photos. For more information, call 714-4500.

Host families needed

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's CASTLE Home Program is looking for families in the Skyview, Soldotna and Kenai Central High School attendance areas to provide homes for 11th-grade students from Port Graham for the 2005-06 school year. The district reimburses host families through stipends provided by the state of Alaska.

For more information, call 714-8866 or e-mail rhanson@KPBSD.K12.AK.US.

Respite services available

Frontier Community Services is accepting new consumers for its senior services respite grant program. Respite services provide the opportunity for primary caregivers to take a break from assisting with the health and-or disability of a family member. Anyone caring for a person with Alzheimer's-related dementia or an adult with a physical disability, you are encourage to apply.

For more information, call the Senior Services Department at 262-6331 ext. 356.

Head Start accepting applications

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe is accepting applications for Kenaitze Head Start. Children ages 3 to 4 who live in the Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski and Kalifornsky Beach area are eligible to attend. For more information, call 283-0707.

Sterling Head Start is accepting applications for the 2005-06 school year. This program is available for children who will be 3 by Sept. 1 and children who are 4 and 5 but not yet eligible for kindergarten.

Priority placement is given, but not limited to those who meet income guidelines established by the state of Alaska.

The school is at Mile 81.5, Sterling Highway, next to Cook's Tesoro. There is no cost for the program. Transportation is provided in the Sterling area and at Fred Meyer in Soldotna. For more information, call, 260-7446.

Help for home day care providers

The LeeShore Center, formerly the Women's Resource and Crisis Center, is a sponsor in the USDA child and adult care food program that is administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.

Meals will be made available to enrolled children in each of its sponsored child care homes, and they will be provided at no charge, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

For more information or to enroll, call Jennette at 283-4707.

T-200 seeking board members

The Tustumena 200 Dog Sled Association is seeking interested community members willing to serve on the 2005-06 board of directors. Board members and secretary positions are open.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 29 at the Tustumena Lodge.

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