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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Mayor to speak at Homer chamber

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley will discuss the state of the borough at the Homer Chamber of Commerce meeting today. The meeting begins at noon at the Best Western Bidarka Inn and is open to the public. Lunch will be served for $10. For more information, call the chamber at (907) 235-7740.

Red Cross offers community training

The American Red Cross is offering free disaster training courses in Soldotna. The first course, Introduction to Disaster Services, is a two-hour overview of disaster response and is a prerequisite to all other Red Cross disaster training courses. The class will be from 6 to 9:15 tonight at the Red Cross office, 145 Kasilof St., Soldotna.

Emergency Assistance to Families, a course that introduces students to the family services function of the Red Cross and prepares community members to help in the event of an emergency, will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. April 30 and May 2, also at the Red Cross office.

For more information on these courses or to register, call the Peninsula Red Cross office at 262-4541 or e-mail

Kenai chamber to discuss Cook Inlet oil

Chris Meyers, Unocal field superintendent, will speak to the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. The topic will be Cook Inlet production in the past, present and future. For more information, call the chamber at 283-7989.

United Way plans meeting, seeks volunteers

The Kenai Peninsula United Way will hold its annual meeting Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the HEA board room in Kenai.

The United Way also is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Allocations Review Committee. Volunteers will be needed for a full-day commitment May 2. The meeting will be held in Soldotna, and lunch will be provided.

For more information, call Evy Gebhardt at the United Way office at 283-9500.

Nikiski church plans men's dinner

The Nikiski Church of the Nazarene is hosting a men's community dinner Friday at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is free and open to men of all ages.

Cooper Landing to discuss fish regulations

The Cooper Landing Fish and Game Advisory Committee will sponsor a community meeting at 7 p.m. May 2 in the Cooper Landing Community Hall. Bruce King of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will speak on Upper Kenai River rainbow trout and will gather community input and discussion on possible subsistence fishery regulations.

For more information, call Sherry Wright at (907) 279-2354 or Bill Stockwell at (907) 595-1540.

March of Dimes plans WalkAmerica event

The March of Dimes will hold its annual WalkAmerica event in Kenai May 4 at 11 a.m. Sponsor forms can be picked up at Big Kmart in Kenai. For more information or to register for the event, call (800) 478-5245.

Artist applications being accepted

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from Kenai Peninsula artists to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival June 8 and 9 in Kenai. Deadline for applications is May 13, and space is limited. For more information, call Kelly Shea at 260-5449 or visit the group's Web site at

Developmental screening offered

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention is offering a free developmental screening for children up to 3 years of age. For more information, call Renie Aragon at 262-3144.

Safety Day Fair planning under way

Anyone interested in participating in the annual Safety Day Fair, to be held May 18, is asked to call Nancy Mitchell at 262-4440.

Women's group looking to volunteer

The Women's Roundtable, a group of professional businesswomen, is looking for organizations that need volunteer assistance. The group is willing to help organizations in a variety of capacities, such as newsletter writing, filing, painting, cleaning and other volunteer work. For more information, contact the Small Business Development Council at 262-7497.

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