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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2005

CES hold mock accident today

Central Emergency Services will hold a mock vehicle collision 12:45 p.m. today at Soldotna High School. The event will involve extrication of students from the vehicles, medical transport by ground from CES and air by Life Guard Alaska. CES asks community members interested in watching to stay clear of the action area, as the helicopter involved will need plenty of space to land and take off.

SoHi principal interview set

Interviews for the Soldotna High School principal candidates will begin at 4:45 p.m. today in the school's library. Anyone wishing to attend the interviews should arrive for a briefing on the procedure no later than 4:45 p.m. Input regarding the interviews or individual candidates may be submitted in writing to Donna Peterson at

by 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call Kay Gardner or Gretchen Hundertmark at 262-7411.

Middle school mass choir slated

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District middle school mass choir festival will begin at 6 p.m. today at Kenai Central High School.

Students enrolled at Aurora Borealis, Homer, Kenai, Nikiski and Soldotna middle schools will rehearse all day today under the direction of Cynthia Barnard of Wyoming. Barnard was the KPBSD middle school choir festival clinician in 1997.

Each of the schools will perform individually and then the mass choir will perform the five songs they have rehearsed. The cost is $3 per adult and $1 per student.

ICAN celebrates first anniversary

The Alaska chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network will host its one-year anniversary and Cesarean Awareness Month celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Woman's Way Midwifery 149 E. Corral in Soldotna. It is open to the public. For more information, call Laura Maples at 260-6749 or visit

Cinco de Mayo celebration set

Soldotna Community Schools, Cannettic Energy, Fitness Haven and Dance Academy and Don Jose's of Soldotna will host an "in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo" craft fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the multipurpose room at Soldotna Middle School.

The Soldotna Community Schools adult band will perform and concessions, including coffee and snacks, will be available for purchase. A variety of craft projects for kids grades kindergarten through sixth will be available, as well as Spanish language games, Latin dance lessons and more. Admission is free. For more information, call the community schools office at 262-6768.

Health care coverage to be discussed

Bridges Community Resource Network and a coalition of concerned community organizations will hold a forum on access to health care on the Kenai Peninsula at 6 p.m. May 2 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Refreshments will be served.

Dinner, auction benefit planned

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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