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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006

HEA to cut power for maintenance

Two power circuits serving the Soldotna area will be shut off at 5 a.m. Wednesday for approximately 15 minutes. Homer Electric Association will do maintenance work on the circuits at that time.

The power outage will affect the following areas: Sterling Highway from the Kenai River bridge in Soldotna to Fred Meyer; Kobuk Street from the Sterling Highway to Redoubt Avenue; Birch Street from the the Sterling Highway to Redoubt Avenue; Redoubt Avenue from Birch Street to Binkley Street; East Redoubt Avenue and Keystone Drive, including Boundary Avenue; and Funny River Road from Spenard Builder's Supply to Mile 5.

For more information, call HEA at 283-5831.

FAS training rescheduled

Frontier Community Services training on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders set for today has been rescheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in Room 132 at Kenai Peninsula College. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration FAS specialist Candace Shelton will lead the training, which is free and open to the public.

For more information or to preregister, call Vickie Tinker at 714-6648.

Choir concert set sing

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Middle School choir festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. The cost of admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students and senior citizens.

Garage sale fundraiser slated

The Kenaitze Head Start will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

YCC job applications deadline Friday

The deadline for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge summer Youth Conservation Corps job applications is the end of the business day Friday at refuge headquarters. Participants will work 40 hours a week from June 12 through Aug. 4. Job duties include trail maintenance, campground cleanup, litter collection, biological assistance and visitor information services. For complete information, call 262-7021.

Garage sale donations sought

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center is seeking donations for its upcoming springtime garage and goodie sale to be held May 4 and 5. For more information or to make arrangements to drop off or have items picked up, call 283-4156.

Open house geared for dog owners

An open house celebrating National Pet Week, which promotes responsible pet ownership, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6 at the Kenai Kennel Club. Demonstrations are planned including agility, rally, obedience and conformation, plus information on hand will include field work, the Canine Good Citizen program, 4-H and pet care. A microchipping clinic also will be held for all dogs. Dogs brought to the clinic must be on leash.

Refreshments and dog- and people-related door prizes will be given away throughout the day. The Kenai Kennel Club is in the C Plaza on the Kenai Spur Highway near the Moose Lodge in Kenai. For more information, call KKC at 335-2552.

Community playgroup slated

The Frontier Community Services Infant Learning Program will hold community playgroups from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursdays. For children ages 1 to 36 months. Children will have opportunities to explore different play centers. For more information and the location, call Angie at 714-6671 or Renie at 714-6647.

Foster care, adoption workshops available

The Office of Children’s Services offers the monthly resource family orientations to give interested individuals a brief overview of the state’s foster care and adoption programs and processes. For more information, call Holly or Allison at 283-3136.

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