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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2002

Knowles to speak in Kenai today

Gov. Tony Knowles will speak at the American Legion Department of Alaska annual convention at noon today at American Legion Post 20, 902 Cook Avenue in Kenai. Knowles will thank veterans for their continuing support of his package of veterans bills.

For more information, call Bob King at 465-3995.

Health nurse to visit Ninilchik

The Homer Public Health nurse will be in Ninilchik today from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for immunizations and well-child checkups. For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at (907) 235-8857 or 1-800-770-8857.

YCC job application deadline is today

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for summer Youth Conservation Corps jobs. Youth 15 to 18 are eligible for four full-time positions paying $7 per hour for trail and campground maintenance, cleanup, assisting biologists and visitor information service. Applications are available at the refuge headquarters on Ski Hill Road south of Soldotna. Applications must be dropped off at the refuge or be postmarked by today.

Carmichael to present on Arctic Winter Games

Soldotna Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Carmichael will give a presentation on the 2002 Arctic Winter Games during a luncheon May 3 at noon at the Kenai Merit Inn. Following Carmichael's presentation, Jack Brown of the Resource Development Council will provide an update on the status of the borough's 2006 AWG bid document. For more information, call 262-6355.

Coast Guard offers vessel safety checks

The United States Coast Guard, Alaska State Parks and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are offering free vessel safety checks on May 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fred Meyer parking lot in Soldotna. Kenai River rangers, Coast Guard officers and members of the Kenai flotilla will be available to answer questions. For more information, call Bill Berkhahn or Joe McCullough at 262-5581.

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