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Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004

Homer community cleanup under way

The Homer Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with other sponsors, is distributing trash bags for its annual Homer community cleanup day Saturday. Trash bags can be obtained at the chamber, Homer Fire Hall, Homer High School and the Homer Boys and Girls Club.

Trash collection began Tuesday and runs through Saturday. There will be cash and merchandise prizes given away for individual, youth and other groups bringing in the most trash. For more information, call Julie Goodwin at 235-7740.

CPGH to hold board meeting

Central Peninsula General Hospital Inc. will hold its monthly board meeting at 4:30 p.m. today in the Borealis Conference Room at the hospital. The public is invited to attend. For a copy of the agenda, visit

Boys and Girls Club registration begins

The Soldotna Boys and Girls Club is taking applications for its Summer Clubhouse for children ages 6 (who completed first grade) through 13. Session dates are June 7 through 30 and July 1 through 30. Another session will be held Aug. 2 through 23 at the Kenai club.

Early registration will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today and Friday. Registration also can be done on the first day, but space is limited. The cost is $125 per session per child. Scholarships are available. Educational and recreational mini-courses will include papier mache monster making, cave art creations, Georgia O'Keeffe paintings, dancing to the oldies and book publishing. For more information, call Karen at 394-6983 or 260-4333.

Garage sale fund-raiser slated

St. Francis By the Sea Church will hold a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday at 110 S. Spruce St. in Kenai.

Community council to meet

The Nikiski Community Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. The police protection service area will be discussed. For more information, call Fred Miller at 776-8555.

Red Cross training available

There will be a free Red Cross shelter training meeting from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Homer Fire Hall. For more information or to register, call Homer Public Health at (907) 235-8857.

Soldotna Community Patrol resumes

The Soldotna Police Department will resume its Community Patrol this summer and invites everyone to an instructional meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the police station.

The patrol operates through the summer and convenes only for special events during the winter. Volunteers are asked to patrol for two to four hours each week and may walk, drive or ride a bike during their shift.

People in and outside Soldotna city limits are invited to the meeting. For more information, call 262-4455.

Tree sale, planting seminar planned

The 4-H and Global Releaf tree sale will be May 15 in the Godfather's Pizza parking lot in Soldotna.

A bare root tree planting seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 11 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building. Ashley Reed of the Alaska State Forestry office and Janice Chumley of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension-Kenai District will demonstrate proper tree planting techniques, They will be available to answer questions. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Cindy Irmen at 262-9049.

Taste of Kenai needs vendors

The Kenai Peninsula Borough, in conjunction with Kenai Wild and the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, will host The Taste of Kenai, a food and beverage show, May 15 and 16 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Businesses and individuals interested in renting booth space should call Robyn Sullens at 262-9814 or e-mail

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