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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2002

Nurses to visit Nikolaevsk today

Public Health Nurses will be in Nikolaevsk Village today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for immunizations, pregnancy testing and well-child checkups. For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at (907) 235-8857 or toll free at (800) 770-8857.

Booth space applications for festival due today

Applications to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival are due today. Kenai Peninsula artists can reserve space at the festival, planned for June 8 and 9 in Kenai, by contacting the Kenai Watershed Forum at 260-5449 or online at

Pastor to address women tonight

Kenai Women's Aglow will host Pastor Donald Smythe at 7 tonight at The Salvation Army Chapel in Kenai. Smyth works with area youth. All women are invited.

MS conference to be held Tuesday

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the MS Society of Canada will present the 2002 North American Education Conference entitled, "Reaching for New Frontiers in MS Research," on Tuesday. The conference will be broadcast live via satellite at Kenai Peninsula College, room 127A at 5:15 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Barb Johnson at 262-8395.

Arctic Games to be discussed at chamber

Andrew Carmichael and Jack Brown will discuss the Arctic Winter Games Tuesday at the weekly meeting of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon begins at noon at the Riverside House and is open to the public. For more information, call 262-9814.

Investment program to offer savings tips

Matt Streiff, the Edward Jones investment representative in Kenai, will host a free investing program for parents and grandparents Tuesday at 2 p.m. The "Invest in Kids" program will offer tips on paying for a college education. Participants also will learn the tax advantages of college-savings plans and how to maintain control of their college savings.

The live, interactive broadcast is presented at Edward Jones branch offices nationwide via the firm's private satellite network. For more information or to reserve a seat for the program, call Matt Streiff at 283-0785.

Children sought for rally

Peninsula Christian Center is asking all interested children in first through sixth grades to participate in "Salute to America," a patriotic musical to be held June 30 as part of the God and Country rally at Kenai Central High School.

Children must register by June 7. An informational meeting will be held May 30 at 4 p.m. at Peninsula Christian Center.

For more information, call 260-4686.

Used fishing tackle needed for area youths

The Kenai River Sportfishing Association, the Kenai River Professional Guides Association and the Boys and Girls Club have partnered to sponsor the "Hooked on Fishing" program to provide fishing gear to area youths.

Used fishing gear is being sought to be donated to young people at the Kenai River Festival, to be held June 8 and 9 in Kenai. Fishing gear can be dropped off until June 1 at the KRSA office, 161 N. Binkley St. in Soldotna; the Kenai Boys and Girls Club; or at Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski or Redoubt elementary schools.

For more information, call KRSA at 262-8588, the Boys and Girls Club at 283-2682 or Bix Bonney at 262-6004.

Dance studio presents "The Toy Store"

North Star Dance Studio will present "The Toy Store," a dance extravaganza including tap, ballet, clogging and more. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Admission is free.

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