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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2002

MS conference broadcast today

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," today. 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 at the weekly meeting of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon begins at noon today 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 today 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.

Murkowski staff to collect community thoughts

Staff members from Sen. Frank Murkowski's Washington, D.C., and Alaska offices will be on the peninsula this week meeting community residents from their mobile office van. Any questions about the federal government are welcome, as are public opinion messages and requests for case work. Message forms will be on hand at the site, and all information will be directed to Sen. Murkowski's office and applicable agencies.

The van will be stationed at area post offices based on the following schedule:

Today -- Seward, 9 a.m. to noon; Cooper Landing, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Sterling, 4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday -- Soldotna, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Kasilof, 1 to 3 p.m.; Ninilchik, 4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday -- Homer, 9 a.m. to noon; Seldovia, 3 to 6 p.m.

Friday -- Anchor Point 9 to 11 a.m.

Treatment center to be discussed at chamber

James Shill, executive director of Central Peninsula Counseling Services, will discuss plans to construct a residential treatment center in Kenai Wednesday at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The luncheon begins at noon at Paradisos and is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7989.

DEC plans food-safety classes

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is offering two food-handlers classes Wednesday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building in Soldotna. The classes are free to the public and recommended for anyone who works handling food. Preregistration is requested.

For more information or to preregister, call Jeri Lohmer at 262-5210, ext. 237, or e-mail jeri_lohmer@envircon.state.ak.us.

Central Peninsula Health Centers to meet

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cottonwood Health Center, 170 E. Corral St. in Soldotna. For more information, call 260-2663 or 262-3119.

Workshop focuses on payroll taxes, paperwork

The Small Business Development Center and the Peninsula Job Center will co-sponsor "Effective Payroll Tax and Employee Forms" from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Red Diamond Center, Suite 16. The workshop is designed to help the small business owner with payroll tax responsibilities and filing the proper paperwork. Cost is $15. Reservations are required one day in advance. For more information or reservations, call 262-7497.

Legal matters seminar scheduled

The Family Caregiver Outreach and Support Program will present a free, two-hour seminar on living wills, power of attorneys, conservators and guardianship with Jan Tempel, attorney at law, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center, 197 Park Ave. The seminar is open to families and caregivers. For more information, call 262-2322 or 776-5786.

Church plans June blood drive

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center will conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1 at New Life Assembly Church in Kenai. To make an appointment, call Jean or Judy at 283-7752.

Those donating blood, should drink lots of liquids, avoid caffeine and eat a good meal before donating.

Names sought to honor military dead

The Peninsula Clarion is compiling names of people from the Kenai Peninsula who have died in military service over the years. The names will be published in conjunction with Memorial Day to honor their sacrifice.

To be eligible, a man or woman must have died in wartime military service and have been either raised on the peninsula or living here at the time of enlistment. We are especially seeking names of those who perished during the two world wars or the Korean War.

If you have information, contact Shana Loshbaugh at the Clarion at 262-6506 during regular business hours or leave a message at 283-7551.



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