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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2001

K-9 unit topic of today's chamber meeting

Chuck Smalley of the Kenai Elks Lodge and a representative from Tesoro will present the new K-9 unit purchased for the Alaska State Troopers at today's Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting. The meeting begins at noon at the Old Town Village Restaurant. The public is invited.

Spay-neuter van in Nikiski on Thursday

The Alaska SPCA's spay-neuter van is coming to Nikiski Thursday. Cost is $50 for female dogs, $40 for male dogs, $40 for female cats and $25 for male cats. Vaccinations also are available. To schedule an appointment, call Lessee Atkins at 776-7095.

AARP meeting slated for Thursday in Kenai

AARP will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Senior Center. Anyone who is 50 or over is eligible to attend. Lunch will be served prior to the meeting.

Gas council to meet Thursday

The Governor's Alaska Highway Natural Gas Policy Council will hold a public meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Merit Inn. The agenda includes presentations and public testimony on an Alaska gas line project. The public is encouraged to attend and testify.

Disabled veterans set to meet Thursday

The Disabled American Veterans will have a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the National Guard Armory. There will be an update on the local clinic location and report on the department convention in Fairbanks. For more information, call Al at 262-0497 or Glenn at 283-4359.

Builders group to hear about legislative issues

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will have its monthly membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. Guest speaker will be Robing Ward, past president of the Alaska State Home Builders Association. Ward will speak on legislative issues that impact the building industry. For more information call 283-8071.

Tree forum planned

The Cooperative Extension Service will present a tree health forum Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Experts will discuss replanting ideas, variety hardiness, growth habits, pruning and tree care for optimum growth. Noxious weeds and weed awareness also will be discussed.

The same forum also will be held in Homer Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the city council chambers at city hall on Pioneer Avenue.

For more information, call the extension office at 262-5824.

The American Red Cross is taking registration for Community First Aid and CPR classes to be held May 23 and May 24. Cost is $47. Red Cross courses meet all OSHA and workplace requirements. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Red Cross at 262-4541.

Lions gun show coming up

The 12th annual Soldotna Lions Gun Show will be held at the Soldotna Sports Center May 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Any dealers interested in participating should call Paul Zimmerman at 262-7223.

Registration under way for swim lessons

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is holding registration for its summer set of swimming lessons. Classes will be Monday through Friday and will cost $40 for 10 lessons. Classes start June 4 and June 18.

Because of limited class space, preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 262-7419 or stop by the pool.

Teacher workshop planned for June

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and University of Alaska Anchorage Environmental and Natural Resources Institute will conduct a kindergarten through 12th-grade workshop, Watershed Bioassessment Monitoring Awareness Program, for classroom use on June 11 and 12 at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's Outdoor Educators Center.

The workshop will provide educators with information and skills necessary to design and implement watershed monitoring projects focused on aquatic ecology. All participants will receive a continuing education credit. The workshop is free. For more information, call 262-7021.

Museum looking for summer volunteers

The Soldotna Historical Museum is looking for summer volunteers. Anyone with time to volunteer will be appreciated. For more information, call Judy Devito at 283-7437.

Skyview football players looking for projects

Skyview High School football players are raising funds for the upcoming year with miscellaneous projects, including doing yard work, sweeping driveways and washing vehicles, now through the end of May. To make arrangements, call Becky West at 262-5670 or Skyview at 262-7675.

Host families sought

AFS seeks families who would like to host foreign exchange students for the 2001-02 school year. Students age 15-18 stay for 11 months, and the program benefits host families as well as the foreign students. For information, call Nancy Cranston at 283-9265 or Eileen Bryson at 283-4428 by May 30.

Volunteer host positions open

Alaska State Parks is currently recruiting for volunteer campground host positions in the Ninilchik, Kasilof and Sterling areas. The hosts provide information and other assistance to park visitors as well as assisting park rangers with light maintenance tasks. Hosts are provided with a free campsite, monthly stipends, hats and jackets.

For applications or more information, call 262-5581.



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