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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2000

Chamber luncheon speaker announced

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon meeting at noon today at the Lighthouse Inn in Nikiski. Jim Spielman, interim director of Central Peninsula Counseling Services will be speaking. The public is welcome to attend.

Ceremony to honor fallen officers

As part of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Week, there will be a short ceremony at 3 p.m. today at the flagpole in front of the Soldotna Police Department to remember those officers killed in the line of duty.

No Kenai Peninsula officers have lost their lives in the line of duty, but Tuesday's ceremony also offers the opportunity to pray for their continued safety, said Soldotna Police Chief Shirley Warner.

The public is invited.

Snoring topic of discussion

Dr. James Zirul will speak on "Snoring, Causes and Treatment," at the Dine and Discuss at Paradisos Restaurant from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight.

Dinner is just $5 and open to the public. Please call 262-8129 for reservations. The evening is sponsored by Central Peninsula General Hospital.

Sterling meeting scheduled

The Sterling Community Club will meet at the club's log cabin at 7:30 this evening. Members are urged to attend to consider changes to the by-laws.

The public is welcome.

Loonwatch workshop offered

A workshop for volunteers new to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's Kenai Loonwatch will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the refuge headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna.

Loonwatch volunteers are needed to observe loons on lakes in the Kenai-Soldotna area this summer from May through August. The information volunteers collect about nesting loons and their young will be added to statewide research, helping to promote loon conservation and education.

Please contact Liz Jozwiak at 260-2818 to sign up for the workshop.

Special Olympics Torch Run is Saturday

The 2000 Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is scheduled for Saturday at the Carrs Quality Center in Kenai. Participants should sign in at the registration table by 9 a.m. Saturday.

Refreshments will be available at three water stations around the 3-mile loop course, which begins and ends at Carrs.

Kenai is one of 16 Alaska communities that will join the United States and 20 foreign countries in an event that contributes more than $14 million annually to Special Olympics programs worldwide.

For more information, call Jane at 260-4618.

Cemetery cleanup planned

There will be a volunteer cleanup of Spruce Grove Cemetery in Kasilof Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

Community members are asked to go out and help make the cemetery a more inviting place. Volunteers also are asked to bring leaf rakes and wheelbarrows whenever possible.

For more information, call Dolly at 262-2439.

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