Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002

GTL plant, elections, golf to be discussed

Paul Richards, operations manager at the BP gas-to-liquids plant, will be the speaker at the Alliance Kenai Chapter luncheon at noon today at Paradisos Restaurant. Chapter elections and golf tournament information also are on the meeting agenda. Cost is $11.

Tourism tops chamber luncheon agenda

Dru Garson, acting executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, will address the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce today at noon at the Riverside House. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Government workshop planned

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will host a workshop titled "10 Steps to Successful Government Contracting," today from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop details the necessary steps for a small business to complete when selling and marketing to government agencies. Registration is suggested, but not required. For more information, call 262-7497.

Clean Water Act presentation slated

Dave Casey, of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, will make a presentation on section 404 of the Clean Water Act -- permitting requirements for businesses planning land development in water in the United States, including wetlands. He will speak at the weekly Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. For more information, call 283-7989.

Festival booth deadline extended

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from Kenai Peninsula artists to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival June 8 and 9 in Kenai. Space is limited. The application deadline has been extended to Thursday. For more information, call Kelly Shea at 260-5449 or visit www.kenaiwatershed.org.

Soldotna library to sponsor child health day

The Soldotna Public Library will host a special preschool story time on nutrition and exercise Wednesday to coincide with the second annual Teletubbies Get Up and Go Exercise Day. Stories on good health will be read during the first half of story time, followed by a Teletubby exercise video.

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 262-4227.

Parks on North Peninsula chamber agenda

Chris Degernes of Alaska State Parks will be the keynote speaker at the weekly meeting of the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce on Thursday at noon at the North Kenai Baptist Church.

Forum to discuss contamination, management

The Kenai Watershed Forum will sponsor a community dialogue on contaminated sites and management strategies Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. Several experts and community leaders have been invited to participate in the discussion. Presubmitted questions are encouraged to help formulate the meeting topics. Participants are asked to bring a food item or nonalcoholic beverage to share with the group. For more information, call Robert at 260-5449. Questions for the panel can be faxed to 260-5412 or e-mailed to robert@kenaiwatershed.org.

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.

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

Lions seek community grouch

The Cook Inlet Lions are seeking the 2002 Nikiski Grouch. The contest will be a fund-raising election, where community members can pay 25 cents to cast a vote for their favorite "most cantankerous" neighbor. Individuals may vote as many times as they wish. All proceeds will go to the Lions community service fund.

"These here elections can be bought. Family and friends have been known to spend their entire inheritance and life savings to get a fellow or gal elected," according to the Lions.

The election is open until June 15. The top five nominees at that time will be allowed to campaign at Family Fun in the Midnight Sun activities.

To qualify as the "grouch," nominees must live or work north of the Kenai city limits. To nominate a candidate, call the Grouch Committee chair at 776-7652.



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