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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009

La Leche group to meet

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Frontier Community Services Playroom in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome.

For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit

Hazard tree removal offered

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is offering a free right of way hazard tree removal project to all borough landowners with beetle killed spruce tree within 100 feet of a state- or borough-maintained road. Work request forms are available at the Kenai Peninsula Spruce Bark Beetle office at 253 Wilson Lane in Soldotna.

For more information, call 260-6202.

Soldotna TOPS meetings available

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) AK No. 218 meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Weigh-ins begin at 9 a.m. For more information, call 252-5570.

Chamber gears up of for parade

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers, sponsors, parade entrants, vendors and entertainers for its 4th of July celebration in Kenai.

In celebration of the state's 50th year of statehood, the theme will be "The 49th Turns 50." The parade will kick off the day in Kenai, followed by vendor booths, games and entertainment on the park strip.

For registration forms and more information, call 283-7989 or e-mail

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