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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2002

Chamber to meet today

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at the North Kenai Baptist Church. Sen. Jerry Ward, R-Nikiski, and Tom O'Hara with the Arctic Winter Games will speak.

Salvation Army mobile kitchen to visit

The Salvation Army will stop on its tour of the Kenai Peninsula this week with one of its two new mobile kitchens. It will be in Homer today at the Wells Fargo Bank from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and Friday at Wells Fargo from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The kitchen was a both Wells Fargo locations in Kenai and Soldotna Wednesday.

Public meeting slated

There will be a public meeting regarding the rehabilitation of East End Road and a pathway along Kachemak Drive in Homer today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Paul Banks Elementary School at 1340 East Road. For more information, call Therese Stokes at (907) 269-0592 or e-mail her at

CMCD course offered

The Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue will offer a 40-hour basic course in mediation. The course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today and June 13 and from 8 to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and June 14 and 15. The fee for the course is $400. Some scholarships are available and CMCD volunteers will be eligible for a partial rebate. For registration information, call Heidi Chay at 283-9227 or send and e-mail to

Homer chamber mixer scheduled

Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer today for chamber members. Transportation, refreshments and prizes will be provided and reservations are required. For more information, call 235-7740.

Writers group meeting offered

The Central Peninsula Writers Group will meet today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kenai Community Library. Anyone interested in writing is invited to attend. For more information, call the library at 283-4378.

Annual Run for the River, festival planned

The annual Kenai River Festival and Run for the River will be this weekend at the city of Kenai Green Strip across from the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The festival will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and offers free music and children's activities. There also will be area artisans selling their wares, plus salmon dinners for sale.

The 5-kilometer run and walk will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Green Strip on Main Street. Participants must be 12 or older. Prizes will be awarded in all age groups.

For more information, visit the Web site at or call 260-5449.

Nuclear defense education tour planned

The coalition of No Nukes North and Citizens Opposed to Defense Experimentation will stop in Seward, Soldotna, Kenai and Homer on its statewide tour to educate Alaskans to the dangers of national missile defense that will culminate with a four-day peace camp near Fort Greely at Donnelly Creek State Park from June 13 to the 16.

The group will be in Seward at Waterfront Park at 4 p.m. Friday, Soldotna at Fred Meyer from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Kenai at Carrs Quality Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Homer at Eagle Shopping Center throughout the day Sunday. There also will be an anti-missile demonstration at the Kenai River Festival Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Stacey Fritz of No Nukes North at (907) 457-5230 or (907) 388-3846.

Charity golf tournament seeking participants

The 16th annual Masonic Golf Tournament will be Saturday and Sunday at the Kenai Golf Course. Proceeds will go to fund the Masonic Outstanding Student Program and the three annual $500 lodge-funded scholarships. Registration forms are available at the golf course. There is a $60 entry fee that pays for two days green fees and a barbecue dinner after the tournament.

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