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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2003

CPGH to hold blood drive today

Central Peninsula General Hospital will sponsor a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. today in the Borealis room at the hospital.

Open burning allowed with permit

The Kenai-Kodiak area of Alaska State Forestry has lifted the suspension for permitted burns. Permit holders must follow the terms of the permit by calling in each day to the number listed on the permit prior to lighting the fire to check on the status of open burns. Permits are not valid on windy days.

State forestry also would like to remind parents to talk to their children about the dangers of lighting fires in the woods. For more information, call 260-4222.

Defensive driving course offered

The AARP defensive driving class will run two days at 6 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai River Center. The eight-hour course is open to drivers of all ages; it is state certified for ticket dismissals and point reduction. Drivers 55 and older will qualify for insurance cost reduction. For more information, call Vivian at 260-3966.

Bike safety rodeo planned

The Peninsula Moose Lodge, Kenai Police Department and Parks and Recreation commissioners are joining forces to provide a children's bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. Saturday at the lodge parking lot at 12853 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Participants will be able to learn safety skills, have bikes inspected and have minor repairs and adjustments made to their bikes. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 283-9181.

Fund-raiser for accident victim Sunday

The Kenai Writers Group is organizing a fund-raiser to help defray the cost of mounting medical bills for 14-year-old Heather Faeo, who was struck by a car May 17. The fund-raiser will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Live music, food, auctions, prose and poetry are planned throughout the evening. Items to be donated for the auction can be dropped off at the center, or cash donations can be made at First National Bank in Kenai. Well-wishers can mail cards to Heather Faeo, Providence Hospital, Intensive Care Room 302, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. For more information, call Jay at 283-1991.

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