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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Public health makes changes

Kenai Public Health Center is changing its way to provide more efficient service for you. Immunization visits will be by appointment to reduce waiting time. Appointments times are in Kenai on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. in Soldotna, at the Cottonwood Health Center on Thursdays. Public health will offer immunization by appointment from 1:30-4:45 p.m. To schedule an appointment or get more information, call 335-3400.

Kenai Public Health Center's family planning services appointment times will be extended Wednesdays from 8 to 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment or get more information, call 335-3400.

Garage sale fundraiser slated

Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425 will hold a garage sale on June 11 and 12.

Proceeds go towards the wounded veterans fund.

The Lodge will host a group of wounded veterans in August taking them halibut fishing, clamming and silver salmon fishing.

Drop off donations after 4 p.m. at the Lodge at 205 Barnacle Way (across from the post office.)

For more information, call 283-7776.

Plant sale Saturday

Central Peninsula Garden Club will host a plant sale June 12 from 11 a.m. until the plants are sold out at 312 Tyee St., off E. Marydale in Soldotna, the Kent and Sullivan office parking lot. Look for the signs and yellow flagging ribbon.

Club members have been growing a wide variety of plants for the sale, including annuals, perennials, hanging baskets of plants, tomato plants, rhubarb, some house plants, a novelty plant table and more.

Volunteers are needed to help with shopping or carry out. There is plenty of parking on Tyee or in the adjacent parking lot that will be identified with signs and flagging ribbon. Attendees are asked to not park in the Cottonwood Health Center entrance area parking lot across the street.

Monthly program meetings are not held in July and August. Tours to view area gardens and garden features take place during those months and are open to paid members.

The Sterling 4-H Garden Club volunteers will have refreshment tables to sell coffee and cookies for their club activities.

For more information, call Marion Nelson, 283 4632 or e-mail her at mmkn@ptialaska.net .

Golf tourney to tee off

The 7th annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Funny River Quilters will be held June 19 at 1 p.m. at the Bird Homestead Golf Course. Registration begins at noon.

The cost is $55 and includes the barbecue following the tournament. This is an 18 hole, blind draw scramble, best-ball tournament.

Teams to be made up of four players. Teams are welcome, but will not be eligible for prizes if the team does not consist of 1 A, B, C, and D player. Mulligans are $5 each, limit 2 and will be available along with other chances for prizes on specific holes. The number of carts is limited, so reserve one early by calling 260-4653 (only 2 carts per team). Tournament is limited to 72 players.

This is the only fundraing event the quilters have for buying thread, batting and some materials for making quilts for those in need here on the peninsula. All of the quilts are donated, with over a hundred being given to Central Peninsula Hospital for the oncology department and the new babies, Heritage House, Lee Shore center, the ABC birthing center, and familes whose homes have burned, just to name a few. Right now we are making quilts to donate to the VFW to distribute to returning veterans.

Call Phyllis 260-9707 or Marilyn 260-5874 for more information.



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