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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Healthy Communities committee meeting planned

The Healthy Communities-Healthy People steering committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bridges, 145 Kasilof St. in Soldotna. For more information, call 260-3800.

Historical society seeking volunteers

The Kasilof Historical Society is in need of residents willing to help form work parties. An organizational meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the McLane Center in Kasilof. For more information, call Dolly at 262-2439.

School superintendent to speak at NPC meeting

Donna Peterson, superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, will be the featured speaker at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Thursday at the North Kenai Baptist Church. For more information, call Fred at 776-3257.

AMHB work sessions begin Thursday

The Alaska Mental Health Board will hold a session beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and ending at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ionia Long House. The AMHB plans and advocates for effective, consumer-centered mental health services and collaborates with mental health system stakeholders in planning and policy deliberations. For more information or to obtain an agenda, call Alaska Mental Health at (907) 456-3071.

Power wheelchairs available

The Senior Wheels USA program makes power wheelchairs available to seniors age 65 and older and to the permanently disabled at no cost or deposit to the recipient, if they qualify. Power wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk or self-propel a manual wheelchair and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. For more information, call (800) 246-6010.

'Fish happens' blood drive planned

The Blood Bank of Alaska will hold a blood drive at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Blazy mall in Soldotna. Residents who donate a pint of blood can enter to win a guided fishing trip on the Kenai River, donated by Jim Stogsdill of Fish Happens charters. Those wishing to donate are asked to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before coming in. For more information about the contest or the blood drive, call Goldie at 260-5672.

Golf tourney to benefit firefighters association

The Kenai Firefighters Association will host its 13th annual golf tournament at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course. Fees are $75 for individuals and $300 for teams. Proceeds will help support the various programs the association sponsors. For more information, call 283-4557.

Registration for girls basketball camp being held

The Boys and Girls Club will sponsor Gym Rats Basketball Camp with Molly Tuter this summer. The camp will run August 4-6 and is open to girls in grades three through 12. Girls in grades three through six will meet from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club. Seventh- and eighth-graders will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. at Kenai Middle School. Ninth- through 12th-graders will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kenai Middle School.

The cost is $50 for participants in third through sixth grade, and $75 for older students. Limited scholarships are available. Participants must register on or before July 11 at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club and must be club members. For more information, call the club at 283-2682.

Crafters-artisans sought for freedom festival

The Abundant Life Assembly of God is seeking artisans and crafters to host booths at the Freedom Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 5 at the church grounds in Sterling. Booth sponsors should bring their own tables, and begin set-up at 8 a.m. The cost to reserve a booth is $5. Booth reservations need to be made by July 3.

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