Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Are you curious?

Want to know what to do when a moose dies in your yard? Want some clarity on a borough ordinance? Or, do you just wonder when the bridge will be complete?

Ask us. Send us your questions and we’ll seek the answers each week in an upcoming feature in the Clarion.

Questions can be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com, faxed to 283-3299, mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, or dropped off at the Clarion office at 150 Trading Bay Road in Kenai.

Flag Day ceremony planned today

The American Legion in Kenai will have a Flag Day ceremony at 6 p.m. today and conduct a dignified burning of old and worn flags. If you have any flags you would like to turn in for this event, drop them off at the VFW in Soldotna or the American Legion in Kenai.

Counseling service offers education

Central Peninsula Counseling Services is offering free education open to the public on stress management and mental illness at CPCS on Lake Street in Kenai.

Stress management and reduction education is slated for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; and “What is mental illness” is the topic for noon to 2 p.m. Monday and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 22.

For more information, call 283-7501.

State education board to meet

Kenai Peninsula residents who wish to offer comments or testimony during the State Board of Education and Early Development may do so Thursday and Friday at the Legislative Information Office in Kenai.

The state board, which meets in Juneau, will consider topics including corrective action regulations under the No Child Left Behind Act, complaints regarding the administration of the act and repealing the requirement for employees to obtain tuberculin tests.

The complete agenda is available online at www.eed. state.ak.us/StateBoard.

Comments can be made at the LIO beginning at 8:05 a.m.

Indonesia aides guests at potluck

A potluck from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Nikiski Nazarene will include a visit from the Linegar family, which has been serving as teachers and administrators at Mountainview International Christian School in Java, Indonesia, for the past seven years.

Last year, Ron Linegar started working as tsunami relief coordinator for teams from around the world who have come to assist following the tsunami that killed nearly a quarter of a million people in Aceh and other parts of Indonesia after the Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake.

The potluck is open to the public, and all are invited to share in the fellowship. For more information, call D’Ann Waggoner at 776-8547.

Team gets swimming

The Soldotna Silver Salmon Swimming Team will hold tryouts from 8 to 10 a.m. today through Friday at the Soldotna High School swimming pool. For more information, call Lisa Groleske at 262-2960.

Health Centers board meets Monday

The Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Salamatof Centre, 150 N. Willow St., in Kenai.

The public is invited. For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail mmaguire@cphc-medical.org.



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