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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2001

EDD director to speak at Soldotna chamber

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon today at noon at the Riverside House in Soldotna. Betsy Arbelovsky, director of the Economic Development District, will be the guest speaker.

Women's business round table planned

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will hold its monthly "Women's Round Table" at noon Thursday at the Red Diamond Center Suite 16. The guest speaker will be Katherine Anderson from the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Alaska. She will speak on how the program can assist women business owners with government contracting.

The event also will feature information presented by Chrystyna Maketa, the small business specialist at Elmendorf Air Force Base. She holds positions as contract negotiator, contract negotiator, contract administrator, contract specialist and contracting officer.

There is no fee to attend the meeting. The group is made up of professional women dedicated to helping others succeed.

For more information, call 262-7497.

Walk For Life scheduled for Sunday

The one-mile 2001 Walk For Life will be Sunday. Registration is from noon to 2 p.m. at the ABC Crisis Pregnancy Center on Willow Street in Kenai. Every walker with a pledge card will receive prizes. For more information, call 283-9062.

Swim lessons at SoHi pool start Monday

The next set of children's swim lessons at the Soldotna High School pool will start Monday. The cost is 10 lessons for $40. For more information, call 262-7419.

Red Cross to offer class on Saturday

The American Red Cross will take registrations for a first aid and CPR class Saturday. The cost is $58.

Red Cross courses meet all OSHA and workplace requirements.

Those interested are urged to call 262-4541 to preregister and to find information for the time and location of the class.

Meeting for vision impaired set for Monday

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Alaska Independent Blind will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Fireweed Medical Center on North Redoubt in Soldotna. The group provides education, awareness, outreach, advocacy services and information to individuals who are blind or vision impaired.

For more information, call Martha at 262-7061.

Hospital service area board meeting canceled

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will not meet Monday. For questions or more information, call 262-9892.

Chamber accepting nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the new Soldotna Beautification Awards Program co-sponsored by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and Booths Landscaping. The program will recognize individuals and businesses for their beautification efforts in the Soldotna area.

The categories are most attractive business, most attractive residence, most creative and most improved.

The winners will be judged the third week in August. Nominations must include the nominees names, phone number, location or address and be submitted to the Soldotna chamber, faxed to 262-3566 or e-mailed to

Elder hostel program planned

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College's annual elder hostel program will be July 22 through 28. The program is for adults over age 55. To register, call the campus at (907) 235-7743, the national elder hostel office at (877) 426-8056 or visit its Web page at

Ticket sale begins

Sockeye salmon count classic tickets are for sale now until July 30. Ticket holders need to correctly guess the number of fish that will cross the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's counter as of noon Aug. 7. Winners will share in half of the proceeds. For more information, call 262-6808.

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