Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Governor's mobile office to visit peninsula

Staff members from Gov. Frank Murkowski's office will be on the Kenai Peninsula this week at the following locations and times: Today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cooper Landing Senior Center and 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Visitors Kiosk in Ninilchik and 3 to 5 p.m. at the Anchor Point Senior Center; and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Legislative Information Office in Homer and 3 to 5 p.m. at the city conference room in Seldovia.

The public is invited to stop by and share comments, questions or ideas regarding state government. For more information, call Angelina in Fairbanks at (907) 451-2920.

Power wheelchairs available

The Senior Wheels USA Program makes available power wheelchairs to senior citizens age 65 and older, as well as qualifying individuals who are permanently disabled. The wheelchairs are designed for those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit is required. For more information, call (800) 246-6100.

Soroptimists hold fund-raiser

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards to benefit its cancer fund, which is administered by Central Peninsula General Hospital. The funds go to help area women in need of assistance. Cards cost $10, contain discounts for many area business and are valid for one year. For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253 or Marita Parks at 262-5384.

Writing contest deadline Wednesday

The Soldotna Public Library is sponsoring a funniest story writing contest for children ages 7 to 18. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories. For more information and contest guidelines, call 262-4227.

Employment level is topic for chamber

Bregetta Windish-Cole, Alaska State labor economist, is the featured speaker for the Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. A $10.50 fee is inclusive. For more information, call Colleen at 283-7989.

KVCC to hosts Hobo Jim concert

Alaska's official troubadour, Hobo Jim, will sing songs of the last frontier at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The concert is part of the center's summer interpretive program. There is no fee.

Free program on 'Trusts vs. Wills' set for Thursday

There will be a free seminar on "Trusts vs. Wills" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aspen Hotel in Soldotna. The seminar will be presented by the law office of Ryan R. Roley working in consultation with Alaskan Estate Trusts Ltd.

The seminar will include the following subjects: why you want to avoid probate, AARP's two-year study of probate by attorneys, avoiding probate in every state where you own real property, preserving both spouse's estate tax exemption and sheltering distributions to children.

Refreshments will be served. The seminar and materials are free.

For more information, call (907) 561-3776.

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