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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002

Outage affects Kenai residents

Homer Electric Association crews responded to the Marathon substation after an outage caused about 2,100 Kenai residents to lose electricity at 8:40 a.m. Thursday. The crews had power restored by 8:56 a.m.

Murkowski to speak at luncheon

Nancy Murkowski will speak about breast cancer awareness at a Kenai Peninsula Republican Women's Club luncheon today at noon at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. The cost is $18 per person. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 262-6607.

Motorcycle rodeo scheduled

Kenai Peninsula ABATE will hold a motorcycle rodeo today, Saturday and Sunday at the Decanter Inn in Kasilof with live music by Jughead. There will be motorcycle games, refreshments, split the pot and a raffle. There is a fee of $10 per day and $25 for the weekend. Kids under 12 are free. For more information, call 283-1655 or 262-1910.

Splash Bash to be held

Cook Inlet Keeper will hold its fifth annual Splash Bash barbecue, to show appreciation to its volunteers and members today from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bishop's Beach Pavilion. Keeper's Oil and Gas specialist Lois Epstein will present the preliminary findings of her oil and gas research. Live music will be provided by Thistle, featuring Michael and Jessica Schallock on fiddle and harp. For more information, call Dale Banks at 235-4068, ext. 23.

Kenai Eagles cancels dinners

Due to scheduling conflicts, Kenai Eagles Aerie No. 3525 is canceling dinner Saturday. Dinners will resume in August.

Homer garden tour scheduled

As part of Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's summer program, there will be a garden tour with Daisy Lee Bitter Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Bitter has won acclaim for her garden which includes hundreds of varieties of both native and introduced hardy northern perennials. For more information, call KHLT at 235-5263.

Seniors to hold trash and treasure sale

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will hold its Trash and Treasure sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center. Tables can be reserved for $15 or parking lot spaces for $10. For more information, call 262-6808.

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