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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2000

Soldotna Senior Center hosts candidates forum

The Soldotna Senior Center will host a candidates forum on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. District 8 Candidates running for the Legislature are Soldotna Mayor Ken Lancaster, Charlie Parker, borough assembly member Grace Merkes, Carolyn Reynolds, Larry Smith and borough assembly member Pete Sprague. Seniors are encouraged to attend, meet the candidates and discuss pertinent issues and concerns.

For more information call 262-2322.

Kenai library to close for computer upgrade

The Kenai Community Library will be closed for a major computer upgrade on Thursday and Friday. Please return items in the book drop located at the side of the library.

Sterling holds annual 'Run For Your Life'

The fourth annual Run For Your Life 5- and 10-kilometer runs are Aug. 5. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the race starts at 10 a.m. at the log cabin on Swanson River Rd. There is a $15 fee that includes a T-shirt.

Proceeds go to the Sterling Community Club. For more information call Tammy at 262-1721.

Chapel announces vacation Bible school

North Kenai Chapel, "the last church on the North Road," announces its vacation Bible school, to be held Aug. 7 to 11 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The program will feature games, crafts, skits, and learning the word of God. For more information, call 776-8797.

WRCC in need of volunteers for foot race

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center's 13th annual 5- and 10-kilometer Run for Women will be held Aug. 12 at the Kenai softball fields green strip. Volunteers are needed to assist in many capacities both on, and prior to, race day.

For more information on volunteering, call Emily Aley at 283-9479.

Fine Arts Center holds sales gallery, walking tours

The Kenai Fine Arts Center is having its summer sales gallery. Original art can be purchased every Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is home to the Peninsula Art Guild, the Kenai Potters Guild and Kenai's Association of Native artists, all of whom are featured until August 25.

Walking tours of Old Town Kenai, featuring many historical sites, are held every Tuesday through Saturday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., hosted by the center's gallery manager Richard Flood. The tour begins at the Kenai Visitors Center, ends at the Fine Arts Center and costs $5.

Soldotna IRS office to reopen in new location

The Soldotna field office of the Internal Revenue Service, destroyed in a fire on July 21, will reopen in a new location on Aug. 7. The new office will be located at 44539 Sterling Highway, suite 101, in Soldotna.

The Soldotna office covers the Kenai Peninsula, including Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, and Seward. Five IRS employees work in the office, which is used primarily for examination and collection activities and carries only a limited number of tax forms. Taxpayers requiring assistance with technical or account issues should call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or visit the full-service walk-in in Anchorage at 949 East 36th Avenue.



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