Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, August 09, 2002

Extended immunization hours to be offered

The Kenai Public Health Center will offer the following extended hours for back to school immunization clinics: 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. today, Monday, Aug. 14, 16, 19 and 21 at 630 Barnacle Way in Kenai; 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the same location in Kenai; and 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 20 and 22 in Soldotna at the Elks Lodge, 44560 Parkway.

Normal hours will resume Aug. 26. For more information, call the center at 335-3400.

Storyteller to talk about Kenai women

Nikiski storyteller Carol Ford will present the Alaska Heritage Day program today at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Her presentation, "Women on the Kenai: A Patchwork of Quotes," will be held at 3 p.m. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

Spotters needed for tournament

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce has spotter positions available in the Kenai Chrysler Open Pro-Am Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 283-7989.

Dinner planned in Sterling

The Sterling Masonic Lodge No. 22 will hold a dinner with deep-fried halibut, potato salad, scalloped potatoes, french fries and coleslaw Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. There is a $8 fee for adults and $6 for seniors and children 12 and younger.

Positions open on advisory board

The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board is seeking new board members willing to help advise the Department of Natural Resources on the management of the Kenai River. The advisory board will meet monthly September through May. Applications are due Sept. 9. For more information or for an application, call 262-5581.

Pictures sought by Soldotna chamber

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is looking for pictures of winter activities to display in its Winter Sport Recreation and Trade Show booth in Anchorage Sept. 27-29.

Photographers of selected pictures will receive photo credit. Originals will be returned if an address is provided. Drop off pictures at the chamber office next to the bridge in Soldotna or mail them to 44790 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, AK 99669 by 5 p.m. Aug. 30. For more information, call Shanon at 262-9814.

Donations sought to support drowned boy

A fund to help pay for the burial of Jesse Prather, the 4-year-old who drowned in Jewel Lake Sunday, has been established at Wells Fargo. To make donations, direct them to the memorial account for Jesse Prather, No. 3000883896. For more information, contact Diane Fielden at 140 S. Leibrock Street, Soldotna, AK 99669 or call her at 262-1827.

Exxon Valdez oil spill workers sought

Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) in Anchorage and Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibility (AFER) in Cordova are conducting a long-term monitoring study to determine the health effects among cleanup workers from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The organizations are looking for cleanup workers, sick or not, and family members of workers who are deceased.

If you or someone you know was a cleanup worker, please call ACAT with contact addresses and information. Participants will be asked to complete a brief health assessment survey. All participants will be provided with a summary report.

For more information, call ACAT between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at (907) 222-7714 or through email at

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