Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2004

SMS registration slated

Soldotna Middle School will hold registration today for incoming seventh-graders and Friday for incoming eighth-graders.

Registration times are as as follows for both days: last name A through L 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 4 to 5:30 p.m. and last name M to Z 10:30 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Parents are reminded that all lockers are preassigned, class schedules are complete and there isn't any advantage to being first to register. For more information, call 262-4344.

Kenai Public Health Clinic offers immunizations

The Kenai Public Health Clinic will hold extended hours for back-to-school immunizations. Immunizations will be given from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the clinic, with evening clinics scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 23 and from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 24.

Kenai Public Health also will hold immunization clinics in Soldotna at the Elks Lodge at 44560 Parkway from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. today and Aug. 19 and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26. For more information, call 335-3400.

Interfaith shelter meeting planned

A meeting to discuss ways communities and congregations can help homeless families in the area will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Soldotna City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 260-3800.

Multiple sclerosis group to meet

The multiple sclerosis support group will meet at noon today in the Borealis Room at Central Peninsula General Hospital. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. For more information, call Barbara at 394-6746.

Depression seminar slated

Healthy Communities-Healthy People will host an update on treating pain and depression from 7 to 9 p.m. today in room 132-135 at Kenai Peninsula College. C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., will be the featured speaker. The cost is $10 at the door.

Shealy is the founding president and CEO of Holos University Graduate Seminary and professor of energy medicine. He is the author of 285 publications, including 21 books. He also developed the concept of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

Triathlon slated

The Alaska Center for the Environment will host the Chugach Challenge Triathlon beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Pioneer Village, Mile 48 of the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing. The course will cover a six-mile, on-road run on Sung Harbor Road, a 12-mile, on-road bike race also on Snug Harbor Road and a six-mile, flat-water paddle on Kenai Lake. Only non-motorized boats will be allowed and only one competitor per boat.

Teams can consist of one, two or three people. Participants will receive a T-shirt, race snacks and beverages. First-, second- and third-place finishers are eligible to win a kayak trip from Kenai Lake Sea Kayak Adventures, a fishing trip from Zman's Guide Service or a night's lodging and dinner from Gwin's Lodge.

All others will be entered in a drawing for various prizes. The cost is $50 per person or $75 per team. For more information, call Bobbie Jo Skibo at (907) 274-3662 or 240-0539 or triathlon coordinator Andie Martinez at 274-3647 or 830-1146.

Redoubt plans open house

Redoubt Elementary School will host an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the school. Parents and students are invited to meet teachers, visit classrooms, pick up supply lists and bus schedules.

Classes begin Aug. 24 for students in grades one through six. Kindergartners begin school Aug. 30 and must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 in order to attend school.

Flag football slated

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is taking registration for its flag football program for boys and girls in grades four through eight.

Registration is available at the Nikiski pool from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 18. The cost is $25 per participant and is due at registration.

The season will run from the end of August through September. Nikiski teams will compete with the Boys and Girls Club of Kenai. For more information, call Rachel at 776-8800.

Donor appreciation event scheduled

The Blood Bank of Alaska will host a donor appreciation barbecue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Kenai Peninsula College. Community members are encouraged to attend and meet new staff members.

Public comment on aquatic farming extended

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has extended the public comment period on the proposed regulatory changes regarding on-bottom aquatic farming in the Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area to Sept. 15.

Written comments on proposed changes can be mailed to Kerri Tonkin, ADF&G Regulation Specialist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, P.O. Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802-5526 or e-mailed to . For more information or a copy of the proposed regulation changes, call Kerri Tonkin at (907) 465-6124.

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