Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Registration begins at area schools

The first day of school for students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be Aug. 22. Most school principals and secretaries already are back to work.

All new students and their parents need to attend registration sessions or contact individual schools to make other arrangements. In addition, some middle and high schools request that students come in for check in procedures such as locker assignments.

Several peninsula schools begin registration this week.

Chapman Elementary -- Register between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. any weekday through Friday.

Kenai Alternative High -- Call 283-7844 for an appointment any day.

Moose Pass -- Registration continues through Aug. 21; hours are 8 a.m. to noon.

Redoubt Elementary -- Register Thursday or Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tebughna School -- Registration will be Thursday through Aug. 21.

Nurses offer back-to-school shot clinics

The Kenai Public Health clinic is offering extended hours for back-to-school immunization clinics.

This week's Kenai clinic ends today. Immunizations are available from 9 to 11:30 a.m.1:30 to 4 p.m. at the new clinic at 630 Barnacle Way, Suite A, in Kenai.

Thursday and Friday the public health nurses will hold shot clinics in Soldotna, at the Elks Lodge at 44560 Parkway off the Kenai Spur Highway. Times are 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Next week clinics will be open at the Kenai location Monday and Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m., and at the Soldotna location during the same hours on Tuesday and Aug. 22 and 23.

Bring a copy of your child's record with you. All children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information, call the clinic at 335-3400.

Homer immuniztion clinic canceled

The Homer Public Health office's immunization clinic for Thursday has been canceled. For more infrmation, call (907) 235-8857.

Unscheduled board meeting planned

The United Cook Inlet Drift Association will hold an unscheduled board of directors meeting Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Topics of discussion will be the recent proposed University of Alaska Anchorage study, UCIDA's attendence at the Pew Ocean Commission Reception, the Subsistence Task Force, and the just compensation issue. For more information, call 260-9436.

Sew Saturday slated

Christ Lutheran Church on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna will hold a "Sew Saturday" this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Interested persons need to bring a sewing machinge or hand sewing and a sack lunch. For more information, call Chris Miller at 283-8170.

New regional DOT superintendent to speak

Carl High, the new KenaiPeninsula Department of Transportation superintendent, will speak at the Greater Kenai Chamber of Commerce weekly meeting. It is scheduled for noon Wednesday at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. High will share his insights regarding state-maintained roads, airstrips, docks, etc. For more information, call 283-7989.

Chamber meeting scheduled today

Andrew Carmichael, Tom Boedecker and Bill Kluge will speak at the Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting today at noon at the Riveside House. The topic of discussion will be an update on the proposed Soldotna Convention Center. For more information, call 262-9814.

Digital art presentation scheduled

Arts on the Kenai features photographer William Heath in a presentation on how to create digital art using Adobe Photoshop at 3 p.m. Wednesday. His piece "Salmon Moon," showing in 2001: A Fish Odyssey, took over 300 hours to create in the digital environment of Photoshop. The public is welcome to learn about how the digital enviornment is changing photography as an art form. For more information, call the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 283-1991.

Tibetan medicine consultations offered

The Taoism Center for Wellness presents consultations with Dr. Barry Clark, a doctor of Tibetan medicine, today at the office of Karlene Muller, licensed accupunturist, in the Red Diamond Center. For more information, call (907) 522-3556.

Spay/neuter clinic slated

The Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will offer a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Friday through Monday. Vaccinations are also available. For more information, call Nancy Wall at 262-1624.

Dipnet permits due

Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use salmon fishery permits for 2001 should be returned to the AlaskaDepartment of Fish and Game by Wednesday. This includes harvest information from personal use dipnetting on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers and Fish Creek and saltwater gillnetting near the mouth of the Kasilof River. For more information, call the Anchorage ADF&G at (907) 267-2218.

Congressional staff travel to peninsula

Staff from the Alaska congressional delegation will be available to meet the public, answer questions and take comments. The mobile office will park in local post office parking lots. Staff will be in Hope from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. They will be available Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon in Seward and from 3 to 5 p.m. in Cooper Landing. The staff will be in Homer Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds from 3 to 5 p.m.

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