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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2000

Nonprofits receive check

At a recent Soldotna City Council meeting, Mayor Ken Lancaster presented checks from some recent fund-raising to two nonprofit organizations.

He presented Kim Eby and Justin Wiggins, both Special Olympics athletes on the Kenai Peninsula, with a check for $624 from the Mayor's Cup Invitational Golf Tournament. The money will be used to help replace equipment lost in the Anchor Plaza fire.

The other check was presented to Hospice of the Central Peninsula and the Blood Bank. The Cook Inlet Lions Drag Racing Division raised $250 from the Peninsula Shootout and the Mayor's Grudge Match. Mayor Lancaster presented $125 to each organization as the charity of choice.

Immunization broadcast offered

"Immunization Update 2000," a National Immunization Program and Public Health Training Network satellite broadcast, will air on Sept. 14 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. The 2.5 hour broadcast will feature a live question and answer session in which participants nationwide can interact with the course instructors via toll-free telephone lines.

Anticipated topics include updates on pneumococcal conjugate, influenza, polio, meningococcal and hepatitis vaccines, a brief discussion on anthrax, and the adolescent schedules.

William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and guest experts from CDC will be instructors.

Continuing Education Credits will be offered for various professions, including pharmacy credits, based on 2.5 hours of instruction. The program is sponsored by CDC's National Immunization Program, Division of Media and Training Services, and Public Health Practice Program Office, and the American Pharmaceutical Association.

Preregistration deadline is Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. There is no charge to participants for this course. For a registration form, contact Kelly Keeter at (907) 269-8013.Visit the PHTN Web site for information on other distance learning events.

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