Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2004

Health services collaborative to meet

The Health Services Opportunities Collaborative will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Public Health building. The collaborative meets monthly to consider ways to improve access to health care for the uninsured and underinsured. Its goal is to achieve better communication and health-care services for those in need. All interested agencies and the public are invited to attend. For more information, call Marilynn Jackson at 260-3259.

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 Wednesday.

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 Kerri_Tonkin@fishgame.state.ak.us  . For more information or a copy of the proposed regulation changes, call Kerri Tonkin at (907) 465-6124.

TOPS fall rally scheduled

The Take of pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Fall Rally will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Nikiski chapter No. 188 and Kenai chapter No. 189 will host. The theme is "Hand and Hand. Together We Can."

Entertainment will be provided by Carol Ford and Ralph Carpenter. State king and queen, Don and Peggy Edwards, are the scheduled motivational speakers. Door prizes, awards, a silent auction and lunch are some of the planned activities.

For more information, call Elsie Seaman at 283-8476.

Kennel club to host open house

The second annual American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day is Friday. In order to celebrate, AKC encourages all AKC dog clubs, as well as other dog and pet-related organizations to hold public events that promote responsible dog ownership during the month of September.

On Saturday, the Kenai Kennel Club will hold an open house in its new facility in the C Plaza on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. The event will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. and include general information with literature from AKC, as well as obedience and agility demonstrations, and information on upcoming classes offered by the club.

The Kenai Kennel Club offers classes for Canine Good Citizen certificates. This is open to both purebred and mixed breed dogs. Representatives of several different canine breeds will be present.

To find out more or to sign up for classes, call the club at 335-2552.

Fish and Game advisory to meet

The Kenai and Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Kenai River Center. The topic of discussion is the possible extension of the Kenai River coho season, hunting proposal deadlines and game reports by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff, Board of Fish meeting issues and Kasilof River regulation changes. For more information, call Dwight Kramer 283-1054.

Developmental screening offered

Frontier Community Services is offering developmental screening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at its office. The screening is available for children ages birth to 3 years. There is no fee. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 262-3144.



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