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Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Social Security reps to visit area

Social Security Administration representatives will be on the Kenai Peninsula from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Seward City Hall; from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Paul Brandt at (866) 772-3081.

Historical society to meet Wednesday

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. They will join the seniors for lunch and a program that will introduce a new book featuring retired Alaska Marine Highway Capt. Walter Jackinsky of Ninilchik. Tables will be set aside for historical society members, and a business meeting will follow the program.

Kenai chamber changes speakers

There has been a change of speakers for the Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. The United Way campaign 2004 will be the topic. Lunch is $11. For more information, call 283-7989.

Hope comes to central peninsula

Hope Community Resources will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in celebration of its new office on the Kenai Peninsula. The nonprofit organization provides residential and vocational services to more than 700 individuals who experience developmental or other disabilities. The group has offices in Anchorage, Seward, Juneau, Kodiak, Dillingham, Barrow the Matanuska-Susitna area and now on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 260-9469.

Girl Scouts to host roundup

The Kenai Peninsula Girls Scouts invite girls ages 5 to 17 to the Girl Scout Roundup from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Girl Scout troops will be there to introduce the Girl Scout Way to new members. Scouting helps girls explore the meaning of citizenship, expand outdoor experiences and express creativity. For more information, call 262-2829 or send an e-mail to Carrie Henson at

Genealogical society to meet

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society and the Soldotna Family History Center will present an open forum class at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Kenai Community Library. For more information, call 283-4481.

Candidate forum planned

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 for Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board and Assembly candidates. School board candidates will answer questions from 7 to 7:30. Assembly candidates from districts 3, 4 and 7 will speak from 7:30 to 8:30.

Members of the public and press will be given the opportunity to ask questions. The forum will be held in the borough assembly chambers in Soldotna.

The League of Women Voters also will host a progressive dinner Sept. 30. Current, past and prospective members are invited to attend for appetizers, a main meal and dessert at three different community homes. For further information, contact Marge at 262-3908 or Lois at 260-3111.

PenDOG to start classes

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group is taking sign-ups for fall classes in agility, beginning, intermediate, advanced and competition obedience, puppy kindergarten and clicker training.

Puppy kindergarten meets weekly and is always open to new students.

A free video hour also is held every Friday at 6 p.m.

The club's new location is on Kalifornsky Beach Road, next to CARTS.

For more information or to sign up for classes, call 262-6846.

Phone card donations sought

The Alaska District of the Postal Service has extended its campaign called "Let Freedom Ring" that allows customers to purchase a $10 USPS Global International phone card and donate it to Alaska military personnel serving overseas through the end of September. Cards may be purchased and donated at the post office in Soldotna, Kasilof, Homer, Kenai and Seward.

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