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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Emergency Planning Committee meets today

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 9 a.m. today in the assembly chambers of the Borough Building in Soldotna. The public is invited to attend. Disabled persons interested in attending who may need special arrangements should call 262-4910. For more information, call the same number.

Chamber luncheon features live audio address

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a joint luncheon with the Alliance at Paradisos restaurant today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A live audio broadcast will present BP Managing Director and Executive Vice President Dick Olver's speech, "Winning the Marathon: Alaska's New Momentum in the Global Race for Growth." Cost is $10.50 per person. For more information, call 283-7989.

Self-employment workshop offered

The Dislocated Worker Entrepreneur Training Program is offering a free workshop for those interested in self-employment opportunities and self-employment training today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. For more information, call 260-2663.

Registration available for after-school program

The Soldotna Boys and Girls Club "After the Bell" program begins in Soldotna schools in October. Registration is today and Thursday at Redoubt Elementary commons from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per calendar years, and $10 for each additional child. Scholarships are available. For more information, call 283-2682.

Church choir meets tonight

The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant choir will meet tonight at the church from 6 to 7:30 p.m. New singers are welcome. For more information, call 283-4258.

Small business seminar offered

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Center will co-sponsor an event with Edward Jones representative Matt Streif Thursday titled "Small Business Retirement Plans." The seminar will outline considerations for what kinds of entrepreneurial pursuits small business owners should consider as well as offer tax saving ideas, flexibility and funding for business owners and the benefits of business retirement plans. The seminar is free. For more information, call 283-3335.

Harris to address committee

The Healthy Communities/Healthy People Steering Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bridges, located at 145 Kasilof St. in Soldotna. June Harris, President of Women's Resource Crisis Center, will make a presentation on the Sexual Assault Response Team. For more information, call 262-1831.

League of Women Voters will meet in Soldotna

The League of Women Voters will have a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna. The group will hold its business meeting from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a public forum titled "Welfare Reform: Is It Working?" Sue Caswell, director of Public Assistance on the Kenai Peninsula, will lead the forum.

Career exploration seminars scheduled

The Career Center at Kenai Peninsula College will be offering a series of seminars on careers. The first is Thursday. Others are Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. They meet from noon to 1 p.m. on the Soldotna campus in Room 124.

The seminars will cover career investigation strategies, jobs of the future, resume writing, interviewing skills and internships. They are free to the public, and no advance registration is required. Handouts will be available.

For more information, call Jerry McDonnell at Kenai Peninsula College, 262-0330; or e-mail him at:

College council to meet

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will hold its first regular meeting of the year Thursday at 7 p.m. on the Soldotna campus in Room 203. The public is encouraged to attend. For the agenda or more information, call the college at 262-0336.

Club will hike Slaughter Gulch

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club will lead a hike up Slaughter Gulch in Cooper Landing Sunday. The group will meet at Fred Meyer coffee shop at noon. Hikers should bring a sack lunch, water and hiking boots. For more information, call 283-8426.

Clearing of ski trails planned

The Friends of the Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Refuge will meet at the refuge's visitor center Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. to clear about five miles of ski trails for winter use. Participants should bring a lunch, gloves, rubber boots and brush clippers. For more information, call 260-6163, 262-7021 or 262-5591.

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