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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Wind causes power outage in Kenai

Strong winds knocked out power to about 160 Homer Electric Association customers Tuesday. The wind blew a tree into a power line, shutting off power at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday to residents in the Forest

Drive area in Kenai. HEA crews responded, removed the tree from the line and had electricity restored to the neighborhood by 12:51 p.m.

As fall weather increases the chances of high winds and subsequent service interruption, HEA reminds customers to alert crews of any power outages by calling 283-5831 in Kenai, (907) 235-8551 in Homer or (800) 478-8551 toll free.

Glenn to speak at Kenai chamber meeting

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Paradisos. Dr. Stephen Glenn will be the featured speaker. His topic will be "Developing Capable Young People." Lunch is $10.50. For more information, call Colleen at 283-7989.

Glenn also will present keynote speeches from 7 to 9:30 p.m. today and Thursday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Tonight's presentation is for educators, while Thursday's event will be geared toward parents. Admission for the evening presentations is $5.

Care center to hold celebration

The Forget-Me-Not Care Center for seniors will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the center at 905 Cook Ave. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Linda at 283-7294.

Nutritional classes offered at food bank

Colleen Deal of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services will begin the third week of her six-week series of nutritional classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Classes will be held through Oct. 16 on Thursdays. There is no fee. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

Borough transportation meetings scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the process of updating its transportation plan and will hold a series public and advisory commission meetings on the peninsula. The public is encouraged to attend and bring ideas, concerns and give input on the boroughs proposed plan. The current draft for the transportation plan can be viewed at

Public meetings are scheduled for Seward from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Seward City Council Chambers; Moose Pass from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Moose Pass Community Hall; Hope from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Hope Social Hall on main street; Ninilchik from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds Community Hall; Homer from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Homer City Hall Council Chambers.

The advisory planning commission meetings are scheduled for Cooper Landing at 7:30 p.m. today at the Cooper Landing Community Hall, and in Anchor Point at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Anchor River Inn dining room. For more information, call Leslie Robbins at (907) 644-2000 or Crista at 262-8637.

Dedication ceremony scheduled at courthouse

At 3 p.m. Oct. 1, the atrium in the Kenai Courthouse will be dedicated to the memory of Jonathan H. Link in honor of his exemplary service as a Superior Court judge for the Kenai Peninsula. The public is invited to attend.

Caregiver support group to hold meetings

The Kenai Peninsula National Family Caregiver Support Program will be in Homer from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 and in Seward from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 through 16 at the Seward Senior Center.

The group will discuss topics including safe wheelchair use, reducing personal stress, nutrition, personal care, infection control, proper body mechanics, fall prevention and caregiver resources. For more information, call Janell at 262-1280.

Resident needed for fair board

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is looking for a new board member. The board is comprised of nine members from around the peninsula and is responsible for producing the fair and making decisions about the fairgrounds.

Applicants must be 18 years or older and have a desire to promote the Kenai Peninsula State Fair. The position will be voted on at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the membership meeting. For more information and the location of the meeting, call (907) 567-3670.

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