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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2001

Sterling church plans special meetings

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling will hold a series of meetings through Wednesday with guest speaker Daren Lindley. This morning's worship service is at 11, and an evening worship will be hat 6. Monday through Wednesday, services will be held at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 262-7266. The church is at Mile 81.5 of the Sterling Highway. An announcement in Friday's Peninsula Clarion incorrectly reported the location of the church.

Cornell representative to speak Monday

A representative of the Cornell Company will be at the Sterling Senior Center Monday at 12:15 p.m. to discuss a proposed private prison for the Kenai Peninsula. The public is invited.

Red Cross volunteers wanted for mass care

Because many of our Red Cross volunteers have left the state to assist in New York, the local Red Cross is in need of volunteers in the event of a disaster here. Anyone interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer or wanting free Red Cross training can attend the mass care class Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridges Building in Soldotna. For more information, call Debra Holle at 262-4541.

Soldotna chamber lunch speakers slated

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon will be Tuesday at noon at the Riverside House in Soldotna. Kip Knudsen and Mike Navarre, board members of Arctic Power, will speak.

Blood drive scheduled

The employees, families, friends and contractors of Agrium, BP-GTL, Phillips petroleum and Tesoro Alaska are hosting a blood drive Tuesday through Thursday in the Agrium Administration Conference Room. Blood donations will be taken from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Individuals interested in donating blood can contact Amy Manuel at 776-3292 to schedule an appointment.

Emergency Services director to speak at chamber

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon will be held Wednesday at noon at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. Dave Liebersbach, the director of Alaska's Division of Emergency Services, will speak about how disaster impacts the bottom line. For more information, call 283-7989.

Youth activities planned

The fourth- through sixth-grade youth of Christ Lutheran Church will meet at the church Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be an outdoor activity, so dress appropriately, and the indoor activity will be "patriotic potholders." Junior and senior high school students are invited to join Christ Lutheran Church youth at the Kenai Recreation Center for walleyball Oct. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Call Gwen Johnson at 283-2799 for more information.

Film festival benefit to be held Thursday

The annual Regal Cinemas Cans Film Festival will be held Thursday in Kenai. Moviegoers who bring three cans or boxes of nonperishable food to the theater on Thursday will be able to watch a free movie of their choice (except "no-pass" attractions) and enjoy a free small popcorn. Volunteers from area charities will be on hand to accept donations and make sure the food is put to good use.

North Peninsula Chamber lunch to be held Thursday

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly lunch meeting Thursday at noon at the Lighthouse Inn. The speaker will be Evy Gebhardt of the United Way.

Alcohol and drug abuse council to hold meeting

The Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will hold its annual meeting Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. in the Kenai administrative office located at 130 Trading Bay, Suite 320, in Kenai. The purpose of the annual meeting is to elect the board officers. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Fiscal policy town meeting scheduled

A fiscal policy committee town meeting will be held Oct. 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Center. Larry Persily, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue will be there to answer any questions.

Hospice seeks volunteers

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is seeking caring, compassionate adults to provide hospice services to individuals and families in our community. The Hospice program offers support to persons with terminal illness, their families and the bereaved. Anyone interested in learning more about the hospice concept of care, advance directives and volunteering for Hospice are invited to participate in a Hospice Orientation and Training, which begins Oct. 10 through Soldotna Community Schools. Classes for people interested in becoming hospice direct care or bereavement volunteers will be held through Oct. 17. For additional information and to register, contact hospice at 262-0454.

Public health nurse to visit Ninilchik

The public health nurse will be at the Ninilchik Clinic Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Homer Public Health Center will be closed in observance of Alaska Day on Oct. 18. Please call the Homer Public Health Center at 235-8857 or 1-800-770-8857 if you have any questions.

Social Security Administration makes its rounds

The Social Security Administration will be in Seward Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the council chambers, in Kenai Oct. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. at city hall and in Homer Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior citizens center.

Free lunch program offered

The Community Outreach program of Central Peninsula Counseling Services, which provides a range of comprehensive mental health services to adults in the community with psychiatric illnesses, is offering a lunch program, available to all eligible clientele, through the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. Meals will be made available to enrolled clients at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Anyone wishing to discuss or inquire about the program and eligibility criteria can contact Donna LeGerda by phone at 260-3691 or by mail at 362 Tyee St. in Soldotna.

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