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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2001

School board to meet in Seward

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Board of Education meets today at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will be in Seward at the high school. All school board meetings are open to the public.

Agendas are available at the meeting or the district's Web site at

Crisis intervention training slated

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center is offering a four-day class Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. Topics include domestic violence, sexual assault, volunteering with shelter clients, helping others help themselves and eliminating violence in our community.

College credits are available through Kenai Peninsula College. The class is required for those interested in working with WRCC clients. For more information or to register, call 283-9479.

Historical societies to gather in Kasilof

The Kenai Peninsula Historical Association will meet Saturday at the McLane Center at Mile 0.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kasilof. The meeting brings together the various historical associations around the peninsula twice a year to share information, projects and plans. The meeting is held in different communities, and this time the Kasilof Regional Historical Association will host it for the first time.

The meeting begins with coffee, sweet rolls and membership dues updates at 9 a.m. The business meeting follows at 10 a.m. After lunch, the Kasilof group will host a tour of historic buildings in the Kasilof area, including the McLane Center, the McLane homestead, the Victor Holm Cabin, the Alaska Packers site and the Kasilof Winter Watchman's House. The book committee and the Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm National Historic Corridor Committee will meet afterward.

Anyone interested in area history is invited to attend.

Community Schools brochures in the mail

The Soldotna Community Schools brochures will be in the mail to the 99669 zip code box holders, general delivery and city routes the first few days of October. Brochures also will be available at the Soldotna and Kenai public libraries.

Classes begin Oct. 10.

Mail-in registration will be ongoing and must be received by Oct. 12. In-person registration is scheduled for Oct. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Soldotna Middle School, 426 W. Redoubt Ave. in Soldotna.

The registration form included in the brochure is not the correct form. You can pick up a corrected form at the Soldotna and Kenai libraries or send the required registration information, i.e., your name, home and work phone, class title, date, etc., attach the class fee and mail them to Soldotna Community Schools, 426 W. Redoubt Ave., Soldotna, AK 99669. For more information, call 262-6768.

Tickets available to chamber pie auction

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's seventh annual pie auction will be Oct. 13 at the Soldotna Sports Center. The event includes a no-host bar beginning at 6 p.m., entertainment, dinner at 6:30 p.m. and bidding on 45 gourmet pies starting at 7:30 p.m. Each pie has a secret prize attached. The grand prize is a trip for two to Hawaii.

Tickets are $20 each and seating is limited. For tickets or more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Kenai clay exhibition planned

The Kenai Potters Guild is accepting entries to its 14th Kenai Clay exhibition Oct. 20 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Kenai, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eligibility extends to potters over age 18 living in central Alaska. The juror is Wally Bivins from the Seattle area.

Prospectuses may be obtained at the Fine Arts Center. If you wish a prospectus mailed to you, contact Peggy Gill Thompson at 283-7827 or by e-mail at

Volunteering guide available

Volunteering is an opportunity to become a valued member of the community. Make a difference in a child's life, gain valuable office skills or share your special talent. The International Year of Volunteers Committee has published a volunteer directory for the Kenai-Soldotna area. In it you can find the volunteer position you have been looking for.

For your copy of the directory, call Emily Aley at 262-9479, Allen Auxier at 283-8433 or Jennifer Beckman at 262-8900.

State offers birth control services

The Kenai Public Health Center on Barnacle Way in Kenai now offers birth control services.

The fees are on a sliding scale, and there generally is no charge for women with no health insurance, said Nurse Practitioner Kami Hutchins of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Hutchins offers family planning clinics Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and sometimes also can see patients Tuesday or Wednesday. Patients receive a physical exam and birth control. For an appointment, call 335-3400, a free call from central peninsula phones.

Government offers food aid for day care

Help is available if you are a family day care home provider who serves nutritious food but can't quite afford a variety of choices.

By participating in the Child Care Food Program (CCFP), you can be reimbursed for some costs of serving foods that meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The CCFP operates in accordance with USDA policy, which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin. Any person believing they have been discriminated against in any USDA activity should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

For more information, call Jennette Browning, CCFP program coordinator, at 283-4707.

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