Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Manikin donation appreciated

The volunteers of Bear Creek Fire and EMS Inc. would like to thank those at Kenai Chrysler Center and the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation for their donation of a Resusci Anne Complete CPR training manikin.

The manikin is the first of its kind for our department and will be a key factor in promoting CPR and first aid skills among our firefighters, medics and residents. Thank you.

Mark Beals, fire chief

Bear Creek Volunteer Fire and EMS

Community effort makes dog group's open house successful

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group wishes to thank the communities of the central Kenai Peninsula for their support in assisting us with our open house Sept. 28. Without the donations, representatives, volunteers and, most importantly, the public, the success of our event never would have happened.

PenDOG would like to thank Cad-Re Feed, Carrs Quality Center, Cooper's Wounded Bear Kennels, Echo Lake Feed, Fred Meyer, Kenai Veterinary Hospital, Lalasa Kennels, Our Best Friends, Purina, Richards Veterinary Clinic, Safeway, Soldotna Animal Hospital and Twin Cities Veterinary Clinic for their donations.

We also thank Dr. Darryl Byerley, Kacey Cooper, Linda Tannehill, Amorette Payment, Jon Little, KDLL, KPEN and KSRM radio, Kenai Animal Shelter, Kenai Kennel Club, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency

Management, the Peninsula Clarion, Peninsula Retrievers Association, River City Books and Stub's Office Supply.

PenDOG truly appreciates the contributions and support from these businesses and individuals.

Faith Hays, president

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group

Event highlights safety issues for kids walking to school

On Oct. 2, Soldotna Elementary and Redoubt Elementary schools joined in the third annual International Walk to School Day. Walking to school is a great way for kids to get exercise. Unfortunately, walking to school can be dangerous.

This awareness event helps schools address safety issues about walking to school. Students, parents, teachers and local officials met at meeting stations. After gathering, pedestrian safety tips were discussed, reflectors where given out and together they walked to their schools. Once at school, there was hot cocoa to enjoy with door prizes and coupons from McDonald's.

This event was made possible thanks to Chief Shirley Gifford and Officer Marvin Towell of the Soldotna Police Department; Jim Stogsdill, vice mayor of Soldotna; Rep. Ken Lancaster; Jeff Tucker, Central Emergency Services fire chief; principals Ken Meacham and Carolyn Cannava; Lauri Lingafelt, Sharon Hale and all participating parents and PTAs of Soldotna and Redoubt Elementary schools.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Kenai Peninsula McDonald's, Alaska Highway Transportation Safety Office and National Safe Kids. Thanks for helping keep our community kids safe.

Jane B. Fellman, coordinator

Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids

For Central Kenai Peninsula area

Local businesses make first-time event a success

We would like to thank the following businesses for their donations and participation in the first "Road Show Roadies": Sweeney's, Far North Emporium, Roy Mullins Photography, Audio Concepts, Ron's Rent-It Center, Echo Lake, Mike's Welding, Ruben's, Sterling Auto and Peninsula Beauty Supply.

Sept. 26 and 27 were packed with fun-filled and exciting events with the chances of winning wonderful prizes that were supplied by these businesses.

Also thanks goes out to Jersey Subs, Pizza Boys and McDonald's. The crew of KSRM (Debbie Wells, Kim, Robin, Steve Holloway and Coach) did a fantastic job of making this a fun trip! We know there were more folks involved, and we apologize for not naming you all. Thank you, local businesses, for your support. You are part of what makes living on the Kenai Peninsula a unique experience. Thank you.

Jerry and Rochelle Hanson


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