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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2004

State park advisory board seeking members

The deadline for submitting applications to be a member of the Chugach State Park Citizens Advisory Board is today. Members of the public interested in advising Alaska State Park managers on various issues affecting the management of Chugach State Park are encouraged to submit their applications.

The board meets in Anchorage on the second Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. In addition to attending monthly board meetings, members will be expected to actively serve on two committees and make a commitment of eight hours per month.

Applications are available online at www.alaska Applicants also may request a copy by contacting Marilee Rivas at (907) 345-5014 or by e-mail at

Mail completed applications with resume, short letter describing the reasons for wanting to serve, qualifications, availability and any park user groups the applicant belongs to, to Chugach State Park Headquarters, HC 52 Box 8999, Indian, AK 99540 or fax it to (907) 345-6982.

Apple pie contest slated

Dan's TV and Appliance Inc. will host an apple pie contest at 11 a.m. Saturday at the store. The contest is open to community members of all ages. Pre-baked entries should be brought into the store between 10 and 11 a.m. Entry forms can be filled out the day of the event, but must be completed before judging begins.

Prizes will be $100 and a 12-quart stock pot for first place; $50 and an oval baking dish for second place; and $25 and a 8-inch frying pan for third place. Judges will be Kenai Mayor John Williams, school board member Margaret Gilman and United Postal Service driver Walter Stanton. For more information and a complete list of rules, call Dan's TV and Appliance at 283-4585.

Drivers' safety class planned

The American Association of Retired Persons will present a drivers' safety program from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Soldotna.

The program is certified for ticket dismissals and point reductions through the state of Alaska. It also is possible to receive auto insurance discounts for completing the program. All ages are welcome. For more information, call Vivian Swanson at 260-3966.

Community dance set

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a community dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. The ContraBanD will provide the music. Participants should wear clean, nonmarking shoes and can bring potluck refreshments. The cost is $5. Admission for children 16 and under is free when they are accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 260-4171.

Awards banquet scheduled

The Skyview Panther football banquet and awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the commons. For more information, call Cindy Smith at 260-5880.

Healing touch class offered

A level one Healing Touch class will be held Oct. 23 at Central Peninsula General Hospital. Twenty continuing education contact hours are available for nurses and massage therapists. The cost is $250 if paid by today or $275 after today. For more information or a brochure, call Susan Shoemaker at 714-4776.

Alcohol and drug abuse council to meet

The Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will hold its annual meeting at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at 10200 Kenai Spur Highway. The purpose of the meeting is to elect board officers. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Henry Novak at 283-9891, ext. 204.

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