Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002

Marathon Oil representative to speak at meeting

William C. Barron, operation manager with Marathon Oil, will speak at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon today at the North Kenai Baptist Church. The public is welcome to attend.

AARP to hold meeting

The American Association of Retired Persons will hold a meeting to hear what the Kenai Peninsula Borough has for AARP. Nearly 30 million Americans belong and receive benefits. AARP is in need of officers and board of directors.

The meeting will be at 1 p.m. today at Soldotna Senior Center. For more information, call Archie at 262-4512 or Joan at 262-5571.

Rally for Proposition C planned

The Kenai Peninsula College Student Union is sponsoring an Oktoberfest featuring micro-brewed soft drinks from the Moose's Tooth, sausages and sauerkraut and live music with "Fearless Leader" and other peninsula musicians. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the KPC commons.

In conjunction with the Oktoberfest celebration, there will be a political rally in support of Proposition C. The student union reminds everyone to vote Nov. 5.

Goblins, ghosts, Wonder Women wanted

Did you ever dress up for Halloween?The Peninsula Clarion is seeking fun photographs of kids of all ages in costume for an upcoming edition.

Submit your photos and print a brief explanation, the names of those pictured and a phone number and name of a contact person to Halloween Photos, c/o Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611 or drop them by the Kenai or Soldotna Clarion offices.

Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. E-mailed photos will not be accepted. The deadline for submissions is Friday. For more information, call Dori Lynn Anderson at 283-7551.

Kenai recreation to start winter programs

Kenai Parks and Recreation will begin its winter programs, including open volleyball, tot time, racquetball challenge and home school gym time.

Men's City League basketball also is forming and will begin Nov. 4. Those interested in playing should contact the recreation center. Scorekeepers and referees are needed and games will be played Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Women's City League basketball will begin in early January.

Public ice skating also is offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. daily at the multipurpose facility. The cost is $1 and is free on Sundays.

For an updated list of teen programs and activities, call the Teen Center after 2 p.m. at 283-3855. For more information, contact Bob Frates at 283-3855 or 283-4675.

Blood bank seeks donors

The Blood Bank of Alaska is currently facing a critical blood shortage on type O-negative, O-positive, and A-positive blood.

The Blood Bank of Alaska is asking for all donors to respond immediately to alleviate the current shortage.

The Kenai branch is located at the Blazy Mall and is open Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call 260-5672.

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