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Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2004

Inter-faith shelter meeting set

The Inter-faith Shelter Services will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at the Soldotna City Council chambers. For more information, call Bridges at 260-3800.

Trapper orientation scheduled

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will host a trapper orientation class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. This class is mandatory for anyone wishing to trap on the refuge. Community members who have attended a past class need not retake it.

This is not the same class as the snaring seminar, which is required to extend the trap check requirement dates from every four days to every seven days. A snaring seminar has not been scheduled. For more information, call 262-7021.

Caesarean awareness meeting set

The Alaska Chapter of International Caesarean Awareness Network will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Woman's Way Midwifery at 149 Corral Ave., Suite 2. Child-care is available. Babies and spouses are invited to attend, as are supportive birth professionals. For more information, call Laura Maples at 260-6749, e-mail or visit www.freewebs. com/icanofalaska.

Health center gets limited flu vaccine

The Department of Health and Social Services Kenai Public Health Center has received a limited amount of influenza vaccine for high-risk individuals ages 3 and older.

It also has vaccine for children 6 to 35 months of age. Vaccination is recommend for all children 6 to 23 months of age because they have one of the highest rates of hospitalization from influenza. The same vaccine is used to immunize children 24 to 35 months of age with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, asthma, cancer, HIV or AIDS.

The center anticipates receiving more vaccine and will issue a public announcement when it is made available for those who meet the high-risk guidelines. For more information, call 335-3400.

Masquerade ball, auction planned

Planned Parenthood of Alaska Soldotna Center will hold a masquerade ball and auction fund-raiser from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. A trip for two to Hawaii, a barbecue for 50, artwork and area novelties will be some of the featured items for the live and silent auctions.

Appetizers, wines and desserts will be served. The cost is $30 each or $55 for two for advanced tickets or $35 each at the door. All proceeds will benefit programs and services of the Soldotna Center.

Tickets are available at Planned Parenthood of Alaska Soldotna or River City Books. For more information, call 262-2622.

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