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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2001

Investment specialist to host seminar

Matt Streiff, the Edward Jones investment representative in Kenai, will host a seminar titled "Tax changes that matter to you" at 7 p.m. today at the Kenai Merit Inn.

The free seminar will outline the sweeping tax changes made this year and how to take full advantage of the changes. Although much attention has focused on tax rate cuts and rebates, other important changes deal with college savings plans, retirement planning, retirement accounts and estate planning. The session also will include a question-and-answer session with Bill Coghill from Mikunda Cottrell and Company. Seating is limited. To reserve one, call 283-0785.

Arts and crafts fair announced

The Soldotna High School PTSA will hold its annual arts and craft fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in the high school commons. There are a few booths left. Booths will not be available after 5 p.m. today. For more information, contact Annette Weigle at 260-7570.

Ladies bowling tournament slated

The Bowlers to Veterans Link Tournament will be held Nov. 17 and 18 at Kachemak Bowl in Homer. One dollar for each event entered will be donated to the Veterans Association. All donations will remain in Alaska. Entry forms for teams, doubles and singles events are available at Alaska Lanes in Kenai. All entrants must have a current Women's International Bowling Congress membership. Participation in either singles or doubles events requires entry into both events. Entries will be accepted through Saturday.

Firewood area to open

The Funny River Road Firewood Area on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will open Saturday for personal-use firewood cutting. A portion of this firewood area has a fair number of a long, small diameter fire-killed spruce that may be good for corral poles.

All people using the wood cutting area must first obtain a permit at the refuge visitor center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. Permits and maps may be obtained from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Permits are $25 and have a seasonal limit of five cords of firewood or a comparable amount of corral poles. Prospective wood-cutters are encouraged to inspect the area on foot prior to acquiring a permit.

The public is reminded that wood obtained from this area is for personal use only and may not be sold or bartered. All other wood cutting on the refuge is prohibited, except dead and down wood may be used for campfires while camping on the refuge. For more information, call the refuge at 262-7021.

ABATE fund-raiser planned

The Kenai Peninsula ABATE will hold its annual food drive fund-raiser Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Rainbow Bar in Kenai. There is a $5 donation at the door.

Health center will close on holidays

The Kenai Public Health Center at 603 Barnacle Way in Kenai will be closed Monday and Nov. 25. There will be no immunization clinic on those days. For more information, call 335-3400.

KPRCDD monthly meeting coming up

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District will hold its regular meeting Thursday at 3 p.m. at 110 Trading Bay Drive, suite 160, in Kenai. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7493 ext. 106.

Farewell luncheon announced

FNW/Alaska Pipe and Supply is hosting a farewell luncheon party for the departure of 20-year-employee branch manager Duke Mattison Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the branch office at 43637 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The staff encourages Duke's customers to attend. For more information, contact Diane Autry at 262-5990.

Historical society meeting planned

The next Soldotna Historical Society board of directors meeting will be held Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at River City Books in Soldotna. The meetings are open to the public.

Junior Miss competition to be held

The 2002 Alaska Junior Miss competition will be held Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at Kenai Central High School Auditorium. The featured guest is Kara Merrill, last year's Junior Miss winner. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and will be on sale at the door.

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