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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2002

Speaker planned for Aglow meeting

Pastor Steve Toliver will speak at the Kenai Women's Aglow meeting at 7 p.m. today at The Salvation Army Chapel at 201 N. Forest Drive. All ladies are invited to attend. For more information, call Teresa at 262-7342.

High school banquet planned

Kenai Central High School will recognize students for academic excellence at a banquet held in their honor at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. Ken Felchle, Kenai Middle School teacher, will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Pam Lazenby at 283-4432.

Speaker planned at chamber luncheon

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce luncheon is at noon Thursday at the North Kenai Baptist Church. The speaker is Jim Hampton, with Boy Scouts of America. The public is welcome.

Kenaitze Indian Tribe to host blood drive

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Kenaitze Cuya Qyut'anen Head Start, Salamatof Native Association and Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center are teaming up to host an Alaska Native, American Indian and minority bone marrow testing and blood drive. It will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Family House at 120 N. Willow St. in Kenai.

Chamber mixer to be co-hosted

The November Chamber Mixer will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in Homer. This mixer is co-hosted by Main Street Mercantile and Nomar Canvas Products. The evening includes tours of both establishments, refreshments, door prizes and demonstrations. Chamber mixers are open to Homer Chamber of Commerce members and those interested in joining the chamber. For more information, call 235-7740.

Nursing fund-raiser supports education

The nursing education fund-raiser will support students and a nursing program. It will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Entertainment will be provided by Les Dennis and the Dixie River Rats. The door prize will be two round-trip tickets to Hawaii. There also will be an auction and door prizes. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Dennis at 262-2545.

Center to hold ice challenge dance

The Kenai Teen Center is holding a Peninsula Ice Challenge Dance from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $4 or $3 with a Peninsula Ice Challenge pass. All area high school students are invited to attend. DJ service is by Ian.

A harvest dance also is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 23. Admission is $2, plus two cans of food, or $4 at the door. All area seventh- and eighth-grade students are invited to attend. For more information, call 283-3855 or stop by the teen center.

Snaring seminar to be offered

There will be a snaring seminar sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Alaska Department of Fish and Game from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge headquarters. Participants are advised to dress for outside weather. Local trappers will demonstrate various snaring methods. Trappers who only use snares that have been modified to allow "breakaway" for larger, nontarget species will be required to check snares once every seven days instead of every four days after attending this seminar. This snaring seminar is not the trapper orientation class needed to obtain a permit to trap on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. For additional information, call 262-7021.

Program to stimulate economic development

The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses. A workshop targeted to potential HUBZone applicants will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Nov. 19 at Kenai Small Business Development Center. There is no charge. Registration is suggested and can be completed by calling Lou at 262-7497 or Rika at (800) 478-7232.

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