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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2000

Monthly meeting held today

The November meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Central Labor Council has been changed to today at 4:30 p.m. at the P.A.C.E. Union Hall. Nominations for new officers and other financial matters are on the agenda. The meeting is open to members of all unions.

For more information, call (800) 478-3224.

Slash piles to be burned

Arctech Services will begin burning slash piles from the FireWise Program in Kenai Monday. The sites are located along the Kenai Spur Highway between Gill Street and Redoubt Avenue. Open burning should be completed within two weeks.

For more information, call the Kenai Fire Department at 283-7666.

Chamber to hold meeting

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. Guest speaker will be Harry Lockwood with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

For more information, call 262-9814.

Detention center discussed in Homer

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday at the Homer Elks. Guest speaker will be Dr. Ed McClain, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District assistant superintendent, and Jinny Espenshade, director of the Kenai Peninsula Youth Court. The speakers will give a presentation on the proposed juvenile detention facility for the Kenai Peninsula.

The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

Youth facility committee to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility Committee will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Assembly Chambers of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building. The committee will discuss the Marathon Road site and what, if any, benefit a youth facility will have for juveniles and for long-range impact on the families and individuals involved with police. The meeting is open to the public.

Membership meeting planned

A general membership meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ninilchik Emergency Services Building. The meeting is open to the public.

Bereavement program slated

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will sponsor "Coping with the Holidays," a program helping many to deal with grief and loss issues during the holiday season at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Soldotna Middle School. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call Hospice at 262-0453.

Community dinner held to raise funds

An all-you-can eat fish fry will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Sterling Senior Center. The dinner will be held on behalf of Kevin Hall, a Sterling resident recovering from neck surgery. Live music will be performed by local residents. For more information, call Helen at 262-0443.

The date published previously in the Clarion was incorrect.

Used computers needed

Computers that are being retired from use in homes and offices can be donated, and owners can be credited with a tax deduction. Area nonprofit organizations and unemployed individuals working in programs to upgrade their skills will be the beneficiaries of the donations. Computers should have sufficient memory and speed to operate contemporary word processing and data spreadsheet programs.

For more information, call 260-2663.

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