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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Permanent fund rep to speak at chamber

Jim Kelly, communications director for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., will be the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce today at noon at the Riverside House in Soldotna. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

PFLAG to hold meeting

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today. For more information, call 283-4678.

Society plans historic presentation

The Kasilof Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the McLane Center. The program will be a historic presentation of Kalifornsky Village by Amber Glenzel. On Friday, the society will hold its benefit auction at Tustumena Elementary School from 7 to 9 p.m.

Any donations would be appreciated. For more information, call 262-2439 or 262-5125.

North Peninsula holds lights contest

The North Peninsula Community Council and the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Nikiski Nightlights contest. Homer Electric also will provide a special award. Applications will be available at the Nikiski pool and the Nikiski Post Office on Nov. 18. Applications should be returned to Audrey at the post office by Dec. 14.

Healthy Communities meeting planned

The Healthy Communities-Healthy People regular monthly steering committee meeting will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Bridges, 145 Kasilof St. in Soldotna. Healthy Communities-Healthy People steering committee meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.

For further information, call 262-4120 or Bridges at 260-3800.

Hospital community area board to meet

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board monthly meeting will be Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Iliamna room at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

Hospice to host open house

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold an open house Nov. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. to recognize November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and to celebrate the 15 years that hospice volunteers have provided programs and services.

Community members are encouraged to get acquainted with hospice and bereavement services. Hospice offices are in Soldotna at 312 Tyee St., No. 3. Refreshments will be served. For more information on hospice, call 262-0453.

Well contamination may be present

Water well contamination may have occurred as a result of the recent flooding on the Kenai Peninsula. Residents affected by the flooding who believe their well may have been contaminated can obtain water test kits from the following locations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday:

Northern Test Lab, 35186 Kenai Spur Highway, Soldotna -- 262-4624.

Homer Fire Department, 604 E. Pioneer, Homer -- 235-3155.

City of Seward Clerk's Office, 410 Adams, Seward -- 224-4045.

The resident will be provided with written instructions on how to conduct the test. The water sample must be delivered to Northern Test Lab in Soldotna within 24 hours. The Kenai Peninsula Borough will reimburse Northern Test Lab for the test.

It is recommended that the well be decontaminated prior to taking the sample. Decontamination instructions are available at the above locations or online at

--Staff reports

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