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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2001

Superintendent to speak at chamber

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has changed its meeting location. The chamber weekly luncheons now are held at North Kenai Baptist Church, across from Dukowitz's Machine Inc.

The speaker for today's noon luncheon will be Kenai Peninsula Borough School Superintendent Donna Peterson.

KPRCDD monthly meeting held today

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

Juvenile detention facility committee to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Juvenile Detention Facility Committee will meet at 3 pm. today at the Legislative Information Office in Kenai. Topics will include the status of the property and the need for members to serve on an advisory committee. For more information, call 262-4073.

Monthly DAV meeting set

Disabled American Veterans will hold its regular monthly meting at the National Guard Armory at 6 p.m. today.

Builders association's banquet today

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will hold its annual banquet and installation of officers for 2002 today at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. State Home Builders Association 2002 president Jim Ward will be the guest speaker. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 283-8071.

United Way seeks board members

The Kenai Peninsula United Way has opened nominations for its volunteer-based board of directors. Community members interested in serving as a peninsula United Way board member are encouraged to contact the United Way office at 283-9500. The deadline is today.

Men's conference slated for weekend

The Peninsula Section Men's Advance conference will be held beginning at 5 p.m. today, 8:30 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday with at King J. Ranch on Deville Road in Sterling. The guest speaker is Mel Williams. Williams is the associate pastor of Anchorage Greater Friendly Temple Church of God in Christ and the former director of the Alaska Men's Ministry and Alaska Promise Keepers.

There is a $30 registration fee, and scholarships are available. To R.S.V.P. by phone, contact the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church at 262-7266, Kevin Hall at 262-1386 or David Arestad at 260-4036.

Homer chamber mixer planned

The Homer Chamber of Commerce Mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Northern Lite Scentsations, 3939 Lake St., No. 2, across from Spenard Builders Supply. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes given away. For more information, call 235-7740. All chamber members and business owners may attend.

Christmas party planning meeting to be held

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors will hold a Christmas party planning committee meeting at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Eagles Lodge on the Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, contact Dorothy Cunningham at 283-7473.

Alaska Junior Miss competition coming up

The 2002 Alaska Junior Miss competition will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kenai Central High School Auditorium. The featured guest is Kara Merrill, the 2001 Junior Miss winner.

Tickets will be on sale at the door for $8 per adult and $5 for students and senior citizens.

Meeting of Independent Blind chapter scheduled

The monthly meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Alaska Independent Blind will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Fireweed Medical Center at 247 North Fireweed in Soldotna.

Loretta Harvey, resource specialist from the Peninsula Job Center, will speak on work incentive grants and will answer questions on how the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation can be of service to blind and vision-impaired people. For more information, call Martha at 262-7061.

Live turkey contest going on

A contest is being held for a 4-H champion live tom turkey, named Gobbles. Whoever guesses the closet weight for Gobbles will take him home Wednesday.

The contest is open to the public. Gobbles can be seen and weights can be submitted at Cad-Re Foods. Gobbles will be weighed Wednesday.

Cookie sale taking orders

The 22nd annual Christmas Cookie Sale is taking orders for gift boxed assorted holiday cookies sold by the dozen for $3.50 per dozen. Delivery or pick-up is available Dec. 12-16. Cookies are sold by pre-order on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Nancy at 262-9693 or Tracey at 262-1423.

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