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Posted: Monday, November 15, 2004


  Photo provided by Chuck Smalley Photo provided by Hal Smalley

Photo provided by Chuck Smalley

Photo provided by Hal Smalley

Veterans given allotments for local medical transport with CARTS

Chuck Smalley of the Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425, left presents a purchase order for travel allotments for area veterans to Jennifer Beckman, center of the Central Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) and Dave Caswell, right, of the Veterans Center. Veterans can use the allotments for trips to pick up medications, to the doctor, clinic or hospital or for any other medical service. A benefit drive for the Elks Lodge and a 1950s' era rock-a-billy revival show featuring Joey Fender and the 55s are the final two fund-raisers for the travel fund drive this year. The revival show will begin at 3 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. A second show will be held immediately following the first performance if more people show up than there are allotted seats. Smalley estimates the combined fund-raisers will earn the travel fund $35,000 this year. For more information on the fund-raisers or the travel allotments, call Chuck at 283-2270, CARTS at 262-8900 or Dave at 260-7640.

Blood drive set

There will be a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kenai. For more information, call Landon Mishler at 283-6494.

Coping with the holidays workshop scheduled

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is hosting a "Coping with the Holidays" workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the hospice office in Soldotna. Hospice bereavement coordinator Sue Zurfluh will discuss grief, and Kenai Peninsula College instructor Cathleen Rolph will lead a visual art workshop. For more information, call hospice at 262-0453.

Kidney support group to meet

A support group for kidney patients and their families, friends and caregivers will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 23 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. For more information, call Judy or Bob Downs at 260-1903.

Globetrotters to play at KCHS

There will be a team charity basketball game featuring area firefighters, the Harlem Globetrotters and the Harlem Comedy All-Stars at 6 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Central High School gymnasium. The proceeds will benefit the Kenai Firefighters Association scholarship fund for high school students and help fund training. Tickets are $15 in advance for one adult or two children under 12. Tickets are available by calling 283-3003 or at the ticket office at the Kenai Merit Inn.

Donations for orphanage sought

LuvaChild Inc. is seeking donations to be sent to an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti. It requests donations of children's clothing, nonperishable foods, first aid supplies, baby supplies of any type (there are 33 babies), bedding and school supplies.

For more information, call Nina or Janiece Knight at 262-2438.

Red Hat information available

The Red Hat Society, a group of women dedicated to fun and friendship over the age of 50, is open to new members. For more information, call Marlene Duffy at 283-5319 or visit

'Toy and Joy' applications being accepted

The Salvation Army's "Toy and Joy" Christmas sign-up will be from today through Dec. 17. Applications are available at The Salvation Army family service office at 11824 Kenai Spur Highway. The office hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applicants are reminded to not wait until the last minute. For a list of information that is needed in the application process, call 283-4035 or stop by the office.

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