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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2001

Farewell luncheon announced

FNW/Alaska Pipe and Supply is hosting a farewell luncheon party for the departure of 20-year-employee branch manager Duke Mattison at 11:30 a.m. today at the branch office at 43637 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The staff encourages Mattison's customers to attend. For more information, contact Diane Autry at 262-5990.

Homer chamber mixer to be held

The Homer Chamber of Commerce Mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Northern Lite Scentsations, 3939 Lake Street 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 are invited to attend.

Marketing council banquet today

The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will host its 10th anniversary banquet and auction at the Kenai Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. today. The event is open to the public, but space is limited. For tickets or more information, call 283-3850.

Historical society board of directors meets

The Soldotna Historical Society board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at River City Books in Soldotna. The public is invited.

Bereavement class planned

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is offering bereavement training for people interested in becoming a community bereavement volunteer Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hospice office, 312 Tyee St. in Soldotna. Communication skills for supporting bereaved individuals will be presented by Rita Draheim from Peninsula Mental Health. A panel of area residents will share what was helpful and what was not during the grieving process. The program will be facilitated by Sue Bezilla, hospice bereavement coordinator. For more information and to register, call 262-0453.

CPR and first aid training offered

The American Red Cross offers monthly classes for first aid with adult, child and infant CPR. The next class is Saturday. The cost is $58. For more information call 262-4541.

Junior Miss competition to be held

The 2002 Alaska Junior Miss competition will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Central High School Auditorium. The featured guest is Kara Merrill, last year's Junior Miss winner. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and will be on sale at the door.

Community Thanksgiving service announced

There will be a community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sterling Senior Center.

Voyage to Mars offered

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, at 9711 Kenai Spur Highway, will offer a simulated space mission to the public at 9 a.m. Nov. 24.

For a $25 entry fee participants may board the "Voyage to Mars" mission. The mission is open to sixth-graders through adults. Advance registration is required; there is a special two for $40 entry fee. To register and for more information, call 283-2000

Legal representative to answer questions

A representative of Alaska Legal Services will be available to answer legal questions for people serving as family caregivers at 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Sterling Senior Center, Mile 82.5 Sterling Highway. For more information, call 262-6808.

AA meeting held Tuesdays

A closed meting of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Tuesday at the Salvation Army Church at 201 N. Forest in Kenai.

Senior center frying turkeys

The Nikiski Senior Center is offering the service of deep-frying turkey, chickens, cornish hens and other poultry. The birds should be less than 20 pounds, clean and completely thawed.

There is a $10 charge for each bird fried. For more information and to sign up, call 776-7654.

Soroptimist selling See's Candy

Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is now taking orders for its annual See's Candy drive. All money raised goes to scholarships and the young women's conference held each year. For more information and to place an order, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253. The ordering deadline is Dec. 5.



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