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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2001

Community Thanksgiving service Sunday

Marriage Savers and a group of central peninsula pastors will hold a community thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. The service will include thanking God for his blessings on the country and state; thanks to the many ministries that help the community; honoring longtime marriages; and worship music. There is no admission.

For more information, call 262-6442.

Assistive technology presentation slated

There will be an assistive technology presentation Thursday at the Peninsula Job Center, 11312 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Richard Sanders with the Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Incentive Grant, will present the latest in technologies that assist employees and employers with work-related disability issues. Samples of various assistive tools will be available for demonstration. Two sessions will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Space is limited, so contact Loretta Harvey at 283-0371.

Advisory board members sought

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve is seeking interested people to serve on its first advisory council. The reserve is a nonregulatory, federal, state and community partnership that focuses on environmental research and education programs for the benefit of Kachemak Bay communities and the nationwide reserve system. Anyone interested can contact the reserve for an application packet at 2181 Kachemak Drive in Homer, or call Coowe Walker at 235-4799 ext. 5. The deadline for applications is Dec. 20

Chugach National Forest open for tree cutting

The Chugach National Forest is open for Christmas tree cutting starting at Mile 6.5 after Bertha Creek Campground just beyond the Turnagain Pass rest area. There are private or timber sale lands nearby, so all cutters are asked to stay on Forest Service land. Only one tree is allowed per family, topping trees is prohibited, all cutting must be 450 feet away from any roads, trails, trail heads, campgrounds and bodies of water, stumps must be cut low to the ground, all debris must be removed from roads and trails, and cutters are asked to select trees so that other trees remain within 12 to 15 feet surrounding the cut tree. For more information, call (907) 271-2500.

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