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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Red Cross seeks volunteers for disaster teams

The American Red Cross -- Kenai Peninsula board of directors meets at 3 p.m. today at the Red Cross office.

The Red Cross is seeking individuals interested in volunteer service.

The goal is to develop Disaster Action Teams in each Kenai Peninsula community. Disaster Action Team training is free of charge.

Team members will be trained to help respond and care for the needs of families and friends in time of disaster. There are many different opportunities to help as a Red Cross volunteer. It is open to young and old.

Interested parties should contact Debra Holle at 262-4541, by e-mail at or express your interest in person at the office at 145 Kasilof St. in Soldotna.

Kenai chamber to hear about prison options

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon is at noon today.

The guest speaker is Rick Segura of the Kenai Native Association, and the topic is the proposed private prison.

The meetings are open to the public and held every Wednesday at Paradisos restaurant in Kenai.

Advisory committee to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's Environmental Monitoring Committee meets at 10 a.m. today at the RCAC office in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7222.

College to host blood drive

The Kenai Peninsula College Blood Drive is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Soldotna college campus. Donors are urged to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating.

For more information, call 260-5672.

Church offers Christmas cookies

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Church in Soldotna is taking orders now for its 21st annual Homemade Christmas Cookie Sale.

These gift-packaged assorted cookies are $3 per dozen and can be delivered or picked up Dec. 13 to 17. To order cookies, call Nancy at 262-9693 or Tracey at 262-1423.

Anchor Point chamber meets today

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at the Anchor River Inn. Guest speaker will be Homer Harbormaster Bill Abbot. He will discuss what management of the Homer harbor entails, future plans for the harbor and a harbor feasibility study for Anchor Point.

For more information, call the chamber at (907) 235-2600.

Kasilof Historical Society meets Thursday

The Kasilof Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Tustumena Elementary School.

The program is on fishing, past and present. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 262-2439.

Forum planned on economic development

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development Outlook Forum is scheduled for Dec. 8 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Keynote speakers will be Debby Sedwick, commissioner of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, and Mark Hamilton, president of the University of Alaska. Peninsula mayors and leaders from area Native corporations and peninsula industries will discuss opportunities. Participants will break into small groups to develop strategies.

Hosts are the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and Sen. John Torgerson, R-Kasilof. Sponsors are Phillips Alaska Inc., Homer Electric Association and First National Bank of Anchorage.

For information or to reserve space, call the EDD at 283-3335 or visit its office at Mile 14.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

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