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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2001

Hockey referee seminar offered

A hockey referee seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the North Kenai Recreation Center. Anyone interested in refereeing hockey this year must attend a seminar as well as register with USA Hockey. For more information, contact Dick Waisanen at 262-6298 or Jimmy Love at 262-6765.

KPRMC press conference to be held

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Management Coalition press conference will be held at noon Dec. 6 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building in Kenai. The primary mission for this organization is to ensure that the needs of those residents of the Kenai Peninsula who have historically, traditionally, culturally and spiritually depended on the resources of the Kenai Peninsula are met.

The purpose of the press conference is to discuss a local solution to the Resource Allocations on the Kenai Peninsula including fish, game and flora and fauna. The KPRMC is a coalition of representatives from the following stakeholder interests: subsistence, personal use, commercial fishers, sport fishers, business owners, habitat/environmental and Native organizations. The KPRMC has worked for nearly two years to produce a mission statement that has received unanimous approval from the stakeholder interests.

The event will include locally smoked salmon and other refreshments. Interested people are asked to RSVP with Mark Powell at 776-8006.

Public health nurse schedules rural visits

The public health nurse will be at Nikolaevsk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and the Ninilchik Clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 for well child checkups, immunizations and pregnancy testing. For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at 235-8857 or 1-800-770-8857.

CPR/first aid instructors sought

The American Red Cross, Kenai Peninsula Chapter, is seeking candidates for First Aid and CPR Instructor Training. The training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 15 and 16 at the Kenai River Center in Soldotna. Candidates must be currently certified in CPR and First Aid to take the course. The cost of the three-day course is $275. After gaining Red Cross instructor authorization, many additional courses are available in which Red Cross instructors can become certified to teach, including Remote First Aid, Sports Safety Training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Anyone interested should call the Red Cross at 262-4541 or e-mail at classics@gci.net.

S.P.C.A. in need of funds, personnel

The S.P.C.A. of the Kenai Peninsula Inc. is looking for emergency funds. Anyone interested in sponsoring an animal for a day, week or month is asked to submit a tax-deductible contribution to the S.P.C.A. of the Kenai Peninsula, P.O. Box 231, Sterling, AK, 99672-0231. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.

The S.P.C.A. of the Kenai Peninsula is also looking for a fund-raiser coordinator willing to work on a percentage basis. A Web designer who could possibly donate some of their time and talents is also sought. Anyone interested can call Michele at 262-8550.



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