Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2000

Financing business seminar today

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar titled "Financing a Business" at 9 a.m. today in the Red Diamond Center, Suite 16. For more information, call 262-7497.

Junior Miss deadline is today

Today is the deadline for applying to take part in the annual Alaska Junior Miss program. Any high school senior girls who are interested in participating should contact their school counselors.

Totem Tracers meet tonight

The Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will meet at 6:30 tonight in the Kenai Community Library. There will be a discussion on Civil War records and pension files, with examples. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-9591.

Public radio board meets tonight

The Pickle Hill Public Broadcasting board of directors will meet at 7 tonight in the KDLL 91.9 FM studio at the Economic Development District Building in Kenai. The meeting is open to the public.

Transit system offers rides

Central Area Rural Transit System is a new way to provide transportation for the central peninsula. These rides are for everyone regardless of income or disability. All rides are paid for with punch cards purchased in advance, and all rides are scheduled at least the day before they are needed.

CARTS is now ready to transport Sears Elementary School kindergartners. Parents, if you need help getting your child to and from school, give CARTS a call.

CARTS is seeking volunteer drivers. Drivers are reimbursed for their mileage.

For more information about CARTS, kindergarten rides, car pooling or volunteering, call Jennifer at 262-8900.

Lions taking birthday calendar orders

Members of the Kenai Lions Club will be at Big Kmart in Kenai from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday to take orders for the 21st issue of the community birthday and anniversary calendar.

Each $5 calendar purchase gives you 10 positions to fill in with celebratory dates. Calendar dates begin March 2001 and run through February 2002.

Those who have purchased calendars in the past are encouraged to stop by the table and make sure the Lions have their information listed correctly. For those who have never purchased a calendar before, this is a chance to get family birthdays and anniversaries listed. The Kenai Lions is a service group. Funds raised through the year benefit programs including eyeglasses for youngsters. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month at the Kenai Elks Lodge. Due to holiday schedules, the next regular meeting will be Jan. 12, 2001.

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