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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2004

CPHC seeking new members

The Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. is accepting applications for new board members. It is a nonprofit corporation, administering to the Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna and the Aspen Dental Clinic in Kenai.

Applications are available at 170 E. Corral St., Suite 1, in Soldotna, at 395 Main Street Loop in Kenai, by e-mail at or by calling 335-2022.

Internet health workshop planned

A consumer health workshop for those interested in pursuing health topics on the Internet will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Public Library. Librarians from the National Library of Medicine in Seattle will instruct. For more information or to register, call 283-4378.

Fish and Game to meet

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center to continue review of Upper Cook Inlet commercial fisheries proposals. For more information, call Dwight Kramer at 283-1054.

Help for commercial fishers available

The USDA-Farm Service Agency recently announced that commercial fishers and crew who fished for salmon in 2003 may be eligible for cash payment under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program. Permit holders and crew members must complete the application form and document their share of the pounds of salmon caught by Jan. 13. Applicants also must document that their net fishing income declined between the marketing years 2001 and 2003.

Representatives from the Farm Service Agency will be in Kenai from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the USDA Service Center at 110 Trading Bay Road, Suite 160. For more information, call toll free (866) 872-3320.

Lifeguard training offered

The Soldotna High School swimming pool will hold lifeguard training classes Saturday. Participants must be at least 15 years old. Preregistration is suggested. For more information and time, call 262-7419.

Community dance planned

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Beginners are welcome. The easiest dances begin at 7 p.m. Participants are reminded to bring clean nonmarking shoes. The cost is $5; children under 16 are admitted free with an adult. For more information, call 260-4171.

Family New Year's Eve party set

Area churches will host a family New Year's Eve party from 7 p.m. Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Skyview High School. A variety of family, sports, games, crafts and refreshments are planned. There is no fee.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with the activity. For more information or to volunteer, call Jeff at 398-8931.

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