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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2003

LIO to wrap up town hall meetings

The House Special Committee on Ways and Means will hold a public hearing as a wrap-up of the statewide town hall meetings and emerging public consensus at 9 a.m. today at the Kenai Legislative Information office at 145 Main St. Loop.

Committee members will give concluding comments. Public testimony must be scheduled. To schedule testimony time, call Paulynn at 465-6820.

Open mic night to benefit food bank

The Kenai Peninsula College Student Union will hold an open mic night from 7 to 10 p.m. today at the college. The cost of admission is two cans of food or one box of dry goods. Mature subject matter may be presented at the event. For more information, call Brett at 262-0339.

AARP to discuss elder abuse

The local chapter of the AARP will meet at 1 p.m. today at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The topic of discussion will be the rights of older citizens and abuse and prevention of abuse for older citizens. Lunch will be served prior to the meeting.

For more information, call Joan at 262-5571 or Vivian at at 260-3966.

Dog racing club schedules meeting

The Peninsula Sled Dog Racing Association will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Sal's Diner. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Mindee Morning at 283-3954 or Mitch Michaud at 262-4977.

Account for fire victims set up

An account has been set up at the Wells Fargo Bank for the Goracke family, which recently lost its home and belongings in a fire.

The Gorackes have been active in the community, donating countless hours to youth programs, especially wrestling and football. Interested community members can make a donation at any Wells Fargo Branch to the Goracke fire fund account.

Habitat for Humanity accepting applications

The Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity is accepting homeowner applications for its 2004 build. Potential homeowners must meet the following requirements: partner with Habitat by contributing 500 hours of sweat equity with construction labor and-or office work; be currently living in substandard housing; and have the ability to pay back a no-interest mortgage.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 31. To receive an application, call the Habitat office at 283-7797 and leave a message with name and mailing address.

Social Security reps to visit peninsula

Social Security Administration representatives will be on the Kenai Peninsula at the following locations and times: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Seward City Council chambers; noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center.

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