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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2002

Schools to play charity hockey game

The Skyview and Nikiski hockey teams will play a game today at 4 p.m. to benefit the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Admission is two cans of food or $2 for students and $4 for adults. All proceeds go to benefit the food bank. For more information, call Peggy Moore at 262-3111.

Benefit fund-raiser planned

A benefit fund-raiser for Don Williams will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Spenard Builders Supply parking lot, located on Funny River Road in Soldotna. A hot dog cart will serve refreshments. All proceeds go to benefit the Williams family. For more information, call Mitch at 262-7240.

Support group meets today

A domestic violence support group will meet today from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at the Women's Resource and Crisis Center in Kenai. The group meets every Friday. Cost per session is $5, and scholarships are available. For more information, call 283-9479 or 283-2069.

Drive to benefit blood bank, food bank planned

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and the Blood Bank of the Kenai Peninsula will sponsor a community food and blood drive Saturday at the Peninsula Center Mall Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. In addition to the food-blood drive, entertainment activities and door prizes also are planned. For more information, call the food bank at 262-3111 or the blood bank at 260-5672.

Gingerbread houses on display

Gingerbread houses created by students at Skyview and Kenai Alternative High Schools are on display through Dec. 31 at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. For more information, call Marty at 260-2663 or Sandy at 252-8181.

Cabin Hoppers urge caution in Caribou Hills

The Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers snowmachine club is reporting very dangerous conditions on trails in the Caribou Hills.

Total snowfall in the hills is between 6 and 8 inches, and all creeks and rivers still have areas of deep and wide open water. Many trees have been downed across trails, so those riders venturing out are asked to bring chainsaws with them.

Also, trails leading to the Deep Creek drainage have been washed out, and 10- to 14-foot drops have been reported.

The Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers remind riders to use extreme caution and to ride with their heads, not their throttles.

Hospital changes meeting date

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will not hold its monthly meeting Monday. Regularly scheduled meetings have been changed to the second Monday of each month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Iliamna room at Central Peninsula General Hospital.

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