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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2007

Cribbage tourney continues

The Cook Inlet Lions will host its annual cribbage tournament at 3 p.m. Saturdays at the American Legion Post No. 20 on the corner of Cook and Main Streets in Kenai. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

Race volunteers sought

The Peninsula Sled Dog and Racing Association is looking for volunteers to help with the Clam Gulch Classic sled dog race Dec. 29 and 30. For more information, call Mitch at 252-5350 or Mindee at 252-1827 or e-mail

Caregiver meetings set

The National Caregiver Support Program will hold meetings at the following places:

* Jan. 2 Seward Senior Citizens Center from noon to 1 p.m.;

* Jan. 21 Kenai Senior Citizens Center from 1 to 3 p.m. The topic will be safe transfer, bed rest and wheelchair use. Nancy Farrington with Kayoktuk Care will be the featured speaker; and

* Jan. 29 Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

For more information, call 260-1280.

Basketball alumni game planned

Kenai Central High School alumni basketball games will be held Dec. 28 at on the Cliff Massey Court at the school. Women's games begin at 6:30 p.m. and men's at 8 p.m. The cost is $5. For more information, call Pam Saltzgiver at 262-8999 or Marsha Gustkey at 283-3049.

Counseling association offers classes

The Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association will host a presentation by Anne Henry, titled "Demystifying the Legislature and Licensing Boards" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at the Peninsula Community Health Center at 230 E. Marydale Ave., Suite 2, Soldotna. Three continuing education units will be available. The cost is $25 for members, $50 for non-members or $25 for those who want to attend but are not seeking continuing education units.

For more information or to register, e-mail Beth at

Wine tasting fundraiser set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host its 12th annual winter wine taste and auction from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Silent and live auctions, fine wines and gourmet appetizers are planned.

Hospice is seeking auction donation items.

Tickets will be available Jan. 3. To purchase, call the hospice office at 262-0453.

SoHi Class of '88 seeks information

Reunion organizers for the Soldotna High School Class of 1988 are seeking information of classmates.

For more information or to check in call, Shelly Endsley at 262-5361 or visit

Social Security reps to visit peninsula

The Social Security Administration makes monthly visits to the peninsula at the following times: first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenai City Hall; third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Homer Senior Citizens Center; and the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seward City Hall. For more information, call (907) 271-4829.

Donations sought for military personnel

The Peninsula Yellow Ribbon club is in the process of making thank-you gift baskets for returning soldiers and Marines. Community members interested in donating a gift, a gift card or making a thank-you card for the baskets may call Bill and Carol Keller at 262-0492 or 394-1072.

Arrangements may be made to pick up donations.

Public health center to close early Monday

The Kenai Public Health Center will be close at noon Monday. It will re-open at 8 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 335-3400.

Counseling group to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Peninsula Community Health Center at 230 E. Marydale Ave., Suite 2, Soldotna. Counselors, students and interested community members may attend.

For more information, e-mail Beth at

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