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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2005

Hospital sets people on meditative path

A canvass labyrinth is available to the public at Central Peninsula General Hospital until 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Redoubt and Spur rooms. Visitors are welcome to walk the labyrinth or observe. The labyrinth is a walking meditation path.

Kenai Elks to dance in New Year

The Kenai Elks will celebrate the new year with hors d’oeuvres and dancing Saturday at the Elks Lodge.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and music by Bob Ramponi’s Alaska Swing Company will be featured from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tickets, which cost $25 per person, also include party favors, a champagne toast and breakfast buffet at 1 a.m., and are available at the lodge or by calling Konrad Jackson at 283-7776.

DEC gets cooking with food safety class

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a food safety training class from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Kenai Central High School.

The class is part of a food safety program designed by Alaska DEC to assure safe food handing. It is for anyone who prepares food for the public.

The class is free. Class size is limited to 30 participants. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact Jerry Farrington at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 11, in Soldotna, call 262-5210 ext. 242, fax 262-2294 or e-mail

Board to consider peninsula fishing

The Federal Subsistence Board will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Jan. 10-12 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, 401 E. Sixth Ave. in Anchorage.

The board will consider proposals to change federal subsistence fisheries regulations for the 2006-07 year, including a proposal that would establish a customary and traditional use determination for rural residents of the Cook Inlet area. The proposal would enable residents of Ninilchik, Cooper Landing and Hope to harvest fish for subsistence use in federal public waters of the Kenai Peninsula.

The public is invited to the meetings. For more information, contact Larry Buklis at (800) 478-1456 or Larry_

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