Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Girl, boy alumni to play basketball

Alumni from all area high school graduating classes dating back to 1995 are invited to play in alumni basketball games today at Kenai Central High School.

The girls’ game will begin at 5 p.m. and the boys play at 7 p.m.

Teams will be mixed with players from all schools. The first 20 alumni will be allowed to play. Registration is 30 minutes before game time.

Players and spectators will be admitted free of charge. For more information, call Gwen Johnson at 283-2799 or Pam Saltzgiver at 262-8999.

Red Cross offers first aid classes

The American Red Cross of Alaska will conduct a first aid class Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.

The class, which covers adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation, infant and child CPR, AED and basic first aid, requires two evenings for completion.

To register, call 283-4556.

Bone marrow, blood sought for pair

A statewide bone marrow and blood drive is being conducted Friday for four-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race champion Susan Butcher and for Michael Donaldson, who both are afflicted with acute Myelogenous leukemia.

On the Kenai Peninsula, marrow and blood donations can be made from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Blood Bank Center in Suite 212 in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna.

Donors are entered into a National Marrow Donor Program registry.

For more information, call Mysti Skelton at Blood Bank of Alaska at (907) 376-1195.

MDA seeks awards nominations

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking nominations for its annual Personal Achievement Awards. Nomination forms are available from the MDA office, Suite 100, 121 W. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage AK 99503, and must be submitted by Jan. 17.

The awards, given on local, state and national levels, recognize the accomplishments and community service of people with disabilities caused by neuromuscular diseases.

For more information, call Ramona Jobe at (907) 276-2131.

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