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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2002

Blood bank faces shortage

The Blood Bank of Alaska has an urgent need for type A negative blood. The blood bank also needs donors for all other types of blood. Call 260-5672 to schedule an appointment, or stop by the blood bank, located in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna. The blood bank is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Food Bank to close for inventory

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday in order to take inventory. The food bank will reopen Thursday. For more information, call Peggy Moore at 262-3111.

Word peace meditation planned

A nondenominational prayer and meditation for world peace will be at 3 a.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center. The event is part of a worldwide meditation project taking place at noon, Greenwich Mean Time, to pray for world peace. For more information, call Rev. Kathe Ford at 262-5096.

Pioneers gather recipes

The Pioneers of Alaska, Auxiliary No. 16, is gathering recipes and stories for a cookbook that will help preserve family recipes, pictures and interesting Alaska stories. Recipes are due in January. For more information, contact Ann at 776-5405 or e-mail anninalaska@gci.net.

Kenai council meeting rescheduled

The Kenai City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in council chambers at Kenai City Hall, 210 Fidalgo Ave. The meeting has been moved from Wednesday due to the New Year's holiday.

Hospital to sponsor sitter classes

The Central Peninsula General Hospital is sponsoring Safe Sitter classes for boys and girls, ages 11 through 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The class costs $50. Students must preregister to guarantee a space in the class.

Registration forms are available at the hospital's front desk. For more information, call Michelle at 262-8172.

Caregiver support group to meet

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold meetings in January at several peninsula locations. Meetings will include a presentation on the program and an evaluation of caregiver needs. Meetings will be held at the Ninilchik Senior Citizen Center at 1 p.m. Jan 17 ; at the Homer Senior Citizen Center at 1 and 7 p.m. Jan. 23; at The Seldovia Tribal Center at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 ; and at the Kenai Senior Citizen Center at 1 p.m. Jan. 30.

The meeting in Kenai will include a hearing loss seminar. For more information, call Robin Lampman or Chrystal Gomez at 262-5456 or 1-866-766-8210.

CPHC board of directors seat available

Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. is requesting interested community members to apply for a seat on its board of directors. CPHC is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide quality health care, regardless of patients' ability to pay. CPHC operates Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna and is planning a dental clinic in Kenai. At least 51 percent of its board members must be consumers of CPHC services.

For more information, contact CPHC at 262-4120 or cphc@acsalaska.net.



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