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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2003

CES is collection point for food bank

Central Emergency Services will provide collection sites at its three stations for holiday food donations for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week through December.

Food items can be dropped off at Mile 84 of the Sterling Highway, Mile 13.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road or the Soldotna fire station on North Binkley.

For more information, call 262-4792.

Assistance available for commercial fishers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking applications from commercial Pacific salmon fishers and crew members to receive cash benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

Due to competition of farmed salmon, a payment of up to 3 cents per pound of salmon sold in 2002 and entitlement to technical services will be available to qualifying fishers.

The application deadline is Jan. 20. Applications are available at the NRCS office at 110 Trading Bay, Suite 160, Kenai. For more information, call 283-6287 or (866) 872-3320.

KDLL to hold elections

KDLL-FM Public Radio will hold its membership meeting and board of directors elections at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at KDLL studios in the Economic Development building, three miles north of Kenai. The meeting is open to all members.

Women's outdoor workshop slated

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will host a "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" workshop Feb. 6 through 8 at the Solid Rock Bible Camp. The program is designed to help introduce people to the outdoors. The workshop fee is $200 before Jan. 5 and $225 after Jan. 5. For more information about the program or workshop, call Tracy Smith in Anchorage at (907) 267-2896 or Patty Berkhahn or Larry Lewis in Soldotna at 262-9368.

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