Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2007

Tribe offers child care assistance

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe is offering child care assistance for eligible Alaska Native or American Indian families. Applications are available at the Kenaitze Indian Tribal offices, at 150 N. Willow St. in Kenai. Child care assistance can be used for parents or guardians who are working full or part time, attending a job training or educational program or attending an approved drug and alcohol outpatient treatment program. All funds are distributed according to family size and income. For more information, call Roberta Turner at 283-3633.

KMS volleyball camp set

Kenai Middle School will have a volleyball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the school.

Youth in grades six through eight from Soldotna Middle, Cook Inlet Academy, Aurora Borealis Charter, Nikiski Junior High, Connections and Kenai Middle schools may participate.

Jason Diorec, 2008 Arctic Winter Games volleyball coach and Toni Steward, Kenai Central High School volleyball coach, will be the camp directors.

Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch, snacks, extra socks, water, appropriate clothing, nonmarking gym shoes, knee pads (optional). The cost is $80 per person and includes a T-shirt and water bottle. Payment is due with the application. Applications should be returned to KMS. Registration forms are at the office of the above listed schools or online at For more information call 283-4896.

Teleconference set

The House State Affairs committee will hear a briefing on the Alaska Land Mobile Radio program at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Legislative Information Office at 145 Main St. Loop No. 217. Testimony will be by invitation only. For more information, call the office at 283-2030 during business hours or e-mail the office at

Hospice plans celebration

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host a celebration of life candlelight remembrance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, across from Mykel's Restaurant. Community members who have had a loss in their lives or are taking care of a loved one with a life threatening disease are invited to attend and light a candle for them.

Fellowship, refreshments are planned. Live music will be provided by Vickie Tinker, Jack Will and Katie Evans. For more information, call the hospice office at 262-0497 or 262-0453.

Health center closes for holiday

Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Tuesday in observance of New Year's Day. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 335-3400.

Presidential caucus set

The District 35 Democrats will hold its Alaska Democratic Presidential Caucus at 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center auditorium, 95 Sterling Highway in Homer. To participate or vote in the caucus process one must be registered a Democrat and live in House District 35.

Voter registration will be available at the door. For more information or about participating by teleconference, call Bob Ward at (907) 235-9136.

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