Governor amends disaster declaration
Gov. Sean Parnell amended his September State disaster declaration to include the Kenai Peninsula Borough, as well as several others.
This declaration relates to the severe storms that impacted Southcentral and Interior Alaska on Sept. 21.
The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and officials from the affected jurisdictions are conducting joint damage assessments. This process will allow the state to determine whether a request for federal assistance is warranted for this disaster emergency.
HoPP, Homer Parks program win awards
Alaska Recreation and Parks Association awarded Karen Hornaday Park: Homer Playground Project, Homer Little, League and the City of Homer Karen Hornaday Park the 2011 Facility Excellence Award.
This award recognizes significant new projects, major renovations, or long-term performance as a flagship of recreation. The award goes to the facility or facilities that most reflect positive changes.
The City of Homer Parks and Recreation Program, directed by Mike Illg, won the 2011 Outstanding Organization Award. This award recognizes the agencies, departments and organizations that make great contributions to their community and to the improvement of recreation in Alaska.
Make appointments now for health fair
The 29th-annual Rotary Health Fair is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Homer High.
“It’s Your Life … Take a Day to be Well,” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital.
Comprehensive blood analysis is available at the fair for only $40, as well as other tests. Set appointments for your blood draw at www.sphosp.org and at the following locations and times:
Safeway, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Chapman School Bazaar, Anchor Point, Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m-3 p.m. Only water should be consumed 10-12 hours prior to the test. In all cases prescription medication should be taken and diabetics should not fast. Additional tests are available for additional costs.
Blood drive at the health fair
A blood drive will take place in conjunction with the 2012 Health Fair Nov. 10. Appointments to donate blood can be made by calling 299-0735. Free child care is offered, and the Lions Club will be collecting used eye glasses. Numerous door prize drawings will be offered by exhibitors, and the grand prize giveaway is a $250 energy certificate.
For more information and details on the Health Fair, visit the South Peninsula Hospital website at www.sphosp.org or call the hotline at 299-0735.
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