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Chambers set schedules

■ The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon today at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A forum for candidates for Alaska House District 30 is planned. RSVP to 262-9841.

■ The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon today at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. An update from Leslie “Fritz” Krusen of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) is planned. RSVP to 283-1991.

■ A Kenai Young Professionals Leaders Luncheon will take place at noon on Friday at Veronica’s Cafe, 604 Peterson Way in Kenai. Tim Dillon, Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, will speak on the topic “From Red to Black: Turning the Financial Tide.” RSVP to https://kenaichamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/1148.

■ A Kenai Young Professionals Advisory Council meeting is schedeuled for Friday at 5 p.m. at the Kenai Visitor Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai.

Farm Bureau gathering input

The Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau is gearing up for the upcoming year and will be gathering input from residents of the Peninsula at upcoming meetings taking place in Homer on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Kachemak Community Center, and in Kenai on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building.

VIP Alaska partners with SCRAM Systems

VIP Alaska Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with SCRAM Systems, the leader in Electronic Monitoring.

Offenders span a wide range of risks and needs. Some offenders are high-risk, low-risk, high-need, low-need, compliant, non-compliant, hardcore, or first time offenders and everything in between. VIP Alaska and Scram Systems provide a single, integrated solution to meet different electronic needs, whether it is something as simple as house arrest or a more complex GPS device that tracks the offender’s movements, or one that monitors alcohol consumption every half hour. These devices are designed to fit supervision model, budget, laws, and purchasing processes. Supported by the 24/7 SCRAM Systems Program Management Center, these devices allow offenders with court approval to continue employment, meet with attorneys and seek medical or addiction treatment.

For more information, visit www.VIPAlaska.com or email SCRAM@VIPAlaska.com.

Volunteers needed for JA in a Day

Junior Achievement and Nikiski North Star Elementary are excited to put together another JA in a Day event for fall semester. This event will take place on Nov. 18. Junior Achievement programs align with state standards and teach students the value of workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. The hands-on, age appropriate curriculum equips students with the knowledge needed to be successful in today’s ever changing global economy. Volunteers are needed for this event. A light breakfast, lunch, training and program materials will be provided. Visit alaska.ja.org to learn about the JA programs that will be offered to all K-5 students.

For more information, contact Amarin Ellis, Program Manager, at 907-344-0101 or aellis@ja-alaska.org, or Janet Johnson, Committee Chair, at 907-598-5489 or janet.johnson@denalifcu.com.

Extension offers money management video series

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has launched a series of short videos to help Alaskans manage their finances.

Topics in the Mastering Money Management series include improving your credit score, reading your credit report, children’s allowances, living on a seasonal income, automating your bill payments and what to do before choosing bankruptcy.

Roxie Dinstel, who has been teaching family finance classes for Extension for nearly 40 years, coordinated the series of five- to eight-minute YouTube videos. Ideas for topics came from agents and their clients, including farmers and fishermen, she said. Dinstel hopes the videos will be a quick resource that people can use.

Personal finance is important, she said. “But we’re not teaching it in school.”

Dinstel said Alaskans face special challenges for money management because of seasonal incomes, an uncertain state economy and budget cuts.

The videos are available at www.uaf.edu/ces/money.

Anyone with ideas for additional video topics may contact Dinstel at 907-474-7201 or at rrdinstel@alaska.edu.

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