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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2005


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Whittiany Lipps

Lipps receives volunteer award

Whittiany C. Lipps is the winner of the Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula Violet Richardson Award.

Lipps is an active volunteer with the Lee-Shore Center. She has volunteered in the office and helped moved offices. She also set up and organized the Parent-Provider Resource and Training room.

Lipps is considered an excellent role model by demonstrating the importance of hard work, teamwork and a commitment to do her best.

The Violet Richardson program recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts.

Soroptimist will present Lipps and the Lee Shore Center a check for $200 each. She now advances to the Soroptimist Northwestern award level to compete for $1,000, which will be matched with a $1,000 contribution to the recipient's volunteer organization.

Lipps is the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Darren Lipps.


Photo Provided by Delta Kappa ga

Renn awarded scholarship

Kelly Smith, right, of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, presents Sara Renn, center, a student at Kenai Peninsula College, a $250 scholarship. Also pictured are, from left to right, Donna Bartman, Lana Syverson and Sarah Jones.

DKG is an association of female educators supporting various educational opportunities in the community.

Jicha graduates Naval training

Navy Seaman Recruit Justin D. Jicha recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During his eight-week program, Jicha completed classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness. Training was concluded with "Battle Stations," an exercise used to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

He is the son of Camie and Jeff Jicha of Sterling and is a 2004 graduate of Skyview High School.


Photo provided by Sheryl Main

Five generations gather

Five generations of Alaskan-born Andrews women gathered for a family portrait before Crystal Dawn Main Kensinger, 21, front row left, and Grace Rene Kensinger, 5 months, seated, left for Nashville, Tenn., where her husband will pursue a musical career.

Also pictured are Marie Osterhaus Andrews, 88, seated, Gladys Andrews Meacock, 67, second row, and Sheryl Dee Wilson Main, 42 back row.

Soldotna Elks table tennis results

Chuck Winters and Gary Brumley won the Soldotna Elks Lodge's doubles table tennis tournament Wednesday. Joe Szczesny and Brannon Ames placed second and Dale Bagley and Matt Farris placed third.

The Soldotna Elks holds table tennis tournaments every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Ray at 262-7415.

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