Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2011


Peyton Lee Cobb

Cobbs welcome son

Denali and Conrad Cobb, of Soldotna, announce the birth of their son, Peyton Lee Cobb, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 4:32 a.m., at Central Peninsula Hospital, in Soldotna. He weighed 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces and measured 19 inches. Peyton joins his brother Carson, 17 months. Peyton's grandparents are Ted and Debbie Pearson, of Kasilof; and Gary and Tammy Cobb, of Sterling. His great-grandparents are Carol and Gordon Barner, of Riggins, Idaho; and Ed and Nikki Pearson, of Kasilof.

News and Notes

Gebhardt named to dean's list

Kristin Gebhardt, daughter of Paul and Evy Gebhardt, of Kasilof, was named to the Fall Dean's List at Wilmington University, in Delaware, with a 4.0 grade point average. Gebhardt graduated from Skyview High School in 2003. Dean's List honors are awarded to full-time students who complete at least twelve credit hours with no failures and obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester.

Soldotna grad makse UAF dean's list

Max Milliron, 2007 graduate of Soldotna High School, was named to the Dean's List, fall semester at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a 4.0 GPA. Milliron is currently in his fourth year and majoring in biology. His parents are Steve and Randy Milliron, of Soldotna.

Nikiski resident makes OBU honor roll

kiski resident Callie McAnally, a senior elementary education major, was named to Oklahoma Baptist University's President's Honor Roll for the fall 2010 semester. Students who achieved a semester grade point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale are named to the President's Honor Roll.

Singles meet up

A peninsula singles activity group is forming. The group will enjoy food, coffee and other adventures. The first two gatherings are scheduled for Feb. 6 and Feb. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Call Bobbie at 740-0832 or 260-5353 for the meeting location and more information.

Tri The Kenai Triathlon registration open

Registration is now under way for the 2011 Tri The Kenai Triathlon, scheduled for June 12. The event takes place at Skyview High School and includes a 500-yard pool swim, a 10-mile road bike and a 5-kilometer trail run. Registration is $75 for adults, $150 for teams and $10 for the youth event (ages 5 to 14). This year's event will include a charity focus on women's cancer awareness. Featured racers will include Jenn Sommermann, who is competing in triathlons in 50 states to raise awareness, and DeeDee Jonrowe, a cancer survivor.

For more information or to register, visit

Host an exchange student

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. These personable and academically select exchange students are conversant in English, are bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family.

The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE. Families may select the youngster of their choice from extensive student applications, family photos and biographical essays. Students and families are encouraged to begin corresponding prior to the student's arrival.

Families interested in obtaining more information about becoming a host should call toll free: 1-800-733-2773.

Youth book clubs meet

The Kenai Community Library's Tween Book Club is reading "Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus," by Kristen Tracy. The club meets Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 4 -- 5 p.m. to discuss the book. The Junior High Book Club meets Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 4 -- 5 p.m. to talk about "Tunnels," by Roderick Gordon. If the library is closed for moving this day, the group will be meeting off-site. New members are always welcome to join in these lively discussions. Children's programs will not be held during the library's upcoming closure. Watch for further details on Facebook and at

E-mail your community events to, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai AK 99611.

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