Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, February 07, 2000

Community News

SUBHEAD:Kenai graduate receives degree

Misty L. Vroman, a 1993 Kenai Central High School graduate, received her bachelor's degree in justice with a minor in psychology in December from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Vroman is the daughter of Don and Star McCloud of Kenai.

SUBHEAD: Linfield speakers compete

Sophomore Brandon Wohlers of Kenai, along with five members of the Linfield College Forensics Team, competed against 19 other schools at the Betsy Karl Invitational at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash.

SUBHEAD: Area graduates enlist in Army

Robert D. Williams, a graduate of Susan B. English School in Seldovia, has enlisted in the United States Army as a radio and communications security repairer. He recently left for basic training at Fort Benning, Ga.

He is the son of Robert D. Williams of Oregon.

Ralph R. Hemphill, a 1999 graduate of Nikiski High School, has enlisted in the United States Army as a motor transport operator. He recently left for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

He is the son of Ralph R. and Pamela L. Hemphill of Nikiski.

SUBHEAD: KBEA scholarships offered

Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for three $500 scholarships. The scholarships are available to all 2000 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (including public, private and home schools).

Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough high school counselor's office or at the information desk of the Borough Building in Soldotna. Applications must be postmarked by March 31. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at KBEA, 144 North Binkley Street, Soldotna, AK 99669.

SUBHEAD: Red Cross seeking heroes

The American Red Cross and the Anchorage Firefighters Local No. 1264 are seeking nominations for the first Real Hero's Breakfast on May 24 at the Hotel Captain Cook. Awards will be given in eight categories: adult hero, child hero, pet hero, fire hero, police hero, military hero, medical hero and industrial safety hero.

Nominations are due by March 17 and applications must be filled out on a one-time heroic event. The events must have taken place since Jan. 1, 1998. Nomination forms can be acquired by calling American Red Cross at (907) 792-2253 or (907) 792-2251 or download the form from the Firefighters Union Web site.

SUBHEAD: Scholarships awarded to area students

BP Exploration Inc. has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to five Alaskans enrolled in a new training program designed to prepare the next generation of operations technicians for careers in Alaska's oil fields, refineries, mines and power generation facilities.

Each student will receive $12,000 grant-in-aid to be paid over four semesters of study at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Tanana Valley Campus), University of Alaska Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula College.

Two of the five statewide winners are peninsula residents. Jamin E. Morris of Anchor Point, who studies at KPC, and Bobby D. Antila of Soldotna, who studies at UAF, received scholarships.

Births

Shelli and Jon Furlong of Soldotna announce the birth of their son, Brenner Jon Furlong, at 10:43 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

He weighed 10 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces and measured 21 inches. He has a brother named Brooks Ryan. His grandparents are Gerry and Lou Jean Tullos and Dan and Claudia Furlong, both of Soldotna and Sherry Furlong of Anchor Point.

Melissa and Craig Litke of Nikiski announce the birth of their son, Tyler James Litke, at 10:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

He weighed 6 pounds, 13 1/2 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches. He has a sister named Alison Renee. His grandparents are Gary and Cathy Parker of Nikiski and Terry and Lavina Litke of Moses Lake, Wash.

Eva Bell and Joe Herr of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Ashleigh Shay Herr, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage.

She weighed 4 pounds, 15 1/2 ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches. She has two sisters, Alyssa Rae, 3, and Catherine, 5. Her grandparents are George and Nancy Herr of Soldotna and Dick and Diane Bell of Drummond, Mont.



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