Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, February 19, 2001

Students named to honor lists

Brandon Wohlers of Kenai was named to the dean's list at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. Students must complete 12 graded credits and be in the top 10 percent of their class to be named to the list.

Marcella Jean Craemer of Kenai was named to the dean's list at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Students must complete the semester with at least a 3.4 grade point average.

Benjamin McGarry of Kasilof was named to the George Fox University dean's list for the 2000-01 fall semester. Students named on the honor roll must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher while taking at least 12 credits.

He is the son of Jerry and Peggy McGarry of Kasilof.

Theodore J. Luckman of Soldotna was named to the dean's list at Lee University for the fall 2000 semester. He is a sophomore and had a grade point average of 4.0. He is a 1999 Soldotna High School graduate and is the son of Dan and Connie Luckman.

Ping pong tourney results

The results of the Soldotna Elks Club weekly ping pong tournament are:

First place -- Wayne Brooks and Skip Dove

Second place -- Rob Coreson and Joe Szczesny

Third place -- Gary Brumley and Andy Szczesny

Fourth place -- Ray Debardelaben and Rollie Duyck

The tournament, held every Wednesday night at the Elks Club in Soldotna, is open to anyone who'd like to play. There is a $5 entry fee, and partners are drawn at random before play begins.

For more information, call Ray Debardelaben at 262-7415.

Dogs are focus of open house Saturday

The Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will hold an open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with Responsible Pet Owners Month. There will be demonstrations and discussions on obedience, agility, clicker training, conformation, tricks and skijoring, plus videos and printed literature, all promoting fun and positive activities to do with dogs.

Groups represented at the open house will include the Kenai Kennel Club, Kenai and Soldotna animal shelters, Peninsula Retrievers Association, 4-H Guide Dog Program and Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management.

There also will be refreshments and prizes. For more information, call 262-6846 or 283-7515.

KBEA scholarship applications available

The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is accepting applications for four scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2001 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, including public, private and home-schooled individuals.

Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselor's office, at the information desk of the borough building in Soldotna or at

Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 30.

The Independent Living Center will put together a Community Closet to provide those with disabilities with equipment at a low cost. The center is looking for donations of wheelchairs, walkers and equipment for vision and hearing impairments. If you would like to donate or want more information, call Cheri or Laurel at 262-6333.

Rotary club in need of computers

The Soldotna Rotary Club is looking for donations of used computers with a Pentium or equivalent processor. These computers will be refurbished and used to supply Rotary International Programs. To donate, call Joe Kashi at 262-4604 or Tom Boedeker at 283-7608.

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