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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010

Peninsula students make honor rolls

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Ciela Myshell Closson

The following students were named to the honor roll at The University of Idaho. To achieve this honor, undergraduate students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or better on 12 or more graded credits. Law students earned at least a 3.0 GPA on a minimum of 10 graded credits.

* Kenai -- Brittany Morgan Harding, College of Letters Arts and Social Sciences.

* Nikiski -- Tasha Nicolette Thompson, College of Letters Arts and Social Sciences.

* Soldotna -- Tasha Anne Brown, College of Engineering; Elisha Marie Tarries, Emily Paige Azzara and Kaleene Michelle Tressler, College of Letters Arts and Social Sciences.

Kenai

Oilers baseball celebration slated

The Peninsula Oilers Baseball team will bring back the Oilers Gusher baseball celebration, as well as holding a Hall of Fame Induction. The event will be held Saturday at the Kenai Mall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 for two. Dinner will be steak and chicken. Grand prizes are a Honda MUV (multipurpose utility vehicle) side-by-side valued at more than $12,000, as well as a womans' bracelet valued at $10,000. Door prizes are also planned. For tickets or more information, call the Oilers office at 283-7133.

AFS dinner fundraiser set

The 30th annual AFS gourmet dinner fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Catholic Church in Kenai. Tickets are available at River City Books and from AFS members. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 14 years old and under.

This is a fundraiser for Kenai Peninsula students wishing to go abroad on a student exchange with the AFS program and for families hosting AFS students here.

There will be fine dining, and entertainment by the AFS students who are here on exchange. For more information, call Debbie Boyle at 252-7422 or e-mail debbiejboyle@gmail.com.

Library fundraiser set for March 12

The Friends of Kenai Community Library are sponsoring a fundraiser for the library addition at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.

A silent and outcry auction and other events will be held. All proceeds will go toward a matching grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. Items, gift certificates, etc. are needed for the auctions and other events. Call Kathy Heus at 283-7930 or Donna Peterson at 398-4335 for pick up of items or more information.

Historical society seeks contributions

The Kenai Historical Society will participate in the Permanent Fund Dividend's Charitable Contributions Program.

Interested community members who sign up for their dividends online in January, should look for an option called "the gift of giving." Search for the Kenai Historical Society, click and follow the instructions to make the donation.

The group asks that participants consider leaving their contact information so that they may acknowledge and recognize the givers support. For more information on the program, visit www.PickClickGive.org or call June at 283-1946.

Soldotna

Clossons have a girl

Rachel Closson and Todd Marshall-Closson of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Ciela Myshell Closson, at 2:41 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Woman's Way Midwifery in Soldotna. She weighed 7 pounds and measured 20.5 inches.

She joins siblings, Shon and Christopher Closson. Her grandparents are Lee and Peggy Larson, of Soldotna, Tim and Crystal Closson, of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Deborah Stokes, of Queensland, Australia.

Johnsons have a daughter

Chad and Lindsay Johnson announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Jean Johnson, at 6:47 a.m. Dec. 31, 2009, at Central Peninsula Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 4.5 ounces and measured 17.5 inches.

Her grandparents are Dwight and Lenoria Johnson of Eagle River and Roy and Tammy Dudley of Soldotna. Her great-grandparents are Jake Welch of Dornsife, Pennsylvania, Murdock and Linda Williams of Rome, Georgia, Mable Vetter of Manson, Iowa, and Gladys Dudley of Bellingham, Wash.

Cheating to be discussed

The Roundtable Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue and Kenai Peninsula College Student Union will host a discussion "Why We Cheat: Is it ever okay? What are the social, economic and ethical implications?" on Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. to join in a potluck meal, and from 7 to 9 p.m. for video and dialogue. For more information, call Chris Gehrett at 262-0367 or e-mail ifckg@uaa.alaska.edu .

Relay kick off event set

The Central Peninsula Relay for Life theme will be "The Great Alaskan Camp Out -- Camping for a Cure."

Teams and individuals interested in joining are invited to the kick off event March 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Aspen Hotel in Soldotna. The kick off event will feature door prizes, opportunities to sign up your team and also hear from representatives from the American Cancer Society on how to effectively raise money and have fun at the same time.

The Relay For Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance, and take turns walking around a track relay style to raise funds to fight cancer. This year's Central Peninsula Relay for Life is scheduled for June 4 and 5 at the Skyview High School.

For more information, please visit www.relayforlife.org/kenaiak (online registration now open) and www.facebook.com/centralpeninsualrelayforlife .

Love INC fundraiser slated

The annual dinner auction fundraiser for Love In the Name of Christ will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Soldotna Bible Chapel. Chef Bill Ferguson will prepare a gourmet dinner. Silent and out cry auctions also are planned.

For more information, call 283-5252.

Sterling

Senior center activities announced

Mondays -- Exercise group at 10 a.m. and Spanish class at 1 p.m.; Tuesdays -- Crafty Quilters at 10 a.m., and bingo at 7 p.m.; Wednesdays -- exercise group at 10 a.m.; Thursdays -- Crafty Quilters at 10 a.m., Spanish class and 1 p.m., and card players at 6 p.m.; Friday -- exercise group at 10 a.m. and choir practice at 1 p.m.

On going events -- First and third Fridays -- movies with snacks at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.; First and third Saturdays -- Carving Club at 10 a.m.; Sundays -- breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call 262-6808 for more information.

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