Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2005


Congratulations to Amber J. Hall, an 11th-grade home school student,who won first place and $1,200 in the state National Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program. Amber's essay was titled, "Celebrating Our Veterans' Service."

In addition to the monetary award, Amber won a five-day, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., a jacket, a plaque, and opportunity to meet President Bush plus the chance to compete in March with students from other states. National awards range from $1,000 to the top prize of a $25,000 scholarship. Best wishes to Amber in D.C. and have a good trip.

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula will present its 10th Young Women's Conference titled "The Sky's the Limit" Saturday. The annual conference, for girls, presents a choices program that includes social, image and health choices and includes many special guest presenters.

The three hour morning conference is for girls in grades sixth through eighth and for the first time a special afternoon session is planned for girls in grades nine through 12.

A light lunch and attendance prizes are included, cost is $10 for the conference and seating is limited. Preregistration is suggested. Scholarships are available. Brochures with registration forms are at area schools and River City Books in Soldotna. For more information, or to preregister call 260-4917 or 262-6133.

The Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club is holding tryouts Friday, Saturday and March 11. KPSC is a competitive soccer club for kids who want to take their soccer play to the next level. They have teams for kids from ages 9 to 18. Those interested can visit or call Mary Daly at 394-1112 for tryout times and locations.

Attention Soldotna artists. Entries will be accepted for the bi-annual Kenai Juried Art Exhibit Wednesday and Thursday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The juror is multi-media artist Daniel Nisbeth from New York. The Juror's Critique and Artist Reception will be Friday at 7 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded and entrants must be peninsula residents and any medium is acceptable. Guidelines for entering can be secured from the Peninsula Art Guild by calling, 283-7040 or at Art Works in Soldotna at 262-1777.

Don't book the evening of March 9 unless it is to attend The Performing Arts Society's March concert featuring the Turtle Island String Quartet,. Well known by music lovers world-wide for its concerts that "bop from jazz to bluegrass and fly from world music to jazz." The venue will be at Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission or $15 for students. Tickets are available at River City Books, North Country Fair and Sweeney's Clothing Store.

Heritage Place would like send its love and best wishes to Warren Moore for a very happy and wonderful 102nd birthday. Congratulations, Warren. You continue to bless and amaze us all.

The Lions Club provides assistance with eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need. They also are the great recyclers of used eye glasses.

Spenard Builders Supply quote is: "There is nothing we can do about the past except learn from it."

Joyce Cox can be reached by phone at 262-7616 or by email at

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