Ninilchik Community News

Posted: Monday, March 03, 2008

Whitney Leman, daughter of Dan and Jamie Leman is in her senior year at Eastern Oregon University. She is a media arts major and a member of the Lady Mountaineers basketball team. In 2007 she was named the Outstanding Player of the Year and won the school's Lund Champions of Character Scholarship Award. Whitney has the single game assist record holder and broke the record last year with 14 assists. Jamie told me that because of an injury she received during a practice at the beginning of the season, Whitney travels with the team as an injured player.

Amanda Matson, daughter of Larry and Cheryl Matson, also is a senior at EOU and a member of the basketball team. She is a business administration major and won Scholar/Athlete of the Year in 2007.

The team is ranked 23rd in the nation for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II and is in first place in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. They have gone to nationals for the past two years and have a good chance at returning this year. Information about the team is available on the a Web site that Whitney created:

Whitney and Amanda are graduates of Ninilchik School and were members of the Lady Wolverines' basketball team. On Feb. 23, both sets of parents attended a celebration at EOU where they accompanied their daughters onto the floor when the girls were recognized for their achievements.

Congratulations to Sarah Cobb for winning third place and a $1,000 U.S. savings bond in the American Legion Oratorical contest at the state level competition held in Anchorage last weekend. This was Sarah's first time entering the contest and she said she is excited about competing again next year. Her goal is to make it to the national competition. Sarah is in 10th grade and is home-schooled with the IDEA program. She is the daughter of Larry and Suzan Cobb.

The Domestic Engineers will meet at Pat Togni's home at 2 p.m. March 15. Members have been planning their Easter Basket project and welcome cash donations to help with supplies or donations of candy, cookies or other treats. Sugar-free treats also would be appreciated, as a few baskets will made for shut-ins with restricted diets. A workday for assembling baskets is scheduled at 10 a.m. for March 20 at Cindy Crabb's home.

Area home-school students are invited to attend home-school chapel from 10 a.m. to noon March 11 at Calvary Baptist Church. After a short challenge by Caleb Daniels, students will go to the Ninilchik Emergency Services building for a tour and lecture on fire safety and emergency response. For more information, call Pastor Kit Pherson at 567-3200.

Happy birthday to John Lindeman today, March 3; Leslie McCombs and Bridgette Cuffe on March 5; and Ryan Bear on March 6.

Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Dannie Garroutte on March 4.

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