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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2000

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Area students named to dean's list

Elexis McBee of Soldotna was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. She attained a 4.0 grade point average.

Diamond Redmond of Soldotna was named to the dean's list of Cedarville College in Ohio. He is the son of Tom and Sonja Redmond of Soldotna.

Laura Marie Born, a 1998 Soldotna High School graduate, was named to the dean's list at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Born of Soldotna.

Airman graduates from apprentice course

Air Force Airman 1st Class Kristopher A. Campbell graduated from the munitions systems apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas.

He received training in conventional and nuclear ordnance inventory management and accounting systems, munitions operations, publications utilization, manual and automated files management.

Campbell is the son of Susie K. Hokkanen of Homer and Michael Campbell of Anchor Point.

Kasilof resident enlists in Army

Shad W. Houser, a 1993 Skyview graduate, has enlisted in the United States Army's Delayed Entry Program, allowing an individual to join the Army, secure their guarantee and delay their actual departure date for up to 365 days.

Houser's test scores and enlistment as a practical nurse qualifies him for an $8,000 cash incentive. He will leave for basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., on August 10.

He and his wife, Maria E. Houser, live in Kasilof.

Library team attends training workshop

Corey Hall led a five-member team representing the Kenai Community Library in a training workshop Feb. 11-13, at Queen and Crescent Hotel in New Orleans for the Prime Time Family Reading Time family literacy project.

Also on the team were Mike Morgan and Carol Ford, as well as Steve Lindbeck and Tonya Iden, state humanities representatives with the Alaska Humanities Forum. They discussed plans and strategies for the reading, discussion and storytelling series based on children's books. It is designed specifically for families with children ages 6 to 10. Separate activities are planned for preschool children aged 3 to 5.

Soldotna woman credited for work with children

Christine Lagoutaris of Soldotna was awarded a Child Development Associate Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession.

CDA is the only major national effort to improve child care by evaluation and recognition of the skills of individuals providing care. The credential is having a positive effect on the quality of child care. Its impact is evident in center-based care as well as family child care.

Ping pong results announced

The ping pong results from the Feb. 24 tournament at the Soldotna Elks are as follows:

First place -- Joe Hanes and Wayne Brooks; second -- Joe Sesney and Gary Brumley; third -- Ray Bebardeladen and Rollie Dike; fourth -- Dan Mortenson and Norm Mortenson; and fifth -- Andy Sesney and Skip Dove.

Births

Brandy and Ryan Nelson of Soldotna announce the birth their son, Cole Ryan Nelson at 2:20 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. His sister is Daisy Alex Nelson. His grandparents are Harold and Bobbie Jackson of Soldotna, Doug and Debbie Nelson of Sterling and Bruce and Darla Rosing of Kenai.

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KOPS dinner party held

The annual Keep Off Pounds Sensibly party was held on Feb. 26, at the Moose Lodge in Kenai. "Evening at the Ritz" was the theme of the candlelight dinner. Eighteen were honored and were presented with a white rose tied with a gold ribbon.

Area Captain Carol Simons presented a talk on motivation. Guest speaker was biomedical engineer, David Maatta.

Martha Snyder was honored with poems, a dozen yellow roses and 25 Susan B. Anthony dollars for keeping her weight off for 25 years.

The event was hosted by Mae Hughes and emceed by Fran Kilfoyle, both of AK20, Kenai.

Community News

Internship offered in nation's capital

Sen. Frank Murkowski is looking for 20 independent and mature graduating high school seniors who are interested in an internship working in Washington, D.C., and who want to learn about the operations of Congress. Students can pick up applications at their high school guidance counselor or principal's office, or they can contact any of the senator's offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kenai, Wasilla or his Washington office. The application deadline is April 1.

Tourism scholarship offered

The Alaska Visitors Association is offering 21 scholarships totaling $30,450 for students pursuing tourism-related education.

As the statewide trade association for Alaska's visitors industry, AVA sponsors the scholarship program to help Alaska residents receive training in careers related to the tourism industry. Applications must be filed before March 31 and will be reviewed by the AVA scholarship committee for criteria such as, Alaska residency, financial need, demonstrated tourism initiative and grade point average.

For more information or to request an application, contact Alaska Visitors Association office at 2525 C Street, Suite 400, Anchorage, AK, 99503, or call (907) 561-5727.

Poetry Contest offered

The New York Alliance is sponsoring Poetry 2000, a free contest open to everyone. There are 28 prizes with a $1,000 grand cash prize. To enter, send poems, 21 lines or less, to : New York Poetry Alliance, Box 1588, New York, NY 10116-1588. Winners will be notified by mail. The deadline for entering is March 30.



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