Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2005


Linda Story accompanied by Conrad Kilmer attended the 2005 National Engineers Week Awards Banquet at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art on Feb. 26.

Linda's son Michael Story received the 2004 Engineer of the Year Award from a field of eight nominees from all over Alaska and all branches of engineering.

Mike is a civil engineer and owner and president of R and M Engineering in Juneau. Needless-to-say Linda is a very proud Mom.

On Saturday, 75 women will suit up and start their engines, snowmachine engines, that is, to raise funds for the Central Peninsula General Hospital WOW fund. Michelle Stenseng, ED technician, says if she raises $500 she will cut her hair short, and dye it pink.

More help is needed to fight against cancer and community members are invited to join the 2 million dedicated Relay for Life volunteers nationwide. Event planning is underway. The next meeting is Monday at Central Peninsula General Hospital. Actual dates for the event are June 3 and 4.

Community members are invited to stop by and visit the booth at the Health Fair Saturday. You can sign up your team, or even decorate luminaries in honor or memory of someone.

Call Lisa Parker at 262-6656 for more information.

It's time again for the Village Health Fair Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Remember to fast prior to having blood work done. Many informational and educational booths will provide a full day's venue.

For those who watched The Price Is Right Feb. 25 and thought you saw Sandy Hawkins and Karen Leggett in the audience you were right. Sandy flew to Arizona for two weeks and they spent time traveling in Arizona, Nevada and California. While in Phoenix they spent several days with Brent and Kathi Pace former Soldotna residents.

Do not miss thisInternationally known Native Alaskan Artist Ron Senungetuk, will have a solo exhibition in the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College, opening today.

The artist, former art department chair at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will give a slide lecture entitled "An Overview of Native Alaskan Art" with an emphasis on Bering Strait images Sunday at 3 p.m. Join KPC in a reception for Senungetuk following the slide lecture and view his new works in this show "Bering Strait Images."

Family friendly fun Kalifornsky Beach Elementary school fund-raiser is Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

A spaghetti dinner will be held from 5:30 to 6:30. The cost is $5 a plate or $20 for a family. The dinner includes: spaghetti, bread and dessert. Mrs. Tobin's third- and fourth-grade class will have soda pop and ice cream bars available for purchase and Mrs. Owens will have her new espresso machine working to sell lattes.

A Chinese and silent auction with auctioneer Larry VanRay will continue from 6:30 to 8. If anyone would like to donate items or services, call Deanna Leslie at 260-1314. The profits go for needed classroom supplies, and upcoming educational field trips.

Ladies, you won't want to miss the Arctic Winter Games fashion show at Peninsula Take A Break meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Solid Rock Conference Center.

It is open to the public. Music will be provided by Alicia Marlowe and the speaker will be Marie Zib-Cord of Fairbanks. Cost is $8 and free child care is provided. Call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Linda at 262-4996 to make reservations.

The Spenard Builders Supply quote: "The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention."

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

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