Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2000

Army captain assumes company command

Army Capt. Larry Porter Jr., a 1988 graduate of Kenai Central High School, recently assumed Company Command of the 35th Supply and Service Battalion at Sagami General Depot, Japan. He completed temporary duty to the Joint Task Force Noble Anvil in Italy as part of the Campaign in Kosovo.

He is the son of Larry and Pat Porter of Kenai.

Kenai student accepted to college

Jennifer Stewart, a student at Kenai Central High School, has been accepted to Harding University for the fall 2000 semester. Harding University is the largest private university in Arkansas.

She is the daughter of Sam and Debbie Stewart of Kenai.

Area men enlist in Army

Archie W. Kincaid, a 1999 graduate of Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, has enlisted in the United States Army's Delayed Entry Program, which allows an individual to join the Army, secure their guarantee and delay their actual departure date for up to 365 days.

Kincaid has enlisted as a Combat Engineer and left for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on March 23.

He is the son of Kathleen B. Simpson of Anchor Point and James A. Briley of California.

Brandon L. McElrea, 1996 graduate of Kenai Peninsula College, has enlisted in the United States Army. He enlisted as a cavalry scout and recently left for basic training at Fort Knox, Ky.

McElrea and his wife, Brandi J. McElrea, are from Nikiski.

Peter J. Burger also has enlisted in the United States Army Delayed Entry Program. His test score and enlistment as a heavy wheel vehicle mechanic qualify him for a $5,000 cash incentive. Burger has enrolled in the Army College Fund for up to $40,000 toward full-time schooling. He will leave for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.D., on June 29.

He is the son of Richard L. Burger of Clam Gulch and Karen E. Burger of Soldotna.

Ping pong tournament announces winners

Results of the weekly ping pong tournament at the Soldotna Elks March 23 are:

First Place -- Wayne Brooks and Robert Blankenship

Second Place -- Joe Sezney and Ande Sezney

Third Place -- Rob Coreson and Ray DeBardelaben

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