Community News

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2000

World War II stories needed

Hero Productions, of Tulsa, Okla., is producing a television series highlighting the relationships between World War II military personnel and their loved ones back home. They are collecting stories of the "everyday" heroes -- the many men and women who kept their families intact despite the hardships of war.

How did their love and commitment survive? How did they keep hope alive? Where did they find their strength? How did these veterans, upon re-entry into civilian life, adjust to physical injuries and emotional trauma suffered at the war front? What was the reunion like for those family members who had been apart for years?

For those with a story to tell and desire to share the lessons learned during an amazing time in the country's history, please write to: The Reunion Project, c/o Hero Productions, PMB 286, 3807-GH South Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74105

Learning Center honored

The Learning Center at Kenai Peninsula College recently achieved accreditation from the Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA). The accreditation means that the LVA at the Learning Center provide effective nonprofit management, excellent volunteer tutor training and quality literacy instruction.

Trained LVA surveyors recommended the Learning Center receive the LVA accreditation award after conducting on-site reviews of the KPC program and completing interviews with key leaders, staff, volunteers, and students at KPC.

Literary Volunteers of America Inc. is a national nonprofit organization, managed by professionals, which delivers local literacy services through a network of more than 375 community programs supporting more than 50,000 volunteers and more than 70,000 adult literacy students.

For more information, call the Learning Center at KPC, 262-0327.

Alaska Run for Women grant money available

The Alaska Run for Women board of directors is accepting applications for grants to be awarded from the proceeds of the 2000 Run for Women. Applications must be postmarked by July 31. The grant selection process begins in early August. Any nonprofit organization whose primary focus is to decrease the impact of breast cancer on our community may apply. The board distributed about $100,000 in funds and in-kind services such as mammograms and other diagnostic services throughout Alaska in 1999.

For guidelines and more information, contact Dr. Bradley Cruz at (907) 264-1246 or Jeanette Anderson-Moores at (907) 261-5699.

Summer day camp slated

The Soldotna Community Schools July Summer (Day) Camp, will be held at Soldotna High School July 10 through 28 for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Full- and half-day sessions are available.

Classes will include fine arts, cooking, performing arts, reading club and science experiments. Cost for the three-week camp is $275 for full day or $160 half day. Registration forms are available at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Soldotna Public Library, and payment can be mailed to Soldotna Community Schools,

c/o Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, 148 N. Binkley, Soldotna, AK, 99669.

For more information, call 262-6768.

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