Community News

Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2009

Senior centers activities on tap

* The Forget-Me-Not Center at, 905 Cook Ave., Suite B, Kenai, information was not available at press time. For more information, call 283-7294.

* The Kenai Senior Citizens Center at 361 Senior Court, information was not available at press time. For more information on center, call 283-4156.

* The Ninilchik Senior Citizen's Center information was not available at press time.For more information, call 907-567-3988.

* The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center, will host the following events: Monday -- pinochle at 12:45 p.m.; Tuesday -- hand and foot 12:45 p.m.; Wednesday -- hand and foot 12:45 p.m.; Thursday -- pinochle at 12:45 p.m.; and Friday -- garage sale from 9 a,m. to 4 p.m. and Game Night at 6.

Menus: (Lunches include the salad bar, milk, juice, coffee, iced tea, hot tea and water.) Monday -- stew and biscuits; Tuesday -- goulash, cheese bread and turnip greens; Wednesday -- Chicken casserole, peas and rolls; Thursday -- roast pork, potatoes and gravy, corn and rolls; Friday -- split pea soup, egg salad sandwich, chips and cookies. For more information, call 776-7654.

* The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center at 197 W. Park Ave., information was not available at press time. For more information, call 262-2322.

* The Sterling Senior Center information was not available at press time. For more information on center events and menus, call 262-6808.


Burch, Hancock have a girl

Jessica Burch and Robert Hancock of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Brailee Dawn Hancock at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches.

She joins sister, Alaina Hille, 3 and brother, Gage Hancock, 4. Her grandparents are Larry Burch of Palmer and Teresa Hancock and Frank Hancock, both of Kenai.

Hubler learns leadership lessons

Kenai Middle School student Anessia Hubler attended the People to People leadership program in Washington, D.C., in June.

While there she visited Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian Institution, Gettysburg National Military Park and the International Spy Museum. She also participated in small group discussions and exercises to experience how leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus and foster change.

Hubler was nominated based on scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

Her parents, William and Rebecca Hubler and her sister, Cristina, also attended.

Oberg graduates

Former Kenai resident Michelle Oberg graduated Cum Laude, as a Webster scholar from the College of St. Scholastica School of Nursing in Duluth, Minn., on May 10, 2009. She received a bachelor's of science degree in nursing.

Oberg passed her board of nursing exam and is employed at Montevideo Hospital in Minnesota.

She is a 2005 graduate of Kenai Central High School and is the daughter if Marty and Suzette Oberg.

Kenai pool sets hours

The Kenai Central High School pool's hours will be from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday -- lap swim; 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday -- swim workout for swim team or adults ($35 for a punch card or $4 a day); and from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Monday and Friday -- open swim.

Swim lesson times are 9 to 9:40 a.m., 9:45 to 10:25 a.m., 10:30 to 11:10 a.m., 11:15 to 11:55 a.m., noon to 12:30 p.m. (3 and 4 year olds) and private lessons 3 to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-7476.


Spurgeons have a daughter

Rebecca and Jesse Spurgeon of Nikiski announce the birth of their daughter, Emmalee Sue, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 6 pounds, 8.6 ounces and measured 18.5 inches.

She joins brother, Austin, 8, and sister, Society, 4. Her grandparents are Gary and Coline Kivi and John and Brenda Klimpke, all of Nikiski.

Scholarship fund continues

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors has set up a scholarship fund in memory of the late Saylor and Cindy Rehm.

Funds are designated for their daughter, Dani Rehm, and can be paid through Wells Fargo Account No. 7758546811, or by PayPal through

For more information, call 262-1851.


Foust joins Navy

Soldotna resident Cody Foust graduated Navy recruit training May 15, 2009, from Great Lakes Naval Recruit Training Command in Illinois.

Foust is in Pensacola, Fla., for further training.

He is a 2008 Soldotna High School graduate and the son of Mike and Tiffany Foust.

Bereavement day camp available

Hospice of the Central Peninsula presents Camp Mend-A-Heart a free bereavement day camp for children ages 6 to 12 years old will be held Aug. 17, 18, and 19 at Solid Rock Bible Camp.

Applications for camp are available at the hospice office.

For more information, call Gail 262-0453 or e-mail

The Community page prints Sunday's in the Peninsula Clarion.

For more information, call Nancianna Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail

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