Community News

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2000

Kenai winners named

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce announced the winners selected as the 2000 beautification winners.

Residential winners:

First place: George Rhodes at 1502 3rd Ave., Second place: Mr. and Mrs. Gale Lefebvre at 510 Ash and honorable mention: Nancy Silverman at 1600 Woodside.

Business winners:

First place: Fireweed Herb Garden, Second place: Kenai Electric and honorable mention: Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

A Residence Greenery Award went to John and Helen Baranger at 1525 Windward.

Naval ship reunion

A reunion is being planned in Newport News, Va., for Oct.19 through 22, for the former crew members of the seven ships of the DeSoto/Suffolk County Class Landing Ship Tanks. The ships are the USS DeSoto County, LST-1171; USS Suffolk County, LST-1173; USS Grant County, LST-1174; USS York County, LST-1175; USS Graham County, LST-1176; USS Lorain County, LST-1177; and the USS Wood County, LST-1178. An effort is under way to acquire the USS Lorain County as a memorial by the Ohio War Memorial Inc. of Lorain, Ohio. For further information contact: Charles C. Patton, Ohio War Memorial Inc., P.O. Box 307, Lorain, Ohio 44052.

Host families needed

Host families, with or without children, are needed to provide homes for young teen students in Europe, Asia and South America that want to attend school in the U.S. Students receive their own spending money, full medical insurance and ongoing support. For more information, call Maria at 1-800-210-6080.

College offers classes

Fourteen new classes will be offered at Kenai Peninsula College this fall semester, which begins with a week of on-campus registration Aug. 23. Admitted degree and certificate students can register now using the WolfLine telephone number, 1-888-568-5822. Those who have not attended since the Fall of 1997 must fill out an "Intent to Register" form prior to using the WolfLine. For more information, see the KPC Fall Semester Class Schedule for details, or call 262-0330.

Students will be able to choose from nearly 200 classes in 45 different subject areas during general registration Aug. 26 and Aug. 27. Classes begin the following week.

Counselors and instructors will be presenting information about various degree and certificate programs during New Student Orientation on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25.

Other topics covered during the three-hour orientation sessions include financial aid, peer advising, the Learning Center, the Career Center and other services offered through the college.

An evening session scheduled Aug. 24 accommodates persons unable to attend either of the two morning sessions. Those interested in attending one of these sessions should call KPC Student Services at 262-0330 to reserve a place. Students who complete new student orientation may register for classes immediately following their orientation session. The college is located at the end of East Poppy Lane about one mile off K-Beach Rd.

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