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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hazardous waste disposal dates set

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Ivan R. Chatham

The Central Peninsula Landfill Hazardous waste disposal collection times are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 18 and Nov. 20. Businesses must pre-register by calling Burlington Environmental at 1-800-478-9008.

Food bank seek items

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is seeking the following items: letter sized copy paper, silverware, re-sealable plastic bags (all sizes), sealing tape, Corelle soup bowls, scotch tape, plastic gloves (medium and large), plastic grocery bags, garbage bags (33 and 45-50 gallon).

Birthday bag items needed for youth ages 12 years old and under are: cake mixes, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, balloons and small stuffed toys. Items for youth over 12 years old needed are re-gifted gifts, seasonal items and large baskets. For more information, call 262-3111.

Host families needed

Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a worldwide movement of committed individuals and organizations working together to prepare young people for their responsibilities and challenges in a changing, interdependent global community. Each year YFU places a large number of international exchange students with local families while they attend the local high school and extra-curricular activities. More than 2,000 YFU students come to the US from about 50 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America and the Pacific. To become a host family call 1-866-493-8872 or visit us at www.yfu-usa.org .

Hometown heros

Chatham joins National Guard

Air National Guard Airman Ivan R. Chatham graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Paul Chatham of Springfield, Colo., and Elizabeth Chatham of Soldotna.

Chatham graduated in 2001 from Springfield High School, and received a bachelor's degree in 2007 from Grace University, Omaha, Neb.

Births

Kunkels welcome a daughter

Kerry and Adam Kunkel of Nikiski announce the birth of their daughter, Regan Mae Kunkel, at 10:09 p.m., Thursday, June, 24, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds, 14.2 ounces and measured 21.5 inches.

Her grandparents are Timothy and Roberta O'Brien and Joyce Riley, all of Nikiski.

Prices have a new addition

Janinne and Dylan Price of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, AnnaMarie Lee Price, at 1:20 a.m. July 2, 2010, at Woman's Way Midwifery in Soldotna. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

She joins brother, Gabriel. Her grandparents are Roxanne Dearinger, Terry Miller, and Nancy and James Sandrock.

Sturmans have a son

Tesa and Steve Sturman of Kenai announce the birth of their son, Gage Easton Sturman, at 7:05 p.m. April 24, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 12 inches.

He joins brothers, Colby, 3, and Brett, 1. His grandparents are Jim and Robin Allemann of Nikiski and Fred and Mary Sturman of Soldotna. His great-grandparents are Doris Allemann of Silverton, Ore., and Gladys Henson of Dalles, Ore. His great-grand-parent is Bertie Sturman of Sapulpa, Okla.

Dean's and president's lists, graduations

* Kenai resident Jimmie Mae Pedginski, was named to the dean's list at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Idaho.

To be named to the list students must have completed 12 or more graded credits with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Pedginski is the daughter of Joe and Jeanette Pedginski of Kenai.

* Nikiski resident Justin Smith was named to the dean's list at Montana State University. To be named to the list student's must have earned at GPA of 3.5 or higher and passed 12 or more credits during the semester.

Smith is a 2008 graduate of Nikiski High School.

* Kenai resident Justin Wisniewski was named to the president's honor roll at Western Wyoming Community College. To be named to the list students must attend full-time and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a grade point average of 4.00.

* Kenai resident Kellan Flanagan was named to the dean's part-time honor roll at Western Wyoming Community College. To be named to the list students must attend full-time and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.5.

* Donna Anderson and Vickie Roney, both of Kenai, graduated from Lesley University.

Anderson earned a master of education degree in creative arts on learning from the graduate school of arts and sciences.

Roney also earned a master of education degree in creative arts on learning from the graduate school of arts and sciences.

* Nikiski resident Megan Kathleen Kennedy earned a bachelors of science degree in education, with a concentration in Elementary Education and special education, from the University of New Mexico.

Kennedy is the daughter of John and Mary Kennedy of Nikiski and a 2005 graduate of Nikiski High School.

* The following students graduated from Oregon State University; from Homer Kelliann McCune, Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences; from Kenai Josh J. Huhndorf, Bachelor of Science, Health Care Administration; and from Soldotna Margaret Spahn, Master of Science, Geography.

* Soldotna resident Sara Finzen graduated from Montana State University.

Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club's monthly meeting,

Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Kenai River Center, Mile 2, Funny River Road. All are welcome. Call 398-8963 for more information.

http://www.meetup.com/kenaipeninsulaoutdoorclub/



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