Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2000

No paper Monday

The Peninsula Clarion will not be published on Monday to allow newspaper employees to spend the New Year's holiday with family and friends. The newspaper will resume its regular publication schedule with Tuesday's edition. We wish all of our readers a happy and safe New Year.

College holds registration, open house

Walk-in registration at Kenai Peninsula College will begin Wednesday, and an open house will be held Thursday. More than 30 demonstrations and presentations will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition, refreshments will be served throughout the day, and a free, three-credit class will be given away as a door prize.

Students can choose from nearly 200 classes in 43 different subject areas during general registration 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Classes begin next week.

Counselors and instructors will present information about various degree and certificate programs during two sessions of new student orientation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. 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.

For more information, look at the college Web site at or phone 262-0330.

Owen to speak at luncheon

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at the Anchor River Inn. Faron Owen, with the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, will speak about the council's plans for the upcoming season in addition to reviewing the 2001 Vacation Planner and Weekender.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-2600.

Registration slated for basketball league

The Boys and Girls Club will hold a registration for a seventh- and eighth-grade basketball league Wednesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kenai club.

The cost is $46 through Friday, then the cost will rise to $56. The season will run from Jan. 29 through March 17. All members must be Boys and Girls Club members, which is a $20 calender-year fee.

For more information, call 283-2682.

Phillips offers high school scholarships

The Phillips Alaska scholarship program awards more than $74,000 in scholarships to Alaska high school seniors annually. The deadline to apply for the 2001 Phillips scholarships is Jan. 25. Applications are available from counselors at Alaska high schools or by calling Phillips Alaska at (907) 263-4329.

Rotary club in need of computers

The Soldotna Rotary Club is looking for donations of used computers with a Pentium or equivalent processor. These computers will be refurbished and used to supply Rotary International Programs.

To donate, call Joe Kashi at 262-4604 or Tom Boedeker at 283-7608.

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