Story last updated at 4:06 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2002

Community News

KBBI has three seats open on the board of directors. Each seat is for a three-year term. To qualify, candidates must be a paid member by Nov. 2. Interested persons should submit a brief biography to KBBI by Nov. 4. Call 235-7721.

The annual Nonprofit Christmas Bazaar to be held Nov. 16, has booth space available. Call 235-7868.

Student and Military News

William C. Creamer has been inducted in Alpha Lambda Delta, a national academic honor society for freshmen, at the Montana State University-Bozeman chapter. Creamer is majoring in mechanical engineering. To enter Alpha Lamda Delta, students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5.

Nicholas Fuller and Nicholas Szymoniak are enrolled in the University of Idaho, Moscow, Scholars Program. UI Scholars receive up to $3,000 a year in scholarships. Fuller and Szymoniak are the only Alaskans at UI in the program and scored in the top 1 percent nationally on the American College Test or the Scholastic Academic Achievement Test. Fuller is majoring in computer engineering and Szymoniak in civil engineering and physics.

High school senior girls can apply now to be in the 2002 Alaska Junior Miss Scholarship program. The competition will be held in Soldotna Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2003. The winner receives a four-year tuition-only scholarship to the University of Alaska, and the runner-up receives a two-year scholarship to UA. Call (907) 262-5495 or visit

Community School

Upcoming and new courses include "CPR/First Aid," Saturday, Oct. 26; "Choral Singing for Beginners," Thursdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 5; "Beginning East Coast Swing Dance," meeting Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 (note change from catalog); "Kindergym" and "Beginning Gymnastics," both meeting Saturdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 22, "American Pie: Making Pie Crusts and Fillings," Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. Call 235-6090.

Kachemak Bay Branch, Kenai Peninsula College

Registration is going on now for "Exploring the Internet." The Alaska Funding Exchange offers a workshop on "Grant Proposal Writing," Nov. 8-9. The cost is $200, and advanced registration is required. For more information, call 235-7743.

Ferry Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 29

AR Homer 7 a.m. LV 9 a.m.

AR Seldovia 10:30 a.m. LV 1 p.m.

AR Homer 2:30 p.m. LV 7:55 p.m.

After leaving Homer, the M/V Tustumena will dock, in order, at Kodiak, Valdez, Yakutat and Juneau and then to Portland, Ore. for refurbishing. The Tustumena returns to Homer Tuesday, April 15, 2003. The M/V Kennicott arrives in Homer Nov. 9 to provide winter service. For last-minute changes, more detailed schedules and information about fares, visit or call 235-8449 or (800) 382-9229 outside of Homer.


Happy Birthday to Anna Flyum, who turns 85 on Sunday. She recently moved to Main Street Assisted Living at 4136 Main Street, and welcomes visits and phone calls at 235-2598.


Nyia Lynne Peters was born Oct. 15, 2002, at South Peninsula Hospital to Thia Berkley and Travis Peters of Soldotna. Her grandparents are Tami Hyatt of Anchor Point and Allen Hyatt of Haines.

Moriah Jean Conkel was born Oct. 18, 2002, at home to Jeff and Edna Conkel. She joins big sister Kayla Haffner and big brother Gabriel Conkel. Her grandparents are Linda Bailey of Colville, Wash., Larry Bailey and Ron Grantz of Sacramento, Calif., Bill and Jo Liggett of Sacramento, and Jerry and Patricia Conkel of Des Moines, Iowa.