Story last updated at 3:04 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2002

Community News

The American Legion Auxiliary offers gift wrapping from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Dec. 23 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve on Pioneer Avenue next to the Grog Shop. Wrapping is $1 a foot including a bow.

AKABE, the Alaska Association for Billingual Education, holds a fund-raiser for its annual $1,000 scholarship. Ulita Martusheff has organized a Tupperware benefit for the fund through either catalog or home sales. Call her at 235-9165 or e-mail She also can provide information on scholarship applications.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District supports scholarships in the form of tuition waivers to the Alaska Vocational Technical Center or Kenai Peninsula College. High school seniors graduating in 2003 are eligible. To apply, contact your school counselor or visit Applications must be postmarked by March 14.

Student and Military News

Erin Cline has been named Outstanding Graduate Student for the fall semester at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, where she is a presidential scholar studying comparative philosophy. She recently presented papers to the Central States Philosophical Association, the Southwestern Philosophical Society and the SouthWest Conference on Asian studies. She is the daughter of Mike and Dotty Cline of Homer.

Community School

The winter catalog will be mailed about Dec. 20. New classes include "Wilderness First Aid," "Tarot Symbology for Personal Growth and Transformation" and "Chinese Essence Qijong." Call 235-6090.

Kachemak Bay Branch, Kenai Peninsula College

Registration for degree-seeking and general students has started. For more information, call 235-7743.

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 21

AR Homer 1:30 p.m. LV 3:30 p.m.

AR Seldovia 5 p.m. LV 6:30 p.m.

AR Homer 8 p.m. LV 10 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

AR Homer 3 a.m. LV 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

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

AR Seldovia 10:30 a.m. LV 11:55 a.m.

AR Homer 1:30 p.m. LV 3:30 p.m.

The M/V Kennicott visits Kodiak, Seward, Chenega Bay, Valdez, Juneau, Haines, Skagway, Ketchikan and Prince Rupert, Can., before returning to Homer on Jan. 4. The Tustumena is in drydock for repairs and returns to Homer on April 15. For last-minute changes, more detailed schedules and information about fares, visit or call 235-8449 or (800) 382-9229 outside of Homer.