Story last updated at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2002

Community News

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 www.kpbsd.k12 Applications must be postmarked by March 14.

Student and Military News

Army National Guard Pvt. Aren G. Callahan has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of John and Betty Callahan and a 2000 graduate of Homer High School.

Community School

The winter catalog has been mailed. New classes include "Wilderness First Aid," "Tarot Symbology for Personal Growth and Transformation," "Simple Cooking That Tastes Great," "Computer Class Drop In," "Kindergym," "Beginning Gymnastics" and "Chinese Essence Qijong." Call 235-6090.

Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage.

Classes begin the week of Jan. 13 for the spring semester. Registration for degree-seeking and general students has started. Students can register online, by automated telephone or in person. Course schedules have been mailed and are available at the college. New courses include Arc Welding, Pipe Welding, Six-Pack Marine License Preparation, Private Pilot Ground School, Dance Appreciation, AutoCAD, History of Alaska, Computer-ized Accounting, Education, Western Religions, Personal Finance, Small Business Management, Art and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Degree-seeking students should call the college to make an appointment with an adviser or to sign up to take assessment tests. Applications for local scholarships or tuition assistance are available. The college offers courses for two- and four-year degrees in psychology, accounting, human services, social work, business, welding, liberal studies, art, nursing, education and office technology. For more information, call 235-7743.

Ferry Schedule

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.