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Sunday, May 10

Twin girls to Melissa and Dustin Nicholson of Bremerton.

Tuesday, May 19

A girl to Chelsea and Curtis Poff of Poulsbo.

Thursday, May 21

A boy to Rebecca and Christopher Rulo of Bremerton.

Saturday, May 23

A girl to Teresa and Oscar Cisneros of Bremerton.


SEATTLE — The following local grads were named to the winter 2009 dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average while taking at least 12 credits.

Bremerton — Michelle Dommermuth, Amye Hanson, Christopher Hanson, Megan Hoisington and Leanne Riddle.

Silverdale — Katie Highfield and Chase Kunz.


The Chuck Semancik Memorial Foundation honored three 2009 Bremerton High School seniors, each receiving a $2,000 scholarship. They will join the 24 other Bremerton High seniors who have received the Semancik Scholarship since the foundation was created in 2000.

Cody King, a wrestler, plans to attend Olympic College and then go on to Central Washington University for a degree in communications. He is the son of Mark and Gail King of Bremerton.

Daniel Rahm, a football player and track and field athlete, plans to attend Gonzaga University and puruse a computer engineering degree. He is the son of Scott Rahm.

Sarah Streutker, a soccer, basketball and tennis player, plans to attend the University of Washington. She is the daughter of Wayne and Deborah Streutker.

The Semancik Foundation will present two additional scholarships to former Semancik recipients to help further their educations in the fall.

For more information about the Semancik Foundation, visit


Three $1,000 scholarships were presented to the descendants of grandparents of Bremerton’s Oslo Lodge 2-35.

Staci Wandling, of Kennewick’s Kamiakin High School, received one of the scholarships and plans to attend Oregon State University majoring in computer science or computer engineering. She is the granddaughter of Carl and Elaine Buettgenbach, Bremerton members of Oslo Lodge since 1957.

Kathryn Ness, of South Eugene High School, received a scholarship and plans to attend Oregon State University majoring in engineering. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Sally Ness, Port Orchard lodge members since 1983.

Alex Stark, of South Kitsap High School, received a scholarship and plans to attend Pacific Lutheran University majoring in biology or chemistry. He is the grandson of Barbara Stark, Bremerton member since 2003.


Animal Rescue Families, a nonprofit animal rescue organization located in Bremerton, will be issuing a total of 100 free spay and neuter certificates for dogs and cats during the month of June.

Fifty certificates will be distributed Sunday, June 7 and the other 50 will be given out Sunday, June 21. Certificates will be available from 10 a.m. to noon at Petco in East Bremerton.

Animals must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the free spay and neuter certificates. The following criteria applies:

• Animals must be at least 12 weeks old and current on vaccinations (Animal Rescue Families will not pay for vaccinations)

• Dogs cannot exceed 70 pounds or be older than 7 years of age

• No more than three certificates per family

People are welcome to donate to Animal Rescue Families’ free spay and neuter program.

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