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Friday, February 5; 2010 The CATAUNA ISLANDER Page 9 Class of '09 From page 4 She will be serving the staff wherever is needed--whether it be working in the kitchen, cleaning, or painting--all the while build- ing relationships with the staff and families that come for health and dental care. The second half of the .trip ,will be dedicated to chil- ,,, r. 0 ';1 er iat have been rescued from 5n . , • sex rafficklng. She s gomg to be orking in a restoration center. This center helps transition the children to a more normal life and eventually adoptive parents. CharUe Armstrong Beche Charlie Armstrong Beche is currently in Mazaflan, Mexico with Youth With A Mission (YWAM, a worldwide missions organization). Charlie is enrolled in a Discipleship Training School. She's taking class- es that will help her to extend physi- cal and spiritual help to those in need. After three months training, she will be going to Haiti where she will put into practice what she's learned. The St. Marc base in Haiti has had a drastic influx of orphans due to the earthquake. Charlie loves children. Last year, she was a teach- er's assistant at Avalon High with the special needs kids, and has taught Sunday School for the past three years at Avalon Community Church. With her prior experience and current training, she is sure to be a blessing to the orphans. Aubree Hunt Aubree Hunt, who was men- tioned in the valedictorian speech as being known for her faith, is now in Honolulu, Hawaii with YWAM. She also felt a strong Call to go share her faith with others. She too is taking classes in a DTS and April will find her anywhere from a quiet Fijian village to a bustling Indian city. Living among the people, Aubree and a group of young adults, will be able to express their faith through their testimonies, participation in friendship evange- lism, a drama team, or just sharing the Gospel one-on-one. We expect to see her home in June and are looking forward to hearing of her adventures around the world. Katie Palmer Katie Palmer surprised us all with a last minute decision to ,join long time Island resident Dawn Shawhan in Colorado Springs at; ,you guessed it, Youth With A Mission. Do you sense a theme here? We look forward to seeing Where God will have her team heading off to at the completion of her three months of DTS. classes. These Avalon girls are out to change the world as they live out their faith. They value your prayers and best wishes. For more information on their adventures or to help support their mission travel expenses, call Cait- lin at Avalon Community Church, (310) 510-1889. Roddenberry to Join Avalon Harbor UnderwaterCleanup Join Eugene "Rod" Rodden- berry, the only son of Star Trek cre- ator Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, will partici- pate in the 29th Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup event on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Avalon Harbor .Underwater Cleanup is among one of the largest diving events on the West Coast! Join more than 500 divers in the quest for gold, or garbage--depending on how you look at it. An estimated two tons of trash including antiques, oddi- ties and other surprises--were hauled out of the harbor last year during the Annual Avalon Harbor Cleanup. As usual, there will be plenty of prizes and lots of fun for all. The event is hosted by the Catalina Conservancy Divers, a support group of the Catalina Island Conservancy. Proceeds will benefit the Conservancy's Robert Given Fund for Ocean Island Employers Catalina Island Medical Center will be hosting an Employer Forum. • Wednesday, Feb. 10 * • 9-11 a.m.• • Hotel Vincentes Penthouse • This forum will offer an opportunity for employers to discuss occupational medicine and how Catalina Island Medical Center can fulfill your needs. Topics will include" , New discounts for employers • • Pre-employment physicals • * Drug screening • * DOT requirements • * Immunizations • Please RSVP to Debbie Slank at " or (310) 510-0700. Island Medical Center : " P.O. Box 1563 100 Falls Canyon Road Avalon, Calif. 90704. (31o) 51o-o7oo Appointments (31o) 510-oo96 Conservation and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. There will be three points for divers to enter the water: the Green Pleasure Pier, Step • Beach, and Casino Point. The div.e begins at 9:30 a?m. and ends at 11 a.m. The awards cer- emony and opportunity drawing will begin at 1 p.m. on the Wrigley Stage on Crescent Avenue. Some of the more unusual finds last year were a pair of plat- form high heels, a pre-World War II flashlight, a "Woody" doll from the motion picture Toy Story, a "Sam Adams" patio umbrella, dozens of golf balls, a Blackberry phone, a baby carrot, an American flag, a piece of the Green Pier and a dead rat. A wallet contain- ing $200 was also found and the owner notified. "This is one of the most popular scuba event of its kind in the Southland," said Jill Boivin, a Catalina Conservancy Diver and coordinator of the event. "We are hoping for good weather and a good turnout." Roddenberry will be div- ing with Team Scuba of San Diego. He is the founder of the Roddenberry Dive Team and is passionate about incorporating the philanthropic ideals embedded in Star Trek into real world experi- ences for divers and non-divers around the world. This will be his first Avalon Harbor Cleanup. The last time he was on the Island was last year when he hosted the pre- mier of the new Star Trek motion picture at the Avalon Casino. "Star Trek promoted a beauti- ful, future," Roddenberry said. "And Catalina is a beautiful place thanks to the Conservancy. Let's get offthe couch and make it happen!" More information about the Annual Avalon HarborUnderwater Cleanup is available by calling (310) 510-2595 Ext. 123 or by emailing Avalonharborcleanup@ Scbe#ule of Events: • 7:30-9 a.m.-Check in at Dive Locations 9 a.m.-Mandato Safety Briefing at Dive Locations 9:30-11a.m.-Cleanup Dive Award Ceremony at Wrigley Stage Family Owned Since 1879 Tbe Oldest Carpet Company in California' "Carpet • Vinyl • Ceramic • Wooa " Laminate • Shutters & Blinds and" Weh a v.,.are t+he 9Ld.oesthe,trsCa rpet .m, pan.y+j ; ;= (1880). "" ........... :"  lJljlllJlll]-'% ,4...  i • Call 1-562-430-7501 Mon.-Fri. 9 am-4 pm and make an appointment with Stan, at our Long Beach showroom. • Bring with you a diagram, with measurements in feet, for areas to be done. We will figure the yardage. • We make al[ arrangements for shipping to Avalon and from the barge to your job. We send over oHm- installers to professionally install your ecttim=:?: Long Beacb Showroom 5510 Britton Drive * Long Beach, Calif. 90815 Also in Los Angeles California License #272823 • Nevada License #11436 2 ° / ]% n 7th St. The City of Avalon is now accepting'applications for the full time Position of Office/bai$istant; this is a fully benefited position. Duties will include but not be .limited to Receptionist as well as assist with Vehicle Licensing. QUALIFICATIONS: Good communication, phone, organi- zation, computer and customer service skills a must, ba- sic knowledge of bookkeeping, money handling and of- fice machines. Must have a Class C driver's license a High School Diploma and be able to lift and carry 251bs. Applications available Mon-Fri. 8:00-5:00 in the Finance Dept. City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Rd. Avalon, CA 90704. All applications must be returned by 3:00 p.m., Friday, Feb- ruary 12th, 2010. Hourly range is $16.654-20.244. 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