Yeoman completes Army basic training Army Pvt. Ryan W. Yeoman has graduated from nine weeks of basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. The soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Yeoman is a 2002 graduate of Placer High School. Nev. County AAUW gives scholarships The Nevada County Branch of the American Association of University Women is pleased to announce the awarding of its scholarships to Nevada County women for the 2008-09 school year. Recent graduates Paige Prentice, of Nevada Union High School, and Brittany Balzer, of Bear River High School, each received a $1,000 scholarship. Prentice plans to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz and Balzer will attend San Jose State University. Maggie Blumenfeld received a re-entry scholarship. She will pursue a degree in radiology technology. Scholarships for Sierra College graduates Kerry L. Jones and Laurie L, Tamietti, who both plan to pursue bachelor’s degrees, each received $500. Bramer graduates from Naval Academy Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Kraegen J. Bramer, son of Shirley and Donald Bramer of Auburn, recently graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Bramer is a 2003 graduate of Placer High School of Auburn. Bramer successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional military training, resulting in a bachelor of science degree. Percival returns after being deployed Army National Guard Spec. Todd B. Percival has returned to the 1st Battalion, 143rd Field Artillery, Sacramento, after being deployed to an overseas forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Percival is a field artillery specialist with two years of military service. He is the son of Brian B. and Cindy Percival of Auburn. The specialist graduated from Del Oro High School in 2000 and received an associate’s degree from Sierra College in 2004.