Neighbors mailbox for the week of Sept. 4

Panhandlers thank raffle participants, congratulate winners


The Panhandlers Motorcycle Club would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2011 cash raffle.

Congratulations to this year’s winners: First place Dan Coon, second place James Muller, and third place Eric Goldsberry.

Mansour, local representative for the American Diabetes Association, also expressed appreciation for the community’s support of the Kids to Camp program. Its goal is to ensure that any child with diabetes that wishes to, can benefit from this unique experience.

A special thank you goes to Charlie Robinson and the crew at Super Bear Supermarket. They allowed us to sell tickets there for many months, always being friendly and supportive.

We would also like to invite everyone to join us for our annual Bob Valliant Memorial Toy Run on from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Douglas Fire Hall. A barbecue rib dinner can be had in exchange for a soft toy of a $10 value or cash. The toys are given to Bartlett Regional Hospital who distributes them as needed year round. Motorcyclists can meet at Marlintini’s at noon for a 1 p.m. departure to the Fire Hall.


President, Southeast Panhandlers

Hecla offers a helping hand

Helping Hands Juneau is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to provide food to people in need within our community. We would like to express our appreciation to Hecla Mining Company for their generous donation of $1,500, which will go toward the purchase of a much needed freezer in our warehouse. As a volunteer-based organization, we greatly appreciate your willingness to provide assistance to Helping Hands.

Betty Kaplor

Director of Helping Hands.

Taku gives salmon to recovering eagles at JRC

Thank you to Taku Fisheries! The Juneau Raptor Center again has the pleasure of thanking Taku Fisheries for their generous donation of fresh pink salmon for our non-releasable and rehabilitating eagles. Giving the eagles their natural food is an excellent way to maintain the health of the many eagles we care for each year. Taku Fisheries is a great supporter of Juneau’s community and especially supportive of the work we do. We are very grateful to everyone at Taku Fisheries.

Janet Capito

Juneau Raptor Center

Honesty on a Wednesday

On Wednesday, I was shopping at Fred Meyer. A woman I had never met before named Eala Melba came up to me and asked if I was Wallace Olson. I said, “Yes.” She said that her husband had found my checkbook by the entrance and was looking for me. She got on her cell phone, contacted her husband and he walked over and gave me my checkbook. They had even called and left a message on my answering machine.

As I had entered the store, I had taken my shopping list from my checkbook and thought I had replaced it in my pocket, but I hadn’t.

The incident made me happy to be a member of a community where folks are honest and considerate. Thank you Eala and your husband. You are fine people.

Wallace Olson

Auke Bay

Thanks for support in a time of need

The family of Anita E. Lafferty, who walked into the forest on July 29, would like to thank all of you who supported our family especially with your prayers, calls, cards, and your flowers

Many many thanks to Capital City Fire and Rescue of Juneau and the Bartlett Regional Hospital doctors and nurses, the doctors and nurses of Anchorage’s Providence Hospital, Pastor Phil Campbell of the Northern Light United Church, to the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood camp 12 and the Salvation Army of Hoonah

And, all our Love back to you: Ozzie Sheakley, Warren Sheakley, Lillian Shoonie Sheakley, Beverly Sheakley, Roger Sheakley, Herb Sheakley, Ida Jean Sheakley and Mom’s sister Leona Williams, Lillian Austin and from all of our family

We will have Mom’s 40 day at Hoonah on Sept. 9.

Ozzie Sheakley

Support at memorial service appreciated

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the family of Marilyn “Mertz” Williams at her memorial service Aug. 19. Your support helped to comfort us at our time of need. The donations, flowers, food and the volunteers who prepared and cleaned the hall certainly made this a well-run, beautiful service which I am sure was consoling to all who attended.

Don Williams


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