National Park Service seeks Alaska descendent of homesteader

ANCHORAGE — The National Park Service is looking for descendants of people who received land in Alaska through the Homestead Act of 1862.

The Park Service is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the law that transferred more than 270 million acres of undeveloped federal land to private ownership.

The agency wants people from each of America’s 30 homestead states to carry their state’s flag for a commemoration event on May 20 and in a Homestead Day Parade on June 16.

The agency says people interested in volunteering can submit a one-page nomination.

The events will be at the Homestead National Monument of America outside Beatrice, Neb.

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A big thank you to Bartlett Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation department

Thank you to the staff and patients of Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department for their donation of baby food. This much-needed donation is critical for providing healthy food to young family members, who are most in need of nutritious food. We should always remember that “healthy choices fight heart disease.” Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department’s special, specific donation reminds us that the health of our children is the first step towards a long and healthy life, and their generosity is overwhelming. This donation will make a difference in the lives of babies and their families in need. Thank you Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department!

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