Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Bartlett High Class of 1987 gathers online

Alumni from Bartlett High School Class of 1987 are participating in a Class Reunion Web site at There are no registration fees required to join. Each class member has full participation privileges.

Class member Keni Anderson Campbell, of Juneau, has volunteered to serve as class administrator. Anderson would like to invite all Class of 1987 Alumni to stop in and fill out a profile so they can be reached regarding the next Class Reunion. He can be reached at 789-3811.

Other alumni classes from Bartlett High School can be accessed at

Practice sponsors free energy balancing lectures

Alaska Holistic Family Medicine is sponsoring free Introduction to Energy Balancing lectures and demonstrations at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, and at 1 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 3 at the Valentine Buildine,

Sound off on the important issues at

119 Seward St., Suite 17. Energy balancing to help alleviate stress, anxiety, guilt complex, fatigue, forgetfulness, panic attacks, menopause, PMS, diabetes, ADHS, irritability, trouble sleeping, mood swings, depression, hypertension, trouble concentrating or chronic illness or conditions.

A weekend class, "Vitality-Healing with your Natural Energy," will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Cost is $225 by Feb. 3, $250 later than Feb. 3. Newcomers and seasoned veterans welcome. No prior experience necessary.

For more information or to register, call 523-9355 or 723-9351, or visit

Photo journalist speaks on Israel, Palestine photos

As part of his West coast tour, Skip Schiel, a photo journalist with much experience depicting struggles for justice, will be speaking about his recent photographs from Israel and Palestine at 5:30 p.m. today at the Assembly Chambers and at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Northern Light United Church.

This is one of many of Schiel's visits to Juneau, where he visits with his sister, Elaine Schroeder and her family. Schiel has exhibited his photographs most recently in Boston at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University and thru the adult education program in Bedford, Mass.

Sponsored by the Juneau World Affairs Council, his talk and slide presentation today, called "The Hydropolitics of Palestine and Israel," will focus on the context of water rights.

His presentation on Jan. 16, "Gaza: Scorched and Squeezed," is based on a "reality tour" examining facts on the ground of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, as well as attempts to foster peace and justice.

Hunter Education Facility offers public courses

The Juneau Hunter Education Facility and Indoor Shooting Range, owned and operated by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, is located at 5670 Montana Creek Road. Its most important service to Southeast Alaska is providing Hunter Education courses, which will soon become a requirement to hunt on the Mendenhall Wetlands.

When the facility is not in use for hunter education, it is available for public recreational target shooting, youth club (4-H, Scouts, etc.) activities, law enforcement training and qualification, competitive programs and firearms training courses.

Open public shooting is available Saturdays through Tuesdays, except during hunter education and paid rentals. During the past year, the program has offered three free shooting days and two fee reductions, now costing $5 per hour or less. JHEF also sponsors National Rifle Association courses. Some of the courses offered are "1st Step Pistol" on Friday and Saturday; "1st Step Rifle" for the public, on Feb. 9-10; and "Basic Pistol" for ages 14-18, on Feb. 14,16 and 17.

For information, call 586-4101 or visit them online at

Nonprofit seeks host families for high schoolers

NW Services, a nonprofit and CSIET approved program, is seeking caring families to host high school students from Mongolia, Germany, Colombia, Brazil, Korea and other countries for the 2007 academic fall semester.

Students are 15 to 18 years old and will begin arriving in August to spend five to ten months with a host family while attending our local high school. Students are prescreened, have medical insurance and their own spending money. Host families are not paid but may be able to claim a $50 per month charitable contribution on their income tax.

For more information, call (866) 846-3977.

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