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Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, January 11, 2002

Non-profit sponsors logo contest

Healthy Families Juneau, a non-profit program of Catholic Community Service, is looking for artistic people between the ages of 1 and 120 who can create a distinctive logo for them.

"We have three major goals that support our weekly home visits: Parent-child interaction, child health and development and strong, healthy families," said HFJ family support worker Penny Schrader. The logo should dramatize or portray one or all of these goals, thus expressing the theme "What does a Healthy Family Look Like to you?"

Draw a logo inside a ruled, 7-inch square box. The logo can be black and white or contain colors. Computer graphics or trademarked images should not be part of the logo, Schrader said.

The winning entry will become the property of Healthy Families Juneau, and can be printed on all their publications, circulars, posters, envelopes, letterhead, and business cards. The contest winner will be featured in the Healthy Families Juneau newsletter, as well as in an article to be published in the Capital City Weekly and/or the Juneau Empire.

Submit your logo by Feb. 25 to Healthy Families Juneau, 415 Sixth Street, Juneau 99801.

Winners will be announced by March 11.

Details are available from Schrader at 463-6136, or from Heidi at 463-6126.

Food bank open for business

The Southeast Alaska Food Bank has found a temporary home and is now open for business. The new location is 1801 Anka Street, Unit 2. The food bank is open for member agencies every weekday between 9 and 11 a.m. It is open Saturday mornings to individuals and families.

Thanks to the Juneau community, especially Jan Van Dort, and to United Way of Southeast Alaska for helping the food bank move into its temporary location. For more information, contact Paul Hansen, 789-6184.

Allotment for Alaska Natives available

Alaska Native veterans and personal representatives of deceased veterans may apply for an allotment on federal lands under the Alaska Native Veteran Allotment Act of 1998.

The deadline to file an application is Jan. 31, 2002. Veterans who need assistance can contact Pearl Chanar at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Anchorage: 1-800-645-8465, Ext. 2.

2002 scholarships obtainable by students

Phillips Alaska's 2002 Scholarship program is now open to graduating Alaska high school seniors planning to attend an institution of higher learning or trade school. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002.

Student applicants should see their high school's guidance counselor for an application. Seven $5,000 in-state scholarships and 13 general $3,000 scholarships will be awarded. A panel of judges selects the winners based on each student's future potential to contribute their knowledge and talents in Alaska. In addition, each student's service to their community, service to their school, school achievements and financial needs will be taken into consideration.

For more information on the scholarship program, contact Ann Peltier at Phillips Alaska, 907-263-4329.

Foundation has funds for scholarships

The University of Alaska Foundation recently announced the availability of privately-funded scholarships for students attending any UA campus during the 2002-2003 academic year.

About 50 scholarships are available, ranging from $500 to $8,000. Requirements vary depending on class standing, grade point average, major and hometown/high school location.

Interested students must complete the UA Foundation statewide application available at any campus financial aid office or at the Web site www.alaska.edu/uafound/process_policy/scholar.html. Applications are due March 1. For details, call Amanda Wall, 474-5136.



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