Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2004

... for stopping, viewing, purchasing GHS art

Gastineau Human Services (GHS) and the participating artists and carvers wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone who stopped by to view and purchase art on Friday, Jan. 23.

The GHS Art Exhibition and Sale had well over 75 interested art lovers come through the doors on a cold winter night. We listened to their feedback and compliments and will establish goals for our next show.

This thank-you note would not be complete until recognition was given to the following: Richmond Kelley and the Friendly Planet, KINY, KTOO, TAKU 105, Elizabeth Ware, Walt Sisikin and the Juneau Empire.

Jim Demers

GHS Education Coordinator

... to the strong, selfless hiker who saved our dog

Monday afternoon, Jan. 19, our two dogs decided to embark on their own adventure behind our house in Thane. After an hour, one dog came back and one was missing. Knowing they sometimes go into the woods on the side of Mount Hawthorne we searched until two in the morning with no luck. We took the next day off work and searched the Sheep Creek drainage, the Thane Road ditches and Mount Hawthorne again with no sign of her. After several more days of looking, our hopes were fading and we were unsure of her fate.

Five days later (Saturday evening), a message was left on our answering machine. The message only said the caller was hiking up high and found her wedged between two rocks and carried her down and she was at the humane society. No name, phone number or other details. Our mystery hiker was able to call us because our phone number was on her collar. We were ecstatic that she was found and still alive although a little banged up. We were equally amazed that a complete stranger would carry a 50- pound dog off the mountain without the need of thanks.

Thank you so much to whoever found and carried her down. We would like to thank you in person for saving our dog who would have surely perished in this cold snap we are experiencing. Please call us at 586-3232. Despite all the 'bad stories' we hear in the media, it is comforting to see that our community continues to have caring and selfless people that make Juneau a great place to live.

Cheers.

Chris and Benthe Mertl and 'Tsuga' the dog

... for helping us connect with the outdoor world

Discovery Southeast sincerely thanks the Alaska Conservation Foundation, Alaska Discovery, Avis Rent-A-Car, Cellular One, the City and Borough of Juneau, DCED's Coastal Impact Assistance Program, Takshanuk Watershed Council, the Mount Roberts Tramway, and the Parent Teacher Organizations of each JSD school for their support of Nature Studies, Creek Stewards, Outdoor Explorers, and our other nature education programs. Their contributions, together with those of many other businesses and individuals, make it possible for hundreds of Southeast Alaskans to develop - through direct experience - the understanding and confidence that lead to safe, responsible, and enjoyable connections with our magnificent outdoor world. Thanks to all!

Larry West

Executive Director

Discovery Southeast

... for helping honor our mother and grandmother

The family of Mary Cesar extends a sincere thank you and heartfelt gratitude to all the people and organizations who honored our mother and grandmother with their presence, their prayers, their gifts of food, flowers and donations.

We appreciate the support and assistance to us in our time of profound loss.

Special thanks to the SEARHC medical staff; Dr. Palmer; Bartlett Hospital third-floor nursing staff; St. Paul's Catholic Church and Father Tony; Glacier Valley ANS/ANB Camp 70; Filipino Mestizo group; Capital Copy; Ethel Lund; Harriet Roberts; Teresa Germain; Carol Trebian; Judy Mason; Kim Elton; and Beth Kertulla.



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