Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Nominations sought for access awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Second Annual Governor's TRAAK (Trails and Recreational Access for Alaskans) Awards for Excellence. These awards honor Alaska individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies working to develop or improve trails and recreational access, and whose efforts have significantly benefited their community or the state. By recognizing their efforts, the awards program seeks to encourage others to follow their lead in making Alaska a world-class place to live and recreate.

Nomination letters must be postmarked by March 31. For more information call 465-4070 or write to the TRAAK Citizens Advisory Board, c/o Alaska DOT&PF, 3132 Channel Drive, Suite 200, Juneau, AK, 99801.

Clothing sale benefits Montessori program

The Southeast Alaska Friends of Montessori will hold their 6th annual ``Nifty, Thrifty, 50/50 Sale'' of used clothing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baranof Hotel's Treadwell Room. Clothing can either be donated or brought for consignment. Men's, women's, and children's clothing (formal, business and sportswear) will be sold. All funds go to Montessori education in the Juneau Public Schools.

For more information call Catherine at 789-1825.

Teen health fair scheduled Thursday

A teen health fair is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Zach Gordon Youth Center.

Free health services will include blood pressure testing, height and weight, vision screening and nutrition. Information on topics such as substance abuse, parenting, stress management and AIDS will also be offered.

Peace Corps Day speakers sought

The 3rd annual Peace Corps Day is scheduled March 7, in honor of the Peace Corps' 39th anniversary. The Peace Corps is asking former volunteers from across the country to once again become involved in this national celebration.

Returned Peace Corps volunteers interested in speaking to a class, or teachers who would like to host a volunteer speaker, should contact the Peace Corps to obtain a Peace Corps Day brochure. Call (800) 424-8580 (press 2, then ext. 1961); or send an e-mail with your name and address to

March to support university planned

A march by 4-H members, their leaders, parents and other supporters is scheduled at 3:40 p.m. Thursday. The procession will march from the Bill Ray Center at 10th and Glacier to the Alaska State Capitol.

The 4-H members will carry petitions asking the Legislature to support full funding of University President Mark Hamilton's budget. At least one of the carrying devices will be set of genuine saddle bags used by the real Pony Express.

The 4-H program in its UAF for Youth campaign is attempting to educate Alaskans about the full reach of the University of Alaska's programming. Alaska Cooperative Extension is housed at University of Alaska Fairbanks, but reaches statewide. Organizers also want the university system - UAA, UAS, and UAF - be looked at as a first choice for Alaska high school seniors.

The march will features members with their projects. This will include some Native dancers, youth with small livestock, some miniature horses, dogs, canoes and other projects.

Former 4-H members and participants with the Cooperative Extension are invited to participate in the march. For more information call 465-8756.

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