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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Flower sale benefits American Cancer Society

A daffodil sale to benefit the American Cancer Society is scheduled through March 3.

The flowers, which cost $6 per bunch, will be delivered March 8. A minimum of 10 bunches must be purchased for delivery. About $4 from each bunch will go toward cancer programs.

For more information call Beth at 789-2595.

Donations sought for youth bowling event

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking support from local clubs and businesses through the annual fund raising event, ``Bowl For Kids' Sake.''

This year's event will be April 29 and 30 at Channel Bowl. Supporters provide donations of cash, merchandise, in-kind advertising, or other publicity to help underwrite the costs of putting on the event. Last year over 100 Juneau organizations participated. Their support ranged from a $500 donation from Petro Marine Services to a free haircut from Little Mermaid Beauty Salon.

For more information contact Tony Newman at 586-3350.

Nominations sought for fishermen's memorial

The Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Memorial is accepting applications for engraving the names of commercial fishermen and women on the memorial. The memorial must receive applications and full payment no later than March 15, 2000. The names will be engraved on the memorial just before this year's Blessing of the Fleet and Dedication of Names, which will be at 10 a.m. May 6. For more information, contact the memorial at Box 92, Juneau, AK, 99802, or call Bruce Weyhrauch 463-5566.

Scholarships for high schoolers offered

The deadline to apply for the 2000 ARCO scholarship program, which provides more than $74,000 to high school seniors annually, March 15.

ARCO will award 20 scholarships this spring. There will be seven $5,000 in-state scholarships and 13 $3,000 general scholarships. The scholarships may be used at any institution of higher learning, including community colleges, junior colleges, universities or trade schools. Applications are available from school counselors at Alaska high schools or by contacting ARCO Alaska at (907) 265-6281.

Support groups offer help with bereavement

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau is offering a series of bereavement support groups, titled ``Healing After Loss,'' for those who have experienced a loss through death.

The first support group is for those who have experienced a loss of a lover one within the past two years. The group will meet six Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., from March 9 through April 13.

The second support group is for those who have lost a loved one more than two years ago. The group will meet six Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., from March 14 to April 18.

A Pregnancy Loss Support Group for women who have experienced a loss during pregnancy will meet Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. from March 18 to April 22.

Pre-registration is necessary for all support groups. Call Hospice and Home Care of Juneau at 463-3113 and ask for Lauren Champagne or Jamie McLean.

Lenten Season lunches, lectures offered

The Cooperative Church Council will again sponsor luncheons during the upcoming Lenten Season this year. They will be each Thursday from March 9 through April 13 at McPhetres Hall.

A very simple soup and bread lunch will be served at noon, with the group dismissed by 12:50 in order for participants to return to their offices by 1:00 p.m. A donation of $5.00 is suggested for the lunch, the proceeds of which will benefit various community service Agencies of Juneau.

The chosen theme for this year's series is ``Behold, I will make all things new,'' with speakers and a musical presentation by a group from the various participating churches featured.

Shuttle service by van is available from the parking lot of Northern Light United Church at 400 11th Street to the luncheon sight at 4th and Gold streets. Interested riders should meet at Northern Light at 11:30.

Wellness training program offered by UAS

SEARHC, in cooperation with the University of Alaska Southeast/Sitka, is starting a new session of the Community Wellness Advocate (CWA) training program this spring.

The one-year course trains rural residents to work in their communities as health promoters. It is offered for credit through the UAS-Sitka Office of Distance Education and is designed to allow rural residents to complete the training largely in their own communities.

Students learn how to create and carry out health promotion activities. The program is open to all Alaskans.

The coursework includes units on public health, community health promotion, individual health promotion and grant writing. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.

Students will be expected to develop projects in their own community as part of the program. While most of the academic work can be completed at home, students will be required over the course of the year to spend two one-week periods at the UAS campus in Sitka.

Those completing the course will not only receive certification, but will earn 12 academic credits which may be applied to an AA or BA degree. Financial aid is available to eligible students.

For more information call Deanne Boisvert at SEARHC (966-8799) or Denise Blankenship at UAS (800-478-6653 or 747-7714), or e-mail Blankenship at dmboisvert@yahoo.com. The deadline for applications is April 15. The course is set to begin May 15.

Children's quilt show ends Saturday

The last day to view an Alaska State Museum exhibit of quilts designed by Southeast Alaska children is Saturday.

More than 100 quilts have been on display since Jan. 29. When the show is over, they will be shipped to orphanages in Bolivia as part of an effort by humanitarian artist Ann Miletich, who conducted quilt workshops for the students in November.

Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They may also be viewed at www.eed.state.ak.us/lam/museum/tempexhib.html.

UAS hosts `cabin fever' events next week

Six days of winter ``cabin fever'' activities are scheduled at the University of Alaska Southeast beginning with a bonfire and ice cream feed at 7 p.m. Monday.

Some of the other events include winter bowling at noon Tuesday, winter volleyball at noon Wednesday, a demonstration of Eskimo Olympic events Thursday, an avalanche awareness course Friday and a Polar Bear Plunge at the Auke Bay dock Saturday.

For more information call 465-6529.

Nominations for EMS awards being sought

Southeast Region EMS is seeking nominations for several annual awards by March 1.

Categories include Clinical Provider of the Year for a health care provider who enhances pre-hospital care, Prehospital Provider of the Year for a paid or volunteer EMS professional who acts above the call of duty, EMS Service of the Year for a support organization that exceeds normal duties and the Generous Heart Award for a provider, layperson or instructor who goes beyond the call of duty teaching or providing CPR.

For more information on nominations, call (907) 747-8005.



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