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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Southeast Alaska Youth Fair helps with job skills

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The Southeast Alaska Youth Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 28 and 29 at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

For youth ages 14 to 21, the fair will cover topics such as job hunting, the application process, resumes, cover letters and interviews. Day one of the fair is a job skills workshop for youth, and day two consists of a job and information fair.

The fair is sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. For more information, contact Clarissa at 463-7358, or visit

KTOO program shares memories of McPhetres Hall

"McPhetres Memories," a call-in program featuring the Juneau community's memories of McPhetres Hall, will be 8 p.m., March 20 on KTOO-FM radio.

Built over 50 years ago, McPhetres Hall has been a downtown Juneau focus of concerts, plays and community events.

Lena Simmons will be hosting the show, along with other guests.

Benefit to pay for expenses after loss of grandson

The family of Rosa Miller is holding a dinner and auction fundraiser at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

All proceeds raised from this benefit will go toward expenses for the loss of her 24-year-old grandson, Joel Grant.

For more information, call 463-7105.

Applications available for fishermen names on memorial

Applications for engraving names of commercial fishermen on the Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Memorial are available.

The memorial must receive applicants and full payment by April 10. The names will be engraved on the memorial just before this year's Blessing of the Fleet and Dedication of Names at 10 a.m. on May 6.

For more information, call Bruce Weyhrauch at 463-5566.

Taku 105 FM hosts radiothon for St. Jude's hospital

Radio station Big Country Taku 105 FM will host its first annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

The radiothon raises money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Last year, Country Cares raised nearly $30 million in pledges nationwide.

For more information, call (800) 822-6344 or visit or

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