Staff reports

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Begich scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund for Alaskans pursuing degrees or internships in education, government or public service. Applications may be requested via e-mail at or by mail to Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund, P.O. Box 142711, Anchorage, 99514-2711.

Deadline is April 6.

Field reservations

Parks and Recreation will begin accepting reservations for sports fields at Dimond and Savikko Park on April 8. The cost is $16 an hour plus tax, and the price goes down with increased hours of use. Reservations must be made in person only until April 18. For more information, call 586-5226.

Garage sale

The Glacier Valley Elementary School Parent Group will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the school's gym. Donations of sale items can be dropped off anytime in the week.

The group requests that items be clean and in working order as disposal of unsold items will cost money. Proceeds will be used by the parent group to fund teacher requests, class field-trip buses and the school's breakfast club.

Marie Darlin's 80th birthday celebration

Marie Darlin is celebrating her 80th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m., April 3, in the Ray Renshaw Room at the Aspen Hotel. Friends are invited to attend the party hosted by Marie's children and grandchildren. For more information, call 586-6424.

About the Fatherhood Initiative Program

In December 2004, Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska began the Fatherhood Initiative Program under Employment and Training. The program is designed to support Alaska Native and American Indian fathers who would like to enrich their approach to basic life skills and parenting support.

Mr. Harold W. "Jay" Dick, Fatherhood Specialist, comes to Central Council from the Dad Outreach Program with Catholic Community Service, where he provided services to fathers for several years. He is coordinating the Fatherhood Initiative and will be carrying the voice of fathers to be heard and supported in our programs.

For more information about the Fatherhood Initiative Program, please contact Sharon Olsen at 586-1432.

Pelican derby support

The Pelican Visitors Association is requesting support for its annual King Salmon Derby slated for June 3-12. PVA is asking help from businesses outside of its community that might benefit from the derby and from their local sport fishing and outdoor tourism industry. Cash donations are accepted to raise funds for the top prizes, as well as gift certificates or merchandise. For more information, contact Norm Carson at 907-735-2460.

Pet stories solicited

An Illinois writer is collecting pet stories from owners for an upcoming book. Stories should depict the love, loyalty and respect that pets give. All owners who respond will be given full credit. Send stories to Paul E. Jones, P.O. Box 608, Ridgway, Ill., 62979.

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