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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2005

ANS Camp #70 gives to schools

The Glacier Valley Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp #70, announced at its March meeting that the membership voted to donate $500 each to Gastineau and Harborview elementary schools.

Recognizing that students in Juneau schools have unmet needs, Glacier Valley ANS decided to make these donations to the Gastineau and Harborview elementary schools, which have high Alaska Native populations.

Gastineau and Harborview, like other schools in the district, have programs that are funded purely through donations, like the breakfast program that provides a hot oatmeal breakfast to any hungry student who shows up for the meal, and the summer reading program that supplies new books to students to help keep their reading skills sharp over the summer months.

Glacier Valley ANS Camp #70 fund-raises throughout the year. As money is available, upon the vote of the membership, donations are made to organizations that benefit Alaska Native people. ANS Camp #70 welcomes new members to the meetings. ANS Camp #70 meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority conference room at 5446 Jenkins Drive in the Lemon Creek area.

Poster artists needed for competition

The Alaska School Activities Association and Alaska Airlines Interscholastic Poster Contest deadline is April 15. The statewide poster contest calls for visual artwork submitted by teens that captures the attention of high school students and promotes participation in interscholastic activities. For more information and an entry form, go to the ASAA Web site, www.asaa.org.

Women's Lobby hosts annual dinner

The Alaska Women's Lobby will host its 22nd annual dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m., April 7, at the Silverbow. The theme is "Spring Forward, Women Changing Alaska 2005." Proceeds from the dinner and auction benefit the Women's Lobby, a professional advocacy group supporting the interest of women and children at the Capitol.

Schneider recognized

Pete Schneider, fisheries biologist for the Juneau Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service, received national recognition for his work with underwater fish cameras and the production of a DVD, "Fish Eye, An Underwater Exploration of the Tongass National Forest." The submission won top prize in the U.S. Forest Service's Nature Watch program competition.

Case earns credential

Juneau resident Ruth Case was awarded a child development associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The award was given by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession.

Guard welcomes recruits from SE

The Alaska Army National Guard wants to congratulate Southeast residents Chris Wurth, Russell See, Alexander Nicori, Mark Gomez and Jeremy Buss for their recent enlistment into the Guard.

UAF lists local honors students

Several students from the Juneau area were named to the dean's or chancellor's lists for the fall 2004 semester at the University of Fairbanks. Honor students include Sean-Bob Kelly, Heidi Robichaud, Clarabelle Abad, Lindsey Bray, Sarah Croteau, Reid Dihle, Megan Emerson, Dennis Hall, Valerie Joyce, Courtney Mason, Robert Sikes, Aaron Smith and John Wagner.



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