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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2000

Eagle/Raven celebration Saturday at ANB Hall

A celebration to observe the halfway point of the Eagles Vs. Ravens Challenge is scheduled from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the ANB Hall.

Native dance performances, a Native food contest and door prizes will be featured. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share with the 335 other Eagles and Ravens participating in the fitness challenge.

For more information call 463-5850.

Dog Bite Prevention Week starts Sunday

May 21-27 is the fifth annual Dog Bite Prevention Week, supported by the Gastineau Humane Society and other organizations. The goal of organizers is to reduce bites through awareness, stating incidents occur generally due to the faults of owners, not dogs.

Recommended tips are having dogs spayed or neutered, since such pets are less likely to bite; give proper training and interaction with people; never approaching a stray dog; asking for an owner's permission to pet a dog; stopping and allowing approaching dogs to sniff you; not running from dogs; and never disturbing a dog while it is eating, sleeping or caring for puppies.

For more information call the Gastineau Humane Society at 789-0260 or The Humane Society of the United States at (202) 452-1100.

Miniature golf offered by church

Glacier Valley Baptist Church will offer miniature golf from 6 to 10 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Help to renovate AWARE shelter being sought

The AWARE shelter is looking for parties interested in its ``Adopt-A-Room'' program. Participants can provide donations and/or volunteer labor to renovate the facility.

The cost of renovating one of the rooms is estimated at $4,000. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises will match donations by the community, up to $12,500.

For more information call Annette Coggins at 586-6623.

Army recruiting station offers voter registration

The U.S. Army Recruiting Station at the Jordan Creek Center is now allowing eligible citizens to register to vote. Assistance in filling out forms is also available.

For more information call 790-8501.

Counselors for MD camp in Chugiak sought

Volunteer summer camp counselors are being sought by the Muscular Dystrophy Association for a weeklong August session in Chugiak.

The camp is for youths ages 6 to 21 with the neuromuscular disease. Counselors must be at least 16 and able to lift a child. They will help with pushing wheelchairs, grooming, dressing, feeding and recreational activities.

The camp is Aug. 5-11. For more information call (907) 276-2131.

Summer volunteers for state parks sought

Alaska State Parks has volunteer positions available for the coming summer. Campground hosts stay in a campground and assist the ranger with visitor contact and maintenance.

Housing and an expense allowance are available if a minimum time commitment is met. Part-time opportunities are also available.

For more information on call 465-4563 or visit

Moose Ledges offering college scholarships

Applications are now available at all Moose Lodges for high school juniors in the class of 2001 to enter R. Robert Dale Scholarship drawings.

Approximately 55 winners of the $1,000 scholarships will be selected at Moose Association Conventions across the United States and Canada from July through November 2000.

Any student in the Class of 2001 whose mother, father or guardian hold a Moose membership and whose Grade Point Average (GPA) is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a C- average or higher, is eligible. Applications should be sent or faxed to Moose International and postmarked by June 30. All winners will be notified by Dec. 1, 2000.

For more information call (630) 859-2000, ext. 6231.

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