Posted: Friday, June 15, 2001

Get-together registration

Alaska Youth for Environment Action is hosting its third annual "Summer Get Together" in Cordova from August 6 through 12.

This event is a training session and conference for teens who want to learn more about the environment and make a difference in their communities.

Leadership training, inspirational speakers, group building, field trips and an overnight raft trip near Sheridan Glacier are included.

The cost is $200 and the deadline to register is July 1. There are only 25 slots available. For additional information contact Polly Carr at 258-4825 or e-mail

Youth camp in July

The University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service is offering a summer youth camp for boys and girls ages nine through 12 years old. The camp will be at the Southeast Methodist Youth Camp from July 9 to 13.

Youth camp is part of the 4-H program, though participants do not need to be 4-H members to attend. The camp costs $100 for the five-day experience.

Campers will hike, play games, learn outdoor cooking, tie flies, make tie dye shirts, learn guyataku (fish printing), participate in riflery and archery, practice drama, and learn camp songs.

There are 20 positions left in the camp, so early enrollment is encouraged.

To enroll in camp call Jim Douglas at the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service at 465-8749.

Rainbow Girls convention

The International Order of Rainbow for Girls will be holding its 39th Alaska Grand Assembly in Juneau on June 21-23. Juneau Assembly No. 3 will be hosting the convention. The meeting is open to the public on Thursday, June 21, at 7p.m. and Saturday, June 23, at 7 p.m.

Kristy Becker, Grand Worthy Advisor, will preside over the three-day event. Kristy is the daughter of Jim and Mary Becker of Douglas. Other Grand Officers from Juneau are Chrysanthia Bradley, Grand Patriotism, daughter of Ray and Christina Bradley; and Brandon Wigfield, Grand Executive Board, daughter of Kathy Wigfield.

The International Order of Rainbow for Girls is open to all girls ages 11-20. For further information, please call 789-9861 and leave a message.

March of Dimes grants

According to the most recent data in the March of Dimes Prenatal Profile, 30.2 percent of women in Alaska still don't receive adequate prenatal care. Organizations that provide prenatal care, alcohol and substance abuse prevention and other services that help ensure healthy births are invited to apply for grant funding from the March of Dimes, Alaska Chapter.

March of Dimes local funding priorities are designed to improve birth outcomes by improving access to health care, improving the quality of health care, increasing prevention services, and expanding folic acid education. Grants of $10,000 and $25,000 are available. Grant applications are due September 12 for funding in 2002. To receive a grant application please call Leslie Linton at 276-2290 or e-mail

Reading rewards

Kids who borrow books from the Juneau Public Libraries this summer can enter a contest to win rewards from local businesses. A drawing will be held every Tuesday.

This week's prizewinners are Naomi Welling, who won a gift certificate to the Friends Amazing Bookstore; Keyaira King, who won a Mendenhall River float trip courtesy of Goldbelt Tours; and Kyle Sielbach, who won a gift certificate to Timberwolf gifts.

Last week's prizewinners were Bethany Cox, who received a pass for two from the Juneau Trolley Car and a gift certificate to the Friends Amazing Bookstore; and Carl Craig, who received a half-pound of fudge from the Alaska Fudge Shop and a gift certificate from the Friends Amazing Bookstore.

Canul is Oregon graduate

Rista S. Canul will graduate on June 17 from Oregon State University with a degree in Health Care Administration.

Canul graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1995. She is interning at SEARHC but after graduation plans to move to Phoenix to work with a health care organization there.

Rista is the daughter of Victorial Canul Dunne and Albert Dowd.

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