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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2003

Reunion to be held at former children's home

The Children's Home Reunion will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, in the former Johnson Juneau Children's Home dining room. Those attending can look forward to renewing old friendships and reminiscing with close friends. All friends and family are welcome. For further information, call Florence at 780-4085.

Chinook lecture to be held at Sealaska building

Linguist David Robertson will give a free lecture about the historic Chinook Jargon trade language and its colorful role in Southeast Alaska history. The lecture will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday on the fourth-floor board room of the Sealaska building.

According to Robertson, the Chinook language is spoken by few people in the Lower 48 today, but a century ago, most people in Southeast Alaska knew some Chinook Jargon.

Robertson is a graduate student studying linguistics at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. In his lecture, he will tell the story of this unusual language from early trading contacts to the 21st Century.

Vacation Bible school held next week

The Great Kingdom Caper Vacation Bible School for ages 4 to adult will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 14-18 at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 10490 Glacier Highway. Supper will be provided at 6 p.m. A nursery will be available.

During the Great Kingdom Caper, children will be on special assignment to discover how to live with Christian character. Bible stories, music, crafts, recreation and food are all combined to provide them with an adventure-filled week. While the children are investigating and uncovering clues to the Character Code, teenagers and adults will also have the opportunity to enjoy Bible studies and other activities planned for them.

This Vacation Bible School is free. For more information or to register, call 789-3012.

July's diabetes support group meeting canceled

The monthly meeting of the Diabetes Senior Support Group for glucometer checks on Monday is canceled. Regular meetings will continue in August.

The Diabetes Senior Support Group events are sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and Bartlett Regional Hospital in partnership with the Juneau Public Health Center. For more information, contact Linda at 796-8691 or Sally at 465-1240.

Former Juneau resident pins attempted burglar

Former Juneau resident James Cartmill of Hooksett, N.H., helped thwart a recent robbery at the Cathedral Credit Union. Cartmill pinned an attempted burglar, putting him under citizens arrest until police arrived.

Cartmill was recently awarded an Honorable Mention Hero Award from the state of New Hampshire. The Heroes' Banquet was sponsored by the Union Leader and the New Hampshire Sunday News for qualifiers from 2002. Cartmill's parents, Bob and Peggy Cartmill of Auke Bay, attended the awards ceremony in Manchester, N.H.



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