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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006

Thanks, Alaskan & Proud, for the best customer service

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I wanted to tell you about a wonderful store here in town. Alaskan and Proud has the best customer service of any store in town. They greet you at the door when you come in. There is always someone asking if they can help you find something. Then, for you single parents or those on a tight budget, they have a dollar section. The cleaners actually work really well. Capris Sun as been on sale there for $2.48, that I know of, for at least six months. Pet supplies are the cheapest in town, especially the dog and bird supplies. If you want to have the best cup of coffee in town, go visit Kim. Ricardo will also help you with anything you need. Bobby always has a smile and goes out of his way to find what you need. They always bag your groceries and offer to carry them out. So, thank you, Alaskan and Proud.

Barb Tagaban


Thanks for participating in annual spring fundraiser

Friends of the Flags would like to thank all who participated in our annual spring fundraising event. This marks the 29th consecutive year that the 50 state flags have flown over Egan Drive downtown. The money donated this year will pay for next year's flags, on our 30th anniversary.

Special thanks to Jim Akins and his intrepid crew, who put the flags up this spring. The weather was not good. But the rain, wind and cold did not stop them from their mission. Thanks to Tyler Rentals and Juneau manager Steve Kikendall, for supplying the man-life. Without this most generous donation, the flag project's fundraising would have to continue much longer. Thanks to management and owners of KINY/KSUP radio stations, for public service announcements publicizing our fundraising efforts. (Kelly Peres, operations manager for the stations, is responsible for creating the PSAs every year since we started.)

Again, thanks for the fine support to keep the flags flying.

Rudy Ripley, Friends of the Flags chairman


Thanks for supporting our open house, recruitment

On June 28, the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development's Juneau Job Center partnered with the city of Juneau Police Department for an open house and recruitment for various openings in the Juneau Police Department. The event was a resounding success, attracting about 100 people representing a broad cross section of our community. Police Officers provided guided tours of the facility and its equipment. We thank and commend the city of Juneau personnel department, Juneau Police Department and members the media, who helped inform the public of this unique event. Special thanks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Tlingit & Haida, Goldbelt, Juneau Empire, Capital City Weekly, Alaska Broadcast Media; Alaska-Juneau Communications and White Oak Broadcasting of Alaska.

Larry Yerich, Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Glenn Mitchell, Juneau Job Center


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