Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Housing fair vendors sought

Realtor, lenders, non-profit housing groups and anyone interested in selling homes and home repair products are invited to participate in this year's Affordable Housing Fair on Sept. 29 at the Nugget Mall.

The fair bring 200 to 300 people together to meet with vendors and receive free credit reports. The fair is free to the public.

Deadline for early vendor registration is Sept. &. To obtain registration forms, call Ruth Johnson at Wells Fargo 586-3323. Tables cost $100 if paid by the early registration date. The fee is $30 for non-profit organizations.

Local groups win Rasmuson grants

Two Juneau groups were among those winning grants totaling almost $4 million from The Rasmuson Foundation.

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will get $3,380 to replace fluorescent lighting in its gallery with track lighting, replace an out-of-date computer and purchase a scanner. Juneau Youth Services will get $8,400 in matching funds for a 14-passenger diesel ADA bus.

The foundation was established by Jenny Rasmuson in 1955 to honor her late husband, E. A. Rasmuson. Ed Rasmuson, foundation president, said its board seeks projects that "have the potential to have a lasting effect on the quality of life for Alaskans." Organizations that have strong leadership, a focused mission and the ability to generate local support are of particular interest.

Bhe largest group of grants was made to six regional emergency medical coordinators. Some $1.125 million was granted to the Interior Region EMS Council, Maniilaq Association, Norton Sound Health Corp., Southeast Region EMS Council, Southern Region EMS Council, and Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. for ambulances and other emergency vehicles and equipment supporting volunteer EMS squads in 42 Alaska communities. Matching funds for this coordinated statewide project called Code Blue, were provided by the USDA Rural Development, the Denali Commission, the State of Alaska, and local organizations.

College degrees and honors

Cornell University

Juneau resident Morgan Bergstrom graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's of science degree in industrial and labor relations.

Whitworth College Laureate Society

Hilary Vanessa Martin of Juneau has been named to Whitworth College's Laureate Society for the 2001 spring semester.

She qualified for the society by maintaining at least a 3.75 GPA during the semester.

Thomas named to dean's list

The University of Washington named Margaret Thomas to its dean's list for the 2001 spring quarter. Thomas is a 1998 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and will be a senior at UW this fall.

Military achievements

Vanessa Williams

Army Pvt. Vanessa R. Williams has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

She is the daughter of Billy Williams of Juneau and is a 1998 graduate of JDHS.

Paul Demmert

Army Pvt. Paul R. Demmert has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

He is the son of Sandy and Reggie Demmert of Juneau and is a 2000 graduate of Kake High School.

Sean Dunlap

Army Spec. Sean S. Dunlap has graduated from the U.S. Army Primary Leadership Development Course at Fort Richarson, Anchorage.

His wife, Marisa, is the daughter of Virgil and Virginia Malalong of Juneau.

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