Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, August 06, 2004

Girl Scout Day Camp to start Monday

Monday, Aug. 9, is the last day to register for Juneau Girl Scout Day Camp. "Girls are Great!" is the theme, and the camp offers a variety of activities.

Camp dates are Tuesday, Aug. 17 through Saturday, Aug. 21. The cost for the camp is $25 for registered Girl Scouts, and $35 for new Girl Scouts members.

The "Girls are Great!" Day Camp is being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Transportation is provided.

For more information and registration, please call 586-1710.

Openings available at co-op nursery

The Juneau Co-op Nursery school has immediate openings for children 18 months to 3 years old. This parent-run nursery school provides an opportunity for families of young children to gather in a weekly play group. It is located in the nursery room downstairs in the Northern Lights Church at 400 11th St. in Juneau.

The co-op uses the preschool's climbing room and outdoor playground as well as the church's large upstairs room. Six children attend from 9:30 a.m. to noon each weekday. For each day there is also a designated substitute who can attend whenever a child is absent.

Semester tuition (through May) for a child to attend once a week is $40 for a regular slot or $20 for a substitute slot. Two parents work each day, so each parent works about once every three weeks. Each parent is also assigned a volunteer job and one seasonal clean-up session. Parents should not expect the nursery to be dependable child-care. For registration information, call Becky Iverson at 463-3742 or Catherine Pusich at 780-4525.

Annerud receives humanitarian award

Juneau resident Dr. Carolyn Riederer Annerud was awarded a humanitarian award at the International Federation for Emergency Medicine Conference held June 6-10 in Cairns, Australia.

She was recognized by her colleagues for her support of emergency medicine in Papua New Guinea. In 2002, she was appointed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) as an emergency physician in residence. The following year, from interest generated from the 2002 AusAID visit, the University of Papua New Guinea developed training in emergency medicine.

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