Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, September 28, 2001

Time is running out

The 2002 Alaska Junior Miss Scholarship Program deadline is just around the corner. All applications must be postmarked no later than Sept. 29. This annual competition is part of a nationwide endeavor to reward high school senior girls for their accomplishments. There is no entry fee and it's open to any young woman graduating in the spring of 2002.

This is a great way to offset college tuition costs, so pick up a contestant packet from your school counselor today. For more information, contact Teresa Gamble at 260-3819 or visit

Victims Advisory Committee

The Juneau Victims Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Juneau Probation Office, in the old Behrends Building at 213 3rd St., Suite 110.

The Committee responds to the needs of crime victims and is looking for public input on areas that need to be addressed. The VINE system, which allows the public to access information on convicted perpetrators, will be explained. And Susan Browne, administrator of the Violent Crimes Compensation Board, will present a general overview on available benefits and the application procedure.

For more information on the meeting, please contact Martie Correa at 465-3180.

Halibut for Humanity

HALIBUT FOR HUMANITY - a fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity - will happen on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at Smith Hall at Chapel-by-the-Lake. Fish supper with salad and desserts: $15 Adults, $5 Children under 12, $35 for families. Tickets available through local churches or by phoning 789-1417.

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center winter hours

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center has reduced its staffing levels and hours of operations for the winter. Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center hosted more than 170,000 visitors this sumer. The center will now be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the winter.

After Oct. 1 no fee will be charged at the center because of reduced staffing and hours.

Kids Day programs will resume Saturday, Oct. 20. Programs will last one hour and start at 11 a.m. Children under six must be accompanied by an adult.

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