Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, October 03, 2003

Air Force major retires from active duty

Congratulations to Maj. Mason E. McLean of Juneau, his wife, Sharon, and his three children, James, Mason and Blythe, on his retirement from active duty in the United States Air Force. Mason retires Oct. 3, 2003, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Freeburg, Ill., after 20 years of dedicated military service.

Learn about fixing up homes for elderly

Lifespan Home Modifications will offer an accredited continuing education course on "Remodeling Homes for Elderly Needs" at the Alaska State Home Builders Association Convention. Company founder and Alaska's only Certified Aging In Place Specialist, Karla Zervos, will teach the course on Friday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. during the association's annual convention in Juneau. Topics covered will include customer and home assessments, interior and exterior access, bathroom and kitchen projects, maintenance issues and resources.

Lifespan Home Modifications serves Alaska with offices in both Sitka and Fairbanks. For information, contact the company at or at 1-800-993-1798 or (907) 457-5433.

Meeting about indoor shooting range

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Wildlife Conservation will hold an informational meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, to discuss the opening and operations of the Hunter Education/Indoor Shooting Range.

Topics of discussion include the timeline for beginning operations, shooting hours for public use and organizations, and establishing a user organization to assist with management. The meeting will also include a tour of the range, which is located next door to the Juneau Gun Club on Montana Creek Road. All interested people are invited to attend and public input is welcome.

How to nominate your fellow citizen

If you would like to nominate someone as Juneau Citizen of the Year, send a letter, fax or e-mail to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Office.

In your letter describe the reasons you feel that this specific person deserves this honor. You may also furnish supporting news articles about the nominee and/or letters of support from other people that share your views.

This information must reach the chamber prior to close of business Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003. The Citizen of the Year will be announced during the Chamber's Annual Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Centennial Hall. Thank you for participating in this program.

Submit to: Juneau Chamber of Commerce, 3100 Channel Drive, Suite 300, Juneau, AK 99801. Phone: 463-3488. Fax: 463-3489. E-mail:

Group open for anyone suffering loss

Hospice & Home Care of Juneau is offering a six-week bereavement support group for any adult who has experienced a loss through death in the past two years. The group will meet Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 22.

Grief counselors Jamie McLean and Mary Cook will facilitate the group. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants must pre-register by Oct. 20. Please call 463-6109 or 463-6134 for more information.

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