Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Local churches to hold reformation Sunday services on Oct. 28

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JUNEAU - Faith, Resurrection and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran churches are holding a reformation Sunday worship service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road.

The worship service will include scripture readings and hymns, historical accounts of early church reformers and a brief discourse about changes in the church since the Reformation. Martin Luther will make an appearance and present his defense from the Diet of Worms. A free will offering for the Glory Hole will be taken. A dessert buffet immediately follows the service.

For more information, call Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at 789-4093.

ANB/ANS 95thAnnual Grand Camp Convention held

Kake - The Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood annual grand camp convention was held in Kake during the week of Oct. 2-6, 2007. The theme chosen was "Respect for One Another - Wooch yaa awune." Grand Camp encourages all local camps to develop a strategic plan to strengthen their camps. Grand Camp will assist these efforts in every possible manner.

Highlights of the 95th Annual Grand Camp Convention included the keynote address, delivered by Clarence Jackson Sr. and the recognition of past grand presidents who were from Kake. Several resolutions were passed by conventions that pertain to our way of life: subsistence, education, health, and culture. The Alaska Native sisterhood elected a new ANS Grand President Emeritus, Mary Jones, of Ketchikan.

ANB/ANS would like to extend their appreciation to the officers that served during the 2006 term. Their hard work and dedication has not gone unrecognized.

The 96th Annual Grand Camp Convention will be held in Ketchikan.

SEARHC to host employee wellness training Nov. 16

Juneau - To help worksites in Juneau learn how to create effective employee wellness programs, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), the Alaska Division of Public Health and the SEARHC Steps to a Healthier SE Alaska program will host the "Working Well in Alaska" employee wellness training from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in the Egan Room at Centennial Hall.

The training is modeled after the Well Workplace University training held last September in Juneau and is open to all employers and employees looking to create healthier worksites. This year's training will look at examples of how various Alaska workplaces have created and implemented successful employee wellness plans, for worksites with as few as five and as many as 1,000 employees.

The training costs $20 per person, which includes a catered lunch. Pay for one registration and a second person from the same worksite will get in free (to encourage the creation of employee wellness teams). The registration deadline is 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and registration forms are available from Bradelle Padon at

For more information on the "Working Well in Alaska" training in Juneau, call Bradelle Padon at 364-4404 or Carol White, of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, at 523-3407.

Ski patrol, ski club hold annual ski sale at Centennial Hall

JUNEAU - Juneau Ski Patrol and Juneau Ski Club are hosting the annual Juneau Ski Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Centennial Hall.

To sell equipment, check-in times are 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Friday and 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday.

For more information, call Sean at 789-1224.

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