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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2001

Nominations sought for first lady's award

First lady Susan Knowles recently announced that nominations are being accepted for the 20th annual First Lady's Volunteer Awards. The award honors Alaskans who have volunteered countless hours to the programs, events and services that make Alaska a better place to live and work.

Any individual or organization may nominate a person who engages in unpaid volunteer activities within the state of Alaska. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

Lengthy service to community or state;

Extraordinary personal commitment;

Participation in an innovative or creative volunteer program, event or project; and

Significant impact on, or benefit to, community or state.

Twenty winners will be selected. The final decision will be made in May by a statewide, nonpartisan panel of judges.

Nomination forms may be obtained by writing to the Anchorage Office of the Governor at 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 1700, Anchorage, AK 99501 or call (907) 269-7450. Returned applications must be postmarked by April 2.

HEA offers scholarship

Graduating seniors and adults interested in continuing their education may now apply for a $2,000 Homer Electric Association scholarship. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. March 5.

All HEA members, children and dependents are eligible. Dependents must be 25 or younger and must be eligible for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, Applications are available at HEA offices in Homer, Seldovia and Kenai. Applications also are online at and at Kenai Peninsula schools and colleges.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the HEA annual meeting held May 5.

For more information, call 283-5831, (907) 235-8551 or (800) 478-8551.

Homer chamber looking for volunteers

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for two hours a week. For more information, call Patty at (907) 235-7740.

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