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Here’s a shout out to our local emergency responders.

Part of solving any problem is getting to the source of it.

Alex Michael Wilson, 29, died May 1, 2018, in Pinon Hills, California. He was born March 2, 1989, in San Bernardino, California.
Lester “Ron” Ronald Strunk, 75, died April 30, 2018, in Ketchikan. He was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Glendale, California.
Career guidance program deadline Friday

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Friday is the deadline for Southeast Alaskans to apply for a no-cost, career and college awareness program offered by the Southeast Regional Resource Center, an entity created by the Alaska Legislature that now provides an array of educational services statewide.

The Making Academics, Training & Careers Happen program is a multi-phase program open to Southeast Alaskans who are at least 18 years of age and out of high school.

The first phase is a basic skills training contact with program staff to provide direction to next steps, which could include taking the Test of Adult Basic Education to assess basic skills and, if needed, begin working with an instructor to improve skills or to prepare for the GED test.

The second phase is a week of college and career awareness training April 10-14 in Juneau, with travel, accommodations at the Juneau International Hostel and per-diem for meals included.

If applicable to the individual’s situation, a third phase involving carpentry, mining safety or other training through the Juneau Construction Academy or the University of Alaska Southeast is possible, according to SERRC.

Further information about the MATCH program is available online on the Southeast Regional Resource Center website at www.serrc.org. Applications, which can be accomplished online, are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday.