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Manager Susie McCartney said she has 12 vendors signed up for Saturday’s Farmer’s Market. It will be held 10 a.m. to noon under Payson’s Pavilion at the Southeast state fairgrounds. Kim Sundberg’s ballerinas will perform. Markets will be held weekly, same day, place and time. To perform or sell your wares at the market, contact Susie at 303-3038 or hainesfarmersmarket.org. Wednesday markets have been discontinued.

The Chilkoot Indian Association recently held elections. New members elected include Evangeline Willard-Hoy and Gene Strong. They join president and newly elected SEARHC representative Harriet C. Brouillette, vice-president Georgiana Hotch, and council members Marilyn Wilson, John Katzeek and Gale Thompson.

Michelle Nash and Taylor Wilson-Primm are the new interns at The Hammer Museum. Nash of Green Bay, Wis ., recently earned a master’s degree in public history and museum studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has previously worked at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay and the Gaston County Museum of History and Art in Dallas, N.C. She’s serving as summer curator. Wilson-Primm is a junior at University of Tennessee-Martin, studying history and geology. Besides exhibits, she’s in charge of graphic design and the museum’s Facebook page.

Eagle foundation founder Dave Olerud will be spending six to eight weeks in Anchorage rehabilitating from a recent heart attack. Friends can write him at Prestige Care and Rehab Center, 9100 Centennial Circle, Anchorage, AK 99504.

The recent eighth-grade promotion at Haines School included Presidential Awards for students consistently achieving a 3.5 grade point average in junior high and scoring high on achievement tests. Winners of the award included Madeline Andriesen, Gabrielle Galinski, Mori Hays, Dylan Palmieri, Jonathan Shaw, Jordan Stigen, Allison Stuart and Olivia Wing.

Her friends in the Haines Women’s A Capella Chorus serenaded member Jerrie Clarke at her going-away party Sunday at Sheldon Museum. Their four songs included a parody of “Happy Talk” from the musical “South Pacific.” Clarke played Bloody Mary in the local stage version. Clarke leaves Monday for the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nev. The “lost city” refers to Pueblo Grande de Nevada, flooded by creation of Lake Mead. Jerrie will see parents Ned and Betty Clark in Utah on her drive south. Tena Smith Baskaya will serve as interim director.

Seven summer interns are settling in at American Bald Eagle Foundation. They include Justin Bahrenburg of Buford, Ga .; Pia Kulakowski of Mobile, Ala ., a senior studying zoology, conservation biodiversity and Spanish at Auburn University; Rhett Laporte of Birmingham, Ala ., a junior studying wildlife oncology at Auburn University; Jessica Holman of Columbia, Mo ., a junior studying animal sciences at the University of Missouri; Chloe Goodson of Umatilla, Fla ., a senior studying animal sciences at the University of Missouri; Keira Nicholson of Albany, Ore ., studying biology and botany at Oregon State University; and Marjorie Powers, a returning intern from last summer, studying at the University of Missouri. Their jobs include caring for raptors, educating visitors about the foundation, and raptor and natural history presentations.

  Kevin Ward is an intern this summer at the Chilkat Valley News. Kevin is entering his sophomore year in journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Erica Rodenbeck of New Berlin, Wis ., is a summer intern at the Sheldon Museum. She’s a second year graduate student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, studying toward a master’s degree in anthropology and certificate in museum studies. She holds bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and English.

A special sailing of the Fjordland took Haines runners to the Skagway Marathon last weekend. Jackie St. Clair and Genny Szymanski joined a field of about 20 other runners and completed the 26-mile course from the ferry terminal to Dyea and back. Participants from Haines running a half-marathon course included Alix Goodman, Jennifer Marschke, Alisa Beske, Alissa Henry, Sierra Jimenez, Colleen McGuire, Daymond Hoffman, Jessica Edwards, Sara Chapell, Andrew Del Prete, and Jesse Bourdon.

A team of Ralph and Dylan Swinton and Jenny Lyn Smith took first place in the annual Hospice of Haines Nine-Hole Scramble last weekend at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links. The second place team included Charlie, Toni, Stuart and Lexie DeWitt. Thirteen golfers turned out for the event, which raised $550 for Hospice.