Rik Pruett is seen with his Goldies awards in Ketchikan earlier this month. (Courtesy photo)

Rik Pruett is seen with his Goldies awards in Ketchikan earlier this month. (Courtesy photo)

Recognitions for Nov. 18, 2018

CHARR names alcohol award winners

Marcy Larson, co-founder of Alaska Brewing Company, has been given the Pioneer Award by the Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association at its 48th annual convention, which took place in Sitka earlier this month.

CHARR is Alaska’s trade organization for the alcohol industry.

The Pioneer Award goes to a person or business that has made significant contributions to CHARR and the industry in the past five years.

Michael Cervantes of Banks Ale House in Fairbanks received the Aurora Award, which goes to the individual who has contributed the most to the success of CHARR and the industry in the past year.

The Alaska Spirit Award, given to a business that shows industry leadership over the previous five years, went to Holland America/Princess cruise lines.

The Honorary Lifetime Member Award was given to George Tipton of My Office Sports Bar in Ketchikan.

Producer strikes gold twice and wins three-peat

Rik Pruett, Southeast production manager for the creative services department of Denali Media, owners of local NBC affiliate KATH-TV, was honored with two Alaska Broadcasters Association “Goldie” awards at their convention in Anchorage on Nov. 9. One of the awards was in the category of “Best Television Commercial $500 or More” for an advertisement featuring the Landing Hotel in Ketchikan. The other was in the category of “Best Television Commercial $500 or Less” for an advertisement featuring Bullwinkle’s Pizza Parlor’s online ordering. It was also the third consecutive year that Pruett won the award for the $500 or less category.

Thurman graduates basic

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class David A. Thurman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, the Air Force said by email Wednesday.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is a 2011 graduate of Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class David A. Thurman is seen in his basic training photograph. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class David A. Thurman is seen in his basic training photograph. (Courtesy photo)

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