Today’s Announcements

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To get your announcement on the air, send an e-mail to info [at] ktna [dot] org or call 733-1700 during office hours, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You can read all announcements, classifieds, and Denali echoes from our website.

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Coming up on KTNA:

 

thru Tues am–Alaska will spend more than 700 million dollars on Medicaid this year. State officials say Medicaid costs are increasing at an unsustainable rate. What would reforming the program look like to keep costs under control? We’ll discuss the options on the next Talk of Alaska, Tuesday morning at ten o’clock, on KTNA.

Stories for kids of all ages continue Tuesdays at 7 pm, with some Camel’s Hump Radio programs. This week, one of Cari Sayre’s favorites, Paddle-to-the-Sea.

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Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:

New on the schedule this week is a 2-night Basic Star Gazing class on Thursday nights, October 2nd and the 16th, in advance of the Total Lunar Eclipse and the Partial Solar Eclipse, both eclipses will be visible from Alaska, weather permitting. Pre-class sign up is required by calling 733-9431.
Starting next week is a 2-night class on Knitting for Beginners, which will be on Tuesdays.
This week’s Free Friday Night Movie has not yet been selected. If you have a personal library and would like to share some great movies, you can call Kathleen to discuss the possibilities, 733-9431.

Tonight’s class on Estate Planning has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled.
For more information, call 733-9431.

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The Denail Nordic Ski Club is holding it’s first board meeting of the new ski year this Wednesday, October 1, at 7pm, at the Latitude 62. All are welcome to attend.

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thru Tues am–The Public Health Nurse will be in Talkeetna tomorrow Tues., Sept. 30, at 11:00-1:00 pm  at the Northern Susitna Institute.  Please call 352-6638 for information or appointment.

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Flu shots will be available at Sunshine Community Health Center starting October 1st. You may call 733-2273 to schedule your appointment.

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This Thursday’s Story time at the Talkeetna Library will be a special one sponsored by the Mat-Su Imagination Library.  Marian Charles will be here to share stories, songs and poems planned for children from birth to five years along with their parents.  Older siblings are, as always, are certainly welcome too.  The craft project will be a puppet. Information will be shared on the many ways puppets can be helpful in your child’s development.  Story time is Thursday, 12:45 to 1:45.

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The Rhythm and Red Shoes Orchestra begins rehearsals on Thursday, October 2 at the Hangar at 6PM.  If you play an instrument or used to play one and would like to get back into it with a fun group of people, this would be a good place for you.  Questions?  Sandy Shoulders has answers at 355-3052.

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air again–The deadline for vendors to register for booth space in the  Third Annual Susitna Valley High Early Bird Holiday Craft Bazaar is Oct. 3rd. The Bazaar will be held Saturday October 18th from 10 am to 5 pm at Susitna Valley High School, Mile 99 on the Parks Hwy.  Limited quantities of chairs and tables also available for rental. You may email: svptsa [at] gmail [dot] com for application or call Marie Richter at 355-8550 or April Moore at 841-4687.

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The annual Bean-a-Fit is this Saturday.  What is it? It’s the annual soup and bread supper, sponsored by St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, with all donations going to Bean’s Cafe.  You can enjoy a meal before the Take Back the Town party, at the Bean-a-Fit, on Saturday the 4th, from 4 to 7 pm at the Swiss Alaska Inn, on F Street, in East Talkeetna. If you have questions, you may call Renamary, at 733-2424.

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The deadline to register or update your voter registration for the 2014 General election is October 5th.  Registration forms are available at any Division of Elections office, municipal offices, tribal offices, or online at elections.alaska.gov .

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Awana is a bible club for kids centered on the gospel, designed to be fun and exciting.  Awana begins Wednesday October 8th at  Montana Creek Baptist Church from 6-7:30pm, and will be every Wednesday night. Ages for Awana are 3 years old through 6th grade. Youth Group also starts October 8th from 7-8:30pm every Wednesday Night at Montana Creek Baptist Church.  The youth group consists of game/time team building, snacks, prayer, and bible study in large and small groups.  The first study is produced by Lifeway and is titled “Follow Me” by David Platt.  This study will focus on what it means to follow Jesus. All interested children and youth in the community are encouraged to participate in these activities centered on Jesus.  For questions call Pastor Harold 733-4822 or Anna Jolley by email sled207 [at] mtaonline [dot] net.

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air occasionally–Talkeetna Community Council Revenue Sharing applications are available on bulletin boards at the Post Office and the Talkeetna Library for projects that benefit the Talkeetna community. Electronic versions of the application are available on the Talkeetna Community Council’s website at tkacouncil.org, and applicants are encouraged to submit their projects electronically if possible. Applications are due by October 15th.  Questions may be addressed to the chair of the Revenue Sharing Committee Robert Gerlach at 733-2612.

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Talkeetna Elementary PTA would like to thank all of the “Bun to Bun Run” sponsors, participants and volunteers for a successful race this year. The 5 K, 1/2 trail marathon and full trail marathon races took place on Saturday, September 13th, and they had 101 participants total in their first official year.  The run raised $2800 for the school, and will benefit the healthy choices program which supports a weekly free health snack and salad bar for students and school staff. The PTA thanks you very much!

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air again–Absentee-in-person voting for the October 7th Mat-Su Borough election is available now through October 6th at both the Trapper Creek and Talkeetna Public Libraries during their normal business hours.  Talkeetna Library is open Monday through Saturday 11 am to 6 pm and Trapper Creek Library is open Monday and Wednesday noon to 7 pm, Thursday 10 am to 3 pm and Saturday noon to 6 pm.  On election day, voters should go to the regular polling places which are identified on the new voter id cards.  Voters should be sure to bring identification with them.

Absentee-in-person voting for the Talkeetna Community Council will also be available at the Talkeetna Public Library.  Please be sure to know your physical address for absentee voting.

If you have questions, you may call the Talkeetna library at 861-7645 or the Trapper Creek library at 861-7650.
For hours of voting and locations, call the Borough Clerk’s Office at 861-8683.

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Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting is an open meeting and will be meeting Tuesday the 7th of October at The Talkeetna Roadhouse at 9:00am.

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On Wednesday, October 15th, Sunshine Community Health Center will be CLOSED for All Staff Day training. The clinics will RE-OPEN on Thursday, October 16th. If you have an emergency during this time, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency facility. If you have a prescription that may need to be filled during this closure, please call it in the prior week, as it takes three business days to complete the refill. We appreciate your support and apologize for the inconvenience.

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The following changes have occurred to the Sunshine Transit Schedule:
The Talkeetna Spur route will operate from 7:00 am -6:00 pm Monday thru Friday and from 10:20 am-6:00 pm on Saturday only. (No Sunday service). A stop at the Roadhouse will be added for all downtown runs.

The round-trip Wasilla run has been expanded to Mondays & Thursdays.  You must call ahead to reserve your seat 48 hours in advance. They must have a minimum of at least 3 riders or the run will be cancelled.

The Trapper Creek Tuesdays on-demand service from Mile 85 to Mile 115 Parks Hwy will remain the same.  It operates 9am -5pm.

The Willow Wednesdays on-demand service from Mile 57 to Mile 88 Parks Hwy will remain the same.  It operates 9am -5pm.

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It is widely understood that Alzheimer’s disease is one type of progressive dementia, but what are the “related dementias?”  What makes them different, and in what ways are thy alike?  An upcoming class called “The Dementias:  Knowing the Difference Can Make the Difference” includes a detailed discussion of the six most commonly identified dementias.   Melinda Gurney of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska will come up to the Talkeetna Sunshine Clinic to lead this no-cost class.  The class will be September 30th from  1-2:30pm. Please call to get your name on the attending list, space is limited.  Contact Anna Jolley RN, 733-9208, and leave a message with your name and contact number.  Melinda is also available for individual and family consults on dementia related issues:  746-3416.
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thru Fri am–The Talkeetna Community Free Box is closed indefinitely. No more donations will be accepted. Anything left will be considered dumped.

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There has been human / black bear conflict in the Talkeetna area this summer, and many sightings of various brown bears. The Bear Necessities Coalition reminds residents and visitors to be bear aware, and take care not to leave anything that could be an attractant where bears could get it. Do what you can, (safely!) to scare bears away if they come around your home. Bears that become comfortable around humans can be dangerous.

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Chase Community Council revenue sharing applications are available at the Talkeetna Library or on their website.  That address is on KTNA’s announcement page. Applications are due October 15th.   sites.goggle.com/sites/chasecommunitynews . Call 733-1251 if you have questions

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air occasionally–Talkeetna Community Council Revenue Sharing applications are available on bulletin boards at the Post Office and the Talkeetna Library for projects that benefit the Talkeetna community. Electronic versions of the application are available on the Talkeetna Community Council’s website at tkacouncil.org, and applicants are encouraged to submit their projects electronically if possible. Applications are due by October 15th.  Questions may be addressed to the chair of the Revenue Sharing Committee Robert Gerlach at 733-2612.
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Do you write? Maybe a deadline would help! KTNA invites all local writers to contribute to a new weekly program, Writer’s Voice.  We record five to ten minutes of your fiction or non-fiction work, prose or poetry, in your voice. The program is produced at KTNA, and published on our website.  If you’re interested, call Deborah Brocke at 733-1700, for more information, or email deb [at] ktna [dot] org.

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KTNA Classifieds

To get your classified notice on the air, send an e-mail to info [at] ktna [dot] org or call 733-1700 weekdays, 733-1200 voice-mail on weekends.

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Still needed:  Monday midday news host at KTNA. It’s an hour once a week, and yes, you can go on vacation!  New volunteers or returning volunteers are welcome. Call Deb to find out more: 733-1700, or email info [at] ktna [dot] org.

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Garage sale Monday 1pm-5pm, 22120 Easy St.. Something for everyone.

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thru Wed noon – Lost Cat: Woodpecker area. Zavier, a long-haired gray neutered cat with white nose, chest and paws. Call Carl, 382-3403.

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thru Sun–Northern Susitna Institute has office space available for rent beginning October 1st. The space is approximately 125 square feet, and includes utilities, wireless internet, and access to the kitchen. Call 733-7111 or drop by NSI for more details.

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KTNA is looking for a regular Thursday evening news host, starting October 9th. Your volunteer commitment is less than an hour a week. We’re looking for someone who likes to read and is detail-oriented.  If you’re interested, call Deb at KTNA:  733-1700, or stop by the radio station on Second Street.

KTNA welcomes….you, perhaps? as a new host for a classical music show, to air once a week. Or, maybe you’d like to host a jazz show,  joining our other rotating hosts for one or two hours a month, with your kind of jazz. Other musical options available, too. To find out more, call Deb at the station: 733-1700.

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For Sale: A new small Heater Buddy with tip switch and low-oxygen shut off, and a large 2-panel Heater Buddy with tip switch, low-oxygen shut-off, and three levels of heat: 4,000, 9,000, and  18,000 BTUs.  Willing to barter. Also, some Eisenhower silver dollars, from 1971 to 1978. Call 280-9188.

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Denali Echoes

KTNA provides Denali Echoes as a service to our listeners without regular phone service.

[Newsreaders: Read one or two bullet points] * To send an echo, or to cancel an echo you’ve received, send an e-mail to info [at] ktna [dot] org or call 733-1200. * If leaving an echo on voicemail, please speak slowly and clearly. If there is a name, word or phrase which is very important or easily misunderstood, you should spell it. * Echoes are aired for two days, unless you leave other instructions. * On weekdays, echoes are aired three times: after morning news, at about 7:45, and following midday classifieds around 12:20 and evening classifieds at about 6:20. * On Sundays, you can hear echoes twice, at 12:25 in the afternoon and 6:25 in the evening. There are no echoes on Saturday.

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thru Wed noon–To Slick: Please call Beverly at 354-7472.

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thru Wed am–To all the vets (Rian Bristow) from 68th Chemical in Talkeetna I want to see your coldest-beer-in-town face.  928-412-4356

 

 

 

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To all Denali Echoes users: Please remember that any messages left by e-mail after office hours, like on the weekend, won’t be received by staff until mid-morning Monday. If you would like to get your echo on the air on Sunday, please leave it on voicemail at 733-1200. From KTNA staff.

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