Today’s Announcements

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

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Coming up on KTNA:

Mon–On Line One, Your Health Connection this evening:  Health Literacy:  In the United States, two-thirds of the population read at an eighth-grade level or below. When it comes to health information, most Americans have the ability to read and write at the fifth-grade level. What are the consequences and costs of poor health care literacy and what is being done to improve this problem? The discussion airs at 7 pm.

thru Tues am–On the next Talk of Alaska:  It will soon be decision time for Alaska voters on which of three Republicans should face incumbent U-S Senator Mark Begich in November. The state-wide public radio forum, “Talk of Alaska” has offered each of the three an hour-long live opportunity to answer phone calls from public radio listeners statewide. Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan have had their turn, and next up is Joe Miller. Your chance to spend an hour with him is coming up, on the next “Talk of Alaska,” Tuesday morning at ten o’clock.

Tuesday evening it’s Classics for Kids at 7 pm, the ongoing adventures of Tom Sawyer, as read by Cari Sayre.

Wed eve–In addition to the high-profile U.S. Senate race, Upper Valley residents will be voting on their representatives in the Alaska House and Senate.  On Su-Valley Voice this week, host Phillip Manning will speak with Neal Lacy, the Democratic candidate for the Upper Valley’s State House seat.  They will be taking your calls during the live broadcast at 10:00 am on Wednesday morning.

The 19th annual KTNA Art Auction will be held this year on Sunday, August 31st. This event has been made successful by the generosity of local artists who share their talents by donating their art in support of Talkeetna Community Radio and the countless volunteers who donate their time. A big thank you to all of you who have supported the art auction in the past.
It’s time to start thinking about our Art Auction again. If you would like to donate art please drop it off at KTNA on Second Street and fill out a donor agreement. The deadline for submitting art this year is August 22nd.

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thru Mon eve–The public health nurse will be at the Northern Susitna Institute on Tues. July 29th from 11:00-1:00.  Immunizations available for infants, children and adults.    Please call 352-6638 for information or appointment.

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The Talkeetna Community Radio Board of Directors will meet Tuesday July 29th at 5:30pm at the KTNA office on Second Street.

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Sunshine Community Health Center will be holding a Men’s Clinic in Talkeetna on Thursday August 14th. To allow time for lab work to be returned to the clinic, please call and schedule a lab appointment, for a blood draw, at least a week before your August 14th appointment. There is a discounted fee is and we will send all charges to your insurance carrier. For self-pay patients, the fee is payable at the time of the lab appointment. You may call the Clinic at 733-9233 to schedule your appointments.

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thru Tues noon–Mat-Su Health Foundation is in the process of doing resident interviews for the Behavioral Health Scan.  They would like to get a good representation of people from the Talkeetna/Trapper Creek and surrounding areas. Anyone may participate but they are looking for males of any age and females in the 18-24 age group, as well as Veterans, recently incarcerated individuals, and Russian or other ethnicities other than Caucasian or Alaska Native – (already largely represented in the survey).
It’s a 30-45 minute anonymous interview, done by phone and there is a $25 gift card for participating! The phone number to call is 907-352-2996.

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air occasionally–The Matanuska-Susitna Borough will hold its regular election on Tuesday, October 7th. You may file as a candidate for Assembly District Seats 4 or 5 and School Board Seats D or E beginning through Friday, August 1st. Please call the Borough Clerk’s Office at 861-8683 for more information on the filing period and candidacy requirements.

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Palmer Cooperative Extension Service agent Julie Cascio will visit Talkeetna Aug. 2 to teach classes on jam-making and food preservation, and to test pressure canner gauges.

All activities will take place at the Northern Susitna Institute. The jam-making class will meet from 10 a.m. to noon and Cascio will provide a food preservation overview from 1 to 2:30 p.m., followed by pressure canner gauge testing until 3:30 p.m. The institute is located at 22510 Talkeetna Spur Road.
There is a small fee for the jam class and individuals may register at bit.ly/ces-workshops. The other sessions are free and require no registration. For more information, contact Cascio at 745-3360.

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The Musk Ox Farm holds its 12th annual Running with the Bulls foot races the first Sunday in August, with live music and food. There’s a kids’ race, a 5k run/walk, and a challenging 10 k run. Race day registration begins at 11 am Sunday August 3rd. Races begin at 1 pm. Entry fee includes bib, race time, official race T-shirt, snacks, raffle ticket, and refreshments. You can pre-register at muskoxfarm.org/events.

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Taylor Asher would like to thank everyone who came out to a day at the farm and donated to her cause. She made enough to purchase her books for the semester. She is forever grateful for such a great community.

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Kids: Grab your shades,  set your watches, practice your stealthy moves!  It’s time for Vacation Bible School “Agency D3” at Montana Creek Baptist Church!  They’re recruiting “Special Agents” ages 3 years old through 6th grade for the week of July 28th through August 1st. Special agents meet each evening from 6 to 8:30, with dinner provided nightly and transportation available. Please contact Montana Creek Baptist Church with questions at 733-2591.
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There has been human / black bear conflict in the Talkeetna area lately, 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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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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check DNR website–There are currently no suspensions of burn permits. Follow the safe burning guidelines on your permit, and remember that weather conditions can  change quickly. A link to the Department of Natural Resources burn permit page is at ktna.org in announcements. http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn/index.cfm?fuseaction=permits.doShowAreaSpecificInfo&firearea=M

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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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start August–The Big Lake Lions Club is sponsoring the 8th annual Kids Fishing Derby at Montana Creek on August 9th and 10th. Kids under 16 will fish for humpback salmon only, from 6 am on Saturday until 3 pm Sunday. The entry fee goes to the Lions Camp-Abilities program. There will be lots of prizes, the longest humpy wins!  For more information, you may call Bert at 355-7691, Ben at 232-0222, or Betty at 892-6372.

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check DNR website–The burn permit suspension has been lifted. Follow the safe burning guidelines on your permit, and remember that weather conditions can  change quickly. A link to the Department of Natural Resources burn permit page is at ktna.org in announcements. http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn/index.cfm?fuseaction=permits.doShowAreaSpecificInfo&firearea=M ______________________________________________________________________________

Sunshine Transit is currently offering round trip transportation to Wasilla on Mondays. This service is available to everyone in the Trapper Creek, Talkeetna, Caswell, Willow, and Houston areas. There is a flat rate per trip or a discounted fare for persons over 60 years in age. Scheduled stops are Walmart, Fred Meyer, Target, and Carrs. Space is limited. Please call the Sunshine Transit office at 733-9279 for details and to reserve your seat. Sunshine Transit is offering door-to-door transportation on Tuesdays from Caswell (Mile 85) north to the Trapper Creek area. Fares are based on mileage. This ride can connect to the  Talkeetna route at Cubby’s. Please call ahead to get your time booked at Sunshine Transit office at 733-9279. Sunshine Transit is now running on Saturdays & Sundays. The route will start at 10:20 at Sunshine Clinic and run the normal route to 6:00pm.

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KTNA Classifieds

To get your classified notice on the air, send an e-mail via ktna.org or call 733-1700 weekdays, 733-1200 voice-mail on weekends.

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thru Thurs am–Looking for someone to share driving and gas expenses to Salmonstock in Ninilchik on Friday, Aug 2.  Call 733-7766 or 355-5524.

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thru Thurs am–Help wanted: Local washing machine repairman. 733-1212.

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thru Thurs am–Yard sale starting Tuesday at 10 am ’til late afternoon daily this week. It’s on the corner of Gliska and Easy Street, East Talkeetna. Tools, lighting, food, more.

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thru Tues–For Sale: International DT 466 diesel motor with Allison transmission – runs like new and will fit into International Dozer, Skidder etc.

91 Ford diesel 4 by 4 crew cab. Auto transmission, duals with 7 by 9 foot insulated factory van box.

7 tires size 11-22-5, 3 steering and 4 traction tires for truck, bus or trailer. Excellent tread. 733 1844 or 841 1301

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thru Tues–For Sale: A new small Heater Buddy with tip switch and low-oxygen shut off. Also, 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. An 1100 watt microwave oven, used only twice, works fine, but draws too much for owner’s off-grid system. Willing to barter. 280 9188

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thru Mon noon–Orange-rimmed sunglasses and brown hat lost at Christiansen Lake Parking area. Contact Tony at 841-8736 if found.

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thru Sun–Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe is looking for a front counter person-barista for 3 to 4 afternoon shifts per week through mid September. Year round work may be possible. Must be over 21. Please apply in person or call Anita at 733-6887 after noon.

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thru Sun–Lost a single black key with an Alaskan lanyard attached. If found please call 480 209 4917

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thru Fri–Whoever saw the bicycle removed off of the back of Sunshine Transit around 5:30 Monday either at the Post Office or Roadhouse please call Karon at 733-5003. The bike belongs to Lacey and was loaned to Cleiri for her summer internship and they would like it back!

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Thurs eve only–Missing your goats? A black buck and smaller white doe were seen mid-afternoon Thursday in Moose Meadows, south McKinley View street.

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For rent: Two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in the Senior Village, next to the Upper Susitna Senior Center. 733-2369.

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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 from our web site, ktna.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 at about 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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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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