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Big thanks to all KTNA regular and business members, on-air volunteers, phone answerers, and businesses who donated prizes for the drawings and helped out with food. It’s not too late to become a member! You’ll still count towards our goals for the membership drive. Call 733-1700 or go to ktna.org to support your community radio station.
thru Mon noon–This week on Writer’s Voice: Talkeetna resident Maureen Chambrone picks LOTS of blueberries on the lower Yukon in the summer, and then around here in the fall. While usually a pleasant pastime, it can become a bit of an obsession! Hear “Blueberry Retrospective” Sunday evening during six o’clock announcements, and Monday at 12:30. Writer’s Voice programs can also be heard and read at ktna.org.
start Sunday –This Tuesday on Talk of Alaska: Libertarians believe citizens should be free to engage in any activity that does not violate the rights of others. Their party wants government out of the way so people can pursue liberty and freedom. How would this translate to elected positions? Libertarian candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate Carolyn Clift and Mark Fish join us on the next Talk of Alaska statewide.Tuesday morning at ten o’clock, on KTNA.
start Tues 10-28 noon–Lifelong Alaskan and Political newcomer Forrest Dunbar is young and determined. This Yale Law grad wants to be Alaska’s next Congressman. Dunbar is running as a Democrat. His social policy fits with that party, but he says he is more in line with Republicans on resource development. Forrest Dunbar joins us to answer your questions on the next Talk of Alaska statewide., Tuesday morning at ten o’clock.
Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
Indoor Soccer may be moving to Thursdays starting next week. Kathleen would like to hear from Family Gym Night folks and from soccer players about this potential switch.
The Free Friday Night Movie this week is a new release Action/Sci-Fi movie starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. It’s rated PG-13, all children under 13 must bring their parent or written permission to attend. Showtime is 7 to 8:50, doors open at 6:45.
A new one-night class will be offered next week: “Heating with Your Own Wood”, about sustainably harvesting and safely burning firewood. That’s on Thursday 10/30, sign-up deadline is Tuesday evening 10/28. Call Kathleen for more info or to get on the sign-up list, 733-9431.
Trapper Creek Community Enrichment events:
thru Fri noon–A class this Friday night: Introduction to Self Defense & Mixed Martial Arts will be taught by Mr. Pete Keenan of Talkeetna Freestyle Martial Arts at the Trapper Creek Elementary School, tomorrow Friday, October 24th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is a small activity fee for this class. Participants under 18 years of age must be registered by a parent. For more information call 733-9451.
Adult Open Gym is being held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ping pong, badminton, basketball, gym walk, and a 60 minute cardio and hand-weight workout are some of the activities that are available. You must be 16 years old to participate.
Family Open Gym is offered this Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. before the Self Defense & Mixed Martial Arts class. Pizza and snack foods will be available for purchase. Parents, please pick up your students promptly at 6:00 pm if they are not registered for the martial arts class.
TCCE Kid’s Day will not be held this Saturday. Next scheduled date for Kid’s Day is Saturday, November 15th
Next Crafturday is This Saturday October 25, from 10 til 5 o’clock at The Grove on Birch Creek Blvd in Talkeetna. Craft all day or drop by for a couple hours. Bring a donation for use of space and something yummy for the potluck lunch. Crafturday is this Saturday the 25th.
There are two local Quaker events this weekend:
This Saturday evening, Oct. 25th, special guest, Bill Herman, a long time Quaker, will be presenting “Upward Spiral” – Where do science and religion meet? The event will be at Gundersons’, starting with a potluck at 5:00 p.m. The video and discussion will be from 5:30 to 8:30. It’s for ages 13 to adult. If you need directions call 733-2528.
This Sunday Oct. 26th is the monthly Quaker Gathering at Gundersons’, starting with a potluck brunch at 10:30. If you need directions call 733-2528. Children’s program available for school age children. All are welcome.
Live music in the KTNA listening area:
At the Fairview Inn: Friday, 8 pm: Ukuele Russ and Dr Jones. Saturday 9:30 start: The Hannah Yoter Band
Everyone is invited to a Fall Spooktacular high school concert at Su Valley on Tuesday, October 28th. The concert will begin shortly after 7 p.m. and feature members of the high school band and choir. Small plates of spooky treats will be available for purchase as well.
on and off: Absentee-in-person voting for the November 4th General election is available now through November 3rd 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, or you may go to www.elections.alaska.gov and enter your address, or call the polling place locator at 1-888-383-8683. Voters should be sure to bring identification with them.
If you have questions, you may call the Talkeetna library at 861-7645 or the Trapper Creek Library at 861-7650.
on and off–Talkeetna Elementary will be hosting a Harvest Carnival on Friday October 31st. If you would like to donate candy (they prefer chocolate!) or prizes such as books or gently used games, you can leave them at the front office. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kaki Russell at 733-9400.
start Mon–There will be food, games, and prizes. Everyone is welcome, so put on your costume and come enjoy the fun from 2-3:30pm. If you would like to donate candy (they prefer chocolate!) or prizes such as books or gently used games, you can leave them at the front office. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kaki Russell at 733-9400.
thru Mon noon–If you have a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan, October 15th – Dec 7th is the time each year when you can join, drop or switch Medicare Drug Plans. The Mat-Su ADRC will be partnering with the Sunshine Community Health Center to provide free Medicare Part D Counseling appointments at the Upper Su Senior Center, and at the Willow and Talkeetna Sunshine Clinics on Tuesday November 4th. Appointments at the Senior Center will start at 10:00 am and end at 2 pm. Appointments at the Willow and Sunshine clinics will start at 2:30 pm and end at 4:30 pm. To make an appointment, or if you have any questions, please contact the Patient Advocate at the Sunshine Cinic closest to you. The advocate for the Willow Clinic can be reached at 495-4100. The Talkeetna clinic advocate’s number is: 733-2273. _________________________________________________________________________________
Calling all quilters! This coming December will kick off the 4th annual quilt show hosted at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. Quilts and wall hangings of all types are welcome. Details and a registration form are available at denaliartscouncil.org/calls-for-art. If you are interested in helping the arts in the community prosper or have a particular passion for quilts, please contact DAC staff at events [at] denaliartscouncil [dot] org or call the office at 733-7929 to get involved.
thru Fri–The Su-Valley PTSA would like to say “THANK YOU” to everyone who came out this past Saturday to the 3rd Annual Early-Bird Bazaar. Thank you to ALL the vendors, everyone who donated soup, bread and desserts for the food sales. A special “thank you” goes out to the all-day food servers and the boys who helped out all day with the vendors and cleanup.
Katie Writer’s oil paintings are on display at Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe this month. Her show, entitled Dancing Hues, will be on display until early November.
Awana is a bible club for kids ages 3 years through 6th grade, centered on the gospel, designed to be fun and exciting. Awana is at Montana Creek Baptist Church from 6-7:30pm, and will be every Wednesday night. Youth Group also starts October 8th from 7-8:30pm every Wednesday Night at Montana Creek Baptist Church. For questions call Pastor Harold 733-4822 or Anna Jolley by email sled207 [at] mtaonline [dot] net.
Flu shots are available at Sunshine Community Health Center. You may call 733-2273 to schedule your appointment.
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.
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.
KTNA is looking for a host for this Sunday’s noon announcements and music show til 2pm. Please call 733 1700.
Richie needs a ride to the airport on Friday. He’ll pitch in for gas. 733-6099.
thru Mon, save in gray–For rent: One bedroom apartment, heat included in rent, at the Sunshine Senior Village, next to the Upper Susitna Senior Center on Helena Drive, in Sunshine. For more information, call 733-2369.
For sale: Propane space heater, Ryobi miter (my-ter) box saw, Nikon spotting scope. 232-1435.
One bedroom house for rent. Water, electricity, telephone available. Call 733-6660
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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Fri only: Happy 73rd Birthday to Michael Vaughan. Thank You for all your hard work keeping NPR stations up & running. With love from your friends in Trapper Creek, Fort Yukon, Galena, McGrath, Haines, & Talkeetna.
To Steve and Steve: Just wanted to say hi. Stop by the house when you come into town. From Sarah and Two Moons
To Carol and Bruce at 269. We are settled for now in our apartment above Willy’s and having a great time. Put an offer on a house in town and it was accepted today! Hope you are having a great fall up there and enjoying your time off. Love, Mark and Rachel.
Hey Rosie and Aqua Man…. We still miss you in Anchorage! Woke up to snow and 33 degrees. Les Mis (LAY-miz) last Friday, Spinning at Barb’s this coming Thursday and scary stories Sunday night. If you arrive Anchorage early enough Sunday, join us for scary Halloween stories. Imagine you are having a quiet, peaceful time at Brigadoon. All our best… Your spinning, skiing, and laughing Chummies
To Carol and Bruce at mile 269: Hope you’re having a beautiful autumn at the cabin! Marshall, Burt and I are California bound. Call you when I can!
Love you guys,
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.