December 2005

Bull moose
This image of the bull moose breathing was captured in late November just before the bulls begin to lose their antlers.
Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips

Delta Chamber of Commerce
Children’s Christmas Coloring Contest Winners

This year 212 children ranging in age from 2 to 13 years entered the annual Christmas Coloring Contest sponsored by the Delta Chamber of Commerce. All of the artwork was beautiful and each one was special which made it very difficult for the judges to select the winners and they are as follows:

Age group 2-3: 1st Suzanna Wenger, 2nd Dustin Peterson and 3rd Paige Tvenge. Age group 4-5: 1st Daniel Sidorenko, 2nd Daniel Koval and 3rd Elizabeth Vorobyov. Age group 6-7 1st Alex Tatarenko, 2nd Bogdan Koval and 3rd Meghan Fish. Age group 8-9 1st Daniel Tatarenko, 2nd Suzanne Feilner and 3rd place tie Kailey Mills and Stephanie Pflugrad. Age group 10-13: 1st Irina Koval, 2nd Lilia Kulikovskaya and 3rd Brittany Smith.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who entered the contest and to our wonderful judges. Winners may pick up their prizes at the Delta Community Library any time. However, the winning posters will be displayed at the Library until January 1st.

December 24, 2005

Delta Chamber of Commerce
2005 Annual Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone in the community who work so hard to decorate their homes and businesses for the holiday season. Although many decorate solely for the joy it brings to themselves and others, it is nevertheless a lot of fun to nominate and enter the Annual Holiday Decorating contest sponsored by the Delta Chamber of Commerce to give recognition to those who put forth so much effort. Thank you to our judges for taking time out of their busy schedules, especially at this time of the year, to help make this contest such a success.

The first place winner in the commercial category is awarded to Bald Eagle Ranch Bed & Breakfast, Mile 272, Richardson Highway; second place goes to Delta Fuel Company, Mile 267 Richardson Highway; and, Delta City Hall, 2288 Deborah Street receives third place. Derek Mills, Sr., 4972 Tamarac Way, walks away with first place; Ed & Ann Richards, Mile 2 Nistler Road, on left going East, grey house in Middle, takes third place; and tied for third place is Eric & Holly Stewart, Tanana Loop Extension and Doug & Cathie McCollum, Mile 1416 Alaska Highway, left side of highway going south. Honorable mention goes to the Richardson Roadhouse north of Delta and to the Ft. Greely Christmas tree near post headquarters. Congratulations winners!

If you haven’t already done so, take a drive around the community and see all the beautiful lights and decorations adorning the many homes, businesses and properties. It is a drive that is guaranteed to lift your spirits and put you in a festive mood.

The winners of the $25 chamber vouchers are Maribeth Miller and Loretta Schooley, whose names were drawn from among all the nominators by Rhoda McNabb, Dipper Fuel. Thank you to all who participated and to all our winners.

December 24, 2005

Purple asters
Long after the majority of the wildflowers in the Interior are gone, these purple asters continue to delight our locals. Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips

Alumni Photos
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Triston June

Conner and Grace

Triston and Wesley Jayme and Brynna

December 21, 2005

Bison and elk
I took this picture of the bison walking in front of our elk and it looks like there is a mirror image, there are really 2 elk. Photo Courtesy Ruby Hollembaek

The Christmas Story

About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was the governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David's hometown, for the census. As a descendant of David he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant.

While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped Him in a blanket and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the hostel.

There were shepherds camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, "Don't be afraid. I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you're to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger."

At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God's praises: "Glory to God in the heavenly heights; Peace to all men and women on earth who please Him."

As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the shepherds talked it over. "Let's get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us." They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the shepherds were impressed.

Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The shepherds returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they'd been told! ~ Luke 2:1-20

It was a simple scene that first Christmas – a rough room, a young couple, and nothing but a feeding trough to put the child in. It was probably quite cold and with family far away there was little help. Not exactly the Hallmark moment we like to show in Christmas pageants. And yet this rustic scene marked the greatest event in the history of mankind.

God's Son became human and came to earth to save us. God had promised to send a Messiah, one who would save His people. He could have easily burst on the scene as a full grown man, a seven foot warrior with fiery eyes and arms of steel. This was what many people were looking for, but it wasn't how God did it. He arrived in the arms of a young girl. He was, as another of our authors put it "a very small package, wrapped in rags, given from the heart of God. The perfect gift."

God gave His only Son to die in our place so that we, in all our brokenness, could know forgiveness. He came so that we could know what love feels like, real love – love that never leaves, love that never disappoints, love that is never betrayed. He sent His Son into a corrupted world to bring us hope.

December 24, 2005 -- Taken from Secrets of Success

Here is a picture of the kids at the farm waiting for Santa to come by. Brooklyn Hollembaek, June and Triston Edwards. Hollembaek Game Ranch. 2005.  Photo submitted by Ruby Hollembaek

We definitely have Christmas spirit this year.  Photo submitted by Candy Corty

I had taken this pic of my son Aeron C Mills at the kids Christmas party for Chugiach on December 9. I just thought that it was so beautiful. He is a true believer and lover of Santa. Couldn't thank Santa enough for all that he has put in my sons heart. Photo Courtesy Ann Mills  - Family photo section

Klawock Totem Pole
Klawock Totem Park Prince of Wales Island. “Former Delta resident Cheryl Bobo, now living in Craig, on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska sent us this photo.” 

Looking for Christmas Photos

The DNW is looking for photos of your days leading up to Christmas.  Parties, gatherings, church events, photos with santa.  Please submit them by Thursday, Dec 22 for the holiday edition of the Delta News Web.  Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Webmaster-- December 21, 2005

Holly and Sue
Holly Stuart stands in line at the Delta Post Office as she gets ready to send a typical "Alaskan Plaid" package to her relatives. Sue Gidlof, postal employee helps her out. The Delta News Web and Delta residents would like to say thank you to all the postal employees who work to try to get all our packages and letters delivered in a timely fashion. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Image by Dwight Phillips.

A Whale's Tail
A whale's tail out in St. Nicholas Bay near Prince of Wales Island. “Former Delta resident Cheryl Bobo, now living in Craig, on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska sent us this photo.” 

Community Choir
The community choir had a new musical version of the “twelve days of Christmas” called the “the Twelve pains of Christmas”, to make his point Kyle (on the left) was nearly tangled in his string of lights before the song was over. Picture taken by Bill Dunham. Submitted by Fronty Parker

Community Skate Night

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Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Happy Birthday Dec 12 - Dec 18

Happy 7th Birthday to Derek Wayne Mills, Jr. on Dec 12. We love you very much! Love, Dad, Mom and Kailey.

Happy Birthday to Derek Mills Jr - Dec 12....Love Aunt Debbie & Uncle Brett!!

Happy Birthday Derek - Dec 12.  All of our love. Aunt Ann and Aeron

Happy Birthday (41) to Cheryl Gardner on Dec 12th.

Happy Birthday Dec 13 - Janize Nissen

Happy Birthday Dec 14 - Corey Sloan

Happy Birthday Dec 14 - Martha Frankson

Happy Birthday Nicky Stephens Dec 15th from your loving husband, not getting older just getting better

Happy 6th Birthday Tommy Williams - Dec 15.

Dec. 15 - Happy 5th Birthday to Kyle Meek

Happy Birthday Dec 15 - Charlie Glover

Happy Birthday to Garrett St. Peter who is 11 years old on Dec 16. We love you! Mom, Dad. Colton, & Lindsay

Happy Birthday Dec 17 - Alfred Preston

Happy Anniversary Dec 12 - Dec 18

Happy Anniversary Dec 12 - Dan & Colleen Beck

Happy Anniversary Dec 14 - Dean & Sharon Waldo

Happy Anniversary Dec 15 - Steve & Judy Dewar

Happy Anniversary Dec 16 - Lyle & Kaye Hennager

Delta High Huskies


Delta Huskies  Dec 12 - Dec 18

Basketball - 
Fri - Dec 16 - Time 3:00 PM
- Delta at Monroe - JV/V level

Hockey -
Fri - Dec 16 - Time 3:00 PM
- North Pole and Delta  at Polar Ice

Basketball -
Sat - Dec 17 - Time 2:00 PM
- Delta at Eielson - JV/V level


Project Christmas Wrapping Night (Tuesday, 12/13). We had about 17 people helping out – yeah! We got about half done, and will hopefully finish the rest Wednesday evening. We have 115 families so far – that’s 537 people!!  - Photo submitted by Heidi Shoemaker

I cannot believe how quickly this past year has gone. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was learning the ropes of Project Christmas from Fran Halgren. I’ve been working on this year’s preparations for almost 2 months now. Praise God, donations are already beginning to come in.

Since taking over, I’ve been asked just what does go into a Project Christmas box? For starters, we try to supply all the food that is needed for a traditional holiday dinner. There is turkey or ham, locally grown potatoes (Brasier’s), bread, veggies, pie filling & crusts, milk from the local dairy (Northern Lights), eggs, fresh oranges...and often even more. Then we try to find reasonably priced gifts for the family. Our focus is on food, not gifts. We try to spend as much of the money LOCALLY — with groceries being purchased at the IGA and Ft. Greely Commissary. Delta is a wonderfully supportive and generous community!

There WILL be a few changes this year. First, Project Christmas has eliminated the delivery of food boxes, and is requesting that recipients pick-up their own boxes at the Community Center. Pick-up at the Delta Community Center will be Friday, Dec 16th from 3:00-6:00pm, and Saturday, Dec 17th from 8:30am-noon. If no transportation is available, please let either the referring Pastor or myself know ASAP, and we will see what can be done.

Our theme this year is Share the Spirit! Thanks to area businesses and residents last year, Project Christmas was able to help 96 families (412 adults & children) in 2004! That is amazing! I hope and pray we have that kind of support in 2005.

Donations may again be made at either of the banks in Delta. Wells Fargo and Mt. McKinley banks are participating in our BE A STAR program, where you can have a star with your name or greeting on the wall for donations of $25 or more. Additional Project Christmas donation cans are located around town. Every penny helps, as it takes several thousand dollars to keep this program running.

Volunteers are also needed and appreciated! Wrapping Nights are Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec 13th & 14th, from 6:30-9:00pm. Please bring a pair of scissors, roll of tape, and/or giftwrap. Additional help would be appreciated for collection box pick-up on Thursday, Dec 15th, beginning at 9:00am. And, finally, volunteers are needed to help pack the food boxes on Friday, Dec 16th from 11:30am-2:00pm. All activities take place at the Community Center.

Do you know of a family in need of a Project Christmas box? Please call one of our area churches and give the Pastor the name of the family. I cannot take the referrals directly.

Thank you, Delta Junction, for your continued support of Project Christmas for 20 years now! You have helped countless families by truly Sharing the Spirit.

For more information, please contact Heidi Shoemaker at 895-1007,, or visit our website

December 1, 2005

The Ardennes Offensive
December 16, 1944 - January 30, 1945

By the end of 1944 Germany was losing on all fronts. Her generals, faced with ever increasing armies armed with superior technology, fell back under the combined assaults in Italy, the Eastern Front, and France.

Optimism was absent from the German command. In September 1944, as the Russians halted their advance on Warsaw and the Allies stalled in Holland in Operation Market-Garden. Hitler stunned his generals with a bold plan reminiscent of the 1940 campaign. Panzer divisions backed by Volksturm units would smash through the weakly defended Ardennes and head for Antwerp, cutting off the Allied supply lines. Special English-speaking units in modified German armor and captured American equipment would range out ahead of the Panzers, causing confusion and creating fear among the ranks.

The bold plan included a large, desperate attack by the remaining Luftwaffe units on the Allied airfields.

His generals demurred, arguing the attack would never succeed. Hitler overruled them. A buildup in Germany’s Eiffel region began, draining tanks and men from other fronts. Most of these soldiers were fifteen and sixteen years old.

Meanwhile, the Allies ignored the warnings of the German buildup. An intelligence officer than claimed a coming German offensive would start in the Ardennes was set on leave. Reports of the few divisions in the area that new units were entering the area were discounted. Ultra reports were less important because the Germans used landlines instead of radios to issue orders. German prisoners-of-war were radiating confidence and did not seem to be beaten.

Supply lines extended all the way back to Cherbourg in Normandy. Germans dug in the channel ports denied them to the Allies, and they held out until the end of the war. Not until Antwerp was captured and opened to shipping on December 11 did the Allies have a port that was close to the front. Meanwhile the “Red Ball Express” black drivers running a fast-moving convoy 24 hours a day, drove gas, ammunition and food to the front, sometimes under fire from German units holding the roads. Winter clothing was sacrificed to make more room for gas and ammunition.

The Americans had only a few divisions, including the 106th division, in the Ardennes guarding a fifty-mile front. The area was used to rest and refit divisions coming off the line, or to organize new units. The Germans poured fourteen infantry divisions and five Panzer divisions into this front, smashing the new 106th division out of existence. 7,500 men surrendered in the largest American mass surrender in the European Theatre of Operations.

The Germans raced for Antwerp, led by a SS armored column under the command of SS Gruppenführer Joachim Peiper. Peiper’s tanks had to capture gas from the Americans as they went. On December 17, Peiper ordered the execution of hundreds of Americans captured by his column. He also massacred Belgian civilians in the town of Stavelot.

Initially, confusion over the nature of the offensive went as far as SHAEF headquarters in Paris. Bradley thought it was just an attempt to delay the offensive in the Rhine, but the British, mindful of the same tactic in 1940, warned that it might be a full-blown offensive. By noon of December 17 the Allied intelligence counted twenty-four new German divisions. The Americans lcaonically nicknamed the offensive the “Battle of the Bulge.”

Text taken from The World War II Database. To learn more on this battle see their website.

December 16, 2005

Outdoor Decorating Contest

The Delta Chamber of Commerce nomination deadline for the Annual Outdoor Decorating Contest is extended this year to December 15th at 5pm to allow folks more time to get their homes and businesses decorated for the holidays. Nominees will be notified prior to judging, which is scheduled from December 16th – 18th, and everyone is asked to have their lights on during the judging period. Prizes will be awarded in both categories and all who nominate will be eligible for a chamber voucher prize drawing. Nomination forms will be published in the next Delta Wind and may be photocopied. Forms are also available at the chamber office in the Jarvis West building. Please call the chamber office at 895-5068 with any questions.

November 14, 2005

Community Skate Night

Community skate night

Community skate night

Community skate night

Community skate night

Photos Courtesy Michael Kingston/CRTC

Senior Citizens Open House

The open house is on Wednesday, December 14 from 1pm to 3pm at the Senior Lounge in the Community Center. It’s going to be a holiday version of our last open house. We’ll have snacks and music and probably a sing a long. We welcome all interested people in the community to come on in and share the holiday spirit with the Delta Clearwater Seniors.

December 20, 2005

Beautiful glow
This image was taken as the sun cast a particularly beautiful glow upon the Alaska Range near Delta Jct.  Copyright Dwight Phillips

Deer walking the beach
Deer walking the beach in the morning in front of Bobo's in Craig, AK “Former Delta resident Cheryl Bobo, now living in Craig, on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska sent us this photo.” 

Delta High Huskies


Delta Huskies  Dec 5 - Dec 11

Hockey - Tues - Dec 6 PM - Lathrop at Delta

Hockey Dimond JV on Thursday, Dec. 8 @ the Mac Center in Anchorage.

Hockey - Fri - Dec 9 -  Time 7:00 PM - Delta at Nikiski

Wrestling - Fri - Dec 9 - Time TBA - State 1-2-3-A Championships - Match Houston
Basketball - Sat - Dec 10 - Time 11:00 AM - Game Delta at Hutchison - JV/V level
Hockey - Sat - Dec 10 - Time 10:00 AM - Delta at Nikiski
Rifle - Sat - Dec 10 - Time TBA - Mid Alaska Championships - Host Lathrop - V level - Location TBA

Realms of Glory Photos

Scene from Realms of Glory

Scene from Realms of Glory

Scene from Realms of Glory

Scene from Realms of Glory

Scene from Realms of Glory

December 9, 2005 -- Submitted by George Hosier, taken by Dwight Phillips

Moose's Tooth
The flight between Anchorage and Fairbanks can provide a great view of Denali. In this photo the top of McKinley was covered in clouds but there
are plenty of other impressive mountains. The peak that is poking out of the clouds in the foreground might be one called the Moose's Tooth.
Photo Courtesy Gary Cooper

ARRC Northern Rail Extension - Public Meeting Announcement

Surface Transportation Board
Section of Environmental Analysis
ARRC Northern Rail Extension

Environmental Impact Statement

Issues notice of intent to prepare environmental impact statement, requests comments on draft scope of study, plans public meetings on Alaska Railroad Corporation's proposed northern rail extension project between North Pole and Delta Junction, Alaska.

The Surface Transportation Board's Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) will hold three public meetings to receive comments on the scope of environmental issues for the EIS. SEA will host the scoping meetings at the following dates, times and locations:

Meeting 1: December 6, 2005, 4:00-8:00 p.m., City Council Chambers, 125 Snowman Lane, North Pole, Alaska

Meeting 2: December 7, 2005, 4:00-8:00 p.m., at Jarvis West Building, Mile 1420.5 Alaska Highway, Delta Junction, Alaska

Meeting 3: December 8, 2005, 4:00-8:00 p.m., at Lousaac Library Public Conference Room, 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage, Alaska

For more information or to obtain the Notice and draft Scope of Study issued in STB Finance Docket No. 34658 please access the Surface Transportation Board's website  or call 1-800-359-5142.

November 25, 2005

Tight Squeeze
A tight squeeze on the Gerstle River bridge. This photo was taken last Sept. as some large farm equipment was being transported to the Ag. Project. Luckily there wasn't any oncoming traffic. Photo Courtesy Gary Cooper

Pearl Harbor Trivia

1. What was the name of the commander of the Japanese Combined Fleet?
Admiral Togo
Admiral Kondo
Admiral Tanaka
Admiral Yamamoto

2. How many carriers did the Japanese use in the attack?

3. Who was the commander on this attack force?
Admiral togo
Admiral Nagumo
Admiral Abe
Admiral Yusaka

4. When Admiral Yamamoto decided to go ahead with plans for this attack who was the main person to implement these plans?
Commander Fuchida
Commander Genda
Commander Fujita
Commander Minami

5. Who was the U.S. Army commander of Hawaii area at the time of the attack?
General Meek
General Small
General Short
General Long

6. Who was the U.S. Navy Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet at the time of the attack?
Admiral Halsey
Admiral Mitshcer
Admiral Fletcher
Admiral Kimmel

7. This battleship had 1,177 deaths more than any other ship that day.
U.S.S. Utah
U.S.S. Arizona
U.S.S. Oklahoma
U.S.S. Maryland

8. This battleship was the only battleship to get underway and to try and escape the carnage.
U.S.S. Pennsylvania
U.S.S. Nevada
U.S.S. California
U.S.S. Oklahoma

9. There were forty-eight civilian deaths. How did most of them perish?
Japanese strafing runs
Friendly fire
Japanese bombs

10. What was the name of the battleship moored next to the sunken U.S.S. West Virginia?
U.S.S. Tennessee
U.S.S. California
U.S.S. Pennsylvania
U.S.S. Utah

December 7, 2005

Pearl Harbor Trivia Answers

1. Yamamoto was against plans to go to war with the United States. But once the decision to go was settled amongst the Japanese leaders, he gave all of the his efforts in conducting a successful operation.

2. Six - Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Zuikaku, and Shokaku.

3. Admiral Nagumo. Not all Japanese militarists agreed with the choice. Some thought that he should have called for a third strike, some even suggested he should have invaded the islands.

4. Commander Genda. - The man that theorized the mass carrier strike force.

5. General Walter C. Short

6. Admiral Kimmel. - Admiral Kimmel and General Short were blamed for what happened, but were exonerated a few years later.

7. U.S.S. Arizona - Most of them are still entombed in the ship which is now a U.S. Historical Landmark. Although the repair ship Vestal was moored next to her the draft of the Vestal was not deep enough to stop the Arizona from receiving torpedo hits. But it was not torpedoed hits that spelled her doom, instead dive bombers did most of the damage scoring a hit next to her number 2 turret which penetrated the deck and exploded in her magazine. Bits and pieces of the ship and its crew were scattered throughout Ford Island and the harbor itself. The captain lay dying on the deck still giving orders to save his crew. Captain Van Valkenburg along with Rear Admiral Isaac Kidd were posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The graduating class ring that belonged to Admiral Kidd was found. The United States Naval Academy graduate’s class ring was fused with a part of the ship’s bridge. Probably as a result of the heat generated by the explosion of the forward magazine.

8. U.S.S. Nevada - Nevada with her crew tried to exit the harbor into open sea. Upon seeing what she was trying to do the Japanese swarmed all over the ship, trying to sink her and thus blocking the entrance into Pearl Harbor. Although, there was death and destruction throughout the harbor, the Nevada was a great inspiration to those still fighting the Japanese. Ultimately she did not make it out of the harbor, the commander decided to beach the ship at a place called Hospital Point. He did not want to risk being sunk in the vicinity of the harbor entrance.

9. Friendly fire - Most were killed by friendly fire. In the rush to fire back at the attacking planes some of the fuses on the ammunition used by the anti-aircraft guns were not set. Thus most of them came back down and exploded in the area of downtown Honolulu. One of those places hit was a saimin stand that killed 12 people.

10. U.S.S. Tennessee - The Tennessee moored on the inside of West Virginia next to Ford Island was saved from torpedo attacks but was still bombed. Oil from the Arizona floating on the surface of the water was on fire and threatened to engulf the Tennessee. The crew started her propellers turning to keep the burning oil from reaching the ship. She suffered only light damage and was seaworthy within a few weeks.

December 7, 2005

Fort Greely Grizzlies
December Newsletter

Here is a listing of upcoming events in December at Fort Greely School.

Deficiency Notices
If you have received a deficiency notice in this mailing, your child has shown deficient progress in one or more of his/her classes. While deficiency reports are not report cards, they should alert you and your child that improvements are needed immediately. Any child with an average of C- or lower receives a deficiency notice. I encourage you to contact each teacher that has submitted a deficiency report to discuss solutions for your child’s academic standing. Fort Greely School teachers are most readily available between 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. every weekday.

There is still time left before the end of the second quarter for your child to improve their academic standing; any grade clarifications should be made directly with your child’s teachers. The second quarter closes on Fri, Jan 20th.

Important Bus Announcement!
If you drop your child off at the High School to catch a bus to the Jr. High in the morning, please have them at the High School no later than 8:15. Students need time to find their bus before buses will depart from the High School. Please feel free to call Alaska Motor Coaches at 895-4550 with any question you may have about bussing. Also, with the turn to colder weather, all parents are reminded to send their children to school with appropriate winter gear.

Fort Greely School Drama Class Play
"It's the The Middle School Dating Game! ~ where dating is brand new and the stakes are high! Pick the right person and you could be on your way to middle school paradise! But...pick the wrong one and you could be headed for misery, heartbreak, and worst of all...complete humiliation in front of all your friends!"

This year, Ft. Greely Middle School's Drama class presents an interesting twist on the "game" of dating. This play combines the three game shows: "The Time is Right," "Dating Survivor," and "Who wants to be a Girlfriend," to determine if two people are compatible. Full of laughter, great quips, and star moments for all the cast, this play should be a great family night out! Come on out and join us on Dec 8th at 5:30 p.m. in the big gym.

Fort Greely School Choir and Band Holiday Concert
Come and celebrate the holidays with the Fort Greely School choir and band during our holiday concert. The concert is scheduled for Dec 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the big gym.

Christmas Vacation
There will be a full day of school on Thurs, Dec 22nd. School is closed for students from Fri, Dec 23rd through Wed, Jan 4th. School resumes for students on Thur, Jan 5th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting
The purpose of the PAC is to offer a forum for communication between Ft. Greely School parents and the school administration. Topics of discussion for each meeting will vary dependent on participants. Meetings will be held on a monthly basis, with the meeting date and time to be determined by the participants. All meetings will have an agenda to discuss current, applicable topics, as well as to review old topics as required. Personnel and student issues will not be discussed in this forum due to confidentiality concerns. The December Parent Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wed, Dec 7th at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school through the means listed above.

November 30, 2005 -- Brian J. Schaffer/Principal, Fort Greely School

Bull Moose
This Bull wanders around Ft. Greely if you can catch him its a great photo opt.
Photo Courtesy Jay Miller

Happy Birthday Nov 28 - Dec 4

Happy Birthday Nov 28 - Rick Jones

Happy Birthday Janice Fox Nov  29. your first Birthday in Delta Junction, Love the Sanders Family Olympia Wa

Happy 6th Birthday, Ryan!  Nov 29. We love you! Mom and Dad, Cassandra, Brandon, Jacob, Luke and Rebecca

Happy Birthday Nov 30 - Nancy Morris

Happy Birthday Nov 30 - Matt Frenzl

Happy Birthday Dec 1 - Kris (Bowley) Enderlee

Happy Birthday Dec 1 - Matthew Pinkelman

Happy Birthday Dec 2 - Lisa Harris From Dad and Cassie

Happy Birthday Dec 2 - Eula Nistler

Happy Birthday Dec 2 - Don Bunselmeier

Happy Birthday Dec 2 - Kazia Gilbertson

Happy Birthday Dec 3 - Pat Schlichting

"Happy Birthday Dec. 4 to Christy Roden, can't wait to meet you! Love, the Engebretson baby coming soon."

Happy Birthday Dec 4 - Raymond Dinger

Happy Anniversary  Nov 28 - Dec 4

Happy Anniversary to Mike and Robyn Smith Nov. 28th

Happy Anniversary Nov 30 - Robert & Jeanette Walker

Happy Anniversary Nov 30 - Andy & Eddy Growden

Happy Anniversary Dec 1 - Philip & Doris Fales

Just wanted to Wish Marlena and Doug Fry a Happy Anniversary on Dec 2  Love Mom Wallace

The Collingsworth Family
Praise and Worship




Please join us for an Evening of Praise and Worship!  Friday, December 2, 7:00 pm  Friends Church Auditorium (1485 30th Ave) Fairbanks, AK


General admission $20.00 ($25.00 at the door)

Students and Military $15.00 ($20.00 at the door)


Tickets available at:  Good News Bible and Bookstore – 619 Gaffney Rd – 456-6223

Far North Christian School Office – 20th and Gillam – 452-7979


Delta contact – Cheryl Helkenn – 895-4249


This award winning family promises an exciting musically astounding, Spirit anointed evening!  This event proudly sponsored by Far North Christian School.  Website


November 22, 2005

Delta High Huskies


Delta Huskies  Nov 28 - Dec 4

Basketball -
Mon - Nov 28 -
Practice Begins

Hockey -
Fri - Dec 2 - Time 6:00 PM -
Houston at Delta

Wrestling -
Fri - Dec 2 - Time TBA -
Match Denali Conference Tournament - Eielson, Delta and Hutchison

Hockey -
Sat - Dec 3 - Time 11:00 AM -
Houston at Delta

Wrestling -
Sat - Dec 3 - Time TBA -
Match Denali Conference Tournament - Eielson, Delta and Hutchison

Rifle -
Sat - Dec 3 - Time 8:00 AM -
Match Delta at North Pole - JV/V level - Location ADF&G



Happy Birthday Dec 27 - Dec 31

Happy Birthday to Chris Boerst -  Dec 26 from your friends in Kenai B & J

Happy Birthday Dec 27 - Melanie Zachgo

Happy Birthday Dec 27 - Leigh Dennison

Happy Birthday Dec 27 - Janice Templin-Weller

Happy Birthday Dec 27 - Mike Burcham

Happy Birthday  Dec 28 - Keith Chandler

Happy Birthday Dec 29 - Doug McCollum

Happy Birthday Dec 30 - Dean W Cummings

Happy Birthday Dec 30 - Kristina Kozlov

Happy Birthday Kathleen Williams 1st B-Day Dec 31

Happy Anniversary Dec 27 - Dec 31

Happy Anniversary Dec 26 - Doug & Jackie Fett

Dec 27 Happy 25 Anniversary to my fire fighin', wood totin', ever lovin' husband Steve McCombs, from your Joycie. I love you!

Happy Anniversary Dec 27 - Jon & Jennifer Brant

Happy Anniversary Dec 27 - Steve & Joyce McCombs

Happy Anniversary Dec 27 - Bruce & Dawn Grossmann

Happy 5th Anniversary Angela - Dec 29.  I love you so very much!, and am truly happy that I have you in my life. Love, your hubby.

Happy 32nd Anniversary Dec 29 - Howard and Yvonne Echohawk

Happy Anniversary to Heather and Donald Williams Dec 29

Happy Anniversary Dec 30 - Alfred & Jeri Preston

Happy Anniversary Dec 31 - Ray & Leanna Dube

Christmas Photos
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Aeron Mills Aeron Mills

Santa Claus

Alumni grandchildren
Community Skate Night Community Skate Night

Corty residence

Family Family

December 24, 2005

Yellow Warbler
 One of Delta's more colorful birds, a yellow warbler, sits on a limb, with an insect in it's beak. Note the moth eaten leave  on the local poplar trees. Photo by Dwight Phillips

 A photo of a sunset in front of Cheryl & Mike Bobo's home in Craig, AK . “Former Delta resident Cheryl Bobo, now living in Craig, on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska sent us this photo.” 

Hanukah, Feast of Dedication / Festival of Lights

Hanukah, the Hebrew word meaning dedication, is celebrated for eight days in the Hebrew month of Kislev, which usually occurs in mid to late December.
Hanukah recalls the struggle for religious freedom and commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Hellenistic Syrians in the year 165 B.C.E.

To learn more about Hanukah

December 26, 2005

Hawk owl
Hawk owl perched in a tree in Delta Junction, Alaska. This species overwinters in its breeding range. The Northern Hawk Owl is found in northern boreal forest and feeds on small mammals and birds. Unlike most owls, the Northern Hawk Owl hunts by day. It looks and acts like a hawk. The voice is a series of whistles. Copyright by Dwight Phillips

Happy Birthday Dec 19 - Dec 25

Happy Birthday Dec 19 - Lisa Green

Happy Birthday Jeannie Sims on Dec 20.  Love Mom and Dad.

Happy Birthday to  Cheree Eckhart, Dec 21. 25ys old From Shawn and Aleina Eckhart

Happy Birthday Dec 20 - Mike Adams

Happy Birthday Dec 20 - Art Lawrence

Happy Birthday Dec 21 - Tammy Trulove

Happy Birthday to Steven Williams 4th B-Day Dec 22

Happy Birthday Dec 23 - Whit Aillaud

Happy Birthday Dec 23 - Derek Ferdinand

Happy Birthday Dec 25 - Judi Hite


Happy Anniversary Dec 19 - Dec 25

Happy Anniversary Dec 23 - George & Kay Sandlin

Happy 25th Anniversary Dec 24 - Steve and Kathy Fields

Community Skate Night

Photos courtesy Michael Kingston/CRTC

Our trip to North Pole was a long one from Auburn, WA but well worth it. Myself and my Husband with his two beautiful daughters Kayla and Shawna Mackey had our pic's taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Daddy and myself were the gift to the two girls who are Delta residents. Second Pic is Daddy with his two girls waiting for our turn to see Santa. We had a wonderful time on our visit to North Pole and to Delta. We hope all of the rest of the family has a great and happy holiday. Hope to see you again soon. Love, Donnie and July-Ann Mackey.  Photos submitted by July-Ann Turner

Drive thru
Gary Cooper's adventures lend new meaning to the term drive-thru. This image was snapped in Anchorage at Barnes and Nobles while Gary was inside browsing. Photo Courtesy Gary Cooper

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Accepting Gifts/Donations

The Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is accepting gifts, need to have tags & be new (for health reasons), and/or donations for the children who are in the hospital over the holiday season.

Items or donations may be mailed or dropped off. Children range from the ages of toddlers through 17 years of age.

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Auxiliary Dept., 1650 Cowles Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
(907) 452-8181

Community Calendars

The community calendars are now at the Delta Library and will be available to all those who have not yet picked up their prepaid calendars during regular library operating hours. We have a very short supply of calendars for sale and we will have them at the open house.

December 13, 2005

CES to Offer a Series of Livestock Workshops
From the UAF Cooperative Extension Service

Milan Shipka, Livestock Specialist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will be conducting a series of four workshops in Delta Junction during December, January, and February.

Animal Nutrition & Digestive Systems
Mon, Dec 19th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
And will repeat
Tues, Dec 20th from 9:00 a.m. to noon
The December workshop is a preliminary for the January workshop: Ration Balancing.

Ration Balancing
Mon, Jan 16, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
And will repeat
Tues, Jan 17, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to noon

Artificial Insemination & Animal Reproduction
Mon, Feb 6, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
And will repeat
Tues, Feb 7, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to noon

Lactation & Calf Raising
Mon, Feb 20, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
And will repeat
Tues, Feb 21, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to noon

All classes will be held in the CES Conference Room located in the Jarvis Office Center. There will be a $5.00 fee per person for this workshop. Registration deadline for is Friday prior to each class. Please contact the Delta CES office at 895-4215 to confirm your attendance. Seating is limited. These classes are being designed for current producers as well as those individuals interested in livestock production.
If you have any questions please call or stop by the office.

December 9, 2005

Immature Goshawk
This Immature Goshawk was seen recently perched in a willow tree getting ready to pounce on a rabbit or any other unsuspecting furry creature.
Copyright Dwight Phillips

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate night  The images are showing the festivities that took place.. Alyeska gave $$ (Scott Hicks and Mike Tvenge), Martha Kimball gave an appreciation plaque to the folks from Delta Concrete and Santa gave LOTS of candy. We will be displaying photos daily until we use all the photos that have been submitted.  Keep looking for your photo, you could be posted here.
Photos Courtesy of Michael Kingston/CRTC

Nistler Road still has its share of moose.  Please drive with caution. Photo Courtesy Ann Geise

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

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Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Community Skate Night

Photos Courtesy Michael Kingston/CRTC

Sunset over Alaska range
This recent sunset over the Alaska Range shows the mountains projecting shadows onto the clouds as the sun sets behind the mountains.
Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois

Delta’s Harvest Wrap-Up

Thurs, Dec 15th from 6:30 – 8:30
CES Conference Room Jarvis Office Center

The following agricultural researchers with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the USDA – Agriculture Research Service, and the State of Alaska Division of Agriculture will be present to discuss current and future research efforts:

• Jeff Conn - USDA – Agriculture Research Service
Weed Seeds in Hay and Straw
• Brian Jackson - UAF SNRAS & AFES
Herbicides in Grass Fields
• Charlie Knight - Division of Agriculture
State Noxious Weed Regulations
• Steve Seefeldt - USDA – Agriculture Research Service
Brush Control and Plant Diversity in CRP Fields
• Steve Sparrow – UAF SNRAS & AFES
Irrigation Update
• Mingchu Zhang - UAF SNRAS & AFES
No Tillage Practices in Delta: What We’ve Learned

This is an ideal opportunity for producers to interact with researchers to discuss production practices or management questions. Contact the CES office for additional information at 895-4215.

Hope to see you there!

December 9, 2005

Winter Rose
My Winter Rose.... rosebush was in a bucket and wouldn't give up for a winter rest. Love the winter background in the window. It bloomed November 26, 2005. Photo Courtesy Gayle Parsons

Family Photos
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Marlin Dunklebarger   Brian and Candy Corty

Barb Parker

Dwight Phillips and Art Lenon   Phillip and Paul Reynolds

December 8, 2005

Mount Moffit
Mount Moffit in brilliant winter splendor. Photo was taken on 25 November from the Richardson Highway at the entrance to Donnelly Campground. Weather was clear and a balmy minus 25 degrees. Photo Courtesy Reginald Salinas

Happy Birthday Dec 5 - Dec 11

Happy Birthday Dec 5 - Kari Miller

Happy Birthday Dec 6 - Helga Huelskoetter

Happy Birthday Dec 6 - Elaine Shannon

Happy Birthday Dec 6 - Barbara Sturgis

Happy Birthday Dec 9 - Gordon Decker

Happy Birthday Dec 9 - Victoria G . Love The Sanders Family in Olympia, WA

Happy Birthday Dec 11 - Brian Geise

Happy Anniversary Dec 5 - Dec 11

Happy Anniversary Dec 10 - Willy & Tracy Blais

Happy Anniversary on Dec 11- Caleb & Yayoi Blake

5th Annual Christmas Dart Tournament

The 5th Annual Dart Tourney will be on Sunday December 11.This Dart Tourney is open to the public of Delta Jct and Ft. Greely. Registration starts at 12:00PM and play starts at 1:30PM.Entry fee of $5.00.This a blind draw, mixed double, round robin 501 play tourney. This exciting event will take place at the Moose Lodge The tournament is sponsored by The Moose Lodge 911 and The Delta Clearwater Dart League. At this time the MINIMUM prize money will be $300.00. Other sponsors may be on board by game time and so the prize money will be more. For any questions call 895-4300 ask for Larry or Patty or 895-1008 and ask for Ski.

December 7, 2005

Realms of Glory

If you have NOT seen the Realms of Glory production, you are missing out on a real treat.  We have great talent in our little town of Delta.  The actors and actresses have done an outstanding job on this production.  If you are looking for good wholesome entertainment, you have two more nights to take your family out and enjoy.  I would like to say thank you for a job well done and for bringing such a production to our community.  You can get more information from the Community Christian Drama article on this same page.

Webmaster -- December 9, 2005

Community Christmas Drama

Delta Christian Drama Association (DCDA) was humbled by the overwhelming community support received in March during their Easter presentation, “Perhaps for a Good Man”.

DCDA is now happy to announce another stage play for Christmas 2005 entitled “From Realms of Glory” to be presented on December 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th at 7:00pm each night. In this poignant comedy, a little girl’s Christmas wish for a happy family is granted in an unexpected way. You will not want to miss the debut performances of several very talented local youth and child actors who have been cast for this production.

Once again, the Delta Junction Assembly of God Church has consented to host the drama. Note that there will be no performance on December 8th due the annual Community Choir Christmas concert. Everybody is invited. Admission is free. Childcare will be provided.

The Delta Christian Drama Association is a volunteer organization, not affiliated with any specific church or denomination. The Association’s unique blend of people is a cross-section of the Delta Junction Christian community.

Since DCDA relies on contributions and fund-raisers to provide the finances needed for our ministry, donations would be gratefully welcomed. Any questions regarding DCDA or “From Realms of Glory” may be directed to George or Gaylene Hosier at 907-895-5289, or e-mail:

November 29, 2005

Children’s Christmas Coloring Contest

The Delta Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Christmas Coloring Contest for children. First place winners in each age group will receive a $25 Chamber of Commerce Voucher redeemable at local businesses and a special prize. Second and third place winners will receive a ribbon indicating their place and a special prize.

Age groups are as follows: 2-3 Years; 4-5 Years; 6-7 Years; 8-9 Years; and 10-13 Years.

Coloring pages are available at the Chamber Office. All entries must be returned to the Chamber office located in the Jarvis West Building, Suite L-5 or mail to Delta Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 987, Delta Junction, AK 99737. Entries must be received by December 9, 2005 at 5pm. Please call the chamber office at 895-5068 for more information.

November 14, 2005

Moose and calves
This image was taken during the early summer of 2004. The jury is still out as to whether or not all four calves were hers or that she picked up an orphan or two. Either way….this is a rare sight that was enjoyed by a handful of Clearwater residents including this photographer on more than one occasion. Photo copyright by Dwight Phillips.

Delta Community Choir Annual Christmas Concert

The Delta Community Choir invites you to their Annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 8 @ 7:00 pm to be held at The Fort Greely Chapel.  Admission is FREE!  The Fort Greely and Delta Junction communities are invited to attend.  Off-post attendees will check in at the main gate.  Please bring a valid ID or driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.  There will be a Christmas Cookie Social, following the concert, in the Chapel Annex, community members are invited to bring their favorite cookies to share.  For additional information please contact Lisa Lewis at the Fort Greely Chapel at 873-2476 or by email at

November 29, 2005

Unaware that the photographer is watching him drift the rapid section of the Gulkana River, Marlin Dunklebarger works a riffle in hopes that a rainbow trout will strike. Copyright by Dwight Phillips

This was taken Near Mt. Olive in Jerusalem.  Photo Courtesy Candy Corty

I’m not saying it is worth $15 for a tour of the Chena Hot Springs ice museum, but if you’re with your wife it is a different matter. I was impressed with the ice craft in this place. The ice bar that Barbara is sitting at is all ice except for the caribou skins covering the stools. There are also a few ice carvings to see such as two knights on horses leveling their lances at each other. The lighting is very interesting as well, ice chandeliers with oscillating colored light (to simulate the Northern lights). 
Photo by Fronty Parker

Philip and Paul Reynolds.  Photo submitted by Paul Reynolds

Dwight and Art relax on the Harding Lake while trolling for early ice out lake trout.  Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips

Navigation/GPS Workshop

When: Saturday, December 10, 2005

Where: DMTC Building in Delta Junction

What: Students will learn how to read topographic maps, understand coordinate systems, navigate using a Silva compass, evaluate satellite reception, use a Garmin GPS to navigate, record location coordinates with a GPS and determine map location, and plot locations using topographic software.

Cost: There is a $25 non-refundable pre-registration fee that must be paid by December 7, 2005. A GPS will be provided to use during class. If you wish to bring your own GPS, bring the owner’s manual also.

Register: In person with Carolyn Howard at DMTC or call 895-2051 for mail-in registration information. Class is limited to the first 16 people who register by Dec. 7th.

More info: Contact Cheryl Cooper at

Sponsored by Delta Mine Training Center and Cooperative Extension Service

November 29, 2005

USS Arizona burned for two days after being hit by a Japanese bomb. Parts of the ship were salvaged, but the wreck remains at Pearl Harbor to this day.
Outcome: Japanese tactical victory

Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2005

A scene on the Thorne River on the Prince of Wales Islands. “Former Delta resident Cheryl Bobo, now living in Craig, on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska sent us this photo.” 

Alumni Photos

November 29, 2005

UAF Tanana Valley Campus College Night in Delta!   

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about the TVC program, courses, and services available to the Delta/Ft. Greely Community!  Dec  5th 3 to 7 PM
*Spring Course Schedules for the Delta/Ft Greely area  *Registration Information  *Academic/Career Advising  *Financial Aid  - Delta Partners for Progress -  Tuition Assistance  - Federal Financial Aid  - Military Tuition Assistance.  Held at the Delta Career Advancement Center (Located behind the High School on North Clearwater Avenue) Questions?  Call Cheryl Helkenn at (907)895-4605

November 30, 2005

Mount Moffit and Mt. Hayes
Mount Moffit and Mt. Hayes as seen from the Jarvis Creek drainage. Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois

Fort Greely, Alaska - Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) Industry Forum Day

Fort Greely, Alaska and the US Army Corps of Engineers invite you to learn about a new development opportunity at Fort Greely by attending an Industry Forum that will occur on December 12-13, 2005, at the Westmark Hotel and Conference Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.

This Industry Forum will provide interested developers with an opportunity to learn about an opportunity to lease a parcel of land located adjacent to the main gate at Fort Greely for development of lodging and medical clinic facilities.

To obtain information about this opportunity and register for the Industry Forum, please go to the
website  Interested parties should register online by December 2, 2005.

November 25, 2005

Proposed Deltana Borough

A petition to create a borough encompassing the Deltana area is nearing final completion before formal transmission to Alaska's Local Boundary Commission. The petition and supporting documents are now online at the City of Delta Junction website.

November 26, 2005

Baby Shower for Jesus

Come and share the hope of Christ with us at our first annual Baby Shower for Jesus. Sponsored by Delta Junction Seventh-day Adventist Church Women’s Ministries, this shower is open to everyone in our community. Why are we having this baby shower? To borrow a popular expression, “Jesus is the reason for the season.”

This Baby Shower for Jesus will be on Sunday, December 4th, from 3:00-5:00pm at the Delta Junction Seventh-day Adventist Church (located at the corner of Clearwater and Cottonwood Roads). We are requesting donations of gifts you would normally bring to a baby shower (onesies, blankets, washclothes, diaper bag, etc.), gifts for moms, and/or canned food (including baby foods, cereal, etc.). All gifts and food donated will then be donated to Project Christmas 2005 here in Delta Junction.

We request that you bring your new, unwrapped gifts or canned food to the baby shower on Sunday, December 4th. We will have light refreshments and a few games as well. Please call LaQuenta Musgrove at 895-4131 or the SDA Church at 895-5135 for more information.

November 16, 2005

Community Center Craft Show

CB Crafts and Gifts will be at the Delta Community Center On Dec. 3rd from 11:00 to 7:30  We have a variety of Christmas Boxes. Hand crafted items, something for young and old. Wild Berry candy, Jams and Jelly. Bath and Beauty items. Gift's for that special teacher and Hand crafted items Dolls, Pillows, Throws and much more. Also I am now working out of my home, my hours are 10:00 to 4:30 Mon - Fri. and . Sat. 10:00 to 6:00 call 895-1987 for more information.

November 26, 2005

The Santaland Diaries

A Special Winter Treat at the Riverfront Theatre - Located in Fairbanks.  (907) 456-7529 1854 2nd Ave

A Holiday Double Feature of Short Comedies!
A disgruntled Macy Department elf complains about the over-commercialization of the Holidays. By David Sedaris, Directed by Shannon Luster

The Eight Reindeer Monologues

 A Special Winter Treat at the Riverfront Theatre - Located in Fairbanks.  (907) 456-7529 1854 2nd Ave

Eight reindeer "dishing" about the real Santa. By Jeff Goode, Directed by Shannon Luster

Performances: December 2, 3, 10, 11, 16, 17 at 10:30 PM. All tickets $15.00

A Thousand Cranes

A Special Winter Treat at the Riverfront Theatre - Located in Fairbanks.  (907) 456-7529 1854 2nd Ave

By Kathryn Schultz Miller, Directed by Stephanie Stowman. Evenings at 7:30 PM on Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2 PM on Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

This is the true story of Sadako Sasuki, who was two years old wehn the atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima, where she lived. Sadako was very close to her grandmother, and together they made an incredible journey of hope through illness. In her attempt to fold a thousand origami cranes, Sadako's soaring spirit touched a nation. The monument erected in Hiroshima in honor of Sadako is engraved with her wish: "This is our cry, this is our prayer, peace in the world." This play is a beautiful and authentic family story for all families.

November 14, 2005

Thanksgiving Dinner
While we were eating Thanksgiving dinner in our warm houses, this cow and calf moose were out in the cold eating frozen sticks.  Photo Courtesy Steve DuBois

Food Preservations Workshop Planned
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The Cooperative Extension Service – Delta District is offering monthly workshops in food preservation. We are planning two classes per day that will cover the same topic. Please review the schedule below for dates and topics.
Tuesday, December 13th - postponed until February, but we have no confirmed date yet.
Making Jerky & Sausage 

November 28, 2005 -- Cooperative Extension Service

Holiday Special on Collecting and Using Alaska Wild Berries and Other Products

The University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service is offering a special price on their popular recipe book: "Collecting and Using Alaska
Wild Berries and other Wild Products". From November 28, 2005 to December 23, 2005 the book can be purchased for $5.00 (normally $10.00).
The Delta District office has several in stock.
Give the gift of learning this Christmas with publications on food preservation, landscape plants for AK and more!Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. located in Rooms 114 & 115 of the Jarvis Office Center.

November 25, 2005 -- From the Cooperative Extension Service

Fishing boat
A fishing boat near Craig, AK...sunset. “Former Delta resident Cheryl Bobo, now living in Craig, on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska sent us this photo.” 




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