Happy Birthday October 27 - November 3
Happy 3rd birthday to Reuben John Jr. - Oct 31st. Love from your Auntie Katie!
Wishing Laquenta Musgrove a Happy Birthday on November 1st! Nick and Kay
Happy Anniversary October 27 - November 3
This week at IGA in Delta, Gayle and Ed Larson welcomed the addition of a Boone and Crockett World Record Size Kodiak Brown Bear. The trophy belongs to Creig Sharp who was mauled by the bear while on a hunting trip in 1977. The bear's weight was estimated at 1400 lbs. and its hide squares 11 ft. 8 inches. From toes to ear tips he stands 8 ft. 10 inches in his new display case. To find out how the hunter became the "hunted," get a copy of
Alaska Bear Tales by Larry Kanuit and read the story "Bear in the Alder Patch." Kathy and Creig Sharp are shown with the bear in its new "home" at
IGA. Photo courtesy of the Sharps.
DELTA'S INTERNATIONAL DESSERT FEST
“Life is Short – Eat Dessert First” is the theme for Delta’s First International Dessert Fest. November 2nd, Sunday afternoon from 3-5:00 pm at the Delta Community Library. Long time and new Community members are invited to attend. Bring your favorite dessert and the recipe to share. Perhaps we can produce a Delta’s Desserts Cookbook if everyone brings their recipe! Please bring a dessert, which evokes the flavors and memories of your hometown or places where you have traveled. International coffees will be featured as well. The Delta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Delta Junction host this event celebrating the rich multi-cultural diversity of our community. There will be entertainment, door prizes and a book exchange set up. Come join the fun on November 2nd. Start looking up those recipes and planning on attending Delta’s International Dessert Fest. Boeing is the Gold sponsor for this delicious event. If you or your business would like to donate a door prize please contact, Martha Kimball, Activities Coordinator at 895-2004 or Brenda Peterson at 895-5068.
Brenda Peterson -- October 23, 2003
Deltana Fair Assn. Annual Meeting: October 23
The Deltana Fair Association will have its annual membership meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, October 23, in the Conference Room on the Lower Level at Jarvis West, Mile 1420.5 Alaska Highway.
All Fair Association members are encouraged to attend and interested members of the public are welcome.
Membership dues, both renewals and new members, are due at this time. Reminder notices were sent to all members of record in early October.
DUES: $25 per year for Individuals, which includes one 3-day adult pass to the 2004 Deltana Fair; $50 for Businesses, which also includes a 3-day adult pass to the fair plus a 3-day reserved parking permit, and $250 for a Lifetime membership. All three classes of membership are entitled to one vote at Deltana Fair Association membership meetings.
Only those whose dues are paid current (as of October 23, 2003) will be eligible to vote at the annual meeting and only paid-up members are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.
The agenda for Thursday's meeting will include reports on the 2003 Deltana Fair and discussion of plans for the 25th anniversary Deltana Fair, scheduled for August 20, 21 and 22, 2004.
ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS: There will also be an election for FIVE seats on the Board of Directors. Due to the lack of a quorum for annual meetings prior to the one held in early 2003, there was uncertainty about terms of office for those appointed to fill vacancies on the board during those years. Two board members (Ann Geise and Nancy King, Seats A & B) are in the first year of 3-year terms and their seats will be up again in 2005. Members will vote to elect five board members; the two who receive the highest number of votes will get a 3-year term and the next three highest will get one year terms. (Currently serving in Seats C, D, E, F and G, to be filled October 23, are Dawn
Grossmann, Loretta Schooley, Steve Fields, Gail Keaster, and Kelly
Members, or those planning to become members, who would like to be nominated for the board are asked to please contact Dawn Grossmann at 895-1910.
Loretta Schooley -- October 20, 2003
Happy Birthday October
20 - October 26
Happy Birthday Doug Miller on October 20 from Fern Harkness, Christie Mason, and Lori Meek.
Happy Birthday Andrew Harkness on
October 20. We love you - Mary, Brittney, and Mom
Happy Birthday Alma John
October 24! Love from your DCC church family
Happy Birthday Jonathan Carpenter October 24 Love Dad
Happy Anniversary October
20 - October 26
Delta local Michael J. Kingston snapped this shot of a
cluster of birch trees this winter.
Some hunters loading an airplane on the Yukon River destined for a remote moose camp.
This photo was taken in the morning off of Fleet Street in
early October. Photo courtesy of J. Leon Vialpando.
While working along the Alaska Railroad this summer, I found out that there is an Alaska Railroad engine (number 4016) with the name, "Spirit of Delta Junction". The ARR has named engines for all their stops from Seward to Fairbanks. Supposedly, the railroad had originally planned to run tracks through the Delta area. Naturally, they decided to name one of their engines after Delta. However, tracks have not yet arrived in the Delta area, but the 4016 "Spirit of Delta Junction" remains. Perhaps it will one day pull the first load into our area!
Photos by Katie Johnson.
DELTA’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL DESSERT FEST
Save the date for Delta’s International Dessert Fest – November 2nd, Sunday afternoon from 3-5:00 pm. “Life is Short – Eat Dessert First” is the theme for Delta’s First International Dessert Fest. Long time and new Community members are invited to attend. Bring your favorite dessert and the recipe to share. Perhaps we can produce a Delta’s Desserts Cookbook if everyone brings their recipe! Please bring a dessert, which evokes the flavors and memories of your hometown or places where you have traveled. International coffees will be featured as well. The Delta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Delta Junction host this event celebrating the rich multi-cultural diversity of our community. The location will be at the Delta Community Library from 3-5 pm on November 2nd. There will be entertainment, door prizes and a book exchange set up. Come join the fun on November 2nd. Look for more additional information and further details in the next edition of the Delta Wind. So start looking up those recipes and planning on attending Delta’s International Dessert Fest – November 2nd. Boeing is the Gold sponsor for this delicious event. If you or your business would like to donate a door prize please contact, Martha Kimball, Activities Coordinator at 895-2004 or Brenda Peterson at 895-5068.
Brenda Peterson -- October 9, 2003
Tommy Sauer playing with his daughter, Katie Paige Sauer, in West Palm beach, Florida. Katie will be 3 years old October 30th. Tommy is the son of Debbie Diviney and DHS grad, class of 94.
Photo courtesy of Rachel Groppel.
Brooklyn Hollembaek and Miguel Lopez playing in the sun in
Seattle. Brooklyn's grandparents are Ruby and Scott Hollembaek of Delta,
Miguel's are Howard and Yvonne Echo-Hawk also of Delta. Photo Courtesy Abigail EchoHawk Lopez
Dwight Phillips caught a picture of this coyote while on his way home from Tok last night. He sat and watched the animal for about 15 minutes before taking off.
Photo courtesy of Dwight Phillips.
This photo of Dustin Peterson, 10 month old son of Randy & Becky Peterson, was taken in a hay field during harvest. Dustin is really enjoying the nice warm weather and has been spending a great deal of time on the combine with his dad harvesting oats and barley. (The hat Dustin is wearing is compliments of Jeff Durham's father.)
Photo provided by proud gramma, Brenda Peterson
Pictured are Amy VanderZWaag and her new puppy, Mandy. Amy raised "Wanda" to be a guide dog for a blind person. Wanda is currently training at the
Guide Dogs of the Desert School in California. Mandy is going to be dog
"for keep." Photo courtesy of Amy VanderZWaag.
Delta resident Mike Rawalt (top picture) and friend Richard Irwin of Anchorage
both traveled with 48 other Harley Davidson riders from Anchorage, Alaska to
Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 100th Anniversary celebration of the
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company. For the full story of Mike's
adventure, visit Mike's
website. Photos courtesy of
Mike and Barb Rawalt.
Rafe Grossmann, age 2, son of Sarah Grossmann is visiting his grandparents Bruce and Dawn in Delta. Rafe lives in Fairbanks and his favorite past time is passing the puck with Uncle Eli and Auntie Annie.
Photo by Sarah Grossmann
DHS 2000 graduate Christie DuBois is majoring in theater at Whitworth College, where she recently appeared in an Africanized version of Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. In November, Christie will also appear in a production of Agnes of God.
Photo courtesy of Steve DuBois.
Delta Kiwanis' Annual Christmas Bazaar - Saturday, December 6, 2003, 10:00 am
The Delta Kiwanis Club once again will be hosting the Delta Christmas Bazaar to be held Saturday, December 6, 2003.
Vendor spaces are 6 wide x 8 deep. Tables will not be available this year, so vendors will need to bring or make their own "tables". There will be a 2-ft space between vendor booths. Aisle space will be closely enforced due to fire regulations.
Prices: Corner spaces are $45.00; with non-corner spaces being $40.00. Additional adjoining spaces are $35.00.
Electrical outlets are located in the corners of the gymnasium. Vendors will need to bring their own Heavy-Duty extension cords. Spaces are first-come, first served. Refunds will be granted up to 12-noon on November 28, 2003.
Set-up will be Friday night, December 5th, 7:30 pm, and Saturday morning, December 6th, 7:00 am.
Doors officially open to the public at 10:00 am Saturday, December 6th.
Help Secretarial will once again be taking reservations, and accepting payment for spaces. They can be reached at 895-4439.
Other point-of-contacts are: Ray Dinger (895-4982) or Steve Fields (895-1950/378-6541).
Steve Fields -- October 22, 2003
This woodpecker was caught redhanded! For such small
birds, woodpeckers sure do make a lot of racket! Photo courtesy of Dwight Phillips.
Delta residents Kris Alfonsie and his new bride Chrischal (McPeek)
exit the Delta Christian Center after their wedding ceremony. The couple
were married this past July in Delta. Photo courtesy of Katie Johnson.
David and Linda Johnson take advantage of the colorful leaves
of fall in Stockholm, Sweden. They are living in Uppsala, Sweden attending
Livets Ord University. To see more pictures of their Swedish adventures, visit
their website. Photo courtesy of the Johnsons.
Aaron Doyle and Whit Aillaud: On September 20th, Aaron Doyle, a teacher at the
Delta/Greely Cyber School, competed in his first Equinox Marathon. The sky was absolutely clear, but the temperatures were cold. The runners were greeted with the majestic sight of Denali as they summited Esther Dome. Whit Aillaud nears the finish of the Equinox Marathon. Whit was competing in his 15th run of this grueling annual event. The Equinox Marathon is thought to be one of the most difficult marathons.
Photos courtesy of Cindy Aillaud.
Happy Birthday October 13 - October 19
Happy Birthday Dwight from Wanda.
Dwight - Oct. 14 - God made you a unique and special person - Now
that's a reason to celebrate! Happy Birthday from Marlin and Pam.
Happy Birthday Eddie Baron - October 16
We love you! Dori, Connor, Corey and Kala
You're the best Mom ever! Happy Birthday Susan
Jennings on October 16. Love, Laura Jennings
Connie Anderson - October 16 Hoping you have a wonderful day filled with
nice surprises. From your cell group.
Happy Anniversary October
13 - October 19
Steve and Diana Selfe - October 13 Happy 6th Anniversary. Hope your day is
filled with special blessings. From your volleyball mates.
Jason Aillaud and Rebekah Todd, DHS 1999 graduates, and Miska the Dog, enjoying (?) a canoe ride on Tangle Lakes on the single rainiest July day in Interior Alaska weather records.
Photo courtesy of Cindy Aillaud.
Lael Echo-Hawk at her graduation from the University of Washington Law School in June. Lael was informed last
Saturday that she passed the Washington State Bar! She is employed as a Tulalip Tribal Attorney and lives in Seattle.
Congrats Lael!! Photo courtesy of Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi.
Pete Hallgren, City Administrator, just returned from a 3-week African safari with his sister, Sally.
Above he is shown with an Impala and the African terrain behind him. Photo
courtesy of Pete Hallgren.
Happy Birthday October 6 - October 12
Happy 60th Birthday Bob Edwards
- October 8 Love, Melissa!
Happy Anniversary October 6 - October 12
Happy 29th Anniversary - Charlie and Amy Atwell - Friday, October 10. May this day hold for you wonderful joys, special moments, cherished memories - all the blessings love can bring. From Marlin and Pam
Jessica Marchuk (DHS '96) and her niece Brenna (11 mos) in May '03. Brenna
was born June 27, 2002 to Hanni Marchuk. Hanni and Brenna live in Delta and Jessica is currently living and working in Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of Jessica Marchuk.
Christy & Wesley Hollembaek at DHS Graduation 2003 (seeing Uncle Russ graduate).
Photo Courtesy Ruby Hollembaek.
Happy Birthday September 29 - October 5
Fred Wood - September 29 From your DCC church family
Anne Baker - October 2nd - Happy 17th birthday birthday Anne! From your best friend, Amy Vander
Susie (Kemp) Sandy -
October 1st - From your DCC church family
Tim Lenon - October
4th - from your DCC church family
September 29 - October 5
Richard and Bethany Mitchell
- September 29. 2nd anniversary (got you on my mind baby) Sung in three part harmony. From your wonderful Husband and
Aaron, Tommy, Reese.
This is a picture of Michelle (Sharp) Trulove working at Yukon Fuel Company.
Michelle and her son Conner (4) are currently living in Anchorage. She has continued
singing and is
performing in a fundraiser for the Alaska AIDS Assistance Association on Saturday night.
Photo courtesy of Michelle Trulove.
Ticasuk Brown PTA Holiday Bazaar October 18
The Ticasuk Brown PTA is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, October 18th, from 10:00a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Holiday Bazaar will be held at Ticasuk Brown Elementary School on Lakloey Drive (just off Badger Road) in Fairbanks. Patrons will have easy access to parking by following the marked route to the school. The Ticasuk Brown PTA Holiday Bazaar features over 100 sites, all of them full of handcrafted items created by local craftsmen and artisans, a food court and a FREE raffle. This year we will be featuring one of the year’s first appearances by Santa Claus! Admission is $2; children 13 and under are admitted free. All proceeds from the Holiday Bazaar directly support the school’s PTA and greatly benefit the children attending Ticasuk Brown Elementary School.
Don’t miss one of the first bazaars of the season! This bazaar has been transformed into one of the year’s first opportunities to get your holiday and craft shopping done early, as well as getting a preview of the many wonderful things our local crafters will have throughout the year.
There is limited booth space yet available, but going quickly… Vendors who would like more information about the Ticasuk Brown PTA Holiday Bazaar may inquire by calling 356-3989.
Lynnette Burge -- September 24, 2003