Sept. 23, 2017

Tanana Singers (1)
Hi everyone!
Greetings from Fort Yukon!  It’s raining here–but snowing in Arctic Village.  We’re getting ready for the Presiding Bishop and 7 other Bishops visit today.  The kids have been practicing and having lots of fun here and in Tanana and Beaver for their Bishops’ visits with the help of Dancing with the Spirit staff!   I’ve included a photo of a few of the Tanana students getting ready for the Bishops’ arrival.
Come to a service of BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS from 2-2:30 pm TODAY, Saturday, Sept. 23rd at the SCIENCE CENTER PAVILION!!   The St. George’s Youth Group  are organizing this time of thankfulness, songs and prayers for the land, the water, the animals, and the people. They hope you will join them in person or in your thoughts.  These prayers will be happening in towns and villages all over Alaska at 2 pm today as a time of gratefulness for the wonderful place we live in.
Sat. Sept. 23rd, there is a HIDDEN TREASURES SALE at the Baptist Church’s Christian Center from 10 am to 2 pm.   Call 424-7294 or 424-3465 to reserve a table to sell or give away treasures!
HOMEPORT is open on Sat. nights from 7-10 pm with great cups of coffee, desserts, free wi-fi, board games!!   Enter at the side door below the Cordova Community Baptist Church.
THIS SUNDAY at St. George’s, CHURCH begins at 10:30 am.  OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM GODLY PLAY continues this week.  Cece Wiese will be leading Morning Prayer …   Musicians come early at 10 am to practice.   Check out our web pages at http://www.cordovaepiscopal.org and http://www.reddragoncordova.org
Youth Group for 6th-12th graders with leaders Matt and Kristel Rush meets tomorrow (Monday) this week at 5:30-7 pm at the Red Dragon.   Call Matt at 423-284-3347 for more info  Let Matt know if you want to provide dinner any week.

SEPT. 15, 2017

Square dancing in the sun, July 2017!

Hi everyone!

Let’s keep counting our blessings!   No hurricanes and no really hot weather!!  I could do with a little sun and I hear it’s coming next week!   I included a picture of sunny Cordova during music camp–just so we will remember how beautiful this amazing place we live in–is!!

The Movie TODAY (Friday) at 4 and 7 pm is SING (rated PG 13) sponsored by Friends of the Library.  

This Sat. Sept. 16th, St. George’s is sponsoring the PG 13 movie The Shack at 4 pm and 7 pm at the Cordova Center.  It’s the story of a father who recovers from a family tragedy through a mysterious meeting with a trio of strangers who give him a new understanding of God’s love. We’ll be selling baked goods and healthy snacks before and after the movie…and I’ll have the 4H ukuleles for sale to raise money for the music camp as well.  Call Seawan at 424-5656 if you can contribute–or just bring goodies!

 The High School Band and Choir is planning a trip to an Hawaiian music competition in April!  So look forward to many great fundraising events including a LUAU with roast pig on Sat. April 16th from 6-8 pm at the High School.  Tickets are $20 for adults.   Come early from 4:30-6 pm for ukulele and hula lessons.  There will be a mini performance at 7 pm.  Also all young musicians are taking orders for fruits and vegetables–and the birthday calendar.  Forms are available at both the elementary and high school offices.

If you have clothes and other itms to donate, you might talk to Dolly.  She’s holding a RUMMAGE SALE at the Masonic Sept. 16-17 from 9 am on.   Call her at 424-5498 or 520-447-9399  

Also, there is a sale going on at the old Library from some of the wonderful items collected over the years by Barbara Beedle.

THIS SUNDAY at St. George’s, CHURCH begins at 10:30 am.  OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM GODLY PLAY continues this week.  Children will be learning about the Noah’s Ark story with hands on wooden figures in a Montessori based teaching method that children love.  After a few songs at the beginning of church, the children head downstairs for story time, reflection and worship–and then return upstairs for Holy Communion   I’ll be preaching on Matthew 18:21-35 about reconciliation and forgiveness …   Musicians come early at 10 am to practice.   Check out our web pages at http://www.cordovaepiscopal.org and http://www.reddragoncordova.org

Youth Group for 6th-12th graders with leaders Matt and Kristel Rush meets on Monday this week at 5:30-7 pm at the Red Dragon.   It’s Keila Gonzalez’s birthday!  Call Matt at 423-284-3347 for more info  Let Matt know if you want to provide dinner any week.

Look forward to a service of BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS from 2-2:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 23rd at the Fisherman’s Memorial.    The St. George’s Youth Group are organizing this time of thankfulness, songs and prayers for the land, the water, the animals, and the people. They hope you will join them.

End of fishing season FOOD DRIVE!

Help Cordovans in need by donating your canned goods, non-perishable and frozen items!

Drop food off at the Little Chapel’s upstairs entrance on Lake Avenue or at the Native Village of Eyak’s office in the New Harbor.

The Native Village of Eyak (424-7738) is a food pantry for the Food Bank of Alaska and the Little Chapel (424-3629) is part of the Salvation Army Extension Service with food available from 10 am-2 pm the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.  Call them in the case of food emergencies between those times.

Attached is the FOOD DRIVE POSTER created by Carmen Martinez Alcolea, our new Spanish Exchange Student at the High School.  Buen Venida, Carmen!

HOMEPORT is open on Sat. nights from 7-10 pm with great cups of coffee, desserts, free wi-fi, board games!!   Enter at the side door below the Cordova Community Baptist Church.

 

We also have a village music program called Dancing with the Spirit.  For the past 11years we have brought guitars and fiddles in a week-long school music program  to 41 Native villages–most of them many times.  http://www.dancingwiththespirit.org   

Send donations to Dancing with the Spirit, 1205 Denali Way, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 or help us with used instruments, companion fares, or mileage tickets.

Devotions Wed. 7 pm St. George’s Church

Come enjoy a quiet time of meditation and listening to God by candlelight–and then sharing quietly with others…  Listen and pray wherever you are….

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th

US Forest Service Building 7 pm

Community-based Forest Conservation and Management Planning Designed to Contribute to the Conservation of the Critically Endangered Philippine Eagle

By: Robert Skorkowski, U.S. Forest Service

 

Look forward to the THURS. SEPT. 21 COMEDY SHOW AT THE CORDOVA CENTER with Marty Simpson and Larry Goodale at 7 pm at the Cordova Center.  It’s a family friendly, clean comedy show.  Proceeds go to the Bryan and Bree Mills Adoption Fund.  Check out the website  www.martysimpson.com

Sat. Sept. 23rd, their is a HIDDEN TREASURES SALE at the Baptist Church’s Christian Center from 10 am to 2 pm.   Call 424-7294 or 424-3465 to reserve a table to sell or give away treasures!

LEGISLATIVE INFO JOB OPENING

he State of Alaska is recruiting for a job opening at the Cordova Legislative Information Office. This is an excellent job opportunity!

Position: Legislative Information Officer. This job may be right for you, or someone you know, if you enjoy helping people, doing community outreach, and like working independently.

The Cordova LIO Information Officer helps people navigate legislative process, track bills, communicate effectively with legislators, testify at teleconferenced hearings, submit written testimony and much more; please see the job description.

The Officer is also a liaison to any state agency that does not have a local office. For instance, the LIO has become a mini Permanent Fund Dividend office, helping people file, or troubleshoot, PFD issues. The Officer may also assist clients with federal agency issues such as immigration and green card problems.

The job is full time for six months of the year, from December to June. It is hourly the other six months, which usually consists of about an hour a week if you are available.

The job requires you to be politically neutral and non-partisan.

Minimum Qualifications: At least one year of college or technical school or at least one year of relevant work experience. Good computer skills are a strong asset: Windows, Microsoft Office.

The link to the application and job description is https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska. Enter Field Information Officer Cordova in the search bar, then click on the blue Field Information Officer Cordova link. You must apply online. The application process closes September 27.

St. Michael’s Indian Taco Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser Sept. 30th 5-7 pm at St. Joseph’s parish hall.  Fry bread, meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, sour cream, salsa, beverage and dessert will be served.   Proceeds go to building improvements.   Adults $12; kids $8.   For more info call Darrel Olsen at 253-5757 or Altana Hamilton 424-3982.

NVE Free HAZWOPER CLASS 40 hours Oct. 24-26 from 8 am to 5 pm.  Call 424-7738 and ask for Ivy to register by Sept. 29.

 

Karl Becker ART SHOW in Anchorage

It’s at the Side Street Espresso café downtown, on G Street between 4th and 5th avenue in September and October.

DAVID ROSENTHAL KATMAI ART SHOW at the Cordova Center Copper River Gallery

SALVATION ARMY EXTENSION SERVICES are being administrated by and food distribution is taking place at The Little Chapel.  People needing assistance can pick up food on the 2nd and 4th Saturday 10 am to 2 pm at The Little Chapel.  In a food emergency between those times. call the Little Chapel at 424-3629.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

    • Sept15 – 7pm “Sing” Movie sponsored by Cordova Center, North Star Theater
    • Sept 16 – 4&7pm “The Shack” sponsored by St. George Episcopal, North Star Theater
    • Sept 17-25 – SERVS
    • Sept 18-21  North Pacific Research Board meeting at Cordova Center
    • Sept 20 – 7pm City Council, Community Rooms A&B
    • Sept 21 – 7pm “Marty Simpson Comedy Show with Larry Goodale”, North Star Theater
    • Sept 20-21  ARRT Meeting (Alaska Regional Response Team). Expected 20 participants and up to 20-40 in audience. Open to the public.
    • Sept 22 – 7pm “Wonder Woman” sponsored by Cordova Arts, North Star Theater
    • Sept 22  OSRI Meeting – Expected 15 participants. Not open to the public.
    • Sept 26 – 10am Senior Books, Library Fireplace Nook
    • Sept 26 – 7pm Knit & Lit, Library Fireplace Nook
    • Sept 29 – 4&7pm “Captain Underpants” sponsored by Cordova Center, North Star Theater
    • October 2-4 – NCEAS meeting – Expected 13 participants. Not open to the public.
    • October 13-14  Chugach Alaska Corp meeting at Cordova Center. Expected 120-150. NOT open to public.
    • October 13 – 7pm “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” by CHS Tech Club, North Star Theater
    • November 15 – Cordova Arts presents grammy-winning latin music band “La Santa Cecilia” at the North Star Theater
    • November 24 & 25 – Current Rhythms presents “The Nutcracker” at North Star Theater

Help us Educate Sportfishermen

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce has been working with ADF&G and the USFS – Cordova Ranger District to put together an easy-to-read Infographic on how to be a Safe, Legal and Ethical angler in Cordova. This info is important for visitors to Cordova as well as locals! Click the link to learn more. Or stop by the Chamber to get printed copies. Thanks in advance for your help!

Recycle your Fishing Web

Fishing web can be dropped off at the Cordova City Baler in the fishing web recycling container.

Please remove any non-nylon material (remove cork and lead line).

TO JOIN THE Recycling Action TEAM Call Shae Bowman 424-3334 or email shae@copperriver.org

THE CITY RECYCLES PAPER/CARDBOARD, ALUMINUM CANS, AND GLASS at the lot behind AC.

LEAD ACID BATTERY RECYCLING behind NVE building.  Small batteries can be recycled at the PO–along with aluminum cans.

ILANKA Health Center offers 2 free appointments for those ready to do something about their addictions to drugs and/or alcohol.  Call 424-3622.

ALSO A REMINDER THAT IT’S TIME TO RENEW MEDIVAC INSURANCE–$125 for a household.   http://www.apollomt.com or call 888-457-1711

GET IN SHAPE at Bidarki, our saltwater pool–or at the Masonic Temple weight room which is open 24 hours (check out the key from the police department).

There are some Tai Chi classes on Tues., Thurs, and Sat. at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall from 1 to 1:30 pm.

CURRENT RHYTHMS teaches Yoga and Dance Classes.  THEY ARE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF TEACHING DANCE IN CORDOVA!   Call 424-3632 to sign up for classes–or just come!

CORDOVA GEAR is having a BACK to SCHOOL Sale–and they also now rent BIKES!  Yeah!  www.cordovagear.com   429-5590

Bryan and Bree Mills are planning to adopt a child–and he is offering his services as a computer expert in return for donations to help with their adoption costs…  Email Bryan at <bryanmills84@gmail.com>

The City of Cordova has an email newsletter, The CORDOVA CONVERSATION.  The Conversation is published every Monday, and is designed to be a short, informative digest of issues relevant to most Cordovans. To sign up for this free publication,  simply go to the city’s home page at www.cityofcordova.net, scroll down to the “Bulletin Board” and click on the “Stay up on News from City Hall.”  That will take you to the sign- up sheet.