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Panoramic views of Cook Inlet, mountains and city lights. This immaculate ranch style home over looks the bluff and is located on a level .95 acre lot to maximize use of the entire property. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 1572 sq. Ft. Master bedroom/sanctuary is separated from the other bedrooms for added privacy. Easy open floor plan and large master bath with a large jetted tub, 2 walk in closets, and double headed shower. MLS# 11-12335
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This home is perfect for live in extended family or out of town guests. Just 3 blocks from both Wasilla middle and Wasilla high schools. Walk to everything, shopping, dinning, and close to medical services. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 kitchens, 2 car garage. Tongue and groove ceilings, and an open floor plan. 2391 sq. Ft. city water, and city sewer. Covenants allow for a duplex. Call for more information! $ 209,900 MLS# 11-13294
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Faculty Posi�on Available! Assistant Professor of Renewable Energy Apply to www.UAKJobs.com (pos�ng # 0063734)
Matanuska‐Susitna College is currently seeking a full�me renewable energy professional to develop and teach in the college’s new Renewable Energy Cer�cate Program!
The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/aﬃrma�ve ac�on employer and educa�onal ins�tu�on. Women and minori�es are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommoda�on to par�cipate in the applica�on and screening process should contact the Mat‐Su College Human Resource Services Coordinator at (907) 745‐9725
Workshops taught by 15 distinguished award winning artists! Half day class $25 / All day class $50 Draw S�ck Figures & More—Don Kolstad Materials fee not included. Silk Pain�ng—Francine Dufour Jones Oil Pain�ng—Tony Croce�o Relief Block Carving—Garry Kaulitz Introduc�on to Watercolor—Tom Nixon AddiƟonal workshop! Drawing to Paint—Gail Niebrugge Be�s 4‐day Water Media Workshop Bringing Animals to Life in Pastels—Judi Rideout Basic Sumi‐e` Techniques—Jean Shadrach Cost: $200 Dates: May 29‐June 1 Athabascan Beadwork—Delores Sloan Go to matsu.alaska.edu and click Digital Photography—Kevin Smith on the SU12 Course Schedule Glass Glob Terra Co�a Pots—Karen Urroz Hands‐On Interior Design—Tiﬀany Staples Discovering the Magic of Embossing—Marianne Wieland Intermediate Watercolor—Vladimir Zhikhartsev Joy of Water Media—Judi Be�s from Baton Rouge, LA
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>>> Whatever! Teen Lounge featuring Wii gaming at Palmer Library. Available T-Th, 2-4pm <<< >>> Calling all teen readers! Wasilla Library is organizing a Teen
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BINGO If you or some one you know is a Senior 60 years of age or older and in need of nutritional assistance. Please call your nearest Senior Center Wasilla Area Seniors 376-3104 Mat-Su Senior Services Palmer 745-5454 Mid Valley Senior Center Houston 892-6114
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Early Risers Class Monday Wednesday Friday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information Call Peggy at 376-3104 X8672
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