Announcements

Citizen scientists are needed for Kachemak Crane Watch’s Sandhill Crane population survey in the Homer area (Anchor Point south). Kachemak Crane Watch would like to know of specific crane sightings on Friday and Sept. 8. Please report the number of adults, colts or banded cranes seen by location and day for each of the count days to reports@cranewatch.org or by calling 235-6262. For more information, contact Nina Faust at 235-6262.

Town Crier Announcements

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next meeting is 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the auditorium. Jason Sodergren will demonstrate the new website. Birders also are invited to share slides of summer birds; bring images on a thumb drive. This event is cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. For information, contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477 or lani67@alaska.net.

Pet of the Week

Melissa. Favorite fish? Tuna. Favorite song? “Someone to Watch over Me.” Favorite spot in the whole world? Wherever you are. This sweet, flame point Siamese is spayed, good with dogs, and ready for her very own home.

To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is open from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 235-3141.

Town Crier

The community is invited to join in celebrating Hospice of Homer at its annual cookout and fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 27 at its offices at 265 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 3. There will be plenty of food and music and an opportunity to meet Hospice of Homer’s staff and members of its board of directors. Hospice also will be announcing and honoring this year’s winner of its Compassion in Action Award.

Announcements

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. The Agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building, 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.

Ole Randall Fonkert

Ole Randall Fonkert was born at 7:04 p.m. Aug. 7. 2016, to Lindsay Wolter and Jedd Fonkert. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces. His grandparents are the late Gary Fonkert and the late Nancy Gilbertson, both of Atwater, Minn., and Randall and Gale Wolter of Springfield, Ill.

Baby Girl Bremicker

Births

A baby girl was born at 2:28 p.m. Aug. 6, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Peggy A. Murray and Eric Bremicker. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Her grandparents are Annie and Eamonn Murray of London, England, Bumppo Bremicker of Homer and Cloudbird Bonin of Carlton, Wash.

Announcements

Homer pioneer Beryl Myhill celebrates her 90th birthday with a potluck at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to Shannon Engle at 760-518-6693 or Laura Ronnegard at 907-726-7703.

Announcements

Hunger Free America has launched a national hotline phone outreach campaign to make it easier for hungry Americans to get food and for people to volunteer to help end hunger. During the summer, the hotline provides information about meal sites where children 18 years old and under can get free, nutritious meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Announcements

As part of state budget cuts, Alaska Court System courts and court offices, including the Homer Courthouse, will be closed at noon Fridays starting July 1. Some courts will be open for emergency and time-critical proceedings. During the closures court staff will be on unpaid furlough, resulting in a 4-percent pay cut. The noon Friday closure will save the sate about $2 million a year, according to a press release from the court system.

Announcements

As part of state budget cuts, Alaska Court System courts and court offices, including the Homer Courthouse, will be closed at noon Fridays starting July 1. Some courts will be open for emergency and time-critical proceedings. During the closures court staff will be on unpaid furlough, resulting in a 4-percent pay cut. The noon Friday closure will save the sate about $2 million a year, according to a press release from the court system.

Announcements

As part of state budget cuts, Alaska Court System courts and court offices, including the Homer Courthouse, will be closed at noon Fridays starting July 1. Some courts will be open for emergency and time-critical proceedings. During the closures court staff will be on unpaid furlough, resulting in a 4-percent pay cut. The noon Friday closure will save the sate about $2 million a year, according to a press release from the court system.

Announcements

The Exchange, a pilot syringe exchange program, offers free syringe exchanges every other Tuesday at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 West Pioneer Avenue, in the southwest corner of the building. Exchanges are held 5-7 p.m. The next Exchange is July 5. The Exchange is a program established and operated by a group of individuals and agency representatives in the Homer area that support the idea of harm-reduction and safer drug use as a means of making our community a safer place to live.

Fourth of July Festivities

Anchor Point

MONDAY, JULY 4

12:30 p.m., Fourth of July Parade, Anchor Point Road. Parade participants meet at Silver King parking lot.

Homer

FRIDAY, JULY 1

10 a.m.-5 p.m., NOMAR Annual July 4th Sidewalk

5-7 p.m., First Friday artist receptions

SATURDAY JULY 2

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Homer Farmers Market

MONDAY, JULY 4

10 a.m.-noon, NOMAR Annual July 4th Sidewalk Sale

The Exchange, a pilot syringe exchange program, offers free syringe exchanges every other Tuesday at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 West Pioneer Avenue, in the southwest corner of the building. Exchanges are held 5-7 p.m. The next Exchange is July 5. The Exchange is a program established and operated by a group of individuals and agency representatives in the Homer area that support the idea of harm-reduction and safer drug use as a means of making our community a safer place to live.

Student News

Marissa Paul has graduated with a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Sport Studies with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Science from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. She is a 2011 graduate of Homer High School and the daughter of Rebecca Paul and Dr. Paul Raymond.

Brandon Beach made the spring semester Dean’s Liast at Montana State University, Bozeman, for earning a grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

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