Announcements

Announcements

Homer Thrift, the resale store operated by South Peninsula Haven House, has moved to a new location on Ocean Drive near the Homer Farmers Market. It now is open for summer hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday it holds a grand opening and celebration of its three-year anniversary. There will be door prizes, and Le Truck, a food truck, will be in the parking lot for the day. See story, page 2.

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The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. Christine Williamson speaks on Medicare. For information call 235-6349.

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The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies offers Ocean Connection from 1-5 p.m. every Thursday starting July 7. Reach beneath Kachemak Bay without getting wet. Small groups tour the bay on the Torega with Capt. Karl Stoltzfus and visit the highlights of the bay that day. See Gull Island, look for wildlife and learn from the top down and bottom up what, why and who lives in the bay. Visitors stop at an oyster farm and taste and learn to shuck oysters.

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The Homer Foundation has awarded Leah Bailey the 2015 Homer Health Care Providers Scholarship to assist with her studies at Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga., where she is pursuing her Doctorate in physical therapy. Leah is a 2008 graduate of Homer High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Oregon, earning a bachelors of science with a double major in human physiology and psychology and a minor in chemistry. She said she would like to thank the Health Care Providers Scholarship Committee, the Homer Foundation and the generous donors who make this award possible.

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Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic holds its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 22 at the Community Health Outreach Office on the second floor of the R.E.C. Room building at 3957 Nielsen Circle, next door to the clinic. The meeting is open to the public.. For more information, contact Heather at 235-3436 or Heather@kbfpc.org.

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A 5-minute film, “Homeless in Homer,” shows at 6 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. The film was made by local teen group Lead On! in partnership with White Stag Productions, South Peninsula Haven House, the R.E.C. Room, Homer Prevention Project and The Center. The film also is the launch for YRG, the Youth Resource Guide, www.homeryrg.org, an online resource guide. A panel discussion and community conversation follows the film. For more information, call the R.E.C. Room at 235-3436, ext. 102.

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Dee Dahman, a sleep specialist, is this month’s speaker for the Parkinson’s Support Group. The group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. For more information, call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Announcements

Dee Dahman, a sleep specialist, is this month’s speaker for the Parkinson’s Support Group. The group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. For more information, call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Student News

Student News

Kaimana B. Chow, son of Bart and Star Chow and brother of Kama Chow, graduated from medical school at John A. Burns-School of Medicine from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, on Sunday, May 16, 2015. Chow attended high school at Homer High School for his freshman year and then continued high school and graduated from Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama Campus on Oahu, Hawaii, in 2005. He then obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and graduated with his bachelor of science degree in biology.

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Homer Stand Down, May 29-30, is a free event at the Homer Elks Lodge for all military veterans from the lower Kenai Peninsula, including Ninilchik, Anchor Point, Homer, Seldovia, Port Graham and Nawalek. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. information and services are provided for homeless and disabled veterans. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 30 Stand Down is open for all veterans throughout the day, with an opening ceremony with a U.S. Coast Guard color guard and officials from the Veterans Affairs, Rural Health and others. Free military surplus gear is provided.

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Amy Jane Velsko earned a masters of science in nursing with a specialization in family practice from Texas Woman’s University at commencement exercises on May 9, 2015. Velsko has spent the past seven years as a registered nurse at Baylor University Medical Center, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and as part-time faculty at the Baylor University Louise Harrington School of Nursing in Dallas, Texas. She has earned nursing certifications in pain management, medical-surgical and bariatric nursing.

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Between now and May 31 the Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers participate in the annual national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign. Troopers will conduct extra patrols focusing on drivers not wearing seatbelts and passengers not properly secured in a seat belt or car seat, as well as other poor driving behaviors. Wearing a seatbelt is one easy step everyone can take to increase their chances of survival should they be involved in a wreck, troopers said.

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Announcements

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular meeting at 6 p.m. today at the new Diamond Ridge Fire Station, 65705 Diamond Ridge Road. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted at the McNeil Fire Station and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building. For more information, call 235-9811.

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The Parkinson’s Support Group meets 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center Conference Room. The speaker is Jessica Powell, a speech language pathologist for South Peninsula Hospital. For more information, call Daniel Weiser at 235-4555 or visit the group’s website at HomerPDSG.wordpress.com.

A spaghetti feed to raise funds to help with medical costs for John and Mary Ellen Ulrich is noon-4 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church, 255 Ohlson Lane. For more information, call 235-8436.

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Poster and songwriting contests are being held on the theme of promoting resiliency. The deadline for the poster contest is 5 p.m. Friday and for the songwriting contest is 7 p.m. Thursday.

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The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) holds its board meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at Cook Inlet Aquaculture, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Kenai. The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda, call 800-652-7222 or 907-283-7222. Board materials will be available online just prior to the meeting.

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The Homer Farmers Market holds a film night fundraiser of “Seeds of Time” at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. There will be a door prize giveaway and theater concessions for purchase. Admission is by donation.

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Martin Renner, a local seabird ecologist and lifelong birder, presents a program on Shorebird identification at 7:30 p.m. April 2 in the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center auditorium. Learn what to look for to identify the shorebirds likely to be found in Homer and around Kachemak Bay during the coming spring migration. For more information, call Lani Raymond at 399-9477.

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