I hope you are satisfied with all the details you allowed published on the article of my father's terrible incident. I have never read a more shameful and inappropriate article in my entire life. This style of reporting is not only disturbing but very "low" in my opinion. Being that a minor was involved, you would think that it would be necessary to leave certain graphic details out. As if in a small town, news doesn't travel fast enough without the Homer News.
We would like to thank the Homer Council on the Arts for bringing Matt Andersen to Homer Flex High School on Monday, Jan. 14. The students were very surprised at how good he was at singing and playing music on guitar. The students loved it. Thanks.
Elaina Powell, student
Homer Flex High School
We would like to thank the donors, the customers and the workers who keep the "Pik and Pay" going. You are all great people and we do appreciate your loyalty,
We would ask your patience with the new chutes. The chutes had to be installed because of vandalism, trespass and for the safety of the workers. We are aware of the inconvenience posed by the chutes for some. We ask that you place your donation on the chute and push upward opening the top and dropping the bundle into the box.
We again thank you for your patience and patronage
The St. John's Woman's Guild
Dear person who brought back Ella,
Thank you. My kitten Ella has gray and black stripes and green eyes. She is eight months old and very small. You brought her to the shelter Wednesday, Jan. 30. She was missing for three weeks and three days. I prayed for her to come home for a long, long time. We were very happy to have her back. Ella is happy to be back, too. So, thank you very, very much.
Lawson, Age 7
I would like to sincerely thank Homer Council on the Arts for awarding me the "Youth Artist of the Year" award, which was presented to me at HCOA's annual meeting on Jan. 25. I was absolutely flabbergasted upon receiving news that they had chosen me to present the award to, but let me mention as well that I was equally honored. It is such a fantastic feeling to know that HCOA supports me and my passion for art that drives me in life.
On behalf of the gala organizing committee, I would like to express enormous gratitude to our town for their generous support of the Homer High School Nordic Ski Team at the Gala Dinner and Auction.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center would like to extend a warm thank you to all the amazing volunteers and public servants who helped make the 2013 Winter Carnival parade a success.
Thank you to the public for coming out to enjoy the parade. We are happy to say it was a beautiful day to be enjoying a parade. We would like to thank everyone for keeping the roads clear during the parade to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Thank you to:
Like everything else in Alaska, the state's education problem is big. Despite being one of the richest states in America (CNN News), Alaska has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country (U.S. Department of Education). But more distressing than lagging behind the poorest states is the undisputable fact that education is not a priority for Alaska's lawmakers.
I want to thank the Homer community for being so welcoming and encouraging of early childhood education. Currently at Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center we have members from all over the community volunteering their time to enhance the growth of our preschool and toddler programs. I want to thank Claudia Haines from the Homer Public Library for coming over to KKELC every other Thursday to read and bring her book bag full of exciting books and puppets.
Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. I know you see their positive impact in your community. Please take time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards. Nominations are due by March 1, 2013. Details and a link to the nomination form are available at gov.alaska.gov. Thanks to all our volunteers for making a difference across our great state.
First Lady of Alaska
Today, our mayor has again proclaimed Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to be Brother Asaiah Day.
Asaiah sent hundreds of love letters through this paper to our "Beautiful citizens dancing upon the wheel of destiny here in our gorgeous cosmic hamlet by the sea."
His letters were compassionate, kind and appealing to
the courageous soul within each of us ... to think.
So Captain Zero went on a gratis cruise and now supports the rollback on water quality standards the people of Alaska insisted on. Peter Micciche, senator from Soldotna, has been courting Norwegian Cruise Lines in hopes of securing hordes of slap happy seniors for his river town.
Fourth installment of why I love this country and why I love paying taxes: Garbage. Or more specifically waste management.
Do you ever wonder about that tidy white bag that you hefted out the back of your truck a few weeks back? Where is it now? Is the plastic encapsulating the load still intact, floating in an eddy of debris, or has it been shredded, it's contents churned into mulch?
Over the years, I have heard many fishermen in this community say that bycatch in the trawl fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is wrong and that if only we could do something about it, the stakeholders in this fishery or that would be better off.
We really enjoyed having Matt Andersen come in and sing to us. He inspired many of the students here at the Flex High School. We would like to thank Gail Edgerly from the Homer Council on the Arts for bringing him in. He was very skilled with the guitar, and many of us had a lot of questions which he answered with interesting and thoughtful responses. We look forward to another adventurous guest to come in and enlighten us some more.
Samanthan Inman and the Flex inhabitants
Boy Scout Troop 555 recently completed a shed-building project and would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous contributions of supplies and cash donations: American Legion Post 16, The Home Depot of Kenai, Monty Wilhusen, Rick Paulsrud, Jennifer Poss, Paul Raymond, Roberta Harris, Jay and Elise Boyer, Deanna Caitlin, Bill Bechtol, Dan Rediske and a large anonymous cash donor. We appreciate the support of this community as our boys learn and grow through this great organization.
Troop 555 Committee Chair
We would like to thank Steve and Noko Yoshida, Jane Little and the Homer Rotary clubs for their tremendous support in sending Katherine Dolma and Taylor Ellison to the Rotary Global Peace Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii. Not only did we have a fantastic time, we learned a lot and received more support for our project, CAMP.
Commander Turner, Adjutant Clarke and membership of American Legion General Buckner Post 16 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16:
The Raise-a-Reader program sponsored by the Homer Homemakers FCE will be able to continue providing books to area newborns and their families at the South Peninsula Hospital because of your kind and generous donation of $500. We also wish to thank Sandy Stark for her promotion of this program to your organization.
The United States is on the road to recovery from 30 years of Bush-Reagan fascism. Except for having the airports in Anchorage and Washington, D.C., named for two of the worst hard-core fascist criminals of the 20th century, and the five fascist Justice majority U.S. Supreme Court, Bush-Reagan fascism is receding into history.
Third installment of why I love this country and why I love paying taxes: The department of fire and life safety.
As owner of a small business I have had my share of frustrating encounters trying to get the appropriate permits to conduct my business. I've shaken my fists, written a few angry emails and even contacted legislators.