Legislators heard your voice

Cause for celebration: Best Beginnings has been fully funded for another year. I would like to send out thanks to the parents and children who picketed and to those who gave testimony to the Finance Committee. You impressed upon them the importance of early childhood education and family support programs. Your voices were heard.

Our thanks also go to Senator Fairclough and the Senate Finance Committee for supporting preventative efforts such as high quality preschools, parenting classes and training for child care providers. The Week Of The Young Child will be celebrated in Homer April 15-19. Look for family friendly activities, workshops and opportunities to let us know what you would like the Best Beginnings Homer collaborative group to focus on in the next few years.  

Lolita Brache, co-chair

Best Beginnings


Family grateful for Homer’s TLC

The community of Homer continues to amaze our family with their great generosity and love during this very hard time. We recently lost our most amazing smile and most magnetic personality with the passing of Karen Flyum. She was our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and whip-er into shaper.  Although our hearts will continue to ache at this great loss we cannot help but be overwhelmed at the outpouring of support for all of us during this incredibly difficult time. 

Thank you all for the cards, flowers, food and hugs. A special thanks to the Homer Elks Lodge, Homer Emblem and American Legion memberships for the preparation, coordination and realization of the beautiful service and fantastic food.  A sincere thank you also to the Homer Medical Clinic, Dr. Roberts especially, and South Peninsula Hospital and Hospice of Homer for all of your support in helping Karen and the family through the last few months. I am so thankful to live in such a great community, thank you.

Willie Flyum and Family