More letters to the editor

Assembly needs to rethink policy

Oh my, the hypocrisy, the ignorance, the intolerance, the idiocrisy in action.

Where you say? Why your local borough assembly meetings. Come pray with us — maybe.

Please understand, you’ll need vetting.

Tom Beaudoin

Halloween One Way is back

“Halloween One Way” is coming to the Mountainview/Bayview neighborhood from 5 to 8 p.m on Halloween night. For three years this neighborhood-run program has kept our little goblins safer by limiting car traffic to one way only — east on Mountainview and west on Bayview. This reduces congestion and opens a pedestrian lane for Trick or Treaters.

I raised a kid in this neighborhood and know very well the dangerous chaos we had before with hundreds of cars circling in both directions with excited kids darting between. To make things really safe, just park and walk from side streets.

Residents and party-goers, please plan ahead and go with the flow to increase safety for all. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation in keeping our kids safe.

I am also looking for a few more volunteers. Call me at 299-0092. See you on the street.

Poppy Benson

Stutes serves constituents well

I am Paul Seaton, District 31 State House Representative for the lower Kenai Peninsula. I have served in the Legislature for 14 years. Although I no longer represent the south side of Kachemak Bay, I want to let my former constituents know that I have enjoyed working with your new representative, Louise Stutes, in Juneau. I appreciated her active leadership of the Fisheries Committee. I observed her being very responsive to community needs and she encouraged hearing directly from constituents of her far-flung district.

I also really appreciate her direct manner and co-sponsoring the fiscal plan that I put forward. She was a strong supporter of reducing the unnecessary oil tax credits which we both know needs further reduction to save your state’s savings account. We both agree we need to adopt a plan this next year to minimize the effects of massive budget reductions on rural Alaska. I look forward to serving with her again as we organize to address solving the budget crisis facing all Alaskans.

Paul Seaton

Flex students appreciate theater

Homer Flex would like to recognize the Homer Theatre for their hospitality toward our students and our community. We really appreciated the opportunity to see and were humbled to have watched many critically acclaimed documentaries throughout the 13th annual Documentary Film Fest.

Jaime and Lynnette Sutton, owners of the theater, understand the importance of learning outside the classroom. Many of these great films not only grabbed our attention, but they allowed us to reflect on the world around us and further our understanding of a growing and changing planet. Thanks to the Homer Theatre, Flex can continue to engage students with new and progressive ideas that challenge students and make learning fun.

Zoe Cramer

Homer Flex Student

Support helps students contribute

Chapman School completed our fall service learning project at Jack Gist Park on Sept. 23. Middle school students at Chapman have completed projects at Jack Gist Park every year since 2013 and continue to improve the public park through service learning. This year we mixed and poured concrete for alternate disc golf basket placements, renovated the informational disc golf kiosk, improved trail conditions and picked up litter.

Community businesses have supported our projects with generous donations and we thank them for their support of our students. Last spring, RC Land Improvement, East Road Services and T&C Enterprises donated one load of gravel each. Students and volunteers have been using the gravel to improve trails, tee pads and other areas of the park since May. Their contribution will continue to be used to improve Jack Gist Park. Spenard Building Supply donated 10 five-gallon buckets and assisted in obtaining a donation of 20 bags of premix concrete from Anchorage Sand & Gravel.

Please support local businesses that support our students, and thank them for supporting our students with donations and time.

Please visit Jack Gist Park, play a round of disc golf, and enjoy the commitment of Chapman students to our community.

Jon Sharp

5-8 math, science, shop teacher

Adios, Tim (aka Save U More Obama)

For six years we’ve said hello to each other like we are buds. For six years you’ve made grocery shopping a lot more enjoyable and fun for me. Thanks for always being a witty and chipper person to run into in the cheese aisle. Thanks for helping to make the place we get our food more community based. Though you’re leaving for warmer temperatures and actual waves, know that Homer sends you with a warm embrace. You crack me up. Adios, buddy. Adios,

Anna Meredith

(though we never even exchanged names!)

Thank you to amazing community

To the schools and communities of Nikolaevsk, Homer, and Anchor Point, church members of Faith Lutheran, and other participants, I would like to thank you for your generosity, prayers and support at the spaghetti fundraiser to help off-set my medical expenses at the Mayo Clinic.

We have an amazing community and your support will help in travel expenses to and from Rochester, Minn., where I am receiving treatment and follow-up care as well as other unexpected expenses.

Thank you for everything and for being such a supportive community. I only wish I could have been there to watch the results of the Bald-a-thon or bid on one of the delicious desserts.

Heather Pancratz

Homer Little League

appreciates support

The Homer Little League would like to say a huge thank you to all the sponsors, coaches, volunteers, umpires, parents and children who helped make this past season a huge success. Fall is in the air and the Pennant race is on for our future big leaguers. Thank you also to all the Homer Little League board members for leadership throughout this season.

Each year Little League starts in mid May and ends sometime in late July at the conclusion of the All-Star tournaments around the state (and we truly appreciate everyone’s commitment to the children of Homer).

The Homer Little League saw nearly 100 youth stand out in their fields this summer and get some great skills and make memories with their coaches and parents/grandparents and mentors — that will undoubtedly last a life-time.

The Homer Little League would like to specifically thank the following team sponsors for monetary support this past season.

Thanks to Grand Slam contributors, those giving at least $500: Ulmer’s Drug & Hardware; AK Powersports/All Season Honda; Homer Medical Center; Best Western Bidarka Inn and Arno Construction.

Thanks to Golden Glove contributors, those giving at least $250: Beluga Lake Lodge; Homer Dental Clinic — Dr. Marley and Beachy Construction.

Thanks to All Star contributors, those giving at least $100: Homer Emblem Club No. 350; Print Works; Homer Veterinary Clinic; Land’s End; and Northern Enterprises Boat Yard.

Thanks also to Jim Hornaday for his contribution.

The Homer Little League would also like to thank all the businesses that supported the league by purchasing signs displayed on the outfield fence.

We are already meeting, planning and looking forward to a great 2017 season. The Homer Little League held its annual meeting to elect officers Oct. 25.

The board of directors needs you. If you saw things that you liked or would like to see changed, come join our board. Go to, click on the button labeled “Board” and call or email one of us to get involved.

Robert S. Green, president

Homer Little League