In a speech just delivered President Obama asserted: “They (congressional Republicans) will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. … The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip.” He continued: “America cannot afford anot...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:59pm

My Teen Sis and I have been matched for about two and one-half years now, and I've seen her grow from a skinny little 11-year-old to a slender and graceful teenager. She is naturally reserved, and sometimes our visits are pretty perfunctory, with gaps of silence between us. But sometimes her enthusi...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:11pm

How many people in Homer, Alaska, know about Agenda 21? It is being implemented as a "test pilot" in Homer. What does this mean? How it will affect the community. A "test pilot" area for Agenda 21. Are we just lab rats? Why the push for natural gas when it's running out? How long ago was it Homer's ...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:10pm

The ladies of Homer's American Legion Auxiliary would like to thank Scott Ulmer and staff for once again hosting our Christmas gift wrap station. We also would like to thank the media, both print and radio, for letting the public know about our service. And most of all, we would like to thank you, o...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:10pm

Homer Animal Friends would like to extend a big thank you to Maggie Alston and Kendra Raymond. They raised $452 selling candy canes. Maggie Alston wanted to help the pets at the Homer Animal Shelter. She developed an idea to sell candy canes to her fellow students and teachers to help with the cost ...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:09pm

A big thank-you to Colleen Carroll and the crew at the Homer Movie Theatre for making our West Homer Elementary School Library Lexile Project fundraiser a great success. You make a difference.Lyn Maslow and Lisa WhipWest Homer Elementary School...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:09pm

The Independent Living Center would like to thank Rep. Paul Seaton for his donation of a motorized lift recliner to our Community Closet. We also would like to thank Ken Bergman of Bay Realty for the time and effort he donated to deliver the chair to the ILC. Thank you, gentlemen.Joyanna GeislerExec...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:08pm

Best Beginnings Homer and the Homer Public Library would like to thank the David and Mary Schroer Fund of the Homer Foundation for their support in funding our Language and Literacy Outreach Project. This grant will allow library staff to provide outreach storyhour programs in three locations where ...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:08pm

With regard to the passing of Gaye Wolfe and the memorial on that Sunday following in October, none was more affected than I, but the outpouring of compassion from the community was huge.No facts, statistics or quotes can describe her. She was a force in the community. Both ends of the nation now mo...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:08pm

Sometimes we need to take a step back and relax, and the ladies of Homer did at the "Ladies, It's All About You!" event hosted by the PHAT ladies, Promoting Health Among Teens. This took place at the R.E.C. Room (the youth Resource and Enrichment Cooperative) and was open to ladies of all ages. The ...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:07pm


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