Announcements

William A. Tingley

April 16, 1925-Oct. 17, 2016

Longtime Alaskan William A. Tingley, 91, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai. Pastor Janice Carlton officiated.

Obituaries

Rose Anne “Rosie” Murphy

Jan. 24, 1949-Aug. 21, 2016

Rose Anne “Rosie” Murphy, 67, died Aug. 21, 2016, in Raheny, Ireland.

“Rosie Murphy was a hell of a woman, for just one woman,” her family said.

Births

A baby girl was born at 8:36 a.m. Oct. 19, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Josie and James Cunningham. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Her grandparents are Mike and Kacy Cunningham of Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Carter Lee Evans was born at noon Oct. 21, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Nadia Ukatish and Jace Evans of Nanwalek. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Her grandparents are Vivian and Gus Ukatish and Jeff and Priscilla Evans, all of Nanwalek.

Pet of the Week

Lovely Ayla sits waiting by the window for that special someone to walk in, fall in love and take her home. This 6-year-old, long-haired calico likes to be brushed and petted. Ayla is good with other cats, and would make any home happier and brighter.

To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is open from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 235-3141.

Town Crier

Halloween is Monday and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is gearing up for its annual Haunted Hickory food drive today at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit. Tours of the Haunted Hickory are from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for a less-intense tour suitable for children under age 13 and those who frighten easily and from 6-9 p.m. for older children and more mature audiences wanting intense thrills. Admission is free, but a donation of two nonperishable food items is request. Donations support the Homer Community Food Pantry.

A nonpartisan community discussion about the importance of voting no matter what your views is from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Refreshments will be provided.

The District 31 Democratic Party meets from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the home of Taz Tally, District 31 Chair, 58467 Bruce St. For more information, call him at 907-435-7906 or email him at taztally@me.com or co-chair Carrie Henson (Kenai/Soldotna) at courageoustiger@gmail.com.

Town crier announcements

Jim Van Oss speaks at 1 p.m. Friday for the Parkinson’s Support Group monthly meeting at the Homer Senior Center. He recently attended a Parkinson’s disease conference and will report on new information he heard. For more information, contact Jolee Ellis at 235-6349.

Pet of the Week

Hey! The animal shelter has kittens. They’re playful, loving, cuddly and sweet. Swing by and get a blood-pressure reduction therapy session in today. Prrr, prrr, prrr ...

To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is open from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 235-3141.

Town Crier

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) reminds drivers that they may now use studded tires on Alaska’s paved highways and roads north of latitude 60. Studded tires will be legal to use in Alaska communities located south of latitude 60 on Oct. 1. While the 60th parallel also crosses just south of Ninilchik on the Sterling Highway, Alaska law permits drivers to use studded tires on any paved portion of the Sterling Highway beginning Sept. 15 of each year.

Meet Lily

Pet of the Week

My people had to move and left me behind. It’s not my fault — I’m a good girl. My name is Lily, and I am an 8-year-old, spayed, domestic white cat. I am very loving, but don’t like noises or a lot of people coming and going, so I need a quiet home.

To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is open from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 235-3141.

Lafayette Edward Wilson

Lafayette Edward Wilson

Oct. 17, 1935-July 4, 2016

Longtime Homer resident Lafayette Edward Wilson, 80, died July 4, 2016, at home in Homer.

He was born Oct. 17, 1935, in Kansas. He served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He came to Homer in 1982. Prior to moving to Alaska, he worked for many years as a bartender in San Francisco. He enjoyed painting.

His ashes will be spread at Bishop’s Beach at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Everyone is welcome. Anyone with questions is invited to call Kelly Lockwood at 399-1462.

Town Crier Announcements

SPARC, the South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, holds a special ham radio event, “North America’s Most Westerly Highway Point,” starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, and ending Sunday afternoon at the Halibut Campground in Anchor Point. SPARC will set up and operate portable radio stations. Stop by and learn and even participate in amateur radio operations.

Town Crier Announcements

The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Committee and Rudy Tsukada present a workshop on Water Safety and Tips While Fishing from your Kayak 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Land’s End Resort. Learn how to have fun and fish safely from a kayak or small boat. Sunday’s workshop includes an on-the-water presentation. For more information, call 235-6018.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. The agenda is posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

Citizen scientists are needed for Kachemak Crane Watch’s Sandhill Crane population survey in the Homer area (Anchor Point south). Kachemak Crane Watch would like to know of specific crane sightings on Friday and Sept. 8. Please report the number of adults, colts or banded cranes seen by location and day for each of the count days to reports@cranewatch.org or by calling 235-6262. For more information, contact Nina Faust at 235-6262.

Town Crier Announcements

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next meeting is 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the auditorium. Jason Sodergren will demonstrate the new website. Birders also are invited to share slides of summer birds; bring images on a thumb drive. This event is cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. For information, contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477 or lani67@alaska.net.

Pet of the Week

Melissa. Favorite fish? Tuna. Favorite song? “Someone to Watch over Me.” Favorite spot in the whole world? Wherever you are. This sweet, flame point Siamese is spayed, good with dogs, and ready for her very own home.

To adopt a pet, call or stop by the animal shelter across from the city’s Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway. The shelter is open from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 235-3141.

Town Crier

The community is invited to join in celebrating Hospice of Homer at its annual cookout and fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 27 at its offices at 265 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 3. There will be plenty of food and music and an opportunity to meet Hospice of Homer’s staff and members of its board of directors. Hospice also will be announcing and honoring this year’s winner of its Compassion in Action Award.

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