Homer Opinion

  • Editor’s Note: Freshmen students in Sean Campbell’s class at Homer High School have been writing opinion pieces. The Homer News plans to publish several over the next few weeks. Here are two. Doesn’t it stink how life isn’t fair sometimes? How few have ever...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:43pm
  • I was 10 when I was first introduced to the concept of “paying it forward.” It started in 1954 with my uncle, Owen Jander, who was a conscientious objector and was sent to Germany. A year later Owen was sent to Jordan. In both places Owen experienced post-World War II hatred of Americans.&n...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:41pm
  • T hank you to the Homer News for providing me the opportunity and space for my commentary about the opioid problem facing our community.  Thank you also to the many community members who have shared their stories with me as this conversation becomes more public....

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:38pm
  • Last year our school, Homer Flex High School, received a grant from the Homer Farmers Market to fund our garden. With this money we were able to purchase soil amendments, planting supplies, and garden tools.  During last spring over half our student population participated in planting seed star...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:37pm
  • The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club (HYSOC) believes that kids inspire kids. HYSOC would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and their generous donors and the Sheldon Youth to Youth Fund for believing in our mission.   We received a $500 grant to purchase mus...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:34pm
  • Editor’s Note: Freshmen students in Sean Campbell’s class at Homer High School have been writing opinion pieces. The Homer News plans to publish several over the next few weeks. Here’s a sample. Antonin Scalia’s death has already turned purely political.   Mere hours after Scal...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:48am
  • Last week I shared my concern about the rising use of heroin and other opioids in our community, and how we can do more to prevent the onset of their use. This installment addresses the need to understand and support treatment for those persons already dependent on or addicted to these substances.&n...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:46am
  • Atz - Otto - Please come home. R.E. Ality (aka Jack Poster)...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:43am
  • I took to heart what Jerry Petryha said in his letter to the editor about allowing marijuana sales in Homer and how it will have a negative effect on our community. I have lived in Homer since 1975 and have seen the abuse of drugs escalate in our town. Spice, heroin, methamphetamine, yep, we have it...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:43am
  • Last week I was quoted by a local paper, regarding my comments on the cannabis issue, at the Homer City Council meeting. Sadly, only a few words of what I said were printed, which on their own communicate a different message than intended. First I was compelled to comment on the council’s request ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:40am

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