Announcements

Town Crier

The South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) holds ham radio training classes from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month and from noon-3 p.m. the second Saturday of every month in the Homer Public Library Conference Room. Classes started Jan. 14. The classes are a self-study program guided by Extra Class Operators and Instructors Shanley KL5AJK and Pat KL3DB. The testing session will be noon-3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Homer Public Library. There is no charge to take the tests. Door prizes will be given away along with a chance to win a new ham radio at the end of the Spring Class Session.

Town Crier

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next birding trip is Saturday. Meet at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot at the base of the Homer Spit on Kachemak Drive. Birders will search for wintering shorebirds, waterfowl and the other birds out there that make the Spit such a special place for birding all year round. The very high tide coming in will mean the sea birds will come closer and in range of scopes. Bring binoculars, field guides and scopes if you have one. Dress warmly and be prepared for icy conditions. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

Town Crier

Parkinson’s Connection meets at 1 p.m. the first Friday of every month at the Homer Senior Center Conference Room. January’s meeting includes food, music and resources. For more information, contact Jolee Ellis at 235-6349.

A group meets from noon-1 p.m. every Sunday at WKFL Park on Pioneer Avenue to stand together to promote awareness of upcoming important issues facing our country. Signs are provided or bring your own.

The Homer Animal Shelter is closed for cleaning and maintenance through today.

Announcements

A group meets from noon-1 p.m. every Sunday at WKFL Park on Pioneer Avenue to stand together to promote awareness of upcoming important issues facing our country. Signs are provided or bring your own.

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to five medical calls and one fire call.

Homer Fire

Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 13 medical calls and one fire call.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Town Crier

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds it regular 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 will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building, 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.

Town Crier

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. This week’s topic is “Come be a part of our new beginnings.” For more information, call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

The Kachemak Ski Club holds its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Fat Olives Restaurant. Everyone is welcome.

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

Nov. 21-27

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to four medical calls and one fire call.

Homer Fire

Nov. 21-27

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 10 medical calls and one fire call.

Nov. 26

Military News

U.S. Air Force Airman Caleb T. Cool graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cool is the son of Christopher T. Cool of Seldovia, Alaska. He also is the brother of Christiana M. Cool. The airman graduated in 2016 from Millennium High School, Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Town Crier

The Christian Science Society holds a Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m. Nov. 24 at its reading room, 3774 Bartlett Street. The service includes hymns, prayer and readings from the King James Bible and passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Time will be set aside for sharing testimonies and expressions of gratitude.

Town Crier

Gulf Watch Alaska presents a report on recent activities, with a lecture by Dan Olsen, a video by John Moranin from Prince William Sound, a video about herring monitoring, a slide show of Katmai near-shore research, a brief talk from Axiom Research, an overview of Gulf Watch Alaska and a short story by Donna Aderhold. The presentation is 7-8 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center seminar room. For more information, call Donna Aderhold at 226-4617.

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Homer Fire

Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 13 medical calls and three fire calls.

Nov. 3

HVFD, Kachemak Emergency Service and Homer Harbor officers went to a boat fire about 1:05 a.m. Upon arrival firefighters found a 32-foot boat fully engulfed in flames. Crews knocked down the fire within 10 minutes of arrival and did overhaul unto 4 a.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Obituaries

Herman N. Moonin Jr.

July 9, 1957-Nov. 3, 2016

Herman N. Moonin Jr. died on Nov. 3, 2016 with his wife and family by his side at his home in Anchorage.

“At the age of 59, Herman N. Moonin, Jr., has taken to his next journey,” his family said. “His life has included a long chapter of leukemia that he wrote with humor, patience hope, and extraordinary come backs.”

Herman was born at home July 9, 1957, in Port Graham, Alaska, to Annie and Herman Moonin Sr.

Town Crier

The Warren Miller ski adventure film, “Here There and Everywhere,” will be shown at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theater. The event is a fundraiser for the Kachemak Ski Club and the Homer Rope Tow. Door prizes will be given out, including a free bear viewing trip courtesy of Sasquatch Air, a free ticket Homer-to-Anchorage on Ravn Air and also passes for the Homer Rope Tow. Pictures and video of the ski hill will be shown before the show. The ski club holds its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Fat Olives Restaurant.

Town Crier

Homer Community Food Pantry holds its annual Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the Homer United Methodist Church. Local restaurants will donate soup and the Homer potters have made bowls for the event. To-go orders may be placed the morning of the event by calling 399-4574 and then picked up.

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. The topic is “Where Do We Go From Here?”, a discussion of how to continue the group and who will lead it.

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

Oct. 17-23

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to four medical calls and one fire call.

Homer Fire

Oct. 17-23

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to eight medical calls.

Kachemak
Emergency Services

Oct. 17-23

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to one medical call for a motor vehicle crash.

Homer Police

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.

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