Town Crier Highlights


NOMAR kicks off its Christmas season with its annual Open House with Santa Claus starting at noon Nov. 29. A Homer tradition, the event marks the 23rd year NOMAR has been on Pioneer Avenue. Santa arrives at 1 p.m. and will be available for consultations and photographs until 3 p.m. NOMAR is open seven days a week for the holidays: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays and open until 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. 



Beverly J. Griffeth

May 8, 1935-Nov. 13, 2015

Longtime Homer resident Mrs. Beverly Jean Griffeth, 80, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. 

Private graveside services will be held at Hickerson Cemetery. A celebration of life will held at a later date. Pallbearers will include Wes Schacht, Tom Butcher, Kenneth Schacht, Fritz Schacht, Jeff Roehl, Ryan Johannes and Justin Johannes. Please contact Wes for more information at 907-299-7470; no text messages, please. 

Peter E. Biegel

Oct. 4, 1934-Nov. 7, 2015 

Peter Eugene Biegel, 81, died from cancer at his Soldotna home with his family by his side on Nov. 7, 2015. 

He was born Oct. 4, 1934, in Wisconsin to Nell (Mohr) and Raymond Biegel. With eight of his brothers and sisters, they moved to Arizona when he was 9. There he attended high school at St. Mary’s in Phoenix. 

Roy V. Baskin

March 1, 1949-Nov. 6, 2015

Roy V. Baskin died Nov. 6, 2015, in Odessa, Texas, after a brief illness. He died of pulmonary complications.

He was born March 1, 1949, in Odessa, Texas. He attended Permian High School and graduated in 1967. 

Roy’s mom, Mattie V. Baskin, always insisted that he be addressed as Roy V. because his father’s name also was Roy. 

Pet of the Week


David Patrick Rae was born at 6:18 p.m. Nov. 22, 2015, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna to Joy R. and Joshua D. Rae of Anchor Point. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. His grandparents are Delia Douglass of Milwaukie, Ore., and Guy Douglass of Homer, the late Dennis Rae, and Joe and Juanita Proctor of Flourisant, Colo., and Jerry McKennon of Tualatin, Ore. He joins his siblings, Ethan Rae, 5, and Kody Rae, 2.

Selma Chantelle Johnson was born at 8:40 p.m. Nov. 15, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Lila and Nate Johnson. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Her grandparents are John and Judy Little of Ashland, Ore., and Kathy and Arn Johnson of Homer. She joins her big brothers, Sawyer, 4, and Wylder, 3.

Mitsue Iwashita Olson was born at 4:30 a.m. Nov. 12, 2015, to Shizue and Daniel Olson. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Her grandparents are Linda and Vince Manning of Minneapolis, Minn., Tom and Sue Ann Olson of Mancos, Colo., and Ryutayo and Sekiko Iwashita of Kumamoto, Japan.



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