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Announcements

Please report sandhill crane colt (chick) sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch. Include location, date, time and number of colts when first seen to reports@cranewatch.org or 235-6262.

Quilters can enter their quilts, wall hangings and wearable art for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik. Register entries in Homer from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Aug. 8 at Ulmer’s. For more information call Karrie Youngblood at 399-2085.

Obituaries

Obituaries

Jerry Scholes, a long time Homer resident, died July 14, 2014. “He joined his parents and his beloved wife and dance partner, Mary, in Heaven,” his family said.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Oct. 19, 2014, at Grace Bible Church (Kachemak Community Center) at the corner of East End Road and Bear Creek Drive.

“In lieu of flowers, a contribution to your favorite charity in Jerry’s honor is a wonderful way to commemorate his life,” his family said.

Jason Austin Williams, 23, died May 31, 2014, in Dallas, Ore., from a blood clot after going through surgery two days earlier. A private memorial will be held in Homer, and his ashes will be spread where his mother’s were on Poot Peak across Kachemak Bay from Homer.

Anchorage resident Bailey Ruth Gillis, 18, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 14, 2014.

A celebration of Bailey’s life was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Anchorage Lutheran Church, 1420 N Street in Anchorage, with a reception following.

Bailey was born Sept. 30, 1995, to Vern and Karen Gillis in Anchorage. She was born with congenital cytomegalovirus, a burden shared by too many.  

Pet of the Week

Births

Marisa May Tangman was born at 6:29 a.m. July 25, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Janelle Gassler and Zachariah Tangman of Anchor Point. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Her grandparents are Starlet Tangman, Steven Tangman, both of Anchor Point, Debra Steik, Leo Crocker, both of Homer, and Matthew Gassler of Minnesota.

Hudson Douglas DeBlaay was born at 8:09 p.m. July 6, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Dayla and Joel DeBlaay. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. His grandparents are David and Gloria Williams of Spring Creek, Nev., and Terry and Traci DeBlaay of Hillman, Mich.

Leonidas George Demas was born at 8:21 p.m. June 30, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Candace and Sebastian Demas of Nanwalek. He weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces. His grandparents are Jerry and Pauline Demas and Vincent Evans, all of Nanwalek.


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