Town Crier Highlights


The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 16, offers Christmas gift wrapping from 1-5 p.m. daily Dec. 15 through Dec. 23 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve at Ulmer’s. Donations to support veterans programs are gratefully accepted. 



Mary Margaret Bush, 46, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.
     A native of Ohio, Mary recently returned to Ormond Beach from Homer, where she had lived for the past 12 years. Mary had a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and was a Certified Nursing Assistant.  She took great joy in caring for her patients.

Kayla Rodasti, 29, died Nov. 25, 2014. “She left this world for the next one,” her family said. A celebration of her life is at noon Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Peanut Farm in Anchorage. Another celebration of life was held on Dec. 2, 2014, in Homer. Her family said they were touched and humbled by the outpouring of love and affection that night. They were shown things about her through others that they never before saw.

Judith Ann Nester 

March 14, 1946-Nov. 21, 2014

Judith Ann Nester (nee Katski), 68, died at the Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Fla., on Nov. 21, 2014, after a long struggle with breast cancer.

Pet of the Week


Xelia Astelle Poolos was born at 8:40 a.m. Nov. 11, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Julianne Tomich and Nick Poolos. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Emelia Lee Field was born at 2:04 a.m. Dec. 12, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Jolene Balts and Mitchell Field. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

Gage David Boone was born at 3:27 a.m. Dec. 4, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Rhianna and Brady Boone. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. His grandparents are Tim and Cindy Carr of Homer and Marcia and the late David Boone of Homer.

Everly Noelle Hanson was born at 12:50 p.m. Dec. 3, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Lisa and Sam Hanson of Anchor Point. She weighed 7 pounds. Her grandparents are Linda Rauh of Homer and Stephen and Carol Hanson of Forks, Wash. Her big sister is Cheyenne and her big brothers are Austin and Luke.