Town Crier Highlights


Susie Amundson teaches Self Compassion for Women: Going Beyond Coffee, Chocolate and Wine from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Many Rivers. Learn about caring for yourself in the circle of care and kindness and how self compassion can reduce anxiety and rumination. For more information, call Amundson at 509-998-1009 or email The fee is $60 for the one-day class.



James E. Graham Jr.

March 1, 1943-Sept. 27, 2014

James Edward Graham Jr. of Homer, 71, died surrounded by family at Alaska Native Medical Center on Sept. 27, 2014, in Anchorage. 

“To the best man we’ve ever known. How do you sum up an amazing life in a few short paragraphs? Simply impossible. We are sure going to try, Dad,” his family said.

Jeffrey Allen “Ponytail” Geiser, 60, died suddenly at his home in Anchor Point on Aug. 11, 2014. Memorial services were held Aug. 15 and 16, 2014, at his North Fork riverside home.

Vada Lucille Moore of Anchor Point, 76, died Oct. 23, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

A celebration of Vada’s life is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Chapman School gym in Anchor Point. Her urn will be scattered with her husband, Stanley’s, next summer.

Vada was born Wednesday, Oct.19, 1938, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Albert Squires and Ruth (Buttles) Squires, where she went on to finish her education at Lee Vining High School in 1956 and Bakersfield Junior College in 1957.

Pet of the Week


Elyana Lynne Tutt was born at 11:37 p.m. Nov. 9, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Kailee Tutt and Colton Tutt. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Her grandparents are Jim and Patti Pollack and Steve and Beth Tutt, all of Homer.

Freya Luna Moss was born 11:47 a.m. Nov. 9, 2014, at home to Jillian Ras and Jazz Maltz with Right of Passage Midwifery assisting. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Her grandparents are Julie and John Ras of Olathe, Kan., and Donna and Kevin Maltz of Homer.

Jamison Patrick Knoll was born at 5:47 p.m. Oct. 20, 2014, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage to Jackie Kondak and Aaron Knoll. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.  His big brother is Carter Collins. Jamison’s grandparents are Doug and Margarida Kondak of Homer and Jim and Judy Knoll of Pelican Rapids, Minn. His great-grandparents are Al and Jean Kondak and Harvey and Carol Stone, all of Warren, Pa., and Manuel Vale of Ferragudo, Portugal.

Axel Manuel Jaime-Bernier born at 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2014, at home with Rite of Passage Midwifery to Maria and Bleu Bernier. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches long. He was welcomed by his grandmothers Robin Jaime of Anchor Point and Catherine Caitlin of Idaho. He was also welcomed by siblings Brandon, Cole and Jade.