October 24, 2021

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Michael O’Meara’s cartoon for July 15, 2021.

Grateful to the Homer Emblem Club

I would like to increase my heartfelt appreciation to the Supreme Emblem Club in Homer, Alaska, for all they do to assistance active duty and veterans in our community, which include their monetary donation to 907VETS INC. and the inspiring Females Warriors Appreciation Weekend they place on in Homer June 18-20 at the Elks Lodge, which bundled Women of all ages serving from Fort Wainwright who ended up sponsored to vacation to Homer for a fishing vacation and to share ordeals.

As element of this party on June 19, I genuinely savored the ‘Thanksgiving Dinner” sharing time and stories with energetic responsibility and other ladies living in Homer and encompassing spots who served their country from a wide range of navy branches and moreover, their willingness to get the phrase out about veteran gatherings.

I am confident they have finished, will continue on to do, and are organizing a great deal extra that I am unaware of … A fantastic group!

Sharon Strutz-Norton, 907Vets Inc. member, VA Group Centered Outpatient Clinic [CBOC] Registered Nurse

When bread is extra than just foods

Bread is the personnel of everyday living, but it can be far more than just a supply of calories. Two thousand 20 saw a spike in the range of our neighborhood people having difficulties with foodstuff insecurity, and our caring community responded by donating resources and foods to attempt and deal with this will need. An exceptional example of this generosity is our neighborhood bakery, Two Sisters. Around the previous 14 months, Two Sisters Bakery has donated above 11,000 loaves of new bread to our food pantry! Their shipping carries on just about every 7 days in preparation of our distribution noon to 3 p.m. every Monday at the Methodist Church. The weekly shipping is not just delicious bread, it is an illustration of how much the people at Two Sisters Bakery care about our local community. It is bread whole of hope and compassion.

Thomas McDonough, Homer Neighborhood Food Pantry board president and volunteer

Thanks to Grace Ridge Brewing

The Kachemak Bay Conservation Culture (KBCS) desires to give an enormous thank you to Grace Ridge Brewing for the June “Tips” donation to our group. Organizations in our area have been pretty generous in their guidance of group non-revenue, which would make Homer so special. Sherry and Don Stead’s concept to share their tips with a unique 501(c)3 every single month has developed into $104, 500 (not such as 2021) in the previous five years. Now that is how a person compact idea can make a significant distinction.

Sincerely Roberta Highland, President, KBCS

Really don’t overthink election regulations

Thank you for your useful write-up in the June 24 Homer Information about our Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s attempt to “codify” its election protocols. Permit me state evidently that I believe in superior legislation and restrictions and productive enforcement of the identical. I also try out to comply with the “KISS” basic principle of maintaining it simple.

A administration trainer at the time advised versus overthinking problems. It appears that the new codifications are nearly anything but very simple and may possibly make the election officials’ jobs even more durable and most likely for much less pay out. Considering the fact that there is scant proof of voting troubles on the Kenai Peninsula, this would seem to be a basic circumstance of above wondering.

The skeptic in me miracles if the sponsors of this complex writing experienced support from afar, this kind of as the nationwide exertion to codify election procedures in numerous states. We don’t have to have to suppress the vote in Alaska or on the Kenai Peninsula. We have to have to get out and vote so anyone has possession in our authorities. The enemy is not them, it is us.

Will Files

Lions Club scholarship appreciated

As a latest graduate of Homer Significant Faculty, I would like to publicly thank Homer Kachemak Bay Lions Club for their economical aid of my college education and learning. It is an honor to be regarded via this scholarship, and I am grateful for all of the donors who have invested so generously in Homer’s youth. Thank you!

Jessica Sonnen

Grateful for the a few scholarships from Homer Basis

I am sincerely honored to have been selected for the Sutton James Miller Memorial Scholarship, the Drew Scalzi Memorial Scholarship and the Nursing Scientific studies Scholarship. Thank you to all these who have donated to these scholarships for the long run education of Homer graduates. I am humbled and grateful to accept these awards, and I will use them for my future in nursing.

As I start out my journey at the University of Alaska Southeast, I am confident that these scholarships will be used to aid me achieve my aims. Homer, Alaska is definitely the very best location to improve up.

Brianna Wise

Aye, laddy, the video games went properly

The Kachemak Bay Scottish Club (KBSC) had yet another great weekend for the 10th Kachemak Bay Highland Games. An energetic discipline of athletes broke a lot of area information, and the young ones had a possibility to get started off in the sport at the youngster functions. The food was good and many thanks to Captain’s Coffee for serving up good Scottish fare.

A huge many thanks to the following that furnished assistance that manufactured this year’s Video games possible: The Anchorage Scottish Club and the Scottish American Athletic Association, Northern Rockies Division for the Experienced Judging. KBSC expresses a significant thanks to Michael Warburton at Ocean Shores Vacation resort, Kate Mitchell at Nomar, Homer Electrical Association, Alaska Communications, The Grog Store, IBEW Local 1547, The Metropolis of Homer Parks Department and all the individuals who turned out to take pleasure in the online games and the audio of the Harp Twins, The Whiskey Jacks and Piper Tim Kincaid.

Let us do it once more next 12 months.

Robert Archibald, President and Athletic Director,

Kachemak Bay Scottish Club

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