Community news – May 8

Waclawski named Homer High principal

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has announced the new Homer High School principal is Doug Waclawski. At Homer Middle School the principal is Kari Dendurent and Paul Banks Elementary School principal is Eric Pederson.
Port Graham-Seldovia principal Sheryl Hingley is now the Sterling and Cooper Landing School regional administrator.
This leaves open several other positions: Homer High School Assistant Principal, Susan B. English – Seldovia, Principal/Teacher and a director of Human Resources.

Women’s health outreach begins Sunday

Women’s health is a hot-button topic these days and the information out there can be confusing.
That’s why Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is participating in National Women’s Health Week from May 12 – 18 to empower, educate and encourage women and girls of all ages about their health and how to stay healthy.
‘Women’s Health Week 2013: Reaching Across the Bay, is funded by a grant from the Office on Women’s Health. This year the clinic is using the grant to outreach women across the bay in Seldovia and host a free clinic in Seldovia on May 18.
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is a community-based, member-supported non-profit corporation formed in 1983 by a group of volunteers concerned with the need for low-cost and informative reproductive health care for the southern Kenai Peninsula. Its mission is to provide broad access to reproductive health care services and education in a supportive and empowering environment.
Seldovia residents can get an annual well-woman visit in Seldovia on May 18 and schedule a mammogram at South Peninsula Hospital all in one trip. They are also offering birth-control consults and STD testing — services provided regularly at the clinic in Homer — as part of the effort to include more women on the southern Kenai Peninsula in their mission.
Women’s Health Outreach workers will go door-to-door in Seldovia in the weeks prior to the free clinic to help educate potential clients and schedule appoints. Also, KBFPC will provide information and free HIV screenings at the Seldovia Health Fair on May 4.
‘Women’s Health Week: Reaching Across the Bay’ is about supporting women to seek out the tools they need to take care of their bodies and general wellbeing. With reproductive health care experiencing turbulent and unsure times, they want to keep women informed about health guidelines and make sure we are providing the most current, evidence-based information. National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health.
For more information contact Jillian at 235-3436.

Seeing Principal Gee off

A special casual gathering for Homer High School Principal Allan Gee and his family will be on Monday from 5:30-6:30 in the Homer High School Commons. This event is open to anyone who would like to attend as folks wish the Gee family well in their move from Alaska.

Cowboy Cabaret coming up

Saturday, May 18 at Alice’s Champagne Palace the 6th annual Cowboy Cabaret will begin at 5 p.m. with a dinner provided by Alice’s. All proceeds from this family friendly event will go to benefit the multi-use Cottonwood Horse Park. The evening of entertainment includes cowboy poetry and songs by the Homer Ukulele Society, the S-Curves with Sunrise Kilcher, Sally Wells and Sharon Schultz. People will sign up to read their poetry at the event. The event is sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association with Cowboy Mark Marette as emcee.  Marette lives by McNeil Canyon and does horseback ride tours of the upper bay area.
Tickets $25 for adults and $10 for children are available at the Homer Bookstore.  Please contact Jackie 299-1851 to reserve a table and Tim 299-2780 if you would like to perform.

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