Community news – Feb. 19

Bowl for Homer Kids’ Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters is sponsoring their annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser on Saturday, March 29. Teams and individuals are needed now to sign up and collect donations. Teams will meet at Kachemak Bowl in Homer to turn in their donations, then bowl and have pizza. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers.
People who cannot attend the bowling event can sign up to be “virtual bowlers,” collect donations and have the chance to win the top fundraising prizes.
All money raised will go to support the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Children and families are not charged to enroll in the program, therefore, community support from these donations and fundraisers are greatly appreciated.
For more information on how to start — or join a bowling team, contact Jenny at 235-8391. To donate to a team, go to

KPBSD to hold meeting at Land’s End

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Programs Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Harbor Room at Land’s End Resort in Homer.
The Federal Programs Committee comprises parents, community members and KPBSD staff. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. The committee provides input regarding services provided through Title I, Part A; Title II, Part A; Title I, Part C (Migrant Education); McKinney Vento (Students in Transition), and Title III, English Language Learners.
Please RSVP to Maribeth Snell at if you plan to attend. For questions or more information, contact Tim Vlasak, director of federal programs and assessments at, or Sandy Miller, assistant director, at Both can also be reached at (907) 714-8829.

How would you spend 160 million dollars?

Everyone interested in quality public education is invited to a public meeting about the 2014-2015 budget designed to provide a K-12 education for our local students on the Kenai Peninsula.We will look at what KPBSD did in 2013-2014. Please step up to the plate and attend a public budget forum.
Parents, employees, students, community members: you are all invited. Mark your calendar for one hour, and bring your inquiries and questions to KPBSD Budget 101, where you will learn about the district perspective, expenditures, revenues and where to find specifics for your neighborhood school.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m., Homer High library

Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

The February Truth, Justice and Reconciliation meeting is scheduled for Feb. 28 — the last Thursday of the month — at 5:30 p.m. in one of the north conference rooms at the Homer Public Library. E-mail questions to

KESA board meeting held Thursday

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will be holding a work session on Feb. 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. with their regular board meeting afterwards at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Rd.).  The public is welcome and for further information call 235-9811.  

Tattoo talent wanted

Ink Master, Spike TV’s tattoo reality competition series, is currently casting tattoo artists for season five and accepting home video submissions for the show.
Visit our website at for instructions on submitting a home video and for further details about our open casting calls.

Beware of phone scam

On Feb. 11, an employee at South Peninsula Hospital was contacted by a man identifying himself as an assistant chief of the Homer Police Department.
The caller ID on the man’s phone indicated that the call originated from the police department. The caller told the man a federal warrant would be issued for his arrest due to a lawsuit that was associated with the man’s social security number. The caller told the man to call him back at a different phone number to arrange payments so the warrant would not be issued.
The man called the Homer Police Department and verified that the call was not legitimate.
Research into this incident shows this is a common and ongoing scam in the Lower 48 since at least November.
The Homer Police Department urges the public to use caution when dealing with suspicious phone calls and never give out their credit card information or other personal information over the phone without verifying the identity and veracity of the calling party.

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