Community News – March 12

See what $10 can get you?



Homer resident Jim Jones bagged this bull buffalo with a $10 lottery ticket. Four 338 Winchester bullets took him down — three in the lungs and one in the head. Jones said this is the first time he has entered the lottery, which allows hunting in the Delta Junction area. The 8-10 year old bull weighs approximately 1,500 pounds. Jones plans to mount the head and tan the hide.

Scavenging for nonprofits

The American Legion 30th-annual scavenger hunt begins 11 a.m., March 16 at 2410 East End Road. The event ends at the Otter Room/Best Western Bidarka with a $10 corned beef and cabbage dinner.
Each team pays a $25 entry fee, which goes to the winning team’s nonprofit organization. A silent and Chinese auction will begin at 6 p.m.

Become a confident communicator
SVT Health and Wellness in Homer is offering a six-week course that builds skills that can lead to better health and more satisfying relationships. The course is offered March 26 through April 30 and runs from 6-8 p.m. Pre-register by March 19 by calling Michelle Waclawski at 299-7906. The cost is $120.

Learning to love at CACS

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is currently accepting applications for its summer high school internship program. Participants will gain skills in nature interpretation and teaching, public relations, research and monitoring and other behind-the-scenes duties like trail maintenance and program preparation.
A March 12 informational meeting will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. at CACS Headquarters. This is a great way to build a resume and references for future career options. Spend your summer outdoors in Alaska, learning about what you love and loving what you learn.

Emergency preparedness fair

The Church of Latter Day Saints will hold a preparedness fair on Saturday, March 15, from noon-4 p.m. at 2821 East End Road. There will be information and demonstrations on food storage and recipes, water storage and treatment, first aid, 72-hour kits, pet needs and more. All are welcome.

Alaska students compete in poetry recitation

Homer High School student John Sarmiento joined nine other students in the March 11 Poetry Out Loud state finals in Anchorage.
The annual competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: 25 years of prevention

The Pratt Museum commemorates the 25th anniversary of the March 24, 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill with an hour-long presentation and discussion on Thursday at 6 p.m.
The presentation includes history of the spill, changes made since the spill to help protect the environment and affected communities, and prevention work that will continue to be needed. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Matlock

WANTED: garden guru

Want to work with little kids in the dirt? Folks at Paul Banks Elementary School are currently putting together their garden and greenhouse planting schedule. 
Dedicated parents are helping too, but they could use a little consistent help from someone in the community who could act as a resource/guide to shepherd them through the season. If interested, please call 235-6953.

Or … you could just share

If you would like to get in the dirt, but don’t have a good place to garden; or if you have a space and no time to plant, visit the Alaska Commons website. 
This website is the perfect tool for connecting gardeners to gardens. Put your place on the map, post your needs and let’s get gardening.   

Refuge accepting applications

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for summer jobs for the Youth Conservation Corps. Eligible applicants are 15-18 years of age and live in or have lodging available in the local commuting area.
Applications will be accepted until April 18 and are available at the Refuge Visitor Center, the Alaska Employment Service Office in Kenai, or from local high school career counseling offices.
Positions will be filled via a random selection process and selected applicants will be notified by phone no later than May 2. Youth will work 40 hours each week from June 2 through July 25 and receive $8.95 per hour.
Job duties include trail maintenance and rehabilitation, cabin restoration, campground maintenance, litter collection, biological assistance and visitor information services. For additional information, please contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge office during regular business hours at 262-7021

Join in celebration and encouragement

Alaska Bible Institute celebrates its 2014 graduation on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the ABI campus, 1295 Mission Road.
Because of limited space and no childcare, organizers ask that guests be high school-age or older. 

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