Letters – July 30

Say no to the ‘Bed Tax’

The bed tax would be a double tax, due to the sales tax. People would be taxed twice for the same “product.” How can any person in public office even consider such a thing?
Public servants could also consider a usage tax on fuel used to heat the home/business due to the “pollution.” How about an “eatery tax?”
The public servants could be like the IRS! “How much money did you earn last year? Good, send it to us.”
The bed tax is a double tax, no doubt about it! Greed, DAMN!
James R. Hadley

Thanks for higher education helping hands

I am writing to thank the Homer Electric Association, the Homer Ministerial Association, the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club, the Homer Elks Lodge and the Karen Hornaday Scholarship Endowment Fund for their generosity in the financial support of my higher education.
Starting this fall I will be attending Northwest Nazarene University to study Secondary Education with a focus in English. During this time I also intend to further my music education through participation in the choir, orchestra and in private lessons. Following my graduation from NNU, I hope to do a considerable amount of work both locally and abroad.
I am thankful for the numerous scholarship opportunities that are available to students in Homer and I am glad to be a part of a community that does so much to support its students in continuing education.
Thank you agin to the above mentioned organizations for your crucial support in funding my higher education, I am truly grateful.
Mattea Peters

Plea for better recycling efforts

I was born in Germany and moved to the USA after the war, with my husband. We had a family and now I live in Alaska in the long term care facility at the South Peninsula Hospital.
I am very concerned about recycling. I look out my window every day to this beautiful, beautiful land and can’t believe that people don’t have any heart to pick up their garbage and recycle. It just makes me cry! All the plastic and cans! Did you know it takes 1,000 years for plastic to break down, and all the damage it does just laying around to the environment and the animals?
Please, please, Homer. Help to recycle. Make it your passion!
Thank you for listening to an old lady!
Ilse Lee

Homer turns pink for Women’s Health

More and more pink flags are being raised as we lead up to Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s 20th Annual Breast Cancer Run and Ride at Mariner Park on Sunday Aug. 10. Each flag you see at local homes and businesses demonstrates commitment to helping women here in our community access breast cancer screening, treatment, education and other support services provided at no cost through Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic.
We’ve been going door to door sharing information on this fun sponsorship opportunity. Did we miss you? Would you like to be part of the “pinking” of Homer? Pink flag displays are available for a $100 donation, and pink car flags are available for $25 donation. To sponsor, give me a call at 235-6736, stop by the clinic at 3959 Ben Walters Lane, or email info@kbfpc.org.

As they say, movement is medicine — so join in on the Homer Breast Cancer Run and Ride to help women in our community while you help yourself!  Participants have the option to run, walk or bike either a 1-mile or 5-mile loop on the beach. The $35 registration will start at 8 a.m. before the 9 a.m. run and bike start, and pre-registration is available at kbfpc.org.

Thank you for your support!
Go pink for women’s health!
Susan Kaplan
Women’s Health Outreach Manager
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic

Ski “Cache” receives provisions

Kachemak Nordic Ski Club’s Junior Nordic program was able to fortify its inventory of youth ski rental equipment with a generous gift from the Tin Roof Fund, a donor advised fund at the Homer Foundation.
Through their generosity, our program will be able to outfit our growing participants with affordable, comfortable  equipment, which will be dispensed at the Community School’s Ski Swap in November.
Thank you for believing in the value of a healthy community and your support of keeping our kids active during our long winter.
Carlin Rauch
Program Director, KNSC Junior Nordic

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