FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

August 3, 2015 Community Happenings

Easter Group Meets

The Easter Group will meet on 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at St. Peter’s Episcopal See House.

The Easter Group works with other service providers in Sitka to end extreme poverty and empower people, and interested people are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Julia Smith at 738-6336/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Races Set for

Seafood Festival

All are invited to join in the Sitka Seafood Festival tote race, fish-head bobbing and fish-head toss contests Saturday, Aug. 8.

Sitka Sound Seafoods, Seafood Producers Co-op, Murray Pacific and Martin Construction are sponsoring the events.

Totes, goggles and rubber gloves are being supplied.

For more information, call Linda at 747-6985 or 206-229-1061.

 

Poet to Read

Ishmael Hope, of Juneau and Sitka, will read from his new poetry collection, ‘‘Courtesans of Flounder Hill,’’ 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln Street.

 

 

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