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 24, 2015 Community Happenings



Pioneers to Meet

Pioneers of Alaska Igloos 22 and 12 will meet Thursday, Sept. 3, at Sitka Methodist Church on Kimsham Street. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6. A short business meeting will feature convention plans. Pioneers and friends are welcome.


Open House Set

At KGH School

Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School will host an open house for all students and parents 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Parents and students may proceed to the child’s classroom and meet their teachers.

School pictures for KGH will be taken the morning of Sept. 14. Teachers will hand out picture packets for students to take home.

Community photos are at KGH 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.

New student registration packets and information are available at KGH 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily.

Those with questions may call 747-8395.


Memorial Aug. 29

For William Stortz

A memorial service honoring the life of William Stortz will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in the Odess Theater in Allen Auditorium on Sheldon Jackson Campus.

The service will be followed by a community potluck in Sweetland Hall. Local foods are encouraged and beverages are welcome. Those taking food should drop it off at Sweetland Hall cafeteria before arriving to the service in Odess Theater.



Painting Class

To Use Berries

The public is invited to join in a First Friday event, “A Berry Good Harvest!” 5-8 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Island Artists Gallery, 205 B Lincoln St.

Participants will paint small images using inks made from local berries.

‘‘Bring your imagination, we’ll supply the rest,’’ organizers said. ‘‘Help us celebrate the bounty of summer and the richness of our community.’’

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 747-6536.


Story Time Set

‘‘Star Wars and Star Planets’’ will be the theme of the next preschool story time at Kettleson Memorial Library 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. The program includes readings, rhymes, songs and a craft project. Everybody is welcome.

For more information call the library at 747-8708.


Volunteers Sought

For Math Event

More than 250 visitors from across Alaska and Outside will attend the 2015 Alaska Math and Science Conference ( Oct. 23-25 in Sitka.

Volunteers are needed to help make the event successful, including staffing a welcome table throughout the conference, organizers said.

For information or to volunteer, contact Rebecca Himschoot at 738 6744.



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