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)

October 22, 2015 Community Happenings

Kids Carnival

Slated Oct. 31

Blatchley Middle School’s annual Kids Carnival will run 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. It will include carnival games, face-painting, cotton candy, concessions, a cake walk, prizes, a bouncy house and a Scholastic book Fair.

The carnival is for children ages 2-12. Anyone with questions, or wanting to volunteer, can call Kari at 752-7323 and leave a message.

The carnival benefits reading programs at Blatchley.


Live Music at

Lutheran Church

Live music by Fishing for Cats and homemade ice cream will be featured at Sitka Lutheran Church 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.

The public is invited to the fellowship hall, located in the basement of the church.



Reception Oct. 24

A wedding reception for Mark Hadfield and Amy McEntire  will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Halibut Point Recreation Area main shelter.

Friends of the couple are invited to drop by.


Unitarians to Meet

Sunday’s Unitarian Fellowship program will explore the question “What is the soul?”, with the opportunity to express answers through simple poetry and imagery.

Fellowship begins at 10:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 10:45 a.m. Soup and bread follow the program at noon. The Fellowship Hall is located at 408 Marine Street, with parking behind off Spruce Street.



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