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)

January 19, 2016 Community Happenings

Cheryl Pearson

Service Jan. 23

A celebration of life for Cheryl Yasmine Pearson, 69, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Sitka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall.

Those attending may take a dish to share for the potluck meal.

Cheryl, longtime librarian at Kettleson Memorial Library, passed away in Oro Valley, Arizona, on Jan. 11, 2016, due to influenza complications.

 

Tsunami, BMS

Wrestling Friday

Sitka Tsunami Wrestling Club and Blatchley Middle School wrestling team will hold matches 5-6:30 p.m. Friday at Blatchley Middle School.

The public is invited.

 

Gajaa Heen Dancers

Family Event Weds.

Gajaa Héen Dancers for sixth- through12th-graders will hold a Family Engagement Night 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Career Center, behind Pacific High School.

Family members of students are welcome to attend. Venison stew and fried bread will be served.

Call Sitka Native Education Program, 966-1356, for more information or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Frank O. Williams

Reception Jan. 20

ANB Camp 1 and ANS Camp 4 will host a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 20, after the gravesite service for Frank O. Williams Jr. at the ANB Founders Hall.  All are welcome to attend. Donations of salads and desserts are appreciated.

 

 

4-H to Meet

The next 4-H meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. For more information contact Mary at 747-7509.

 

Chamber to Meet

Fred Reeder of Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska will present an overview of the 2016 cruise line calendar and discuss industry-related topics, including taxation and access, at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon noon Wednesday at Westmark Sitka.

The public is invited.

 

 

 

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