OPENING SPLASH – Chaix Mooney shoots out of the water slide at the Mt. Edgecumbe Aquatic Facility Wednesday night. The pool was officially opened to the public Wednesday with an open swim. Scheduled public openings are lap swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 a.m.; and open swims 5-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The pool has an eight-yard lap pool attached to a walk-in therapy area and diving well. Other features include a climbing wall, dual diving boards and a water slide. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)
at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Kenneth A. Norris Dies; Former Resident was 91

Former Sitkan Kenneth Allen Norris, of Gentry, Arkansas, died January 23, 2019, at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was 91.
He was born August 5, 1927, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Walter Allen and Matilda Norris.
During World War II, Kenneth served the country in the U.S. Army, and during the Korean conflict he was in the U.S. Air Force.
He married Lucille Walker 58 years ago, and in 1963 they came to Sitka, where he worked for Alaska Pulp Co. They moved to Arkansas in 1985.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, son Larry and daughter Deborah.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille of the home; son Gary Norris and wife Rachel of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 28, at the First Baptist Church in Gentry. Burial will follow at Bell Cemetery, Watts, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., Sunday, January 27, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. To sign the online guestbook, visit

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