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)

Joyce Irene James

Services have been scheduled for Joyce Irene James, a longtime Kake resident who died there June 10.
    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Sitka Assembly of God Church. Following burial at Sitka National Cemetery, a reception will be held at the church. Those who wish to do so are welcome to take finger foods.
    Joyce was born April 12, 1935, in Heartland, Maine, the daughter of Priscilla Morrill (Annis) and Richard Mason. She grew up in Harmony, Maine.
    She married Wallace I. James Sept. 20, 1971, in East Bridgewater, Mass., and in 1972 they moved to his hometown of Kake.
    She was a beautician, and owned and operated a restaurant. She owned and was operating Town Taxi in Kake at the time of her death.
    She is survived by her husband, Wallace I. James of Kake; daughter Shawna Akins of Florida; son Mitchell James of Seattle and grandson Zachary James of Haines; son David Dalton  and grandson Michael Dalton, both of Kake; daughter Sarah Smith and son-in-law Michael Smith of Sitka; grandson Corey Kadake and granddaughter Chandler Kadake, both of Kake and granddaughter Hayley Smith of Kake and grandson Michael Smith Jr. of Sitka; and sister Sheila Bangs of Allentown, Fla..
    Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Maine also survive.

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