WEEKEND HANGOUT – Gina Lusher, foreground right, and other Sitka Cirque aerialists rehearse Thursday night for this weekend’s show, Cirque Noir, at the 207 Smith Street studio. The show includes cage dancers, live music and champagne. Kids from first grade through high school will have a separate fundraiser showcase event Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets for both shows are available online at sitkacirque.com. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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September 21, 2022, Community Happenings

Colleen Meabon

Services Scheduled

A service and celebration of life for Colleen Barbara (Jimmy) Meabon are being planned this weekend.

A service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Sunday, a celebration of her life will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Halibut Point Recreation Area, in the large shelter.

Colleen died Aug. 28 in Sitka at the age of 73.


Cards may be sent to Heather at P.O. Box 496, Sitka, or 107 Lance Drive Apt. L.


Dinner and Movie

Event Sept. 27

The public is invited to join Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s social services department noon-2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi for a shared meal and the viewing of Molly of Denali episode, ‘‘Grandpa’s Drum.’’

The program is being held to ‘‘honor and uphold survivors and intergenerational survivors of the Indian residential school system, and to commemorate those who didn’t return home,’’ organizers said.


Those with questions can contact Harper Glazer at (907) 747-7293 or harper.glazer@sitkatribe-nsn.gov.


VBS for Youths

Ages 4 years through fifth grade are invited to a VBS-style night of songs, games and activities 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Sitka Assembly of God.


Life Celebration

For Bertha Karras

A celebration of life for Bertha Karras, 90, will be 12:30-5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Centennial Hall.

Bertha Lucille Jacobs was born Aug. 20, 1931, and died quietly April 19 surrounded by family at her son Ernie’s home. She had suffered an aneurysm.

Those attending can take a dish to share, such as a veggie tray, fruit, cheese and crackers, reindeer sausage, sandwiches or salmon dip.

Correspondence may be sent to Cass Pook, 104 Kelly Street, Sitka AK 99835.



 Support Classes for

Eating Disorders

Parents, adult siblings, spouses, roommates and friends supporting an individual with an eating disorder are invited to a free training.

The Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance is offering a free training with Dr. Laura Hill on ways to support a loved one’s recovery using the latest genetic and neurobiological research.

Training is set 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 on Zoom.

Register at www.akeatingdisordersalliance.org/workshops. For information, contact Melissa Wentzel at (907) 738-0462.


Museum Artist to

Speak Saturday

Sheldon Jackson Museum Alaska Native artist-in-residence Debra Dzijuksuk O’Gara (Tlingit, Yup’ik, Irish) will give a talk titled “Cultural Significance of Ravenstail and Chilkat Weaving” on Saturday.

Call the museum at (907) 747-8981 to reserve a spot to attend in-person.

Zoom details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87295050342?pwd=OEhsK05TT0FqNHE1RkdMbXRoem1aUT09; meeting ID: 872 9505 0342; and passcode: 123602.

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At a Glance

(updated 9-12-2023)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, September 12.

New cases as of Tuesday: 278

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 301,513

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,485

Case Rate per 100,000 – 38.14

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 152.50

Cases in last 7 days – 13

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,575

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






December 2003

The Sawmill Cove Industrial Park board of directors endorsed a final contract tuesday for the city to sell a minimum of 40 million gallons of reservoir water per year to an export company based in New York City. ... under the contract Quest would have the right to purchase up to 1 billion gallons of water per year at 1 cent per gallon



December 1973

 The City and Borough of Sitka conducted a community public opinion poll evaluating municipal services and facilities. ... The overall results gave this priority order: 1. roads and highways; 2. water and sewer; 3. downtown parking; 4. garbage collection and disposal; 5. hospital and medical facilities; 6. planning and zoning; 7. boat harbors.


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