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Financial Peace University, a 13-week program, will take place at Calvary Chapel, 91 S. Boyce Road, Sequim. The classes will begin Tuesday, Sept. 9, and will be taught by Dave Ramsey, author and personal money manager. For more information or to register, contact Harry Damian at 683-8887.

Ted Keehn as been selected as Employee of the Month for August at Caregivers Home Health in Port Angeles.

Lesley's Hair Biz will close Aug. 15 and Jade's Hair House will move to its location, 495 E. Spruce St., Unit 1 in Sequim. Call or stop by. 681-0499

Pet Door Design System is a new product offered by Sequim Village Glass, 761 Carlsborg Road, located in the historical Carlsborg Old Grocery Store and Post Office building. The Patio Pet Door Conversion system allows a door to be closed or open fully without loss of function or opening width. There is a sample of the Pet Door System at Sequim Village Glass. Call 582-3098 for further information.

Verna K. Harms, Ph.D., ARNP, has joined the staff at Primary Care Sequim & Walk-In Clinic. Harms was an associate professor of nursing at Seattle University for six years. She is taking appointments, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday.

Denise Endres, certified medical assistant, also has joined the staff. She grew up in Sequim and obtained her certification in Alaska.

Primary Care Sequim & Walk-In Clinic is located at 520 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 582-1200 to schedule appointments.

According to Innovation Law Group, Ltd., the U.S. Trademark Office has issued a federal trademark registration to Sequim Lavender Growers Association for its Lavender Capital of North America service mark. The mark was issued to Sequim Lavender Growers Association for arranging agricultural and educational conferences relating to all aspects of lavender cultivating and for using lavender products for medicinal and culinary purposes in gardening and landscaping. For more information, Sequim Lavender Growers Association can be reached at 681-3035.

The Soho Asian Bistro was recently remodeled. The restaurant, at 134 W. Front St., Port Angeles, is owned by Don Mai. It is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday and Saturday and can be reached at 417-8966.

First Step Family Support Center, a United Way agency, recently was awarded $163,000 from the Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse for its new Parent-Child Assistance Program.

PCAP, originally developed at the University of Washington, is a home visitation program that will serve 30 extremely high-risk pregnant or postpartum Clallam County women who abuse alcohol and/or drugs during pregnancy. First Step's intensive case management service efforts will seek to reduce alcohol and drug use and reduce other risk behaviors and address the health and social well-being of mothers and their children. The goals of PCAP are 1) to help mothers obtain treatment, maintain recovery and resolve the myriad problems associated with substance abuse, 2) ensure that children are in a safe environment and receiving appropriate health care, 3) effectively link families with community resources and 4) demonstrate successful strategies to reduce future drug- and alcohol-affected children.

Mindi Blanchard, M.Ed., CPG, will speak at a workshop titled "Identifying Cognitive Decline" to be held at Bridge Builders, Ltd., 305 S. Sequim Ave., Suite A, Sequim, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14. Learn how to identify early signs of cognitive decline, what can be done to compensate and when to ask for help. The workshop is limited to 12 attendees to allow for individual questions. This qualifies as continuing education for caregivers. There is a $10 charge for a continuing education certificate.

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