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Grass fire yields

arson arrest

A Sequim man was arrested for arson July 31 after a fire was reported north of Washington Street near Blake Avenue. No one was injured and no buildings were damaged.

Officers responded at 10:20 p.m. Friday to a suspicious fire in the area of 90 S. Rhodefer Road in Sequim. It was estimated at 70 feet by 50 feet.

While en route, officers were notified of a man running from the area.

He later was identified as Maximillion Deak, a 20-year-old white male and Sequim resident.

When officers arrived, witnesses directed them to another man who was trying to detain Deak in the intersection of Blake Avenue and Washington Street.

Officers arrested Deak and booked him in Clallam County Jail on charges of second-degree arson and minor in possession of alcohol.

They also collected the suspected accelerant associated with the fire.

Humane Society benefit

There will be a benefit for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Eagles Club, 110 Penn St., Port Angeles. Musical entertainment will be by Amsterjam, JustUs, Testify, Thom Sparks and Smokin' Joe's R&B Review. There also will be food and door prizes.

The price is $10 per person, $15 per couple. All proceeds will benefit the shelter. Call Joe or Clare Wilson at 360-797-3114 for more information.

Sequim duplicate bridge results

_ July 23

1. Arlene Nunnally-June Nelson; 2. Jim Wiitala-Charles Williams; 3. Vern Nunnally-Wilma Lambert; 4. Bill Farnum-Jim De Vogler.

_ July 24

N/S: 1. Larry Phelps-Bob Wilkinson; 2. Frank Brown-Jim Wiitala; 3. Thomas Larsen-Patrick Thomson; 4. Helen Stratton-Paul Stratton.

E/W: 1. Carol Keller-Wilma Lambert; 2. Jack Real-John Anderson; 3. Mary Norwood-June Nelson; 4. Gert Wiitala-Ted Miller.

_ July 27

N/S: 1. Paula Cramer-Wilma Lambert; 2. Arlene Nunnally-Jim Tilzey; 3. Suzanne Berg-Tom Loveday; 4. Carol Keller-Larry Phelps.

E/W: 1. Judy Hagelstein-Mona VanDyke; 2. Frank Brown-Jim Wiitala; 3. Vern Nunnally-Charles Williams; 4. Frank Herodes-Nancy Herodes.

For more information on the Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club, e-mail Marlis Panchyshyn, club manager, at or call 681-3090. Potential players who need partners should call Ruby Mantle, 683-5635.

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