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Comedian dies

Jay Sierra of Sequim died Monday night, March 22, reportedly with his family at his

side, the Sequim Gazette learned at press time.

Sierra, who adopted Sequim as his new hometown, was popular among the local club circuit. He entered a Seattle hospital a year ago with pancreatitis and returned home last summer.

A relapse of the condition put him into health trouble again.

Sierra was 36.

Senior menu

Here are the Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus, served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation $3. Menus are subject to change. Call 683-8491.

Wednesday March 24 - Pasta salad, roasted chicken, brussels sprouts, biscuits, fruit cobbler

Thursday March 25 - Cook's choice

Friday March 26 - Caesar salad, lasagna, green beans, garlic bread, fresh melon

Monday March 29 - Applesauce, baked ham with fruit glaze, sweet potatoes, broccoli, sherbet

Tuesday March 30 - Vegetable soup, herb baked fish, baked potato, mixed vegetables, bread pudding.

Sheriff's advisory committee

The Sheriff's Advisory Committee meets 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in the Emergency Operations Center in the basement of the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The agenda includes comments to the sheriff from representatives of each area of the county.

Call 417-2262.

Stop the Checkpoints

Stop The Checkpoints meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, in a residence because of the library's closure for a week. Contact 452-7534 or for the meeting location.

Discussion includes U.S. House of Representatives' immigration reform bill and points to be covered in the Senate's bill, which includes a national identity card and increased border and interior enforcement.

Stop The Checkpoints meets on the first Saturday each month to discuss issues and plan actions in support of civil liberties, ending racial profiling, raids and detentions; defending immigrant workers and their families.

New articles are posted weekly at

Christian lecturer

Suzanne Riedel, from Colorado, will be on the peninsula offering two lectures on prayer.

"Security and Living Without Fear" will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington, Sequim. "Realizing Your Closeness to God" will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar St., Port Hadlock.

Call 360-477-4884.

Easter block party

First United Methodist & Congregational Church hosts an Easter block party from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles.

Activities include Easter egg coloring, cookie decorating, flower arranging, a "bouncy room" for jumping, a cake walk, and an activity room for very young children and their parents.

Easter egg hunts for children 11 and younger will be held at 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2:45 and 3:15 p.m.

The party is free; donations are welcome.

Easter Sunday worship services will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 4, at the church. A continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m.

Newcomers Club

The Newcomers Club luncheon meeting on Tuesday, April 6, features Peninsula College president Thomas Keegan, who will talk about the college and its role in the community.

Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with luncheon at noon at the Red Lion Inn, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. Call 775-8747 by Thursday, April 1, to reserve a place.

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