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Parade applications

Applications are available for Sequim Irrigation Festival parade entries at Olympic Game Farm, KeyBank, the East Washington branch of Kitsap Bank or from Alice Beebe.

Applications must be returned by April 27 to Alice M. Beebe, parade chairman, 1421 Ward Road, Sequim, WA 98382.

Contact 683-4985 or www.irrigationfestival.com.



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 31 - Green salad, beef tips with peppers, steamed rice with barley, corn bread, peach crisp

Thursday April 1 - Cook's choice

Friday April 2 - Sliced tomatoes, Salis-bury steak with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, spinach, fruited gelatin

Monday April 5 - Green salad, poached fish, baked potato, mixed vegetables, lemon cake

Tuesday April 6 - Three-bean salad, turkey burger, home fries, citrus sections.



Thrift store extends hours

Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Store will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, April 3-17. The store is on the corner of Second Avenue and Bell Street in Sequim.

All white tag items in the store will be half-priced.

The shop features gently used clothing, kitchenware, furniture, jewelry, books and some tools. Call 683-7044.



Vegetarians/vegans meet

A vegetarian/vegan potluck and program is held at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the Adventist Community Services Center, 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim.

The April 7 potluck features a DVD on healthy nutrition.

Call 683-1414 or 360-385-0150.



Conservation election

Joe Murray was re-elected on March 2 to a three-year term on the Clallam Conservation District's board of supervisors. He ran unopposed for one of the three elected positions.

The other two elected supervisors are Don Hatler and Marilyn Pollock. The appointed supervisors are Nash Huber and Ben Smith.

The board identifies local conservation priorities, sets goals and oversees implementation of plans to protect soil, water, wildlife and other renewable natural resources.

The board meets at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Clallam Conservation District office, 1601 E. Front St. Suite A in Port Angeles.



Flags retired

Cub Scout Pack 4490 is collecting old American flags from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Safeway in Sequim.

All flags will be respectfully retired in an official burning ceremony at the pack's May overnight campout. The retirement service is free. Call 681-0753 or 461-9784.



Highway headache

Roadside maintenance on U.S. Highway 101 from Port Angeles to Gardiner will continue from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Thursday.

Flaggers will control one-way alternating traffic in both directions of the highway between Morse Creek and Old Gardiner Road.

The work is being done by the Washington State Department of Transportation.



No studded tires after April 1

Washington State Patrol troopers enforce a $124 fine for those who use studded tires after April 1.

In Washington, studded tires are legal from Nov. 1-March 31.

Washington State Department of Transportation encourages drivers, especially those heading into the higher elevations, to plan ahead and drive for conditions.

More information is at www.wsdot.wa.gov/winter, by phone at 5-1-1, or TTY line 800-833-6388. Highway advisory radio alerts are at 530 AM and 1610 AM.



Poet debuts book

Poet Sally Albiso debuts her book "Newsworthy" at the 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, program of "Enter Stage Left" in the Webster House at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The Enter Stage Left performance series continues through April. A $5 donation is suggested.

Contact 457-3532, pafac@olypen.com or www.pafac.org.



Manure needed, offered

Clallam Conservation District administers a Manure Share Program to connect people who have extra horse or livestock manure with people who want manure for their gardens.

Proper composting before use is recommended. Call 452-1912.





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