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NPBA hosts candidate forum
The North Peninsula Building Association hosts a candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. Cost for dinner is $16.
Guests will be Jim McEntire, candidate for county commissioner; Pete Duncan and John Miller, candidates for the Sequim City Council; and Drew Schwab, Dan DiGuillio and Don Perry, candidates for the Port Angeles City Council.
Nominations for the NPBA Board of Directors will be read and nominations taken from the floor.
To RSVP, call FaLeana Wech at 452-1860 or e-mail

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. 24-hours reservation required. Call 683-8491.
Thursday Oct. 27: Green salad, Salisbury steak, buttered noodles, gravy, vegetable and dessert
Friday Oct. 28: Community chicken dinner at Suncrest
Monday Oct. 31: Community spaghetti dinner at Suncrest.
Tuesday Nov. 1: Cottage cheese with pineaple, turkey tetrazzini, vegetables and dessert.
Wednesday Nov. 2: Lettuce with three-bean salad, baked potato, broccoli with cheese and dessert.

Genealogy Library holds special Saturday hours
In honor of Family History Month, the Clallam County Genealogical Society will be open from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, for genealogy research. The CCGS Research Library, 931 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles, has a wealth of research material at hand. Computers are available with access to ancestry, world vital records, Fold 3 and American Ancestor. Call 417-5000.

Friends of Library members sale

The Friends of Sequim Library hold a members only book sale from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Members may bring friends and memberships will be sold at the door.

4-H welcome meeting

The Pure Country 4-H club is having a meeting for new and returning members at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Fairview Bible Church, 385 O’Brien Road, Port Angeles.
If you are interested in club membership or more information, come to the meeting and/or call club director Julie Mowbray at 457-5403 to pre-register. For more information, visit The annual member fee is $20.

Elwha webcams

The online link to the real-time webcams at the Elwha Dam Removal site is www.

Veterans Park bell ringing

On the last Friday of every month a ceremonial bell ringing is held at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park on Lincoln Street in Port Angeles.
The 15-20 minute ceremony honors by name, branch of service and conflict all Clallam County veterans and servicemen and servicewomen who have died in the previous month. There is a formal presentation of the United States flag, a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.” All are invited to pay tribute.
Masons hold Sunday breakfasts
Port Angeles Masonic Lodge #69 hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.
Requested donation is $3 for children under 13, $5 for seniors 65+ and $8 for adults. Proceeds benefit charity and scholarship funds.

Winter Wishes planners seek donations

Organizers of the Sequim High School Winter Wishes assembly are seeking donations from the community for the Dec. 15 event.
Winter Wishes grants wishes to SHS students depending upon the request and items available. Organizers are accepting cash donations; after Nov. 3, they will have a list of items needed for the event.
Those who wish to donate may contact student Marissa Haner at 809-3347 or teacher/advisor Jennifer Van De Wege at 460-4604.

First weekend voting is light
The Clallam County Auditor’s office received 1, 219 ballots as of Oct. 24. This is 2.7 percent of the 45,710 registered voters, according to County Auditor Patricia Rosand. Normally about 5 percent of ballots are returned over the first weekend.
Any voter who has not yet received a ballot should call the Auditor’s Office at 417-2221 for a replacement and an address verification. Ballots must be postmarked or placed into a drop box by Nov. 8.

Australia Day at Legacy

Legacy Canine Behavior and Training, 252 Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim, hosts guest instructor Alexis Davison from Adelaide, Australia, for an afternoon of “Aussie”-themed fun from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Dogs and their owners will participate by playing Australian games designed to help practice basic pet dog manners skills.
There is space available for 14 dog/handler teams. Call for fees. Dog/handler teams should have completed a Legacy class. To register or for further information, contact Legacy at 683-1522 or www.legacy

Biomass talk scheduled for P.T.
Dr. Bill Sammons, a national expert on biomass combustion, provides a public presentation on the risks and impacts of burning biomass for energy at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 26, at the Community Center on Lawrence and Tyler streets in Port Townsend.
Sammons, a board-certified pediatrician from Massachusetts with a subspecialty certification in behavioral and developmental pediatrics, brings a comprehensive approach to the issue. For more information, contact Elaine Bailey at 360-379-9889 or

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