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Dickinson to address Democratic Club
Sequim Police Chief Bill Dickinson is the speaker for the Clallam County Democratic Club monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 11, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.
After a business meeting and the election of officers, Dickinson will address the club, focusing on public safety issues in Sequim and the east end of Clallam County. He also will describe how the various law enforcement agencies coordinate their activities.
The meeting is open to the public.

Funds raised for medical expenses
A fundraiser will be held for uncovered medical expenses for Laura Hudson from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.
There will be refreshments and live music at no charge. Call 683-1943.

Humane Society to host pet licensing clinic

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society hosts a licensing clinic from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the shelter, 2105 W. Highway 101, Port Angeles. All cats and dogs in Clallam County are required to be licensed.
Bring proof of each pet’s rabies vaccine in order to purchase a license. A yearly license is available for $10 for spayed/neutered animals. A lifetime license is available for $50 if the pet is spayed/neutered, has its rabies vaccine and has a microchip.
Call 457-8206 with questions.

Public input sought on Dungeness refuge plans

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comments on the preliminary draft alternatives of the Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.
To provide information and answer questions, the service will host open house meetings from noon-2 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.
Organizers will present draft versions of three management alternatives and ask for comments and concerns, due by Feb. 18.
For more information, call the Refuge Complex office at 457-8451 or go to www.fws.gov/pacific/planning/main/docs/wa/docsdungeness.htm.

Parks & Rec Board vacancy

The Parks and Recreation Board is seeking a Sequim city resident to fill a vacancy. This board has eight members and is an advisory group to the city council.
The term of the position is three years. The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Applications are available at Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., by calling 683-4139 or on the website at www.sequimwa.gov.
Submit applications to City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at Sequim City Hall. The position is open until filled.

Presentation energizes job searches

Kimberly Tickner of WorkSource Clallam County presents “Your Job Search: How to Make It Positive, Efficient and Effective!” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Program attendees will leave with proven strategies for finding and landing the right job.
The program is free and open to the public; preregistration is not required. For more information, go to www.nols.org or contact Sequim branch manager Lauren Dahlgren at 683-1161.

Author offers writing salon series
Ruth Marcus, former columnist, published author and fiction writer, offers an ongoing series of four-week writing salons titled “Pen to Paper to Publish” beginning the week of Jan. 16. Beginning and intermediate writers may choose either a Monday or Thursday salon, noon-2 p.m. For fees and more information, visit www.RuthMarcus-WritersCoach.com or call 681-2205.

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 Jan. 12: Beet salad, corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots, dessert
Friday Jan. 13: Community chicken dinner at Suncrest
Monday Jan. 16: Closed for holiday
Tuesday Jan. 17: French onion soup, beef burgundy, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, dessert
Wednesday Jan. 18: Broccoli slaw, fish fillet, onion rings, cantaloupe, dessert.

FourC hosts Wild Olympics panel
Concerned Citizens of Clallam County (FourC) kicks off its monthly educational presentations with a conversation about the Wild Olympics proposal at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.,
Sequim. Speakers include Carol Johnson of the North Olympic Timber Action Committee, Bill Pickell of Washington Contract Loggers Association and Jim Gift, Wild Olympics Representative.
The meeting is open the public. Send questions to fourc.info@yahoo.com by Jan. 18.

Democrats hold town hall meeting

The Clallam County Democratic Party hosts its first public meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Port Angeles City Council chambers, 321 E. Fifth St.
Party chairman Matthew Randazzo gives the annual state of the party update and there will be a town hall meeting with County Commissioner Mike Chapman.
The event is free and open to the public.

Online option added for food worker class
Food workers in Clallam County may take the food worker class online as well as in person. A link from the “Online Services” menu of the county’s website, www.clallam.net/, will take users to the instructions and test. Once they have passed the online test, users have five days to pay the $10 fee with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover card and print out their food worker card.
Access the online training through the Clallam County website to avoid falling victim to an online food worker card scam.
The website also has dates and information for the in-person food worker classes offered in 2012, also for a $10 fee.
Call 417-2258.


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