Community News Briefs July 2 2014

Burn ban in effect

The Clallam County Burn Ban took effect yesterday, July 1, and runs through Oct. 1 unless conditions warrant an earlier closure. The burn ban applies to all outdoor burning except recreational cooking fires. Recreational fires are permitted unless further banned by extreme conditions and they must be limited to 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.

OMC reschedules

The Board of Commissioners of Olympic Medical Center has cancelled its July 2 board meeting scheduled for 12:30 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board is 6 p.m. July 16, in Linkletter Hall at Olympic Memorial Hospital.

Commission meets

The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. July 2, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The agenda includes discussion of the Draft Clallam County Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan. Call 417-2277.

Mac 101 meeting set

The Strait Macintosh User Group meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 Peabody St. It will be another in Jerry Freilich’s continuing series of talks for beginners. Freilich explains some very simple, basic, Macintosh task like placing photos into an e-mail and then the discussion follows as members ask questions.

Student nurses offer        diabetes education

Peninsula College’s second-year nursing students will be volunteering their time this summer to offer diabetes education information and screening.

The students’ information table will be set up at different venues around the peninsula. The goals of their service project are to increase awareness of the diabetes risk factors, provide diabetes educational materials and promote local resources to peninsula communities.

If you would like to have nursing students present their information, e-mail Bonnie Rathod, Peninsula College nursing faculty member, at

Sign up for cruise

The Dungeness River Audubon Society and the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society present a Protection Island Puffin Marine Sunset Dinner Cruise from 7-9 p.m. during Lavender Weekend, Friday-Saturday, July 18-19. It leaves from John Wayne Marina. Cost is $75 per person and includes a salmon dinner. The Glacier Spirit will circle Protection Island for passengers to see seabirds. Proceeds benefit the Dungeness River Audubon Society. To register, call 683-4076 or e-mail

Walkling Trust accepting grant applications

The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded in 2015. The trust was created with more than $1 million from Myrtle Walkling before her death in 1992. The trust is used to fund charitable and civic projects that otherwise might not happen in Clallam County.

Applications available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust, PO Box 1588, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Completed application forms must be submitted by Sept. 30.

Senior Nutrition menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest, and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, July 3: Broccoli salad, hotdog/bun, cowboy beans, grapes, apple pie a la mode

Friday, July 4: Closed for holiday

Monday, July 7: Soup, salad, sandwich, dessert from Sinclair Place

Tuesday, July 8: Beet salad, chicken and rice casserole, steamed broccoli, honey dew melon Wednesday, July 9: Carrot salad, patty melt, oven roasted potatoes, fruited gelatin.

Register for horse events

Layton Hill Horse Camp hosts an Equine Trail Sports obstacle course and trail ride from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, with an optional private trail ride Sunday.

The camp is at 2514 Chicken Coop Road, Blyn.

Registration for obstacle course is $40 for adult competitors and $20 for student competitors or companion riders. Camping is by donation.

Register online at or contact Anna Sage Neal at or 425-737-7404, or visit

Meeting about sugar habit

GreySheeters Anonymous will have a speaker discussing how to cut your sugar habit after you’ve stopped drinking from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Dungeness Valley Church parish house, 923 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. For questions, contact Anne Fuller at 907-227-4886 or

Miata owners gather

Olympic Peninsula Chapter’s Miata Club monthly dinner will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Las Palomas, 1085 E. Washington St. All Miata owners are welcome. For more information, call 681-3375.

Library hosts youth story times, camp

The North Olympic Library System’s Port Angeles Library hosts Pajama Math story times and science story times this summer.

Pajama Math story times are at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays from July 10-31. Science story times are at 10:15 a.m. on Fridays, July 11-Aug. 1. The Port Angeles Library also hosts Fingerplay Camp for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers, at 11:15 a.m. on successive Fridays, July 11-Aug. 1. See and click on “Youth” or call 417-8500 ext. 7705.

Faith News

Baptist  Church begins Bible school

Children and Youth entering grades K-6 this fall are invited to participate in a week of Vacation Bible School hosted by First Baptist Church of Sequim 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11. “AgencyD3” is a kid-style Investigative Academy where children will discover, decide and defend the claims of Jesus Christ through creative activities including music, craft, snack, games, Bible bessons and missions. A special Family Night Block Party on Thursday, July 10, will feature hot dogs and activities. Pre-register by Saturday, July 5, online, at 683-2114 or via e-mail First Baptist is at 1323 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

Bible Church starts Bible School

Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave., will have Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 21-25. Register at or call 683-4135.


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