NEWS BRIEFS: Neighborhood watch meetings planned today in Port Angeles, April 5 in Sequim . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

There will be two free neighborhood watch meetings in Clallam County.

The first is today from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the county courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Residents of Gales Addition, Harborcrest and surrounding areas in Port Angeles are invited.

The second is Tuesday, April 5, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Residents of Letha Lane and surrounding areas — including Wheeler and Woodcock roads, Strawberry Field and Koeppe drives, and Penny Lane — in Sequim are invited.

Sheriff Bill Benedict, Prosecutor Mark Nichols, Sgt. Randy Pieper and administrative coordinator Lorraine Shore will be at both meetings, while Port Angeles Police Department Interim Chief Brian Smith will be at the Port Angeles meeting and Neighborhood Watch volunteer Al Camin at the Sequim meeting.

The presenters will provide information on crime statistics for the area, how to target-harden homes and property and how to improve communication methods with law enforcement.

For more information, phone Shore at 360-417-2262, email or visit

Health care meeting

BLYN — Clallam and Jefferson County commissioners will participate in a joint meeting with Kitsap County commissioners in an executive board work session for the Salish Behavioral Health Organization on Friday.

The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jamestown S’Klallam tribal council chambers.

The meeting is to create a shared understanding of the reasons the group was created and its effects on area health care systems.

Free legal clinic set in Chimacum

CHIMACUM — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present the quarterly Jefferson County Free Legal Clinic event Saturday, April 9.

This event, held at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, is a free drop-in legal advice clinic for members of the public.

This clinic allows for local people to address their legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

It is intended to help those who are otherwise unable to financially access an attorney but is open to all those who show up.

Attorney volunteers will be available from noon to 3 p.m. to answer legal questions, to direct people to local services that might be able to assist them and to explain the legal process to them.

Volunteers will answer questions regarding family law, tenant/landlord, public assistance, estate, bankruptcy, employment and creditor issues.

It is anticipated demand for this clinic will be high, so it is recommended that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney.

For questions, phone Executive Director Shauna Rogers at 360-504-2422 or email

Auto renewals

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will implement a new automatic renewal service Friday.

The new service ensures that renewable library materials will be automatically renewed when they’re due.

Once an item has been twice renewed or requested by another patron, however, the due date will be fixed and regular overdue charges will apply.

The library system oversees branches in Port Angeles, Forks, Clallam Bay and Sequim.

For more information about automatic renewals, contact Glaude at or 360-417-8500, ext. 7717.

History Tales

PORT ANGELES — Trish Bekkevar will present the history of the Bekkevar Farm at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The program will take place at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St.

Parking and entry to the church’s social hall are on Laurel Street.

For the past 100 years, Bekkevars have lived on and maintained their family farm on U.S. Highway 101 east of Blyn.

Trish Bekkevar, a genealogist and historian, will share stories of the Bekkevar family and talk about the farm’s history, where it is today and plans for the future.

History Tales is free and open to the public.

For further information, phone the historical society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email

Health movie

PORT ANGELES — The Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, will offer a free alternative health movie about colon health at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Reservations are required via 360-457-1515.

Last modified: March 30. 2016 5:40PM
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