NEWS BRIEFS — Discussion Thursday in Port Angeles focuses on aphid control . . . and other items
Master Gardeners, from left, Peggy Goette, Barbara Heckard and Diane Wheeler will present a talk, “Tackling Aphids,” at the Clallam County Courthouse Thursday at noon. — Clallam County Master Gardeners
Sheriff Bill Benedict shakes hands with Elizabeth Lundberg, the newest corrections deputy to be hired at the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.
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Their talk is at noon Thursday.
Heckard, a retired assistant superintendent of schools from Lebanon, Pa., will describe what aphids are, their life cycle and why they are so plentiful.
Wheeler, a retired high school teacher from Phoenix, will explain how to tell if a garden has aphids and the damage they do to garden vegetables and ornamental plants
Goette, who holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, will discuss different methods of controlling aphid damage.
For more information, phone 360-417-2279.
Clallam corrections hires new deputy
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has hired a new corrections deputy, Elizabeth Lundberg.
Lundberg served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army and is currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserves.
She was recognized as the 327th Military Police Battalion Best Warrior and Soldier of the Year after winning the 2013 Battalion level Soldier of the Year event.
SEQUIM — The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig will be the topic of the Sequim Library’s July book discussion.
The meeting will be held at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Doig revisits the American West in the early 20th century.
A gargantuan irrigation project, a stampede of homesteaders, a self-advertised housekeeper and her font-of-knowledge brother, a Montana widower and his three sons — all brought together in the region’s one-room schoolhouse — conspire to set the stage for “several kinds of education.”
Admission is free.
Copies of the book are available through the library.
Drop-ins are welcome; pre-registration not required.
For more information, phone 360-683-1161, email Sequim@nols.org or visit www.nols.org/events/sequim.html.
Forks blood drive
FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge No. 2524, 941 Merchants Road, will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 18.
For more information, phone 360-374-2524.
Quileute Days set
LAPUSH — Quileute Days 2014 is on tap for July 18-20.
A celebration of Quileute tribal heritage and modern lifestyle, the multi-day event features a traditional salmon bake, dancing and singing, a basketball tournament, a horseshoe tournament, arts and crafts and food.
There will also be canoe races, stick games, parade, talent show fireworks at First Beach and more.
For a complete schedule, visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-QuileuteFacebook.
For more information, phone 360-374-5091 or visit www.quileutenation.org.
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