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BREMERTON — The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Constellation is on its last voyage, this time towed by the ocean-going tugboat Corbin Foss.

The 1,008-foot Constellation's 16,000-mile journey from Bremerton is taking the carrier around the southern tip of South America to Brownsville, Texas, where it will be scrapped.

The Corbin Foss is owned and operated by Seattle-based Foss Maritime.

The 141-foot tug originally built to tow barges to Alaska and is powered by twin diesels producing 8,000 horsepower.

Foss Maritime's blog on the carrier's final journey is at

License earned

SEQUIM — Stephanie Sweet of Cherry Creek Mortgage Co. has satisfied all state and federal requirements to be awarded the mortgage loan originator license.

“With Stephanie's extensive experience in retail banking and mortgage loan processing, she brings a wealth of knowledge to this position,” said Roger Rheinheimer, Cherry Creek branch manager.

Sweet has been with Cherry Creek Mortgage since January 2013.

She can be reached at the Sequim Cherry Creek office, 564 N. Fifth Ave., by phone at 360-683-1515 or by email at

Bank donates to music program

PORT ANGELES — U.S. Bank Foundation has given $2,000 to the Port Angeles Symphony's Adventures in Music school project.

Adventures in Music is a collaborative project of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, with five school districts in Clallam County.

The five districts involved are Cape Flattery, Crescent, Quillayute Valley, Port Angeles and Sequim.

Additionally, programs are offered to Queen of Angels School, Olympic Christian School and the home-schooling organizations in Clallam County.

Lisa Meyer, U.S. Bank branch manager in Port Angeles, was instrumental in obtaining this contribution for the symphony.

The symphony is able through this program to provide to the families of every elementary child free admission to all five of the symphony's Saturday morning concerts.

More information can be found at

Pharmacy names charity of month

PORT ANGELES — Ryan French, Jim's Pharmacy's home health director, recently presented 1,020 pounds of collected food from three departments to Jessica Hernandez, executive director of the Port Angeles Food Bank.

He announced that the pharmacy's charity of the month for August is Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics.

Jim's Pharmacy also is hosting a competition to see which department can collect the most pennies — despite taking donations of all coins — for the charity of the month.

KONP talk guests

PORT ANGELES — Here is this week's schedule for the 1:05 p.m. to 2 p.m. local talk show segment on KONP radio, at 1450 AM, 101.7 FM and on the Internet outside the Port Angeles area.

Station General Manager Todd Ortloff hosts the Monday through Thursday segments.

This week's scheduled lineup:

■ Monday: To be announced.

■ Tuesday: In the first segment, Lisa Lyon from Parent line, Patrice Varela-Daylo from United Way and Cynthia Martin from Sequim's Back to School Event discuss the Stuff the Bus Event, which donates school supplies to families in need.

In the second segment, Scott Tucker discusses upcoming athletic events, the Goat Run, The NW Cup Final and the return of the Big Hurt.

■ Wednesday: Pre-empted by Seattle Mariners game.

■ Thursday: Clallam County Public Utility District.

Last modified: August 16. 2014 4:47PM
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