NEWS BRIEFS: Clallam health official to talk on opioid use … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County health officer Dr. Christopher Frank will be the featured speaker at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at a presentation on the Use and Misuse of Opioids in Clallam County.

The presentation, co-sponsored by the county Department of Health and Human Services and PA-CAN, will take place in room 160 of the county courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

In a news release, the department states that substance abuse is a major health problem in the community.

Opioid-related hospitalization and death rates in Clallam County are statistically higher than the state average and are increasing.

Substance abuse was identified as one of the six community health priorities in Clallam County in 2012.

Clallam was the first county to make opioid overdose a notifiable condition as of Jan. 1.

Frank will talk about the history of opioid addiction, how the county responds to overdoses, the Washington State Opioid Plan and the Prescription Monitoring Program.

PA graduate earns pilot’s license

PORT ANGELES — Jeffrey Glatz, 18, a 2016 graduate of Port Angeles High School, was recently awarded his private pilot’s license after an interview and check-ride with a Federal Aviation Administration flight examiner.

Glatz worked with Rite Brothers in Port Angeles and the Avian Flight Center in Bremerton to complete his work, which began during his junior year of high school.

He will attend the University of North Dakota to pursue a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical science-professional pilot.

The completion of his private pilot’s license is the first of six certifications he will need to earn a bachelor’s degree.

RSVP for state button show

SEQUIM — The Peninsula Button Club will host the Washington State Button Show and Sale at the Holiday Inn Express, 1441 E. Washington St., on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17.

The theme for the show is “Take a Button Road Trip.” Activities include a showroom, workshops, judging of button trays, special speakers, raffle tickets, favor buttons and sales.

To register, phone Inge Borland at 509-582-0507.

Book signing

SEQUIM — Author Lisa Amoni, a resident of Sequim, will be available to sign copies of her book, “Bulls-Eye and Tigger Go to the Museum,” at the DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant, 720 W. Washington St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.

According to a news release: “Bulls-Eye and Tigger are two house cats that are always looking for excitement, and they are on another adventure. This time, it’s at a museum.

“Inside the museum, they see fascinating things, but what will they do if they can’t find their mom?”

For more information, phone 405-310-1533.

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