Port Angeles Lions Club members Tom Deeney, left, and Dan Dodd receive a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. (Port Angeles Lions Club)

Port Angeles Lions Club members Tom Deeney, left, and Dan Dodd receive a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. (Port Angeles Lions Club)

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles Lions receive high honor … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Lions Club members Tom Deeney and Dan Dodd each received a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.

The award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas with the nature and purpose of Lionism, according to a news release.

They received the awards during the club’s 75th anniversary celebration at the Port Angeles CrabHouse on Nov. 4.

More than 80 Lions from Vancouver Island and the North Olympic Peninsula convened at the restaurant to fete the milestone anniversary.

Together, Deeney and Dood design and oversee construction for wheelchair ramps and steps for the home-bound, averaging nine ramps a year.

They also assist with the Lions’ health screening and participate in the monthly benefit breakfast at the Crescent Bay Lions Clubhouse.

Positions on board are now available

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau is seeking to fill three positions on its nine-member Board of Directors.

Applications are due by Wednesday to be considered at the directors meeting on Dec. 18. To receive an application, contact executive director Marsha Massey at 360-452-8552 or info@olympicpeninsula.org.

Applicants must live or do business in the unincorporated areas of Clallam County, outside of the city limits of Forks, Sequim and Port Angeles.

The positions open are for representatives of lodging, 11 rooms or more; bed & breakfast; and at large (non-lodging, tourism related business).

All three positions are vacant through end-of-term vacancies.

The positions will fill three-year terms, expiring Dec. 31, 2020.

For more information, contact Massey.

Landing practice

COUPEVILLE — Field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are planned at the outlying field from early afternoon to evening Monday and Tuesday.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to the station’s comment line at 360-257-6665 or via comments.NASWI@navy.mil.

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

Sequim Library project overview

SEQUIM — The public is invited to the North Olympic Library System’s Project Overview Presentation for the Sequim Library on Saturday, Dec. 2.

The library system and SKHS Architects will lead the presentation at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The schedule for the presentation is:

• From 10:30 a.m. to noon, an interactive design workshop will be held.

Preregistration is requested for the workshop. To place a reservation, contact the library at sequim@nols.org or 360-683-1161.

Depending on space availability, drop-in participation may be possible, event organizers said.

• From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the project overview will be presented, after which the event will culminate with a community input activity.

• From 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., community members will have an opportunity to comment on the project, as well as share thoughts and discuss design preferences.

Originally built in 1983, the Sequim Library facility is cramped and aging, according to a news release.

The library is now in conceptual design phase 2 of the expansion project.

The design phase will help determine community priorities for an expanded library, develop a solid cost estimate and produce a schematic design for an expanded library, according to the release.

For more information, contact the library or visit www.nols.org.

Kiwanis holiday fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — The Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles is selling cans of nuts at various local stores for its annual holiday fundraiser.

Mixed gourmet or chocolate-covered “delicious delights” nuts can be bought for $20 each during these businesses’ regular operating hours until Monday, Dec. 25:

Jim’s Pharmacy Home Health, 424 E. Second St.; Olympic Laundry & Cleaners, 418 S. Lincoln St.; KONP Radio, 721 E. First St.; and Thurman Supply, 1807 E. Front St.

Cans of nuts can also be bought from any club member or at the club’s meetings Thursdays at noon at Joshua’s Restaurant & Lounge, 113 S. DelGuzzi Drive.

Kiwanis member Darcey Beck said in a news release the club will have a table set up at Swain’s General Store, 602 E. First St., on “most Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays throughout November and December.”

Proceeds from the sales will support youths in the community, according to a news release.

For more information, see www.facebook.com/kiwanisportangeles.

Highly Capable Program referrals

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School District’s open referral process for its Highly Capable Program services is available for K-12 students.

Referral forms must be received by 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Paper referral forms are available at PASD schools, as well as the district’s website, www.portangelesschools.org.

All referrals can be returned to either a school’s secretary or Susan Heyer, HiCap program coordinator, at the Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St.

Students previously identified will continue to receive services.

For more information, contact Heyer at 360-565-1966 or sheyer@portangelesschools.org.

Clallam County fair seeks applicants for royalty

The Clallam County Fair recently announced an application deadline of Saturday, Jan. 6, for its 2018 fair royalty.

Applications can be obtained at Clallam County high schools and online at www.clallamcountyfair.com.

Royalty positions are open to Clallam County high school students ages 14 to 18 with a 2.60 grade-point average or better.

Students do not have to be a 4-H or FFA member.

Royalty must attend the 2018 Clallam County Fair, set Aug. 16-19.

Fair royalty participates in parades and community events.

More information is available on the application.

For more information, contact Laurie Davies at 360-681-2024 or laurieanndavies@aol.com.

Pollution project open house

SEQUIM — Members of the public are invited to an open house for the Pollution Identification & Correction Project at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11.

Clallam County Environmental Health, along with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Clallam Conservation District and Streamkeepers of Clallam County will provide updates about the project until 7 p.m. at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

Attendees can expect an informal format with opportunities to ask questions, displays and literature about project highlights, water quality monitoring results and trends, and project area expansion plans.

Also, opportunities to provide direction to project partners, as well as information about financial and technical assistance for landowners to help eliminate sources of pollution.

According to a news release, the project aims to eliminate sources of bacterial pollution that impact human health and access to water resources in the lower Dungeness River.

For more information, contact Jacob Melley at 360-417-2415 or EnviroHealth@co.clallam.wa.us, or visit www.clallam.net/PIC.

Boating safety class set for Jan. 5-6

PORT HADLOCK — The Point Wilson Sail & Power Squadron will hold a two-day boating safety course on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 5 and 6.

The class costs $45 and requires registration. To register, contact Sandra Smith-Poling at 360-379-1178 or spoling47@gmail.com by the Tuesday, Dec. 5, registration deadline

The class will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 42 N. Water St.

The course will cover how to understand — and check for — tides, currents and weather, as well as how to prevent accidents and knowing what do to when emergencies happen.

For safety, the watercraft includes powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, rowboats, standup paddleboards, and jet skis.

This class meets the requirements for the Boaters Education Card and includes the state examination.

After passing an exam at the end of the class, participants will receive a boater’s card.

According to a news release, “by law, adults and teenagers using watercraft with 15 horsepower or greater engine in the state must have a Boater’s Education Card. The card is highly recommended for all [who] spend time on the water in powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, rowboats, standup paddleboards, or jet skis.”

For more information, contact Smith-Poling.

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 www.konp.com on the internet outside the Port Angeles area.

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

This week’s scheduled lineup, which is part of Ortloff’s Compassionate Community Conversation series, with each day’s guests discussing suicide’s impact, the toll it takes on the community and ways citizens might respond, recover and find hope:

Monday: “Suicide Statistics”: guests Mark Nichols, county prosecuting attorney/coroner; Police Chief Brian Smith; and Wendy Sisk from Peninsula Behavioral Health.

Tuesday: “Bridge and Public Safety”: City Manager Dan McKeen and City Councilwoman Cherie Kidd on the city’s plans for interim and future barrier planning as well as how the city and community can share in the fundraising efforts.

Wednesday: “All About Teens”: Port Angeles School District Superintendent Marc Jackson; Port Angeles High School counselor Jason Gooding; Jean Twenge, author of “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up More Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood (and What That Means for the Rest of Us)”; and Heather Schultz on anti-bullying and self-esteem.

Thursday: “Survivors and How They Cope”: Tammy Gregory, Kevin Hines and other guests to be announced.

Friday: An array of resources for families, laypeople, community members and anyone suffering from thoughts of suicide and depression. The special guests will be Alyson Rotter of Kitsap Strong and Kirstin Halberg, owner of KIC coaching.

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