NEWS BRIEFS: SmileMobile set … and other items

News events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT ANGELES — The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Port Angeles from Monday through Friday, Sept. 16.

The SmileMobile, staffed by a clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant, will be parked at Jefferson Elementary School, 218 E. 12th St.

Examinations will be provided to children from birth up through high school age Monday and Tuesday.

Treatment appointments will be provided the duration of the stay.

Additionally, the SmileMobile also will travel to Joyce and provide services from Sept. 19-23 at the Crescent School District, 50350 state Highway 112.

SmileMobile staff accept Apple Health and offer a sliding-scale fee based on family income and size.

The SmileMobile is operated by Washington Dental Service Foundation, a nonprofit organization created and partially funded by Delta Dental of Washington in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital.

To make an appointment or for questions, phone 888-286-9105.

Giving seminar

Planned Giving presentations, sponsored by Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, will take place in Sequim and Port Angeles.

These sessions will share information on financial planning and allow for questions.

The first will be held at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The second will take place at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

Jim Hallett, financial planner and president and CCO of Hallett Advisors, will present.

Planned Giving touches on all aspects of a person’s life, including the financial and emotional.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, phone the humane society at 360-457-8206.

Women’s luncheon

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Christian Women’s Connection will host a “Hats on Review” luncheon at the Port Angeles CrabHouse Restaurant, 221 N. Lincoln St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The cost is $16.

The Red Hat Society will hold a fashion show of hats.

Lynne Franz of Hermiston, Ore., will give a talk, “Change Brings Opportunity.”

Marilyn McNamara will sing during the luncheon.

For luncheon reservations, phone 360-452-4343.

Anglers meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The next meeting for the East Jefferson Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers will be held in the port commissioners’ building, 333 Benedict St., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The speaker is chapter member Gene Laes, who will give an update on fishing around Winter Harbour, B.C.

Refreshments will be provided, and the public is invited.

Book group

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Book Arts Group will hold “Pricing: A Panel Discussion” at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

All are welcome to attend.

Three panelists will address the question of striking a balance between too much and not enough while trying to get comfortable talking about money and setting values for work.

According to a news release, the Northwind Book Arts Group is dedicated to exploring and cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as art while preserving the traditional practices involved in the creations of books and while providing a forum for exchange among fine printers, typographers, binders and artists in and around Port Townsend and the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.

For more information, phone Ellie Mathews at 360-379-3660 or visit

Grant applications

The Ben and Myrtle Walking Memorial Trust is accepting applications for grants for the 2017 year until Friday, Sept. 30.

The grants are for new civic and charitable projects to benefit citizens of Port Angeles and Clallam County.

To receive an application, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Ben and Myrtle Walking Memorial Trust, P.O. Box 1588, Port Angeles, WA 98362, and an application will be mailed back to the applicant.

After the application is filled out, it is to be mailed back to the address listed above.

For more information, phone Holly Rockwell-Irwin at 360-565-6062.

Fall Roundup

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Republicans will host their third annual Fall Roundup event at the Home Arts Building at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

The event is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Western wear is welcome.

Bill Bryant, Republican candidate for governor, is the main speaker, and various other GOP candidates running in the November election for county and state offices also will speak throughout the evening.

There will be a Western barbecue and a no-host bar.

Bret Wiggins will perform Western songs as an Elvis tribute artist.

Advance tickets are $20 per person. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $25 each.

Phone the GOP office at 360-417-3035 to order tickets, or phone Judy O’Donnell at 360-457-1672 with questions.

Interested parties also can stop by the GOP office at 509 S. Lincoln St. between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for tickets and more information.

KONP talk guest lineup unveiled

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: D Bellamente and Renee Worthy discuss the upcoming Harvest Benefit Dinner.

• Tuesday: Clallam County Fire District No. 2 Chief Mike DeRousie and firefighter Allen Hunt discuss back-to-school safety and motor vehicle accident prevention.

Second segment: Port Angeles Police Chief Brian Smith follows up on his discussion from last week concerning social issues and community engagement.

• Wednesday: Pam Henderson, Ph.D, author, international speaker, professor and CEO, will be this year’s Clallam County Prayer Breakfast speaker.

Second segment: Andy Brastad and Carol Creasey of Clallam County Environmental Health discuss Septic Smart Week, proper septic system care, homeowner education and infrastructure options to improve and sustain communities.

• Thursday: Clallam County commissioners.

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