Community News for Sept. 5, 2013

Free classical concert
at Congregational Church

A free classical music concert will be played at the Forks Congregational Church on Sept. 15, spon-sored by the Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest.
Soprano Rachel Policar and clarinetist Stefan Van Sant will play at 2 p.m. at the church at 280 S. Spartan Ave.

Tickets on sale for
Last Chance Salmon Derby

Tickets went on sale Sunday for the 2103 Last Chance Salmon Derby at La Push, sponsored by the Quileute Tribe, Forks Chamber of Commerce and the City of Forks.
The derby will be Oct. 5-6, with more than $1,800 in prizes. Entry fee for both days is $25. Registration is allowed up to the day of the event.
Tickets are available at the Quileute Marina, Forks Outfitters, Olympic Sporting Goods, Swain’s General Store and the Forks Chamber of Commerce.
For details and derby rules, visit its website:

Firewood fundraiser earns $5K for helmets, singlets

The West End Youth League and Forks Wrestling Club sold more than 30 cords of firewood this winter to raise approximately $5,000 which will be used to purchase new helmets for youth football and wrestling singlets.
Wood was donated by Rayonier and cut and split by an Olympic Corrections Center work crews. Youth League leader Shannon Dahlgren credited Randy Parker, Dahlgren Log, Mike Micheau Trucking and Marc Beebe Trucking for loading, hauling and unloading the wood.
Several individuals also lent trailers, helped load and deliver firewood.
Dahlgren said the fundraisers have allowed the club to purchase 45 new helmets and the wrestling club now has matching singlets to wear at its matches.

Assembly of God starts
children’s programs

Forks Assembly of God will begin its children’s activities at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Karen Dalman announced the Missionette and Royal Ranger programs are for children 3 years and up. Children must be able to use the bathroom independently.

Genealogical Society
meets Sept. 14

The general membership meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society is from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 14 at the First Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth St., Port Angeles.
Come early to sign in and enjoy fellowship. Guests are welcome.
Virginia Majewski is presenting a program on religious records. Her specific topics are what kinds of records can be found; what kinds of information do they contain; how different religions create different records; how to find clues to determine what religion your relative was, and where are religious records kept or archived.
Majewski has been working on her personal family history for nearly 20 years now. She attended the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, University of Toronto and graduated with a certification in advanced genealogical studies in both American Records and Methodology.
For more information, contact the Genealogical Society Research Center at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles. Hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, or call 360-417-5000.

Walkling Trust accepting grant applications
The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded in 2014. The trust was created with more than $1 million from Myrtle Walkling before her death in 1992. The trust is used to fund charitable and civic projects that otherwise might not happen in Clallam County.
Applications may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust, PO Box 1588, Port Angeles WA 98362. Completed application forms must be submitted by Sept. 30.

Amateur radio classes set
The Clallam Country Amateur Radio Club will hold a technician and general license instruction classes and exam, beginning Sept. 7 and continuing Sept. 14 and 21. Classes will be in the Port Angeles Fire Station, Fifth and Laurel streets.
The three-day course will be based on chapters from the ARRL Technician or General Class Manual. The Sept. 21 class will consist of a class first then a review. The exam session is at 1 p.m.
The class is free and is taught by local members of the Ham Radio Operators of the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service group. There is a $15 fee for processing the exam.
Class candidates can order books directly from the ARRL at or purchase them through Dennis Tilton at 360-452-1217.
To register call Chuck Jones at 452-4672 or Dennis Tilton at 452-1217.

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