Community News - Oct. 31, 2013

Veterans to be
honored Friday

Forks schools are planning a special all-school assembly to honor veterans on Friday, Nov. 8.
Veterans, their families and friends, are encouraged to attend the assembly, which will be at 2 p.m. in the Forks High School gymnasium.
For more, contact Rhonda Cole at the school district, 374-6262, ext. 463.

WEBPA’s Blue Ticket
special on now

The West End Business and Professional Association’s annual blue ticket giveaway begins tomorrow, Nov. 1.
Member merchants give out tickets over the next two months for shopping in their stores and for every $10 spent. Drawings will award prizes to ticket holders each Saturday until Dec. 21.
Winners drawn in November will win frozen turkeys, three per Saturday. December prizes will be Santa Bucks that can be spent like cash at participating businesses.
Ticket recipients need to write their names on the back and deposit them in the WEBPA barrel in front of the hardware door of Forks Outfitters before 1 p.m. Saturday.
WEBPA members also have tickets for a $1,000 holiday shopping spree.
The winner will be drawn by Santa at the final blue ticket drawing on Dec. 21.
Funds raised by the tickets fund holiday decorations and lights for the Christmas Tree on Forks Avenue.
For more information call JT’s Sweet Stuffs 374-6111.

Forks PD hosts
Thanksgiving feast

Forks Police Department is serving up a turkey dinner at town hall Nov. 14. The department is encouraging the public to attend and bring a side dish of their choice.
Mark Nichols with the Clallam County Prosecutors Office will offer a presentation and a panel of professionals that will be available to answer comments, questions or concerns from the public.
Panelists include Mayor Bryon Monohon, Chief Rick Bart, Sheriff Bill Benedict, Rachel House, Ann Simpson, Diane Winters and Tracey Lassus.
For more information, contact Rachel House 461-4112.

Diabetes lecture on tap
Endocrinologist Dr. Fran Broyles will present a free lecture entitled “Type 2 Diabetes: Method to the Madness” from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 250 N. Blackberry Ave.
Deborah Dillon, nurse educator at Forks Community Hospital, said Broyles is an entertaining, engaging speaker who will provide insight into living with diabetes.
Broyles’ speech is sponsored by Swedish Hospital, Bogachiel Clinic and Forks Community Hospital.

ONP anthropologist
to speak at PC

Olympic National Park anthropologist Jacilee Wray will be the featured speaker at Peninsula College’s Studium Generale program at 12:35 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Little Theater.
Wray will talk about the park’s Native American basket collection and the book, “From the Hands of a Weaver: Olympic Peninsula Basketry through Time,” which she edited.
Baskets from the park’s collection are on display in the Peninsula College Longhouse Art Gallery. A reception will be held in the longhouse immediately following the conclusion of Wray’s Studium Generale program.
The park’s basket collection dates back to 1941, when donations were first made to the park, Wray notes. The oldest basket in the collection is 2,800 years old, while the newest comes from the 1960s-era.
Wray has been the anthropologist at Olympic National Park for 23 years. She has a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University. Both are in cultural anthropology.
She is working on a super-sized ethnohistory study of the Queets watershed.

TAX-AIDE program
seeks new volunteers

TAX-AIDE is looking for new volunteers to prepare federal income tax returns for the upcoming tax season in Forks.  
Volunteers are trained in December and January, using study materials and software provided by the IRS. All volunteers are required to attend four days of orientation classes in Sequim, learn the software and pass the IRS Test before the tax season.  
The TAX-AIDE program is sponsored by the IRS and AARP. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed in Forks.
To volunteer, or for more information, contact Hearst Coen at 452-6541, or Online applications can be completed at

Pig butchering
class at Agnew

Brandon Sheard from Farmstead Meatsmith will open its annual slaughter day for those interested in traditional methods of butchering and processing pork.
The demonstration will be Nov. 8-9 at Agnew Feed and Grocery, 2863 Old Olympic Highway.
On Nov. 8, Sheard will demonstrate killing, sticking, hanging, scalding, scraping and eviscerating methods on one large pig.
Sheard will demonstrate proper harvesting of innards and pass on traditional preparations for all of them.
On Nov. 9, Sheard will demonstrate traditional seam-butchery; knives and cleavers only with methods designed to reduce waste.
Tickets are $35 per day and are available at Agnew Grocery or online at under “Upcoming Classes.”

Watery display
for PC art show

Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art will host an artist’s reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition containing the work of 14 Northwest artists whose works focus on “Water.”
Work in the Water exhibition will include paintings, photographs, mixed media, collage, video and some sculpture by area artists.
Artists who are exhibiting include Clay Murdach, Doug Parent and Jeff Toucher, Port Angeles; David Eisenhour, Port Hadlock; Michael Berman, Port Ludlow; Marie Amerson, Karen Hackenberg, Suzanne Lamon, Harold Nelson, Counsel Langley, Frank Samuelson and Stephen Yates, Port Townsend; Harry von Stark, Quilcene; and Susan Robb, Seattle. Other artists will also be a part of the exhibit via “Water, Water Everywhere” a continuing video presentation.
The Water and Water, Water Everywhere exhibition runs through Dec. 5. Hours for the PUB Gallery of Art are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is free.

Soup labels and
box tops still wanted

Forks Elementary School is participating in the “Boxtops and Soup Labels” program.
Any label or box top that includes the phrase “labels for education” can be turned into the collection bin at Forks Outfitters or at the Campbell’s soup container at the Forks Coffee Shop to help the school receive funding.
Funding covers playground equipment, books, markers, pencils and more supplies.

Conservation District
moves office

Clallam Conservation District has moved to the Armory Square building at 228 W. First St. in Port Angeles. The new office is in Suite H, which is on the west end of the building on street level.
The new office space houses the four conservation district employees. It also has a small conference room where board meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month. An open house is scheduled from 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 12.
The conservation district’s federal partner, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, remains in the USDA Service Center on East Front Street.

History Tales series to
feature ‘Memories of Sequim’

Doug McInnes and Bob Clark will talk about their memories of growing up in Sequim at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the First United Methodist and Congregational Church, 110 E. Seventh St. in Port Angeles.
For more, call the historical society’s office at 360-452-2662 or e-mail

PC to host
geography conference

Peninsula College will host the Eighth Annual Critical Geographies Conference Saturday, Nov. 2.
The conference will feature more than 30 presenters talking on a wide variety of geographical topics.
The conference is made possible by funding from the Bill Hennessey Native Bridges Fund, a foundation dedicated to provide funding for to celebrate the arts of the area’s native culture.
Sessions run throughout the day, beginning at 9:15 a.m.
For more information on the conference, contact Kate Reavey
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