Community Announcements

  • Thu Jan 10th, 2019 9:44am
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Annual Bogachiel

Garden Club Tea

The annual Bogachiel Garden Club Tea will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Forks Assembly of God Church, 81 Huckleberry Lane, starting at 1 p.m. The theme this year is “Love a Slug.”

Corey Carleton, Master Gardener Program Coordinator from Thurston County, will educate those attending with a talk about slugs. Like plants, slugs come in native and non-native varieties. Of course, the non-natives are more prolific and more into our prize plants than the native slugs. Native slugs prefer native vegetation if it’s available, so they munch away in wooded areas, where we don’t notice them as much. Come hear about why we need slugs!

If you are not a fan of slugs don’t worry, there will be no slugs actually attending. Come enjoy sandwiches, cookies and other tasty treats and tea! Admission is $12 and a number of themed gift baskets will be raffled off.


Dinner at PPLC

It’s time for Winterfest – German Bratwurst dinner – with Uli’s Famous Sausages brought over from Pike Place Market. Come join Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 250 Blackberry Ave., for dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome!

On the menu will be brats, spaetzle, sauerkraut, sweet kraut salad, salad, apple cakes, and some good root beer.

The meal is by donation and all of the donations go to the Church.

FHS Senior Project judges needed

Community members are needed to judge senior projects. The first round of presentations will be on Feb. 4-8. If you are interested in being a judge please contact the FHS Counseling Center at [email protected], or at 360-374-6262 x263. Judges are needed for both morning (8:30-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1-3 p.m.) shifts, so please indicate when you are available.

FAFSA Information Night

Do you have a senior in high school who wants to continue their education in college or another program? Then you may need to complete a FAFSA application to receive financial aid. Forks High School is hosting their second FAFSA Information Night and Workshop on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m., in the Forks High School Library.

Parents and students are welcome to attend to learn more about the FAFSA, and work with a representative from Peninsula College to complete your FAFSA if you are interested.

If you have any questions please contact Shannon Reilly at [email protected], or call 360-374-6262 x263.

West End Historical Society to hear about ‘Tragedy Graveyard”

At the next monthly meeting of the WEHS, Tuesday, Jan 15, at noon at the Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., the program will focus on lost cemeteries in the area and particularly “Tragedy Graveyard” located on Beaver Hill. The long forgotten cemetery, near Beaver School, is the resting place of a handful of westenders that met with tragic deaths.

WEHS meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. Lunch is available for purchase for $7.


Do you have medical equipment that could be loaned to others in need, nice clothing that you don’t wear or need any longer, or maybe a building or house in Forks that could be the future home of Soroptimists’ Second Chances Loan closet?

Second Chances is in need of a new home since our present location at 140 Spartan Avenue is up for sale.

Presently Second Chances has three separate rooms for medical equipment for loan to West End residents (walkers, commodes, wheelchairs, depends, bath benches) gently used upscale women’s clothing and prom dresses or evening wear to loan/sell for special events.

Soroptimists is a non-profit 501-C3 which means it could be a great tax deduction for a business or personal entity. Any monies raised from these endeavors stays local assisting our community’s families. These efforts are committed to helping West End in many ways.

Any interested parties who can help, please contact Pat at 360-640-1494 or Diane 360-640-3186 for any further questions.

If you have borrowed any medical equipment and you no longer need it please return it. There are others on the waiting list.

Prevention Works!

annual Public meeting

The Board of Prevention Works! announces Dr. Allison Berry Unthank, Clallam County Health Officer will present “The State of Our Children, Youth, and their Families in Clallam County” during the Prevention Works! annual public meeting at the Olympic Medical Center, Linkletter Room, Port Angeles, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4 -6 p.m.

Appointed as the Clallam County Health Officer in September, Dr. Unthank graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her medical doctorate and a masters degree in public health in epidemiology and biostatics.

Dr. Unthank completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Washington and has been working as a family physician at the Jamestown Family Health Center in Sequim in addition to her duties as County Health Officer.

In keeping with Prevention Works! mission to “promote positive childhoods in Clallam County”, Dr. Unthank will present Clallam County Health Assessment Data, highlighting areas of concern and positive responses already underway in Clallam County.

This is Prevention Works! annual public meeting, and is open to all citizens. The presentation will follow a brief board meeting and elections, with time allowed for questions, discussion, and a community call to action.

A resource table will be available and refreshments will be provided. For questions or more information, please call Mary Wegmann, 360-452-2584,

Proposed wildlife-rehabilitation rules, salmon fisheries on commission agenda

The public will have an opportunity to provide comment on a proposal to modify state rules governing wildlife rehabilitation at an upcoming meeting of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission in Olympia.

In addition, the commission will consider changes to the policy that guides statewide salmon fisheries, and will receive an update on progress in securing federal approval of a new Puget Sound Chinook Harvest Management Plan for Puget Sound.

The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will meet Jan. 11-12 in Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday.

A full agenda is available online at

WDFW currently licenses 53 wildlife rehabilitators across the state to care for sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. WDFW is proposing new rules for those developed in conjunction with a 12-member advisory committee to clarify the department’s rules and make them easier to understand.

Those rules, designed to promote humane treatment and care, would apply to such practices and the transfer, transport, and release of wild animals.

In other business, WDFW will brief the commission on:

• Whale entanglements in fishing gear during coastal Dungeness crab fisheries.

• Differences between Washington and Oregon in recreational night-fishing regulations on the Columbia River.

• The history of pronghorns and pronghorn management in the state.

• The department’s efforts to increase public awareness of the benefits of WDFW Wildlife Areas around the state.

Olympic Peninsula Health Services opens

in Port Angeles

OPHS has recently opened an office in Port Angeles to offer medication-assisted treatment for those dealing with drug and alcohol addictions. Located at 1605 E. Front St., Suite C, the facility uses Suboxone and Vivitrol via out-patient treatment. According to Rachel Anderson, OPHS Crisis Response Specialist, no referral is needed and all insurances are accepted.

The staff at OPHS evaluates each individual to see if the treatment they offer is right or if a referral to a treatment center is a better fit.

OPHS also has an office in Port Hadlock that has been open for about one-year. For more information or questions call 360-406-0416 or email [email protected]