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  • Wed Dec 19th, 2018 8:29pm
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WEYL Boys Basketball sign-ups

Sign-ups for West End Youth League boys basketball for third and fourth grades and fifth and sixth grades will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Pacific Pizza.

The cost is $35.

Hunter Safety

Class

Hunters Safety On-Line Field Skills Evaluation will be held on Feb. 3, at 1:30 p.m., at the West End Sportsman Club in Forks.

The class is free.

Please ensure you have your certificate upon arrival. Sign up for the class at wdfw.wa.gov under “Hunters Safety.”

Notice of

Holiday Hours

Forks City Hall will close at noon on Monday, Dec. 24, and be closed all day on Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

FCH Board of

Commissioners meeting canceled

The Forks Community Hospital board of commissioners meeting that was scheduled for Dec. 25 has been canceled.

Longest Night Service Dec. 21, 7 p.m.

We want you to know that you are not alone with your burdens and there are people that love you and support you in your time of need. No matter where you are on your life journey there is a community out here in the West End that is ready to support you.

Pastor Tom Lafrenz from the Nazarene Church, Pastor Andy Pursley from the Assembly of God and Pastor Warren Johnson from the Congregational Church will be leading the service. Music for this Service will be provided by Juanita Weissenfels and Ryan Watson.

The second part of the service will be a healing and anointing which will be overseen by all three pastors. This has been a very powerful part of the service in the past.

Please join us at the Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave.

This is a nondenominational/ecumenical event where everyone is welcome.

WIN A SHOPPING SPREE

Don’t miss your chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree! Tickets are available through Dec. 22 from any WEBPA member, Forks Outfitters, and the Forks Forum office and are $1 each. The drawing will be held outside Forks Outfitters after the regular Santa Bucks Drawing at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. Winner need not be present to win. Sponsored by West End Business and Professional Association.

PAWS to Read

On Dec. 21, from 11 a.m.-noon, watch your child discover the joy of reading with a little help from a furry friend at the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) Forks Branch Library. Come read with canine pal Tally and her trainer Sherry Schaaf from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club. This is for children of all ages.

Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills improve. Children are sometimes reluctant to read aloud because they feel unsure or self-conscious. Reading to a dog or other pet provides a non-judgmental audience and encourages children to read with confidence.

Music for a Cure

Benefit Concert

Vocalist Monica Henry will perform jazz classics at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road, on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 7-9 p.m. Admission is by donation and funds collected will go to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Attendees must be 21 years of age and over.

January Fun-A-Day

Looking for a way to beat the winter blues this January?

Please join us for “A Month of Creativity” also known as Fun-A-Day.

Participation in the “challenge” is free and open to everyone. All ages are welcome and encouraged.

To be part of the event, you work on a creative project or projects during January and then share your results at an informal show at the library in February. The challenge starts Jan. 1 and ends on the Jan. 31.

Need some ideas?

You could decide to do some sketching or painting every day. If that’s not your thing, there’s photography, quilting, sewing, knitting, spinning, felting, card-making, scrapbooking, sculpture, writing, poetry, music and songwriting; the list goes on and on. We love to see a wide variety of creative endeavors!

If you’re thinking none of that sounds good and you’re just not creative, what about listening to some new kinds of music in January? Or cooking some new recipes? Bring your results and findings to share in February. Of course, the internet, YouTube and the library are excellent resources for ideas and how-tos.

Let’s beat the dark, dreary days of January with creativity and inspiration. Hope to see you all there!

FOFA Winter Spay/Neuter Special and Holiday Pet Food Drive

Friends of Forks Animals is offering a winter Spay/Neuter Special for low-income pet owners.

For cats spays are $10 and neuters are $5, dog spays are $20 and neuters are $15, FOFA pays the rest of the cost of the surgery.

Please call 360-374-3332 and leave a message, someone will call back to schedule an appointment.

FOFA is also sponsoring a Holiday Pet Food/Kitty Litter Drive. Stop in at Forks True Value, at the stoplight, buy a bag of cat or dog food and/or cat litter and let them know you would like to donate it to FOFA! FOFA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Chamber seeks ‘Best Of’ nominees

The Forks Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominees for the 18th annual Best of our Community Awards.

Nominees for Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Business of the Year are needed.

Criteria for nominees are:

Citizen of the Year: the nominee must be a resident of the West End of Clallam or Jefferson County with activities centered in this area. A citizen who embodies selflessness, integrity, and promotes the good of the community through professional and/or volunteer activities. Activities or services should have been performed above the normal duties of an employed position.

Volunteer of the Year: this award is given to the volunteer most deserving of recognition for community service to a specific agency, and involvement in the West End of Clallam and Jefferson County.

Business of the Year: this award is given to a Forks Chamber of Commerce member business deemed most deserving of recognition for community service and involvement. Business practices include evidence of good business ethics and employee support.

Nomination forms are available at the Forks Visitor Information Center/Chamber Office, 1411 S. Forks Ave., or request one by email at [email protected] The deadline for nominations is noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Winners will be selected by the Forks Chamber of Commerce Board. Winners of the ‘Best Of Awards’ will be announced at the Feb. 6 Chamber business meeting at Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave., at noon.

Additional Mass Times

St. Anne and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic churches will be adding the following to their regularly scheduled Masses:

St. Anne will have a Christmas Eve Vigil Mass beginning at 10 p.m. with carols and Mass at 10:30 p.m. Christmas Day Mass will be at 9 p.m.

St. Thomas the Apostle in Clallam Bay will have Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p.m.

The following week the Holy Day of Obligation, Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God; Dia de Precepto, Maria, Madre De Dios will be celebrated at a Vigil Mass at St. Anne on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m., and at St. Thomas the Apostle on Jan. 1 at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3 is the Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We encourage you to ask family members to attend Mass with you this day for an extra blessing of families. All are welcome!