NEWS BRIEFS — Clallam PUD offices close Wednesday for training . . . and other items
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Jefferson Elementary teacher Evan Murphy gets dunked at the school’s 2013’s spring fair.
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Cari Stricker, right, of Umpqua Bank surprises Port Angeles High School teacher Lisa Joslin with KONP’s Educator of the Month award.
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Port Angeles High School math teacher Carol Jackson has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Mathematics Education Award by the Washington State Mathematics Council and the Olympic Educational Service District.

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Public Utility District's offices will be closed Wednesday for an annual all-employee training meeting.

The offices will reopen Thursday morning, according to a news release.

The PUD has offices in Port Angeles at 2431 E. U.S. Highway 101, in Sequim at 502 S. Still Road, in Sekiu at 15 Sekiu Airport Road and in Forks at 31 Spartan Ave.

For emergencies, the public should call 360-452-9771 or 800-542-7859.



Utility committee

PORT ANGELES — The Utility Advisory Committee will consider proposed garbage pickup and Port Angeles Regional Transfer Station rate increases when it meets today.

The meeting is at 3 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St.

The committee, which makes recommendations to the Port Angeles City Council, will consider recommending setting a public hearing on the proposed increases for the May 20 council meeting.

The proposed increases would partly fund the municipal bonds needed to pay for the city's project to shift buried waste back from a failing bluff along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The proposed increases for 2015 include:

■ Weekly garbage pickup from $32.17 to $34.41 per month.

■ Every-other-week garbage pickup from $20.35 to $21.46 per month.

■ Per-ton transfer station tipping fees from $170.11 to $180.05.

Other agenda items include an interlocal agreement with the Public Hospital District No. 2 and an energy efficiency program agreement amendment.



Elementary hosts annual spring fair

PORT ANGELES — Jefferson Elementary will host its annual spring fair, “A Northwest Fair with a Tropical Flair,” at the school, 218 E. 12th St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The fair will feature a sock hop in a hot air balloon, a hot dog dinner and a carnival, plus DJ Shmeejay spinning tunes, face painting, a dunk tank, a bouncy house and activities for both children and adults.

Community members are invited.

All proceeds will support the Jefferson Parent Teacher Organization's Education Enrichment Fund, which provides field trips, guest speakers, technological equipment and support and more.

For more information, phone 360-457-4231.



Strait ERN to meet

BLYN — The Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network, or Strait ERN, will meet at the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe's Red Cedar Hall, located within its Community Center on Old Blyn Highway, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Strait ERN is one of the Puget Sound Partnership's Local Integrating Organizations, or LIO, which are working to implement the action agenda, the “leadership and coordinating document, meant to focus the region around a shared agenda” for Puget Sound protection and recovery.

The group will discuss salmon recovery adaptive management, educational, funding and other issues and opportunities that would help implement a wide variety of priority actions within the Strait action area.

The public is encouraged to attend the free meeting.

For more information, email John Cambalik, Strait ERN coordinator, at StraitSoundEnvironmental@wavecable.com.



Young Eagle Rally

SEQUIM — Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 430 will hold its first Young Eagle Rally at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Young aviation enthusiasts ages 8-17 can bring their parent(s) along for free airplane rides.

In case of inclement weather, the rally will be postponed to the following Saturday.



NAMI meeting set

SEQUIM — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Clallam County affiliate guest speaker for this month will be Craig Rennebohm, chaplain with the Mental Health Chaplaincy in Seattle.

The meeting will be in the Geneva Room at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Rennebohm is internationally known for his work with the homeless mentally ill and is the author of Souls in the Hands of a Tender God.

For more information, phone 360-452-5244 or email namiofclallamcounty@gmail.com.



Relay For Life BBQ

PORT ANGELES — Jim's Pharmacy, 424 E. Second St., will hold a Relay For Life fundraising barbecue for Team Bethany from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 23.

Hot dogs will be served in the parking lot.

All donations go to Team Bethany.

Participants can join in a game of Washers to earn store discounts or a Jim's gift card.



KONP names Educator of the Month

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles High School teacher Lisa Joslin was recognized as Educator of the Month for April in the KONP Radio-Sterling Bank recognition program.

Cari Stricker of Umpqua Bank, formerly Sterling Bank, in Port Angeles announced it to Joslin during a class.

Joslin has taught with the Port Angeles School District since 1992.

Sterling Bank joined with KONP Radio and the Port Angeles School District two years ago as a sponsor in the 4-year-old recognition program and awards each recipient with a gift card.

KONP features the awardee's nomination and award in announcements throughout the month on KONP 1450 AM.



Free film screening

CHIMACUM — A free showing of “To Make a Farm” will screen at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Admission is free.

“To Make a Farm” is an independent documentary of young farmers in Canada.

There will be free Rose Theatre popcorn.

For more information, phone Dana Ecelberger at 360-385-4105 or email dana@jeffersoncd.org.



Teacher honored

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles High School math teacher Carol Jackson has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Mathematics Education Award by the Washington State Mathematics Council and the Olympic Educational Service District, or OESD.

Jackson teaches Algebra 2/Trigonometry; University of Washington in the High School, or UWHS; Pre-Calculus; and UWHS Calculus.

“Carol Jackson truly is an outstanding instructor who has the ability to reach all students in some of the most difficult subjects on our high school campus,” Port Angeles High School Principal Garry Cameron said.

“This is because students enjoy Carol's class. Repeatedly, students and parents request Mrs. Jackson as a teacher.”

The award will be presented to Jackson during a regional math educator event Tuesday, May 20, at the North Kitsap School District Administration Building.



Discussion group

SEQUIM — Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will discuss “The Unruled World: The Case for Good Enough Global Governance” at the Sequim Library, 140 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

The cost is free.

Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs.

New members are always welcome.

For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/SequimGreatDecisionsDiscussion.

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