Southwest Washington's Community News Service
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Fire District 6 stages mock crash
Fire District 6 firefighters on the scene of a mock crash
At 9 a.m. Thursday morning, Fire District 6 participated in a mock drunk- driving crash at Columbia River High School. The simulated accident was meant to give students a first hand look at the dangers of drinking and driving.
Today's exercise involved Fire District 6, American Medical Response, and the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Four students from Columbia River High School were victims. Firefighter- paramedics used the Jaws of Life to pull accident victims, complete with fake blood, out of the vehicles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 20 percent of teens involved in traffic crashes in 2006 were under the influence of alcohol. Automobile accidents are the top cause of death for teens in the United States.
prom is in two weeks.
Scott Jonason in Haiti
Lacamas Medical Group, with of support of the community and in conjunction with Project Helping Hands, raised enough money to send three people to Haiti.
In March, Scott Jonason, PA-C, Jenn Kauffman, MA, and Justine Mings, RN traveled to Haiti for two weeks. Another provider at the practice, Dr. Tan Pinney, also recently went to the Caribbean country on a service trip.
When the team arrived, they set up their first street clinic in one of the many tents cities that had popped up around the city following the earthquake.
They treated more than 1,000 patients. They also provided food and temporary shelter for families struggling to recover.
"Honestly, from the outside looking in, it looks like we barely scratched the surface. We had to take solace in the fact that we could only help those who were in front of us. And that we did," says Jonason.
On Monday, May 17, the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce recognized Lacamas Medical Group, 2027 NW Sierra Lane in Camas, as its Local Business Feature. The CW Chamber recognizes two members per month for the "Business of the Week" program.
Lacamas Medical Group opened its doors in August of 2003. They offer family medicine, urgent care, occupational medicine, and gynecology
Award-winning coach to lead Clark women's soccer
Stan Rodrigues, named 2009 co-coach of the year in the Pacific Conference of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), has been named coach of women’s soccer at Clark College. He succeeds Troy Sletten, who served as coach for the past eight years.
Since 2004, he has served as head coach for girls' varsity soccer at Franklin High School in Portland, Ore., and Century High School in Hillsboro, Ore. He has also served as head coach for the Canby (Ore.) United Soccer Association.
Rodrigues and his wife, Andela, currently reside in Tigard, Ore., with their two sons, Vincent, 16, who plays for the Southridge High School soccer team, and Darian, 5.
During the past eight years, Clark’s women’s soccer teams have gone to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) playoffs six times and competed in the quarterfinal round four times.
iQ Credit Union awards scholarships
iQ Credit Union has announced four recipients of its 2010 scholarship program honoring students pursuing undergraduate degrees or professional training. Each student receives $1,000 from the credit union.
iQ Credit Union’s 2010 scholarship recipients and their categories include: Graduating High School Senior entering a four-year college or university—Christine Sonners, College Student Working Towards a Baccalaureate Degree, Daniel Tonkovich; Education Endorsement for Educators, Heidi Kleser, Wilber White Committee’s Choice, Kevin Curtis.
"These young adults deserve our congratulations for this accomplishment," said Roger Michaelis, chief executive officer, iQ Credit Union this week when the awards were announced. "We applaud their hard work and are pleased to support them as they pursue their scholastic ambitions."
Rep. Jim Jacks (D-Vancouver) is kicking off his re-election campaign on Wednesday, May 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Firefighters' Local 452 Union Hall at 2807 Fruit Valley Road. A $35 donation is suggested, but all donations are welcome. Jacks is running to retain his position representing the 49th district in the Washington Legislature.
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Thursday on the air
Clark County Planning Commission (live) — 6:25 p.m. CVTV 23
City/County Telecommunications Commission (5-5) — 11:30 p.m. CVTV 23
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County poised to toast new winery rules- Stephanie Rice, The Columbian
Vancouver Library set for June 2011 opening- Cami Joner, The Columbian
Cantwell key in stalled bank-overhaul vote- The Seattle Times
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