465 participate in Clark College graduation
Clark College President Bob Knight at Thursday
Collegeís 2010 commencement ceremony was the story of the
personal journeys of more than 1,300 men and women who earned
degrees and certificates at Clark College during the 2009-2010
Approximately 465 graduates participated in the ceremony, which
was held on Thursday, June 17, at the Sleep Country Amphitheater.
Award-winning author Heidi W. Durrow was the keynote
I look out at our graduates, I see so many students with
remarkable stories to tell," Clark College President Robert
K. Knight said.
introducing graduate Erik Burch, who sang the national
anthem, Knight noted that Burch had earned degrees at Clark in
2005 and 2008. Each time, he was deployed into military service
in Iraq and was unable to participate in commencement.
told us that being present to graduate means a lot to him to, as
he put it, 'finally take the next step,'" Knight said.
ceremony, three faculty members were honored as recipients of
the 2009-2010 Exceptional Faculty awards. The honors went to
Nadine Fattaleh, professor of chemistry; Dr. Anita Fisher,
professor of history, and Karen Swallow, instructor in
adult basic education.
May Jolly, Clark College Bookstore, and Jim Meeks, information technology systems,
collegeís Exceptional Classified Staff awards.
who graduated with an Associate of Arts direct transfer degree,
received the Presidentís Scholarship Award.
Glenn Jackson Bridge closures only at night
continue to replace bridge joints on the Interstate 205 bridge
this weekend with closures planned for 10 p.m. Friday, June 18,
to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19; 10 p.m. Saturday, June 19 to 10
a.m. Sunday, June 20; and 10 p.m., Sunday, June 20 to 5
a.m. Monday, June 21.
the Oregon Department of Transportation will perform maintenance
on the Interstate 5 Bridge connecting Oregon and Washington
throughout the weekend. This work
requires multiple bridge lifts lasting 20 minutes each in both
directions Friday, June 18, from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, June
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selected for Sing 4th vocal competition
Vancouver National Trust has announced the nine finalists who
will compete in the Sing 4th teen vocal competition at
Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, presented by Bank of America.
On June 12, Teen vocalists from throughout Clark County
auditioned for the opportunity to perform on the main stage at
noon on Sunday, July 4.
finalists, their high schools and songs they will perform on
July 4th are:
prize is a $500 college scholarship, Beacockís Music gift card
and Driving 101 certificate ($395 value); second and third
prizes are Beacockís Music gift cards. All finalists receive a
DVD of the Sing 4th competition.
Day at Fort Vancouver includes four entertainment stages, a
patriotic parade, guided walking tours of the historic site,
old-fashioned kidsí games, historical demonstrations, family
admission prices for Pearson Air Museum and the reconstructed
culminates with fireworks launched from Pearson Field. For
information, to purchase event tickets or to donate tickets to
families in need, visit
www.FortVan.org or call 360-992-1800.
PHS students win state award
for anti-tobacco campaign
Prairie High School students have won the American Cancer
Societyís SpeakOUT Award for Washington state for their
campaign to educate the faculty and staff about the dangers of
Camp, Annelies Buck
and Justin Plummer created "Through with Chew," a
PowerPoint presentation. Camp and Buck are juniors, and Plummer
is a sophomore.
includes certificates and a $250 prize. Due to their efforts,
several PHS students were referred to tobacco cessation classes
by teachers. The presentation can be viewed at
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Golik: A fundraiser for Tony Golikís campaign for Clark
County prosecutor is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
June 24, at Dolce Gelato, 535 West 8th St. in downtown
of Women Voters:
The Clark County League of Women Voters will be hosting
their primary night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 on
the seventh floor of the Clark County Public Service Center,
1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. Questions for candidates will
be available at 6 p.m. All races with three or more
candidates, except the 3rd Congressional District and the
Prosecuting Attorney, are invited to participate. The public
is welcome to attend. The program will be taped by CVTV for
later broadcast. For more information, contact Jane Van
Dyke at 503-459-1011.
Leadership Clark County
will host a candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at
Clark College's Gaiser Hall, featuring candidates running for
the open seat in the U.S. 3rd Congressional District. The
event is free and open to the public.
Daily Insider submission guidelines
are best submitted via email with the information, as well as
photos, included in the body of the email. Please send two weeks
before the date of the event to
statements: The Clark
County Auditorís Office is inviting citizens to submit statements
in opposition to three ballot measures that have been filed to
appear on the August 17 primary ballot. Resolutions have been
received from the city of Washougal, Fire Protection District No.
6, and Fort Vancouver Regional Library System. The jurisdictions
have indicated they have appointed committees to write statements
supporting the ballot measures submitted. No
opposing statements have been received. If any citizen is
interested in writing an opposing statement to the ballot measures
these jurisdictions have submitted, they are urged to contact
Tim Likness at the Clark County Elections Department by
calling 360-397-2345. Those statements need to be received
by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22.
less than one month before Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, the
nonprofit organization which produces the event, the Fort
Vancouver National Trust, is looking for volunteers to fill a
number of roles, from ticket collectors, information booth and
parking lot attendants, servers for the adult beverage area and
more. For more information about volunteering on July 4th, visit
the Trustís website at
www.FortVan.org or call the Trust at
CRESA Book Club:
The Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will be
hosting a lunchtime book club to discuss the Amanda Ripley book
The Unthinkable beginning on Monday, July 12. The
book provides examples of how people have responded to disasters.
The club will be facilitated by Cheryl Bledsoe and Beth
Vaughn, who are both emergency managers for CRESA and Clark
County. The club will run for eight Mondays over the lunch hour
from noon to 1 p.m. from July 12 through Aug. 30. It will be held
on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin
Street, Vancouver. Registration is available at
http://www.cresa911.org/emergency/training-register.php or via
phone at 360-992-6270. The group will be limited to 25.
Participants will be expected to bring their own copy of the book.
People may also participate in the book club discussion virtually,
off-site, through Twitter by following
Lunch Program: The
Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring
the Simplified Summer Food Program through the United States
Department of Agriculture. Meals will be made available at no
charge to attending children less than 19 years of age. Most programs
start on Monday, June 28.
For details, contact Teresa Williamson at 360-487-7060.
Electronics Recycling: Clark County Environmental Services
will partner with Empower Up, a nonprofit organization that
recycles electronics and offers free computer training, to recycle
and reuse electronics during three upcoming collection events.
More information is available on the organizationís website at
www.empowerupnow.org. For additional information, contact
Clark County Environmental Services at 360-397-2121 ext.
4352. Used electronics will be accepted at household
hazardous waste collection events, including:
- Camas Ė 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, Camas Public Works, 1620 S.E.
Eighth Ave., Camas.
Corner Ė 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, Clark County Fire &
Rescue Station 26, 21609 N.E. 72nd Ave. Clark County.
Ground Ė 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Battle Ground
Police Department, 507 S.W. First St., Battle Ground.
The final concert of the season for Bravo! Vancouver is at
7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church,
400 S. Andresen, Vancouver. For more information, visit
Pure Advantage Basketball Academy is announcing its
partnership with 24 Hour Fitness with a grand opening
celebration on Saturday, June 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at The
Palms, 24 Hour Fitness Center at 13019 N.E. Fourth Plain Rd.
For more information, visit
The Fort Vancouver Village Grand Opening Celebration will take
place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 19. This free event will be
held at the site of the historic Village, located to the west
of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and north of
the Land Bridge. The event will coincide with the first day of
the annual Brigade Encampment, officially opening the new
trails and replica employee houses in the Village area. More
information about the history of the Village is available on
the parkís website at
The Oregon Adventist Menís Chorus and the Adventist Menís
Chorus of Romania will join the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
for a Benefit Concert at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 20,
at Skyview High School, 1300 NW 139th St. Vancouver. For more
Community Services Northwest will host an Open House at the CSNW
Wellness Center, located at 317 East 39th Street, Vancouver, 4
to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24.
26: Waterford at Fairway Village invites the community to
celebrate the beginning of summer with the third annual Car
Show and Barbecue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at
Waterford, 2911 SE Village Loop in east Vancouver. Several car
clubs and individual car enthusiasts will show off their
vehicles. Earthquake Ethel's Roadhouse Jazz Band will perform,
and a complimentary barbecue will be served from 11:30 a.m. -
1 p.m. For more information, visit
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the NW
Personal Training Summer Solstice 3- or 6-mile run/walk at 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 26, in downtown Vancouver. For more information,
The next Face to Face with
Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt and the city council will be from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20 at Fort Vancouver High
School, 5700 E. 18th St., Vancouver. You are invited to attend
the next Face to Face with Mayor Leavitt and the Vancouver
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