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Friday, June 18, 2010

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465 participate in Clark College graduation

Clark College President Bob Knight at Thursday night's commencement.

Clark 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 academic year.

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 speaker.

"As I look out at our graduates, I see so many students with remarkable stories to tell," Clark College President Robert K. Knight said.

In 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. 

"Erik told us that being present to graduate means a lot to him to, as he put it, 'finally take the next step,'" Knight said.

During the 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, received the collegeís Exceptional Classified Staff awards.

Sheila Henrikson, who graduated with an Associate of Arts direct transfer degree, received the Presidentís Scholarship Award.



Glenn Jackson Bridge closures only at night this weekend

Work will 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.

Crews from 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 19.

The latest traffic conditions are available at http://www.tripcheck.com or call 511 for the latest traffic conditions.

Finalists selected for Sing 4th vocal competition

The Fort 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.

The finalists, their high schools and songs they will perform on July 4th are:

  • Lauren Berg, Skyview High School, "Orange-Colored Sky."

  • Kayley Christensen, Skyview High School, "Over the Rainbow."
  • Michaela Dale, Hudsonís Bay High School, "Make You Feel My Love."
  • Kelsie Geer, CAM,"Over the Rainbow."
  • Heather Giberson, Battle Ground High School, "Outside Looking In."
  • Janelle Harriman, Skyview High School, "Spark of Creation."
  • Robert Head, Clark College Running Start, "What Do I Need with Love."
  • Josiah Reynolds, Union High School, "The Star-Spangled Banner."
  • Remi Skalisky, Battle Ground High School, "Fairytale."

The grand 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.

Independence 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 Fort Vancouver.

The event 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

Three 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 smokeless tobacco.

Jayson Camp, Annelies Buck and Justin Plummer created "Through with Chew," a PowerPoint presentation. Camp and Buck are juniors, and Plummer is a sophomore.

The award 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 http://www.preventclarkcounty.org/clark_county_school_events.

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Campaign Events

Tony 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 Vancouver.

League 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.

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News Briefs

  • Missing 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.

  • Volunteers needed: With 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 360-992-1800.

  • 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 www.twitter.com/CRESA_Presents

  • Summer 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.
    • Dollars 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.
    • Battle Ground Ė 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Battle Ground Police Department, 507 S.W. First St., Battle Ground.


  • June 19: 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 www.bravoconcerts.com.

  • June 19: 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 www.pureadvantagebasketball.com.

  • June 19: 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 www.nps.gov/fova/historyculture/the-village.htm.

  • June 20:  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 information, visit www.vancouversymphony.org.

  • June 24: 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.

  • June 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 www.waterfordvancouver.com.

  • June 26: 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, visit www.nwpersonaltraining.com.

  • July 20: 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 City Council.


Friday on the air

Clark College Orchestra Spring Concert (6-13)ó7:59 p.m. CVTV 23

Election 2010: Winning Ways to Run for Office: A Candidate/Campaign Worker Workshop (6-2)ó10 p.m. CVTV 23

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Caley & Associates, James Caley CPA, 695-0065
Peterson & Associates, P.S., Certified Public Accountants, 574-0644
Tax Advisors, PLLC, CPAs Property Tax/Cost Segregation 750-6884
Duggan Schlotfeldt & Welch PLLC, 699-1201
Miller Nash LLP. Steve Horenstein, 699-4771
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Lisa Lowe, 694-7551
Bank of America, 696-5651
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Boyd Coffee Company, Coffee, tea and food service solutions since 1900. (503) 666-4545
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HDJ Design Group, PLLC, Gregory P. Jellison P.E. 695-3488

Charitable Gift Planning

Daniel Lee PHD, CFRE, CFP, ChFC, CAP, Clark College Foundation, (360) 992-2542
Sarah Nevue, The Community Foundation, (360) 694-2550
Jean Rahn, SWMC Foundation, (360) 514-3670
Tom Bashwiner, FAHP, Director of Gift Planning, Fort Vancouver National Trust (360) 992-1815
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Simple & Clear, Jeff Williams, 254-5365
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Earl C. (Duke) Simpson, DDS, PS, 993-0300
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Andersen Construction Co., Inc. Bob Durgan, (503) 720-5234
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Keenan Insurance Services, Brandon M. Keenan, 213-1500
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Martel Wealth Advisors, Mark Martel CFP (360) 694-9940
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BergerABAM, Helen Devery, 823.6100
Great Western Malting, Jay Hamecheck, director North American Business Development 

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Public Involvement and Natural Resources
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Hunt Communications Tom Hunt, 693-8180
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Security Signs, Designed to inform and sell! Carol Keljo, 433-2321
Vancouver Sign Group, lighting up Business since 1923! 693-4773
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