Back Issues: March 31, 2017

Battle Ground HealthCare receives gift from Battle Ground Rotary

Friday, March 31, 2017

From left: Becky Hanenkrat, Sue Neal, and Amy Price

The Battle Ground Rotary Club presented Battle Ground HealthCare (BGHC) with a $2000 grant on Tuesday, March 14, at BGHC’s monthly Lunch and Learn. The grant will go to help purchase much-needed equipment for the Rehabilitation Clinic.

Rotary Community Service Chair Becky Hanenkrat and Rotary President Amy Price attended the event to present Sue Neal, BGHC’s Executive Director with the donation.

BGHC has been serving Clark County communities for over five years, and their services are continual expanding. They started as a free chronic medical and dental clinic in 2006 with the goal to improve the quality of life for people suffering from chronic health who live in the healthcare “gap.”

Since 2006, BGHC has continued to expand their care from chronic medical and dental to diabetes treatment, rehabilitation programs, and vision care. For more information about Battle Ground HealthCare, how to donate, and their free chronic health services go to


EPS seeks public comment on building maintenance

Friday, March 31, 2017
epsEvergreen Public Schools (EPS) is giving those living within its borders a chance to comment on the condition of the buildings maintained by the school district. The survey will be open until Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. The survey will help the district find out what questions or concerns the community has about its schools. The district last passed a capital bond in 2002, which allowed the construction of three new schools (Columbia Valley and Endeavour elementarys, and Union High School), the replacement of three schools (Cascade and Covington middle schools, and Orchards Elementary), the remodeling of Evergreen High School, and several major improvement projects at other district facilities. In 2008, a bond measure to replace eight schools, including Sifton Elementary which was built in 1958, did not reach the 60 percent approval needed for passage. To take the survey, go to:

EGGstravaganza! in downtown Washougal April 12

Friday, March 31, 2017

2016 EGGstravaganza!

Washougal families, with kids fifth grade and under, are invited to downtown Washougal on Wednesday, April 12, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., for a fun EGGstravaganza! at Reflection Plaza. Hosted by City of Washougal and the Downtown Washougal Association, this family-fun egg hunt event is in its second year.

EGGstravaganza! features an egg hunt with plastic eggs hidden among straw bales. Eggs will be filled with treats and toys. Some lucky egg hunters will find coupons for a free pansy plant at Washougal TruValue Hardware.

To help manage the chaos of most egg hunts, kids will enter the hunt area in small groups and will be challenged to find eggs of different colors before they exit. This method helps spread the event over the whole afternoon so families won’t miss out on any fun if they arrive after it begins. Approximately 5,000 eggs will be on hand, and used to replenish the supply to keep the hunting going.

The event is planned during Washougal schools’ early release and will also include cotton candy, photos with the Easter Bunny and other costumed characters, treats, music, and activities for youngsters. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are needed and can contact organizers at


Nominations open for WSU Vancouver’s Notable Alumni Award

Friday, March 31, 2017


Washington State University Vancouver’s Notable Alumni nominations are open. The annual award recognizes the remarkable lives graduates lead in Southwest Washington and around the world. Each year, the award honors one alumnus or alumna who has made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, career and/or community service reflect WSU Vancouver’s legacy of excellence. Nominees must have graduated from WSU Vancouver.

Nominations are open to the public and will be accepted through May 31. To submit a nomination, visit

The WSU Vancouver Notable Alumni Award was established in 2014 as part of the university’s 25th anniversary celebration. The winner will be determined by the Alumni Awards Selection Committee. The 2017 WSU Vancouver Notable Alumni Award winner will be recognized in the fall. Opsahl Dawson Certified Public Accountants sponsors the award.