Back Issues: April 14th, 2017

Lecture on the Shroud of Turin this afternoon

Friday, April 14th, 2017

imgres-1Nuclear engineer Bob Rucker presents his lecture “The Shroud of Turin: Examining the Evidence” at the Cascade Park Library in Vancouver. This free, secular presentation, sponsored by the Test the Shroud Foundation, is at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 17. Rucker is a nuclear engineer with 37 years in the industry, including 24 years at General Atomics in San Diego and 13 years as a consultant for the Department of Energy. He has spent the last three and a half years studying the Shroud of Turin and applying his nuclear analysis computer programs to solve the Shroud’s carbon-14 dating problem. This presentation is part of a west coast lecture tour to bring attention to the work being done and to help promote the International Conference on the Shroud of Turin, being held in Pasco, in July. Learn more about the conference at www.shroudconference2017.com.

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Washougal School District receives state waiver

Friday, April 14th, 2017

thumb_NEW_wsdlogoThe Washougal School District (WSD) has been granted an emergency instructional day waiver from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The request is based on the state of emergency declared by Governor Inslee in response to winter weather, which necessitated the closure of schools 11 days this winter. Washington state requires 180 days of instruction and an average of 1,027 instructional hours. Washougal School District closed for a total of 11 days due to weather, using up 3 planned, and 3 additional snow makeup days. Earlier this year, the district made several changes to the school calendar to make up six of the missed days. The waiver excuses the additional five missed days, but students will still meet the requirement of instructional hours by attending school longer each day. Beginning February 6, additional time was added to each school day. June 23, the last day of school, has been changed from a 3-hour early release to a full school day.

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Clark Public Utilities commissioners hold regular meeting April 18

Friday, April 14th, 2017

The Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, at Operations Service Center – Education Center, 8600 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver.

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Meals on Wheels People Spring Luncheon April 20

Friday, April 14th, 2017

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Meals on Wheels People will hold its Clark County Spring Luncheon at the Vancouver Hilton, its largest fundraising event of the year Thursday, Apr. 20. Networking happens from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and the program follows immediately after.

Meals on Wheels People has been making sure local seniors receive hot, nutritious meals for more than 40 years. To prepare and serve 5,000 meals every weekday is only possible with the help of thousands of volunteers and committed corporate citizens. More than 300 business and community partners from the Clark County area will gather at the Spring Luncheon to raise awareness and urgently needed funds that nourish the body and soul of older adults in the community.

The luncheon is free and open to the public. Donations will be requested during the event. Event sponsorships are also for sale, with proceeds benefiting Meals on Wheels People. RSVP to Marcie Kessel at 503-953-8114 or marcie.kessel@mealsonwheelspeople.org. For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelspeople.org.

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