Back Issues: May, 2017

Battle Ground Memorial Day Ceremony May 29

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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A Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in service to the country will be held on Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial located at Kiwanis Park, 422 SW Second Ave. in Battle Ground. Mayor Philip Johnson, U.S. Army, retired, will lead the ceremony.

Thirty-one local sons who died in service, and whose names are engraved on the wall of the memorial, will be remembered and honored with a reading of their names. In a special presentation to his family, an Honor and Remember flag will be presented in memory of Cpl. Jeremiah J. Johnson. Cpl. Johnson was deployed to Iraq in 2006, where, in December of that year, was critically injured. He succumbed to his injuries on January 5, 2007.

Also recognized this Memorial Day are 24 veterans whose families and loved ones purchased commemorative bricks to honor their service. Commemorative bricks, installed at the foot of the memorial’s wall, honor any veteran, living or deceased, and display the veteran’s name, branch of service and dates of service. Purchased bricks are installed annually just prior to Memorial Day.

Community members are encouraged to attend the Memorial Day ceremony. To learn more about the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, the 31 honored veterans whose names are engraved on the wall, and commemorative bricks, visit www.cityofbg.org/veteransmemorial.

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Grimley, Wheelock join board of Free Clinic of Southwest Washington

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Gary Grimley

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Ann Wheelock

Gary Grimley, RPh and Ann Wheelock, CPA have joined the board of directors of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. Grimley recently retired after 24 years as a pharmacist with PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center. Before joining PeaceHealth, he spent 14 years as a staff pharmacist at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. He has served as a volunteer pharmacist with the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington since 2002. Wheelock retired in 2016 from her position as chief financial officer of The Vancouver Clinic. She also served as chief financial officer and chief executive officer of Columbia United Providers, a local Medicaid health plan. She was a board member of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington from 2003 to 2012, serving as treasurer and as a member of the board’s finance committee.

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Vancouver’s Repair Cafe May 25

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


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The public is welcome to bring broken items to a Repair Café this Thursday, May 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Fort Vancouver Regional Library, 901 C St. The repair café is an opportunity to have a broken item fixed by skilled volunteers. Items to be repaired include small appliances, lamps or fans, jewelry, bicycles, yard and garden tools that need sharpening, clean clothing or textiles to be mended. A complete list can be found at: www.RepairClarkCounty.org. The event is free and open to the public. There are no guarantees an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more. Only items small enough to be easily carried in by one person will be accepted, and there is a limit of one item per person. For questions, email RepairClarkCounty@gmail.com.

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“History of Higher Education in Southwest Washington” on view at WSU Vancouver Library

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

wsu-unit-social-badgeAn exhibition of photographs, ephemera and text, titled “The History of Higher Education in Southwest Washington: Controversies and Contributions,” is on display through June 30 at the Washington State University Vancouver Library. The exhibition highlights the initial promise of a state agricultural college in the 1860s, the struggle for a four-year college in the 1960s and the eventual attainment of a WSU campus in Vancouver. Contributing to “The History of Higher Education in Southwest Washington” are Clark College; Clark County Historical Museum; Evergreen State College Archives and Special Collections; Lower Columbia College Library; and WSU Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections. The exhibition is open to the public during library hours, and admission is free.

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