Back Issues: May 1, 2017

Prescription drug take back event collects over 2,454 pounds of pills

Monday, May 1, 2017

thumb_Drug_Take_Back_04-29-2017Over 1,000 Clark and Skamania County residents dropped off unused and unwanted medications with local law enforcement officers and volunteers last Saturday. The medicine disposal event was held at four locations throughout Clark and Skamania counties where a steady stream of cars waited to hand over prescription and other medications. Cascade Park Kaiser Permanente was the busiest location, serving 425 participants and bringing in 1,226 pounds of pills. All pills will be transported for incineration by the DEA. Visit www.takebackyourmeds.org for more details on where to drop off your medications. For more information about the event, call Clark County Public Health at 360-397-2121 ext. 4352, or contact the Prevent Coalition at preventcoalition@esd112.org.

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Ridgefield High School earns spot in U.S. News 2017 Best High Schools annual ranking

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Ridgefield High School has been named a 2017 Best High School in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking report released this week. Among the 22,000 public high schools evaluated nationwide by U.S. News and World Report, Ridgefield High School placed in the top 6,000 high schools who were awarded national gold, silver or bronze medals for student performance on state assessments and level of college readiness.

RHS was awarded a national bronze medal in this year’s rankings as a high-performing school based on state exam performance. In its rankings for individual states Ridgefield High School placed #40 on its list of Best High Schools for the state of Washington. It evaluated 606 Washington public high schools this year.

The top-rated high school in the state was #1 ranked Tesla STEM High School, part of the Lake Washington School District. To learn more, visit www.usnews.com/highschools.

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Stuff the Bus event in Battle Ground May 6

Monday, May 1, 2017

StufftheBusPublic School Employees (PSE) of Battle Ground wants to give back to the community this Saturday, May 6. Members of the district’s classified union will be at the Battle Ground Walmart and Fred Meyer stores from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a “Stuff the Bus” event. The community is asked to drop off non-perishable food items, personal hygiene supplies, paper products, & cash donations during this annual event. Items collected will be delivered to the North County Community Food Bank. Community partners for the event are Battle Ground PSE, Cascade Student Transportation, Walmart, and Fred Meyer.

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Columbia Credit Union announces new hires

Monday, May 1, 2017

roundcuberoundcube-1Columbia Credit Union has announced that Scott Karn (left), is vice president of Business Lending effective April 17. James Senatore is vice president of Wealth Management effective April 3. Karn will develop and maintain large business loan relationships and interface with branch staff regarding business lending products and services. Karn earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Oregon and has worked in financial services for 20 years. Senatore will lead the Wealth Management department’s operations and develop non-deposit investment and insurance strategies. He will also serve as the primary contact between the credit union and their broker-dealer, CUSO Financial Services. He has more than 15 years of experience working in the financial services industry.

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