Back Issues: October 4, 2017

Identity Clark County now accepting nominations for Ed Lynch Honorary Board Seat

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The business leadership group Identity Clark County has announced that nominations are open through October for the 2018 Ed Lynch Board Seat, a one-year courtesy appointment to ICC’s Board of Directors for an aspiring business and community leader.

The seat honors the late Edward Lynch, who for decades was at the center of business and community development and was highly regarded for his character, leadership and decisive manner. Lynch chaired Identity Clark County for more than a decade.

The individual chosen for the Ed Lynch Board Seat will demonstrate strong potential as a community and business leader, and possess positive character attributes. Candidates should be available to participate in ICC discussions, such as monthly meetings and occasional forums. The seat currently is occupied by Avaly Scarpelli, executive director of the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County.

Expressions of interest may be forwarded to sean@iccbusiness.org with a biography or resume and letter of recommendation. The organization will complete a private screening and selection process.

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Applications open for 2018 Master Composter/Recycler training program

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Master Composter/Recycler training program. The training provides information and resources on composting, recycling, green cleaning, green building, water quality and other aspects of sustainable living. As part of the training, participants will:

  • Make their own worm bin and green cleaning kit
  • Join a team to build a compost pile and compete in the Hot Pile Contest
  • Tour a transfer station, worm farm and compost demonstration site
  • Build soil tilth
  • Be invited to attend social MCR gatherings and enrichment opportunities

The 10-week class, sponsored by Public Health’s Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach, meets Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 24 and running through March 28. The training is offered at no cost in exchange for 30 hours of local volunteer time. A draft syllabus is available at https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/1107031. To learn more, visit: http://clarkgreenneighbors.org/mcr/become-a-master-composter-recycler-volunteer.

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Lummi Nation traveling totem stops in Vancouver Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Lummi Nation is holding a totem pole blessing and ceremony at the Vancouver Library Monday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Kwel’Hoy, We Draw The LIne!” is the theme of this year’s ceremony. The Lummi Nation has been fighting to block the coal and oil export terminals in the Northwest. To draw attention to the progress made, members of the Lummi Community are doing a six-city tour with the totem pole. The journey will end in Philadelphia at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History where it will be on exhibit for five months. This event is free and the public is welcome to attend. Find further details on Facebook, here.

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PeaceHealth to offer breast exams, 3D mammograms for uninsured or poorly insured this month

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

PeaceHealth’s Kearney Breast Centers, in partnership with the Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program in both Vancouver and Longview, will provide free clinical breast exams and digital 3D mammograms for uninsured or poorly insured women in October

Free screenings are available to women ages 40 and older who have no current breast health issues, are Washington residents, and who qualify through the Breast Cervical and Colon Health Program. Women who wish to determine whether they qualify should call 800-992-1817 ext. 1. The program provides financial assistance for women at certain income levels. 

Screenings will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at PeaceHealth St. John, Kearney Breast Center, 1615 Delaware St., Longview; and Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at PeaceHealth Southwest, Kearney Breast Center, 200 NE Mother Joseph Pl., Ste. 420, Vancouver. For more information, visit https://www.peacehealth.org/southwest/services/cancer-center/Pages/free-breast-cervical-exams.

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