Back Issues: October 26, 2017

Squishing the Squash tomorrow morning at Oregon Zoo

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Visitors can watch some of the world’s largest land animals demolish a couple of the area’s largest pumpkins at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, during the Oregon Zoo’s annual Squishing of the Squash. The event is a precursor to the zoo’s annual “Howloween” celebration, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital, which takes place this weekend and is free with zoo admission. The giant pumpkins for this year’s Squishing of the Squash are being provided by Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers club members Larry and Christy Nelson. Additional pumpkins for the zoo’s Howloween enrichment activities are provided by Al’s Garden Center. Enrichment items such as pumpkins help keep the zoo’s animals mentally and physically stimulated. (Photo by Sara Hottman, courtesy of Oregon Zoo).

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Some voters received incorrect ballot styles for the Nov. 7 general election

Thursday, October 26, 2017

During a check of precinct information against the county’s Geographic Information Systems data, Clark County Elections found that 172 voters received ballots for the Nov. 7 election that were based on a precinct other than the one where they live. The error means those voters received ballots with incorrect races and measures. The voters have been identified, and Elections has flagged their incorrect ballots. Elections sent each voter a new, corrected ballot and a letter explaining that an error was made. If the voters do not return the second, correct ballot but instead return only the first incorrect ballot, Elections only will count votes for contests and races appropriate to the precinct. Voters who received the second ballot and have questions can contact Clark County Elections at 360-397-2345.

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Process Painting for those grieving a loss Oct. 27

Thursday, October 26, 2017

PeaceHealth Southwest’s Hope Bereavement Center will offer a Process Painting class Friday, Oct. 27, to help people who are grieving a loss. The class is facilitated by Bereavement counselor Colleen Storey. The class is free of charge, and all art supplies will be provided.

“Process painting means painting from the inside out,” says Storey. “The class starts with a five minute meditation, followed by an hour of painting in silence. Participants then gather to discuss their experience and share their painting if they desire. We find that the process helps people move into their hearts, to access emotions and thoughts that may be well hidden. The goal is not to create a finished piece of art, but to use the process of painting to find healing.”

“Process Painting” starts at 1:30 p.m., at PeaceHealth Southwest’s Hope Bereavement Center, 5400 MacArthur Blvd. in Vancouver. Those interested in attending are encouraged to call 360-686-5120 to reserve an easel. For more information visit http://www.peacehealth.org/southwest.

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Headless Horseman Halloween train rides this weekend

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Enjoy the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad’s annual Headless Horseman Halloween Train excursion this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29. The trains will depart at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $19 for those 60 and over, $15 for ages five throguh 11, and $13 for ages two through four. Children under two are free.

The run is a steam train, through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel to the Heisson area with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls and the Headless Horseman. Candy and games will be available for the kids and complimentary refreshments for all participants.

Interested parties should plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time to pick up tickets and board the train. Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are recommended. For reservations, click here. The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is located at 2017 N Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. For more information, call 360-686-3559 or visit www.bycx.com.

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