Back Issues: October 27, 2017

Spooktacular Booville at Luepke Community Center Oct. 28

Friday, October 27, 2017

Families are invited this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free, Halloween community celebration, at Luepke Community Center. Booville will feature children’s activities including trick-or-treating, games, prizes, a costume contest, and more.

Activities and games will be provided by iQ Credit Union, Waste Connections, Soccer Shots, Must Love Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Yoder Chiropractic, Vancouver Parks and Recreation and many more community partners. Young and old will be treated to story time from some of Vancouver’s best storytellers, Pat Jollota, Vancouver’s First Citizen and community historian, and Jim Mains, High Five Media.

This Saturday’s Booville will also feature the first Good Sport Equipment Connection collection bins, and Clark County partners have provided some amazing raffle prizes for those that donate. Click here for a needs listThe donation prize raffle drawings will be at 1:30 p.m.. Must be present to win.

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Reviewing Officer and Grand Marshals announced for Lough Legacy Veterans Parade Nov. 11

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Historic Trust announced the Reviewing Officer for the 31st Annual Veterans Parade is Colonel Duke A. Pirak, Commander of the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard. The Grand Marshals for the parade are Commander Yvette Brown-Wahler, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Ryan Corcilius, National Park Service Guide at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, along Officers Row, proceeding past Providence Academy and into downtown Vancouver. The parade is presented by the Lough Legacy, with support from The Vancouver Clinic and Creekside Mortgage.

The parade will be preceded by the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. in the Providence Academy Ballroom. The ceremony will feature Reviewing Officer, Colonel Pirak, as the keynote speaker. Local veterans will be recognized, and the 2017 Grand Marshals of the parade, Commander Brown-Wahler and Corcilius, will be honored for their service to the community and country. Attendees may view the parade after the ceremony from limited covered seating on the Academy lawn.

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Washington State CASA Conference Nov. 4, 5

Friday, October 27, 2017

The annual Washington State CASA Conference will be coming to Vancouver Nov. 4 and 5. Speakers include Ross Hunter, who will provide an update on the newly formed State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, and Dr. Caprice Hollins, who will speak on cultural competence and the work needed to effectively engage across cultures and dismantle institutional racism. Also at the conference, local volunteer Judy Walters will be awarded Washington State CASA of the Year. The conference will kick off the first CASA shoe drive with a goal to collect 10,000 pairs of shoes that will then be displayed on the steps of the capital building in Olympia early next year. 

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Drug Take-Back event Oct. 28

Friday, October 27, 2017

Four drug take-back events are happening in Clark County on Saturday, Oct. 28. Citizens can bring in unused and unwanted medications for free, no questions asked, disposal. All unwanted medications (controlled and non-controlled) will be accepted. Events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at:

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care, 33rd and Main St.
  • Kaiser Permanente-Cascade Park, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
  • Battle Ground Police Department, 507 SW 1st St., Battle Ground
  • Washougal Silver Star Search and Rescue, 1220 A S.t, Washougal

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country. In Washington state, almost 11 percent of teens use medicines for non-medical reasons, a rate that’s among the highest in the nation. Unused medicines left in the home also increase opportunities for drug abuse and accidental poisoning. Finally, unused medications can contaminate drinking water and should not be flushed down the toilet or put in the trash. Click here to learn more.

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