Back Issues: January 3, 2018

Correction: Vancouver Clinic launches redesigned brand identity, plans new website Jan. 5

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Vancouver Clinic, Clark County’s largest private, multi-specialty clinic, officially unveiled a completely redesigned brand identity on January 1, as well as plans to launch a new website on January 5. The New Year’s launch closes out a year of growth at the clinic and sets the stage for expansion in 2018. Plans are already underway at the clinic to break ground in late spring on a new $6.7 million facility in Ridgefield. The 10,000-square foot facility will meet the primary care needs of North Clark County residents and house eight providers with room to expand up to 30,000 square feet. The move comes at the end of a year that saw the addition of 36 new providers to the clinic, which was already one of Clark County’s largest employers. This story originally ran with the website launch date as Jan. 1.

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Winds and Strings Celtic Band performs benefit concert for WHO Jan. 6

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Winds and Strings Celtic Band will present a benefit concert, for the Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO) Program this Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m., at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 NE Gher Rd. The Fort Vancouver Pipe Band and Unplugged Praise Band will also perform.

The concert is free to attend, but offerings will be taken to support WHO. WHO bridges the gap between limited shelter space and the increasing number of people who seek shelter during the winter months. It is a partnership of Share, Council for the Homeless and the faith-based community located at St. Andrew and St. Paul Lutheran Churches.

Just $28 meets the program’s weekly cost for one guest in a shelter. Those that cannot attend and would like to make a financial contribution to support WHO, can mail checks to: WHO c/o: The Council for the Homeless, 2500 Main St., Vancouver, WA, 98660.

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Free parenting course offered for west-side Vancouver families

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

Beginning this month, West Van for Youth and Children’s Home Society will offer a free, 18-week parenting course for up to 10 parents who live in the west-side 98660, 98661 and 98663 zip codes. The evidence-based Incredible Years parenting classes are for parents and other caregivers of children ages two through eight.

Research shows that children whose parents complete Incredible Years are less likely to have behavioral or school problems, or use drugs later in life. The course can help strengthen a parent’s relationship with a child and improve a child’s behavior. Parents will learn simple strategies through interactive education and hands-on coaching.

Classes are held each Wednesday from Jan. 17 through May 23. Meals and child care will be provided. Each session runs 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Children’s Home Society, 309 W 12th St. To register, contact Children’s Home Society at 360-695-1325 and mention West Van for Youth.

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Newest animal control officer now trained for equine cruelty investigations

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Clark County’s newest Animal Protection and Control Officer became qualified to investigate cases of equine neglect and cruelty by attending an investigative training in Colorado, thanks in part to a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The completion of Code 3 Associates training in Durango, CO. means all five Animal Control Officers are able to investigate reports of the abuse of horses in Clark County. Code 3 provided a scholarship for half the cost of the course, and a $2,300 donation from the ASPCA covered the officer’s remaining costs. The officer, who was hired in April, attended the five-day training in late August and early September.

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