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The Southwest Washington/Portland Metro Area will receive nearly $8.5 million to train 850 long-term unemployed individuals and 150 veterans for jobs in manufacturing and information technology. The grant is part of $169,771,960 in Ready to Work grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to expedite the employment of Americans struggling with long-term unemployment.
The grant proposal, a collaboration between the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), Worksystems, Inc. and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County is one of only three grants awarded nationally that cover more than one state. A total of 23 grants were awarded. Southwest Washington will receive $1,890,800 to assist a minimum of 240 residents who have experienced long periods of unemployment.
Magenta Theater and Mentalocity Entertainment present “Haunted” starting Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. The theater will come alive with spooky sounds in the darkness, the eerie sense that something is near. Shadows will flit across the room, but no one is there. Maybe it is just your imagination….or maybe you are Haunted.
As Halloween and the Day of the Dead approach, and the walls between this world and the next begin to thin, join the Magenta Theater and Master Mentalist Jay Fredericks along with his magician cohorts on a journey into the dark realm of ghosts, haunts, and spirits.
Guests will enjoy stories of the supernatural, ghosts, magic, and psychic phenomena. The performance runs through Saturday, Oct. 25. Tickets are $15 per person. For further information, visit www.magentatheater.com or find details on a Facebook event page here.
Ballots for the Nov. 4, 2014, General Election are now available at the Clark County Elections Department, 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver. Election Department office hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mail ballots were mailed on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to all eligible registered voters. For this election, all registered voters in Clark County will receive a ballot. If a voter does not receive their mail ballot by Friday, Oct. 25, they should contact the Elections Office by calling 360-397-2345 and request a replacement ballot. Replacement ballots can be requested in person, telephone, and by email at email@example.com. The mailing address is Elections Department, P.O. Box 8815, Vancouver, WA 98666-8815.
Join the Story Con 2014 authors at Vintage Books on Friday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. for a reception and book signing. Chat with some wonderful local authors and participate in the Northwest’s vibrant literary community. Participating writers include Kate Dyer-Seeley, Ripley Patton, Erik Wecks, Baer Charlton, Ernie Lindsey, and more. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Vintage Books is located at 6613 E Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. For the full article on Story Con, click here.