Nancy Pare appointed executive
of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Nancy Pare has been named
executive director of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, reports
clinic board president Karey Schoenfeld.
Pare succeeds Dennis Cole who
resigned last May.
Pare comes onboard as the
clinic launches its Project Access program, which is being developed to
provide free clinic patients with greater access to medical specialists.
Pare has been the program
manager for the Utah Statewide Immunization Information System and
coordinator of the Covering Kids Utah program. She was an executive with
the United Way for 20 years in Utah, California and Washington. Pare is
a graduate of Washington State University and holds a masters degree
from Central Washington University.
The Free Clinic provides free
basic health care for children and adults who are otherwise unable to
access such services, according to Schoenfeld: “We are patient-centered,
mission-based and volunteer-driven. Our goal is to address basic health
problems before they turn into medical emergencies.”
Three local ports to meet
The ports of Vancouver,
Ridgefield and Camas-Washougal have scheduled a joint dinner meeting at
6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Ridgefield Community Center, 210 Main
Following dinner, each of the
ports will make a presentation on its priority projects. This will be
followed by a general discussion of local transportation priorities.
The meeting is open to the
Veterans’ Committee meeting in
The Washington State
Legislature’s Joint Committee for Veterans & Military Affairs will meet
in Vancouver from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in the county Public
Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, reports committee co-chairman,
49th District state representative Jim
Moeller says that
post-traumatic stress disorder is the primary subject of the session.
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Clark County Antique Show
coming to county event center
The Clark County Event Center,
which is located on the county fairgrounds on I-5 at NE 179th Street,
will host the largest local antique and collectible show Saturday and
Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20, reports Chris
Palmer, manager of Palmer/Wirfs Antique & Collectible Shows,
which is presenting the show in Clark County for the third consecutive
Hundreds of sellers will be on
hand, according to Palmer. In addition, antique appraisers will be
present to provide appraisals of antiques brought to the show. A fee of
$5 for each appraisal will be charged, Palmer said.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 per person,
$3.50 for those aged 12 to 17. For further information, call
One in eight persons in county
can’t fill out a job application
Clark College is tackling an
adult literacy problem in Clark County, where one in eight persons
cannot fill out a job application, read a newspaper or help their
children learn to read, according to
Madeleine von Laue, spokesperson for the Clark College Adult
The program requires tutors,
says von Laue. Ten-hour training sessions for prospective tutors are
being offered in February.
Ten-hour training sessions are
being held Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16. In addition, trainees
asked to attend an orientation
session, yet to be scheduled.
Volunteers serve as individual
or small-group tutors. The commitment is three to four hours a week over
a six-month period, von Laue says.
The deadline to apply for
training is Friday, Feb. 1. To volunteer or to obtain further
information, call von Laue at 992-2750.
Town Hall: Underage Drinking (12/6)—4:30 p.m. CVTV
Forum: State Primaries and Caucuses (11/29)—6:15 p.m.
Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse (1/15)—7:30 p.m.
Vancouver Green Ribbon Panel (12/7)—11:45 p.m. CVTV
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rain, wind, sun breaks, 43-49. Saturday,
continued rain, possible thunderstorms, 36-43. Sunday,
possible thunderstorms, 36-40.
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