MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2008
In addition to presidential
Well, there you have it. In addition to presidential caucuses being conducted by Republicans and Democrats in the state of Washington on Feb. 9, the state’s presidential primary follows on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The Democrats will send delegates to the national presidential convention this year who will be voting according to the caucus vote. The Republicans will send delegates to their national convention who will be following directions from both the primary election and the caucuses, 51 percent based on primary election results, 49 percent based on caucus results.
When voting in the presidential primary elections, voters must sign an oath that they are a member of the party for which they are voting. The party declarations will be public record.
In Clark County, in addition to the presidential primary ballots, there are four money measures on the Feb. 19 mail-in ballots. They are as follows: City of Battle Ground, a bond measure of $6.4 million to create a Little League-sanctioned sports complex at 20521 NE 112th Avenue; Hockinson School District, a $12.4 million operations levy and a $1.918 capital projects levy; and East County Fire and Rescue, authorization to restore a property tax levy of $1.25 per $1,000 assessed valuation.
Deadline for mail-in registration to vote in the Feb. 19 primary election is Saturday, Jan. 19.
Ballots will be mailed to registered voters later this month.
County drug discount program
Since the program was introduced nearly a year ago, the free Clark County drug discount program has saved 41,000 persons a total of $492,000 on prescription drugs, according to Maureen Taylor, Clark County Public Health spokesperson.
The incredibly easy-to-use program is sponsored by the National Association of Counties. It offers users an average savings of 20 percent on prescription drugs. There is no paperwork to fill out either. The prescription drug cards are available at participating pharmacies, city halls and libraries and at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E Fourth Plain Boulevard. Cards are also available in Spanish.
The cards are accepted by 92 percent of pharmacies in the county, says Taylor. For further information, call 397-8000, extension 7308.
Peekemas give $100.000 for a
Recent mature learning students at Clark College, George and Joan Peekema, with a $100,000 donation have created the Joan Peekema Scholarship for the Arts for students in Clark’s mature learning program. The Peekemas then donated another $10,000, which was matched by an anonymous donor, to support the mature learning program, which the Peekemas used for computer study.
According to Clark’s program manager for ,mature learning and travel studies, Tracy Reilly-Kelly, Joan Peekema’s own art is on display at Clark, and her steel sculpture, Gentle Commitment, is located near Bauer Hall.
Clark College concert offers
The 46th annual three-day Clark College Jazz Festival, showcasing the best high school musical talent in Washington and Oregon, will be held in Gaiser Hall on the college campus Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 24, through Jan. 26.
Final competition each day is at 7 p.m. The daily schedule is 10 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 a day, but students and children under 12 accompanied by an adult gain free admittance.
The Clark College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Janet Reiter, will play at noon and 9 p.m. Thursday.
The Clark College Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Clark’s director of bands Rich Inouye, will perform at noon and 9 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday.
Last year’s grand sweepstakes band, Mountlake Terrace High School, directed by Darin Paul, presents a concert at 9 p.m. Saturday.
For further information, call 992-2188, or 992-2662.
Training sessions set for
Free training is being offered by Hospice Southwest for its Stepping Stones children’s bereavement program, reports volunteer coordinator Jodi Wicks.
The program supports children and their families in their efforts to work through a grief process and find healing.
The required three training sessions are 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, Friday, Feb. 1, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.
Although there is no fee for the hospice program provided through Southwest Washington Medical Center, there is a requirement that trained volunteers offer their services for at least a year. For further information, call 696-5120.
Kelly Adams, former Columbian reporter, has been appointed development coordinator for the Council for the Homeless. Adams is a graduate of Gonzaga University. She is a mentor for a teenage girl in foster care.
Port of Camas-Washougal
commissioners meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, after which, at
about 5:30 p.m. there will be a reception for newly elected port
commissioner Bill Ward.
The Vancouver City Council meets in workshop session at 4 p.m. today.
Among agenda items are a discussion of C-TRAN’s participation in the
Columbia River Crossing Project and a discussion of updating the city’s
Central Park concept plan.
Newly elected Pat Campbell will
be sworn in as a member of the Vancouver City Council when the council
meets in regular session at 7 p.m. this evening. Campbell defeated
former councilman Dan Tonkovich
in November. Also taking oaths of office are
Larry Smith and
Tim Leavitt, who were re-elected
<> Clark County commissioners meet at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8.
CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp
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published by Tony Bacon P.O. Box 2597, Vancouver, WA 98668. (360)