FRIDAY, JAN. 11 2008
Rowing club demolished,
Thursday’s freak twister wasted the Vancouver Lake Rowing Club on Vancouver Lake just west of Fruit Valley Road on Whitney Road.
Members and volunteers will be out in force tomorrow, Jan. 12, to pick up and salvage whatever pieces can be salvaged, according to spokesperson Jean Akers.
This Saturday the workday will start at 9 a.m.
The club is also seeking donations to help rebuild, Akers says. An account has been set up at the Bank of Clark County to accept donations.
For further information, call Akers at 619-1120, or go to http://www.vancouverlakecrew.com.
struck Vancouver Lake Rowing Club with full force Thursday, wrecking the
club facilities and destroying scores of boats and scattering equipment.
The club is accepting donations and help to rebuilt.
County Personal Best Awards presented
Clark County commissioners presented Personal Best Awards for seventy-five-hundred employees this week during a personal best employee recognition program honoring the county’s most talented, dedicated and innovative employees for their achievements.
Jennifer Clark, who works in the commissioner’s office, won awards in two categories, leadership and going above beyond the call of duty. The latter award was also presented to Steven Daubert in the assessor’s office and to Kim Farr in the Clark County Children’s Justice Center.
Clark County Sheriff’s officer Clifford Evelyn was presented with the new cultural diversity award.
The customer service award was given to Dawn Straughan in Clark County Public Health.
The winner of the innovation award was Bill Blue, a Clark County juvenile detention officer.
The leadership and management award went to Ernie Veach-White, director of the Clark County Juvenile Justice Center.
Earning the quality award was Tom McVicker, general services coordinator.
The working relations award was presented to Stuart Morley, Clark County Community Development inspector.
Clark College Phoenix rises again
The Clark College student art and literary magazine Phoenix has risen to the top again, winning with special merit the prestigious American Scholastic Press Association’s first place award for the third time in four years, reports Rita Carey, professor of English and advisor to the student publication.
According to the ASPA: “Your magazine shows the efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout designers, staff members and advisors.”
Motorists in the State of Washington can get real-time traffic and weather information by dialing 5-1-1 from most telephones, according to Washington State Department of Transportation spokesperson Sylvia Ross. Callers can also use 5-1-1 to get statewide construction, mountain pass condition, and state ferry system information, Ross says.
The musical Once Upon a Mattress is being presented by Heritage High School students at 7 p.m. this evening and tomorrow, Jan 11, in the school auditorium at 7825 NE 130th Avenue. Admission is $5 for students, $7 for adults. For further information, call 604-3400. <> A 24-hour bicycle ride in the YMCA of Clark County, 11234 NE 51st Circle, begins at 7 p.m. this evening. The lead-off laps will be led by Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard. Money pledged during the bike-a-thon will be used to buy fitness equipment and indoor bicycles. For further information, call Sharon Pesut at 258-3837. <> Eugene Ionesco’s Exit the King is being presented at 8 p.m. this evening and Saturday evening, Jan. 12, by Arts Equity in the Main Street Theatre, 606 Main Street. Reservations are suggested. Ticket prices range from $10 to $24. For further information, call 695-3770. <> The 49th District legislative delegation is holding a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12, in the sixth floor hearing room in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street. Presenters are 49th District Democrats Sen. Craig Pridemore and state Reps. Bill Fromhold and Jim Moeller. <> The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents a program of Brahms and jazz this weekend in the Skyview High School concert hall. Performances led by guest conductor Yaron Gottfried, are at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Tickets at the door range from $7 for students to $36 for reserved seats.<> The Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board of Trustees meets at 6 pm. Monday, Jan. 14, in the Washougal Community Center, 1661 C Street, Washougal.
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