FRIDAY, March 21, 2008

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Pollard beats Potter; Portland mayor
coming to Vancouver to pay off bet

    Portland Mayor Tom Potter

Last Christmas season, Vancouver mayor Royce Pollard and Portland mayor Tom Potter had a bet: who could raise the most money on KPAM 860 radio personality Bob Miller’s Operation Santa Claus, a fundraiser for military families.

Pollard won. The payoff: a report to the Vancouver City Council, on the fifteen best things about Vancouver to be recited by Potter, at the Vancouver council’s 6 p.m. council meeting Monday, March 24.

Potter will be accompanied by Miller, who will temporarily take the council gavel from Pollard, who says, “I can hardly wait to hear all the reasons Potter loves us so much.”

Working with the Salvation Army, Miller’s Operation Santa Claus has raised over $500,000 for veterans and their families at Christmastime. 

Jim Morrell named top information
technology exec of the year by CUNA

Jim Morrell, senior vice president of Support Services, Facilities/CIO, iQ Credit Union, has been named Information Technology Executive of the Year by Credit Union Times magazine.

Morrell accepted the top award earlier this month at the Credit Union National Association’s annual Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.

Morrell has been with iQ Credit Union for ten years. He is active in industry associations, including the CUNA Technology Council. He has been recognized as "Accomplished Under 40" by the Vancouver Business Journal and was recognized as one of “Tomorrow's Leaders” by the Washington Credit Union League. Morrell lives in Vancouver.

Local film footage sought
For Clark College anniversary

Clark College and Clark-Vancouver Television are seeking historic film of the college, Vancouver and Southwest Washington, from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, to enhance a commemorative video marking Clark College’s 75th anniversary. Call CVTV at 696-8235 with any information on these historic films or film segments.

Clark College opened its doors in October 1933. Since that time, it has grown to become the third largest community and technical college in Washington. The college’s 75th anniversary celebration will begin on October 1, 2008.

Clark County representative sought
for Portland Airport noise committee

Clark County commissioners will select a representative from the county to serve on the Portland International Airport Citizen Noise Advisory Committee this spring.

The committee established by the Port of Portland, owner of the airport, meets every month, two meetings of which are in Vancouver.

Letters of interest and resumes should be sent by Friday, April 4, to Jennifer Clark, Board of Clark County Commissioners, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000, or by email to jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov.

Easter eggs can be found at
Marshall Center Saturday

Vancouver’s community Easter egg hunt is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Marshall Center campus, 1009 E McLoughlin Boulevard. The hunt is sponsored by Burgerville.

Hunt times are as follows: 11:30 a.m., ages 1-2 and 3-4; 12:15 p.m., ages 5-7 and 8-11. Entertainment includes face painting, the Burgerville Express Train, and music. For further information, call Johnie Tucker, 487-7096.


After 37 years on the force, Vancouver police sergeant Mark Kenney is retiring. A reception to honor his service to the community will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, in City Hall.


Port of Vancouver commissioners are holding the first in a series of open houses, to encourage interaction between the port and the community, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Boulevard. Newly elected port commissioner Jerry Oliver will be the host. For further information, call 696-3611.

Headlines Friday, March 21, 2008

Obama campaigns to adoring crowd in metro area--Columbian, Kathie Durbin

Richardson endorses Obama--New York Times, Jeff Zeleny

Battle Ground wants to go extremes sports--Columbian, Laura McVicker

Utility repair service backers angry--Columbian, Courtney Sherwood

Mighty Mary: Camas great-grandma chases down robbery suspect--Columbian, Justin Carinci

Great grandma puts TV moves on Camas KFC bandit--KATU (video)

Kathy Condon releases first advice book--Columbian, Cami Joner

State names four Clark County sites for contamination cleanup--Oregonian, Allan Brettman

Davidson shocks Gonzaga in NCAA tourney, 82-76--Seattle Times, AP, Mike Cranston

Starbucks ordered to refund tips to baristas; total could reach $106 million--Seattle P-I, Craig Harris

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Friday on the Air

Oregon Ducks vs. Mississippi (live)—4:25 p.m. KOIN-TV, KXL
L.A. Clippers at Portland Blazers (live)—7 p.m. CSN, KXL
Animal Control Hearings (2/13)—7 p.m. CVTV
GOP Lincoln Day Dinner (3/1)—10 p.m. CVTV
Clark County Close Up (3/2)—11:25 p.m. CVTV

CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp

Town Tabloids and the weather

Darcy Altizer helping form partnerships. <> Wayne Clemetson, still confident. <> Mark Brown polishing up superlatives. <> Colleen Kawahara coming up with a good yarn. <> Roger Michaelis saying good things.<> Friday, showers tapering off, 32-53. Saturday, partly sunny, 43-62. Sunday, scattered rain, 36-50.  Click here for additional local weather information.

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Caley & Associates, James Caley CPA, 695-0065
Peterson & Associates, P.S., Certified Public Accountants, 574-0644
Tax Advisors, PLLC, CPAs Property Tax/Cost Segregation 750-6884
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Canal Road. A new order in Advertising. Carol Lindstrom & Dana Larson. (503) 227-1191

Duggan Schlotfeldt & Welch PLLC, 699-1201
Jordan Schrader Ramis PC, Chris Reive 567-3902
Miller Nash LLP. Steve Horenstein, 699-4771
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Lisa Lowe, 694-7551
LSW Architects PC, Building Stronger Communities Through Design, 694-8571

Bank of America, 696-5641
Bank of Clark County, 993-2265
First Independent Bank, 699-4200
West Coast Bank, 695-3439

Boyd Coffee Company, Coffee, tea and food service solutions since 1900. (503) 666-4545
Civil Engineers/Landscape Architects/Land Use Planners

Hopper Dennis Jellison, PLLC, Gregory P. Jellison P.E. 695-3488

Charitable Gift Planning

Barbara Chen CFP, Clark College Foundation, (360) 992-2659
Sarah Nevue, The Community Foundation, (360) 694-2550
Dale Simison, SWMC Foundation, (360) 514-3182
Tom Bashwiner, FAHP, Director of Gift Planning, Historic Reserve Trust (360) 992-1815
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Earl C. (Duke) Simpson, DDS, PS, 993-0300
Construction Management and Development
Andersen Construction Co., Inc. Bob Durgan, (503) 720-5234
RSV Construction, Ron Frederiksen, 693-8830
Credit Unions
Columbia Credit Union, 891-4000
iQ Credit Union, 992-4242
Killian Pacific LLC, 567-0625
Prestige Development, Elie Kassab, 993-0010
Engineering, Planning and & Surveying
Mackay & Sposito, Jon M. Yamashita, 695-3411
Human Resources Consultation
O'Neill & Associates, Paula Johnson, 606-2961
Home and Small Business Computer Repair
Ryan Smith, 773-5789
Insurance Services
Keenan Insurance Services, Brandon M. Keenan, 213-1500
Investment and Retirement Planning

First Pacific Associates, Mark Martel, CFP, (360) 254-2585

Land Use, Natural Resources, Public Involvement, Engineering
JD White BERGER/ABAM Engineers, John White, 696-1338
Public Involvement and Natural Resources
Normandeau Associates, Karen Ciocia and Kent Snyder, 694-2300
Public Relations

Hunt Communications Tom Hunt, 693-8180
KMac & Associates LLC, Kathy McDonald, 607-8959
Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Commercial Wally Hornberger, 699-4494
NAI Norris Beggs & Simpson, H. Roger Qualman, 699-7181
Retirement and Inheritance Planning
Andy Nygard, CFP, (360) 695-6431
Security Signs, Designed to inform and sell! Carol Keljo, 817-9959
Vancouver Sign Group, lighting up Business since 1923! 693-4773
Speaking and Training
Kathy Condon, Career Communications, 695-4313
Window Washing
Quality Window Washing, Dave Beecher, 256-7370

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