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Upper Left Trio headlines
The Upper Left Trio, led by former La Center pianist Clay Giberson, headlines Daybreak Youth Services ’Jazzin’ It Up concert, dance and auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the Hilton Vancouver Washington.
Giberson, who graduated cum laude from Miami University and earned his masters in music magna cum laude at New York University, has three CDs and plays internationally.
One of the auction items is an opportunity to make your own CD with assistance from Giberson, according to Daybreak development director, Donna Wiench. Giberson is offering studio time, two hours of consultation and three hours of accompaniment during the recording session.
Daybreak is the only inpatient treatment program for boys who are drug- and alcohol-addicted in southwest Washington. According to Wiench, Daybreak has an 80 percent success ratio.
Half of the proceeds of this year’s auction will be used to prepare for a capital campaign to provide facilities for girls, Wiench says.
Individual tickets are $75
each. Tables are being sold for $600. Reservations must be made by 5
p.m. Tuesday, May 13. For further information, call
Winter Hospitality Overflow reports record numbers
A record 675 persons experiencing homelessness last winter found shelter through the Clark County Council for the Homeless Winter Hospitality Overflow program.
The most dramatic increase was in the number of children seeking shelter with their families. This season, 155 children stayed at St. Andrew, compared to 92 last year, a 68 percent increase.
Kate Budd, coordinator for the Emergency Shelter Clearinghouse, says: “The WHO program as a whole has served more children than ever before. I believe this number illustrates the increased need for emergency shelter in our community and, more importantly, stable housing.” The total number of nightly beds provided through the WHO program was 8,005. This number is a 4 per cent increase from the prior year which indicates to WHO organizers a continued need to address housing issues in the community."
“We provided not only a warm dry place to sleep, but also an evening snack, breakfast, lunch and case management for less that $4 per day per person,” according to Jim Stender, the pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
Offering hospitality at the WHO sites were over 1,400 volunteers from community and faith-based organizations, who, together, donated 13,200 volunteer hours. These volunteers came from all over Clark County, from Ridgefield to Yacolt to Camas.
St. Paul Lutheran, in downtown Vancouver, offered shelter to 208 single men, while the St. Andrew Lutheran site sheltered couples, families and single women. The St. Andrew site sheltered a total of 467 people this season.
Through Share’s case management, 38 individuals were able to access mental health resources, 24 families or individuals found housing, 32 people secured employment, and many were able to get into residential shelter and find sources of medical treatment.
Volunteers are being recruited for the 2008-2009 season. Faith communities, civic groups, business organizations, families and individuals are welcome. For further information, call Shanda Hochstetler, AmeriCorps*VISTA, WHO Coordinator, 699-5106, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clark dental hygiene students smiling broadly
The entire 2008 class of 25 second-year Clark College dental hygiene students have passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, extending the college’s perfect record to 38 years with a 100 percent rate.
“We’re grinning from ear to ear,” says Donna Wittmayer, division chair in the dental hygiene department.
Clark College President Bob Knight added, "Beginning with the first dental hygiene graduating class in 1970, every student from Clark College has successfully passed the NBDHE on the first attempt. Clark College is the only long-standing program in the United States that can attest to this 100% pass rate. That's an amazing accomplishment. It brings pride to our dental hygiene program, our college and our community."
The NBDHE is administered by The Joint Commission on National Dental Examination of the American Dental Association. The examination is taken by all dental hygiene students from over 265 programs throughout the United States. It is an all-day written, comprehensive (350-question) examination based on the entire curriculum taught in dental hygiene programs. Completion and passing of the NBDHE is required for licensure by each state.
What happens in Clark County
Don Young, chairman of the Vancouver Letter Carriers food drive, reminds us that all food and cash donations made during the food drive Saturday, May 9, stays in Clark County.
Although the Oregon Food Bank is a principal sponsor of the annual food drive, the Clark County members of the food bank retain all contributions during this and other regional food drives.
Letter carriers will pick up food and cash contributions in Clark County this coming Saturday.
The City/County Telecommunications Commission meets in its regular monthly session at 7 p.m. this evening in City Hall.
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