FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008

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Hidden Charitable Trust honored for providing
over 100 scholarships to Clark College students

Monte and Naomi Hidden

The Hidden Charitable Trust was presented the 2008 Clark College Foundation’s Presidential Award last evening for having provided scholarships to over 100 Clark College students over the past 14 years. The award was accepted by Monte and Naomi Hidden.

“Scholarships like those provided by the Hidden family make the critical difference to our students,” says Ara Serjoie, vice president of development for the college foundation. “In addition to paying for tuition and fees, the funds can provide assistance with purchasing tools, equipment, books and materials that are required in many fields of study at Clark College.”

Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital also earned a President’s Award from the foundation for Legacy’s work in helping Clark develop its Medical Radiography program.

First north county business expo
declared a success, second planned

More than 200 persons and 50 vendors participated in the North Clark County 2008 Business Opportunity Expo in the Clark County Event Center Thursday, reports spokesperson Karen Ciocia.

The four jurisdictions that sponsored the expo, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, La Center and the Port of Ridgefield, have formed a partnership, North County Leadership Council, and are expected to begin planning further meetings to promote economic development for the growing region.

La Center mayor Jim Irish said after the expo: “Simply continuing with the status quo is not an acceptable alternative. The business expo was something new and different. It was an excellent way of focusing the economic development lens on north Clark County.”

Speakers were entrepreneurs Jeff Shafer, CEO and founder of now Ridgefield-based national denim apparel manufacturer Agave, and Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.

“The tradeshow gave us a chance to showcase companies that currently do business in north Clark County,” said Battle Ground mayor Mike Ciraulo.

Old-time Barn Dance supports
Clark County Historical Museum

An old-time barn dance, one of the major Clark County Historical Museum fundraisers of the year, begins with dance lessons at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, on the Dick and Bob Colf horse farm on Cedar Creek east of Woodland.

The band Lincoln’s Beard plays for the dance, auction and barbecue. Auctioneer is Tevis Laspa. The dress is casual. Denim and boots are expected to prevail.

Admission is $65 for members of the Clark County Historical Society, $75 for non-members. Guests must be at least 21 years old. For further information, call 993-5679.

Wind Symphony presents American
music in free Sunday concert

Music celebrating Americana and jazz is being presented in a free concert by the SW Washington Wind Symphony at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the Mountain View High School auditorium, 1500 SE Blairmont Drive.

Under the direction of Tim Siess and Lewis Norfleet, the 55-member wind symphony shows off music of Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa and Leroy Anderson.

For further information, call 574-8386.

News brief

YWCA Clark County earned $430,000 from its participation in the 2008 Classic Wines Auction held in Portland last March, reports the Portland-based organization's executive director, Heather Martin. The auction earned over $3 million for five participating organizations, the Clark County YWCA and these Oregon-based agencies: Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children, and Trillium Family Services. This year was the first time the YWCA was part of the event. It has been invited back for 2009, according to Martin. Kathy Kniep, YWCA executive director, said, “Combined with the YWCA earnings from its May event, Party Like Rockstars, the YWCA will be able to expand its violence prevention work, with the hope that fewer people will need the YWCA’s crisis intervention services.” For further information on the wine auction, go to www.classicwinesauction.com.


Kids 8 to 18 get free airplane rides during Pearson Air Museum’s Open Cockpit Day from 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Admission is $8 for adults; $5 for seniors or persons on military active duty; $3 for children 6 to 12. Visitors may also sit in the open cockpits of airplanes in the museum at 1115 E 5th Street. For further information, call 694-7026. <> A two-day free festival celebrating Columbia River sturgeon is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, in the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. This is the 12th year the festival has been sponsored by the City of Vancouver and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Lively presentations, hands-on activities and engaging presentations are promised.

Headlines Friday, May 30, 2008

Casino study shows benefits to La Center tax base, increased state and local sales tax revenues--Columbian, Jeffrey Mize

Final casino study released today; 30-day comment period begins--Columbian, Jeffrey Mize

Expo touts business opportunities, livability in north Clark County--Columbian, Cami Joner

Sen. Cantwell talking alternative energy with local business folk at Clark College--Columbian, Courtney Sherwood

Battle Ground School District split vote extends Shonny Bria's contract by one year to 2011--Columbian, Isolde Raftery

Advocate for disabled not hesitant to sue for access--Columbian, Kathie Durbin

Proposed Clark County wind farm may be visible to Vancouver and Portland residents--KATU-Brian Barker (video)

Stocks end mixed on relatively tame inflation--USA TODAY, MarketWatch, Kate Gibson

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Friday on the air 

Columbia River Crossing Vancouver Meeting (5/28)—6:45 p.m. CVTV
Detroit at Seattle Mariners (live)— 7 p.m. FSN, KFXX
Sacramento at Portland (live)—7 p.m. KKAD

Brian Baird Healthcare Forum (5/28)—8:45 p.m. CVTV
Army News Watch—9 p.m. FVTV
Clark County Sammy Awards (5/15)—10:30 p.m. CVTV
Bravo! Vancouver: The Music Man (5/18)—11:30 p.m. CVTV

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

Town Tabloids and the weather

Barbara Kerr putting breath in spring. <> David Ballew announcing his arrival. <> Ken Andrews dispensing candy favors. <> Maryanne Wrast taking seat at the table. <> Ron Onslow championing north county business expansion <> Bruce Wiseman encouraging entrepreneurs. <> Kay Cooke helping make life easy. <> Friday, partly cloudy, sunbreaks, 51-70. Saturday, mostly cloudy, afternoon showers possible, 51-69. Sunday, mostly cloudy, 48-67. .  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
Advertising Agencies
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
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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
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Columbia Credit Union, 891-4000
iQ Credit Union, 992-4242
Killian Pacific LLC, 567-0625
Prestige Development, Elie Kassab, 993-0010
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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, Helen Devery, 823.6100
Great Western Malting, Jay Hamecheck, director North American Business Development 
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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