WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2008

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Please remember to vote
Primary ballots are due Aug. 19
This reminder paid by "Committee to Elect
Debbie Peterson
Candidate for the House of Representatives, 49th District, Position 1


Esther Short Park, Aug. 22-24




Dana Miller named senior program director for grant programs at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Dana Miller, chief advancement officer at George Fox University for the past 11 years, is joining the Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust as senior program director for grant programs, reports Steve Moore, executive director of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

In his new role Miller will be responsible for providing general leadership and oversight of the Trust’s grant programs and associated processes.

Miller succeeds John Van Zytveld, who is retiring. Van Zytveld, however, will continue with the Trust as a senior advisor helping with science programs and new program development.

Miller, a graduate of Friends University and Kent State University, was a member of the senior leadership for three George Fox presidents. He and his staff raised more than $4.3 million annually for scholarships, programs and other campus needs.

The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, founded in 1975, seeks to enrich the quality of life in the five Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska, and Idaho by providing grants and enrichment programs to non-profit organizations that seek to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. The trust has provided over 4000 grants and $550,000,000 since that time. 


Jerome Chiong earns state medal
from American Culinary Federation

Jerome Chiong, Clark College culinary arts student, competing statewide in the patisserie/confectionery category, which includes fancy cookies, chocolates and petit fours,  won a bronze medal from the American Culinary Federation, Hot Food Pastry and Cold Salon culinary competition.

The competition, which was open to students and professional members of the Washington State Chefs Association, was held in the Renton Technical College in Renton

Chiong served as a cook in the U.S. Army before entering Clark College, where he is working toward a bakery management diploma. His goal is to become a pastry chef. 

County Republicans announce
primary election endorsements

According to county chairman Ryan Hart, Clark County Republicans have announced primary election support for three of the four Republican candidates for county commissioner District 1: Brad Lothspeich, Tom Mielke and Matt Swindell. The county Republicans have endorsed the incumbent Republican District 2 county commissioner Marc Boldt.

At the state level, the county organization endorses the following: Christine Webb for U.S. Representative, 3rd District; Dino Rossi, governor; incumbent Sam Reed, secretary of state; Allan Martin, treasurer; J. Richard McEntee, auditor; incumbent Rob McKenna, attorney general; and incumbent Doug Sutherland, commissioner of public lands.

The county party also endorses the following: 49th District representatives Mike Bomar, Independent Party, Debbie Peterson, and senate write-in candidate Tom Langston; 17th District representatives Micheline Doan and Joseph James, and senate incumbent Don Benton; 18th District representatives incumbents Jaime

Herrera and Ed Orcutt; and senate incumbent Joseph Zarelli.

Three Creek Creeks Advisory
Council meets Thursday

The Three Creeks Advisory Council meets from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 14, in the offices of Clark Regional Wastewater District, 8000 NE 52nd Court, to continue its discussion about a community vision for the Three Creeks Special Planning Area.

Clark County commissioners appointed the council to assist the county on transportation, land-use planning and related issues in the planning area, which includes unincorporated areas around Hazel Dell, Felida, Lake Shore, Salmon Creek and the fairgrounds.

County employees who drive as part of their work getting defensive driving course

All Clark County employees who drive during work as part of their job assignment are taking a  comprehensive defensive driver training course to increase employee safety and reduce liability, according to county administrator Bill Barron.

Statistics show that 37 percent of workplace fatalities are a result of motor vehicle accidents. The online defensive driver education course is presented by the Clark County Risk Management Office and the Washington County Risk Pool.

CVTV to report primary election results live

Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV), local government Cable Channel 23, will provide the only live local primary election night television coverage in Clark County starting at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Viewers can turn to Channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County primary election results, analysis and commentary. Live CVTV election coverage is also available to viewers on the Internet at www.cvtv.org.

Donna Mason, CVTV executive producer, will anchor coverage featuring candidate interviews and election night analysis from the 6th Floor Hearings Room at the Clark County Public Service Center.


A “Yappy Hour” benefitting the Human Society for Southwest Washington is from 5 p.m. to dusk, this evening in the Island Café in the McCuddy Marina on Hayden Island. A $10 donation benefits the humane society. <> Open Mic Poetry Night, led by Rivkah Loewus, is at 7 p.m. this evening in the Vancouver Community Library 1007 E Evergreen Boulevard. <> The Southwest Washington Blood Program is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the parking lot at Charter Communications, 521 NE 136th Avenue. <> Clark County Communicators meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Pacific NW Best Fish Co., 24415 NE 10th Avenue, Ridgefield. The meeting place is east of I-5 and north of the county fairgrounds exit. <> Johnny Limbo and the Lug Nuts headline the 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, Riverview Six-to-Sunset Concert in Esther Short Park. There is no charge. Food vendors are in attendance. Beverage vendors include Carnelian Rose Tea. 





Growing demand for food bank eating up space--Columbian, Kathie Durbin

Clark County jobless rate hits 7 percent--Columbian, Julia Anderson

Battle Ground library effort gets cash infusion--Columbian, Howard Buck

2008 county fair attendance down just a little--Columbian, Michael Andersen

City asking Sen. Murray for funds for waterfront development--Columbian, Jeffrey Mize

Utility commissioners approve higher salaries--Columbian, Courtney Sherwood

Vancouver School Board sets budget no thanks to state support--Columbian, Isolde Raftery

Apple may take space in Columbian Building, bring 30 new jobs downtown--Columbian, Julia Anderson

Ray Hickey: "Don't Tell me it can't be done."--Columbian, Tom Koenninger

Gunman critically wounds Arkansas Democratic Party chairman--New York Times, Shaila Dewan and Steve Barnes

Georgia says Russian tanks violated truce--Washington Post, Peter Finn, Howard Schneider and Colum Lynch

Rice to visit Georgia, USA TODAY, AP

US stocks trade mixed on oil, financials--USA TODAY, MarketWatch, Polya Lesova

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Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

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Wednesday on the air 

Port of Vancouver commissioners (8/13)—4:30 p.m. CVTV
Fresno at Portland Beavers (live)—7 p.m. KKAD
Seattle Mariners at L.A. Angels (live)—7 p.m. FSN, KFXX

Vancouver Planning Commission (8/12)—8:30 p.m. CVTV

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Town Tabloids and the weather

Michael Kissinger preparing big mailer. <> Ken Loveall being feted for 20 years. <> Tracy Trunk working on county employees picnic. <> Chris Malone, Giovanni Strano and Johnny Leuthold— winners all. <> Lee Davis gets words in edgewise. <> Wednesday, mostly sunny, 63-86. Thursday, hot and sunny, 69-97. Friday, partly cloudy, 66-98.  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
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
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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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