THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2008

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Julianna Marler joins Port of Vancouver
as senior manager of contracts

Julianna Marler, Battle Ground, has joined the Port of Vancouver as senior manager of contracts, reports the Port's executive director, Larry Paulson.

Marler's responsibilities include reviewing and approving contracts, interpreting and assuring contract compliance to state and federal laws, regulations and Port procedures, establishing procurement standards and negotiating contracts, as well as developing and overseeing the newly refocused contracts department.

Marler has extensive experience in managing procurement and contracts functions. Before coming to the Port, she worked at the City of Vancouver for nine years, for the last five years as the city’s procurement services manager, where she oversaw purchasing, contracts and accounts payable.

A native of Clark County, Marler is a graduate of Fort Vancouver High School and Washington State University.

Evergreen Public Schools accepting
referrals for highly capable students

Referrals for students in grades two through eight who might benefit from a curriculum tailored for highly capable students are being accepted by Evergreen Public Schools for its Highly Capable Programs for the 2009-2010 school year.

Program courses are designed to address the unique academic, social and emotional needs of academically gifted learners, including a curriculum with a faster pace and greater depth and complexity.

Charlotte Akin, Highly Capable Programs manager, says that to ensure their readiness, students are required to demonstrate high academic achievement of at least one year above their grade level.

Students in grades one through seven will be tested in January, February and early March for possible placement in the 2009-2010 school year.

Anyone may refer a student, including parents, teachers, other students and members of the community. Pre-referral forms and this year's referral packet are available online at http://www.evergreenps.org/Schools/Pages/EXCEL.aspx.

For further information, call Akin at 604-4001. Referrals must be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Roundabouts part of improvements
slated for NE 137th and 138th Avenues

The City of Vancouver is planning three roundabouts at NE 34th, 39th and 44th Streets as part of the improvements of NE 137th and 138th Avenues, and has scheduled an open house to discuss the project with neighborhood residents.

The preliminary design calls for one travel lane in each direction separated by a continuous median to enhance capacity and safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

The Open House will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Evergreen Room of the tan complex in Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Services, 13501 NE 28th Street

Sgt. Brad Crawford Park
to be dedicated Saturday

Felida's Sgt. Brad Crawford Neighborhood Park at NW 131st Street and NW 47th Avenue will be dedicated at noon Saturday, Oct. 11. A free community picnic will  follow the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Construction of the 2.5-acre neighborhood park began in April 2008. The previously undeveloped site is landscaped and contains trails, a playground, open lawn play areas, picnic tables, and benches.

Crawford worked for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for eight years before he was killed in the line of  duty in 2004. He lived in the Felida neighborhood and was active in his community and church. The park was named in his honor in 2005.

The Felida Neighborhood Association continues to accept donations for remaining memorial features, including a formal entry with plaques telling Sgt. Crawford’s story. To donate to the park fund, call 573-4030.

County commissioner candidates
to appear at Forum at the Library

Candidates for Clark County commissioner districts 1 and 2 will appear in the Forum at the Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Library Hall in the Vancouver Community Library, 1007 E Mill Plain Boulevard.

Candidates for district 1 are Democrat Pam Brokaw and Republican Tom Mielke. Candidates for district 2 are incumbent Republican Marc Boldt and Democrat and Vancouver councilmember Jeanne Harris.

The moderator is Gregg Herrington, public information director for the Battle Ground School District.

The free presentation is co sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Clark County. For further information, call 695-1566.

The same candidates will appear on a program moderated by Marvin Case, publisher of The Reflector, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the auditorium at Washington State University.


Jack Burkman, Vancouver, has been appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire to the board of trustees of Clark College for a term effective Oct. 1, 2008, ending Sept. 30, 2013. Burkman is retired after 28 years as a Hewlett Packard manager. He serves on the YWCA Clark County Board and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Board.





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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

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Thursday on the air

Clark County Land Use Hearings (live)—6:30 p.m. CVTV
Clark County Candidates Forum (10/8)—9 p.m. CVTV
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (9/14)—11 p.m. CVTV

CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us

Town Tabloids and the weather

Tracie Looney right on time. <> Paula Johnson announcing awards. <> David McCall offering appliance energy saving tips. <> Robin VanLiew recommending flu vaccine. <> Susan Lucke making connections. <> Thursday, cold showers, 41-54. Friday, partly sunny, 39-60. Saturday, mostly sunny, 38-64. Click here for additional local weather information.

For weather facts click on Pat Timm's Weather blog below

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

HDJ Design Group, 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
Jean Rahn, SWMC Foundation, (360) 514-3670
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, 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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