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BIA Presents 2010 Officers



From left to right: John Caughell, Tracy Doriot, Shellie Grammer, Hugh Hall, Mike Kinnaman, and Ryan Zygar.

The Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIA) has announced a new slate of officers for its 2010 executive board.

The following individuals were installed at the BIA’s November 2009 General Membership Dinner meeting: VP Treasurer John Caughell, Constant Profit Advisors BIA; President Tracy Doriot, Doriot Construction; VP Associate Shellie Grammer, Alpha Broadcasting-KXL News Radio; Past President Hugh Hall, Lynwood Homes; Vice President Mike Kinnaman, Designers NW VP; and Secretary Ryan Zygar, Tamarack Homes.

Members will have an opportunity to meet this year’s officers at the January monthly general membership dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Heathman Lodge.

Southwest employees break giving record

Southwest Washington Medical Center congratulates its employees who raised a record $204,000 to help support Southwest patients, programs and departments in 2010.

The annual Employee Giving Campaign at Southwest raises money to help fund various services and programs, including “vulnerable patient” programs like Behavioral Health Services and the Ray Hickey Hospice House. Employees also have the option of directing their gift toward a specific department or program, or the “Area of Greatest Need” fund which allows the Foundation Board to help meet emergency or unplanned needs of the medical center.

Nearly 100 employees became members of the “Cascade Society” with their gifts of $1,000 or more. Some 45 employees joined the “Mother Joseph Club” with gifts of $500 or more, and another 450+ employees made contributions in varying amounts during the four-month campaign.

Clark College and YWCA Clark County announce honorees


From left to right: Nadia Mousleh, Holly Vogel, and Jing Xue.

Clark College and YWCA Clark County will write women into history as they host the annual Women of Achievement celebration at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 19, in the Vancouver Hilton.

The 2010 Women of Achievement honorees are the following: Renate Atkins, chief operating officer, Southwest Washington Medical Center; Bobbi Bindreiff, certified public accountant; Donna Bleth, nail technician, Sole Purpose; Joyce Carter, educator and CASA volunteer; Leslie Durst, president, Friends of the Arts; Rev. Marva Edwards, pastor, New Life African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; Linda Glover, executive director, Gifts For Our Community; and Nancy Simmons, community partnership program coordinator, Larch Corrections Center.

In addition, three Young Women of Achievement--Nadia Mousleh, a senior at Prairie High School; Holly Vogel, a senior at Ridgefield High School; and Jing Xue, a senior at Mountain View High School--will be honored during the 2010 celebration. The Young Women of Achievement honorees will each receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Tickets are $40 per person or $400 for a table of ten. For information or reservations, call the YWCA Clark County at 906-4301. Additional information about the Women of Achievement celebration is available at www.clark.edu/woa and www.ywcaclarkcounty.org.

Nomination deadline nears for college scholarship and summer internship for recipient of the 2010 Marshall Youth Leadership Award.

VSO hosts Symphony Stems & Steins at the Hilton Vancouver

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s will host its annual fund-raiser, “Symphony Stems & Steins” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the grand ballroom of the Hilton Vancouver in downtown Vancouver. Preparations are being made for the annual symphony auction and dinner, which will include beer and wine tasting, Spanish-inspired treats and featured entertainers Maestro Salvador Brotons and vocalist Valerie Day.

Masters of ceremonies for the evening are KATU chief meteorologist Dave Salesky and president and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Kim Capeloto. Event co-chairs are Renee Newman, Glenda Michael and Kathy McDonald. Honorary chair is First Independent Executive VP and COO Jeanne Firstenburg.

Items auctioned off in past years have included a chance to conduct the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in concert, products and services by local businesses, trips to homes in exotic locations, and tickets to local theatrical and sporting events. Proceeds from the event go to funding the six-concert VSO season, as well as music education programs in Southwest Washington schools.

Cost of individual tickets are $50, and tables can be purchased for $750, which offer attendees added benefits as well as reserved seating. Both can be purchased online at www.vancouversynmphony.org/ or by calling the VSO office at 735-7278.

Nomination deadline nears for college scholarship and  summer internship for recipient of the 2010 Marshall Youth Leadership Award

The Fort Vancouver National Trust has announced that Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to nominate a Clark County high school student for the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award presented by the 40 et 8, Voiture 99.

During the Marshall Public Leadership Award ceremony that was held last November, representatives from the 40 et 8, Voiture 99, a local veterans organization, announced their intention to be title naming sponsor of the Marshall Youth Award program for the next three years. Paul Mason and Phil Ruhmshottel presented a check for $50,000 to the Fort Vancouver National Trust. Through the operation of its bingo parlor on 78th Street, the 40 et 8 supports many charitable organizations in the community. At their request, the recipient’s college scholarship will be increased from $1,000 to $2,500 annually beginning in 2010 as part of the support that 40 et 8 will provide to the Marshall Youth Award program and the Trust’s other Celebrate Freedom programs.

Benefits of the award include the following: $2,500 college scholarship, $500 paid summer internship in the Trust’s Celebrate Freedom office, an opportunity to meet with local elected representatives, an opportunity to participate in Celebrate Freedom events including Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, the Flag Day Ceremony and the Veterans Parade.

Selection is based on the nominee's activities demonstrating the values that General Marshall represented as one of America’s leading citizens and soldiers. Nomination forms are available at the Fort Vancouver National Trust, General O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson Street, online at www.fortvan.org or by calling the Trust office 992-1800.


Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 27, in Council chambers, 109 SW 1st Street, 2nd floor, Battle Ground. <> Loaves and Fishes will be serving hot meals to senior citizens from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the La Center Community Center, 1000 E 4th Street.

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Portland flexes muscle in I-5 bridge debate--Columbian, Erik Robinson

Tax vote outcome 'Oregon being Oregon'--Columbian, AP

Apple unveils iPad tablet--Columbian, AP

Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87--Huffington Post, Mark Feeney

Athletes see success in Olympics and X Games--USA Today, Sal Ruibal

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