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Community Services Northwest hires new director of development

Kathy Deschner

Sharon Campbell-Krupski, executive director of Community Services Northwest, today announced that Kathy Deschner has been hired as the organization’s director of development.

Deschner brings more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, community organizing and communications to Community Services Northwest, which provides integrated mental health, addiction, and housing services, focusing on individual strengths and recovery. Most recently, she served as the Streams of Mercy campaign director at Forward Edge International, and prior to that she served as the director of development and communications at YWCA Clark County for nearly 19 years. Deschner is a founding member and volunteer chair of PREVENT!, a local substance abuse prevention coalition working for a healthy, thriving and drug-free Clark County, and she served on the Clark County Substance Abuse Advisory Board for five years.

Deschner remarked: “Being a lifelong resident of Vancouver, serving my community has always been a priority, and my efforts have been focused on advocating, supporting and improving the resources available for the most fragile and vulnerable members of our community. I am thrilled about the opportunity to serve our community as the director of  development at Community Services Northwest, an organization that is well-respected and recognized for [its] innovative programs and expertise in meeting the urgent and growing needs of people who need chemical dependency, mental health and housing services.”

Deschner can be reached at 356-3920 or kdeschner@communityservicesnw.org.

New family medicine doctor joins Fisher’s Landing clinic

Stacey Ostrin

In its continuation of adding primary care access to the community, Southwest Medical Group welcomes Stacey Ostrin, MD, to its location in Fisher’s Landing, Family Physicians Group.

Ostrin is board-certified with advanced (fellowship) training in sports medicine. In addition to being a primary care physician for individuals and families, she has experience in helping her patients meet their fitness goals and preventative care. Ostrin also has a special interest in helping active seniors maintain their health and mobility as they age.

Ostrin completed medical school at Loma Linda University and residency at Tacoma Family Medicine. She also completed a sports medicine fellowship at UC Davis/UC Berkeley.

Linda Hornbuckle and Grammy nominee Linda Scroggins to headline Daybreak Youth Service's sixth annual Jazzin' It Up benefit concert

Linda Hornbuckle

Blues and jazz recording artist Linda Hornbuckle and Grammy nominee Linda Scroggins will headline Daybreak Youth Service's sixth annual Jazzin' It Up benefit concert, dinner and auction at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at The Heathman Lodge.

Hornbuckle, whose day job is as a health educator for area teens, is keenly aware of the need for the drug and alcohol treatment services that Daybreak provides teenage boys. “It makes me happy to know that my singing will help these kids,” says Hornbuckle. “They're trying to get well and they need our help.”

Boys who come to inpatient treatment have serious drug and alcohol addiction issues and typically stay at Daybreak for 42 days. During that time, Daybreak clients confront and eventually accept their own goodness as well as self-destructive behaviors. The boys learn why they use and what triggers their durg and alcohol abuse. Under consistent and caring guidance, they discover who they can safely trust while growing emotionally, spiritually, physically and academically.

To RSVP call 635-4120. All proceeds benefit the boys in inpatient treament at Daybreak in Vancouver. Additional informationa about Jazzin' It Up can be found online at http://daybreakinfo.org/special_events2.html. For a preview of Hornbuckle’s and Scroggins’ music, visit http://www.lindahornbuckle.com/music.html.

Mayor Leavitt to deliver 2010 State of the City Address

Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt will deliver the 2010 State of the City address, "We Are Vancouver," at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Heritage Ballroom of the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. 6th St. in downtown Vancouver. The speech will begin at 10 a.m.

Instead of an admission fee, Mayor Leavitt is asking for a minimum $5 donation to SELF (Support for Early Learning and Families), a collaborative of community organizations in Southwest Washington whose goal is to prepare children 5 years and under for success in school and life. Cash or check donations will be accepted at the door.

“'We Are Vancouver' describes what I believe to be the key to our future success," says Leavitt. "We have all heard about the economic challenges local governments face. It is time all of us roll up our sleeves and take ownership of our Vancouver to help each other, and our community, move forward."

To RSVP, call 487-8600 or e-mail alexis.bafus@ci.vancouver.wa.us by Monday, March 1, 5 p.m.

Testing the skills of the next generation of welders

Manufacturing jobs may have declined, but that hasn’t impacted the outlook for welders. Their numbers are well below the projected workforce that will be needed for infrastructure and energy projects.

Against that backdrop, Clark College and the Clark Student Chapter of the American Welding Society (AWS) will host the next generation of welders at the Regional VICA/SkillsUSA Regional High School Welding Contest at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in Clark’s AA2-101 welding complex, located on the southeast corner of Clark’s main campus, McLoughlin Blvd., between Fort Vancouver Way and E. Reserve Street. This will be the 33rd consecutive year that the college has hosted the event, which is free and open to the public.

News Briefs

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will host a No Business After Hours Tropical Spring Fling from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Christensen Shipyards, Ltd., 4400 SE Columbia Way. Cost is $15 for members and for non-members for pre-registration, and $25 at the door. To register, visit http://www.vancouverusa.com/. <> On February 11 and 12, Camas Educational Foundation board members and volunteers formed a “Prize Patrol” that fanned out across the district to award $25,000 in mini-grant funding to teachers, staff, students, and parents who competed for these awards. Many of the programs supported are investments and will be used for years to come. This year’s funded programs range from the “One School, One Book” program at Prune Hill, to microscopes for Skyridge, reading assessment programs for Dorothy Fox, a puppet theater for Grass Valley, and an artist-in-residence to design a mural for the new Hayes Freedom building. CEF has funded assemblies, arts, literacy, sports, science, and more. The money comes directly from the Camas community and assists every school. <> Celebrate Royce--A Roast, Toast and Boast Gala, which will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Hilton Convention Center, 301 W 6th Street, Vancouver. The event will be a night to thank Royce Pollard for his 14 years of service as mayor of America’s Vancouver. There will be dinner, no-host cocktails, entertainment, and an auction of mayoral memorabilia to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters. To register for the gala, visit www.vancouverusa.com or call 694-2588.


Washougal City Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 16, in Council chambers. <> The Port of Camas-Washougal will meet for an open meeting at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 16. <> Battle Ground City Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 16, in City Council chambers, 109 SW 1st Street, 2nd floor. For more information, call 342-5008.

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Community Choices Report Card Forum: "What Does It Take to Be Healthy?" (2-3)--5:30 p.m. CVTV
Attack Asthma at Home--6:59 p.m. CVTV
Clark County Land Use Hearings (2-11)--7:30 p.m. CVTV
Forum: Emergency Preparedness for Clark County (1-21)--9:15 p.m. CVTV
School Finance 101 - The Role Levies Play in Public Education (2-2)--10:55 p.m. 

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Vancouver-Portland area on list of happiest cities--Columbian, Columbian Staff

Scientists rule: King Tut felled by malaria and broken leg--USA Today, Dan Vergano

In bid to revive nuclear power, U.S. is backing new reactors--New York Times, Mathew L. Wald

U.S. wants to know when Toyota knew of problems--New York Times, Nick Bunkley

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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
Miller Nash LLP. Steve Horenstein, 699-4771
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Lisa Lowe, 694-7551
Bank of America, 696-5651
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Boyd Coffee Company, Coffee, tea and food service solutions since 1900. (503) 666-4545
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HDJ Design Group, PLLC, Gregory P. Jellison P.E. 695-3488

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Daniel Lee PHD, CFRE, CFP, ChFC, CAP, Clark College Foundation, (360) 992-2542
Sarah Nevue, The Community Foundation, (360) 694-2550
Jean Rahn, SWMC Foundation, (360) 514-3670
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Simple & Clear, Jeff Williams, 254-5365
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Earl C. (Duke) Simpson, DDS, PS, 993-0300
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Andersen Construction Co., Inc. Bob Durgan, (503) 720-5234
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iQ Credit Union, 992-4242
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Martel Wealth Advisors, Mark Martel CFP (360) 694-9940
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Great Western Malting, Jay Hamecheck, director North American Business Development 

Port of Kalama, 360-673-2325

Port of Ridgefield, 360-887-3873

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Normandeau Associates, Karen Ciocia and Kent Snyder, 694-2300
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Hunt Communications Tom Hunt, 693-8180
KMac & Associates LLC, Kathy McDonald, 607-8959
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Coldwell Banker Commercial Wally Hornberger, 699-4494
NAI Norris Beggs & Simpson, H. Roger Qualman, 360-852-9615
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Andy Nygard, CFP, (360) 695-6431
Security Signs, Designed to inform and sell! Carol Keljo, 433-2321
Vancouver Sign Group, lighting up Business since 1923! 693-4773
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Kathy Condon, Career Communications, 695-4313
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