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Friday, May 28, 2010
Forty & Eight plans Memorial Day event
Voiture 99 of the Forty & Eight veterans honor group and the Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) will host a special Memorial Day event at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 31, at the Vancouver Barracks Veterans Memorial near Officers Row. The public is invited.
will include a presentation in honor of fallen Vancouver soldier
Pfc. Ian Walz. Forty & Eight and CMAC dedicated a bench
remembering Walz earlier this month. Dignitaries, including
Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, will attend. In addition,
patriotic music will be presented by the following: Fort
Vancouver Pipe Band Pipe Major Warren McAltine & Drum
Sgt., Pete Woodall, and the Vancouver Community Concert
Band Director, Dr. Jim Rourk.
2010 Clark College Outstanding Alumni honored for humanitarian service around the globe
Enrico (Rico) Selga has been named the recipient of the 2010 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award for his humanitarian work, providing medical care in areas devastated by disaster, conflict, and poverty. He started his nursing training at Clark College. Selga is the charge nurse at Cascade Park Care Center. Selga has traveled to Liberia and Haiti on medical service trips.
Selga will be honored on Wednesday, June 2, during the college’s annual Alumni-Student Dinner, presented by the Associated Students of Clark College and the Clark College Alumni Association, with support from Riverview Community Bank.
The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark’s main campus. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. Registration information is available at www.clarkcollegefoundation.org. Individual tickets cost $25 each. The event supports scholarships and student success at Clark College.
Selga joins a distinguished list of Clark alumni who have received the award. They include former Washington State Sen. Al Bauer, environmentalist Denis Hayes, and the late Daily Insider founder and publisher, Tony Bacon.
"We believe strongly in the importance of service-learning," Clark College President Robert K. Knight says. "Since his time as a Clark student, Rico Selga has demonstrated how one person can make a difference -- in our region and in our world. We are proud to honor him for his service, his compassion and his commitment to helping others."
Authorities issue holiday weekend warnings
active roadway work will take a three-day break on Washington’s
freeways and highways, transportation officials warned drivers
to prepare for added travel time over the traditional summer
travel kick-off weekend.
Department of Transportation will suspend construction work that
impacts lanes from noon Friday, May 28, through midnight Monday,
May 31. Lanes will be open to encourage holiday travel around
the state. Construction activity may be taking place on highway
shoulders or behind barriers throughout the weekend.
Construction signs will be posted.
To reduce crashes, injuries and associated deaths during the holiday weekend, Oregon State Police, sheriff deputies and police will step-up enforcement efforts of seatbelt and drunk driving laws from Friday afternoon through Monday.
Columbia Credit Union voted “Best” in 2010
Columbia Credit Union was voted “Best Financial Institution” for the second year in a row and “Best Overall Customer Service” provider for 2010 in Clark County, Washington. The credit union was voted “best” in The Columbian newspaper’s (circulation 45,000) annual Best of Clark County reader poll.
The credit union regularly surveys the membership to ensure high customer service standards.
Established in 1952, Columbia Credit Union has $757.9 million in assets and 12 Clark County locations. Columbia serves more than 64,000 members with a 2009 satisfaction rating of 95.9 percent, an industry benchmark.
For more information about Columbia Credit Union, visit www.columbiacu.org
Rep. Tim Probst (D-Vancouver) will kick off his reelection campaign on Monday, June 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Speaker of the House Frank Chopp will be the special guest. For more information, contact Zach Neuhaus at 360-989-7817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clark County Auditor’s Office is sponsoring a campaign workshop, "Winning Ways to Run for Office—A Candidate/Campaign Worker Workshop." The free workshop takes place on Wednesday, June 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clark County Elections Office, 1408 Franklin, Vancouver, WA. An informal reception will follow the program.
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Friday on the air
Celebrate Freedom (5-21) —5:30 p.m. CVTV 21
Vancouver Land Use Hearings (4-24) — 9 p.m. CVTV 23
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Friday, May 28, 2010 Headlines
Links to news of local & national significance
Oxford Athletic Club to close Sunday - Cami Joner, The Columbian
YWCA plans ‘thoughtful’ rally to counter church’s anti-gay protest- Howard Buck, The Columbian
Rossi offers few specifics for region- Kathie Durbin, The Columbian
Remembering The 1948 Vanport Flood- OPB News
Rose Festival Fleet's presence maintains longtime tradition - OregonLive.com
Obama arrives in Gulf as BP tries to stop oil leak - The Seattle Times
House Votes to Allow ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal -NYTimes.com
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