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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.

The ceremony 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.
The Forty & Eight was founded in 1920 by American veterans returning from France. Originally an arm of The American Legion, the Forty & Eight became an independent and separately incorporated veterans organization in 1960.  Membership is by invitation of honorably discharged veterans and honorably serving members of the United States Armed Forces. For more information, contact Dan Tarbell, 360-258-6839 or Tarbell0443@comcast.net.



2010 Clark College Outstanding Alumni honored for humanitarian service around the globe

Rico Selga

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

While the 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.

Work at most construction projects around the state will move off the highway from noon Friday until Tuesday morning. Although there may not be any active construction over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, drivers should prepare for shifted lanes, roadway detours and reduced speed zones in places.

WSDOT has listed on its website the times and places drivers may likely
see weekend delays: US 2, I-90, I-5 at the Canadian Border and I-5 south
of Olympia through Lewis County. For more information, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Congestion/MemorialDay/default.htm.

The Oregon 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.

The exception is on Interstate 84 westbound at Hood River, where a bridge construction project reduces the highway to one lane at exit 64.

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

Campaign Events

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 zach@electtimprobst.com.

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.

Holiday Schedule

The Daily Insider will not be published on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Have a safe and happy holiday.

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News Briefs

  • CRC: An independent panel of transportation experts will meet on Tuesday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 2, to discuss planning and environmental aspects of the I-5 Columbia River Crossing project. On June 1 the panel will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Discovery Room of the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. 6th Street, Vancouver. The meeting includes an overview of the planning and environmental review process. A community comment opportunity will begin at 7 p.m. at the same location. On June 2, the panel will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland. The agenda includes a discussion of CRC project management. More information is available at http://www.crcreview.org .  

  • Knowledge Bowl: Two Knowledge Bowl teams from Camas High School are headed for national competition and are collecting donations for the trip. The students will travel to Washington, D.C., the first week of June. The Camas Educational Foundation has set up an online donation page, https://cefcamas.ejoinme.org/MyPages/CopyofDonationPage/tabid/213971/Default.aspx.

  • Vancouver Symphony Fundraiser: Burgerville will donate 10 percent of sales to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on May 29 and 30 when the orchestra is mentioned during ordering. Customers can also bring a ticket or program from the performances planned this weekend, the last of the season, marking the symphony's 31st season.

  • Hope & Action: Nominations for the 11th annual Hope & Action Recognition Awards are due by Saturday, May 29, to the Council for the Homeless. The awards recognize people who advocate, support, volunteer, or partner to end homelessness.  A one-page nomination form is available at www.icfth.com or by calling 360-993-9561


  • May 29: Open Cockpit Day is the one day a year visitors can settle into the cockpit of some of Pearson’s vintage aircraft and see the planes from the pilot’s perspective. Weather permitting, the pilots of EAA Chapter 105 will give free airplane rides to children ages 8 to 17 on a first come, first served basis. A parent or legal guardian must be present. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1115 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver. Regular museum admission applies: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, active military with ID, and students ages 6 to 17. Children age 5 and under are free. For more information, call 360-694-7026 or visit www.pearsonairmuseum.org.

  • June 3: The First Citizen 2010 award ceremony honoring Royce Pollard is from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. For more information, visit www.cfssw.org.

  • June 5: An all-you-can-eat breakfast, scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 5, at Fire Station 31 in Hockinson, will benefit the family of 9-year-old Luke Jensen. Jensen, the grandson of Chaplain Mike White, died of cancer on May 6. Individual tickets are $5 or $15 for a family.

  • June 14: The Fort Vancouver Library District board of trustees will meet beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 14, at the Goldendale Community Library, 131 West Burgen, Goldendale. The board will hold an executive session at 4 p.m. and then have a regular meeting at 6 p.m.


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


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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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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
Miller Nash LLP. Steve Horenstein, 699-4771
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Lisa Lowe, 694-7551
Bank of America, 696-5651
First Independent Bank, 699-4200
Riverview Community Bank, 834-6561
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

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
Tom Bashwiner, FAHP, Director of Gift Planning, Fort Vancouver National Trust (360) 992-1815
Clutter Clearance and Downsizing
Simple & Clear, Jeff Williams, 254-5365
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
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
surance Services
Keenan Insurance Services, Brandon M. Keenan, 213-1500
Investment and Retirement Planning

Martel Wealth Advisors, Mark Martel CFP (360) 694-9940
Land Use, Natural Resources, Public Involvement, Engineering
BergerABAM, Helen Devery, 823.6100
Great Western Malting, Jay Hamecheck, director North American Business Development 

Port of Kalama, 360-673-2325

Port of Ridgefield, 360-887-3873

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, 360-852-9615
Retirement and Inheritance Planning
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
Speaking and Training
Kathy Condon, Career Communications, 695-4313
Window Washing
Quality Window Washing, Dave Beecher, 256-7370

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