“I think about the years I spent just passing through
I’d like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You’ve been there you understand
It’s all part of a grander plan that is coming true.
Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my ...
Shirley Bishop walked into the office at her Portland interior design job last September and received the shock of her life.“After 30 years in the industry, I was laid off. Never thought it would happen to me. It was a total shock.”
Reeling, she began packing up her work area.
“Thankfully, they let me come back in to finish taking my files off the computer,” she said.
Sometimes, it takes a life-altering event to ...
Alan Stogin and Tyler Schroeder were supposed to be doing research for their U.S. history class.The two WHS students and the rest of the class were studying the 1930s gangster era. However, instead of researching information on organized crime, they were looking at photos from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
“Basically, we weren’t really paying attention,” said Schroeder.
But it was then that they came upon an idea: What would happen if the ...
Like many things in life, inspiration for their band name came about at an unexpected moment.“We had been trying to come up with something original that would come up first on a Google or Youtube search,” recalled lead singer John Doyle. “I was at a Fourth of July party with Joseph Kashas (bass player) and he looked around and said, ‘There’s a lot of medium size kids here.’ I thought that described us ...
Local equestrian center takes in abused horse
When Jim Price arrives for his volunteer shift at Bonneville Lock and Dam, he has two main goals.“I want to pass on information and inspire young people to consider careers in the engineering or technical careers.”
Price, 73, a retired electrical engineer, is in his 10th year volunteering at Bonneville.
“If people ask me technical questions, I have the knowledge to answer them,” he said. “It’s my way of helping people.”
Having a business with graffiti on the outside gets you noticed.But not in a, “Oh, we’d better call the cops!” kind of way.
Limitless Snow-Wake-Surf employs artist Bobby Johnson to create bold designs on the storefront. These change every six months or so. He uses Montana Gold paint, which is sold at the store.
“What I enjoy about his work is that he has great unique designs and pushes himself to get better ...
“It wasn’t a matter of if I would serve, just when I would,” he said.
His older sister, Amy Schmid, who enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from Camas High School in 2000, also inspired him to join the military.
“I saw how well she was doing and it made sense to me,” he said. “But it was after Sept.11 that it really hit me.”
Katey Sandy and Judith Howard knew each other professionally for several years before either realized that they shared a love of painting.Both women worked in the field of early childhood education and met at an Association of Christian Schools International conference.
Anyone who has ever ran or walked the Round Lake trails knows it is a challenge with its switchbacks and rolling hills. But there’s a local walking club, with many of its members in their 70s, 80s and even 90s, who traverse the terrain five days a week, rain, shine, hot or cold.
Students with special needs at Camas High School are developing academic, social and vocational skills for life after graduation.Additionally, young adults ages 18 to 21 can also participate in a program that helps them learn the basics of living independently: How to use public transit, obtain job skills, budget, do yard work and navigate a grocery store, to name a few.
Program participants can often be seen around the downtown area, washing windows, interning ...
Hannah Gutkind loves ballet.Since she was 2, the Washougal resident has fostered a passion for dance. As the years have gone by, this has meant giving up soccer and other sports, missing out on youth group and a lot of the high school experience.
But she wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It’s hard to put into words how much I love dance,” Gutkind said. “I love how I can express myself ...
Several local residents spent Thursday decorating Christmas trees, which this time of year is nothing unusual.However, their adorned evergreens were for the fourth annual Festival of Trees in Washougal. The event, held Friday and Saturday at Hathaway Elementary School and organized by the Washougal Lions Club, featured 19 decorated trees. These were auctioned off to raise money for local schools.
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- December 10, 2013
What do you do when you’re hungry? For most of us, it’s a simple matter of deciding what to make or buy.But imagine how it would feel to have your stomach growling, not enough to satisfy it and being unsure of when or what you would have for your next meal. Then, consider how it would feel to be expected to sit still and focus all day when you hadn’t had ...