I guess I was in one of those somber moods Saturday afternoon while preparing to write my column. Sitting at my desk I looked out the window at the gloomy gray skies and rain. My mind full of plot lines of my current novel in progress, tasks to do and other trite things.
Clark College's print and online student newspaper, "The Independent," earned two national awards at the Associated Collegiate Press 30th annual National College Journalism Convention, Feb. 27 through March 2 in San Diego.
Educational Service District 112 is accepting applications to fill the Director District 2 position on its board of directors. The position represents the Cowlitz County region of the Longview School District, a portion of the Kelso School District and Ocean Beach, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Wahkiakum, Castle Rock and Toutle Lake school districts.
International Air and Hospitality Academy and the Miss America Pageant are offering a new scholarship program offering full-tuition scholarships to IAHA's airline/travel specialist program, which trains students for careers including flight attendants and tour guides.
Shorty's Garden and Home, 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., will host its annual St. Paddy's weekend events Friday evening and during the day on March 15. The Friday night event is a 21-and-up fundraiser for the Parks Foundation of Clark County, and the Saturday daytime event is a freebie for the kids.