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Mobile barber Marty Brusco cuts the hair of Army veteran Frank Lofting on Wednesday afternoon at the Vancouver VA Medical Center.

Working in Clark County: Marty Brusco, mobile barber

Mobile barber Marty Brusco cuts the hair of Army veteran Frank Lofting on Wednesday afternoon at the Vancouver VA Medical Center.

November 7, 2016, 6:00am Business

When Marty Brusco was a machinist at Tektronix, she felt she should have something to fall back on when and if the time ever came when she might be laid off. Mohler Barber College was near her home, and she thought barbering sounded like fun. So fast forward 30 years,… Read story

Vancouver art teacher Jeffrey Thompson paints a picture before the congregation at First Presbyterian Church in Vancouver on Oct. 16. Thompson and Rev. Josh Rowley collaborated for the fourth time to illustrate a sermon as it is preached.

Vancouver church offers artistic illustrations with sermonvideo icon

Vancouver art teacher Jeffrey Thompson paints a picture before the congregation at First Presbyterian Church in Vancouver on Oct. 16. Thompson and Rev. Josh Rowley collaborated for the fourth time to illustrate a sermon as it is preached.

November 5, 2016, 6:05am Churches & Religion

The mention of a multimedia worship service these days might evoke images of a young preacher in jeans and Chuck Taylors, a backup rock band, high definition video and special effects lighting. But on a recent fall Sunday morning at Vancouver First Presbyterian Church, a very different scenario took place. Read story

Parts manager Asadour (Ozz) Demirjian, left, chats with Parts Unlimited sales representative Dave York at Pro Caliber Motorsports in Vancouver.
Milton Copeland, a sales manager at Dick Hannah Honda in Vancouver, helps out customer Carolyn Pickering in September.

Working in Clark County: Milton Copeland, sales manager, Dick Hannah Honda

Milton Copeland, a sales manager at Dick Hannah Honda in Vancouver, helps out customer Carolyn Pickering in September.

October 10, 2016, 6:01am Business

As a young man, Milton Copeland worked in food service and the entertainment industry for a number of years, struggling to find his way while supporting a wife and child. A chance meeting with a sales manager from Dick Hannah Honda led to a career where he now finds himself… Read story

Catherine Misener at deda's artisan bakery in Salmon Creek.

Working in Clark County: Catherine Misener, co-owner, baker deda’s artisan bakery

Catherine Misener at deda's artisan bakery in Salmon Creek.

September 26, 2016, 6:30am Business

Catherine Misener talks about baking all day, dreams about it at night, thinks about it 24/7— she blames it on the Brownies. No, not the luscious chocolatey kind, but the Girl Scout kind. Earning her Brownie badge in cooking led to her becoming the family cook and to her lifelong… Read story

Steve Hull of Allen Lund Company with Big Al outside his northeast Vancouver office.

Working in Clark County: Steve Hull, transportation broker, manager at Allen Lund Co.

Steve Hull of Allen Lund Company with Big Al outside his northeast Vancouver office.

September 12, 2016, 6:07am Business

The next time you pick up a bunch of carrots or a bag of apples at the store, think about how it got there. There are many unseen individuals working transactions behind the scenes to link up farmers and vendors with trucking services and shippers who then bring the products… Read story

Tillie Berndt of Vancouver recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Vancouver Lake Park.

Birthday Milestone: Tillie Berndt

Tillie Berndt of Vancouver recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Vancouver Lake Park.

September 6, 2016, 5:35am Community

Tillie Berndt came from Beaver County, Okla., to the Portland metro area with her young family -- including five children -- during World War II and like so many of her generation, found herself working as a welder at the Portland shipyards. She later worked for what is now Foster… Read story

Deb Spofford worked in banking and accounting before developing her artistic side.

Working in Clark County: Deb Spofford, textile designer

Deb Spofford worked in banking and accounting before developing her artistic side.

August 29, 2016, 6:03am Business

The mornings of Deb Spofford’s workdays are marked by intention and inspiration. After a morning gym workout, she exercises her creative self with what she calls her “Good Morning Project,” an hour-long artistic warm-up unrelated to any project she might have underway at Made on 23rd, her Felida studio. When… Read story

Margaret Chittester is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

Milestone: Margaret Chittester celebrates 100th birthday today

Margaret Chittester is celebrating her 100th birthday today.

August 24, 2016, 6:00am Community

Lifelong Southwest Washington resident Margaret Chittester of Vancouver is celebrating her 100th birthday today. Read story

Planner and engineer Laura Standridge enjoys how a well-done land-use project adds to the community.

Working in Clark County: Laura Standridge, civil engineer

Planner and engineer Laura Standridge enjoys how a well-done land-use project adds to the community.

August 15, 2016, 6:03am Business

When Laura Standridge, principal and owner of a planning and civil engineering firm, is out and about in her travels, she can’t help herself — she’s pretty much always in engineer mode. “I look at the big picture: How places are laid out; how people and buildings and green spaces… Read story