August 14, 2012
Local teen signs with national agent
Sarah Arthur, 15, of Issaquah, has been signed with the talent agency The Crawford Agency.
She is the daughter of Esi Quaidoo-Arthur and Edmund K. Arthur, of Bellevue, and attends Issaquah High School.
Hospital companion earns therapy dog title
Truitt, a Shetland sheepdog owned by Laurie Carlisle, recently earned his official certification as an AKC therapy dog.
Participants in the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program, Carlisle regularly brings her 4-year-old sheltie to the Swedish/Issaquah Oncology Department, bringing smiles to staff, family and patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Issaquah residents depart for service missions
Lindsey Haseldon of Issaquah, decided to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was called to serve in the Brazil, Sao Paulo City, mission. Haseldon left Issaquah on April 3 for the Brazil Missionary Training Center and picked up Portuguese very quickly, writing fluently after four months.
Haseldon attended Skyline High School, transferring to Liberty her junior year. She graduated in 2008 and attended BYU Idaho, where she earned an associate degree in humanities. She played in the Evergreen Philharmonic Orchestra with Doug Longman (director/founder), and the two traveled to London and Paris for performances.
Haseldon plays piano, flute, sings and has a love of languages. She studied French and Spanish in high school and college. Haseldon plans to learn German and Russian, and intends to use her language and performance skills when she returns from her mission.
Her parents are Christine and Kirk Haseldon, of Issaquah.
Mark Oman, of Issaquah, left Iss-quah on June 28 to serve a mission in Scotland/Ireland for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended three weeks of training at the Missionary Training Center in Preston, England, before transferring to his first assigned area in Alloa, Scotland.
Oman attended Liberty High School, where he was an honor student. He participated in NJROTC all four years as part of the precision shooting team. Oman also enjoys other sports, especially golf and racquetball.
Upon completion of his mission, Oman plans to return to Brigham Young University, Utah, where he studied chemical engineering for a year prior to leaving for England.
His parents are Neal and Lisa Oman, of Issa-quah.
Timber Ridge at Talus receives award
Timber Ridge at Talus was recently honored during the King County Healthcare Coalition Forum held at Seattle City Hall for its creative fire and earthquake survival training videos for staff and residents of nursing and retirement communities.
Timber Ridge at Talus received the Excellence In Innovation award for producing a three-part DVD training series and facilitator toolkit with the help of Eastside Fire & Rescue and Fire Station 72 with scripting, filming and producing.
The videos provide general safety guidelines and scenarios: drop, cover and hold techniques, fire extinguisher demonstrations and defend-in-place strategies. In Timber Ridge’s training delivery, personnel from EFR added realism by using a smoke machine to imitate a fire in a health center room as staff members demonstrated correct procedures during emergency situations.