Surrounded by more than 100 family and friends, Ken Davis celebrated his 100th birthday on March 1 at MacArthur Boulevard Christian Church where he is a charter member. He enjoyed his party, his daughter said, but died six days later. A service will be at 11 a.m. March 12 at MacArthur Boulevard Christian Church.
Washougal — Tiny, scary creatures sprouted in the art room at Excelsior High School on Feb. 27. Visiting artist James DeRosso was on hand to teach a class about basic ceramic sculpting and the little personal touches that would give their creatures personality. The students created monsters that displayed all sorts of different poses and feelings. "This was one of the most popular activities we have ever done," said Principal Carol Boyden. The pieces will be glazed and fired off site. This special class was paid for by the cup-auction fundraiser held last year by Michelle McKnight at Michelle's Coffee Corner.
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Hazel Dell — Members of The Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington joined other helpers from the Washington State University Master Gardener Program to prepare the Hazel Dell School and Community Garden for the tantalizingly near growing season. Dozens of students spread soil, donated by Yard 'n Garden Land, and performed other maintenance on the Feb. 24 volunteer day.
Hazel Dell — Altrusa of Clark County, a chapter of an international service club, gave $1,000 to Hazel Dell Elementary School to help support its annual literacy promotion, the Hazel Dell Exchange Extravaganza. Club members, including President Tina Smith, gave books to families at the school event. The grant came from the Altrusa Family Literacy Initiative.
Bagley Downs — Susan Nieman has joined the board of directors of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. Nieman, a registered nurse who holds bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing, is an instructor in the medical-surgical and psychiatric training programs at Clark College. She is also a registered nurse and training officer in the United States Reserve Army, and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009-2010 and again in 2012 to provide mental health care for soldiers. She is a graduate of the nursing programs at Clark College and Washington State University.
Landover-Sharmel — Vancouver's Moose Lodge gave $1,200 in on Feb. 5 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports injured veterans. Lodge 1774 presented the check to a representative from the Washington State Northern Idaho Moose Association, who will give it to the veterans project.
Mountain View — Mountain View's Lady Thunder basketball team and the Booster Club raised $1,620 in the fight against breast cancer at the annual Shoot for the Cure game. The team presented the money Feb. 7 to Breast Friends, an Oregon-based organization that helps women survive the trauma of cancer.
Hudson's Bay — Fort Vancouver National Trust's Pearson Field Education Center won the NW Spirit of Aviation Airport Award in February from the Washington Aviation Association, an honor heralding those who show "extraordinary passion and commitment to the aviation industry." The award was given at the association's annual banquet. "It is a great privilege and honor to have the efforts of our volunteers recognized for their excellence in aviation education," Director of Aviation Education Programs Laureano Mier said in a press release.