Fisher-Mill Plain — Members of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Youth Group recently went on a mission trip to Bellingham to aid migrant workers. The youth group spent one week there and brought with them 14 baby quilts and 40 cloth lunch bags they made themselves. The fabric for the gifts was donated.
Clark County — Matthew Wentz of Vancouver was one of 480 who graduated late last month from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. Wentz and other young adults in program began their service in October and ended on July 24. The hundreds of recent graduates completed more than 800,000 hours of community service across 250 projects. The organization began in 1994 and enrolls people between 18 and 24 years old.
Battle Ground — Bonnie Walden, a member of the Battle Ground General Federation of Women's Clubs, was recently chosen to be president of the organization's Western States Region. Walden was given the honor during a meeting in Chandler, Ariz. She'll now lead meetings of the 11-state region, the next taking place in September in Seattle. Walden has been involved with the GFWC for 50 years.
Battle Ground — A $1,500 donation from the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce Harvest Days Cruise In Committee will let the city's police department add pediatric pads to the lifesaving AED machines in its patrol cars. The Automated External Defibrillator machines, which use a electric jolt to treat sudden cardiac arrest, came with adult pads, but not ones for children. The committee presented the check to Police Chief Bob Richardson at the Aug. 4 city council meeting.
Brush Prairie — An Italian teenager arrived in Clark County last week to spent a year attending Prairie High School and learning about the community and the country. Sara Cernuschi flew into the area on Aug. 6 and was greeted by the Willson family, which will be hosting the exchange student. Cernuschi's stay is sponsored by the nonprofit Aspect Foundation. In her application letter, Cernuschi said she loves science and is pondering a future in sports medicine. "For the moment I know only Italian customs and traditions, but there is so much more to discover."