The adults who head the programs housed at the Clark County Youth House joke that the annual barbecue is the kids' one chance to play. That's because work is primarily what happens at 1012 Esther St., across the street from the Juvenile Justice Center.
Did a Vancouver man whose trial opened Monday intend to assault police officers by ramming a patrol vehicle with his car? Or did an accident occur as he was trying to evade police after robbing a convenience store at gunpoint?
Esther Short -- Part of the third floor at the Vancouver Community Library has a new, younger look, as the Tween Scene opened Aug. 21 for library guests ages 9-12. The area contains new furniture, colorful counters, computers and books, and media appropriate for children in that age range. The Tween Scene is open during library hours. The space officially opened after librarian Jackie Spurlock and Ian Fairgrieve, 10, performed a ribbon-cutting. Ian was one of the library guests who gave input into designing the Tween Scene.
Orchards -- After 15 years in Alaska, Grace and Craig Mischenko moved to Vancouver recently with their eight children. The 10 of them moved into Lennar Corp.'s Norwegian Hollow community in Vancouver after living in an RV and a rental home, and filmed their first moments in their new house for Lennar's Unbox Your Home video contest. The video, which features many of the Mischenko children excitedly running around their home, received the most online votes in the contest, and the Mischenkos were awarded $10,000. The family donated some of the their winnings to support pastors in the Ukraine who are ministering to a struggling special needs orphanage.