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By Wilma J. Daniel, Sherwood neighborhood
October 22, 2014 6 a.m.
His name was Tobey, but we called him Uncle Bun. Even Mama called him Bun. Mama was a young widow who'd lost her husband in a horrific sawmill accident. She had three little girls to raise. Uncle Bun was her youngest brother. At the time of this story, he was in his early 20s, still single, and living at home with my grandparents.
Fall — it's the season when leaves change color, the weather gets cooler and more airplanes fly overhead. Wait, what? When wind direction shifts in autumn, air traffic from Portland International Airport also shifts, causing some people in Clark County, who didn't hear a peep of aircraft noise in the summer, to get an earful.
Esther Short — Guests at the Children's Justice Center Gala, hosted by Vancouver's Windermere Stellar real estate office, spent an "Evening in Wonderland" while raising nearly $117,000 to help victims of child abuse.
VanMall — A pediatric dentist recently donated 144 children's toothbrushes to Innovative Services NW's Early Childhood Education Assistance Program to help kids practice healthy oral hygiene. Dr. R.J. Eussen of Pediatric Dentistry in Vancouver gave the gift last month to the program, which aims to provide support to families in need of assistance.
Camas — The Downtown Camas Association wants to add a bit more twinkle to the city by replacing old light strands on trees along Fourth Avenue. So far, the group has lit seven trees in downtown, with eight more to go.
When the family of a student at Silver Star Elementary was going to be homeless for two nights, Melanie Green called Jim Fitzpatrick, senior pastor at CrossPointe Baptist Church, about a mile from the school.