Teachers, special education professionals and other education workers seeking jobs can find help at the Southwest Washington Education Job Fair organized by Educational Service District 112 from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the ESD 112 campus, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave.
BATTLE GROUND — North County students can receive free immunizations, backpacks filled with school supplies and more at North County School Readiness Day on Aug. 21. Students must register by Aug. 12 to participate in the program that distributes school supplies to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch in the Battle Ground, Hockinson, Woodland and Green Mountain school districts.
Battle Ground — The Clark County Newcomers Club donated $15,000 to Northwest Battle Buddies at a presentation on July 7. The club raised the money through a variety of sources, including two anonymous donors. The money will be used to train and team up dogs with veterans who have PTSD. The Clark County Newcomers Club aims to provide a network for fostering friendships in an atmosphere of mutual respect, and to support local charities and service endeavors. Shannon Walker, founder and president of Battle Buddies, was on hand with a few veterans to accept the check.
Battle Ground — Battle Ground Police Chief Bob Richardson was honored by the Northwest Justice Forum with the 2015 Regional Restorative Justice Award. He earned the award for his work in the field of restorative justice, which is the community response to crime that focuses on addressing the harms done to victims and communities by holding offenders meaningfully accountable for their offenses in order to create safe, healthy communities, according to a release. He was presented with the award by Eric Gilman, program manager at Clark County Juvenile Court, and was nominated for the award by the juvenile court staff.
HOCKINSON — Ten-year-old John Charles had seen the collection of Nike shoes, designed by kids his age, on display at Doernbecher Children's Hospital while receiving medical care at the Portland hospital. But he never imagined he would one day be among the patient-designers.
Recreational burning is banned in La Center, Battle Ground and unincorporated Clark County, effective immediately, due to the extreme dry weather. The areas joined Vancouver, which banned recreational fires on Wednesday.
Battle Ground — The Lewis River Rotary and Battle Ground Rotary clubs teamed up to raise money for the North County Food Bank, donating a combined $13,500 to the organization. The funds raised throughout the year will benefit local students with scholarships, as well as cultural and educational experiences. The two Rotary clubs held a joint auction to raise the money.
CAMAS — Teeth gripping a plastic pipe fitting, Smokey Fritz climbed a ladder inside a house under construction. Fritz joined two lengths of flexible plastic pipe with the fitting, pulled a tool from her back pocket and crimped the pipe.