Battle Ground — Four Battle Ground Public Schools administrators were recently introduced to school board members. They are: Pleasant Valley Middle School Principal Tamarah Grigg, Daybreak Middle School Principal Kevin Palena, Chief Umtuch Middle School Principal Matt Kesler and River HomeLink Principal Darlene Wilgus.
More than 900 north county students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are preregistered to participate in North County School Readiness Day on Friday inside the cafeteria at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.
BATTLE GROUND — Elizabeth Cerveny and the board of the North County Community Food Bank have a big vision for their future: a spacious $2.5 million building that sister social service agencies would also call home. They're not sure how realistic that is, but executive director Cerveny is spreading the word to see what turns up.
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."
Certain vaccinations are required to attend school. Ensuring that children's immunizations are current is another back-to-school step for Clark County families. Health care professionals emphasize the importance of childhood immunizations to protect children's health.
Two Clark County companies were among 23 businesses and agencies hit with environmental penalties of at least $1,000 from April through June, according to a state Department of Ecology list released Friday.