Battle Ground — Clark County Fire & Rescue will do a live fire training exercise from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 801 E. Main St. in Battle Ground. East Main Street between Southeast Grace and Clark avenues, and Northeast Grace Avenue between East Main and Northeast First streets will be closed starting around 8:30 a.m. A detour will guide motorists around the closure.
Glenwood — Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker of Congregation Kol Ami was in Chicago recently to attend the Central Conference of American Rabbis and to get a haircut on behalf of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which sponsors pediatric cancer research. The group wanted to recruit 36 rabbis because of the Jewish teaching that the whole world is sustained by 36 unknown but righteous people. In the end, more than 70 rabbis raised $570,000 for St. Baldrick. The effort was in memory of the late Sam "Superman" Sommer, the son of rabbis, who died of cancer last year at age 8. Dunsker herself raised $7,000 with the help of Bat Mitzvah student Anna Amundson. "When we feel helpless the thing to do is act," Dunsker said. Anyone can continue contributing to her total at http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/660841/2014.
Are you smarter than a fourth-grader? Try to solve this math problem: Five friends ordered 3 large sandwiches. James ate ¾ of a sandwich. Katya ate ¼ of a sandwich. Ramon ate ¾ of a sandwich. Sienna ate 2/4 of a sandwich. How much sandwich is left for Oscar?