Hazel Dell — Several happy winners marched into the regional office of Washington's Lottery on Northeast 78th Street to claim their prizes in recent days. Construction worker Stephen Martin of Hazel Dell won $200,000 playing the Blackjack Tripler Scratch game. He was just planning a move to a larger house when he realized he had a big win. And, a still-anonymous Vancouver couple got a great 31st anniversary gift in the form of a $280,000 win in the Hit 5 game. They plan to take their grandchildren to Disneyland but otherwise plan to save most of the money.
Constant Lu opened his first office in Hazel Dell shortly after he graduated from dentistry school. “I like the community,” Lu says. “People are friendly, open and there are many ways for people to get involved.” Lu is very involved, donating many hours to providing dental services to those in need through Compassion Connect.
Skyview: Teens vying to become Mr. and Miss Columbia River during the annual pageant fundraiser for the Doernbecher Children's Hospital raised more than $115,000 through bakes sales, car washes and other means. There were 15 teams of male and female students competing. Nicole Williamson and Josh Macintosh won by raising more than $15,000. The money will go to Doernbecher's Kids Making Miracles program. The Mr. and Miss Columbia River Pageant was held March 22 at the Skyview High School Auditorium.
Hazel Dell: Hazel Dell Elementary School's Enrichment Fair on April 3 taught kids a variety of skills, including classes on panning gold, drawing pictures and making tortillas. More than 450 kids and 120 volunteers participated in the day of entertaining education that included 35 activities.
A Vancouver man, who raped an 18-year-old man in an abandoned section of a Hazel Dell motel last year, has been moved to the Washington Department of Corrections in Shelton, where he will be classified and then placed in another prison to serve his 10-year sentence
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?