Ridgefield — Photographer Gary Davenport won not only first place, but placed second and third in the annual Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge's Photography Contest. Davenport picked up $550 in gift cards for Pro Photo Supply for his wins. In the youth category, Dehila Shaw won first place for her photo of a frog resting in water while Abby Orth placed second and third for her photos of birds living in the refuge. The winners were announced at the refuge's annual BirdFest and Bluegrass Celebration last month.
The Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association has prepared a free color promotional rack card with information about its online guide to U-Cut Christmas tree farms in Oregon and Washington, including four in Clark County.
Two years after shocking Clark County's political world with his early exit from the Legislature, former state senator Joe Zarelli is making a surprising foray into the recreational marijuana industry.
Ridgefield — Students at Cedar Tree Christian Classical School celebrated the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century on Oct. 31 by dressing up as noteworthy Christians from history. For the school's 15th annual Reformation Day celebration, many of the 160 K-12 students wore costumes to represent Christians ranging from those in the Bible to famous missionaries, according to a press release. To teach younger students about the history of the Reformation, high school-age teens created carnival-style booths and middle schoolers performed plays.
Ridgefield — The student body at South Ridge Elementary School is collaborating on an illustrated book that will be completed at the end of the school year. All classes have a say in the creation of the book, with their contributions being saved online through the cloud so other students can add to the work. Sixth graders came up with the first bits of what will become a full-fledged story. So far, the book will focus on an old man who lives in a shack by the river and kidnaps a roadrunner, which is the school's mascot. Different grade levels are contributing as they learn more about storytelling and writing. The book will be illustrated with student drawings.