West Hazel Dell — The budding artists at Lake Shore Elementary School won a first prize of $1,000 at the 21st annual Winter Wonderland Children's Art Contest. All participating schools submitted an original 4-by-8-foot mural to the contest. Murals were displayed in the annual drive-though Winter Wonderland holiday light show at Portland International Raceway in Portland. Thousands of visitors voted for their top three favorites. The Lake Shore mural, created by students under the guidance of teacher Erin Stromme, took first place. On Feb. 25, Stromme and her students accepted a check from Winter Wonderland; the money will pay for art supplies and tools for the West Hazel Dell school.
Portland-based Fred Meyer Stores Inc. plans to expand its fuel sales in Clark County by adding an off-site fueling station near its Salmon Creek store. Construction of the fuel center is expected by June or July.
Washington State University Vancouver — Fine arts students from Washington State and Portland State universities are sharing exhibit space in Vancouver during a collaborative art show meant to bolster the artistic community. The "Relatively Flat" art show at Washington State University Vancouver's Dengerink Administration Building gallery is up until April 15. Students were tasked with setting up the show, including scheduling, publicity and other logistics. Before the WSUV exhibit kicked off, students also took part in a show at the University of Idaho.
Parents of children with any type of special needs are invited to a free four-lecture series called "The Power of Potential." The lectures will take place monthly, and the first one is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Salmon Creek.