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Washougal students prepare to Stride

One of the Washougal Schools Foundation’s most popular events is gearing up for its 11th year. The Student Stride for Education will be held Saturday, May 17, at Fishback Stadium at Washougal High School. The day starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K run/walk, which is open to the public. It is followed by grade level races and ends with the Dash, a quarter-mile race for kids in preschool and younger.

PeaceHealth investigates possible hepatitis C exposure

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Clark County Public Health are conducting a joint investigation about a possible hepatitis C exposure involving patients.

Retail marijuana sites are selected by lottery

A man who is hoping to open a retail marijuana location in Camas did not have much to say Monday, regarding his top placement among applicants involved in a lottery. Marc Elkins, with Elkgard Enterprises of 3199 N.E. Lechner St., declined to comment about the Washington State Liquor Control Board lottery results due to Camas’ continued moratorium. On April 7, the Camas City Council voted to extend a zoning moratorium relating to the establishment of marijuana production, processing and retail sales facilities. A public hearing regarding the growing, harvesting and processing of marijuana in Camas will be held Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m., at City Hall.

Remembering ‘Grandma Veda’

Veda Grace Frothinger Lanz was the third of 12 children born to a farming family in South Dakota. The number of kids was not at all unusual for the early 20th century, especially in a rural area. What was eyebrow raising was that there were four sets of twins among the 12. At one point, there were eight children, all 5 years of age and younger, living in the small home of George and Ella Frothinger. This was in a time before washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves, disposable diapers, grocery stores, and for many, electricity.

Veterans invited lunch organized by Cub Scouts

Veterans are invited to a luncheon in their honor Saturday, May 24, at Camas United Methodist Church.

Treasure House aims to raise money for van

A local non-profit is working to raise money so that it can purchase a delivery van. The Inter-Faith Treasure House, which serves east Clark County, is currently working to raise at least $5,000 during the next three months to purchase the vehicle. Camas-Washougal Community Chest has offered to match any donations received in May, June and July, up to $5,000.

English Estate to celebrate 111th anniversary

Music, wine and food will be part of a 111th anniversary celebration at English Estate Winery.

Volunteers needed to help out at Dozer Days

Volunteers are currently being sought to participate in Dozer Days, which gives kids an opportunity to operate heavy construction equipment and participate in excavation activities. Dozer Days will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Previously, the event was held at Fisher Quarry near Camas.

Oaks area could be added to refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to include approximately 88 acres of rare Oregon white oak woodland and savanna forest habitats within the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

GP supports Camas Days festival

Anna Fry, principle secretary for the Georgia-Pacific Camas paper mill engineering department and VP Mill Manager Joe Ertolacci, recently presented a check for $3,500 to Brent Erickson, executive director of the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce.