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Diligently serving senior citizens

The kitchen coordinator for The Meals on Wheels People Camas-Washougal plans to continue being creative, singing, dancing and traveling, while making new friends after retirement. Alla Fleischer, 66, will retire after preparing lunch Friday, at the Camas Community Center.

City of Washougal will conduct community survey

Some residents of Washougal will receive a survey in the mail next week. The city is conducting the community survey, as part of its ongoing strategic planning effort.

Substitute bus driver fired

A substitute bus driver for the Washougal School District has been fired after he got into a verbal altercation with students on the afternoon of May 23. The district reported the incident and the driver to the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, which oversees standards for the state’s bus drivers.

USPS takes Camas post office off the market

After being on the market for more than four years, it looks like the Camas post office will not be sold after all. Peter Haas, of the United States Postal Service’s corporate communications department, said in a recent email that the building is no longer for sale. “The Camas Post Office facility has been pulled off the market,” he said. “Retail operations will continue to be offered to customers at the current location. We have no further details to share at this time.”

Volunteers needed for July 4 celebration

The Fort Vancouver National Trust is seeking 300 volunteers to lend a hand at Independence Day at Fort Vancouver on Friday, July 4. Last year more than 250 volunteers helped at the event, which was attended by more than 35,000 people.

Columbia Credit Union names new branch manager

The assistant manager of the Columbia Credit Union branch in Washougal has been promoted. Darcie Williams succeeds Ed Hakanovic, as the assistant vice president/manager of the Washougal branch, at 271 “C” St., in The Crossing.

Ault joins CREDC team

Columbia River Economic Development Council recently hired a new business development manager.

The Serendipity Shop sells clothing, eclectic items

Cori Lee’s business card contains a definition of serendipity — “the art of making happy discoveries.” She recently opened a new business in Washougal, The Serendipity Shop, which contains a wide array of goods.

Firefighters initiate project for local man with ALS

A local woman who has spent her life helping people recently benefitted from the generosity of others. Charlie Dawson, of Washougal, is a volunteer battalion chief and a first responder with the Camas-Washougal Fire Department. Her husband, Bob, was officially diagnosed with ALS — also known as ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease’ — by a neurologist in October 2013.

A hidden treasure

Vern and Faye Schanilec describe the Washougal River Greenway Trail as one of the “hidden treasures of Camas.” The Schanilecs walk the trail often, and Vern provided assistance with an Eagle Scout project that resulted in the planting of 12 red leaf maple trees along one portion of the walkway.