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Editor’s Notebook: Those letters, ‘stupid’ or not, keep the conversations going

Last week I received a letter from a Hood River retiree who chided me for typos and other journalistic deficiencies, and for my occasional practice of writing about that fact that I enjoy sending letters and postcards. That’s fine, happy for the feedback, and everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Letters to the Editor for March 25

‘Meals’ feels good, Where Is Walden?, Budget boost, more

This year’s Follies is ‘Kid Awesome’

Youth star in ‘Superhero-Sized’ Lions musical opening April 21

It’s the year of the Superhero show, starting with the Mid-Columbia Lions Follies. The 2017 show will be “Kid Awesome and the Disco Girls.” It is an original script with story by Terri Tyler and Bev Bridgewater, written by Tyler.

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Parkdale Snow fun

Students at Parkdale Elementary took advantage of the snowpack around campus to do a little cross country skiing Feb. 28 and March 1.

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Scouts from Troop 378 plan to attend National Jamboree

Boy Scout Troop 378 members Bryce Stanton, AJ Carron, Emilio Castaneda, David Virgen and Nicholas Arenas will be attending the Boy Scout National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve, W. Va., from July 15-29.

‘March for Science’ April 22 in White Salmon

White Salmon will be the site of one of 390-plus registered satellites of the March for Science event held in Washington, D.C., and across the globe.

‘Living Well’ workshop coming to HRVAC May 2 through June 6

Sessions help reduce pain, increase energy

For people with chronic health conditions, good medical care is just half of the equation. Equally important is their ability to make healthy decisions, follow their doctor’s recommendations and take care of their condition.

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Downtown lawn prepared for Yasui Legacy Stone

The Minoru Yasui Legacy Stone might be in place downtown in time for the March 28 statewide Minoru Yasui Day.

Cell tower dispute back before county

The conflict over a proposed 100-foot cell tower in west Hood River has resurged.

Hood River City Council will review bag rules

Hood River City Council will consider issuing a proclamation declaring April 1-8 as Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This dovetails with a variety of events in schools and the community planned for early April.

HRV golf teams dodge weather and hit the links

After competing in season-opening tournaments a week ago, a young HRV golf team is confident they’ll improve and enjoy some success in Columbia River Conference events this year.

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HRV softball team gets decisive wins over Sandy and Reynolds

Eagles softball defeats Sandy and Reynolds, rises to a top 10 OSAA 5A ranking

The HRV softball team put together great performances in the Eagles’ second week of play and were rewarded for their efforts, defeating Sandy and then 6A Reynolds to rise to a 3-2 record heading into spring break. And though it’s too early in the season to be putting much stock in OSAA rankings, the Eagles have to be happy about achieving a No. 9 spot in the 5A standings at the end of the week.

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Hood River baseball shuts out Sandy and Reynolds for a solid second week

The HRV baseball team roared back from consecutive losses late last week with a victory over Sandy on Tuesday, taking down the Pioneers 4-0 at Traner Field in what was the Eagles’ first shutout of the season. The Eagles followed that up with an even better performance Thursday on the road at 6A Reynolds, clobbering the Raiders 7-0.

Girls lacrosse team heads into spring break on a high note

Eagles beat Beaverton for first win of 2017

Wet conditions didn’t put a damper on the HRV girls lacrosse team Tuesday night in Hood River, where the Eagles beat the Beaverton Beavers by a double-digit margin to get their first win of the season.

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Horizon track team improves at HRV JV meet

The Horizon track team squeezed in another meet in between rain clouds at Hood River Valley High School Wednesday afternoon, competing against primarily HRV junior varsity athletes, along with those from Dufur and Klickitat.

Entertainment Update for March 25

CGOA’s Jazz Collective April 7, Garoutte, Mayer play, more

Cultural Fest April 13

Through a partnership for literacy and social justice in the region, The Dalles will be hosting its American Indian Cultural Festival in April.

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On stage at Wy’east

Kat Blackmar, left, and Barb Berry, right, prepare their calendar poses in the comedy ‘Calendar Girls’ continuing its run at Wy'east Middle School Performing Arts Center in Odell. Also shown, from left, are Kathleen Morrow, Blaire Carroll, Kathy Williams, and Maren Euwer.

The Ale List: ‘Hop Pursuit’ earns Good Food Awards

Full Sail Hop Pursuit IPA was chosen for the national Good Food Awards for being part of a responsible brewery that pioneers local manufacturing and craftsmanship, reshapes supply chains by sourcing locally grown ingredients, practices resource conservation and supports local communities.

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Lockdown drill at HRVHS

Hood River Valley High School was the site of a Level III lockdown drill Thursday morning.

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