The second annual Hood River Elks Oktoberfest fills the parking lot at Third and Cascade, overlooking Industrial Way, from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. There is no cover charge. The community is welcome, and the event is family-friendly.
Farming is an honorable profession that can be immensely rewarding on one hand or exceedingly costly on the other, depending on often uncontrollable factors. I am reminded of the decades-old television commercial where the smirking actress says, “It’s not right to fool with Mother Nature.” Either we are getting our comeuppance for fooling with Mother Nature as of late, or she is fooling with us.
Days of the septic tank in Odell are numbered. Directors of the Odell Sanitation District have marked October 9 on the calendar as the bid opening date on $342,000 in the sewer construction bonds.
The Wy’east High School Class of 1967 held a 50-year reunion Aug. 18-19. Former teachers Joan Fowler, Roy Nellermoe and Mary Neville attended. On Friday, 62 gathered at the private campground of Mike and Sue Faulkender in Parkdale.
Becky Windsor’s approach to being a foster mom is simple, but effective.
To many who knew him, “Daniel” probably seemed to be just another sad statistic. Growing up on the tough streets of North Portland, he first started getting in trouble at age 12.
Bojangles has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, and he is ready for a home! Volunteers say this boy is a 62 pound, 2-year-old Husky/Lab mix (they think).
A fine example; Thankful; New bridge needed; more
Our community responded with overwhelming enthusiasm last week after the Hood River News asked for items of need for our fire crews and emergency responders.
Parkhurst Place Assisted Living invites the community to come to Parkhurst to sign “Thank You” cards for the first responders, starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 through Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. The cards will be set up in the facility library and well-wishers may sign as many thank you cards as they would like.
Words of thanks around the valley
Lesley & Kerry at White Buffalo; Steve Hale at The Pines; more
With work on the exterior of the Granada Theater now almost complete, the owners of the historic, 1929-era theater are ready to schedule a “Grand Opening Gala” in November.
Lori Ufford named for interim position starting Sept. 30
Board members at Columbia Gorge Community College this week selected a national search firm to lead the quest for a new president,
With flash flood watches in effect for multiple areas of Oregon, be alert for landslides.
Evacuation time is over in Hood River County, at least for now.
Small businesses in Cascade Locks, have launched a “digital cash mob” campaign via CascadeLocksStrong.com.
Cancelled school and community events, and a general limitation of activity in the Gorge have been the norm since Sept. 2, thanks to the Eagle Creek fire.
Upcoming HRV and Horizon games, HRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame rescheduled, Tennis tournament and celebration rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30
It had been two weeks since their first game of the season, but HRV football was back in action last Friday night.