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Pick of the Week: Elks’ Oktoberfest returns Sept. 23

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.

Roots and Branches: There is no masking care

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.

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YESTERYEARS: Odell Sanitation District opens bids for new plant in 1967

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.

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Wy’east class of ’67 celebrates 50-year reunion

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.

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Foster Parenting: Simple answers to a challenging task

Becky Windsor’s approach to being a foster mom is simple, but effective.

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Success is one caring adult away

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.

Pet of the Week: Bojangles looking for an active family

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).

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 20 edition

A fine example; Thankful; New bridge needed; more

‘Overwhelming enthusiasm’: Community comes together for firefighters

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.

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Parkhurst Place plans ‘thank you’ this week for fire first 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.

Thanks, Firefighters

Words of thanks around the valley

Entertainment Update for Sept. 20 edition

Lesley & Kerry at White Buffalo; Steve Hale at The Pines; more

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Granada Theater in The Dalles reopening with festivities

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.

CGCC board launches president search

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,

Flood alerts issued for new forest fire areas

With flash flood watches in effect for multiple areas of Oregon, be alert for landslides.

Readers are asked: What did you pack?

Evacuation time is over in Hood River County, at least for now.

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‘Cascade Locks Strong' sets up shop online

Small businesses in Cascade Locks, have launched a “digital cash mob” campaign via CascadeLocksStrong.com.

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Clear sky opportunities: Things to do now that smoke has lifted in Gorge

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.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 20 edition

Upcoming HRV and Horizon games, HRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame rescheduled, Tennis tournament and celebration rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30

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Another blowout win for the Eagles

It had been two weeks since their first game of the season, but HRV football was back in action last Friday night.

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