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I’ve decided that today’s column is going to be about the random thoughts of a man who spends his days prying the clothes off stiff, cold corpses, and chatting amicably with the criminally insane.

Unitarians install new minister on Sunday

The community is invited to attend the installation of Rev. Judy Zimmerman, the first called minister of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MCUUF).

Red Cross sets local Blood Mobile dates

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March.

May Street annual Lasagna Dinner, Art Auction March 12

May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, March 12. This event, which began in 1997, is held to raise money for the school’s artist in residence program and the Teddy Webber scholarship fund.

Yesteryears: ‘Viento Park’ donated by Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. in 1925

2005 — 10 years ago: It was a fitting way for a bus driver to pass along her prize money: Send students on field trips. That’s the way Trisha Peterson wants Hood River County School District to spend the $1,033 in prize money she won Feb. 23 as part of her Educator of the Week award from radio station K-103 in Portland. Peterson is the first bus driver to earn the K-103 distinction.

Police Log, Feb. 23 to March 1

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

Sheriff Log, Feb. 22 to March 1

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Entertainment Update for March 4

Student Loan at CEBU; ‘New Wasco Bros.’ March 7; more

‘Two for One’: CAST offers pair of one acts

Columbia Center for the Arts presents an evening of two classic one acts — Harold Pinter’s "The Dumb Waiter," and James McLure’s "Laundry & Bourbon," opening Friday.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge offers Spring-Summer Hike Program

Events celebrate Friends’ 35th anniversary

Spring is in the air a bit earlier than usual in the Columbia River Gorge — ready to get out and explore? It’s a great time to kick off a new season of discovery: fascinating trails, colorful wildflowers, bracing waterfalls, and a new wealth of Gorge discoveries! From March 15-July 18, Friends of the Columbia Gorge will host over 65 hikes, outings, and land stewardship events as it celebrates the organization’s 35th anniversary.

Public meeting on Rooster Rock future March 18

A public meeting for Rooster Rock State Park is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. Park staff with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will present site development plan options for the park that include improving the park entrance and developing an accessible walking path along the Columbia River, while maintaining existing park features.

Layers of Success: Local high schoolers set high standards in competitive endeavors

Not every success registers as a medal or trophy, and any success is best viewed as a work in progress.

Letters to the Editor for March 4

Stop the spin; Cans for tickets; Offer incentives

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Tumbling 10th grader takes down teachers in true test of twisters

A Sunday cartoon resonated with me, following a fun event on Friday night.

Hood River County Reads kicks off March 15

Where can people of all ages come together to read the same book, discuss its contents, participate in related activities and even hear it read over the radio?

Speech-Debate students compete at two tourneys

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team continued its successful season at two regional tournaments in February.

Three robotics teams head to state this weekend

Occam’s Razor, Men in Green, Transformers get ready for First Tech

Dozens of high school robotics teams flocked to First Tech Challenge super-qualifier tournaments for the right to go to state this weekend.

Feast of Words March 7

The Hood River County Library Foundation will host its annual Feast of Words inside the downtown Hood River Library on March 7 from 6-9 p.m.

HRV Nordic team finishes season

The HRV Nordic team traveled to Mt. Bachelor for their state Nordic meet on Friday and Sat, Feb. 27 -28.

Tease photo

HRMS production underscores ‘we are many, we are one…’

“The Girl Who Lived with the Bears,” a play calling on diverse contributions, brings a lively lesson about the value of treasuring diversity.