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March of Dimes honors three Hood River Nurses

Hood River residents Anna Dillon, Lisa Erickson Sosa and Rachel Crowder were among 17 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and Southwest Washington recognized Friday, Nov. 13, at the fifth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. With 222 finalists, the state-wide committee selected the 17 winners in a blinded process.

The Porch, for Nov. 28

WELL SAID: “Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” ― Cassandra Clare

KEGLER’S CORNER: Aron Asai Stars

Last week was a good one in league action on the friendly boards at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. In fact, it was probably the best one this season as scores were significantly higher.

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HRV athletics unveils new website

Just in time for the prep winter sports season that starts next week, the Hood River Valley High School athletics department has rolled out a new website that administrators hope will help players, coaches, parents, and fans stay connected and updated throughout the season.

Local gymnasts bring home titles from 2015 Fall Oregon State Compulsory Gymnastics Championships

A total of nine gymnasts from Hood River representing two gymnastic clubs competed in Portland this past weekend in the 2015 Fall Oregon State Compulsory Gymnastics Championships.

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Sports Club hosts racquetball tourney

The Hood River Sports Club hosted the Harvest Fest Racquetball Tournament Nov. 5-8.

Death notices for Nov. 28

Bobby Gene Smith, Douglas Perkins, Gladys Grammer

Service announcement for Nov. 25

Carol Picking

Yesteryears: Postal Route 6 added to HR Postal Service 1975

A whole new series of addresses went into effect Saturday when the Hood River Postal Service added Rural Route 6 to its delivery schedule. Postmaster Stanley Hendrickson said the new route was added as an auxiliary route because of overloading on other rural routes.

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Art Sale and Show at CCA

Arts, crafts, toys, wearables, and more will be on display and available for purchase at the Columbia Arts Center’s Holiday Show & Sale, Nov. 27-Dec. 24, featuring works by local artists suitable as gifts.

Wy’east lists first-quarter honor roll

4.0 GPAs 8th Grade:

How to Help, updated for Nov. 25

The annual giving tree of Cascade Locks is back up at City Hall at 140 SE WaNaPa St.

Friends of Mt. Adams host ‘Cougar Creek burn’ forum

The Friends of Mount Adams organization (FOMA) is presenting a free public forum, “Mt. Adams Cougar Creek Burn: The Future,” on Friday, Dec. 11, 7 to 9 p.m. at Columbia High School Library in White Salmon.

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Freeze Frames

How long will the pre-Thanksgiving snows hang around?

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Daily Bread: The parting gift

If I have learned anything in all my years of wandering in wilderness, it’s that there is the plan for the day and then there is what actually happens. And while I have come to expect the unexpected, the gift that came from putting fear aside on a hot August night in 2004 still resonates deep in the marrow of my memory.

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Travelogue: Family’s two-year sojourn in Bangkok connects them to the people

On July 15, 2013, a plane departed Portland International Airport bound for Bangkok, Thailand. On board this flight was our family of four from Hood River. We had packed into four plastic crates all the belongings we believed were necessary for the next year or more.

Ornament sale benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

Jack in the Box, located at 1407 W. Sixth Street in The Dalles, is offering a limited-edition JOY Jack antenna ornament for $1, while supplies last. Net proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge.

Gorge Owned presents ‘Glacier Caves of the Pacific Northwest’

Until recently, little was known about the extent and value of glacier caves hidden under the Cascade Mountains. But new studies show that these caves are much more than just curious holes in the ice; they serve as valuable climatic and volcanic indicators, and laboratories for astrobiological studies.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 15 to 22

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

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Pet of the Week: Gigi is ‘goofy, funny, sweet dog’ looking for her forever home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Gigi as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.