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Death notice for June 27

John Sullivan

Prevention Program thanks its supporters

Prevention supporters said one goodbye and issued numerous thank yous on June 16 at an appreciation luncheon at China Gorge Restaurant sponsored by the Hood River county Prevention Department.

Yesteryears: John Weber retires from HR Port in 1995

It was an emotional evening for returning Port of Hood River Commissioner John Weber Tuesday as he attended a reception in his honor followed by his final commission meeting. People came from Salem and Portland as well as the Mid-Columbia to congratulate Webber on a job — many jobs — well done during his 24 years on the commission.

John Duckwall Social Justice Endowment Fund makes awards

Johnny Duckwall was a loyal, well-loved, respected, long-time member and supporter of Asbury United Methodist Church who passed away almost ten years ago, leaving a Endowment Fund to be used for social action projects.

Lions provide sight screenings this weekend in CL

The Columbia Gorge Lions Club will host its 40th annual Sternwheeler Days Festival in Cascade Locks June 26-28. Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation will also be on hand June 28 to conduct free state-of-the-art sight screenings for children.

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Lions collect food

Lions Don and Bonnie Benton hold up an order form given to shoppers as part of the June 6 food drive at local grocery stores.

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Indian Creek Golf Course teams up with BBBS

Indian Creek Golf Course hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters’ first ever golf clinic on May 16. Mark Gradin, Director of Instruction and Player Development, and a few volunteers from the Hood River Valley girls and boys golf teams generously presented the event.

McNerney, Rogers to wed

Ashley McNerney and Casey Rogers, both of Nampa, Idaho, have announced their engagement. They will be married on Aug. 15, 2015 in an outdoor ceremony in the bride’s hometown of Hood River.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Tucker Road Baptist announces VBS in July

Updated for June 24

Tucker Road Baptist Church, 1455 Tucker Road, Hood River, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School July 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon.

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

Police Log, June 16 to 21

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

Sheriff Log, June 15 to 21

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

Pet of the Week: Rufus is a happy guy looking for a fresh start

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

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Heat is on

Local law, fire leaders urge safety

It’s going to be a scorcher. With an anticipated surge of locals and tourists hitting the Columbia River and other natural water playgrounds throughout Hood River County, local law enforcement and safety officials are urging caution.

Next Door receives grant

The Oregon Community Foundation awarded a grant of $15,000 to The Next Door for the Promoting Prosperity Program. This project enrolls participants in Lending Circles to improve their credit ratings and access to loans.

Bi-Coastal Media gears up ‘Wheels of Hope’ campaign

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, and Griffith Motors are teaming up to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. Wheels Of Hope will provide a deserving family lacking transportation options a vehicle to help them meet their daily needs, along with other appropriate gifts to offer a hand up.

Water wise?

Public agencies must take the lead in conserving precious resource

Word came from a reader this week about some sidewalk watering by a public agency.

Letters to the Editor for June 24

Water concerns; Doing part; more

ANOTHER VOICE: Sen. Ron Wyden in support of ‘blueprint for trade done right’

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Monday he will support moving forward on trade legislation that the Senate will consider this week.

Entertainment Update for June 24

Blues and Brews returns June 26-27; Steve Hale at The Pines; more