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Hood River County election results

Two members of the Columbia Gorge Community College board kept their positions, based on unofficial results from the May 19 Hood River County Special Districts election.

Death notices for May 23

James Kertland, Edwin Chrisman, Joann Hilkey, David Dockham

Klindt’s Spring Writing Workshop Series May 29-31

In conjunction with the Fifth Annual Spring Author Festival, Klindt’s Bookstore is sponsoring four writing workshops in May. Workshops in this series are $20 each and last about two hours. Seating is limited.

Yesteryears: Former Childs property will become subdivision in 1965

D. E. Erwin, the same man who developed a tract of homes on west May Street last year, unfolded plans at a city council meeting Monday for a 50-lot subdivision farther west between May and Sherman. His land, the former Childs property, covers some 15 acres between 22nd and Rand Road, excluding Jensen and Lester properties.

HR Elks Lodge honors Barry and Ocheskey

Hannah Barry and Stanley Ocheskey, both students at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Students of the Month for April by the Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 and were presented with a check for $100.

Friends of the Library used book sale May 28-30

Craving a few more books to read? Maybe, say, a whole bag of books for a dollar? Then you’re in luck. The upcoming Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is just what you’ve been waiting for. The “members only” preview sale will be Thursday, May 28, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Gaulke Meeting Room of the main library.

‘Relay For Life’ on tap July 18

On July 18, Columbia Gorge residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Columbia Gorge to help finish the fight against cancer. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

Roots and Branches: Got this shoe? Make amends

There are so many great things our students and young adults do in this community that I hate to mention a less than sterling moment committed by one young man. Perhaps it was a prank, or a simple irresponsible act. Regardless, if I write this article, and enough folks discuss how seemingly harmless pranks may inadvertently cause others significant pain, we can make amends.

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PINE GROVE NEWS: John Stehlik named Wy’East Firefighter of the Year

I am slow/late getting this information in the paper but felt it should still be reported. Unfortunately, with all the recent passing of neighbors and friends, I thought I should remind everyone that for interment arrangements at the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery, Jean Godfrey is the Secretary and can be reached on her cell at 541-490-7713. Randy Holmstrom is the Sexton (grounds keeper) and can be reached on his cell at 541-380-1130.

Waucoma hosts author Steve Martini May 23

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting New York Times bestselling thriller author Steve Martini for a book signing on May 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the bookstore, located at 212 Oak St., Hood River. Martini will be signing “The Enemy Within,” the latest book in the Paul Madriani series.

PARKDALE NEWS: Valley Worship Center has permanent pastor

Exactly 73 years to the day the church first came into being, life-long valley resident Rev. Don Howell was voted unanimously to become the permanent pastor of Valley Worship Center.

Student videos capture awards at new festival

Nine HRVHS students screened their current video productions at the Hood River County Education Foundation First Annual Independent Film Festival. Student videos were produced as an extension of a Video Production class taught by Shawn Meyle. Several films featured action across many local sports — snowboard, skiing, kite boarding, and surfing. The Festival was co-sponsored by Second Wind Sports, who provided prizes as well as a professional film of surfing in the Aleutian Islands.

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Ex-sheriff in accidental shooting

Dee Hill in critical condition

Dee Hill remains in critical condition Tuesday morning after her husband Darrell Hill, a retired law enforcement who has dementia, accidentally shot her in the stomach Saturday morning.

Police Log, April 27 to May 3

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

Sheriff Log, May 11 to 17

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

Letters to the Editor for May 20

Vote Kopecky; America in decline; Taglines; more

The ’15 for 15’: This challenge helps our grads

Flags Lowered: Cpl. Ben Lee Brown

The concept is a simple one:

ANOTHER VOICE: Partnerships focus on ensuring youth are safe and successful

Over the last two and a half years, I have had the distinct honor of being part of a group of dedicated community volunteers and partners focusing on one common goal, the well being of the children in our community. In that time, an incredible amount of work has been done and milestones achieved. Through funding provided Casey Family Programs and a series of grants, the Keeping Families Together (KFT) initiative has focused their attention on several areas that have the most substantial impact on the success of youth in our community.

Entertainment Update for May 20

Bunzow at The Pines; ‘Social Animals’ at CEBU May 22; more