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Dakota Bickle takes first at Speech event

The Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team took 15 competitors to the Glencoe High School Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 17.

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Karen Gass finds joy in teaching, hiking

Karen Gass — or Teacher Karen, as she’s commonly known — has been teaching at Little Feet Cooperative Preschool for the past 20 years.

CGCC, OSU host information night

Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon State University host an event on Jan. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at CGCC in Hood River that will help students and their parents learn about OSU programs.

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‘Our dreams live on’

Speakers call for continued efforts to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of justice

In music, in readings, and in a challenge to keep on working for justice, a capacity congregation celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday at Riverside Community Church.

Opportunities to serve: city, school committee openings

The City of Hood River and Hood River County School District have vacancies on a variety of committees:

OSU Extension offers meal planning class in Hood River

“Let’s Cook Up a Meal Plan” will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the Hood River County Extension Annex meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Dr. (turn just south of Your Party and Rental Center).

Domestic Violence panel

Lauren Kraemer, left, Hood River County Extension Facility, led a panel presentation on domestic violence and sexual assault Jan. 15 at the Hood River Oregon State University Extension Office classroom.

HR alum featured in EOU production

Choreographer and EOU alumna Ariana Bloodgood of Hood River is putting in long hours to the production of “Then & Now: Replay” opening at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Jan. 30-31.

Free discussion about cross-cultural ideas of life and death

Contemporary American culture is commonly portrayed as death-denying or death-defying.

Elks Lodge honors Acosta, Sanchez as December Students of the Month

AnnElise Acosta and Ibette Sanchez have been selected as December Students of the Month and were presented checks for $100 at the Elks Lodge weekly meeting.

Gorge First Tech Challenge comes to The Dalles Jan. 31

Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge First Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament on Jan. 31 at The Dalles Middle School (1100 E. 12th St.).

Class Notes: Gray, Gallagher, Norton earn honors

Lauren Gray, of Hood River, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year at Illinois Wesleyan University.

School Board meets tonight

Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School Library.

Scholar of the Month program starts at HRV

In an effort to highlight and recognize outstanding students, Hood River Valley High School recently instituted a Scholar of the Month program.

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