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Made for Mosier gala tonight in HR

Mosier Schools holds its biggest fundraiser of the year today — the Made for Mosier Art Auction and Gala. As a charter school, Mosier gets 80 percent of its funding from the state and county, with the rest coming from fundraisers. The goal is to raise at least $30,000 at this gala.

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Tyson Miller gains ag experience, has fun, in FFA

Tyson Miller, 16, Hood River Valley High School sophomore, has been busy the past few weeks, helping get ready for the school’s 8th Annual FFA Steak Feed and Silent Auction fundraiser, held today (April 25) in the HRVHS cafeteria and Commons beginning at 6 p.m.

Free Veterans seminar offered April 30 at Parkhurst Place

Join the Hood River County Veterans Service Office (HRCVSO), in partnership with Parkhurst Place, on April 30 at from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for a free Veterans Benefit Seminar.

Budget committee meets

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Columbia Gorge Community College, to discuss the 2015-16 budget, happens in the Board Room 1.162, Building One, 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles.

FFA excels in Career Development events

Three FFA chapters gathered at Hood River Valley High School Wednesday, April 17, for the Shop Skills and Floriculture Career Development Events (CDE) contests.

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Earth Week: Celebrating Sustainability

Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN) and other local groups are hosting a number of Earth Day events on Saturday and Sunday in Hood River supporters said are intended “to celebrate and connect Columbia Gorge residents around Earth awareness.”

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Student film fest splices creativity, competition

For students at Hood River Valley High School, film-making is a passion best shared through competition.

HR Elks Lodge honors Funez and Ziegner

Nancy Funez and Scottie Ziegner, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks “Student of the Month” for their outstanding community service. Each student received a check for $100 at the recent Lodge meeting.

Blue Ribbon Campaign continues to shine light

It’s time to tie a blue ribbon around the ol’ oak tree. Or your car antenna. Or wear on your jacket.

CGCC increases tuition

Cost per credit rises by $2, general fees by $3

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education unanimously approved a $2 per credit tuition increase, coupled with a $3 per credit increase in general fees, during their regular board meeting Tuesday, April 14. Tuition and fees were last raised in 2012.

HRV Speech-Debate wins District

Eighteen members of the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team travelled to Hermiston April 11 to compete for the District championship.

Folklorist speaks April 21 at Hood River Library

Learn about folklife and some of the people in your community who practice traditional crafts and skills. The Oregon Folklife Network presents Folklife in your community by folklorist Nancy Nusz at the Hood River Library on Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m.

Community Work Day returns on April 29

Sign up to hire a student for a day, proceeds to help local groups

Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) is supporting the 18th annual Community Work Day (CWD) Wednesday, April 29.

GTA hosts April 28 presentation

On April 28, the Gorge Tech Alliance welcomes everyone to hear expert Marcella Vail, from the Portland marketing firm Kinesis, for a presentation on “Recipes for Marketing Success for Manufacturers.” The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the White Buffalo Wine Bar in Hood River. Appetizers will be provided; there is a $10 entry for non-GTA members.

Crop Talk scheduled for April 27

This month’s Crop Talk, 6 p.m. at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive in Hood River, will feature a short field trip to a farm located near the Grange. Meet at the Grange and then car pool to Casa Verde CSA, which delivers veggies to members’ homes March through October.