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Tax help offered

The AARP Tax-Aide program, administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS, provides free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 or older.

Murahashi and Herman chosen as Elks students of month for December

Bailey Murahashi and Madee Herman, both Hood River Valley High school seniors, have been selected as December Students of the Month by the Hood River Elks Lodge. They were awarded checks for $100 in recognition of not only their volunteer work in the community but the work they do both in and out of the classroom. They become eligible for the year-end award given at the annual banquet.

Schools begin search for HRVHS principal

The Hood River County School District is initiating a rigorous search process to find a top-notch principal to lead Hood River Valley High School next year and into the future.

School District Budget committee has openings

Hood River County School District seeks applicants for budget committee vacancies

The Hood River County School District is looking for committed citizens to join its budget committee: the committee of community and school board members tasked with scrutinizing and approving a budget of approximately $40 million. Vacancies are in the following regional areas:

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School district considers ways to reduce buses

The typical family weekday schedule may be in for a change this fall.

Small Farms Conference meets Feb. 22 at OSU

Hundreds of farmers from throughout Oregon will gather in Corvallis this winter to improve their skills and get inspired for the next growing season. The 14th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference will take place Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oregon State University.

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Dreams live on

Mid Valley third-graders study Dr. King and his meaning for today

In preparation for the Martin Luther King Day national holiday, third graders in Odell have been looking at Martin Luther King’s life and how it has affected their own.

Wy’east Middle School sells art cards

Art cards, designed by students are still available at Mid Valley Elementary.

Teen ‘Mentor for Success’ event Jan. 23

An informal information session to learn more about Mentor For Success and become a teen mentor is planned Jan. 23, 5:30-6 p.m., at the Next Door Inc. office, 965 Tucker Road.

Project Graduation 2014 seeks support

Senior parents of the Hood River Valley High School graduating class of 2014 need the community’s help to make the all-night drug- and alcohol-free graduation party a success.

Library District awarded Ready to Read grant

The Hood River County Library District has received a $4,425 grant to improve public library services to children. The Ready to Read grant funds will be used to create several “mini-libraries” in underserved areas around the county, especially in Odell.

‘The Perpetual Farm’ to kick off Gorge Grown Winter Film Series on Jan. 23

Can we farm forever? That is precisely the question that producers of the documentary film The Perpetual Farm set out to discuss. Gorge Grown Food Network will launch its Winter Film Series on Jan. 23 with a screening of “The Perpetual Farm” at North Shore Café, located at 166 E. Jewett Blvd. in downtown White Salmon. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the 30-minute documentary will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Confessions of a mock marriage

Unofficial vows became real for two HRVHS grads

Walking into my Advanced Health classroom, I observed the desks arranged in pairs. It was now the time I had heard about since middle school: mock marriages; a week-long exercise designed to prepare students for life-long marital success.

School board update: District seeks details on state poverty formula

School Superintendent Dan Goldman told the Hood River County School District board he has invited Michael Elliott of the state Department of Education to attend the board’s Jan. 22 meeting to discuss the proposed changes in how the Department of Education calculates funding for students who are considered to be below the poverty line.

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$438K grant means new things for HRVHS

State grant helps shops retool in a major way

CTE is the new ABC.