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2015 Hood River News Staff Fair Moments

I’m not going to lie — cows freak me out.

Roots and Branches: A close and colorful clan

We are in the frenetic moments of last minute preparations for the Yasui family reunion, a gathering I first learned about 45 years ago when Flip and I tied the knot.

Community invited to Lila May’s party Friday

The July 31 prom-birthday party for Lila May Schow, who is about to turn 5, will be in the Butler Bank Building, 301 Oak St., starting at 6 p.m.

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Yesteryears: ‘Frank Herman Arena’ dedicated at fairgrounds in 1985

There weren’t many dry eyes around when the announcement came Saturday that 4-H horse leaders were dedicating the arena at the fairgrounds, renaming it the Frank Herman Arena. It was an emotional experience that left a surprised Frank Herman chocking back a few tears of appreciation himself as he realized what was happening.

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United Way of Gorge hands out 2014 money, with youngsters’ help

United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) allocated funding to 35 local non-profit programs in Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco and Skamania counties at the annual agency social July 23 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

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‘End of an Era:' Rasmussen’s offer last chance to see farm, buy a memory

Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen are selling Rasmussen’s Farms, but the public will have one last opportunity to see the well-known Pine Grove landmark.

Community music ensembles seek new members for upcoming season

Mark Steighner, conductor and music director for the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, says that the many CGOA ensembles are seeking new members for an exciting fall season.

Pet of the Week: Ki is athletic, gentle and devoted

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

Entertainment Update for July 29

Concerts at Skamania Lodge; The Pines celebrates July 31; more

Entertainment Update for July 25

Where art thou? Auditions for ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Aug. 1-2; more

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Dress dedicated to brother

Faith Ocheskey, 13, models the dress she made using her brother Stanley’s Hood River Valley High School cap and gown at Wednesday’s 4-H Style Review at the Hood River County Fair.

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Oh, the rides, yes … And what else to do at County Fair,

Hood River County Fair concludes Saturday, and there is plenty for kids — beyond the ever-popular amusement rides. The fair opens at noon; carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.

Brunk releases new book

Cindy Brunk of Hood River presents her new book, “Love Will,” on the emotional and spiritual impacts of abortion, July 29 at 10 Speed Coffee, 1412 13th St.

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Explore Cascade Locks History

Join Cascade Locks Mayor Tom Cramblett for a presentation of the history of Cascade Locks on Thursday, August 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Cascade Locks Library.

Peace Walk, talk and tea take place July 29

The 2015 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk, for a nuclear free future in respect for all life, will be in Bingen, White Salmon and Hood River on July 29.

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