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Moving 4th-ward: Four facts for a safe, fun, litter-free celebration

Hood River County hosts two parades that are definitely kid-friendly.

Enter parenting pix contest by June 30

There is still time to share your photos of summer fun with the community, in a photo contest sponsored The Next Door Inc.

Choose a Vacation Bible School to experience

Tucker Road Baptist Church — July 13-17: The theme of this year’s VBS is “Journey off the Map,” for children ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-11, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Arnold celebrates 50 years of dance Saturday

Charlotte Arnold is celebrating 50 years of tap instruction with a special dance performance on June 27 at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive, from 2-5 p.m.

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Church News: Valley Worship Center honors Stephen Nance

On Father’s Day, June 21, members and leadership of Valley Worship Center honored long time member and resident of the Mid-Columbia, Stephen R. Nance, for 41 years of service as the church Secretary/Treasurer and Bookkeeper.

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‘Water is survival': County Commission declares drought

Three main irrigation districts request users cut back by 25 percent

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a countywide drought declaration at a special meeting Wednesday. The resolution will go to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk for executive action.

Entertainment Update for June 27

‘Daddies,’ more at Everybody’s; more

JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: The voices have the power for ‘Independence Eve’

My timing was perfect the other evening. Not only did I catch the Columbiaires at band practice for the upcoming “Independence Eve” show at the Bingen Theater, but I managed to show up exactly during the fairly lengthy power failure that White Salmon and Bingen were experiencing at the time.

Yesteryears: John Weber retires from HR Port in 1995

It was an emotional evening for returning Port of Hood River Commissioner John Weber Tuesday as he attended a reception in his honor followed by his final commission meeting. People came from Salem and Portland as well as the Mid-Columbia to congratulate Webber on a job — many jobs — well done during his 24 years on the commission.

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Lions collect food

Lions Don and Bonnie Benton hold up an order form given to shoppers as part of the June 6 food drive at local grocery stores.

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Indian Creek Golf Course teams up with BBBS

Indian Creek Golf Course hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters’ first ever golf clinic on May 16. Mark Gradin, Director of Instruction and Player Development, and a few volunteers from the Hood River Valley girls and boys golf teams generously presented the event.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Tucker Road Baptist announces VBS in July

Updated for June 24

Tucker Road Baptist Church, 1455 Tucker Road, Hood River, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School July 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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In Borneo, a solo traveler sets out to help with rainforest conservation

I heard crashing to my right. My heart jumped. I imagined the biggest and most dangerous of creatures just beyond my view.

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

Pet of the Week: Rufus is a happy guy looking for a fresh start

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

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