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Yesteryears: Swimming pool bond measure passes 398 to 61 in 1945

With a majority of better than 6 to 1,000 voters of Hood River City endorsed the $60,000 bond issue, proceeds of which are destined to be used for the construction of a swimming pool. The vote was: Yes, 398; No, 61. While the location of the pool has not been definitely decided upon, it is anticipated that a site near the city high school will be selected, and it may be incorporated into a wider plan for a recreation park at the same location.

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BBBS friends learn windsurfing basics

On a pleasantly warm and breezy day, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge held its annual Windsurfing Clinic at The Hook.

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MID VALLEY NEWS: Celebrate the Fourth in Odell

First, a correction: I inadvertently typed the wrong date for the 50-Plus Expo coming to the Hood River County Fair on Senior’s Day in my last column — it will be on July 23, to correlate with the special admission price to the fairgrounds for seniors on that day.

Castillo-Flores named to White House internship

Yonny Castillo-Flores, a 2011 Hood River Valley High School graduate, has been named a White House Intern for summer 2015.

44 Trails Association hosts Trailgate event on July 11

Celebrate the world of Mt. Hood single track at Trailgate, hosted by the 44 Trails Association and the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Bagge Gardens holds last gospel garden concert

Bagge Gardens, located at 1805 Carroll Rd., Mosier, will hold its last-ever gospel music garden concert on July 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Prevention Dept. partners listed

Here is the full list of recipients of certificates of appreciation from the Hood River County Prevention Program last month:

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Katie Crafts is addicted to high latitudes: Wanders and wonders in Antarctica and Alaska

“How much money do you have?”

Entertainment Update for July 1

Eddie Corduroy plays July 2; Trout Lake Fair July 31; more

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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.

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