June has been jumping, packed with year-end school activities, community projects and preparation for the upcoming harvest.
Thermometers here recorded the hottest day so far this year on Monday before thunder clouds moved in to cool off the area during the evening.
Ruby Patterson and Mason Leavitt of HRVHS Speech and Debate write:
Lately, the Seven Deadly Sins have been rearing their ugly heads far too often. Evil and excess seem to be in charge. In the same week that good Samaritans were murdered on a Portland MAX train defending two innocent girls, I paid $30 to take a voyeuristic tour through William Randolph Hearst’s monument to excess, the Hearst Castle.
A brick business block will replace the frame structure on Oak Street which was destroyed by fire last week.
John Bunzow at The Pines; Rob Guidera at White Buffalo; more
“These graduating seniors Friday walked the halls of Westside Elementary where their academic careers began,” writes teacher Joelena Evans .
“A shout-out of sincere thanks to everyone in the community that donated their time and energies, merchandise and space to make the graduation night party at the Elks Club happen on Friday night,” writes Kevin Donald of Hood River.
On May 27, Delta Kappa ESA installed Debbie Sanguras as the new president for 2017-2018 during a luncheon held at the Columbia Gorge Hotel.
They dedicated a brand-new building at the Hood River County Fairgrounds last Saturday, and the focus was on volunteers when Fair Manager Doris Jensen gave credits to highlight the program.
David and Irene Benton celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 8. They were married in El Cajon, Calif., on June 8, 1957.
David Skakel captured this image of the family dog Mossy playing with a fawn in their Mosier yard.
The last week in May has been unusually hot in eastern Oregon, but Hood River Valley was cooler than most other areas, with high temperatures in the valley not to exceed the 90-degree mark.
The seemingly endless seasons of softball are in full swing for fervent fans of a sport involving garish yellow balls, smelly leather cleats and dirt filled diamonds. It has provided us some much-needed diversion over the last three months watching JV, varsity and traveling team players come into their own.
Jena Hager (Alice), Camilla Blanco (Queen of Hearts), Jadyn Howard (Rabbit) and Mallory Keller (Mad Hatter).