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Two Gorge residents earn Governor’s volunteer awards

Sigrid Scully of Hood River and Doug Leash of The Dalles will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards.

Parkdale News: Come see your neighbors at the Lions Follies

It’s that time of year again, when your friends, neighbors and school principal in the Upper Valley lend their time and talents to the annual Mid-Columbia Lions Follies fundraiser for the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.

Daylight Savings Bingo a success

B.G. Brackman of the Delta Kappa chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha writes:

WAAAM celebrates history of the Chevrolet April 12

On the April 12 Second Saturday event, the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature Chevrolets.

Pine Grove News: Pine Grove Church hosts open house April 19

Hello again! I would like to welcome many of our new neighbors. There have been some changes in the area so hopefully we can all get to know each other soon.

Mid Valley News: Blossom Fest Craft and Quilt show coming soon

It’s Blossom Fest time! The Blossom Craft Show and Quilt Show takes place at the Hood River County Fairgrounds April 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A wide variety of Northwest vendors — at last count, 120 — will be on site, featuring art, crafts, garden art, home furnishings and decorations, photographs, gourmet food products, jewelry, clothing, plants and more.

Books’ great beginnings

In 2004 during our weekly visits to the school library, many of the female students in my third-grade class were inclined to check out books about princesses, fairies and cute puppies. Meanwhile, their classmate Thania Torres searched the shelves for books about anatomy. She shared with me every fascinating fact she discovered about the human body. At the ripe old age of 8, Thania was already certain that one day she wanted to be a doctor.

April 12 ‘Be a Hero’ event helps McCabe family

The community can gather to “Be a Hero” for the Matt McCabe family of Hood River on April 12 with a Zumbathon charity event from 9-10:30 a.m. at Westside Elementary School, 3685 Belmont Drive. No tickets are needed; donations are accepted at the door.

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Team Blackhawks concludes season at Super Regionals in Sacramento

Team Blackhawks from HRVHS robotics traveled to Sacramento for First Technology Challenge Super Regionals, and struggled in the first four rounds with a robot that was not tested.

RMEF celebrating 25th anniversary in Hood River

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to protecting wild elk and other wildlife and the land they inhabit. This organization was started around 1984 and has around 1,000 members in the Gorge and 200,000 members nationwide.

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A Slice of Local Life: Betty Dean thanks God for the ability to help others

Betty Dean has helped a lot of people in her time.

PARKDALE NEWS: Blood Drive comes to Mt. Hood Town Hall

The first-ever Mount Hood Town Hall Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, April 1, from 1-6 p.m. in the Town Hall gym.

Book drive will help CCCF

The Oregon Women Lawyers Coffee Creek Book Drive will take place through March 31. There will be collection boxes near the clerks’ offices in each of the 7th Judicial District courthouses. In both Wasco and Hood River counties the boxes will be on the third floors of the courthouses.

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Acevedo, Walker win DAR essay contest

Westside Elementary fifth-grader Ariana Acevedo and Hood River Valley High School ninth-grader Abby Walker were selected as the Daughters of the American Revolution Celilo Chapter’s 2013-14 American History Essay Contest winners.

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‘Spare’ some time March 8 for BBBS

You don’t have to be an expert bowler to participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge’s largest community fundraiser of the year. All you need is a little “spare” time

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