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Dia de Los Muertos: A cultural celebration

The Hood River County Library District will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This will be a two day celebration, in two locations:

Entertainment Update for Oct. 18 edition

Willy & Nelson at Zim’s; Kay Floria at the White Buffalo; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more

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YESTERYEARS: Chamber of Commerce mails out ‘chicken survey’ in 1927

A survey is being made by the local chamber of commerce of the number of chickens in Hood River County.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 11

Jazz, Funkship show Oct. 15; Crow & Canyon at Ruins; more

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YESTERYEARS: HRHS closes for apple harvest in 1917

The Hood River High School will close next Friday evening, Oct. 5, for two weeks to assist in the apple harvest.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 4 edition

‘Notes from the Riverkeepers’ tour in Mosier, Hood River; Maryhill Music on the Terrace; more

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YESTERYEARS: Plans being made for FDR’s visit to Bonneville Dam in 1937

Plans for the forthcoming visit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bonneville Dam, Hood River Valley and Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood were completed yesterday and, unless there is further change, will stand as published.

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The Daily Bread: Out of the ashes

In the first few days of the rapidly burning Eagle Creek wildfire, my heart hurt. It was a hurt that was raw, and penetrated to a previously unknown depth in my soul.

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‘Thank yous’ to responders

Two events to put on your calendar if you are a first responder or want to thank the folks who assisted in the Eagle Creek fire:

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Fun, or learning, or both: A week full of local events and activities

Looking for something to do this weekend — and beyond? This list offers a variety of options, from music and stories to gardening and after school activities.

Roots and Branches: There is no masking care

Farming is an honorable profession that can be immensely rewarding on one hand or exceedingly costly on the other, depending on often uncontrollable factors. I am reminded of the decades-old television commercial where the smirking actress says, “It’s not right to fool with Mother Nature.” Either we are getting our comeuppance for fooling with Mother Nature as of late, or she is fooling with us.

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YESTERYEARS: Odell Sanitation District opens bids for new plant in 1967

Days of the septic tank in Odell are numbered. Directors of the Odell Sanitation District have marked October 9 on the calendar as the bid opening date on $342,000 in the sewer construction bonds.

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Wy’east class of ’67 celebrates 50-year reunion

The Wy’east High School Class of 1967 held a 50-year reunion Aug. 18-19. Former teachers Joan Fowler, Roy Nellermoe and Mary Neville attended. On Friday, 62 gathered at the private campground of Mike and Sue Faulkender in Parkdale.

Thanks, Firefighters

Words of thanks around the valley

Entertainment Update for Sept. 20 edition

Lesley & Kerry at White Buffalo; Steve Hale at The Pines; more

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