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Talk describes Cougar Creek Fire devastation

The Mount Adams Cougar Creek Fire Forum on Dec. 11 was a success. Around 110 people attended on that dark and stormy night, almost filling the Columbia High School library in White Salmon. Darryl Lloyd, of Friends of Mount Adams, provided the following transcription of the event.

Cascade Observations: Hold the Snickers salad

“What are the ten most common foods served at Thanksgiving?”

Yesteryears: Snowstorm causes valley-wide havoc in 2005

The eight-inch snow punch nature threw Thursday caused trucks and timelines to go awry. Classes started late and ended early for Hood River County School District. Teachers, staff and drivers scrambled to get kids onto busses and home as snow kept accumulating throughout the morning. “More trouble than snow,” was how Jose Guzman of Guzman Towing pup it, after a day of pulling cars out of ditches.

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Hospice Youth thanks veterans for their service

To honor veterans on Veterans Day, both The Dalles and Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice clubs (YoHOHs) visited the Oregon Veterans Home.

Lions grocery contest winners announced

Chris Heald and the Ortiz Family are the winners of this year’s Hood River Lions Thanksgiving Grocery Raffle.

Class of ’66 seeks classmates

The Hood River High School class of 1966 will hold their 50th class reunion Sept. 16-18, 2016, and are searching for the following classmates:

The Porch, for Nov. 28

WELL SAID: “Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” ― Cassandra Clare

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Dogs and cats benefit from fifth grader's birthday

When Lelu Branch, a May Street fifth grader, turned 11 on Nov. 9, she knew she wanted to collect gifts for others instead of for herself.

Face to face with family history: Julia’s cold-water toast

I found Grandma the other day, on the front page of the Nov. 20, 1925, Hood River News.

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The Porch for Nov. 14

WELL SAID: “The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.” — Norman Cousins

Cascade Observations: Trees speak to us

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has invited me to visit his country, the United Arab Emirates, come April 2016. Well, he’s sort of invited me, a little part of me — a six-inch handmade paper circle, formed inside a two-quart empty container of Nancy’s Nonfat Plain Yogurt, and made from construction paper scraps and a handful of dried prunes.

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A blue Motiv bike and a boy named Josue

Do you remember the feeling of cruising the neighborhood on your first bike, having the freedom to ride from soccer practice to the local creek and making it home just before nightfall?

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Heart of Hospice ramps up gift for the Leonards

The Heart of Hospice Foundation performed one of its “Heart to Heart” activities on behalf of Ada-Jane Leonard, a patient in need of a wheelchair ramp at her and husband Dick’s home.

The Porch

WELL SAID: “A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” — John Lubbock

Urban vs. rural: Judge and Juror

What’s in YOUR Bag?

I want to open with the disclaimer that this is going to be a good one. I haven’t even written it yet, but I’ve just got this feeling. So, promise me you’ll keep reading until you just can’t stand it anymore. Okay?