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Dierker family shares South American adventure May 7

The Dierker family spent six months exploring Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, volunteering at farms, teaching at schools, and seeing sights from Machu Picchu to the Galapagos Islands.

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YESTERYEARS: Groundbreaking for Ray T. Yasui Dialysis Center in 1997

Ray T. Yasui’s widow was proud. Because of ill health, Mikie Yasui couldn’t attend Tuesday’s groundbreaking at Hood River Memorial Hospital for the $3.6 million dialysis center that will bear her late husband’s name, but her son and daughter in law, Flip and Maija Yasui, brought her souvenirs.

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The Daily Bread: Women of Courage

I am often asked who has had the greatest impact on my life. Since most people know me as a photographer, a lot of folks have assumed people like Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, or the adventure photographer Galen Rowell have been models of inspiration.

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At your service: Five profiles of workers you might see every day

Daniel ‘Beau’ Koch, Bobbie Phillips, Maria Alcala, Lisa Munoz, and Michelle McKissen

Daniel ‘Beau’ Koch, Bobbie Phillips, Maria Alcala, Lisa Munoz, and Michelle McKissen

‘Four Brothers’ fund started for orphaned sons

On Friday, April 21, Rhonda “Auren” Mitchell passed away unexpectedly from unknown causes.

Entertainment Update for May 3

Gorge Pride event at AniChe, Shakespeare audition May 6-7, more

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Students ‘Make a Difference’

Hood River Middle School sixth graders Allie Doss and Thea Brevard made “comfort kits” for warming shelter and other community members as part of the “Make a Difference” class offered at the school.

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YESTERYEARS: ‘Lure of Hood River Valley’ booklet available in 1927

A new booklet, entitled “The Lure of Hood River Valley,” is now ready for distribution. The compilation of this booklet, which differs from any hitherto produced, was the work of C.N. Ravlin, chairman of the Publicity Committee of the Chamber.

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Raffle ticket sales earn students a grand prize

Each year, students at Parkdale Elementary are challenged by Principal Gus Hedberg to sell a certain number of raffle tickets for the annual school carnival, thus earning a “grand prize.”

Next Door seeks shoes

The Next Door is seeking new shoe donations for the children and young adults in their Youth Services programs.

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YESTERYEARS: Warner Bros. to film at Columbia Gorge Hotel in 1947

The lure of apple blossoms, now at their best in the lower Hood River Valley, is bringing a party of Warner Brothers artists and photographers to Hood River this Friday evening, according to a telegram received at the Chamber of Commerce.

Roots and Branches: Past, present and future

Easter morning woke quietly across the valley, painting the sky with the soft glow of peaches ripening in the heat of summer. As the rays of the rising sun kissed the mountain tops, the wash of peach turned the shimmering, snowy peaks a fiery orange.

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Yesteryears: ‘Two million candle power search light’ installed at Husum in 1917

For protection of the big dam and pipe line of the Northwestern Electric power plant at Husum, the company is installing a two million candle power search light on a point of land between the power plant and the dam.

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Cascade Observations: A symbol of community

When we test school kids to ascertain their competence with the English language, the section concerning analogies always proves to be one of the most difficult for our students.

CCA, Museum host ‘Conversation Project’ events

Communities around the state have year-round access to free discussions through the Conversation Project, a program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas.

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