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HRV Fashion Club is hosting youth fashion camp April 11

The HRV Fashion Club is searching for 14 to 16 future fashionistas to attend their Tutus and Tyvek Fashion Camp on April 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in at Hood River Valley High School.

Parkdale News: Parkdale carnival a big success

Each year the Parkdale Elementary School carnival raises funds to help students by providing money for field trips, school assemblies and provides additional funds for music, PE and art programs that the school could otherwise not afford.

Wy’east OBOB team headed to state competition April 11

Wy’east won the Region 4 East Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Tournament, which was held at The Dalles Middle School on Saturday, March 14. The team consists of Kendra Wilkins, Aunika Yasui, Jimena Gonzaga, Nick Arenas, Ethan Happy, and coach David Sacquety, Wy’east reading teacher. Wy’east has won its regional OBOB tournament four times in the past six years.

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Root and Branches

Due to a deep seeded skepticism about the actual “reality” of television reality shows, I seldom watch one in its entirety.

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Lyle Nicholson celebrates 100 years

Lyle (“Nick”, “Doc”, and “AB7A”) Nicholson will celebrate his 100th birthday on March 23, 2015. Nicholson, a former veterinarian, resides at Providence Down Manor in Hood River, where he has lived since 2008.

Little Feet Preschool holds

Little Feet Cooperative Preschool, Hood River’s only cooperative preschool, has started its annual plant sale fundraiser. Planters, annuals, perennials, vegetable starts and herbs sourced from local nurseries are available for pre-order. Order deadline is April 3.

Pine Grove Reflections

Pine Grove Fire Department supporters are reflected in a heavy framed mirror, just one of hundreds of items sold in live auctions inside the fire hall and outside in the yard in the March 7 fundraiser for the department.

Cascade Observations: The ‘Classified’ are critical

Classified in the world of government most often refers to something that someone doesn’t want us to know about. In the world of public education, the word has a decidedly different meaning, referring to a group of people who literally are the backbones of schools. These amazing folks, from custodians to instructional assistants, cooks to bus drivers, are too often overlooked when praise is given out. This last week, officially known as “Classifieds Week,” teachers and administrators in our school district tried earnestly to let our classified staff know just how much we love them and count on them to educate and protect our students.

Delta Kappa honors outstanding members

Delta Kappa ESA held their Outstanding Member Awards luncheon recently at the Hood River Inn. Charlotte DeHart, treasurer, and Tami Arthur, awards chairman, received top honors for their total dedication and excellent work through the years.

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Congratulations, Esther

Friends gather around Esther Yarnell on March 4, the 95th birthday one of Hood River’s most durable bowlers.

PARKDALE NEWS: Come one, come all to the Parkdale carnival this Friday

It’s time to take the family over to Parkdale Elementary School this Friday, March 13, to enjoy all the fun and games, not to mention good food, at the annual carnival fundraiser sponsored by the Parkdale PTO.

May St. lasagna dinner, art sale on March 12

May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on March 12. This event, which began in 1997, is held to raise money for the school’s artist in residence program and the Teddy Webber scholarship fund.

Random Stuff

I’ve decided that today’s column is going to be about the random thoughts of a man who spends his days prying the clothes off stiff, cold corpses, and chatting amicably with the criminally insane.

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Youth bring customized cheer to Hospice patients

Valentine’s Day received a personal touch from the Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOHs), who decorated custom cards for each Heart of Hospice patient.

Car crashes into Parkdale Bicentennial Garden

Just last summer Parkdale’s Bicentennial Memorial Garden began to once again take shape and bloom under the combined efforts of the Parkdale Garden Club, the Central Gorge Master Gardeners and the Parkdale Grange.