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Nora’s ‘Family Dinner Project’ begins with Ethiopia

“My family’s most special and memorable dinner occurred on November 11, 2013, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Yhat morning, after a nearly three year long journey, my husband Brian and I left our adoption agency’s care center in Addis with our two children fully and finally in our custody. It was an entirely surreal moment to realize that we were now officially together as family, months and months of anxious waiting over.”

State Forestry awards WyEast Timber Services of Hood River

Among 2013 “Operators of the Year” awards, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) this year bestowed an Annual Merit Award to WyEast Timber Services, a Hood River company.

Photos with Santa helps Adopt A Dog

The Adopt-A-Dog program is again offering pictures with Santa this year, Saturdays beginning Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel, 102 Oak Street.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 17 to 23

All calls were responded to within the county of Hood River.

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Pet of the Week: Roxie needs fun, active home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Roxie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

Documents show Army Corps’ coal port consideration

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In September 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was ready to announce a major decision on a Columbia River coal port that would either fast-track an environmental study of the area or commit to a years-long review.

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Nichols Landing agreements completed, legal disputes over

Naitos look to break ground on project early next year

After over two years of appeals and nearly as many in negotiations, the legal disputes over the proposed Nichols Landing development have been put to rest.

Food bank ‘hit hard’

Cupboards nearly bare at all four FISH sites

Thanksgiving Day is everywhere an occasion based on what’s to eat, yet there are no reported community meals in Hood River this week.

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Camp 1805 continuing on its spirited adventure

July 4, 1805: On what has already proven to be a perilous journey, a horrific tragedy befalls the Lewis and Clark expedition — the Corps of Discovery runs out of liquor, while celebrating Independence Day.

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Mark Steighner’s not-so-final act

Students hold the curtain using director’s own words to close his last HRVHS show

Coffee mug in hand, with a quick check of his watch, Mark Steighner headed to the podium for one last time Saturday night.

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Honoring Veterans

On a beautiful Saturday morning, the Youth of Heart of Hospice YoHOH’s, both Hood River and The Dalles clubs, visited the Oregon Veterans Home/OVH in The Dalles for an early Veterans Day celebration.

Students advance in International Lions Peace Poster contest

Silvia Sankari, a 7th grade student at Hood River Middle School, Jennifer Alvarez, a 6th grade student at Mid-Columbia Adventist School, Nolan Ryan, a 6th grade student at Horizon Christian School, and Ashlyn Robinson, a 6th grade student at Wy’east Middle School, have all taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day observed on Nov. 22

A local Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event will be held in The Dalles on Saturday, Nov. 22 in the Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles campus Board Room, 400 E. Scenic Dr., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How to Help, updated for Nov. 22

Warming shelter, Hood River Care Center, Share the Warmth, FISH Food Bank, Operation Christmas Child, The Christmas Project

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May Street coffee sale raises funds for iPads

“May Street coffee is in full swing,” reports parent Colleen Jones.

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