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A ‘profound lack of understanding’
Calling it “a disease that touches all of us,” Deputy District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen told her own family’s story of domestic abuse, as keynote speaker at the Helping Hands Against Violence candlelight vigil Oct. 12 at Georgiana Smith Gardens.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Hood River Valley High School seniors Douglas Asai and Pico Sankari as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and NMSC, which conducts the program has been presented to these scholastically talented seniors.
Lauren Gray, a 2013 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, has won two college scholarships while attending University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.
Julia Skwarczynski and Abby Walker, two Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as this school year’s first Elks Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts and achievements at school during last week’s lodge meeting.
Hood River Rotary completed a mascot relocation project at Mid Valley Elementary on Oct. 13.
An estimated 14,000 ballots – a county record – go out Wednesday, meaning they will arrive in homes in the next few days, at the same time as the new quarterly property tax statements from Hood River County
Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), an interfaith organization composed of representatives from area faith communities and churches, invites community members to attend voter forums in White Salmon and Hood River this month for political candidates.
Dr. Erin Burnham of Hood River is EMS Medical Director of the Year for 2016.
All four candidates for three open positions on Hood River City Council spent the morning together Oct. 8 at Saturday Market greeting voters.
City, continued, and county
Niko has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.
Hood River County Administrator Jeff Hecksel has begun to settle into the county’s top post.
Jan Veldhuisen Virk will depart from school board in February after 18 years.
Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) has gathered more campaign funds than his competitor, Odell Democrat Mark Reynolds, in the hotly contested Oregon House District 52 race.
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