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Meals with Meaning: Empty Bowls dinner serves FISH Nov. 18

Plus: Solstice ‘Community Appreciation’ dinners, St. Mary’s Ham Dinner and Bazaar, Community Soup Supper

Expanded Operation Christmas Child program gets going

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is up and running for 2014, with more businesses and individuals than ever interested in filling one (or more) of the program’s green and red shoeboxes for a child in need in one of 130 countries under the umbrella of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization chaired by Franklin Graham

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Pet of the week: Axle is eager to please

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

OSU Extension faculty receive awards

Dani Annala, 4-H Program Coordinator, and Lauren Kraemer, Extension Family and Community Health, each received recognition for their program work at Oregon State University, Hood River Extension Service.

Party Like a Local: Gorge Owned hosts annual party and fundraiser, Nov. 14 at Springhouse Cellar

Gorge Owned (GO!) welcomes community members to its first ever GOvember Party and Fundraiser on Fri., Nov. 14 at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River, 13 Railroad St.

Strike a pose: Gala Fashion Show Nov. 7

The Hood River County Christmas Project held its biggest fundraiser of the season Nov. 7 with its Gala Fashion Show, held at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn Gorge Room.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 4 to Nov. 9

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

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Rigert named to national 4-H team

HRV junior will be MC at 4-H Congress in Atlanta

Payton Rigert, a junior at HRVHS, has been selected for the Youth Leadership Team for the upcoming 4-H National Congress held in Atlanta, Georgia. Rigert will join 11 other 4-H teens to preside over the 1,000 congress delegates from around the U.S. and Puerto Rico Nov. 27 to Dec. 2.

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HR Bridge lift span not setting correctly

Traffic delays anticipated Monday for bridge inspection

A contractor with the Port of Hood River will begin inspections this week to try and figure out why the lift span of the Hood River Bridge isn’t setting properly in the down position.

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Winter weather is on its way

Wintry weather makes its first appearance in the Gorge this week as a cold front out of the Canadian Rockies descends on the Pacific Northwest, sending temperatures plunging below freezing.

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Family scrapbook offers detailed account of Hood River County’s World War II sacrifices through news clippings

In August 1944, Grace Paasch, lifelong Pine Grove resident, started a scrapbook that would span the course of World War II.

Warming Shelter to open early due to projected inclement weather

Due to the projected weather forecast, the Hood River Warming Shelter will open on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at Mid Columbia Center for Living.

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For Celia Smith, cutting hair ‘doesn’t feel like coming to work’

When Celia Smith started out as a beautician 28 years ago, it wasn’t in the iconic A-frame near the fire station in downtown Odell where she’s worked more than two decades.

Police Log, Oct. 27 to Nov. 2

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

Meals with Meaning: Gorge Soup and other groups host food events for good causes

Gorge Soup events will be Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26, 2015, for kids.