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AARP report on caregivers: ‘Time is one of the greatest gifts we can offer’

Are your employees moonlighting? New AARP Oregon research shows that many family caregivers are still in the workforce and doing double duty for their employer and their family members.

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School Support: Ed Foundation Membership Drive is a sure way to help local students

School is out, for now. School is soon to begin again. The need for community support for schools is always there.

Dear Readers: Thanks for Writing

Our Readers Write: Presenting Ackerman, Blue, through Zuehlke, Ann — Our Readers Who Write, 2016 edition.

Ready?: Facing, not fighting, the ‘annual crisis of love’

Is Christmas ready for you?

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Stay ready for winter: American Red Cross issues cold weather and heating safety tips

While the Red Cross encourages you to stay off the road if possible, if you have to drive in snow or freezing rain, follow these tips about how to drive safely in winter weather.

Prep Talk: Emergency management takes step up

Presidential proclamation: Death of John Glenn

A total of 22 new community volunteers stepped up in the FEMA Integrated Emergency Management Course this week in Hood River.

Here to Help: Christmas Project, Native Peoples

Kudos to the community for another season of giving.

Presidential proclamation: Death of John Glenn

As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions, until sunset on the day of internment.

On Letters: 350 words or fewer, but keep them coming

In every issue of the Hood River News, the “Our Readers Write” column is a vital part of the community forum.

Pear-fection; Hardy Myers

Today is World Pear Day — certainly an event to celebrate in Hood River County.

Letters to Santa: ‘Add to the excitement of the season’

NORTH POLE – Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter, complete with a North Pole postmark.

Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.: Moment of silence for The Unknown Soldier

Throughout Oregon, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., houses of worship and fire departments are asked to observe the 21- second moment of silence and/or toll bells 21 times to commemorate the sacrifice of the Unknown Soldier interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Shelter Services: The shelter needs a home

Hood River Warming Shelter, the winter service of the non-profit Hood River Shelter Services, faces an 11th hour search for a place that can serve as a shelter for homeless members of the community, from November through March.

Fruit A to Z: You can spell bounty many ways

Serious rain and wind in the area calls for the need for emergency preparation and travel caution — see page A11 for help with that.

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