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Pick of the Week: Elks’ Oktoberfest returns Sept. 23

The second annual Hood River Elks Oktoberfest fills the parking lot at Third and Cascade, overlooking Industrial Way, from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. There is no cover charge. The community is welcome, and the event is family-friendly.

Roots and Branches: There is no masking care

Farming is an honorable profession that can be immensely rewarding on one hand or exceedingly costly on the other, depending on often uncontrollable factors. I am reminded of the decades-old television commercial where the smirking actress says, “It’s not right to fool with Mother Nature.” Either we are getting our comeuppance for fooling with Mother Nature as of late, or she is fooling with us.

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YESTERYEARS: Odell Sanitation District opens bids for new plant in 1967

Days of the septic tank in Odell are numbered. Directors of the Odell Sanitation District have marked October 9 on the calendar as the bid opening date on $342,000 in the sewer construction bonds.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 20 edition

Lesley & Kerry at White Buffalo; Steve Hale at The Pines; more

Sports Briefs for Sept. 20 edition

Upcoming HRV and Horizon games, HRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame rescheduled, Tennis tournament and celebration rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30

Hawk Migration Festival Sept. 23

HawkWatch International (HWI) partners with USFS Mt. Hood National Forest, Portland Audubon, and Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum to host a Hawk Migration Festival on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball’ Oct. 7

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts the annual “A Vintage Evening: Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball” auction and fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Introduction to geocaching meeting Sept. 30 in Parkdale

Are you new to geocaching? Have you been geocaching awhile but want to pick up additional tips? Are you an experienced geocacher who is willing to share knowledge and team up with beginners to lend a hand?

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‘Conoce Tu Columbia’ launch party Sept. 19

Join Columbia Riverkeeper for the launch of its new Radio Tierra broadcast, “Conoce Tu Columbia / Know Your Columbia,” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Lake Taco, 1213 June St., Hood River. Free tacos for the first 20 people.

Saddle Club hosts annual spaghetti feed Sept. 22, thanks community for support

The Hood River Saddle Club will host its annual spaghetti feed, a fundraiser for the Mt. Hood Pony Club and scholarships for high school seniors, on Friday, Sept. 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the club, located at the corner of Country Club and Belmont. Enjoy all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Adult tickets are $10, and children ages 6-12 are $5.

Gorge Fruit & Craft Fair returns to Odell Oct. 21-22

The annual Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair comes to the Hood River County Fairgrounds Oct. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission and parking are free.

Sports briefs for Sept. 16 edition

Upcoming HRV games; HRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame rescheduled; Tennis tournament rescheduled for Sept. 30

Kegler's Corner: Fall Leagues Begin

Fall league action has begun at Hood River’s tenpin palace, venerable Orchard Lanes. There’s nothing quite like the little, friendly competition that leagues provide. When there is a little on the line we tend to do better.

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Pick of the Week: ‘Strong Women’ in Cemetery Tales

The ninth annual “Cemetery Tales” living history program at Idlewilde Cemetery returns Sept. 15-17 with the theme “Strong Women.”

Cascade Observations: Our dynamic ‘Dreamers’

DACA is an angry-sounding acronym that could be the name of a Cold War undercover spy operation.

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