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Kegler's Corner: Randy’s Painting & Columbia Hills RV

Last week, the Monday night Industrial League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes had its final four bracket matches in its season-ending championship tournament: in a contest that was much closer than it shook out, Randy’s Painting topped Hood River Supply 19 points to 11 and in an epic battle, Columbia Hills RV and defending champion 3 Fingers Deep tied at 15 points each, so the deciding factor became which team had rolled the most total pins in their three game contest.

Parkdale News: Health Fair comes to Parkdale on April 23

The new Parkdale Health and Wellness Committee is hosting a free Health Fair for the Upper Valley community on Thursday, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parkdale Elementary School.

Entertainment Update for April 8

‘Magnificent Seven’ April 19; Cider Fest returns April 11; more

‘Celebrate the Journey’: Gay Men’s Chorus performs Sunday

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus performs at the Old St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles on Sunday, April 12, at 3:p.m. Their concert, “Celebrate the Journey,” is part of its Celebrate Oregon Tour. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, PGMC has taken concerts to Ashland and Roseburg in the Fall, Astoria during the holidays, and now travels to Pendleton and The Dalles.

Sports Briefs for April 4

Tennis matches rescheduled; Rain halts softball game; more

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GRG gets some sweet revenge

The Gorge Roller Girls All Stars put a hurt on the Rose City Rollers Fresh Meat during the team’s March 28 at The Dalles Armory, with GRG annihilating their opponent by a score of 299-182.

Kegler's Corner: Hickman, Ross, Fishtrom & Boyle Star in City

Last week’s league action produced another remarkable team of the week. Topping everybody and making the big five for the fourth time this season was Your Rental Center’s main man, Woody Eskildsen, who pummeled the pins in the Wednesday night Fraternal League with a nice scratch 667 series. Woody finished this outing a whopping 178 pins over his average.

Entertainment Update for April 4

Brothers Gow return April 10; Polecat at CEBU April 3; more

Entertainment Update for April 1

‘Normal’ auditions April 1-2; ‘Junebug,’ Albatross April 3; more

Sports Briefs for April 1

HRMGA holds first 2015 tourney; HRMGA seeking new members; Work party plants trees at Kleeway; more

Fishing springers at the John Day Dam

When it comes to fishing Spring Chinook what you may not know about guide Eric Linde (call 360-607-6421), is that given the right run size and conditions, he’s known to spend more than a little time fishing the Columbia west of the John Day Dam. According to Eric, “This area of the Columbia is a lot less crowded than the lower river and can yield quick limits. When conditions are right, I’ve had some really good luck up there.”

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Roubaix Redux

The Gorge Roubaix returned for its third annual race this past weekend, and nearly 400 competitors signed up for the event – up from 250 last year – according to Chad Sperry, race organizer for Breakaway Promotions.

Kegler's Corner: Buntings team wins Industrial 3rd round

The Monday night Industrial League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes finished its regular season last week and Buntings won the third round. Bowling for Buntings are Milo Prideaux, Bob Mason, Wynn Winfield, Mike Bosse and Erin Mason.

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Making the best of what Mother Nature brings: With a fickle snow year, Meadows is forced to get creative

The last time the News wrote about Mt. Hood’s snowpack was Feb. 4 of this year, and we, just like many others in the region, were hopeful that the typically prodigious snowfall months of February and March would help turn around what had been a dismal winter recreation season.

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SWIFT SWIMMERS

Sarah Arpag (back), of Hood River, and Shea Kasenga, of Underwood, recently competed in the 2015 NW Region Swimming Championships in Federal Way, Wash.