Wednesday, April 3, 2002
Boy Scouts want to share outdoors
Tired of hearing your kids say, “There’s nothing to do”? Looking for a way to get them outside this spring and summer? The local Boy Scouts of America chapter is looking for new members and will be hosting an open house from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at St. Mary’s Church at 1501 Belmont. Troop 741 meets every Monday at St. Mary’s in the basement of the church or the school building. The next big group outing will be the District Camporee — “The Rescue from Scout Mountain.” Please call Scoutmaster Larry Broschart at 386-9354 with questions about the Boy Scouts or the Camporee.
Indian Creek women’s golf Thursday
The Indian Creek women’s golfers will open the season Thursday, beginning with a meeting at 8:45 a.m. The draw will be held at 9:15 a.m. and play will begin at 9:30 a.m. Annual $30 dues should be paid by the beginning of the meeting. You may also mail them to Clara Rice at P.O. Box 345, Odell, OR 97044. Also, a reminder that Thursday, April 11, is guest day. A scramble will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a no-host lunch at Divots. Call Darlene at 387-2750 with questions.
Boat safety course at CGCC
Space still remains for the upcoming Boat Oregon boating safety course, to be held at Columbia Gorge Community College on April 9, 18, 23 and 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A boating field trip on May 4 is included. Students who pass the course can apply for their boater education card as required by Oregon’s Mandatory Boater Education program. The course will cover practical boating safety information, regional and local boating rules and tips and techniques that will make the boating experience even more fun. Cost is $60 per student and preregistration is required. Call the college at 541-298-3112.
Youth lacrosse begins this week
Elementary and middle-school kids are encouraged to turn out for Hood River’s fastest-growing sport. Youth lacrosse tryouts began Tuesday at Westside, and will continue Thursday. Rules will be explained and players will learn all the fundamentals, including catching, passing, shooting and stick
handling. Tryouts are free of charge, but some equipment purchase is required. A few scholarships are available. Tryouts open to kids grades 3-5 and 6-8. Practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-5 p.m. at Westside. Call Will Griffith at 386-7614 with questions.
Bed Pan Open tournament date set
Teams and sponsors are already lining up for the 12th Annual Bed Pan Open Golf Tournament, set for May 11 at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River. Sponsored by the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation, the yearly event starts at 8 a.m. and boasts refreshments, prizes, a box lunch and a commemorative gift. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will be used to purchase a new mammography machine at the hospital. For more information or to get a registration packet, call foundation coordinator Judy Spellecy at 387-6474.
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- Entertainment Update for May 25
- Death announcement for May 23: Anna Olson
- Hood River Valley wins 5A boys track title
- Water bottling ban passes, legal questions remain
- Murder suspect bails out, gets jailed again
- On the Marks: Dist. 52 candidates talk next moves
- Women pastors lead all three UCC congregations in the Gorge
- Fresh Start Culinary Arts seeks applicants for summer
Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge