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Lacrosse fundraiser BBQ Friday

The Hood River Lacrosse Club will hold a fundraising barbecue Friday at Henderson Stadium before the team’s game against Lincoln. The grills will be hot and ready to serve burgers and brats at 4:45 p.m., so stop by and support the lacrosse team as it makes its playoff push. Varsity game starts at 7 p.m. Call Barbara Williams at 386-5640 with questions.

Cooper Spur racers win awards

Four members of the Cooper Spur Race Team received plaques for their outstanding performances at this year’s spring series. Hannah Young of Hood River, and Jacqueline Wiles, Maggie Greene and Aidan Jensen of Portland were each honored for their achievements this season.

Airtime wrestlers compete at state

Four members of the local Airtime Wrestling Club competed and medaled at the Oregon State High School Freestyle and Greco Roman championships April 20-21 at Redmond High School. Josh Van Ek (112) and Jason DeHart (160) each won fourth place in Greco, while Jorge Lujano (275) and Rocky Level (140) each won sixth place in Greco. DeHart and Lujano also placed fifth in Freestyle in their respective weight classes.

Dynamos tryouts this weekend

The local Dynamos Soccer Club will be holding annual

observation/try-out days at Westside School on the following dates. Boys 15-and-under will try out Sunday from 2-4 p.m.; boys 14-and-under will try out Monday, May 6, at 6 p.m.; and girls 14-and-under (born on or after Aug. 1, 1988) will try out Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. If your child has not already registered, he or she may register the day of the tryouts. Bring $60, a 2 x 2 picture, a copy of the player’s birth certificate and soccer gear. Any questions, call Jim Tedford at 386-9271.

Indian Creek Day’s Play update

The women of Indian Creek got together last Thursday for a game of “Fairway Shots,” which counts all shots minus putts and handicaps. Clara Rice took first place, Vera Hawk second, and Jo Smith, Sara Starnes and Kathi Guthrie third. Also, a correction for the April 18 Day’s Play: Carol Emmerson finished first with a score of 32.5.

Sign up in the Pro Shop today for the Spring Handicap Tournament, to be held May 16 at Indian Creek. Cost is $10.

Special Olympics golf coaches needed

The Mid Columbia Special Olympics chapter is seeking volunteer golf coaches to help with the local team this spring. Training starts on Monday, May 6, at Indian Creek, from 5-7 p.m. Call Carole Schmidt at 541-478-3716 if interested.

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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