Hess, Waters team up to win Horn of Plenty

Laura Hess and Tut Waters put together a sterling combined round of 153 to win the 2002 Horn of Plenty Tournament, held July 8-9 at Hood River Golf and Country Club.

Lady golfers from all over the Gorge and as far away as Lincoln City joined in the festivities.

Darlene Barber and Bev Tuttle showed equally well, winning the low net competition with a combined score of 131.

In Class A, Darlene Roberts and Jo Smith posted the low gross score of 173, barely beating out Sue Gaulke and Sharon Mackin, who shot 172.

In Class B, Linda Adcock and Trish Cosner shot the low gross score of 187 to beat out Kathy Guthrie and Clara Rice, who shot a 192.

Top honors in Class C went to Chris Felton and Vera Hawk, who shot 203. The second place team was Bev Stacey and Carlean Ward with a 209.

Low net honors in Class A went to Patty Hukari and Sharon Price with a score of 135. Susan Gutzler and Patsy Prideaux came in second with a 137.

Class B low net champs for 2002 are Carole Murphy and Elaine Rife, who shot a 136 to distance themselves from second place team Virginia Baldwin and Kaz Sumoge, who shot 148.

The Closest to Pin winners on Monday were Hess in Class A, Cosner in Class B, and Felton in Class C.

On Tuesday, Waters earned the Closest to Pin bragging rights in Class A, while Rice topped Class B and Felton again topped Class C.

Long Drive winners for Monday were Gaulke in Class A, Janet Benson in Class B and Sumoge in Class C.

Tuttle out-drove the field in Class A on Tuesday, and Marilyn Winter topped the Class B field. No long drive winners were reported for Class C on Tuesday.

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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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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