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Darlene Roberts wins 3-Club tourney

The woman’s 3 Club Tournament was held on July 18th at Indian Creek golf course. Darlene Roberts shot the Class A low gross score with an 89. The best Class A net score was shot by Clara Rice with a 69. Armanda Mason had the longest drive in the A Class, while Darlene Roberts had the closest to pin. In Class B, Patsy Prideaux posted the low gross with a 91. Irene Klyokawa had the best net score with 67. Prideaux also had the longest Class B drive, while Kathi Guthrie earned closest to pin.

Co-ed mountain bikers take third

A local relay team of Rob McCready, Jim Kimball, Dr Dick Virk, Tamara Ball and Tom Huminski finished third in the co-ed division of the Ford Gorge Games 24-hour mountain bike race, held on the Whoop-Dee Trail near Hood River.

Boys varsity soccer turn-out Thursday

All Hood River Valley High School players hoping to play boys varsity soccer this fall are asked to attend an informational practice Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Westside Field. Call coach Doug Beveridge at 386-9476 with questions.

Bridge of Gods Festival returns Aug. 10

The third-annual Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival will return to Stevenson, Wash., Aug. 10-11. Sponsored by Naish Kiteboarding and Wipika, the growing amateur event boasts many of the sports top names. Wind-permitting, the freestyle competition will begin Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at Stevenson’s East Point. Athletes can register online at or call Floyd Wilkes at 949-981-9223.

CGWA gear swap to be held Aug. 4

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association (CGWA) has scheduled a gear swap on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lot west of the Hood River Expo Center. Event organizers encourage sellers to bring any outdoor recreation gear, including windsurfing, kiteboarding and kayaking equipment. Setup may begin as early as 7 a.m. There is a $10 fee for sellers. For more information, call the CGWA office at 386-9225.

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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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