Wednesday, July 31, 2002
HR Billiards challenge at County Fair
There will be a Hood River Billiards booth (with pool tables) at the County Fair, today through Sunday, in the Wy’east gymnasium. In addition to selling pool tables and billiards supplies, owner Cristy Barsky will be running a “Challenge the Pro” event. For $5, each challenger will play Cristy in either 8 or 9 Ball (challenger’s choice) or a game of chess, with $2.50 of the challenge going to the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital mammography campaign. At no additional charge, each challenger will also be automatically entered in a drawing for a $100 pool cue. Any challenger who beats Cristy will have a second drawing ticket entered in their name.
Couples scramble Sunday at Indian Creek
Indian Creek Golf Course will host a 9-hole couples scramble Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m. Sign up as a twosome and you will be paired with another couple. Cost is $44 for members and $54 for non-members. Price includes golf, a cart and buffet dinner. Sign up in the Pro Shop or call 386-7770.
Bev Saari and Darlene Roberts each tallied 33 putts to tie for first place in Day’s Play last Thursday at Indian Creek. Cynthia Brocklesby, Jo Smith and Diana Mazeski tied for second with 35. Lady golfers are reminded to sign up today for the Aug. 8-9 Club Championship. Stop by or call Jo Smith at 386-2856.
CGWA gear swap to be held Sunday
The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association (CGWA) has scheduled a gear swap for Sunday 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.
Aquatic Center closed Aug. 3-4 for meet
The Aquatic Center will be closed both Saturday and Sunday during the day when the Hood River Valley Osprey Swim Team hosts the Hood River Invitational Swim Meet. Open swims will be Saturday and Sunday from 3-8 p.m., and normal hours will resume Aug. 5. Call 386-1303 with questions.
Learn to Windsurf Month at Windance
Windance has proclaimed August, “Learn to Windsurf Month.” In an effort to introduce more people to the sport of windsurfing, Windance will be offering free use of its new, extra-wide beginner boards. To sign up, just stop by Windance to reserve a time. The goal is to introduce 100 people to the sport, so take advantage of this free offer now. Windance is also sponsoring a Gear Recycling program. For more info, call 386-2131.
Riverside Golf Tournament upcoming
Riverside Community Church’s second annual “Go For the Green” golf tournament will be held Aug. 16 at Indian Creek Golf Course, with registration at 3:30 p.m. and a shotgun start at 4:30 p.m. The format is a nine-hole, four-person team scramble, with $5 mulligans and a putting contest. The $50 per person or $200 per team registration includes green fees and cart, tee prizes, team and door prizes, and a 7 p.m. dinner at Divots Restaurant, open to the community. Deadline for registration is Aug. 9. For more information call Fran Cody at 386-3285 or Linda McKenzie at 387-2603.
Physicals for fall sports due Aug. 19
All Hood River Valley High School students wishing to participate in fall athletics — cross-country, soccer, football, volleyball — must have their annual physicals completed by before daily doubles, which begin Monday, Aug. 19. Due to an OSAA rule change, players must have a physical every two years. That means incoming juniors and seniors may need to update their files.
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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