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Nike ACG joins 2002 Gorge Games

Octagon Marketing out of Connecticut announced last week that Nike All-Conditions Gear (ACG) has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement to help support the Ford Gorge Games, which begin July 13 in and around Hood River. Nike ACG is now the official apparel and footwear partner of the world-class adventure sports competition and festival. Under the agreement, ACG will outfit top Gorge Games competitors as well as NBC and Outdoor Life Network broadcasting event staff. Nike ACG will also sponsor the Trail Run event, which expects some 400 participants on July 14.

HOPE relay race deadline Friday

Registrations for the June 8 HOPE Bike, Paddle and Run for Cover are due Friday. Individuals or teams of two or three in this three-part race, which includes a 10K bike portion, a 5K run, and a 3K kayak course. Registration forms can be picked up at Outdoor Play at 6 Oak Street, Hood River. Call 386-9144 or email with questions. Cost is $25 per individual ($15 for 18 and younger) and includes a T-shirt and raffle tickets. All proceeds benefit HOPE’s emergency shelter program.

Columbia Gorge Marathon June 2

Registrations are still being accepted for the fifth annual

Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half-Marathon, to be held Sunday, June 2. The marathon will begin at 7 a.m. at The Dalles Fitness and Court Club, and will take competitors along the scenic highway before finishing at Port Marina Park in Hood River. The half marathon begins at 8:30 a.m. at Port Marina Park, and finishes in the same place. More than 500 runners from 28 states and five countries will be participating in the events. A post-event finish-line party, featuring Portland bluegrass band Jackstraw, will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit or call 503-497-4080.

Indian Creek Golf Course update

Armanda Mason posted 25 points in a game of “Bingle, Bangle, Bongle” to win Day’s Play May 23 at Indian Creek Golf Course. Cynthia Brocklesby shot a 23 and Darlene Roberts a 22 in the game that awards points for first on the green, first in the hole and closest to pin. Rounding out the winners were Jo Smith, Vera Hawk and Sara Starnes, who tied for fourth with a score of 20.

Entry forms for the June 13 Skins Tournament are now in the Pro Shop. The fee of $10 should be paid to Sara Starnes as soon as possible.

Remember the Ladies Night league every Monday at 5:30 p.m. Nine holes of fun, non-competitive golf. Sign up at the Pro Shop or just show up. Call 386-7770 with questions.

Twenty-eight players turned out recently for the second Glowball tournament of the season. Bruce Hukari, Matt Kyriax, Brian Petros and Charlie Capovilla won first place.

Archers pull strings for 3-D shoot

The Appleknocker Bowmen invite archers of all ages to test their shooting skills in a 3-D shoot June 1-2 at Little John Snow Park. The event will take place about 26 miles from Hood River on Highway 35 (follow the signs) and will feature more than 40 life-like animal targets. Range-finders are prohibited on the naturalized course but binocular use is allowed. Registration begins Saturday, June 1 at 8 a.m. and score cards must turned in by 5 p.m. To qualify for a trophy participants must also compete on Sunday. Winning archers will receive trophies during a presentation at 3 p.m.

Cost for one day is $15 for adults (ages 15 and up), $10 for youth (ages 12-14), and $5 for shooters 9-12 years old. A family discount is available for $25 and discounts for two-day participation include $25 per adult, $15 for youth, $8 for children, and $25 per family. For more information about the

Appleknocker Bowmen or the upcoming 3-D shoot call Roy Nellermoe at 354-1007 or Windy River Archery at 386-1142.

Tennis leagues set to begin in June

A men’s Tuesday night doubles league is set to begin play June 11 at the City Tennis Courts. League is limited to eight teams and play will continue for eight weeks. Cost is $15. The Thursday night women’s doubles league will begin play June 13, while the Wednesday night Mixed Doubles league will begin June 12. Leagues are limited to eight teams and play will continue for eight weeks. Cost is $15.

Got Milk? 3 v. 3 Soccer Shootout

Boys and girls of all ages are encouraged to sign up for the Got Milk? 3-v-3 Soccer Shootout June 15-16 at the Tualatin Hills Recreation Center. Play begins at 9 a.m. both days and continue throughout the day. Teams will compete for a chance to play in the National Finals at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. For more information about the tournament, call Jannie Luong at 972-392-5082 or visit

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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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