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Indian Creek lady golfers hand out awards

The women of Indian Creek held their annual awards dinner on Nov. 14 at Divots Restaurant. Tournament winners were Susan Gutzler (Spring Handicap), Diana Mazeski (Fall Handicap) and Tina Graves (Club Championship). Most improved player was Cynthia Brocklesby (pictured at right). Brocklesby tied with Vera Hawk for the Low Net title, while Gutzler took third. Mazeski won the Low Gross title, and was followed by Darlene Roberts and Sara Starnes. Best putter of the year was Irene Kiyokawa. Armanda Mason and Pauline Kennedy were second and third, respectively.

Kayak slalom race today at HR pool

The Hood River Aquatic Center is hosting a Kayak Slalom today from 9 a.m. to noon. All ages and ability levels are invited to race through the gates for a chance to win a share of more than $1,000 in prizes. Entry fee is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Equipment provided. Call Scott at 386-1303 with questions.

Blue-Gold hoops scrimmage tonight

The Hood River Valley High School boys basketball teams will play in a Blue-Gold Scrimmage tonight starting at 7 p.m. at the high school. The freshman team will play the first quarter, the JV’s the second quarter and the varsity players will play the second half. Parent/player social to follow.

Dynamos boys to hold tryout Monday

The Hood River Dynamos Soccer Club will hold tryouts for a boys U-16 and U-17 winter league. Anyone interested in playing should attend the tryout session from 4-5 p.m. on Monday at Westside Field. Coach is Pero Lovrin. Call Patrick Rawson with questions: 386-2510.

Odell Little League meeting Monday

Everyone is invited to attend the Odell Little League baseball board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Wy’east Labs, located in the Weber Business Park. Agenda will include budget, new uniforms and equipment purchases. Fundraising, concessions and other volunteers are needed. For more info, call Liz Colesar at 386-3514.

Summit Snowborad dryland training

The Summit Snowboard Team will hold another dryland training session at the Hood River Sports Club on Monday beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Summit girls coach Brenda Hering at 386-7146.

Warren Miller movie shown Tuesday

Ski film guru Warren Miller has released a new movie this season called “Storm,” which will be shown in the Hood River Middle School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The ninth-annual event, sponsored by Doug’s Sports, helps raise money for the HRMS general fund. Cost is $8.50 in advance at Doug’s Sports, $9.50 at the door and $5.50 for kids under 12. For more, call 386-5787.

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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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