Sports briefs

McIsaac’s helps support HRV football

In an effort to help the HRV football team with this year’s brutal Intermountain Conference travel schedule, McIsaac’s Store of Parkdale has donated sandwiches for each of the team members and coaches for during their two recent road trips. Owners Trent Weseman and Scott and Angie DeHart plan to support the program every year, and will also contribute sandwiches for the two remaining away games — Oct. 11 at Redmond and Oct. 25 at Crook County.

CGWA work party Saturday at the Hatch

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association will host another fall work party this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hatchery in Skamania County, Wash. (highway 14, 4 miles west of toll bridge). Volunteers are asked to bring any supplies they can to help. Patrick Quigley is the site liaison for the CGWA. For more info, call 386-9225, e-mail cgwa@gorge.net or visit www.cgwa.net

Cooper Spur Meet and Greet Oct. 13

The Cooper Spur Race Team will hold a meet-and-greet information night on Oct. 13 from 5-9 p.m. at the Crag Rat Hut. Any youth interested in ski racing on either the Mighty Mite, Mini or Junior race teams are invited to attend. The event will feature a ski swap, dinner, a raffle for a Meadows season pass, and an inspirational speaker. For more info on the Cooper Spur Race Team or the meet and greet, contact Tami Hukari at 386-6919 or Elaine Boudreau at 386-5486.

AAU basketball tryouts on Sunday

The Hood River 7th grade AAU Basketball team will hold tryouts on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the Westside Elementary School gym. Call 386-4868 with questions.

Community Ed flag football league

Hood River Community Education is offering a flag football league for all 4th-8th graders. Participants will develop basic football skills and learn the fundamentals of the game. The program will be held this Saturday through Oct. 26 at the Hood River Middle School Field from 2-4 p.m. Tuition for the four-week program is $15. Call 386-2055 to sign up.

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



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