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HRV boys soccer BBQ on Tuesday

Come one, come all to the HRV boys soccer team’s first home game Tuesday against Bend, and help the team raise money for the season by contributing $4 for a barbecue dinner. Delicious homemade desserts and gourmet ice cream will also be served. Game is at 4 p.m. at Westside Field. Call Becki Rawson at 386-2510 with questions.

HR Little League meeting Monday

The Hood River Little League main board will hold its regular meeting Monday at 6 p.m. at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Everyone is welcome. Please call Becky Kopecky at 387-3777 with questions.

Youth swimmers wanted for fall

The Hood River Valley Swim Team is gearing up for another fall/winter season and is looking for new participants. Sign-ups begin Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the HR Aquatic Center. Boys and girls interested in joining the team must be able to swim at least 25 yards freestyle. Athletes will learn four competitive swimming strokes, dives and turns. F

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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



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