Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Boys golfers “uninvited” by Redmond
The Hood River Valley boys golfers were the victim of miscommunication last Friday when they traveled to Central
Oregon for the Redmond Invitational. Upon their arrival, the
Eagles found out that they were not invited to play even though the match has appeared on their schedule for months. Coach Bill DeBorde was less than pleased by the Redmond coach’s reception and said, “it’s hard for a person to play when they are not wanted.” However, DeBorde said that the Crook County coach stepped in and convinced the Redmond coach to let the Eagle golfers play. No official scores were kept.
Women’s golf starts at HRGCC
The Hood River Women’s Golf Association began play on April 1 at HRGCC. A total of 13 ladies turned out for nine holes and were led by Patsy Prideaux, who had the low gross score (actual scores not available). Jo Smith took second and Mary Smith third to round out the low gross competition. The low net honors went to Vera Hawk, who outlasted Cynthia Brocklesby and Kaz Sumoge. The HRWGA plays every Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Call 386-4448 with questions.
Special Olympics coaches needed
Volunteer coaches are needed this spring for the Special Olympics track-and-field program. No experience is necessary and you must be 18 or older to volunteer. The program lasts eight weeks and practices will be held Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School. Mid Columbia Special Olympics is also looking for athletes ages 8-18 to participate in track and field. Call Carole Schmidt at 541-478-3716 with questions.
Skatepark committee raising money
The Hood River Skatepark Committee is attempting to raise $3,000 “as soon as possible” to pay for the construction of a new mini bowl at the Rotary Skatepark on 17th and Wasco Ave. in Hood River. Volunteer coordinator Julie Tucker is looking for support from local businesses, organizations and families so the committee can secure the services of Dreamland Skateparks of Portland, which re-did the street course last year. For more information, call Tucker at 386-3928.
Open 8-ball tournament Saturday
Hood River Billiards will be hosting an open 8-ball tournament this Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. Warmups begin at 9:30 a.m. and the format is a race to five, double elimination. Cost is $20 per player. Early registrations are being taken at HR Billiards, which is located in the old Antique Mall on East Cascade Ave. by the Mt. Hood Railroad parking lot. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 541-490-3124.
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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