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Bergstrom takes 6th at Cape Kiawanda

Hood River resident Lars Bergstrom competed in the famous Cape Kiawanda Long Boarding Classic last weekend in Pacific City, Ore., and placed sixth out of 48 men. There were over 200 competitors overall, and Bergstrom made it all the way to the semifinals, executing moves such as fin-first take-offs and board 360’s. “Who says inlanders can’t surf?” said local ClifBar marketing coordinator Jenny Naftulin.

Indian Creek women’s golf update

Carol Knowles had 27 putts to win the July 31 lowest-putts game at Indian Creek. Judy Grainger took second with 30 putts, and was followed by Jean Puddefoot with 32 putts. Susan Gutzler and Cynthia Brocklesby tied for fourth place with 33 putts. Golfers are reminded to sign up for the Aug. 14-15 club championship. Sign-up sheets are available in the Pro Shop. Call 386-7770 with questions.

HRV girls soccer teams practicing early

The Hood River Valley girls soccer team will hold a conditioning clinic at Westside Field, Aug. 13-15 from 8-10 a.m. The clinic is open to all girls entering grades 9-12, and is free of charge. Players are asked to bring water and come “ready to play soccer.” Call Sue Farro at 509-493-4569 with questions.

The HRV volleyball program will also hold a week-long conditioning camp prior to the start of Daily Doubles on Aug. 18. New coach Jen Baklenko welcomes all high-school volleyball players to HRV the week of Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Call 387-2785 with questions.

Renee Hanks teaching another clinic

Due to the tremendous success of the first adult kiteboarding clinic, Skamania County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a second clinic on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Creek Recreation Center in Stevenson, Wash. Hosted by professional kiteboarder Renee Hanks, the land-based class is geared toward the beginner or first-time kite flyer. Cost is $50 per person and comfortable shoes are suggested. For more information or to sign up, call Skamania County Parks and Rec at 509-427-9478.

Couples scramble at Indian Creek

The second couples scramble of the summer will take place Sunday at Indian Creek Golf Course. Shotgun start begins at 5:30 p.m. and anyone is invited. Call the Pro Shop at 386-7770 with questions or to sign up.

AT&T/Rotary Golf Tourney Sept. 13

The 4th Annual AT&T/Wireless/Rotary golf tournament and wine tasting event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Indian Creek Golf Course. The field is limited to 32 teams of four people in a scramble format. The event starts at 7 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Cost for the tourney is $300 per team, or $75 per player. Fee includes: green fees, carts, practice balls, tee prizes, two tickets for the putting contest, and a ticket to the wine tasting event. Anyone wishing to play or be a sponsor should call Pat McAllister at 386-1473.

Free sports physicals Aug. 16 at HRV

Free sports physicals will be offered at HRVHS on Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. All Gorge-area high school and middle school students are invited to attend. The event is co-sponsored by Columbia Gorge Family Medicine, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, and Skyline Physical Therapy.

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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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