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Gorman wins division at Beacon Rock

Max Gorman of Hood River won the 12-13 boys division at last weekend’s inaugural Beacon Rock Golf Course Junior Open in North Bonneville, Wash. Representing Indian Creek Golf Course, Gorman carded an 82 to defeat Logan Gerritz of Pumpkin Ridge, who shot an 87.

HRMS players pick up gear Thursday

Hood River Middle School football players may pick up their gear on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the old gym. Practices start Sept. 2 right after school. A.D. Wayne Smith said all forms and fees need to be paid in the office prior to picking up gear.

Players needed for Babe Ruth Fall Ball

Youth baseball players ages 12-19 are encouraged to call Chuck Johnisee as soon as possible about Babe Ruth Fall Ball, which is set to begin Sept. 6. Registration deadline is Sept. 1, and cost is only $10 per player. Evening games will be played in the Gorge, and will not conflict with other sports. Age groups are 12-13, 14-15 and 16-19. Call 490-3292 for more info.

CGKA to sponsor Blowout on Aug. 30

The Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association (CGKA) has announced that a Blowout will take place over Labor Day weekend (weather permitting). With support from Da Kine, Slingshot, Storm Warning, Shred Alert, Naish, Wipika, Gaastra, Promotion and more, the annual downwinder from Stevenson to Hood River will be on call starting Saturday. Entries are limited to the first 50 people. Jen Fitzsimons, co-founder of the newly formed CGKA, is helping to organize the event, and she can be reached at 387-2928. Volunteers are also needed, and should contact Terese Roeseler at 387-3984.

HRV football plays Friday jamboree

The Hood River Valley football team will take to the field for the first time this season on Friday at Centennial High School in Gresham. HRV will play three mini games of 36 plays against other Class 4A teams. The season opener is Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in The Dalles. The home opener is Sept. 19 versus Summit. For more info, call 386-2318.

Co-ed soccer meeting set for Sept. 3

All men and women who wish to play co-ed soccer this fall are invited to attend a community meeting on Sept. 3 from 6-7 p.m. in the Hood River Middle School auditorium. Referees are also invited to attend the meeting, which will discuss league fees, playing times, fields, team selections, and more. If you would like more information, call Lisa Knight at 386-3564 (work).

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.

Scholarship golf tourney set for Sept. 13

The Hood River Elks’ annual scholarship golf tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Hood River Golf Course. The benefit tournament will begin at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start, and format is a four-person best-ball scramble. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams for low gross and low net. Entry fee is $320 per team or $80 per player, and includes green fees, a cart, lunch, dinner and tee prizes. All proceeds go toward the Elks Student of the Month scholarship program. Call John at 386-5881 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 to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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