Monday, February 17, 2003
Winter sports GPA’s are announced
Hood River Valley High School’s winter sports teams announced their cumulative grade-point averages for the Oregon Dairy Farmers’ statewide competition, to be completed at the end of the season. Leading the way for the HRV winter sports teams was girls swimming with a 3.72 GPA. That included four students with a 4.0. Next on the list was boys basketball at 3.61, girls basketball at 3.55, boys swimming at 3.46, and wrestling at 3.02. The final state results will be posted at the end of the season.
HRV also announced that Spring Sports Night will take place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. All baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, golf and track participants should attend.
Wy’east wrestling stays undefeated
The Wy’east Middle School wrestling team won two more matches in the past week, raising its dual meet record to a sparkling 5-0. The Eagles took down Chenoweth on Tuesday by a score of 70-25, and then beat The Dalles on Thursday by a score of 43-38. Three Eagle wrestlers — Gary Paasch, Sergio Munoz and Cameron Kiyokawa — pinned their Chenoweth opponents, while two others — Justin Tolentino and Aaron Mallon — won by fall versus The Dalles. Next up, Wy’east will take on Hood River Middle School on Tuesday at Wy’east. Mat time is 4 p.m.
HRV youth softball camp Sunday
All girls softball players in grades 4-12 are invited to attend a five-hour softball camp at Hood River Valley High School on Sunday. Camp will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost is $35 per player. Players are asked to bring tennis shoes, glove, bat and a sack lunch. For more information, call Phil Hukari at 386-1516.
Hood River Little League meeting
The Hood River Little League main board will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Anyone is invited to attend. Please call 386-2450 with questions.
Babe Ruth sign-ups Feb. 19-20
The local Babe Ruth baseball chapter will hold sign-ups on Feb. 19-20 from 5-8 p.m. in the Westside Elementary School foyer. Age groups are for 13 year-olds; 13-15 year-olds and 16-19 year-olds. Copy of birth certificate is required to play. For more information, call Chuck at 386-2062 or 386-6870.
Fly fishing slide show on Thursday
Noted steelhead angler Leroy Hyatt will present a slide show at the Hood River Inn on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. The show will account Hyatt’s experiences fishing on Northwest rivers. The Columbia Gorge Fly Fishers Club hosts monthly events such as this to help build local fly fishing interest. For more information, please call Dave Taylor at 386-5197.
Trail Daze slated for March 1
The second-annual Trail Daze outdoor education clinic will be held Saturday, March 1, at Hood River Valley High School. Sponsored by Heights retailer Shortt Supply and Hood River Community Education, this all-day clinic will teach people all there is to know about trail first-aid, orienteering, footwear/ conditioning, and water filtration/hydration. Each two-hour class will be taught by an industry professional. Cost for the whole day is $10, payable to Community Education. For more information, call 386-2055 or 386-5474 (Shortt Supply).
Soccer players needed for spring league
All men interested in playing in the Columbia Gorge Soccer League this spring and summer are asked to begin organizing their teams for sign-ups, which begin Feb. 17. The league, which was 19 teams strong last year, is expanding to include a “B” division (depending on interest). All new teams would begin in the B division and must qualify for the 16-team “A” division. Prices and schedules are still being determined, and an insurance policy is in the works. For more information, call Jose Bibian at 386-6061 or Dave Leder at the Hood River News: 386-1234.
Benefit golf tournament March 16
Indian Creek Golf Course will host a benefit golf tournament for Noah Smith on Sunday, March 16, beginning at 1 p.m. Format is a 9-hole scramble with four-person teams. Cost is $35 per person, which includes greens fees, a shared cart, and a soup/sandwich buffet to follow. A silent auction will begin at noon, prior to the scramble, and continue through dinner. A live auction will take place after dinner. Register now! Please call John or Lynn Garcia at 386-6450.
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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