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Women’s golf results from HRGCC

Jo Smith fired the low gross score of 33 on July 22 at Hood River Golf and Country Club, leading a field of 19 ladies. Only scores of even-numbered holes were counted, with one-half of the player’s handicap being used. Susan Gutzler was a distant second with a 49, while Carol Kuatt took third with a 51. Barb Zeller and Jean Puddefoot tied for fourth with a 52. Meanwhile, Carol Knowles and Linda Phillips tied for low net honors with a score of 37. Sunny Messenger was third with a 38, while Cynthia Brocklesby and Marjorie Rosemont tied for fourth with 39.

The monthly meeting will be held Aug. 5 at 8 a.m., followed by golf at 8:30 a.m. The club championship will be held Aug. 12 and 19, and members must sign up to be eligible.

Blake nails hole in one at Indian Creek

John Blake of Hood River accomplished a first in his 70-year golf career by nailing a hole-in-one Monday at Indian Creek. Blake, 82, scored the ace on the 121-yard hole No. 5 using a 9 wood.

Indian Creek women’s golf roundup

Patsy Prideaux and Diana Mazeski each scored 20 points in a July 24 game of “Bingo, Bango, Bangle” at Indian Creek. Points were awarded for first on the green, closest to pin and first to the hole. Jo Smith and Cynthia Brocklesby tied for third with 18 points, while Jean Puddefoot and Darlene Roberts tied for fifth with 15 points apiece. Golfers are reminded to sign up for the Aug. 14-15 club championship. Sign-up sheets are in the Pro Shop.

Sports Medicine Symposium Aug. 1-2

Hood River Valley High School will host the first Sports Medicine Symposium this Friday and Saturday in the HRVHS Commons. Led by instructors Barb Hosford and Ed Medina, the symposium will also feature presentations by Brian Shortt, chiropractic neurologist Eric Voigt, exercise physiologist Jan Polychronis, and certified athletic trainer Lexi Hammel. Session I will be held Friday from 6-9 p.m., and will cover Red Cross certification for CPR and first aid. Cost is $11. Session II will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will cover current sports medical information and a taping lab. Cost is $45, or $50 for both sessions. For more, information call 386-7020.

Swim meet scheduled for Aug. 2-3

The Hood River Aquatic Center will be closed during the morning both days this weekend due to a youth swim meet. The Hood River Valley Swim Team will be hosting teams from around the state and spectators are welcome. Call 386-1303 with questions.

Junior Club Tournament set for Aug. 4

The Indian Creek Junior Club Championship will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at noon and is open only to players who have been participating in this summer’s junior program. Three divisions will be competing for the top prize (age 7, ages 8-11, and ages 12-17). For more information, contact Kevin Springer at 386-7770.

Hunter Education course Aug. 4 in HR

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting a hunter safety course on Monday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Assembly of God Church. Preregistration is recommended. For more information, call Verlin at 387-3531 or Mark at 354-2157.

CGWA swap meet Sunday in HR

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association has scheduled its second fundraising swap meet of the summer this Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the paved lot west of the Hood River Expo Center. Organizers recommend bringing windsurfing, kiteboarding and kayaking gear, and sellers may arrive as early as 7 a.m. Cost for sellers is $10, and buyers are free of charge. For more information, visit or call 386-9225.

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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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