JV football loses second straight game

The Hood River Valley JV football team dropped its second straight game last Thursday at Redmond by a score of 60-30. The Eagles are now 3-2 on the season after starting 3-0 with wins over Benson, Summit and Hermiston. A story in the Oct. 8 edition incorrectly stated the Eagles’ record at 3-2 after a 21-8 loss to Bend on Oct. 2. The HRV JV team has only played five games (not six) because it did not face The Dalles in week one. The Eagles will look to get back on track Thursday at home vs. Pendleton.

Summit snowboard meeting Thursday

The Summit Snowboard Team will hold its second informational meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Valley Christian Church in Hood River. Pizza will be served, and team members are asked to return all paperwork at this time. If you have questions, call Cheramy Rovianek at 386-1396.

HR Community Ed planning activities

Hood River School District Community Education is planning an all-day trip to Seahawks Stadium in Seattle on Nov. 2 to watch the Seahawks play the Pittsburgh Steelers. For just $95 per person, the road trip includes a seat on a commercial bus, a reserved seat, and parking costs. Bus will leave at 7 a.m. and return at roughly 9 p.m. To sign up, call 386-2055.

Both recreational and power volleyball leagues are scheduled to start Wednesday at Wy’east Middle School. Both leagues are co-ed, and there is a limit of eight teams. Cost is $60 per team.

An early-morning men’s basketball pick-up game is now going on from 6-7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at May Street Elementary. Cost is $15 per month or $2 per day.

HRV baseball to hold golf fundraiser

The Hood River Valley baseball program will be holding a fundraiser for its annual Spring Break trip on Saturday at Hood River Golf and Country Club. Beginning at 10 a.m., the four-man scramble costs $60 per player and includes lunch and all course fees. A silent auction will also be held throughout the day, featuring sports memorabilia and more. Organizer Rich Carter said, “This will be a good one.” For more info, call Carter at 806-0878, Jim Slusher at 980-2718, or HRGCC at 386-3009.

Youth basketball tryouts start Oct. 20

The Hood River Youth Basketball Association has announced tryout times and dates for kids in grades 6-8. Times for 6th- grade and 7th-grade girls have changed since the first announcement, so please read carefully. All tryouts will take place at Hood River Valley High School, beginning with 8th-grade boys on Monday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m. in the main gym, and 7th-grade girls in the upper gym. Tryouts for 8th-grade girls will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the main gym, while 7th-grade boys will meet in the upper gym at the same time. Sixth-grade boys (main gym) and 6th-grade girls (upper gym) will meet Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6-8 p.m. If you have questions about the association, call Phil Vesel or Tracy Norton at 386-4500.

Airtime wrestling sign-up night Oct. 20

The Airtime Wrestling Club will be holding a club sign-up night on Monday, Oct. 20, from 6-7 p.m. in the wrestling room at Hood River Valley High School. Airtime is open to kids in grades 1-8, and practices are set to begin on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6-7:15 p.m. Coaches are Mark Brown and Bill Van Ek. If you have questions, call Brown at 386-9356 or Van Ek at 354-3616.

HRV ski team to host sale Nov. 8-9

The HRV ski team has announced that it will hold its annual Ski Sale on Nov. 8-9 at Westside Elementary. Check in for equipment sellers will be Friday, Nov. 7 from 5-10 p.m. Sale hours will be Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($2 admission), and Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Equipment pick-up will be Nov. 9 from 12-3 p.m. The Hood River Valley Ski Team will keep 20 percent of all proceeds from the Ski Sale, and all sales are final. If you would like more information, contact Cary Mallon at 386-4500 or coach Jessica Gunesch at 386-4672.

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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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