Sports briefs

Grainger wins Day’s Play with solid 89

Judy Grainger fired an 89 last Thursday at Indian Creek to win the Low Gross competition. Sara Starnes was second with a 96. Meanwhile, Jean Puddefoot won the low net competition, and was followed by Cynthia Brocklesby. Lady golfers are reminded to sign up for the Fall Handicap Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m.

Zeller wins game of Fairway Shots

Barb Zeller totaled the most fairway shots last Tuesday at Hood River Golf Course to win the weekly round of Day’s Play. Zeller’s score of 42 was four better than Jo Smith, who took second with a score of 46. Janell Wingerd was third with 47.5, while Patsy Prideaux and Judy Grainger tied for fourth with 48. Day’s Play continues every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at HRGCC.

Parkdale Little League election meeting

Parkdale Little League will hold its annual election meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in the Parkdale Community Center. Positions up for election include the committee chair, treasurer, player agent, and more. For more information, call Rich Garvin at 352-7227.

Ultimate Frisbee game on Sundays

Any adults interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee are invited to turn out to Westside Field on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for a weekly pick-up game. No experience is necessary and people are asked to bring one light and one dark shirt. Cleats are optional.

Pregame BBQ at The Dalles on Sept. 5

Football enthusiasts can get fueled up before HRV’s first football game this Friday by attending the Burger ‘n’ Ball Bash at Quinton Street ballpark. The event is the major fundraiser for the Friends of Football program, and runs from 5 to 7 p.m., just before HRV’s game against The Dalles. Cost of the event is $10 per person, or $35 per family, which includes food and game admission. Game admission alone is $4.

Aluminum Man Triathlon coming Sept. 6

This Saturday, more than 300 athletes from all over the Northwest and Canada will travel to The Dalles for the 15th annual Aluminum Man Triathlon. The event begins at Riverfront Park, and includes two courses: the Olympic (1K swim, 50K bike, 10K run) and the Spring (1/2K swim, 20K bike, 5K run). Start times are approximately 9 a.m. for the Olympic course, and 9:25 a.m. for the Sprint course. For more information about the event, call Wasco County Parks and Recreation at 541-296-9533.

Community Ed hiking outings Sept. 13

Hood River School District Community Education will be sponsoring two group hikes on Saturday, Sept. 13. Option No. 1 is the Barlow Trail Tour, which runs through both Hood River and Clackamas counties. The historic tour is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and cost is $20 per person. Option No. 2 is a hike at Vista Ridge, Oregon. For more info about either hike, or to register, call Community Ed at 386-2055.

HR Community Education will also be sponsoring another day hike and two overnight hikes this fall. On Sept. 20-21, there will be an overnight hike to Smith Rocks and Cove Palisades State Park in Central Oregon. Another day hike is planned for Sept. 27 at Indian Haven, Wash., and the second overnight is planned for Oct. 4-6 at Newberry Crater. Call 386-2055 to register.

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. Proceeds go toward the Elks Student of the Month program. Call John at 386-5881 to sign up.

The fourth-annual AT&T Rotary Golf Tournament will also be held on Saturday, Sept. 13. Shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. at Indian Creek. Cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. If you have questions or would like to sign up, call Pat at 386-1473.

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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



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