Video: Bill Schonely and friends do tongue twisters for HR SMART

July 27, 2011

Blazer ambassador Bill Schonely warmed up the crowd at the first Tongue Twister tournament last Friday with a favorite from childhood: "Theosophus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, successfully sifted a thistle through the thick of his thumb." the event was a benefit for Hood River County start making a reader today and featured 18 community members reciting tongue twisters. Library director Buzzy Nielsen won the contest.

Latest stories

Latest video:

Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge



Log in to comment