Biz notes: Julie Cline named law firm partner, Cascade Acupuncture say 'thank you,' Chamber names new 'Getaway' winner

February 1, 2012

Julie Cline named law firm partner

The Hood River law firm of Phillips Reynier and Sumerfield announced that Julie L. Cline became a partner with the firm effective Jan. 1 and the firm name will be changed to Phillips Reynier Sumerfield and Cline. She joins Deborah Phillips, Ron Reynier and Bill Sumerfield.

Born in Chicago, Cline obtained her bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1993 from the University of Kansas and a master's degree in social work from Arizona State University in 2002. She obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 2005 from the University of Oregon where she was recognized as Order of the Coif.

Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Darleen Ortega at the Oregon Court of Appeals for two years before joining Phillips et al as an associate in September 2007.

Since joining the firm, Cline built on her broad base of knowledge gained at the Court of Appeals by applying that knowledge in the courtroom, and developing her expertise as a trial attorney. She has handled a wide range of cases including extensive experience in family law.

Cascade Acupuncture says 'thank you'

As a way of saying thank you, Cascade Acupuncture Center offers free "Happy Hour acupuncture treatments" to individuals who served the community during the recent ice storm. The offer runs through February for utility and road crew workers.

This includes employees of the different power companies, Department of Transportation and city, county and state employees.

For an appointment, call 541-387-4325 in Hood River or 541-298-2378 in The Dalles.

Chamber names new 'Getaway' winner

Laurie Wright of Evergreen Park, Ill., is the latest winner in the eight-week Getaway packages drawing sponsored by local merchants and the Hood River Chamber of Commerce.

Wright won a two-night stay at Hood River Hotel, wine tasting for two at Syncline and dinner for two at Nora's Table.

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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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