Kegler's Corner

The effortless strokes of Jan Halstead led everybody in scoring last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Jan fashioned a beautiful 717 series in the Wednesday night Fraternal league and in so doing he raised his average well over the 200 mark.

Jan’s game is so smooth and easy, he lets the ball do all the work. Jan could probably bowl all day and night without breaking a sweat!

On the other side of the coin, powerful Chris Voyles stirred the sticks to the tune of a fab 683 set in the Fraternal. Chris, who fires the ball with a ton of speed and revs, raised his average well over the 200 mark also.

On the distaff side, Nancy Asai led all women in scoring as she so often does with a fine 669 series also in the Fraternal. Nancy continued en fuego after popping two 700s last week. Sandy Holmes also climbed over the 600 mark with a nice 601 series in the Tuesday Nite Mixed league.

Gordon Sim topped all seniors again with a solid 632 in the Wednesday afternoon Colts and Fillies. Gordon is now carrying a big 211 average! Stuart Sneider had the high game of the week for the seniors with a super 243.

Fred Bergren had a great outing with a super 672 series that he splashed in the Monday night Industrial league. Fred was 138 pins over his average. Tim Furlong also really had it going in the Industrial where he racked up a great 655 series which was 133 pins over his average.

And, following closely to those two was Leroy Nickerson, who not only notched a 600 series with a fine 601 in the Tuesday Nite Mixed, but he was a whopping 121 pins over his average.

Finally, a hearty welcome back to Jim Block who is bowling like a youngster again after knee replacement surgery.

Jim logged a 200 game in the Thursday afternoon Lads and Lassies and finished up with a nice 575 series.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

Jan Halstead 717

Brandon Kawachi 700

Greg McDaniel 692

Chris Voyles 683

Gail Larsen 680

Total 3,462 pins

LEAGUE HIGHS

Industrial

Fred Bergren, 266 game and 672 series

AJ Sutton, 267 game

Workshirkers

Nancy Asai, 247 game and 605 series

Tuesday Nite Mixed

Brandon Kawachi, 684 series

Sandy Holmes, 238 game and 601 series

AJ Sutton, 250 game

Colts and Fillies

Gordon Sim, 632 series

Joyce Ebersole, 202 game and 506 series

Stuart Sneider, 243 game

Fraternal

Jan Halstead, 257 game and 717 series

Nancy Asai, 244 game and 669 series

Gail Larsen, 257 game

Lads and Lassies

Gordon Sim, 582 series

Marge Meyer, 168 game and 475 series

Len Allen, 234 game

Hood River County

Rod Pratt, 531 series

Ellen Davis, 156 game and 452 series

Steve Watt, 222 game

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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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