Friday, April 5, 2013
Kids Night Out fundraiser April 6
Hood River Valley High School softball team is holding a fundraiser April 6 in the HRVHS gymnasium. The event will run from 6-9 p.m. and will provide fun and healthy activities for kids grades K-5. Admission is $10 per child, which will help the HRVHS softball program. Participants should wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing for recreational activities. For more information contact Lindsy Weseman at 541-806-1426.
HRVHS baseball troubled by Jesuit squad
Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball traveled to Jesuit this week and suffered a tough 8-0 loss against the 6A Crusaders. The Eagles, now 5-5, had two hits in the game and were unable to build any offensive momentum after allowing five runs in the third inning and three more in the fifth.
The team looks to shake off the loss as it travels to Bend this weekend for a doubleheader against the Bears Saturday. Redmond travels to Hood River April 9 for the next home game (4:30 p.m.) and the last outing before league play starts April 13 at Pendleton.
Hershey’s Track Meet April 27
The annual Hershey’s Track Meet is scheduled for April 27, 11 a.m. at Hood River Valley High School. The meet is open to kids ages 9-14 and includes events/games like the sprinting, running, softball throw and the standing long jump. Top finishers from the local event have a chance at competing in the state meet and possibly the North American finals in Hershey, Penn.
The Hood River contest is open to Hood River County residents only and requires an entry form and a copy of birth documents to verify age. Pre-registration is advised and entry forms can be found at www.hersheytrackandfield.com or by contacting organizer Troy Tactay at email@example.com. Spiked shoes are not allowed.
Send sports briefs, event information, photos, game reports, story ideas and other sports tips to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-386-1234.
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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