HRVST posts many top finishes

Hood River Valley Swim Team traveled to Vancouver’s Marshall Center last weekend for a winter invitational swim meet. Leading the way for the Ospreys was 18-year-old team member Scott Bergstrom, who won six of seven events and finished second in the one he didn’t win.

HRVST top five finishes:

Sarah Arpag: 200 free, 4th; 50 free, 5th; 100 IM, 4th; 200 IM, 3rd

Per Bergstrom: 50 back, 4th

Scott Bergstrom: 400 IM, 1st; 500 free, 1st; 100 breast, 1st; 100 fly, 1st; 200 IM, 1st; 100 free, 1st; 50 free, 2nd

Allison Burke: 1,000 free, 2nd; 400 IM, 1st

Emilio Castaneda: 200 IM, 1st; 50 breast, 1st; 50 fly, 1st

Marina Castaneda: 25 breast, 4th

Dhani Freeland: 100 free, 1st; 100 back, 1st; 200 IM, 1st

Chad Klas: 50 free; 2nd; 100 IM, 1st; 100 fly, 1st

Clayton Lee: 200 IM, 5th; 50 fly, 4th

Erin Nelson: 500 free, 5th

Mariah Rawding: 1,000 free, 2nd; 100 breast, 1st; 200 free, 1st; 100 fly, 5th; 200 IM, 2nd; 200 breast, 1st; 100 back, 4th

Brad Rich: 100 free, 3rd; 200 breast, 5th

Jamie Robinson: 100 breast, 5th

Nadia Smith: 50 free, 3rd; 200 free; 1st; 100 fly, 2nd; 100 free, 5th; 200 breast, 3rd; 200 IM, 4th

Thea Smith: 200 free,1st; 25 free, 2nd; 50 free, 4th; 25 back, 2nd; 25 breast, 5th; 50 breast, 5th; 25 fly, 6th

David Torrescano: 25 back, 4th

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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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