Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Hood River High School’s Class of 1963 will hold its 50-year reunion Aug. 17 from 2-5 p.m. in the Shoreline Room at Best Western Hood River Inn. The cost is $20 per person and includes light hors d’oeuvres. Send to Dave Jubitz, P.O. box 52, Hood River, OR 97031.
Members of classes 1962 and 1964 are also welcome.
For more information contact Heather Weisfield at 509-493-3821.
Hood River Valley High School’s Class of 1973 will hold its 40-year reunion Aug. 16-18. The weekend will kick off with a Friday night meet-and-greet at the Elks Lodge, Third and Cascade in downtown Hood River, beginning at 6 p.m. and going into the night. There will be a no-host bar and entertainment, and dinner will be available for purchase.
Saturday will start with a tour at Hood River Valley High School at 4 p.m., to be followed later by dinner and dancing at Divots restaurant at Indian Creek Golf Course. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner and dancing to live music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free but $10 donations at the door are appreciated.
There will be a potluck picnic Sunday at Jackson Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Teachers and surrounding classes are also welcome to attend.
For more info email email@example.com or call 541-386-9434.
Wy’east High School’s class of 1968 is planning its 45-year class reunion for the weekend of Aug. 17-18. There will be a dinner at the Elks Lodge in Hood River at 7 p.m. with a social gathering starting at 5:30. On Sunday there will be a potluck picnic at a local park.
RSVPs were requested by May 15; contact Larry Elliott at 6030 Covey Road, Parkdale, or firstname.lastname@example.org to see whether late registration is possible.
Wy’east High School’s Class of 1969 has set its reunion dates and is seeking classmate contacts. This relaxed and casual event will be held Sept. 6-7, beginning with an informal Friday evening gathering in Hood River and continuing with a Saturday evening banquet at the Best Western Hood River Inn.
Anyone having contact information for one or more far-flung Wy’east Class of 1969 members is asked to email classmate contact info to email@example.com or call Terri Vann at 541-490-6557 or Davinne McKeown-Ellis at 541-386-4475. Please leave a message if there is no answer.
Hood River Valley High School’s Class of 1988 will hold its 25-year reunion the weekend of Aug. 9-11.
Friday night activities will include an informal gathering of friends with more info TBA.
Saturday night will feature a $30 per person catered dinner with no-host bar at Divots Restaurant at Indian Creek Golf Course.
Sunday family activities will include a picnic at Jackson Park starting at 9:30 a.m., with kickball at Collins Field, and Solstice Wood Fire pizza available from noon to 2 p.m.
Reunion information is available and constantly being updated on the Hood River Valley Class of 1988 private Facebook page. If you are not a member of Facebook, email Raquel Trujillo-VanNatta for information at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 541-990-5952 or join Facebook immediately.
RSVP information is requested no later than Aug. 5.
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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