Wednesday, April 9, 2014
B.G. Brackman of the Delta Kappa chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha writes:
“Delta Kappa hosted its third annual Daylight Savings Bingo event recently at Best Western Hood River Inn. The affair drew 117 guests and garnered $2,900 toward the chapter’s annual community outreach activities and national charitable projects.
“The chapter’s 48 years serving the community as a philanthropic nonprofit organization has included partnering with families, volunteers and neighborhood businesses giving their time and donations. The group’s collective efforts continue to foster hopes and dreams for others in need (epsilonsigmaalpha.org).
“Delta Kappa chapter yearly events, along with community partners’ donations, have strengthened the outreach endeavors at both local community and national level. The chapter’s contributions have included FISH Food Bank, Hood River National Guard, veterans located in The Dalles, high school scholarships, Special Olympics/Hood River.
“National projects include Easter Seals and St. Jude Research Hospital and National Child Safety Council.
“Thanks go to the following neighborhood businesses and partners for their donations: Pacific N.W. Federal Credit Union, Tropical Illusions Salon, Hood River Jewelers, JoAnn’s Fabrics, Hood River Hotel, WAAAM, Footwise Shoes, Papa Murphy’s, River’s Edge Automotive, New York Sub Shop, Tum-A-Lum Lumber, Nobi’s, Big Winds, Twiggs, Pizzacato Gourmet Pizza, NAPA Hood River, Salon Don’Ya, Gorge Surf Shop, Doppio, Best Western Hood River Inn, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Windy River Computers, Casa El Mirador, At Home on Oak Street, Dakine, Tammy’s Floral, Foundation 45, Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant, Pacifica Candles & Gifts, Full Sail Brew Pub, G. Williker’s Toy Shoppe, Hood River Cherry Wood Crafts, Hood River Stationers, Pietro’s Pizza, Ground Espresso/Bar & Café, Double Mountain Pub, Dream Street, Hood River Bagel Co., China Gorge, Sheri Gaston-Mihasci, LMT, Rosauers Supermarket, White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro, Walmart, Solutions Hood River, Bette’s Place, Eagles Lodge Hood River and The Dalles; Duckwall Pooley, Parkitecture Jewelry, Janet Hawkins, Hood River News, Carol Wells, Sally Ruggles, Michele Nardone and Rube Landsiedel.”
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The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge