Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Dec. 17 to Jan. 27
Eric Paul Merritt, 42, and Julia Marie Ghiz, 48, both of Hood River, on Dec. 19.
Chad Jennings Rylands, 40, and Nikki Jean Lobb, 40, both of Hood River, on Dec. 19.
Thomas Howard Kaser, 75, and Cinda Lou Allen, 61, both of Hood River, on Dec. 20.
Keith Charles Riddle, 33, and Jolene Elizabeth Aubert, 33, both of Spokane, Wash., on Dec. 20.
David Justin Kantola, 28, of Salem, Ore., and Sarah Cecilia Manolis, 26, of Milwaukie, Ore., on Dec. 23.
Ricardo Rodriguez Alaniz, 26, and Beatris Mejia, 21, both of Hood River, on Dec. 26.
Todd Artis Bynum, 40, and Gina Marie Velasco, 33, both of Hood River, on Dec. 30.
Chris James Lee, 46, and Belinda Faye Vanderslice, 44, both of Hood River, on Dec. 30.
Jeremy Todd Smith, 42, and Pauline Ann Smith, 41, both of Mosier, on Dec. 30.
Jovanny Ramirez Rosales, 24, and Araceli Huerta Renteria, 22, both of Hood River, on Jan. 7.
Lynn Marshalls Canites, 49, and Wendy Marie Sewell, 39, both of Hood River, on Jan. 9.
Matthew Patrick Byrne, 25, and Michelle Antoinette Baragona, 26, both of Mosier, on Jan. 10.
Christopher Michael Simonds, 37, and Ann Marie Rust, 37, both of The Dalles, on Jan. 13.
James Leonard Stafford, 60, of Moro, Ore., and Daryl Diane Morrissey, 52, of Hood River, on Jan. 22.
Lawrence Walter Warner, 71, and Susan Jane Lauer, 58, both of Bellevue, Idaho, on Jan. 24.
Raul Marquez, 23, of Hood River, and Cinthia Yanette Funez, 21, of Mosier, on Jan. 27.
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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