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Death notices for Aug. 23 edition: Kenny Newlan and Roland Solberg

Kenny Newlan and Roland Solberg

Bingen blood drive Aug. 30

Insitu sponsors an American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its Eagle Point facility, 901 E. Bingen Point Way, Bingen.

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Reader Photos: Enjoying the Eclipse

Hood River News invites readers to submit photos for web or print publication.

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Eclipse Scenes

The solar eclipse brought together onlookers in Hood River for a lively scene today shortly after 10 a.m.

Pet of the Week: Roxy is happy, friendly girl

Beautiful Roxy has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, who describe her as the happiest girl around! She loves everybody she meets and sure knows how to bring a smile to volunteers’ faces.

‘Walk with Ease’ starts in September

The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program will be offered starting Sept. 11 at Wilson Park, Second and May streets, Hood River.

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‘Terrific Tale of Thumbelina’ Aug. 25 at Arts Center

Join Columbia Center for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for The Oregon Shadow Theater’s (OST) production of “The Terrific Tale of Thumbelina.” Oregon Shadow Theater is a Portland-based company specializing in the art of shadow puppetry.

Police Log, Aug. 7 to 13

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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‘Wheels of Hope’ nominations sought

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media are teaming with Northshore Medical Group to launch their annual campaign to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. “Wheels of Hope” will provide a deserving family lacking transportation a 2007 Honda Accord from Griffith Motors to help them meet their daily needs.

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 19

Painful history; Support immigrants; more

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Two guys, one contested parking space, two police officers: one wonders

The paper was out and an otherwise quiet Tuesday afternoon brought a scanner call I just had to go check out: two drivers refusing to relinquish one parking spot. What we heard was that one guy was preparing to back into a space when another guy squeezed in and stole it from behind. But both were stuck at angles, and blocking traffic.

Church News: St. Mary’s holds retirement party for Rev. Maag

Covenant Hood River Church offers classes

St. Mary’s Catholic Church will host a retirement party for longtime pastor Rev. Ron Maag on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 3-6 p.m. on the church lawn. The potluck is open to the community. He will retire at the end of August.

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FILL THE BOOT

Engineer Jason Wilkins of Hood River Fire and EMS accepts a donation from a motorist during the Aug. 5 “Fill the Boot” campaign at 13th and Cascade streets.

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Eating the Rainbow: Colorful fruits and vegetables form a healthy food palate

HAHRC Beats

As the new nutrition services director for the Hood River County School District, I have often heard people say over this last year, “It’s not nutrition unless you eat it.”

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Lions add a health screening date

The Oregon Lions health screening truck will be at Families in the Park on Aug. 24 with a free screening from 3-6 p.m.

Gastroparesis: A misunderstood, troublesome stomach ailment

For this awareness month, I’d like to go back to the basics of awareness. Forget about the commercials, the fundraising, the treatments. I simply want to introduce you to a condition that often goes undiagnosed for many years, despite its debilitating and life-altering symptoms — a condition that remains undiscussed and unmentioned, despite the over 5 million Americans that have it: gastroparesis.

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‘Whatever we do, do it with a purpose’

On Feb. 3, 2014, Gary Peterson lost his life to an 18-year battle with Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), a condition characterized by progressive problems with movement that attacks the immune system. Inspired by the courageous life his father lived, his son carries on his legacy.

Portland Timbers Regional Training Center tryouts Aug. 23 and 26

The Portland Timbers will be creating a Regional Training Center in Hood River to help identify and develop more soccer players in the Gorge.

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