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For Celia Smith, cutting hair ‘doesn’t feel like coming to work’

When Celia Smith started out as a beautician 28 years ago, it wasn’t in the iconic A-frame near the fire station in downtown Odell where she’s worked more than two decades.

VETERANS VISIT FREE: Military and family given free admission Nov. 8-10 at Oregon Historical Society

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active duty military, and their families will be admitted for free to the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland the weekend of Saturday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 10.

How you voted: Hood River Co. vote totals

Nov. 4, 2014 election, final unofficial

Turnout: 8,508 of 11,495 registered voters – 74.01 percent

Meals with Meaning: Gorge Soup and other groups host food events for good causes

Gorge Soup events will be Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26, 2015, for kids.

Oregon Hospice Association assumes leadership of Washington equivalent

The Oregon Hospice Association Board of Directors announced that The Oregon Hospice Association will assume leadership of the Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (WSHPCO) effective Jan.1, 2015.

When and where to enroll for HR Christmas Project

Hood River County Christmas Project coordinator Bruce Holmson has announced registration dates for the upcoming 2014 holiday season. According to Holmson, the main purpose of the program is to provide assistance with holiday food and children’s gifts, during the Christmas holidays, to low-income families living within Hood River County.

Gorge Food industry forum planned for Nov. 18 in HR

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), Washington State University and Gorge Grown Food Network are hosting a forum about the current and future state of value-added food processing industry in the Gorge on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River.

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Pet of the week: Sugar is ready to play, snuggle

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Sugar as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

Beware of scam targeting Hood River utility customers

Pacific Power is warning the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Hood River area where imposters posing as customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information.

Rake your leaves and take them to public works yard

Beginning Nov. 5, Hood River City residents may dispose of leaves at the City Public Works facility at 18th and May Streets. Disposal hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Automotive veteran Bob Stone will retire in December

Dealership sold to a “well-known Oregon family”

Bob Stone called a meeting for all staff at Freeway Autocenter on Friday afternoon where he announced that he would be retiring from the business and that a new owner would be taking control of the dealership in early December.

Klickitat County reinstates pot ban

A little less than a year after allowing a prior moratorium to lapse, recreational marijuana businesses in Klickitat County’s unincorporated areas have been put on hold.

Insitu Announces ScanEagle 2 UAV

Bingen unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Insitu announced last week its release of the ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its ScanEagle platform of UAVs, commonly known as drones.

Environmentalists sue over Hanford reactor

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three environmental groups sued a state agency Thursday over the effects of the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River. The Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Northwest Environmental Advocates, and Columbia Riverkeeper filed the lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court against the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.

Menus and Memory: Nora’s Table seeks recipes for ‘Family Dinner Project’

What do you remember about special family dinners at your house, or your grandparent’s house? This fall and winter, Nora’s Table restaurant is launching the Family Dinner Project. Send the restaurant your story of an important family dinner, complete with menu and recipes if you have them, and the restaurant will select six winning family dinners.