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HR Elks Lodge honors Barry and Ocheskey

Hannah Barry and Stanley Ocheskey, both students at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Students of the Month for April by the Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 and were presented with a check for $100.

Student videos capture awards at new festival

Nine HRVHS students screened their current video productions at the Hood River County Education Foundation First Annual Independent Film Festival. Student videos were produced as an extension of a Video Production class taught by Shawn Meyle. Several films featured action across many local sports — snowboard, skiing, kite boarding, and surfing. The Festival was co-sponsored by Second Wind Sports, who provided prizes as well as a professional film of surfing in the Aleutian Islands.

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Dalbey is new HRCSD human resources director

Catherine Dalbey has been selected as the next Human Resources Director for the Hood River County School District beginning July. Her selection was approved by the School Board on April 22. Dalbey will be replacing Kevin Noreen, who has resigned the position effective June 30 to take a position with Forest Grove School Board.

Local resources for getting fit

Looking to get fit? Here is a list of local resources to get you started.

HAHRC BEATS: Healthy eating is fun at local farmers’ markets

It is farmers’ market season and the fresh foods our bodies crave are back. The local farmers’ market is the best place to find foods grown, raised and produced here in the Gorge.

Meyer Performing Arts: ‘Little Mermaid’ entertains; new musical this summer

Recently, the Meyer Preforming Arts Studio put on a production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Junior,” directed and choreographed by son-and-mother team Teddy Meyer and Rebekah Meyer.

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Kim Yasui named principal at Mid Valley Elementary

When longtime Mid Valley Elementary principal Dennis McCauley retires June 30, his replacement won’t need any introductions.

Security concerns at CGCC highlight board meeting

April 29 incident prompts calls for review of safety policies, procedures

Faculty members and a student voiced strong concerns over safety policies and procedures at Columbia Gorge Community College facilities in Tuesday’s board meeting at Indian Creek campus.

Host families sought for international students

EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in high school cultural exchange, is seeking host families in the Hood River area. Host families open their homes to a 15-18 year old from countries around the world who come to the U.S. to attend one or two semesters of high school. Through the exchange experience, both student and family get the chance to learn about a new culture and potentially establish a lifelong bond.

Klindt’s book drive helps build up NORCOR library

Maximizing on the popularity of their annual Spring Author Festival, Klindt’s Booksellers is kicking off a two-week long book drive to benefit the library for incarcerated students at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR).

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‘Rejection Proof’ author Jia Jiang visits HRV

‘Rejection is really just an opinion’

Don’t let your fear of rejection hold you back.

Young Voices: HRVHS Speech and Debate team takes second at state

This year, 11 members of Hood River Valley High School’s Speech and Debate team took a trip to Western Oregon University April 23-25. In the end, they attained second in the 5A school division, the best showing ever from the team. These students had all placed either first or second place at district competition, and were competing at the state level.

Family support starts at birth with Home Visiting Connection

If you have visited your medical provider recently, you may have seen brochures that advertise a Home Visiting Connection.

Trout Lake students win ‘Bikes for Books’

Two students at Trout Lake School were awarded bikes as part of the White Salmon Masonic Lodge’s 2015 “Bikes for Books” program. Dasher Evans and Nia Burtchaell-Norman took home shiny two-wheelers as a celebration of their excellence in reading.

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