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Heart disease: You can control it if you have it

Did you know heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women? The good news is that you can prevent heart disease. And if you already have it, you can control it.

Eating Right: Heart healthy super foods

February is heart month, so it is a great time to try to add any of these items to your grocery basket to help improve your heart health:

Open and shut case: You should know about mitral valve disease

There are certain matters of the heart that should be left to the experts, and mitral valve disease is one of them. Dr. Joseph Lamelas, associate chief of cardiac surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, gives some insight into the disease and its treatment.

HAHRC Beats: Coalition works to help improve dental health for local children

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. To celebrate the Columbia River Gorge area has a host of oral health opportunities for youth in the community.

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Environment Oregon launches solar campaign

Environment Oregon hosted a happy hour event Feb. 1 to address the importance of continuing the Residential Energy Tax Credits for solar energy in Oregon. At the launching of their spring campaign, Stand up for Solar, Environment Oregon had speakers from the Hood River City Council to speak about solar energy’s future in Oregon.

High School FFA hosts Farmer’s Breakfast and ‘Pass the Pig’

National FFA week is Feb. 18-25 this year and the Hood River Valley High School FFA Chapter has several activities planned locally. The first activity is the “Pass the Pig” fundraiser on Feb. 21 beginning at 9 a.m

HRVHS hosts winter clothing exchange

Hood River Valley High School is seeking lightly used winter coats, boots, snow pants, hats, gloves and scarves for students who can’t afford new items. Community members are asked to drop off donations to the front office. Students are also bringing in donations.

Next Door parenting program starts March 1

Enrich your child’s life and your own by attending the “Incredible Years” parenting program on Wednesdays beginning March 1 in English.

Death cafe returns to library Feb. 22

The Hood River Library will host a Death Café on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Neumann-Rea receives state SMART Volunteer of the Year

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) has announced its 2017 statewide Volunteer of the Year, recognizing an individual who makes an exceptional contribution to the organization.

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Robotics Winners

Last weekend, six Hood River Valley High School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics teams competed in Super Qualifiers in Portland.

‘Tongue Twister’ features past champs Feb. 24

With a new location and a familiar set of faces, the SMART Tongue Twister Tournament returns Feb. 24 for its seventh year.

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‘Sticker Shock’

The Hood River Valley High School HEALTH Media and HOSA (Health Occupation Services of America) clubs joined forces Feb. 2 to spread the word that sharing alcohol with minors is a dangerous sport — just in time for the Super Bowl.

School budget cuts are certain, superintendent says

Making up days is one thing — making up a budget shortfall is another.

Cancelations and notices for Feb. 9

We will update this list as information comes in.

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