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2015 HR County Fair 4-H, Open Class results, completed

Thus ends the publication of Fair results for 2015. Our thanks to Clara Rice, Hood River County Fair manager, and department managers, and Debbie McDonald of OSU Extension Service, along with Abby Walker for typesetting.

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At museum camp, youngsters play and create as they learn about recycling

How long does it take a disposable diaper to break down?

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2015 Hood River County Fair, 4-H results, continued

Look for more results in our Aug. 5 edition

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Fair Moment: Getting rid of the cell phone

Talk about quickly going off the grid.

Foster parent recruiter hosts open house

Amy Lindley, The Next Door’s foster parent recruiter, will host a series of informal open houses at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, 1400 W. Eighth, The Dalles, for those interested in what it takes to become a foster parent.

Tickets for ‘Cemetery Tales’ program go on sale Aug.1

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 for the sixth annual “Cemetery Tales,” Sept. 25-27 at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River. There will be multiple performances each day and evening, with a limit of 15 per tour.

Parenting photo contest winning entries on display

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

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Author Kristy Athens at Library on Aug. 22

Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers markets, and community gardens.

Grave Matters Discussion Series holds advance directive workshop

Join the Grave Matters Discussion Series for an Advance Directive workshop at the Hood River Library on August 19 at 6 p.m. Learn what an advance directive is, how to complete one, and why it is important to have conversations about end-of-life care, including tips for making the conversation accessible, meaningful, and fun! Registration required.

Peace Walk, talk and tea take place July 29

The 2015 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk, for a nuclear free future in respect for all life, will be in Bingen, White Salmon and Hood River on July 29.

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Belinda Ballah guides Prevention Department

Belinda Ballah, the County’s new Prevention Department Director, brings a fresh perspective and longtime community experience, to helping Hood River kids grow up healthy.

Governor signs ‘landmark’ college bill at CGCC in Hood River, tours businesses

Oregon Governor Kate Brown rolled into Hood River Friday morning. Her first stop: CGCC’s Indian Creek Campus, where she signed the affordable college bill, Oregon Promise, and met with local representatives in education.

Tech alliance to focus on STEM ed in Gorge

The Goldendale Sentinel reports the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is about to launch another initiative to impact STEM education in the Gorge. STEM is the hot acronym of the moment, standing for science, technology, engineering and math. The GTA, a nonprofit trade association focused on supporting the tech industry of the region, is creating a new college scholarship fund for Gorge students pursuing post-secondary STEM degrees.