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Rachel Suits combines love of insects, education at OSU Extension

OSU Extension Education Program Assistant Rachel Suits didn’t know a lot about the extension service prior to attending graduate school at North Carolina State University.

Next Week at HRV

Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 27

HRV seeks volunteer judges

Volunteers are needed to judge first semester Extended Application (EA) presentations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6:20-8:45 p.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 4-5:30 p.m.

‘Most Valuable Student’ scholarship deadline Dec. 4

The Hood River Elks local “Most Valuable Student” scholarship deadline is Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Applications must be registered online, or must be turned into the Hood River Elks Lodge, located at Third and Cascade, by 6 p.m. Applications may also submitted to the high school by 3 p.m.

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Community Conversation’ on local agriculture at Grange

Gorge Grown hosts a “Community Conversation” on local agriculture Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Rockford Grange. Everyone is welcome to attend, be they vendors, shoppers, or community partners.

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Gorge Ecology Institute gives WS students hands on education

Fifth grade students at Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School in White Salmon got a chance to experience outdoor education and stewardship firsthand thanks to a Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute program funded by Hood River’s annual Festival of the Fly.

Payton Rigert and Charley Boonstra earn Elks Lodge Students of the Month

Payton Rigert and Charley (Kayla) Boonstra, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as October Students of the Month and were presented checks for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

Being with Dying: Music and spiritual care at end-of-life

Join the Grave Matters Discussion Group for a conversation about contemplative care of the dying and music-thanatology at the Hood River Library on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day set for Nov. 21

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as stories of healing and hope are shared through viewing a video created by the American Federation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

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What would we do? Agencies combine for school shooting drill at HRVHS

A drill challenged Hood River Valley High School to imagine the devastation of an active shooter on campus, and how local officials would coordinate a team response.

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Apland supports African children’s library

Apland Jewelers has an open suitcase for the community to fill with books to support the initiation of a library at the Kitarini Maasai Children’s School in the rural Longido district of northern Tanzania, where 450 children attend.

‘Fifty Year Trail of Ink’: Babitz talks history Nov. 4

Former mayor and active historian Arthur Babitz will speak on “Newspapers, Boom Towns, and Mental Health in the Old West” Nov. 4 in a Sense of Place Lecture at Columbia Center for the Arts, sponsored by Gorge Owned.

Library hosts creative writing workshop and public reading

Libraries of Eastern Oregon presents a creative writing workshop and reading by author Carmiel Banasky at the Hood River Library on Monday, Nov. 9. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. with reading and discussion to follow at 7:45 p.m.

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River Travelers

Hood River native Rachel Mallon, left, prepares to leave Hood River marina Monday with Leah Shamlian, as part of an adventure sponsored by OAR Northwest, a non-profit outdoor education program based in Washington state. Mallon and Shamlian are on a 45-day row from the Columbia River headwaters in British Columbia to the mouth of the river.

Students of the Month: Hood River Elks Lodge chooses Scarborough and Noteboom

Laura Scarborough and Noah Noteboom, two Hood River Valley High seniors, have been selected as this school year’s first students of the month recipients. Both are very active in and out of school and are very involved in their community. They were introduced at a recent Lodge meeting and presented checks for $100.