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Students put the hazards of tobacco, marketing, out on the line

March 15 was National Kick Butts Day, which is a national awareness event, created by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Retired Educators offer scholarship

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of the Oregon Retired Educators Association is offering at $750 scholarship to a third, fourth or fifth year college student, as of this coming September.

Veggie Rx: Prescriptions for healthy nutrition

Let’s say you have just spent the last of your month’s budget on rent and are unsure how you will feed your children. While visiting the clinic, you share this concern and your doctor writes you a “Veggie Prescription.” They tell you that you and your family deserve fresh food, and that it is a cornerstone of your health. You are able to purchase whole fruits and vegetables for the first time in ages and something shifts for you and your healthcare provider.

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Visions of Health and Wellness

Clinic, students artfully express wholeness

This winter, Hood River Valley High School students in Matthew Gerlick’s “Introduction to Art” class accepted the challenge to create images reflecting their own current or ideal visions of personal health and wellness.

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Steelheads team advances to Robotics Worlds

Working for a ‘better lifter’

HRV Robotics team earned a spot at the World Championship meet in Houston, Texas.

CGCC plans HR forum on ‘Sanctuary college’

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Directors will schedule an opportunity in Hood River — at a date to be announced — for the community to weigh in on the proposal to declare a “Declaration of Open Access and Protection” on the CGCC campuses.

‘Speak up’ contest: HRV video named safety finalist

“The Slip Up,” a one-minute, 26-second video produced by Hood River Valley High School High school students, is one of seven finalist videos from across the state created to bolster awareness about workplace that are full of drama, music, humor, and engaging characters — all with the central message, “Speak up. Work safe.”

Thomsen, Johnson urge Measure 98 funding

As policymakers approach budget decisions in the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, legislators from Hood River are concerned that the state might not fund Measure 98, a high school improvement initiative.

Learning opportunities offered to Odell watershed residents

The Odell watershed was chosen by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) as one of six “Strategic Implementation Areas” in the state. Agricultural properties in the Odell watershed were evaluated using aerial photos and/or field verifications from publicly accessible areas, primarily road sides.

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Mathletes score well at Regional Competition

Hood River County School District represented well at the 11th Annual Columbia Gorge Regional Middle School Math Competition on Saturday, March 11 at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon.

Patterson wins first in speech tournament

Hood River Valley High School junior Ruby Patterson won first place in Original Oratory at the March 4 Oregon City High School Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament.

Schools listen to budget suggestions

Cuts will happen, but maybe not to teaching jobs, in the next two years for Hood River County School District.

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‘Hood River County Reads’ book gathering starts Sunday

Hood River County Reads program kicks off on March 19.

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Tsuruta guests

Junior high school students from Tsuruta, Japan, teach their host families how to play “menko,” a traditional Japanese game that involves throwing colorful, round disks decorated with drawings or pictures at a welcome dinner in their honor at the Hood River Saddle Club on Monday.

State offers free Medicare classes

Every day, state Medicare experts hear from people who missed a Medicare deadline, face a penalty or paid more for health or drug insurance than they should have.