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Pick of the Week: Elks’ Oktoberfest returns Sept. 23

The second annual Hood River Elks Oktoberfest fills the parking lot at Third and Cascade, overlooking Industrial Way, from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. There is no cover charge. The community is welcome, and the event is family-friendly.

Roots and Branches: There is no masking care

Farming is an honorable profession that can be immensely rewarding on one hand or exceedingly costly on the other, depending on often uncontrollable factors. I am reminded of the decades-old television commercial where the smirking actress says, “It’s not right to fool with Mother Nature.” Either we are getting our comeuppance for fooling with Mother Nature as of late, or she is fooling with us.

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YESTERYEARS: Odell Sanitation District opens bids for new plant in 1967

Days of the septic tank in Odell are numbered. Directors of the Odell Sanitation District have marked October 9 on the calendar as the bid opening date on $342,000 in the sewer construction bonds.

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Wy’east class of ’67 celebrates 50-year reunion

The Wy’east High School Class of 1967 held a 50-year reunion Aug. 18-19. Former teachers Joan Fowler, Roy Nellermoe and Mary Neville attended. On Friday, 62 gathered at the private campground of Mike and Sue Faulkender in Parkdale.

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Foster Parenting: Simple answers to a challenging task

Becky Windsor’s approach to being a foster mom is simple, but effective.

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Success is one caring adult away

To many who knew him, “Daniel” probably seemed to be just another sad statistic. Growing up on the tough streets of North Portland, he first started getting in trouble at age 12.

Pet of the Week: Bojangles looking for an active family

Bojangles has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week, and he is ready for a home! Volunteers say this boy is a 62 pound, 2-year-old Husky/Lab mix (they think).

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Parkhurst Place plans ‘thank you’ this week for fire first responders

Parkhurst Place Assisted Living invites the community to come to Parkhurst to sign “Thank You” cards for the first responders, starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 through Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. The cards will be set up in the facility library and well-wishers may sign as many thank you cards as they would like.

Thanks, Firefighters

Words of thanks around the valley

Entertainment Update for Sept. 20 edition

Lesley & Kerry at White Buffalo; Steve Hale at The Pines; more

Readers are asked: What did you pack?

Evacuation time is over in Hood River County, at least for now.

Hawk Migration Festival Sept. 23

HawkWatch International (HWI) partners with USFS Mt. Hood National Forest, Portland Audubon, and Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum to host a Hawk Migration Festival on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball’ Oct. 7

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts the annual “A Vintage Evening: Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball” auction and fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Introduction to geocaching meeting Sept. 30 in Parkdale

Are you new to geocaching? Have you been geocaching awhile but want to pick up additional tips? Are you an experienced geocacher who is willing to share knowledge and team up with beginners to lend a hand?

Smithsonian’s ‘Museum Day Live!’ celebrated at local museums

Enjoy free admission for two on Saturday, Sept. 23 to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center or Fort Dalles Museum as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual “Museum Day Live!” when you present a ticket downloaded from Smithsonian.com/museumday.

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