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Yesteryears: Women challenged at the polls in 1916

A number of women who appeared at the polls in the special school election Friday were challenged as to their qualifications and, upon appeal to County Assessor Wickham, they were disqualified. In several instances the action of the election board threated to cause hard feelings. Women who held joint deeds with their husbands believed themselves qualified voters. In not all cases, however, did their names appear with their husbands’ on the tax roll. Where this omission occurred they were not legal taxpayers.

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The Daily Bread: My Life in Dog Years

They say that one year of a dog’s life equals seven in human time. That puts me roughly at the equivalent of an eight year old canine. That suits me perfectly, for over the past 22 years I have maintained a child- like awe about the magic and speechless beauty of Dog Mountain in spring.

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A ‘ridiculous’ kinship: CCA takes on sibling rivalries in comedy opening Friday

Nobody’s safe from mockery in Columbia Center for the Arts’ upcoming play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” which opens Friday.

Culinary Arts Program: Get a Fresh Start breakfast

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is now serving breakfast to the public on Friday and Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast is served at Riverside Community Church in the Pioneer Room.

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‘Music at the Dawn’ brings early 1900s to life

Wednesday brought a listening event unlike any other to Hood River.

Entertainment Update for April 30

Woody Guthrie tribute May 20; CBU Male Chorale concert May 4; ‘Dream Big’ fundraising April 29

Coe Building Centennial on May 5 for oldest school in district

A birthday party for Coe Building will be held Thursday.

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Work Day Pride

Hood River Valley High School’s annual Community Work Day was back April 27 with a new name — Community and Campus Pride Work Day.

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Hood River County Reads celebrates its 10th anniversary — 11 years in

‘Ten years of reading together’

Hood River County Reads celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and kicked off the 2016 season with book distribution of this year’s selection, “Martin Marten” by Brian Doyle, at the Hood River Library on sunny Sunday, April 17, with additional books at the Parkdale and Cascade Locks branches April 19.

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Little free library idea

The April 16 article on the growth of free-standing community libraries in Hood River left out a new one at 24th and Sherman, and another on Park Place Loop.

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Art of Community adds Soderberg-Greene work

Look for two subtle changes in the Art of Community outdoor sculpture gallery, aka Big Art.

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Bike Buddies reports successful weekend event

A homeless man and a family with three children were among the recipients of bikes Sunday in the spring bike drive held by Anson Pulk, 9, and friends.

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Lion King Jr. comes to Wy'east Middle School

Disney’s “The Lion King” has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world, and now, for the first time ever, Wy’east Middle School will perform this one-of-a-kind musical.

YESTERYEARS: New skate park in planning stages in 1996

Within the near future, Hood River skateboard and rollerblade enthusiasts could be riding the pipe — that is a half-pipe in the new skate park facility being designed through Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District. “Our goal, and priority, is to build a (skateboard) park this spring,” said Chuck Johnisee, chair of the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Storm Large on wanting to be good, paying your dues, and the luxury of time

When can someone say that he, or she, has finally reached the top of their game? What events in your life have to occur to say that you have finally “made it?” It’s still an open-ended question for singer Storm Large, even after reflecting on 25 years of being on the music scene.