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Rat Rod comes home

Gary Fisher, Resurrected Rust team leader, delivers the rat rod “Roadmaster Jr.” to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Oct. 11.

Mid Valley News: Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend

St. Francis House held its annual pet blessing ceremony Oct. 10 at the youth center in Odell. Dogs, one very brave cat, and even a chicken came with their humans for a special blessing by Fr. Ron Maag, pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River.

Roots and Branches: A family tree, true and solid

Today’s column is most fittingly about roots and branches of our family tree, the influence of community on the harvest we so profoundly appreciate, and an actual tree recently created for our home.

Parkdale News: Own a piece of upper valley history

The Board of Directors of the Mt. Hood Town Hall is looking for someone who is interested in keeping a piece of history in exchange for a donation.

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Walking, cleaning, working, parking for community

Word from the Columbia Gorge CROP Hunger Walk Committee:

Doug’s celebrates 30th year in Hood River

Writes Lori Duffy of Doug’s: ”Little did Doug Campbell and his windsurfing friends know when they started selling gear from their car the concept would still be going strong 30 years later!”

HR native heads HUD Portland Field Office

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Bill Block announced the appointment of Hood River native Margaret S. Salazar as Director of HUD’s Portland Field Office.

Vittoria finalist in Martha Stewart contest

Hood River’s Patricia Vittoria, who creates hand-sewn dolls, is a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made contest. She is competing against up to 1,000 others from around the country for a chance to win $10,000 to grow her business, a spot in the Martha Stewart American Made market, and a feature on marthastewart.com, among other prizes.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Cody Colloton, 15, above center, won the $500 top prize in the annual Rock Paper Scissors competition sponsored by Andrew’s Pizza and Mr. Elive Productions Sept. 5.

Mid Valley News: Busy weekend planned for Middle valley

Okay, Mid Valley—there’s a lot of stuff for the ol’ calendar this time around, so get your pencils ready.

Roots and Branches: Daybreak and new math

I am an early riser.

Bunko bunch helps friend lasso stroke

Jan Lee and friends put a new twist on the old West slogan, “Roll ‘em, Roll ‘em.”

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Mid Valley News: The story within a story at the Wy’east Fire District Memorial

There are times, when I go out on a story, I find another story I’d like to tell just as much. Sometimes I can work a paragraph or two into an existing article; sometimes I cannot.

Community Health Workers receive their certificates

These are the Community Health Worker graduates who received their certificates Aug. 27 in a ceremony in Hood River, sponsored by The Next Door Inc. and Nuestra Communidad Sana:

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Hawks Ridge Fair raises $2,000 for senior wishes

All of the hard work and preparation paid off this year for the annual Country Fair fundraiser at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living.

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