The devil made them do it

I am rather intrigued by the idea of the evil twin, where all of us, somewhere on earth, have a twin self that is as malignant and morally corrupt as we ourselves are innocent and pure. Or just the opposite, if you like.

Mid Valley News: Art Nights coming to Wy’east, Mid Valley

Wy’east Middle School will host Art Night for the Family Feb. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. “Families are invited to join us as we offer different make ‘n’ take art projects they can experience together, making for a fun family night out,” says school representative Teri Adams. For more info, contact the school at 541-354-1548.

Regional Bach festival winners announced

The Regional Bach Festival, sponsored by the Oregon Music Teachers Association, was held in Pendleton Feb. 16. Students from teachers in the Pendleton-Umatilla Valley area and the Columbia River Gorge competed in an afternoon of Baroque music that included pianists, violinists and vocalists.

Call for photographers in ‘Pushing Reality’ contest

A call for entries is being made to professional and amateur photographers to submit images from the Columbia River Gorge area. This year, the show is concentrating on photography that is outside the “box.”

Supply’s side shows good economics

Hood River Valley Guidance and ASPIRE present Class of 2015 College Information Night for students and parents of HRV juniors, Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m in the Bowe Theater. The presentation will be available in English and Spanish. Highlights include “Using Naviance as Your College Search Tool”; AdmissionsTesting” and “The Costs of College.”

Generosity is ‘in the bag’

“Thank you for running our request for free yarn for the Parkhurst House Community Hat Project, writes Terri Hanson.

‘One of those long-haul people’

“Dee Campos-Davis is one of those cherished people ... who is insistently, patiently, lovingly and relentlessly nudging us toward the choices of caring service and action,” John Boonstra writes about Delona Campos-Davis, who received the Inspired Service and Action Award from Gorge Ecumenical Ministries on Jan. 26, in a potluck dinner event at Riverside Community Church.

‘Taken aback’, taken to tea

Beth Hukari, of Parkdale, writes:

Town Hall lunch diners enjoy meal donated by Cooper Spur

The weekly senior meals program at Mount Hood Town Hall had a special guest Jan. 23: a guest chef.

Sweet Adelines hold Guest Night Jan. 28

Are you a woman who loves to sing? In the shower, in your car, or on a stage? Harmony of the Gorge chorus is hosting a special guest night, Jan. 28, for women who love to sing.

‘The interest and support for civic organizations’

The next Sense of Place lecture will be Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at Columbia Center for the Arts, with Parkdale orchardist Randy Kiyokawa describing “Generations of Farming in the Hood River Valley: One Family’s Story.”

Thanks by the shelf-load

As the Hood River County FISH food bank closed the books on the 2013 year, it has been able to look back over the year to evaluate its accomplishments and successes, writes Billie Stevens, the organization’s volunteer coordinator.

Tease photo

HR starts the home stretch on cancer awareness ride

Stephen Swift concedes he might be riding homeward to die.

Neighbors: Giving goes on in Cascade Locks

Ralph Hesgard was doing repairs at the Cascade Locks Community Church when a semi truck driver, from Florida, approached him. He handed Ralph an envelope said he hadn’t tithed in December, turned and walked back to his truck. Later when the envelope was opened it was found to hold nine $20 bills.

Jesuit volunteers live simply, help the community

At the beginning of August, Hood River welcomed six new Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest members for an intensive year of service with several local agencies. While the program is Catholic, volunteers come from all religious backgrounds. But all live according to the four pillars of the program: Community, spirituality, social justice and simple living.