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Christmas Day attack delays celebration

A group of Oregon National Guard soldiers who train in Hood River and Salem had a little more excitement for Christmas Day than planned when a suicide bomber detonated his vest near their compound in Afghanistan.

January 11, 2018 1:28 p.m. read more..


Dancing with the Gorge Stars

Theme songs from iconic TV shows will set the tone for six competitive dance routines at the fifth annual Dancing with the Gorge Stars competition Friday evening. The third practice session in the parish hall of St. Peter Catholic Church on Tuesday found local amateurs experimenting with moves under the guidance of their professional partners to the music of “Happy Days,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “I Dream of Jeannie,” among others.

January 10, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..
 

Blanket drive is Saturday

The Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will host its fifth annual Blanket Drive Saturday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at 523 East Third Street across from Sawyer’s True Value.

January 4, 2018 1:31 p.m. read more..


In Stitches

Volunteers at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center made 120 quilts in 2017 and provided 89 to recipients of Meals on Wheels.

January 3, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..


City nonprofit grant funds available

Nonprofit organizations are invited by the City of The Dalles to apply for grants during the month of January that will fund projects and programs that spur economic growth or provide a social benefit to the community.

January 3, 2018 1:27 p.m. read more..


Christmas Tree Pick-up

The annual Christmas Tree Pickup, a community service and fundraiser for The Dalles Lions Club in partnership with The Dalles Disposal, takes place Saturday, Jan. 13.

January 2, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..


A Gorge ‘Holiday for Heroes’

The Holiday for Heroes Committee received a photo Dec. 27 from a team of defense contractors in Afghanistan posing with 31 Christmas boxes they received from Gorge residents.

December 28, 2017 12:43 p.m. read more..


Christmas treasure found in Army kettle

The clink of coins dropping into Salvation Army collection kettles during the Christmas season, accompanied by the ringing of the attendant’s bell, are part of the holiday soundscape, but on Dec. 23 bell-ringer Barbara Palmer, stationed at Bi-Mart in The Dalles, received a special “clink” in her bucket: a 1-ounce gold Krugerrand coin. The South African gold coin is valued at about $1,200.

December 27, 2017 12:38 p.m. read more..


A ‘festive and bright’ job

It isn’t every day that a 1946 Chevy pickup is parked at the Oregon Veterans’ Home — and in a courtyard closed to vehicles. The truck has evoked fond memories for residents who remember driving that model in their youth. “That has been the biggest hit and the one most commented upon,” said Jennifer Ashley, who strung lights on the truck and filled it with lighted presents and a tree.

December 26, 2017 12:59 p.m. read more..


Kids make ‘kits of fun’ for the holidays

Winter break is a good time to strengthen family bonds and the Four Rivers Early Learning and Parenting Hub has put together a kit of fun and creative ways to promote togetherness. About 1,000 of the packets are being distributed in the Mid-Columbia region.

December 19, 2017 2:07 p.m. read more..


Volunteers gear up for bike build

Volunteers from the Wasco County landfill and The Dalles Disposal are doing their second annual bike build Dec. 19, where they will assemble new bikes to be delivered to needy children at Christmas.

December 15, 2017 1:12 p.m. read more..


Season challenges veterans

Patrick Wilbern deals every day with veterans in need and wants to make their lives easier during the Christmas season, and he is asking for community help to do that. “This is a tough time of year for many veterans, so it is the perfect time to show them that we care,” he said.

December 15, 2017 1:11 p.m. read more..


‘Makerspace’ coming soon

Community members have enthusiastically received the Teen Programming and Digital Media Room at The Dalles-Wasco County Library since its opening last June, so much so that funds will now be used to add another technological advancement: a dedicated “makerspace.” The technology lab will be installed in what is now the periodicals’ section on the second floor (the periodicals will be moved to another shelving unit around the corner.)

December 15, 2017 1:06 p.m. read more..


Cochenour receives medal

Les Cochenour, former The Dalles mayor, retired Oregon National Guard officer and longtime volunteer for military organizations, received a significant medal Dec. 2 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.

December 13, 2017 1:09 p.m. read more..

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