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Harvest Festival at Renken Farms

THE HARVEST Festival at Renken Farms drew big crowds Saturday with pumpkins, pony, tractor and wagon rides, face painting and hair coloring, live entertainment and more. Above, Ike O’Leary, 8, shifts an oversized pumpkin he is carrying to the family collection in the pumpkin patch. He is from Centerville, Wash. Renken Farms is a Century Farm established in 1863. They primarily grow sweet cherries. Many of the activities were provided by Small Wonders Preschool, a program by the Great ’n Small child development center serving MCMC employees and community members as space is available. They also offer before and after school care, holiday care and a camp program in the summer.

Blazers coming to The Dalles

Rip City flag will be raised at waterfront park

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Area prepared for Ebola

Vaccinations are a more pressing need

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TD Gold claims Gorge Youth crown

Third-and-fourth graders hold off TD Maroon for a 7-0 shutout victory Saturday

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Hawks flying high heading to districts

Led by Morin, girls take 2nd; boys claim 3rd place

Low water in Columbia Thursday

Maintenance on The Dalles Dam will lower the reservoir level below 71.5 feet on Thursday, Oct. 23. While the pool is low, the Port of Hood River plans to survey boat ramps to see if any repairs are needed. The water level will also be down on Friday and into Saturday.

Editorial: No pot candy, make GMO rules federal

MEASURE 91 By a vote of 5-2, the Chronicle takes a stance against Measure 91, which seeks to authorize recreational use of marijuana for adults, age 21 and older.

Letter to the editor: Support chief

To the editor: Mosier Fire Chief Appleton was fired by the fire board last Thursday. With that action, fire board members have gone beyond frugal to destructive and dangerous. There was no public discussion before that decision, no input sought from the volunteers who are Mosier Fire. The action taken is completely contrary to the highly qualified recommendations made by professionals in modern Fire/EMS to our board.

Letter to the editor: Knitting support

To the editor: Ms. Skov and Mrs. Wenzel would like to send out a huge thank you to the community for their support of our knitting class at the high school.

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    Letter to the editor: Get behind Runyon

    To the editor: I do not know the lady who is running for county commissioner against incumbent Rod Runyon. I have heard she has a “Vision for Change” (see The Dalles Chronicle, 10-10-2014). To me that is very scary! Barack Obama’s platform was also centered on “change.”

    Letter to the editor: Every vote counts

    To the editor: As the election draws near, I hope our community will see the importance of each and every vote. We need to vote for strong leadership and we can find that leadership in Rod Runyon. I have known Rod since grade school at Joseph G. Wilson and on through graduation from The Dalles High School. He has always been dependable and a man of character.

    Letter to the editor

    To the editor: I have lived here in The Dalles most of my life. I really enjoy the climate and the people. What I don’t like is the cost of living here. It seems odd that my water and sewer minimum is over $100. My brother lives in Central Point and his bill for the same service is $42.50. We must be the highest in the state. I have seen many people I know retire and move to a more affordable place to live. Which means the local money paid into their retirement is spent in another community, not in The Dalles.

    Letter to the editor: Elect Elliott, Brown

    To the editor: I have lived here in The Dalles most of my life. I really enjoy the climate and the people. What I don’t like is the cost of living here. It seems odd that my water and sewer minimum is over $100. My brother lives in Central Point and his bill for the same service is $42.50. We must be the highest in the state. I have seen many people I know retire and move to a more affordable place to live. Which means the local money paid into their retirement is spent in another community, not in The Dalles.

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