Children ages 3 to 7 are eligible for the 2014 Children’s Northwest Cherry Festival Court’s Mr. Royal Andy and Miss Royal Ann contest. One boy will be chosen as Mr. Royal Andy and one girl as Miss Royal Ann for the youth court. To enter, take a photo of your child, 5-by-7 inches or smaller, to Rivermark Community Credit Union, 1240 W. Sixth St. and complete an application. Impromptu shots are the most popular. Deadline for entries is April 4. The photos will be displayed at Rivermark. Voting will run from April 7 through April 18. People from the community can come in and vote during that time. Winners will be contacted April 18 and publicly introduced at the Lip Sync Thursday, April 24. Winners will receive a gift from Rivermark, a gift certificate from J.C. Penney for an outfit for the festivities, and a special place to ride in the Cherry Festival Parade.
Nonprofit events from March 7, 2014.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — With the Pentagon under increased scrutiny over revelations of rampant rape and sexual misconduct within the ranks, opening statements began Friday in a rare court-martial of an Army general — believed to be the most senior member of the U.S. military to face trial on sex assault charges.
Download a pdf of First Team picks from Sherman, Dufur and South Wasco.
Safeway has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of several supermarket chains.
Family will ask Dufur council to revisit rooster rules
Honorees help out in their community in a wide range of ways
Funding will help coordinate Medicaid care
Chenowith Water PUD will begin flushing hydrants March 10 and continue for the next few weeks.
Weekend Fishing Opportunities: White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling. Effective Monday February 24 – Sunday March 9, sturgeon retention is open in Bonneville Pool. Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles and John Day pools until the respective guidelines are met. Sturgeon retention is open during February 1-July 31 from McNary Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border. Spring Chinook angling is open from Buoy 10 to Beacon Rock, plus the banks only from Beacon Rock to Bonneville Dam. Walleye fishing was excellent in the John Day pool last week.
NORTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE
Weekend fishing opportunities Steelhead anglers will want to keep an eye on water levels. Warm weather and rain could cause many rivers to blow out for the weekend. Steelhead are pushing hard into the Imnaha river and are beginning to arrive at the hatchery facility -- indicating fish are also available in Big Sheep Creek. Check flows before fishing. Catch rates have really improved on the Wallowa and steelhead are moving upstream in numbers. Get out there!
SOUTHEAST ZONE VIEWING Harney County Most migrant shorebirds and sandhill cranes have passed through the area for wintering areas further south. Look to agricultural lands near Burns for viewing opportunities of migrant Canada geese.
SOUTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE
The Seahawks were the lowest seed to start the playoffs, but reeled off three consecutive wins to grab the title.
St. Paul storms bacIt was a tale of two halves. For the first two quarters, Dufur shot 50 percent and led by five points, but St. Paul clamped down in the final 16 minutes to hold the Rangers to 4 of 22 in a 25-11 run in a 42-33 first-round win Wednesday in OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab state girl’s hoops action in Baker.k from five-point halftime deficit to post a 42-33 victory
THE DALLES – With the coming spring brings warmer temperatures and the start of the cycling season.
Editorial cartoons from March 6, 2014.
To the editor: Wake up, America. The odor I smell from Amerities smells like money to me — family-supporting jobs, which we need badly in this country.