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For the record from May 31

Police and fire reports from May 31, 2016.

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Reduce your exposure to summer ticks

Like it or not, warm weather has arrived in North Central Oregon, and with the hot temperatures of summer comes comes the increased likelihood that you will come in contact with ticks. Reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other tick-borne infections: DEET, showers, and tick checks can help stop ticks.

What's Happening from May 31

Nonprofit event calendar from May 31.

Campgrounds evacuated over Memorial weekend

A camp fire that escaped a fire ring due to wind caused evacuation of South Junction Campground on the Deschutes River and eventually burned at least 300 acres Sunday.

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Small town honors

The small town of Wasco was decked out in red, white and blue Monday as people from around the region and beyond gathered to honor America’s war dead and celebrate the freedoms defended by veterans.

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Second party for TDHS Class of ‘17

In a first, two senior parties are being planned for The Dalles High School class of 2017, after a trip to Disneyland was announced and met with resistance from parents who wanted a less costly, local option.

Man to face charges in Cascade Locks assault

HOOD RIVER — A 41-year-old California man is facing charges of attempted murder and assault, after a citizen reported seeing what appeared to be a badly beaten woman being loaded into the back of an SUV.

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Hawk seniors celebrated for years of commitment

Veterans led team to 34 wins, 413 runs in last 2 years

Still feeling that pain in their hearts after Friday’s loss to Lebanon, there was a common philosophy talked about by The Dalles senior Grace Helyer, head coach Steve Garrett and junior Kathryn Bradford. It encompasses much more than a win or loss – it is the bond and sisterhood of being a Riverhawk softball athlete. Helyer, an all-league catcher and infielder, said the season ending loss was tough to take, especially given that there was a strong belief TD had a chance at winning a 5A state softball championship.

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TD bounced in quarterfinal heartbreaker

Softball team commits four errors, strands 10 in 7-5 loss

In a 5A state quarterfinal matchup that featured 17 hits and 10 errors, both The Dalles and Lebanon battled tough for two ties and three lead changes through seven innings. The final lead change ended up making the difference for the No. 1-seeded Lady Warriors. Kaylee Peters slugged a home run and Lauren Christie followed with a two-out RBI single to plate Renel Koker and then Christie, in her third inning of relief, escaped a bases-loaded, no out jam in the top of the seventh inning to help preserve a 7-5 Lebanon victory Friday afternoon in Lebanon.

Letter to the editor: Egg drop lesson

To the editor: Each year at Dry Hollow we have what we like to call "The Great Dry Hollow Egg Drop.” Our fifth grade students use their engineering skills to create a container that can hold a raw egg and be dropped from three different heights without the egg breaking.

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‘Riding for those who can’t’

Rod Runyon shares highlights of journey to honor U.S. vets

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‘Mom, I need to see someone’

The tendency of many people who struggle with mental illness is to go off their prescribed medication when their moods balance out, or when they think they are “better,” which often leads to a rapid or eventual decline in behavior and coping skills.

Letter to the editor: Stop coal

To the editor: The proposed Longview, WA Coal Terminal could bring eight 125 rail cars of dirty, toxic coal through the gorge every day for years. Coal dust is already polluting gorge lands and rivers, do we want more?

Letter to the editor: No mandate

To the editor: When I read Steve Kramer’s letter to the editor [5/22/16], I was reminded of part of a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and you can fool some of the people all the time...”

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Wasco artist honored

Roger Marines, a sophomore at South Wasco High School, is the local winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has announced. The Hood River County winner is Elizabeth Munoz, a senior at Hood River Valley High School.

Tap into beer fest

The sixth annual Beer Festival, a benefit for The Dalles Civic Auditorium, promises to be bigger and better than ever in its new location at Lewis and Clark Festival Park, said Program Manager Trish Neal.

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Homecoming for Ashmore

Patrick Ashmore was looking forward to retiring and getting involved in the community after a 29-year career with the Oregon State Police that saw him rise to the No. 2 post in the agency. Then he got a call from retiring The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury, asking him to apply for the vacancy Waterbury was about to create.

For the Record, May 25, 2016

Fire, police, lottery reports

For the record, May 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from May 25.

Memorial observances planned

Memorial Day observances are being held in both The Dalles and Wasco, and organizers invite area residents to attend and pay respects to America’s war dead, veterans and active-duty troops. Jeremy Anderson, chaplain for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2471, is the keynote speaker for The Dalles ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, in front of the Veterans’ Memorial at Kelly Viewpoint.

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