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Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge

Maryhill Museum is hosting the Pacific Northwest Plein Air exhibit Saturday and Sunday Aug. 27-28.

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Children’s Addition

The Dalles/Wasco County Library celebrated the opening of its new 2,300 square foot children’s addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Approximately 200 people turned out for the event, prompting Oregon State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen to comment that she had never before “seen a crowd this big at a library opening.”

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Serving under a Romanian sky

Local unit trains in Europe with a multi-national force

TD football players apologize to Lions decision’

Members of The Dalles High School football team apologized to the Lion’s Club Tuesday for leaving early after they agreed to do a four-hour shift helping with the Dallesport drag races Aug. 14.

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Tough training ends with graduation

I stood watching the 313 Marines of Alpha Company march onto the parade deck of Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego for Friday’s graduation while wondering how the recruits that I had seen arrive four days earlier were faring. Even as families cheered at the sight of five platoons crisply demonstrating how hours of drilling had taught them to execute sharp movements in synchronicity, the 400 men of India Company were experiencing the “Black Friday” drop into their respective platoons.

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Riding to save vet lives

It isn’t unusual to have a former graduate return to town for a visit; however, it is unusual to have that individual cycle 300 miles across Oregon to get here. AJ Davila, 34, a 2000 graduate of Wahtonka High School, rolls into town Aug. 27 or 28, the end of a two to three-day journey from Klamath Falls to raise money for other veterans.

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Exploring Marine culture

DI explains meaning behind boot camp chaos

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Library makes room for kids, teens

The Dalles/Wasco County Library has grown … younger. Earlier this month, the library, at 722 Court Street, completed a 2,300-square-foot addition to the main building that is geared toward youngsters. The newly finished space will be used for story times, kids’ books and programs, arts and crafts, board games, and other kid-oriented activities.

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Recruits recall first day

SAN DIEGO — Garrett Berg and Hunter Leonard, both 18, remember the chaotic night they arrived at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego as the most traumatic of the eight weeks they have now spent in training.

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A moment of shame

SAN DIEGO — Yesterday I told you all about what happens when recruits arrive at the Receiving Center to be processed for training. The chaos where every move is orchestrated by drill instructors is designed to disorient young males (all females train at Parris Island, S.C.) and prepare them for a grueling 13 weeks of boot camp. Today it was our turn. I couldn’t help but groan when our bus pulled up outside the center shortly after 7 a.m. and Sgt. David Alvarado was waiting on the curb with a small horde of other DIs, Marine sergeants and officers.

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New colors for local NG unit

The Oregon National Guard unit based at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center formally switched its unit designation in a ceremony Sunday at the readiness center.

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Boot camp chaos begins...

Editor’s Note: RaeLynn Ricarte, managing editor of the Chronicle and mother of a Marine veteran, is at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego this week to cover the Educator’s Workshop, involving teachers from Oregon and Seattle. She is the first Marine mom/reporter to attend the workshop, and will provide a series of reports through the week.

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Marine mom heads to ‘Hollywood’ training

We all know that a 57-year-old sedentary editor would never survive Marine Corps boot camp — but I’m headed there next week anyway.

PGR hosts ‘gathering of respect’ at OVH

Community members and motorcyclists are invited to provide residents of the Oregon Veterans’ Home with a social outings Saturday and provide some of their “wish list” items.

Fun at Fairway Follies

The Dalles Country Club is throwing a party for the community in a little more than two weeks that includes music by three different groups on the lush front lawn. “This is our way of reaching out to be part of the community,” said Jason Miller, a club member and one of the organizers.

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