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Lifestyle Tour

The P.E.O. “Home Away from Home” fall tour offers area residents the opportunity to explore six bed and breakfasts, and short-term rentals, in The Dalles while “helping women reach for the stars.”

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Community Meal throws a party

There’s going to be party in the parking lot outside the Community Meal site on Saturday and area residents are invited to come down, enjoy music and a hamburger, and learn more about the program to feed anyone in need of a hot meal.

What's Happening from September 17

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Area 4-H club members have a busy August

The Wasco County 4-H Fair season has come to a close. It was an extremely eventful August with a pre-fair held Aug. 11–13, horse fair Aug. 18-20, Wasco County Fair Aug. 24-27, and Oregon State Fair Aug. 25 through Sept. 4.

POW/MIA day Friday

UPDATE: Tonight’s annual observance of National POW/MIA Day has been cancelled due to smoke.

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Cancer patient provided bus fare

Homeless advocate Dorothy Rodriguez learned about Christine Young on a Tuesday night and put the word out via social media asking for help. By Wednesday morning, someone had donated bus tickets to get Young and her husband, Randall, on to Ontario, where they have a connection. Young has Large B cell lymphoma and spent 41 days in Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Randall said.

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A helping hand for the homeless

About a year ago, Dorothy Rodriguez Anderson began handing food and clothing out to the homeless people she saw at the laundromat in The Dalles. She operated out the back door, providing a stream of love, support, acceptance, clothes and food.

What's Happening from September 10

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One caring adult away from success

To many who knew him, “Daniel” probably seemed to be just another sad statistic. Growing up on the tough streets of North Portland, he first started getting in trouble at age 12.

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‘It just sometimes takes a village’

Simple answers to a challenging task

Becky Windsor’s approach to being a foster mom is simple, but effective. “I just love them as much as I can while I have them, but I always know deep in my heart that I’m going to have to let them go, so I do,” said Windsor, who typically has the foster “kiddos” in the family’s Hood River home for six months.

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Help for kids in their middle years

(Editor’s Note: Following is the second of three installments on programs offered by The Next Door, Inc., and what you can do to help children and their families). We all had that awkward moment when we were kids where we wondered where we fit into the world.

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‘Wall That Heals’ damaged by vandals in Goldendale

A 13-year-old boy was apprehended by the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Saturday for defacing the Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., that was on display Goldendale.

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Riding for America’s warriors

I pulled into the Chronicle parking lot just before sunrise Wednesday morning to find Rod Runyon, Northeast District ride captain for the Patriot Guard Riders, and three other bikers ready to depart. We were headed out on a very important mission: To escort The Wall that Heals on its one-hour journey from Toppenish to Goldendale, where it would be visited by thousands from Thursday, Aug. 31, through Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3.

Point Man moves on two fronts

The Dalles Outpost of Point Man International Ministries is on a mission to help veterans who are struggling with the aftermath of war, and to send comfort and care items to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Toward that end, the group, an “outreach for veterans by veterans” will be in high gear raising funds through two different venues during the next few weeks: A poker run and a Stoner AR-15 raffle.

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Welcoming The Wall

Forty-one bikers escorted The Wall That Heals into Goldendale Wednesday, where it was greeted by groups of cheering citizens who lined Broadway Street.

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