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What's Happening from Oct. 18

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 18.

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Indigenous People Day celebrated

Reconciliation and remembrance were held forth, along with gifts, in Monday’s first-ever Indigenous People Day in Hood River, attended by about 70 people at Overlook Memorial Park.

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Guard fundraiser Saturday

A fundraiser for local soldiers, featuring casino games, live music, a light show, live and silent auctions, dinner and a fajita bar is set for this Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Doors open for the “Guards Cards and Guitars Casino Night” at 5 p.m. and the public is welcome.

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Craft of Creativity

Alice Tibbets of The Dalles sits at her table of custom-made jewelry during the Arts and Crafts fair at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles Sunday. A variety of crafts were on display, from knitted goods to restored wooden axes. Mark B. Gibson photo

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‘88 TDHS grad lauded for investigation

Mitch France, a 1988 graduate of The Dalles High School, and now a detective with the Newport Police Department, was honored for his work overseeing a complex and regionally significant homicide case. The department gave him a Distinguished Service Award in September for his work in the case against a woman who threw her autistic 6-year-old son, London McCabe, off the Yaquina Bay Bridge in December 2014.

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Rotary welcomes three new members

The Dalles Rotary Club welcomed three new members Sept. 28: Brent Bybee, Cody Miller and Nate Stice.

Energy assistance applications available October, December

The Mid-Columbia Community Action Program (CAP) is offering Energy Assistance to households with seniors or people with disabilities on Oct. 11 and to the general population on Dec. 1.

Western chow, entertainment for good cause

Whether it’s date night or an evening to socialize with family or friends, the Mid-Columbia Senior Center is the place to be Friday evening. “It’s a fall shindig,” said Ashley Lauterbach, one of the organizers and assistant director of The Dalles Meals on Wheels.

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Clinic renamed after decorated soldier

It’s official, the local medical and mental health center for veterans has a new sign posted that designates the building as the Loren R. Kaufman VA Clinic. On Saturday morning, two federal officials joined local government leaders, administrators from the Oregon Military Department and community members at the dedication ceremony. The event took place at the Oregon Veterans’ Home and was attended by several members of Kaufman’s family.

What's happening from Sept. 28

September Wednesday, September 28 GORGE CHAPTER: Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is seeking to form a gorge chapter and invites people interested in keeping fishing licenses affordable and hatcheries open to come to a meeting starting at 6 p.m. at the Charburger Country in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive. For more information call Chris Cone at 541-213-1464.

Dufur "branding party' Saturday

Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.

‘Gorge Happiness Month’ begins Oct. 1

Feeling down unhappy? Full of angst and inner turmoil? If so, Gorge Happiness Month may be just the event to cheer you up.

POW/MIA recognized Friday

Ceremonies will take place throughout the nation Friday, Sept. 16, for National POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Recognition Day, including a remembrance ceremony at Sorosis Park, 350 E. Scenic Drive, in The Dalles.

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Pig Bowl fundraiser is Saturday

Annual football game to help families in need The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football competition between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officers, will be 7 p.m. Sept. 17, at the Wahtonka field.

9/11 memorial planned Sunday

Community members are invited by Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue to join emergency responders Sunday for an observance of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Firefighters and law enforcement officials will gather at 7 a.m. at Station One, 1400 W. Eighth Street in The Dalles, for the short program. “When 9/11 happened, the mantra became ‘Never Forget,’ and I think that was not just so that we would remember the losses of that day; it was something that we needed to cement in our minds so that we would guard against it happening again,” said Fire Chief Bob Palmer. Palmer opens the ceremony on Sept. 11 by recounting the events of 9/11, and then Chaplain Marilyn Roth will give the invocation.

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