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Rolling for America’s warriors

His journey of nearly 7,000 miles is more than just an adventure to Rod Runyon, Northeast Oregon District captain for the Patriot Guard Riders; it is a quest that pays tribute to the nation’s fallen, prisoners of war and those missing in action. Runyon set out on the first leg of the trip Thursday with Army veteran Jim Smith, a former Oregon State Police trooper who also resides in The Dalles, and Bob Canavan of Dallesport, a Navy veteran who rides not only for PGR but the Gorge Gospel Riders.

Dufur class fundraiser tonight

The Dufur Annual Carnival, supporting the Dufur High School senior trip, is tonight, 5 to 8 p.m. in the school gym

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Join ‘Skittles’ run

Color the Gorge run/walk coming Saturday, register online by Friday

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Classic Car Show winners named

The KODL Classic Car Show served up 105 classic cars for the Northwest Cherry Festival show.

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Home At Last receives dealer support

Tonkin and Subaru of America awarded Home At Last Humane Society in The Dalles with a donation during the Cherry Festival downtown The Dalles.

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Third time’s a charm with clinic plan

Name change will honor hero

What's Happening for April 15

Announce your public, nonprofit activities here: E-mail to tdchron@ or drop off your information at the Chronicle, 315 Federal St., The Dalles.

What's Happening for April 13

Announce your public, nonprofit activities here: E-mail to or drop off your information at the Chronicle, 315 Federal St., The Dalles.

The Dalles High School Honor Roll

Second trimester

Art exhibit opens at The Dalles Art Center

Three local artists of the Columbia Gorge are displaying a breadth of art at The Dalles Art Center, in an exhibit called “Pottery — Painting — Jewels.”

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Tea is served April 16

Event benefits Pink Project program for cancer patients

Captain takes watch at readiness center

The Oregon Army National Guard has recently undergone command changes, with a new officer in charge of 131 soldiers at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Capt. Chris Perrotti arrives at his new post with two deployments to Iraq as a Marine before he left the active-duty military to join the Guard in 2007.

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An Evening with HAVEN

The glamour of Hollywood and nostalgia of a 35th anniversary set the stage for “An Evening with HAVEN” that will be full of elegance and reflection.

Time to clean out garage

It’s time to clean out the garage and get debris ready for disposal at the 29th annual Community Clean-up on May 7. The Dalles residents can dispose of yard debris and other unwanted items by taking them to the collection site at the county yard — on the corner of West 10th and Walnut streets — from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a limit of two standard-sized pickup loads per household.

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'Mom Prom' benefits Grayson

Last year’s “Mom Prom,” an elegant evening out for grownups, raised over $10,000 for a little girl in Hood River who was fighting cancer. This year, with twice as much time to plan, event co-organizer Kristen Labenske hopes to raise twice as much money, all for the benefit of Grayson Smallfoot, a little boy in Arlington with a severe form of spina bifida.


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