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Holiday Craft Kickoff

Jack Smith, The Dalles, shows off his creations at the Oregon Veterans Home craft bazaar Saturday, Oct. 27.

October 30, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..
 

Fun Group illuminates holiday

Louis Red Cloud needed a little rope on Saturday. Some zip ties, and 170 feet of LED lighting were also in order. Kurt Conger had set up all the supplies and noted the new lights would reduce total wattage use from 3,000 watts to just 300 watts, while providing more luminance for all of The Dalles to see when the star is lit the day after Thanksgiving.

October 30, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..
  

A shelter in a storm

The tidy house and yard blends in well with its East Ninth Street neighbors but the “family” inside is anything but traditional. The teenage inhabitants come from diverse ethnic backgrounds, which makes “cultural night” a source of pride as well as an educational experience. Although neighbors initially had some reservations about potentially troubled youth living next door, they now bring over meals and are very supportive of the program, said Gary Casady, co-founder and executive director of the Youth Empowerment Shelter.

October 26, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..
 

Wasco facility hosts job fair

A jobs fair is set for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, in Wasco to test the waters for how many people might be qualified for or interested in working at a planned 14-bed childrens’ diversion center that would employ 50 people. The center would house kids in family crisis who need a safe, temporary respite until they’re returned home or to another safe arrangement, said Mike Smith, who has been working for over 18 months to bring the facility and its jobs to Wasco.

October 23, 2018 2:36 p.m. read more..
   

Food program gets boost

Columbia State Bank challenged customers and employees to donate canned and boxed food items for the Community Backpack Program and, by the end of one month, had a big stash to deliver. The “Take a Bag & Fill It” challenge will be an ongoing effort, said Kara Simpson, vice president and branch manager.

October 16, 2018 2:38 p.m. read more..


65th Reunion

The Dalles High School Class of 1953 held their 65th reunion September 21 and 22, with a gathering at Spooky’s Restaurant on Friday evening and dinner on Saturday evening at the Shilo Inn Portage Grill.

October 16, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..


WorkSource hosts job fair

WorkSource Columbia Gorge has partnered with local employers from across the Gorge to host a job fair in Washington Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Elks’ Lodge, 124 NE Church Avenue, White Salmon. Participating employers need electronics assemblers, composite engineers, maintenance technicians, database administrators, cabinet makers, and more.

October 16, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..


Masters Family Circus to perform

Students at St. Mary’s Academy have a busy week planned as they prepare to join the circus. They will be learning the basics of circus performance ahead of this weekend’s “Masters Family Circus” performances Saturday and Sunday, with two shows daily at 2 and 5 p.m. at the academy, 1112 Cherry Heights Rd. in The Dalles.

October 16, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..

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