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‘Love your Columbia’ event focuses on Klickitat

Klickitat Advocacy has organized “Love Your Columbia” on Aug. 26, giving volunteers the opportunity to pick up litter, pull invasive weeds and perform other restoration at Columbia River locations in their communities.

Relay for Life is tomorrow

The Mid-Columbia Relay for Life is Saturday, Aug. 5, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and events conclude at 11 p.m.

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Coins awarded for good work

Cameron Smith, executive director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, recently awarded each member of the local “Got Your Six” band with a military challenge coin for their work to promote and raise funds for vet causes. “I got chills when he handed it to us,” said Chris Mumford, founder and drummer for the band named after the military term for “Got Your Back.”

Flagline to honor vets

The Missing in America Project has arranged for the unclaimed cremains of six veterans to be transported from La Grande to Willamette National Cemetery in Portland for internment with honors on Friday, Aug. 4. A flagline will be formed at the Chevron station near The Dalles Bridge at 9:15 a.m. to honor the service of the veterans during the escort’s fuel stop. Community members are invited to bring a flag and pay their respects.

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United Way awards $275K

Columbia Gorge United Way awarded $275,000 to 36 agencies in the Mid-Columbia region Tuesday at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Jeff Heater, president of the United Way Wasco/Sherman Council, said a record number of contributions came in from area residents and businesses in 2016, which allowed more local programs to receive assistance.

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Solar viewing, eclipse presentations

Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a solar viewing Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather and clouds permitting.

What's Happening from July 23

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Working with Wonder

Children’s Museum hits 40

The fun never seems to stop at the Wonderworks Children’s Museum of the Gorge.

What's happening from July 16

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Lottery funds give the Civic a giant lift

Those lottery tickets everybody buys and few win with are about to pay off handsomely for The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

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Block party supports United Way

Community members are invited to a block party Friday that not only provides an evening of fun but helps take care of the area’s most vulnerable populations. Funds from the fifth annual benefit concert hosted by the United Way Wasco/Sherman Council are used in 36 different programs, including those to help domestic violence victims, developmentally disabled adults, seniors on limited incomes, needy families, runaway teens and the homeless.

What's Happening from July 9

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Medical outreach helps domestic abuse victims

Domestic violence victims who had an intervention from a health care provider saw a 71 percent reduction in coerced pregnancies versus a control group, a study found. The local domestic violence prevention organization, HAVEN, hopes to get more local care providers to participate in a low-key intervention that reaches out to patients about how their lives are going.

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