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Vintage tractors rolling into Dufur

The second annual Vintage Dufur Days offers plenty of family fun this weekend, Aug. 12 and 13. People are invited to step back in time to and enjoy displays in the historic town of horse-drawn equipment, tractors, a thresher and other pieces of antique farm equipment.

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Greenhouse project wins award

Wasco County Master Gardeners received a prestigious Search for Excellence award at the International Master Gardener conference for its regional jail greenhouse and spring plant sale.

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Local drivers rev up for Sunday races

Motorsports fans won't have to travel far to experience the sights, sounds and high-speed action of auto racing as the C.H. Urness Motors/The Dalles NAPA-sponsored Dallesport Drags will be a highlight event of the Neon Cruise this Sunday, Aug. 13, at the airport in Dallesport.

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Healing wall honors vets

The Wall That Heals will soon arrive in Goldendale to honor Vietnam veterans and provide area residents with an opportunity to pay respects to the more than 58,000 warriors who fell in battle — and show their support for those who came home. The travelling half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C, arrives in Goldendale about 11 a.m. on Aug. 30.

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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.

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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.

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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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