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Helping vets in crisis

The rate of veteran suicides in Oregon is far outpacing that of civilians — as it is across the nation — and a local group of community members wants to do something about it. The plan of several nonprofits and public agencies is to invite military families and area residents to a “Suicide Alternatives Event” from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in front of the Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office (VSO), 201 Federal Street.

September 25, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..


Rwandan genocide survivor to visit TD

“Operation Christmas” recipient Yves Dushime will share his experience Saturday, Oct 6, in The Dalles at First Christian Church, 3 to 5 p.m. Since 1993, an international project called Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 157 million children in need in, delivering the boxes to more than 160 countries and territories worldwide.

September 25, 2018 1:17 p.m. read more..


Pig Bowl

Photographs from the Pig Bowl football game between regional law enforcement teams.

September 25, 2018 1:12 p.m. read more..
 

Local DU chapter receives awards

Ducks Unlimited held their Oregon State Convention and Volunteer Celebration in Garibaldi. Members of the Gorge Chapter who attended were awarded special recognition as the Outstanding Oregon Ducks Unlimited Chapter.

September 21, 2018 2:22 p.m. read more..


Firearms Safety Course offered

The Dalles Rifle & Pistol Club is opening up applications for an NRA Firearms Safety Course. The class provides education on how to safely store, handle, and operate firearms, and qualifies successful attendees to apply for a Concealed Handgun License.

September 21, 2018 2:07 p.m. read more..


Suicide Alternatives Event

The Wasco County Veterans Service Office is hosting a "Suicide Alternatives Event" on Saturday the 29th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans Service Office parking lot, 201 Federal St., The Dalles. The event focuses on veterans, their families and friends, but is open to anyone concerned about suicide prevention.

September 20, 2018 9:55 a.m. read more..


Presentation explores WWI history

It was a packed, cramped room on the night of Sept. 8 at the Stonehenge Memorial in the Maryhill State Park, as people gathered for an engaging and insightful presentation on World War I from state park ranger Mark Harris.

September 18, 2018 2:28 p.m. read more..


Pig Bowl benefits three families Sat.

Three local families will benefit from the popular annual Pig Bowl fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 22, which pitches Washington and Oregon law enforcement against each other in flag football. The game, which starts at 7 p.m., is at Wahtonka football field. Tickets are $3 single or $10 per family.

September 18, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..


Seminar Change

The Childhood Domestic Violence Symposium presented by Voices Set Free, originally scheduled for August, was moved back to September and is coming up Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hood River Juice Company, 550 Riverside Dr.

September 18, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..
 

Salvation Army thrift store reopens

The Dalles Salvation Army Thrift Store reopened at noon last Friday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony provided by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and plenty of eager shoppers on hand to celebrate a remodel.

September 18, 2018 1:53 p.m. read more..


‘Never forget’

This year’s local observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which takes place Friday, Sept. 21, will focus on the recent return of 55 remains from Korea believed to be U.S. military personnel. “We are gratified to see these men come home so their families can have closure,” said Dan Brophy, chaplain for Point Man International Ministries, who will give the benediction at the ceremony.

September 18, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


Candidates square off

Three sets of candidates for state office faced off last week at the “Before the Ballot” forum sponsored by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

September 18, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..


Riding to the Rescue

Nia Pereira, 6, of The Dalles, takes the controls of a Wasco County Sheriff Search and Rescue All-Terrain Vehicle during a “Get Ready—The Dalles” event at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Saturday, Sept. 15. Riding behind, awaiting her turn at the helm, is River, 5. The free event featured demonstrations and information from over 20 agencies and vendors with the goal of teaching residents to be more self reliant during emergencies and disasters. Demonstrations include boater safety, first aid, fire safety and more.

September 18, 2018 1:16 p.m. read more..

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