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Senior news: Remembering the good ol’ days has benefits

When you listen to an old favorite song, smell a certain perfume or browse through a picture album, are long-forgotten images and emotions triggered? That is nostalgia.

Megafloods will be featured Aug. 3

The Hood River County Library District and the Columbia Gorge Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute host Dr. Victor R. Baker from the University of Arizona for a presentation on Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond. The presentation will be in the Hood River Library Reading Room Saturday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m.

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Shaniko Days returns Aug. 2

Shaniko Days falls on the first Saturday of August, Aug. 2 this year. Most activities start on Saturday, however for the second year, Friday night is Movie Night.

AstroGraph for July 29, 2014

Don’t get so caught up in your daily routine that you lose sight of your goals. Re-establish your plans for the future and focus your energy on your talents and achievements. Be prepared to follow up on any opportunities that come your way.

Everyday Cheapskate: Is it a rebate or rip off?

You know what irks me? Rebates. Take the vacuum cleaner for example. I bought it because with the $30 rebate, the final price beat all the competition. And I’ll admit I was quite proud of myself when I crammed the receipt and rebate form into my purse. The problem is I completely forgot about it.

Ask Dr. K: Different cancers may need different treatments

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. My doctor says my cancer is slow-growing and that we should just monitor it for now. Why not treat it right away?

Today in History, July 27

The Associated Press Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging he had personally engaged in a course of conduct designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case. (In the days that followed, the Committee also adopted articles accusing Nixon of abuse of power and contempt of Congress.)

Looking back on July 27

Looking back on July 27 in Wasco County, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Extension cord: Read to stop the summer slide

Beware of the Summer Slide! Once upon a time, in the scorching days of July and August, kids would have to pour water on the scorching hot playground slide to avoid burns. Luckily, kids today have colorful, cooler, plastic slides, but kids today need to be wary of a different kind of “summer slide.”

OSU food preservation hotline open until Oct. 17

CORVALLIS. – As widespread interest in preserving local produce continues, the Oregon State University Extension Service will once again offer its summer food preservation and safety hotline for queries on proper canning techniques, safe recipes to follow and where to get pressure canner gauges tested in your area.

AstroGraph for July 25, 2014

Follow your instincts to a prosperous future. Plan a trip or redevelop an old goal or creative endeavor. People you encounter will be glad to lend you a helping hand on your journey upward. You are at a crossroads, and must prepare for new beginnings.

Everyday Cheapskate: Whether you like it or not, you need a good credit score

In my perfect world there would be no credit scores. And while I do not believe that credit is necessarily evil, in that perfect world of mine, there would be no need for any of that because it would be, well ... perfect! Back to reality. There are myriad reasons we need to have good credit histories and excellent credit scores.

Ask Dr. K: Arsenal of remedies can help children with allergies

DEAR DOCTOR K: My 7-year-old daughter suffers from allergies every spring and fall. What can I do?

What's happening from July 25

Nonprofit events calendar from July 25, 2014

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