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Looking Back on September 25

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

Dufur "branding party' Saturday

Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.

Way of the world

My children call me Mammy. It’s an Irish thing. I was in California visiting three of my grandchildren when I saw my 4-year-old grandson, “B,” having a bit of a tiff with his mother. She had let him have Lucky Charms cereal for breakfast. He, of course, had eaten all the marshmallow stars and none of the rest of the cereal and was asking for more. She said, not only would there be no more today, but there would not be anymore until he was old enough to eat everything in the bowl and drink his milk.

‘Mammy’ wins essay contest

Widge Johnson of The Dalles decided to share a memorable moment in a grandparent essay contest because “this particular story still cracks me up.” Joan Silver, organizing the contest for the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, read Johnson’s entry, the first to be submitted, and knew instantly that it would be a tough act to follow.

Get hooked by fishery plans

Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is asking area sports fishers to join their effort to keep license fees affordable and hatcheries open. A meeting to further explore formation of a gorge chapter is available at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Charburger Country restaurant in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive.

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McDonald named ‘Entertainer of the Year’

Jill McDonald of The Dalles, with her husband Thom, have been named as “Entertainers of the Year” by Paint Nite and were recognized at the company’s annual awards gala held in Boston, Mass., last week.

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Looking Back on September 18

Looking back on September 18, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Hummmm ends Saturday with music

The “Hummm” exhibit ends its run with a free live concert Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Artist Midori Hirose and Cascade Singers are collaborating in the event to be held on the second floor the Morin Printing building, part of historic Vogt Opera House, at 308 Washington St., The Dalles. Music featured at the Opera House between 1888 and 1916 will be interspersed with historic sketches of the theater’s history. There is no seating available so persons attending are invited to bring a camp stool or folding chair. The Hummm exhibit is open through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m

Gorge health focus scores prize

A national foundation has honored Columbia Gorge health providers and community organizations with a $25,000 award for their inclusive and collaborative approach to health care.

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Pig Bowl fundraiser is Saturday

Annual football game to help families in need The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football competition between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officers, will be 7 p.m. Sept. 17, at the Wahtonka field.

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Authors Gather

Author Yvonne Wakefield, a resident of The Dalles, signed books and chatted with community members during Klindt’s Booksellers’ Northwest Author Festival on Saturday. Wakefield, author of Babe in the Woods, a memoir of Wakefield’s move into the wilderness, was among a group of 11 authors who signed books during the three-hour event.

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Looking Back on September 11

Looking back on September 11, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

Arts and entertainment calendar

Arts and entertainment calendar from Sept. 8

Museum features Keith Blaylock

Sherman County resident and metal artist Keith Blaylock is the Sherman County Historical Museum’s featured artist for September. Blaylock was born and raised in Moro, and graduated from Sherman County High School. He has been farming on the family farm, which he now enjoys with his son.

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Exhibit celebrates final weekend with music

The “Hummm” modern art exhibit ends its run in The Dalles with a free live concert Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Morin Printing Building, 308 Washington St. Artist Midori Hirose and Cascade Singers are collaborating in the event, to be held on the second floor of the building, part of historic Vogt Opera House.

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