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Senior news: ‘­Tis the season to show appreciation

With Thanksgiving becoming another shopping holiday — Black Friday morphing into Black Thursday — I have begun to appreciate the perspective that comes from having lived these many years.

Tips to be safe on turkey day

American Red Cross issues travel, cooking safety advice

Letter to the editor: Use science

To the editor: Everyday when we travel in our cars, stay safe and warm in our homes, buy food at the store, or use medicine, we benefit from the knowledge that science has provided us.

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Hot springs offer warm respite

Oregon springs offer variety of soaking options

Christmas tree permits available

SALEM (AP) — Sales of Christmas-tree permits for the Mount Hood National Forest are now available, and permits for the Willamette National Forest go on sale the day after Thanksgiving.

Youth misses key signs of concussion

High school player didn’t recognize what was happening

Dr. K: Eye drops provide relief for swollen eyes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have allergies, and my eyes are affected the most. They’re puffy, red and itchy. What can I do? DEAR READER: Pollens, animal dander, dust mites and mold: The same allergens that cause sneezing and an itchy nose and throat can trigger allergy symptoms that affect your eyes, too. If your eyes are red and itchy, you may also have tearing, mucous discharge and swelling of your conjunctiva (the inside of your eyelid). This constellation of symptoms is known as allergic conjunctivitis. It can be uncomfortable, but it is not a threat to vision.

Travel in time with Sherlock Holmes

FINAL PERFORMANCES of The Dalles High School Theatre Department’s production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time” are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20, 21, and 22, with performances at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Pictured are Ian Webb and Murphy Goldsberry in a scene from the play, in which Sherlock Holmes goes back in time to stop Professor Moriarty from changing the outcome of WW II. Contributed photo

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Camel’s visit draws The Dalles crowd

It’s not every day that a camel is seen on the streets of The Dalles, so the presence of “Calypso” on Monday drew plenty of attention from passing motorists. “I’ve seen them in zoos but this close is pretty cool,” said Rowan Hopkins, 13, who fed the camel a treat that earned instant friendship.

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Think Pink receives donation

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Griffith Motors owner David Griffith made a donation of $50 for every vehicle sold in the month of October.

Ask Dr. K: Hookahs are not harmless, in spite of what teens think

DEAR DOCTOR K: You recently wrote about e-cigarettes not being safe for teens. What about hookahs? I don’t completely understand what they are. Are they OK for my teen? I think he might be smoking them. DEAR READER: A hookah is a water pipe that people use to smoke a specially made tobacco. Often the tobacco used in hookahs is flavored, which makes smoking it more attractive to some people.

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Helmets now commonplace on slopes

BEND (AP) — They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! ... unfashionable. "Now I feel like if you go up to the mountain, it almost looks weird if you don't have one on," says Mikaela Costigan, accessories buyer for Powder House Ski & Snowboard in Bend.

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