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Senior news: Laughter really can be the best medicine

It is said laughter is the best medicine. Although it is not a cure for major depression, according to the Mayo Clinic website, laughter can improve your mood, relieve stress and pain, and increase personal satisfaction while stimulating your heart, lungs and muscles — and improving your immune system. Not bad for a couple of knock-knock jokes!

What's happening from Oct. 28

Community nonprofit calendar of events from Oct. 28

The Pink Walk

MEMBERS OF THE Pink Project, a non-profit organization that provides comfort bags for breast cancer patients, took “The Pink Walk” Saturday to raise public awareness about breast cancer.

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Candy still being collected for kids

Community invited to help businesses cover Halloween

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Angler embarks on "Big Fishing Year"

How many species can a man catch in a year?

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Wandering forest roads on hunt for greatest hiking trail

Well, Janet and I have done it again. We have wasted another summer wandering single lane forest service roads looking for the next greatest hiking trail. We have run into our share of road hogs who think they are driving in downtown Portland. We have pointed more than a few disoriented people in the right direction. That said, we have had another great year roaming the trails of the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood.

Looking back from Oct. 26

Looking back on Oct. 26, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Loyalty in the face of Prejudice

The Dalles resident Morioka featured in Bend museum through Nov. 1

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Long flag tradition in The Dalles

Duties switching to a new troop this Nov. 11

Join Pink Walk Sunday

The Pink Walk to raise public awareness about breast cancer, starts Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Landmark, Third and Lincoln street.

Mt. Hood Film festival returns Nov. 7, HR

HOOD RIVER — Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 7-9. Venues for the Film Festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Hotel downstairs and Andrew’s Skylight Theater. The festival will feature a segment of 3D films –the only film festival in the PNW featuring 3D. In addition to showcasing national and worldwide films, the festival features local and NW filmmakers and is supported almost entirely by community volunteers and local businesses.

Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 23

Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 23

Ask Dr. K: Home blood pressure monitor gives control

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor told me to check my blood pressure at home, but he didn’t give me many details. Could you provide some guidance? DEAR READER: Keeping your blood pressure in check is vital to maintaining heart health and preventing stroke. But the way most of us monitor our pressure — by trekking to the doctor’s office for occasional blood pressure checks — is far from ideal.

What's happening from Oct. 23

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 23, 2014.

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