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Royal Ann and Andy sought for festival court

Children ages 3 to 7 are eligible for the 2014 Children’s Northwest Cherry Festival Court’s Mr. Royal Andy and Miss Royal Ann contest. One boy will be chosen as Mr. Royal Andy and one girl as Miss Royal Ann for the youth court. To enter, take a photo of your child, 5-by-7 inches or smaller, to Rivermark Community Credit Union, 1240 W. Sixth St. and complete an application. Impromptu shots are the most popular. Deadline for entries is April 4. The photos will be displayed at Rivermark. Voting will run from April 7 through April 18. People from the community can come in and vote during that time. Winners will be contacted April 18 and publicly introduced at the Lip Sync Thursday, April 24. Winners will receive a gift from Rivermark, a gift certificate from J.C. Penney for an outfit for the festivities, and a special place to ride in the Cherry Festival Parade.

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Arts and entertainment from March 6

Arts and entertainment schedule from March 6, 2014.

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Coffee Creek book drive begins

The Oregon Women Lawyers Coffee Creek Book Drive will take place through March 31.

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Connelly’s books are lifelong ambition

Lori Connelly, life-long Oregon resident and native of The Dalles, realized her life-long ambition of becoming a published author in the fall of 2013 after a hard-won battle against massive health problems.

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PBS reporter has arm amputated

LOS ANGELES — PBS science correspondent Miles O’Brien said Tuesday his left arm was amputated above the elbow after an apparently minor injury put his life in jeopardy.

Rodeo association cancels parade

Hulit says declining interest is the reason

Book battle is open to all

The rush of competition, the excitement of witnessing two opposing sides’ fight for dominance and their struggle to emerge victorious in the face of difficult odds always makes for a great show.

CAST to hold auditions for 'Blackbird'

CAST will hold auditions for “Blackbird” by David Harrower and directed by Judie Hanel on Feb. 22 and 23 at 2 p.m.

Fairground marks a century

State bill will recognize era

Sinfonietta features Scandinavian Romance Feb. 14

Special for Valentine’s Day, the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta he orchestra is presenting an evening of music called “Scandinavian Romance,” and it features compositions by Jean Sibelius, Oskar Bohme, and Georg Philipp Telemann.

Arts and entertainment from Feb. 13

Entertainment and art events from Feb. 13, 2014.

The Dalles author AJ Harmon releases last book of series

The Dalles contemporary romance author AJ Harmon has released “First Class Farewell,” the last installment of the First Class Novels Series.

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Arts and entertainment from Feb. 6

Arts and entertainment from Feb. 6, 2014.

Chamber rolls out ‘Cherry MARVELous’ theme

“Cherry MARVELous” will be the theme of the 35th annual Northwest Cherry Festival, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has announced.

Cases may mean more than legal woes for Bieber

LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber’s court cases on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border could complicate the star’s jet-setting ways as his troubles bring more legal scrutiny.

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