Sitting in the shade of a small migrant labor housing unit near The Dalles, John Jessup of White Salmon chats in Spanish with cherry picker Francisco Tamayo of Yuba City, Calif., as he relaxes after a long, hot day working in the orchards.
Health workers promote better diet
An inspiration to all she met, MariAnne Sansour has succumbed to ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, after a six-year battle that she fought on her own terms, with faith, grit and humor. Ironically, her death, on May 13, occurred during ALS Awareness Month. She was 69.
This is the conclusion of a three-part series exploring the controversy over odor and emissions at Amerities West: When Amerities South, located in Hope, Ark., had its grand opening in 2011, Warren Nelson, director of Amerities Holdings, told the Hope Star “This land is clean and will be kept clean.”
This is the second of three stories centered on the controversy over odor and emissions at Amerities West in The Dalles; Air monitors, used to measure naphthalene levels, will arrive to The Dalles by the end of the month, confirmed Brian Boling, a laboratory manager for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
At age 15, progressing muscular dystrophy has robbed Ulises Elizarraras Perez of the use of his legs and largely stilled his arms.
Event benefits Pink Project program for cancer patients
WHITE SALMON – In support of an overall plan to meet the needs of the Columbia River Gorge community today and in the future, Skyline Hospital has expanded its transitional care program.
Lauren Kraemer, assistant professor with Oregon State University Extension Service, helps serve a meal Thursday evening at One Community Health, 1040 Webber Street in The Dalles. The free meal, which featured homemade soups and salad dressing, was followed by a class to help people feed their family and eat healthy. The program in English and Spanish will be offered every second Thursday of the month. Meal begins at 5 p.m. Partnering with OSU Extension and One Community Health is the Vegie Prescription program of the Gorge Grown Food Network.
Saying it would add efficiency and improve services, Mid-Columbia Medical Center is hoping to build a 70,000-square-foot patient tower at its hospital campus in The Dalles.
A local grade schooler recently had a triglyceride level of 262 — well above the normal range of six to 100 milligrams per deciliter for this measure of fat in the blood.
Matt Post donated his 70-inch waist jeans to Goodwill and got rid of most of his old pictures. The 30-year-old doesn’t want to relive the past but instead look to the future. “I just did not want to see myself at that again,” Post said. “I did not want that to be an acceptable return for me.”
The North Central Public Health District, increasingly short staffed since a budget cut last summer and other staff departures, may get a cash infusion from a regional health organization Wednesday. The Columbia Gorge Health Council, which governs state-funded health care for low income residents, got a sizeable “bonus” for meeting certain health goals set up by the state.
About 30 percent of clients on parole and probation in Wasco County are also social service clients of the Department of Human Services. The goals of these two entities for this minority of shared clients can often coincide: to get the client clean and sober and into stable housing and employment.
Proud parents Jason and Victoria Bustos hold their new daughter, Harper Bustos, who was born 11:31 a.m. Jan. 1 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. Harper was 19.5 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She joins siblings Trinity Martin, 9, and Alexa Bustos, 8. “We are very blessed to have the first happy, healthy, beautiful girl in The Dalles in 2016,” said Jason. “We appresiate the amazing care we got at MCMC.”