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Driving with dangerous distractions

Spurred by the death of a family friend because of a distracted driver, Larry Fairclo has started a campaign to raise awareness about the problem. His first stop? The Northwest Cherry Festival Parade.

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Home and Lifestyle show at the Civic

The annual Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Home and Lifestyle Show will open its doors Friday, April 21, 5 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium and will run throughout Northwest Cherry Festival weekend to Sunday, April 23.

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Cherry Festival calendar

Entertainment stage and general calendar of events for the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival

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McGlothlin to lead Cherry Festival Parade

With a long history of service in The Dalles community to his credit, Timothy McGlothlin — a Lions volunteer and member of The Dalles City Council — has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s Northwest Cherry Festival.

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Brother, sister named royalty

Mary Leighton said she plans to dress up for her role as this year’s Cherry Festival Queen Anne, but her brother, Chuck Sandoz, named King Bing, said, “I’m not.” The duo came into town for an interview the other day, taking a brief break from working at Sandoz Farm, a Mill Creek operation that’s been in the family since 1880. Asked how they got selected for this year’s royalty, Sandoz said, “I treat it like it’s jury duty. You kind of get called sooner or later.”

For the Record for April 19, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from April 19

Expert to discuss lead ammunition

Leland Brown, an expert from the Oregon Zoo, will be speaking about the use of lead and non-lead ammunition for hunting at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum this Saturday, April 22.

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Planetree library services moved

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has closed its Planetree Health Resource Center office downtown The Dalles to build a digital platform.

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At Home on the Range

A horseman works through a herd of cattle high above the Columbia River near Wishram Heights, west of Maryhill Museum of Art on Highway 14.

OR Wheat Foundation awards scholarships

The Oregon Wheat Foundation has awarded scholarships to one student in Wasco County and another in Sherman. The local scholarships are two of a dozen $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors this year.

County adopts new vice-chair position

The Wasco County Commission recently took steps to make sure someone was in the position to make decisions when the other members were unavailable. Commissioner Steve Kramer was appointed vice-chair April 5 after Chair Rod Runyon and Commissioner Scott Hege announced plans to be gone for an extended period of time.

College board discusses ‘sanctuary’ status

Members of the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education on Monday indicated general support for a resolution that has been under consideration designating the college a “Sanctuary College.”

For the Record for April 18, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from April 18

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Ready to Scramble

Kids keep an alert eye on the Easter Bunny as they prepare for a mad scramble during the 16th annual Griffith Motors/Bicoastal Media Easter Egg Scramble Saturday at Sorosis Park.

Four vie for three port seats

Ballots will be mailed to Wasco County voters next week

In the May 16 special election, four candidates are competing for three seats on the Port of The Dalles Board of Commissioners. The five-member board makes decisions about developing or selling land and which economic development projects to pursue, among other topics.

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