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What's Happening from Oct. 18

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 18.

It’s candy drive time in The Dalles

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is collecting Halloween candy for businesses to pass out to children.

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Ballots mailed this week

The Nov. 8 general election is coming up fast. Ballots will be mailed to voters across Wasco County on Wednesday, Oct. 19, meaning some voters should see them showing up in their mailboxes as early as Thursday. According to Chrissy Zaugg, elections deputy for the Wasco County Clerk’s office, approximately 15,300 ballots will be going out.

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Johnson seeks to involve city youth

Clay Johnson, who works as a technician for U.S. Watermaker, Inc., a desalination company in The Dalles, was born and raised in Kenai, Alaska. But he has made his home in The Dalles for the past 14 years.

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Basketball Academy to hold traveling team tryouts

First session is starting up at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 30

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing boys traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at The Dalles Middle School.

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Pink Walk

Margie Bodolay of Lyle untangles balloons floating outside Burgerville on Second Street in The Dalles during the annual Pink Walk Saturday morning.

TDMS teacher’s aide jailed, charged

A male classroom aide at The Dalles Middle School was arrested last week and is accused of inappropriately touching two female students at school.

Middle school teacher's aide arrested in TD

Jose Luis Martinez-Robledo, 48, a teacher's aide at The Dalles Middle School, was arrested at his home Oct. 12 and is charged with two counts of Sexual Harassment, according to a joint statement by Northern Wasco County School District (NWCSD) Superintendent Candy Armstrong and Sergeant Douglas Kramer of The Dalles Police.

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Looking back on October 18, 2016

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Restoring history afloat

When Glen Cathers’ wife Naomi asked him what he would choose if he could have anything in the world, he replied, “I want a motor lifeboat.” “Let's do it,” she said.

Sherman doctor honored

Dr. Erin Burnham of Sherman County Emergency Services is EMS Medical Director of the Year for 2016. Burnham, a Hood River resident, was honored last month at the Oregon State Health Division Annual Oregon EMS conference in Bend. The award honors a physician who serves or has served the EMS system by providing medical direction, on-line or off-line, and who has served with distinction.

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‘Pink’ walk is Saturday

The annual walk to increase public awareness about the threat of cancer to women in the community takes place tomorrow, Oct. 15, in downtown The Dalles.

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Concert Sunday supports music

The Walworth Music Foundation’s annual fall fundraising event is Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Christian Science Church, 701 Washington Street in The Dalles.

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Project to close Hwy. 30

The Chenoweth Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 30 in The Dalles needs to be replaced, and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning to close the roadway entirely to speed the work.

For the record from October 13

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 13, 2016.


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