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What's Happening from July 10

Events calendar from July 10, 2016

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Seeking a volunteer city

The Dalles will be “volunteer central” next Saturday, July 16, with a unique local event: the inaugural Community Volunteer Fair at the Civic Auditorium. The concept behind the volunteer fair is to match those interested in honing their job skills with agencies and organizations that need volunteers to help run their operations more efficiently. It’s also a great way for someone to learn more about an organization they may later want to go to work for.

Seeking volunteers

The following agencies and organizations have signed on to attend the Community Volunteer Fair, which will be held at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For the record from July 8

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 8, 2016.

Hooks and Horns

The Dalles Chronicle invites hunters and fishers to send in stories and photos for “Hooks & Horns: An Adventure Guide to the Outdoors,” that will publish in late August.

Officers react to Dallas shootings

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill said he was in a daze this morning, trying to process what happened in Dallas, where five police were killed and seven wounded by sniper fire at a protest Thursday night against recent killings by police. “It’s tragic that people would target law enforcement, who are sworn to protect and serve the citizens,” he said. “I just don’t get it. I just don’t understand it in my mind; it’s too raw, it’s too new.”

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Armed robbery details emerge

The robber who stole an undisclosed amount of cash from Jack’s Mini Mart Wednesday was in the store for just 40 seconds, said a store manager who came upon the scene just as the man was running away.

For the record from July 7

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 7, 2016.

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Quilt a ‘work of love’

A new quilt hanging in Doris Smith’s bedroom at The Springs at Mill Creek has some old material in it: handkerchiefs she received during her student nursing days in World War II. In 1943, at age 18, Smith joined the Army Nurse Corps, signing the required pledge to stick with the corps for the duration of the war, plus six months afterward.

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Salvation Army reacts to city pot ruling

Although recent decisions of The Dalles City Council may make it a moot point, Maj. Ronald Wildman of the Salvation Army wants to make it clear that the facility at 623 E. Third Street indeed serves as a church. And he brought out plenty of evidence to back his case.

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Armed robber hits food mart

A man armed with a shotgun made off with an undisclosed amount of money Wednesday night after holding up Jack’s Mini Mart by The Dalles Bridge. Police are looking for a vehicle that was stolen from Hood River at around the same time, which may be connected to the robbery. It is a dark colored 1993 Ford Explorer with Oregon plate UNW 254, said The Dalles Police Sgt. Jamie Carrico.

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Scoopy Doo takes on dog doody

If you own a dog, there is at least one chore you likely don’t care for: Cleaning up your yard or kennel and disposing of the feces. Molly Blatz and Robert Weems are counting on the squeamishness of most dog owners when faced with that particular chore, and hope the distasteful task will fall to Scoopy Doo Mobile Service, their new dog feces removal service.

Record from July 6

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 6, 2016.

Miller seeks re-election

The Dalles City Councilor Linda Miller has decided to ask the voters for another four-year term. On June 29, Miller, who serves in council Position 4, which represents the eastern portion of The Dalles, filed to be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Vets, musicians sought for band

Chris Mumford is dusting off his drum set with the intent of starting a jam band that provides veterans with musical therapy and raises funds to meet their needs. He is seeking musicians, both “civilian” and veteran, to get involved in the outreach. If enough people sign on, Mumford wants to tackle another big challenge; perhaps setting a new world record for having the largest number of people play the same song for the longest amount of time.


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