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Moro resident exhibits items from S. Africa trip

Moro — Donna Birtwistle of Moro has brought South Africa to the Sherman County Historical Museum with a display sharing her travels, adventures and select hand-painted art work that she collected.

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Early morning sun

A CLIFF on the east side of Mill Creek is silhouetted against the morning sunrise Thursday, Sept. 18. By afternoon, spots traces of rain were felt as the hot weather of the past week moderates.

Wolf committee meets in Dufur

First meeting is Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at Dufur City Hall.

For the record, Sept. 18

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 18, 2014

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NW Natural helps prepare for trouble

Food, family activities, giveaways offered at Sept. 20

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It’s Pig Bowl time again!

Police give fans an oinker of a show to help families

Tussle over pro-pot signs

Turf war extends to ownership of ‘Excalibur’

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Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

As of now, the cuts will only affect Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Woman holds off thief, gives birth

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

Poverty rate drops nationally

WASHINGTON — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation’s economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.

For the record, Sept. 17

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 17, 2014.

Gorge Visitors Association hosts Tourism Summit Oct. 15

The Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association will host a Tourism Summit Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

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Workshop focuses on energy

Energy and energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings will be the topic of discussion at the All About Energy Forum Monday, Sept. 22, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

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What's happening from Sept. 17

MOSIER MUSEUM: By popular demand, Mosier museum at the former legion hall just north of the post office will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 20. Please contact Marilynn Gholston Shaw at shaw.marilynn@gmail.com if you have questions or wish to volunteer.

Fire crews make progress against W. Oregon wildfire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: Fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada, and it is 7 percent contained.

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