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Kathy Ursprung

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Missing Wishram man suffers from health problems

The family of Jaime “Jungle” Jim, 53, of Wishram, is seeking word of his whereabouts. Jim was last seen the evening of Oct. 30, said his sister, Emily Charpentier. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like...

If they hadn’t before, they are now: Even if some of the Christmas light displays went up before Thanksgiving, we are now in the full-fledged Christmas season. A couple of local businesses have announced special activities in honor of the season:

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Keller’s expands brew supply

Open house set Dec. 7

Larry Keller can’t complain about the growth his company, Keller’s Brew Supply, has seen since it started two years ago. It has grown enough to allow the business to move from a small space tucked away in the commercial building at 1800 W. 10th St. to the large main showroom.

Guard families need help

Financial struggles may be worse at holidays

Port to install year-round water system at marina

Many boathouses have four-season living area

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Arts and entertainment from Nov. 27

Arts and entertainment calendar.

What's Happening from Nov. 26

What's Happening from Nov. 26, 2013.

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First grad due in Mental Health Court

Judge will bring chocolate cake in celebration

Shopping contest aims for more local commerce

Decorations and celebrations aren’t the only plans The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has for the holiday season. The local business organization is kicking off its Shop Local and Win campaign on Starlight Parade Friday, Nov. 29, to encourage people to shop in The Dalles for the holidays rather than making their purchases out of town.

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Hundreds shop Goodwill opening

Regional Goodwill employees applaud shoppers as they enter

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Skin center offices combine

Columbia Laser will offer expanded services in The Dalles

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Fuentes found second chance at Goodwill

Laid off from drone industry, man struggled with English

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Goodwill opens Thursday in The Dalles

Double merchandise stocked for grand opening

What's Happening from Nov. 19

What's Happening from Nov. 19, 2103.

What's happening from Nov. 17, 2013.

What's happening from Nov. 17, 2013.

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Arts and entertainment from Nov. 14

Arts and entertainment events from Nov. 14, 2013.

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Lee takes on Breezeway ownership

Antiques shop is now open every day

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Ungar is new jeweler at J.D. Smith

Jeweler Adam Ungar has joined the staff of J.D. Smith Jewelers in The Dalles.

Wonderworks hits snag

Wonderworks Children’s Museum will be taking a little longer than planned to repay the Port of The Dalles for purchase of their new building after a major grant they had hoped to secure didn’t come through.

Tour to launch street effort

After hearing an explanation of the basic issues relating to street and storm water improvements and how they affect residential development, The Dalles Planning Commission members decided a field trip is in order.

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Community colleges key to workforce

Brown advocates funding to support GED training

Arts and entertainment from Nov. 7

Arts and entertainment from Nov. 7, 2013.

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Klebes joins Main Street effort

New RARE worker aims to strengthen and enhance effort

Word on the Street: Help veterans get a fresh look

Help military stay in the trim: Great Clips is offering a chance for community members to express their gratitude to veterans with the “Thank a Veteran” promotion.

What's Happening from Nov. 7

New Entries HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Zion Lutheran Church hosts a Christmas bazaar Saturday Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at 101 W. 10th St., in The Dalles.

Planning panel takes up street improvement regulations

The Dalles Planning Commission will take up issues related to public improvements — sidewalks, curbs, streets, sewer and water lines — related to residential development at a work session Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at City Hall council chambers.

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Eagle Indians compete at state harriers meet

Emily Morin wins all-state mention

What's Happening from Nov. 3

What's Happening from Nov. 3, 2013.

Wyden hears from students on the future

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden stopped at The Dalles Wahtonka High School Oct. 25 to hear what students had to say about the future of the nation; it was the 10th stop on his Listening to Oregon’s Future Tour.

What's Happening from Oct. 29

What's Happening from Oct. 29, 2013.

What's Happening from Oct. 27

What's Happening from Oct. 27, 2013.

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West end schools locked down during felon search

Two west The Dalles schools were briefly placed on lockdown this morning after a disturbance allegedly involving an armed man.

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LaRoque gets growlers in line

Growlerman has moved business to The Dalles shop

Group aims to pull together businesswomen

First meeting is Thursday at French Quarter

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Food day events focus on nutrition

Chenowith Elementary gets ‘tasting tables

Francis reacts to ruling

Duane Francis, Mid-Columbia Medical Center chief executive officer, reacted to the judgment rendered in the almost four-week-long trial.

What's Happening from Oct. 20

What's Happening from Oct. 20, 2013.

What's Happening from Oct. 18

What's Happening from Oct. 18, 2013.

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Residents: roads are a county priority

Wasco County residents talked about the need to maintain good roads throughout the county when asked to testify at a public hearing on how to fund road maintenance in the absence of federal payments to counties in lieu of timber receipts.

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Knit while you sit: As a service to furloughed federal workers, Sarah at Knot Another Hat in Hood River and Paulette at the Whole Ball of Yarn in downtown The Dalles are offering free “Learn to Knit” classes to furloughed federal employees.

Tenants to choose marina water system

Port seeks quote on year-round water service option

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A note from a general

Ricarte book has dedication to war leader

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Energizing Rufus

This small city’s leaders envision a brighter future with help from renewable energy

Port director gets 18.5 percent raise

The Port of The Dalles Commission approved an 18.5 percent salary increase Oct. 9 for its executive director, Andrea Klaas, her first raise since 2007.

Port to file proposal request Oct. 14 on Chenoweth Creek

The Port of The Dalles is expected to publish its request for proposals on the Chenoweth Creek Subdiivision infrastructure project Monday, Oct. 14.

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Musical weekend benefits local organizations

Guests at the Civic Auditorium’s piano gala Saturday evening, Oct 12, will be entertained by a performance that has become something of a rarity in modern days: a classical dual piano performance.

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Skyline Grill opens on Second

Owner offers grass-fed beef and free-range chicken dishes

Changes required after Bank of America purchase

Washington Federal will mail out welcome guides Oct. 29 to regional Bank of America customers affected by the change

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Norton honored with D.C. visit

Bend Heroes send Eastern Oregon World War II vets on Honors Flight

Commission recommends county land use changes

The Dalles Planning Commission recommended approval Thursday, Oct. 3, of new land use rules designed to end the practice of charging for public streets and sidewalks — sometimes as much as $150,000 — when residential land is divided into smaller lots, or requiring a commitment to pay in the future.