Older adults make countless contributions to our communities, but they are often forgotten in our youth-obsessed society. It takes commitment and perseverance to continue working or volunteering to help our neighbors and improve our communities. It’s not easy—but it’s not easy getting older either. Yet we all get older, and we can all contribute.
To recognize the contributions of older adults in Wasco County, the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, in cooperation with Age+, is soliciting nominations for the first Wasco County Ageless Award. There are three criteria for the nominees: the person has to be seventy-five or older, an individual who has made and continues to make substantial contributions to the lives of others, and an individual who serves as a role model showing that our elders are a significant part of the community fabric. Read more
To the editor,
Cartoons in The Dallas Chronicle have reached a new low! The Oct. 5 and 6 edition shows a picture of Jesus saying, “Truly I say unto you...unless you change and become like little children...” The adjacent picture shows Jesus with eyes wide open, saying, “You’re all screwed!” with children holding signs that say, “Save Our Planet!”, “End Gun Violence Now!”, “Climate Change Is Real!”, “Stop the Killing!” Read more
The Dalles city council on Monday, Oct. 14, will hear a report generated by a grant-funded “visioning exercise” for the downtown area.
As part of that study, individuals representing five identified stakeholder groups were invited to participate in discussions focused primarily on two broad questions; what’s working with downtown now and what needs to change? Read more
To the editor,
Before Sacagawea led the Corps of Discovery over the Continental Divide to her Lemhi Tribe, the rivers ran free. Salmon were plentiful. No cities, highways, farms, ranches, or commerce, just unproductive sagebrush steppes, forests and nothing along the river as the spring runoff flooded and washed everything away. Read more