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The Dalles Civic Auditorium will hold auditions for its first Youth Theater production, “Honk Jr., the musical,” an “Ugly Duckling” story, on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3. Auditions are open to all area students in third through sixth grades and will be held at the Civic Auditorium. Children must register for an audition spot by calling Gail at 360-880-6642, Nancy at 509-767-1195, or Susan at 541-419-3389.

“Easy, simple auditions” are planned, said Gail Farris,

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How often have you heard that you should start following a Mediterranean Diet? But do you know what that really means? And if you do, how often do you follow it? I you’re like me, you may have found it hard to give up the pizza and ice cream.

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The Dalles High School officials reported to police Nov. 14 they believed a student brought a THC vape pen to school, which resulted in two other students being hospitalized, according to police logs. THC is the main active ingredient of marijuana.

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Local veterans sold poppies Saturday in local stores, continuing a nearly 100-year-old tradition. The poppies are made by disabled veterans, and the proceeds from the sales are given back to programs that support veterans. Pictured from left are John Bishop, his granddaughter Aiden Johnson, …

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Orchard View Farms Inc. of The Dalles has been fined $37,800 for five job safety violations—four of them repeat offenses—including failure to train employees in the safe operation of tractors and the inability of the hand or emergency brake to securely hold loaded tractors on orchard slopes. The failures “exposed workers to serious injury or death,” according to a report by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHA) and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

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Hood River Valley Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (HRVCC) is hosting Nativity scenes from around the world—close to 500—in its the fellowship hall. Visitors are welcomed to view this unique collection 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., daily from Thursday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 8.

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Gorge Community Music (GCM) will showcase student musicians Saturday, Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. at their 410 E. Second St. stage.

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Following months of negotiation, PacifiCorp and the Yakama Nation have agreed that the Nation will have a right of first offer for as much as 289 acres of land along the White Salmon River in south central Washington.

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The Oregon State Marine Board mailed approximately 37,000 boat registration renewal notices to boaters whose motorboat registration expires on Dec. 31, 2019.

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Real estate brokers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are gearing up for Windermere Real Estate’s annual Share the Warmth campaign. Now through Dec. 18, Windermere brokers will be collecting new or gently used adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets for community members in need.

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Students in a construction class at The Dalles High School are learning the basics of home building, on a small scale, and their work product—two large playhouses—will be for sale to the public around Thanksgiving.

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The Mt. Hood National Forest began selling personal use Christmas tree cutting permits at Ranger District Visitor Centers as well as at many local vendors on Thursday, Nov. 14. Permits sell for $5 each (cash, check, or card) and there is a limit of five permits per household.

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Guess this week's History Mystery, read about last week's, and explore the past with 100 year look back.

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It’s been 140 years since St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel, The Dalles’ oldest church, was consecrated in 1879, and the doors will be open to the public Saturday, Nov. 23, for an open house celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a public celebration of Eucharist at the chapel 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

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The classroom of law enforcement officers all donned headphones and pushed “play” on the attached MP3 player.

What they heard was a staticky background noise, overlaid with snatches of conversation, and punctuated with random bursts of words—“disGUSting!” “stop it! Stop it now!”—along with giddy giggles and eerie, guttural growls.

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Following an autopsy Friday, the death of a woman found Nov. 12 in a camper trailer on Ketchum Road is considered suspicious, the Wasco County district attorney said Friday.

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Do you like to “dig in” to the art and science of gardening and horticulture? Do you enjoy teaching and connecting with your community on the things you love? You should consider becoming an OSU Master Gardener!

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The Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition is seeking applications for grant funding of projects and activities in the arts, heritage and humanities in Wasco County.

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Columbia Gorge CASA has announced their newest child advocates: Elise Byers, Sonja Good Stefani and Cynthia Wheeler of Hood River; Barry Ginter of The Dalles, and Michael Marques of Husum.

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The first ever Ageless Awards were presented Wednesday at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles to Lucielle Peterson, Prudence Amick, Terry Stoddard and Bill Hamilton.

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