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Columbia Gorge Express bus starts Memorial Day weekend

ODOT’s Columbia Gorge Express bus service to Multnomah Falls will begin its second season on Friday, May 26, with bigger buses and service improvements.

Missing woman reported, last seen in Stevenson

On May 23, Brenda Lee Symons was reported missing/endangered by her family.

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party fun

Jena Hager (Alice), Camilla Blanco (Queen of Hearts), Jadyn Howard (Rabbit) and Mallory Keller (Mad Hatter).

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Memorial Day Weekend events … and beyond

Kids and families will find plenty of things to do this weekend and in the next week. Here’s a short list of fun events happening right away and a few more to plan for as summer approaches:

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DRAGON DASH

Second graders Nancy Mendoza, Grace Vasquez and Sarah MacPherson group up in May Street Elementary’s annual Dragon Dash May 17.

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Acute story

Talk about the tree of knowledge: Jared Nagreen, third grade teacher at Horizon Christian School (and an alumni himself) holds a fallen cherry branch, gleaned from the school grounds, to help in his math instruction.

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Memorial Day service, May 29 at Idlewilde

Reveille, Memorial Day 2017 poem

Service begins at 11 a.m. at Idlewilde Cemetery, Tucker Road and Brookside.

Sports briefs for May 27

Sports briefs for May 27

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meets June 10 at Discovery Center

Jan Bony, OrGenWeb state coordinator will be the speaker at the next Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meeting and program on June 10 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. The public is invited to attend.

The Dalles museums offer free admission for military

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum, both in The Dalles, are participating in the 2017 Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day weekend beginning May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 4.

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Next Door honors foster parents

May is National Foster Care Month and it’s a time to recognize and celebrate all those who work with children who are in foster care.

Letters to the Editor for May 27

Open Spaces, Choose division or decline, Why did you walk away, Greg?, more

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Arome: ‘Find Your Flavor’ at new downtown shop

It’s hard to find a word for a shop like Arome.

Entertainment Update for May 27

Bluenami takes the stage at Moth Lounge, The Hazelnuts play Brian’s Sunday, more

$92,000 in college scholarships awarded by Education Foundation

Hood River Valley High School seniors went home on Thursday night with over $69,000 in Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) funds for their post-secondary educations.

William Decker accepted to U.S. Air Force Academy

William Decker, a senior at Horizon Christian School, has been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy. Decker joins a select group who have completed a rigorous application process including a letter of recommendation from U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-Oregon).

Walker wins Mayflower Society scholarship

The Oregon Mayflower Society has chosen Abby Walker, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, to be the recipient of a $500 scholarship. She is a direct descendant of three Mayflower passengers: John Alden, Priscilla Mullins and Richard Warren. She is the daughter of Eric and Trisha Walker and the granddaughter of Joni Walker, all of Hood River.

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FFA teaches tractor driving; Chad Meunzer goes to State

Cody Durham and Chad Muenzer competed Tuesday for the right to compete at the Oregon State Fair in the Mt. Hood District FFA tractor driving competition in Canby. Muenzer took third, qualifying for state fair; Durham took seventh in the 40-contestant field.

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Three injured in Highway 35 Odell junction crash

A nearly head-on collision at Highway 35 and Odell Highway left three adults from the Parkdale area with injuries Thursday evening.

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Paul Henne’s electronics store unplugs after 50 years

Paul Henne’s TV & Stereo Center, one of the oldest existing businesses in the Hood River Heights, will be powering down at the month’s end.

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