Entertainment Update for Oct. 22

AniChe hosts music, Helping Hands benefit; ‘Beer of the Gods’ at Thunder Island Oct. 22; more

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Yesteryears: Cooper’s Spur Road completed in 1926

With an official trip last Tuesday of Forest Service officials and commissioners from Multnomah and Hood River counties over the new Cooper’s Spur Road, the completion of this important mountain road is now conceded.

Roots and Branches: Find and use your tools

October has been a chaotic month filled with euphoric highs, deep lows and an abundance of typical day to day experiences, including work and family responsibilities.

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WS Library holds ‘Boys in the Boat’ talk Oct. 22

The Friends of the White Salmon Community Library invites the public to a community discussion of the KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads featured book, “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”

Entertainment Update for Oct. 19

Salon series returns Oct. 20 at Stave and Stone, Icons!2 art show Friday at The Remains, more

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OCC fall training Oct. 22 for volunteers

Samaritan’s Purse invites the community to its annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) fall training seminar on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. until noon at Faith Lutheran Church, 2810 W. 10th, The Dalles.

Healing the Earth Unity Round Dance Oct. 22 & 23

Everyone is invited to the Healing The Earth Unity Round Dance in The Dalles hosted by Columbia River Indian Center.

Cascade Observations: Rest in peace, Bette

Recently, I had to write an obituary for one of my closest friends, Bette Johnson. I followed the guide from the funeral home and from this newspaper, dutifully including the facts — date and place of her birth, age at her passing (93), names of her parents and those relatives that survive her

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The Porch for Oct. 8

WELL SAID: ”Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.” — H. Mumford Jones (1892-1980)

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Mentors needed for BBBS and Mentors for Success

Calling all men in the Columbia Gorge! The Next Door is looking for 30 men in 30 days who are ready to say yes to mentoring!

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Travelogue: Peace Corps in South Africa

They say growing old is not for sissies. When you add serving as a volunteer for the Peace Corps to that equation, I think that I was announcing to the world (at least my family and friends) that I am no sissy and here is the proof. But I had a dream! And one risks a lot when going for a dream.

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Daily Bread: Mornings with Jack

It started with a phone call at night last October from a concerned neighbor who knew we had cats — a cat was by the side of the road; could it possibly be ours?

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Johnsons celebrate 50th

Terry and Donna Johnson, of Hood River, will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 9. The family gathered for a celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

‘Grape Escape’ returns Oct. 8

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) renews the annual Gorge Grape Escape on Saturday, Oct. 8. In addition to marking the Foundation’s first decade, the night will also launch the next, with a kick-off of the group’s anniversary endowment campaign.

Walking towards the abyss: Different but the same

For those of you who are familiar with my prior writings, you know that I often like to communicate through humor. But today I’m feeling almost overwhelmingly sad, and I’m trying to channel that energy into something constructive and useful.



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