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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.

Gorge CROP Walk raises $5,000, and counting

Kathy Holmson of the Sept. 24 CROP Walk writes, “It was a beautiful day for a walk. Thank you to everyone who participated."

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‘Chaos of the day’ leads to happy end

The organizers of the Music Festival of the Gorge send out “a huge thank you to everyone that made this year’s event possible through their support, attendance, and donations.”

Gorge Home Tour raises funds and reaches goals

The first Modern Home Tour held in the White Salmon area “was a success as measured by the objectives that I hoped to accomplish with it,” writes organizer Tao Berman. The goal was to promote and highlight our community and raise money for under-privileged children.

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The Porch for Sept. 24

WELL SAID: “The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” — Mark Twain

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