The Dalles Wahtonka High School Seniors are selling chocolate covered cherries to support their senior trip. $10.00 for a one pound bag. Buy them at the Chamber or from any High School Senior student.
Call the high school at 541-506-3400 for more details.
The Dalles Kiwanis will be having a Toy Drive to support kids this Christmas. The donated items will be going to Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul where they will be given to children in need. We are currently seeking businesses that are interested in supporting our effort by being a drop off location for the toys. The Chamber would appreciate each business decorating a container to be used for collections.
Toys will be picked up on a regular basis. The drive will run from November 11 through December 21. For more information please contact Gary at 541-993-2556 or Mary at 541-296-6713.
Historic Hood River and Wasco County newspapers to be digitized
Historic newspapers from Hood River and Wasco Counties will soon be made available online thanks to several generous grants. Titles to be digitized include 1889-1922 issues of the Hood River Glacier, 1889-1900 issues of The Dalles Weekly Chronicle (1901-1922 are already available digitally), and the 1914-1930 issues of the Maupin Times. Early issues of the Hood River News also are closer to being digitized thanks to recent grants from the Hood River Cultural Trust and Gorge Community Foundation.
All of these titles will be digitized by experts at the University of Oregon's Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP). Once digitized, the titles will be available on the Historic Oregon Newspapers, http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu. In addition to simply making images of the newspapers available, the full text of the articles will be searchable, making the newspapers accessible in ways not possible before. UO is also committed to the long-term preservation of the digitized newspapers, helping ensure future generations can access these critical documents.
The Hood River Glacier was selected as the top title to be digitized this year by the ODNP. The Glacier was chosen in part because of its coverage of Japanese immigration to the Columbia River Gorge as well as the birth of Hood River County's fruit industry. In addition to being made available on the Historic Oregon Newspapers website, the Glacier will also be put on the Library of Congress' Chronicling America site, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov. The 1901-1922 issues of The Dalles Weekly Chronicle were digitized as part of an earlier cycle of this grant.
Two Wasco County newspapers, the 1889-1900 issue of The Dalles Weekly Chronicle and the entire run of the Maupin Times (1914-1930) will also be digitized thanks to a $3,800 grant from Google's The Dalles Data Center community grant program.
For more information, or to contribute to the project, please contact Buzzy Nielsen, Library Director at Hood River County Library District, at 541-387-7062 or email@example.com. More information about the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program can be found at http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu.
Are you an Artist? Teacher? Do you belong to an organization that supports the artsor local culture? The Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition is seeking applications for grants to help fund local projects. Would you have an interest or idea to showcase local history? For more information and to receive an application go to: www.wascoculturaltrust.org
MID COLUMBIA SENIOR CENTER
Phone: 541-296-4788 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.midcolumbiaseniorcenter.com
TUESDAY LECTURES – 11:00 AMTUESDAY LECTURES – 11:00 AM
Creative Arts and Personal Well-Being – Debra Jones
December 10th Dick LaFever – From anger to Forgiveness
December 17th – TBA
No Lectures on December 24th and 31st
TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Dec 3rd Strawberry Mtn Band * Dec 10 Martin and Friends * Dec. 17th Truman
No music on December 24th and the 31st
Pie and Jam Social December 15th 2:00 – 5:00
FROM THE BULLETIN BOARD
TUESDAY LECTURE – FROM ANGER TO FORGIVENESS
The next speaker for the 11:00 Tuesday Lecture on December 10th will be Dick LaFever sharing his moving and powerful story of forgiveness and his faith that’s given him strength during the painful times in his life. Whether you have heard his message or not, I would encourage you to attend this presentation.
GOOD USED CLOTHING NEEDED FOR NU-2-U SHOP
The Nu-2-U Shop has been spruced up and ready to go for the Holiday Season, but it needs some more good used clothing. We take all kinds and all sizes as long they are in decent shape. The Nu-2-U Shop is one of the Center’s major revenue sources and any clothing you can donate will be greatly appreciated.
VOLUNTEER CASHIERS NEEDED FOR SATURDAY BINGO
Saturday Night Bingo is the Center’s largest fundraiser generating over $12,000 a year, but it depends on many volunteers to run. We are particularly in need of cashiers to sell the sell the bingo cards one night a month. The time commitment is around 4 ½ hours from 4:00 – 9:30. And we will show you how to use the electronic cash register which is easy to operate. Call the Center or Scott at 541-980-4645 if you are interested. And we are also looking for some fill in Bingo Callers and concession workers.
CASCADE SINGERS “Verdi, Wagner and Holiday Favorites” Saturday Dec 7th 7:00 PM & Sunday Dec 8th 3:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church
TUESDAY LECTURES – 11:00 AM
The Dalles Area Relay for Life is looking for a Registration Chair member to sign up volunteers for the RFL meetings every first Thursday of the month. If you are interested give Don Wimberly a call at 541-296-1007. You can also email Don: email@example.com
The 2013 Wasco County Master Gardner Program is now taking applications. You can be a mastergardner here in Wasco County. Applications and more inforamtion isd now available call: 541-296-5494. The calsses are coming fro 42 hours of traing over 7 Wednesdays beginning Feb 13th. Applications are due by Jan 29, 2013. For information call:541-296-5494.
The Dalles Civic Auditorium needs to raise $ for Maintenance costs. Help us support our community and thrive in The Dalles. To donate go to: www.civic27.com. Donate any amount and help keep The Civic Auditorium in The Dalles our place to be.
Resource Tool - OAIN The Oregon Agricultural Information Network database is maintained by The Economic Information Office in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and contains production and sales information for over a hundred agricultural commodities at the state level since 1976. The OAIN database, along with commodity data sheets, enterprise budgets and AG tools for Managing Risk can be accessed at this site: http://oain.oregonstate.edu
Volunteers needed for the Oregon Veteran's Home. Volunteers are sought for positions to read to residents,writing and also arts and crafts activities. Also seeking volunteer drivers for the recreational bus. For information contact Jade Cantrell:541-296-7190
VOLUNTEER AT THE SALVATION ARMY
Volunteers are needed at the Salvation Army Thrift store. Help sort and organize donated items. Hours are Tuesday through Fridays from 10am - 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. Info: 541-296-6417 Now is the time to really help out.
Catlink, a nonprofit organization in The Dalles is looking for volunteers. You can help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
AWANA is in our area. This is a non-denominational Christian organization that focuses on memorizing
Bible verses and learning Biblical stories. There are three groups: Cubbies:3-4 yr olds, Sparkies: K-2nd gr and Truth and Training girls and boys, 3-6 grades. We are meeting at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles from 6pm every Wednesday evening. Children ages 3 yrs through 6th grade are invited to come. For more info call 541-296-2711,
To sign up for hosting community meals, call Jerry Tanquist for an open date at 296-6919, Dixie Parker at 980-7618, or Brenda Derryberry at 993-1965.
Bingo every Saturday at 6 pm. Also on Thursdays beginning at 4:30pm. All ages welcome at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center. Contact Scott McKay at 296-4788 for more info
Columbia Area Transit offers "fixed route" transportation from Hood River to The Dalles and back to Hood River. The cost of the ride is $3 each way. A complete schedule is available on line by Clicking here! and then selecting the "fixed route" option. You can call (541)386-4202 for more info.
White Salmon Arts Council
Wasco and Klickitat county residents are invited to visit the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro!
Mid-Columbia Children's Inc. is offering services for pregnant women and children under 5 to improve children's cognitive, social, emotional, physical development and family strength. Applications are available at the Head Start Center or by calling Mid-Columbia Children's Council at 541-386-2010
Skamania County EDC Website
The Skamania County Economic Development district has a website.
The website contains updated business information, resources for new or existing small businesses, and information for businesses that are looking to expand or relocate tSkamania county.
The Dalles Skate Park is located at 602 W. 2nd St. at upper Thompson Park west of the pool.
Hood River Skate Park is located at 20th and Wasco St. in Hood River
Both skate parks offer obstacles from beginner to advanced and are open till dusk. Free
FRIENDS of the Skatepark is an organization to help support and promote the Skatepark. Meetings are open to the public and we welcome advice and input from youth and adults.
The Dalles Area Relay For Life
The year long annual fund raiser to fight cancer, Relay For Life The Dalles, has set June 22 and June 23rd, 2013 as the dates for their signature main event for this year (2013).Location will be the Sid White Field at The Dalles Wahtonka High school West Campus, 3601 W 10th St. New Relay Steering Committee is headed by Don and Gae Wimberley as Event Co-Chairs. Volunteers are needed this year. For Information call: 541-296-1007 or email: email@example.com