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Sports Briefs

Carson Fish Hatchery hosts kids' fishing day this Saturday, Sept. 15

Carson National Fish Hatchery will hold its third annual Kids Fishing Day this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The hatchery will have two holding ponds filled with 700 rainbow trout waiting to be caught by young anglers ages 12 and under. Poles, bait, tackle and fish cleaning will be provided.

In addition to the fishing, hatchery personnel will have the miniature golf course, "Migration Golf -- Links to the Sea," set up and ready for players.

Educational activities, a casting station and a concessions stand (operated by Boy Scouts) round out the program.

For more information, call the hatchery at (509) 427-5905. To get there, go 13 miles north of Carson to milepost 14 on the Wind River Highway.

Second annual fundraising races

set for Sept. 22 in Dufur, Ore.

The second annual Jerri Walker DePriest Half-Marathon and 5km/10km Run/Walk is set for next Saturday, Sept. 22, in Dufur, Ore.

The event is a scholarship fundraiser for Dufur High School graduating seniors, according to race director Tom Conklin.

Race participants will be bused from the high school to the starting line at 1:30 p.m. sharp. All races, which begin at 2, will be run on the scenic Dufur Valley Road.

Entry forms are available in The Dalles at Stone's Ski and Sports, The Dalles Court and Fitness Center and Dufur High School. Cost is $25, which includes a souvenir tee-shirt and admission to the evening auction and dinner, or $20 with tee-shirt alone.

For more information, contact Conklin at (541) 298-5776.

Veterans' home in The Dalles

sponsors firstever Memory Walk

The Dalles' first-ever fundraiser for the Memory Walk, the premier national fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Association, will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Riverfront Park.

The non-competitive, 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) walk will begin and end at the park, following the Riverfront Trail. The paved course is flat and even, ideal for veteran walkers and novices alike.

There is also a well-marked 3-kilometer turnaround point, to be used by those participants for whom walking is more of a challenge.

The event is sponsored by the Oregon Veterans' Home, the state's only skilled and intermediate nursing facility exclusively for veterans. One wing of the facility is dedicated to patients suffering from Alzheimer's and related dementia.

"We're very excited about hosting this year's fundraiser for the Memory Walk," said Lynn Halsey, assistant director of nursing at the home. "We're just getting started. We hope to

make this an annual event."

Walkers are invited to register as individuals or in teams representing their family, company, church or organization. Partici├┐pants whose lives have been touched by Alzheimer's Disease are encouraged to walk in honor or memory of a loved one.

The $15 registration fee includes post-walk refreshments, donated by The Dalles Safeway. All proceeds from the event benefit the Oregon-Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, which means the funds

will be used to sponsor local programs and services.

For more information or to register, contact Erin Johnson at the Oregon Veterans' Home at (541) 298-7924 or erinj@mcmc.net.

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