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OUT OF THE VAULT: Civic-minded tot gathers cache of trash

Not everyone bemoaning the litter befouling the streets of Pendleton is a taxpaying grown-up. In 1969 an enterprising young man took the initiative to clean up one of Pendleton’s biggest tourist attractions — to the surprise of his...

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Local 4-H program wins diversity award

A local 4-H youth development program with the Oregon State University Extension Service was recently recognized at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities annual meeting, held Nov. 12 in Washington, D.C.

Patricia Dawson, 4-H...

Ensemble festival features student musicians
Ensemble festival features student musicians

More than 100 piano and voice students participated in the Umatilla-Morrow District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association’s Ensemble Festival.

The event, which was held Nov. 11 in Hermiston, featured Patti Robertson of Kennewick as...

Wildhorse tournament deals in winners

The 14th annual Wildhorse Resort & Casino Fall Poker Round-Up held Nov. 2-11 gave many players another reason to be thankful this holiday season.

A Hermiston card player was among those who cashed in among the top of one of the events during...

Water district candidate thanks voters

To all Westland Water District patrons who turned out to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 14 to fill a position on its Board of Directors:

Voting is a privilege we have in our country and something we have only begun in this district. So to those of you...

Tribal storytelling flows through Celilo
Tribal storytelling flows through Celilo

PENDLETON — A Portland man will share about his experiences growing up along Celilo Falls and some traditional stories.

Ed Edmo, who has tribal affiliation with Shoshone, Bannock and Nez Perce, serves as a consultant for the National...

Winter beer festival rings in 22nd year
Winter beer festival rings in 22nd year

PORTLAND — More than 55 craft beers, ciders and meads, rare beer tappings, cheese and beer pairings and meet-the-brewer events are featured during the Holiday Ale Festival.

In its 22nd year, the event is Wednesday, Nov. 29 through...

Anchorage band offers carnival sideshow in sound
Anchorage band offers carnival sideshow in sound

Super Saturated Sugar Strings is one of those bands who defy categorization and genre affiliation.

This collective, hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, have been described as having a “nostalgic contemporary sound, rich with harmonies,...

KINDLE: Jezebel’s Mother marries Americana and jazz
KINDLE: Jezebel’s Mother marries Americana and jazz

Fall seems to be bringing with it a cornucopia of new recordings from Northeast Oregon. Last month I touched upon the upcoming debut album by the Ukiah-based singer-songwriter Elwood Haney, and this week I turn my attention to Jezebel’s Mother,...

Days Gone By: Nov. 18-19, 2017
This day in local history for November 18-19.
Tree initiative plan(t)s party

PENDLETON — In recognition of reaching the Plant 1,000 Trees initiative goals, Pendleton Parks & Recreation invites the public to a celebration.

The gathering is Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the Vert Club Room, 345 S.W. Fourth St.,...

PHS senior earns significant scholarship
PHS senior earns significant scholarship

Pendleton High School senior MaKenzie Noggle was awarded a Renaissance Foundation scholarship for $10,000 at an awards banquet Nov. 14, 2017, in Portland. Noggle was recognized with six other winners from across the state of Oregon.

The daughter...

Days Gone By: Nov. 17, 2017
This day in local history for November 17.
Dirt Dabblers meet Monday

PENDLETON — The final Dirt Dabblers Garden Club meeting of the year focuses on giving.

Kathryn Chaney, executive director of Domestic Violence Services, will share about the organization, what it does and how the community can help. The...

American Indian heritage event postponed

PENDLETON — The Indigenous Awareness Rally set for Saturday has been rescheduled.

The free event will feature a pair of films, “Historical Trauma” and “We Shall Remain,” Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. at Pendleton...

Heppner church announces Thanksgiving meal

HEPPNER — A free Thanksgiving community dinner is being coordinated by the Elohim Covenant Church in Heppner.

The public is invited to the meal, which is Thursday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 140 Church St., Heppner.

Kids Klub hosts party

MILTON-FREEWATER — Youths in fifth grade and under are invited to participate in games, prizes, holiday crafts and watch a movie during a Kids Klub event.

The Fall Fun Party is Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 518 S.

Umatilla hosts food drive

UMATILLA — A food drive to collect donations for those in need is planned in Umatilla.

Umatilla residents with door hangers can leave non-perishable food items on their doorstep, which will be picked up by volunteers on Sunday. The event...

Days Gone By: Nov. 16, 2017
This day in local history for November 16.
Business bazaar offers holiday shopping

STANFIELD — A Holiday Direct Sales Bazaar is being hosted by Fun Fashions Boutique.

A number of vendors will be on hand to offers people convenient holiday shopping all in one place. The event is Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at 165 W. Coe Ave.,...

Wreath makers don’t horse around

LEXINGTON — Participants in a workshop will receive instruction on creating a holiday wreath in the shape of a horse’s head.

The Horse Head Wreath Making session is Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Lexington Grange, 66296 Marquardt...

Sinclair pumped up for grand opening

HERMISTON — A grand opening celebration is planned at the new Sinclair Oil in Hermiston.

Formerly a 76 gas station, the location made the switchover last month. Store manager Linda Lancaster invites the public to stop by the gas station...

Fall Festival features craft vendors

CONDON — Arts & crafts, jewelry, face painting and specialty items are among the vendors featured during the Condon Fall Festival.

People are invited to get started on their holiday shopping. The event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2...

Holiday season sparkles with ‘Nutcracker’ performances
Holiday season sparkles with ‘Nutcracker’ performances

A holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” ballet will be presented by local dancers during a trio of shows to help usher in the season.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of performing the Christmas ballet in Pendleton. Presented by...

Days Gone By: Nov. 15, 2017
This day in local history for November 15.
Community Thanksgiving dinner carves out new venue
Community Thanksgiving dinner carves out new venue

The Community Fellowship Dinner in Hermiston is gearing up for the 2017 season at a new venue.

Due to the construction of a new senior center, the free community Thanksgiving and Christmas meals will be held in the main commons at Hermiston High...

Free community Thanksgiving meals
Free community Thanksgiving meals

Other free Thanksgiving meals

Home health settles into new digs

HEPPNER — The public is invited to stop in to see the new office at Pioneer Memorial Home Health and Hospice.

An open house is planned Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 162 N. Main St., Heppner. Refreshments will be served.

Days Gone By: Nov. 13-14, 2017
This day in local history for November 13-14.
Kindle & the Playboys skate into 10th year
Kindle & the Playboys skate into 10th year

Playing everywhere from dive bars and rodeo arenas to prisons and concert halls, James Dean Kindle & the Eastern Oregon Playboys is celebrating its 10th birthday as a band.

The group is hosting a roller skating party, complete with music and...

Rally features films, drumming

PENDLETON — In observance of Indigenous Peoples Month, an awareness event is planned in Pendleton.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Indigenous Awareness Rally. It features a pair of films, “Historical Trauma” and “We...

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ANNIVERSARY: Ken and Jan Evans

Ken and Jan Evans will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, December 16 at 1 p.m. at the Hermiston Christian Center’s...

WEDDING: Jepsen-Matthews

Rebecca Suzanne Jepsen and Richard Thomas Matthews were united in marriage on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene in...

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Community News

Blood drive collects 49 units

HERMISTON — The American Red Cross community blood drive held Oct. 16 at Good Shepherd Medical Center drew 52 donors and collected a total...

Tribal storytelling flows through Celilo

PENDLETON — A Portland man will share about his experiences growing up along Celilo Falls and some traditional stories.

Ed Edmo, who...

Winter beer festival rings in 22nd year
Anchorage band offers carnival sideshow in sound
KINDLE: Jezebel’s Mother marries Americana and jazz

Days Gone By

Days Gone By: Nov. 18-19, 2017
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This day in local history for November 17.
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Out of the Vault

OUT OF THE VAULT: Civic-minded tot gathers cache of trash

Not everyone bemoaning the litter befouling the streets of Pendleton is a taxpaying grown-up. In 1969 an enterprising young man took the...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Self-inflicted gunshots just part of the job

On Nov. 20, 1929, Jim Letts borrowed a .41 caliber revolver from a deputy in the Umatilla County sheriff’s office in Pendleton and, in...

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Student Honors

PHS senior earns significant scholarship

Pendleton High School senior MaKenzie Noggle was awarded a Renaissance Foundation scholarship for $10,000 at an awards banquet Nov. 14, 2017, in...

Grizzlies name honor roll students

HELIX — The following students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 academic year at Helix School:

Helix...

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Blood drive collects 49 units

HERMISTON — The American Red Cross community blood drive held Oct. 16 at Good Shepherd Medical Center drew 52 donors and collected a total...

Community Bank project sends candy to troops

In the week following Halloween, 915 pounds of candy was collected throughout the region for Operation Gratitude, which sends the goodies to...

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Local 4-H program wins diversity award
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