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Roberts named to honor society

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lauren Kathryn Roberts of Pendleton has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

Roberts is a Pendleton High School graduate and a freshman at Oregon State University, majoring in...

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OSP superintendent thanks Riverside students
OSP superintendent thanks Riverside students

The “Exploration of Law Enforcement” class at Riverside Jr./Sr. High School in Boardman recently received a visit from Travis Hampton of the Oregon State Police.

The OSP superintendent made the March 13 visit to personally thank...

Children’s Rodeo ropes in donations
Children’s Rodeo ropes in donations

Each year kids with special needs participate in rodeo activities during the Children’s Rodeo as part of the Pendleton Round-Up.

Area businesses help make this memorable event possible for these pint-sized cowboys and cowgirls by making...

Retired educators help current students
Retired educators help current students

Members of the Oregon Retired Educators Association – Unit 9 recently awarded grants to local teachers to enhance educational opportunities for students.

In its fourth year of the program, the group awarded five grants totaling $1,120.

Blood drive collects 36 units

The American Red Cross blood drive held Feb. 20 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston collected 36 units.

Volunteer Patti Perkins said the canteen was furnished by the Community Women’s Group of Irrigon. Service groups interested...

Family of Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren express thanks

The outpouring of love, honor, and respect for Austin and his wife, Rachel, that we have received from the United States Air Force, Gov. Kate Brown, U.S. Congressman Greg Walden, the Umatilla Police Department, the Pasco Police Department, the...

Hermiston man named ‘American Patriot’

A World War II veteran from Hermiston was recently recognized as a 2017 American Patriot of the Year.

Willard “Bill” Runion received the recognition March 21 from the Americans for Constitutional Liberty, formerly known as The...

Prodigal Son hosts poetry reading

PENDLETON — In recognition of National Poetry Month, a poetry reading is planned in Pendleton.

Shaindel Beers, an English instructor at Blue Mountain Community College, will share her work. The free event is Wednesday, April 26 at 6 p.m.

Play celebrates perseverance, impact of art
Play celebrates perseverance, impact of art

A bilingual performance marking the celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), will be presented by Teatro Milagro of Portland.

The Pendleton Public Library, in partnership with...

Gorge artists open studios

The public is invited to visit the studios of artists in the Mid-Columbia region from Cascade Locks to The Dalles and Parkdale.

In its 11th year, the Gorge Artists Open Studios is Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Old time musicians fiddle around
Old time musicians fiddle around

IRRIGON — For some toe-tappin’ fun, you won’t want to miss a performance of the Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers.

The group will play Saturday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at Stokes Landing Senior Center, 195 N.W. Opal Place, Irrigon.

Days Gone By: April 22-23, 2017
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Presbyterian Preschool sets open house, registration

PENDLETON — Registration for the 2017-18 school year at the Presbyterian Preschool is coming up.

Families interested in finding out more about the preschool are invited to attend an open house Tuesday, April 25 from 3-5 p.m. or Thursday,...

YEON: Lions thank sponsors for auction success

Earlier this month the Pendleton Lions Club held our 65th annual Radio Auction on KUMA. The Lions wish to sincerely thank the many businesses whose generous donations made the auction possible, and the many people who bid on the items offered. The...

Grantham University congratulates local graduates

LENEXA, Kan. — Grantham University is proud to announce its March local graduates of the university’s online degree and certificate programs: Christine Wilson of Hermiston, AA in business administration; and Katie Locke of...

Days Gone By: April 20, 2017
This day in local history for April 20.
Condon teen reigns over 70th annual Arlington Jackpot Rodeo
Condon teen reigns over 70th annual Arlington Jackpot Rodeo

The Arlington Saddle Club is excited to have Annika Rietmann reigning as queen during the 70th annual Arlington Jackpot Rodeo.

The 16-year-old Condon teen is the daughter of Ajax ranchers Tom Rietmann and Katie Cook. She is a junior at Condon...

Curvy fashion show includes Hermiston women

PORTLAND — A mother and daughter from Hermiston are featured during a fashion show at a plus-size clothing event.

Described as the largest plus-size consignment event in North America, Curvy Chic Closet offers women an opportunity to...

Days Gone By: April 19, 2017
This day in local history for April 19.
Altrusa presents Visions of Hope art shows
Altrusa presents Visions of Hope art shows

Altrusa International of Hermiston is hosting a pair of Visions of Hope art events.

An inmate art program sponsored by the nonprofit organization raises money for Otino Waa Children’s Village in Uganda. People can learn more about the...

Library2Go offers easy access

PENDLETON — Patrons of the Pendleton Public Library are invited to learn about how to access materials through technology.

A Learn Library2Go session will provide information on how to download eBooks and audiobooks with a library card.

Class features glass bead-making

PENDLETON — The public has an opportunity to learn bead-making from a master craftsman.

Presented by Pendleton Center for the Arts, Kevin Boylan will guide participants in the safe use of torches to melt and wrap glass rods into...

M-F library hosts multi-talented entertainer

MILTON-FREEWATER — A captivating storyteller who also is a gifted dancer and musician will perform in Milton-Freewater.

Rick Huddle, who specializes in children’s entertainment, will present a free program Thursday, April 27 at 11...

EOU sets traditional luau, show

LA GRANDE — A festive event with traditional food and live entertainment is featured during the annual Island Magic Lu’au and Show at Eastern Oregon University.

Spanning a tradition of 30 years, students in the Polynesian and...

Days Gone By: April 17-18, 2017
This day in local history for April 17-18.
Earth Day event includes science fair, tree giveaway
Earth Day event includes science fair, tree giveaway

In recognition of Earth Day, several activities are planned in Pendleton.

A March for Science kicks off the event Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W. Court Ave. Organized by a grassroots group of local people, the event highlights...

Parking lot sale benefits Agape House

HERMISTON — A variety of items are available for purchase during a parking lot sale at Agape House.

Clothing is five items for a dollar, a selection of furniture and bicycles are priced as marked and more than 25 bins of knick-knacks are...

WW.Friends meet for food, fellowship

PENDLETON — All area widows and widowers are invited to a Tostada Feed.

WW.Friends will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at 511 N.W. Despain Ave., Pendleton. There is no admission charge.

The group meets each month for friendship and to...

EOU board to vote on tuition, other fees

LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University board of trustees will vote on proposed tuition, fees and room/board rates for the 2017-18 school year at its upcoming meeting.

The board also will consider a proposed statement of the...

Newtson earns OWF scholarship
Newtson earns OWF scholarship

PENDLETON — The Oregon Wheat Foundation has awarded a total of twelve $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors for 2017 in 12 Oregon counties. Students were judged on their community involvement, academic achievement and an essay on a wheat...

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Prodigal Son hosts poetry reading

PENDLETON — In recognition of National Poetry Month, a poetry reading is planned in Pendleton.

Shaindel Beers, an English instructor...

Play celebrates perseverance, impact of art

A bilingual performance marking the celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), will...

Gorge artists open studios
Old time musicians fiddle around
Presbyterian Preschool sets open house, registration

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Days Gone By: April 22-23, 2017
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Roberts named to honor society

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lauren Kathryn Roberts of Pendleton has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars...

OES awards scholarship

PENDLETON — The Oregon East Symphony announced the winner of its 2017 scholarship at its concert on Saturday, April 22. An award of $1,000...

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OSP superintendent thanks Riverside students

The “Exploration of Law Enforcement” class at Riverside Jr./Sr. High School in Boardman recently received a visit from Travis...

Children’s Rodeo ropes in donations

Each year kids with special needs participate in rodeo activities during the Children’s Rodeo as part of the Pendleton Round-Up.

Area...

Retired educators help current students
Blood drive collects 36 units
Family of Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren express thanks