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Days Gone By: July 21, 2017
This day in local history for July 21.

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Kids Club meets weekly

HERMISTON — Area youths are invited to participate in the weekly Kids Club at the Hermiston Christian Center.

The weekly event features everything from games, sports and outdoor activities to puppets, music and prizes. Open to ages 5-12,...

Ascension camp offers Solar Eclipse Experience

COVE — Situated north of the path of totality for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, the Ascension Camp & Conference Center is looking at hosting people as a fundraiser for the camp.

The Solar Eclipse Experience will feature lodging (cabins,...

Bible school creates purpose

PENDLETON — Kids are invited to attend the Maker Fun Factory vacation Bible school.

With a theme of “Created by God: Built for a Purpose,” kids ages 5 through 12 are invited to attend. The event runs Monday, July 24 through...

Days Gone By: July 20, 2017
This day in local history for July 20.
Three-day festival celebrates with pow wow

WALLOWA — The Tamkaliks Pow Wow highlights the history and culture of American Indians through song, dance, ceremony and food.

The public is invited to the event, which kicks off Friday from 1-4 p.m. at the Homeland Project’s...

Group forms to share area history

UKIAH — A group recently formed that plans to document and share the interesting and diverse history of Ukiah, Dale, Granite and the surrounding areas.

The North Fork John Day Historical Society is sponsoring “A Time to...

Strike out against domestic violence

HERMISTON — The public is invited to roll a strike during a bowling event to raise money for a local nonprofit organization.

In its fifth year, the Domestic Violence Services Bowl-A-Thon is Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Desert Lanes, 1545 N.

The Arc splashes into summer

HERMISTON — An annual barbecue and pool party offers a splashing good time this weekend in Hermiston.

The public is invited to bring a swimsuit, sunscreen and towel and join the fun, while learning more about The Arc Umatilla County. The...

Standing with Standing Rock

PENDLETON — A group continues to meet to weekly throughout the summer in support of Standing Rock.

Standing with Standing Rock, Water, Air and Water Protectors will gather each Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W.

Festival brews up craft beer and cider
Festival brews up craft beer and cider

Craft beer and cider tasting, as well as musical entertainment, are featured during this weekend’s Brews by the Blues Festival in Milton-Freewater.

In its third year, the event kicks off Friday from 3-9 p.m. at the Milton-Freewater Jr.

Days Gone By: July 19, 2017
This day in local history for July 19.
Artist talk features animated print series

PENDLETON — An artist talk and screening is planned Thursday to welcome a London-based artist, author and filmmaker to Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.

Wuon-Gean Ho is working in the Crow’s Shadow studios through July.

Summer reading builds fun

ECHO — The summer reading program is continuing at the Echo Public Library.

With a theme of “Build A Better World,” activities are Fridays at 2 p.m. The topics for upcoming programs are: Fairies: Make fairy houses (July 21)...

Open house features Heppner’s Advocacy Center

HEPPNER — The public is invited to learn more about Domestic Violence Services’ Advocacy Center in Heppner.

An open house is planned Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Gilliam-Bisbee Building, 120 S. Main...

Plan B features brilliant watercolors
Plan B features brilliant watercolors

When the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus got progressively worse, Kim La Plant went with Plan B.

This past fall, the Hermiston woman, whose art moniker is Ozark Hippie, was sitting outside trying to decide what to do. As her physical...

Bodmer named to COCC Dean’s List

BEND — Twain Bodmer of Adams was recently named to the spring 2017 Dean’s List at Central Oregon Community College. The Dean’s List recognizes students enrolled in 12 or more graded credits who receive a term GPA of 3.60 or...

Days Gone By: July 17-18, 2017
This day in local history for July 17-18.
Mid-week market to feature music

UMATILLA — The Mid-Week Market in Umatilla is welcoming a musical guest Wednesday in Village Square Park.

Pendleton’s James Dean Kindle will play music from 6-8 p.m. during the weekly event. Local vendors will be selling crafts,...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Shifting sands reveal giant mastodon near Hermiston
OUT OF THE VAULT: Shifting sands reveal giant mastodon near Hermiston

Frank Swaggart, a rancher in the Westland district near Hermiston, unearthed what University of Oregon scientists said was the largest mastodon find in Oregon when shifting sands revealed whitened and fossilized tusks and bones on July 6,...

Cory Peterson Band plays familiar tunes

IONE — Coming on the heels of opening for Sunny Ledfurd in Spokane, the Cory Peterson Band is returning to their home turf to perform during Ione Music in the Park.

The frontman for the band is a 2009 Ione High School graduate and the...

It takes a village to make a ruckus
It takes a village to make a ruckus

Featuring everything from Americana, country punk and metal to rock, bluegrass and folk musicians, Ruckus in the Boonies is blasting into Heppner for its fourth year.

The brainchild of Aaron Harris, aka Dog Bite Harris, the home-grown country...

Cunnington to belt out songs during park series

IRRIGON — Known for her sultry vocal tone, Melissa Cunnington is a professional vocalist who studied vocal music in college and has performed in several ensembles for years around the country.

Living and teaching in Milton-Freewater,...

Caledonian Games winners named

ATHENA — Winners for the 2017 Caledonian Games held July 8-9 at Athena City Park included:

McKay Creek has a blast with Independence Day
McKay Creek has a blast with Independence Day

A Red, White and You theme for the month of July also featured a Fourth of July celebration at McKay Creek Estates.

The Pendleton assisted living facility was decorated in patriotic colors to celebrate Independence Day. In addition, residents,...

Local firefighter/EMT receives volunteer award
Local firefighter/EMT receives volunteer award

The Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District and Umatilla Volunteer Firefighters Association recently celebrated 20 years of volunteer services from one of its members.

Kerri Potts has been saving lives and property in the Umatilla Rural Fire...

Travel Oregon recognizes Tamástslikt, Pat Beard

A local organization and individual were among the recipients of the 2016 Travel and Tourism Industry Achievement Awards.

Presented by the Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, in May at the 2017 Governor’s...

Special Olympians go for the gold
Special Olympians go for the gold

More than 75 athletes from the Hermiston/Pendleton Special Olympics Local Program #510 recently competed at three regional tournaments.

The golf competition took place June 10 near Banks. First-time athlete Saul Lara received a gold medal in the...

Days Gone By: July 15-16, 2017
This day in local history for July 15-16.
Days Gone By: July 14, 2017
This day in local history for July 14.
Kindle: Q&A with Pendleton native Joel Wayne Bartron
Kindle: Q&A with Pendleton native Joel Wayne Bartron

The Boise based writer Joel Wayne — his full name is Joel Wayne Bartron though he has dropped his last name in his nom de plume due to the frequent misspelling of it by others — will be reading at the Pendleton Center for the Arts on...

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Celebrations

ANNIVERSARY: Lee and Patricia Towers

Lee and Patricia Towers of Pendleton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. On July 8th, 1967, they were married in Turner, Oregon. The...

ENGAGEMENT: Jepsen-Matthews

Bill and Nancy Jepsen of Heppner are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Jepsen, to Richard Matthews, son of Pastor Tom...

ANNIVERSARY: Bud and Bernie Moore

Community News

Meacham sets annual community yard sale

MEACHAM — For a chance to find some treasures or sell items you don’t want, be sure to head to the Meacham Community Yard...

White Eagle Grange announces planning meeting

PENDLETON — A planning meeting for the White Eagle Grange will include discussion about fundraisers and grange activities.

The event...

Heritage Station offers folklife conversation
Kids Club meets weekly
Ascension camp offers Solar Eclipse Experience

Days Gone By

Days Gone By: July 21, 2017
This day in local history for July 21.
Days Gone By: July 20, 2017
This day in local history for July 20.
Days Gone By: July 19, 2017
Days Gone By: July 17-18, 2017
Days Gone By: July 15-16, 2017

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Entertainment

North Dakota State Fair kicking off 9-day run
The North Dakota State Fair begins its nine-day run on Friday
Ari Melber tries to improve a troubled time slot at MSNBC
Lawyer Ari Melber launches a new MSNBC show on Monday evening, the fourth to fill its 6 p.m. ET time slot in less than two years
AP Top Entertainment News at 8:10 a.m. EDT
Ex-Owl City musician pleads guilty to lewdness with child
Grandmother charged with leaving kids in car while shopping

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Out of the Vault

OUT OF THE VAULT: Shifting sands reveal giant mastodon near Hermiston

Frank Swaggart, a rancher in the Westland district near Hermiston, unearthed what University of Oregon scientists said was the largest mastodon...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Roommate argument leads to brutal beating death

A Pendleton man was beaten with an axe by his longtime roommate on their front porch after an argument in August 1930. He died minutes after...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Pendleton boy shanghaied to England
OUT OF THE VAULT: Class project recreates Great Wall

Student Honors

Bodmer named to COCC Dean’s List

BEND — Twain Bodmer of Adams was recently named to the spring 2017 Dean’s List at Central Oregon Community College. The...

EWU names spring Dean’s List

CHENEY, Wash. — The following local students were named to the 2017 spring semester Dean’s List at Eastern Washington...

Moore receives degree, makes honor roll
Wolotira inducted into Oregon Music Hall of Fame
Pendleton Kiwanis award scholarships

Your EO News

McKay Creek has a blast with Independence Day

A Red, White and You theme for the month of July also featured a Fourth of July celebration at McKay Creek Estates.

The Pendleton assisted...

Local firefighter/EMT receives volunteer award

The Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District and Umatilla Volunteer Firefighters Association recently celebrated 20 years of volunteer services...

Travel Oregon recognizes Tamástslikt, Pat Beard
Special Olympians go for the gold
Epilepsy Walk takes steps against disease