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OUT OF THE VAULT: Noon siren falls silent

A Pendleton tradition came to an end when city officials decided not to move a warning siren to the new city hall complex in October 1996.

Pendleton’s noon siren was a long-standing tradition. The city-wide alert system began with a bell...

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Weston gears up for book sale, potato show

WESTON — The Friends of Weston Library annual book sale kicks off just ahead of the Umatilla County Potato Show.

The sale starts Friday, Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. in the Memorial Hall clubroom, 210 E. Main St. It continues Saturday, Oct. 27...

Pet Parade to take to the streets

PENDLETON — Young people and their pooches (and other pets) are invited to join the Pet “Super Hero” Parade.

Sponsored by the Pendleton Kiwanis Club, the event is Saturday with check-in and lineup beginning at 9:30 a.m. and...

Jr. Academy fundraiser offers family fun
Jr. Academy fundraiser offers family fun

PENDLETON — Interactive games, activities and food are all featured during the annual Fall Festival at Harris Junior Academy.

The community is invited to the family-friendly event Saturday at 3121 S.W. Hailey Ave., Pendleton. A dinner of...

Woolery Project raises Oktoberfest event

ARLINGTON — The Woolery Project is hosting the fourth annual Oktoberfest Auction and Dinner to help raise money for a nonprofit event center.

The event features a prime rib dinner prepared by Paradise Rose Chuckwagon Catering, dinner...

‘Haunted’ Geiser Grand in Baker City hosts spirited events
‘Haunted’ Geiser Grand in Baker City hosts spirited events

As autumn gets in full swing, the Geiser Grand Hotel has announced several spooky and spirited events and activities.

First opening in 1889, the historic Baker City landmark has long been said to be haunted. A favorite of ghost hunters, people...

Nightmare on Court Street

PENDLETON — Get ready for an epic Halloween mash-up as A Nightmare on Court Street hits Pendleton.

All of the Court Street bars are collaborating Oct. 26 for a frightful Friday night. The event features everything from s’mores by...

Regional horn band gets fired up
Regional horn band gets fired up

PENDLETON — Brass Fire, which features nearly a dozen musicians from across the region, have announced three upcoming performances.

Fronted by Brad Rozema, the group performs a variety of pop, rock, jazz and blues music. The upcoming...

Project connects veterans, those in need
Project connects veterans, those in need

Veterans as well as people who have low incomes or unstable housing are invited to attend the Project Community Connect & Veteran Stand Down.

The free event connects people to resources and provides on-the-spot services at no charge. In...

Help available with Medicare enrollment

The annual open enrollment for Medicare began Monday, and Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program is available to help.

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 years or older or those who are younger that receive...

Outdoor sale benefits Agape House

HERMISTON — Furniture, rolls of new carpet, clothing, knick-knacks and bicycles are available for purchase during a parking lot sale at Agape House.

People are invited to find bargains and help support Eastern Oregon Mission programs and...

Local poet launches new book at writers’ series

PENDLETON — Shaindel Beers will read during the upcoming First Draft Writers’ Series from her recent works that garnered a White Pine Press Poetry Prize.

The collection in “Secure Your Own Mask” (2018) is described as...

Echo Kiwanis tap into Oktoberfest fun
Echo Kiwanis tap into Oktoberfest fun

ECHO — A beer garden, food and music by Cruise Control are featured during Oktoberfest 2018 in Echo.

In its third year, the event serves as a fundraiser for student scholarships and to benefit the St. Peter’s Catholic Church...

Film festival also celebrates music, community
Film festival also celebrates music, community

An intimate gathering featuring 12 film screening blocks, the Eastern Oregon Film Festival also offers three evenings of after-party entertainment that showcases emerging musical talent.

In its ninth year, the festival landed on MovieMaker...

Days Gone By: Oct. 17, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 17, 1918

Word has been received by Sheriff Taylor that new guns may soon be sent here to replace the ancient weapons now in use by the county guard. Rifles made for the Russian government...

Ag scientist receives state honor
Ag scientist receives state honor

Richard Smiley, Pendleton ag scientist who has worked for more healthy, productive wheat over 30 years has received statewide recognition.

Smiley, 75, recently saw his name added to the Diamond Pioneer Agricultural Career Achievement Registry...

Umatilla County Fair seeks court applicants
Umatilla County Fair seeks court applicants

The Umatilla County Fair is accepting applications for the 2019 court.

The program is open to students in ninth through 12th grade who reside in Umatilla County. Court members will learn leadership skills, responsibility and how to represent...

Days Gone By: Oct. 15-16, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 15-16, 1918

Lyle T. Sloan, local soldier boy and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sloan of this city, died in France on September 30. The sad news to this effect was received last evening by Mr.

Molly’s Revenge reels in arts center
Molly’s Revenge reels in arts center

PENDLETON — An energetic acoustic Celtic band from California is returning to play in Pendleton.

Molly’s Revenge brings a classic combination of bagpipes, whistle and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola and bodhran. It...

Lecture series features local novelist, poet

LA GRANDE — Popular Eastern Oregon author Bette Husted will read from her new novel “All Coyote’s Children” Tuesday as part of Eastern Oregon University’s Carl and Sandra Ellston Ars Poetica Literary Lecture Series.

Musician-turned-author shares hot tub talks
Musician-turned-author shares hot tub talks

Mike Mallory has been multi-tasking as of late.

He stays pretty busy as owner La Grande Stereo and Music. In addition, he’s a guitarist and vocalist with The Wasteland Kings, a La Grande-based Americana band that plays a musical gumbo of...

Library display highlights Day of the Dead
Library display highlights Day of the Dead

HERMISTON — Dia de los Muertos, a festive holiday to remember and honor deceased loved ones, is featured in a current display at the Hermiston Public Library.

Originating in central and southern Mexico, it’s also referred to as Day...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Two-time Nobelist returns home for honor
OUT OF THE VAULT: Two-time Nobelist returns home for honor

Linus Pauling, a two-time Nobel Prize-winning chemist, returned to his roots in October 1988 when his hometown of Condon, Ore., named the town’s airport after their most famous native son.

The legendary scientist, whose discoveries about...

HermNaz celebrates Pastor Appreciation Month

HERMISTON — In recognition of Pastor Appreciation Month, Hermiston Church of the Nazarene is celebrating Pastor Eric Fritz, his wife Sharon, and their children Gabrielle, Graydon, Gideon and Geric.

A work party at the Fritz Farm is...

Christian church offers variety of classes

MILTON-FREEWATER — Sunday school classes for young and old are available at the Milton-Freewater First Christian Church, 518 S. Main St.

Classes for high schoolers and a the Kids Klub, for youths in third through sixth grades, meets each...

Redeemer church sets rummage sale

PENDLETON — Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is gearing up for a kitchen and parish hall refurbishment.

A rummage sale is planned to help in paying for the project. The event is Thursday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3...

LIMEY PASTOR: The United State of Oregon

I very much enjoyed going to the Our Lady of Guadalupe monastery in Lafayette to visit the contemplative members of the group of lay folk who sit with the monks in contemplation on the first Saturday of every month. It’s been a little while...

Good Shepherd receives top workplace award
Good Shepherd receives top workplace award

Good Shepherd Health Care System has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian.

The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly...

REAL Oregon class includes four area leaders

REAL Oregon (Resource Education & Ag Leadership) will launch its second leadership class in November, and the group of 30 includes four area leaders:

• Marie Cain, dairy & livestock controller at Threemile Canyon Farms in...

Helix group networks to raise money
Helix group networks to raise money

The Helix Advancement Partnership Network recently raised $5,000 from local citizens and businesses.

The money will be used to strengthen grant applications written to help pay to remodel the Helix City Hall/Library building. The group receives...

Historical society harvests ‘gold’ grant

The Umatilla County Historical Society recently received a grant from the Blue Mountain Community Foundation.

The $3,000 will be used to help with the installation of the exhibit “Umatilla Gold: The History of Wheat in Umatilla...

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WEDDING: Hitzman-Cabral

Alysha Hitzman of Pendleton, Oregon, and Benjamin Cabral of Medford, Oregon, were married Saturday, September 1, 2018, in Abigail’s Garden...

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What’s that in the sky?

WALLA WALLA — The Washington State Mutual UFO Network invites people to share about their experiences and sightings.

The upcoming...

Stanfield Baptist celebrates recovery

STANFIELD — A Christ-centered 12-step recovery program is being offered at Stanfield Baptist Church.

Celebrate Recovery meets Mondays...

Weston gears up for book sale, potato show
Pet Parade to take to the streets
Jr. Academy fundraiser offers family fun

Days Gone By

Days Gone By: Oct. 19, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 19, 1918

The Home Card campaign is next. A new food pledge card, which is a most...

Days Gone By: Oct. 17, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 17, 1918

Word has been received by Sheriff Taylor that new guns may soon be sent here...

Days Gone By: Oct. 15-16, 2018
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Days Gone By: Oct. 11, 2018

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Out of the Vault

OUT OF THE VAULT: Noon siren falls silent

A Pendleton tradition came to an end when city officials decided not to move a warning siren to the new city hall complex in October 1996.

OUT OF THE VAULT: Two-time Nobelist returns home for honor

Linus Pauling, a two-time Nobel Prize-winning chemist, returned to his roots in October 1988 when his hometown of Condon, Ore., named the...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Ladies take to the gridiron for Homecoming bout
OUT OF THE VAULT: Lawyers turn on one of their own for a laugh

Student Honors

Local grads earn degrees at Pacific University

FOREST GROVE — The following local students graduated from Pacific University during spring 2018 commencement exercises:

Athena:...

Walker receives FFA scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The National FFA Organization has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Hannah Walker of Hermiston. Walker is a 2018...

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Good Shepherd receives top workplace award

Good Shepherd Health Care System has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian.

The list is based solely on employee...

REAL Oregon class includes four area leaders

REAL Oregon (Resource Education & Ag Leadership) will launch its second leadership class in November, and the group of 30 includes four area...

Helix group networks to raise money
Historical society harvests ‘gold’ grant
Former Pendleton resident lassos in spring horse