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Bahrns earns MBA

SALT LAKE CITY — Robert Bahrns of Pendleton has received his Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 32nd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in...

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Booster Club offers scholarship

IONE — The Ione Booster Club is offering $1,500 in scholarships to Ione high school seniors. All seniors with a 3.0 gpa or above are encouraged to apply.

An emphasis will be placed on applicants with school leadership and community...

VA town halls set for Morrow County

A pair of Veterans Administration HealthCare Town Hall meetings are planned in Morrow County.

Brian Westfield, the Walla Walla VA’s medical director, will provide facility updates along with information on the Veterans Choice Program.

Inland Musicians announce music competition

HERMISTON — The Inland Northwest Musicians is accepting applications for its annual Young Artists Competition.

In its 17th year, the event is Sunday, March 12 at Hermiston High School. The competition is open to young musicians in four...

Oldies night highlights 1962

MILTON-FREEWATER — Take a trip through time when “The Monster Mash,” “The Flying Circle” and “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman” might tumble out of your transistor radio.

BJ the DJ will spin tunes...

AAUW to screen student flicks

PENDLETON — Documentary films created by Griswold High School students will be screened during the upcoming AAUW meeting.

The public is invited to attend the no-host gathering Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub, 230...

HHS presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
HHS presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Participants and directors, alike, are excited about staging “Fiddler on the Roof” at Hermiston High School.

“Musicals are a lot of fun,” said Sean McClanahan, the school’s band teacher who serves as pit...

Days Gone By: Feb. 27-28, 2017
This day in local history for February 2.
Retired educators to meet at St. Anthony

PENDLETON — Information about local healthcare is the topic during the March meeting of the Retired Educators of Umatilla County.

The featured program is “Hospital Updates: New Services, New Providers.” Anyone interested in...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Island theater pays homage to Round-Up City
OUT OF THE VAULT: Island theater pays homage to Round-Up City

Members of the armed forces sacrifice a lot in the service of their country. In return, various types of entertainment are provided, when and where possible, to afford service members a little respite from the realities of war — the USO is a...

Concert features world melodies

HAINES — Folk music from across the globe is featured during the upcoming Grand Ronde Symphony Association’s Chamber Concert Series.

The enchanting instruments of violin, guitar, mandolin, bass, ukulele and the hammered dulcimer...

Baker City gallery gears up for spring

BAKER CITY — A collection of favorite colorful and bright pieces by regional artists are featured in an exhibit in Baker City.

Let’s Call It Spring also features new chocolate items from Peterson’s Gallery and...

MarchFourth offers kaleidoscope of entertainment

PORTLAND — An explosion of brassy funk, rock and jazz emanates from 15 or so performers during a production by MarchFourth.

Described as a genre-breaking force of entertainment, MarchFourth features musicians, acrobats, stilters and more.

Two Good Shepherd employees recognized nationally
Two Good Shepherd employees recognized nationally
Jonathan Edwards and Susan Stephens were given awards at the Healthcare Service Excellence Conference.
Catholic Daughters host luncheon, style show
Catholic Daughters host luncheon, style show

The members of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court #1692 hosted a Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Style Show at the Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church Parish Hall on Saturday, Feb. 11. Forty-eight models delighted the...

Chess players head to state tournament
Chess players head to state tournament

The Region 23 Chess for Success tournament was held Feb. 11, 2017, in Hermiston. Team and individual winners were named from both Hermiston and its main opponent, Heppner.

Five Hermiston High School students will travel to the state tournament...

Foundation gives to community

The Milton-Freewater Area Foundation recently announced community grants and scholarships for the year 2016 for a total of $83,936.00. Of that, $17,050 was distributed in scholarships to area students furthering their education.

The rest of the...

Girls Scouts lend a hand to those with PAWS
Girls Scouts lend a hand to those with PAWS

When the girls in Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Troop 51413 sat down to choose a community project to go along with their fall product sale, there was one option that stood above the others, hands down.

“They all love...

Hansell welcomes EOU class to capitol

A few years ago Sen. Bill Hansell was invited to speak to a political science class taught by Eastern Oregon University professor Jeff Dense. Hansell accepted and it was a great experience both for him and the students.

This led to the idea of...

Days Gone By: Feb. 25-26, 2017
This day in local history for February 25-26.
Middle school names pride award winners

PENDLETON — Sunridge Middle School recently named its Bronc Pride Award winners for January. Recipients these special awards are either consistently modeling high expectations related to readiness, respect and responsibility, or have recently...

Days Gone By: Feb. 24, 2017
This day in local history for February 24.
Right to Life director to visit Hermiston
Right to Life director to visit Hermiston

HERMISTON — The Latino outreach director with Oregon Right to Life will present information about the pro-life culture with Latino families.

Margot Loza, a recent graduate of the University of Idaho, was invited by Hermiston Right to Life...

Diaper Dash set for March 4

HERMISTON — A fun walk/run featuring 5K and 10K distances helps provide diapers for people in need.

The Diaper Dash is Saturday, March 4 at 9 a.m. at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, 1520 W. Orchard Ave. The entrance fee is a package...

Ecumenical group announces Lent schedule

PENDLETON — Special worship services during the season of Lent are planned in Pendleton.

The Ash Wednesday service, which is March 1, begins at 7 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 241 S.E. Second St. Rev. Travis Larsen is...

Several churches announce Shrove Tuesday meals

The public is invited to Shrove Tuesday pancake supper meals planned in Athena, Pendleton and Hermiston.

A tradition held on the day before Ash Wednesday, the idea was to use up high calorie, high fat foods, eggs, and milk, to prepare for the...

LIMEY PASTOR: Nightmare of a dreamer
LIMEY PASTOR: Nightmare of a dreamer

My wife, Jeanne and I have been very close to a young man, I shall call “H,” for a number of years. When my wife was very ill a couple of years ago, he befriended us and helped my wife around the house and with her garden and cared very...

ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY: Leve and Shirley McPherson
ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY: Leve and Shirley McPherson

Leve McPherson came to Oregon in 1946. He never intended to stay long; he planned to return to his native Texas. Quite by accident, he met and fell in love with a young woman from Milton-Freewater, Shirley Lefore. They were married in September of...

Days Gone By: Feb. 23, 2017
This day in local history for February 23.
Chamber gears up for state basketball tourney

PENDLETON — There’s still time to provide visiting basketball teams with information, coupons and brochures about your business.

Coaches of teams in the 2A state championship basketball tournament will receive a welcome packet.

Open gyms scheduled for no-school days

PENDLETON — Parents of school-age children have another option on no-school days in the form of open gyms offered at the Pendleton Recreation Center, 510 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Supervised physical activity like dodgeball and basketball, table...

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Austen’s ‘lost years’ explored in second installment

Readers who enjoyed Collins Hemingway’s “The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen” now have a second installment of his fictional...

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ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY: Leve and Shirley McPherson

Leve McPherson came to Oregon in 1946. He never intended to stay long; he planned to return to his native Texas. Quite by accident, he met and...

ENGAGEMENT: Bell-Gutierrez

Scott and Shari Bell of Lake Oswego and Craig and Debra Gutierrez of Heppner are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Stephanie...

Community News

Ione begins planning for July 4 event

IONE — Organizers are starting to prepare for the Ione Fourth of July Celebration.

A meeting is set for Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

BMCC announces powwow workshop, dance

PENDLETON — The public is invited to learn about different powwow dancing styles and songs.

Powwow 101 is Thursday from 11 a.m. to...

Booster Club offers scholarship
VA town halls set for Morrow County
Inland Musicians announce music competition

Days Gone By

Days Gone By: March 1, 2017
This day in local history for March 1.
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This day in local history for February 2.
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OUT OF THE VAULT: Island theater pays homage to Round-Up City

Members of the armed forces sacrifice a lot in the service of their country. In return, various types of entertainment are provided, when and...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Injured man crawls for help after fishing accident

A Bingham Springs man who broke his leg during a fishing expedition in February 1917 displayed nerves of steel and lusty lungs when he was forced...

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Student Honors

Bahrns earns MBA

SALT LAKE CITY — Robert Bahrns of Pendleton has received his Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University (WGU). The...

Middle school names pride award winners

PENDLETON — Sunridge Middle School recently named its Bronc Pride Award winners for January. Recipients these special awards are either...

Sunridge names first semester honor students
Whitworth student makes honor roll
Gefre graduates from Bismarck State University

Your EO News

Two Good Shepherd employees recognized nationally
Jonathan Edwards and Susan Stephens were given awards at the Healthcare Service Excellence Conference.
Catholic Daughters host luncheon, style show

The members of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court #1692 hosted a Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Style Show at the...

Chess players head to state tournament
Foundation gives to community
Girls Scouts lend a hand to those with PAWS