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WSU names summer honor roll

PULLMAN, Wash. — Megan Reed of Milton-Freewater and April Stills of Pendleton were recently named to the summer 2017 President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University.

The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students who...

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Domestic Violence Services shares wish list

With National Domestic Violence Awareness Month just around the corner, people are invited to assist the local organization by donating items on their wish list.

The nonprofit organization provides shelter, meals and support services for victims...

Liberty Quartet to perform in Stanfield

STANFIELD — A music ministry that bridges all generations, the Liberty Quartet will perform in Stanfield.

Founded in 1995, the Southern gospel group is based out of Boise. The group features Royce Mitchell (bass), Paul W. Ellis (lead),...

Pro-lifers present prayerful Life Chain
Pro-lifers present prayerful Life Chain

Groups of pro-life advocates will bear witness to their belief in the sanctity of human life by participating in upcoming Life Chain events.

In its 30th year, Life Chain gatherings are held in cities across the nation. It features people...

Days Gone By: Sept. 21, 2017
This day in local history for September 21.
Adult paint party focuses on fall color

PENDLETON — Fall Red Trees is the theme for an adult paint party Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Jeny’s Heart With Art on Main.

The beginner’s art class for ages 18 and over introduces participants to a variety of fun painting...

Basketball skills program offered

PENDLETON — Pendleton Parks and Recreation is offering a basketball skills program tailored for kids in third grade and up. Classes begin Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Pendleton Recreation Center’s gym, 510 S.W. Dorion Ave.

The program...

Fall rehearsals begin for prep orchestras

PENDLETON — The Oregon East Symphony’s preparatory orchestras will start their fall rehearsal series over the next few weeks.

The intermediate level A Sharp Players Orchestra will meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursdays at the...

In Her Shoes offers glimpse of victims

HERMISTON — An experiential exercise that provides insight as to what battered women and men go through is being presented in Hermiston.

Participants will move, do, think and experience what it’s like from the role of victims. In...

‘A Talk with Teddy’ features Roosevelt re-enactor
‘A Talk with Teddy’ features Roosevelt re-enactor

Local audiences will be treated to a top-notch performance by Joe Wiegand — a premiere Theodore Roosevelt impersonator.

An actor and historian, Wiegand is featured during Heritage Dinner 2017: “A Talk with Teddy.” The event,...

Lions and BMCC sponsor fun run and dinner in memory of Don Horneck
The Hermiston Lions Club and Blue Mountain Community College are sponsoring a fun run, walk, dinner and auction to benefit the Precision Irrigated Agriculture Center.
Days Gone By: Sept. 20, 2017
This day in local history for September 20.
Pathfinders hold bottle drive fundraiser

PENDLETON — A bottle and can drive to help pay for a trip to the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis., is planned for Saturday.

The Pendleton Pathfinder Club will be in the former Pendleton Grain Growers parking...

Walla Walla VA hosts veterans event

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla VA Medical Center is hosting “Welcome Home to Historic Walla Walla VA” Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital’s parade grounds, 77 Wainwright Drive.

After a short opening ceremony,...

Health fair features teddy bears, colons and family fun
Health fair features teddy bears, colons and family fun

Nolan the Colon will make an appearance at the Family Health & Fitness Day.

In addition to the giant colon replica, the free health fair event offers a variety of medical screenings and testing, information and activities for healthy...

Days Gone By: Sept. 18-19, 2017
This day in local history for September 18-19.
It takes a village — connecting people to resources
It takes a village — connecting people to resources

A coalition of different groups and individuals are seeking to connect people to resources and provide free on-the-spot services.

“We’re trying to battle homelessness,” said Susie Stuvland, a case manager with Community...

Photo trip focuses on fall foliage

HERMISTON — Photography enthusiasts are invited to capture the fall foliage photos during an upcoming field trip offered by Hermiston Parks & Recreation.

The Fall Photography Workshop: Southeastern Washington Fall Colors is Saturday,...

Ione Education Foundation serves dinner, auction

IONE — A benefit for the Ione Education Foundation features a prime rib or salmon dinner.

The event is Saturday at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 325 W. Second St., Ione. The social hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Controversy rages over identity of first Round-Up queen

The world-famous Pendleton Round-Up began in 1910 and continues to be one of the most popular rodeos in the world. Each year a bevy of beauties reign over the festivities. The Round-Up queen and her court, along with a pair of Native women...

Pinewood Derby races into Tum-A-Lum
Pinewood Derby races into Tum-A-Lum

Children enjoyed chills, spills and thrills while racing cars in Pendleton on Aug. 19 at Tum-A-Lum Lumber.

Pinewood Derby cars were making high-speed dashes to the finish line at the local lumber yard, who sponsored the car races. Tum-A-Lum...

Maryhill participates in Museum Day

GOLDENDALE, Washington — As part of Museum Day Live!, visitors to Maryhill Museum of Art can gain free admission on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The promotion is inspired by the Smithsonian Institution. People can download a free ticket at...

Countryfied rocks park series

IONE — A high-energy country rock band will perform during Ione Music in the Park.

Countryfied will take the stage during the free outdoor concert Sunday, Sept 24 at 6 p.m. at Ione City Park. People are invited to bring blankets, chairs...

Walla Walla hosts Adam West Day
Walla Walla hosts Adam West Day

WALLA WALLA — Growing up on a wheat ranch just outside of Walla Walla, Adam West, aka Batman, is the focus of Adam West Day.

Celebrate the legacy of the hometown hero with a variety of activities Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Walla Walla. All...

Alpenfest taps into fun with Swiss-Bavarian style
Alpenfest taps into fun with Swiss-Bavarian style

With a backdrop referred to as Wallowa County’s Little Switzerland, a celebration of Swiss and Bavarian cultures awaits visitors during Oregon’s Alpenfest.

Alpenmeister Chuck Anderson is looking forward to the event, which is in...

Filipino group gets hat trick
Filipino group gets hat trick

The Eastern Oregon Philippine-American Community earned a hat trick with the Main Street Cowboys Dress-Up Parade.

The group brought home the Sweepstakes Award during the Sept. 9 event, which served to kick off the 2017 Pendleton Round-Up. Noemi...

PHS class of 1962
PHS class of 1962

M-F man receives Rotary award
M-F man receives Rotary award

A visit by Rotary International district governor Renee Campbell to the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club meeting included recognition for one of the local club members.

During the Sept. 5 gathering, David Shannon received the Leadership, Service and...

Tasty fundraiser benefits EOCI education program
Tasty fundraiser benefits EOCI education program

A fundraiser conducted by 343 inmates at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution brought in $2,616.50 for the Blue Mountain Community College EOCI Education Department.

The inmates participated in ordering 514 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The...

First-time donor shines during blood drive

The Aug. 21 American Red Cross blood drive held at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston included first-time donor Maria Lourdes Garcia.

Volunteer Patti Perkins said the drive competed with the solar eclipse, which resulted in many missed...

Echo recognizes good neighbor

Sue Winter was recognized with the Good Neighbor Award during Echo’s National Night Out event.

This is the first year the award was presented. Organizers plan to continue the yearly award to recognize the ongoing efforts of Echo residents...

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Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Missionary takes on post-Whitman tribal congregation

Rick Steber, Eastern Oregon’s most prolific chronicler of Oregon’s western tradition, recently published “Little White Man:...

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Celebrations

ENGAGEMENT: Doherty-Wasley

Bryce Doherty and Hannah Wasley are excited to announce their autumn wedding, September 9, 2017.

Bryce is the son of Jim and Kelly Doherty...

ANNIVERSARY: Paul and Muriel Bouchard

Paul and Muriel (McIntosh) Bouchard were married Sept. 7, 1957, in Springfield, Mass. They lived in Massachusetts and in Lakeview, Ore., prior to...

Community News

Dance team holds fundraiser

PENDLETON — Rhythmic Mode, Pendleton High School’s award-winning dance team, is holding a can and bottle drive to raise funds for...

Dance class introduces Arizona 2-Step

PENDLETON — A new dance suitable for small dance floors is coming to Pendleton. Pendleton Parks and Recreation is offering a class for ages...

Domestic Violence Services shares wish list
Liberty Quartet to perform in Stanfield
Pro-lifers present prayerful Life Chain

Days Gone By

Days Gone By: Sept. 22, 2017
This day in local history for September 22.
Days Gone By: Sept. 21, 2017
This day in local history for September 21.
Days Gone By: Sept. 20, 2017
Days Gone By: Sept. 18-19, 2017
Days Gone By: Sept. 16-17, 2017

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In Uniform

IN UNIFORM: Zachary Kirkpatrick

Army Pvt. Zachary David Kirkpatrick of Hermiston graduated from Basic Combat Training in Fort Sill, Okla., on August 25, 2017.

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Out of the Vault

OUT OF THE VAULT: Controversy rages over identity of first Round-Up queen

The world-famous Pendleton Round-Up began in 1910 and continues to be one of the most popular rodeos in the world. Each year a bevy of beauties...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Famous sculptor re-emerges from obscurity

After Umatilla County Sheriff Tilman Taylor was killed during a jailbreak in 1920 in Pendleton, the much-loved lawman was immortalized with a...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Suspicious fire destroys Round-Up grandstand
OUT OF THE VAULT: Local nurse found insane after disappearance

Student Honors

WSU names summer honor roll

PULLMAN, Wash. — Megan Reed of Milton-Freewater and April Stills of Pendleton were recently named to the summer 2017 President’s...

Creamery association awards leadership scholarships

TILLAMOOK — In the 15th year of its Excellence in Leadership scholarship program, the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) awarded...

Swenson scores education scholarship

Your EO News

Pinewood Derby races into Tum-A-Lum

Children enjoyed chills, spills and thrills while racing cars in Pendleton on Aug. 19 at Tum-A-Lum Lumber.

Pinewood Derby cars were making...

Filipino group gets hat trick

The Eastern Oregon Philippine-American Community earned a hat trick with the Main Street Cowboys Dress-Up Parade.

The group brought home the...

PHS class of 1962
M-F man receives Rotary award
Tasty fundraiser benefits EOCI education program