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OUT OF THE VAULT: Young entrepreneurs open ‘scary business’
OUT OF THE VAULT: Young entrepreneurs open ‘scary business’

A quartet of youthful businessmen spent the summer of 1967 selling items of a distinctly creepy nature to their friends and neighbors on Pendleton’s North Hill.

Brian and Craig French and Larry and Kenny Stoddard set up shop and displayed...

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Terrific Tuesday features Round-Up leathers

PENDLETON — People interested in learning more about the process of creating leathers for Pendleton Round-Up royalty are invited to Terrific Tuesday.

The free event is Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Heritage Station Museum, 108 S.W.

Teen shares about near-death experience

MISSION — A teenage evangelist will share her testimony, which includes a near-death experience, at Mission Assembly of God Church.

While stricken with cancer as a youngster, Mishayle Nohea said she was in a coma and received a message...

Christian church hosts park worship

PENDLETON — An old-fashioned outdoor worship service is planned in Pendleton.

Hosted by the First Christian Church, Worship & Picnic in the Park is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Pioneer Park, 400 N.W. Despain Ave., Pendleton. Christian music...

Days Gone By: Aug. 16, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 16, 1918

The desire for a taste of Oregon peaches almost caused an accident to an eastern man today, who came though Pendleton on No. 17. He hurried to Main street and bought a sack of fruit...

GO Week celebrates new school in Milton-Freewater
GO Week celebrates new school in Milton-Freewater

Although the Milton-Freewater Rocks! festival has been canceled, the community has bigger things to celebrate as it rolls out its first new school in nearly a century.

Voters in May 2016 overwhelmingly passed a $12.5 million school bond in the...

Teen rockers put on free concert

PENDLETON — The public is invited to rock and roll as participants of Rock & Roll Camp XIII present an outdoor concert.

The free event is Friday at 7 p.m. on Main Street in Pendleton. Campers have been working with professional...

Days Gone By: Aug. 15, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 15, 1918

Seven years ago George Miller, a horticulturalist of Milton, set out 10 acres of prunes, and almost as if he was able to foresee the need there would be for this humble boarding...

Community Days-Reunion Weekend kicks off in Pilot Rock
Community Days-Reunion Weekend kicks off in Pilot Rock

A celebration of community takes place this weekend as Pilot Rock kicks off its seventh annual Community Days/Reunion Weekend.

Although reservations were requested by Sunday, people might still be able to enjoy the community dinner, which is...

Library program sparks creativity with kids

HERMISTON — A program designed to support early literacy development with babies and toddlers is offered at the Hermiston Public Library.

Baby & Me Learn & Play is Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Those attending need to enter through the...

Town halls to discuss Irrigon facilities

Morrow County commissioners are holding several town hall meetings to discuss plans for constructing a new county building in Irrigon.

According to a press release, the current Irrigon facility has reached its capacity and is need of a great...

Open Air Market set for Saturday

ECHO — Fresh fruits and vegetables as well as handcrafted items and home business products are featured at the Echo Open Air Market.

The event is Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at George Park, located at Bonanza and Dupont streets. There is no...

Agape House hosts outdoor sale

HERMISTON — Everything from clothing and knick-knacks to furniture and bicycles — and possibly even the kitchen sink — will be available for purchase during a parking lot sale at Agape House.

People are invited to find...

Venue change features ‘Wrinkle’ on festival street

HERMISTON — A change of venue has been announced for Hermiston Parks & Recreation’s Movies in the Park finale.

To view “A Wrinkle in Time,” head to Hermiston’s festival street (180 N.E. Second St.) Friday...

Multi-talented entertainer presents unique concert

PENDLETON — A Florida man shares his faith in a unique way — incorporating his skills in singing, songwriting and ventriloquism.

Brent Vernon and his friend Sam will appear in concert Wednesday from 7-8:15 p.m. at the Pendleton...

Art show harvests area talent

MILTON-FREEWATER — Artists living in the Walla Walla Valley of Oregon and Washington are encouraged to enter their most recent work in “Harvest of Art.”

In its 18th year, the fine arts exhibit is Aug. 22-23 at Gib Olinger...

Morrow County Fair rolls out ‘bushels of fun’
Morrow County Fair rolls out ‘bushels of fun’

While 4-H and FFA youths take center stage during the Morrow County Fair — there’s much more cooking.

With a theme of “We’re Having Bushels of Fun,” the event runs Wednesday through Sunday at the fairgrounds,...

Days Gone By: Aug. 13-14, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 13-14, 1918

Benjamin Ray Carlson is the first member of Troop D that left Pendleton last year to be reported in the casualty lists. A letter received today by the First National bank from...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Stubble fire threatens Pendleton

A roaring fire of suspicious origin swept through wheat stubble north of Pendleton in August 1941, scorching a wide swath but causing little damage.

The fire started in the middle of a field on the Meeker farm at about 7:45 p.m. Aug. 21, 1941.

Gospel singer to share in Irrigon

IRRIGON — A missionary and gospel singer from Joplin, Missouri, will perform at Columbia View Community Church in Irrigon.

Eldon Potts will sing and share Saturday at 7 p.m. at 1230 Highway 730, Irrigon. There’s no admission charge...

LIMEY PASTOR: Climbing back into the saddle of God’s adventure

Last week I wrote about the renewed call that I felt moving within me, and about the stirrings of thoughts and prayers within my being to return again to active ministry. It has been a year and a half since I was felled by my heart attacks and the...

Horn band fires up park series finale

IRRIGON — Blues, jazz, rock, swing and funk are featured during an upcoming performance by Brass Fire.

The 10-piece regional horn band will take the stage Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at Irrigon Marina Park. In case of inclement weather, the...

Walla Walla theater sets ‘Spamalot’ auditions

WALLA WALLA — The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will hold auditions for its fall production of the musical comedy “Spamalot.”

Casting requirements include seven male leads, one female lead, and a minimum or six male and six...

McElligott scholarships awarded to Ione students

Four Ione High School alumni have been named recipients of the 2017-18 Maryan L. McElligott Memorial Scholarship: Rachel Holland, a junior studying to be a veterinarian at Regis University in Colorado; Tristan Estabrook, a junior studying nursing,...

Umatilla Museum uncorks wine & cheese fundraiser

UMATILLA — In a renewed effort to continue to preserve the history of Umatilla, the Umatilla Museum & Historical Foundation is hosting a fundraiser.

The event, which features wine and cheese, is Friday, Aug. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the at...

Days Gone By: Aug. 9, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 9, 1918

Farmers may exchange wheat for white flour at the mills providing they do not secure an amount greater than will be enough to make eight pounds per person per month until October 1,...

Deadline looms for good neighbor nominations

ECHO — The city of Echo is looking forward to celebrating the contributions of a local citizen in the second year of honoring someone with the Good Neighbor Award.

Nominations are due Friday. In addition, the city is requesting people to...

Climb aboard for safety story time

HERMISTON — A special Hermiston Public Library story time will take place on a bus.

With the start of school just around the corner, a pair of events will offer safety information from representatives of Mid-Columbia Bus Company. Kids...

Youth fair highlights employment program

MISSION — The public is invited to celebrate the hard work of youths as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Education Department hosts a Summer Youth Fair.

The free event kicks off with a media presentation...

Yellowhawk offers suicide intervention training

MISSION — People can learn three simple steps that can help save lives from suicide.

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center is hosting a Community QRP Training — Question, Persuade, Refer — an innovative, practical and proven...

Tickets on sale for Hall of Fame banquet
Tickets on sale for Hall of Fame banquet

PENDLETON — Tickets for the annual banquet to honor Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame inductees are now on sale.

Those being honored include Brad Goodrich of Stanfield, who competed in Round-Up for 30 years; Bill Dawson, a...

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Calendar

Entertainment calendar — Aug. 4, 2018

•Aug. 7-11

•EOTEC, 1705 E. Airport Road, Hermiston

www.umatillacountyfair.net &...

Celebrations

ANNIVERSARY: Don and Nancy Harsch

Don and Nancy Harsch are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married August 10, 1968, at Christ Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego,...

Community News

Arts council sets annual meeting

PENDLETON — Members of the Arts Council of Pendleton are invited to attend the nonprofit organization’s annual meeting.

The...

Travel Club offers three destinations

HERMISTON — Whether you’re looking for a vacation in a tropical haven or a chance to mix history and adventure with fun, the...

White Eagle Grange serves Saturday breakfast
Terrific Tuesday features Round-Up leathers
Teen shares about near-death experience

Days Gone By

Days Gone By: Aug. 16, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 16, 1918

The desire for a taste of Oregon peaches almost caused an accident to an...

Days Gone By: Aug. 15, 2018

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 15, 1918

Seven years ago George Miller, a horticulturalist of Milton, set out 10...

Days Gone By: Aug. 13-14, 2018
Days Gone By: Aug. 9, 2018
Days Gone By: Aug. 8, 2018

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Out of the Vault

OUT OF THE VAULT: Young entrepreneurs open ‘scary business’

A quartet of youthful businessmen spent the summer of 1967 selling items of a distinctly creepy nature to their friends and neighbors on...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Stubble fire threatens Pendleton

A roaring fire of suspicious origin swept through wheat stubble north of Pendleton in August 1941, scorching a wide swath but causing little...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Troop D takes its first WWI prisoner
OUT OF THE VAULT: Descendants fulfill Chief Joseph request

Student Honors

McElligott scholarships awarded to Ione students

Four Ione High School alumni have been named recipients of the 2017-18 Maryan L. McElligott Memorial Scholarship: Rachel Holland, a junior...

Anguiano awarded OSHA scholarship

SALEM — Nine Oregon high school graduates are recipients of the 2018 Workers’ Memorial Scholarship awards, the Oregon Occupational...

Your EO News

Ione car owner shines at Arlington show

Betty Burns of Ione drove away from the Arlington Show ‘n’ Shine with the entrant’s choice award for her light blue 1960 Ford...

Local Toastmaster steps up as district director

Jan Taylor was recently elected as district director for District 9 of Toastmasters International, which encompasses northeastern Oregon, eastern...

Patient party offers splashing good time
Reserve officer receive badges
Milton-Freewater teen gets royal treatment