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OUT OF THE VAULT: ‘The Gard’ rewarded for stellar service to county

Marie Gard is a pioneer when it comes to Umatilla County law enforcement. “The Gard,” as she was affectionately known during her career with the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, was the first woman hired as a correctional officer...

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Columbia Bank warms up homeless shelters
Columbia Bank warms up homeless shelters

The Warm Hearts Winter Drive raised $209,335.96 and received 8,140 items for 54 homeless shelters across the Pacific Northwest.

Columbia Bank, in its second year of the effort, donated the clothing and money collected to organizations in Oregon,...

Herd of elk on the move
Herd of elk on the move

Snow blankets the region
Snow blankets the region

Banff film festival presents local screenings

WALLA WALLA — People can see a collection of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival during a World Tour stop in Walla Walla.

An international film competition, it includes a presentation of short films and documentaries...

Dallin Puzey to perform at Nookie’s
Dallin Puzey to perform at Nookie’s

HERMISTON — Dallin Puzey will sing familiar folk and classic country songs as well as his original tunes during an upcoming performance at Hermiston Brewing Co./Nookie’s Restaurant.

The Hermiston man, who is adept on multiple...

Martin Sexton to perform at Scarlet Room
Martin Sexton to perform at Scarlet Room

PASCO — Syracuse native Martin Sexton, a highly successful singer-songwriter, will perform during a fundraiser for The Scarlet Room Foundation for the Arts.

Sexton’s new album, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” is a musical...

Days Gone By: Jan. 21-22, 2017
This day in local history for January 21-22.
KINDLE: Citadel spins new sounds in downtown Pendleton
KINDLE: Citadel spins new sounds in downtown Pendleton
Pendleton-based DJ Jake Sierra converting building into recording studio and concert venue
Grange postpones Saturday breakfast

PENDLETON — This weekend’s all-you-can-eat breakfast at White Eagle Grange has been rescheduled.

Gail Wilson said there aren’t enough volunteers to hold the event. The breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 28 from 6-10 a.m. at...

Boardman to recognize community

BOARDMAN — A night of food, fun and casino games is featured during the Boardman Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet.

The Greek-style event is Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive,...

Madril earns PLU President’s Scholarship

PARKLAND, Wash.— Avery Madril, a student at Pendleton High School, has been awarded a prestigious Pacific Lutheran University President’s Scholarship worth $26,000 a year — along with the opportunity to earn more.

PLU offers...

Helix schools name honor students

HELIX — Students named to the second quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 academic year at Helix Community School were:

Helix Jr. High: 4.0 gpa: Dean Boland, Bryce Fairchild, Caleb Greenhalgh, Blake Harper, Alexandria Krol, David Shaw,...

Moore named to CSU Dean’s List

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston Southern University has named Jacob Moore of Pendleton to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. Moore is a senior majoring in kinesiology.

Charleston Southern names students to the Dean’s...

Days Gone By: Jan. 20, 2017
This day in local history for January 20.
Ciao! Italy

HERMISTON — A trip overview for an Italian adventure will be presented through Chamber Explorations.

The once-in-a-lifetime experience is Oct. 17-26. Ryan Campbell of Chamber Explorations will share about the itinerary, which includes...

Student anthology seeks submissions

PORTLAND — The deadline for student art, photography, poetry and prose is Jan. 31 for an anthology created by a Portland-based conservation organization.

“Honoring Our Rivers” seeks submissions from kindergarten through...

Oregon Humanities program starts conversation

The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to discuss important and challenging issues and ideas

More than 90 free programs will take place in communities around the state this winter and spring. Programs presented in Umatilla County...

Library seeks friends members

HERMISTON — People who enjoy books and libraries are encouraged to join the Friends of the Hermiston Public Library.

The group meets quarterly and assists the library by raising money through the annual book sale and periodic basket...

Ione FFA hosts fundraisers

IONE — An Apple watch is being raffled off to benefit the Ione FFA and the Ione Cardinal Booster Club

Donated by the Port of Morrow, tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Tickets can be purchased from FFA or booster club members during...

Nine-week course provides financial help

PENDLETON — A Biblically based training series that provides assistance with budgeting, investing, retirement and giving is being offered in Pendleton.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University starts Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the...

House of Hope reaches out to homeless

HERMISTON — People interested in helping the homeless are invited to attend an upcoming House of Hope board meeting.

Currently based out of Desert Rose Ministries — 512 E. Main St., Hermiston — House of Hope is looking to...

Faith-based conference pursues inspiration

HERMISTON — Special speakers, music and more are featured during the Pursuit Conference.

In its fourth year, the free event provides inspiration for people in spreading the message about God’s love. Everyone is welcome, regardless...

After-school program features crafts, life skills

HEPPNER — Kids are invited to participate in art projects, singing, life skills and a family dinner in an after-school program offered the last Monday of each month.

Organized by the Heppner United Methodist Church, it’s open to...

Days Gone By: Jan. 19, 2017
This day in local history for January 19.
Local students named to George Fox Dean’s List

NEWBERG — George Fox University has released its fall 2016 semester dean’s list. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn a spot on the dean’s...

Days Gone By: Jan. 18, 2017
This day in local history for January 18.
Days Gone By: Jan. 16-17, 2017
This day in local history for January 16-17.
Weather forces school closures, meeting changes

Inclement weather has once again resulted in cancellations or postponements of school days and scheduled meetings. They include (as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday):

• Schools in the following cities are canceled on Wednesday, Jan. 18: Umatilla,...

Third Thursday dining benefits PAWS

PENDLETON — People can enjoy a meal and help raise money for the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter during a year-long promotion between the nonprofit organization and local restaurants.

During the Third Thursday for PAWS, diners are...

Winter Reading Program offers prizes

HERMISTON — The Hermiston Public Library is providing an incentive for teens who read — a chance to win prizes.

Teenagers who read books and write three reviews during the Winter Reading Program will receive an entry into a...

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: PNW tribes, legend featured in reprint of century-old novel

A story originally written between 1887 and 1889 and featuring, for the first time, Native Americans as main characters is back in print courtesy...

BOOK REVIEW: Young adult novel imagines Cascadia aftermath

On March 9, 2058, at 4:47 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, the long-predicted Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hits the Oregon Coast, registering 8.9...

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Banff film festival presents local screenings

WALLA WALLA — People can see a collection of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival during a World Tour stop in Walla...

Dallin Puzey to perform at Nookie’s

HERMISTON — Dallin Puzey will sing familiar folk and classic country songs as well as his original tunes during an upcoming performance at...

Martin Sexton to perform at Scarlet Room
KINDLE: Citadel spins new sounds in downtown Pendleton
Grange postpones Saturday breakfast

Days Gone By

Days Gone By: Jan. 21-22, 2017
This day in local history for January 21-22.
Days Gone By: Jan. 20, 2017
This day in local history for January 20.
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Days Gone By: Jan. 16-17, 2017

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Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box office to shut down...
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Out of the Vault

OUT OF THE VAULT: ‘The Gard’ rewarded for stellar service to county

Marie Gard is a pioneer when it comes to Umatilla County law enforcement. “The Gard,” as she was affectionately known during her...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Joyriding teen vows no more thrills

A Portland teenager was arrested near Meacham after engaging state law enforcement agencies in a state-wide manhunt in 1931, and his young female...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Non-traditional campout rings in the new year
OUT OF THE VAULT: Umatilla County farmers mourn death of medicine man

Student Honors

Madril earns PLU President’s Scholarship

PARKLAND, Wash.— Avery Madril, a student at Pendleton High School, has been awarded a prestigious Pacific Lutheran University...

Helix schools name honor students

HELIX — Students named to the second quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 academic year at Helix Community School were:

Helix Jr. High:...

Moore named to CSU Dean’s List
Local students named to George Fox Dean’s List
SCC names honor roll

Your EO News

Pendleton resident thanks city employees

I’d like to extend a big thank you to the city of Pendleton Public Works employees. While most of us sit in our warm and cozy homes and...

Heppner teen makes it with wool

Hannah Palmer, 14, of Heppner will soon be headed to Denver to compete in the national finals of the 69th annual Make It With Wool Fashion...

Students drive food contest for Christmas Express
Columbia Bank warms up homeless shelters
Herd of elk on the move