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HHS class of 1972 meets June 17

HERMISTON — An evening of laughter, fun and nostalgia will celebrate the 45th year since the Hermiston High School class of 1972 graduated.

Classmates are encouraged to come and catch up with friends. The gathering is Saturday, June 17 at...

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Class addreses challenging behaviors

MISSION — A free class will provide information for people caring for an aging Oregonian who exhibits challenging behaviors.

Presented by Oregon Care Partners, Navigating Challenging Behaviors: Strengthening Communications Skills is...

Special service offers “hymnspiration”

HERMISTON — The public is invited to an evening of singing old hymns with new and old friends.

The Hymnspiration is Sunday, June 4 from 5-6 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 193 E. Main St. Hermiston. The gathering is the last one until...

Redeemer church celebrates Feast of Pentecost

PENDLETON — Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is celebrating the Feast of Pentecost.

Referred to as the “birthday of the church,” the service will include a group of readers who will join the lector in presenting Acts 2:1-21.

New Hope presents sexuality seminar

HERMISTON — A special seminar for parents and those working with youths will highlight our culture’s fascination with sexuality.

The session will address how to have important conversations with youths about gender, social media,...

Boardman Kiwanis awards scholarships
Boardman Kiwanis awards scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Boardman has selected three graduating seniors for their annual scholarship awards of $1,000.

Lacey Rae Mashos of Riverside High School, Boardman, plans to attend Brigham Young University to study athletic training/physical...

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Echo production splashes down May 31
Echo production splashes down May 31

ECHO — Students from Echo Middle School have been swimming into the spring season as they prepare for a production of “The Little Mermaid.”

The familiar Disney musical will be staged Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. in the...

Library experiments with science night

PENDLETON — An array of scientific tools and experiments are planned during the Family Science Night.

The free event is Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Pendleton Public Library, 502 S.W. Dorion Ave. All ages are welcome to attend and...

Ford Family Foundation awards scholarships
Ford Family Foundation awards scholarships

EUGENE — The Ford Family Foundation has selected 105 students from Oregon and 15 students from Siskiyou County, California, as new Ford Scholars. This year’s Ford Scholars were chosen from 5,883 applicants.

Eligibility criteria...

Round-Up, Happy Canyon name scholarship recipients
Round-Up, Happy Canyon name scholarship recipients

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon foundations have awarded scholarships to the following local students in recognition of the students’ academic standing and past service to the Round-Up and Happy...

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Fundraiser features original musical

IONE — The Ione Community School will present an original musical to raise money for the district’s music program.

“Good Times at the Cardinal Diner,” which also features a lasagna dinner, is Wednesday and Thursday at...

PFLAG awards diversity scholarship
PFLAG awards diversity scholarship

PENDLETON — Pendleton High School senior Raeana Mikel is the 2017 recipient of a $1,000 Roberta Frazier Anderson Diversity Scholarship, presented by PFLAG Pendleton.

Mikel plans to attend California State University Maritime Academy,...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Train conductor welcomes new passenger at 40 mph

A conductor for the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company (O.R. & N.) in May of 1903 was flustered when a baby boy made a surprise appearance on a regular run from Pendleton to Portland.

The No. 5 train left Pendleton on May 27, 1903, under...

Local school board member graduates Leadership Oregon

Jennifer McClure-Spurgeon, an Athena-Weston School Board member, was among 20 local school board members who graduated May 5 from the Oregon School Boards Association’s Leadership Oregon program.

The graduates completed four sessions of...

Foundation celebrates 2016 giving, announces first quarter grants

The Wildhorse Foundation hosted its annual Recipients Luncheon May 9 at Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

A community benefit fund established by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, more than 150 grant recipients from 2016...

Area libraries offer new online services

If you’ve looked on the websites of area libraries, you may have seen links to Gale/Cengage Learning provided under online services.

According to the Umatilla County Special Library District, all the county’s public libraries have...

Copeland receives leadership award

Jerry Copeland, director of human resources for the InterMountain Education Service District, received the HR Leadership Award from the Oregon School Personnel Association.

It recognizes outstanding human resources professionals who are...

PHS students attend foreign language conference
PHS students attend foreign language conference

More than two dozen students in the Pendleton High School Foreign Language Club recently participated in a field trip to Eugene.

The students participated in the Foreign Language and International Studies Day at the University of Oregon. Kathryn...

PHS student musicians perform at solo festival
PHS student musicians perform at solo festival

A handful of Pendleton High School students recently represented the school during the April 29 state solo contest at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

Accompanist/director Emily Muller Callender also said each of the musicians either won or...

Golf tournament raises money for cancer recovery

Kick’n Cancer New Beginnings raised $13,500 at its fifth annual golf tournament Saturday, May 13.

The tournament at Pendleton Country Club drew 19 4-person teams.

The money raised goes to fund the New Beginnings Spirit program,...

Free festival features more than 100 acts

COTTAGE GROVE — A free, all-ages entertainment festival highlights more than 100 regional acts.

The People’s Pick Local Music Showcase is June 30 through July 1 at Bohemia Park & Amphitheater. The 14-acre pet-friendly heritage...

Showstoppers includes HHS violinist

LA GRANDE — The Showstoppers concert of the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra includes tunes from movies and the world of rock.

The performance also features the winners of the concerto-aria competition, including Sidney Tovey, a junior...

Art show features paintings on Plexiglas

BAKER CITY — The artwork of Brian Sostrom remains on display at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center through Saturday, May 27.

The Carnation, Washington, man’s exhibit features acrylic paintings on Plexiglas titled “Western...

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Seattle transplant brings evolving musical styles to Eastern Oregon
Seattle transplant brings evolving musical styles to Eastern Oregon
Lincoln Barr will perform Saturday, May 27 at Echo Ridge Cellars
Cultural coalition accepts grant proposals

The Morrow County Cultural Coalition is accepting proposals for groups or projects that related to literary, historical preservation, visual and performing arts, humanities or cultural organizations.

The coalition, with funding through the...

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Pendleton Altrusans award scholarships
Pendleton Altrusans award scholarships

PENDLETON — Altrusa International of Pendleton, Oregon Inc. has awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to the high school seniors in the Pendleton community.

Nixya’awii senior Stacy Fitzpatrick will attend Blue Mountain Community College...

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ANNIVERSARY: Keith and Florence Collins

Keith and Florence Collins of Hermiston, Ore., are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

May 17, 1947 marks the day that they made...

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HHS class of 1972 meets June 17

HERMISTON — An evening of laughter, fun and nostalgia will celebrate the 45th year since the Hermiston High School class of 1972...

Bucks to celebrate 50th class reunion

PENDLETON — The Pendleton High School class of 1967 is gearing up to celebrate 50 years since turning the tassel.

The event includes...

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OUT OF THE VAULT: Train conductor welcomes new passenger at 40 mph

A conductor for the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company (O.R. & N.) in May of 1903 was flustered when a baby boy made a surprise appearance...

OUT OF THE VAULT: Arlington relocation work unearths ancient ‘god’

Hermiston resident John Estes was working on the relocation of the city of Arlington in May 1963 when a piece of heavy equipment he was using...

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Boardman Kiwanis awards scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Boardman has selected three graduating seniors for their annual scholarship awards of $1,000.

Lacey Rae Mashos of...

Ford Family Foundation awards scholarships

EUGENE — The Ford Family Foundation has selected 105 students from Oregon and 15 students from Siskiyou County, California, as new Ford...

Round-Up, Happy Canyon name scholarship recipients
PFLAG awards diversity scholarship
Pendleton Altrusans award scholarships

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Local school board member graduates Leadership Oregon

Jennifer McClure-Spurgeon, an Athena-Weston School Board member, was among 20 local school board members who graduated May 5 from the Oregon...

Foundation celebrates 2016 giving, announces first quarter grants

The Wildhorse Foundation hosted its annual Recipients Luncheon May 9 at Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

A community benefit fund established...

Area libraries offer new online services
Copeland receives leadership award
PHS students attend foreign language conference