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Arts council sets annual meeting

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

The gathering is Sunday at 5 p.m. at Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St. Members attending will...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

VA medical center visualizes change
VA medical center visualizes change

WALLA WALLA — Eye care for local veterans just got more convenient at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla.

Expanded hours for the eye clinic and optical services began Aug. 1. Veterans can now book appointment...

Bookminders meets Tuesday

HERMISTON — A memoir by J.D. Vance about multiple generations of his family and their struggles is featured during the upcoming Hermiston Public Library book club meeting, which is being held on a new day.

Bookminders will discuss...

Heppner park celebrates upgrades
Heppner park celebrates upgrades

HEPPNER — A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for the new Fit Park in Heppner.

Located next to the Willow Creek Water Park, the new facilities include a pickleball court, outdoor exercise equipment, a public restroom, a regulation-size...

Food excursions seek huckleberries

MISSION — Several First Foods Excursions are planned through the Yellowhawk Prevention Program and the CTUIR Department of Natural Resources.

The Huckleberry Day Trips are offered Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Mount...

Town halls offer nuclear weapons workers information

A pair of community resource events for nuclear weapons workers and their families are being held in eastern Washington.

The Cold War Patriots present the town hall meetings to provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness...

Parade float springs into foster family fundraiser
Parade float springs into foster family fundraiser

People who enjoy horsing around are encouraged to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a rocking horse created with a heavy-duty truck spring.

Sales from tickets will benefit the Department of Human Services Child Welfare program’s...

National Night Out offers ice cream social
National Night Out offers ice cream social

Treasure hunt leads up to annual event

By TAMMY MALGESINI

East Oregonian

It’s time to get in touch with your inner Sherlock Holmes as the annual National Night Out treasure hunt is set to begin in Hermiston.

Tim Miears,...

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