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Pro-life author to speak at pregnancy center fundraiser
Pro-life author to speak at pregnancy center fundraiser

The author of a book that offers hope and vision in regards to reducing the abortion rate is the guest speaker for a TruCare Pregnancy Resource Center fundraising banquet.

With more than 30 years experience in the pro-life arena, Kirk Walden...

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‘Firebird’ rises up to support Oregon East Symphony
‘Firebird’ rises up to support Oregon East Symphony

A commissioned piece of artwork by Pendleton artist Hiroko Cannon will help fund a newly created teaching position with the Oregon East Symphony.

“Firebird” was commissioned following a 2008 fire on Pendleton’s Main Street...

Celebration features tatties, neeps and Scottish merriment
Celebration features tatties, neeps and Scottish merriment

Pipers, drummers and other participants come from near and far to help the Condon community celebrate its Scottish heritage on the 259th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.

The Royal Condon Highland Guard, an eclectic bunch of roving...

Women’s choir warms up for spring concert

PENDLETON — Sisters in Song, Pendleton’s community women’s choir, will resume its rehearsal schedule in preparation for a spring concert.

All returning and new singers are invited to join the weekly rehearsals. They begin...

Lifeways hosts meet and greet

HERMISTON — The public is invited to meet Tim Hoekstra, the new chief executive officer of Lifeways, Inc.

A meet-and-greet is Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. at Lifeways, 595 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston.

Hoekstra began overseeing the...

Deadline looms for ArtWORKz

MISSION — The submission deadline for the 2018 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition is Thursday.

Open to all artists 18 and under, all mediums are welcome. There is no entry fee.

The show and competition runs Jan. 27 through...

Band boosters serve dinner, dancing

HERMISTON — A fundraiser benefiting the Hermiston High School band program features dinner and dancing.

The Hermiston Band Boosters is hosting the event Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at Hermiston High School, 600 S. First St. Tickets are $25...

Story time highlights women’s march

PENDLETON — An upcoming special children’s story time ties in with the Women’s March on Pendleton.

The Women’s March Story Time includes the reading of a pair of books followed by a craft time. Participants will be...

Chess tournament checks out success
Chess tournament checks out success

All area students are invited to participate in a local chess tournament.

The Region 23/24 Chess for Success Tournament is Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library at Hermiston High School, 600 S. First St. Students in...

Pub crawl supports pint-sized fun
Pub crawl supports pint-sized fun

PENDLETON — Grab your friends and head out for an evening of fun while benefiting the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon.

The Holiday Hangover Pub Crawl is Saturday, Jan. 20 from 4-10 p.m. in downtown Pendleton. Hosted by the...

KIRBY: ‘Fearless’ hits the bulls-eye
KIRBY: ‘Fearless’ hits the bulls-eye
Netflix documentary series takes viewer behind the chutes of Professional Bull Riding
Film festival features people with disabilities

MISSION — The public can view memorable and through-provoking entertainment featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the Sprout Film Festival.

The event is Monday, Jan. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Wildhorse...

Fundraiser benefits Hermiston man with cancer

HERMISTON — A benefit dinner and silent auction will help raise money for John Parker of Hermiston, who is being treated for pancreatic cancer.

A small group that meets regularly at Oasis Vineyard Church with Parker’s wife, Vanda,...

Pendleton group sets women’s march
Pendleton group sets women’s march

PENDLETON — The Blue Mountain Marchers are organizing an event to coincide with women’s marches planned across the globe.

The Women’s March on Pendleton is Saturday, Jan. 20. The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the fountain in...

Palate-pleasing dinner benefits community services

HERMISTON — A mouth-watering meal of Polish dumplings, meatballs, mashed potatoes, Polish sausage and sauerkraut will be served during a fundraiser in Hermiston.

While pleasing the palate, the event also raises money for community...

Knights of Columbus dish up breakfast

PENDLETON — A benefit breakfast will help raise money to support Pregnancy Care Services and Pendleton Right to Life.

Organized by the Knights of Columbus, the annual Pro-Life Breakfast is Sunday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parish...

Technology test drives

PENDLETON — For people uncertain about the type of device right for them, the Pendleton Public Library has just the program for you.

Speed Dating with Technology offers people a chance to try out an iPad, android devices, a Kindle and...

AARP class cruises into town

PENDLETON — Drivers can gain useful defensive driving information, learn about current driving technologies and updated rules of the road during the AARP Smart Driver course.

The session also provides information about how age-related...

Faith-based conference pursues revival
Faith-based conference pursues revival

Live music, top-notch performances and inspirational speakers are featured during a faith-based conference in Hermiston.

In its sixth year, the focus of the event is “Revival in Now.” Pursuit Conference 2018 is Friday, Jan. 19 at 7...

MLK Day events unite community
MLK Day events unite community

Several local entities in Pendleton and Hermiston invite the public to participate in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 15.

In Pendleton, a program featuring spoken words and music takes center stage at 6:30 p.m. at Great...

Blood drive set for Jan. 15

HERMISTON — The regular monthly American Red Cross blood drive at Good Shepherd Medical Center is Monday, Jan. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. at 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston.

While walk-ins are welcome, it’s helpful for volunteers if...

NARFE welcomes weather service employee

PENDLETON — Mary Wister of the National Weather Service is the guest speaker for this month’s meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2115.

The no-host meeting is Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at...

PHS music students receive all-state honors
PHS music students receive all-state honors

EUGENE — Pendleton High School music students Cassidy Welch, Kaci Graber and Abel Galvan were recently selected for the 2018 Oregon Music Educator’s Association All-State Choir.

Music teacher Emily Callender said the students went...

Exhibit showcases award-winning watercolors
Exhibit showcases award-winning watercolors

Nearly two dozen watercolors are featured in an upcoming exhibit at Betty Feves Memorial Gallery.

Selected from among the 80 pieces in the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s bi-annual juried exhibition, the 20 award-winning paintings are on...

City councilors to address Republican women

PENDLETON — Members of the Pendleton City Council are the guest speakers for the January gathering of the Roundup Republican Women.

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will provide an opportunity to ask questions and find...

Clarks share about critters in South Africa

PENDLETON — Barbara and Andrew Clark will share about their adventurous birding program on “The Quest for Lifers and other Critters in Southern Africa” during the Pendleton Bird Club meeting.

Anyone interested in birding is...

Buttercreek Boys offer toe-tappin’ fun

HERMISTON — Old-time music takes center stage as the Buttercreek Boys tune up their instruments during their regular monthly rehearsal meetings.

The public is invited to tap their toes and sing along as the group plays and sings Wednesday...

Nothing to fear but “Fear!” itself
Nothing to fear but “Fear!” itself

I first met Roanne Van Voorst in the Amsterdam airport. I was a teenager and had just set foot for the first time in a foreign country, where I would live for the next year.

My transatlantic flight had been delayed and rerouted (this was before...

EOU art professor paints through sabbatical
EOU art professor paints through sabbatical

Eastern Oregon University’s Nightingale Gallery rings in a new year and hails the return of associate professor of art Susan Murrell with the presentation of “Transitional Spaces.”

The exhibit presents works created during...

Photo club snaps up January exhibit

HERMISTON — In celebration of the second anniversary of the Photography Club, a January display features pictures taken over the past year by club members.

The club activities include picture field trips and working on new photography...

Arts center spins into new year

PENDLETON — Fiber fun is offered at Pendleton Center for the Arts during the Spin In Spin Off!

Held in conjunction with the First Saturday Spin In, the special sessions highlights St. Distaff’s Day. Fiber enthusiasts are invited to...