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Kindle | A quiet musician shares her songs
Kindle | A quiet musician shares her songs

It has taken three years for Dominique Sheridan Breazeale — who performs under the mononym Sheridan — to publicly release her debut record “Beekeeper.” When asked why the delay, she shrugs her shoulders and replies:...

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Hansell to speak at outdoor worship service
Hansell to speak at outdoor worship service

STANFIELD — With a theme of “We are Working Together to Serve God and our Community,” churches in Stanfield and Echo are teaming up to present an outdoor worship service.

The free event is Sunday, July 1 at 9 a.m. at Bard...

Fourth of July parade to salute freedom
Fourth of July parade to salute freedom

Salute to Freedom is the theme of the Pendleton Fourth of July parade, which is hosted by Pendleton VFW Let ‘er Buck Post 922.

People are invited to fill out an entry form and join the parade. Each participant will receive a ribbon and...

Awakening service includes river baptisms

UMATILLA — An outdoor Sunday Service in the Park is planned in Umatilla.

The free event is Sunday, June 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Umatilla Marina & RV Park, 1710 Quincy Ave. The topic is Awakening: Reflecting Our Creator.

Faith-based program addresses anxiety, depression

HERMISTON — A 12-week course on anxiety and depression recently began at Calvary Apostolic Center.

The faith-based series offers ways to overcome emotional obstacles while creating a healthier community and relationships with others and...

Zach Banks takes up baton with symphony programs
Zach Banks takes up baton with symphony programs

The Oregon East Symphony recently announced that Zach Banks has been hired to its newly-created strings instructor position.

Banks will conduct the A Sharp Players intermediate preparatory orchestra and the Raising the Bar mentoring program,...

Mutt Strut benefits pet therapy, PAWS

PENDLETON — People and their pets are invited to help raise money for the St. Anthony Hospital alternative therapy program, including pet therapy, and the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter.

The St. Anthony Mutt Strut features a 5K fun...

Help available for immigrant abuse survivors

BOARDMAN — Immigrant survivors of abuse face special challenges, however, there are laws in place to prevent someone’s immigration status from being used as a means of abuse and exploitation.

Catholic Charities and Domestic...

Echo rocks summer reading

ECHO — The summer reading program in Echo kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. in the VFW Building, 20 S. Bonanza St.

The program is open to youth from birth through age 18. The parents of non-readers can make a list of books they have read to...

Landing Days brings three days of fun
Landing Days brings three days of fun

Umatilla’s annual summer event is gearing up for three days of fun.

Over the years, Landing Days has flourished and floundered — with everything from multiple days of outdoor fun to just shooting off fireworks over the river.

Ham radio field day features on-air open house
Ham radio field day features on-air open house

Ham radio operators from across North America will connect this weekend during the largest annual on-air event.

An open house of sorts, the ARRL Field Day features local clubs and ham radio enthusiasts who set up temporary transmitting stations...

Class of ‘98 gears up for reunion

HERMISTON — The Hermiston High School class of 1998 is making plans to celebrate its 20-year reunion.

Organizers indicate there will be three main events, including a no-host social mixer Friday, Aug. 10 at Midway Bar & Grill, a...

Hodaka Days revs up this weekend
Hodaka Days revs up this weekend

Although it’s been 54 years since Hodaka trail bikes and motorcycles were manufactured in Athena, Hodaka and vintage motorcycles enthusiasts will make their annual pilgrimage to Eastern Oregon.

Athena City Park serves as celebration...

Crow’s Shadow welcomes artist-in-residence

MISSION — Splitting her time between her hometown of New Delhi, India, and her home of Portland, Avantika Bawa is currently participating in a two-week print residency at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.

The public is invited...

Local author to headline First Draft

PENDLETON — Bette Lynch Husted, who studies T’ai Chi, writes a monthly column, “From Here to Anywhere,” in the East Oregonian and welcomes Northwest writers to the First Draft Writers’ Series will headline the June...

Summer sizzles with block party

PENDLETON — Main Street Pendleton is the place to be Friday, June 22.

A trifecta of fun is planned, including the Pendleton Farmers’ Market (4 p.m.), the Wiener Dog Race (4:30 p.m., race heats start at 5:15 p.m.) and a Main Street...

Library display focuses on photography

HERMISTON — Beginning as a hobby in 2004, Andrea Aldrich has an eye for photography. She received best of show during the 2017 youth division of the Eastern Oregon Art Show, held in conjunction with Hermiston Funfest. Titled “The Next...

Men’s chorus tunes up for 10th anniversary
Men’s chorus tunes up for 10th anniversary

53-member group to perform June 16

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The Pendleton Men’s Chorus is celebrating its 10th anniversary in song.

The group formed after a fall 2007 College Community Theatre production of “1776.” When...

Relay for Life takes steps to fight cancer
Relay for Life takes steps to fight cancer

Piper Kishpaugh, who was diagnosed with cancer as a 5-year-old, is the special guest speaker for Relay for Life of Umatilla and Morrow Counties.

Now 31, the Pendleton woman is excited about the opportunity to give back. In addition to the...

Columbia Grange serves Father’s Day brunch

HERMISTON — Belgian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream are on the menu for a special Father’s Day brunch at Columbia Grange.

The meal is Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the grange hall, 32339 Diagonal Blvd., Hermiston. The...

Thomas Andrew Doyle lights up with ‘Incineration Ceremony’
Thomas Andrew Doyle lights up with ‘Incineration Ceremony’

Every so often, an artist releases an album that by its simple existence changes the entire musical landscape.

The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds,” The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper,” The Velvet Underground and Nico...

NARFE welcomes Wyden rep

PENDLETON — Kathleen Cathey, field representative for Sen. Ron Wyden, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2115. The meeting will be held Thursday beginning with a...

Echo hosts weekend market

ECHO — The second Echo Open Air Market of the season is this weekend.

The market, which runs the third Saturday of each month through October, helps raise money for the Echo Historical Museum. The event is Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at George...

Veterans’ event swings for the fences

WALLA WALLA — Veterans and their family members are invited to a special event during an upcoming Walla Walla Sweets baseball game against the Corvallis Knights.

Hosted by the Walla Walla VA Medical Center, the “Welcome Home...

American Indian sculptor works on Joseph project
American Indian sculptor works on Joseph project

JOSEPH — Sculptor Doug Hyde of Prescott, Arizona, will return near his old stomping grounds as he prepares for an art installation for a streetscape project in Joseph.

Hyde, who was born in Hermiston, was chosen by the Josephy Center for...

Summer reading program kicks off in wild way
Summer reading program kicks off in wild way

Corbin Maxey, aka The Reptile Guy, is helping kick off the Hermiston Public Library summer reading program.

At the age of 12, Maxey founded Cyprus Hill Reptile Reserve, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reptile rescue, conservation and...

Student ambassadors share through music

BOARDMAN — Ambassadors from Rio Grande Bible Institute will perform a concert in Boardman.

The free event, which features music with a Latin American flair, is Friday at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 200 Willow Fork Drive. Everyone...

Musical minister releases new video

PENDLETON — Rev. Marc Mullins of the Pendleton First Christin Church recently released a new music video.

It features an arrangement of St. Francis of Assisi’s “All Creatures of Our God and King,” arranged by Mullins...

Lutheran church rolls out summer fun

HERMISTON — All area children are invited to make crafts and create things, play games, listen to Bible stories, learn new songs and enjoy snacks at Trinity Lutheran Church.

The Fun Maker Factory vacation Bible school is Monday June 11...

Limey Pastor | The many wills of God

Many years ago, back in the 1990s, after my first year of training in Sister Pat McCrann’s program of Spiritual Direction in Oregon, she had said to me that I needed to do something and that she didn’t know what it was, but I was to take...

Fun run includes costume contest

MISSION — Top finishers and the best costume will receive prizes during the Yellowhawk Fun Run.

There is no fee to enter the event, which begins Saturday with registration at 7:30 a.m. at the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center, 46314...