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Published on August 14, 2018 6:39PM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 15, 1918

Seven years ago George Miller, a horticulturalist of Milton, set out 10 acres of prunes, and almost as if he was able to foresee the need there would be for this humble boarding house fruit, he is now harvesting a crop from his trees that will net him $5000, or $500 an acre. The orchardists of Milton and Freewater who have prunes this year consider themselves fortunate. As high as $113 a ton has been paid for the fruit and it is said the price is going up all the time.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 15, 1968

Discipline will be stricter at Pendleton High School this school year. “It should be a privilege to attend that high school,” Supt. Ellis Neal told the board of district 16R Tuesday. A code of conduct for students is being developed by a committee of parents and students, headed by Robert Larson, president of the high school Parent-Teachers Association. “It has to be reasonable to enforce and acceptable to parents and students,” Larson said. Complaints about lax discipline at the high school were numerous during the three budget elections for the district this spring and summer. Tuesday the school board approved hiring a clerical worker for the high school to give administrators more time to work with students.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 15, 1993

Most conventions leave something in the town where they gather — money, memories, friends. The National Speleological Society, which met in Pendleton recently, left bit more. They left blood. The cavers, as they prefer to be called, heard about the acute blood shortage the American Red Cross was facing in the Columbia River Region, which includes Pendleton. They quickly rallied and organized a blood draw as part of their convention. The cavers contributed 58 usable units of blood, according to Lydia Warehime of Yakima, a donor consultant for the American Red Cross. Wes Grilley, Pendleton Convention Center manager, pointed out that many more tried to give blood, but because they had recently been in South America and had taken anti-malarial drugs, the blood was unacceptable.


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