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Two Good Shepherd employees recognized nationally
Two Good Shepherd employees recognized nationally
Jonathan Edwards and Susan Stephens were given awards at the Healthcare Service Excellence Conference.

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Girls Scouts lend a hand to those with PAWS
Girls Scouts lend a hand to those with PAWS

When the girls in Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Troop 51413 sat down to choose a community project to go along with their fall product sale, there was one option that stood above the others, hands down.

“They all love...

Hansell welcomes EOU class to capitol

A few years ago Sen. Bill Hansell was invited to speak to a political science class taught by Eastern Oregon University professor Jeff Dense. Hansell accepted and it was a great experience both for him and the students.

This led to the idea of...

Golf course GM wishes snow away
Golf course GM wishes snow away

Megan Olsen, general manager of Big River Golf Course in Umatilla, has gone from being a guarded optimist to borderline sarcastic as to when the greens will be green again.

With the course covered in a blanket of snow for weeks on end, Olsen has...

Two Rivers receives Siletz tribe grant
Two Rivers receives Siletz tribe grant

Two Rivers Correctional Institution was among the nonprofit organizations that received grant funding from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, whose 11-county service area encompassed the...

Steber wins Beverly award
Steber wins Beverly award

“Three Little Birds,” by Prineville-based author Rick Steber, was chosen as West Region winner of the The Beverly Hills Book Awards.

A true story about a man who saves an orphaned gosling while clinging to hope that a heart will...

EOU ranks high on latest online lists

Eastern Oregon University was recently recognized for affordable and quality programs in new national and statewide surveys.

Degrees in anthropology and economics received top national value rankings from the research publisher SR Education...

Probation officer gradates training class

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training announced that Stephanie Miller graduated with the 73rd Basic Parole & Probation Officer Class.

The ceremony was held Feb. 10 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in...

Veterans win at Wildhorse Super Bowl party
Veterans win at Wildhorse Super Bowl party

More than $10,000 was raised for Divide Camp — a former Wallowa County elk hunt camp that offers a wilderness retreat for combat veterans — during the Red Zone Party at Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

In its fifth year, Wildhorse...

Birds frolic for food
Birds frolic for food

Snowplow operators battle groundhog prediction
Snowplow operators battle groundhog prediction

Ducks undeterred on frigid water
Ducks undeterred on frigid water

Contest draws in warmth for homeless

Writers from across the Midwestern United States and as far as Africa entered a poetry contest sponsored by the Blue Mountain Community College English department.

A fundraiser for the Pendleton Warming Station, poets were invited to submit up...

Frigid day freezes time
Frigid day freezes time

Foothills maintain dusting of snow
Foothills maintain dusting of snow

Pregnancy center celebrates vision
Pregnancy center celebrates vision

Coming on the tail of moving into new office space, Pregnancy Care Services of Hermiston recently held a fundraising banquet.

With a theme of Celebrate A Vision for Life, executive director Debbie Cissna called the Jan. 22 event a success. The...

Gun club announces 2017 directors

The East End Rod & Gun Club recently announced its 2017 directors.

They are: Sharline Johnson, Dennis Boland, Verl Pressnall, Ron Fastrup, James Ziska, Suni Danforth, Paul Stephens, Gary Goodwin and Dan Norton.

The club opens Monday...

M-F Rotary Club takes care of business

During recent meetings of the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club, the group welcomed honorary members Chris Burlingame, Bob Coblens, Bob Jones, Paul Seaquist and John Thunell.

During the Jan. 17 meeting, president Ben Currin introduced Nicholas...

Elks wrap up donations for speech camp

A gift-wrapping station set up during the busy holiday season at the Hermiston Liquor Store helped raise money for Camp Meadowood Springs.

Cindy Griffith, a volunteer with the Hermiston Elks Lodge, said business owner Trudie Seadorf was gracious...