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McKay Creek has a blast with Independence Day
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McKay Creek has a blast with Independence Day

A Red, White and You theme for the month of July also featured a Fourth of July celebration at McKay Creek Estates.

The Pendleton assisted living facility was decorated in patriotic colors to celebrate Independence Day. In addition, residents,...

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Epilepsy Walk takes steps against disease
Epilepsy Walk takes steps against disease

More than 75 people enjoyed a leisurely one-mile stroll beginning at McKenzie Park during the Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy in Hermiston

In its seventh year, the June 17 event aims to raise money, awareness and support for people who live with...

ESD receives safety award

The InterMountain Education Service District recently received an award from the Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE) program.

Recognized as a School Safety Star, the ESD was presented with the award from Phil Wentz, chairman of...

Hodaka faithful cruise into Athena
Hodaka faithful cruise into Athena

A Hodaka enthusiast from Plainsboro, New Jersey, was thrilled to be in Eastern Oregon recently for the Hodaka Days event.

Although it’s been 53 years since the trail bikes and motorcycles were made in Athena, people are still hooked on...

Students pedal into reading
Students pedal into reading

Five students from each of Hermiston’s five elementary schools pedaled into summer with new bicycles thanks to Hermiston Masonic Lodge #138.

The Bikes for Books program encourages students in third through fifth grades to improve their...

Sheriff’s deputies graduate from academy

A pair of deputies with the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office were among the recent graduates with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

Jacob Potter and Kash Wrightson, along with other members of Basic...

Local American Legion members attend state convention
Local American Legion members attend state convention

District 6 American Legion was represented by members from local posts at the 99th annual Oregon State Convention, held June 20-24 in Florence.

Those attending include Toni Cordell of Pendleton, District 6 Commander; Andy Muller of...

Catholic daughters celebrate milestones
Catholic daughters celebrate milestones

Nearly two dozen members of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #1692 gathered in the parish hall to acknowledge membership milestones.

Among those recognized during the May 10 event at the Hermiston church were Arlene...

Helix student has a blast with Apollo 13 astronaut
Helix student has a blast with Apollo 13 astronaut

While in New Orleans to receive an award, Alyssa Keene was treated to an introduction to Capt. Jim Lovell, the commander of the Apollo 13 mission to the moon.

The 17-year-old Griswold High School student was among the recipients of the Billy...

Hermiston Altrusans elects new officers
Hermiston Altrusans elects new officers

Gearing up for its 41st year since organizing, Altrusa International of Hermiston recently elected Nancy Lauck to serve as president for 2017-18.

Other officers include Dawn Long, first vice president; Lindsay Lloyd, second vice president;...

Feves gallery utilizes cultural coalition grant

The Betty Feves Memorial Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College is the recipient of a Umatilla County Cultural Coalition grant.

The $650 grant is earmarked to pay for shipping expenses for artwork from artists residing outside the Pacific...

Juniper Cosner to receive FFA degree

A 2016 graduate of Weston-McEwen High School is being honored with the American FFA Degree.

Juniper Cosner will receive the award in October at the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indiana. One of the highest honors bestowed on FFA members,...

Student readers ‘slime’ principal
Student readers ‘slime’ principal

A five-year tradition continues at Rocky Heights Elementary School. On the last day of school, students slimed principal Jerad Farley.

To reward students for reaching reading goals, the top readers from each grade level earns the privilege of...

Students pedal away with perfect attendance
Students pedal away with perfect attendance

Rogers Toyota of Hermiston helped get kids out of bed and off to school this past year.

In its first year of offering the PASS (Perfect Attendance Spells Success) Program in Hermiston, 18 local middle school students rode away with brand new...

Thankful for Pendleton healthcare community

I have visited Pendleton twice. The first time about eight years ago when my sister was in the hospital and had taken a bad turn. The second was the weekend of June 3 to say my final goodbye to my beloved sister.

Neither time did I do any...

Rodeo team wrangles in donations
Rodeo team wrangles in donations

The men’s and women’s rodeo teams at Blue Mountain Community College recently received a financial boost.

A pair of large donations will go towards scholarships for rodeo team members. On June 5, the teams received a $5,000...

Sheriff’s office encourages youths to be safe

Deputies from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office recently presented safety information to students on all-terrain vehicle and marine safety.

Sgt. Adam Gregory and Deputy Rick Carter of the sheriff’s office’s All-Terrain...

PAWS elects new officers

Amy Word has been elected to another term as president of the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter board of directors.

Other new officers include Jackie Carey, vice president; Robin Harris remains as treasurer, and Ben DeCarlow, a first-year member...

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