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Blood drive collects 49 units

HERMISTON — The American Red Cross community blood drive held Oct. 16 at Good Shepherd Medical Center drew 52 donors and collected a total of 49 units.

Volunteer Patti Perkins expressed appreciation to the Hermiston Emblem Club for...

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Ensemble festival features student musicians
Ensemble festival features student musicians

More than 100 piano and voice students participated in the Umatilla-Morrow District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association’s Ensemble Festival.

The event, which was held Nov. 11 in Hermiston, featured Patti Robertson of Kennewick as...

Wildhorse tournament deals in winners

The 14th annual Wildhorse Resort & Casino Fall Poker Round-Up held Nov. 2-11 gave many players another reason to be thankful this holiday season.

A Hermiston card player was among those who cashed in among the top of one of the events during...

Water district candidate thanks voters

To all Westland Water District patrons who turned out to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 14 to fill a position on its Board of Directors:

Voting is a privilege we have in our country and something we have only begun in this district. So to those of you...

DINO visits Pendleton
DINO visits Pendleton

A fiberglass likeness of a balloon that will appear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York visited Pendleton earlier this week.

DINO, the corporate symbol for Sinclair Oil, made a pit stop Tuesday at the Southgate Sinclair. The...

Gun club to elect officers

The East End Rod & Gun Club announced nominations that will be voted upon during its upcoming annual meeting.

At the Nov. 2 general membership meeting, the following nominations were accepted:

Executive board: Dennis Boland, vice...

Quilt group sews up 13th annual show
Quilt group sews up 13th annual show

Nearly 90 quilts and wall hangings vied for top honors during the 2017 Boardman Fall Quilt Show, held Oct. 13-14 at the Boardman Senior Center.

The adult people’s choice winners were a trio of Boardman women, including Pam Dannon for...

Spirits fly high as McKay Creek Estates celebrates
Spirits fly high as McKay Creek Estates celebrates

The month of October brought spirited celebrations to McKay Creek Estates, including a Halloween party and a birthday celebration dinner.

Visitors of all ages, as well as many of the assisted living facility’s residents, dressed up for...

Local Lion earns 50-year award
Local Lion earns 50-year award

Pendleton resident Robert Koch recently received the Milestone Chevron Award from Lions Club International, celebrating 50 years of service as a Lions Club member.

Koch originally joined the Lions Club in Grants Pass in 1967. After moving to...

Pendleton Foundation Trust announces fall grants

The board of directors of the Pendleton Foundation Trust recently announced grants, memorial trusts funds and scholarships given in 2017 will total $154,179. The board also awarded fall grants in the amount of $71,153.29 to the...

Siblings celebrate Oct. 23 birthdays
Siblings celebrate Oct. 23 birthdays

In celebration of their Oct. 23 birthdays, Charles Burton of Hermiston (born in 1938), enjoyed time recently with two of his siblings.

Darley (Burton) Hoffman of Montrose, Colorado, who was born in 1936, and Alberta (Burton) Liimatta of Grand...

Two from UCSO to graduate from safety academy

Derek Hoisington and Jonathan Picard, both of the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, will participate in an upcoming graduation from the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

The pair are part of the Basic Corrections Local #BCL029 class of the...

Altrusa waltzes in with Oktoberfest cash
Altrusa waltzes in with Oktoberfest cash

Altrusa International of Hermiston recently expressed appreciation to the community for the overwhelming community support for its Oktoberfest Dinner & Auction.

The Oct. 14 event raised about $30,000 — thanks to the generosity of all...

Concert-goers sing out against hunger
Concert-goers sing out against hunger

Farmers Ending Hunger benefited from recent concert-goers at Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

The casino held a raffle and silent auction during the Oct. 7 Sawyer Brown Concert and Barn Dance. A total of $2,500 was raised during the...

Dad’s Cake Bake continues adventure
Dad’s Cake Bake continues adventure

For the 60th year, the Dad’s Cake Bake raised money to benefit students at West Park Elementary School in Hermiston.

This year’s theme, “Let the Adventure Begin,” showed off culinary creations that included everything...

Pacific Ethanol donates to Morrow County schools

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Columbia Plant) in Boardman recently made donations to three Morrow County School District locations.

Sam Boardman Elementary School, Windy River Elementary School and Riverside Jr/Sr High School each received $50. Pacific...

Video series plugs Umbarger’s invention

Darrin Umbarger, director of Clearview Mediation and Disability Resource Center in Pendleton, was recently recognized for his inventing efforts by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.

A partnership with the National Center on...

Sun Ridge turns pages thanks to library donation
Sun Ridge turns pages thanks to library donation

Residents at Sun Ridge Retirement Community are grateful for a generous donation from the Pendleton Friends of the Library.

The library group provided books and other publications so residents of the facility may enjoy additional reading...

Golf tourney tees up BMCC scholarships
Golf tourney tees up BMCC scholarships

The inaugural Pat Clubb Memorial Golf Tournament recently raised $3,500 for Blue Mountain Community College student scholarships.

The event was held Sept. 23 at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Baker City in memory of the late Pat Clubb, who lived in...

Local Elks support Hermiston seniors
Local Elks support Hermiston seniors

A pair of longstanding members of Hermiston Elks Lodge No. 1845 recently met with members of the Hermiston Senior Center to make a donation.

Larry Carrick, a 52-year Hermiston Elks member, and Wayne Harris, with 47 years of membership, presented...

Childhood chums recall bike trip
Childhood chums recall bike trip

Hermiston residents Richard Scarlett and Jerry Cullers enjoyed reminiscing this summer about a bicycle trip they took 50 years ago from Seattle to Montreal, Canada.

The two met as grade schoolers at West Park Elementary School in Hermiston. They...

O So Kleen employees take par(t) at disc golf course
O So Kleen employees take par(t) at disc golf course

The Arc celebrates 50 years
The Arc celebrates 50 years

Celebration was the focus as The Arc Umatilla County recently recognized its 50-year anniversary.

The Oct. 10 event featured music by the Inland Northwest Musicians and, of course, birthday cake, said Kristi Smalley, board vice president. More...

Lions Club continue tree project
Lions Club continue tree project

The Pendleton Lions Club in partnership with the Pendleton Parks & Recreation department recently assisted with beautification efforts with a tree-planting project.

The local service club planted six trees Oct. 10 along Southwest Frazer...

Fall family event reins in fun
Fall family event reins in fun

Despite drizzling rain, forcing a move to indoors, the Athena Elementary Partners In Education group deemed the Fall Family Fun Night a success.

With more than 200 people in attendance and 50 volunteers, the Oct. 12 event raised $1,000 for the...

Three local towns make safe city list

SafeWise recently announced its third annual 20 Safest Cities in Oregon report, which included several Eastern Oregon towns.

Using the most recent FBI crime data from 2015, cities with a population of 3,000 or more were evaluated based...

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