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Local school board member graduates Leadership Oregon

Jennifer McClure-Spurgeon, an Athena-Weston School Board member, was among 20 local school board members who graduated May 5 from the Oregon School Boards Association’s Leadership Oregon program.

The graduates completed four sessions of...

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PHS students attend foreign language conference
PHS students attend foreign language conference

More than two dozen students in the Pendleton High School Foreign Language Club recently participated in a field trip to Eugene.

The students participated in the Foreign Language and International Studies Day at the University of Oregon. Kathryn...

PHS student musicians perform at solo festival
PHS student musicians perform at solo festival

A handful of Pendleton High School students recently represented the school during the April 29 state solo contest at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

Accompanist/director Emily Muller Callender also said each of the musicians either won or...

Door decor personalizes teacher appreciation
Door decor personalizes teacher appreciation

Special decorations graced the doors to classrooms in the Echo School District the week of May 1.

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Echo Parent-Teacher Organization spent time personalizing the doors to reflect the personalities,...

Clean-up effort collects a ton of tires

More than a ton of tires were collected during an effort by Harley Swain Subaru and Commercial Tire.

Held April 29 at the car dealership, the Tire Amnesty Day was launched to help local residents in reducing hazards of having them lying around,...

Local students advance to national history contest
Local students advance to national history contest

Several local students — including those of Lorin Kubishta of Griswold High School in Helix and Debbie Royer of Echo Middle School — are invited to advance to the National History Day contest, held June 11-15 at the University of...

Heppner native takes aim
Heppner native takes aim

Hunting and shooting enthusiasts traveled to Ione May 6 to compete for bragging rights and cash prizes at the annual Ione Thousand Yard Shoot.

Heppner native Casey Jones took the grand prize after a shoot-off with several other participants who...

Spring provides serene scene
Spring provides serene scene

EOU sprouts as Tree Campus USA
EOU sprouts as Tree Campus USA

Effective urban forest management has garnered Eastern Oregon University recognition as a 2016 Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation.

The honor was announced April 28 during the university’s celebration of National Arbor Day.

Pendleton Foundation Trust announces spring allocations

The board of directors of the Pendleton Foundation Trust recently announced allocations totaling $67,025 to eight community organizations and seven memorial trusts.

The largest grant was for $25,575, which was given to Neighbor 2 Neighbor...

Planes, laughter fill the air for McKay Creek residents
Planes, laughter fill the air for McKay Creek residents

Vintage cars, aviation displays and military flyovers were recently enjoyed by residents of McKay Creek Estates.

A group of residents from the Pendleton assisted living facility attended the April 29 activities that commemorated the 75th...

Pilot Rock company receives Cattle Barons award

Anderson Land and Livestock, Inc. recently received the Legacy Award from Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend.

A fourth generation livestock operation in Pilot Rock tracks its beginnings to the early 1940s in Umatilla County. Started by Red...

McKay Creek residents hop into Easter

The annual Easter egg hunt at McKay Creek Estates brought smiles to the faces of all who participated.

Executive director Noemi Wiseman said more than double the amount of people showed up for the event this year, which was held at the Pendleton...

Hermiston woman receives 25-gallon pin

The April American Red Cross blood drive at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston was cause for celebration as Ronita M. Jones received her 25-gallon pin.

Patti Perkins said hitting the milestone is quite an accomplishment.

Local dispatcher attends telecommunications course

Caroline Adrian-Karlin, a dispatcher with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, was among the graduates of the 104th Basic Telecommunications Class through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

The ceremony was held...

Two BMCC students named to state academic team
Two BMCC students named to state academic team

An aspiring chemical engineer and an advocate for women and children were among students recently honored at the Oregon State Capital in Salem.

Blue Mountain Community College students Daniyal Nadeem and Laura Jokinen were recognized by Gov.

Fire department soars with Eagles Auxiliary donation
Fire department soars with Eagles Auxiliary donation

Tai Chi class assists with balance

HERMISTON — Older adults are invited to have fun while reducing the risk and fear of falling with Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance.

A new 24-class series starts Monday, May 1 at 9 a.m. It will meet Mondays and Wednesdays in the Good...

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