100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 30, 1911

Three of the nuns driven out of Portugal during the recent turmoil there due to the change of government are visiting the local sisters in Pendleton and will after go to Ontario where they will locate. Persecuted and harassed by the leaders of the new republic and stripped of their homes and property, they fled from the land where both king and church had been denied and overthrown and sought refuge in Ireland. Recently they with several others crossed the Atlantic to America, the land of religious toleration, and received an invitation from Bishop O’Reilly to come out to his diocese. This invitation they accepted and after visiting for a few days here, will go to Ontario to take charge of a hospital there.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 30, 1961

Prospects of a flood control dam going in on Willow Creek were outlined by Ralph Richards at the Monday meeting of the Heppner-Morrow County Chamber of Commerce. Richards, conservationist, reported on a meeting of Heppner Soil Conservation District supervisors and the Army Engineers. He said indications are that a dam for flood control only has the best chance of being constructed. “People on Willow Creek are already making good use of their water with about one half acre feet being used for irrigation,” he said. He pointed out that this water is available only during flood season and that construction of even a flood control dam would make longer irrigation possible by providing a longer season when the run-off would be held back by the dam.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 30, 1986

At least one industry in town believes that it makes dollars and sense to put inmates to work at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. Spokesmen for Harris Pine Inc. said this week that they are preparing to participate in the State Prison Industries Program and will soon begin shipping furniture work to inmates in the prison. It’s a program that will keep prisoners busy behind bars, provide them with a small salary and possibly help rehabilitate them, according to prison officials.

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