100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 3-4, 1918

Oliver P. Lesley, machinist’s mate, aviation section of the navy, arrived home today from Puget Sound and is the first Pendleton man to return from the service. With 15 other men in the same section as he, Lesley was released from active duty last Saturday. In his present status he may cease wearing his uniform and reenter civil life but he is subject to call to active duty any time between now and 1922. He has made application for disenrollment.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec, 3-4, 1968

“When you treat them right, horses like to jump,” says Lou Levy. He and his students in an unusual college class must treat their mounts right because you never saw such a jumping class. It is conducted evenings in a park-like setting at the foot of the hill on which Blue Mountain Community College is located. A cheery fire and hot chocolate are part of the classroom setting when the temperature drops and the cold wind sweeps up the Umatilla valley. Levy, a rancher, teaches horsemanship at BMCC. His class of 10 riders and 10 horses has gone through beginning English riding, advanced English and, now, jumping. English style is necessary for good jumping, Levy says.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 3-4, 1993

When Joe Rixe showed up at the lottery office in Salem this week the workers recognized him. That’s because Rixe was there last May, when he collected on an $8,000 lottery ticket. This time he brought in a $10,000 winner. A lottery worker said repeat winners of such large amounts are rare but not unprecedented. “My roommate wants me to go to Reno with him for luck,” Rixe said. The 20-year-old Blue Mountain Community College student plans to continue playing the Oregon Lottery when the timing seems right. “This is the first time I’ve played since I won the $8,000,” Rixe said of his spate of ticket buying early Tuesday morning at Dean’s Market & Deli in Pendleton.

Community Records Editor

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