With impressive ceremony, music and eloquence, Pendleton lodge No. 288, B.P.O.E., observed the first formal Flag Day program last evening and patriotically observed the anniversary of the day on which Old Glory was created. The ritualistic ceremonies in themselves were a revelation to the members who had not seen the work given before and special features on the program added to the interest of the occasion. The Flag Day ceremony was presided over by Exalted Ruler Clive S. Cheshire and the ritualistic work was given by the officers of the lodge. At the opening of the session last evening the sad announcement was made of the death of Dick Sullivan, member of the lodge and a popular brother. Out of consideration for his memory the social features of the program were dispensed with.
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
June 15, 1962
Considerable interest has been expressed this week in Eastern Oregon in the signing of Everett Bredimus, Condon, 18-year-old athlete, by the New York Yankees. Eddie Taylor, the New York scout in this area, met with Everett and his parents Mr. and Mrs. William Bredimus to ink a bonus contract, terms of which were not revealed in keeping with Yankee policy. Everett, who graduated from Condon High this year, pitched nine games for his school, giving up only two earned runs. One contest, with Sherman County High, was a no-no game, and in another game, with Stanfield, he gave up only one hit and fanned 20 of the 22 batters he faced.
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
June 15, 1987
The crowd stood in enthusiastic agreement to applaud the judges choice for Miss Umatilla County, Sandi Swanson of Hermiston. Miss Swanson, 20, daughter of Margaret Swanson, is a 1985 graduate of Hermiston High School. Last year she attended Lane Community College. Her background includes five years of modeling experience, and eight years of dance and art training. She has three years of music training. Miss Swanson plans to attend Oregon Art Institute and major in graphic arts next year. She will receive a $1,000 education award.
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