75 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 10, 1936

A place in the Pendleton Round-Up “hall of fame” next to such famed outlaws as “No Name,” “Long Tom” and “Whistling Annie,” each the “greatest bucking horse of its day” was accorded today to “Midnight,” giant black monarch of the range who died yesterday in Wyoming. Roy Ritner, Round-Up business manager, classed “Midnight” as “one of the greatest buckers that ever performed at the Round-Up” during the 27 years of the show. The big, black horse last appeared here in 1931. Since then he has been “retired” to the range.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 10, 1961

Sometime Thursday, Nov. 30, the school evacuation program planned jointly by Civil Defense and school authorities will be tested. The exact hour of the exercise is known only by school officials and by county CD Director Tom Campbell. The program will familiarize children and parents with efforts to design a program to insure children’s safe arrival at home during a national emergency and to emphasize to parents that they must not come to the school for their children. If the program proves successful, Campbell said one drill of this type will be held each year.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 10, 1986

Lt. Col. R. Fred Rees, a Helix wheat farmer, was promoted Nov. 1 to regimental commander of the National Guard’s 116th Armored Cavalry Regiment, which has headquarters in Twin Falls, Idaho. Rees will be replaced as commander of the Eastern Oregon-based 3rd Squadron of the 116th by Major Ronald D. Kinsley, a Pendleton heavy equipment operator and long-time veteran of Guard service. Rees, a West Point graduate, has commanded the 3rd Squadron since 1982. He spent 11 of his 24 years in the service on active duty in airborne and armor assignments.


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