75 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 19, 1936

Final account and report in the matter of the estate of Minnie E. Stillman, filed by J.R. Raley, executor, shows a net estate of $42,035.96. This sum is left in trust for the city of Pendleton through the Pendleton Foundation. A committee of the foundation is charged with the duty of spending the income for such purposes as the will designates. Mrs. Stillman’s will left expenditures of the estate’s income to the discretion of the committee. The estate’s income will be used for educational, civic or charitable purposes, according to a clause in the Pendleton Foundation articles.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 19, 1961

A request from E.L. Young to vacate a lot in Young’s Addition brought a protest from a Community Memorial Hospital spokesman at the City Planning Commission session Friday. Duncan Wilson spoke of Young’s attempt to regain the lot as “pure selfishness.” Wilson told the commission that the vacation of the lot which now forms part of a connection between SW 23rd and SW 24th would reduce access to the hospital. The lot over which the public now travels is not only better access, he said, but has been graded by the county to allow all-weather travel and is necessary to the hospital now under construction.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 19, 1986

Donell “Donnie” Smock, a lifelong resident of Weston who was born and reared on a farm south of town, was named Citizen of the Year Tuesday at the community’s annual Chamber of Commerce turkey dinner. Smock, 54, has served as president of the Weston Chamber of Commerce and Weston High Alumni Association. His list of community involvement is long and varied, including serving on committees for the Umatilla County Pioneer Reunion, Umatilla County Potato Show, Bad Rock Days motorcycle trials and Pine Creek Run. In addition, Smock has been on city and school budget committees, the City Council and a planning committee to establish the senior citizen center. He has served as acting mayor and often has donated time and equipment for community projects.

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