PENDLETON - The calendar is jammed with events for April at Heritage Station Museum. From a poster competition to the Old Iron Show, the activities are geared for all ages.

The Umatilla County Historical Society's 2008 Youth Poster Contest's theme is "People Who Made History in Umatilla County." Posters may be delivered to the students' schools or to Heritage Station Museum, 108 S.W. Frazer Ave.

All students in grades three through 12 who live in Umatilla County are eligible to participate. There will be a $50 prize to the winner in each age category - third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade, and ninth through 12th grade.

There will be a party to announce the prize winners and recognize all the participants, which will be held at the museum on April 29. The artwork will be on display there from that date through mid-May.

Judging will be based on the artist's creativity and presentation of the message, as well as following the rules which have been distributed through the county's schools. Rule lists are also available at Heritage Station. The contest is being sponsored by Oregon First Community Credit Union.

? "Coffee with Monk" begins at 10 a.m. April 5 at the museum. Monk Carden, 99, and his friend Bob Stangier will host a conversation about local history.

? Two events occur on April 15. Umatilla National Forest Supervisor Kevin Martin will open a special exhibit, "Century of Service: The U.S. Forest Service in the High Desert 1905-2005" at 6 p.m.; and Patty Baker will present "A New Deal for America" at 7 p.m. about the six Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Pendleton.

? Jack Sanders will present more of his findings regarding local Jewish pioneers at 7 p.m. April 22.


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