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People are invited to turn a page or two at the Echo Public Library, as recent donations continue to bolster the collection. During the month of March, several people contributed books, includ…

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Participants in the 2019 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute chose Sierra Breeding as the winner of the artist’s choice award.

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A total of $34,257 was distributed between two local cancer support organizations from the Pendleton Round-Up’s 2018 Tough Enough To Wear Pink campaign.

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Students at Stanfield Secondary School received a runner-up award during the Google Wind Challenge, held March 16 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles.

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Area golfers finally got back into the swing of things in Umatilla. No longer covered with a blanket of snow and ice, Big River Golf Course opened its season March 16 with the Brown Grass Tournament.

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Hermiston Elks Lodge #1845 recently announced that Maxine Rice, inner guard, was honored as the officer of the year by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

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Curtis Harper, a parole/probation officer with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, recently completed coursework through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

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Elementary schools in Hermiston participated in a Hermiston Battle of the Books competition this year, with teams of four students answering questions about 16 different books.

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A friendly competition between employees at the Department of Human Services has proven that even a little change can make a big difference.

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Raphael Hoffman and the team from Sundown Bar & Grill, roped in the “Best of the West” title during the Battle of the Bars.

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A musical ensemble from Hermiston High School and a pair of soloists from Sandstone Middle School walked away with top honors during the Feb. 22-23 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the Universi…

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The Umatilla County Cultural Coalition awarded $14,385 to 16 cultural projects, according to board chairperson Norma Barber.

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A number of local residents participated in the 27th annual Walla Walla Karate-do Invitational. The Feb. 16 event in Touchet, Washington, was held by sensei Dave Lybbert.

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A trio of nonprofit organizations in the region were among the 31 recipients of Arts Build Communities grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

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The Oregon Arts Commission recently announced that eight grants were made through The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Fund. One of the grants resulted in the acquisition of a painting…

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The Morrow County Cultural Coalition, supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust Foundation, recently announced grant recipients for 2018 projects in Morrow County schools and communities:

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As a board member of The Arc Umatilla County, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the five members of the Armand Larive Middle School Kindness Club who came out on Feb. 16 to su…

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A flock of wild turkeys make their way across snow-covered railroad tracks near Kamela.

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Gary Neal and Larry Lindsay of the Port of Morrow were among those who received recognition during the Special Districts Association of Oregon awards banquet.

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The annual regional Chess for Success tournament was held Feb. 2, 2019, at Hermiston High School and hosted students from Heppner, Nixyaawii, and Hermiston competing in five rounds throughout …

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There are a handful of state senators who have a university in their Senate district, and I am pleased to be one of them. Eastern Oregon University is one of my top priorities. So, when Profes…