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SALEM — Dispatcher Travis Carr of the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office recently completed coursework through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

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ATHENA — The winners of several activities held during Athena Caledonian Games have been updated. Celebrating all things Scottish, the July 12-14 event was held in and around Athena City Park.

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PENDLETON — The ASTRA Club of Pendleton was recently recognized during the Altrusa International Convention held July 17-20 in Reno. Sponsored by local Altrusa groups, ASTRA clubs are voluntee…

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PENDLETON — The Pendleton Foundation Trust recently welcomed its newest board member, Donna Biggerstaff. Mayor John Turner appointed Biggerstaff to fill retired member Kathy Houk‘s position as…

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PENDLETON — The Pendleton Foundation Trust is the recipient of a gift on behalf of Clelan “Lee” and Luella Dudek, which will provide several scholarships to Pendleton students. It will make a …

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ATHENA — Final results are in for Athena Caledonian Games. A celebration of all things Scottish, the annual festival was held July 12-14 in Athena.

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ATHENA — Kim and Judi Clark were recognized with the July Yard of the Month by the Athena Chamber of Commerce.

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HERMISTON — Carol Goin of Hermiston Emblem Club #215 was recently elected as president of the Oregon State Association of Emblem Clubs for 2019-20.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Crimson & Black Choir from Milton-Freewater’s McLoughlin High School performed at Disney California Adventure Park June 15 in Anaheim, California.

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HERMISTON — James & Frances Kosko of Naches, Washington, drove away with the best of show with their 1936 Buick Business Coupe during the Cool Rides Car Show. The winner of the best of sho…

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PENDLETON — The Patriot Trophy was won by Blue Mountain Electric during the Pendleton Fourth of July parade. The special award is given each year to the entry that most exemplifies patriotism …

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BOARDMAN — The local local Boy Scouts of America/Boardman Police Department Explorer Post benefited from a recent donation from the Boardman Tillamook Creamery.

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TOLLGATE — During a day trip to Jubilee Lake this past weekend, the Wiseman family of Pendleton saw everyone and their dog enjoying the nice weather while participating in outdoor fun.

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STANFIELD — The overall winner of the Stanfield Fourth of July parade went to the Desert Shrine Club led by Jim Leitch. Second place went to Jim Morris and his 1955 M38A1 Military Jeep and thi…

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PENDLETON — Members of the Eastern Oregon Philippine American Community recently brought smiles to the faces and fun times to residents, families and staff at McKay Creek Estates.

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HERMISTON — More than five dozen local athletes recently participated in the 2019 Hermiston Special Olympics Invitational, which featured bocce and track and field events.

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As I begin this column about the Umatilla County Special Library District and our partner libraries, I find the refrain, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start,” runnin…

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PORTLAND — Students from Helix were again recognized for their efforts in the Oregon History Day contest — qualifying for the National History Day event in Maryland.

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PENDLETON — Patrick Mills of Pendleton was recently honored with the Young Engineer of the Year Award by the Professional Engineers of Oregon. The award is presented annually to an engineer 35…

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KLAMATH FALLS — The Oregon Institute of Technology steel bridge team, led by construction captain Grant Banister of Pendleton, placed 19th at the 2019 American Institute of Steel Construction …

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HERMISTON — Local author Carol Clupny has been making the rounds after launching her book, “The Ribbon Of Road Ahead: One Woman’s Remarkable Journey with Parkinson’s Disease.”

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MILTON-FREEWATER — Milton-Freewater Boy Scout Troop #315 is pleased to announce two Eagle Scouts who earned their Eagle Palms.

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Students in the Pendleton High School Foreign Language Club recently returned from Eugene after participating in the University of Oregon’s Foreign Language and International Studies Day.

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Special Olympic athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters had multiple reasons to cheer recently as Hermiston/Pendleton Local Program #510 celebrated during its annual awards event.

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Don Williams drove away with the Best of Show during the 2019 Blue Mountain Community College Cruisin’ for Scholarships Car Show. The award, presented in memory of Scott Waggoner by Mike Lapp …