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PENDLETON — The students in Blue Mountain Community College’s Corrections Education Programs know the work they do in the classroom to earn a GED certification is a valuable and important part of their rehabilitation in prison. Recently, “Adults In Custody” (AICs) in the program at Eastern O…

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PENDLETON — Edelmira “Connie” Garcia, a longtime InterMountain Education Service District employee, was named the 2019 Title I-C Migrant Education Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Department …

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PENDLETON — Dispatcher Hannah Foster of the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a letter of commendation for her response to an Aug. 4 emergency call.

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I would like to thank Affordable Family Eyewear for their incredible support of Fuzz Ball Animal Rescue. They not only donate financially, but also food and supplies. They hold fundraisers, do…

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UMATILLA COUNTY — Members of Oregon FFA, Les Schwab Tire Center, Wilco and Grange Co-op locations across the state recently collected food donations for those in need this holiday season.

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LA GRANDE — A group of 33 high school students from Eastern Oregon school districts recently visited the Eastern Oregon University campus and earned some college credits during the process.

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UMATILLA COUNTY — The Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon recently highlighted the leadership of Amy Ashton-Williams, the director of Human Services in Umatilla County,…

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HERMISTON — The Hermiston Education Foundation recently allocated $16,600 to eight educators in the Hermiston School District to enhance opportunities for students. The projects, including who…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jennifer Olson recently traveled to Washington, D.C., in support of advocacy efforts through the Elizabeth Dole Foundation for military caregivers. The Pendleton woman’s hus…

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PENDLETON — Shaindel Beers, a Blue Mountain Community College English and writing instructor, was recently awarded the Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Award from Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf.

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SALEM — Dispatcher Rachael Haller of the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office recently completed a course with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

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PENDLETON — A $2,500 grant from the Pendleton Foundation Trust will help pay for completion of phase one construction of the Rivoli Theater project. The grant was written by Nick Nash of Easte…

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PENDLETON — The Betty Feves Memorial Gallery recently created a new educational display to help break down perceived barriers about visiting an art gallery.

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We would like to thank all of those who helped make the Rotary Youth Exchange Golf Tournament such a success. Even though it was cold, we had quite a few teams participate.

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The Pendleton Friends of the Library recently held its largest annual fundraiser, the book sale. We raised over $14,000 that will directly support to the Pendleton Public Library. We are so gr…

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JOSEPH — As area educators were returning to their classrooms in September, Community Bank was collecting nominations for its new Apple Appreciation Awards.

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SALEM — Logan Skinner of the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to graduate from a basic training course presented by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

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PENDLETON — The Pendleton Foundation Trust board of directors announced Oct. 17 that grants, memorial trust funds and scholarships given in 2019 will total $160,639.

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The Hermiston Warming Station (HWS) would like to thank Wildhorse, Good Shepherd, Walmart Distribution Center, Umatilla Electric Cooperative and Tillamook for the generous grants received.

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Alumni of Echo High School recently gathered for a reunion. The classes of 1969 and 1970 met together on Sept. 21-22 to reconnect, reminisce and celebrate.

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UMATILLA COUNTY — The Umatilla Morrow Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, which is affiliated with Head Start, has been awarded a $50,000 Mentoring Grant from the National Court Appointe…

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BOARDMAN — Those receiving services from first responders served by Boardman Rural Fire Protection will benefit from new equipment recently obtained.

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MORO — The Sherman County Courthouse was one of 12 historic projects from across the state to receive a 2019 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

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PENDLETON — As a way to express appreciation for all the hard work by the Pendleton Fire Department, Tania Wildbill recently led a free yoga workshop. Firefighter Marc Proctor assisted in coor…

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UMATILLA COUNTY — Eastern Oregon recently hosted its first statewide Court Appointed Special Advocate conference.

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PILOT ROCK — Elizabeth King, a teacher in the Pilot Rock School District, recently completed an intense, week-long immersion course in American history at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Ins…

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SALEM — John Lambert, a parole and probation officer with Umatilla County Community Corrections, recently completed a course of study at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

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HERMISTON — The Arc Umatilla County recently received a huge financial boost as representatives from Moda Health made a $1,000 contribution to the nonprofit organization.

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GRANT COUNTY — United States Forest Service personnel taught day-long workshops on wildlife, archaeology and Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation during an annual 4-H camp in the Malheur…

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PENDLETON — Special awards during the 2019 Main Street Cowboys Dress-Up Parade included the top two entries who garnered the most votes — Larry Wahl Memorial Trophy, which went to Oregon Grain…