The Education Foundation of Pendleton recently announced it awarded $11,500 in grants to Pendleton School District teachers. The awards include:
The Morrow County Health District recently donated $10,000 to the Ione School District.
Vicki Rayburn and Sheila Botti of the Morrow County Health District were each recently recognized with a Service Excellence Award.
Nixyaawii Community School recently scored with help from “Take it to the Court for Education.”
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…
Local Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma members took the opportunity to meet with Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena.
Local Girl Scouts Troop 51411 recently got an inside look at the medical field.
The Columbia River Enterprise Zone II board of directors recently awarded $3,242,545.71. The Jan. 28 disbursements included:
The Tom Denchel Ford Country.Com Shootout, held April 6-7 at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla raised money for local youths.
A first time donor, Rosaura Madrigal of Hermiston, participated in the March 18 American Red Cross blood drive at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston.
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.
Western writer Rick Steber‘s book “Fall Down Angel” was recently selected as a winner of The Beverly Hills Book Awards.
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.
Hermiston Elks Lodge #1845 recently presented its 2018-19 special recognition awards.
Follett’s Meat Company of Hermiston came home with a major win from the 2019 Northwest Meat Processors Association Convention and Trade Show.
A March 17 season-ending event included 40 local Special Olympics athletes, who took to the hardwood to compete.
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.
Ferndale Elementary School recently received an Oregon Department of Education award.
Congratulations are in order to several people who make Umatilla a special place to live and work.
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.
Dear People of the Great State of Oregon,
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.
Student musicians from Pendleton High School performed at the 2019 NAfME (National Association for Music Education) All-Northwest biennial conference in Portland.
More than 100 students from across Eastern Oregon recently explored many different aspects of the technology field.
I would like to express my gratitude and sincere appreciation to the Hermiston School District for their commitment to continuing a reading tradition that began at Highland Hills Elementary in…
We’d like to express a big thank you to our city crew who kept the hills graveled during this snowy winter.
A royal gathering was held recently during the Dirt Dabblers Garden Club‘s Feb. 18 meeting.
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.
The Umatilla County Historical Society recently installed a new sign with money raised by local donors and Travel Oregon.
Secondary students in the Hermiston School District recently held building-wide contests for the Oregon Battle of the Books.
As the great-grandpa of Brayden Locey, teen leukemia patient from Irrigon, I am responding to the feather article and photographs printed in the East Oregonian on March 5, 2019. I appreciated …
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.
Dear People of the Great State of Oregon,
A friendly competition between employees at the Department of Human Services has proven that even a little change can make a big difference.
Raphael Hoffman and the team from Sundown Bar & Grill, roped in the “Best of the West” title during the Battle of the Bars.
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…
The Feb. 18 American Red Cross event held at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston collected 28 units from 41 donors.
The Pendleton High School class of 1969 is hosting a 50-year reunion Aug. 16-18.
The Umatilla County Cultural Coalition awarded $14,385 to 16 cultural projects, according to board chairperson Norma Barber.
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.
Good Shepherd Health Care System walked away with five awards at the HealthCare Service Excellence Conference.
A trio of nonprofit organizations in the region were among the 31 recipients of Arts Build Communities grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.
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…
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:
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…
Inclement weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending the Valentine Luncheon and Style Show Feb. 16 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston.
Firefighters from across the state recently blazed a trail to the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem for the annual Winter Fire School.
A flock of wild turkeys make their way across snow-covered railroad tracks near Kamela.
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.
Despite the snowy weather, more than 160 people participated in the Feb. 9 Love Keeps Us Warm event at Hamley Slickfork Saloon.
The inaugural DHS Cabin Fever for Kids event drifted in just in time, offering a respite from being cooped up in the winter weather.
Jessica Howard, a telecommunicator, and Cherrie Hutchison, a dispatcher, are completing coursework with Basic Telecommunications #BT113.
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 …
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…