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HERMISTON — The sixth annual Diaper Dash was deemed a success. Developed as a ministry by the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene to help people meet basic needs, organizers requested a package o…

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HEPPNER — Donning festive green attire, Raymond and Norma French were still able to serve as grand marshals of the St. Patrick’s parade in Heppner — just a smaller, indoor version.

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Kaitlynne Jensen, a 2019 McLoughlin High School graduate, was part of an effort to expand civil rights education in local schools through Whitman Teaches the Movement.

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SALEM — A trio of local arts-related nonprofit organizations were among the recipients to receive operating support grants from the Oregon Arts Commission.

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LA GRANDE — First-year honor students at Eastern Oregon University recently nominated 21 educators from from across Oregon, Idaho and Washington to receive recognition as Inspirational High Sc…

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UMATILLA COUNTY — Pendleton Bird Club member Jack Simons shared information about a couple birds that Mike and Barbara Morehead of Pilot Rock recently snapped photos of in the region.

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SALEM — Hector Hernandez of Umatilla Police Department and Joanna Lomas of the Boardman Police Department recently completed a course with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and …

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HERMISTON — Several community partners teamed up with the Department of Human Services-Child Welfare program to offer indoor activities for area foster kids and their families.

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HERMISTON — Brothers Seilala Jr. and Siu Sepeni of Hermiston recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest honor.

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PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Cultural Coalition recently provided a grant to the Oregon East Symphony. The $1,500 will be used for the OES Youth Orchestra’s Simple Symphony concert.

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PENDLETON — The community continues to reach out to help area flood victims, including providing firewood for residents of Riverview Mobile Home Estates.

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HERMISTON — A local branch manager of Cleary Building Corp. was recently recognized for outstanding sales performance in 2019.

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HERMISTON — A Quilts of Valor presentation was featured during the inaugural Hearts for Veterans event held Feb. 15 at VFW Hall of Desert Post #4750 in Hermiston.

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Inland Northwest Orchestra is your orchestra and chorale performing great music in your town, your area, your region. Inland Northwest concerts are free and you can conveniently “come as you a…

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SILETZ — Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution was among the organizations to receive a donation from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.

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HERMISTON — Stephanie Hughes, first vice president of Altrusa International of Hermiston, recently spearheaded an effort to help provide assistance to flood victims in the area.

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SALEM — Austin Fields, 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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HERMISTON — The Inland Northwest Musicians were among the 101 recipients who were recently awarded Small Operating Grants through the Oregon Arts Commission. Each of the organizations received…

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SILVERTON — Julie Hull (representing The Dalles Elks Lodge #303) is the lone representative from the Elks Northeast District — which also includes Baker Lodge #338, Condon Lodge #1869, Enterpr…

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HERMISTON — The smiles were plentiful as Hermiston/Pendleton Special Olympics Local Program #510 raised $2,100 during a fundraiser at Melonville Comedy Festival.

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HELIX — A school-wide initiative to promote a caring and thoughtful student body is underway in the Helix School District.

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SALEM — Dispatchers Brittany Duncan and Cortney Stewart 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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In 2018, a former East Oregonian paperboy, Devan Driskell, and I teamed up to make sure Pendleton would have a Fourth of July fireworks display. Through generous support of the community we we…

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PENDLETON — January is School Board Recognition Month. The Oregon School Boards Association honors the unpaid elected volunteers who serve on Oregon’s 197 local school boards, 19 Education Ser…

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Do you have exciting news you’d like to share about your local club, group or organization, or maybe you want to brag about the recent accomplishments of a family member or friend — if so, con…

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PILOT ROCK — Armed with a camera and an inquisitive interest in the history of the area, Mike and Barbara Morehead regularly set out to document the sights of Umatilla County.

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CHATSWORTH, Calif — Operation Gratitude assembled the 2.5 millionth care package this past holiday season, which was delivered to U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Bernard G. Barbuto, currently se…

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HERMISTON — The Elks Northeast District Hoop Shoot contest — which represents Elks in Hood River Lodge #1507, The Dalles Lodge #303, Condon Lodge #1869, Heppner Lodge #358, Hermiston Lodge #18…

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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is expanding its Veteran Volunteer Program statewide after a successful pilot project in three counties, and is now recruiting volunteers int…

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UMATILLA COUNTY — The Milton-Freewater City Light and Power Energy Assistance Program through The Salvation Army received a hefty boost from the annual Community Bank Holiday Charity Drive.

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UMATILLA — Megan Olsen, general manager of Big River Golf Course, is predicting a great year on the links.