Tickets are on sale now through 5 p.m. Feb. 9 for the 22nd annual Pendleton Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Breakfast at 6:15 a.m., Feb. 14 at the Red Lion Ballroom. The program begins at 6:40 a.m. Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 276-7411, for $20 per person or $18 each for Chamber members.

Mike Thorne will serve as master of ceremonies. Speakers will be Al Gosiak of Pendleton Grain Growers, John Irwin of the NE Oregon Telecommunications Development Project, Vicki Dugger and Brad Sinn of the Oregon Downtown Development Association and John Mitchell, an economist for U.S. Bank.

The breakfast is sponsored by sponsored by Sterling Savings Bank/FirstBank


The Morrow County School Board and Community Education Committees of Boardman, Irrigon and Heppner will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Irrigon Elementary School, 315 E. Wyoming.


The Washington State University Extension Office has scheduled its Cereal Grain Seminary Wednesday.

It will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Walla Walla Elks Lodge, 351 E. Rose St.

Extension Agent John Fouts said topics will include weed distribution, rodent control, hard red wheat fertility, variable rate fertilizer technology, a cereal leaf beetle update, plant-back restrictions for oilseed crops and pesticide licensing changes.

The registration fee is $13.50. Contact the Walla Walla County Extension Office, (509) 524-2685 for more information.


THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION has revised truck restrictions on U.S. Highway 26 between Mitchell and Dayville.

Effective immediately, the agency is allowing unlimited access for semi-trucks and trailer combinations up to 53 feet long. The revision includes the portion of the highway through Picture Gorge, said Peter Murphy, an ODOT spokesman in Bend.

Truck trailer combinations have been limited to 48 feet, but the results of an ODOT test have prompted agency officials to lift the restriction, Murphy said.

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