Body pulled from Columbia

RUFUS - Oregon State Police are attempting to identify the body of an adult male pulled out of the Columbia River near the mouth of the John Day River, according to an OSP press release.

A fisherman reported seeing a possible body around 8:19 p.m. Thursday. Police say it appears to have been in the water for an extended time.

The body was pulled out near an area where law enforcement teams went searching for the body of Moscow City Councilman John Dickinson, who went missing in early January.

Dickinson had disappeared from the scene of an accident at the bridge on Interstate 84, where he had stopped to help. Police determined that he may have fallen or jumped into the river to avoid being hit by another vehicle.

Kulongoski reappoints Timmermann to board

PENDLETON - Stan Timmermann of Pendleton has been re-appointed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to the Oregon Growth Account Board.

Timmermann first was appointed to the board in 1985 and will have spent 25 years on the board at the conclusion of this new term, which expires in 2010.

He also has worked under five governors, all of whom he has known personally.

The Oregon Growth Account Board earns returns for the Education Endowment Fund by investing in emerging growth businesses in key Oregon industries, according to the Oregon State Treasury's Web site.

Drug Court to hold graduation Aug. 6

PENDLETON - Drug Court will hold its first graduation ceremony at 2 p.m., Aug. 6, in the media center in the Umatilla County Justice Center.

Four participants will be going through the ceremony.

The event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception where cake, punch and coffee will be served.

Crashed vehicle knocks out power to Helix

HELIX - A driver northbound on Scenic Route 335 crashed into a telephone pole Thursday morning near Milepost 2, State Police reported.

The crash happened at about 6:15 and knocked out power to Helix for several hours.

The driver, David Jones of Walla Walla, was uninjured, according to police records.

Extension schedules public style show

PENDLETON - 4-Hers will model garments they have constructed during the past year at the annual Umatilla County 4-H Public Style Show.

It is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pendleton Convention Center. The public is invited to watch the students model clothing ranging from casual to formal ensembles, said Patricia Dawson, Umatilla County 4-H agent.

She said admission is $3 for adults and $1 for youth, 12 and under.

CSEPP to conduct test

HERMISTON - A Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program siren system is scheduled for noon Tuesday.

The test coincides with tests of CSEPP sirens at the Umatilla Chemical Depot. The 76 sirens will begin the test with a verbal message in English and Spanish reminding people it is only a test. The message will be followed by sounding of the Westminster chimes. In a chemical emergency, the sirens would blare a different alert tone for three minutes, followed by instructions in English and Spanish.

For more information on public warning systems surrounding the Umatilla Chemical Depot, visit the following web link.

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