Hamley Coffee & Wine opening

PENDLETON - Hamley's owners Parley Pearce and Blair Woodfield and Steakhouse General Manager Vince Cannoe will take some time out from all the work at 12:15 p.m. Friday for the grand opening of Hamley Coffee & Wine.

Pendleton Mayor Phil Houk will cut the ribbon and the public is invited, Cannoe said.

Hamley's will present live music, specialty coffees, pastries, local wines, gifts and prizes.

'Buddy Poppies' benefit veterans

PENDLETON - It's time for VFW Post 922's annual distribution of "Buddy Poppies."

Members of the post and the Ladies Auxiliary will sell the little red flowers Friday and Saturday. The money the members raise goes exclusively for the benefit of disabled and needy veterans, such as to help pay for trips vets must take to the Veterans Administration hospital in Walla Walla. The funds also go to the widows and orphans of deceased veterans to help raise money for veterans needs.

Student launches homemade hovercraft

Spray - Last week, the East Oregonian carried a story about the construction of a hovercraft by Trevor Humphreys, a student at Spray High School. A number of readers indicated they were interested in learning about the success of its launch.

Candy Humphreys, Trevor's grandmother, reports it was successful. Trevor's great-grandfather and a number of his friends from the community, all gathered on the banks of a large pond at the Corncob Ranch to watch the maiden voyage.

In the words of his grandmother, "the hovercraft performed splendidly on the water."

Rocky Heights schedules carnival

HERMISTON - There will be Family activities, a raffle and educational booths at the Rocky Heights Elementary School Parent's Club carnival from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the school at 650 W. Standard Ave., Hermiston.

Raffle prizes will include DVD players, CD players, gas barbecue grills, TVs and a family pass to the Hermiston Aquatic Center. Cost is $1 per ticket. There also will be a theme gift basket available in a silent auction. All proceeds will go to purchase playground equipment and classroom projects by the Parent Club.

The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program will be on hand for residents to bring their tone alert radios for battery replacement. The special batteries can't be purchased at stores. CSEPP said the batteries have reached their life expectancy and must be replaced in event of a power outage.

Call school secretary Judy Kinyon at 667-6610 for more information.

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