100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 7, 1907

W.D. Fletcher, the well known pioneer jeweler, and his son, R.W. Fletcher, have invented a new device for washing dishes called the "Fletcher & Fletcher Dish Mop and Washer" which will be manufactured in Pendleton in large numbers if suitable arrangements can be made.

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 8, 1907

That the fruit crop in the Freewater-Milton country is not nearly so badly injured from the frosts as was first supposed is now confirmed. There will be an excellent crop of all tree fruits and the strawberry crop will not be far short, while late berries have not been injured in the least.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 7, 1957

Dr. John Murphy, elected last night as president of the Umatilla county United Fund, today announced there will be weekly UF Board meetings to iron out problems as they develop. Dr. Murphy, president of the Pendleton chamber of commerce last year and previously chairman of the board of the Red Cross, said board meetings will be held every Monday night.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 8, 1957

A rousing tribute was paid to Dr. Archie D. McMurdo, Heppner, Oregon's doctor of the year by several hundred friends in Heppner and Morrow county who attended a special celebration in his honor Monday morning on Main street. A former horse and buggy doctor entering his 47th year of medical practice, Dr. McMurdo was hailed with cheers and music from the Heppner high school band as he was escorted down Main street in a chariot drawn by high spirited horses.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 7, 1982

Diann Morter, daughter of Kathy and Perry Morter, is valedictorian of Ione High School's 1982 graduating class. The salutatorian is Michelle LaRue, daughter of Linda and Del LaRue.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 8, 1982

Pendleton sculptress Betty Feves walked away with best of show honors at the Pendleton Arts Festival this weekend in the Armory. Brian McGrath's "The Old Man" took first place in professional oils and acrylics. Lucy Brownworth's "Nostalgia" earned first in amateur oils. In the watercolor division, Joyce Griffin's "An Afternoon with Linda" was first, with Rupe Bledsoe's "Windows of Yesterday" taking the top honors in the amateur section.

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