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East Oregonian
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Photo contributed by Milne McLaughlin
The Umatilla County Board of Realtors donated bears and stuffed animals to St.
Anthony Hospital, which will be distributed to kids who are ill or visiting others
in the hospital.
Photo contributed by Kevin White
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab Tire Centers, the Capital Press and East Oregonian teamed
up to Drive Away Hunger, collecting more than 500,000 pounds of food for the Or-
egon Food Bank.
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab
team up to Drive Away Hunger
While many Oregonians
got their fill of creamy mashed
potatoes, savory turkey and
delectable desserts during
the holiday season, for some
residents the holiday season
is more famine than feast.
Recently Oregon FFA and
Les Schwab Tire Centers
teamed up with the Capital
Press and East Oregonian
to help combat hunger. The
initial goal of raising 250,000
pounds of food in 2012
seemed daunting but the
nearly 6,000 FFA members
from more than 100 chapters
and Les Schwab Tire Centers
across the state made great
strides to help provide the
Oregon Food Bank and
other local food pantries with
much needed food.
This year, the Drive Away
Hunger event collected
more than 500,000 pounds
of food. Double the original
goal, it’s enough to provide
384,615 meals. Over the
past two years, the event has
raised more than one million
pounds of food for those
suffering from food inse-
curity — providing enough
food to help more than 2,500
Oregon families for more
than a month.
In addition to local chapter
Good Shepherd
facilitates giving
Approximately 1,725 items
were collected during Good
Shepherd Health Care System’s
12 Days of Giving campaign.
diapers, non-perishable food,
gloves, personal hygiene products,
pet food, socks, shoes, gift cards,
bicycles, hats, toys, blankets,
scarves, coats, baby supplies,
durable medical equipment and
Charities being supported
include Agape House, Domestic
Violence Services, Clearview
Mediation Medical Loan Closet,
WIC, Desert Rose Ministries,
iCan Bike, Hermiston Warming
Station, Friends of Hermiston/
Christmas Express and Stan-
field Food Basket.
efforts, people were encour-
aged to drop food off at any
local Les Schwab Store,
and collection bags were
distributed by the Capital
Press, the East Oregonian
and also available at many
Les Schwab locations.
“The FFA thanks all
the farmers, community
members and everyone who
dropped off food or gave
to this effort,” said Kevin
White, executive director of
the Oregon FFA Foundation.
To learn more or to get
involved, visit the Oregon
FFA Facebook page and
search #TIREdofhunger.
Realtors collect bears for sick kids
The Umatilla County
Board of Realtors recently
collected stuffed animals to
be donated to St. Anthony
The group met with
Larry Blanc Dec. 13 at St.
Anthony and presented items
collected through the Good
News Bears. The stuffed toys
will be distributed to children
who are going through trying
times with illness or a sick
loved one.
The Realtors board
Amerititle, Clark Jennings
& Associates, Coldwell
Banker Whitney and Asso-
ciates, Pioneer Title and
Escrow, Turn Here Realty
and Travel, and Whitney
Land Company. The group
expressed appreciation to
the Pendleton Fire Depart-
ment, Pendleton Police
Department, Wal-Mart,
Bi-Mart and other commu-
nity members who dropped
off bears at local real estate
and title company offices and
during the Old Fashioned
Holiday Stroll.
St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton
DEC. 23, 2016
CARNEY — Amanda Carney and Matthew
Carney of Pendleton: twin girls, Harper Nicole
Carney and Hazel Marie Carney.
Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston
Contributed photo
Columbia Basin realtors donate to Agape House
The Columbia Basin Board of Realtors presented $1,795 Dec. 21 to Dave
Hughes, third from right, of Agape House in Hermiston. Pictured are board
members Clint Fordice, Maggie Coleman, Vickie Ellis, Carl Holt, Dean Kegler,
president Suzi Frederickson, Kim Mansfield and Art Kegler.
DEC. 13, 2016
LAWRENCE — Brittani R. Lawrence and
Gregory A. Lawrence of Irrigon: a boy, Austin Roy
DEC. 18, 2016
KELTZ — Sherry M. Keltz and David W. Keltz
Jr. of Stanfield: a boy, Dalton Jasper Keltz.
DEC. 20, 2016
GARCIA — Cristina Aviles and German A.
Garcia Hernandez of Hermiston: a boy, German
Elmar Garcia.
DEC. 22, 2016
CISNEROS — Sarah A. Patrick and Victor
Cisneros of Umatilla: a boy, Dominick Miles
DEC. 26, 2016
WILSON — Kelly Wilson and Kyle Wilson of
Hermiston: a girl, Hailey Ann Wilson.
from 1C
Photo contributed by Noemi Wiseman
Hattie Kramer and Bruce Burke, residents of McKay Creek Estates, played Mrs.
and Santa Claus during the facility’s staff Christmas party.
McKay Creek celebrates with Santa
Mrs. and Santa Claus —
played by McKay Creek
Estates residents Hattie
Kramer and Bruce Burke
— helped staff celebrate
during their annual party.
Noemi Wiseman said the
staff in attendance, as well
as kids, enjoyed several
activities, games, raffle
Staff photo by E.J. Harris
A basket carrying riders on a Ferris wheel passes in front of the sun on April 15
at the carnival on Main Street in Pendleton.
draws, food and picture-
taking with Mr. and Mrs.
“With our busy days at
work, it is always good to
have time to share special
moments and laughter
with each other,” Wiseman
On behalf of McKay
Creek Estates staff, they
Pet of the Week
Max is an energetic and playful Texas Heeler that
needs room to run. One of his favorite past times is
diving for rocks under water. He loves playing fetch and
going for car rides. Max needs a home without children
or bigger dogs. Max is about 40 pounds, and he likes
to smile at visitors. He needs time to feel comfortable
around new people. Another interesting fact about
Max is he was born on Memorial Day 2015. Max is
neutered, up to date on shots and chipped. Come give
Max the forever home he deserves. Max is located at
PAWS Animal Shelter 517 SE 3rd St. in Pendleton and
is available for adoption Tues-Sat 12-4pm.
Visit MAX at the Pioneer Humane Society/Paws
Tues - Sat • Noon - 4pm • 517 SE 3rd ST, Pendleton
Check out the PAWSABILITY Thrift Store
Pet Grooming~Boarding
Day Care
Staff photo by E.J. Harris
Tia, a four-year-old German Shepherd and Belgium Malinois mix, leaps into the
air to catch a flying disc for her owner Connie Macomber of Beaverton on Dec.
16 in Pendleton.
wish everyone a Merry
Christmas and Happy
New Year and are hopeful
the spirit of Christmas is
always in our hearts.
For more information
about activities at the
center, contact Wiseman
125 S. M ain St.,
541-429-8787 for Pendleton
541-910-2727 for La Grande
757 Pets
Adopte d
in 2016!
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Weekly Meetings
For information call
Sherry 541-429-2808
Heather 541-969-6997