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East Oregonian
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Emergency Medical Responder course trains 15 firefighters
Photo contributed by J.W. Roberts
Emergency Medical Responder students take a test during a course presented by
Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 in conjunction with the Echo Fire Department.
recently completed a 50-hour
Responder (EMR) course
presented by Umatilla
County Fire District No.
1 in conjunction with the
Echo Fire Department.
were from the Echo Fire
Department, UCFD 1 and
the Umatilla Fire District.
Participants put in training
two evenings per week and
several Saturdays, said J.W.
Roberts, UCFD 1 EMS
coordinator. The training
will allow the students to
become licensed EMRs by
the state of Oregon.
“Most people do not
realize the time commitment
and dedication that our
members go through to be
able to provide such vital
services to the community,”
said lead instructor Rob
An EMR is one step
below an EMT. They are able
to provide basic treatment
and care to patients at emer-
gency scenes and provide
additional manpower to help
ambulance crews when they
arrive on the scene.
Library shelves new children’s books
Community Bank
collects money for
area nonprofits
More than $24,000 in donations and bank
matches were disbursed to charities in northeast
Oregon and southeast Washington through
Community Bank’s annual holiday Charity
Each of the bank’s full-service branch loca-
tions collected donations from Nov. 1 through
Dec. 20. The program collects donations at each
location to benefit charities in that same area.
The bank matches donations at 50 cents on each
dollar, with a max match amount of $500 per
branch location.
Organizations receiving money in Umatilla
and Morrow counties include: Milton-Free-
water City Light and Power Energy Assis-
tance Program through The Salvation Army
(Milton-Freewater branch), $3,518; Neighbor-
hood Center Food Bank (Heppner branch),
$1,646 CASA of Umatilla Morrow County
Head Start (Hermiston branch), $1,520; and
the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon
(Pendleton branch), $1,203;
Over the past seven years the Community
Bank Charity Drive has provided more than
$143,000 to charities in the region. Community
Bank appreciates all the people and clubs that
donated to the fundraising efforts.
“These charitable organizations do such
wonderful things for our communities, it is a plea-
sure to round up some extra assistance for them
during the holiday season,” said Tom Moran,
Community Bank president/CEO. “We’re contin-
ually blown away with the generosity of our
customers and communities, it’s truly amazing.”
“Placing EMTs and para-
medics in all parts of our
rural county is not possible,”
Roberts said. “The EMR
course has provided critical
lifesaving training to our
first responders.”
The EMR course was
funded by the Apple a
under the Oregon Office of
Rural Health. These funds
covered the cost of most of
the books and instructors,
and the course would not
have been possible without
this generous gift, Roberts
Library is thrilled with a
generous grant from The
which will provide 101
new children’s books.
The Ione Topic Club
raised funds for the 2-to-1
matching grant.
The new books will
be added to the library
over the next few months.
Titles being added in
January include, “Goose-
berry Park and the Master
Plan” by Cynthia Rylant,
“Prince Fly Guy” by
Tedd Arnold, “Under
Their Skin” by Margaret
Peterson Haddix, “The
Day Everything Went
Wrong” by Moritz Petz,
“Gemma & Gus” by
Olivier Dunrea, “The
Most Amazing Creature
in the Sea” by Brenda
Guiberson and “The Bee
Dance” by Rick Chrus-
For more information,
contact 541-561-9828 or
Health district
thanks voters
On behalf of the East
Umatilla County Health
District, which will become
the East Umatilla County
Ambulance Area Health
District (EUCAAHD),
current board members,
Holly Mays, Jeremy
Lasater, Vickie Jackson,
Elizabeth McIntyre;
the new board members,
Chrys Wernlund, Jan
Reitz; former EUCHD
administrator Mark
Moore, new administrator
Gary Woodson and the
Friends of the Ambulance
Board, we’d like to thank
community members of
Weston, Adams, Helix,
Athena and those living
on Weston Mountain who
passed ballot measures
30-120 and 30-122.
We’d like to extend a
special thank you to Erica
Lasater for her amazing
graphic arts skills. Thank
you to Eric Sederberg
for allowing Friends to
put a reader board on his
Photo contributed by Leah Johnson
Lacey Wallis, Community Bank Hermiston branch manager, pres-
ents a check form its holiday Charity Drive to Aaron Treadwell,
deputy director of Umatilla-Morrow Head Start.
property in Adams, adver-
tising the measures. Thank
you to Ray Denny for
bringing reader boards to
Adams and Athena and to
the Confederated Tribes
of the Umatilla Indian
Reservation for allowing
Friends to use the portable
reader boards. Thank you
to all those people who
allowed Friends to put
signs in their yards.
The passage of these
ballot measures will allow
for 24/7 service from the
ambulance and personnel,
ensuring timely and
consistent care that will
be available for years to
come. Our communities
are forever grateful that
voters have considered not
only the imperative needs
of the district, but also the
future look and feel of east
Umatilla County. We look
forward to serving our
communities and for the
positive changes coming
our way in 2017 and
beyond. Thank you!
The East Umatilla County
Health District Board
Good Shepherd Medical
Center, Hermiston
DEC. 28, 2016
Reynolds and Tyler Stiefel
of Hermiston: a boy, Eizan
Andrew William Stiefel.
DEC. 30, 2016
— Maria I. Galindo and
Isidro Valencia of Herm-
iston: a boy, Gael Valencia
DEC. 31, 2016
SMITH — Stephanie R.
Liebe and Corey R. Smith
of Umatilla: twin girls,
Piper Lynn Smith and
Remington Anne Marie
JAN. 3, 2017
Photo contributed by Mike Morehead
Bull elk moves through the mountains
Pilot Rock resident Mike Morehead took a photo of a large bull elk while hiking in the Blue Mountains.
— Brenda Gomez and
Constancio Muniz of
Irrigon: a girl, Aitana
Sarahi Muniz Gomez.
St. Anthony Hospital,
DEC. 28, 2016
DUTTON — Josie
McClain Dutton and Devon
J. Satterwhite of Pendleton:
a girl, Carter Mae Dutton.
DEC. 30, 2016
ARNOLD — Michelle
L. Aguire and Neil D.
Arnold of Pendleton: a boy,
Hunter Lee Arnold.
JAN. 3, 2017
HARRIS — Searra
R. Harris and Alistair W.
Harris of Pendleton: a boy,
Alistair Wren Harris II.
Pet of the Week
Photo contributed by Larry McMillan
Winter sunset paints sky
Visit HEMI at the Pioneer Humane Society/Paws
Tues - Sat • Noon - 4pm • 517 SE 3rd ST, Pendleton
Check out the PAWSABILITY Thrift Store
A resident of the Grecian Heights area of Pendleton, Larry McMillan recently
captured a colorful sunset.
Submit Your EO News information and high-resolution photos to: community@eastorego-
nian.com or drop off to the attention of Tammy Malgesini at 333 E. Main St., Hermiston, or
Renee Struthers-Hogge at 211 S.E. Byers Ave., Pendleton. Call 541-564-4539 or 541-966-
0818 with questions.
Hemi is loving and gorgeous Walker
Hound Mix. He’s just over a year
old. Hemi is housetrained, loves the
outdoors, gets along with cats and
older children. He also loves to go for
rides in the car and to play in the
water. Hemi is available for adoption
at PAWS so come meet him at 517
SE 3rd St in Pendleton. 541-276-0181
Tues-Sat from 12-4pm.
Pet Grooming~Boarding
Day Care
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