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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
8:37 a.m. — A caller reported someone vandalized Sun-
set Elementary School, 300 E. Catherine Ave., Hermiston, and
removed the “r” from the school sign.
8:39 a.m. — A Hermiston resident told police someone
“posted stuff about him on Facebook last night and is harassing
him,” but he has never met the harasser.
11 a.m. — Umatilla police received a report of an armed per-
son on Seventh Street, but officers did not find anyone.
11:59 a.m. — A man told Hermiston police his ex-girlfriend
keeps sending him text messages and tells others he is holding
her hostage, among other things.
1:07 p.m. — A Pendleton mother asked to speak to an officer
about her daughter receiving concerning SnapChat messages.
7:38 p.m. — A shirtless male was yelling at people outside
Mac’s Bar & Grill, 1400 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton.
9:34 p.m. — A caller told Pendleton police there is a home-
less camp under the southwest end of the Main Street Bridge.
12:16 a.m. — Pendleton police responded to Southeast 17th
Street and Byers Avenue on a 911 call about a male hitting a
female. Police made an arrest.
1:45 a.m. — Two males starting fighting at Cadillac Jack’s
Saloon & Grill, 1703 S.W. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton.
2:04 a.m. — Pendleton police received a report of a fight at
Southwest Second Street and Court Avenue.
2:13 p.m. — A caller reported people living in a tent near
the Umatilla River at Cottonwood Bend and Westland roads,
3:08 p.m. — Two males fought near the gas pumps at Dave’s
Chevron, 220 S.W. 12th St., Pendleton.
9:13 p.m. — A 911 caller reported a fight at the Umatilla
County Courthouse, 216 S.E. Fourth St., Pendleton.
12:06 p.m. — Pendleton police took a report for an assault at
B & M Mobile Home Court, 2903 N.E. Riverside Ave.
3:24 p.m. — Pendleton emergency services responded to
Heritage Station Museum, 108 S.W. Frazer Ave., for a person in
7:56 p.m. — Pilot Rock police responded to a fight on West
TUESDAY, AUG. 6
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7
MORROW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, 9 a.m.,
Bartholomew Government Building upper conference room,
110 N. Court St., Heppner. (Roberta Lutcher 541-676-5613)
HERMISTON AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, 4 p.m.,
Hermiston Airport lounge, 1600 Airport Way, Hermiston.
MEACHAM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, 6 p.m., Mea-
cham Fire Department, Meacham. (541-786-2069)
STANFIELD CITY COUNCIL, 6 p.m., Stanfield City Hall coun-
cil chambers, 160 S. Main St., Stanfield. (Nikki McCann
CONDON CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Condon City Hall, 128 S. Main
St., Condon. (541-384-2711)
UMATILLA RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, 7 p.m.,
Umatilla Fire Department, 305 Willamette St., Umatilla.
THURSDAY, AUG. 8
UMATILLA-MORROW COUNTY FARM BUREAU, 12 p.m., TBA,
Pendleton. (Julie Spratling 541-457-8045)
10:23 p.m. — Umatilla police responded to a report of fire-
works at Eighth and H streets but did not find anyone.
Loeta Mae Cross Mikel
September 24, 1922 — July 2, 2019
•Hermiston police arrested Luis Abram Contreras, 24, of
Hermiston, for driving under the influence of intoxicants, driv-
ing while suspended/revoked and reckless driving.
•Hermiston police arrested Calvin Hunter Netherda, 25, of
Hermiston, for first-degree theft.
•Hermiston police arrested Tara Leanne Erickson, 42, of
Hermiston, for first-degree theft and tampering with physical
•Hermiston police arrested Angel Rodelo, 27, for DUII, failure
to obey a traffic control device and failure to renew a driver’s
•Umatilla Tribal Police arrested Jason Paul Jim, 40, for DUII
and on a fugitive warrant.
•Hermiston police arrested Michael Osvaldo Cervantes, 25,
of Hermiston, for unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a
stolen vehicle, second-degree theft, third-degree criminal mis-
chief and on warrants for failure to appear.
•Pendleton police arrested Cedric S. Hall, 22, of Adams, for
DUII following a hit-and-run at about 7:50 p.m. on two vehicles
at the Burger King, 601 Southgate.
•Hermiston police arrested Pablo Pablo Dionicio, 33, for DUII,
driving without a license, driving uninsured and open container.
•Hermiston police arrested Santos Domingo Garcia, 20,
for DUII, reckless driving, driving without a license and open
•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kirsten Michaela
Pohle, also known as Kirsten Michaela Pohole, 32, of Barnville,
Wisconsin, for strangulation and forth-degree assault, both fel-
ony domestic violence charges, resisting arrest, and assault of a
public safety officer, a felony offense.
•Milton-Freewater police arrested Jason Andrew Stewart, 37,
of Milton-Freewater, for two counts of fourth-degree assault and
one each of harassment, disorderly conduct, interfering with a
peace officer and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors.
•Morrow County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marie Margarita
Gonzalez, 54, of Umatilla, for felony fourth-degree assault.
HERMISTON PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION,
5:30 p.m., Hermiston City Hall, 180 N.E. Second St., Hermiston.
ATHENA CITY COUNCIL, 6:30 p.m., Athena City Hall, 215 S.
Third St., Athena. (541-566-3862)
UMATILLA SCHOOL DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Umatilla School District
office, 1001 Sixth St., Umatilla. (541-922-6500)
BOARDMAN RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, 7 p.m.,
Boardman Fire Department Station 1, 300 S. Wilson Lane,
Boardman. (Suzanne Gray 541-481-3473)
PENDLETON PLANNING COMMISSION, 7 p.m., Pendleton
City Hall, 500 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. (Jutta Haliewicz
FRIDAY, AUG. 9
No meetings scheduled
MONDAY, AUG. 12
PENDLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT, 6 p.m., Pendleton School
District office, 107 N.W. 10th St., Pendleton. (541-276-6711)
MILTON-FREEWATER SCHOOL DISTRICT, 6:30 p.m., Cen-
tral Middle School, 306 S.W. Second St., Milton-Freewater.
ADAMS CITY COUNCIL, 6:30 p.m., Adams City Hall, 190 N.
Main St., Adams. (541-566-9380)
HERMISTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, 6:30 p.m., district office, 305
S.W. 11th St., Hermiston. (Briana Cortaberria 541-667-6000)
ATHENA-WESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, 6:30 p.m., Athena Ele-
mentary School library, 375 S. Fifth St., Athena. Budget commit-
tee meeting at 5:30 p.m., regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. (Paula
HEPPNER CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Heppner City Hall, 111 N.
Main St., Heppner. (541-676-9618)
MILTON-FREEWATER CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Milton-Freewa-
ter Public Library Albee Room, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave., Milton-Free-
PILOT ROCK FIRE DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Pilot Rock Fire Depart-
ment, 415 N.E. Elm St., Pilot Rock. (541-443-4522)
HERMISTON CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Hermiston City Hall coun-
cil chambers, 180 N.E. Second St., Hermiston. (541-567-5521)
IRRIGON FIRE DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Irrigon Fire Department, 705
N.E. Main Ave., Irrigon. (541-922-3133)
El Paso deaths climb to
22 as mayor prepares
for visit from Trump
By ASTRID GALVAN,
MORGAN LEE AND
PAUL J. WEBER
EL PASO, Texas — The
Texas border city jolted by
a weekend massacre at a
Walmart absorbed more
grief Monday as the death
toll climbed to 22 and pre-
pared for a visit from Pres-
ident Donald Trump over
anger from El Paso residents
and local Democratic leaders
who say he isn’t welcome and
should stay away.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo
announced at a news con-
ference that Trump planned
to visit Wednesday, and in
an early sign of emotions
already running high, imme-
diately defended the decision
to welcome the president.
Trump coming to El Paso
in wake of the tragedy is
unnerving some residents
and politicians who said his
divisive words are partly to
blame. But Margo, a Republi-
can, deflected criticism.
“I want to clarify for the
political spin that this is the
office of the mayor of El Paso
in an official capacity wel-
coming the office of the pres-
ident of the United States,”
Acknowledging the back-
lash in the community,
Margo added: “I’m already
getting the emails and the
In scripted remarks from
the White House, Trump
urged unity while blam-
ing mental illness and video
games. He made no mention
of limiting gun sales.
Democratic Rep. Veron-
ica Escobar of El Paso made
clear that the president was
not welcome in her home-
town as it mourned. Demo-
cratic presidential candidate
Beto O’Rourke, who was an
El Paso congressman for six
years, also said Trump should
“This president, who
helped create the hatred that
made Saturday’s tragedy pos-
sible, should not come to El
Paso. We do not need more
division. We need to heal. He
has no place here,” O’Rourke
Other residents in the
largely Latino city of 700,000
said Monday that Trump’s
rhetoric is difficult for them
“It’s offensive just because
most of us here are Hispanic”
said Isel Velasco, 25. “It’s not
like he’s going to help or do
anything about it.”
Authorities are scrutiniz-
ing a racist, anti-immigrant
screed posted online shortly
before police say Patrick Cru-
UMATILLA MORROW RADIO & DATA DISTRICT, 1:30 p.m.,
Umatilla County Fire District Station 23, 78760 Westland Road,
Hermiston. (Shawn Halsey 541-966-3774)
PENDLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT WORK SESSION, 3 p.m.,
Pendleton School District office, 107 N.W. 10th St., Pendleton.
WESTON LIBRARY BOARD, 5 p.m., Weston Public Library, 108
E. Main St., Weston. (541-566-2378)
IRRIGON PLANNING COMMISSION, 6 p.m., Irrigon City Hall,
500 N.E. Main St., Irrigon. (541-922-3047)
PILOT ROCK CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Pilot Rock City Hall council
chambers, 143 W. Main St., Pilot Rock. (541-443-2811)
UMATILLA CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Umatilla City Hall council
chambers, 700 Sixth St., Umatilla. (Nanci 541-922-3226 ext. 105)
PENDLETON CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Pendleton City Hall coun-
cil chambers, 501 S.W. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton. (541-966-0201)
BOARDMAN CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Boardman City Hall, 200
City Center Circle, Boardman. (Jackie McCauley 541-481-9252)
WESTON PLANNING COMMISSION, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall,
210 E. Main St., Weston. (Sheila 541-566-3313)
Loeta Mae Cross Mikel pital. She retired in the 1980s
passed away July 2, 2019, in from there.
Loeta was baptized as
Loeta was born in Biglow, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Oregon — Sherman County in 1952 and she loved to talk
to people about the
— on September
24, 1922, to Tru-
man Cross and
She had grand-
Jerrod, Janea, Jeff,
Cross. She went to
Julie, Todd and
school in Rufus,
Oregon, until they
moved to Pendle-
ton where she grad-
uated. Loeta was
Derek, Tyler, Bro-
die, Blake, Chantel
the oldest of five
son and Gage; and
Melvin Cross (deceased), Lil- great-great-grandchildren
lian Hoeft (deceased), Carol Kaylee, Robbie, Quinton, and
Cross, and stepsister Patty a baby sister due in December.
There will be a memorial
She met Tracy Mikel in at the Kingdom Hall of Jeho-
Pendleton at a skating rink vah’s Witnesses, 601 S.W.
and they married September Runnion Ave., Pendleton,
1, 1940. They have two sons, Oregon, on August 17, 2019, at
2 p.m. Following a dinner will
Jerry and Richard.
In 1958 Loeta went to be served at the Pilot Rock
work at the Oregon State Hos- Community Center.
Jojuan Lyn Cedergreen
Feb. 9, 1952 — July 31, 2019
Jojuan Lyn Cedergreen, 67, of Pilot Rock died Wednesday,
July 31, 2019. She was born Feb. 9, 1952. A funeral service will
be held Monday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at Burns Mortuary of Pend-
leton. Interment will follow at Olney Cemetery, Pendleton. Sign
the online guestbook for family at www.burnsmortuary.com.
Karen Kay Edwards
April 8, 1955 — Aug. 3, 2019
Karen Kay Edwards, 64, of Irrigon, died Saturday, Aug. 3,
2019, in Hermiston. She was born April 8, 1955, in Wishek,
N.D. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Larry Edward Jordan
July 12, 1942 — Aug. 2, 2019
Larry Edward Jordan, 77, of Hermiston, died Friday,
Aug. 2, 2019, in Hermiston. He was born July 12, 1942, in
Portland. At his request, no services will be planned. Burns
Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Erma Z. Neilsen
Nov. 19, 1936 — Aug. 1, 2019
Erma Z. Neilsen, 82, of Hermiston, died Thursday, Aug.
1, 2019, in Hermiston. She was born Nov. 19, 1936, in Knox-
ville, Tennessee. A funeral service will be held Friday, Aug.
9 at 1:30 p.m. at Burns Mortuary chapel in Hermiston.
Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery. Burns Mor-
tuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements. Share memo-
ries with the family at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
TUESDAY, AUG. 6 — WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7
No services scheduled
THURSDAY, AUG. 8
MOON, PAT — Celebration of life gathering from 2:30-
5:30 p.m. at Umatilla Marina Park,
FRIDAY, AUG. 9
NEILSEN, EMRA — Funeral service at 1:30 p.m. in the
chapel at Burns Mortuary, 685 W. Hermiston Ave., Hermis-
ton. Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery.
RANDALL, BUD — Graveside service at 10 a.m. at
Olney Cemetery, Pendleton.
AP Photo/John Locher
People attend a vigil for victims of Saturday’s mass shooting
at a shopping complex on Sunday in El Paso, Texas.
sius, 21, opened fire on Sat-
urday. Language in the doc-
ument mirrors some of the
words used by Trump, who
on Monday denounced white
supremacy, which he has
been reluctant to criticize.
The White House hasn’t
announced Trump’s trip but
the Federal Aviation Admin-
istration has advised pilots
of a presidential visit that
day to El Paso and Dayton,
Ohio, where a second week-
end shooting left nine people
Authorities at the news
conference in El Paso also
revealed details about the
suspect’s whereabouts before
the shooting — some of the
first to come out regarding
his movements. Police Chief
Greg Allen said Crusius
drove more than 10 hours
from the Dallas area before
arriving in El Paso. He said
Crusius got lost in a neigh-
borhood before ending up at
Walmart “because, we under-
stand, he was hungry.” Allen
Crusius is from the afflu-
ent Dallas suburb of Allen.
The police chief said the gun
used was legally purchased
near the suspect’s hometown.
The chief did not say what
kind of weapon it was but
described the ammunition as
7.62-caliber, which is used in
Crusius, who is being
held without bond, said in
his application for a pub-
lic defender that he has no
income or assets and has been
unemployed for five months.
The El Paso shooting is
one of the deadliest in U.S.
history, and the death toll
rose Monday as doctors
announced that two more of
the wounded had died. Dr.
Stephen Flaherty of Del Sol
Medical Center described
the wounds as “devastating
and major” and said that
one patient who died had
major abdominal injuries
affecting the liver, kidneys
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Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
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Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
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Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019
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Monday, Aug. 5, 2019
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