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Thursday, August 8, 2019
12:47 p.m. — Hermiston police received a complaint about a
solicitor violation on Southwest 11th Street.
4:13 p.m. — A caller asked Pendleton police to check on the
“destroyed” gray, four-door sedan someone parked two or three
days ago at Southwest Second Street and Nye Avenue.
5:20 p.m. — Two males fought at the bus stop at the Pendle-
ton Walmart, 2203 S.W. Court Ave.
7:48 p.m. — Stanfield police responded to 911 reports of fights
in the area of South Earl Street and East Coe Avenue, Stanfield.
8:48 p.m. — Pendleton police responded to a 911 call for a dis-
turbance at Rugged Country Lodge, 1807 S.E. Court Ave.
9:30 p.m. — A Hermiston resident on Southeast 11th Street
reported domestic verbal abuse from her husband. She said five
children younger than 18 were present.
•Hermiston police arrested Edwin Jimenez Mendoza, 23, for
driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and
failure to display a license.
•Pendleton police arrested Juan Rodriguez Pacheo, 48, of Irri-
gon, for fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct
and resisting arrest.
•Stanfield police arrested Sandra Susan Merritt, 54, of Stanfield,
for fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct and
on a warrant for failure to appear.
THURSDAY, AUG. 8
UMATILLA-MORROW COUNTY FARM BUREAU, 12 p.m.,
TBA, Pendleton. (Julie Spratling 541-457-8045)
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 Dis-
trict 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 com-
mittee meeting at 5:30 p.m., regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.
(Paula Warner 541-566-3551)
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 council chambers, 180 N.E. Second St., Hermiston.
IRRIGON FIRE DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Irrigon Fire Department, 705
N.E. Main Ave., Irrigon. (541-922-3133)
TUESDAY, AUG. 13
PENDLETON PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION, 12 p.m.,
Pendleton City Hall community room, 500 S.W. Dorion Ave.,
PORT OF UMATILLA COMMISSION, 1 p.m., Port of Umatilla
offices, 505 Willamette Ave., Umatilla. (541-922-3224)
PENDLETON FARMERS MARKET BOARD, 5:30 p.m., Pend-
leton Early Learning Center, 455 S.W. 13th St., Pendleton.
WESTON CEMETERY BOARD, 6 p.m., Memorial Hall, 210 E.
Main St., Weston. (541-566-3313)
PENDLETON LIBRARY BOARD, 6 p.m., Pendleton Pub-
lic Library meeting room, 502 S.W. Dorion Ave, Pendleton.
LEXINGTON TOWN COUNCIL, 6:30 p.m., Lexington Town
Hall, 425 F St., Lexington. (541-989-8515)
PENDLETON CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP, 7 p.m., Pendleton
City Hall, 500 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. (Donna Biggerstaff
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14
UKIAH SCHOOL DISTRICT, 8 a.m., Ukiah Community School,
201 Hill St., Ukiah. (541-427-3731)
MORROW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, 9 a.m.,
Bartholomew Government Building upper conference room,
110 N. Court St., Heppner. (Roberta Lutcher 541-676-9061)
MILTON-FREEWATER CEMETERY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT
NO. 3, 12 p.m., Milton-Freewater Golf Course restaurant, 301
Catherine St., Milton-Freewater. (541-938-5531)
PORT OF MORROW COMMISSION, 1:30 p.m., Port of Morrow,
2 Marine Drive, Boardman. (Dori Drago 541-481-7678)
PENDLETON FAÇADE COMMITTEE, 3:30 p.m., Pendleton
City Hall community development conference room, 500 S.W.
Dorion Ave., Pendleton. (Julie Chase 541-966-0204)
RIVERSIDE SITE COUNCIL, 5:30 p.m., Riverside High School
library, 210 N.E. Boardman Ave., Boardman. (541-676-9128)
WESTON CITY COUNCIL, 6 p.m., Memorial Hall, 210 E. Main
St., Weston. (541-566-3313)
ATHENA PLANNING COMMISSION, 6:30 p.m., Athena City
Hall, 215 S. Third St., Athena. (541-566-3862)
CONDON PLANNING COMMISSION, 7 p.m., Condon City
Hall, 128 S. Main St., Condon. (541-384-2711)
CONDON SCHOOL DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Condon Grade School,
220 S. East St., Condon. (541-384-2441)
HERMISTON PLANNING COMMISSION, 7 p.m., Hermiston
City Hall, 180 N.E. Second St., Hermiston. (541-567-5521)
STANFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Stanfield School Dis-
trict office, 1120 N. Main St., Stanfield. (541-449-3305)
UMATILLA COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1, 7 p.m., Fire Station
21, 320 S. First St., Hermiston. (Reta Larson 541-567-8822)
Erma Zoe Neilsen
Matthew Kemble Tellefson
November 19, 1936 — August 1, 2019
January 22, 1971 — August 5, 2019
Erma Zoe Neilsen of She entered many of her cre-
Hermiston, Oregon, was ations, both fabric and culi-
born on November 19, 1936, nary, in the Umatilla County
in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Fair over the years. She won
parents Roy and Lela Kidd many ribbons as well as
being awarded the
Reed. She died on
August 1, 2019, in
of the Year when
gon, at the age of
she entered 101
At the age of
7, Erma’s fam-
ily moved to
was an active
ber of the Good
due to her asthma.
tal Auxiliary and
school in Mohawk,
Oregon, until high
school, graduating from items for newborn babies for
Poly High School in River- multiple hospitals in Oregon
side, California, majoring in and California.
She is survived by her
In her early years, Erma son, Donald Bruce Blake-
worked at Beaumont Elec- ley and husband Tony Can-
tric Company and was a twell; daughters Becky
caregiver in Mt. Pleas- Miltenberger and husband
ant, Iowa, before moving Don, and Ramona Culp and
to Hermiston, Oregon, in husband Kenny; 12 grand-
1979. She worked for Inland children; five great-grand-
Empire/Banner Bank in daughters; 1 great-grand-
Hermiston for nearly 30 son; and numerous nieces
years before retiring. Erma and nephews.
Erma was preceded in
operated Erma’s Cake Place
for many years as well as death by her husbands Har-
teaching cake decorating old “Gene” Blakeley in 1974
classes at community col- and Edgar “Ed” Neilsen in
leges while living in Bend 2017; son Ted Blakeley; her
parents; and four brothers
Erma served as a Cub and a sister.
Scout and Blue Birds troop
A funeral service will be
leader when her children held on Friday, August 9,
were young. She was active 2019, at 1:30 P.M. at Burns
in Eastern Star and many Mortuary chapel, Hermis-
square dance clubs through ton, Oregon. Burial will fol-
the years. Erma was respon- low at the Hermiston Ceme-
sible for preparing the cakes tery, Hermiston, Oregon.
Contributions in Erma’s
to commemorate Hermis-
ton’s 75th and 100th birth- memory may be made
days. She was a member of to the American Lung
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Association.
where she had served as
Please share memories
of Erma with her family at
Erma had many hobbies, www.burnsmortuaryherm-
which included making iston.com.
Burns Mortuary of
hand-sewn quilts, sewing,
knitting, crocheting, can- Hermiston, Oregon, is in
ning, cooking and baking. care of arrangements.
THURSDAY, AUG. 8
MOON, PAT — Celebration of life gathering from 2:30-
5:30 p.m. at Umatilla Marina Park, 1710 Quincy, Umatilla.
FRIDAY, AUG. 9
NEILSEN, ERMA — 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.
Nobel laureate Toni
Morrison dead at 88
By HILLEL ITALIE
AP National Writer
NEW YORK — Nobel
laureate Toni Morrison,
a pioneer and reigning
giant of modern literature
whose imaginative power
in “Beloved,” ‘’Sula” and
other works transformed
American letters by drama-
tizing the pursuit of free-
dom within the boundaries
of race, has died at age 88.
Publisher Alfred A.
Knopf announced that Mor-
rison died Monday night at
Montefiore Medical Center
in New York after a brief
“Toni Morrison passed
away peacefully last night
surrounded by family and
friends,” Morrison’s family
said in a statement through
the publisher. “She was an
extremely devoted mother,
grandmother, and aunt who
reveled in being with her
family and friends. The
consummate writer who
treasured the written word,
whether her own, her stu-
dents or others, she read
voraciously and was most at
home when writing.”
Few authors rose in such
rapid, spectacular style.
She was nearly 40 when
her first novel, “The Blu-
est Eye,” was published.
By her early 60s, after just
six novels, she had become
the first black woman to
receive the Nobel literature
prize, praised in 1993 by
the Swedish academy for
her “visionary force” and
for delving into “language
itself, a language she wants
to liberate” from categories
of black and white.
Morrison helped educate
her country and the world
about the private lives of the
unknown and unwanted.
In her novels, history —
black history — was a hid-
den trove of poetry, trag-
edy and good old gossip,
whether in small-town Ohio
in “Sula” or big-city Harlem
in “Jazz.” She regarded race
as a social construct, and
through language founded
the better world her char-
acters suffered to attain,
weaving in everything from
African literature and slave
folklore to the Bible and
Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
“Narrative has never
been merely entertain-
ment for me,” she said in
her Nobel lecture. “It is,
I believe, one of the prin-
cipal ways in which we
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Longtime Umapine resi-
dent Matthew Kemble Tell-
efson passed away August 5,
2019, at his home.
Matt was born January
22, 1971, at St. Mary’s Hos-
pital in Walla Walla, Wash-
ington, to Kemble and Alice
Tellefson. He graduated
from Weston- McEwen High
School, Athena, Oregon, in
1989. He then earned asso-
ciates degrees in animal sci-
ence and ag production from
Blue Mountain Community
He worked at Brittany
Farming and LB Trucks
Machinery in 1996. When
Papé Machinery bought out
Tumac, he continued work-
ing for them and was still
employed there as a territory
manager at the time of his
death. He also raised Charo-
lais cattle on the family farm.
Matt loved his family,
cattle, John Deere equip-
ment, people young and old,
and good times. He touched
many lives here in our val-
ley and across the country.
Matt had no enemies; he was
truly a good human being
—– one of a kind. All his
friends looked forward to his
giant teddy bear spirit and
hugs. They knew they could
always count on him to be a
true friend with that special,
infectious smile and laugh
that endeared him to every-
one he met.
Survivors include his son
Lane and daughter Jessica;
his parents Alice and Kem-
ble Tellefson; brother Myles
Tellefson and his wife Lisa;
nephew Keifer Larsen; nieces
Tessa Pryor, TyAnn Tellefson
and Tara Tellefson; numer-
ous aunts, uncles and cous-
ins; and countless friends.
Matt’s service will be
held at the Milton-Freewater
Junior Showgrounds which
is located behind Border-
town Feed, 84575 Highway
11, Milton-Freewater, on
Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m.
Interment will follow at the
In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests donations
be made to a project dear
to Matt’s heart, which is
new restrooms for the Mil-
ton-Freewater Junior Show
Fairgrounds; their mailing
address is M. F. Jr. Show, P.O.
Box 379, Milton-Freewater,
OR 97862, Attn: Dana Lane.
To leave a condolence
online, visit www.munseller-
July 7, 1944 — Aug. 4, 2019
LeiLonnie Anderson, 75, of Pendleton, died Sunday,
Aug. 4, 2019, in Richland, Wash. She was born July 7, 1944,
in San Diego, Calif. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in
charge of arrangements.
Esther Irene Stout
June 14, 1923 — Aug. 7, 2019
Esther Irene Stout, 96, of Milton-Freewater, died Wednes-
day, Aug. 7, 2019, at her home. She was born June 14, 1923.
Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home of Milton-Freewater is in
charge of arrangements.
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