East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, August 17, 2019, WEEKEND EDITION, Page 20, Image 20

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East Oregonian
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Students earn while learning
through Community Bank
East Oregonian
JOSEPH — Students
from across the region
cashed in on Community
Bank‘s Earn While You
Learn Program.
A total of 769 stu-
dent-customers in the East-
ern Oregon and southeast
Washington area earned
a total of $18,217 for good
grades in school. In its
ninth year, the program is
designed to encourage stu-
dents in their academic suc-
cess by making deposits to
Community Bank Youth
Savings account customers
for their good grades.
“It gives you a reason to
want to get good grades, just
knowing you’ll get some-
thing extra for working
harder,” said student-cus-
tomer Dallee Bingham of
North Powder.
During the months of
June and July, all Com-
munity Bank branches
report cards from students
in first through 12th grade.
For every top grade in main
school subjects, Community
Bank deposited $1 into their
Community Bank Youth
Savings Account. The pro-
Photo contributed by Noemi Wiseman
The Eastern Oregon Philippine American Community held their annual family picnic
Aug. 3 at Pendleton’s Community Park.
Filipino group enjoys annual picnic
Photo contributed by Leah Johnson
Gaser Leavitt and Lilianna Castillo of Hermiston cashed in on
Community Bank’s Earn While You Learn Program, which re-
wards students for good grades.
gram rewards students with
up to $50 annually. The total
paid out since the program
began in 2011 is $114,602.
Community Bank was
founded in 1955 by a group
of Joseph business lead-
ers as the Bank of Wallowa
County. Since then, it has
grown across the region,
including branches in Pend-
leton, Hermiston, Heppner
and Milton-Freewater.
For more information
about the program, stop by a
local branch of Community
Bank or contact Leah John-
son, marketing manager, at
541-207-0717, ljohnson@
communitybanknet.com or
visit www.communitybank-
East Oregonian
Food and fun was plen-
tiful during the East-
ern Oregon Philippine
American Community
family picnic.
Held Aug. 3 at Pend-
leton’s Community Park,
EOPAC president Noemi
Wiseman said the annual
gathering is always
enjoyable. In addition to
an abundance of food,
Wiseman said those in
attendance participated
in conversation, out-
door activities and parlor
“It is always a great
get-together as it contin-
ues to bind members of
the group as well as their
supportive families and
friends,” she said. “Back
home we do have close
family ties.”
Photo contributed by Noemi Wiseman
Members of the Eastern Oregon Philippine American
Community enjoy outdoor games during their annual
family picnic, held Aug. 3 at Community Park in Pend-
EOPAC, contact Wise-
man at noemiventurina@
Morrow County Sheriff’s Office
dispatcher completes basic class
East Oregonian
Photo contributed by Shawna Clark
Participants during the 2019 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Summer Rendezvous work on
fence construction July 18-19 at Lake Creek Camp near John Day.
Volunteers from across the state
rendezvous for forest cleanup work
East Oregonian
JOHN DAY — Volun-
teers from across Oregon
partnered with the Malheur
National Forest for a two-
day habitat restoration work
The Rocky Mountain
Elk Foundation Summer
Rendezvous effort also cel-
ebrated conservation suc-
cesses in Oregon. The annual
event has been going on for
more than 10 years.
According to a press
release from Shawna Clark,
a public affairs specialist with
the Forest Service, the focus
of the July 18-19 effort was
on aspen restoration projects.
Small projects at separate
sites included barbed-wire
fence removal, big game
aspen fence maintenance
and buck and pole fence con-
struction preparation.
Also, a major work project
had volunteers from RMEF
teaming up with a six-person
AmeriCorps crew, North
Fork John Day Water-
shed Council youth crew
members and Forest Ser-
vice staff. They worked as a
large group to construct two
buck and pole aspen fences
on Blue Mountain Ranger
District in the Damon Proj-
ect area.
Clark said a total of 447.5
volunteer hours contributed
to 0.75 miles of buck and pole
fence protecting approxi-
mately 4 acres of aspen, 0.25
miles of aspen fence mainte-
nance, 0.25 acres of invasive
weed removal and 1 mile
of four-wire fence removal
accomplished during the
two-day work effort.
Sam and Dottie Pambrun
Sam and Dottie (Coffin)
Pambrun of Adams cele-
brated 50 years of marriage
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, with
family and close friends.
They met at Eastern
Oregon State College in La
Grande. Sam grew up in
Athena and Dottie just over
Tollgate Pass on Pump-
kin Ridge and Imbler.
They moved around Ore-
gon for his teaching career
and principalships, from
Mapleton to Dayville,
then Scio, before return-
Sam and Dottie Pambrun
ing to Pendleton and set-
tling first near Cayuse and
then on the Pambrun Cen-
tury Farm.
Over the last 50 years
they have modeled the
importance of putting fam-
ily first, hospitality, schol-
arship, travel, freedom to
disagree but still uncondi-
tionally love, and the wis-
dom of giving each other
space to pursue their own
interests and causes.
The Pambruns have
three daughters: Stacy
Pambrun Demory of Ath-
ena; Jill Pambrun Parker
of Pendleton and Jenni-
fer Pambrun of Pendle-
ton. They also have four
St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton
AUG. 6, 2019
BOYD — Kristy A. Barnhill and Sean
C. Boyd of Hermiston: a boy, Bentley Adam
AUG. 7, 2019
PACHECO — Vanessa Pacheco and Ale-
jandro Pacheco of Irrigon: a boy, Noah Nico-
las Pacheco.
AUG. 8, 2019
THOMPSON — Toshina John and Curtis
Thompson Jr.: a girl, Arya Deanna Thompson.
AUG. 9, 2019
DOWNING — Lavenia C.R. Downing
and Dale W. Faro of Pendleton: a girl, Jose-
phine DeeAnn Larain Downing.
AUG. 12, 2019
SMITH — Jillian J. Smith and Morgan S.
Smith of Pendleton: a boy, Franklin Harold
Good Shepherd Medical Center,
AUG. 7, 2019
MADISON — Kaylee Palmateer and
Michael Madison of Echo: a girl, Aurora
Renae Madison.
AUG. 10, 2019
SANCHEZ — Elizabeth Flores and Angel
Sanchez of Hermiston: a boy, Angelo Leonel
SALEM — Dispatcher
Travis Carr of the Mor-
row County Sheriff’s
Office recently completed
coursework through the
Oregon Department of
Public Safety Standards
and Training.
Carr was among the
Aug. 16 graduates of Basic
Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s
#BT115. A ceremony and
reception was held at the
Oregon Public Safety
Academy in Salem.
The three-week class
covered such topics as
emergency call handling
techniques, stress man-
agement, criminal law and
an overview of fire-res-
cue and law enforcement
operations. Carr will con-
tinue his training with a
field training officer at the
Morrow County Sheriff’s
The Oregon Public
Safety Academy is nation-
ally recognized for its
innovative training tech-
niques. Eriks Gabliks is
the director and Patricia
Patrick-Joling serves as
the board chair. For more
information, visit www.
Juan Young Trust supports Oregon
East Symphony’s youth programs
East Oregonian
ing for Keeps, the Oregon
East Symphony‘s youth
classical strings education
program, recently received
a grant from the Juan
Young Trust.
The trust, based in West
Linn, provided $4,000, said
Janet Miller, OES grant
coordinator. Miller said
the money will be used for
the youth music education
project for area students in
fourth through 12th grades.
The grant will sup-
port classical music educa-
tion in the Pendleton area
with after-school classes
of beginning string stu-
dents, a beginning strings
ensemble for students, an
intermediate orchestra for
all ages and instruments,
a mentorship program for
advanced string students,
an instrument loan pro-
gram, and financial support
for private lessons/program
entry fees.
The Juan Young Trust
was established under the
will of Juan Young and
began funding grants in
2000. Grants are awarded
to nonprofit organiza-
tions based in Oregon for
projects and activities to
enhance the health, edu-
cation and welfare of chil-
dren under the age of 21.
For more informa-
tion about youth pro-
grams, concerts or other
symphony events, con-
tact oesofficeinfo@gmail.
com, 541-276-0320 or visit
P et of
the Week
Commander is a 3 yr old neutered German
Shepard. Commander is very sweet loves all
ages of people and does not mind other dogs
(do not know about cats). Commander loves to
go for walks, plays with the ball, and being
right next to you. His adoption fee is $300.00
350 Pets Adopted in 2019!
Visit Commander at the
Pioneer Humane Society/Paws
Tues - Sat • Noon - 4pm
517 SE 3rd ST, Pendleton
Check out the
-megumi’s dog grooming-
920 SW Frazer Ste. 105
Pendleton, OR 97801