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SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015
HERMISTONHERALD.COM • A9
PO BOX 1 • 101 Olson Rd • Boardman, OR 97818 • 541-481-3014
www.boardmanchamber.org • email: email@example.com
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
RUN AND WALK
Saturday, July 4 beginning at 8 a.m.
at 206 N. Main Street
Participate in a 5K run or walk,
or a 10 K run!
Wednesday, June 17 at noon
at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center
Registration is $17 if registered by Monday,
June 29 and includes a t-shirt.
It’s $20 the day of the event, and you may not
be able to get a t-shirt, so register early!
Please contact the Boardman Chamber to
complete your entry form.
IT’S PARADE TIME!
You’re invited to build a float, organize a
band, dig out your best costumes,
and join the biggest little parade for a
grand ole’ 4th of July Celebration!
Parade assembly begins at
10 a.m. on NE Front Street.
Entries must be in place by 10:30, with the
parade officially beginning at 11 a.m.!
Please contact the Chamber to complete a
Parade Entry Form no later than Friday, June 26.
FOR JULY 4TH
Join us for our upcoming weekly Planning
Wednesday, June 17 and Wednesday,
June 24 at 6 p.m. at The Chamber!
If you cannot attend the meetings, but want to
help before, during, or after the event with the
parade, fun run, vendors, kids’ games, etc.
Call the Chamber at (541) 481-3014 to
volunteer! Remember that events like this
take lots of volunteer effort to be successful!
Please help us make this the best July 4th
Celebration ever! Even if you can only
volunteer for an hour or two…
WE NEED YOU!
TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP
The following Riverside High School seniors
each received a $1,000 scholarship
from the Chamber:
Gabrielle Ganvoa, Stephanie Madrigal,
The following each received a
$500 scholarship from the Chamber
Laura Ponce, Jasmine Puerta,
The competition was tough this year!
Lunch is $12 with reservations by
Monday, June 15.
Please call The Chamber at (541) 481-3014
to RSVP or email
Our guest speaker will be
Northeast Oregon Business News
The SAGE Center is now open every day
through Labor Day!
TODAY (Saturday, June 13) from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE Admission and activities for children and
parents at the SAGE Center, 101 Olson Road
This month create your own foam cup farm
& bubble science!
Tillamook Cheese Days Return!
Next Friday and Saturday, June 19-20
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring Tillamook
cheese (grilled cheddar and BBQ pork
sandwich, side, cookie, and a drink)
for $5 per person –
this includes SAGE Center admission, too!
And, yes, we will have CHEESE CURDS!
Call 541-481-7243 for more information
BANK OF EASTERN
Friday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m. to
Hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the trimmings!
No RSVP needed, just show up at 100 City
UNITED WAY ANNUAL
The prizes will be drawn on July 24 at
their Benefit Golf Tournament at Wildhorse
Resort Golf Course.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
$1000 Visa Gift Card; Xbox One; Beats Pill 2.0;
50” LED HDTV; Teeth whitening gift certificate;
Pendleton Woolen Mills blanket
• Temporary Staffing Services • Recruiting
• Human Resource Management
• Risk Management • Payroll Administration
If there’s one thing in life you can count on, it’s
change! Some changes are good, others are hard
to bear. This time of the year we often celebrate
what most people consider to be good changes in
life. Graduations are taking place all over the
country from mid-May to the end of June. High
school and college graduations bring the biggest
changes, but even graduations from kindergarten
or junior high can be emotional times, especially
for parents and other family members!
It’s also the time of year for lots of weddings!
Many people get married in May and June, often
times just following a graduation from college!
And for many families, it’s moving time! Most
employers will work with their employees to move
them during the summer so that children don’t
have to miss school during the transition from one
location to another. Some are just moving in the
area, maybe moving from a rental house to a
home they are buying. Others may be moving
long distances to accept a new position or a new
job. Then there are other changes we celebrate in
life, like the birth of a new baby!
Interestingly enough, while most of these
changes are times of joy, happiness, and
celebration, they can also be times of stress,
anxiety, fear, even regret. What new parent isn’t a
little overwhelmed when they look at their first
newborn and realize the awesome responsibility
they now bear to love, protect, guide, and raise
that baby to adulthood!
And most high school graduates don’t realize
yet that life is never quite going to be the same!
They are happy to be out of high school, officially
an adult by most people’s standards, but it’s
scary, too, as they ponder what the rest of their
lives will be like and where the future will take
them. For some of them there may be a bit of
regret that they didn’t pay more attention in
classes like math and English!
College grads can really feel overwhelmed,
knowing that they may have accumulated a lot of
debt to complete their degree and concerned
about whether they can find a good job or not!
And what person hasn’t had a whirlwind of
emotions as they stand at the altar, getting ready
to say “I do” for the rest of their lives?
There are other changes that can be very
difficult for us to accept – the loss of a job, a
loved one, even the loss of a longtime pet can be
hard to handle!
Sometimes, older folks talk about longing for
the “good ole days” when things didn’t seem to
change as much as they do today. But the fact of
the matter is change has to happen, and this is
true for organizations and communities as well as
for people. Organizations and communities either
grow or contract – they can’t stay the same.
Change has to happen to take us to the next level.
So, be positive and encouraging around those
you love everyday so there are no regrets if you
lose them tomorrow! Be proactive and get
involved in your community! Volunteer and help
lead the change in the organizations you are
involved in and that impact your life! If we all
work together for good change, the sky is the limit
– whether you are talking about people,
communities, or organizations!
Emily L. Waite
Columbia River Community
450 Tatone Street • Boardman
For your appointment, call 541-481-7212
Hours: Mon. 7:30am-7pm • Tues.-Fri. 7:30am-5pm
Some of our services include:
• Well Baby/ Child Exams • Childhood/ Adult Immunizations
• Sports Physicals • Men’s & Women’s Health Exams
• CDL Physicals • Flu Shots • Pre-employment Screenings
• Chronic Disease Management • Limited Access to Dental Care
We accept most major insurance plans + Medicare & Oregon Medicaid
Our experienced agents can analyze your insurance needs and select the
company or companies best suited to your individual situation.
You'll get hometown service from your neighbors and friends.
Monday through Friday, or by appointment. www.wheatlandins.com
159 W. Hermiston Ave, Ste 160 • Hermiston, OR
(541) 567-9670 • Fax (541) 567-4427
245 NW Main, Suite 100 • PO Box 26
251 Puskarich Ave., Boardman, OR
(541) 481-2666 • Fax (541-481-2239
294 N. Main • PO Box 755
455 E. Main St. • PO Box 1349
Offices also located in:
• PENDLETON • CONDON • ELGIN • LA GRANDE • ENTERPRISE • ATHENA, WALLOWA • BAKER CITY
• Commercial • Farms & Crops • Agriculture • Ranch • Personal • Industrial
• Worker's Compensation• Service Organizations • Health, Life & Financial Services
Cabins ~ RV’s ~ Tents
Fishing ~ ATV Trails
Reservation Line 541-989-8214
Email: mcparks co.morrow.or.us
365 W. Hwy 74 • PO Box
Lexington, OR 97839
Contact Pendleton Grain
Growers, Inc. for all your
agricultural and residential
energy and grain marketing
PENDLETON GRAIN GROWERS, INC.
If you would like to help sponsor the Boardman Chamber page, published on the
2 nd Wednesday of every month, call Kim LaPlant at 541-561-4538
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