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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018
THREE MINUTES WITH ...
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I’m originally from here. I left to go to college in
Portland, and stayed and worked two years after.
What brought me back was the need for serving the
community. I felt like I wanted to be back in Herm-
iston and help make Hermiston a place where young
people and Latinos can thrive.
What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?
My grandma’s house. Whenever I’m hungry, I can
show up, and something is bound to be offered to me.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Play with my dog, Mochi. She’s a pug. She really is
like my child — I put her on the swings at the park. I
also like to read and listen to podcasts.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
I think what surprises me most is there are so many
Latinos here with so much to offer, yet we don’t step
up to the plate. I really want to see Latinos step into
leadership positions. I think we’re close to 50 per-
cent, but that’s not represented in our leadership. I
think choosing not to get involved is something out
of fear for young people, or feelings of imposter syn-
drome — you know you deserve to belong, you’re
educated, but people around you make you feel like
you don’t belong. It also surprises me how much
Hermiston has grown in the five years I was away.
There are things in town I don’t know exist, and
things I expect to still exist and they’re gone.
What was the last book you read?
“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. I binge-read
What app or website do you use most often?
Probably Snapchat or Instagram.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you
There are so many places. I always want to be in LA,
I love it there. But for somewhere new, I’ve really
been wanting to check out Cuba.
What is the funniest thing that’s happened to
I ran track in college, and at a track meet at Mount
Hood Community College, I was the first leg in the
4x1 relay. I had to hand off the baton. I came in at
the corner, and it was a rainy day. The track was not
in the best condition. We both slipped and fell, and
the girl running the second leg couldn’t take off with
enough time. I was going full-speed, and I ran into
her. The baton went flying, she fell, our legs were tan-
gled. Thankfully we still finished the race, not too far
behind. Someone recorded it, and seeing it was really
HH FILE PHOTO
During Hermiston’s 1993 Homecoming “Teacher look-alike day” Dave Stewart looked like science teacher Fred Sheely.
25 YEARS AGO
NOV. 2, 1993
Hodge Park will remain
closed during weekdays at
least until Nov. 23.
The 30-day trial clo-
sure period expired on Fri-
day. The council closed
the park near Hermiston
High School a month ago
in response to the tension
and violence that marred
the start of the school year.
“It’s kept everybody
calm and there’s been no
problems, so we’re going
to let it go until the next
meeting,” Councilor Mike
Boise said the coun-
cil may vote at that time to
continue the closure with
different hours. The park is
now closed from 7 a.m. to
A week prior to the clo-
sure, the Hermiston Plaza
— next door to the park —
was the site of a drive-by
shooting. The park had
gained a reputation for
gang activity and drug use
with many residents refer-
ring to the site as “stoner
park.” Many students avoid
the park to the point of
crossing Highland Avenue
to give it as wide a berth as
50 YEARS AGO
OCT. 31, 1968
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Horses, horses, horses
and more horses ... 799 in
all were sold during the
Fall Bonanza Horse Sale
at the Northwestern Live-
stock Commission Co.
from 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
19 until Monday, Oct. 21 at
4:45 p.m. says Mrs. Omer
Bonney, wife of the horse
The marathon event
went day and night with-
out a stop until all 799 head
were sold, being consigned
from owners from 8 differ-
ent states and several prov-
inces in Canada.
Top price for any one
animal was received by
HH FILE PHOTO
Alysia Sanchez, Junnell Williams, Ruby Castenada, Eliana Wallwork, Nancy Badgewell
and Vien Sitthideth coordinated a campaign for Hermiston Foods employees to give more
than $4,000 to United Way in 1993.
Lou Levy of Pendleton,
who consigned “Eddie
Ricky,” a registered Quar-
ter horse stallion that sold
Helping Omer Bon-
ney with the auctioneering
chores were Dean Davis
of Fort Morgan, Colorado;
and Orville Sherlock of
75 YEARS AGO
NOV. 4, 1943
The football classic of
the year will be played on
the local field Friday after-
noon at 2 p.m. when the
Hermiston Bulldogs will
seek their first win over
Pendleton High in the last
14 years. The best the Bull-
dogs have done in recent
years is a tie game played
two years ago. Coach Frank
Davison’s team will be in
top notch condition except
for “Moon” Mullins, sub-
stitute back, who is nursing
a banged-up knee.
As the two teams
have not played a com-
mon opponent to date, lit-
tle in the way of compara-
tive strength can be made.
Pendleton is again boast-
ing a speedy backfield
with a fairly healthy line.
The county seat lads are
reported as having an excel-
lent passing attack to aug-
ment their running game.
The Bulldogs of Hermiston
are improving with every
game and reached a high
point last Friday by defeat-
ing a favored Kennewick
team on the local field.
Kennewick came to
Hermiston hoping to dupli-
cate an early season win
over the Bulldogs but was
forced to take the short
end of a 7-0 score. The
game proved to be one of
the most thrilling in recent
years when the Hermiston
team repeatedly held the
fast running Kennewick
backs when they got into
scoring territory. On no
less than six occasions the
Washington lads got within
the Hermiston 10 yard line,
only to be held for downs.
100 YEARS AGO
NOV. 2, 1918
The county health offi-
cer has visited Hermis-
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ton and found a number of
cases of Spanish influenza
in our midst.
In order to success-
fully stamp out the dis-
ease the city administration
must have the coopera-
tion of every citizen. It is
important that we observe
the rules and regulations
to this end or the disease
will spread rapidly with sad
I therefore ask that every
man, woman and child in
the city use every precau-
tion possible in a vigorous
attempt to prevent further
spread of the epidemic. Do
not congregate in any build-
ing. Do not allow children
to play in groups, and when
two or three play together
be sure none has been near
exposure. Do not travel on
trains any more than abso-
lutely necessary. Try to
avoid coming in contact
with the breath of others.
Keep your homes, offices
and business houses well
aired. Keep the body well
fed and property clothed.
With children the use of
milk is recommended.
Sneeze into a handkerchief.