Hermiston herald. (Hermiston, Or.) 1994-current, December 26, 2018, Page A5, Image 5

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Dustin Duane Jackson
Sept. 25, 1976 — Dec. 16, 2018
Dustin Duane Jackson
passed away at the age of 42,
ending his three-year battle
with frontal lobe dementia.
Dustin was the son of Nina
Favorel of Hermiston and
Duane Jackson of Stanfield.
Dustin was born Sept.
25, 1976, in Columbus,
Montana, and moved to
Stanfield, Oregon, when
he was 18 months old. He
attended Stanfield schools,
then worked in building and
construction for most of his
He is survived by his
mother and stepfather, Nina
and Curtis Favorel; father,
Duane Jackson; sisters, Hal-
lie (Josh) Thomas, Tanya
(Amelia) Jackson; half-sis-
ter, Rachael (Kris) Fisher;
daughter, Brooke (Korey)
Fox; son, Bradlee Giusti;
daughters, Kiara, Kait-
lyn and Kylee; grandson,
Easton; and many nieces
and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by both maternal and pater-
nal grandparents and an
There will be a private
family service at a later date.
Home in Lebanon, Oregon,
is handling arrangements.
Photo contributed by Marvin Hamilton
Employees at the Hermiston Goodwill got into the holiday spirit when store manager Jessica Fernandez organized a giving
tree for area foster children.
Goodwill wraps holiday spirit for foster kids
Michael K. “Mike” Palmer
Oct. 24, 1958 — Dec. 18, 2018
Michael K. “Mike” Palmer, 60, of Hermiston died Tues-
day, Dec. 18, 2018, in Kennewick. He was born Oct. 24,
1958, in Salinas, California. A celebration of life gathering
will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Burns
Mortuary of Hermiston. Share online condolences for his
family at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Joan (Jo) Katherine (Hamm) Lagerberg
Nov. 13, 1918 — Dec. 11, 2018
Joan Katherine Lagerberg, 100, of Hermiston died Tues-
day, Dec. 11, 2018. She was born Nov. 13, 1918, in Mil-
ford, Iowa. A memorial mass will be held Jan. 17, 2019, at
10 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston,
followed by a celebration of life in the parish hall. She was
entombed in the mausoleum at Deschutes Memorial Gar-
dens in Bend beside her husband, Ted. Arrangements are
with Redmond Memorial Chapel. Share online condolences
at www.redmondmemorial.com
Steven M. Crewse
March 11, 1966 — Dec. 15, 2018
Steven M. Crewse, 52, of Milton-Freewater died Satur-
day, Dec. 15, 2018, in Hermiston. He was born March 11,
1966, in Roseburg. Arrangements are pending.
Umatilla County’s
financials pass audit
tilla County’s financial
tracking is in good order,
according to the latest audit.
The county board of
commissioners during its
public meeting Wednes-
day in Pendleton heard from
Cameron Anderson with
the accounting firm Bar-
nett & Moro P.C., Hermis-
ton, which contracts with the
county to perform the audits.
He told the board the audit
involved an array of tests,
and the county’s accounting
passed muster each time. He
said the audit found no mate-
rial weaknesses or deficien-
cies in the county’s financial
He also noted the cash for
the county increased about
$3 million overall from last
year, with the general fund
bumping up about $1.4
“Overall, not too excit-
ing a year for the county,”
Anderson said, “which is
Commissioners George
Murdock and Bill Elfer-
ing voted to accept the audit
report. Commissioner Larry
Givens was absent.
This was the last pub-
lic meeting of the county
board for 2018. The board
meets next on Jan. 9 and
will have a new commis-
sioner. John Shafer of Ath-
ena takes his oath of office
Jan. 2 at the county court-
house in Pendleton.
Health career camp
announces early
High school students
interested in pursuing a
career in the healthcare field
are encouraged to apply for
MedQuest Health Career
Exploration Camp.
Based at Eastern Oregon
University in La Grande, the
June 16-21 camp provides a
jump-start for a future career
in the medical field. Stu-
dents will participate in job
shadows, attend panel dis-
cussions, go on an ambu-
lance ride-along, possibly
watch a surgical procedure
and more.
tion deadline is Sunday,
Dec. 30. Tuition is $400,
which includes dorm hous-
ing, meals and supplies.
A refundable application
deposit of $25 is required.
Some scholarships are
Approximately 35 stu-
dents will be selected to
participate. For more infor-
mation or to apply, contact
541-962-3422, bhargrove@
neoachec.org or visit www.
Pow wow features
sober fun
The annual Sobriety Pow
Wow in Mission offers alco-
hol-free fun.
The event is Friday, Dec.
28 from 7-10 p.m. at the
Mission Longhouse, located
on Confederated Way. It fea-
tures dinner at 7 p.m. and
dancing, drumming and
games at 8 p.m. In addition,
an AA meeting will be held
at 6 p.m.
It’s sponsored by the Yel-
lowhawk Prevention Pro-
gram and The New Begin-
nings Coalition. For more
information, call Marissa
Baumgartner at 541-240-
8440 or search Facebook.
The Hermiston Goodwill recently
brightened the holiday season for local
foster children in Umatilla County by
throwing them a Christmas party.
In addition to pizza and drinks,
Goodwill played Santa Claus by pro-
viding each child with a $20 store
voucher during the Dec. 18 event.
Store employees then acted as per-
sonal shoppers, assisting the children
in finding toys and clothing.
“The staff’s hearts were warmed
when they got to witness one of the
children reacting to how many toys
he could buy for $20,” said Marvin
Hamilton, a certifier with the Depart-
ment of Human Services Child Wel-
fare program.
Representatives from Goodwill
reached out to the DHS, Hamilton
said, expressing a desire to throw a
party for the children and their fam-
ilies. Marcy Wasney, facilities &
special projects manager and Joey
Edminster, community and marketing
specialist, planned the event.
As if the act of good will hadn’t
already secured the thrift store’s posi-
tion on Santa’s “nice list,” store man-
ager Jessica Fernandez also coordi-
nated a giving tree. Store staff chose
tags from the tree and purchased gifts
for the foster children. Dozens of
brightly wrapped gifts were stacked
on a table when Hamilton arrived on
Dec. 20 to deliver them to the children.
Others joining the giving spirit by
donating numerous gifts, included
Pastor Hugo Villalobos of Rekindle
Church, Hermiston Walmart Distri-
bution Center, Hermiston Walmart
Transportation, Lamb Weston in
Boardman, Les Schwab Tire Center
in Heppner and Diane Hardy’s 4-H
group in Hermiston.
“The community has really shown
their support of the foster children in
the area,” Hamilton said.
Crash takes out Hermiston police plan for evidence vehicle
The Hermiston Police
Department’s plan to cre-
ate a vehicle to help with
evidence gathering took a
hard shot Tuesday due to a
Umatilla County Fire
District last year donated
a 2006 Ford ambulance
to the police department.
Hermiston Police Chief
Jason Edmiston said it has
a lot of miles and the ball
joints needed replacing, but
the engine is a diesel and
runs well.
The ambulance looked
like the right vehicle to
outfit so the department’s
evidence technician could
respond to certain crimes,
such as a storage unit bur-
glary, and gather evidence
rather than have an officer
dust for fingerprints while
calls for service pile up.
Edmiston said the project
would not replace the evi-
dence vehicle that Oregon
State Police sends to major
crime scenes.
Hermiston police sent
the ambulance to a Tri-Cit-
ies business to give it a
new coat of paint along
with police striping, and
recently left the vehicle at
Duke’s Auto Plus, 30600
Highway 730, Umatilla, to
replace the ball joints.
But a little before
11 a.m. Tuesday the plan
Contributed photo by Hermiston Police Department
A crash Tuesday in Umatilla likely damaged the frame of the former ambulance — behind
the sedan and pickup — which the Hermiston Police Department planned to turn into a
vehicle for gathering evidence at certain crime scenes.
crashed. Literally.
Oregon State Police
reported a Dodge Ram
pickup towing a trailer was
heading east on Highway
730 near Duke’s when a
Kia Sedona pulled out and
struck the right front axel
of the trailer. The Dodge’s
driver lost control, went off
the road and into the park-
ing lot of Duke’s, striking a
Toyota Camry and the old
The crash likely totaled
the Kia, according to state
police, damaged the front
bumper of the pickup,
along with its right side
and the right side of the
trailer and munched the
rear of the Toyota. The
ambulance sustained exte-
rior damage that does
not appear too signifi-
cant, Edmiston said, but
the impact probably bent
the frame on the vehicle,
which had insurance cov-
erage of $17,000.
“So that would likely
mean it’s totaled,” Edmis-
ton said.
Marcelino Salas Canare,
67, of Umatilla, drove the
Kia. Oregon State Police
cited her for failure to yield
the right of way, driving
while suspended and driv-
ing uninsured.
Edmiston said that was
the topper to the whole
mess and it was disappoint-
ing the department did not
get to try out the project.
3:24 p.m. — A man was
beating a woman in a vehicle
at Northwest Geer Road and
West Dusk Avenue.
11:06 p.m. — Shots were
fired on West Harper Road, in
the area of Agape House.
4:21 a.m. — There was a
fireworks complaint at West
Ridgeway Avenue.
11:07 p.m. — On West
Hermiston Avenue, two
males crashed a car into a
parked vehicle, and then ran
east on Hermiston Avenue.
2:49 p.m. — There was
a two-vehicle accident at
Northeast Fourth and East
Main streets.
8:56 p.m. — Someone
was at the police station
having a panic attack.
11:59 a.m. — There was a
fight at South First Street.
4:47 p.m. — There was a
suicidal subject at Northwest
11th Street.
11:08 p.m. — A prowler
was reported at West Joseph
2:20 a.m. — A domestic
disturbance was reported
at Northwest 11th Street, a
Spanish-speaking woman
said her ex-husband took her
phone and then left.
7:57 p.m. — A caller
reported that a suicidal man
was leaving the bank on
East Gladys Avenue in a gray
Toyota Tundra.
12:48 p.m. — A suicidal
subject was reported at West
Poplar Place.
3:12 p.m. — A man
reported at the Hermiston
Police Department that his
daughter was missing, no
one had seen or heard from
Good Shepherd expands
urgent care coverage
Good Shepherd Medi-
cal Center is extending its
Urgent Care hours, and
will now be open Sundays,
providing coverage seven
days a week. As of now,
the clinic will be open Sun-
day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hours may be expanded in
the future based on com-
munity needs.
The clinic can see peo-
ple on a walk-in basis for
issues that may not rise
to the level of the emer-
gency room, such as cold,
flu, earache, urinary tract
infections and joint and
muscle pain.
The clinic, located at
1050 W. Elm Ave., Herm-
iston, is also open Monday
through Friday 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. The clinic’s num-
ber is 541-567-2995.