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THREE MINUTES WITH ...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019
infant at a
Owner at Buttercreek Salon
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I’ve lived here my whole life.
What is your favorite place to eat in
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like going to the movies. Movies are the best! I
last saw Aladdin.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
How much trafﬁ c there is.
What was the last book you read?
I really don’t like to read books, I only read books
if I’m laying by the pool.
What website or app do you use most other
Google. I’m mostly just on Facebook.
If you could travel anywhere, where would
To Italy. I’ve only been there once. I love trav-
eling, and when I do I want to go anywhere and
What is the funniest thing that’s ever hap-
pened to you?
I have no idea.
25 YEARS AGO
Jume 14, 1994
A week after Hermiston’s ﬁ rst
homicide since the mid-1980’s,
investigators still have more ques-
tions than answers.
Jose Tigerino Perez, 36, origi-
nally of Lubbock, Texas, died from
gunshot wounds from a .22 caliber
John Ralph Crespin, Jr. is in cus-
tody at Umatilla County Jail for
ﬁ rst-degree murder. He is expected
to plead not guilty to that charge at a
plea hearing June 20.
Hermiston Police Det. Panﬁ lo
Rios said Perez had an address at
the Crespin home under an assumed
name, presumably to shield himself
from outstanding warrants out of
“I know the family knew Perez,
but to what extent, I don’t know,”
2) Last Monday’s chase that
ended in the death of Joe Perez ran
through the halls of Armand Larive
Junior High School.
School Principal Shannon Gorham
said in a letter to parents that students
were kept in their classrooms while
Perez and Crespin were in the build-
ing. No students had contact with the
Nearly all Hermiston Police units
available were mobilized as soon as
they received word of the chase.
What is one of your goals for the next 12
To remodel my salon.
50 YEARS AGO
June 12, 1969
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Being a good person and owning a business. I’ve
owned my business for eight, but I’ve worked here
for 28 years.
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A vicious series of widely-spread
thunderstorms played havoc around
the Hermiston area Saturday night
and again Monday evening, leaving a
trail of heavy crop and property dam-
age and disrupted utility services.
Accompanied by pelting rain,
blinding lightning and deafening
thunder, the storms tested old timers’
memories to recall when more fury
had been released for so long.
Residents had barely recovered
from the Saturday weather upheaval
when another devastating storm fol-
lowed on its heels, bringing new
misery and undoing what had been
cleaned up from the ﬁ rst blow.
An irrigation ditch broke at the
Joe Ramos Echo area ranch Saturday
from ﬂ ood water and debris sweeping
down a draw. The canal was repaired
Sunday but the deluge Monday again
took it out.
Like on many area farm lands,
Ramos lost grain and hay ﬁ elds.
Flooding of homes, farm and busi-
HH ﬁ le photos
Wil Phinney, left, Jerry Chatwin and Bill Dorran had their picture in the Hermiston
Herald in 1969 after winning a Little League candy sales contest.
ness buildings was a common experi-
ence throughout the district.
Extensive storm-caused damage
to the James McRae home, two miles
west of Irrigon, resulted Saturday
night when it was struck by lightning,
setting it aﬁ re.
Major a non-commissioned ofﬁ cer of
the old German army, who handles all
of the little troubles that arise in this
type of camp.”
75 YEARS AGO
June 15, 1944
At the annual school meeting on
Tuesday, the voters of Districts No. 8,
14, 112 and 115 will have the privi-
lege of voting on the question of cre-
ating a Union High School, composed
of the four districts mentioned above.
This is considered a very import-
ant move for the patrons of these
districts. Practically all of the high
school pupils of these districts attend
the Hermiston high school at this
time, but the management is entirely
in the hands of the Hermiston school
board. Under the Union High School
plan, the board will be composed of
a member from each of the districts,
giving each district representation.
2) The strike of the telegraphers
belonging to the Postal Telegraph Co.
that went into effect all over the coun-
try Wednesday has to some extent
interfered with the Associated Press
Pendleton reports the walkout of
one operator in the Western Union
ofﬁ ce there. The Portland ofﬁ ces also
reported being tied up more or less.
A number of German prisoners
of war are now stationed at the Stan-
ﬁ eld CCC camp, under the command
of Lt. Harlan M. Bones of the Mili-
tary Police. The men this week began
work in the Smith Pea Cannery in
Pendleton. Other German prisoners
of war are working the pea harvest at
The Herald was given the fol-
lowing information Wednesday by
“The camp at Stanﬁ eld is under
the close guard of the Military Police
Corps. Most of the men of this guard
are highly trained men in this line of
work, with several of them having
seen actual service in the present war.
“The moral of the P/W’s is very
high in this camp and they all tell the
same story of liking this country and
the people that they have come in
contact with. This camp is very for-
tunate in having as the German Sgt./
100 YEARS AGO
June 14, 1919
Go forth and conquer while minimizing student debt
I paid cash for a
used Honda motor-
cycle, which was
ates are looking to
cheaper to maintain
the future and what’s
than a car. Also, my
next — joining the
farmed in Idaho,
the military or going Malgesini
supplying us with
INSIDE MY SHOES ground beef and
For many, it’s a
In addition to campus
tough decision due to rising
work-study, I did lots of
tuition costs. After adding
books, various fees and liv- odd jobs (some odder than
others). Utilizing entre-
ing expenses, going to col-
preneurial skills, I hawked
lege can be costly.
crabs on the street corner,
While help is available
sold others’ used textbooks
with scholarships, grants
on a commission basis and
and work-study programs,
typed term papers for a
many fear being saddled
fee. I also painted houses,
with huge student loan
weeded gardens and over-
saw recreation league vol-
Growing up money was
leyball and basketball
tight, which provided per-
spective about going off to
games. And, I received
college. I was on a journey
reduced rent at a farmhouse
to continue my education,
in exchange for feeding
not embarking on a four-
goats and chickens.
year all-inclusive stay at a
I received a few schol-
ﬁ ve-star resort.
arships and grants, but
Although I didn’t get
also accrued student loans
my ﬁ rst vehicle until I was
each year. Sometimes it
a senior, I didn’t have to
was hard, but after writ-
trudge a mile in snow and
ing a check for $80.11 each
ice to get to class. And,
month for 10 years, I paid
I didn’t have to eat copi-
ous amounts of Top Ramen
According to an inﬂ a-
because I couldn’t afford
tion calculator, that’s now
equal to about $214.11.
The hourly wage I received
back then would be equiva-
lent to $8.29 in today’s dol-
lars — substantially less
than the current minimum
wage. I stretched my earn-
ings to meet basic needs
while still chipping away at
my student loans.
I urge those heading
to college to budget your
money, don’t assume extra
loans just because a lend-
ing institution is willing
to give you more and be
diligent in re-paying the
money. The availability
of student loan programs
for future generations will
only continue if people are
You might not land
a job making big bucks
right after college. And
the chances of a big wind-
fall are even less likely —
even with “Paid Off.” The
TruTV game show features
college grads answering
The show says it tests
the value of the education
contestants received (if
trivial knowledge is truly
valuable). Prize money
comes in the form of pay-
ing off student loans. The
show recently added a new
twist. In addition to award-
ing more than $1 million
in prize money to play-
ers, viewers can call in
and answer questions for a
chance to win up to $3,000
to apply toward student
When heading to
school, it’s helpful know-
ing what you want to
study — changing majors
can be costly. Also, stu-
dents attending commu-
nity college can meet basic
requirements at lower tui-
tion rates. If you’re still in
high school, inquire about
opportunities to earn col-
Joining the workforce
and working a few years
before going to college can
help with future expenses.
In addition, it might alle-
viate the need to haul dirty
dufﬂ e bags of laundry
home for your mom to do
during the holidays. Best
wishes to the class of 2019.
Tammy Malgesini is
the community editor. Her
column, Inside my Shoes,
includes general musings
about life. Contact her at
com or 541-564-4539.