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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019
What’s Happening Hermiston
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
Lived here off and on growing up, but my dad
worked for the Union Paciﬁ c Railroad so we
moved around a lot. When he retired in 1994 we
moved back because my mom’s family grew up
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What is your favorite place to eat in
Hands down, Hales!
Warrant Oﬃ cer Donald G. Study of Hermiston receives the Army Aviation Center’s Broken Wing Award in 1969 for safely
landing a helicopter with a broken collective pitch lever without further damaging the craft.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Hang out with family, whether it’s barbecues or
watching movies, I love spending time with them,
including my siblings and their families.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
The constant growth. As you look around Herm-
iston you always see something new or things
What was the last book you read?
Deﬁ nitely a children’s book to my great nephew
because I truly hate to read…but I always encour-
aged my kids to read growing up, and now encour-
age my nephews and my great nephew because I
don’t want them growing up hating it like I did.
What website or app do you use most other
Snapchat! Seriously, my friends and I have a great
time with those ﬁ lters!
If you could travel anywhere, where would
Hawaii or the Bahamas
What is the funniest thing that’s ever hap-
pened to you?
Well my friend, Tammy Malgesini, and I used to
work together and we loved playing pranks on
each other all the time, and one time she was leav-
ing on vacation for a couple of weeks and decided
that come Monday morning, I should have to start
my day out with a scavenger hunt! She literally hid
all of my keys to open all the inside doors and cab-
inets to all the client charts and left the ﬁ rst clue
on my desk with a riddle to solve to ﬁ nd the next
clue, which was another riddle. There were riddles
in the Pepsi machine, in the bathroom, in the staff
lounge, and all I could do was laugh going from
riddle to riddle and plot my revenge!
What is one of your goals for the next 12
To eat healthy and always take care of myself!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Deﬁ nitely my three children who’ve become kind,
caring, giving, and responsible adults, because
without them I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
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25 YEARS AGO
JULY 19, 1994
What he probably thought would
be a normal Thursday turned out to
be somewhat eventful for Umatilla
Public Works Department lead Bill
It began when he pulled a drown-
ing dog from an irrigation canal that
runs along the city’s South Hill. Wit-
nesses said the dog promptly left the
area upon being deposited on dry
“He wasn’t too impressed,”
Umatilla Police dispatcher Bernie
That afternoon, Cearns played a
role in apprehending two car thieves
who had high-centered their sto-
len auto in the sand by the Umatilla
Not knowing it was stolen,
Cearns helped them free the vehi-
cle. However, he seemed to sense all
was not right with the two in the car.
He called the police and, after some
confusion over the license plate num-
ber was resolved, the suspects were
arrested a short time later.
50 YEARS AGO
JULY 17, 1969
Richard R. Sherman, 38, of Uma-
tilla, was arrested by U.S. marshals
Tuesday on charges of violating postal
laws to promote a chain letter scheme.
The complaint said Sherman mailed
numerous letters promising recipients
$8,000. They were asked to send $1 to
the top name in the list of four names
at the bottom of the letter, send out 20
copies of the letter, delete the top name
and put their own in fourth place.
The complaint said all four names
on the original letter were Sherman’s
2) The bodies of George Gilham,
44, a local jeweler, and Jack Duane
Inglis, 36, of Spokane, were found
Saturday about 13 miles west of Baker
near Pine Creek reservoir by Ron
Johnson, a Baker ﬁ sherman.
The men were found in the wreck-
age of Gilham’s single engine light
plane which crashed May 1 enroute
from Baker to Stanpoint, Idaho in dan-
An intensive search for the place
continued for several weeks after it
was reported missing.
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Workers harvest watermelons belonging to Dick and Wes Walker in 1994.
75 YEARS AGO
100 YEARS AGO
JULY 20, 1944
JULY 19, 1919
A deﬁ nite fuel oil shortage within
the next few months is the prospect
facing users of the commodity who are
advised by the Ofﬁ ce of Price Admin-
istration to do something about it if
they want to avoid heating difﬁ culties
next winter. According to the ofﬁ cials
of the OPA this is no scare talk but a
warning that must be regarded or there
may be intense suffering before the
winter is over.
Conditions arising from the sum-
mer campaign in Europe are direct
factors in the announced scarcity.
Whether the European conﬂ ict ceases
by January or February or not, war
needs will drain production resources
and civilian supplies will be cut.
Should the war in Europe come to a
close around the ﬁ rst of the year it is
said that heavily withdrawals of fuel
oil will be made in order to fuel the
Atlantic ﬂ ee for transfer to the Paciﬁ c
The OPA advises that people
depending upon this type of fuel not
delay in using up their surplus cou-
pons from last year as well as going
into ﬁ rst period coupons of the new
issue and buy all the oil they can store
on their premises.
S. Norton Bobo, formerly editor of
the Stanﬁ eld Standard and who will
be remembered by many in this city,
has been awarded the French Croix
de Guerre, according to an announce-
ment made by the Red Cross.
At the outbreak of hostilities Mr.
Bobo tried for service under Uncle
Sam, but was turned down. Not in
the least dismayed, he next turned
to the Red Cross and was there more
successful. Bobo went ovwerseas a
year ago and has not yet returned.
Most of his time was spent on the
British ﬁ ghting front and it was in
appreciation of service in that section
that he received the coveted French
2) A.C. DeVleming, who has
been held in the county jail at Pend-
leton the past six weeks to await the
September grand jury’s action, was
released Thursday afternoon upon
furnishing $500 in bonds.
His bond was reduced from $750
to $500. DeVleming and his brother
were arrested and charged with
arson two months ago, following the
destruction of their house near here,
but the brother raised the bonds after
serving a short time in jail.
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• • •
Scammers are always
looking for new ways to
trick people out of their
hard-earned money, and
recently we got a report
that someone was pretend-
ing to work for the newspa-
per in order to call and ask
If you’re ever concerned
someone might not be legit-
imate, don’t hesitate to ask
the for a callback number
and then give us a call at
541-567-6457. Since we’ve
also received reports in the
past of criminals pretend-
ing to represent Hermiston
School District, Hermis-
ton Energy Services, the
Social Security ofﬁ ces
and other organizations, we
would suggest taking pre-
cautions any time someone
calls or emails you unsolic-
ited to ask for money, pass-
words, your Social Security
number or other sensitive
• • •
Former East Oregonian
managing editor Daniel
Wattenburger has a new
tions, a government affairs
and public relations ﬁ rm,
announced Tuesday that
Wattenburger is now serv-
ing as a new account man-
ager for the ﬁ rm, represent-
ing clients in the Eastern
“Adding Daniel to the
Pac/West team strength-
ens our expertise working
with media and on mat-
ters important to rural Ore-
gon,” Paul Phillips, presi-
dent of Pac/West, said in a
statement. “Daniel knows
the issues because he has
lived them and reported on
them for the past decade
and can give our clients and
the communities they serve
a stronger voice in the Ore-
gon State Legislature.”
Wattenburger will con-
tinue to live in Hermiston,
where he grew up, while
fulﬁ lling the new position.
• • •
The menu for the Har-
kenrider Senior Activ-
ity Center for Thursday is
roast pork, au gratin pota-
toes, mixed vegetables, car-
rot salad and dessert. Fri-
day is turkey sandwich,
green salad and dessert.
Monday is salad bar, garlic
bread and dessert. Tuesday
is baked potato bar with
chili and condiments, salad
and dessert. Next Wednes-
day is BLT Sandwich, salad
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