Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Hermiston herald. (Hermiston, Or.) 1994-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 7, 2019)
A2 • HERMISTONHERALD.COM
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019
THREE MINUTES WITH ...
Future Farmers of America
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I was born and raised in Hermiston and I’ve abso-
lutely loved it! It’s a great town and I’m thank-
ful for our supportive community, especially as an
Where is your favorite place to eat in
Nookie’s makes a mean Caesar salad and I
love heading there with my friends for the great
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I spend all of my free time in the Ag Room. Agri-
cultural Education and FFA is my future and I
have the best mentors to learn from, Shandie Britt
and Leah Smith. I also enjoy raising and showing
cattle from my own registered herd of Angus. Any
free weekend I have I love heading out to the gun
club and shooting some trap!
What surprises you most about Hermiston?
I’m really surprised by how fast Hermiston is
growing. Growing up here, I’ve been able to see
all of the new buildings and houses popping up
over the past 16 years and it’s been such a cool
thing to watch.
What was the last book you read?
“How to Win Friends and Inﬂ uence People” by
Dale Carnegie, in preparation for a fun year full
of personal development. I really enjoyed reading
the speciﬁ c examples that illustrated his key points
in the book.
What website or app do you use the most
other than Facebook?
Instagram is my go-to social media platform when
it comes to my personal account and the Hermis-
ton FFA account. I love that it’s very interactive
and easily able to reach the younger generation.
If you could travel anywhere, where would
Switzerland, hands down! I have researched differ-
ent cities throughout the country and I have fallen
in love with each of them.
What is the funniest thing that ever happened
The funniest thing that’s happened to me lately is
visiting a college I truly didn’t think I was going to
be interested in, only to fall in love with it! Falling
in love with a college that wasn’t even on my radar
shows me how funny life is and all of the hidden
opportunities there are if you just uncover them.
What is one of your goals for the next 12
One of my goals over the next year is to better
myself for the FFA organization. I hope to make a
bid for running for State FFA Ofﬁ ce in the spring
so I can focus on the members within our state and
the love they have for our organization, just as I
have had over the past four years!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishments come from my time
in the FFA. In May, my Food Science team and
I had the opportunity to compete at State for the
chance of going to Nationals in the fall and we
earned the right by place ﬁ rst. I was also fortunate
enough to place ﬁ rst individually out of a compe-
tition of over 100 individuals. I’m truly blessed for
the opportunities granted to me through the FFA.
VOLUME 113 • NUMBER 32
Chris Rush | Publisher • firstname.lastname@example.org • 541-278-2669
Jade McDowell | News Editor • email@example.com • 541-564-4536
Tammy Malgesini | Community Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org • 541-564-4539
Annie Fowler | Sports Editor • email@example.com • 541-564-4542
Jessica Pollard | Reporter • firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-564-4534
Jeanne Jewett | Multi-Media consultant • email@example.com • 541-564-4531
Audra Workman | Multi-Media consultant • firstname.lastname@example.org • 541-564-4538
Dawn Hendricks | Circulation assistant • email@example.com • 541-564-4530
To contact the Hermiston Herald for news,
advertising or subscription information:
• call 541-567-6457
• e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
• stop by our oﬃ ces at 333 E. Main St.
• visit us online at: hermistonherald.com
The Hermiston Herald (USPS 242220, ISSN
8750-4782) is published weekly at Hermiston
Herald, 333 E. Main St., Hermiston, OR 97838,
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Delivered by mail Wednesdays
Digital + e-Edition .............................. $39/year
Full Access (print and digital) ............. $49/year
Periodical postage paid at Hermiston, OR.
Postmaster, send address changes to
Hermiston Herald, 333 E. Main St.,
Hermiston, OR 97838.
Member of EO Media Group Copyright ©2019
HH ﬁ le photo
City oﬃ cials wave from the back of a ﬁ re truck during the Umatilla County Fair parade in 1994.
25 YEARS AGO
AUG. 9, 1994
A 17-year-old Hermiston youth
is in the custody of the county’s
Juvenile Department after allegedly
stabbing a rival gang member in the
leg Saturday evening.
The victim, also 17, was treated
and released from Good Shepherd
According to police reports, the
suspect was in the parking lot at
Northwest Sixth and Hermiston
Avenue with family members when
they were approached by the vic-
tim and two friends. One of the vic-
tim’s friends and the suspect’s uncle
allegedly began arguing.
At that point, witnesses told
police the suspect knelt behind the
victim and stabbed him in the back
of the leg with a ﬁ st-grip knife.
The suspect was cited last
week in a hit-and-run accident that
began last Sunday’s drive-by shoot-
ing at Northwest Sixth and Madrona
According to Hermiston Police,
both the suspect in the stabbing and
the driver of the car in last week’s
shooting were in the vehicle involved
with October’s drive-by shooting at
the Hermiston Plaza.
50 YEARS AGO
Aug. 7, 1969
All is in readiness for the Umatilla
County Fair, with ofﬁ cial opening
Wednesday, Aug. 6 and a wide vari-
ety of events attracting thousands of
visitors to the fairgrounds, some every
day and many for at least one day.
Fair Board President and Manager
Bob Cooper is enthusiastic about the
outlook for success of the fair, starting
under bright, sunny skies. All mem-
bers of the fair board, department
heads and committee chairmen have
been working for weeks toward the
goal of a successful fair, he said.
75 YEARS AGO
Aug. 10, 1944
Daniel C. Bartlett, Inspector, Uma-
tilla Ordnance Depot, received serious
injuries and is in the McCaw hospital
in Walla Walla following a mishap
while attempting to destroy unser-
viceable ammunition at the ordnance
depot last Friday morning.
HH ﬁ le photo
Manuel Lopez shows oﬀ his new Hermiston watermelon at a fruit stand in 1994.
Robert W. Bailey, munitions han-
dler, received minor burns and
returned to work. Mr. Bartlett’s con-
dition is considered excellent, accord-
ing to reports received here this week.
A post card from Mr. Bartlett to the
Herald Thursday morning had this to
say: “Improving steadily from shock.
Will be seeing you soon... I wish to
publicly express my sincere appre-
ciation to Col. A.S. Buyers, the sur-
veillance section and many other true
friends for their expressions of sympa-
thy and condolences since the unfor-
tunate and painful accident last Friday
morning. Your kind acts will always
2) O.W. Pedigo, Hermiston,
received a letter from his brother, S/
Sgt. Ernie Pedigo, this week stating
that he had recently received a shrap-
nel wound in his face. He writes,
“They grafted on new skin and you
would never notice it.” About a year
ago a piece of shrapnel went into his
right side and out the left. At that time
he spent six week in a hospital.
About the latter incident he writes,
“I came out of the hospital as good
as new but a lot madder. The hospi-
tals are the best in the world. Each
one specializes in one kind of wound.
Last month I directed artillery ﬁ re
and counted 32 dead. So I guess I got
even. It wasn’t nice to see so many
dead but I wish there had been more.”
100 YEARS AGO
Aug. 9, 1919
Rotten mail service by the routing
of trains No. 1 and 2 over the Coy-
ote cutoff in a change of schedule was
the all-absorbing theme among the 21
persons that attended the Commercial
Club dinner at the Hermiston Hotel
Not alone has Hermiston’s mail
service suffered by this abominable
change, but also the express business
that has been carried on between here,
Irrigon, Boardman and other points.
At the dinner it was claimed that the
railroad administration by this act had
taken away a hereditary right from the
people of the project, from the fact
that these local trains have been on
this run for a long time.
Most of those present wanted to
know why in thunder the aforesaid
administration did not route passenger
trains No. 18 eastbound and No. 17
westbound, over the cutoff, and leave
the standby trains to follow their local
schedule. As the schedule now stands
it can readily be seen by the following
summary that it is the worst service
we have had since Hermiston was in
DHS rocks spring horse fundraiser
Tickets available at this
By TAMMY MALGESINI
The Department of
Human Services Child Wel-
fare program is roping in
another fundraiser to help
support its foster parent and
child fund. Money raised
will be used for Cabin Fever
for Kids, a foster child/fam-
ily event in February.
The unique rafﬂ e offers
people an opportunity
to wrangle in one of two
heavy-duty spring rock-
ing horses. Marvin Ham-
ilton, a DHS certiﬁ er, said
the spring horses were cre-
ated with small children in
mind. They can accommo-
date kids weighing between
Brando, last year’s raf-
ﬂ e horse, brought in nearly
$900. The inaugural Cabin
Fever for Kids event, held
this past winter in Herm-
iston, drew 140 foster par-
Photo contributed by Marvin Hamilton
The Department of Human Services Child Welfare program
is selling raﬄ e tickets for a pair of heavy-duty spring horses.
The fundraiser beneﬁ ts the foster parent and child fund.
ents, children and volun-
teers. They enjoyed food,
educational booths and
“The horse rafﬂ ed off
last year was such a suc-
cess that we made two this
year for the rafﬂ e,” Ham-
ilton said. “The horse paid
for everything for our Cabin
It is the policy of the Hermiston Herald to correct errors
as soon as they are discovered. Incorrect information
include “Princess Uni-
corn Pony,” which features
long ﬂ owing pink hair and
golden hooves. The second
is “Mini Mustang Pony,”
brown and white and sport-
ing long brown hair.
Hamilton said the proj-
ect was a community effort.
Parts were donated from the
will be corrected on Page 2A. Errors commited on
the Opinion page will be corrected on that page.
Corrections also are noted in the online versions
Hermiston Goodwill store
and labor was provided
by Hamilton, his DHS
co-worker, Jason Bremner;
Bremner’s son, Gavin
Payne; and Lani Hamilton
and Tile Poumele, mem-
bers of the Firestarter Youth
Group from The County
Rafﬂ e tickets are $5 each
or ﬁ ve tickets for $20. They
can be picked up at the DHS
fair booth this week at East-
ern Oregon Trade and Event
Center, 1705 E. Airport
Road, Hermiston. Look for
Booth 32, which is located
in EOTEC’s main building.
In addition, tickets can be
purchased from certiﬁ ers at
DHS ofﬁ ces in Hermiston,
Pendleton and Boardman,
or by calling 541-564-4484.
The rafﬂ e drawings for
“Princess Unicorn Pony”
and “Mini Mustang Pony”
will be held after Pendleton
Round-Up in mid-Septem-
ber. For more information,
contact Hamilton at 541-
564-4484 or marvin.hamil-
of our stories. Please contact the editor at editor@
hermistonherald.Com or call (541) 564-4533 with
issues about this policy or to report errors.