COMMUNITY A2 • HERMISTONHERALD.COM THREE MINUTES WITH ... WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 HERMISTON HISTORY STACIE ROBERTS Principal, Armand Larive Middle School When and why did you move to Hermiston? We lived in Goldendale, Washington. My dad was in a supervisor position [at a saw mill] at that time and they moved him to Port of Umatilla, where they put in a chip facility. I was here for all four years of high school. I played sports and gradu- ated in 1994. I went off to college, Columbia Basin College and St. Martin’s, and played volleyball and basketball. When you graduate in December, there’s not a whole lot of people looking for teach- ers. I went home, did some long-term subbing, and then the next thing I know, I had a sixth grade teaching position at Sandstone Middle School for the following year. What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston? My family rotates. We love Thai, so we go to Lawan’s. We love Chinese, so we’ll do Chin’s, mostly because of the history. We taught their chil- dren. And then, Delish Bistro of course. We love both sushi places in town, and Ixtapa. What do you like to do in your spare time? Spending time with friends and family. What surprises you about Hermiston? Growth. When I reﬂ ect back to when I thought ‘Why do I have to move to Hermiston?’ as a fresh- man in high school to now thinking I’d never want to leave, when I see the growth, it just ﬂ oors me. What was the last book you read? “Stronger Together” by Terri L. Martin and Cam- eron L. Rains. It’s about collaborative leadership. What website or app do you use most other than Facebook? Snapchat. In previous years, I’d do a video clip or a picture to let staff know about donuts in the break room with those funny ﬁ lters. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Greece and Italy, because of being a sixth grade teacher, and teaching about ancient civilizations. I want to see the Colosseum, and go to the island of Crete. What is the funniest thing that’s ever hap- pened to you? Last year, during a fundraiser for the Kindness Club, we had mini-rewards for students if they hit a certain about of money raised. I let them do my hair and makeup. I had all this makeup stuff they could use, and I was absolutely hideous. All the kids were like “You look horrible!” It was one of the funniest things to happen to me recently. What is one of your goals for the next 12 months? I have teacher and student goals. My goal for my students is growth, building skills and charac- ter and social emotional growth. For my teach- ers, it’s their strategies and the support I can pro- vide them. I know they’re big goals, but that’s my opportunity to get to be a piece of the pie. What is your proudest accomplishment? My children. My son and my daughter. If you would have asked me years ago though, it would probably be when I got teacher of the year at Sandstone Middle School. Printed on recycled newsprint HH ﬁ le photo Cleo and Dennis Gett, owners of Western Auto Store, show oﬀ their new line of bicycle merchandise in 1969. 25 YEARS AGO AUG. 16, 1994 Arlin Phillips and his diving crew at Northwest Metal Fabrica- tors found a surprise in the Colum- bia River last week. Diver Kevin Brown discovered a safe, containing some dissolved paper, a key and 27 cents in change, a few feet from an irrigation intake east of Hat Rock State Park. “It looked like someone had thrown it off the pump station,” Phillips said. The safe, its door removed, had in it a 1990 penny. Hermiston Police Chief Grant Asher said the most recent safe heist he recalls happened in 1987, when a “big José of a safe” was stolen out of the Hermiston Tri-Cinemas. This safe, a “Century Supreme,” was small by comparison. Phillips said it was of the type found in a home or small business. 50 YEARS AGO AUG. 14, 1969 A total of 17,500 persons passed HH ﬁ le photo through the gates at the Umatilla Bert and Brent Stanley keep Bert’s market hog, Patch, company during the 1994 County Fair, surpassing all previous Umatilla County Fair. records, based on unofﬁ cial ﬁ gures by John Cermak, ticket sales depart- ment head. An ofﬁ cial tally is yet to ing when he was run over by a pass- fellows, and really deserve a banquet ing motor vehicle as he lay asleep on or at least a few bouquets handed be made. to them for the valiant service done This was greater than anticipated the edge of the highway. Chief of police B.J. Nation and Wednesday evening by getting out and considerably greater than the 16,000 attendance a year ago. Cer- state policeman Don McConnell and obliterating the chuck holes and mak said his ﬁ gures included paid were called to the scene immediately. smoothing the portions of the city attendance as well as those entering The fatal automobile did not stop and streets on Gladys Avenue and First to date no clues have been picked up. Street. the gates on passes. A few couplings of the hose onto The following story has been Fair manager Bob Cooper, pres- ident of the fair board, was jubi- reconstructed. Eugene and his hydrants, plenty of water, and inge- lant over the success of the fair, as brother, Aaron, 16, had been visiting nuity with shovels on the part of the were other ofﬁ cials. Warm, pleasant at Kennewick and were hitch-hik- ﬁ re laddies did the trick that van- weather prevailed, without a sign of ing home. They became tired after quished declivities in those places rain. The evenings, when the Junior leaving Hermiston and decided to which have been the cause of auto Rodeo was held, were particularly stop for a rest. Apparently they fell drivers and teamsters many times asleep with Eugene lying partly on within the past two months voicing balmy. 2) Robert Shannon, chief of police the highway. Sometime later the lat- sentiments in language that would at John Day, has been appointed new ter was run over by some vehicle but not look well in print. 2) Col. J.F. McNaught is justly police chief for Hermiston succeed- his brother was not awakened and did ing Robert Adams, who resigned July not discover what happened until he termed the alfalfa kind of Eastern tried to awaken his brother sometime Oregon, and it is now conceded that 1. this honor should be extended to City recorder Mathilda Russell later. Police are of the opinion that the cover all western states where this related that Shannon, 38, had previ- ously served with the Oregon State passing motorist might not be aware kind of hay is grown, for be it known Police from 1955 to 1964, part of that of the accident as numerous pieces of that it has been said by experts that slab wood were on the highway and he undoubtedly has the best alfalfa time with the Pendleton ofﬁ ce. he might have thought he struck one ranch in the whole United States. 75 YEARS AGO That would seem to be so when of those. AUG. 17, 1944 it is taken into consideration that the 100 YEARS AGO A Pendleton boy, young Eugene hay harvested from the big ranch of AUG. 16, 1919 Fiedler, 15 years of age, was instantly 228 acres here this season will run The Hermiston Fire Department between 1,100 and 1,200 tons, with killed on the Oregon Trail highway near milepost 200 last Friday morn- members are not such a bad lot of 20 acres of it new seeding at that. 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Also, tickets will be available at the gate. See next week’s Hermis- ton Herald for a full story. • • • Rep. Greg Smith, R-Heppner, is inviting the Hermiston community to a block party on Sept. 12. The party, which will include free food and drinks, will take place on Main Street from 4-7 p.m. “This is a great opportu- nity for friends, family, and neighbors to come together and enjoy a meal,” Smith said in a news release. “The people of this community are the absolute best and I want to thank them for their continued support.” For more information, email electgregsmith@ gmail.com. • • • A support group for adults impacted by grief will be presented at Cason’s Place Children and Family Grief Recov- ery Center. The Walla Walla Com- munity Hospice Bereave- ment Team will facilitate the weekly sessions using the book, “Understanding Your Grief,” by Dr. Allan Wolfelt as a guideline. The adult group is available to anyone who has lost a loved one or a friend. The group will be closed to new members when it is ﬁ lled or after the second session. The ﬁ rst session is Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Cason’s Place, 1416 S.E. Cout Ave., Pendleton. It runs weekly through Nov. 13. There is no cost to attend. To pre- register, call 509-525-5561. For more information, contact brad@wwhospice. org or visit www.wwhos- pice.org. • • • We’re spotlighting Armand Larive Mid- dle School for the month of August, so check out page A2 for a Three Min- utes with Armand Larive’s principal and A6 for a story about the Kindness Club’s new Buddy Benches. • • • The menu for Thurs- day at the Harkenrider Senior Activity Center is spaghetti and garlic bread, vegetable, tossed salad and dessert. Friday is chicken salad sandwich, salad and dessert. Monday is salad bard, dinner roll and des- sert. Tuesday is meatloaf, potatoes and gravy, vegeta- ble, fruit and dessert. Next Wednesday is BLT sand- wich, salad and dessert.