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Wednesday, august 14, 2019
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PHOTO OF THE DAY
Mutton Bustin’ champ
HH file photo
Volunteers set up open class exhibit prior to a past Morrow County Fair. Admission is free for
everyone Aug. 14-17 at the fairgrounds in Heppner.
Morrow County Fair
highlights the best
Gate admission is free for
By TAMMY MALGESINI
The Morrow County Fair
is throwing its gates wide
Jones is excited to offer
free admission for every-
one — thanks to support
from Lamb Weston, Caith-
ness Shepherds Flat Wind
Farm and the Boardman
Fire Fighters Association.
The event is Aug. 14-17 —
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to
10 p.m., Thursday and Fri-
day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
and Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. — at the fair-
grounds, 74473 Highway
With a theme of “Trea-
sure Chest of Morrow Coun-
ty’s Best,” the fair shines a
spotlight on 4-H and FFA
youth projects. In addition,
open class exhibits show-
case the talents of area res-
idents of all ages.
Jones said Tillamook’s
free ice cream social (Thurs-
day, 3 p.m.) is always popu-
lar. Also, ventriloquist Vikki
Gasko will perform multi-
ple times daily Wednesday
cranks up with Trevor Tagle
Perry Gerber Band (Thurs-
day, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Friday,
1-3 p.m.); and Dan Burns
3D Productions (Friday/Sat-
urday after the rodeo) —
people don’t have to attend
the rodeo to enjoy the music
Also, Thursday evening
(6-10:30 p.m.) is Murray’s
Beer & Wine Tasting. It
includes local musician Joe
Lindsay & Friends and for-
mer Wallowa County res-
ident Brady Goss, a wiz-
ard on the keyboards. With
a fiesta theme, the meal fea-
tures Mexican cuisine. The
cost is $12 for adults and $6
for kids 10 and under.
Oregon Trail Pro Rodeo
performances are Friday and
Saturday nights at 7 p.m.
Mutton Busters kicks off
both nights of rodeo action.
Tickets are $10 or $6 for
ages 7-12 and free for kids
under 7 and under. Also, the
Morrow County Jackpot
Rodeo is Sunday at 1 p.m.
For more information
and a fair schedule, visit
For more about the rodeo,
call 541-989-8351 or visit
staff photo by annie Fowler
Mason Hughes, 7, of Hermiston won the Farm-City Pro Rodeo mutton bustin’ title
Saturday night with an 85-point ride.
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Some real food for thought
ess than three months ago, I was
amount of knowledge that’s packed into
fresh from college and spending my the acres of the EOTEC fairgrounds.
days pouring lattes at a fast-paced
Not only were there people who had the
coffee shop in downtown Portland. Next
process of making elephant ears and man-
ning large roller coasters down to an art,
door to a nice hotel, fielding tourists at
there were folks less than half my age lead-
work was second nature to me.
ing cows and goats around the
People visit from all over the
world to see Portland, the city I
barns in a casual manner that felt
grew up in and around. On the
unreal to me. People who knew
surface, it’s a place known for its
how to care for animals with such
craft beverages and cuisine, spa-
precision and finesse, they were
cious bookstores and live music.
getting blue ribbons for it.
Most of my friends in Portland
There were children and adults
have moved there within the last
alike who knew more about food
five years from across the country.
and agricultural systems than
Surrounded by people who
my bachelor’s degree in geogra-
phy could ever have taught me,
triumphantly left their homes
because they live it everyday.
for life in Rose City, I myself
In Portland, there’s a running
couldn’t wait to get out and see
Saturday farmer’s market, and often it was
And let me tell you, Hermiston is news
my only chance at getting local food at a
reasonable price. I always want to feel con-
nected to my food, and have many talking
The nearest neighbor from my apart-
ment building has a cow. My two-bedroom points about what I feel is sustainable eat-
ing. I can talk the talk about organics and
unit costs less than most Portland studios.
free range beef, but I don’t walk the walk.
I’ve seen Trump 2020 stickers — which I
And I think the same goes for many of my
didn’t even realize were in production—
peers in cities around the country.
and petitions to recall Kate Brown. I’ve
I can hardly imagine what it takes to
eaten two Hermiston watermelons in the
care for a cow or tend to a field of corn.
last 10 days (with help), which adds up to
approximately 100 times more watermelon I’m also not likely to learn anytime soon.
But it feels important to me to finally be
than I’ve ever eaten in my life. This is just
in a place where so much of what we con-
the tip of the iceberg.
sume without a second thought in urban
I also just attended my first county fair:
the Umatilla County Fair, which opened a
areas is produced.
whole new vault of fresh experiences for
The next time I head to Portland, and
someone I’m with orders bacon on their
And despite the fact that on Friday
burger, I’ll be thinking of you, Hermiston.
night, a lightning storm rained on my first-
Jessica Pollard is the Hermiston Her-
ald’s newest reporter, covering education
ever funnel cake, I’ve had a pretty good
time. Mostly, I’ve been impressed with the and public safety.
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