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THREE MINUTES WITH ...
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020
First grade teacher,
Desert View Elementary’s
Educator of the Year
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I moved to Hermiston 11 years ago. I moved here
because I met my husband online.
What is your favorite place to eat in
Hales...deﬁ nitely Hales.
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Will Corbett, Heather Sherman, Carrie Franks and Robin Brown (left to right), present the DARE Gorrilla and Daisy Gorrilla
for a mock marriage ceremony during during an anti-drug presentation at Hermiston schools in 1995.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Read, watch movies, hang out with my family and
What surprises you about Hermiston?
I love the small town feel and how friendly every-
County faces critical fat shortage
25 YEARS AGO
Feb. 21, 1995
What was the last book you read?
”Educated” by Tara Westover.
What website or app do you use most other
If you could travel anywhere, where would
What is the funniest thing that’s ever hap-
pened to you?
One quiet Monday morning I gave a cut and paste
activity for morning work. My classroom was
extremely quiet that morning. All of a sudden I
heard this..”1 2 3 breath...1 2 3 breath.” I looked
up to see a student with a glue bottle laying down
on his desk. I asked him what he was doing...he
told me his glue bottle wasn’t working so he was
giving it CPR!!
What is one of your goals for the next 12
To ﬁ nish a college course I am taking.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
It has been such an honor to be voted teacher of
A large retail corporation may
build a $30 million distribution
center in Hermiston beginning this
“It’s going to be the most import-
ant project to hit Hermiston, Uma-
tilla County, or Eastern Oregon in
decades,” said Tom Gilleese, presi-
dent of the Hermiston Development
The city of Hermiston and state
ofﬁ cials are discussing an offer that
will be made public at a Feb. 27 city
council meeting in Hermiston.
City ofﬁ cials and business lead-
ers, however, declined to identify the
company by name.
“That is our commitment to
this company: that we will work
conﬁ dentially for them until the
point where it can come together,”
2) A committee assigned to con-
sider names for the new Hermis-
ton middle school has narrowed the
choices to ﬁ ve.
When the school board meets
March 7, they will choose from the
names Diagonal, Sandstone, Max-
well, Bounds and Harmon for the
50 YEARS AGO
Feb. 19, 1970
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A drug oﬀ ender support group puts up an anti-drug billboard in Hodge Park in
Hermiston in 1995.
Hermiston voters turned down the
$300,000 special election levy put
before them Tuesday by the city.
The city council was asking voter
approval of the ﬁ ve year serial levy
for repair and maintenance of over
six miles of streets, but voters replied
with 492 “no” votes against 306 “yes”
City manager Tom Harper ﬁ rst
termed the outcome of the election
only as “unfortunate,” but added, “All
the people that voted ‘no’ will surely
come forward now to the city coun-
cil meeting with some sensible and
responsible solutions for the street
The election saw approximately
35 percent voter turnout compared
to a 14 or 15 percent representation
generally received on this type of
A combination of hard winters and
lacking funds have put those Hermis-
ton streets paved prior to 1961 in a sad
state of repair.
The fat situation is said to be most
critical now and during the next few
months, according to Frank Hackler,
assistant county agent.
“We are asked to immediately
mobilize all the facilities that are
available to increase the supplies of
salvage fat from rural and town areas.
It is urged that every housewife save
the waste fat and turn it in at any of the
meat markets in Hermiston,” states
Donors will receive 4 cents and
two red points for each pound of fat
Salvage tin may be left at the Coop-
erative Cannery and Laundry. Anyone
having questions regarding the sal-
vage situation is asked to contact Mrs.
Walter Hamm or the assistant county
agent’s ofﬁ ce.
“Let’s get behind the scrap with our
waste fat,” concluded Mr. Hackler.
75 YEARS AGO
Feb. 22, 1945
There is a movement now on foot
which was begun at the regular meet-
ing of the Commercial Club Tuesday
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100 YEARS AGO
Feb. 21, 1920
to inaugurate a tree-planting day in
this city. A committee of three was
appointed at that time to confer with
the Civic Club and in this manner
formulate plans and decide on a date
when all can join in planting trees
and making the city more beautiful.
2) A crowd of young people
enjoyed a beefsteak fry on Herm-
iston Butte Tuesday night of this
week. After partaking of a good feed
they adjourned to the home of Miss
Nida Patrick, where a taffy pull was
3) A big rabbit drive with guns is
scheduled to take place tomorrow
north of Hermiston. See Henry Hitt,
and he will tell you when to be on
hand, where the drive will be and all
the particulars concerned with it.
4) Miss Esther Sholin, ﬁ fth grade
teacher, was absent from her duties
several days this week on account
of illness. During her sickness Miss
Bertha McKeen substituted for her.
Another substitute teacher is Mrs.
Lloyd, who is teaching the eighth
grade for Miss Riggs, who is ill at St.
Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.
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member Cathy Lloyd
delivered the donations to
Echo Community Church
for distribution. For future
plans by Altrusa to help
the community, contact
Hughes via the Altrusa
• • •
tain Community Col-
lege Board of Education
is seeking to ﬁ ll a vacancy
on its budget committee for
representation from Herm-
iston. Interested residents of
the Hermiston area should
submit a letter of interest by
Wednesday, March 11, to
A budget committee ori-
entation will take place
April 27, with budget com-
mittee meetings scheduled
for May 4 and 11.
• • •
Musicians of all levels
are invited to bring their
instruments, talent, friends
and family for an upcom-
ing Open Mic Night in
The event is Thursday,
Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Great
Paciﬁ c Wine & Coffee
Co., 403 S. Main St. There
is no cover charge.
The evening offers a
chance for people to per-
form in front of a support-
ive crowd and have fun. All
ages are welcome. For more
information, call 541-276-
1350 or visit www.greatpa-
• • •
Thursday’s menu for
the Harkenrider Senior
Activity Center is meat-
loaf, mashed potatoes and
gravy, carrot salad and des-
sert. Friday is clam chow-
der, coleslaw, fruit and des-
sert. Monday is meatloaf
sandwich, three bean salad,
fruit and dessert. Tuesday
is a potato bar with ﬁ x-
ings, fruit and dessert. Next
Wednesday is hamburg-
ers, macaroni salad, baked
beans and dessert.
Meal service is noon at
255 NE Second St. Cost
is $4.00 for adults, free
for children 10 and under.
Meals On Wheels and/or
take-outs available by call-
ing 541-567-3582 before
10 a.m. Bus service is
available on Tuesdays and
Thursdays by donation.
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