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State Jobless Rate Hits Record Low at 4 Percent

March 24th, 2017 Comments Off
According to the Oregon Employment Division, Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in February, from 4.3 percent in January. This was the lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976. Oregon’s 4.0 percent unemployment rate was significantly ...

Hermiston Chamber Luncheon Set for March 28

March 24th, 2017 Comments Off
The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business to Business Luncheon on Tuesday, March 28. The guest speaker will be Nick Bejarano, marketing and communications director with Good Shepherd Health Care System. He will share with the ...

Dinner to Benefit Joe and Laurie Ball-Kiser

March 24th, 2017 Comments Off
A benefit dinner will take place on Sunday, March 26 for Joe and Laurie Ball-Kiser, organizers of the annual Community Holiday Dinners in November and December. The two have been experiencing numerous health issues and have incurred large medical ...

Oregon’s Studded Tire Season Ends on March 31

March 24th, 2017 Comments Off
Drivers in Oregon are reminded to remove studded tires by Friday, March 31. “We encourage drivers to not wait until the March 31 deadline to remove their studded tires, especially if they aren’t driving in the mountain passes between ...

First Christian Church to Host Open Table on Monday

March 24th, 2017 Comments Off
The First Christian Church in Hermiston will host an open table meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 27. The meal is free to anyone in need. The church is located at 775 W. Highland Ave. ...

Hermiston Fails to Land AutoZone Warehouse

March 23rd, 2017 Comments Off
Hermiston was one of five prospective locations for an AutoZone distribution center that is nearing completion at Pasco, the Tri-City Herald reports. The $50 million project will employ about 200 at full operations and serve 235 stores in seven ...

J.C. Penney Closures Hit Eastern Oregon

March 23rd, 2017 Comments Off
Three of J.C. Penney’s four stores east of the Oregon Cascades will close – in Pendleton, La Grande and The Dalles, the company said in a news release. Only the company’s store in Bend will remain open. Also hit ...

Head Start Hosts ‘A Day for Dudes’

March 23rd, 2017 Comments Off
The Umatilla-Morrow County Head Start on Tuesday hosted an event just for dads, grandpas, uncles, older brothers and all male role models who play a role in a child’s life. Rocky Heights Elementary School opened up their auditorium for ...

Library District Executive Session Re-Scheduled

March 23rd, 2017 Comments Off
The Umatilla County Special Library District Board’s executive session meeting scheduled for today has been re-scheduled for March 30. The session, set for 5:15 p.m., will cover personnel issues. The library district office is located at 17 S.W. Frazer ...

Methodist Church to Host Peter Rabbit Breakfast

March 23rd, 2017 Comments Off
The First United Methodist Church will host its annual Peter Rabbit Breakfast on Saturday, April 15 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The event will include activities for children such as face painting, an Easter egg hunt, crafts and a ...
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