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Railroad museum looking to pass on Hermiston's legacy

The plan was to name that settlement Maxwell, after the Maxwell railroad siding along the line between Hinkle and Umatilla, but instead Hermiston was born. "It turned out there was already a Maxwell, Oregon," explained John Spinden. Few people know that ...

Marjorie L. Kneifel

At age two Marjorie and her parents, Della M. and J. Dean Rogers, were living on the family ranch near Hermiston, Oregon. While Della cooked for the work crews, Dean took Margie in the buckboard with him. Margie was a “Daddy’s Girl,” but dearly loved ...

Joyce L. DeMessemaker

Joyce L. DeMessemaker, of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on December 6, 1926, in Pendleton, Oregon, to parents Ivan and Marguerite Lemert Richardson. She died on May 19, 2015, in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 88 years. Joyce was raised and attended schools ...

Community College Bond Approved In Eastern Oregon

Blue Mountain will also expand its irrigation technology program onto Oregon State University property in Hermiston. Improvements are also planned for the main Pendleton campus.

Navy serviceman missing since April found safe

According to a close family friend and the Let's Find Daeland Wyse Facebook page, the 29-year old Navy serviceman appeared at his father's home in Hermiston, Oregon Tuesday. Wyse failed to report for duty in Silverdale, Washington in late April.

Merkley discusses trade and education at Hermiston town hall

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley visited Hermiston and Irrigon Saturday. An approving round of applause met Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., in Hermiston on Saturday after he made it clear to the audience at a town hall forum that he wasn’t happy with the Trans ...

HRV softball grabs last play-in spot with win over Hermiston

Hermiston knocked HRV back on its heels early ...
HRV will play whoever winds up as the No. 3 team in the Northwest Oregon Conference, which had not been determined as of press time.

After winning in court, Hermiston starts gas utility work

HERMISTON, Oregon — Hermiston is moving forward with forming its own natural gas utility after a victory in court. The city council voted Monday for the city to hire an engineer and begin mapping out a strategy for creating the utility. "We need to seek ...

Hermiston school board approves David Faaeteete as new football coach

During its 13-game season, Hermiston allowed an average of 13.46 points per game. Faaeteete graduated from North Medford High School and played for Hodges before he starred for the Oregon Ducks at defensive end. Following his collegiate career, Faaeteete ...

Mixed Feelings on New Oregon Firearms Safety Act

HERMISTON, OR- Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill that requires background checks on gun transfers between private parties. This makes Oregon the 8th state to require background checks on nearly all gun sales. Hermiston residents were on both ...


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Union Pacific Railroad - Omaha Railroad Museum

The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a Class I line haul freight railroad that operates nearly 9,000 locomotives over 32,000 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orl…

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A meal you can shake hands with in the dark: the Arts Club Ball

There comes an affair in the tides of men When you can’t go back again Yes there comes a darkness in the affairs of light When you can’t hold back the night So you go where your mind will keep…

Celebrating Waitsburg’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

Bronze sculptures on Main St. Waitsburg celebrating the founding families from 150 years ago. One hundred and fifty years as a city is a pretty long time in the western USA and we were happy to spend …


My nephew, Tymoteusz, has always been a hard worker with lofty goals, which has resulted in many achievements both academically and personally.  Tymek (his nickname) is graduating from Hermiston High …

Father-Son Duo Accused Of Stealing $72,000 In Health And Beauty Aids

Rogaine, razors and pregnancy strips are just some of the more than $72,000 worth of health and beauty items an Oregon father and son are accused of stealing from stores in several states across the N…

Cowboy Up: Rodeo Season Arrives in Eastern Oregon

Rodeo is a rich tradition in Eastern Oregon. On just about any weekend between May and October, you can find cowboys and cowgirls riding, roping, and competing for shiny belt buckles, big checks and b…

Find Salmon and Sweet Fruit in Stanfield, Oregon

Stanfield is located in northeast Oregon’s Umatilla County, where the Columbia River spills down from Washington state and turns west to begin its run for the Pacific Ocean. This has made the county a…

“Workmen at Umatilla Ordnance Depot in downtown,...

“Workmen at Umatilla Ordnance Depot in downtown, Hermiston, Oregon” Photographer: Russell Lee, Date: September 1941 | Part of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Colle…


Domestic violence in HERMISTON OREGON

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.




The Guardian and a warning to HERMISTON OREGON: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in HERMISTON OREGON

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



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