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Three minutes with: Fran Rice

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Name: Fran Rice

Published on April 19, 2017 7:06AM

Coordinator of Leadership Hermiston enjoys spending time on the river with family and friends.

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Coordinator of Leadership Hermiston enjoys spending time on the river with family and friends.


Age: Just right!

Occupation: Facilitator for Leadership Hermiston

1. When and why did you move to Hermiston? We moved in the spring of 2006 because of the long sunny days, cool nights and lots of outdoor living days in Hermiston. And, because my husband took a job with Potlatch Corp.

2. What’s your favorite place to eat? Other than barbecuing on a boat on the Columbia River, that would have to be Walker’s Farm Kitchen or Hales.

3. What is your favorite activity in your free time? We love to float on the Columbia River, and enjoy it with friends.

4. What’s the last book you read? Believing God by Beth Moore

5. What app or website do you use most often, other than Facebook? Daily Audio Bible and GLSNext (leadership videos)

6. What surprises you about Hermiston? Hermiston has a history of people getting behind a project and making it happen. In 1994, people raised over $600,000 to renovate the old Safeway store into a community Conference Center “because Thompson Hall was not doing it.” More recently, we have gained the great Kennison Stadium through skilled planners and generous people.

7. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Sunny, warm beaches in the Caribbean Sea.

8. Describe the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you. We added an upstairs onto the house we bought here. In the process of taking the top off the old portion, my perfectionism forced me too vacuum between the old rafters. I didn’t want that “stuff” between the new floor and the old ceiling. As I was carefully moving along with the shop vac, I got to a place that I needed one more step to get the final corner clean. I forgot to step on the rafter and put my foot and leg through the ceiling of the lower floor. Was that funny or just embarrassing?

9. Name one of your goals for the next 12 months. It is so easy to accomplish what affects me. I want to become more aware of needs around me that I can meet.

10. What is your proudest accomplishment? We have six wonderful, successful adult children that we homeschooled.



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