To honor local law enforcement officers, the Hermiston Police Department is making ribbons and magnets available. These items, which are in the shape of the department’s patch, are free and distributed through area churches and local businesses.
Banner Bank, Bi-Mart, Hermiston Drug and Gifts, Les Schwab Tires and Papa Murphy’s Pizza are among the participating businesses.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Week is May 15-21.
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The city of Boardman is reminding pet owners of the need to keep their dogs and cats current on their rabies vaccinations. This year the city will host a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic
This low-cost rabies vaccination event is Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Boardman City Park. The cost of the rabies vaccination is $25 per pet.
Along with the vaccinations, the city will offer free dog licensing.
For more information, please call Boardman Animal Control Officer Jose Fernandez at 541-481-9252.
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For an opportunity to sell items that have been gathering dust in your garage, consider joining the Community Wide Yard Sale in Irrigon.
People are invited to submit their name/address to be added to the map. In addition, vendor space is available at the Irrigon Pavilion on Northeast Main Avenue — tables are $15.
The event is Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve a space or to provide yard sale information, call the Irrigon Chamber of Commerce at 541-626-2045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you have yet to check out StoryWalk at Hash Park, 440 Pendleton Ave, Umatilla, what are you waiting for?
Every month, the Umatilla Public Library places pages from a children’s book in frames along the path in the park.
This month’s book is titled “Under My Tree” by Muriel Tallandier. It tells the story of a girl who leaves her city home to visit her grandmother. On her way, she finds a very special tree of her own in the forest.
According to the library, this book is “a wonderful introduction to trees for young children that gently cultivates an appreciation for nature.”
Check out this book while there is still time. Then, return to the park for the next book. Planned to be ready on Monday, May 2, the next one will be a Star Wars book.
Are there any teens out there who are still wondering what they want to do after high school? If so, the Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave., might have a helpful event.
The library will host Teen Career Day on Saturday, April 30, at 3 p.m.
A few people will be at the library to discuss careers. Attendees will be welcome to ask them questions about what they do and how they got started.
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Visit the Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave., for Story Time. The library hosts this weekly in-person event Tuesday, May 3, 10:30 a.m.
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The Harkenrider Senior Activity Center menu for Thursday, April 28, is hamburgers, potato salad, French fries and fruit. The menu for Tuesday, May 3, is sausage gravy and brats, mashed potatoes, vegetables and dessert.
In-house meals will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m. People planning to dine in are asked to call by 11 a.m.
For a Meals on Wheels delivery in Hermiston, call 541-567-3582 before 10 a.m. to place an order. To pick up a meal from the center at 255 N.E. Second St., call before 11 a.m. Meals are $5 and can be picked up between 11:30 a.m. and noon.
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The Boardman Senior Center is open for dine-in lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon at 100 Tatone St. Meals are $4 for seniors and $5 for others. Take-out lunches are available by calling 541-481-3257.