Nobody will be waiting in line at the Hermiston DMV office on March 7-9. The office will close those days as the DMV moves to a larger office nearby.

The new office is in the Hermiston Plaza at 810 S. Highway 395, next to Shari’s Cafe & Pies, and will have both a bigger lobby and more parking space.

The old office will close at 5 p.m. on March 6 and the new one will open at 8 a.m. March 12.

The DMV opened in its current location in 1981 with four counters to serve customers and added a fifth counter in 1999. Over the following two decades, the area’s customer needs outgrew the office’s lobby and parking lot capacity, according to a press release.

Customers can visit OregonDMV.com to find office hours and locations and renew your vehicle registration, file a change of address or file notice of the sale of your vehicle.

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Patrons of the Umatilla Public Library can now utilize passes for admission to the SAGE Center in Boardman.

The pass, which can be checked-out from the library for a week, offers free admission for up to six people. If the pass is lost, there is a $20 charge.

In addition, the library has other museum passes that can be checked out, including for Maryhill Museum of Art, located near Goldendale, Washington, and Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Mission.

For more information, call 541-922-5704 or stop by the library at 700 Sixth St., Umatilla.

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The Stanfield Community Center is really cooking with recent upgrades. It recently updated its kitchen with a range, hood and vent system thanks to grants from the Oregon Community Foundation and Union Pacific.

The center, said Rose Emerson, has been working on upgrades for the last few years. The new range, hood and vent, along with some other updates, have resulted in a more efficient system, she said.

The center can be rented by the public for four-hour ($125) or eight-hour ($250) rental periods. For more information, call 541-449-1332.

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