The community dinner planned for Saturday, Nov. 28, at Echo Community Church has been canceled due to flooding at the church.

For more information, call Jerry Gaunt at 541-571-4419.

Hermiston will still be offering drive-thru pickup of free Thanksgiving meals for the annual Community Fellowship Dinner at Hermiston High School on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

People who are picking up meals are required to stay in their vehicle and wear a face covering.

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Kayak Public Transit’s bus routes, including the Hermiston Hopper and the HART in Hermiston, will be closed on Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving. Buses will resume normal operations on Nov. 28.

For updates on bus routes, particularly during inclement weather, visit the Kayak Public Transit Facebook page or call the dispatch line at 541-429-7519 Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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The Hermiston Herald will be delivered on its usual Wednesday delivery date during the week of Thanksgiving, but will be printed a day early, on Monday, Nov. 23, instead of Tuesday, Nov. 24.

As a result, letters to the editor, press releases and submissions should be submitted by 5 p.m. the Friday prior, and the obituary deadline for the week will be noon on Nov. 23.

The East Oregonian’s Thursday edition will be delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 25, instead of on Thanksgiving.

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Umatilla County Fire District #1 has had a busy year, according to its report for the first three quarters of 2020 presented at the Hermiston Rotary Club recently.

The report shows 5,517 calls for service so far this year, at an average of 15.11 calls per shift, compared with 11.54 calls in 2016.

The year has included 197 fire calls, 3,339 emergency medical transports, 31 hazardous materials calls, 215 calls for extraction/rescue and various other calls for service.

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The Harkenrider Senior Activity Center’s takeout and delivery menu for Thursday, Nov. 19, is baked fish, coleslaw, rice pilaf and dessert. The menu for Tuesday, Nov. 24, is turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables and dessert.

The senior center will be closed on Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving.

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 the same number before 11 a.m.

Meals are $4 and can be picked up between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

The Boardman Senior Center is now providing meal delivery. Meals are $4 paid upon delivery. Call 541-481-3257 to order.

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