Hermiston Avenue is back open after a month of closure, but work has begun on a new city street project.

Beginning next week and continuing through Oct. 11, crews will be working to resurface West Highland Avenue between Southwest 11th Street and Southwest 15th Place, and West Harper Road between Highway 395 and Northwest Geer Road. Drivers can expect temporary closures during the three-week process.

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The Good Shepherd Women’s Clinic has hired a second midwife.

Cynthia Rice, a certified nurse midwife, comes to Hermiston from Georgia. She has seven years of experience as a registered nurse and a master of science in nurse-midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky.

She said in a news release that she was inspired to become a midwife after a midwife helped her through the birth of her second and third children after a “very traumatic” birth experience with her first child. She said she is excited to work with the team at the women’s center to provide care for women from adolescence to menopause.

To schedule an appointment with Rice, call 541-667-3801 or request an appointment online at http://www.gshealth.org/good-shepherd-medical-group/.

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Brass Fire, a regional horn band, will perform Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the Union Club, 201 E. Main St., Hermiston. There is no cover charge. The group, who is fronted by Hermiston’s Brad Rozema, sizzles with tunes from the Big Band Era as well as blues, soul and rock. They play everything from Elvis and Chicago to Santana and Earth Wind & Fire.

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The Stanfield Irrigation District has two openings for their board of directors. The openings, for Division 1 and Division 3, are currently held by Dan Walchli and Steve Walker. For more information call 541-449-3272 or stop by the office at 100 W. Coe Ave. in Stanfield.

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Hermiston High School principal Tom Spoo will receive the Distinguished Service Award for School Administrators at the Oregon Association of School Libraries fall conference on Oct. 12.

Secondary school librarian Delia Fields nominated Spoo for the statewide award, which recognizes a school administrator who has gone the extra mile in supporting school libraries.

“Students being able to read for comprehension and being able to find credible information in the waterfall of today’s technology is vital skill-building, and Mr. Spoo supports that,” she said.

Hermiston School District has two librarians, of the 159 school librarians in Oregon.

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The menu for the Harkenrider Senior Activity Center for Thursday is baked chicken, potatoes and gravy, vegetable, fruit salad and birthday cake by Sun Terrace. Friday is BLT sandwich, salad and dessert. Monday is tomato basil soup, grilled cheese sandwich, salad and dessert.

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