For the safety of employees and customers, the East Oregonian and Hermiston Herald front offices will be closed to public access until further notice, at the direction of publisher Andrew Cutler.

All departments can be contacted by phone and email and all visitors must be prearranged by appointment only. In compliance with Gov. Kate Brown’s executive orders, visitors are asked to wear a mask or face shield.

Customers can call our customer service representatives at 800-522-0255 for assistance.

“We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause but the health of our employees and customers is very important to us,” Cutler said.

The East Oregonian will also not print a July 4 edition of the paper, as the U.S. Postal Service will not be open to deliver it. Most staff will not be working on July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

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Senior center will open for meals

on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 7

The Harkenrider Senior Activity Center will reopen its doors again for meals starting July 7. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks will be encouraged.

Meals will only be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon for now.

The menu for Thursday, July 2, is burgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad, fruit and dessert. The menu for Tuesday, July 7, is meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and dessert.

For a Meals on Wheels delivery, call 541-567-3582 before 10 a.m. to place an order.

For take-out, call the same number before 11 a.m.

Meals are $4 and can be picked up between noon and 12:30 p.m.

According to a news release from the senior center, on June 25 the center served 95 meals while doing take-out and delivery only.

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Grants available for health and wellness projects

Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation has opened its grant application period for its fall grants for projects that would increase the health and wellness of the community in the greater Hermiston area.

The deadline to submit a fall grant application is July 31.

For a grant application visit or you may call the foundation’s office at 541-667-3419.

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