Sunset Elementary School Dean of Students Erin Andreason will be promoted to principal of the school next year, according to a news release from Hermiston School District.

Andreason has worked at elementary schools in Hermiston for 14 years, including at Rocky Heights Elementary and Sunset.

She will replace current Principal Jerad Farley, who is leaving Sunset to work at the district offices as director of elementary instruction.

The news release also stated that Director of Human Resources Jake Bacon will continue overseeing human resources for the district, but his title will change to assistant superintendent.

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Billboard contest open

Keep Oregon Green is celebrating its 80-year history by unveiling its first billboard poster art contest, asking Oregonians of all ages to create and submit entries and share their vision for keeping Oregon free of wildfire.

“We are excited to celebrate our important milestone by offering this fun opportunity to all Oregon residents. As over 70% of Oregon’s wildfires are human-caused, the power of prevention is 100% our shared responsibility,” said Kristin Babbs, president of Keep Oregon Green. “The purpose of the poster contest is to involve the public in helping reduce the number of careless wildfires we see each year and remind everyone how critical it is to prevent them.”

The contest opens on June 1, and the entry deadline is 5 p.m., Aug. 9, 2021 (Smokey Bear’s birthday).

All submitted artwork will be reviewed in fall of 2021, and Oregon will become an open-air art gallery in 2022, showcasing the first-place winning artwork on billboards at major intersections, highways and interstates across the state. There will be three separate divisions based on age.

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Senior meals include roast beef

The Harkenrider Senior Activity Center menu for Thursday, June 3, is roast beef, parsley potatoes, carrots and dessert.

The menu for Tuesday, June 8 is pork loin chop, rice, veggies and dessert.

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 11:30 a.m. and noon.

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

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