By the way ELKS

Bob Schroth, left, received several awards of recognition from Hermiston Elks Lodge #1845, which were presented by Emmet Wold, exalted ruler.

Sen. Ron Wyden will be in Boardman on Sunday for a town hall.

The town hall will be at noon at the Port of Morrow offices, 2 Marine Drive in Boardman.

The town halls are open to all and will have time for public comments and questions.

Wyden has promised to hold at least one town hall in each Oregon county per year, and according to a news release from his office has held 933 town halls since making that promise.

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There’s still time to get ready for taco Tuesday, taco Wednesday and taco Thursday by purchasing a Tastiest Taco stamp booklet. The United Way of Umatilla & Morrow Counties is hosting the Tastiest Taco fundraiser April 12 through May 5.

The booklets are $10 and provide one featured taco at 10 participating vendors, including six locations in Hermiston and one each in Stanfield and Umatilla, Irrigon and Pendleton. Tastiest Taco stamp books are available via www.umatillamorrowunitedway.org, Columbia Bank branches in Hermiston and Pendleton, Banner Bank in Pendleton, or the United Way office, 125 S.E. Court Ave., Suite B, Pendleton. For questions, contact Beth Harrington at 541-276-2661 or beth@uwbluemt.org.

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Exalted ruler Emmet Wold of Hermiston Elks Lodge #1845 recently announced the 2018-19 special recognition awards.

Bob Schroth and Ernie Kern both received a Grand Exalted Ruler’s Outstanding Service Award and the Grand Exalted Ruler’s special recognition pin. Kern was honored for his dedication to youths in the community, especially for his efforts with the Elks Youth Basketball Hoop Shoot Contest in the Northeast Oregon District.

Schroth, who also received the Distinguished Service Award, was recognized for his service to the community and his selfless service as chairman of the Camp Meadowood Springs Benefit Golf Tournament. Money raised from the annual event benefits the unique summer camp experience for children/teenagers and their families impacted by communication and/or social learning challenges.

Alan Humphrey III was named Elk of the Year and Maxine Rice was recognized as the Officer of the Year. The Hermiston Elks Lodge is located at 480 E. Main St. For more information, call 541-567-6923.

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Hermiston High School students will get a visit from Jaclyn Jenkins, the 2019 Hermiston High School Distinguished Alumna, on Friday.

Jenkins will meet with administrators and students and tour various classrooms and student-led businesses.

“I am excited to welcome Ms. Jenkins back to Hermiston High School to share all the changes that have transpired since she graduated,” Principal Tom Spoo said in a statement. “Ms. Jenkins has proven to be a very driven person. She is definitely an outstanding example for our students.”

As she continues her duties as Distinguished Alumni, Jenkins will also be recognized at the school’s Evening of Excellence on May 8 and be a featured speaker at graduation at 7 p.m. on June 6, at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

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The menu for the Harkenrider Senior Activity Center for Thursday is chicken pot pie, fruit, salad and dessert. The menu for next Tuesday is taco salad, fruit and dessert.

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