Tom Denchel supports Umatilla teachers

To celebrate AYP success, Tom Denchel Ford offered free admission to the Umatilla County Fair for all Umatilla High School employees on Friday and Saturday last week.

“Tom Denchel has been long-time supports of the district, but this was a really nice surprise,” Superintendent Heidi Sipe said. “I thought it was a great act of generocity for our staff.”

School Board to discuss goals

The Umatilla School District Board of Directors will set board goals for the 2011-12 school year during a work session before its next meeting.

The work session will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8, followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. The discussion was postponed from the Aug. 11 meeting.

Bull-riders boost booster funds

PRCA bull-rider Shane Proctor, of Grand Coulee, Wash., and Stormy Wing, of Dalhart, Texas, posed for photos and signed autrographs at the Umatilla Booster Club Elephant Ear Booth on Aug. 11. The fundraiser benefits Umatilla Viking Athletics.

“This generated a lot of money for the booster club, and we really appreciate that,” Heidi Sipe said. “That was really nice of them, especially right before they had a competition.”

Upcoming

Aug. 24

Umatilla Chamber of Commerce

The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Welcome Center, 100 Cline Ave., Umatilla, at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Aug. 25

Umatilla Planning Commission

The Umatilla Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Umatilla City Hall, 700 Sixth St. For agenda information, go to www.umatilla-city.org

Aug. 29

First day of school

Umatilla students will return to class for the first day of the 2011-12 school year.

Sept. 5

City offices closed

Umatilla city offices, as well as Umatilla schools, will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.

Sept. 6

Umatilla City Council

The Umatilla City Council will next meet at 7 p.m. at Umatilla City Hall, 700 Sixth St. When complete, a full agenda will be posted at www.umatilla-city.org/council.html.

Sept. 8

Umatilla School Board

The Umatilla School District Board of Directors will meet for a work session on board goals at 6 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the district office, 1001 Sixth St. The full agenda will be available at http://do.umatilla.k12.or.us/board before the meeting.

Sept. 20

Special election

Ballots are due for the special election where Umatilla voters will choose a new mayor and city council member.

Sept. 22

Umatilla Planning Commission

The Umatilla Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Umatilla City Hall, 700 Sixth St. For agenda information, go to www.umatilla-city.org

Sept. 28

Umatilla Chamber of Commerce

The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Welcome Center, 100 Cline Ave., Umatilla, at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Oct. 4

Umatilla City Council

The Umatilla City Council will next meet at 7 p.m. at Umatilla City Hall, 700 Sixth St. When complete, a full agenda will be posted at www.umatilla-city.org/council.html.

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