Articles from the August 31, 2023 edition

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Hometown Revival performs to sizeable audience

POMEROY–The Pataha Flour Mill held their 26th annual Hometown Revival Sing on August 27. The program consisted of gospel songs and hymns from local and out-of-town talent, along with prayers for...

 

City Golf Championship

POMEROY–The Club Championship sported two fine winners, Jon Eaton, right, winning the Club Championship award and Tom Meyers, left, winner of the Senior Division. -Submitted phot...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago September 4, 2013 Blue Mountain Artisan Group's Art Center at 745 Main St. has the new "Autumn Colors" show hung. According to art group presidents Mary Flerchinger, "We have new steam...

 

Quote of the Week

“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them...well, I have others.” – Groucho Marx...

 

Your neighbor needs a kidney

DAYTON–Organ donation is a gift of life for the giver and the receiver, and here locally, Lisa Naylor is in need of a new kidney. Naylor recently spoke to the Walla Walla Valley Quilters Guild at...

 

Columbia County Hospital District receives grant for child-care facility

OLYMPIA–Columbia County Public Hospital District No. 1 will receive $413,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to build spend improve infrastructure for the childcare facility in Dayton. Columbia County Public...

 

Library cards provide another layer of protection

DAYTON-The Columbia County Rural Library Board of Trustees (CCRLD) were briefed on the process for parental notes on library cards; acknowledged the Library Dissolution proposition is now on the...

 

Vote will only count toward the candidates of party declared on the envelope

OLYMPIA–The political party declarations that voters must sign when participating in the 2024 Presidential Primary were certified by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs Tuesday, August 29. Only those can...

 

Forest Education Association fall meeting to be held locally

WAITSBURG–The Blue Mountain Chapter of the Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA) will hold its fall meeting at The Barn on Stella’s Homestead, 2194 S. Fork Coppei Road on September 16 at 9:30 a.m. A woods tour focusing on improving...

 

Restrictions eased on the Umatilla National Forest

PENDLETON-Umatilla National Forest officials have reduced public use restrictions (PURs) to PHASE A, which is the first level of restrictions that are generally implemented when the fire danger is moderate to high, effective August 24. PURS are...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I am concerned about the current situation with our library. It makes no sense to me that anyone would want to close such a valuable resource in our county. When the first petition to close the library showed up at the Senior Center,...

 

Federal funding expands broadband access in rural America

Access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet continues to be a challenge in rural America, and its absence denies residents, industries, and small businesses a vital service. Without broadband access, rural residents are often excluded from on...

 

Weather Forecast

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 71. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in...

 

Obituary

Valerie Ellen Powers February 14, 1957–August 23, 2023 Valerie Ellen Powers left us on the morning of August 23, 2023. Valerie was born in the old Dayton Hospital on February 14, 1957, to Eldred and Ellen (Moon) Want. She attended Dayton,...

 

Pastor's Corner

Recently an airline pilot made national news as a video recorded him taking an ax to a mechanical crossing arm that kept him from driving into a special part of the airport. As he struck with the ax...

 

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