Articles from the April 25, 2024 edition

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  • Fossil Library to host award winning Oregon author

    Stephen Allen|Updated May 7, 2024

    FOSSIL, OR — The Fossil Public Library is pleased to announce that the Oregon Book Award Author Tour will bring Oregon Book Award winner Josephine Woolington to Fossil for a book reading and discussion on Wednesday, May 8, at 4:00 pm at the Jean E. Burch building located at 401 Fourth St. in Fossil. This event is presented in partnership with Literary Arts, is free to the public, and appropriate for all ages. Woolington is the 2024 winner of the Frances Fuller Victor Award in... Full story

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gary Bettencourt

    Updated May 7, 2024

    Dear Editor, From a law enforcement perspective this year’s primary election comes at a critical time for Oregon. We need leaders who will hold offenders accountable for their actions to protect families and businesses. We need leaders who will listen to Oregon citizens and local leaders in our communities for the betterment of the whole state. I am supporting Dave Drotzmann for state senator in District 29 because of his accomplishments with League of Oregon Cities and as a clear decisive leader in his community. Through h...

  • Gilliam Co. 4-H Intl Club tours East Coast

    Tommy Schott|Updated May 1, 2024

    The Gilliam County 4-H International Club embarked on a trip to the East Coast this past Spring Break. The club departed Condon and Arlington late in the afternoon of Tuesday, March 19. The "red-eye" flight departed Portland at 11:59PM. They arrived in Boston at 10:00 AM, March 20, via Chicago. Over the course of the trip, they stayed in Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., and Williamsburg, VA. A total of 26 students and chaperones made the trip. After touching down in...

  • Junior High Rodeo held at new Sherman Co. indoor arena

    Lynn Wilkins|Updated Apr 25, 2024

    The Oregon Junior High rodeo division kicked off their spring competition at Sherman County's beautiful new indoor arena in Moro on April 13-14. The area was represented by Clem's Caydence Wade, Matthew Tucker from Arlington, and Tate Turner, Ione. While results for this event are not available, the current standings for this school year show Matthew Tucker in a three-way tie for first in the Boys Bull Riding. Tate Turner sits fifth in the Boys Breakaway Roping. He is holding...

  • Mike Beck to play Condon's Historic Liberty Theatre May 18

    Stephen Allen|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    CONDON, OR — The Condon Arts Council is proud to welcome the dynamic Mike Beck to Condon's Historic Liberty Theatre on Saturday, May 18. The show is free and for all ages. Mike Beck lives in Montana and performs extensively throughout the United States and Europe. He is known as an engaging acoustic solo artist who has played with some of the greatest cowboy country musicians of all time. Many consider him to be a protégé of his old friend Ian Tyson. He is a regularly fea... Full story

  • Inaugural Littlest Cowpoke Calf Show held in Heppner

    Press Release|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Heppner, OR - The Morrow County Livestock Growers (MCLG) recently held its inaugural Littlest Cowpoke Calf Show at Morrow County Fairgrounds in Heppner. This is the start of what is hoped to become a tradition celebrating young talent in the ranching community. This event brought together aspiring young cattlemen and women to showcase their skills and passion for agriculture. Under the guidance of judge Nick Nelson, along with the diligent organizing efforts of Makenzi Evans...

  • DAYS OF YORE: April 25, 2024

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Days of Yore for April 25, 2024 10 years ago— Fossil Grade School students took an outing to Mayville to the Stinchfield log cabin. The students in grades 1-4 with teachers Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Burrows, had a host of questions with tasks to perform with information they gathered to go along with their studies of the Oregon Trail and pioneer life. Rural counties in Oregon have struggled with financial woes in recent years, likely none so severely as Wheeler County. A native of Spray and graduate of Oregon State University, T...

  • Sherman Co. students compete at State Chess Tournament in Seaside

    Press Release|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    SEASIDE, OR – On April 19-20, eight students from Sherman County School traveled to the Seaside Convention Center to participate in the 18th Annual Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation State Tournament. This tournament was open to all Oregon players in grades K-12, and Sherman County sent six high school students and two middle school students this year to compete against the 300+ students who came to participate in it. To qualify, Gage Simpson, Caiden Walker, Cohen Burgett, E...

  • Q & A with candidates for Wheeler Co. Commissioner #2

    Stephen Allen|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Wheeler County will hold primary elections on May 21 and ballots will be mailed out next week. The race for Wheeler County Commissioner is one of the best in the region. Three candidates with diverse experiences and who are deeply invested in Wheeler County are vying to become the next county commissioner. The three candidates are Matt Davis, Candy Humphreys, and Zach Bruce. We asked each of them five questions – here are their responses. MATT DAVIS TJ: Please tell us about y...

  • "W.T.S.W." Part One

    Lawrence J. Hammar|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Back in 2021 Reuters reported that a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997) had sold through Heritage Auctions for $471,000. This exemplar of the title that was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone here in the U.S. featured a gorgeous illustrated cover, a "variant" binding, "magical" contents, and appeared "incredibly bright and so very near pristine." But $471,000? Sheesh. This copy was the most expensive Harry Potter book ever sold and the most...

  • Real Men Don't Eat Tofu

    Isabel Montclaire|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Real men don't eat tofu. . . unless it's cooked the right way and my friend Randal Miller knows how to do just that. He fries it like onion rings and tops it with sweet and sour sauce. Delicious! Tofu gets a bad rap because some say that it's like eating cardboard, but tofu doesn't deserve this reputation. Poor tofu suffers from being misunderstood!! As I mentioned before, I was raised by a mother who was a vegetarian during a time when most people didn't know what that was. V...

  • Wingin' It 4-H Club meets

    Cora Munkers, Club Reporter|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    The Wingin' It Poultry 4-H Club met April 8, 2024 at 5:30 at the Gilliam County Fairgrounds. Leader Aubrey Gibson stated that the remodel for the 4-H building will start in June. We will be relocating our meeting location in the future. She has also reached out to a new processor for processing our fair turkeys and chickens. The Small Animal Clinic will be held at the Gilliam County Fairgrounds on April 19th. Spring Classic will be held April 27th at the Deschutes County...