October 31, 2017

VFW builds shelter for track chair recipient

Vietnam veteran Joe Llewellyn, who was featured in a May 15 Chieftain article about a track chair donated to him, now has a home for the […]
October 27, 2017

Community Bank buys back candy

Operation Gratitude invites children to sell their excess Halloween candy in support of United States military personnel and first responders. Kids are invited to bring Halloween […]
October 27, 2017

OREGON: Adding tribal veterans to the war memorial grant program

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is accepting comments on a proposed rule change that would allow tribal governments to apply for Veterans’ and War […]
September 29, 2017

Union County: Test program at Hot Lakes

A test program for Union County Veterans for a care center at Hot Lake Springs in Union is starting to take shape. The unique program will […]
September 23, 2017

Benches honor Vietnam soldiers in Hermiston

Flags flew at half-staff Saturday afternoon at McKenzie Park where the Hermiston High School class of 1967 honored two of their classmates, Lance Cpl. Dick Miller […]
September 13, 2017

Multiple military branches contribute to Round-Up

The spirit of the Old West was alive on the first day of the Pendleton Round-Up, but only the audience that stayed behind for the post-rodeo […]
September 2, 2017

Recalling advisory groups and 9/11

On this very date, Sept. 3, 1950, 35 men arrived in Saigon, Vietnam to screen requests by the French for American Military aid and assistance in […]
August 30, 2017

Union County: VRCC at Hot Lake Springs

Plans to build and operate the first-of-its-kind Veterans Restorative Care Center (VRCC) at Hot Lake Springs near La Grande received a strong boost from the federal […]
August 25, 2017

Local Elks log thousands of miles transporting veterans

Members of the John Day Elks Lodge put in 25,000 miles driving veterans to appointments in Burns and Boise between April 1, 2016, and March 31, […]