WesCom News Service staff

The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,000 John Deere Dealer scholarship to Wade Rynearson of the Union FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Tri-County Equipment. Rynearson plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Oregon State University.

This scholarship is one awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently 115 sponsors contribute more than $2.7 million to support scholarships for students.

Jordon Copley named
Amerigas district manager

Jordon Copley is the new Amerigas district manager for Union, Baker and Wallowa counties. He was at Oxarc for 11 years as the manager and outside salesman before moving on to Amerigas, a local propane supplier.

Copley can assist with commercial and residential sales in new set-ups and transfers and provide quotes and service to existing systems. “I look forward to serving my customers and community,” Copley said.

Financial advisor receives award for exceptional achievement

Gary F. Anger, of the financial services firm Edward Jones in La Grande, recently won the firm’s Ed Armstrong Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work.

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Clinic unveils new logo

PENDLETON — When the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center opens its new clinic this fall, it will come with a new logo.

Yellowhawk unveiled its new logo, which will be paired with the new Umatilla Indian Reservation facility.

“We really felt that it was time to update our look as we move into our brand-new clinic,” said Shawna Gavin, chairwoman of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Health Commission, in a statement. “We are very pleased with this logo and the connection it displays to our community.”

According to a press release, the logo was designed by Navajo graphic designer Victor Pascual, who is based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Pascual researched historical documents, beadwork and basket designs when designing the logo and met with CTUIR member Thomas Morning Owl, who shared the Umatilla, Walla Walla and Cayuse tribes’ creation story.

In the logo, the individual tribes are depicted through three mountains.

“Reoccurring themes of nature, this idea of landscape, mountains within the creation story that Thomas shared was
really what I was trying to achieve with this concept in taking a look at the bigger picture, the area in which the tribe is located and its direct connection to the people and applying that to a
contemporary and clean design,” Pascual said.

The current logo was hand drawn by Lonnie Alexander, a Yellowhawk nurse who worked there for more than 20 years.

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