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Good Day Wish To A Subscriber A special good day to Herald subscribers Blaine and Jo George of Baker City.

Sports, 7A SAN ANTONIOAfter nearly falling on their face in the opening round of the playoffs, the SanAntonio Spurs found their footing Tuesday night and ran the PortlandTrail Blazers off the court. Tony Parker had 33 points and nine assists and San Antonio never trailed in a resounding 116-92 victory over Portland, bullying the younger Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

• His opponent, Bill Harvey, said he had nothing to do with postcard that accuses Warner of

By Pat Caldwell

The postcard, which is not connected with the campaign A postcard mailed recently of Warner's opponent, Bill Harvey, does not list any to an unknown number of Baker County voters calls into author or sponsor. Oregon law does not question County Commission Chairman Fred Warner Jr.'s require a sponsor's name to be record as a Republican and printed on such a document, implies his political philososaid Tony Green, a spokesman for the state. phy is more in line with teWarner, who is seeking his nets of the Democratic Party. pcaldyyell©



fourth term as the only fulltime member of the three-person Board of Commissioners, was elected as a Democrat in thethreeearlierelections.He changed his alliation to the GOP last year. The postcard might mark a clear demarcation line between how local political races functioned in the past,



and how at least this race is playing out now. SeeMailer IPage 3A

Democrat candidate to visit Baker City

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Community Choir starting summer rehearsals The Baker Community Orchestra will start rehearsals for its summer season on Thursday, May17 at 7 p.m. at the Baker High School bandroom, 2500 E St. Starting June 2 the Orchestra will switch to rehearsing on Mondays at 7 p.m., also at BHS. The Orchestra welcomes musicians who play any orchestra or band instrument, including beginners. The Orchestra is in particular need of trumpets and bass instruments this year. If you don't have an instrument, call Brian Watt at 541-523-4662 to see if there are instruments available that you might be interested in trying.

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Calvary Baptist A free weekly dinner will be served each Thursday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 2130 Fourth St. (corner of Third and Broadway), starting May 15. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm. For more information call the church office at 541-523-3891.



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Correction:An item in the News of Record on Page 2A of the April 30 issue listed the wrong address for Michael Lou Cole, who was arrested April 29. Cole's address is 3540 Kirkway Drive.

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Workers from Blue Mountain Fine Art pour 2,500-degree molten bronze into a form.

By Lisa Britton For the Baker City Herald

What began as an ordinary salt block has been turned, by molten bronze, into a unique piece of art in Baker City. Well, almost — first the 13 pieces must bew elded togethertore-create the salt lick, which at four feet high is quite a bit larger than the original. The sculpture was pattered after a real salt block entered in the annual Great Salt Lick contest and auction put on by Whit Deschner to raise money for Parkinson's disease research. The four-foot version w as carved out offoam for the bronze process. The idea of turning the block into public art developed as a project during a recent Ford Family FoundationCohort 4 Group. Co-chairs are Deschner, SteveHardrath and Jeff Nelson. The art projectis designedtotie together art, agriculture, tourism and Parkinson's disease awareness. This week the sculpture pieces were created in bronze at Blue Mountain Fine Art in Baker City. The project, which cost a lit tlemore than $12,000, has been funded by selling

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Tradition and election results show that Oregon's Second Congressional District banner is firmly set in Republican groun(l, but cr-g +> this year four candidates are vying to unseat a lawmaker Chnstofwith a decade fers on and a half of experience. The Dalles native Greg Walden — first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998 — is the favorite to retain his position representing the sprawling district that includes all of Oregon east of the Cascades. Fellow Republican — and Klamath County Chairman — Dennis Linthicum is contesting Walden's slot in the May primary, while on the Democratic side three candidates — Charles Vulliet, Barney Spera and Aelea Christof ferson — are setto battle itoutfor the opportunity to take on Walden or Linthicum in the November general election. Walden, who is seeking his ninth term in Congress, has consistently trounced Democratic challengers. SeeElection/Page 2A

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When the temperature of the furnace and molds reaches 1,500 degrees the molds are ready for pouring the molten bronze into their forms. The numerous molds will be cooled then assembled and welded together to create the final sculpture. commemorativebricks, which are still available to

purchase for $60. Historic Baker City Inc. is the nonprofit partner for this project. Checks can

be made payable to HBC/ Salt Lick and mailed to Jeff Nelson, Ford Leadership Cohort 4 Group, 1924 Broadway St., Baker City,

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The plan is to install the art piece by June 1 on the Resort Street sidewalk that adjoins Court Street Plaza. SeeSalt Lick/Page8A

A deeper-than-average snowpack in Central Idaho is partially responsible for Brownlee Reservoir being slow to refill this spring. OIIIcials from Idaho Power Company, which own and operate Brownlee Dam, thought earlier this spring that the company might fulfill its flood control obligations by the end of April. SeeBrownlee/Page 8A

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BAKER COUNTY CALENDAR FRIDAY, MAY 9 • KeithTaylor:Plays piano,5 p.m. to 6 p.m.,Veterans Center, 1901 Main St.; free admission. WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 • Lower Powder River Irrigation District:7 p.m., at the Keating School. THURSDAY, MAY 8 • Ace Nursery offers Make It, Take It, Basket Containers, Pouches:5:30 p.m., at the nursery, 39103 Pocahontas Road; participants will bring their own basket or container or may purchase one at the nursery and use their favorite plants to create an "unusual" flower container; information, 541-523-6595.

TURNING BACK THE PAGES 50 YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald May 7, 1964 The members of the Chamber of Commerce program and civic relations committee have agreed on a size and type of planter container to be used in a program they are considering for downtown beautification. The committee agreed on the locally manufactured concrete container, approximately three feet high and wide, after a study and recommendation by a sub-committee of Mrs. Doris Clark and Dick Mark. 25 YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald May 8, 1989 When weight loss gets tough, the tough go to the Diet Center. That's a new business in Baker geared to helping chubbersshed those pounds — permanently. For owner SandraWhittaker of The Dalles, who owns a second Diet Center in La Grande, and manager Deborah Freeman, weight loss is serious business that often requires a no-nonsense approach to dieting. The Diet Center, 1932 First St., is ready to help by setting forth a five-phase weight loss program that includes sound nutrition. 10 YEARS AGO from the Baker City Herald May 7, 2004 Nine-year-old Darryn McCauley giggles so hard that she barely manages to row her broom and ride her carpet tube canoe to the next stop. "Stroke, stroke, change. Stroke, stroke, change," Nancy Harms reminds the students as they stir up dust on Flagstaff Hill. This is the canoe and portaging race — dry-land styleat the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Two hundred students from around Eastern Oregon roamed the Center's grounds onThursday, moving from station to station to learn about orienteering, try on some Oregon Trail clothes, string bead bracelets, visit with a mountain man and race their classmates astride tube canoes. ONE YEAR AGO from the Baker City Herald May 13, 2013 The fruit trees at Eagle Creek Orchard near Richland "woke up" in March when the temperature topped 80 degrees, coming out of dormancy earlier than usual. Then, in mid-April the orchard alarm went off, alerting owners Robert and Linda Cordtz that the temperature had hit the danger zone of 28 degrees. The night got colder, and despite seven hours of their frost protection measures they lost 90 percent of the apricots, peaches and plums. "The alarm went off at12:30 a.m. and the temperature plummeted," Linda said. "We knew it was bad." They are looking at a loss of more than 70 percent of their total yearly harvest.



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Continued from Pcge1A In 2012, Walden defeated Joyce Segers by securing 68.6percent ofvotesw hile Segers recorded 29.1 percent. In 2010 Walden — also againstSegers — registered 74.1percent ofthe vote while Segers accumulated 25.9 percent. Both victories firmly established Walden's position as one of the strongest in the American GOP terrain. Christofferson, a former Bend-area business owner who will visit Baker City on Friday, concedes Walden is a strong candidate. "He is a longtime incumbent who has a pretty solid seat.In the 2000-era Ivoted for him," she said. Yet she believes his House seatisavulnerable one. Christofferson contends Walden has strayed from the key precepts that made him such a formidable lawmaker in the past. "He seemedto be pretty moderate on issues. But over the last few years he's moved progressively right. I think he's lost his way as far as paying attention to what is important to his home state," she said. A good example, she said, is Walden's role as chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

OB1TUARY Gay Smith Baker City, 1954-2014

Gay Ann Smith, 59, of Baker City died April26,2014 atherresidence. There will be a celebration oflife for Gay on Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Baker Valley Church of Christ, with Pastor John Goodyear officiating. A potluck reception will follow at the celebration at the church. Gay was born April 30, 1954, at Burbank, Calif., to Dale M. Jolley and Mary Elizabeth (Andersonl Jolley. Gay attended James Monroe High School in North Hills, Calif., and after graduating, attended the Los Angeles Valley College. After leaving school, Gay became a certified alcohol drug counselor, which she was very proud of. Gay worked as a cartoonist and intake coordinator and did some work for the motion picture industry where she became a

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union member.She then moved toBaker City and started working for New Directions Northwest Baker House. Gay also became an animal advocate. While at New Directions, Gay was selected as employee of the quarter in 2007. Gay enjoyed playing bingo, camping, fishing, doing things with the family and helping people who were in need. Gay is survived by her mother Mary Jolley of Montrose, Colo.; a sister, Joy Koepke of Parker, Colo.; sons, Garrette Smith of Baker City and Mathew Bonzeck of Lancaster, Calif.; a niece, Shira Mandel of Aurora, Colo.;and anephew, Adam Mandel of Denver. She has seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Contributions may be made in memory of Gay Ann Smith to Gray's West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

We often talk ofhow well we know our parents — but after death is when we really step back and see them in our minds eye as they reallyare. Jeanette Marie (Poechhacker) LeGrande, daughter of Austrian immigrants, was just such a wonderful person and to me, mom. She married a tough Marine, Bill LeGrande senior, from the deep south, when she was 19 years young and they grew old together when that same tough guy was honorably discharged from Marines, Army and two stints in the Air Force until his death in 1989 after many years as a heavy equipment mechanic. Yes, she supported this guy and raised two wild boys into their 50's yet for years worked waitress hours and as county clerk before her retirement. From Oklahoma to wilds of Alaska, California and Oregon in between, she kept us together. A longtime resident of Baker City, her last years were toughest, yet lightened by the hourly day and night support by her son Bill junior, who cared for her in Prescott, Washington, with so much love. She gained a daughter, Lynn, when son Bob (AKA, Skeeter) married her in 1980, bringing with Lynn the wonderful, loving Hausske family. Jan, as most called her, was mom to many, with that eye twinkle and million dollar smile. We are going to miss you mom. The military memorial information will follow. We plan a small family picnic in her honor, according to her wishes. — Bob LeGrande (Skeet)

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RECORD FUNERALS PENDING Ruth M. Erwin: Celebration of her life, Sunday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Baker City Senior Center,2810 Cedar St. Memorial donations may be made to Community Connection or Senior Meals in care of Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Steve Humphries: Graveside celebration of his life, Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Arrangements under the direction ofTami's Pine Valley Funeral Home Br Cremation Services.

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POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE: Jeff Jameil Sult, 42, 1544Washington Ave., 2:53 p.m. Tuesday at 12th and D streets; jailed. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM: Gillian Lauren Anderson, 24, 1685 Plum St., 2:53 p.m. Tuesday at 12th and D street; jailed. UNLAWFUL DELIVERYAND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE (Baker Circuit Court warrant): Ryan Scott Kellogg, 31, unknown address, 2:01 a.m. today at Broadway and Grove streets; jailed.

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"How to come to a conclusion that respects the things conservationists are saying but that doesn't ignore the need for jobs," she said. Christofferson said she and the nation. Christofbelieves her penchant for "I'm a pretty moderate ferson held a position on the bringingpeople together Democrat. I've owned a and reaching a consensus Governor's Committee for business for 22years." Health Care Reform several will pay dividends if she is years ago and then served on elected. — Aeala Christofferson, "I spent 20 years as a the board of Cover Oregon. candidate for Second Christofferson has since Congressional District leader in my industry, which resigned from her position is telecommunications, by "His job right now is to go on the Cover Oregon board. getting primarily Republiaround the country getting She said she had mixed feel- can men — the people who ings about resigning because own most of the telecomRepublicans elected to Conmunication companiesgress," she said. she believed in the overall Another point of contenconcept of Cover Oregon. together into an agreement "There is no denying the tion, Christofferson, 61, that can then go before said,isW alden's support (Cover Oregon) website was congress and many times for a future national budget the FCC," she said. a mess. It was one of the hardestthings I've everdone Christofferson said her proposals from Paul Ryan, Republican congressman to resign from Cover Oregon. party aSliation might be and vice presidential candiBut Cover Oregon is not a easy to dismiss in a traditionally Republican strongdate in 2012. website. Cover Oregon has "The Ryan budget would hold such as the Second successfull y gotten 250,000 immediately take healthcare people insured," she said. Congressional District, but away from Oregonians who Christofferson said her people shouldn't rush to just got health care," she two keygoalsifelected are judgment. "I'm a pretty moderate sald. jobsand forestpolicy. "There is no doubt in my Christofferson said health Democrat. I've owned a careissues areimportant. mind that the lack of jobs, business for 22 years. I'm a She is no stranger to the unemploymentand underlittle different than the canhealth care insurance battles employment, mean we need didates the Democrats have thathave gripped the state to producejobs.Ifsom eone run in the past," she said.

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Aelea Christofferson, Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative for Oregon's Second Congressional District, which includes Baker County, will be at the Baker County Library, 2400 Resort St., on Friday, May 9 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to speak and to listen to Baker County voters. Christofferson is a businesswoman from Bend. More information at and in the Democratic Voters' Pamphlet. Light refreshments will be served.

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is available by calling i541l 523-1852 or visit http J/ dutch oven cooking Classes will take place at the outdoor wagon encampment, or under a covered patio in case of inclement weather. Class size is limited, and pre-regislration required. Workshops are open to those14 and older.Toregisterorform ore information, call541-523-1852.Costis

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five-class series, and includes all supplies. An optional cooking kit that includes a No. 10 Dutch oven and lid, hand-made wooden cutting board and Dutch Oven cookbookisavailablefor$75 attheOregon Trail Shop inside the Center. The Interpretive Center is five miles east of Baker City via Ore. Highway 86. Take Exit 302 fiom I-84. The Center is open daily fiom 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for adults is $8; for seniors it's $4.50; children 15 and under areadmittedforfree.Federalpassesare accepted. More information about other events at the Center is available by calling 541523-1843 or online at www.oregonlrail.

LOCAL BRIEFING Ballot return: Almost 9 percent As of this morning at 9 a.m., 894 Baker County voters had returned their ballot for the May 20 primary. That's 8.8percent oftheballotsma iled lastw eek.

Kindergarten open house at N. Powder NORTH POWDER — Karen Tannehill will host the annual kindergarten open house for incoming students on Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30 at the Powder Valley School. Children will be treated to a super hero-themed story, craft and snack, while parents can learn about the kindergarten program. Parents are asked to bring a copy of their child's birth certificate and immunization records. More information is available by calling Tannehill at 541-8982244, extension 8829.

Letter carriers to collect food Saturday Saturday, May 10 is the 22nd annual letter carriers' food drive. Carriers will collect donations of non-perishable food from customers that day. Residents should leave donations next to their mailbox. Donations will be distributedtolocalfood banks.

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Continued ~om Page1A On one side of the postcard is a photo of Warner next to former President Bill Clinton. The words "Fred Warner" are emblazoned across the top of thepostcard,and atthe bottom is "Republican???" in capital letters. On the flipside of the postcard Warner is accused of, among other things: Supporting Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat; Supporting Hillary Clinton, also a Democrat; backing tax measures; backing wind power in the county; favoring a federal early-education program; advocating Obamacare, the use of unmanned drones and a handgun ban. The postcard alsoproclaims more than 200 Democrats in Baker County re-regis tered asRepublicans so they could vote for Warner in the all-GOP primary on May 20. Also on the flipside of the postcardisa photo of Warner standing next to former President Clinton at a"Hillary Clinton campaign event" — a reference to Bill Clinton's visit to Baker City in May 2008, when he gave a speech on the front steps of the County Courthouse in support of Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic nominationforpresident. The postcard also has a photographofWyden and Oregon's other U.S. senator, Jeff

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Merkley, also a Democrat. While the postcard's political overtones — when framed against the broader American political election campaign landscape — are relatively tame, for Baker County its connotations may mean a new kind of election paradigm. Warner said the implications of the postcard may mean the epoch of relatively affable and gracious election campaigns may be nearing an end. "I just think it is really bad that we have resorted to these kinds of tactics in little ole Baker County. We've always been pretty civil," Warner said. Harvey said he had not seen the postcard. "It had nothing to do with me. I didn't even know it was coming out," Harvey said. Warner said the assertions on the postcard are mostly false. "I did not support Hilary Clinton. I did introduce President Clinton when he was on the front steps of the courthouse. I was asked to do it and I just introduced him," Warner said. W arner said thepostcard contains very little factual information.

'They've taken a tiny, little thread of something and really gone out there,"Warner sald. Warner also said he doesn't support Obamacare or a handgun ban. He also said he does not support drones. 'The only thing I know about drones is that Pendleton has a drone industry coming in," he said. Warner said he knows w hy the postcard criticized his record on wind power. "I overturned the planning commission and I did it on a technicality. I don't support wind power. I'm not afraid of wind power if it is located in the right spotand thepeople of BakerCounty want wind power," he said. Warner said he was surprised by the tone of the postcard, and heistroubled by the example such tactics might establish for future campalgns. "I just hate the precedent itsetsforelectionsto come. We've seen it in the state but never really seen it in county elections. I think it is kind of sad," he said. Harvey said he did not

EXCERPTS FROM POSTCARD: • "Fred Warner Jr. supported Obama's birth to five early learning hub initiative" • "Suports Obamacare, drones and handgun ban" • "Supported by Baker County Democrat Leadership: Marshall McComb (Chairmanj, Gary Dielman (Pcpj; Peter Hall (Vice Chair)" • Over 200+ Democrats re-register to support Warner"

endorse the political postcard. "I don't know if it hurts or helps me. I don't know what the intent was and I don't know who did it," he said. Warner said the kind of tactics thepostcard represents may mean a new political dawn for campaigns in Baker County. And, he said, it will not be a good thing. "If this is going to be the norm... my God,"Warner sald. Green, the state spokesman, said the person who produced and mailed the postcard would have to register with the Secretary of State's office only if the cost

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Baker City has sidewalk money available Baker City has money available through its sidewalk replacementprogram toreplaceexisting sidewalks. Grant applications are online at www.bakercitycom More information is available by calling 541-524-2063 or at City Hall, 1655 First St.

BHS Class of 1974 looking for classmates The Baker High School Class of 1974 is planning its 40th reunion and is looking for many classmates. Contact Kristi Jones at541-523-3122 or Kent Bailey at541-5234471 with any contact information. The class reunion will be July 18-19. The class is looking for these students: Sharon Conrad Donalson, Ron Duffy, Allison Dunn Perkins, Greg Fisher, Robert Grove, Bill Han, Jim Harbic, Deb Hibbard Sieders, Tony Hunt, Pam Jensen Russell, Julie Jordan Eagar, David Klugh, Chris Leathlean, John McCue,Garth McKnight, Sherry Nerdahll,Joanne Nichols, Randy Page, Martina Plumber Edwards, Randi Porter, Gene Scott, Teria Sears, Vicki Shaw Bauer, Don Sorenson, Dean Steinshouer, Lori Steinshouer, Kathy Wyles Beltz, Robert Gilbert and Rory Holloter.

Teens sought for summer OYCCcrews Training and Employment Consortium is recruiting Baker County teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 for Oregon Youth Conservation Corps crews this summer. Minimum qualifications include having reliable transportation to work sites, the ability to work outdoors and move materials up to 35 pounds, hiking and using hand tools. Applications are available at Baker High School or at the Forest Service office in the David J. Wheeler Federal Building, 1550 Dewey Ave. in Baker City. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on May 15. More information is available by calling Marty Harriman at 541-742-6703 or the ForestService secretary at541-742-7511.

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on ra er The Supreme Court weighed in more than a decade too late to have much inHuence on Baker City's controversy, but the nation's highest court has finally endorsed, albeit by the narrowest margin, the City Council's longtime practice of opening its meetings with a Christian invocation. In a 5-4 ruling Monday on a case from Greece, N.Y., the Court decided that invocations made during local meetings, including prayers that are explicitly Christian, are constitutional. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, concluded that"the inclusion of a brief, ceremonial prayer as part of a larger exercise in civic recognition suggests that its purpose and effect are to acknowledged religious leaders and the institutions they represent, rather than to exclude or coerce nonbelievers." We agree with Kennedy's conclusion.

Although we suggested in 2008 that the City Council replace the invocation with a moment of silence, we've never believed that the Council's invocations amounted to proselytizing or to denigrating otherreligions. And we're confident that were a Jewish rabbi, for instance, to ask to say a prayer at the opening of meeting, that he would be welcomed to do so. In 2002 the City Council approved a resolution that recommends non-sectarian invocations but does not preclude specifically Christian prayers. Since then invocations have included Christian prayers as well as readings of poetry, inspirational quotations and even brief musical performances. Most oken, though, the invocation has been a prayer, and frequently one that refers to Jesus. Fortunately this practice has not rekindled the debate that embroiled the City Council, and many residents, in the early 2000s and again, brieHy, in the summer of 2008. And now that the Supreme Court has determined that those prayers meet constitutional muster, we hope it's a topic that remains in the background.

GUEST EDITORIAL Editorial from the Ontario Argus Observer: We couldn't be happier about Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's recent creation of a public records ombudsman in his office. Otter signed an executive order creating the position April 23. The ombudswoman, Cally Younger, will review how state agencies handle records requests. She'll also lookforways to improve Idaho's publicrecords laws. "An openand transparent government isa fundamentaltenet ofa free society,"Otter said in a news release. We couldn't agree more. It'srefreshing to see Idaho'shighest state officialdeclaring the importance of a transparent government. As a newspaper, we believe the people who elect officials to represent them have every right to know what's going on in government. We believe decisions, especially those that affect public policy and public safety, should not be kept behind closed doors. We believe that the taxpayers who foot the bill should know how their money is being spent. Apparently not everyone agrees with us. Sean Evans, publisher of the Idaho Business Review and president of the Newspaper Association of Idaho, said his organizationhas seen "a trend ofpublic record denials recently." When government entities hide information, journalists and private citizens who should be privy to the details often have no option but to drop the issue. As Evans pointed out in a news release, "Few have the resources or inclination to sue every time the government rejects a request for a public record." The result, Evans said, is "a block on the freedom of information." We'd like to see Gov. John Kitzhaber take a page from Idaho's book and consider instituting an Oregon ombudsman position. There are more than 400 exemptions to Oregon's public records law. The Center for Public Integrity recently gave Oregon an F in public access to information. Idaho scored a C minus — a score the ombudsman position can only improve. Thank you, Gov. Otter, for ensuring your state's government is by the people, for the people and open to scrutiny from the people.

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we can get them changed, butwe must also challenge those which we find to be I have lived all over this country for 80 onerous and unfair. Itis imperative that years, serving her with love and honor. we be knowledgeable about the laws and regulati ons,sothatwe might beableto However, in the past eightyears our national leadership sails a very slick ship stand and fight to maintain, and, yes, to on rails lubricated with greed. We need take backcontml ofour BLM and forest Baker County to become a bellwether for lands. This requires a committee chair the rest of mid American and its people. who studies the laws and regulations, Toward that end, Fred Warner, I will be who understands, and properlyinterprets pleasedto castmy vote foryourproven them, and, who continually meets with leadership. our people to understand our needs and John Duke desires, who has the ability to cooidmate Baker City with government agencies, and, above all, will stand tall for Baker County. Warner is focused onall issues How much time do you need, Mr. vital to BakerCounty Warner, to cooidmate contml of our lands? This is an emotional letter to write, as Our forests have become tinderboxes, what I personally know both candidates, but with all the brushyundergmwth, deadfall, feel that one is much more qualified to and debri son theforestfloor.W edon't lead our county. Fred Warner has proven have a lotoftim e,weneedto takecareof himself overthelastseveralyearsasa this quickly, and soon, before our forests leader that can successfully work with the burstinto flames. Then we would be in a local, state, and federal governments on fine pickle. If thathappens, then where will several issues. He has done so with profes- we be? Wewon'thave our forests anymore. sionalism while keeping the county's best All we will be Ieftwithis the ability to say interestin focus. to the government,'See, we toldyou so." Our elec ted offi cialscan'tjustfocuson The person we need for county comone or two issues and forget about runmission chairmanis Bill Harvey. He loves ning the entire county business. For the Baker County and will work haid for all success of our county, we also cannot allow ofits residents to bring about a muchour local officials to go toe-to-toe with needed economic development — in timber, other agencies in an adversarial manner. agricultme, mining, and business. Weneed This will onlyinhibit our ability to get a countycommission chairman who has things accomplished. a fiie in his belly for the betterment and Fred is committed to the county long pmsperityof Baker County. Bill Harveyis term. If we have someone in this office this man. thatis only willing to be in office for eight Carol Dyke Baker City years, then is willing to walk away, to me, thatis not a commitment. I would much Harvey will stand hisground rather have the long-term commitment with state, federal agencies fmm someone who knows the"mpes." Please join me in supporting Fred WarBaker Countyis a great place to live.As ner Jr. for Baker County Chair. Baker Countyresidents we are fortunate Michelle Kaseberg to have weather thatdoesn't thieaten our Baker City livelihood lfor the mostpart), we livein communities where fiiends and neighbors Warner's leadership has help one anotherin need, and there aie so achievedmuch forcounty m anyother greatreasonstobegratefulfor where we life. These are things we don't I have been personallyinvolved in Baker County economic development for want to change, but change can be good; more than 40 years. We have seen enorlike in our government. Animportant mous changes in our economic landscape. electionis appmachingus and we encourW e have relied on smart andrespected ageyou,asvoters,tobeopen-minded fora change in our local government. leadership to weather those changes. Fred Warner embodies those leadership Bill Harveywill make an excellent qualities. He leads with integrity. He gets countycommission chair and we urgeyou results without offending. Mostimporto vote for him.As a local business owner tantly, he is respected. for years he knows whatit takes to keep a Fred's door is always open. He makes business alive and pmspemus. He knows sureevery voiceisheard,notjusta select how county government should operate few.His perspectiveisbased on resultsin the bestinterest of the public and he not slogans. Fred does notrely on partisan is enthusiastic abouthow he can better politics. He will not leave the table in our county to further its pmsperity and survival. He is willing to stand his gmund anger, but he will keep Baker County"in play" at all levels. with state and federal agencies in pmtectItis this leadership style that: 11 balingprivate pmpertyrights and local lands, and he is willing to listen on how he must anced the budget for 12 years,21 consolidated county services and successfully best serve our county. managed a 130-member county sta6; 31 All county, state and federal entities leveraged $20 million for mad impmveshould have tenn limits; two terms. Howments,41 fosteml stmngrelationships with ever, we appieciate the service of all elected offi cials.You can neverpleaseeveryone. Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Greg Walden who were key toAsh Grove's Give someone else a chance ascommisretention of 100 Baker Countyjobs, 51 sioner chair. We urge you to vote, and to spearheaded eflbrts to keepAnthony Lakes vote for Bill Harvey. operational and employing 50 people, 61 Dan and Renece Forsea jump-started stalled negotiations with Richland Idaho Power resultingin more than $1.5 Disappointed with Harvey million to Baker County and,71 anchoml campaign's tactics a successful, gmund-breaking challenge on Snow Basinresultingin 50 million board I am disappointed that Bill Harvey and feetoftim bertobelogged overthenextfi ve his supporters have decided to resort to years. desperate negative campaign tactics. I Thatis what I call real economic develam offended by his invasion of my home opment. with big cityrecorded phone calls. I am Smear tactics aie notimpressive. They angered by their personal attacks on Fred Warner and his family. I am tired of all of do notreflectwhat Baker County citizens areabout.Iwasborn andraisedhere.I the baloney and can't help but believe this raised my childien here. Baker Countyis is how things would be should Mr. Harvey far too important to me to allow this type be elected. Mr. Harvey, we don't do things ofbehavior to be our callingcaid. We are thatwayin Baker County. Take your negative campaigning back to California. better than that. I am pmud to give my full support to Charles Hofmann Fred Warner Jr. for Baker County Chair. Baker City Randy Guyer t Baker City Harvey won'ttry to thw ar

Warner isn't getting job done; vote for Harvey There has been someconjecture as to whether or not Mr. Warner's timingin regaids to the windmills near Huntington was politicallymotivated. I hope not, and I would like to doubt thatidea. So,instead, I will choose to believe the other option, that his untimeliness was a matter ofbeing lackadaisical. We must notbe apathetic. We mustbe pmactive andremain one step ahead of any state and local government entities thatwould lay daim to our lands. Yes, we need to workwithin the laws and regulations which exist, at least until

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Everyone who depends on wood either foraliving,orforheatneedstoread this nextparagraph, and decideforthemselves if the Baker County was protecting our historical, cultural traditions. This was taken right out of the Baker County's alternative: Wood getting Guaranteeing accessfor woodcutting is a "win-win"situation for the residents as well as the forest service. A cooperative working relatmnship between the Wallowa-Whitman forest, Baker County government,and the iocal residents needs to be designed whereby the designated

areas for wood getting would be assigned on a"movable"basis.Itshould beevaluated yearly,and the boundaries moved as the supply is depleted. This would give the benefrt to the iocals ofalways being assured agood, and readily available, supply ofwood; whileit would also benefrt the forest from being cleaned up ofdead, downed and dying timber thatis tinder for raging forest Pres. Baker County, under the direction of Fred Warner, submitted this alternative to the Forest Service for the Travel Management Plan lTMP1. If the Forest Service would have selected the Baker County alternative we would be living with this right now. After the decision came out on the TMP, how many ofyou people would trust the Forest Service tobein chargeofopening up new areas to go getyour wood? Does this sound like a plan you are willing to live with? Does this sound like any Eastern Oregon county? Maybe that's why only a small percentage of people on Baker County's TMP committee would sign the County's alternative. Bill Harvey would never have agreed to give away this cultural, historical tradition. Be sure to vote! Tork Ballard Baker City

W arner has been outstanding manager of county I encourage you to vote for Fred Warner. He has done an outstandingjob of managing the business we all call"Baker County." As a former budget board member, I know for fact that he is intricately involved in developing a balanced budget. Even through the recession, he has kept our county within our budget. Fred knows how important itis to work WITH the state and federal government. He knows who to contact and educate them as to what is best for our county and why. Fred know that working togetherfor a solution is best. I see Fred engaged in the community at many events emceeing, auctioneering, fundraising, encouraging and participating. He enjoys beinginvolved and feeling the pulse of our county. Your best choice for County Chairman is Fred Warner! Kate Rohner Baker City

I'm voting for Warner and Bennett forcounty My personal insightinto both Fred and Mark comes as a citizen and as a former public official with a workingrelationship. Both bring a wealth of experience both in serving Baker County and its citizens, and arecordoftim e-proven accomplishment thatincludes balancing budgets and services. Both have a record of outstanding public service. This reflects both their high personal standard, and countless hours they spend being as informed as possible and in touch with the needs and opinions ofthosethey serve,beforegoingto solution. They have stmng listening skills, patienceand respectforallopinions,and the knowledge to take the extra time to seek solutions that last. This differs fmm the more common expedient quick fixes that sound good, may be politically advantageous, but do not stand the test of time. Both are also well versed on natural resources, and have extensive experience to draw on. Of particular significance to me, is their understandingin seeing economic considerations as particularlyimportant, butdoingsowith socialfactors,proper land management and other resource values in mind. And I think they each understand the importance ofrecreation today and to the future of this county, and the special assets this county has in this regard. Perhaps the most significant attribute they each offer is their knowledge of the importance of and record of investingin workingrelati onshipsasapartofgoverning. This allows a base of cooperation and communication fmm which to work fmm in exploring solutions to issues. And it is a good preventive for a common illness in government called divisiveness. Itisforthesereasons ofexperience, knowledge, leadership, integrity, success and high public service standards I support Fred Warner Jr. as Baker County Commission Chair and Mark Bennett as Baker County Commissioner Position 2. Richard Haines Baker City

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By Gary Dielman During the 1909-1910 school year, Susan Browning Cochrane taught a dozen students in a one-room schoollocated one and a half miles west of Whitney, Baker County School District No. 42, in a little valley on the North Fork of Burnt River. Interviewedyears later by Baker County school historian Dr. James R. Evans, Cochranedescribed activity in that isolated, mountainous area 50 miles from Baker: "People there made their living mostly by cutting timber, and the logs were hauled out on the flat cars of the Sumpter Valley Railroad. Some Japanese worked on the section." In the early 1920s, one Yano brothers Terou, Shero (on car), Hesa (in front), Mas, andYukio, about 1943. ofthoseJapanese railroad workers on the Whitney secirrr tion was Masayuki"Masa" ABOUT THE Yano. Masa's wife, Yoshiko, SERIES Y gave birth to five boys in It's well known that r seven years. Masakazu"Mas" was born a small Chinese ghetto in 1922; Yukio in early 1924; existed at the southeast Terou (originally Teruo) in corner of Baker City's business district from 1925; Shero (originally Shiro) in 1927; and Hesa (originally the late 1860s until Hisao) in 1929. about 1940. (Their grade schoolteacher Not so well known changed the spelling of the today is the fact that boys' names to conform to from the early1900s until 1942, Baker, as it what she thought they were saying.) was known then, also The family lived in comhada small population pany housing near Whitney. ofJapanese. Shero was born at home, but It is the purpose of all the other boys were born this three-part article, in St. Elizabeth Hospital on which started in Monday's issue and continFourth Street in Baker. The boys attended the one-room ues today and Friday, to school west of Whitney. The recognize the Japanese Yano Masa andYoshiko holding Shero, in front Terou, Yano family had a car but community's presence Mas, andYukio, two unidentified persons in back, about also rode the train. They in Baker for several 1928. came into Baker several decades and its sudden times a year, especially on disappearance. therefore U.S. citizens, gradu- Thoughts" by Yukio Yano. — Gary Dielman holidays like Memorial Day ated from Baker High School: The 1937 Junior High • in 1934, Lola Yamaoka and theFourth ofJuly. email: School student council • in 1936, Ida May YaAs the boys got older, tubingen included Pansy Yasui, secMasa, a high school gradumaoka and Lily Yasui retary, and Mas Yano, who •in 1938,George Hirata, ate from Japan, wanted a bettereducation for hisboys this time management of the Ethel Kajikawa and Katherthan they could obtain at the Sumpter Valley Railway pro- ine Yamaoka • in 1939, Sonya Jean Whitney school. So in about moted Yano to the vital rail 1935, Masa moved his faminspector position. As inspec- Hirata and Martha Rokui • in 1940, valedictorian ily into Baker, where they tor he rode a little "speeder" lived in company housing in along the tracks making sure Rose Yasui, Mary Yamaoka South Baker for a couple of the railscould safely carry and Harry Yamaoka • in 1941, Mas Yano years and the boys attended trains loaded with logs, gold • in 1942, Yukio Yano Baker schools — Tiedemann ore, mail, and passengers • and in 1943, Haruyo Elementary School (now overthe railway's80 milesof A South Baker) for the younger narrow-gauge line between Kurata. boys, brand new Helen M. Baker and Prairie City. There were no other Stack Junior High School Japanese-American graduBaker High School's and Baker High School for ates during the 1940s. 3apanese Students the olderboys,the latter Teen Talent, a Junior High The "Nugget," Baker two schools located across School literary and artistic Washington Street from each High School's yearbook, and publication, contains poems other. Evans'"Gold Dust and Chalk written by Japanese stuAccording to the 1940 U.S. Dust," a history of Baker dents: in 1936, an untitled Census, Masa, age 52, was County schools, document poem by Rose Yasui; in 1937, a section foreman working the presence of Japanese stu- "A Garden in Japan" by Pan48 hours per week, making dents in Baker High School. sy Yasui, and "A Plane to Fly" $1,500 per year, and living In the 1930s and early by Mas Yano; in 1939, 'The with his five sons at 910 1940s, the following students Moon" by Grace Kobayashi, "Nature's Masterpiece" Resort St.— the parents had of Japanese descent, almost previously divorced. Around all born in this country and by Pansy Yasui, and "Sea


Brothers Terou, Yukio, and Mas Yano on steps of their house atWhitney, about 1926.

Yano family brothers M asakuzo "Mas" on trike and Yukio at their Sumpter Valley Railway housing at Whitney, about 1926.

represented his homeroom. varsity football team and heldelective offi ce. Nuggetpages arefullof In 1942, senior Yukio Yano photosofclassmembers, organizations and activities, was vice president ofthe including numerous JapaBaker High School student nese students. In 1942, Torch body and in previous years Honor Club's top officers had beenvicepresident ofhis were Grace Kobayashi, presi- juniorclass and secretary of his freshman class. dent, and her sister Ruth Terou Yano was vice presiKobayashi, vice president. In addition, the Kobayashi dent ofhis freshman class sisterswere co-editorsofthe and captain of the Junior High football team. Shero Nugget. Other Japanese members Yano and Harry Yamaoka of Torch Honor Club were also played football in Junior Sonya Hirata, Mas Yano, High School. Yukio Yano, Martha Rokui, Effect on Baker's Rose Yasui, John Kajikawa, 3apanese Community and George Hirata. George Af'ter the Attack on Pearl also played violin in the high Harbor school orchestra and was student manager of the varsity On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan football team. attacked Pearl Harbor, HaMas Yano was secretary waii, and the United States ofhis ninth-grade class, promptlydeclared war. secretary of the Letterman's One month later Bill Club, vice president of his Studer, a Baker native and senior class, and in his junior 1938 graduate of Baker High year was named to the Blue School, joined the Marine Mountain Conference all-star Corps. football team. Yukio Yano played on the See JapaneselPageGA

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of the PAC, and has also helped fundraise for Wehby's WASHINGTON — The campaign as one of the hosts Democratic Party of Oregon of an April 30 fundraiser. "It is implausible that, waded intothe GOP Senate primary battle Monday, in the course ofhis involveasking the Federal Election ment with Wehby and the Commission to investigate campaign, he has not been whether Stimson Lumber exposed to nonpublic inforCEOAndrew Miller's politimation about the campaign's cal action committee illegally nonpublic plans, projects, coordinated with Portland pe- activi tiesand needs,"the diatric neurosurgeon Monica complaintstates."AccordWehby's Senate campaign. ingly, there is substantial eviMiller, who is purported dence If He Votes knowingly to be dating Wehby, is one of made,and Wehby knowingly two major donors to "If He accepted, prohibited and Votes Like That In Salem excessive contributions." Imagine What He Will Do In Wehby campaignmanager Congress," a political action Charlie Pearce flatly denied committee that has attacked any impropriety by the Wehby campaign. Rep. Jason Conger, R-Bend, for his votes related to the "Our campaign has not coAffordable Care Act. Under ordinated with this group in campaign law, PACs making any way. Anyone suggesting independent expenditures otherwise is making a false cannot coordinate their accusation," he said. Pearce said he could not activities with the official caulpalgll. clarify the nature of the Wehby and Conger are the relationship between Wehby GOP fiontrunners for the and Miller. Miller contributed $5,200, Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Jeff Merkley, the maximum allowable D-Ore., in November's genamount, to Wehby's campaign eral election. in November 2013, according In the filing, Oregon Demo- to FEC filings. He also gave cratic Party chairman Frank the "If He Votes" PAC$25,000 Dixon notes that Miller has plus an additional $5,950 of commented publicly on behalf in-kind billboard advertising, WesCom News Service

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starfish on the West Coast has made its first major appearance in Oregon. Oregon Coast Aquarium divers at the entrance to Yaquina Bay at Newport last month found starfish with "seastarwasting disease"thatcausestheir arms to fall otf and turn to goo. The cause of the disease isn't known, the Oregonian 4ttp reported. It's the first major discovery of dying starfish along Oregon's coast. Last year, a few dying starfish were found in one tide pool near Yachats, about 25 miles south of Yaquina Bay. Jim Burke, the aquarium's dive operations director, said his underwater survey in April found about 30 healthy starfish and 22 with signs of wasting disease. 'You see an arm totally otE or the base of a body really milky, or an arm starting to separate," he said. Starfish die-otfs have happened before in Southern California in 1983-1984 and 1997-1998, when El ¹no events turned ocean waters warmer than normal. But those events affected only portions of the population. That m ade it easierforstarfish torecover., an Alexandria, Va.-based organization founded by Alex Castellanos, a political consultant who supported George W. Bush and Mitt Romney, bought $195,000 in television and radio ads supporting Wehby.

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Altogether more than 2,000 Baker County citizens Continued ~om Page 5A served in the military during That same month, Sumpt- the war; 89 of them died. er Valley Railway fired Masa The U.S. government conYano, 53, single father of five sideredaspossiblethreats young boys. to U.S. security persons of The war with Japan proJapanese descent on the foundly affected both men's West Coast, whether they lives. Studer died fighting the were aliens or U.S. citizens. Japanese in the South Pacific On Feb. 19, 1942, President (t/ie author's article about Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Studer, titted "Little Billy," Executive Order 9066 authois available online at Baker rizing the Secretary of War County library's website: to designatecertain areas as http: / / zones from which archiveClick on "WWII," persons could be excluded at then scroll down to John the discretion of the military William Studer, ElA during commander in charge. The Marine Assault of South Paorderdid notspecify ethnicciQ Island of Bougainvitte). ity, but in implementation Masa Yano, his sons, and persons of Japanese descent other Baker citizens of Japa- were virtually the only resinesedescentsuffered major dentsaffected by theorder. disruptions in their lives The western edge of Ore(more ahout the Yano family's gon's Exclusion Zone was the story in Fiiday's Pnal install- Pacific coast, and the eastern ment of the series). edge was roughly defined by


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"There is, as you know, no race prejudice, nor war bitterness in our High School. Yukio Yano is vice-president of the Senior Class and rates high. He plans to be a Chemical Engineer. The highest rating girl in the class is Grace Hugh Lee iBHS Class of Kobayashi and her sister Ruth 1954l, whose parents had the is third. Martha Oxnard is a Chinese restaurant Baker close runner up of Grace's Cafe in the 1940s and 1950s, place and, since the Japanese remembers We played with families are moving to a farm near Vale, it will leave Martha at the head of her class. The Kuratas, who have run the Crabill Hotel for seven years have gone."

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Curiously, Lee made no comment about why the Japanese were moving from Baker. A decade later, in 1953, Toshio "Tosh" Akahoshi moved to Baker. Tosh, classmate of the author, graduatedfrom Baker High School in 1957. In 1942 Tosh and family were living in Tulare County, Calif., where the family, consisting of parents and six children, was rounded up and interned in the Poston War Relocation Center on the Colorado River in southwestern Arizona, the biggestand hottestofall the internment camps in the United States. Tosh's father was born in Japan, but his mother, a Nisei isecond-generationl Japanese, and all of the children were born in the United States. Tosh, who today resides in Lincoln City, says he does not remember much about living in the camp, since he was just three years old when interned at Poston. Coming Friday: Series concludes with a chronicle of t/u, Yaiiofamily durirg and after World War II.

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do. They came outandset the tone SAN ANTONIO — After nearly falling on their face in the opening round of the playotfs, early." the San Antonio Spurs found their footing — Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge Tuesday night and ran the Portland Trail Blazers offthecourt. Tony Parker had 33 points eWe came out swinging, and nine assists and San caught them with a few early Antonio never trailed in a punches and they were on • Portland at their back heel at that point," resounding 116-92 victory over Portland, bullying the Baynes said. San Antonio • Thursday, 6:30 p.m The Spurs had their most younger Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Con• TV on ESPN2 completegame ofthe postference semifinals. season, playing with the flair "He's been doing that for and fluidity that resulted in theleague'sbestregular-season record. a lot of years," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich "I think Game 7 iagainst Dallas) gave us a said."It's nothing different. He's the guy that's our attack guy. iHel creates for everybody and lot of confidence for our team," Parker said."I think team wise we played our best game in startsthe offense.He'salsoplayedvery good defense this year and most people don't really Game 7. I think tonight was a little bit of the see that." same thing. Defensively, it was one of our best Parker, who had 32 points in Game 7 games becausePortland has alotofshooters, against Dallas, scored 13 points in the first a lot of scorers." Portland, meanwhile, didn't come close to quarteron a seriesofdrivesand capped it with a corner 3 as San Antonio built a resembling the confident and sharp-shooting 10-point lead 8 minutes into the game. group that upset Houston in the opening The Spurs never led by less than 20 in the round. Aldridge had 32 points and 14 rebounds second half. 'They did what championship teams do," and Damian Lillard had 17 points for PortPortland forward LaMarcus Aldridge said. land, but the All-Star duo combined for just 17 "They came out and set the tone early. Most points in the first half as San Antonio built a 26-point lead. of the guys on iPortland'sl team haven't even "They knew where we were going to do been in the second round and they've won championships. They've been here. I think iplaysl,nAldridge said."They tried to deny they definitely came out and they let us know guys on certain sets. " how it's going to be." Lillard was pushed out of the paint by 6-foot-7 Leonard early in the game and was Kawhi Leonard had 16 points and Tim Duncan added 12 points and 11 rebounds for nearly knocked otfhis feet defensively by a San Antonio. series ofblistering picks. More importantly for the Spurs, their It wasn't any easier physically for Aldridge, bench contributed mightily after being virtu- who opened the game shooting 1 for 5 against ally nonexistent in the series against Dallas. Tiago Splitter and Baynes. "The first half was not what we were lookMarco Belinelli had 19 points and the Australian connection of Aron Baynes and Patty ing for," Portland coach Terry Stotts said."San Mills had 10 points apiece. Antonio really came out with a lot of energy."


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Stella Bowers won her singles match in straight sets on Monday.

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Baker tennis teams closed out their nonleague schedule Monday by sweeping Payette in a rainshortened match at the Ash Grove Complex. The Baker girls won 5-0 and the boys 4-0 against the Pirates. In girls singles action Grace Huggins, Stella Bowers and Josie Bryan won in straight sets. In girls doubles, Hannah Wilson and Lena Bowers didn't lose a game in win-


ning the No. 1 match. Hollis Robb and Megan Burk also won in straight sets. In boys singles, Lukas Huggins and Jesse Burk lost just one total game in sweeping their matches. Mathew Barnes and Ian Rasmussen did likewise in winning the No. 1 doubles match. Hunter Stone and Ezra Taylor won their first set and were leading in the second set when the match was ended by rain. Baker hosts Vale in a 1

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Athletics 8-3 on Tuesday night fortheir season-bestfourth straight victory. The Mariners jumped on Jesse Chavez i2-1l to take a quick first-inning lead.

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Heatflexmuscles against Nets By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Woter

MIAMI — Once the Miami Heat nal filyfigured outhow to getrolling against Brooklyn, they never ceded control. And after a regular-season series against the Nets in which nothing wentright, nothing seemed to go wrong for the Heat in this one. The 0-4record against the Nets in the regular season? That seems officially forgotten by Miami. As far as the Heat areconcerned,1-0 isallthat matters now, after LeBron

James scored 22 points, Ray Allen added 19 otf the bench and Miami pulled awayin the second half to beat Brooklyn 107-86 in Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night. The Heat hadn't played in eight days, yet looked in perfect rhythm. 'You never know how exactlyit's going to be for that first game,"Allen said.'We were beating up on each other for a whole week. We were ready for another opponent

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OTEC announces board vote during annual meeting George Galloway of Union County was reelected to the Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative board,the cooperative announced during its annual membership meeting May 3 in Burns. Galloway was reelected with 3,229 votes. Charles Hofinann of Baker County w as reelec ted with 3,166votes.Robert Cargill of Harney County was reelected with 2,024 votes, defeating Alfred Hellbusch also of Harney County who received 1,326 votes.

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Cows are fed barley mash, a by-product from beer brewing, from Terminal Gravity in Enterprise. Terminal Gravity Brewing in Enterprise has given spent barley to local ranchers since it first started brewing beer in the late 1990s, said owner Ed Millar.


Cultural institute's wind turbine to be dedicated Thursday Tamastslikt Cultural Institute will dedicate its new wind turbine during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday at the institute's headquarters, 47106 Wildhorse Blvd., in Pendleton. The 169-foot-tall turbine is the first of its kind on a reservation in the Pacific Northwest. The dedication will feature remarks by Dave Tovey, executive director of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Bill Clemens, regional communitymanager ofPacifi cPower and Thad Roth, renewable energy sector lead of Energy Trust of Oregon. The dedication will also feature a ribbon cutting, a demonstration of the turbine operations and a reception that includes a self-tour of a Sustainable Choices in Everyday Life exhibit. The new turbine — the first of its kind in Oregon — is certified by the Small Wind Certification Council and is expected to produce more than 94,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, or about 20 percent of the green building's already diminished electricity demand. Tamastslikt estimated that this will add up to approximately $480,000 in energy savings over 30 years.

Neal, KoNer elected to board leadership positions BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, has new leadership. Gary Neal was elected chairman of the boardand George Koffler was elected vice chairman following the company's annual shareholders meeting in Heppner last week. Neal joined the board in 1999. He is a general manNeal ager for Port of Morrow and he lives in Boardman. Koffler joined the board in 1994. He retired from employment with Bank of Eastern Oregon in 2012 after a career that spanned 32 years. Ko f fler Koffler lives in Hermiston. BEO Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of Eastern Oregon, which operates 12 branches and five loan production offices in 11 Eastern Oregon counties. Branches are located in Arlington, Ione, Heppner, Condon, Irrigon, Boardman, Burns, John Day, Prairie City, Fossil, Moro and Enterprise and loan production offices are located in Hermiston, Ontario, Pendleton, Island City and Lakeview.

• Local brewers and ranchers disagree with federal government's proposal By Katy Nesbitt WesCom News Service

ENTERPRISE — A centuriesold tradition faced jeopardy when federalregulators threatened to restrict the practice offeeding spent grain from breweries and distilleries to livestock. Last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule under its Food Safety Modernization Act aimed at improvingthe safety offood for animals. The agency said the proposal was partofthe act's largereffortto m odernizethefood safety system. The agency said the proposed TheAssociated Press rule would require makers of The federal government is backing off proposed regulations animalfeed and petfood sold in aimed at preventing livestock contamination that brewers say the U.S. to develop a formal plan would add to their costs without improving the safety of grain and putinto place procedures to used to feed livestock. Many beer makers sell or give grain leftpreventfoodborne illness,have over from the brewing process to farmers, who use it as feed for plans for correcting any problems dairy cows and other animals. that arise and require animal food facilities to follow proposed rancher picks up about 1,500 money. awe would have thousands of current"good manufacturing pounds a week. "It helps me. I don't have to practices" thataddressareas such pounds to compost,"M illar said. "The cows love it. The farmers as sanitati on. take the time to deal with it," Local ranchers say if the grain Stein said."It works as well to love it, everybody's happy. I'm has to be processed, the cost just have someone pick it up." totally against changing the law. Stein said the spent grain is If something's not broken, why do would make it prohibitive and defeatsthe purpose ofusing it. greatfeed forthe animals. you have to fix it?" "They can't sustain totally on Terminal Gravity Brewing in In an April 24 blog post, FDA Enterprise has given spent barley it, but it's a great supplement and Deputy Commissioner for Foods makes it cheap for the ranchers," to local ranchers since it first and Veterinary Medicine Michael he said. Taylor announced the agency was startedbrewing beer in the late The mash contains no sugar reconsidering its proposal. 1990s, said owner Ed Millar. They awe've heard from trade groups started out putting mash in tubs or starches. A calf can grow, but and loaded them into a pickup to won't fatten on it like corn, but it and members of Congress as well transfer it to the ranch. Now, a can help fatten a mature cow. as individual breweries raising "Peoplehave been doing itfor dump truck is used expressly for concerns that the FDA might disthe purpose of transporting the rupt or even eliminate this praccenturies," Millar said."It's not a new thing to feed brewer's mash tice by making brewers, distillers graintothecattle. Dan Stein of Stein Distillery to livestock." and food manufacturers comply said he puts his spent rye, wheat, Millar said disposing mash this not only with human food safety barley and corn in a tote and a way saves the brewery time and SeeGrain / Page 3B


Census info shows interesting trends in Oregon • New statistics show Service. "This latest census reveals an ever changing some interesting trends in our state's agriculture,"said Oregon Oregon agriculture Department of Agriculture Direc-

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any business owners state that"our employees are our greatest asset." In many organizations, if the truth were told, the employees are the business. N ot all employees are equal on the job. Some cost the company money; others make thecompany money. Some employees are loyal, hardworking and trustworthy; some are disengaged and have to be closely monitored to make sure they are getting their assignments done. Some do the minimal amount necessary to stay employed, showing no initiative; others consistently go the extra mile and do whatever is needed without being told. It is very unfortunate many peopleworking today have a sense of entitlement. Somewhere along the way, people came to believe that they should get raises and promotions for just showing up or for just putting in time. In the real world where people work in business, it is all about results. Those who produce more get rewarded more. This is not fair. It is not meant to be fair. In the world of business, making money is what is important and agreement is not necessary to understand the philosophy. Tom Peters, the author of several best-selling books on management, stated that"some employees are worth a lot of money.... Some employees are worth a hell of a lot more money." The preamble to that quote should be"some employees are not worth having on the payroll, and everyone should be paid what they are worth.... Having said that..." Most owners recognize and mentally rank employees based on whatever internal valuesare important, be it longevity with the company, work ethic, loyalty, results, likeability, ability and so forth. However, that value system is rarely communicated formally to the employee. This leaves every employee thinking that they are the bestemployee on thepayroll. That is because no one ever told them differently. Because it is often an unpleasant meeting, most employees have never been SeeKeller / Page 3B

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Oregon farmland has decreased and the value of organic agriculture has grown tremendously, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.


Oregon farms remain predominantly family owned, many smallerfarms appear to bedisappearing, the amount of irrigated farmland has decreased and the value of organic agriculture has grown tremendously, according to the final results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics

tor Katy Coba."Some things remain constant while other facets of our farm and ranch community seem to be changing basedon a comparison ofthepast two censuses. As vast and diverse as Oregon agriculture is, I'm not surprised at what the numbers tell us." The Census of Agriculture is conducted every five years, and is SeeCensus / Page 3B




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CORVALLIS — Information about the Pacific Northwest's wide array of wildflowers is just a swipe away with a new mobile app designed in part by botanists at Oregon State University. Available for download on iOS and Android devices, the Oregon Wildflowers app provides multimedia and information on nearly 1,000 wildflowers, shrubs and vines common in Oregon and adjacent areas in Idaho, Washington and California. For eachplant,theapp offers photographs, natural history, range maps and more. It works without an Internet connection once downloaded. 'You can use the app no matter how remote your wanderings may take you," said Linda Hardison, the directoroftheOregon Flora Project, an OSU effort to developresources,likethe new app, to help people learn about plants in Oregon. "It' sdesignedforboth budding wildllower enthusiasts and experienced botanists to learn about plantcommunities and ecologythroughout the Pacific Northwest," added Hardison, a botanistin OSU's College ofAgricultural Sciences. The majority of species featured in the app are native to the region, with some introducedspeciesthathave become established. Plants are organized by common name, scientific name or family, which app users can identify by browsing through high-resolution photographs. To identif y an unknown plant, users can select from 12 illustrated categories, which include geographic region, type of plant, flower features, leaffeatures,plant sizeand habitat. The app is available at Amazon, Apple and Google

app stores for $7.99 and is compatible with all Android devices, Kindle Fire, iPhones andiPads.Aportion ofrevenues willsupport conservationand botanical exploration in the region, said Hardison, a professor in OSU's Botany and Plant Pathology Department. The Oregon Flora Project isalsopreparing a new Flora of Oregon publication for releasein 2015.The lastbook about the flora for Oregon was written in the 1950s, said Hardison. The new edition will be updated to reflect the latest scientific research.



Elgin's communi garden begins to take root COMMUNITY GARDEN

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ELGIN — Last week, the Elgin Lions Club hosted an open house for its new project, a community garden with raised beds located on Baltim ore and12th streets. The community garden is located behind Stella Mayfield Elementary School on an unused asphalt tennis court, which is quite suitable for a community garden. Here, families, individuals, students and teachers from Stella Mayfield come to check on their veggie beds every week. "Some kids are learning for the first time where food comes from," said Stella Mayfield Principal Dianne Greif."They are learning re-

Thomas had some helpful contributors, including Boise Cascade, sponsibility by caring for something who donated four big logs; Robert they can enjoy later." Swalberg, who worked with Thomas The communitygarden was made to mill them into 2-by-12 boards; BrettRudd, who donated thegarden possible through a Community 101 grant in the amount of $2,500 soil; Chuck Anderson, who hauled it presented to the Elgin Lions Club to the site; and Gene Hayes of Wallast May by the Elgin High School's lowa, who painted the sign. "Everett Grandeen and I built most National Honor Society students. "The Lions asked, Who wants to of the 24 beds," Thomas said. There do this project?'and Ivolunteered were a few days when a couple of other Lion volunteers came to help." to take care of it," Thomas said."So I made the arrangements to get the The finished beds, which are 4-bylumber, and I helped Bob Swalberg to 8 feet, w ere signed out to gardeners mill the lumber. I did most of the leg on a first-come, first-serve order. Two work in the beginning to put things teachers from Stella Mayfield signed up forafew beds to use asa class together, but Everett Grandeen was a lot ofhelp with that as well." project in gardening forpreschool

and elementary school students. "The Headstart preschool came over and planted radishes and potatoes," Thomas said."Others have planted strawberries and onions." Elgin families like the Kelly Witten familyhave reserved beds for themselves and will be caring for them throughout the summer until harvest. To help community gardenerscarefortheir beds,the Lions Club purchased a garden shed built by the Elgin FFA and setiton the site. Itstoresw ater hoses,glovesand short-handled garden tools for the gardeners' use. "I hope that the community garden is sustainable, that year after year people use it," Thomas said.



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Deb Reth weeds her lettuce greens grown in her hoop house on her farmette outside ofWallowa. The hoop house allows her to keep greens growing all year long.

• Wallowa County gardener uses several methods to keep veggies growing allyear long By Katy Nesbitt

as agardener grew,asdid herlettuce greens, and she began to sell them. She WALLOWA — A longtime garsaid she can supply The Blonde Strawdener turned her passion for watching berry, a coffee shop and restaurantin things grow into a business — and she Wallowa, with greens all year round. During the summer and fall, Reth wants to teach young people to do the same. saidshe also sellsherproduce atthe Lower Valley Farmers Markets and at Deb Reth can be found pulling the chickweed from around her lettuce Ruby Peak in Enterprise. Extending the growing season in greens, which grow nearly year-round in her hoop house. a somewhatinhospitable climate is a Ever the optimist she said, 'Weedmulti-pronged approach. She said she ing gets me closer to the ground and started her peppers in February and the it's therapy. I get to pull weeds and tomatoes not long afterward under grow listen to the stream and the birds." lights inside her house. Last September, Reth and her husband bought their she said shestarted beetsand swiss small farm outside of Wallowa in chard in Wallowa's community gatden. 1991, and moved in on April 22, Earth They were 2 inches tall at the end of OcDay. She said the root cellar was what tober and spent December and January soldher,butthe tw o acresaffordsher under Agribon in her hoop house. amplegardening space and room fora Agribon, specialcloth thatprotect variety of fruit trees and chickens. plants from frost and wind, both in the Growing up on a Long Island, N.Y., greenhouse and outside, is one ofher poultry farm with a large garden trade secrets. "Agribon is the key to living in imprinted her with the importance of knowing how to grow food, an impornorthern country," she said. Reth removedthe protectivecloths tance that seems to her more striking now than ever before. from her rows of greens and said that 'The dayis coming whenitis imporlength of days and not temperature tant to know how to grow food," Reth said. have a greater effect on how well Nine years ago, Reth went fiom an plants grow. "Most plants respond more to outdoor gardener to using a hoop house, or greenhouse, as well. Her prowess length of daylight," Reth said. WesCom News Service

During the short days of winter, Reth said plant growth suspends in her hoop house, but as the days extend they begin to grow again. As for warmth, without any heat, the hoop house can be 50 degrees inside when it is zero outside. Even after nineyears,she said theplasticcover still lets in plenty oflight and hasn't yellowed or broken down. As for storing vegetables,besides her cel larshe said she leavescarrots in the ground and learned an old trick to bury harvested cabbage in the ground over the winter. "It's an old-time Wallowa County trick," she said."A lot of people still know the nonelectric way of farming." Goinginto the third season at the Wallowa community garden, she said thereare plans to build a greenhouse. This winter she and other Lower Valley gardenersgottogetherfora seed swap. "I want to see us raise our own open-pollinated vegetable seeds, learning to dry it and store them properly," Reth said."That knowledge is critical." She said she sees Wallowa County like a living laboratory. "The whole county is a classroom. I want to do this as a way to show younger people about growing food," she said.


Stampedershonor 2014 rodeo grand marshals By Tiish Yerges

Old Goldie took her on a 15-mile weekend trail ride one time with other Junior ELGIN — At last Saturday's steak feed benefit, the Stampedersas they traveled from Elgin to Stockman's Stampeders announced Jerry and Donna Williams of La cabin on the Minam River. J.Williams D . W illiams Grande as their grand mar"Betty Trump, Margaret shals to preside over their promote the Elgin Stampede Follett, Lee Ellen Coe were among the mothers that took parade during the 2014 Elgin rodeo. Donna Williams is a Stampede rodeo weekend. us on the trail ride to Stock''We would like to thank man's cabin," Donna Wilsecond-generation Stamliams said.'The girls stayed the committee who picked us peder, the daughter of Dorr for this honor," said Jerry Wil- and Blanche White, who had in the cabin on the river, and liams.'We are very humbled." joined the Stampeders in the boys stayed in the tents The honored couple joined the late 1940s. The famoutside. We swam in the river ily didn't have a horse for and killed rattlesnakes." the Stampeders in 1965, Donna before 1958, but Dick As a club, the Junior the year they married, and since then have established and Laurose Hibberd kindly Stampeders were discona 49-year-long record of volloaneda palomino named tinued and replaced with Family Night. unteerism at the rodeos, the Old Goldie to Donna to ride annual crab feeds, the steak as a member of the Junior "It was a family-oriented feeds and other events that Stampeders. thing," said Donna Williams. For WesCom News Service

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knew. I grew up in Wallowa until I was 14 and had been around horses all my life. I attendedalotofm deos,soit didn't take much encouragement to convince me to join." Together with their friends, the Williamses enjoyed memorable trail rides to North Minam Meadows, Luger Springs north of Elgin, Minam Lodge and to Red's Horse Ranch, where theyheld buffalobarbecues. As grand marshals, Jerry and Donna look forward to ridingin a wagon with their whole family — three generations of the Williams familyproud of their Western heritage and their long history with the Elgin Stampeders.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for its new agricultural conservation easements program. Funding is now available for the purchase of conservation easements on eligible agricultural lands and wetlands in Oregon. Applications must be submitted to Oregon NRCS by June 6 in order to be consideredforthisyear's funding. 'This is an exciting new opportunity for even more people to get involved in conserving natural resources," said Oregon State Conservationist Ron Alvarado.'We encouragestate and local governments, non-governmental organizations, Indian tribes and private landowners to contact their local N RCS offic e tofind outhow

to apply." The ACEP, created through the 2014 Farm Bill, funds easements for agricultural lands and wetland reserves. ACEP has two components, one for agricultural land easements and one for wetland reserve easements. Under the agricultural land component, funds are provided to eligible entities that can use ACEP funding to purchase agricultural land easements that protect the agricultural use and conservation values of eligible land.Approved agricultural easements would prevent productive working lands from beingconverted to non-agricultural uses and maximize protection of land devotedto food and fi ber production. Cropland,rangeland,grassland,pastureland and nonindustrial private forestland are eligible. NRCS is currently acceptingapplications for both components of ACEP, applications must be submitted to Oregon NRCS by June 6. Applications are available at local USDA Service Centers and on the Oregon NRCS Website at www.or.nrcs.usda. gov. Eligible applications will be evaluated starting in mid-July. Offers to enroll in ACEP will be sent to ranked and selected applicants in early August. The ACEP combines NRCS' former farm and ranchlands protection,grassland reserve and wetlands reserve programs. Learn more about ACEP and other Farm Bill programs at farmbill.

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Since 1966, residents 65 or older have been able to sign up for Medicare, the federal government's health plan for seniors. But there are now private plans available, as well as a drug plan, giving people more options — but also raising more questions for beneficiaries. Michelle P. Holzer, program manager for the Maryland Department of Aging's State Health Insurance Assistance Program, offers answers to some of the most common questions people have about the program.

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apply? ANSWER: If you are retired, you have a sevenmonth initial enrollment period to sign up for Medicare Part A and/or Part B, which begins three months before the month you turn 65, includes the month you turn 65, and ends three months after the month you turn 65. Ifyou are still working and are covered by an employer group health plan, then you may be able to delay the start of monthly Medicare Part B benefits imedicall, but it is generally recommended you consider enrollingin Medicare Part A 4ospitall. Check with your employer's health benefits office and Social Security fortherules regarding the Special Enrollment Period to sign up for Medicare Part B. Ifyou miss the Initial Enrollment Period and are not entitled to a Special Enrollment Period, then you may face penalties and delays in getting your Medicare coverage. If you are under age 65 and on Social Security be-

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McCoy Lookout of La Grande won the late junior bull calf championship at the 2014Western National Angus Futurity 2 last month in Reno, Nev. Katelyn McCoy of La Grande owns the winning bull. Angus exhibitors led 135 entries at theWNAF Super Point Roll ofVictory Show. Scott Schaake of Manhattan, Kan., evaluated the105 females,28 bulls and two cow-calf pairs before selecting champions at the 62nd WNAF.


First, keep believing that every employee is giving the same return on payroll dollars invested. Continued ~om Page 1B Second, pay everyone the same, and sat down and told the truth about keepraisesthe same for everyone,espewhere they stand in the company as cially when it is known in the company an employee. Performance reviews that some employees aren't deserving of don't happen anywhere near as often any raise at all. as they should. Absent the truth, even Third, never have a frank talk with the least-productiveemployees believes those who underperform; let those emthey're hard-working, doing their job, ployees continue to harbor the belief that underpaidand worthy ofan immediate they are productive and hardworking. raise in pay. Fourth, take away work from those The best employees see this and don't who announce they are "overworked" much care for it. What owners don't and make sure those assignments get understand is that there has always transferred to hardworking employees who will get the job done without been, and will always be, a shortage of the very best workers. complaining. The best workers don't care about Fifth, spend more time with employthe economy. They know that there are ees whoarelesseffective,lesseffi cient opportunities available to them. The top and needmoral support to gettheirjob employees will find a job. done. What does it take to keep them? It Do this in the hope that the investtakes recognition and rewards. ment of time may someday pay off verAs an owner, ifyou want to lose your sus spending time with better employbest employees, the hardest workers, ees where there will be an immediate the ones who make a difference in the boostin results. business and for your clients, keep doing Sixth, don't waste time giving thanks the following: or praise to the top performers because


local farmers or feed manufacturersfor animal feed uses rather than to landfills. Continued from Page 1B His blog said one industry requirements but also addiestimateisthat70percent tional, redundant animal feed ofhuman foodby-product standards that would impose becomesfoodfor animals. costs without adding value Taylor said the agency forfood orfeed safety,"Taylor agrees feeding food bysaid.'That, of course, would productsto animal feed not make common sense, and contributes to the efficiency w e're not going todoit." and sustainability of the food Taylor said spent brewer system. ''We have no intention to and distiller grains are discourageordisrupt it," just a subset of the much broader practice of human Taylor said. food manufacturers sending The 120-day comment their peels, trimmings and period on the FDA's proposal otheredible by-products to ended March 31. An over-


that will just build their already large egos. Instead, micromanage and criticize the top performers to keep them in their placeand to demonstrate they arefar from perfect . Seventh,don'tprovide any recommendations for improvement to the top employees. Let them figure out how they can get better on their own. Finally, tell the top performers that they maketoo much money already,and they won't be receiving another raise or promotion until things improve. Shared sacrifice is one thing; everyone understands that. What the best people won't do, regardless of the economy, is stay where the contributions they make are not recognized or rewarded. Now is the time to take action to keep those employees who make a substantial difference in your place ofbusiness. If you don't, don'tbesurprised ifthey leave.

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Bucking the national trend, Oregon's farms or they aregaining economies net cash farm income was down 10 perContinued from Page 1B cent while the US overall saw a 24 percent ofscale andmoving upin size." hike. Oregon's expenses took a big bite out ofthemarketvalue ofproductssold. the most ambitious and important com- — Dave Losh, state statistician with "Labor remains the top expense for pilation of all agriculture surveys. Data the Oregon field office of NASS from all50 stateshasbeen compiled Oregon agriculture because of the high following a comprehensive survey of minimum wage, but it was the price valueofsalesremains the largest,acnearly every known farmer and rancher counting for more than 64 percent of all paid for animal feed that showed the in the nation. Preliminary data released Oregon farms. It still appears that small biggest increase among expenses,largein Februaryshowed thatOregon has a farms are having a difficult time staying ly because of the Midwest drought," smallernumber offarms, a larger aver- viable. In some cases, however, they may Losh said. age size offarms, and an older average Totallaborexpenses in 2012 apbe growing their way out of the category. "The 2012 census data is showing age of farmer and rancher. The final proached$1 billion,an increase of8.4 results include county-level data, which us that there is some consolidation percent from 2007 and a jump of 44 provides useful and insightful informagoing on. We may be losing some of the percent from 2002. tion for researchers and analysts. smaller farms or they are gaining econoThe final census results also provide According to the new census, farm mies of scale and moving up in size," information on irrigated land. In 2012, ownership in Oregon appears much the says Dave Losh, state statistician with Oregonrecorded 1.6 m illion acresof the Oregonfi eld offi ceofNASS. irrigatedland, a decrease of11.7 percent same as it was in 2007. Of the state's Farms recording less than $10,000 in from the 1.8 million irrigated acres in 35,439farms, nearly 91percent are family-owned, virtually unchanged from salesstillonly account for 1.9 percent 2007.With allitswater shortage probthe previous census. The amount of acre- ofthestate'stotalsalesofagricultural lems in recent years, Klamath County age underfamily ownership has dropped products. saw a 29.4 percent decrease over slightly from 74 percent to 70 percent, Correspondingly, Oregon has more that five year period and is no longer while the amount of sales from family farms thatrecorded $500,000 in salesor Oregon's top irrigated county. Malheur more compared to five years earlier, but owned farmshas also decreased a bit County is the new No. 1 in irrigation, from 71 percent to just under 69 percent. at only 1,797 farms, that category rebut still lost nearly 8 percent of its irrigated acreage. Two counties in the Overall, Oregon has fewer farms that mains the smallest, accounting for only recorded less than $10,000 in annual 5 percent of all Oregon farms. However, top five in terms of irrigation — Harney and Umatilla — actually increased the salesthan itdid in 2007 — nearly 4,000 thatcategory accounts for79.6 percent less — but that category of farms by of the state's total sales. number of irrigated acres.

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Q: What is a Medigap plan, and how do you know if you need one?

care supplemental plans) are sold by private insurance companies and help pay some of the health care coststhat Medicare doesnot cover.... Medigap plans do notofferprescription drug coverage. Individuals pay monthly Medigap premiums. It is very important to join a Medigap plan during your"open enrollment period" — that is, six months from the time your Medicare Part B begins. Different rules for open enrollment apply for Medicare beneficiaries under and over the age of 65 regarding which plans you may choose. If you consider purchasing a Medicare Advantage Plan iPart Cl or buying a cause of a disability iSSDIl, Medigap plan, then note your Medicarecoveragewill thatthe startdate for begin after you receive 24 Medigap coverage or a months of cash payments. Medicare Advantage Plan should coincide with the Q: How do you get the startdate forMe dicare. most out of Medicare, such

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whelming push-back forced the agency to back off proposed changes. Taylor said this summer"It looks like the Food and Drug Administration has sobered up when it comes to spent grains." Still, the agency plans to issue revisedproposalsforcomment on several key issues. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., saidoftherecent decision. "The agency deserves credit for acknowledging the flaws in itsproposed rule,and pledging to issue a revised plan later this year. I will keep a close eye on the FDA to make sure the final

as accessing preventive and wellness care? A: Medicare covers many preventive and wellnessservices, such as annual wellness exams, mammograms, and flu shots, for example, without co-payments. Check your Medicare & You 2014 Handbook for a complete list of preventive and wellness benefits available to all Medicare beneficiaries. Q: What is the difference between Medicare and Medicare Advantage? A: Medicare isthefederal government's health insurance coverage for people 65 or older, people under 65 with disabilities and people of any age with end-stage renal disease ipermanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). M edicare coverage consists of Part A 4ospitall and Part B imedicall services. Most individuals pay monthly Medicare Part B premiums.

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Charming, Southside, Cute (ItClean roll-up a nd w a l k -in Highend Duplex, only 2 (It 3-Bdrm Homes doors, restroom, small $800/mo 3 brdm, 1 o ffice s p ace, $ 3 5 0 bath, all appl, gas fire- Large 3-bdrm, 2 bath month, $300 deposit. place, fenced back- w/garage. 2491 8th St No Smoking/1 small 541-91 0-3696. yard, off street parkpet considered. ing, 1st, last, and deBEARCO Call Ann Mehaffy posit. Includes s/w BUSINESS PARK 541-51 9-0698 a nd yard care. NO Ed Moses:(541)519-1814 Has 6000, 3000, 2000 sq Pets/Smoking/HUD. ft units, all have overLeave message at heard doors and man 2-BDRM., 1-BATH: No 541-963-3670. doors. Call pets/waterbeds. 541-963-7711 NICE CLEAN 2 bdrm, Mc Elroy Properties. 1 ba. w / d , st ov e , 541-523-2621 BEAUTY SALON/ fridgew, 1 1/2 garage, Office space perfect w/s pd, suitable for 1 SUNFIRE REAL Estate for one or two operaor 2 adults no pets no LLC. has Houses, Duters 15x18, icludeds smoking, not HUD plexes (It Apartments restroom a n d off approved. $575/mo. for rent. Call Cheryl street parking. $400 dep. 310 1st St. Guzman fo r l i s t ings, $500 mo (It $250 dep LG. (541)910-5200 541-523-7727. 541-91 0-3696

Now accepting applica(541)963-1210 •The Elms, 2920 Elm tions f o r fed e r a l ly Now accepting applicafunded housing. 1, 2, tions f o r fed e r a l ly S t., Baker City. C u r- CIMMARON MANOR re n t ly av a i I a b I e and 3 bedroom units f unded ho using f o r ICingsview Apts. 2-bdrm a p a rtments. 2 bd, 1 ba. Call Century with rent based on int hos e t hat a re sixty-two years of age Most utilities paid. On come when available. 21, Eagle Cap Realty. site laundry f a cilities or older, and h andi2 BDRM $ 500./mo + 541-963-1210 and playground. Accapped or disabled of Prolect phone number: $375./dep 541-437-0452 cepts HUD vouchers. CLOSE TO downtown any age. 1 and 2 bed1 BDRM $425./mo + a nd E O U , st u d i o , TTY: 1(800)735-2900 Call M ic h e l l e at room units w it h r e nt $320./dep w/s/g paid. w/s/g pd, no smoking, b ased o n i nco m e (541)523-5908. No Smoking, No Pets. no pets, $450 month, "This institute is an when available. 541-523-5756 $40 0 d e p o s i t . equaI opportunity eSPECIALe 541-91 0-3696. provider." Prolect phone ¹: $200 off 541-437-0452 SENIOR AND DIS1st months rent! AVAIL. NOW! Newly reABLED HOUSING modeled, aprox. 960 Clover Glen ApartThis institute is an 750 - Houses For sq. ft., 2-bdrm, 2-bath La Grande Retirement TTY: 1(800)735-2900 752 - Houses for ments, 2212 Cove equal opportunity apartment unit located Apartments Rent Baker Co. Rent Union Co. "This Institute is an Avenue, provider. on the 7th floor of The 15127th Street, La equaI opportunity La Grande 4+ BRDM, 3ba, two level Baker Tower. AbunGrande, Oregon 97850 Clean (It well appointed 1 provider." home at 307 Second dant natural light with *LIVE INPAINBISE* (It 2 bedroom units in a Str. LG, $1500 obo. v iews t o t h e s o u t h , Beautiful Home. quiet location. Housing Senior and Disabled P lease see i n f o o n TDD 1-800-545-1833 east and west. Stain2-bdrm,1-bath Complex for those of 62 years window before calling less steel kitchen apin Sumpter. or older, as well as 541-663-8683 pliances: Dishwasher, W/S/G paid. Wood Affordable Housing! those disabled or ST. ELIZABETH Oven, Refngerator, Mistove (It propane. Rent based on inhandicapped of any 2 BDRM, 1 ba gas heat, Towers Condo crowave. Tile kitchen LA GRANDE, OR Pnvate nverside park age. Rent based on income. Income restncw /s/g pd . W / d i n Downtown Baker City countertops. Tile floors $450/mo. + dep. come. HUD vouchers tions apply. Call now cluded. Recently up2-bdrm, 2 bath, in kitchen and b a t hTHUNDERBIRD 541-894-2263 accepted. Call Joni at to apply! d ated. $700 / m o . , r ooms. St a c k a b l e 1600 sq. ft. 2nd floor APARTMENTS 541-963-0906 $700 dep. No smoking w/balcony and views! washer and dryer lo307 20th Street Beautifully updated ComOREGON TRAIL PLAZA TDD 1-800-735-2900 inside , No P et s Secure building. Very c ated in u n it . W a t e r bdrm mobile homes munity Room, featur(503) 991-1 789 and garbage paid for clean. $950/mo plus COVE APARTMENTS 1-2starting at $400/mo. ing a theatre room, a This institute is an equal by the Landlord. Elec- secuity. Lease option. 1906 Cove Avenue Includes W/S/G 3 BDR. 1 BA, South LG pool table, full kitchen No smoking, no pets. tncity is paid for by the and island, and an RV spaces avail. Nice © 90 Oak, No pets, 541-519-0280 Tenant. Secured buildUNITS AVAILABLE quiet downtown location smokers, or rent asst. electnc fireplace. i ng on e v e ning a n d NOW! 541-523-2777 prgms. $700.00/Mo. Renovated units! NEWLY REMODELED weekends. No p ets, opportunity provider. w/ $350.00 Sec. Dep. 2-BDRM, 2 BATH no smoking. Off-street APPLY today to qualify 4-BDRM, 2 1/ 2 bath in Please call (541) References required. All utilities included Welcome Home! for subsidized rents North Baker. 3000 sq. p arking av a i l a b l e . Call Steve Anderson at 963-7015 for more in$600/mo. $600 dep. Lease term of 1 year at these quiet and ft. Avail. May 3, Douformation. Ref.checked. preferred. R e n t i s centrally located mulb le Garage, S h o p, (541) 786-2480 Caii $735.00/ Month, Secu- Blue Ridge Apts. / Baker tifamily housing Fenced yard. Beautiful TTY 1-800-735-2900 720-376-1919 nty Deposit of $550.00 properties. historic h o m e . No 3BDRM, 2BA, Mobile in (541) 963-7476 i s required a t l e a s e Smoking. $ 1250/mo LG, w/s paid, a/c, HUD NICE 1 bdrm apartment This institute is an Equal execution. approved, $950 + dep. 1, 2 8r 3 bedroom p lu s d epos it . GREEN TREE Opportunity Provider. in Baker City. Elderly 541-91 0-01 22 For more information units with rent 541-403-11 88 or Disabled. S u b siAPARTMENTS call 541-728-0603 or based on income dized Low Rent. Beau2310 East Q Avenue 3BRDM, 1BA, f e nced visit: www.bakerwhen available. tiful River Setting. 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1001 - Baker County Legal Notices IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Dona Id Dea n Boice, Deceased. State of Oregon County of Baker Clicult Couit

In Probate Case No. 14-235

A public meeting of the Budget Committee for t he Cit y o f H a i n e s, Baker County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the f i scal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held at the Haines City H all, 819 F r ont S t . Haines, Oregon. The meeting will take place on May 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm. T he purpose of t h e meeting is to r e ceive

Budget Committee of the Baker School Distnct 5J, Baker County, S tate of O r e gon, t o discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held at Baker School District 5J Off ice, 2 09 0 4 t h S t . , Baker City, OR. The meeting will take place on the 13 day of May, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeti ng is t o

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holder to perform any land-disturbing activi- A public meeting of the UNION SOIL AND Budget Committee of WATE R CONSERVAties or otherwise enter the Training and ConTION DISTRICT would upon lands or waters owned by others withsortium, Union, State like to announce the o ut the o w n ers' e x of Oregon, to discuss CANCELLATION of the budget for the fisthe April 23rd bid enpress permission.

The proposed proiect would be located at the U. S. Bureau of R eclamation's U n i t y Dam and would consist of t h e f o l l owing new facilities:

(1) a bifurcation at the end of the existing discharge pipe; (2) a 1 3 0 -foot-long, 4-foot-diameter st eel penstock; (3) a powerhouse con-

cal year July 1, 2014 to titled: June 30, 2015, will be Catherine Creek RM 44 h eld a t t h e Ba k e r Restoration Project County C o u rthouse, Phase II. Baker City, O r egon. The meeting will take The solicitation WILL place o n T h u rsday, RE-OPEN May 7t h, and we invite sealed May 15, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. The purpose of bids to be received at t he meeting is to r e the USWCD office ceive the budget meslocated at: sage and t o r e c eive c omment f o r m th e 10507 N. McAlister Road public on the budget. La Grande, OR 97850 A copy of the budget document may be in- Until, Ma 20th 2 014at spected or obtained on ~1:00 m or after May 15, 2014 at 1901 Adams Ave., To supply all items speciLa Grande, Oregon bef ied i n t h e P r o i e c t t ween th e h o urs o f Manual dated, May 5, 8:00 A.M. AND 5:00 2014 entitled:

the budget message budget message and and to r eceive comto receive comments ments from the public from the public on the budget. A copy of the NOTICE IS H E REBY on the budget. A copy 2805 L Street GIVEN that the underof the budget docubudget document may NEW FACILITY!! ment may be obtained b e inspected o r o b taining two Francis tursigned has been apVanety of Sizes Available on or after April 28, t ained on o r a f te r 9 b ine/generator u n i t s pointed personal repSecunty Access Entry Call Us Today: 2014 at t h e H a i n es May, 2014 at B aker with a combined rated r esentative. A l l p e r RV Storage 541-9634174 School District 5J Ofcapacity of 80 0 k i losons h aving c l a i ms City O f f i c e a t 8 19 See all RMLS Front Street. w atts at 100 f eet of f ice, b e t w e e n the against the estate are Listings: hours of 7:00 a.m. and design head; required t o p r e s e nt This is a public meeting where deliberation 3 :30 p.m . T hi s i s a (4) a 5 0 0 -foot-long, them, with v o uchers of the Budget Commitpublic meeting where 12.5-kilovolt transmisattached, to the underSECURESTORAGE tee w il l t a k e p l ace. deliberation o f t he sion l i n e e x t e n d i ng P.M. 850 - Lots & Propsigned Personal RepAny person may apB udget C o m m i t t e e from the powerhouse This is a public meeting Catherine Creek RM 44 resentative at Silven, Surveillance erty Baker Co. pear at t h e m e e t i ng will take place. Any to an ex isting t ranswhere deliberation of Restoration Project Schmeits 5 Vaughan, Cameras 5 .78 A CRES, 3 6 x 4 8 Attorneys at Law, P.O. and discuss the prothe Budget Committee Phase II person may appear at mission line (the point Computenzed Entry shop, full bath, well the meeting and disof i n t e r c onnection); will take place. Any posed programs with Box 965, Baker City, Covered Storage Br septic installed. 7 the Budget Committee cuss the proposed pro- and (5) appurtenant faperson may appear at An additional MANDANOregon, 97814, within Super size 16'x50' mi. from town. Price i ncluding the us e o f cilities. The estimated the meeting and disTORY pre-bid confergrams with the Budget four (4) months after reduced to $166,600. State Revenue Shanng Committee. cuss the proposed proence and optional site the date of first publiannual generation of 541-523-2128 503-385-8577 Funds. the proiect would be inspection i s s c h e dgrams with the Budget cation of this notice, or 3100 15th St. C ity of H a ines c o m - LegaI No. 00035934 uled for, Tues d ay 3,400 megawatt-hours t he c laims m a y b e Baker City Committee. 855 - Lots & Propplies with Section 504 Published: May 7, 2014 May 13th a t 1 0 : 00 barred. erty Union Co. of the R e habilitation am. All interested parApplicant Contact: A ll p e rsons w h o s e Published: May 7, 2014 Act of 1973 and the NOTICE OF BUDGET Mr. Nick Josten, ties must meet at the nghts may be affected 1 ACRE Commercial 5 SHOP FOR RENT, 2,200 American Disabilities COMMITTEE MEETING GeoSense, Union Soil and Water R esidentia l zo ne d by th e p r o c eedings Legal No. 00035652 sq. ft, concrete floor, A ct. A ss i s t a nce i s 2742 St. Charles Ave. C onservation D i s 3bdr, 1ba, single car may obtain additional garage door, side available for individuals A PUBLIC MEETING OF Idaho Falls, ID 83404; trict, 10507 N. McAlisi nformation from t h e attached built in 1963. entry, electncity and with disabilities by callTHE BUDGET COM- Phone: (208) 522-8069. ter Rd, La Grande, OR records of the court, Well built bur c o uld NOTICE OF BUDGET water. $285.00 mo ing (541) 856-3366. MITTEE OF BAKER 97850. use TLC. $163,000. the Personal RepreCOMMITTEE CaII 541-975-3800 or COUNTY, STATE OF FERC Contact: 541-663-9091 sentative, or the attorMEETING 541-663-6673 SWCD will open OREGON, TO D I S- Kim Nguyen neys for the Personal LegaI No. 00035935 A public meeting of the Union and read aloud at the CUSS THE BUDGET Phone: (202) 502-6105 1/2 TO 2 1/2 acre lots, Representative. Dated P ublished: May 7, 1 4 , Budget Committee of FOR TH E F I S CAL above listed address South 12th, starting at and f i rs t p u b l i shed 2014 the Powder Rural Fire SPRING SPECIAL YEAR JULY 1, 2014 Deadline for filing comThur s day, $45, 0 0 0 . Ca II Apnl23,2014. P rotectio n Di s t r i c t , all bids M ay 20th, 2 014 a t (First Time Renters) NOTICE OF BUDGET TO JUNE 30, 2015, 541-91 0-3568. ments, motions to inNorth Powder, Union 1:00 pm COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT tervene, c o m p e t i ng County, State of OrePersonal THE BAKER COUNTY applications (w it hout O I B EAUTIFUL V I E W ~R t t g on, to d i s cuss t h e ~M COURTHOUSE FIRST notices of i n tent), or LOTS f or sa l e b y Karen Boice A public meeting of the Rent Now & Get budget for the f i scal All bidders must comply with requirements of o wner i n C ov e O R . PO Box 3475 Budget Committee of FLOOR COURTROOM notices of intent to file year July 1, 2014 to 3rd Month t he prevailing w a g e the Training and Em1995 THIRD STREET, competing a p p l i ca- June 30, 2015, will be 3.02 acres, $55,000 Missoula,MT 59806 FREE! a nd 4 ac r e s BAKER CITY, OREtions: 6 0 d ays f r om Iaw in ORS 279C.800, ployment Consortium, held at the Fire Distnct GON. T H E M E ET- t he issuance of t h i s Office, 340 "E" Street, t hro ug h O RS $79,000. Please caII Attorne for Estate Union, State of O r eRAK Mini Storage 208-761-4843. notice. Competing ap279C.870. All bidders INGS W ILL TA KE N orth Powder, O R . Floyd C. Vaughan g on, to d i s cuss t h e 1407 Monroe, LG must b e r e g i stered budget for the f i scal PLACE ON MAY 28th The meeting will take plications and notices OSB ¹784167 *Call Ranch-N-Home CORNER LOT. Crooked P.O. Box 965 2014 BEGINNING AT o f intent m ust m e e t place on Wednesday, with the Construction year July 1, 2014 to for details: C reek S u b d i v i s i o n . 1950 Third Street 8 15 A M A ND IF May 14, 2014 at 7:00 June 30, 2015, will be the requirements of 18 Contractor's Board at 541-963-5450 1 1005 Kristen W a y . Baker City, OR 97814 CFR 5 4.36. pm. The purpose of t he time o f b i d s u b held at Baker County NEEDED MAY 29th 101 ft. x 102 ft. Island (541) 523-4444 t he meeting is to r e mission. Bidders shall C ourthouse Ba k e r 2014 BEGINNING AT The C om m i s s ion Sx10 - 10x10 - 10x20 ceive the budget mesCity. $70,000. 9:00 AM. strongly encourages s ubmit e v i d ence o f C ity, O r e g on . T h e lnside Storagefor A rmand o Rob l e s , LegaI No. 00035599 sage and t o r e ceive " Affirmativ e A c t i o n THE PURPOSE OF elect r o ni c f i l i ng . meeting will take place snowmobiies, boats, E 541-963-3474, c omment f r o m th e THE MEETING IS TO Please file comments, C ompliance" a s r e on Thursday May 15, Published: April 23, 30, small R Vs public on the budget. 541-975-4014 2 014 at 1 0 :00 A . M . RECEIV E TH E motions to intervene, quired by any AffirmaMay 7, 2014 Secure - FencingA copy of the budget T he purpose of t h e BUDGET MESSAGE notices of intent, and tive A c t io n R e q u ireCameras Br Lighting! RESIDENTIAL LOTS on document may be inAND T O R E CEIVE competing applications meeting is to r e ceive ments issued with this q uiet c u l -de-sac, i n COMMENT ON THE u sing t h e C o m m i s - spected or obtained afthe budget message p rocurement. N o b i d NOTICE OF Sunny Hills, South LG. ter May 12, 2014 at will be considered unand to receive comBUDGET. A COPY OF sion's eFiling system BAKER CITY 100 "D" Street, North 541-786-5674. Owner ment from the public THE BUDGET DOCU- at less fully completed in PLANNING Powder, between the licensed real e s t ate MENT MAY BE I Nhtt: w w w . ferc. ov d the manner provided on the budget. A copy COMMISSION hours of 8:00 am and agent. S PECTED OR O B - ocs-filin /efilin .as in the "Instructions to of the budget docuWORK SESSION •MiniW arehouse 4 :00 pm . T h i s i s a Bidders" upon the Bid ment m a y be i nTAINED ON OR AFCommenters can sub• Outside Fenced Parking public meeting where ROSE RIDGE 2 Subdivi- The Baker City Planning Form provided and acspected or obtained on TER MAY 20, 2014AT mit bnef comments up deliberation o f t he sion, Cove, OR. City: • ReasonableRates or after May 15, 2014 THE BAKER COUNTY to 6,000 c haracters, companied by Bid SeCommission will hold B udget C o m m i t t e e Sewer/VVater available. COURTHOUSE, without pnor registrac urity . Q uest i o n s For informationcall: at 1901 Adams Avea w or k s e s s ion o n w ill take place. A n y Regular price: 1 acre about the bid process BOARD OF COMMIS- tion, using the eComWednesday, May 14th nue, LaGrande, Ore528-N18days person may appear at m/I $69,900-$74,900 SIONERS OFFICE BE- ment sy st e m at or bid package can be a t 7 00 p . m . i n t h e gon b e t w e e n t he the meeting and dis5234807evenings We also provide property council chambers of hours of 8:00A.M. and TWEEN THE HOURS htt: w w w . ferc. ov d cuss the proposed pro- addressed to Mary Romanagement. C heck OF 8:00 AM AND 5:00 ocs5 :00 P.M. T hi s i s a sen, Proiect Manager, Baker City Hall, 1655 378510th Street grams with the Budget out our rental link on PM. F irst S t r e et , B a k e r public meeting where Committee. 541-963-1313. our w ebs i t e deliberation o f t he THIS IS A P U BLIC You must include your City, to discuss B udget C o m m i t t e e MEETING WHERE DE- name and contact in- Published: Apnl 30, 2014 Published: May 7, 2014 b le updates t o th e m or c aII LIBERATION OF THE formation at the end of will take place. Any Baker City Developand May 7, 2014 795 -Mobile Home Ranch-N-Home Realty, LegaI No. 00035920 BUDGET COMMITTEE y our comments. F o r ment Code. person may appear at In c 541-963-5450. Spaces the meeting and disWILL TAKE PLACE. a ssistance, pl e a s e Legal No. 00035786 A copy of the Planning NOTICE OF BUDGET cuss the proposed pro- ANY PERSON MAY contact FERC Online SPACES AVAILABLE, D epartment's sta f f COMMITTEE I A PPEAR A T THE Support at FE R COnlione block from SafeI report is available for grams with the Budget MEETING MEETING AND DISneSu ort©ferc. ov Committee. NOTICE OF way, trailer/RV spaces. review. I n f o r m at ion A public meeting of the C USS T H E P R O SHERIFF'S SALE may also be obtained (866) 208-3676 (toII W ater, s e w er , g a r - 880 - Commercial Budget committee of POSED PROGRAMS f ree) , or (20 2) bage. $200. Jeri, manby contacting Planner LegaI No. 00035667 the ELGIN RFPD, Property WITH THE BUDGET 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu On June 9th at the hour a ger. La Gran d e J enny Long a t t h e Published: May 7, 2014 UNION COUNTY, COMMITTEE. PUBo f e l e c t ronic f i l i n g, o f 10:00 a.m. at t h e 541-962-6246 B aker C i t y - C o u n t y BEST CORNER location State of Oregon, to LIC TESTIMONY WILL please send a paper Union County Shenff's Planning Department NOTICE OF BUDGET for lease on A dams discuss the budget for BE TAKEN AT 3 30 copy to : S e c r etary, Office, 1109 K Ave, La at COMMITTEE MEETING Ave. LG. 1100 sq. ft. the fiscal year July 1, PM MAY 28th. Federal Energy ReguGrande, Oregon, the 2014 to June 30, Lg. pnvate parking. Re- Ilong© A public meeting of the latory C o m m i s s ion, defendant's i n t e rest or (541) 523-8219. Budget Committee of m odel or us e a s i s . 2015, will be held at Baker County operates 888 First Street, NE, will be sold, subiect to Baker City operates unthe Baker Rural Fire 541-805-91 23 the Emergency redemption, in the real der an EEO policy and P.D., Baker County, under an EEO policy and W ashin g t o n , DC Services Building 155 20426. The first page S tate of O r e gon, t o complieswith Section property c o m m o nly N. 10th in Elgin, complies with Section of any filing should inknown as: 2614 N 2nd 504 of the Rehabilitadiscuss the budget for 504 ofthe Rehabilitation Oregon. The meeting Act of 1973andthe clude docket number S t, L a G r a nde, O r tion Act of 1973 and the fiscal year July 1, will take place on May Americans with P-14576-000. 97850. The court case t he A m e ricans w i t h 2014 t o J u n e 30, 15th, 2014 at 5:30 DisabilitiesAct. M or e i nf o r m a t i o n 2015, will be held at n um b e r Is Disabilities Act. Assisp.m. The purpose of Assisfance is available about this proiect, in1 3-04-48348, wh e re tance is available for Pocahontas S t a t ion, the meeting is to re820 - Houses For cluding a copy of the for individuals wfth JPMORGAN CHASE i ndividuals w i t h d i s Baker City, O r egon. ceive the budget mesSale Baker Co. disabilitiesby calling BANK, NATIONAL AS- sage and to receive abilities by contacting The meeting will take a pplication, c a n b e 523-8200 viewed or printed on SOCIATION AS SUC- comment from the Baker City Hall at (541) place on May 13, 2014 3-BDRM, 2 bath, with (TTY:523-9538). the "eLibrary" link of 930 - Recreational 523-6541. CESSOR BY MERGER public on the budget. at 6:00 p.m. The purfireplace on 12 acres. Commission's website TO CHASE HOME FI- This Vehicles pose of the meeting is is a public meetExcellent view of at H Y PE RL I N K NANCE, LLC, its sucLegaI No. 00035921 to receive the budget LegaI No. 00035922 ing where deliberation THE SALE of RVs not Wallowa Mtns and m essage and t o r e - P ublished: May 7, 1 4 , c essors i n in t e r e s t of the Budget Commitbeanng an Oregon in- Published: May 7, 2014 great fishing access. 2014 ocs-filing/elibrary.asp a nd/or a s s i g ns , i s ceive comment from tee will take place. signia of compliance is Located on Hwy 86, plaintiff, WILLIAM F. t he p u b li c o n the Any person may apillegal: cal l B u i lding Keating Valley. REQUEST FOR UNITED STATES ocs-filing/elibrary.asp. NICKEL V; ROBIN D. budget. This is a public pear at the meeting Codes (503) 373-1257. OF AMERICA $159,900. PROPOSALS Enter the docket numNICKEL; CITY OF LA meeting where deliband discuss the proFEDERAL ENERGY (541) 523-5871 Sealed bids for the conber (P-14576) in the G RANDE; O C C U - posed programs with eration of the Budget PRESIDENT GOLF Cart. Andrew Bryan struction of th e P i ne REGULATORY docket number field to PANTS OF P R EM- the Budget CommitC ommittee w i l l t a k e Good cond. Repriced Pnncipal Broker COMMISSION Creek Restoration at access the document. ISES; AND THE REAL tee. A copy of the place. Any person may at $2999. Contact Lisa McMullen Slough will For assistance, contact PROPERTY LOCATED budget document may appear at the meeting (541 ) 963-21 61 b e received b y t h e Warm Spnngs FERC Online Support. and discuss the proAT 2614 NORTH 2ND be inspected or ob3350 ESTES St. 3-bdrm, Hydro LLC Powder Basin WaterSTREET, LA GRANDE, tained at 815 Hemlock posed programs with 1 bath with attached 1 UNIQUE 4X4 Sc h ool shed Council until 4:00 Proiect No. OREGON 97850, the Budget CommitKimberly D. Bose, WC Construction Bus Blue Bird Body 1/2 garage on a corner 14576-000 p.m. on May 15, 2014. are defendants. The sale t ee. A c o p y o f t h e between the hours of 19ft, GMC 350 New lot. $112,500. Please Bids will b e p u blicly budget document may Secretary. is a public auction to 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 Engine $6,300. call: 541-403-0958 opened at 4:00 p.m. NOTICE OF the highest bidder for b e inspected o r o b p.m. PRELIMINARY PERMIT on the same day. Con- tained on or after May Proiect No. 13841-000 c ash o r cas h i e r ' s 980 - Trucks, PickAPPLICATION t racting d o c u m e n t s 13, 2 0 1 4 check,in hand, a t 255 0 Published: May 2 and 7, ups a nd instructions f o r Broadway, Baker City, ACCEPTED FOR FILING Legal No. 00035884 made o u t t o Union 2014 P RICE RE D U C E D ! 2012 GMC Canyon 5cly, AND SOLICITING P ublished: May 7, 1 4 b idding may b e o b County Sheriff's Of between the hours of 2-bdrm, 1 bath home extended cab, Silver tained on the Powder 21,28, 2014 fice. Fo r more infor- Legal No.00035606 9 00 a m. an d 5 0 0 COMMENTS, MOTIONS on 75x120 ft. corner Metallic Pick-up. Like TO INTERVENE, AND B asin W at er s h e d mation on this sale go p.m. lot on paved streets. 1010 - Union Co. COMPETING New! 2wd, all power, C ouncil w e b s it e a t to: All utilities are on propMake your advertising air conditioning, autoLegal Notices www.bakercount .or APPLICATIONS www.ore onshenffs. Legal No. 00035794 erty. $42,500. Call for m atic t r a n s m i s s i o n watershed/home.html Published: April 30, May com/sales.htm dollars go further! List A NUNAL BUD G E T an ap p oi nt m en t (Apnl 8, 2014) Only 4,000 miles and 7, 2014 MEETING of the Blue your business every day 541-524-106 3 or s till u nde r Fa c t o r y LegaI No. 00035796 Mountain T ranslator P ublished: May 7, 1 4 , in the Service Directory 541-51 9-1 31 7 Warranty. $21,000 obo Published:Apnl 30, May On January 13, 2014, 21,and 28, 2014 D istrict w i l l b e h e l d O ne Of the n i c in our classified section 541-962-0895 Warm Spring Hydro 2,5,7, 9, 12,2014 Wednesday, May 7, LLC filed an applicaof this newspaper. Legal No. 00035875 est things about tion 825 - Houses for 2014, at Denny's Resfor a p reliminary taurant, 2604 I s land Sale Union Co. want ads is their p ermit, p u r s uant t o Ave., La Grande, at section 4(f) of the FedI OW CO St . e ra I P owe r Act (F PA), 7:00 p.m. A nother is t h e proposing to study the Publish: May 7, 2014 of the Unity quick results. Try feasibility Legal No. 00035762 Da m H y d r o e lectric a classified ad Proiect (proiect) to be EVERYONE located on the Burnt fOr our mOSt Current OfferS and to tOday! C al l Ou r = R iver near U n it y i n brOWSe our Complete inventory. READS : =Baker County, lllinois. c lassif ie d a d The = sole purpose of a CLAS S I FIED d e p a r t m e n t preliminary permit, if Must see listing! 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DEARABBY: I'm the happily marfv'ed DEAR SOUTHERN GAL: Sorry, but I do mother oftwo teenage boys.Theotherday I agree, because the gift would be given with overheard my older son (age17) talking with malicious intent, and I'm pretty sure that a frv 'end about "twerking."Ihave neverheard while Aracely lacks polish, she isn't stupid. Her problem isn't that she doesn't unofit and now I'm worr7'ed. Is twerking a drug term? Is it similar to "tripping,""getting derstand good manners because she's from high"or "cat frshing?" South America. I have met individuals from My 17-year-old is supposed to go to South America who are educated, cultured Princeton nextyearon a sportsscholarship, and whose manners are refined. Obviously, and I'm afraid "twerking" Aracely does not come from this kind ofbackground. will derailhim from his DEAR charted path. Thank you for Only if you could pull it any adviceyou may have. ABBY off wi t hout sounding catty, — TROUBLED MOM IN the next time she hauls out the excuse forher deplorable CONNECTICUT DEAR MOM: Don't panic."Tripping" and manners, you might"offer" to buy her an "getting high," as you already know, refer to etiquette book"so she can learn the ways of alteredstatesofconsciousness astheresult her adopted country" — but don't expect her of using drugs."Catfishing" is something to take you up on it. else. It's pretending to be someone you aren't, DEARABBY:Irecently wentin on agift creating a false identity on social media, usually to pursue a deceptive online romance. with my friend 'Ali" for our other friend, The "twerking" your son was referring to "Gena."Ali offered to purchase and wrap the is a dance move recently made famous by gift, a nice wallet from an inexpensive store. Miley Cyrus — in which the dancer iusually Imagine my surprise when Ali turned up at female) gyrates in a provocative, semiGena's birthday party with the wallet elabosquatting position that involves thrusting rately wrapped in expensive designer paper. hip movements. At frrst, I thought she had spent more of her money and upgraded our gift, but when DEARABBY: My husband and I are not Gena unwrapped the designer packaging to big fans ofhis best friend's wife. 'Aracely" reveal the original wallet we had selected, I is extremely ill-mannered.Shenever says was taken aback. It turned out that Ali had thank you, didn't even write thank-you notes reused the wrapping paper from a gift her husband had given her, disguising our presfor their wedding and baby showers, and when we're at a restaurant will loudly anent as something it wasn't. nounce that thefood was "disgusting." Gena was clearly disappointed. Other Aracelyclaims our baby "cries toom uch." guestswho had been eyeing it looked excited She arri ved at my son's second birthday at frrst, then confused. I felt our gift wasn't appreciated and we ended up looking cheap. party with a hangover and so much more. I was at a loss for words. What would have She claims she doesn't observe our "Southern ways"because she comesfrom South been the appropfv'ate way to handle the situAmer7'ca and has been in the United States ation? Is this normal gift-wrapping practice, or did Ali cross the line? for only eight years. — FLABBERGASTED IN FLORIDA We keep our interactions with her limited, DEAR FLABBERGASTED: Reusing but do not cut her off completely because my husband values his friendship with her wrapping paper isn't unusual. Gena's reachusband. I told my husband I'm considering tiontothe giftwasinappropriate.Instead ofletting her disappointment show, Gena giving her an etiquette book, but he said it should have smiled and graciously thanked would be rude. I disagree. I think it would nullify Aracely's argument that she doesn't you and Ali for her gift. iRemember the understand our Southern"manners. Do you phrase, "It's the thought that counts"?) As foryou,allyou needed to say was "Happy agree that it would be rude? — MANNERED SOUTHERN GAL Birthday."

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