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La Grande resident Todd Gorham said he doesn't follow the news out of Iraq. At least not anymore. When Brian Cole, also a La Grande resident, talks about Iraq, he exudes an indifferent outlook, regarding the situation through a lens of complex geo-politics. Baker City Councilor and Vietnam War veteran Clair Button said he doesn't spend



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much time reading or viewing TV news about the current situation in Iraq either. The three men — though separated by age and distance — share a common link: All three participated in two of the most controversial American wars since the end of World War II. The Associated Press Button served as an infantryman in Vietnam, An armed convoy of the Kurdistan regional governwhile Cole and Gorham served in Iraq. ment proceeds on a street of Kirkuk amid an onslaught SeeIraq / Page 5A by the militant Islamic State in lraq and Syria group.

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What was the suspicious powdery substance which forced the La Grande Social Security office building to be evacuated on Tuesday? The answer will likely never be provided to the

public. eWe will not be releasing what the substance is. We do not want to encourage copy cats," said Beth Anne Steele public affairs specialist for the FBI's Portland office. The suspicious substance was received in the mail at the La Grande Social Security office building, 2205 Cove Ave. on Tuesday. The suspicious substance was reported to the La Grande Police Department shortly before 2:30 p.m. The police and other public safety officials then arrived at the scene. The individual who had been exposed to the See Mystery / Page 5A


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• Agency criticized before passing • Financial gift from former member transforms church in north La Grande neighborhood 2014-15 budget Crossroads Community Church Pastor Gary Hood shows off the exterior of his church at 601 Jefferson Ave. in La Grande. The church recently underwent a renovation that included a new roof, painting and exterior work.

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Drive by the Crossroads Community Church, 601 Jefferson Ave., in north La Grande and you'll probably do a double take. "A few people have asked, 'Did we get a new building?"' said Gary Hood, who has been pastor at the church for about 16 years. The answer is no. But thanks to a gift &om Leola Miller, a former member of the church who at her

deathleftabout$20,000 forthe church to use, the old stucco building with a faded mission look has gottena facelift. "She was just like that," Hood said."Nobody knew she had set the money aside. She was forward

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looking and wanted to give it to the church, and I think she would be pleased with how it was used." The work has taken about a year. The project started with the roof and then moved on to painting and stucco touch up, a new pocket park and rock work by Richard Muilenburg Masonry. Much of the work, however, was done by church members and, occasionally, neighbors and fiiends. On larger projects, such as painting, and on work days,m ore than 30 volunteers were enthusiastically lending their skills to the work, Hood said. 'You get enough hands involved in a project and it's surprising how fastsome ofthiscan go,"H ood said.


The work has caught the attention of many people in the community and the neighborhood. "During the major phases of the work last fall and winter, hundreds ofpeoplepassed by offering encouragement and compliments," Hood said."Peoplestopped to speak to volunteers. Others honked, waved, gave a big thumbs-up and always highlighted their responses with a smile." The new look and design was created by Cyndi Villamor, a professional designer and member of Crossroads who was also the project manager. The changes include a new design to the rooflines, a new stone facade, window changes, paint



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As urban renewal projects from the last fiscal year come to fiuition, the La Grande Urban Renewal Agency wants to see yet another project happen with the help of urban renewal dollars. The agency on Wednesday

voted to approve $80,000 in funding for Brickyard Lanes, a bowling alley set to be established in downtown La Grande in the old Eagles building. The funding approval also allows for up to

$20,000in funding forpublic right-of-way improvements. The URA earlier this spring had approved funding SeeURA / Page 5A


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color enhancements, new signing and a garden area that invites people, especially those strolling through the neighborhood, to stop and sit for a while. Still to be finished are gutter work, more window dressing and shutters on some of the south side windows. A plaque also might be attachedto a stoneofthe blessing gardensayingitwasmade possible by Miller's gift. "I think the work has given the church more character," Hood said. "The neighbors have been excited and positive about it, and I think our goals have been achieved." Besides Richard Muilenburg Masonry, businesses and contractors SeeChurch / Page 5A

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OAvenliehomecatchesfire Friday By Kelly Ducote The Observer

Emergencyresponders reporlednoinjuries in a fiye that started in the 700blockof OAvenue just before 8 a.m. Friday. The home at 702 0Ave. sustained significant damage in the blaze. 0$l cials had not yet determined the cause of the fire. La Grande Fire Chief Bruce Weimer said the fire originated in a back bedroom of the older home. "It actually burnt a hole in the floor to the basement," he said. The occupants of the home reported the fire butwere notin the home by the time the La Grande Fire Department arrived. Chris Baxter/The Observer aWe found them out on the Firefighters from the La Grande Fire Department work on the roof of a home at 702 OAve. that caught fire Friday morning. sidewalk,"Weimer said. The fire, he said, was mostly contained in the back bedroom but the rest of the The La Grande Fire Department was personnel had most of the block closed to through traffic for more than an hour. housedid have fi re and sm oke damage. assisted by the La Grande Rural Fire "I don't think it's a total loss but Department. About 15 firefighters were By about9a.m. firefi ghtershad doused significant damage,"Weimer said. called to the scene, and law enforcement the fire and were mopping up hot spots.


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Theodore Mendoza meets with members of his family after receiving his high school diploma at the RiverBend YouthTransition Program center on Wednesday.

RiverBend students recognized for making the grade By Dick Mason The Observer

Eduardo Grajeda-Briceno was not about to miss a chance to make family history. In his mind, it was not an option. Grajeda-Briceno is a formerresident atthe RiverBend Youth Transition Program. He was among six young men who received a high school diploma or GED high school equivalency certificate at RiverBend's graduation ceremony Wednesday. Grajeda-Briceno was released from RiverBend, a facility for at-risk youth, in late May. He traveled all the way from Beaverton, where he now lives, to attend commencement and receive his diplomabeforeproud family members. The commencement walk Grajeda-Briceno's relatives saw was groundbreaking. "I'm the first one in my family to graduate from high school, "Grajeda-Briceno said. Grajeda-Briceno's presence meant a lot to his RiverBend High School classmates. "It is really cool for somebody to come back," said Jordan Lillard, a RiverBend resident. Lillard, 19, received his GED certificate at Wednesday's graduation ceremony. Three years ago, Lillard thought he would never be participating in any kind of a commencement ceremony. "I dropped out ofhigh school when I was 16. I never thought I would graduate," said Lillard, who earlier attended Southridge High School in Beaverton. Lillard will long treasure his memory of Wednesday's graduation ceremony. "It was crazy for me," he sald. Lillard not only is now armed with a GED, he is also qualified to work as a forest firefighter after earning a

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TODAY Today is Friday, June 20, the 171st day of 2014. There are 194 days left in the year.


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TODAY INHISTORY In 1782, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, featuring the emblem of the bald eagle. In 1947, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was shot dead at the Beverly Hills, California, mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, apparently at the order of mob associates. In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. In 1994, O.J. Simpson pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

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who wear their regalia for powwows, dances and other special occasions. Johnson, who also is an accomplisheddancer,performed in the opening ceremony of the Salt Lake City Olympics. This event will also indude a display ofher handiwork. It is presented in collaboration with the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture.

60 students, entering first through 12th grades this fall, The Paws for Books proare invited to participate. Everyone who registers will be gram will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cook selectedfora partduring the Memorial Library. Those audition, which will be held attending are asked to bring at 10 a.m. Monday at the Art a can of any kind of food to be Center, 1006 Penn Ave. Auditions will last two donated to the Blue Mountain Humane Association. The lihours, at which time the brary is working with Therapy students will be assigned Paws for this program. their roles. The Missoula Children's Powwow dance, SOLO Adult Singles Theatre touring productions regalia featured Group meets Sunday are complete with costumes, JOSEPH — A powwow SOLOAdult Singles Group scenery, props and makeup. will provide a luncheon at The tour directors will condance and regalia program will take place kom 6 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the duct rehearsals throughout Nazarene Church fellowship the week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdayin the Program Area iB Loop) at Wal- hall, 18th and Gekeler. This 2:30 p.m. each day. All parlowa Lake State Park. is a fragrance-free venue. ticipants should bring a sack Julie Johnson will demonFor more information, call lunch each day. Performances strate traditional dancing and Linda at 541-240-9819. are scheduled at 2 p.m. and beadwork featured at inter6 p.m. June 28 in McKenzie tribal powwows. Johnson, who 'Rapunzel' children's Theater on the campus of theaterauditions set Eastern Oregon University. lives and works on the Burns Pauite Reservation, is an The Art Center at the Old Costis$50,or$45 forArt enrolled member of the Fort Library is bringing MisCenter members. RegistraMcDermitt Paiute Shoshone tions can be completed in soula Children's Theater's Tribe. She makes dance outfits production of"Rapunzel" to person at the center through for her family and fiiends, La Grande next week. Up to Saturday, by calling 541-624-

grounds still have snow. The route is suitable for vehicles with trailers; however, it is not recommended for motor homes or motorcycles.

Loop road work includes detour

Managers delay Chinook season

JOSEPH — Construction continues on the 13-mile stretch of the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road, also known as the North Pine section of Forest Service Road 39. The North Pine section begins at the junction of Highway 86 and FSR 39 and heads north for 13 miles on FSR 39 to the junction of FSR 66. The detour route, FSR 66, is free of snow on the road surface and passable by passenger vehicles because of recent maintenance. This 30-mile detour route is a single-lane gravel road with turnouts and is dusty in certain locations. In addition, this time of year one can encounter snowstorms at any time, and some of the camp-

ENTERPRISE — Fishery managers announced today that the spring Chinook season scheduled to open Saturdayon the Imnaha River has been delayed awaiting the arrival of more hatchery-origin fish. According to Jeff Yanke, fish biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, surveys indicate about 70 percent of the fish in the Imnaha River are of wild-origin and offlimits to harvest. Fishery managers plan to open the fisheryin the near future when more hatchery fish are available in the river. Anglers looking to fish salmon this weekend can still fish the Wallowa River, which remains on schedule to open Saturday.

majoring in fish and wildlife North Powder management. 1923-2014 His degree led to a 36-year Clyde E. Smith, 90, of career with the North Powder, died June 1 Smith Ore g on Departat The Chaplaincy hospice ment of Fish in Kennewick, Wash., after and Wildlife. He suffering a stroke at home a served as a district wildlife biologist week earlier. in John Day and Clyde was born Sept. 30, then Pendleton, as assistant 1923, in Nyssa, one of two regionalsupervisorforthe sons of Dwight and Gertie Smith. After graduating fiom Northeast Region out of high school, he first worked La Grande, and as southwest regionalsupervisorin Roseas a welder in the Portland shipyards, then joined the burg. He retired in 1986 and U.S. Army Air Force and moved to North Powder. completed pilot training as Clyde married Betty J. Cork in Corvallis in 1949, and a second lieutenant. He flew 41 missions in B26 medium they had three daughters, bombers from bases in Engwho survive: Janice Davis of Aloha,Joan Durgin ofCamas, land, France and Belgium. He was discharged from Wash., and Joyce Martinez the Army in 1945 itoo late of Salem. Clyde also leaves for deer season in Oregon, he behind his son-in-law, Glenn related, but his uniform got Davis; four grandchildren; him a license in Idaho, where and twogreat-grandchildren. he hunted with his uncle). He No formal funeral service then attended Oregon State, will be held, but plans for

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aid to the auxiliary president of the American Legion. Judy also enjoyed organizing and Ritchie wo r k ing the dinners with her husband, Art, and her children and grandchildren to raise money for the Legion. She enjoyed putting out flags at the Hillcrest Cemetery with her family for Memorial Day to honor those who fought for the country. Her hobbies were her family, camping, fishing, riding horses, walking, hiking, bowling, huckleberry picking and being outdoors. She always made sure to tell her family how much she loved them every time she saw them. Judy is survived by her husband of 44 years, Art Ritchie of La Grande; sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn Ritchie and partner, Barbara Normandy of Union, Rod and Kristi Ritchie of La Grande

and Danny and Sherri Ritchie of La Grande; eight grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; siblings, Betty and Bob Johnson of Colville, Wash.; Rod Mason of Orient, Wash.; Kathy and Jim Garner of Evans, Wash.; Terry and Kim Mason of Creswell; and Maryand Jim Valenzuela of Eugene; brother-in-law, Jim Ritchie and wife, Lorrain, of Mineral, Wash.; sisters-inlaw, Hazel Hagen and husband, Warren, of Vancouver, Wash., and Jeanne Peacock and husband, George, of Baker City; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Lester; mother, Joan; and grandson, Nathan Ritchie, who died in May 2012. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post No. 43 Building Fund. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.

Judy Ann Ritchie La Grande 1947-2014 Judy Ann Ritchie, 67, of La Grande, died June 13 at her home. At her request, there will be no public services. Judy was born on May 3, 1947, the daughter of Lester and Joan iTuttlel Mason in Walla Walla, Wash. She was educated in Elgin and Minam and movedtoLa Grande in 1955. On Dec. 31, 1969, she married Arthur Philip Ritchie in Cove. She worked for the La Grande School District from 1976 until 2008 as a food service worker. She loved working with the kids. Judy was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the American Legion Post No. 43 for 25 years. She served as a flag bearer for five years, as chaplin for six years and as

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Keith L. Hall, beloved husband of Dona W. Hall passed away June 9, 2014 as the result of a fall at his home. Keith was born May 13, 1930 in Union, OR to Ehrman Keith Hall and Lois Ellen (Gamble) Hall. Keith was briefly married to Virginia Sabey in March 1949. They had a son James Raymond Hall. They divorced in December 1949. Keith married the love of his life, Dona Waneta (Phillips) Hall on April 6, 1952 in Las Cruces, NM. To this union were born Jerry Lynn, Karen Kay and Edwin Keith Hall. Keith and Dona were married 62 years at the time of his death. Keith served his country from May 7, 1951 to June 1955 in the US Army when he was honorably discharged at Ft. Bliss, TX. After serving his country, Keith worked on construction driving various pieces of heavy equipment and finished his career working in production and maintenance jobs in sawmills. He retired from Potlatch Corp. (currently Clearwater Paper Corp.) in 1992. Survivors mourning his passing are his wife, Dona W. Hall, his children and their spouses Jerry L. (Marcy) Hall of Fries VA, Karen Kay (Don) Weza of Clarkston, WA, and Edwin K. Hall of Lewiston, ID. Also surviving are Keith's 1P

eight grandchildren, Jenny, Will (Faye), Joe (Ashlynn), Jeremy (Cara), Joshua (Tara), Michelle (Teddy), Jarad (Gina), and Ashley (Kelly), sixteen great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Grandpa loved and was loved by them all. Sisters and brothers surviving are Connie (Jack) DiGiovanna of Union, OR, Rex H. (Mary) Hall of Bend, OR, Raymond "Jay" (Kathy) Breshears of Brookings, OR, and Sally A. Kelly of Peck, ID. Keith enjoyed a large wonderful family, and sister and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, co-workers and friends are too numerous to mention here now, but the family thinks of them at this time of loss and sadness. Preceding Keith in death are both of his parents, his Special Dad, A. Raymond Breshears, his son James R. Hall, his sisters Bette M. Lowe, Velna M. Parker, Eolyn Rose and Karen Kay Hall, and many beloved aunts and uncles. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A grave-side service will take place at I pm on June 28, 2014 at Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens.

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host to the College Baseball World Series, and Oklahoma City, Okla., host to the College Sokball World Series. Eugene, which bills itself as Track Town USA, has hosted the NCAA championships 12 times, including in 2013 in 2014. The reason is simple. Eugene has great facilities, knowledgeable fans and an eKcient crew to run the meet. By all accounts, Eugene gives the studentathletes visiting &om across the nation a first-rate experience. Hayward Field, the first-class venue on the University of Oregon campus, is venerated in the same way in track circles that Fenway Park in Boston or Wrigley Field in Chicago are venerated in baseball, Churchill Downs is venerated in horse racing and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is venerated in car racing. Like all of these venues, Hayward Field, built in 1919, has seen a lot ofhistory. Recent examples include Galen Rupp's American record in the 10,000-meter run at the Prefontaine Classic May 30 or Ashton Eaton's 9,039 points in the decathlon at

the 2012 Olympic Trials. Many Northeast Oregon athletes have competed for state championships on the same venue where now some of the nation's and world's best are strutting their stuK It should be a great honor, and inspiring, for top local athletes to show oA'their skills at

Hayward Field. As they compete there, they may hear the echoes of past champions such as Steve Prefontaine, Mac Wilkins and Harry Jerome. The venue has come a long way since a six-lane cinder track was first installed around the football field in 1921. With a giant state-of-the-art scoreboard, a track surface second to none and plans to increase fan capacity, Hayward Field has a lot of which to brag. The state of Oregon can be proud that one of its venues is held in such high regard in the sports world. The NCAA track and field championships are a great way to showcase Oregon's quality oflife and natural beauty — the Oregon coast, the Willamette River, the Cascade mountain range and all of its volcanoes. Over the next seven years, the event will introduce Oregon to visitors and a television audience from across the country and around the world. They will see the coast, the mountains and first class track. If a few of these star athletes, or even the couch potatoes watching the event at home on TV, decide to vacation here or move here, all the better.

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alent of the house my classmates and I drew in first grade art class. Yes, we birds. had art training back in the 1960s, no JEFF PETERSEN It's getting to the point, however, this matter how much talent we exhibited, sun-kissed, rain-whipped June, where and my classmates and me had about even on a sunflower seed diet, the neigh- in her living room where just outside as much art talent as a Studebaker. borhoodbirds aregetting almost too fat she hassetup an elaborate seriesof The new bird feeder looks much like the one-room cabin we drew. The only to fl y.W hen a flock landson a power feeders. By my reckoning, it's a 96-inch TV in vibrant color, featuring shows things missing, that appeared in our line, it sags nearly to the ground. My neighbor, Sandy, is partly to changing by the minute and not the artfulscribblings,are a sm okestack blame.Her smorgasbord isthetalk of hour — short attention span theater at with smoke curling into the sky and a the bird world and draws feathered its finest. rock-lined path leading to the front door. friends &om most of the Cove zip code. My feeding area, just up the hill, is Most birds don't seem to mind eating Sandy knows all about birds and more modest. It's the equivalent of a 13- at my modest feeder. Sure, a few of the their habits. She'll say things like,"Look, inch TV. The birds love to dine and dash, uppity birds stay away, worried about there's a red-capped duck-tailed honey- or waddle as the case may be, &om my their reputation as they move &om dew" or 'Why, if it isn't a yellow-throated bird feeder. The feeder was purchased Sandy's 96-inch bird TV to my more warbling nutcatcher." only recently, after the neighborhood modest feeding station. For the rest, my I'm trying to learn more about birds. deer herd decided to demolish its feeder may be small-screen TV. Still, For now, though, most of my bird visipredecessor in a quest for a &ee healthy foodisfood.When you're hungry,you can't be picky. tors are known as "Sam" or "Mike" or gluten- and saturated fat-fiee meal. "Bud." It's as if they are little avian This might suggest that the deer are In time, I will become better at bird mechanics wearing coveralls with their able to tell more than picky eaters. The truth is, they'd eat the identification. 111 be names emblazoned on the chest. paint otf the side of my house if I wasn't just a big bird fiom a little bird and a fat When I fail to put food in the bird constantly on guard with the Red Ryder bird fiom a skinny bird. I might even be feeder in a timely manner, their vocabu- BB gun. able to tell you their names, like roselaries would make a human mechanic The new bird feeder is smaller. In fact, breasted waxwing or cedar grosbeak. blush. For now, I'll content myself with my it would make 16th president Abraham Sandy is famous in the neighborhood Lincoln's boyhood cabin look like the 13-inch bird TV and the delights of short for her bird TV. It's the picture window Ritz. The bird feeder is the rough equiv- attention span theater. here are worse ways to be driven

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al-Qaida breakaway band of guerillas known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant began a massive onslaught across the northern part of the country. The guerillas — who are rumored to be allied with Sunni tribes and former renegade membersofSaddam Hussein's old Baath Party — quickly seized a number of key northern Iraq cities and then turned south, pushing pastfeeble IraqiArmy resistance to advance within miles of Baghdad, the nation's capital. President Barak Obama announced Thursday he would dispatch 300 military advisers to the nation but no ground combat troops were

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The Islamic State in lraq and the Levant, is an unrecognized state and active jihadist militant group in lraq and Syria influenced by theWahhabi movement. In its unrecognized self-proclaimed status as an independent state, it claims the territory of Iraq and Syria. Militants from the Islamic State of lraq and the Levant jihadist group have seized the north lraqi cities of Mosul andTikrit and have vowed to move on Baghdad to topple the Shiite-dominated government.

from the military, said. Gorham, who spent 27 years in the Oregon National Guard,said he getsfrustrated when he does watch news from the area. "So I just don't watch TV. I don'twant tofeelifrustratedl slated to be deployed. but it is hard not to," he said. The early picture of a Gorham said the fact the crumbling Iraq Army and Iraqi Army might not be able images of refugees fleeing the to sustain itself against a mofighting conjured up aspects tivated enemy was evident of the last days of the Vietnam even when the 3rd Battalion War when the government of preparedtoleaveIraq in mid-2011. South Vietnam was over''We knew when we left, thrown by a multi-pronged North Vietnamese Army ofthey were not going to stand fensivein thespring of1975. and fight," he said. Gorham, who works for Yet the retired first sergeant Boise Cascade in La Grande, saidthe collapseofthenation devoted more than two years was probably preordained. "It would have happened no ofhis life to Iraq as a member of the region's Oregon matter when we left," he said. Cole deployed with the National Guard unit, the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry 3rd Battalion on its first tour Regiment. The battalion — in 2004 — as the unit's second-in-command. Now redeployed to Iraq twice — in 2004 and again in 2010tired,Colesaid hedoesn'tfeel the efforts of the battalion in and Gorham deployedwith the unit to the war-torn 2004 to 2005 were in vain. "I feel reward, personally. country on both occasions. Now, he said he doesn't pay We set the conditions for the that much attention to the first free election. Yes ithe news on Iraq. Mainly because election) was a convoluted the current situation sparks process, butitgave them a troubling questions about his chance to vote," he said. two-year experience there. Still, Cole said to instill "I guess I try to shield real change in Iraq will take myself from it because I don't decades. 'You're not going to change want to know. But, yeah, it irritates me. I don't want the way they view religion, women's rights," he said. to feel like it was a waste," Gorham, who is now retired And, he said, at the end

MYSTERY Continued ~om Page1A material, a Social Security office employee, remained in the building to prevent him from possibly spreading the suspicious substance. Public safety officials then talked to the individual to determine ifhe had suffered any symptoms from exposure to the substance.

of the day, the schism that exists in Iraq is one that the Iraqi people must solve. "Those people are going to have to figure it out for themselves," he said. That process may take a long time he said. "They've been trying to figure it out for a thousand years," he said. Button said he sees some eerie similarities between the end of the war in Vietnam and what is going on now in Iraq. Button, who spent a year asafootsoldierm arching around — and through — the jungle of the northern part of South Vietnam with the U.S. Army's Americal Division, said he can relate to how Iraq war veterans may feel now as they watch the nation implode. He, too, said that he securedaperception after he came home that South Vietnam may not be able to sustain itself militarily. "I think we knew ithe destruction of South Vietnam) was going to happen. There wasn't enough people who believed in their own government to make it work," he said. Button said the North Vietnamesewere resolved to secure triumph. "They were unbelievably determined and willing to lose any number of people. To resist that you have to have a forceoftruly committed people who feel they are de-

Fortunately, the individual did not report suffering any symptoms. The man remained in the building until members from the Region 10 Hazardous Materials team arrived from Umatilla County. The HazMat team isolatedthe material,tested it and determined that it was not a threat. The FBI then took over the investigation. La Grande Fire Department Chief Bruce Weimer told The Observer on

fending their homeland and who are not afraid to fight and die for it," he said. When Saigon — the capital of South Vietnam — fell in late April 1975, Button said he tried to avoid the news. "At that point I'd been home several years, for me I kind of covered my head and didn't watch," he said. Cole acknowledged that now, 10 years after he deployed to Iraq with the Eastern Oregon Guard outfit, he has been able to get some distanceand gain adifferent outlook on the situation. "I put itinto perspective, the changes we made while we were there. I sleep fine at night. While we were there, we were doing social things for thosepeople,elections,schools, footbridges. We helped them out the best we could during our time fiame," Cole said. Button said the news from Iraq does, in some ways, trigger memories from the end of the Vietnam War. "Each time something like this happens it is just like you wind up reliving that and feeling allthe same sense ofangst and regrets and confusion.It justfeelsbad.Thesefeelings, you recycle them. Theyjust don't go away," he said.

to the city to help establish a grocery store downtown. amount of $75,000. The pro- Joseph has also said that the gram allows consideration city councilors have a conflict for funding in excess of the ofinterest asserving as cap on a case-by-case basis. URA members. Brickyard Lanes, 1212 'You took an oath as a Jefferson Ave., will come to city councilor. You also serve fruition after work is done in a dual role wearing your on the building, proprietor Santa Claus hat giving Gary Kiesecker has said. away taxpayer dollars, you The 12-lane projectisslated havedivertedfrom the city's to costa totalof$855,000. general fund," he said."I'm Also at the meeting, the asking you to fulfill your URA adopted a $4.9 million duty as a city councilor and budget for the next fiscal to quit playing Santa Claus." Agency member Gary Lilyear, drawing the ire of resident Steve Joseph. lard acknowledged that the During the public testiUrban Renewal District does mony portion of the budget impact the general fund, hearing, Joseph sharply but he said it is the best tool criticized the URA with a available for the city to boost demonstration. Using an economic development. image he has alluded to in The budget passed with several otherinstances,Jo- a sole no vote from Jerry seph put on a Santa Claus Sebestyen.



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Zion is a conThe public is invited to the gregationofthe installation service of Pastor Evangelical LuColleen Nelson at 4 p.m. theran Church in America. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, 902 Fourth Nelson Assi s tant to the bishop, SuSt. Nelson has served Zion for san Kintner, of the Oregon the past year on a tempoSynod, will offrciate at the rary basis and has now been installation. A celebration dinner will selectedby the congregation as theregular called pastor. follow the service.

Nelsonisa graduate of The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and has been in parish ministry for 25 years, previously serving congregations in Battle Creek, Mich., and Chicago. She has specialized training in spiritual direction and experience administering the Doctor of Ministry program at her seminary.

While she calls central Iowa home, she has explored the Northwest for many years because her children and grandchildren live in the Portland and Seattle areas. "It has been a great year getting to know the people, culture and beauty of Northeast Oregon," she said. "I look forward to continuing

to serve God in this congregation and community in the coming years. Zion is a congregation that welcomes everyone God sends us, and we are ready to make a difference in La Grande and beyond with Jesus' work of love, peace and justice. It's a privi lege to behere,and I look forward to meeting many more people in this

community." Nelson welcomes people to join the celebration Sunday or anytime in the future at the church's regular 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship. There will be no 9:30 a.m. service this week. The women's Bible study will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion.

HIGHLIGHTS Second Sunday aRer Pentecost observed

'Praying Through the Troubles' is message

St. Peter's Episcopal Church will observe the second Sunday after Pentecostwith Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macekwill preside and preach. Morningprayer is offered at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the chapel. Amidweek Eucharistis offered at12:15p.m .W ednesdays, alsoin the chapel.

This second Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Don Dunn's message will be'Praying Through the Troubles" at First Christian Church iDisciples of Christ),901 PennAve. Scriptures will be from Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 and Romans 6:1-11 at this 10 a.m. service.

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COVE — Grace Community Lutheran Church will worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Carl Seelhoff's sermon title is"Advancing the Kmgdom" taken from Matthew 10. Bible studies for all ages start at 9 a.m., with the adult dass starting a series from Ephesians. Fellowship follows the service. All activities are held at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church.

through Matthew COVE — The Cove United Methodist Church will continue its journey through Matthew Sunday. Matthew 1:18-25 will be the scripture reference as the church focuses on the birth of Jesus and sees how the prophecy from Isaiah came to pass with Mary. The message title is 'The Birth of Jesus the Messiah." The service will start at 9 a.m., with a coffee fellowship afterward.

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Relationship with God is Sunday focus Pastor Sue Peeples on the

second Sundayof Pentecost continues her series on a personal relationship with God. The servic estartsat11a.m .at the United Methodist Church of Union. The message topic is "Live To God." Fellowship and refreshments follow. A special"Pet Blessing" service will begin at 11 a.m. June 29, led by Pastor Mike Lamb on the church lawn. The greater communityis welcome to bring their animals and join the church for the service. The churoh plays host to Fresh FoodAlliance from 12:30 p.m. to 1p.m. Monday. Senior lunchis served at noon Tuesday, followed at 2 p.m. with Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to explore emotional reactions to various situations. For more information, callMary at541-805-4826. W ednesdayprayer meeting is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. People with a prayer request should contact a church member or call 541-562-5848.

SouthsideKids hosts free event Saturday Southside Kids is hosting its frrst free ¹Fun4Families event,"Let terboxing,"at1 p.m. Saturday, at Southside of Heaven, 211 Fir St. Ietterboxinginvolves fmdinghidden boxes, collecting stamp impressionsand learning aboutplaces or things represented in the stamps. Those attendingwill create some stamps and log booksand givefamiliesdues to some local sites to start their adventures. Kids and Teens must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Stacy at 541-805-9068.

Reconciliation is sermon focus Reconciliation is one of the greatest words because of the experience it brings, says Pastor Michael Armayor of the Seventh-dayAdventist Church. How can we experience this reconciliation with God? W ha purpose does itofferfor

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ELGIN — The sermon Sunday at the Elgin United Methodist Church is titled "Sins and Forgiveness" by Pastor Gerald Hopkins. The servicebegins at11a.m .at the church, located at Seventh and Birch streets. Coffee and conversation will follow the service.

Doug Edmonds'lesson Sunday at the Church of Christ The second Sunday after will be"Let the Word of Christ Pentecost willbecelebrated Dwellin You"coming from the during the 9:30 a.m. worship passage Colossians 3:12-25. serviceatthe FirstPresbyteCommunionis taken every rian Church. The contributions Sunday. Sundaymorning of Issac Watts to hymnody will dasses are from 9:30 a.m. be commemorated by a hymn to 10:15 a.m., and worship singinterspersed by Psalms service followsat10:30 a.m .A children's church takes place and scripture. Fellowship will follow the service. during the sermon for the little A studyof a Bible ~ r i e s ones. begins from 4 p.m. to Wednesday small groups 6p.m.Sunday atthehome of areat7p.m .atvarioushome Bruce and TerrieAndrews. locations.

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ENTERPRISE — "Dead and Alive" is the celebration at Enterprise Community Congregational Church Sunday.Bible study startsat9:30 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.


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'Sins and Forgiveness' is sermon topic


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a more passionate life? This will be Armayor's focus at the 11 a.m. service Saturday at the La Grande Seventh-day Adventist church.



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)PFai • Chair Exercise Class:9:30 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Elgin Free Summer Lunch Program: kids 1-18 free, adults $3; 12:15-1 p.m.; Stella Mayfield School. • Faces for Change Concert:Wasteland Kings, recent LHS graduate Stormie Brown Br comedian Ed Jiovani; $10 advance, $12 at the door; 6 p.m.; Quinn Coliseum, EOU. • iCraft:tweens Br teens ages 11Br older; 3-4 p.m.; Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St. • La Grande Free Summer Lunch Program:kids 1-18 free, $3 adults;11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Riveria Activity Center, 2609 Second St. • Lidia Yuknavitch Discusses 'The Voices Within Your Voice'.11 a.m.; Loso Hall, Room 117,EOU. • Live Music by Fine Tunes:free; 11 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Pinochle Social Club:18 and older; 6 p.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Wildflower Hike: 10 a.m.-noon; Hells Canyon Overlook, off Wallowa Mt. Loop Road (FSR39).

g]maT • Eastern Oregon Beer Festival:must


be 21; noon10 p.m.; Union County Fairgrounds, 3604 N. Second St. • FolkArt in the Park at Wallowa Lake: "Powwow Dance Br Regalia" by Julie Johnson; 6-8 p.m.; Wallowa Lake State Park, Joseph. • Free Family Fun Day in the Valley of Peace:multicultural, earth friendly art Br music celebration; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Riverside Park, North Spruce Street and Fruitdale Lane. • Free Yoga Class: 11:30 a.m.; Riverside Park pavilion, North Spruce Street and Fruitdale Lane. • Joseph Farmers Market:10 a.m.2 p.m.; Downtown Joseph. • La Grande Farmers' Market & Music at the Market:9 a.m.noon; Max Square, Fourth Street and Adams Avenue. • Old-Time Community Dance: live string band Br caller; free; 710:30 p.m.; South Fork Grange Hall, Lostine. • Paws for Books: kids read to therapy dogs; donation of canned dog food appreciated; 11 a.m.; Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St. • PoetTalk:Jennifer Boyden presents "Logically: The Non Sequitur's Place in Poetry"; 11 a.m.; Loso Hall, Room 117,EOU.

22smI • SOLO Luncheon: adult singles group; fragrance free venue; 12:30 p.m.; Church of the Nazarene, 109

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g3MQH • Bridge: 1:15 p.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Chair Exercise Class:9:30 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Elgin Free Summer Lunch Program: kids 1-18 free, adults $3; 12:15-1 p.m.; Stella Mayfield School. • Fresh Food Alliance:12:301 p.m.; Union United Methodist Church. • La Grande Free Summer Lunch Program:kids 1-18 free, $3 adults; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Riveria Activity Center, 2609 Second St. • Live Music by Dennis Winn:free; 11 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Missoula Children's Theatre Audition: everyone who auditions will be given a part in "Rapunzel"; 10 a.m.noon; Art Center at the Old Library, 1006 Penn Ave. • TOPS OR 98:Take Off Pounds Sensibly; weigh-in at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6; Faith Lutheran Church,12th Street and Gekeler Lane. • Union County Chess Club:3-7 p.m.; Sub Shop, 111 Depot St., La Grande.

$4TIa • Baby Tot Bop Story Circle:ages 0-3; free; 11:30 a.m.; Cook Memorial Library,

2006 Fourth St.. • Brown Bag Lunch at the Josephy Library:bring your own lunch; free; noon; Josephy Center for Arts Br Culture, 403 N. Main St., Joseph. • Cove City Council: 7 p.m.; Cove City Hall, 504 Alder St. • Elgin Free Summer Lunch Program: kids 1-18 free, adults $3; 12:15-1 p.m.; Stella Mayfield School. • Emotions Anonymous: 2 p.m.; Union United Methodist Church. • Grande Ronde Model Watershed Board:5 p.m.; Wallowa Community Center, 204 E.Second St. • La Grande Farmers' Market:3:30-6 p.m.; Max Square, Fourth Street and Adams Avenue. • La Grande Free Summer Lunch Program:kids 1-18 free, $3 adults; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Riveria Activity Center, 2609 Second St. • Live Music by Blue Mountaineers:free; 11 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Pinochle:1 p.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • TOPS (fragrancefree): TakeOffPounds Sensibly; 8-10 a.m.; Island City City Hall. • Union Senior Lunch:noon; Union United Methodist Church.

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recovery field trip; 9-11:30 a.m.; Catherine Creek adult fish trap. • Chair Exercise Class:9:30 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Elgin Free Summer Lunch Program: kids 1-18 free, adults $3; 12:15-1 p.m.; Stella Mayfield School. • EOUTransfer Student Open House:Welcome Center on1st floor; 6-8 p.m.; Inlow Hall, EOU, La Grande. • La Grande Free Summer Lunch Program:kids 1-18 free, $3 adults; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Riveria Activity Center, 2609 Second St. • Live Music by Blue Mountaineers:free; 11 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Rotary Club of Wallowa County: noon; St. Katherine's Parish Hall, 301 E. Garfield St., Enterprise.

ggTiilam • Blue Mountain MS Self-Help Group: 1 p.m.; Denny's, 2604 Island Ave. • Bonfire Social: with live music by Joseph, Mama Doll Br Saigon County; $8 in advance, $10at the door; 7 p.m.; Red Barn, 65254 PineTree Road, Joseph. • Country Swing Thursday:$3 before 8 p.m., $5 after 8; 7:30 p.m.; Maridell Center, 1124Washington Ave. • Cove Library Summer Reading Program:free; 1011 a.m.; Cove Public


Library. • Elgin Free Summer Lunch Program: kids 1-18 free, adults $3; 12:15-1 p.m.; Stella Mayfield School. • Enterprise Farmers Market & Courthouse Concert Series:live music at5:30p.m.; 4-7 p.m.;Wallowa County Courthouse, 101 S. River St. • Helping Children Cope with Separation & Divorce:adults only, no child care provided; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; Misener Conference Room, 1001 Fourth St. • La Grande Free Summer Lunch Program:kids 1-18 free, $3 adults; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Riveria Activity Center, 2609 Second St. • Live 'Section Ate' Music by Terry LaMont:free; 11 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • NEOEDD Board: 1:30 p.m.; Baker County Courthouse Commission Meeting Room. • Storytime:free; 11:30 a.m.; Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St. • Union County PFLAG:6p.m.; Shelter From the Storm, 1111 Fifth St. • Wallowa County Chess Club:4-8 p.m.; Josephy Center for Arts Br Culture, 403 N. Main St., Joseph.

grai • Chair Exercise Class:9:30 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St.


Snow continues to block a section of the Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway between Anthony Lakes and the North Fork of the John Day River. The 106-mile paved route, also known as Forest Road 73, is a popular summer driving tour that circles the Elkhorn Mountains west of Baker City. Earlier this week, snow was about 2 feet deep near Grande Ronde Lake, said Dan Ermovick, recreation program manager for the WallowaWhitman National Forest. The road is open to Anthony Lakes, and on the west side of the Elkhorns it's open &om Granite to theNorth Fork John Day River bridge. Ermovick said he expects the entire route will be open in early July. According to the Forest Service, the Elkhorn Scenic Bywayis an Oregon state and National Forest designated byway. The loop takes drivers through the Elkhorn Mountains' scenery, history, geology, and natural resources. U.S. Mrest Service photo The byway provides access to hunting, fishing, Snow still covers sections of the Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway northwest of Baker City. This photo camping, picnicking, boating, skiing, and hiking. vvas taken near Elkhorn Summit, about tvvo miles west of Anthony Lakes.

Plannerstoconsiderwindfarmayylication By Jayson Jacoby

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BAKER CITY — The Baker County Planning Commission will meet Thursday to consider an application for a wind farm near Huntington. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Community

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• Countdown to Chief Joseph Days: trail ride from Harley Tucker Arena at 2:30, followed by social hourat6p.m. Br dinner at 7 atThunder Room. • Elgin Free Summer Lunch Program: kids 1-18 free, adults $3; 12:15-1 p.m.; Stella Mayfield School. • La Grande Free Summer Lunch Program:kids 1-18 free, $3 adults; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Riveria Activity Center, 2609 Second St. • Live 'Section Ate' Music by Terry LaMont:free; 11 a.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Pinochle Social Club:18 Br older; 6 p.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St. • Professional-level Solar Hot Water Class:9 a.m.1 p.m.; Union County Fairgrounds, 3604 N. Second St. • SolWest Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair: Union County Fairgrounds, 3604 N. Second St. • Teen Movie Night: open to middle and high school teens and pre-teens; free; 6 p.m.; Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St. • Wallowa Valley Music Alliance Piano Trio Concert: $10 suggested donation; 7 p.m.; Josephy Center for Arts Br Culture, 403 N. Main St., Joseph. • Watershed Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wallowa County Fairgrounds, 668 N.W. First St., Enterprise.

might be a redneck if you don'tobjectto a ruralupstate New York town's theme for its annual Fourth of July parade. But some people around Salem aren't amused by paradeorganizers'decision to go with"RedneckSummer" for this year's theme. The volunteer fire department stages the annual holiday parade in Salem. One organizer said the number of groups participating had decreased, so they decided on the redneck theme to"spice it up a little bit." A fewpeoplehave objected, including Mary Greene. She calls the theme "disturbing" and says redneck doesn't have a good connotation.

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Connection Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St. in Baker City. The application is &om Oregon Windfarms LLC of Kirkland, Wash. That company already has the county's approval for a totalof50 m egawatts of electri city production from two other wind farms, said Tara Andrews, a planner with the county Planning Department. The company originally proposed to build two wind farms onprivateproperty

near Huntington, one north ofInterstate 84 and one south. Neither of those has been built. The company's latest proposal isfora third development that would have a capacity ofabout 10 megawatts &om four to six wind turbines built on private land owned by Gary and Lois Davis, about one mile south of the Lime wind farm, the county's only current wind development, Andrews SRld.

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Randy Joseph (a member of the planning commission) is on BLM land about five miles north of Huntington. Joseph's development has six turbines. Andrews said Oregon Windfarms LLC, which is not associated with Joseph, apparently still intends to build the two original windfarms. According to the company's proposal, power from all three wind farms would be routed through a single substation.

The electricity would be sold to Idaho Power Company. If all three proposed wind farms were built and operating to capacity of 60 megawatts, that would be enough electricity to power about 15,000 average homes. The Planning Commission denied the company's application for the two wind farms last year, but the County Board of Commissioners overturned that decision.

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The annual Union County Crops and Conservation Tour swung northeast this year, taking a 65-mile round trip to Elgin and environs while showing off a vast and many-faceted local farming economy. More than 100 people boarded buses early Wednesday morning at Crop ProductionServices atthe corner of Booth Lane and Highway 82 for the start of the tour. As usual, many more than that were on hand at tour's end for the traditional steak feed. Tour parti cipantstraveled scenic back roads, and saw up close thediversity ofthe local farming economy whose products were valued at $99 million in 2012. Before the tour had gone five miles, they'd seen wheat fields, alfalfa fi elds,sugarbeet fields, mint fields, fescue and Kentucky Blue Grass fields. ''When one crop fails, another succeeds so we're able to keep our economic stream fairly level," Dale Case, a localfarmer and a tourguide on one of the buses, said as he pointed out the sights. Traveling over muddy roads through intermittent rain, this year's tour — the 38th annual — highlighted certified seed production and noxious weeds and insects. It also paid a visit to the Elginarea farm of Gene Hardy, last year's Union County Conservation Farmer of the year. First stop on the tour was the Oregon Trail Seeds conditioning and storage facility on Striker Lane near Imbler. It's a new plant, part of alocalbusiness that'sbeen expanding since its beginning in 1993. Though Oregon Trail Seeds deals in some certified turf seed, its main emphasis

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Mark Lincoln of the Tri-CountyWeed Management Area displays a specimen of Meadow Hawkweed while Mark Porter of the Oregon Department of Agriculture tells Union County Crops and ConservationTour participants about the noxious, invasive weed's effects on agriculture. is on crop seed including win- able, experienced producMeadow Hawkweed is a ter and spring wheat, barley, ers and an ideal growing threatbecause itcompetes alfalfa and others. environment account for the with desirable plants in successofthelocalcertified meadows, pastures, lawns Curt and Annette Howell seed industry. and fields. Mark Porter, an started the company in a "The growers do a good job invasive weed management warehouse and shop owned specialist with the Oregon by another farmer, Jim Lind- and thearea issuitedforit. I'm a little biased, but I think Department of Agriculture, sey. Later, the couple built this is the best bluegrass said the weed, likely of Euroa storage and distribution facility at North Powder, and growing area in the world," pean origin, started showing later still, they established he said. up in Wallowa County in the an operating seed plant in From Oregon Trail Seeds, 1990s and in recent years Imbler. the tour followed a windhas spread to Union County. 'The plan is to kill it The recently built seed con- ing road along the base of ditioning facility on Striker Mt. Harris and through everywhere we find it. It's an incorporates many modern Indian Valley outside Elgin. incredibly aggressive plant," At Indian Valley Road and Porter said as Mark Lincoln, features and efficiencies. "Twenty years later here State Highway 82, it made director of the Tri-County Coa right turn and continued operative Weed Management we are and hopefully we're making a contribution to northeast. Area, held up a specimen of the farm community," Curt It passed through Elgin, theplantfor allto see.Porter Howell told tour participants topped Cricket Flat, and then added that ODA is workdoveinto the wooded country ing with landowners on a as he talked about his company's growth. along Yarrington Road. A cost-sharebasisto controlthe Another speaker during few miles down, buses made weed's spread. the stop was Bill Merrigan, their second stop and tourists Also during this stop, Darwho heads Imbler-based heard about a couple of chal- rin Walenta, Oregon State Blue Mountain Seeds, which lenges to farming and rural University's Union County deals mainly in turf seed life: an invasive weed called agent,talked about the grass and especially in Kentucky Meadow Hawkweed, and a bug pesti lence thatisparbluegrass. pesky little insect known as a ticularly troublesome in the Merrigan said knowledge- grass bug. Cricket Flat area.

Judy Ann Rltchle, age 67, of La Grande, died June 13, 2014 at her home. At her request there will be no public services. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the American Legion Post ¹43 Building Fund. To sign the online guestbook visit www. Judy was born on May 3, 1947, the daughter of Lester and Joan (Tuttle) Mason in Walla Walla, Washington. She was educated in Elgin and Minam and moved to La Grande in1955. On December 31, 1969 she married Arthur Philip Ritchie in Cove. She worked for the La Grande School District from 1976 until 2008 as a food service worker. She loved working with all the kids. Judy was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the American LegionPost ¹43 for 25 years. She served as a lag bearer for 5 years,as C haplin for 6 years and as aid f to the auxiliary President of the American Legion. Judy also enjoyed organizing and working the dinner's with her husband, Art, and her children and grandchildren to raise money for the Legion. She very much enjoyed putting out flags out at the Hillcrest Cemetery with her family for Memorial Day to honor those who fought for our country. Her hobbies were her family, camping, fishing, riding horses, walking, hiking, bowling, huckleberry picking and Just being outdoors. She loved her family and always made sureto tellthem how much she loved them every time she saw them. Her family was everything to her. Judy issurvived by her husband of 44 years, Art Ritchie of LaGrande; sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn Ritchie and partner, Barbara Normandy of Union, Rod and Kristi Ritchieof La Grande and Danny and Sherri Ritchie of La Grande; grandchildren, Jarred, Jessica, Nathan, Austin, Hope, Kyndra,Tabatha and Lizbeth;great grandchildren, Tristin, Drake and Brantley; siblings, Betty and Bob Johnson of Colville, WA, Rod Mason of Orient, WA, Kathy and Jim Garner of Evans, WA, Terry and Kim Mason of Creswell, OR and Mary and Jim Valenzuela of Eugene, OR; Brother-in-law, Jim Ritchie and wife, Lorrain of Mineral, WA, sister-in-law Hazel Hagen and husband, Warren of Vancouver,WA and sister-in-law, Jeanne Peacock and husband, George, of Baker City, OR; numerous nieces and nephews andother relatives and friends. Judy was preceded in death by father, Lester; mother, Joan and her beloved grandson, Nathan Ritchie who passed away May 2012.


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SATURDAY • Prep Volleyball: OACA 1AVolleyball all-star match, Quinn Coliseum, Eastern Oregon University, 11 a.m. • Prep Football: OACA 1A Football all-star game, Eastern Oregon University, 1 p.m.

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Oregon State has hired Stephen Thompson as men's basketball's third and final assistant, head coach Wayne Tinkle announced in a release Thursday afternoon. News ofTinlde's plan to hire Thompson broke last week. Thompson, 45, was Cal State Los Angeles' head coach the past nine seasons. With the Golden Eagles, Thompson developed a reputationas a defensive-minded coach. His Cal State LA teams regularly ranked at or near the top of Division II in scoring defense and field-goal percentage defense. Thompson wasfi red after the Golden Eagles went 15-

Uruguay beats England SAO PAULO (APj — Luis Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 vicory over England at theWorld Cup on Thursday, making an instant impact on his return from injury to revive his team's Group D campaign. The Liverpool striker, who hadn't played since undergoing surgery on his left knee last month, lashed in the winner in the 85th minute, after seeing his firsthalf opener canceled out byWayne Rooney. Suarez seemed to revel in inflicting England's second successive loss in Brazil, having been punished twice by the country's Football Association for misdemeanors, serving bans for racism and biting in the Premier League. "I dreamt this," Suarez said at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo. "I'm enjoying this moment, because of all I suffered, the criticism I received. So, there you 90.

Cavs make coach offer CLEVELAND (APj — The Cavaliers' lengthy coaching search could be nearing its conclusion. Cleveland offered successful European coach David Blatt its coaching job Thursday night and is discussing a contract with him, said a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting. After an exhaustive, five-week search, the Cavs zeroed in on Blatt to make him their third coach in three years. Yahoo! first reported Cleveland's offer to Blatt. The 55-year-old Blatt recently resigned as coach of MaccabiTel Aviv, this year's Euroleague champion.

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Cove outside hitter and setter Hannah Hulse plays a set shot during a regular season game in her junior season. Hulse made a USA High Performance volleyball team after trying out with a broken foot.

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When Hannah Hulse tried out for the USA High Performance Volleyball teams, she was just hopeful to get a few looks from college coaches. Instead, she earned a place amongst the top volleyball players in the country. Hulse, who will begin her senior year at Cove this fall, tried out in Spokane, Wash., on March 27 and Portland on April 25 for placement on the USA High Performance


The Griswold High School volleyball, boys basketball and girls basketball teams will experience new competition next season, as all three teams have left the Class 1A Big Sky League to join the 1A Old Oregon League. Griswold Athletic Director Wayne Miller said he was asked to move the programsinto new leagues afterCove and Imberwere both forced to reclassify fiom 1A up to 2A next season. All other sports at Griswold will remain in the same leagues, as the football team will stay put in the Blue Mountain Conference, while all other sports will re-

pointing final seasons in the Big Sky League. Griswold's volleyball team main in their respective special districts. went 4-14 overall with a 2-6 record in In the Old Oregon League, the the Big Sky. The girls basketball team Grizzlies will now have Powder Valley, finished 4-18 overall with a 2-8 mark in Joseph, Wallowa, Pine Eagle, Echo and the Big Sky, while the boys went 3-19 Nixyaawii as their league opponents. overall while failing to record a win in As a result, Griswold will also be forced Big Sky play. "I see this as a new beginning," to end its co-ops with Weston-McEwen in football, softball, baseball and cross Miller said.'Things are starting to turn around here. We've run into some country. "I'm very disappointed to lose our tough times, but we're about to become co-ops," Miller said."Our kids got along more competitive. We're looking forreally well. I hate to see it end." ward to a new start and seeing what The switch will allow for all three we can do because the pieces will be in teams to bounce back from disapplaceforusto besuccessful."


ucV ima es .. omen's Sen istorV • 11-year-old shoots 78 as youngest qualifier ever The Associated Press

PINEHURST, N.C.— Lucy Li showed her age only when she finished her historic round Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open. Just like any 11-year-old, she went straight foran ice cream. The youngest qualifier ever at the Women'sOpen played a grown-up game at Pinehurst No. 2, except for three holes that made her 8-over 78

After an illustrious career playing outside hitter for the Imbler volleyball team, Malia Mills has been selected to play in the OACA 1A All-Star Game Saturday at Eastern Oregon University. Mills was named 1A state player of the year after leading the Panthers to an undefeated season culminating with a state championship victory over Condon/Wheeler.

look a lot worse than it was and stretched the odds ofher becoming the youngest player to make the cut. "She looks 11. She doesn't talk 11. And she doesn't hit the ball like she's 11," said Catherine ODonnell, who played with her in a sunbaked opening round on a course that only four days ago hosted the men's U.S. Open. The sixth-graderfrom the Bay Area was the star attraction, right

down to her Stars & Stripes outfit to celebrate the occasion. She wore a mid-drif tshirtpatterned afterthe American flag, with a similar motif fora skirt,com pletewith silverstars thatmatched the color ofher braces. Li wound up 11 shots behind Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 player in the world who openedwith a 67.Butone moment was telling. The kid made a 7-foot birdie putt on the par-5 fifth hole and headed to the next tee, her braided pigtails


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"I didn't really think I was going to make the team, to be 100 percent honest," Hulse said. "The chances of actually making them were really small. So I was just going there for the college opportunity, because there'scollege coaches at the tryouts. I thought, 'That'd be cool if I made it.'" When the time came to perform, Hulse surprised herself. After getting selected, Hulse was oneof96girlsout of apossible poolofm orethan 3,000 athletes chosen from her age group to

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compete in four groups in the Indoor National High Performance Programs this summer. She made the National Junior A3 squad as a setter, with a wait-list invitation for the tougher A2 team. Hulse's feat was all the more impressive since she competed in the two four-hour tryouts on a broken foot, for which she still is on crutches. "I had taken an X-ray, and I guess because of where it was in the foot, they couldn't tell it was broken," she said."I had an MRI on it about two months after the second tryout because I couldn't take it anymore. Then they saw it was SeeHulse / Fbge10A

His overall head-coaching record at Cal State LA was 126-120. "I think in all levels, and pretty much in all sports, defense wins,"Thompson told The Oregonian recently. ''When I was coming up, I would score a lot of points. I would always score a lot of points, but what people didn't really understand is that I createdalotofmy scoring opportunitie soffofm y defense." Thompson served as a Cal State LA assistant for three years before taking over a 1-26 team from Dave Yanai in March 2005. The Golden Eagles improved by nine wins that first season under Thompson. The former Syracuse star enjoyed his best Cal State LA campaign in 201112, when the Golden Eagles went 17-10 overalland pieced togethertheirbest conference record in 11 years. Thompson joins fellow Tinkle assistants Kerry Rupp and Gregg Gottlieb, a diversegroup that boastsa combined46 years ofcollege coaching experience. It's a far cry from Craig Robinson's staf, whose trio of assistants — Doug Stewart, Nate Pomeday and Freddie Owens — owned relatively modest resumes.

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swinging with each step. The media and a large gallery followed her right past the adjacent green, where hardly anyone noticed Lewis making her way around Pinehurst with no

bogeys. "Itwas a lotoffun.Ikind ofstruggledtoday,butitwasgreat,"Lisaid, pausing to lick her ice cream between answers."I mean, it's 8 over. It's not bad. But I was 7 over in three holes, so that's 1 over in 15 holes. So yeah, I just need to get rid of the big numbers."


MADISON KEYS:The upand-coming American tennis star reached her first WTA final after beating Heather


JOEL EMBIID: The former standout center for

Kansas will undergo surgery for a stress fracture in his right foot, Watson 6-3, 6-1 at the jeopardizing his status Aegon International. Keys as the likely No. 1 overall will face Angelique Kerber pick in next month's NBA in the final. draft.

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Thursday's Games Cleveland 5, L.A. Angels 3, 10 innings Detroit 2, Kansas City 1 San Diego 4, Seattle 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 5, Houston 0 Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Oakland 4, Boston 2

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Thursday's Games Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 3, 12 innings Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1 San Diego 4, Seattle 1 Atlanta 3, Washington 0 N.Y. Mets1, Miami 0 Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 1

Friday's Games Pittsburgh (Morton 4-7) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 4-7), 4:05 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 2-4) at Washington (Strasburg 6-5), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 3-0) at Miami (H.Alvarez 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Hendriks 1-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (A.Burnett 4-6) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-0), 8:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 5-4) at Colorado (Bergman 0-1), 8:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 5-4) at Arizona (Collmenter 4-4), 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Haren 7-4) at San Diego (Kennedy 5-8), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games Milwaukee (W.Peralta 7-5) at Colorado (Friedrich 0-0), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (deGrom 0-4) at Miami (Koehler 5-5), 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 2-3) at St. Louis (Wainwright 9-3), 4:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 6-3) at Cincinnati (Leake 4-6), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 6-4) at Washington (Fister 5-2), 7:15 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T P t s G F GA D.C. 7 4 4 25 22 1 6 New England 7 5 2 23 21 1 8 Sporting K.C. 6 5 4 22 21 1 4 Toronto FC 6 4 1 19 15 13 New York 4 5 6 18 22 22 Columbus 4 5 6 18 18 18 Houston 5 9 2 17 16 2 9 Philadelphia 3 7 6 15 22 27 Chicago 2 4 8 14 22 2 5 Montreal 2 7 4 10 13 2 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T P t s G F GA Seattle 1 0 3 2 32 32 2 3 Real Salt Lake 6 2 7 25 25 21 Colorado 6 5 4 22 21 18 FC Dallas 6 7 4 22 28 28 Vancouver 5 2 6 21 25 20 Portland 4 4 8 20 28 27 LosAngeles 4 3 5 17 16 11 San Jose 4 5 4 16 15 14 Chivas USA 2 7 5 11 14 26

World Cup All Times PDT FIRST ROUND GROUPA W L T GF G A P ts Brazil 1 0 1 3 1 4 Mexico 1 0 1 1 0 4 Croatia 1 1 0 5 3 3 Cameroon 0 2 0 0 5 0 Thursday, June 12 At Sao Paulo Brazil 3, Croatia 1 Friday, June 13 At Natal, Brazil Mexico 1, Cameroon 0 Tuesday, June 17 At Fortaleza, Brazil Brazil 0, Mexico 0 Wednesday, June 18 At Manaus, Brazil Croatia 4, Cameroon 0 Monday, June 23 At Brasilia, Brazil Brazil vs. Cameroon, 10 a.m. At Recife, Brazil Croatia vs. Mexico, 10 a.m. GROUP B W L T GF G A P ts x-Netherlands 1 0 0 8 3 6 x-Chile 1 0 0 5 1 6 Australia 0 1 0 3 6 0 Spain 0 1 0 1 7 0 x-advanced to second round Friday, June 13 At Salvador, Brazil Netherlands 5, Spain 1 At Cuiaba, Brazil Chile 3, Australia 1 Wednesday, June 18 At Rio de Janeiro Chile 2, Spain 1 At Porto Alegre, Brazil Netherlands 3, Australia 2 Monday, June 23 At Curitiba, Brazil Spain vs. Australia, 9 a.m. At Sao Paulo

Sunday, June 22 At Manaus, Brazil Portugal vs. United States, 3 p.m. Thursday, June 26 At Recife, Brazil Germany vs. United States, 9 a.m. At Brasilia, Brazil Portugal vs.Ghana, 9 a.m. GROUP H W L T GF G A P ts Belgium 1 0 0 2 1 3 Russia 0 0 1 1 1 1 South Korea 0 0 1 1 1 1 Algeria 0 1 0 1 2 0 Tuesday, June 17 At Belo Horizonte, Brazil Belgium 2, Algeria 1 At Cuiaba, Brazil Russia 1, South Korea 1 Sunday, June 22 At Rio de Janeiro Belgiumvs.Ru ssia,9 a.m . At Porto Alegre, Brazil Algeriavs. South Korea, Noon Thursday, June 26 At Sao Paulo Belgium vs. South Korea, 1 p.m. At Curitiba, Brazil Algeria vs. Russia, 1 p.m. SECOND ROUND Saturday, June 28 Game 49 At Belo Horizonte, Brazil GroupA winner vs. Group B second place, 9 a.m. Game 50 At Rio de Janeiro Group C winner vs. Group D second place, 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29 Game 51 At Fortaleza, Brazil Group B winner vs. GroupA second place, 9 a.m. Game 52 At Recife, Brazil Group D winner vs. Group C second place, 1 p.m. Monday, June 30 Game 53 At Brasilia, Brazil Group E winner vs. Group F second place, 9 a.m. Game 54 At Porto Alegre, Brazil Group G winner vs. Group H second place, 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 Game 55 At Sao Paulo Group F winner vs. Group E second place, 9 a.m. Game 56 At Salvador, Brazil Group H winner vs. Group G second place, 2 p.m. QUARTERFINALS Friday, July 4 Game 57 At Fortaleza, Brazil Game 49 winner vs. Game 50 winner, 1 p.m. Game 58 At Rio de Janeiro Game 53 winner vs. Game 54 winner, 9 a.m. Saturday, July 5 Game 59 At Salvador, Brazil Game 51 winnervs. Game 52 winner, 2 p.m. Game 60 At Brasilia, Brazil Game 55 winner vs. Game 56 winner, 9 a.m. SEMIFINALS Tuesday, July 8 At Belo Horizonte, Brazil Game 57 winner vs. Game 58 winner,1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 At Sao Paulo Game 59 winner vs. Game 60 winner, 1 p.m. THIRD PLACE Saturday, July12 At Brasilia, Brazil Semifinal losers, 1 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 13 At Rio de Janeiro Semifinal winners, Noon

Netherlands vs. Chile, 9 a.m. GROUP C W L T GF G A P ts Colombia 2 0 0 5 1 3 Ivory Coast 1 1 0 3 3 3 Japan 0 1 1 1 2 1 Greece 0 1 1 0 3 1

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Colombia 3, Greece 0 At Recife, Brazil Ivory Coast 2, Japan 1

Thursday, June 19 At Brasilia, Brazil Colombia 2, Ivory Coast 1 At Natal, Brazil Greece 0, Japan 0

Tuesday, June 24 At Cuiaba, Brazil Colombia vs.Japan, 1 p.m. At Fortaleza, Brazil Greece vs. Ivory Coast, 1 p.m. GROUP D W L T G F G A Pls Costa Rica 1 0 0 3 1 3 Italy 1 0 0 2 1 3 Uruguay 1 1 0 3 4 3 England 0 2 0 2 4 0

Saturday, June 14 At Fortaleza, Brazil Costa Rica 3, Uruguay 1 At Manaus, Brazil Italy 2, England 1 Thursday, June 19 At Sao Paulo Uruguay 2, England 1 Friday, June 20 At Recife, Brazil Costa Rica vs. Italy, 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 24 At Natal, Brazil Uruguay vs. Italy, 9 a.m. At Belo Horizonte, Brazil CostaRicavs.England,9 a.m. GROUP E W L T G F G A Pls France 1 0 0 3 0 3 Switzerland 1 0 0 2 1 3 Ecuador 0 1 0 1 2 0 Honduras 0 1 0 0 3 0 Sunday, June 15 At Brasilia, Brazil Switzerland 2, Ecuador 1 At Porto Alegre, Brazil France 3, Honduras 0 Friday, June 20 At Salvador, Brazil Switzerland vs. France, Noon At Curitiba, Brazil Ecuador vs. Honduras, 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 At Manaus, Brazil Switzerland vs. Honduras, 1 p.m. At Rio de Janeiro Ecuador vs. France, 1 p.m. GROUP F W L T G F G A Pls Argentina 1 0 0 2 1 3 Iran 0 0 1 0 0 1 Nigeria 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bosnia-Herz 0 1 0 1 2 0 Sunday, June 15 At Rio de Janeiro Argentina 2, Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 Monday, June 16 At Curitiba, Brazil Iran 0, Nigeria 0 Saturday, June 21 At Belo Horizonte, Brazil Argentina vs. Iran, 9 a.m. At Cuiaba, Brazil Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Nigeria, 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 25 At Porto Alegre, Brazil Argentina vs. Nigeria, 9 a.m. At Salvador, Brazil Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, 9 a.m. GROUP G W L T GF G A P ts 1 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 Monday, June 16 At Salvador, Brazil Germany 4, Portugal 0 At Natal, Brazil United States 2, Ghana 1 Saturday, June 21 At Fortaleza, Brazil Germany vs. Ghana, Noon

COLLEGE BASEBALL World Series At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. All Times PDT Double Elimination x-ifnecessary Saturday, June 14 UC Irvine 3, Texas 1 Vanderbilt 5, Louisville 3 Sunday, June 15 TCU 3, Texas Tech 2 Virginia 2, M ississippi 1 Monday, June 16 Texas 4, Louisville 1, Louisville eliminated Vanderbilt 6, UC Irvine 4 Tuesday, June 17 M ississi ppi2,Texas Tech 1,TexasTech eliminated Virginia 3, TCU 2, 15 innings Wednesday, June 18 Texas 1, UC Irvine 0, UC Irvine eliminated Thursday, June 19 Mississippi 6, TCU 4, TCU eliminated Friday, June 20 Game 11 — Vanderbilt (48-19) vs. Texas (45-20), 3 p.m. Game 12 — Virginia (51-14) vs. Mississippi (48-20), 8 p.m. Saturday, June 21 x-Game 13 — Vanderbilt vs. Texas, 3 p.m. x-Game 14 — Virginia vs. Mississippi, 8 p.m. If only one game is necessary, it will start at 8:30 p.m.

GOLF U.S. Women's Open Thursday At Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course Pinehurst, N.C. Purse: 4 million Yardage: 6,649; Par: 70 (35-35) Partial First Round a-denotes amateur 34-33 — 67 -3 36-32 — 68 -2 34-35 — 69 -1 34-35 — 69 -1 34-35 — 69 -1 36-34 — 70 E 33-37 — 70 E 36-35 — 71 +1 37-34 — 71 +1 34-37 — 71 +1 35-36 — 71 +1 36-35 — 71 +1 33-38 — 71 +1 34-37 — 71 +1 36-35 — 71 +1 35-36 — 71 +1 36-35 — 71 +1 37-34 — 71 +1 35-37 — 72 +2 35-37 — 72 +2 37-35 — 72 +2 34-38 — 72 +2 38-34 — 72 +2 35-37 — 72 +2 38-34 — 72 +2 37-35 — 72 +2 39-34 — 73 +3 36-37 — 73 +3 35-38 — 73 +3 36-37 — 73 +3 36-37 — 73 +3 36-37 — 73 +3 37-36 — 73 +3 36-37 — 73 +3 38-35 — 73 +3 38-35 — 73 +3 39-34 — 73 +3 37-36 — 73 +3 40-34 — 74 +4 35-39 — 74 +4 37-37 — 74 +4 39-35 — 74 +4 39-35 — 74 +4 39-35 — 74 +4

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UNION — The Union School District's budget will drop slightly in 2014-15. The Union School Board voted Wednesday to adopt

a 2014-15 budget of $3.889 million, down $17,819 from the current budget. No reductions in personnel or programs will be necessary becauseofthe small dip. aWe will able to continue allofourprograms ofthe past year. There will be no cuts or reductions. We are very excited," said Union School District Superintendent Carter Wells. Union's budget is down in part because it will receive less funding from the state



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formula means Union will receive about $40,000 less for students from families below the poverty line in 2014-15 than it has in past years. On the plus side, the school district's enrollment has stabi lized afterdropping steadily in recent years. This is a big help financially because school districts receive about $6,000 per student from the state. Wells said that stabilized enrollment is helping Union maintain its programs, ones he speaks of with pride. "Our staff instills excellence. Our students take thatwith them wherever they go,"Wells said.


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were treated todinner,beer The Observer and wine on the first warm, dry day in a week. Named one of Oregon's 7 The 7 Wonders campaign, Wondersina TravelOregon campaign launched this Trindle said, highlights Oregon's greatest values — its spring, the Wallowa Mountains were the backdrop for scenery and its people, and the Wallowa County Chamthe campaign is working. "The proof is in the pudber of Commerce summer after hours party Thursday ding," Trindle said.'Travel evening. Oregon's website has a 153 For the second year, the percentincrease in visits.In Wallowa Lake Tram hosted one day it had 40,000 hits." the after hours on top of Mt. The Eastern Oregon VisiHoward overlooking Wallowa torsAssociation'sFacebook Lake thousands of feet below. attractedmore than 5,000 "likes" in May, and the webAlice Trindle of the Eastern Oregon Visitor's Center site' svisitsareup 15 percent. The tourist season has said Wallowa County brought in $26 million in travel-relat- barely begun and Trindle ed expenses in 2013. said the visitor's center in 'The reason you are so suc- Umatilla had several international travelers asking cessful," Trindle said to the chamber members assemdirections to the 7 Wonders. bledatthetop ofthetram, She said the Painted Hills "it's not just the beautiful visitor center outside of Mitchell in one day logged product, it's how you engage in a friendly, hospitable way." five difFerent languages More than 100 people took spoken, 30 bicycles, 20 motoradvantageofthetram ride cycles in addition to countto the top of Mt. Howard and lesscars and recreational

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Magnitude 3.9 quake off Oregon coast S. Ore. grass fire contained at 35 acres COOS BAY — An earthquake with a preliminary m agnitude of3.9 hasbeen recordedoffthe Oregon coast but there were no reports of it causing damage or being felt. The National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., says the quake hit Thursday evening. It was centeredabout 240 miles west-northwest of Coos Bay, Oregon, at a depth of 6 miles.

New wildfire burning private timber KLAMATH FALLSA new southern Oregon wildfire is reported burning acrossan estimated 150 acresofprivate tim ber land east of Klamath Falls. Erica Hupp of the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership said the fi re burningon Bryant Mountain was not threatening any structures. The wildfire is about 10 miles southeast of the small town of Bonanza. It was first reported Thursday afternoon. Firecrews from several agencies are fighting the blazewith theaid ofa helicopter and severalother aircraft.

Lane County: Man killed in accident EUGENE — A Lane County sherifFs officer says a 59-year-old man has died in a logging accident off State Highway 36 northwest of Eugene. Sgt. Carrie Carver said Richard Gray of Alsea was hit by a falling tree on Thurs-

day. Carver says sherifFs officers and search and rescue volunteers hiked 2,000 feet down into a drainage to ind Gray and carry him f up asteep embankment. He was pronounced dead at thescene,located west of Cheshire. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration

A mile-long train loaded with oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota ambles down A Street in Rainier as it heads to a transhipment point at PortWestward in Clatskanie.

MEDFORD — Fire officials in southern Oregon say a grass fire on the southern flank of Upper Table Rock burned 35 acres before crews contained it. The Medford Mail Tribune said the fire was reported shortly before noon Thursday and contained by late afternoon. Deputy Fire Marshal Mark Northrop of Jackson County Fire District No. 3 said about 100 firefighters were mopping upthe fi re.

Brother of shooter said gun disappeared PORTLAND — Documents say the older brother of a 15-year-old boy who killed a student at an Oregon high school told investigators his semi-automatic rifle disappearedon theday ofthe shooting. The new information was included in search warrant documents released Thurs-

day. Police previously said Jared Padgett used an assault rifle to kill freshman Emilio Hoffman. However, authorities have declined comment when asked if the rifle belonged to Lucas Padgett, the brotherofthe suspect. Lucas Padgett, an Army reservist, told policehewent to Reynolds High School after hearing about the June 10 shooting tosearch forhis younger brother. When Lucas Padgett couldn't find him, he returned home to discover his rifle was not in the bedroom the two shared. The documents didn't provide further details on where the gun had been kept.

Teen burglary suspect accused in killing ALBANY — Authorities say an Albany teenager arrested on burglary charges has now been accused of killing a woman whose 8-year-

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oldsoncalled 911to report that he'd been awakened by a noise and found his mother bleeding on the kitchen floor. The Albany DemocratHerald reported that 18-yearold Lucius Gentry Wilson was arraigned on a murder charge Thursday. He didn't enter a plea and was ordered held without bail. He's been in custody since June 2 on burglary, theft and other charges. He's also been accused ofraping a woman in one break-in.

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"This is a longstanding project designed PORTLAND — A nearly $9 million toincrease safety by separating trainsfrom vehicle and pedestrian traffic,a Kitzhaber project to make things safer in a Columbia River town that sees 24 oil trains a month spokeswoman Rachel Wray said."No matter will allow the trains to get through fasterwhat companies haul, people living along and allow more trains. raillinesin Oregon deserve safeinfrastrucThe stat e ofOregon plansto providemost ture in their communities." of the money for the projectin Rainier, a city Critics such as Brett VandenHeuvel, execof about 1,900 along the line that brings the utive director of Columbia Riverkeeper, say mile-long trains to a nearby oil terminal oper- the state should spend money on more rail atedby Massachusetts-based GlobalPartners. inspectors, firefighter training or planning The project would install curbs, reconfigforincreased spillrisks."There are a lotof ure parking and add designated pedestrian other important gaps right now that need to be filled before helping an oil train company and vehicle crossings in town, where the rail line runs along A Street. It would allow expand its profits," VandenHeuvel said. trainstoincrease their speeds from 10 mph Most of the money will come fiom the state. to 25 mph and blow their horns fewer times. Portland and Western Railroad, which It would also allow the number of trains operates the line between Portland and to rise to 38 a month, helping expansion the Clatskanie export terminal, will chip in plans for Global Partners. $750,000 for rail improvements. The city of The current boom featuring North DaRainier expects to match that amount. The Rainier projectisa partofaconcerted kotacrude oilhasled to heaviervolumes of rail traflic in Oregon. stateeffortto increaseeconomic development in Columbia County. A $4 million project at But North Dakota oil has proven to be more volatile in crashes, and many of the oil nearby Port Westward would allow larger tankers are prone to split when they crash. ships to access Global Partners' oil-train terAll that raises concern among Oregon regu- minal and a proposed coal-export terminal. lators and Gov. John Kitzhaber about gaps The company is working on a $50 million in thestate'sreadiness foraccidents. to $70 million expansion of the terminal Advocates of the Rainier project, including that ships oil to West Coast refineries. The Kitzhaber, said improvements in Rainier's company wants to increase the amount of oil it moves from trains onto barges to 1.8 streetare overdue and willhelp both safety billion gallons. It's currently limited to 50 and economic development in Columbia million gallons, a cap it far exceeded last County, where unemployment is higher than average and wages are below average. year.

Captain pleads guilty in fuel card case PORTLAND — A state police captain oncein charge of internal affairs who was accused of using his department fuel card for his personal vehicle has made restitution of nearly $500, resigned and been sentenced to three days in jail. The police said in a statement that 39-year-old Jeff Randall Lanz pleaded guilty Thursday to official misconduct. Police had said he misused the card between October and April, and the payment he made Wednesday covered all six incidents. It was for

$485.19. Lanz joined the police in 1999. He was promoted in July 2011 from the Oregon State University office to become head of the Office of Professional Standards.

Psychic released while awaiting trial PORTLAND — A federal magistrate in Portland says a psychic can be released to a halfway house while she awaitstrialon fraud charges. Magistrate Paul Papak decidedWednesday torelease Rachel Lee over the objections of Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Maddux, who says Lee has stashed millions of dollars and could flee. The Oregonian reported Lee had her bags packed and $40,000 in cash in her underwear when officers arrested her last month at her home in Bend.


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R e quest or discrimination as to Instructor 1.0 FTE race, religion, color, Application Deadline Clerk: AR/AP, Payroll. with, but n o t l i m i t ed attach copy of 3-year to, installation wayside sex, age o r n a t ional Date: Open until filled Minimum 3 yrs expendnving record with apongin or any intent to Start Date: August 25, ence. P r o f iciency in s ignals, s w i tc h m a plication. P a ssenger chines, crossing equipmake any such limitaSage/Peachtree, Word endorsement CDL pre2014 t ion, specification o r Position Description: and Excel r e q uired. ment. Hot box detecferred. EoE. Apply at discrimination, unless Excellent grammar and tors, and calrod and Employment office by Agnculture blower switch heaters. b ased upon a b o n a Teacher/FFA Advisor proof reading skills de5pm, June 24th. fide occupational qualiAlso, burying cable, sired. Apply at Oregon foundations, and setfication. State Employment De0 U A L I FCAT I I 0 N S: BAKER SCHOOL DISting houses. partment. 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O n l y e x p e riCandidates must have of making sure your reTRAINEE enced need apply. a strong background or contact the employ- sume gets to the proper and knowledge in the Local financial services P lease fax r esume t o 253-322-3220 ment division . Yo u place. firm seeks responsible following areas: Leadmay al s o c a II person for full-time poership, public speakTHE CITY of La Grande 541-524-2261 or email sition in client service ing, Ag sales, Parliais accepting applicannemec©baker.k12.or. BUSY LAW Office seekand branch office admentary P rocedure, tions for the following us ministration. Candidate ing Full Time Paralegal. Welding/Metals a nd positions: must be a self-starter, S erious ap p l i c a n t s Horticulture/Greenwell organized, and aconly. Some experience house, other programs Seasonal Maintenance BAKER SCHOOL DIS- or higher e d u cation t o b e dev e l o p e d curate w i t h d e t a i ls. Worker - Public TRICT 5J is currently Must also have excelpreferred. Cover letter, around the successful accepting applications Works Department. lent oral and w r itten r esume, an d r e f e r- candidates strengths. for a Special Education communication skills. e nces t o 1 9 0 2 4 t h City application teacher at Baker High Please apply online at Required Suite 1 or P.O. Salary: Salary and placeand)ob announcement S chool. Fo r a c o m- Street, www.edward Box 967, La Grande, ment will be in accorp lete d e s cription o f may be obtained fro m/careers, Iob¹ 14431 OR 97850 or e-mail at d ance wit h t h e D i s the City of La Grande the position and qualiEqual Opportunity anna© tnct's salary schedule website at fications please go to Employer D eadline J u n e 20 , for the c e rtified 2014. ployees f o r t he or contact the employor Heather Ra)kovich 2014-15 school year. in the Finance Department division . 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C u rNORTHEAST quiet location. Housing Burning or packing? by the Landlord. Elec- 2 bd, 1 ba. Call Century re n t ly a v a i I a b I e 21, Eagle Cap Realty. for those of 62 years PROPERTY $1.00 each tncity is paid for by the 2-bdrm a p a rtments. 541-963-1210 or older, as well as Tenant. Secured buildMANAGEMENT STUDIO APARTMENTS those disabled or Most utilities paid. On 541-910-0354 i ng on e v e ning a n d NEWSPRINT site laundry f a cilities CLOSE TO do wntown HUD A P P ROVED, 405 - Antiques handicapped of any weekends. No p ets, ROLL ENDS and playground. Aca nd E O U , st u d i o , walking distance to loage. Rent based on inno smoking. Off-street Commercial Rentals Art pro)ects & more! w/s/g pd, no smoking, cepts HUD vouchers. c al businesses a n d VINTAGE AND Old stuff come. HUD vouchers 1200 plus sq. ft. profesp arking av a i l a b l e . no pets, $375 month, Call M ic h e l l e at restaurants, for more Open Wed. — Sat. 9-6. Super for young artists! accepted. 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CLEAN QUIET Southside, 3 bed, 2 bath, laundry room w/ hook ups, dw, new windows/doors/paint, tile, patio, No pets/smoking. $765/mo 541-963-9430.

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PICTURE PERFECT: Log BIG!!! SHOP w/office, 2000 sq ft, 2 overhead cabin on Eagle Creek. doors, large f e nced A vail. June 15. 5 m i . outside storage area, from Richland. Quiet (lt heat, a/c, will rent part secluded, 2-bdrm, 1 or all. Call for details bath. Unfurnished with 541-963-51 25. W/D, wood (lt electric heat, range (lt fridge. 12x16 storage build- COMMERCIAL OR retail space for lease in hising. Iarge garden area t oric Sommer H e l m w/8x10 shed. Phone, Building, 1215 WashDSL, cable available i ngton A v e ac r o s s $750/mo and $750 from post office. 1000 s ecur it y de p os it plus s.f. great location 541-893-6341 $850 per month with 5 SUNFIRE REAL Estate year lease option. All LLC. has Houses, Duutilities included and plexes (lt Apartments parking in. A v ailable for rent. Call Cheryl m id J u l y p lea s e Guzman fo r l i s t ings, call 54 1-786-1133for 541-523-7727. more information and

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has storage units 1/2 garage, w/s p d, 1-2 bdrm mobile homes u pdated i n t erior, l o available. suitable fo r 1 o r 2 starting at $400/mo. cated in land City No a dults, n o p e t s , n o Includes W/S/G pets, $900/mo. Call 5x12 $30 per mo. 541-975-380 0 o r 8x8 $25-$35 per mo. smoking, not HUD RV spaces avail. Nice 8x10 $30 per mo. approved. $575/mo. quiet downtown location 541-663-6673 'plus deposit' $400 dep. 310 1st St. 541-523-2777 S MALLER 2 B D R M , 1433 Madison Ave., LG. (541 ) 910-5200 or 402 Elm St. La HOME SWEET HOME trailer in Lower Perry, Grande. Cute (ltClean $445/mo inlcuded w/s. NICE 3 B D RM, 1 b a , Ca II 541-910-3696 2 (lt 3-Bdrm Homes 541-975-3837 Forced ai r f u r n ace, No Smoking/1 small plus gas fireplace, with pet considered. 755 - Rent, Miscelday light b a sement, Call Ann Mehaffy laneous Classifieds get results. g arage, a n d d e c k . 541-51 9-0698 Quiet neighborhood. SITUATION WA N T ED Ed Moses:(541)519-1814 No smoking. No pets. Attention Mom (lt Pop 330 -BUSINESS 1 year lease $850/mo. 2 BD R M / 2 Ba t h / 2 Landlord: Affordable + dep. 541-910-6184 1-2BR, 1BA (tub) apt., Story D uplex. W(ltS, duplex, o r c o t t a ge, R ange, Fridge, W/ D FOR RENT July 1st. Nice hook-up Inc. No Smok- w/pnvate entrance. No 2br, 1ba. New forced i ng/pets. $ 6 2 5 . m o basement. Older stuair furnance, carport, +dep 541-519-6654 dent w/excellent refers tarage. Quiet n e i gences, prefer month to 2-BDRM 1-BATH, Sunhorhood. No smoking, month agreement. Aproom, Fridge, DW, GaNo pets $700/mo + prox. 1 year to gradurage. Close to Downdeposit. 1 year lease ate. 775-250-4760 town $600./mo F irst 541-91 0-61 84 and Last (lt $250. Dep. 760 - Commercial 541-51 9-8887 ACCEPTING APPLICARentals TIONS o n n e w er 2 AVAIL. 7/1 Nice 3-Bdrm 16 X 2 5 G a rage Bay bdrm 1 1/2 bath with 1-Bath, Lg. Family Rm. w/11' celing (lt 10 x 10 garage. All appliances, Storage shed, E a st Roll-up door. $200/mo plus w/d. gas heat and side. Lg. corner lot, w/ +fees. 541-519-6273 w ater h e a t e r . No cyclone fence, New s moking, o r pet s . floor covering. Very 20 X40 shop, gas heat, $750 mo, $600 dep. clean. Ref. required. roll-up a nd w a l k -in Ref req. 541-786-2364 No pet s / s m o k i n g doors, restroom, small or 541-963-5320 $600/mo first (lt last + o ffice s p ace, $ 3 5 0 $500/dep. month, $300 deposit. 541-51 9-8596. 541-91 0-3696.

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THE OBSERVER a BAKER CITY HERALD —5B 820 - Houses For Sale Baker Co.

855 - Lots & Property Union Co.

840 -Mobile Homes Baker Co.

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3-BDRM, 2 b a t h M f g 2-BDRM W/LG Added RESIDENTIAL LOTS on 19' BAYLINER BOAT THE SALE of RVs not home on 1 2 0 'x150' L iving R m . , P o r c h , q uiet c u l -de-sac, i n With Depth Finder (!4 beanng an Oregon inl ot. B a s e m ent , R V Storage, Cute Fenced Sunny Hills, South LG. Jackets. signia of compliance is Parking, Several OutYard. Mt. View P a rk 541-786-5674. Owner Two 25x8 (!4 two 25x10 illegal: call B u i lding MIII STOIULGI buildings (!4 barn, Fruit H alfway $ 2 5 0 0 . 00 licensed real e s t ate ATV Tires used very Codes (503) 373-1257. • Secure 425-919-9218 Trees (!4 Grape Arbor, agent. I i t t I e. $ 14 0 / se t • Keypad Entry Handicap Accessible. 541-523-2710 ROSE RIDGE 2 Subdtvt• Auto-Lock Gate 1527 Chestnut St. 850 - Lots & Propsion, Cove, OR. City: 1981 SEA Nymph 12' 541-523-5967 • Security Ligllting erty Baker Co. Sewer/VVater available. Fishing Boat w/Trailer. FOR SALE 1999 Sum• Fenced Area 5 .78 A CRES, 3 6 x 4 8 Regular price: 1 acre 2002 6h p M e r c ury. mer Wind camper, 9'. (6-foot barb) 5 PLUS semi secluded shop, full bath, well s elf-contained, o n e m/I $69,900-$74,900. Clean, Good Condition. IIEW 11x36 units acres with 3120sq. ft. 8t septic installed. 7 We also provide property $850. 1201 Place St. owner, excellent confor sBig Boy Toys" 3-bdrm, 3 bath home. management. C heck mi. from town. Price Baker, 541-523-2606 dition. 541-562-5456 2 stone fireplaces, lots reduced to $166,600. out our rental link on S2S-1688 of po nderosa p i n es our w ebs i t e 503-385-8577 Public Notice plus 45'x24' insulated 2518 14th shop. 5 miles west of 855 - Lots & Propm or c aII FORM NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING Baker City. $395,000. erty Union Co. Ranch-N-Home Realty, CLASSIC STORAGE LB-1 541-523-2368 In c 541-963-5450. 541-524-1534 1/3 T O 3 a cr e lo t s , A meeting of the Union County4-H a Extension Service Distnct will be held on June 30, 2014at 8 30 AM at 1106 K 2805 L Street South 12th, beautiful Avenue, La Grande, OR (Commissioners' Confererce Room) The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the PRICE R E DUCED t o NEW FACILITY!! view, (!4 creek starting $155,000. Fully remod- a t $ 4 0 , 0 0 0 . Ca I I fiscal year beginning July1, 2014 as approved bythe Union County 4-H 6 Extension Serwce Distnct Budget Committee A Vanety of Sizes Available eled home in beautiful, Secunty Access Entry 541-91 0-3568. 880 - Commercial summary of the budget is presented below A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at the OSU Extension q uiet a nd priv a t e RV Storage Property Service, Union County Office, 10507 N McAlister Rd, Rm 9, Island City, OR, between the hours of 8 00 AM and 5 00 neighborhood. Located DRC'S PROPERTY at 3660 9th Dr. 1300 B EAUTIFUL V I E W BEST CORNER location PM This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is consistent with the basis of accounting used dunng the sq. ft. home is 3-bdrm, LOTS f o r s a Ie by for lease on A dams MANAGEMENT, INC. preceding year Major changes, if any, and their effect on the budget, are explained below This budget is for an Annual o wner i n C ov e O R . Ave. LG. 1100 sq. ft. 215 Fir Str 2 bath with office/laundry room (!4 attached 3.02 acres, $55,000 Penod La Grande OR Lg. pnvate parking. Recounty clty Chairperson oi Govermng Body Telephone Number a nd 4 ac r e s 541-663-1066 garage. Custom hardm odel or us e a s i s . 541-963-1001 wood cabinets, granite $79,000. Please caII 541-805-91 23 Union La Grande Steve McClure 208-761-4843. Storage units countertops, stainless FINANCIAL SUMMARY steel appliances, new PRICES REDUCED IB Check this box if your Ad opted Budg et Approved Budget carpet, t il e (!4 wo od LOT. Crooked budget only has one fund TOTAL OF ALL FUNDS This Year 2013-2014 Next Year 2014-2015 f loors. 1/4 a c r e l o t CORNER UNION C reek S u b d i v i s i o n . 1 Total Personal Settaces 213,928 228,242 $<10 - $20.00 completely landscaped 11005 ICrtsten Way. 2 Total Matenals and Supphes 156,233 165,408 with automatic sprin10x15 - $35.00 101 ft. x 102 ft. Island 3 Total Capital Outlay 91,401 100,611 klers. Photos can be City. $70,000. Antiapated 4 Total Debt Service viewed at LA GRANDE A rmand o Rob l e s , Requirements 5 Total Transfers 12x24 - $65.00 Contac t D an at 541-963-3474, 6 Total Contingenaes 4,828 5,000 541-403-1223 12x20 - $55.00 541-975-4014 7 Total Reserves and Speaal Payments These little ad s r e ally 10x10 - $35.00 8 Total unappropnated Ending Fund Balance Sx10 - $20.00 work! Join the thousands 825 - Houses for 9 Total Requirements - add Lines1 through 8 466,390 499,261 MT. VIEW estates subdiof other people in th is Sale Union Co. 10 Total Rescurces Except Property Taxes 225,920 247,417 M-F 9-11:30, 1-5 vision, Cove, OR. 2.73 area who ar e r e g u lar Antiapated 11 Total Property Taxes Estimated to be Received 240,470 251,844 acres for sale. Electnc Resources 12 Total Resources -add Lines 10 and 11 466,390 499,261 ava il. $49,9 00 . users of classified. $29,900 LARGE 98FT. 13 Total Property Taxes Estimated to be Received (hne 11) 240,470 251,844 208-761-4843. X120FT. BUILDING


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1001 - Baker County Legal Notices NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NO. R-1406-6


City of Haines that discrimination in the sale, rental, lease, advertising of sale, rental or l ease, f i n a ncing o f housing or land to be used for construction o f housing, or in t h e provision of brokerage or rental services be-

cause of race, color, religion, sex, disability

(physical or mental), familial s t atu s ( c h ildren) or national ongin h bt d b y T t l

Vlll of the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988. It is the p olicy of th e C ity o f Haines to support the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and t o implement a F a i r H ousing Program t o ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, r e ligion, sex, disability (physical and mental), familial status (1. children, and 2. actual or perceived s exual o r i e n t a t i o n , gender i d e n t it y or

On July 15, 2014, at the hour of 9:15 a.m. at t he B a k e r C o u n t y m arital st atus o r i t s C ourt H o use, 1 9 9 5 members), or national Therefore, the T hird S t reet , B a k e r origin. City does hereby pass City, Oregon, the dethe following Resolufendant's interest will tion: be sold, sub)ect to redemption, in the real IT RESOLVED that property c o m m o nly BEwithin th e r e s ources known as: 3075 Cedar S treet, B a ke r C i t y , a vailable to t h e C i t y city, county, O regon 97814. T h e through state, federal and comcourt case number is m unit y v o lu n t e e r 13228, where WELLS sources, the City w i ll FARGO BANIC, N.A., assist all e rsons who its successors in interfeel they have been est and/or assigns is discriminated against plaintiff, and CLYDE R. BIGLEY; GEO RG I- because of race, color, religion, sex, disability ANNE BIGLEY; CAM (physical and mental), CREDITS, INC.; AND OCCUPANTS OF THE familial status, ( c hildren) or national ongin PREMISES is defenin the r o cess of filin d ant. T h e s ale i s a t th t h p ublic auction to t h e Oregon Civil Rights Dihighest bidder for cash v ision or the U S D e or cashier's check, in partment of H o using h and, made o u t t o and Urban DevelopBaker County Shenff's ment, Seattle Regional Office. For more inforOffice Compliance Dimation on this sale go vision, that they may to: w w w . ore onsherseek equity under federal and state laws. LegaI No. 00036427 Published: June 6, 13, B E IT FU RTH ER RESOLVED that the City 20,27, 2014 s hall p u b l i cize t h i s Resol u t i o n a nd NOTICE OF through this publicity SHERIFF'S SALE shall cause real estate brokers and s e llers, On July 01, 2014, at the private home sellers, hour of 9:00 a.m. at rental owners, rental t he B a k e r C o u n t y property m a n agers, C ourt H o use, 1 9 9 5 real estate and rental T hird S t reet , B a k e r advertiser, l e n d e rs, City, Oregon, the debuilders, developers, fendant's interest will h ome b u y e r s a n d be sold, sub)ect to rehome o r a p a rt ment demption, in the real r enters t o be c o m e property c o m m o nly aware of their respecknown as: 1069 East tive r e s p o n s i b ilities S treet, B a ke r C i t y , and rights under the O regon 97814. T h e Fair Housing Amendcourt case number is ments Act of 1988 and 13095, w here C ITIany applicable state or MORTGAGE, INC., its l ocal law s o r or d i successors in interest nances. and/or assigns is plaint iff, a n d M A R IC E. THE FAIR HOUSING CLINE AICA MARIC ED- P ROGRAM, f o r t h e WARD CLINE; ELIZApurpose of informing BETH I. CLINE AICA those affected of the ELIZABETH I R ENE respective responsibiliCLINE, AND OCCU- t ies and r i g ht s c o n PANTS O F THE cerning Fair Housing PREMISES is defenlaw and complaint prod ant. T h e s ale i s a cedures, will at a minip ublic auction to t h e mum include, but not highest bidder for cash b e limited to : 1 ) t h e or cashier's check, in printing, p u b l i c izing h and, made o u t t o and distnbution of this Baker County Shenff's Resolution; 2 ) the disOffice. For more infortribution o f p o s t e rs, mation on this sale go flyers, pamphlets and to: w w w . ore onsherother applicable Fair Housing i n f o rmation provided by local, state LegaI No. 00036337 and federal sources, Published: May 30, June through local media of 6, 13,20,2014 community co ntacts; an 3 ) the publicizing of locations where assisSTORAGE UNIT tance will be provided AUCTION to those seeking to file Descnption of Property: a discrimination comFreezer, lamps, vacu um, t o o l s , d o l l y , plaint. d ressers, t a b l e 5 chairs, studded tires, BE IT RESOLVED that t his R e s olution w i l l lawn mower, bed, bed take effect June 10, frame, headboard, mir2014. r or, ki tc h e n w a r e , weed eater, chairs, microwave, garden hose, Passed by City Council June 10, 2014 spnnkler and misc. P roperty O w n er : R i c k Date: June 10, 2014 and ICaran Fitzgerald

Approved: Amount Due: $250.00 as /s/ Dennis Anthony, Mayor of June 1, 2014

Auction to take place on Attest: T uesday, J u n e 2 4 , /s/ Valene Russell, 2014 at 10:00 AM at City Recorder J a-Lu M i n i S t o r a g e ¹ 64 l o c ated o n D LegaI No. 00036714 Street, in Baker City, Published: June 20, 2014 Oregon. FHA ¹ 4313478864 TS¹14-13014-25 Name of Person Fore- NOTICE OF DEFAULT c losing: J a -L u M i n i Storage Units are man- AND FORECLOSURE W H EREAS, on aged by Nelson Real SALE 11/02/2000, a certain Estate, Inc. 845 Camp(Deed of Trust) was bell, Baker City, Oreexecuted by Winnifred gon, 5411-523-6485 E. Oesterling, as Trustor, in favor of Wells LegaI No. 00036515 F argo Hom e M o r t Published: June 9, 11, gage, Inc, as Benefici13, 16, 18, 20, 2014 ary, and Amerititle, as Trustee and was Recorded on 11/13/2000 DISTRICT MEETING NOTICE a s I n s t r umen t N o . Medical Springs Rural 00460103B, in the off ice o f t he Bak e r Fire Protection District County, Oregon ReBoard of Directors will h old it s re gu la r c ord e r , and monthly board meetWHEREAS, the Deed of Trust was insured ing at Pondosa Station,

on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 7 P.M to discuss fire department operations.

Legal No. 00035584 Published: June 20, 2014

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b y t he U N IT E D STATES SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN D EVELOPMENT, (the Secretary) p ursuant to t h e N a -

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1001 - Baker Count Legal Notices the purpose of providing single family housing; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust is n ow ow ned b y t h e Secretary, pursuant to a n a s s ignment r e corded on 4/4/2008, as I ns t r u m e n t ¹ 08150095B in the off ice o f t he Bak e r County, Oregon Rec ord e r , and

WHEREAS, a default has been made by reason of failure to pay all sums due under the Deed of Trust, pursuant t o P a ragraph 9 Subsection (i) of said d eed o f T r u s t a n d WHEREAS, by virtue o f t hi s d e f ault, t h e Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness se-

cured by the Deed of i m m e d iately due and payable, NOW THEREFORE, p ursuant t o po w e r v esting in me by t h e S ingle Family M o r t gage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 1 2 U . S .C. 3 751 et seq., by 24 CFR part 27, subpart B, and by the Secretary's designation of us a s F o r e c losure Commissioner" notice is hereby given that on 7/9/2014 at 10:00 AM local time, all real and personal property at or used i n c o n n e c t ion w ith f o l l o w in g d e s cribe d pre m i s e s ("Property") will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: Commonly known as: 1305 Valley Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814 APN: 0 954016CD 1 2 8 0 0 More thoroughly descnbed as: Lots 1 and 2, Block 30, Pacific Addition, according to the Official Plat thereof, in Baker City, County of B aker and St ate o f Oregon. The sale will be held at the followi ng location: A t t h e m ain entrance to t h e County C o u r t h ouse 1995 3rd St . B aker, O R 97814 Pe r T h e Secretary of Housing and Urban Development th e e s t i m ated o pening bi d w i l l b e $85,891.94. There will b e no p r o -ration o f taxes, rents or ot her Trust to b e

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e xcept that th e p u rchaser will pay, at or before the closing, his prorate share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making a bid, all b idders e x c ep t t h e Secretary must submit a deposit totaling ten percent (10%) of the Secretary's estimated b id a m o unt , i n t h e form o f a c a s h i er's check made payable to the Foreclosure Comm issioner C i m a r r on Trustee Services. Each o ral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is an oral, a deposit of $8,589.19 must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of t he p u r chase p r i c e m ust b e del i v e r ed within 30 days of the sale or at such time as the Secretary may det ermine f or good cause shown, time being of t h e e s s ence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a cashier's or certified check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay t he b i d a m o u n t i n cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyancing fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the rem ainder of t h e p a ym ent an d a l l o t h e r costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension o f t i me w it h which to deliver the rem ainder of t h e p a yment. All extensions will be fore 9-day in-

crements for a fee of $ 600.00 paid i n a d vance. The extension f ee shall b e i n t h e f orm o f c e r t i f ied o r cashier's check made payable to the c ommissioner. If the high bidder closed the sale pnor to the expiration p eriod, t h e u n u s e d portion of th e e x tension fee shall be applied to w a r d t he a mount d ue . I f t h e high bidder is unable t o c l o s e t h e sal e within the required penod, or within any ext ension s


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the s e cond h i g hest bidder to an a m ount equal to th e h i ghest price offered by t hat b idder. There i s n o nght of redemption, or right o f p o s s e s sion based upon a nght of redemption, i n t he mortgagor or o t h e rs subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant t o t he A ct . Therefore, the Foreclosure C o m m i s s ioner w ill issue a D eed t o the purchaser(s) upon receipt of t h e e n t i re purchase pnce in accordance w i t h the terms of the sale as p roved herein H U D does no t g u a rantee that the property will be vacant. The amount that must be paid by the Mortgagor, to stop t he sale prior to t h e scheduled sale date is $85,716.94 a s of

mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Forec losur e C om m i s sioner's attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for t itle and lien record searches, the n eces s a r y out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents. Plus a commission for the Foreclosure commissioner and all other c osts incurred in t h e c onnection w it h t h e foreclosure prior to rei nstatement . Da t e : April 16, 2014 FORE-


No (575) 808-8397 CATHEY E. LATNER, Vice President P1098829 6/13, 6/20, 06/27/2014

A copy of th e e ntire pro)ect drawings sub- Information required to mitted with the applibe published by Union cation is available upon C ounty u n de r O R S request. 2 94.250 i s p os t e d monthly and available Applicable Land Use Refor review at the Danquirements: iel Chaplin B u ilding, 1001 4th Street and Zoning O r d i n a n ce, the La Grande Public 1 984 4. 03 ( 1 0) 5 Library . Gros s 9:01 monthly salanes of all r egular off icers a n d employees occupying The 1984 Zoning Ordibudgeted positions is n ance p e rtaining t o posted once annually t his a p p l ication r e on December 31 for a quest is available to reperiod of one month. view at the City Office. Copies of all or part of the posted information If you are unable to atmay be obtained from tend the heanng, your the county upon paywritten comments for ment of a fee not exthe Council's considc eeding t h e a c t u a l e ration m us t b e r e costs incurred by the ceived at City Hall no county in making the l ater t h a n M o n d ay coples. June 30, 2014. Published: June 18, 2014 City Recorder E nc I osure LegaI No. 00036647

Legal No. 00036611 Published: June 13, 20, 27, 2014

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by Charles and Jo Ann Phinney, Phinney Family Revocable Living Trust and/or Ed Fournier as Agent for RCC Atlantic, Inc., d/ b/a/ Verizon Wireless, on Map 5 T ax Lot 3S4021-100 to place three new a n t ennas Published: June 20, 2014 and remote units behind antennas on exLegal No. 00036730 isting antenna mounts

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7 /8/2014, PLUS a l l other amounts that are due under the m o rtgage agreement. Plus advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice,


pu l>c meeting of theB~Rei~alley ~ector Co~ntro Oistnct will e he o n u rie~ th , OT4 at 2 :66 pm aataie suncnndge estaurant,1 Sunndge Laiie,'BaRei C>ty, Giegon 9TB~he fiuq>ose ~ti s iiieetlrig is t disciiss the 6uuget for" tTie iscaryeai"begirining JuTyT, '2 T4 as appiove<f'By the

Bake~rvaley Vector Co~ntro DisStri~ 3u ~et Committee. A summary ~o t h e b udget is presented b low. A copy oFthebuebget a y se inspecte~or bt i d t 27 9 O l l ~ i t . , b I t r ~ S . . d • P. This budget is for an annu I budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis t gr tttt t t p r ~ gy d t,t I ~ t ~ C t ~ g& g

Contact: Matt Hutchinson, Manager

Telephone: 541-523-1151 FINANCIALSUMMARY - RESOURCES Actual Amount 2012-13



Be innin Fund Balance/Net workin Ca ital Fees Licenses Permits Fines Assessments &OtherServiceCha es

Em a il: ~A

d M Br d t This Year 2013-14

$370 131

Federal State and All Other Grants G1Rs Allocations and Donations Revenue from Bonds and Other Debt Interfund Transfers / Internal Service Reimbursements All Other Resources Exce t Current Year Pro e Taxes Current Year Pro e Taxes Estimated to be Received

Total Resoumes




Next Year 2014-15

$450 000

$520 000

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FINANCIALSUMMARY - REQUIREMENTS AND FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES Nameof Onfan1zat1onalUnit or Program FTEforthatunitor ro ram General Fund $710,813 FTE



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$837,000 1.75

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Permanent Rate Le rate limit Local 0 t1on Le Le For General Obli ation Bonds

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PROPERTY TAX LEVIES R ate or Amount Im osed 0.3423

Rat e or Amount Im osed R a t e or Amount r o v ed 0.3423 0.3423

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STATEMENTOFINDEBTEDNESS Estimated Debt Outstandin~ on Jul 1.


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140 000.00

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General Obli ation Bonds Other Bonds Other Borrowin s

Total *Ifmores ace1sneededtocom letean sectionofthisform insertlines rows onthissheetoraddsheets. Youma deleteunusedl1nes. Legal No. 25-005588 Published: June 20, 2014



A public maeting of the Unity Commun1 Hallwillbe held on June27, 014at10:30 pm atthe Unity ommunity Hall, Unity, Oreg n. The purposeofth1s meeangisto iscusst e u get ort e sca year eginning u y , as ap p rove y t e n i t y o mmunity a i s t nct u g t o m mittee. s ummary m. and 11:00 a.m. This bud et is for an nnualbud et eriod. Thisbu etwas re aredonabasi ofaccountin thatisthesa easusedthe reced(n


Contact: Bruce Nichols

Telephone: 541-523-6471 Email:

FINANCIALSUMMARY — RESOURCES Actual Amount 2012-2013 Beginning Fund Balance/Net Working Capital 4,674 Fees, Licenses, Permits, Fines, Assessments 8 Other Service Charges 756 Federal, State and All Other Grants, Gifts, Allocations and Donations Revenue from Bonds and Other Debt


Adopted Budget This Year 2013-14 5,598

Approved Budget Next Year 2014-15 6,174



Interfund Transfers / Internal Service Reimbursements All Other Resources Except Property Taxes Property Taxes Estimated to be Received

Total Resources













FINANCIALSUMMARY — REQUIREMENTS BY OBJECT CLASSIFICATION Personnel Services Materials and Services 60152 Capital Outlay Debt Service Interfund Transfers Contingencies Speclal Payments Unappropriated Ending Balance and Reserved for Future Expenditur 5,873 Total Requirements 12.025


Name of Organizatlonal Unit or Program FTE for that un)t or program Community Hall Operations

Total Rsqu)rements Total FTE

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12,698 0.00

13,274 0.00

12,025 0.00

12,698 0.00

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STATEMENT OF CHANGES INACTIVITIES and SOURCES OF FINANCING * No changes in activities from previous years.

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granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit or, at the election of the Foreclosure Commissioner after consult ation wit h t h e H U D Field Office representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The Commissioner may, at the direction of HUD Field Office Representative, offer the property to

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Permanent Rate Levy ( r ate limit Local Option Levy Levy For General Obligation Bonds

per $ 1 ,000) 6,700




General Obligation Bonds Other Bonds Other Borrowings Total

Estimated Debt Outstanding on July 1.

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DEAR ABBY: My husband, 'Vinny," and you cards. Iseemy co-workersweek after I were married 11 years when he left me week, and I'm humiliated. I have mentioned for another woman. Eight months later he it to my daughter several times, but she says decided the gruss wasn't greener on that side it's too late to send them now. Abby, we raised of the fence and came back. Our marriage is her better than this. Every time I say anything about it, she gives me an argument. better now than it was be foretheaffair. Seven months later hisyounger brother Pleuse help. This eats away at me every "Nicky"got divorced and moved in with us. day.Should Itake thereinsand send a short A short while after that, Vinny and Nicky letter of apology to these dear co-workers? — TORN UP IN TEXAS joined a band. It has been a year now, DEAR TORN UP: A note DEAR and my brother-in-law is still of apology from you would here. I am more than ready ABBY ease t he embarrassment you feel facing your co-workers, for him to move out, but every time I mention it, Vinny says but it won't put your daughter in a better light. Nickyhasj'ust"gone through a divorceand "we're all he has." All you can do is remind her that a woman I hate all the time Vinny devotes to the oldenough toma rry should bem ature enough to write thank-you notes. And no law says band.Itry nottocomplain because Iknow how much heenjoysit, butI'm miserable. her husband can't pitch in and help. They are Theypracticein ourbasement on Mondays equallyresponsible, and failure to acknowland Wednesdays, and every Fiiday and edge any gikreflects poorly on them both. Saturday night is spent performing. Canyou DEARABBY:I have been married to my offer some udvice? — HURTING INNEW YORK husbard, "Henry," for 25yeurs,and he refuses DEAR HURTING: Your brother-in-law to call me by name. He doesn't call me anything shouldhave been out ofyourhouse a month — certainly no terms foerdearment. Hej ust after he moved in. Tell Vinny you've had it calls out or starts talking. He uddressesour with this experiment in communal living, daughter's relatives, our neighborsand even ourdog by name — butrefusestosay mine. set an exit date for Nicky and stick to it. If I know things could be worse. I'm not your husband refuses to listen to reason, then he is sending you a strong message abused physically, but I feel mentally abused. I find it hard living as a nobody. that your wishes are not important. As for Vinny's participation in the band, he Canyou give me aninsight on how to cope and the other band members must be talent- with this? — NAMELESS INSOUTHNEW JERSEY ed orthey wouldn'tbebooked every Friday DEAR NAMELESS:What Henry has been and Saturday night. Look at the bright side: When they're rehearsing in your basement, doingis called"passive aggression." It's a patat least you know where your husband is and tern ofbehavior that can occur in a variety of what he's doing. Marriage is a compromise, contexts. In your case, it's consistently failing to do something he knows would please you, so learn to enjoy the music, but cultivate interests and hobbies of your own. the absence of which he is fully aware is hurtAnd last but not least, stop involving your ful. He refuses counseling because he knows a counselor will call him on it. parents in your problems. You're a big girl now. If you don't tell all, they11 have fewer This does not, however, mean that you negative feelings about your husband. shouldn't have some counseling. Once you DEARABBY: My 19-year-old daughter was have recognized Henry's behavior for exmarried lastyear. We gave her a formal church actly what it is, you must then ask yourself why you have tolerated it for a quarter of wedding. Of the 100guestsinvited, several were longtime co-workers, who took the time to a century, whether there are other things wrong in your marriage and if this is the purchuse lovely gifts and travel two hours to way you want to live the next 25 years of the wedding Some also gave cash gifts. My daughter still hasn't sent out thankyour life.

ByWilliam E. Gibson WASHINGTON — Russia has agreed to plunge into the searchfor oilin deep waters between the shores of Cuba and Florida, renewing fears of a major oil spill and the potential for environmental disaster. With President Vladimir Putin looking on, Russian companies Rosneft and Zarubezhneft signed an energy agreement with Cuba late last month to explore offshore oil deposits. The agreementalsocallsfor Rosneft to build a base at the Cuban port of Mariel to relay equipment and personnel to offshore rigs, linked by pipelines and a helicopter

pad. The drilling area north of Havana straddles the Gulf Stream, a powerful ocean current that rushes north to the Floridacoast.Oceanographers warn that an oil slick caused by a major spill could reach Florida's beaches, reefs and marine sanctuaries in about a week. "If there's a spill in an area within 50 miles of Key West, the immediate vulnerable land areas are going to be in South Florida," former Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Graham warned in an interview last week.'The largest natural reefin the United States is locatedright near the area where the drilling would take

place. "Ifthereisan accident, there is zero capability in Cuba today to respond to thataccident." Graham, who served two

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oncerelied on Sovietpatronage to prop up its economy, is re-establishing close connections with Russia. U.S. Rep. Mario DiazBalart, R-Fla., a leading critic oftheCastro regime, said the growing relationship "has damaged U.S. interests and invited cronies of Putin's oil and security industries to our doorstep." The energy agreement also stirred concerns about the safety of oil exploration less than 50 miles from Florida in waters more than 5,000 feet deep, where drilling is far more hazardous than on land or in shallow waters. "Are the Russians going to let U.S. officials inspect their rig?" said Jorge Pinon, a leading energy expert at the University of Texas."Is the U.S. just going to sit on the sidelines and allow Cuba to drill with a piece of equipment, when we don't know whether it has the latest blowoutpreventer orthelatest technology?"



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love bowfishing. It's a fun, low-key adventure and it cleans the trash fish out of our lakes and waterways. Bowfishing is how I got into bowhunting if I remembercorrectly.W hen Istarted out 36 years ago, I used a Herter's recurve but later bought a Fred Bear Whitetail Hunter and have used a compound for the last 35 years. This year I decided that a recurve would work a lot better, though, so I've been looking around for an old recurve and discovered that PSE makes bowfi a shing package that they call the Kingfisher. It is the most economical bowfishing package on the market as far as I know. It comes with the bow, string, reel, line and two fishing arrows. I've always favored Muzzy Stingray arrows that tied at the nock end of the arrow but with this rig use the Muzzy arrows with a safety slide. Here's why I recommend using a safety slide. The first arrow I shot the line had wrapped around the rest and snapped off and zipped out into the river. Two shots later the line wrapped around the rest again, the arrow hit the end of the line and shot right back at me. Iuse safety slides now so the line is out away from the rest. The package comes with two rests. The fishing rest is rather large and easily entangles but is best for bowfishing. Here's why I recommend using a recurve while bowfishing. Carp don't always cooperate and hang around forlong periods oftim e begging to get shot. Sometimes you only have time for a fast shot. A recurve isa lotfaster shooting than a compound. When I say faster shooting I don't mean that it shoots faster but that you can throw it upand shoot itfaster.Also, ifacarp isin frontofa rock pile you don't want to zip an arrow at him out of a 70-lb. bow. With a recurve you don't have to pull a full draw so it won't pass through him thereby shattering your arrow. Make sense? The KF package has a free-flowing spool which I favor. Yes, they can be a pain but deep down I'm always nervous that the newer reels will jam and my arrow will flip back toward me. Plus, when you're wading through mud and falling in holes over your head and covered with fish slime, equipment can fail. Just three days ago, my SeeClaycomb / Page 5C

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Daarla Klages of theWallowa County swift water rescue team dives into theWallowa River during certification training at Minam State Park.


• Three-day swift water rescue training covers all aspects of water safety, recovery By Katy Nesbitt Wescom News Service

MINAM — Wallowa County's rivers from the Imnaha to the Snake draw thousands of visitors each year. For those who choose to recreate next to or ingreat bodiesofwater,safety isa must. Every three years, Wallowa County Search and Rescue hosts a three-day certification for swift water rescue. This spring, eight team members, along with two search and rescue volunteers from Baker County, a Nez Perce Fisheries technician and a Winding Waters Rafting Expedition guide underwent a high intensity training led by Nate Ostis of Wilderness Rescue International. JefFYanke, the swift water team leader, said his passion for rivers led him to join the team. By day, Yanke is the Enterprise fisheries manager for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. When he's not working he's swinging a fly or rafting Oregon and

Idaho's rivers. Yanke said the first day the training covered scene size-up and risk management. They got out of the classroom and out to the Enterprise City Park for throw bag drills. A throw bag has rope in it and is thrown to people to pullthemselves to safety. Days two and three were spent on the Wallowa River in Minam. The first day the trainees spent most of the time in the water that hovered around 40 degrees and was indeed "swift," swollen with spring run-ofK Yanke said they practiced swimming and wading while fixed into a rope, a method called "live bait." The rescuerdives orwades intothewater to retrieve a conscious or unconscious patient. The training involves learning rigging and pulley systems used to extricateboats and rescue people stranded on a rock. Besides in-water rescue, Yanke said foot entrapment is a situation they encounter — when someone

gets a foot stuck under a rock. Response time from Enterprise to the Hells Canyon Dam can take hours and much of what the trainees learnedseems to be skillsused foran immediate rescue need, but there are times when the training gets put into practice. Fisheries biologists working during high water can be at risk as well as boaters, making it valuable for river guides who are in the river with the necessary throw bags and pulley devices. Yanke said most of the swift water rescue responses by search and rescue that aren't on site during an accident are on the Wallowa, Grande Ronde and Imnaha rivers. In 2012, during a high volume of spring run-ofE Wallowa County swift water search and rescue successfully helped many people caught in bad situations on a rapid called the Minam Roller close to the Minam parkcampground. "It's a very big, risky spot at certain SeeTraining / Page 5C

ven though it's been around forever and is a cliche, the saying still rings true — if you pack it in, pack it out. As the summer for Eastern Oregon begins to kick into high gear with visitors flocking to lakes, whether in the back or front country, it's a good slogan to keep in mind. Recently, property owners at and around Meacham Lake, off of Interstate 84 between Pendleton and La Grande, were told the area around the lake was getting saturated with litter and debris. The problem was, however, that the litter was coming from users that tookadvantage ofthe public accessto thesiteforpicnics, fishing and other lake activities. It's not an epidemic, but it's also not an issue just specific to Meacham Lake, either. 'The lakes that are more accessible have a greater chance of trash being left behind," Dan Ermovick, Wallowa-Whitman National Forestrecreati onal manager, said."I went on a floating trip with some workers a couple of years ago, and I asked them what's the funniest thing they've found in the forest. They said they found a complete fishing rod still in its case. They've found a 200-foot rope,an old straw cowboy hat and there's always plastic bottles." Ermovick said the lightest amount oflitter is understandably in the backcountry lakes. There, the main issues stem from inside the fire rings, where campers will attempt to burn plastic bags, aluminum cans and wrappers in their fire. SeeBenham / Page 5C


Conservancy events highlight natural resources • Blue Mountains Conservancy ofI'ering free field trips, talks WesCom News Servicestaff

The Blue Mountains Conservancy has announced its summer schedule of events, known as the Heart of the Blues series, that will include field trips and talks provided by local natural resource experts. Events are free, open to the public, and will highlight local plants, wildlife and historical sites within the Grande Ronde Valley. "Many people are unaware of the

unique natural features of our local area," said Sue Miller, coordinator of the Blue Mountains Conservancy. ewe are fortunate to have knowledgeable presenters willing share their experience and passion on a variety of topics ranging from fish and wildlife, to the history of settlement in the valley. All right in our own backyard." The Blue Mountains Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust based in the Grande Ronde and Baker valleys. Its mission is to offer stewardship, educationand advice forthe conservation, preservation and enhancem ent of agriculturallands,private forestlands and natural scenic and


Much lik e us,even birds have a sweet tooth Many songbirds relish sugar water. To address their needs, attach a mason Iar to a baby chicken waterer and glue a dowel-rod perch to the bottom. Then glue a male, threaded1-1/4-inch PVC adapter to the bottom of that. Screw all this onto a female adapter mounted on a length of plastic conduit. Attach this to a deck or metal fence post. For more information, call 541-963-6977.

open space lands. The event series will kick off at 9 a.m. Wednesday with a field trip to the CatherineCreek Spring Chinook salmon fish trap outside of Union. Laurie Hewitt, retired fisheries biologist forthe Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, will give participants a hands-on experiencewith effortsto recover Chinook salmon in the lower Snake River Basin. Participants will learn about this endangered species, while collecting a variety ofbiological information from trapped fish, including genetic samples. The number of participants is limited and pre-


Dirty Poker Run set for Saturday The first annual Dirty Poker Run is set for Saturday at 8 a.m. Runners can choose a 10K or 5K race, either in a group or as a "lone buffalo". Registration beings at 7:30 a.m. at the Owsley Canyon Trailhead on Mount Emily RecreationArea. There is a $25 fee, with the first 25 registrants receiving a free T-shirt.

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registration is required. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Those curious about the work of the Blue Mountains Conservancy are encouraged to attend a presentation at 2 p.m. June 28 during the SolWest Fair at the Union County Fairgrounds in La Grande. Conservancy board member and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Research Biologist Jackie Cupples will explain how landowners can use voluntary conservation easements to protectthe natural and traditional valuesoftheirproperty. SeeResources / Page 5C


Foam Black Caddis Trout will feed on caddis dries even when no hatch is in progress. This one rides high and maintains the profile that sells to trout. Dress it with floatant and cast to rising trout or prospect for opportunists. Lift the rod tip; the fly will "skate." Let the fly sit until the wake dissipates and then do it again. Tie this pattern on a No. 12-16 dry fly hook. Wrap the body with thin black foam. With a small dun dry-fly hackle, wrap a sparse collar. Tie in a deer hair wing. Trim the head to finish.

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• Area fishing club instructs local youth the ropes of fishing

bers and GRCC stafFthen row a few kids on each boat to the middle of the lake. "For many of our kids, it's the first time By Josh Benham they've been fishing, and for the ones who The Observer have, it's the very first time they've ever fished in a boat," Mollerstrom said. It was an extremely rewarding day last That's when the fun really begins. Club Friday for the kids of the Grande Ronde Child Center, and it had little to do with how many members show them fishing techniques and fish they caught. explain to the kids the difFerences in lake fishThe Grande Ronde Fly Fishing club and ing and river fishing, as on the lake, anglers the GRCC teamed for their annual joint ven- need to let the fish come to them and allow more time for the fish to take the bait. So the ture of bringing kids from the center to Morkids get to see firsthand how experienced angan Lake for an introduction to fly fishing. Despite the gloomy weather that afternoon, glers reel in their fish and hear pointers that the experience was a hit for all involved. even casual fisherman may not be aware of. 'The best quote was from one little guy, "The kids are always excited with the thrill who had I think fished from shore before of that, the anticipation of catching a fish, with a relative but he'd never been out on a getting a few bites here and there and reeling boat," child and family therapist and supervi- them in," Mollerstrom said."Kids being kids, sor Gloria Sheehy said."It was a cold and they would respond real quick on a bite, so blustery day, and when we got back to shore, we tried to tell them how to be patient and let and his comment was, This was the scariest, the fish come back for another bite. We were coldest, most funnest day I've ever had.'That basically trolling for fish. The club members kind of summed it up." were in charge ofletting the line out and rowThe fi shing day began a few years ago ing the boats, and we'd give them tips when when Jim Mollerstrom, executive director of they would get a bite." The day was largely a success in the boats, the GRCC and also a member of the fishing club,decided toexpand the center'sactivity as nobody left without at least of glimmer of landing a fish. days beyond the typical excursions around "All the kids had a few bites and lost a few, La Grande. eWe startedthisprojectabout three years which I try to tell them is a long-distance release," Mollerstrom said with a laugh.eWe ago withour Grande Ronde fl y fishers," Mollerstrom said.eWe met with the child had two or three kids that caught three or four fish in a short period of time, so that was centerstudents and stafFand organized itto where we meet the stafFand students up at some prettygood action forthekids." Morgan Lake." Even if nobody had hauled in afish,the With the children, aged 7 to 9, having little day would have still been a great adventure or no prior fishing training, the center got for the youth. "Itbroadens theirlife experience,and their the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife world is pretty small normally," Sheehy said. to donate fly-tying kits for the kids to use. "It gives them an opportunity to experience The fishing club members then showed the kids the basics ofhow to tie a fly. They they some other kinds of things, and find out if received a chance to get some hands-on expe- they might have a particular interest in it in rience with attempting to tie their own. the future if the opportunity becomes avail'The kids get to tie their fly with the guidable. They alsogettofeellike they are apart of the community." ance of our members, and then of course that's pretty prideful for them," Mollerstrom Mollerstrom hopes that days such as the said."They get something useful out of it, and fishing trip can spark an interest in angling in a few of the kids that will last a lifetime. they get to keep the flies for themselves to 'You never know what kind of seeds you're use." Club members also bring fishing rods for planting, so maybe we get a future fisherthe day.After the kidsgetthetiesfastened to man or two out of it," he said."Its just a great the rods, they head out on the water on boats. opportunity for these kids, and it enriches the Mollerstrom brought his boat along with programforthe center." The joy doesn't just stop with the kids, some of his friends' crafts, and the club mem-


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TRAINING Continued from Page1C flows. It flipped eight boats in two days," Yanke said. One man's boat was stranded on a logjam, but he was stable enough for rescuers to use ropes to pull him ashore with no loss of gear or life and without an injury, said Yanke. "It's exciting to see all those skills come together," he said. Besidesactive rescues,the team does what Yanke called pro-active education by talking to boaters at the Minam boat launch, a popular put-in for rafters floating to Troy, Boggans or even the Snake River. Certification training is only every three years, but Yanke said the team practices throughout the year to keep skills current. Many

on the swift water team are alsoon theropes team so the training crossesover,but the training this spring went over the more complex rope work the team does. "It takes as much to keep sharp asitdoesto take the class," Yanke said. Every three years, Yanke said, search and rescue hires a different trainer. "Each instructor has his own angle, but we were really impressed with Nate," he said.'The training was very physical with high intensity. His training was above and beyond anything we've seen. He taught skills and the mechanics of the skills." Lunch break? Forget about it — if you got hungry or thirsty during training, you had to eat and drink on the

go. "Nateisinfectious,passionateand has a lotof energy," Yanke said.


Adavinthe lifeforarescueworker • Never a dull moment for local animal rescuer

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Burton offers that"knowledge of thehistoricaldevelopment of agriculture can give Continued from Page1C us critical information about agriculture even today." This The next Heart of the Blues event will include a col- field trip is scheduled for orful talk about painted tur7 p.m. July 30, and will be held outdoors at Ackles tles that make their homes at Ladd Marsh and Hot Lake Cemetery on Mt. Glen Road north of La Grande. Group Resort. ODFW and Wildlife biologist Cathy Nowak will size is limited, and carpoolhighlight the unique charac- ing instructions are available teristics of this reptile that is upon pre-regi slration. native to Oregon, but rare in Lastly, beginning at 9 a.m. the northeast portion of the Aug. 2, the public is invited state. Nowak's work tracking to learn about the arduous turtles using radio transmit- descent of Craig Mountain ters was key to understandm ade by travelersofthe ing turtle habitat in the area. Oregon Trail. Friends of the The presentation will take Ladd Marsh board member Jim Akensen will describe place at 7 p.m. July 16 in the Community Room at the techniques used to descend Cook Memorial Library in La the grades with heavy Grande. wagons and show particiMike Burton, district pants remnants of a trading conservationist with USDA post located near Foothill Natural Resources ConRoad in La Grande. The trip will involve hiking for servation Service, will take shortdistances.Group size is participants back in time with a talk on the history of limited and pre-registration agriculture in the Grande required. To register, contact Miller Ronde Valley. As a self-described,"closet history buf," at 541-786-2665.

Continued from Page1C ''We have Forest Service crews that try to hit the most popular sites and clean them up," Ermovick said.'You hear stories about thepoundage of the bags they bring in." Where Ermovick sees a greaterpresence oflitteris in the frontcountry lakes thatareaccessible by driving right up to, or just a short walk. He pointed to Phillips Reservoir, about 18 miles from Baker City, as a lake thatseesitsfair share of debris. He cautioned that it's notallthebig piecesoftrash — cans, bottles,bags— that aretheproblem, but the little things that many folks don't think about. "It's also the micro-trash that's a problem," Ermovick said."The twistie-tie off of a sandwich bag, if you nip off a few inches of fishing line. Cigarette buttsarealsoreally common." Umatilla National Forest does not have the backcountry lakes that the WallowaWhitman does, but places like Jubilee and Olive Lake have developed camping areasthathelp people keep the lakeareas freeoflitter.

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''With those we have a lot m ore control ,aswe policethe area," Recreational Manager Larry Randall said.'There's trashreceptaclesthatour users are pretty well accustomed to, and our presence helps make sure they throw their trash away. But outside of the lakes, on trails and roadsides, we have ongoing issues with people dumping their trash. It's always a challenge." Ermovick said if everyone does their part in helping keeptheforestsclean forthe next visitor, it will go a long way toward maintaining a pristine area. "If you've ever sat around a campfire, people tell a tale about who they are and what they've done by the stufF left behind," Ermovick said. 'That's the story you left there. It'dbe alotbetteriftherewas no story to tell at all." That simply comes down to recalling the timeless slogan ofthe forests. "It does always amaze me, when you'll be in some side deer trail or a little crevice takingabreak for a hike,and you walk out to a great view and there's a Keystone Light can sitting there," Ermovick said."It comes down topersonal responsibility."


A crowd had gathered and a couple of elementary school-age boys gawked PENDLETON — The ringing of ter look, however, the bird swam to the at the bird and helped Tompkins carry Lynn Tompkins' cellphone often means opposite equipment back to the truck. riverbank, favoring one ofits her day is about to take a U-turn. wings. Tompkins gazed at the pelican Later, she got a good look. The On Monday afternoon, the caller was and worried aloud. pelican's right wing was a mess with ''When you see a pelican all alone, a youngman worried about an injured a shattered ulna and radius; the bird American white pelican he and his had likely flown into a wire. It would it usually means something is wrong," girlfriend spotted along Pendleton's she said. probablybe euthanized,butatleastit river walk. Could she come and rescue She said the birds generally travel wouldn't die a slow death. the bird and take it to her rehabilitain large groups, using their large Tompkinsurged people to becareful tion facility? numbers to drive fish to shallow water if they choose to rescue a bird on their Tompkins, the owner ofBlue Mounwhere the pelicans fill their elastic own. Long-billed birds such as pelicans tain Wildlife, often picks up sick, inthroat pouches with their wiggly prey. can inflict damage, she warned. "Herons will aim for your eyes," she Her intern, Michigan native McKinjured or orphaned wildlife for rehabililey Bell, arrived carrying several tation. The current guest list includes sald. an electrocuted hawk, a fledgling barn She recommended wearing gloves, nets and wearing some rubber boots. owl that crash-landed while learning AnthonyJordan Elder,the Pendleton using a towel to wrap the head and man who had called Tompkins, took having a container at the ready for to fly, a blind kestrel and a bald eagle with a broken clavicle. one of the nets and the pair waded into transport. Tompkins said birds that Tompkins, who was away from the theriver,approaching the bird from need speci alized care,such asthe facility at the moment, phoned one of diferentdirections. pelican, are taken to the Pendleton her interns to bring nets and headed Soon, chest-high in the water, they Veterinary Clinic. As she waited to to the Main Street Bridge, where she converged, trapping the apprehensive learnthe bird'sfate,she gotanother bird in their nets. Bell wrapped a call — a man in La Grande had found eyed the injured pelican hunkered down in some grass below. towel around the pelican and carried an injured owl. Could he bring it over? When she tried to approach for a bet- it to shore where Tompkins waited. "Of course," she said. East Oregonian





buddy's Zebco reel malfunctioned and had to be operated on. I've still got my two original free-flowing spools from 1979. A little banged up but functional. If you haven't shot a recurve, you'll want to practice a little before you hit the rivers. I just got a Morrell"Super Duper" target. Don't shoot your target with your fishing arrows, of course; use a regular arrow with field tips. Even though the arrow will be of a lot different weight than your fiberglass fishing arrow, it


will help you get in the ballpark so you can hit fish. M ost people usea shooting glove to relieve the wear and tear on your fingers, since some days you'll have high speed shooting. I've had days where I could have filled my boat with carp. Check out the gloves from Ravenswood Leather in Central Point: You really need to try out bowfishing this summer. It's a blast. It's a low-key adventure. You don't have to be exceptionally quiet or get camo'd up, and there can bea lotofshooting. What's not to like about that? Have fun.

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Aug 24: Marv 8 Friends Aug 31: TBD Bring your lunch and lawn chairs to the park and enjoy the music. Donation gladly accepted — suggested donation $5 per person Powder River Music Review concert series is presented to raise funds to build a bandstand pavilion in the centerof Geiser-Pollman Park. Brochure and brick order blanks may be downloaded at for anyone interested in purchasing an engraved brick to be placed in the stage of the new bandstand pavilion. There will also be a brick order table at the concert. Soroptimist international of Baker County (SIBC) is the 501(c)3 non-profit for this project . Grant donations are most welcome. Put your name down in history with an engraved brick — makes great memorial tributes, birthday, anniversary or holiday gift. 4 inch by 8 inch bricks are $60 8 inch by 8 inch bricks are $300 12 inch by 12 inch tiles are $1000 A support column sponsorship is $10,000 Special price for Veteran bricks 8 inch by 8 inch for $150 Thanks Supporters of PRMR/Bandstand Project: Historic Baker City Powder River Music Review is sponsored by Baker City Herald and organized by volunteers of the Bandstand Committee. See concert photos at Questions call 541-519-5653

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• A private group says the state also needstheperspectiveofpatients directs the Oregon Public Health Institute. John Santa is the medical director at Consumer Reports' patient resource division, Consumer Health Choices, although his participation in the CCP is separate from his professional role. In Central Oregon, several OHP patients have complained they're having troublegetting paired with doctors who will see them. Some doctors say the reimbursement is too low to allow them to take on any more patients. People acrossthe state say that's not just a local problem. Total enrollment across the statehas risen to roughly 935,000 — the expansion brought on more than 300,000 people — and CCO leaders say the influx of new members was more than they expected sooner than they expected. In gathering its information, the CCP will mainly use information that's publicly available. Its members will inspect each CCO's website, for example, and find outwhether there are people members can

ologist Dariush Mozafarian knows he has his work cut out for him. Confusion about the much-maligned substance is common: Surveys of adults around the world show that although most people are concerned about their cholesterol, fewer than half know recommended cholesterollevelsor understand what those numbers mean for their health. "There's a lot of confusion and controversy around cholesterol," says Mozafarian,an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Harvard Medical School. "There is even confusion among the scientists who study it." That confusion can lead bothpatientsand doctors astray, which is why Mozaffarian and other physicians are workingto dispelcholesterol myths. "People talk and write aboutcholesterolas'arteryclogging fat,"' Mozaffarian says. "But this idea that you eat something, it gets into your bloodstream and it clogs your arteries is just false. Nothing remotely like that is happening." In fact, most of the cholesterol in your body doesn't come fromfood— it'sm ade

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The liver produces this waxy, fat-like substance, which is just one component — along with calcium and other debris — of the plaque thatcan clog arteries and cause heart attacks and certain kinds of stroke. But most of the time, cholesterol isn'tthere to causetrouble;ittravels through the bloodstream doing anumber ofim portant jobs. It helps make key hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, synthesize vitamin D, and build and maintain cell membranes, all of which are "absolutely mandatory" for good health, says Michael Blaha, director of clinical research at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. To transport and store cholesterol, the liver packages it into lipoproteins — particles thatare part fat and part protein. Lowdensity lipoproteins iLDLl carrycholesterolto the body's cells; high-density lipoproteins iHDLl bring it back to the liver, where it gets recycled or excreted. In a healthy cardiovascular system, LDL, HDL and triglycerides are in balance. Smoking, lack of exercise, obesity, poordietand other factors can throw the balance out of whack, and that'swhat setsthestage for plaque buildup and heart disease, Mozaffarian says.

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The rollout of the new groups designed to manage M edicaid patients across Oregon hasn't exactly been without its bumps in the road. The Oregon Legislature in 2011 created 16 coordinatedcareorganizations thatwilloverseeeverything &om registration, eligibility, providers and coveragefor members of the Oregon Health Plan, thestate'sversion ofM edicaid. In some parts of the state, however, CCOs' rapid influx of people and limited number of providers has made it difficult for some patients togettheirneeds met. The Oregon Health Authority is tracking the CCOs' progress according to a set of measures such as emergency department visits, primary care visits, hospital readmissions and per-member spending. But a citizen group has surfaced that wants to study the CCOs &om the patient' sperspective.Rather than looking at whether the state is saving money, the ConsumerConfidence Project wants to find out whether patients are able to find the information they need and whether they're satisfied with their experiences. David Spencer, project manager with the Consumer Confidence Project, said he's had to reassure CCO leaders — including those at PacificSource Community Solutions, which oversees Central Oregon's CCO — that this is not a muckraking campaign. ''We're not out to make anybody look bad or anything like that," he said. "The idea is if one group is doing something that seems tobevaluable to consumers and we can show thatand other people see it and say, We can do that,' well, good, do it. Everybody will get better." Of the nine people currently involved in the CCP, most work in the health-care industry, but some — Spencer, for example — come from other fields. Spencer is a retired communications professional for IntelCorp. who works for the CCP through a fellowship from Social Venture Partners, a Portland group that works to strengthen nonprofits. He is the only paid member of the group. Liz Baxter, another CCP member,

The+ check out the signup process. Each metric, which the group is still working to finalize, will be assigned points, and each CCO will be scoredaccording to its accessibi lity and otherfactors, Spencer said. One thing the CCPs members will be careful not to do: duplicate what the Oregon Health Authority is already doing in its effort to keep tabs on the CCOs, Spencer said. Eventually, the CCP will publish a report that will compareall16coordinated care organizations. Spencer said the tentative goal is to publish the report in February 2015. Depending on how that goes, the hope is that the group will be able to secure more funding and put out more reports in the future. CCP member and Corvallis resident Joe Zaerr draws his CCO experience from sitting on the community council that advises the Intercommunity Health Network CCO, which includes Benton County. He believes there is not enough community member representation on the board ofdirectorsthat oversees CCOs in Oregon. He sees the CCP as a way to compensateforthat.

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"People talk and write about cholesterol as 'arteryWhen his patients want to cloggingfat'. But thisidea thatyou eatsomething it talkabout cholesterol,cardi- gets into your bloodstream and it clogsyour arteries SpecialTo The Washington Post

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says.'You can't say that about most everything else." But looking at just one number doesn't provide a detailed-enough picture to precisely assess risk, because it doesn't account for the interplay among LDL, HDL and triglycerides, or the factthateach ofthese affects risk in a different way, Mozafarian says. Several studies, including the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, which tracked more than 11,000 men and women over 11 years, have shown that high LDL icommonly referred to as "bad" cholesterol) levels are associ ated with greater risks of heart attack and stroke. High triglycerides can also spell trouble: A 2007 analysis found a significant association between high triglyceride levels and both fatal and nonfatal heart attacks and stroke. Yet studies dating to the late 1970s have shown that high levels of HDL, or "good" cholesterol, seem toprotect against heart attacks and stroke. These findings have prompted many physicians to test for and evaluate LDL, HDL and triglycerides individually. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recomm ends a totalcholesterol level of less than 200 milligrams per deciliter of blood,

an LDL level of less than 100 mg/dL and an HDL level over 60 mg/dL for optimal health. Optimal triglyceride levels should come in below 100 mg/dL,according to a 2011 American Heart Association scientific statement.

Which diet? Researchers agree about some of the ways to reach thesecholesterolgoals:Losing weight, quitting smoking and exercising more have all been linked to more optimal cholesterol levels and lower heart disease risk. But there issome disagreement over which dietary changes are best for heart health, says Roger Blumenthal, director of the Ciccarone Center. Although physicians and U.S. dietary guidelines have long recommended that people with high total cholesterolor LDL avoidfoods that are high in cholesterol, such as eggs, that advice may be overstated. "For most people, cholesterolfrom food isn't a contributor to their cholesterol levels," Blumenthal says. High-fat foods, such as cheese and chocolate, have also been regarded as verboten, yet"the evidence for this may not be as strong as we once thought," he says. In fact, a 2006 study of nearly 50,000 women showed that a low-fat diet did not protect them from

heart disease or stroke. And a 2014 study co-authored by Mozafarian that analyzed data &om 76 studies involving more than 600,000 participants found scant evidencetosupport recommendations that people avoidsaturated fat— the kind found in such foods as red meat, butter and cheese, the kind that has long been vilifi ed asbad forheart health.

Statins When food and lifestyle changesfailto bring a patient's cholesterol levels into line, many physicians turn to cholesterol-lowering medications called statins. Statins are commonly prescribed, and clinical studies — including the JUPITER trial, a collaboration led by Ridker involving 1,315 physicians in 26 countrieshave shown that they reduce the number of heart attacks even in people with normal LDL levels. Still the drugs remain controversial duetoreports of seri ous sideeffects and a perceived push to prescribe them more frequently than is warranted. New cholesteroltreatment guidelines formulated by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology rely on a formula, or "calculator, "forheartdisease risk that some researchers say couldlead toovertreatment with statins. The new guidelines lower the threshold for treatment so that anyone with a 7.5 percentrisk ofa heartattack or stroke over the next 10 years is considered a candidatefor statins.


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strengthen the feet and ankles. Breaks are also important in anyrunning regimen, says Neville. Make sure to get enough rest and recovery to help prevent injury, he says. ''When you're overtired, your form tends to go, and that can lead to injuries," Neville says.

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Mile after mile they stand — or, rather, move — between us and the pavement, absorbingtremendous force and impact. Yet often it's not until runners suffer from blisters, pain, swelling or, worse yet, stress fractures that we start paying attention to our Herculean workhorses: our feet. To keep our feet healthy, foot and ankle specialists say, we need to give them a littleattention before they become a problem.

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Run training "Foot and ankle injuriesare often a resultof training errors: too much, too soon," says Stephen Palmer, a podiatrist with Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic. Too much, too soon can lead to conditions such as stress fractures, which can sideline you for up to two months; plantar fasciitis, the painand inflammation ofsofttissue that runs across the bottom of the foot; metatarsalgia, an inflammation in the ball of the foot; and Achilles' tendinitis, an overuse injury of the Achilles' tendon, Palmer says. Lee Firestone, another local podiatrist, agrees that runners, in trying to "get the miles in," can overdo it. "The ratio of the long run — the weekend runshould never be more than half of the total mileage for the week," Firestone says, referring to the danger faced by runners who overdo it on the weekend because they don't get as many miles in during the week as they would like. This means if your mileage goalfor the week is 20, you should do no more than 10 on the weekend. And in terms of upping the weekly distance and workload, that should be done over time, Firestone says: no more than a 10 percentincrease in total distance per week. "The bones get stronger when we walk and run, as do muscles and tendons," Firestone says. "But we have to let them adapt gradually." One way tolearn how to pace yourself and fi gure out reasonable workloads is to join running clubs, where seasoned runners can help you, Palmer says.

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Jennifer Schwartz runs through the rain near her home in Saline, Mich.

Proper footwear Another important factor in keeping our running feet happy and healthy is to pick the right shoe, says Brian Neville, a physical therapist at Sports + Spinal Physical Therapy in Washington. "I recommend that people go to specialty running shoe stores where the staff not only is knowledgeable about running shoes, but many of them are runners themselves and can even field questions about injuries and injury prevention," Neville says. "They have a runner's mind-set." The minimalist running shoe has gotten very popular in recent years. And while foot and ankle speciali sts arenot against them, they say that these shoes can take a while to get used to and that they are not for everyone. "If you are going to switch from a shoe that allows for heel-striking to one that promotes running on the forefoot, you have to make an adjustment in your mileage," Neville says.aYou have to dial back during that transition." Neville says he saw many patients with foot and ankle injuries when the minimalistshoe trend started,but those visits have leveled offas people either have gotten used to the shoe and adjusted their technique or have gone back to a more supportive running shoe. The minimalist shoe, he adds,requires more foot and ankle strength, which is why the transition needs to includea decrease in mileage. Firestone says that a

minimalist shoe is probably not agood choice for someone with very flat feet, since theirfeetare more likely to pronate heavily without any arch support. Finally, don't overuse your running shoes. They are done somewhere between 300 and 500 miles, Firestone says. That means roughly three months if you run 30 to 50 miles per week, assuming you are using the shoes only for running. Otherwise, their life span is shorter.

Cross-training Cross-training — any activity that complements your running — is another way to help keep feet healthy, the experts agree. The better your posture and the more muscle groups recruited in your running, the saferforyour feet,Neville says. One weak link can create instability, leading to compensations from the feet up, and possibly to injury. Stretching should be part of thatcross-training, he says. Typically, runners have tight calves, hip flexors and hamstrings. These muscle groups should be stretched thoroughly after running, Neville says. For core strength, Firestone suggests activities such as Pilates to get your endurance needs met without relying solely on running. He also suggests swimming and cycling, which exercise different muscle groups and give certain muscles and bones of thefeeta break. Balancing exercises, such as heel raises, can be a good way to not only cultivate betterbalance but also

Nail and foot care is also important in keeping your feet healthy, says John Vonhof, author of"Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatment for Athletes." 'Very often, people don't know how to manage their nails, which can lead to a lot of problems," Vonhof says. Long nails can get caught in socks and rip, or if they are too long for the shoe, the pressure can create blood pooling under the nail. Vonhof who used to run marathons and ultramarathons, now works first-aid stations during ultramarathons and has seen some prettygruesome feet.H e recommends that runnersand others — cut the nails straight across and then use a file to thin and smooth out thetopedge ofthe nail. He also recommends a daily post-shower routine of filing down foot callouses. When blisters form between the toes, he says, this usually has something to do with the socks. Avoid cotton, he says, and opt for the more high-tech synthetic socks that control moisture. Blisters can be a first sign of bigger problems, Vonhof says. "Ifyour feetarestarting to hurt and blister and they


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HAPPENINGS Healing Our Heroes training scheduled for 3uly 24 Registration for Healing Our Heroes is under way. The training will take place from 8:30 a.m.to4:30 p.m. Thursday,July 24,at Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St. in La Grande. The training is sponsored by the Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center and the Veterans Administration. Breakfast and lunch is provided. The goal is to help primary health-care providers and community advocates understand the needs of veterans by providing information on military culture, post-traumatic stressdisorder,suicide prevention and resources available through the VA health care system. Presenters include James Boehnlein, M.D.,associatedirectorforeducation, VA Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, and professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University; Aimee Coughlin Johnson, licensed clinical social worker, suicide prevention coordinator team lead, Portland VA Medical Center; and Ruth Ann Tsukuda, who has a doctorateineduction and isassociate directorof education for the VA VISN 20 Northwest Network Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center. Seating is limited to 50 participants. For more information and to register, visit

Learn about reading program for people with declining vision Peoplewho love to read butwho have lost or are losing their eyesight are invited to a special presentation titled "Reading in the Dark: De-mystifying Oregon's Free Library for the Print Disabled" on Thursday, June 26. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. at the Baker County Public Library at 2400 Resort St. Staff from the Oregon State Library will talk about how to access free resources and continue reading even as eyesightdeterioratesduring the free session that is expected to last about an hour. Talking Book and Braille Services iTBABSl is an under-used state agency, according to a press release announcing the event. Most Oregonians think that it's only available for people who are 100-percent blind. Presenters at the June 26 eventhope to"demystify and debunk" assumptions about, not only Talking Book and Braille Services, but also the patrons served by the program. Questions will be encouraged and those attending are urged to interact and share experiences. Elke Bruton, the public services librarian for Talking Book and Braille Services of the Oregon State Library, is the program instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric from Washington State University at Pullman and a master's oflibrary and information science degree from the University of Washington at Seattle. — I/VesComNews Service staff

About thiscolumn Health Care Happenings covers Northeast Oregon's medical community. The column carries news about medical-related events and employees who earn awards and recognition or make significant gains in their careers. There is no charge for inclusion in the column, which is editorial in nature and is not ad space or a marketing tool. Products and services will be discussed only in general terms. Email items to news@lagrandeobserver. com or call them in to 541-963-3161. Baker County residents can submit items to or call them in to 541-523-3673.


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ENTERPRISE — The unaffordable rise in health care has hospitals looking for ways to improve patient care while cutting costs. Wallowa Memorial Hospital is implementing sofbvare to do both. Jenni Word, the hospital's chief nursing officer, said to curb emergencyroom visits and get patients plugged into primary care doctors, the Emergency Department Information Exchange works to helpgetpeoplethecare they need. She said Washington has almost all of its hospitals on board with the program, and the Oregon Hospital Association is encouraging its members to follow suit. Patients travelinganywhere in Oregon or Washington and who need to visit an emergencyroom will be able to participate. Wallowa Memorial's implementation of the Exchange should be in place by September, said Word. When patients check in at an emergencyroom their information automatically goes into the web-based applicati on.W ord used apatient with asthma as an example. If a patient with asthma is seen five times a year or has been to two orthreedifferent emergency rooms within three m onths itsendsa trigger. ' We get a message back within three to five minutes," W ord said." Ifa patient couldn't getto adoctoror couldn't afford aprescription we know there is an access problem and do whatever neededforthatvisit." A case manager then gets involved to help the patient access a primary care physician to see what the true problem is. ''When a patient visits another hospital or clinic like Winding Waters iat Enterprise), the staff sees the same information, care coordination guidelines and the known care providers aswellasa threemonth history and 12-month aggregate history,"Word said. Another computer-based application to improve patient

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Chief Nursing Officer JenniWord and her staff are implementing new software atWallowa Memorial Hospital to improve patient care and lower health-care costs. care is the Intellichart Patient Portal, a program that helps hospitals receive better reimbursement for meeting different stagesofupgrading medical records. 'The federal governmentis driving'meaningful use', butit doesn't matter what insurancea patienthas,itapplies to every person that comes into the hospital," said Word. She said the hospital alreadyreached the first stage of'meaningful use'whenit met guidelines in its electronic medical recording. By meeting the requirements, the hospital received reimbursement to helppay formedicalrecord migration. The end goal is to have seamless information sharing. ''When we expand on that baseline we further drive qualityimprovement," said Word. Qualityimprovement aims to decreaseerrorsin m edication distribution and improve the turn-around time for lab and radiology orders. This not only saves time, said Word, but pati entscan seetheirlab

results online, print them and have those results with them. Immunization and medication histories are also available. As for stage two of meaningful use, Word said the hospital is already increasing its percentages. 'The program recordsvital signs," she said,"making sure we are usingmedical records incorporated into our normal processes. There are a few additional things to learn as we go along, but our nurses are

doing a good job picking it up and going with it." She said the program is also helping patient engagement and communication between providersand patients, which gives them the access to those personal medical records. W ord said besidestheprograms dictated by industry standards and state and federalmandates,'We pride ourselves on personal care, it'spartofourculture.W e are rightfull y proud ofthetreatment we give — we provide premier health care and that's what we strive for."

Grande Ronde Hospital announces new privacy and security measures at Family Birthing Center iFBCl. ''We want to make sure that a stay with us doesn't just meet expectations, but exceeds them," FBC Manager Trisha Alexandersaid in a pressrelease.'We really want our new moms to be happy with the entire patient experience — and a bigpart ofthatisa calm and secure environment. We are really excited about the new enhancements to benefit our littlest patients." Alexander went on to lay out the changes in how visitors will access patients and patient information, in addition to what is already in place. Currently, all newborns are protected under the state-of-the art Hugs security system. New babies are fitted with an electronic bracelet around one ankle that allows around-the-clock monitoring while in FBC care. That process will continue. In addition, the hospital is installing new security doors for access to the FBC in the hallway to the right after visitors and patients exitthethird-floorelevator. This enhanced safety precaution is meant to ensure a positive experience for new moms by providing privacy, Alexander SRld.

During the construction phase, all access to the third-floor FBC's waiting room, nurse's station and patient rooms will be through the double doors in the hallway. Thereare signsin place to providedirection. The process of checking into the FBC also will be changing. Now, visitors and patients may call the nurse's station from the phone that is located next to the temporary access double doors. Once the permanent security door is in place, the visitor access telephone will be permanently mounted on the wall next to the door. Visitors can pick up the handset to be connected to the nurse's station. A television screen allows nurses to see who is asking foraccess.Visitors will be asked the name and room number of the patient they wish to visit before they enter. A final change is the discontinuing of the online nursery on the hospital's website, With the onset of instant messaging and photo capabilities, the benefits ofhosting an online nursery no longer outweigh the benefits of patient safetyand privacy,hospitalspokesperson Mardi Ford said. "Please be assured,"Alexander said, "we do encourage visitors at the FBC. We know our new moms want to share their babies with family and friends, but we also believe our patients will appreciate our efforts to make sure this joyful time is alsoas safe aspossible."

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Grande Ronde Hospital has announced that emergency department physician Gary Zeigler, M.D., has accepted the Grande Ronde Hospital Emergency Department medicaldirectorposition effectiv eJuly 1,2014.


"I am honored. It's a privilege to work with such a great team in this department. I look forward to serving in this role," Zeigler said. Zeigler has been a board-certified emergency room physician since 2003 and a

member of the medical staff at Grande Ronde Hospital forthe past12years. The Emergency Department medical director role will transition to Zeigler from Dr. Ken Chasteen, who is retiring from full-time practice.


Weight loss can help control blood pressure Driver safety class scheduled for Enterprise Despite its prevalence, high blood pressure is not inevitable. In fact, the NHLBI says it can almost always be prevented. To help shield yourself from this common and serious health threat, maintain a healthful weight. As your weight increases, your blood pressure rises. If you're already carrying extra pounds, work on whittling down. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. But don't try to lose too fast — when you take off one-half to two pounds a week, you're most likely to maintain the loss.



There will be a new, updated, improved "Smart Driver" Driver Safety Class in Enterprise. The class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July16 at the Senior Center,702 N.W. First St. The cost is $15 for AARP membersand $20 fornonmembers. For registration and more information, call the Senior Center at 541-426-3840. Completion of the class entitles drivers older than 55 to a discount in their auto insurance in most cases.



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