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School positions, days cut in Union

Collabora ·nu toward tore health, harve

By Dick Mason The Observer

The Union School District is poised to cut four school days and about three positions to save money. The jobs and school days are part ofan approximately $250,000 reduction plan the Union School District's budget committee voted Tuesday to recommend to the Union School Board for adoption. The budget formally recommended that the district adopt a total2012-13 budget of$4.374 million, one about the same as the present year's budget. The budget cuts are needed because of rising expenses and a revenue shortfall brought on by declining enrollment and reduced state funding due to the poor economy. The budget committee is proposing the following personnel reductions: • one halfof a kindergarten teaching position. Savings: $24,418 in salary and benefits. The position was originally cut a year ago but was added back late last summer because Union's kindergarten enrollment was higher than expected. • the district's media center-librarian position. Savings: $80,912 in salary and benefits. The school district would continue to offer library services despite this cut, said Union School District Superintendent Jon St. Germaine. • a special education aide position. Savings: $34,783 in salary and benefits. • the district's band coach position. Savings: $2,500 now paid as a stipend. • a third of a Spanish teaching position. Savings: $21,418 in salary and benefits. Cutting the fom· school days would save the district about $50,000. School days could not be cut without the approval of the district's teachers and See Cuts I Page 3A

By Bill Rautenstrauch The Observer

A brighter future for Northeast Oregon's wood products industry is on the horizon if a collaborative effort focused on improving forest health and bolstering the regional economy succeeds. Since last year, representatives from county governn1ents, American Indian tribes, the wood products industry, enviromnental and conservation groups, and other entities have been meeting to work out differences that might otherwise hold up work on timber projects on the Umatilla National Forest. And, a similar group is taking shape to study issues on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Both collaboratives will study project proposals and make recommendations to the U.S. Forest Service. The result could be healthier tree stands, improved wildlife habitat and a more reliable timber supply for area sawmills, said Union County

Commissioner Mark Davidson. "This is the first time a forest collaborative has been fanned in Northeast Oregon;' Davidson said. "There are examples in other places where it has been successful. The goal is ecological resiliency and support for communities." Davidson said the Umatilla Forest Collaborative Group started coming together during a tour and open house in the Heppner District of the Umatilla National Forest in July 2011.At that well-attended event, people with interests in federal forest issues visited several sites and talked about ways to break legal and administrative gridlock and move forest restoration projects

forward. Formation of the collaborative was facilitated by Oregon Solutions, a state agency with a mission of helping private, public and non-profit groups come together in the search for answers to community problems. Gov. John Kitzhaber's office selected the Umatilla Forest Collaborative Group as an Oregon Solutions project, and the job of getting it off the ground went to Program Coordinator Scott Aycock. "We recognize there are a lot of collaborative groups looking for ways to get more efficient," Aycock said. "One of the reasons to collaborate is, no one has the resources to go it alone. If you're going to get any project done, there's got to be more collaboration." The governments of Union, Umatilla, Wallowa, Morrow and Grant counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation became members of the Umatilla Forest Collaborative Group, as did conservation organizations including Hells Canyon Preservation Council, Oregon Wild and TheNature Conse1vancy.Also on board are

the American Forest Resource Council, the Association of Oregon Loggers, Boise Cascade and Blue Mountain Forest Products. In May, the group formalized itselfwith a set of operating principles, including a mission and vision statement. The mission, according to the document, is to promote balanced solutions and sustain ecological resiliency and community socioeconomic health in and near the Umatilla National Forest. The vision is for recommendations tendered to the Forest Service that contribute to lasting ecological and economic health in that same geographic area. Davidson said proposed projects the group is studying on the Umatilla are the 27,000-acre Kahler project in the Heppner District, and the Thomas Creek project in the Walla Walla district. Both are forest restoration projects that call for thinning and harvest, though management challenges are different for each. The main distinction is that Kahler is considered a warm, dry forest and Thomas Creek a cool, moist forest. See Timber IPage SA

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A loader picks up logs at Boise Cascade's La Grande sawmill. With mills in La Grande and Elgin and a particleboard board plant in Island City, Boise has a big stake in the collaborative efforts to move thinning and harvest projects forward on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.

Rynearson to reign over Livestock Show By Bill Rautenstrauch The Observer

Union's 105-year-old Eastern Oregon Livestock Show crowned a new queen in a well-attended ceremony Tuesday at the stock show grounds clubhouse. Courtney Rynearson, a 16-year-old sophomore at Union High School, earned the honor, having won two of three competitive rodeo court events. Out of the three girls who started as court members and queen candidates, Ry.nearson sold the most stock show

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tickets- $26,000 worth -and also was judged the court's top public speaker. As she accepted the honor Tuesday, she thanked her family for help including rides around Union County as she sold tickets. Shai Allen, a HJ..year-old sophomore at Wallowa High School, was named a princess and was the winner in the court's horsemanship competition. The third girl picked for the court this year, Adora Brockman of Baker City, previously decided to step down because


of personal reasons. In a talk before the coronation event, Rynearson said she tried out for the court because she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mother and a couple of cousins who were EOLS queens. Rynearson said she is happy with her experience and looks forward to a year of representing EOLS. "I think it's something every girl should try for. You get to go out and meet See Queen I Page 5A

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Sided by Princess Shai Allen, newly crowned Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Queen Courtney Rynearson delivers some remarks during Tuesday's coronation.




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TODAY Today is Wednesday, June 6, the 158th day of 2012. There are 208 days left in the year. In history: On June 6,1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on "D-Day;' beginning the liberation of German-occupied western Europe.

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GRAIN REPORT Portland grain: Soft white wheat- June, $6.79; July, $6.81; August, $6.81 Hard red winter- June, $7.13; July, $7.13; August, $7. 13 Dark northern spring - June, $8.83; July, $8.55; August, $8.53 Barley- June, $190; September, $180 Corn -June, $205/ton; November and December, $182/ton

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QUOTE OFTHE DAY "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject:' - Sir Winston Churchill

Yard sale benefits local to people in wheelchairs and the Mothers of Preschoolers large parking lot is well lit. La Grande MOPS (Mothers ofPresclloolers) will be collecting donations fur its annual yard sale fundraiserThursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Valley Fellowship, 507 Pa1mer Ave. next to the pool. The yard sale will be held Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley Fellowship. For more information, call Laurie at 54156U344.

Bison hunt raffle benefits facility Bison hunt raffle tickets are currently on sale. Proceeds support Grande Ronde Child Center, a local non-profit children's mental health treatment facility. Call541-963-8666 to purchase tickets at $20 each. The drawing for the hunt at a bison ranch near Baker City will be held Sept. 27. For more information about Grande Ronde Child Center, visit

Musicians share fiddle tunes at acoustic jam A slow acoustic jam at Bear Mountain Pizza will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, sponsored by Traditional-live! (Northeast Oregon Folklore Society). The jam is for newer learners of acoustic instruments with a shared repertoire of fiddle tunes on instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitm; piano, recmde1; penny whistle and Irish drum. Participants should bring $1 fur pizza. Call jam host, Carla, for the pizza order at 541-663-0776.

County ukuleles practice Thursday CUCU (Coalition of Union County Ukuleles) ~ill meet Thursday at Ackerman Hall, Room 112, on the campus of Eastem Oregon University. Beginners should meet at 6:30 p.m. and therestofthe group starts at 7. The group will be working on pieces from Book II and other arrangements. There is no fee and all m·e welcome. Ackem1an Hall is accessible

DAR hears about patriot during Friday lunch The next regular meeting of the Lone Pine Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is set for Friday at Northeast Oregon Transit Center. Lunch ~ill be served a 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at noon. Theona Hambleton will share the history ofher patriot, Squjre WhitakerofNew York. Anyone interested in researching their fumily history is invited to any of tl1e meetings, or contact Regent Meschelle Cookson at 541-523-428 or Registrar Lynne Zwanziger at541-523-3833.

Sign up for summer reading program Sign up beginning June 11 for the summer reading progran1 at Cook Memorial Library, "Dream Big - Read!" Activities will include storytime, programs and crafts on stargazing and moon lore, dreams and wishes, space exploration, nocturnal animals and more. The program is open to young people, infants through young adult. To promote the program, the library is organizing a mascot search. Two puppets, a bat and an ow~ will be hidden at different downtown businesses during the seven-week reading program. Participants who see the mascots at the businesses may come to the library to get their names entered in a drawing to win one of the mascots at the end ofthe program. A list of possible businesses will be included in the registration packet. For more information, call the library at 541-962-1339 or visit All programs m·e free.

Program focuses on marketing Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce is offering a program, "Farmer Mm·ket Planning & Marketing- Make the Most of

Yom Mm·ket'' June 26 at Toma's Business Center in Enterprise. It will run from 6-8 p.m.The enrollmentfeeis $10. Participants will hear about the history and global presence of farmers markets. Organizers will apply a trade show model to successful layout, signage, presence and salesmanship. The guest speakers are Art Hill, director of Blue Mountain Commwrity College Small Business Development Center, and Alan Sweet, USDA Measurement Standards. For enrollment in the class or more infOrmation, call the Chamber at 541-426-4622 or stop by 309 South River St., Suite B, in Enterprise.

Win two tickets to track and field trials Grande Ronde Academy is raffling off two tickets to the Olympic track and field trials. The trials are set for June 30 (Day 9 of the trials) at Hayward Field at University of Oregon. Tickets, at $5 each, may be purchased from the academy office. The drawing is sCheduled for June 11. Proceeds benefit the school. For more information, call the school office at 541-975-1147 or call April Brock at 541-9100709.

Union Lions Club raffles off Weatherby rifle Union lions Club is raffling off a Weatherby rifle at the main gate during the stock show Thursday through Saturday or until tickets run out. One hundred tickets will be sold at $10 eaCh. The drawing will be held at the end of the stock show on Sunday. Proceeds support Lions projects.

Brown and Company takes the summer off Dottie Brown and Company will take the summer off beginning thic;; week. In September, they plan to be back in their regular spot- 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Union County Senior Center.

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Rendezvous at the River for archers Rendezvous At The River is set for Saturday and Sunday at the La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club range on Highway 244. Registration is at 7 a.m. both days. All traditional arChers are invited to participate at the event, where archers will browse the woods for animal targets. Participants can try to win the William Tell Archer trophy. For more information, call 541-962-2981 or 541-786-3497.

Pre-kindergarten students register Haines School is now registering pre-kindergarten students for the 2012-13 school year. Students must have tumed 3 1/2 by March 1, 2012, to register. Contact Deb Stuchlik 524-2260, or Beth Bigelow 856-3334 to be placed on a registration list. Formal registration will take place 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Baker High School and 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 7 at Haines Elementary School. Parents should bring their children's birth certificate and immunizations records. There is no cost for the program, however, a $10 fee is required at registration. Certified teachers aim to provide students with developmentally appropriate leaming opportunities that help children grow intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. The program recognizes the value of school and home partnerships.

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June should bring more shivers to area Temperatures at La Grande averaged slightly colder than normal during May. According to preliminruy data received by NOAA's National Weather Service in Pendleton, the average temperature was 53.5 degrees, which was 0.9 degrees below normal. High temperatures averaged 66.2 degrees, which was 0.5 degrees below nonnal. The highest was 86 degrees onMay16. Low temperatures averaged 40.8 degrees, which was 1.3 degrees below nonnal. The lowest was 28 degrees, onMay6. There were three days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 1.39 inches during May, which was 0.60 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation- at least .01 inch- was received on nine days with the heaviest, 0.42 inches, reported on May4. The outlook for June from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center calls for below nonnal temperatures and above normal precipitation. Nonnal highs for La Grande rise from 70 degrees at the start of June to 80 degrees at the end of June. Normal lows rise from 46 degrees to 52 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.54 inches.

CUTS Continued from Page IA classified staff. St. Gennaine said representatives of the teachers and classified staff unions have told him their members would agree to allow the four school days to be cut. "I'm so impressed and grateful," St. Germaine said. "Everyone in the district will be giving up four days of pay." The superintendent said cutting four school days would cost teachers an average of$1,200 a year. St. Germaine said the district's administrators would also lose four days of pay, ifthe days are cut. The proposal the budget committee passed also calls for fue high school wrestling progran1 to

be cut to club status. This would save the district $8,000. The wrestling program would have a volunteer head coach if it is reduced to club status. The recommended budget also calls for reductions in expenditures for textbooks, computer leases, utilities, science computers, maintenance equipment and computer software, which would save a total of about $52,000. Several budget committee members expressed concern about the proposed cut of the Spanish teaching position. They said they did not think it would be right to cut academics instead of athletics and activities. The Spanish position cut would impact an educator who is shared witl1 the Cove School District. The educator teaches three classes a day at Cove and three classes a day at Union High School.

Should the individual's position be cut, fue educator would teach just two Spanish classes at UHS. The individual would continue teaching Spanish I and II but not Spanish III. Beth Stewart, a budget committee and school board member, is among those who spoke in support of the Spanish teaching position. Stewart said that about $11,000 of the money needed to avoid reducing the Spanish position could be obtained by moving junior high sports to club status. Junior high programs would then have volunteer coaches. The budget committee asked the school board to consider ways that the Spanish teaching position could be restored. The board will discuss such options when it meets June 27 to vote on adoption of the budget.

------------------------------ 0BITUARrns -----------------------------Dale W. Ault Sr. Richland


Dale Willard Ault Sr. , 71, of Richland, died May 19 at Settlers Park Assisted Living Facility in Baker City. A celebration of Dale's life as well as a fish fry is set for June 23 at noon at the Richland Community Park. Dale was Ault born May 16, 1941, in Spokane, Wash., to Willard and Irene (Foland) Bradley. He was raised by Stan Ault. In his early years, Dale went to work in Kellogg, Idaho, in the silver mines. In his mid-80s, he hurt his back. It was then that he went to school in Klamath Falls at the Oregon Institute of Technology. Dale graduated with a degree in medical technology. Following school, he went to work at the Fourth Street clinic in La Grande. He then went to Enterprise Hospital, tl1e Bruns Hospital and to Dayton, Wash. He retired from Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day. His son, Dale Jr., was born in 1974. Dale loved to hunt in his earlier days and fishing was the ultimate hobby for him. He loved riding motorcycles and for a short time, he had a pilot's license. On July 15, 1990, he manied Della Weeks at the Trees of Mystery inNorthern California. After retirement, he and Della spent winters in Qurutzite, Ariz., and his summers at Port Orford. Those who knew Dale say he was a friendly and loving man. Dale and Della made their retirement horne in Richland. They were very involved with the Eagle Valley Grange and said they loved the community and the people. Dale was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Dale is survived by his

wife, Della; son, Dale Ault Jr. and wife, Sarah; three grandchildren; step-son, Dale Palmer Jr. and wife, Kathy; sisters, Gerrie Skewis and Connie Thorsell; and several COUSins.

Memorial contributions may be made to fue wildflower site fuat welcomes visitors to Richland in care of Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR97834.

John Curtis Formerly of Union


John Arthur Curtis, 84, of Hanisburg and formerly of Union, died June 1 of complications from kidney failure. Private burial will be held at Alford Cemetery in Harrisburg. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City is in charge of the arrangements. He was born March 18, 1928, in Harrisburg Curtis to Chester and Della Tandy Curtis. He married Dolores Peterson on June 10, 1949, in Junction Cit)~ He was a heavy equipment operator, heavy construction worker, farmer and rancher. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; two sons, Jack ofTroutdale and David of Hanisburg; a daughter, Laurie Gay Seale of Union; a brother, Charles of Harrisburg; a sister, Elnora Malpass of Eugene; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in deafu by his son, Randall, in October 1992. Memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Hospice or Hanisbmg Odd Fellows Lodge.

Jennifer Anne Fairall Union


Jennifer Arme Fairall, 46, ofUnion, diedApril28 after

a two-year battle with breast cancer. A memorial gafuering in Jennifer's honor will be held at a later date. Jennifer was born June 3, 1965, in Portland. She attended elementary school in Portland and Springfield and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in Portland in 1983. She was employed as a medical transcriptionist at Fairall Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande until her illness became disabling. She is survived by her parents, Jean and Larry Albrich; two children, Bethany Staten Moffatt and Chase Fairall; two brofuers, Ralph Albrich andAdrianAlbrich; a niece and a nephew; and oilier relatives. Memorial contributions may be made to an Oregon 529 College Savings Plan for Christian Chase Fairall, Account No. 211091, in care of Jean Albrich, email

H. Lorene Lawson Enterprise


H. Lorene Lawson, 83, of Enterprise, died May 25 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bollman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Enterprise Cemetery. She was born Jan. 12, 1929, to Jessie and Lena Peete in Bertrand, Mo. She married Bob Lee Lawson in 1944. Lorene was a stay-home mom. She was a member of the Nazarene church. She enjoyed oil painting and was interested in politics. Survivors are her sons, Danny Lee Lawson of Enterprise and Steven Jan1es Lawson of Molalla; and daughter, Sharon Rose of Molalla.

Frances Tarvin

and crooked road over Local funerals Dooley Mountain to Baker. and visitations 1919-2012 She said she would never forget the day she came June 10- Jay Trumbo, memorial Frances Tarvin, 92, of around a corner upon a and barbecue, 3 La Grande and formerly of logging truck accident. The p.m., Riverside Park Baker City, died June 1 at men attempting to move pavilion her home at Grande Ronde the log truck were inJune 16- Jimmy Retirement Residence in structed to hold traffic, but Stone, memorial when they saw who was La Grande. A memorial driving they called out, service, 1 p.m., First service will be arranged Baptist Church, La "It's a woman driver, don't for a later date. DanielsKnapp Funeral, Cremation try to stop her." Grande & Life Celebration Center Frances centered her is in charge ofthe arrange- life around her family. She said "our homes great-g:reat-g~·andchildren; ments. Frances Dale Runft were always full of love and numerous nieces and Tarvin was born in Hering- and open to friends." nephews. She was involved in the In lieu offlowers, donaton, Kan., on Nov. 1, 1919. tions may be made in her She was the youngest of community and schools, six children born to Jacob and was a member of name to fue Grande Ronde and Pearl L. (DeWeese) Hospital Hospice or the the Christian Church in Runft. Frances' grandBaker City. Frances and American Cancer Society. father and father owned Chelmer loved to square The Observer publi shes free a general store in Hays, dance. Eventually Chelmer obituaries as a commu nity se rv ice. Obituaries are edited to f it Kan. One of her favorite became a caller to the news guidelines. Ph otos are stories was about the day dances. She particularly encou raged. Paid space is available fo r fam ilies who would like the infamous Dalton Gang enjoyed transporting her to inclu de m o re inform at ion. arrived while her father sons' feJlow grade school was closing the store. He and high school students told them he was leaving to sporting events. All her life, and even up to a few and to "help themselves." When he returned in the days before her death, morning, he found a list of she loved to play card and items taken and money on board games with everythe counter. When Frances one, but especially with was 19 years old, the famher children and grandily moved to Baker City children. where her father worked She was preceded in for Basche-Sage Hardware. death by her husband; parents; siblings, Leland, Frances' first job was working as a nanny in Au- Donald, Everett, Lyle and Gary F Anger, AAMS® Financial Advisor burn and then in BridgeGladys (Burdett); and 1910 Adams Ave port, where she met her three grandchildren. She P0 Box 880 La Grande, OR97850 future husband, Chelmer is survived by her sons, 541-963-0519 A. Tarvin. They were marClinton I. and Kathy of ried in Weiser, Idaho, on La Grande, Clifford A. Member SIPC and Chris of Waitsburg, Sept. 13, 1941. Their first home was in La Grande, Wash., and Darrell C. and where Chelrner worked for Karen of Mesa, Wash.; EdwardJones III"KING SENSE OF INVESTING 11 grandchildren; 37 the Union Pacific Railroad. Shortly after the great-grandchildren; four MemoerSIPC birth of their first son, the Union Pacific transferred Chelmer to Baker City. They stayed in Baker City "'"£ha.~ until1946 and then moved To my family for hosdng my to Hereford in the Burnt 8oth Birthday Celebration and to all my River Valley area to ranch friends and relatives for attending. Thanks for the next 20 years. They lived the rest of their to all of you that gifted me with cards, married life in Baker City. flowers and special gifts. You will all be Chelmer died July 9, 1991. remembered for making my day special! Frances drove cattle La Grande

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Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday, June 8 at11 :00 am. Lynnae was born September 16, 1947. She was raised in Eugene by her mother and step-father, Evagene & Henry Heitzman. Lynnae graduated from North Eugene High School in 1965. She devoted the early years of her life raising her three children with her husband from her first marriage. In 1988, Lynnae married Henry Johnson. Recently, Henry and Lynnae divided their retirement time between La Grande, Goldfield NV, and Yuma AZ. Lynnae loved to paint, dance and watch Oregon football. She also loved spending time with her family and friends and she had a way of making everyone she knew feel special. Lynnae will be desperately missed by all who knew her. Lynnae is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Twyla & Allen Cornelius of La Grande ; her son, Tony Sprague of Bellingham, WA; her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn Sprague-Fiusche and Robert Flusche of Goodyear, AZ; her father, Henry Heitzman of Eugene, and six brothers and sisters. Lynnae is also survived by her beloved grandsons, who were the "light of her life," Jordan Cornelius of La Grande and Lane Belcher of Goodyear, AZ. Lynnae was preceded in death by her mother Evagene Heitzman.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012 La Grande, Oregon

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Usillg sheriff right choice for Union The City of Elgin has contracted with the Union County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services, a move we hope will end the bitter acrimony that has plagued the connnunity for nearly a year. Elgin's police department crumbled in the wake of last August's shooting of city resident Richard Shafer by Officer Erik Kilpatrick during a domestic disturbance call. Though a grand jury ruled the shooting justified, public outrage over the incident and a host of other law enforcement-related issues continued. Lynch and Kilpatrick resigned in October, leaving the city without any officers. THE UPROAR WAS SO GREAT that a group of citizens tried to recall Mayor John Stover because they blamed him for what happened to the police department. Stover survived a recall election but doubts over the city's ability to manage its own police department remain. The Elgin City Council spent months searching for a new chief, but was unable to come up with a suitable candidate. In the meantime, Union County sheriff's reserves have been providing coverage under a temporary contract and they have done a good job. Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen said the contract will provide the city with law enforcement services comparable to what it had when it ran its own department. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT LOCAL LAW enforcement will be supervised by Rasmussen, a well respected professional. Stability and continuity are good things when it comes to policing and contracting with the Sheriff's Office was the best move Elgin could make to ensure public safety. Now that this unfortunate chapter in Elgin's history is coming to a close, the citizens ofElgin polarized by the issue should embrace each other and focus their energies on creating a better future for Elgin.

YOUR PUBLIC OFFICIALS President Barack Obama: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500; 202-456-1414; fax 202-456-2461; to send comments, go to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley: D.C. office: SDB-40B Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510; 202-224-3753; fax 202-228-3997. Portland office: OneWorldTrade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon St. Suite 1250, Portland, OR 97204; 503-326-3386; fax 503-326-2900. Pendleton office: 310 S.E. Second St. Suite 105, Pendleton 97801; 541-278-1129; email elizabeth_scheeler@ U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden: D.C. office: 516 Hart Bldg.,Washington, D.C. 20510; 202-224-5244; fax 202-228-2717. La Grande office: 105 Fir St., No. 210, La Grande, OR 97850; 541-962-7691; fax, 541-9630885; email U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (2nd District): D.C. office: 2352 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, 202-225-6730; fax 202225-5774. La Grande office: 1211 Washington Ave., La Grande, OR 97850; 541-624-2400, email U.S. Rep Earl Blumenauer (3rd District): D.C. office: 2446 Rayburn Office building, Washington, D.C. 20515; 202-225-4811; fax 202-225-8941. Portland office: 729 NE Oregon St. Suite 115, Portland 97232; 503-231-2300, fax 503-230-5413. U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (4th District): D.C. office: 2134 Rayburn Office Bldg., Washington, D.C., 20515; 202-225-6416; fax 202-225--2994. Eugene office: 151 W. Seventh St., Suite 400, Eug ens, OR 97401, 541-465-6732; 800-944-9603; fax 541-465-6458. U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (5th District): D.C. office: 1419 Longworth Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20515; 202-225-5711; fax 202-225-5699. Salem office: 494 State St., Suite 210, Salem, OR 97301 ; 503-588-91 00; fax 503-588-5517. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber: 254 State Capitol, Salem, OR 97310; 503-378-3111.


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Welcome to Camp Competitive My daughter is only 8 but, being a child in Washington, she has already felt the cruel sting of rejection. "At this time, we have acceptances out for all spaces available in both sessions of Creative Campers," said the letter from the Holton-Arms School's summer camp. The day camp offered to put my daughter on the waiting list for the session beginning July 16. It was Jan. 27- and already too late for summer camp. This called for handling the matter in a uniquely Washington way: paying to play. The Smithsonian's camps, it turned out, would give a one-day head start to register for their camps if you "become a donor to the Smithsonian Associates at the Contributor level ($300 or higher)." Eleven hundred dollars later, including $800 for the camp, and an hour waiting in the call queue the moment the registration period opened, my daughter was accepted for two weeks of camp. It was Feb. 8. For the money and the trouble, my little camper will have some super-cool experiences: touring the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Natural History Museum, and making helicopters and plaster casts of fossils. And yet, the experience is another reminder to me of what's wrong with this town. In the coming weeks, summer camps everywhere ¥.ill open the:ir gates to lucky children who will enjoy lazy days with canteens, kayaks and calamine lotion. Yet here, even this last bastion of carefree play has fallen to hyper-competitiveness, one-upmanship and cash.


For me, summer camp meant eating ice cream with wooden spoons, playing pickup basketball on cracked asphalt, trying to peek through the cracks in the wall separating the boys' changing room from the g:irls', and passing the test so I could swim in the deep end. BUT FOR MY DAUGHTER and her cohorts, things have truly gone off the deep end. Parents send their kids to "can1p" to study Spanish, Chinese, science, math, geography, even "criminal trial advocacy." Schools, local governments and nonprofits generate cash by feeding parents' desire to give the:ir kids a competitive edge- or by satisfying parents' own competitive urge to enroll the:ir kids in the coolest can1p. Hence, we have the "Hunger Games Camp" modeled after the teen novels, fencing camp, Lego camp, doll camp, bring-your-dog-to-camp camp, video-game camp, chess camp for 5-year-olds, fantasy gaming camp and Japanese dmrnming cantp. Think smnmer camp isn't rocket science? Guess again: There are various missile-building camps. Maybe it's for the better that children are learning robotics at summer camp instead of peeking through the changing-room wall. My daughter is certainly better educated than I was. But still: summer camp? Is there no value anymore on unstructured time in childhood?

The rest of the year, my daughter attends a demanding piivate school. Regardless of school, public or private, kids her age here are on traveling soccer teams, or started piano lessons at age 4, or get math drills at the dinner table. I'd prefer to protect my daughter's unstructm·ed and even- gaspunproductive time, but that risks her being left out, or left behind. In this enviromnent, we shouldn't be surprised that parents ofmiddle-schoolers pay $3,600 for three weeks in the Duke summer program or that parents of second-graders send them to writing workshops at the Johns Hopkins summer program. At a time of so much over-programming, I side ¥.ith the anonymous contributor to the Web site, a chat room for type-A parents, who Iidiculed a parent who asked if there was a 'jump rope day camp" in the area:"How about a hopscotch camp? This is a joke, right? Is nothing for children unstructured anymore?" Apparently not. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School camps, perhaps the area's most exotic, offer, among many others, a Civil War camp, a fashion camp, a veteiinary camp, a ghost-hunting camp, and the aforementioned fencing and Hunger Games camps. The Hunger Gan1es camp, all three sessions of which are sold out, offers marksmanship and laser tag. That's fine, but it isn't summer if the kids don't get a chance to eat ice cream with wooden spoons. Contact Dan£1 Milbank at danamilbank®

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TIMBER Continued from Page IA "The idea is to look at those sites and see if a common ground can be developed to improve the health of the forest and create an economically viable opportunity for communities," Davidson said. Brian Kelly ofthe local conservation group, Hells Canyon Preservation Council, said his organization remains committed to the protection of fish and wildlife habitat, old growth trees and ecosystems surrounding old-growth trees. At the same time, he said he thinks the collaborative can come to some agreement on thinning and harvest. ''We want to protect old-growth trees, and other places that might not be old-growth forests but have old-growth trees in them. We're saying don't cut that old-growth tree down. Ifwe can give that tree the best chance ofliving another 100 years by doing some thinning, we're open to that discussion," Kelly said. Tim Lillebo, a spokesman for Oregon Wild, said he is optimistic the collaborative approach can benefit forest health and community well-being. He said he thinks

QUEEN Continued from Page IA new people, work with horses and form memories that last a lifetime," she said. Allen said she has loved rodeo since she was a little girl, and has cousins who were Chief Joseph Days Rodeo royalty. She said being a member of the EOLS court means a lot to her. "I'm proud to be representing Union County and proud

forest restoration decisions based on sound science could deliver big benefits for conservation groups and the wood products industry alike. "There's times when the solution might be to go in and do a prescribed burn, but other times where it might take commercial thinning. There's going to be a huge result of wood being cut, and that means jobs for communities;' Lillebo said. He added that non-timber projects on National Forests could also offer opportunity. "It doesn't matter if ifs cutting down trees or straightening out a bend in the stream, it all adds up to economic activity," he said. Boise Cascade, with sawmills in La Grande and Elgin and a particleboard plant in Island City, has a strong interest in seeing the collaborative approach work. With harvest activity almost at a standstill on national forests in the region, timber supply is a critical issue for the company. Lindsey Warness, Boise's local forest policy analyst, said much of the supply for the local mills comes from National Forests out of the region these days. That adds

up to a big expense, one that could be reduced if sales increased on the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur national forests. ''We depend on the federal forest for our timber supply

so it's important to put projects together that will benefit our local forests and local economy,"Warness said. She expressed optimism on the formation of the group. "I ant feeling encouraged.

that I showed everybody in Wallowa County I'm not just a schoolgirl. I showed I can do more than I'm asked," she said. The EOLS opened this week with 4-H horse and livestock exhibits. At 7 p.m. Thursday, rodeo kicks off with the Ed Miller Memorial Xtreme Bull Riding event. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association action, along with horse racing, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, 2

p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Other EOLS events include the Main Street parade at 2 p.m. Friday in downtown Union, a cowboy breakfast 6 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and more. The carnival, an annual EOLS tradition, opens at noon Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For the complete schedule of EOLS activities, visit www. easternoregonlivestockshow. com.

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No need to drink and drive: Safe ride home available for those who drink too much By Bill Rautenstrauch The Observer

There's never a good excuse for getting a drunk-driving ticket or worse, getting drunk and crashing a car. During this week's Eastern Oregon Livestock Show in Union, there isn't any excuse at all. Once again, Kevin Loveland's Safe Ride Home program will be running during the show, giving free rides home, no questions asked, to people who have been drinking.

Program Coordinator Jerry Hopkins said three vehicles will be on stand-by Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon, their volunteer drivers willing and eager to pick up anybody who calls 541-9635022. The vans, courtesy of Legacy Ford, Legacy Dodge and M.J. Goss Motors, will


make trips from Union to La Grande and Island City, so Hopkins is urging folks to be patient. "Last year, we transported 963 people,"he said. "We just want to make sure everyone gets home safe." Hopkins said the vans will be running 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday they will run from the start of the afternoon rodeo performance through 8 p.m. Loveland, owner ofL:Jveland Funeral Chapel in La Grande, started the program on a New Year's Eve over a decade ago in honor of Brett Marten, his good friend who died in a drunk-driving crash. That first New Year's Eve, using his own vehicle, he

gave rides to about 20 people who might otherwise have taken the risk of driving drunk. He saw he was doing the community some good, and expanded the service. Now, Hopkins and cohorts give safe rides home not just on New Year's Eve, but also during the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show, the Elgin Stampede, the Union County Fair and other events. As the program has gained recognition, it also garnered community support. These days the car dealerships provide the vehicles, and the Union County Victims Impact Panel chips in money for gas. The number to call, once more, is 541-963-5022.

LA GRANDE POLICE Burglary: A woman on Tuesday reported a burglary to the com munity center at t he May Lane Apa rtments. An officer responded and took a report. Crash: A woman Tuesday reported a non-injury motor ve hicle cras h at Eastern Orego n University. An officer respo nded and advised drivers to excha nge ins urance informatio n. Larceny: A man in the 2600 block of Bearco Loop requested officer co ntact Tuesday regarding a theft fro m his residence. An officer made contact and took a report. Fraud: An inmate atthe Union Co unty Co rrectional Facility requested officer contact Tuesday regard ing a theft. An officer made co ntact and too k a report. Vandalism: A citize n on Tuesday reported vandalism at Morgan Lake. An offi cer was advised. A repo rt was taken_ Disturbance: Officers and a Unio n County Sheriff's

Boring group approves Dull decision BORING (AP) - The 38 members ofthe Boring Community Planning Organization gave a unanimous "aye"vote Tuesday in favor of declaring the Clackamas County town "a pair for the ages" with the Scottish village ofDull. The organization hopes the publicity and sale of Dull and Boring T-shirts will boost tourism. The Oregonian reports the Boring declaration wishes "continued freedom, successful commerce, safety and prosperity."

It's going a lot faster than other coHaboratives. I think everyone's coming to the table with the right motives and mentality," she said. The collaborative approach has a good chance of catch-

de puty res ponde d to a re po rt of a disturbance Wednesday at a n add ress in the 700 block of Adams Avenue.The res po nde rs searched the a rea but were unable to locate a nythi ng.

LA GRANDE FIRE &AMBULANCE Between 7:30a.m.Tuesday and 7:30 this morn ing, La Grande Fire and Ambulance responded to fo ur medical calls.

ing on. Thursday, many of the same stakeholders and several others will be attending aninitial meeting for a proposed Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Collaborative group.

responded and took a report. Cited: Dylan Ke lly, 20, and Kayl a Kelly21, both of La Gra nde, we re cite dTu esday on charges of offe ns ive littering. Larceny: A wo man o n Chand le r Loo p requested deputy contact Wednesday regarding possible theft of her do g. A deputy responded.

WALLOWA COUNTY SHERIFF No incide nts to re port.

LA GRANDE RURAL FIRE Lift assist: On Tuesday at about 10:03 p. m., a crew responded fo r a lift ass ist in Isla nd City.

ENTERPRISE POLICE No incide nts to re port.

OREGON STATE POLICE UNION COUNTY SHERIFF Trespass: A ma n on Lower Perry Loo p Tuesday reported a t respass. A d eputy respo nded and explained opt io ns. Larceny: A Pe ps i employee Tuesday re quested de puty co ntact regard ing theft from the Peps i booth at the stock s how g rou nds in Unio n. A de puty

No report available. Informatio n fo r the record is obtai ned from police depa rtments and other public agency logs. Persons charged w ith crimes are presum ed innocent until pleading guilty o r proven guilty in a court of law . Those who appear in this column w ho have had charges d ropped o r have q ues· tions about inform atio n contained i n the record should cal! The Observer at 541-963-3161.

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THE AN IMAL SHELTER PET OF THE WEEK By Elisha Morgan ForThe Observer



Welcome toJuneuary It's a little known fact that Costco sells enough toilet paper every year to circle fue world 12 times. It's also a little known fact that the Northeast Oregon calendar has 13 monfus. Between June and July is Juneuary. Ifs a time offlood watches, high elevation snow and fue Eastern Oregon Livestock Show storm. "It's supposed to be summm;" the young stock clerk complained. More experienced souls know that Norfueast Oregon weather is strange. April is drier fuan May or June. Mosquitoes here have to learn to fly waterlogged. Some days fue rain falls harder than ofuers. On Monday, heading home from La Grande to Cove, I saw some of the largest raindrops ever: the size of silver dollars. At the same time fue sky IUlllbled wifu fuunder. Just a typical EOLS storm.

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The Director's Choice Award winner at the 2012 Wallowa Valley Festival ofthe Arts Friday was the Sandhill Crane Pair by Phil Burton of Joseph, below. Six artists walked away with the top honors at the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts Friday night at the Joseph Community Center. The Director's Choice was awarded to Phil Burton of Joseph for his "Sandhill Crane Pair'.' Best of Show was by Jaki Katz Ashford of Boise for her painting "An Ofrenda for the Gulf; Caprice Scott of College Place, Wash. took home the "Our Cultural Heritage" award for her work in clay, "Lascaux Horses'.' Linda Sutch of Enterprise won "Best Amateur Photography" for "Letting Go~' Tom Murphy of Bend was awarded "Best Depicting Wildlife" for his wood carving, "Salmon;' and Jessica Parries of Eagle Creek won "Best Representing American West" for her photograph "Cowgirl Silohouette.''

Home-built waterfalls Afriend in Union said rain was cascading over the top of his rain gutters. It reminded me ofa day several years back when my late wife, Tina, and I huddled at an EOLS hamburger stand watching a waterfall roar off the roof of a building and wondering ifwe would need an ark to get home. I'm no stranger to rain. Where I grew up, in a box canyon near Eugene, we got 66 inches of rain a year. We had as many names for rain as Eskin1os have fur snow. We had nris~ showers, rain, gullywashers and much more. Juneuaryin Northeast Oregon is much the same. It's cold. It's wet. The rain at times replaces fue air. Cowboys riding short horses wear snorkels. After years of experiencing fue Hog Wild storm, the weekend ofthe Island City celebration, and the EOLS storm, I've come to realize the truth. Summer in Northeast Oregon doesn't follow the calendar. It starts July 5. You shiver through fireworks and then fue sun emerges and tlte annual drought begins. How wet I am. How dry 111 be.

Church seeks house to paint Know a homeowner living in a house fuat needs a new coat of paint? Members offue First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of La Grande are looking for a house to paint this summer as part of their 12th annual Paint fue Town project. The deadline is June 8. The church is accepting nominations of homeowners, or homeowners who qualifY may nominate themselves. One house in La Grande or Island City will be selected for painting at no cost to the homeowner. Volunteers will complete fue work, as fuey have every year. To qualify, homeowners must be physically and financially unable to paint the house and must have no resources to get the house painted. They must occupy the house to be painted. To make a nomination, call the church at 541-963-2623 or send an email to

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Hemi is a 1-year-old neutered male Australian shepherd. He is microchipped and current on his vaccinations. Hemi had the pleasure of being part of Blue Mountain Humane Association's foster progran1, spending a few weeks with our local, well respected dog trainer Heidi VanSchoonhoven. Heidi can be reached at 541-910-1798 or if you are interested in utilizing her services. In Heidi's words: "The first time I met Hemi, he was a whirl of clamoring, black legs and a flash of pink tongue. He was on his hind legs, pulling against the leash, like a crazy circus dog that was late for a show. "From his history, I knew that his seeming uncontrollability was rooted in a lack of discipline and boundaries in his first nine months. He

needed training to learn what tl1e mles are and how to respect others. As his foster Hemi mom, I set about showing him the ropes. My two dogs were also great role models and pals for him. ''We taught him to sit before he was let out (instead of body slamming the door at full force); to wait patiently for his food; not to jump up on people; how to enjoy his crate as a den; and many other nuances of being a good dog. He responded beautifully. He's the perfect example of how a dog trainer can make all the difference between a Tasmanian devil dog and man's best friend. He is one of the most loyal, happy-golucky dogs I've ever had the joy to spend time with. ''With a loving, committed owner and some clear mles,

I am positive that Hemi will go down in the dog history books as one of tl1e best sidekicks ever. He was just waiting to be shown what to do." If you are interested in the rewards of utilizing a dog trainer, Blue Mountain Humane Association is honored to welcome dog obedience trainer Dallas Voss Saturday at 11 a.m. Those who want to participate can bring their dogs and plan on joining Voss to review his training techniques in this free clinic. Voss has experience with numerous law enforcement K-9 units. We always need great volunteers to make our program a success. A volunteer training day is set for June 19 at 11 a.m. Community members are invited to refer any friends or family members that would like to volunteer or possibly be a foster family. Contact us at 541-963-0807.

KiUhaber appoints anornev general SALEM (APl- Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed Ellen Rosenblum as Oregon attorney general- a job she was headed for in any case. Rosenblum succeeds

John Kroger, who's resigning to become president ofReed College in Portland. Kroger decided last year not to run for reelection as a result of

a health condition he hasn't disclosed publicly. Last month, Rosenblum, a former judge, won the Democratic nomination for attorney general.

Public can hear Michelle Obama at OSU commencement PORTLAND (APl Oregon State University says tickets will be available for 1,000 members of the general public to hear first lady Michelle Obama give the commencement address at the graduation ceremony June 17 in Reser Stadium. The Oregonian reports people can reserve up

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TODAY I Registration:

The La Grande Swim Club will be holding registration Wednesday from 4:30p.m. to 6:30 p.m. atVeteran's Memorial Pool. Swimmers must have graduated from Level 4 of the city's swim lessons or comparable to join .For more information, call Dave Felley at 541-663-1615 or email at lgswimclub@


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basketball camp The La Grande High School girls basketball team will host a youth camp today through Friday at the LHS main gymnasium. The morning session runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and is for girls in fifth and sixth grade. The afternoon session is from noon to 3 p.m. and is for girls in seventh and eight grade. The camp features individual skills, games, drills and team competition. The fee is $45 at the door. The camp is payable to La Grande girls basketball. For more information about the camp, call Bob Bedard at 541-963-2940. Correction: In Monday's story about the aii-GOL selections, Logan Lankford was omitted. Lankford earned second-team honors as an outfielder for the La Grande baseball team. Lankford hit .224 this season with 17 runs scored, 16 RBis and one home run. He was also a perfect 12 for 12 on stolen bases.

Livestock Show rolls into Union for 105th year the opportunity to have a better look at the action in the arena. The rodeo begins at 4 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Satmday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the gate, while student tickets are $8. Children five and under get in free. The EOLS is just one stop on the Harley Tucker Rodeo Series, along with future stnps at the Elgin Stampede, St. Paul Rodeo and Clrief Joseph Days. On the final night of competition in Joseph, the cowboy or cowgirl scoring the most combined points at the four stops will be honored with the Harley Tucker Rodeo Series Award with a hand-crafted belt buckle and $3,000. Terrebonne's Russell Cordova won the award last year, while Shawn Moorehead won it in 2010.

By Casey Kellas The Observer

UNION- The "Oldest show in the Northwest" returns to Union tlris week as the 105th Eastern Oregon Livestock Show is back for another year. The action kicks off Thlll'Sday at 7 p.m. with tl1e tl1ird annual Ed :Miller Memorial Xtreme Bull Riding event. Forty tnp-ranked PRCA bull riders from all over the United States will compete for $10,000 additional purse, Xtreme tour points and tn improve their world standings. Steve Woolsey won the event last year with a twohead score of 164. He had a 90-point ride in the short round to win the competition. After the bull riding Thursday, tl1e PRCA rodeo kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday.

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Forty of the top-ranked bull riders on the PRCA will compete in the third annual Ed Miller Memorial Xtreme bull riding eventThursday in Union.

According tn rodeo chairman Darren Hansen, 270 contestants have signed up to take part in the three-day rodeo.

Eight of the top 20 bull riders in the world will compete, including the No. 3-ranked rider, Cody Samora. Tyler Willis and Seth

Glause are also ranked in the tnp 10. Shane Proctor and Stormy Wing, two lrighprofile guys, are also competing in the bull riding this weekend TufCooper, the sixthranked tie-down roper will be in attendance along with Heppner's Blake Knowles in the steer wrestling. Sherry Cervi, the 2010 world champion, lrighlights the barrel racing. "We got some pretty big names," Hansen said. ''It should make for a good show." New to the production this year is a big screen T.V. that will televise tl1e event. At 12-feet wide and ninefeet tall, the fans will have

EOU' s Henderson tabbed as SID of the year in Cascade Conference EDU Athletics

Barrett Henderson, Assistant Director ofAthletics for Sports Information, Media and Promotions at Eastern Oregon University, has been nan1ed the 2011-12 Cascade Collegiate Conference Sports Infonnation Director of the Year. Henderson, an EOU graduate, has been with the Mountaineers since 2009. During his tenure the athletic programs have seen an unprece-

dented increase in all forms of media coverage, as well as promotions due tn Henderson's efforts. "I truly believe that the Cascade Collegiate Conference has some of the best Sports Information Directnrs in the NAIA, and tn receive this award is an honor," Henderson said. "The SID's in tlris conference do such a great job, and I thank them for tlris honor and their continued support. My nomination would not have been

possible if it was not for the outstandGame day promotions organized ing student-athletes and staff at by Henderson brought record crowds Eastern Oregon University as well, to most all athletic events thanks and for that I am also thankful. I in large part to the use of social love my job and enjoy coming to work media including Twitter, Facebook, every day because of them." blogs and a weekly radio show that Tlris past year, Henderson parlayed Henderson co-hosted. Henderson, the success offootball and volleyball who also supervised the EOU Cheer/ intn enhanced statewide and regional Dance and Drumline, made halftime coverage of programs that were at or entertainment and activities a much near the top ofleague standings all anticipated part of the Mountaineer season long. athletic event experience.

Streaking Celtics take lead MIAMI (AP)- When the Boston Celtics last left Miami, they were on the ropes. Down 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. Unable to solve LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. On the cusp ofbeing ousted by the Heat for a second straight season. Three games and three wins later, the plot could not be more different as they sauntered out of Miami this time. Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebomlds, Paul Pierce scored 19 -including a huge 3-pointer over James' outstretched arm

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By Casey Kellas The Observer

Rick Stanton had an epiphany. Get sandlot baseball going in La Grande. So every Friday at 6 p.m., Stanton decends on Candy Cane Park 'Nith his son, Aiden (age 8), and as many kids who will show up for some good, old-fashioned pick-up baseball. "Kids don't get together and play baseball like they used to do," Stanton said. So the idea here, according to Stanton, is have kids show up and pick teams, let them choose their own positions and play

Stanton said. Stanton said that while a little parental guidance is involved, he prefers that the kids play without being coached. "The kids just want to get out and play," he added. La Grande baseball coach Mark Lanman provided bases for Stanton to use. Stanton chose Fridays because a lot ofbaseball practices happen during the week, so this gives more kids a chance to showup. "Ifs been a fun thing. The kids have enjoyed it so far," Stanton said. So what are you waiting for?

Landon Perry (top) takes a hack at a pitch, while Shaye Perry (left) tags out Mason Miller Friday at Candy Cane Park. Rick Stanton (above) tosses a pitch during a game. Brad Mosher !The Observer



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Clf>velar1d 4, Detroit 7 tJY Yankees /,Tampa Bay 0 Baltimore 8, Boston 6, 10 innUl~S Kansas City 1. lvlir·rr·resota 0 Toronto 9, ChK:agoWhite Sox 5 L A .'Ingels 6, Soattlc 1 Texas G. Oakland 3 Wednesday's Games

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p.m. Seattle at LA Angels, 1005 p m Texas at Oakland, 10 05 p m Thursday's Games Clevelar1d ([)Lowe 7-3) at Detrort (Crosby 0.1), 1 05 pm Texas (Darvish 7-:J) at Oakland (McCarthy 4--11, 3 3~ p m Tampa Bay (Price /-31 at NY Yankees (&lbathra 7-2), 7:05p.m. Baltimore (lvlatusz [;.5) at Boston

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Tampa Bav at lvliami. 7:10p.m. \fl/ash1ngton at 1:3oston, 710 p_rn Toronto aU\tlanta. 7:35p.m Cl11cago Cubs allvlirlllesola, 8.10 p.m. HOllston at ChK:agoW hite Sox, 810 pm CI<M:Iand at St. Louos, 815 LA Angels at Colorado, 8 40 p m Oakland at A rizona. 940 p m LA Dodgers at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Texffi at San Frilncisco, 10 1S p m NATlONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games St Louis !>, N Y Mets ·1 San Francisco 3, ChH:ago Cubs 2 LA Dodgers 4, PhrladeJpfria 3 Colorado4, A.rizona 0 Tuesday's Games LA Dodgers 2. Phrladelp[1ia 1 IJVashington 7. t'-LY Met<:> 6. 12 innings /\tlanta 11 , M1am1 0 Prttsburgh 8, Crncinnatr4 Houston 9, SL Louis 8

TRACK Prefontaine Classic Results Saturday At Eugene, Ore. Men 100 - 1, Justrn Gatlrn, United States, 9.00. 'J, Nickel flshmeade, .lamaca, 9 m :i, Trell Kimmons, Un1ted States=, 10_(}11_ -'1, V\lalter Dix, United States, 10.D'I. 5, Darvrs Patton, Unrted Stales, 10 05 6, ~lesla Goner. Ja111aica, 10 05 7 lvlike Rodgers, United States, 10 07 8 Emmanuel Cal<onder, Unrted States, 10.14.

200- 1. Wallace Spearrnon. United States 2027 2, Churandy Martrna, Netherlands, 2049 3, Marvrn ,1\nderson, Jamaca, 20.74. 4, nondell Sorrillo, TrinKJ<>:J anrlTobil()o, 70 81 ~. .Jaysuma Saicty Ndure, Norway, LOJ:H 6, Emrnanuel Collender, Trinrdad ord Tobogo, 20.07 7, Rrchord Tlrmrpson,liirrclad an:JTobagu 213:J 8. Shawn Crawford, United States, 2139 400- 1. La Shawn Merritt, U11rted States. 44 91 2, Chrstopher Brown, Bahamas, 45 24 3, ll11gelo laylor, Umted States, 45 59 4, Kev111 Bor<ee, Belgrum, 45.'31. 5, JeremyWanrer, Uniled Slales, 45 68 6, De111elrrL" Pirrder, Baharnas, 45_73_ 7, Oscar Pistorius. South Africa, 46.86. 8, Krrom James, Grenada, DO. 800- I. Abubaker Kaki. Sudan, 143712, Mohamed ,\man. ~tl11opra, 1:43.74. 3, Nrck Symmonds, United States, 1:44.32. 4, Khadevis Robinson, United States, 1 44 54 S, Adam Kszczot, Fbland, 1:~~ / l 6, Anthony Chemut, Kenya, 1:44.73. 7, Joo Kinyor, K~wa. 1:45 09. 8, Tyler lvlulder. Uniled Stales, 145 55 9, Yuriy Borzakwskry, Russl'l, ·14615 W, Boaz Kplayat, Kenya, 1:4792 - lvlatthcw Sd1orer, Unrtcd States. DtJF



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b,O()) - 1, Mo Farah, Bntain, 12 b698 :/, Isaiah Kplar1\]ilt Koedr, Kenya, 12:5763. 3, Galen Rupp, United Stales, 12 58 00 4, Ke11enisa Bekele, Ehk:>pia. HOl48 6,1l1omas Pkemei LongosMia, Kenya, 13:03.88. 6, John Kipkocch, Kenya, 1300.7l 7, Yenew Alamirew. Eth;opia, 13:06_84_B. San1uel Chelanga, Kenva. 13:09fll 9. Collrs tlrrmrngham.f,ustrall'l, 13:10 51 10 Abert f1op, Kenya, 1312.47 11, Davrd Kprotich Rerr, Kenya, H / 135 17, MattTP.(Jenkamp, Unrted States, 1324 /4 13, Ben True, Unrted Stiltes, 13:26.02. 14. Croig Mottram, Australro, 1334 CO 15. !'>Jistair Ian Crag, Ireland, 13 35 05 ·16, Leonard Korir, Kenya, ·13:4745_A.ugustine Kprono Chogo, Konya; Kcnnetl1 Krprop Kipkernoi, Kenya; and ....lordan McNallldra, United States, rJ~IF MarkW ieoorek, Unrted States, DI~S 110 hurdle:; - 1. X<liiQ Liu. Clmra, 1287 2. Aries Merntt, Unrted States, ·12 96 3, Jason Rid>ordson, Unrted States, 13.11. 4. Dexter Foulk, United States, 13 12 5, David Olf;er, United States. 13.13_ 6. Ryan\l\lilsnn. Unitecl States, 13.29. 7, /\.shton ~aton, Unrted States, 13.34. 8, Andre-I'! Turner, Un~ed States, 1346.

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Mile - 1,Asbel Kiprop. Kenya, 3~~ •10 2, Mekonnen Gebremedhrn. Ethropra, 3:50.17 3,Ayarc leh Souleirlran, D1ooun. 3:50.21.4, Bethwe ll Birgen, Kenya, 3 50 43 5, Caleb Mw angangi tJdrku, Konya, 3:50 79. 6, Collrns Chooo, Kcr'fa 35144. 7. tJd W rllrs. NewZealand. 351.7l 8. Abdelaati lguider, Mnrocm, 35178 9, David lorrence, Un1ted States, 3:52 01. 10, l\r111ne Laalou, Morocco, 3:52.12. 11 , Dan<ll Kipd1rrd1rr Kon re11, Ke11ya, 3 53 04 12, Le011" lvtanLallo, United States, 3 53 Ol B . Silas Kiplagat, Kenya 3:53.73. 14, Bernard Logot. Unrte:l States. 3:54.28. 15, Lopez Lmrong, Ur·r~ed States, 3 55 ·14 16, Andr"'v W heating, United States, 3:56 77 Haran Kcrtany, Kenya; Elijah Krpchrrd1ir, Kenya; and Andrew Kptoo f1onch, Kenya, DNr

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Dylan A rmstrong. Ccmada, 70--'3%. 4, RvanVVhiting, United States, 69-4 5, Christian Cantw eJI, Unrtod States, 68 10. 6. DaniciTaybr. Unrtocl States, GG-1%. 7, Justrn Radl-e, Canada, IJG.OVz. Javelin - 1, Vadlms Vas1levskls, LatJia, 277-8 2, VrtezslavVesely, Czech P.epublc, 2A-10. 3 Sruarl Farquhar. New Zealand. 269-9 4, 0 {1lrs Hostetler, Unrted States, 26[).9 5, Sergey llllokarov, Russro, 261-11. •3, Fetr Frydryd1111 Czech Republic, 2344. 7, Z;gisrnunds Sor nais, Latvia. 23CJ.5 Women 700 - 1, Alfyson Felix, IJnit" :J States, 'J'J ?3 2, JenebaTarmoh, United States, 22 o1 3, Blessrng Okagbare, NKJeriam 22.63. 4, Branca KniglrL Unried Stales, 22 64 5, CarrnelriaJeier, Unrted States, 22 78 6, Anneisha Mclaughlrn. Jamraca, 23.C~. 7 Lashauntoa Moore. Unrtcd States, 23.03 8. Candyce M cGrone. United States, 2374

400 -1 , Sonya nrmards-noos, Unrted States, 49 :l'l 7, Amantle lvl ontsho, Flotswana, 49 o'J 3, No'Jkone W rllrams-Mrls, Jamarea, 4!J /8 4, Francena McCorory Unrted States, 50.41. 5, Dec.JeeTrotter. Unit" J States, 50 80 6, Sher' idea 'N~liarns, Jarnaica, 5124- 7, Debbie Dunn, Unrtod States, 51.26. 8, Natasha Hast111gs U111ted States, !J1.78 3,000 - 1. rvlar1ern Alaoui Selsouli, Morocco, 8:34.47 2, Sally Kpyeg:,, Kenya, 8:35.89. 3, EliLibeilrMaloy, Uniled Stales. 85195 4, Brianna Felnagle, Unrted States, 8 5138 5, Lisa Uhl. Unrte:l States, 8:52.05. 6, Eunrce Jepkoech SLnrr, Kerr;a 853 12 7 Molly Huddle, United States. 8:5786_8, Amy Hastings, United States, 8:58.21. 9, Jackre/\ resoo, Unrted States, 8:50.23. 10, nenee rlaillie, United States, 8S'l :l'J 11 , F\rriry G rerotid1 R<monro . Kerr;a

9 m ,1 0 12, Angela Bin arri, Unrted States. 9 14. 7l Dawn G~11111a9el , Unrted States; AJr&m1·1e HerZU!J. Netherlands; Ma1·ina MmiC:an, Serbia, and Sara Vaughn. United States, DNF

A fundraiser will be held at La Grande Senior Center Thursday to benefit three La Grande ~Testlers.

Ryan Middleton, Tyler Issacson and Cole Rohan will all travel to Japan as members of the Oregon Cultural Exchange team this summer. All three competed this season on the high school wrestling team. Middleton and Rohan ~ill also be on a dual team traveling to Fargo, N.D., later this summer. Thursday's event begins with an auction at 4 p.m. with a steak dinner starting at 5 p.m. Some of the items being auctioned offinclude a sturgeon fishing trip, a three-day chuckar hunt and a quilt just to name a few. Tickets are $15 at the door, but can also be purchased at Benchwarmers Pub and Grill, Shortstop Shell Station, Les Schwab Tire Center and the credit union. All the money goes to travel for the wrestlers this summer. For those who are planning on attending the Ed Miller Memorial Xtreme bull riding event in Union at 7 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel's Safe Ride Home Program will provide free rides to Union from the fundraiser.

Slight wind dooms hurdle record at Pre EUGENE (AP)- Liu Xiang lunged across the finish line and quickly looked up to his left at the giant scoreboard. Then, he impatiently waited. A split second later- only it felt like an eternity- the board flashed Liu's time in big, white characters- 12.87 seconds. That sent the 110-meter hurdler from China straight into euphoria as he thrust his fist into the air before dancing and skipping around the track with unbridled exuberance. Sure, there was the excitement from holding off a starstudded field to get the win at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday. But there also was that glittering time on the scoreboard. Maybe at first he thought he had tied the world record, but it turned out to be windaided by a slight margin. So the world mark set by Cuba's Dayron Robles remains safe for now.

Long after the race was over- and after Liu did a celebratory lap around the track to high-five anyone with an extended hand- he was asked if he ever thought about breaking world records. "No. I never think about that," Liu said through a translator. "I think I can run that fast. I'm ready for that." Liu once held the world mark when he finished in 12.88 seconds during a race in July 2006. Nearly two years later -just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics Robles took the record. And there it has stood. Robles was actually scheduled to be in the field, but had trouble securing his visa. There were still plenty of other rivals to push Liu, who held offAries Merritt and Jason Richardson in what was billed as one of the marquee events at Pre. This race certainly lived up to the billing, with Liu getting off to a good start in the impressive victory.

3 01)) steepled1ase - 1. lvlik:ah Chemos, Ken';a, 9 13 6.9 2, Snf" Ao;sefa, Ethiopia 915 45 3, H'-'JOt AyaiEMI, ctlmpra, 91584 4. Barbora r arker. Bntain, 9:24.24. 5, Emma Cwurn, Unried Stales, 9.25 28 6. Lydia Clrel€ 1 RotK:h, Kenya, 9 3109 7, Gesa Felicitas Krause, Germany, 0 34. 76. 8. Lyudmrkl Kuzmrno, RLISsro. 9.35.41 9, Eunice Jepkorir: Kenya, 9:37,12. 10, Beverly Ramos, F\rerto Rico, 9 39 47 I I, Korene Hrnds. Jamarca, 9:42 63. 12, Sara Hall, Unrto:l States, 9:42.96. 13, Ondget rranek, Unrted StatP.s. 9·!l? 56 Mnrdren Hyrnan, .Jnn1air..a. DNF Hrgh lllmp - 1, Anna ChH:herova, Russia, S.?h. 2. S·;eilana Shkolina, Russia. ().6% 3, Clrau111e LoNe, United States, S.5 v, 4 (tiel Brigetta Barrett United States, and Emn1a CJrconTrcgaro, Sweden. G-3~ . G, Xingjuan Zheng , China. G-3 ~ 7, Ebba ..lung mark, Sweien. 6--3% 8. Melanie 1\1\eltort. h anoo, S.1~ . 9, Marr;a Kud1111a, nussia, G-1 ¥4. Pole vault -1 , Fctliana Murer, Brazil. lb-L% 2. Svetlono Feofanova, Russra, 15-K 3 ite), Lacy Janson, United State:s, a1·K.1 Ma1·tina Suutz, Germany. 14--4 h _5, Kyle Hutson, United States, 14 4 Vz. 6, Angeka Bongtsson, Sweden, 14 4 V.. 7. Ho~y Bleasclake, Bntain, 14-\2. Yansley Silva, C:uba. rJNS

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Panners clear up grav areas By Katy Nesbitt The Observer

The Wallowa County Planning Department hopes to clear up some gray areas around the definition of structures and short-term rentals. Three amendments to the county's land use plan were presented Monday to the Board of Commissioners. The Planning Commission approved the amendments last year, but the Board of Commissioners' approval is needed to set them into action. The definition of a structure became clearer with the amendment that states a structUI'e is a ternpormy enclosure, not attached to

the ground (i.e., no foundation), doesn't appear on the tax rolls, is exempt from set-backs and design constraints. Planning Director Harold Black said, "For instance, a tarp on a woodpile is not a structure." The definition of a bunkhouse was also clarified. It is a small, rough building used as temporary sleeping quarters. The amendment also says that neighbors will be notified in advance of a plan to build a bunkhouse, which should alleviate concerns before construction. Black said by notifying neighbors up front, lawyers involved in the process

would be aware that the process was in alignment with state law and proper noticing had been done.

Neighbors' concerns An amendment to the land u<:;e plan describing what a short-term rental is should also reduce ooncerns by neighbors. Black said now the county reviews all short-term rentals every two years; half one year and half the next. He said the commission then decided to reduce the work of the planning department by keeping an eye on those short-term rentals receiving complaints. Once a complaint is filed, the owner will be notified and a 12-month clock will start to

review the permit and make sure it is in conformance. 'This has the backing of a majority of the property managers," said Black. Previously it took three citations from the sheriff's office to start a permit review and Black said the sheriff is not interested in managing complaints. It will create a little more work for the planning department, but should smooth out the process. If a crime is committed, like trespassing or dismderly conduct, the sheriff's office would still be involved, but not to enforce the land use plan, said Black. Traffic and pm·king problems are regular issues at

Wallowa Lake with visitors parking vehicles and trailers on private property. Tourists walking across lawns and even having picnics and camping have caused concern. ''Private property right"! need tobe respected," said Black. Mike Hayward, Board of Commissioners chairman, said the amendments won't necessarily clear up the controversies, but should help. "Most property managers are responsible and do a good job. These tools will be helpful," said Hayward The amendments will be presented to the board again at the next commissioner meeting, June 18, and put to a vote.

Ice rink gets $3,000 grant from lottery By Katy Nesbitt

in the off-months other recreational activities could Winter is slowly being occur like basketball, soccer, ushered out ofNortheastem and inline skating. Hansen Oregon, a good time to plan said the committee also for next year's cold weather envisions the slab being activities. used for concerts, farmers The Wallowa Valley Com- markets, weddings and munity Ice Rink has big parties. plans to build a new rink, Hansen said ideally the while working to maintain rink would have restrooms, the current facility. changing rooms, and a In Monday's Wallowa heated viewing area, as County "rrh . k h b . well. 1 ' e rm Board of as een l1l Several Commission- operation for 11 years, grant making ers meeting, is open and free to the foundations the rink have been received public, and has dozens identified ofsupporters who and Hansen a $3,000 grant from help erect and break it said he has the state's four grant video lottery down each year. " applications proceeds to to send off, help fund the conceptual with a long list of other design for a new facility. potential funders. The :Mike Hansenoftheicerink City of Enterprise is a development sub-committee regular supporter of the said he estimates a total of rink. $15,000 will be needed to Improvements schedpay for the architectural uled for next year drawings. include new lights and The current ice rink replacing rotting boards site is not level, which that make up the rink's has always caused probexterior. The committee recently lems, said Hansen, so the hope is to build a new one received a grant for $5,000 in the Enterprise City from the Wildhorse FaunPark. dation they will use for The rink would have a this work. roof to shield the ice from The rink has been in opthe sun, creating a longer eration fur 11 years, is open season. The open-air cover and free to the public, and would also keep snow off of has dozens of supporters the ice and reduce maintewho help erect and break it nance needed to scrape it down each year. Adult and off. youth league hockey atHansen said the cover tracts many participants as would be open on at least well as figure and recreation two sides, providing a view skaters. of the mountains, while imHansen said the rink is proving the ice condition. getting increased use from The new rink would people out of the county and have a concrete slab so with an improved facility The Observer

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Heather Risseeuw,WallowaValley Community Ice Rink manager, teadles kids how to hockey skate at the rink in the Enterprise City Park The rink's board of directors would like to build a new rink to extend the season and bring in hockey teams from out of the county for tournaments.

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HAPPENINGS Restaurant opens at Maridell Center Fonner restaurant owner and entrepreneur Christen Hart Friday opened Wild Hart Hide-A-Way and Take Out Cuisine at the Maridell Center on the corner ofWashington and Depot Street in La Grande. A lifelong resident of Union County, Hart grew up in the restaurant business with her family. They owned the Haines Steakhouse for many years. She said she wanted to open a restaurant and the took the step when the opportunity at the Maridell Center presented itself "I wanted to give people in the community a place to go for good food and fun nonHart alcoholic beverages and the Maridell Center seemed like the perfect place," she said. "We are starting out with beverages and hand battered chicken strips, handmade burgers and other homemade creations. I want just good old fashioned home cooking to offer." Eventually, Hart plans to offer affordable meals and take out options that are not fast food. "I want to offer families good meals to purchase and take home that isn't fast food but rather good food," she said. Along with the addition of the restaurant, the Maridell Center is set to open its western themed nine hole miniature golf course on June 9, along with their official grand reopening. The Maridell Center will be hosting a Laser Tag Competition that same day. 'The new miniature golf course is something you really have to experience", said Jeri Mackley, co-owner of the Maridell Center. 'We have a whole western town to play through ending with a final shot at a free game through the undertaker's coffin." The center is open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 'With the miniature golf course opening up and the laser tag, I want people of all ages to come here, get good food and take advantage of the fun that is to be had here," she said. Hart will be adding a Facebook page soon for more details and menu items to be posted there. For more information about Wild Hart Hide-A-Way or the Maridell Center, contact Rumor Has It Productions at 541-786-1613.

Baker City artist opens studio in home Artist Sally Moser will open The Almond Tree Studio in her historic Baker City home at 2 p.m. Friday. The studio, at 1706 Washington Ave., '\'\rill be open 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Moser, who specializes in watercolors and acrylics, will schedule a grand opening probably later in June. More infonnation is available by calling Moser at 541-519-4797.

OTEC hires new communication specialist Oregon Trail Electric Co-Op recently armounced the hiring of Jim Horan from Minneapolis, Minn., as communication and government relations specialist. Horan has a doctorate degree from William Mitchell College of Law, with an emphasis on administrative, business, employment, energy and property contract law. He has spent the last three years in government and regulatory affairs at a highly regulated company with a national presence. He has extensive experience in working witl1 civic leaders and political groups. OTEC said Horan has been involved in "think tanks" studying health care, energy, environmental and educational issues and has extensive experience in public speaking, communication, community relations, public policy and public affairs. He is an avid volunteer for Special Olympics. Horan said he and his wife, Kelly, are excited about moving to Eastern Oregon and love the region, community and culture. Kelly Horan is a special education and elementary school teacher. Horan began his duties with OTEC on May 21. He takes the place ofAngela Perez, who left the company for a job in Texas.

SBDC offers class on QuickBooks Payroll The Eastern Oregon Small Business Development Center is offering a class on Quickbooks Payroll at 5:30p.m. Thursday at the center in the Integrated Services Building, 1607 Gekeler Lane. Nancy Gromen, a certified public account with a master's degree in business, will teach participants how to set up payroll, and what information to include. She will explain the features used in prepa1ing both quarterly and year-end payroll reports. The fee for the class is $25, and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call the SBDC at 541-962-1532, ore-mail

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Ric Bobier, Hells Canyon Complex manager for Idaho Power in Oxbow, sits atop an armored vehicle and sights down the barrel of a machine gun during last weekend's Bosslift.

Operation Bosslift Two-day outing to Boise educates employers about challenges their National Guard citizen-soldiers face By Bill Rautenstrauch The Observer

An Army National Guard Sherpa C- 23 took flight from Salem last Friday, touching down briefly in Portland, The Dalles and La Grande on its way to Boise, Idaho. At each stop, the boxylooking little plane picked up a few more civilians, whisking them away on Operation Bosslift, the annual event organized especially for business people who employ National Guard or Reserve soldiers. At the Union County Airport, a group of six boarded the prop-driven aircraft for the 40-minute hop to Gowen Field in Boise. The flight was uneventful, though bouncy at times. Sandi Fulle1; the human resources director at Marvin Wood Products in Baker City, said she went out of her way to experience it. Though she works in Baker City, she makes her home in Weiser, Idaho. It would have been easy for her to drive home to Weiser Friday and on to Boise Saturday morning, but she's an adventurous sort and wanted that taste of military flight. "It was just something I felt like I had to try," Fuller said, once her feet were back on the ground. Manned mostly by volunteers, the ESGR is a Department of Defense organization working to foster good relations between National Guard and Rese1ve soldiers and their civilian-side employers. Bosslift is ESGR's way of giving the employers an up-dose look at the challenges their citizen-soldier employees face. "The purpose is to show the bosses what their employees do when they're away, and how their military service makes them better employees," said Jack Johnson, ESGR's Area 6 chair. The La Grande contingent led by Johnson included Fuller, Steve Lyon of Boise

Bosslift participants get a look at a terrain model that's used to build battle scenarios in classes at the 1-204th Regional Training Institute at Gowen Field in Boise.

At a display manned by Marine and Navy personnel, La Grande dentist James McMahan is all smiles as he emerges from inside an Abrams tank.

Cascade in La Grande, Wes Faulk, a Gem Stop fuel distributor from Summerville, La Grande dentist Dr. James McMahan, and Ric Bobier, Idaho Power's Hells Canyon Complex manager based at Oxbow in Baker County. After drawing billets Friday afternoon, they gathered with the other Oregon employers at the


Gowen Field officer's club for dinner and a talk by Col. Don Blunck, commander of the Idaho National Guard's 116th Brigade Combat Team. The 116th, headquartered in Boise, consists of units from Idal10, Montana and Oregon. The team's Third Battalion is based in La Grande and includes elements from communities all along the Snake

River corridor. Blunck talked about the unit's two deployments in Iraq, sa)~wg the missions were dangerous and demanding and required a high degree of training. He praised employers for making sure the citizen-soldier employees had enough time offfrom their jobs to learn the skills needed to survive. "Employer support is vital to the success of a Guardsman," Blunck said. ''You helped ensure they got the training prior to mobilization and I can tell you that it saved lives." Blunck said that during the combat team's first tour in Iraq in 2004-05, one task was to assist ·with security for the country's first-ever democratic elections. He said it was a perilous time, but soldiers peifonned above expectations. "Daily there were attacks against election sites and U.S. bases," Blunck said. "Daily we had tanks on the streets and the reason the soldiers did so well was their training." The colonel noted that IED attacks were See Bosslift I Page 3B




Schools turn their noses up at 'pink slime'

High-speed Internet comes to Wallowa Lake By Katy Nesbitt The Observer

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on the internet, reaching remote areas has become more and more of a challenge for companies providing broadband access. Wallowa Valley Network of Enterprise connected Wallowa Lake to high speed connectivity this year and is reaching out to the remote regions of the county. Wallowa Valley Network began providing internet access to Enterprise and Joseph in the fall of2009. Since then, they have expanded down valley to Wallowa as far as the mouth of the Wallowa River Canyon, to Lostine, and to the outskirts ofthe Upper Wallowa Valley. Shooting signals around comers can be tricky, but with access to RY Timber property on Wallowa Lake's east moraine, the company was able bring in a 12-megabyte connection to an area that's previous options were dial-up or satellite internet. ''The Lake Basin is a tough place to cover with no direct line of sight," said Travis Boyd ofWallowa Valley Network. The company was able to find a south facing spot on the moraine to install a solar powered radio relay that picks up a signal from a tower in downtown Enterprise and broadcasts it to Wallowa Lake, said Boyd. The relay system is entirely solar powered with a battery back-up that can last one and a half months. Boyd said his greatest fear in losing power isn't cloudy days or January inversions, but hail storms that can destroy solar panels. "I've seen hail storms here that could do that," he said. The network company is now target-


ing the northern regions of the county. They hope to provide service to Flora this year and Troy by next year, deep down in the Grande Ronde River Canyon. Moses Frederic said they met with the Flora community last month to do a site survey and the community is very interested. They were able to pick up a signal from the tower on Sheep Ridge in Lostine 40 miles away. A Flora landowner has offered use of his bam where a dish will be hung on one side and an antenna on the other to provide service in the Flora area. In addition, Frederic said, they talked to a farmer about installing a solar relay on his land to pick up a signal from the Sheep Ridge tower and send it to Troy. James Bane rounds out the threepartner business that just purchased its first service truck. Though Boyd does a lot of service calls on his 10-speed, he said it's hard to carry a ladder on his bike. Setting up a tower and relay system requires a decent outlay of money, but is relatively inexpensive, said Boyd. A lot ofthe USDAgrantmoneyoffered two years ago for rural internet access actually went to suburban areas and didn't get as far as rural America. Plus, the grant paperwork was fairly arduous. "Small business has done way more for the 'digital divide' than the government," said Boyd. For the future, Frederic said the company wants to get into using fiber optics. As Frontier, the local land-line phone Submitted photo service provider, is forced to replace old, copper-wire phone lines, Wallowa Valley Travis Boyd of Wallowa Valley Network installs an internet Network could possibly piggy-back onto tower bringing the Wallowa Lake community high-speed Internet. those prqiects.

NEW YORK (AP)- The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year. The U.S. Department ofAgriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Progran1 have opted to order ground beefthat doesn't contain the product known as lean finely textured beef Only three states- Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota- chose to order beef that may contain the filler. The product has been used for decades and federal regulators say it's safe to eat. It nevertheless became the center of national attention after the nickname "pink slime" was quoted in a New York Times article on the safety of meat processing methods. The filler is made offatty bits ofbeefthat are heated then treated with a puffof ammonia to kill bacteria. In response to the public outcry over its use, the USDA said in March said that it would for the first time offer schools the choice to purchase beef without the filler for the coming 2012-2013 school year. The agency has continued to affirm that lean finely textured beef is a safe, affordable and nutritious product that reduces overall fat content. But as of May 18, the agency says states ordered more than 20 million pounds of ground beef products that don't contain lean finely textured beef Orders for beef that may contain the filler came to about 1 million pounds.

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Area employers of National Guard soldiers were treated to sweeping views ofthe Snake River country as they flew aboard a Sherpa aircraft to Gowen Field in Boise, Friday.

Sandi Fuller of Marvin Wood Products (foreground, left), La Grande dentist James McMahan (second from left) and Idaho Power's Ric Bobier (far right) line up in formation as ordered by their Idaho National Guard drill sergeant during Bosslift activities at Gowen Field, Idaho Saturday.

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frequent throughout the tour, but no 116th BCT soldier died as a result. In 2011, the unit redeployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. Blunck said Oregon's Third Battalion was assigned convoy secwity duty, and distinguished itse1fin many ways. 'The Oregon soldier did convoy duty from Baghdad north. They were on every highway in the north, and again, not a single casualty. All of that relates back to you as employers and the sacrifices you make," he said. Looking al1ead, Blunck said that under the U.S. Anny's Force Generation Training Model, the 116th is in a reset mode now but is required to be deploymentready by 2016. He said the unit is being issued the latest models of Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and that training will become more complex each year of the cycle. In 2016, the brigade could be called upon to deploy overseas again, or undergo a rigorous training cycle at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, Calif Blunck said that with downsizing in the regular Army, a deployment wouldn't surprise him. "I think there's a perception that things have slowed down, but today I don't think that's true. The Army's going to be relying as much on the Guard as they have in the past," he said. Employers from Idal1o joined those from Oregon on Saturday; swelling the nmnber ofBosslift participants to more than 100. The day started with a breakfast and talk by Col Robert Lytle, chief of staff of the Idaho National Gual'd. Lytle said the fact that the 116th is being issued stateof-the-art warfighting gear is a tribute to the unit's recent record in battle. like Blunck, Lytle said employers of 116th BCT soldiel's share in the credit fol' the unit's success. ''We feel the nation has Tecognized and rewarded us as a region. We want you to undeTstand we're extremely grateful for your support. We understand what it costs to let your service member go for two weeks or a year," he said. With breakfast done, the Bosslift; broke into smaller groups and boarded busses for stations tlrroughout Gowen Field, which is a training base for the Army andAir National Guard, the Marines and the Navy. Uniformed young men and women designated as "~Tangiers" shepherded the groups to static displays that showed off military equipment including tanks and

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fighting vehicles, small arms, and plenty more. Bosslift participants were treated to behind-the-scenes glimpses of state-of-the-art training facilities, including the 1-204th Regional Training Institute that prepares soldiers from throughout the United States for duty in the rumored component. In the way of hands-on activities, the civilians experienced dizzying flight -or something very close to it- in the Air National Guard's A-10 jet simulator. At an indoor training range, they took up M-4 carbines and M-16 rifles and engaged enemy forces in a virtual firefight. At still another high-tech, computer-guided training station, they assumed the roles of drivers and gunners in a convoy moving through territory resembling the hostile streets of Baghdad. They did their best to dodge virtual hazards including artillery rounds, small arms fire, and improvised explosive devices planted in the roadways. As the day wound down, Bosslift participants came together again for some closing remarks and the annual ESGR awards ceremony. Lyon accepted an ESGR Seven Seals Award on behalf of Boise Cascade. The honor recognized the company's participation in the Employment Initiative Program mounted by ESGR, Worksource Oregon, the National Guard and local employers during the 2011 deployment. Boise Cascade was singled out for its special effort to employ Third Battalion soldiers who took part in Operation New Dawn. Accepting the award, Lyon said Boise Cascade is a large company providing jobs for about 600 people in northeast Oregon and can easily deal with the periodic absences ofNational Guard soldiers. He said the company is proud to have those soldiers aboard. "It's part of our culture, part of what we do," he said. At the end of the hectic day; the 20 or so Oregonians broke offfrom the main body andre-boarded the Sherpa for the return trip. La Grande was the first stop on the way back. The folks dropped off there all said they had a wonderful time. Faulk, whose roster of 40 Gem Stop employees currently includes two National


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Air National Guard Pilot Capt. Jeremy Presley displays an example of ammunition used aboard the A-10 Thunderbolt jet fighter.

The northeast Oregon contingent taking part in last week's Boss lift to Gowen Field included Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Area 6 Chairman Jack Johnson; La Grande dentist Dr. James McMahan; Ric Bobier, manager of Idaho Power's Hells Canyon Complex; Wes Faulk, Gem Stop distributer in from Summerville; Sandi Fuller, human resources director at Marvin Wood Products in Baker City; and Steve Lyon, human resources director at Boise Cascade in La Grande.

Guard soldiers, has participated in previous Bosslifts. He said they m:·e always worthwhile experiences, and he jumps at the cllance to go. "I think it's a great thing to come out and show these guys that we support them," he said. He added that he has found that Guard soldiers make excellent workers on the civilian side. "I hire them the second I get the chance and I think everybody should. I don't think it's a sacrifice. It's a little bit of an inconvenience, but it's well worth it. I'm just glad they're there,"he said. McMahan has not had occasion to hire service members for his La Grande dental practice, but he is involved in the effort to keep the Third Battalion combat-ready since he does pre-deployment dental exams for soldiers in the unit.

"They have to be dentally fit and it's my job to certify that they won't have a problem for a year," he said. This year's Bosslift was a first for McMahan. He said he accepted the invitation to go because he'd heard from others that it is a "fantastic" experience. "I'm very supportive ofthe Guard and I wanted to see how it works," he said. McMahan said his experience in the flight simulator Saturday was especially memorable. "It humbled me to see how difficult the things they do really are, and how highly skilled they are," he said. Bobier said his company employs a numbel' ofNa-

tional Guard soldiers, workers who nominated him to go along on tl1e Bosslift. He said he he was happy to take part. "It was very interesting,


and I'm veryimpressed," he said. Fuller only recently stepped in as human resources director at Marvin Wood Products, a company that has often employed National Guard soldiers. She said she came along on Bosslift because she'd heard good things about it from her predecessor in the job. She said her Bosslift experience was a memorable one. The thing that left her most impressed was the military order and discipline, the sense of efficiency reflected in the cleanliness of the facilities. There was something reassuring about it. "In their armor maintenance training site, not so mucll as a spot ofgrease," Fuller said. "If that's the they way operate tl1eir shop, it's also the way they protect their country."

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Exercise Story Have a parent or friend read this story aloud. Each time one of the fruits below is mentioned, do that motion for 30 seconds. Then, trade places as you read the story aloud.



Fresh fruit really beats the summer heat. Sweet, juicy and loaded with healthy stuff, fruit just rules! Make these tasty fruit kabobs with a parent today!





Prep Time: 15 min Makes: 4• 6servings

Fruit Fill-In Fit the names of the different fruit drawn here on the grid. We've filled in some of the letters to help you get started.

Thread pieces of fruit on approximately 28 bamboo skewers, alternating fruits and colors.

Standards Link: Spelling: Spell grade-appropriate words correctly.

Serve with chilled honeyyogurt dipping sauce. Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow multiple-step, written directions.

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Strawberry after strawberry rolled alongside oranges and apples. Luckily, Mr. Citrus was able to catch a large box of grapes before it also tumbled away.

Standards Link: Visual Discrimination: Find similarities and differences in common objects.

Find your way through the rainbow.



Choose one page of today's newspaper. On that page find and circle the letters that spell the names of at least five fruits and vegetables. Use the words on today's page to help you! Connect the dots and color in your design!

Eating fruits that are brightly colored is an easy way to get the most minerals and vitamins from your food. Pick foods that are brightly colored throughout (not just on the outside).

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Mealtime is a chance for families to talk about things that are interesting. Here's today's topic: Would you rather be good at most things you do, or the very best at just one thing in particular? Why?

Mr. Citrus' food truck was very popular. The truck was designed to look like a giant orange and each day he'd drive to business parks at lunch time. People would buy fresh watermelon slices, bunches of grapes, apples and more. One day, Mr. Citrus parked on a steep hill. When he opened the truck's customer window, fruit began rolling off the counter and down the hill.

Carmen Miranda, a movie star popular in the 1940s and 1950s, was noted for the famous fruit-hat outfit she wore in the 1943 film, The Gang~· All Here. Find the two identical Carmens.

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The rolling fruit picked up incredible speed. At the bottom of the hill sat Officer Stan, enjoying a slice of watermelon at the park. Suddenly, poor Stan was pelted with strawberries, lemons, apples and oranges, knocking him off the park bench. As he wiped smashed apple bits off his uniform, he called his sergeant on his radio. "You're not going to believe this, Sgt. Pear, but I was just attacked by an escaped fruit salad!" Standards link: Physical Education: Use a variety of basic and advanced movement forms.

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Seniors struggle under growing debt load ByHanahCho The Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE- Norman Harvel is growing old under a mountain of debt. At 60, Harvel faces medical and credit card bills topping $80,000. Yet Harvel is unable to work, having been injured at a job site more a decade ago. The former building maintenance worker now lives on $904 a month in Social Security disability benefits. "I was so sick and tired of getting the bills, so I would throw them away," Harvel said from his tiny basement apartment in Dundalk, Md. "I've had to try to tell myself that it's something I ~ill wake up from." Across the country, baby boomers and other older Americans are drowning in debt, say credit counselors, elder law attorneys and economists. "It's supposed to be the golden years, but it's not, at least financially," said Nicholas Del Pizzo III, a Dundalk attorney whose clients include many financially struggling seniors seeking bankruptcy help. From 1992 to 2007, the percentage of households of people in their mid-50s and older with housing and consumer debt rose from 53.8 percent to 63 percent, according to the Washington-based Employee Benefit Research Institute's research using government data. The problem is even more acute for those 55 to 64, with 81.7 percent carrying debt. In the same period, the average overall debt for these 55-and-older households more than doubled, to $70,370, according to EBRI.

In Harvel's case, he piled up debt over years of taking care ofhis sick wife, Loretta, who died last year at 63. She had diabetes, was on dialysis and required two open-heart surgeries, Harvel said. Health care bills are a leading factor contributing to the indebtedness of graying Americans. Workers are paying more for employer-sponsored health insurance, while costs for medical care are skyrocketing. Eligibility for Medicare doesn't begin until age 65, and it does not cover such expenses as hearing aids, dental care and long-term nursing care. Meanwhile, more older homeowners are canying mortgage debt into retirement. Making matters worse, declining housing values have cut into what had been a safety net for older Americans and retirees: their homes. Some older consumers also are saddled with credit card debt. Among Americans 65 and older; for instance, the average an1ount of credit card debt rose to $10,235 in 2008 from $8,138 three years earlier, the largest percentage increase among all age groups, according to a survey by Demos, aNew York-based public policy institute. Moreover, other older Americans are haunted by student loans years after they, or their children, left school. Adults 50 and older owe 17 percent of the nation's $870 billion in student-loan debt, according to a March report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The financial crisis also depleted savings and retirement accounts, contributing

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Norman Harvel faces mounting debt accrued from medical procedures and medicines for him and his late wife and is considering filing bankruptcy.

to a "perfect storm" of precarious finances among older Americans, said Marceline White, executive director of Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition. One illness or emergency can throw a senior into debt, White said. "If everything goes perfectly, they could manage," she said "If something goes wrong, something unexpected happens, they don't have the liquidity to move on." While recent government data shows declining consumer debt as families cut back on spending and saved more money, not all older Americans can follow suit. Not only are most older Americans past their prime earning years, but many must dip into their savings to stay on top of bills- while those still working may make less than they did in previous years.

Low-income seniors with they're used to." Norman Zimmering, 81, excessive debt are having a hard time digging out in an exhausted his savings trying environment in which 'job to pay off medical bills for growth is slow and salary his wife, Harriet, who died in increases are minimal," said 2009. She had a heart condiCraig Copeland, a senior tion as well as dementia, Zimmering said. researcl1 associate at EBRI, who wrote the study on debt "Most of my money was among the elderly. spent on hospitals, nursing homes and whatever medicaDavid Jones, president of the Association of Indetion," said Zimmering, who pendent Consumer Credit lives in a sparse Baltimore Counseling Agencies, said apartment. Soon after his ~ife's death, debtors age 60 and older now represent the fastest-growing Zimmming said, he was segment seeking help at laid off after 11 years as a member offices across the security guard at the Sands country. Expo Convention Center in The trend has been espeLas Vegas. cially evident in the past two Unable to find work and years, a pmiod in which the keep up with medical bills, eldest of the baby boomers some ofwhicl1 he paid for began retiring, Jones said. with credit cards, Zimmering "There were a lot of people filed for bankruptcy last year, in this population that decid- listing $42,020.87 in liabilied to retire without the same ties, mostly medical bills. A kind of assets that previous judge discharged his debts last year. retirees had," he said. "In fact, we began to see people "I kept repeatedly getting with $60,000 in nonmortgage big bills and big bills. I tried debt." ve:ry hard. I couldn't do it In general, the association anymore," he said. "I had to said, the average client at its go into bankruptcy." nonprofit local credit counselZimmering moved to ing agencies has gotten older: Baltimore a year ago hoping 44.5 in 2011 versus 41 in to find a job here either as a 2007. The average client also security guard or piano tuner, was middle class and seeking but so far he hasn't had any help for reasons such as a job luck. He said his age and bad loss, reflecting the aftennath credit because of the bankof the financial crisis, Jones ruptcy hurt his employment said. opportunities. "I even tell people, 'I don't While some older Americans are able to delay retire- care what you pay me, as ment, not all can. Unable to long as it brings in some revfind work or other sources of enue and keeps my dignity,' money, many seniors can't " said Zimmering, whose manage their debt on a fixed primary source ofincome income. is $1,027 a month in Social Security. "These people don't have the same options that others Louise Carwell, a lawyer do,"Jones said. "They can't in who works with low-income many cases find a job, and if seniors at the Maryland Lethey do, they have to work at gal Aid's consumer law unit a job at a lot less money than in Baltimore, said her clients


are dealing with a wide range of debt, from credit cards to medical bills. Carwell and other publicsector attorneys who work with the elderly say indebted seniors want relie~ a trend that has increased in the last several years. "The anxiety that they get or they create within themselves from debt collectors, that's really punishing," Carwell said."That's why a lot of my folks file for bankruptcy." Bankruptcy filings among seniors have risen markedly in recent years, according to recent studies. In general, the median age of people filing for bankruptcy has risen, to age 43 in 2007 from 36.5 in 1991, according to research published last year by John A E. Pottow, a law professor at the University of Michigan. Adults 65 and over are the fastest-growing age group among people filing for bankruptcy protection, according to Pottow's researcl1. He found that older debtors carry 50 percent more credit card debt than younger debtors. Seniors cited credit card debt as a reason for their bankruptcy more frequently than did younger bankruptcy filers, according to his research. Mary Aquino, a staff attorney 'vith Legal Aid's Baltimore County Elder Law Program, said she recalled a 75-year-old client who was nine months behind on her mortgage, with $10,000 in credit card debt and an additional $36,000 in studentloan debt. The woman's sole income was a monthly $1,100 Social Security check. "She's hoping to file for bankruptcy and keep her home," said Aquino.

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2 TREATMENT FACILITATORS TRICT 5J is currently NEEDED accepting applications $8.80/hr, wrth an addrfor a 9-12 Integrated tional $.50/hr Shift DifScience pos 1tion. For a ferential at Elkhorn complete description of the position and Adolescent Treatment Center. Swing shrft qualifications please 40h r/wk, Tues. · Sat. go to: Valid Oregon Driver's or contact the employLicerlse. BFOQ rleeded at Recovmerlt division. You may also call ery Village. Shifts vary. 541-524-2261 or email: 3 days, 2 swrng, Fri. · nnemec@baker.k12.or. Tues Pick up app at 2100 Main us Street or online at: 220 - Help Wanted W\VVV We will be accept1ng Union Co. applications until posiIT IS UNLAWFUL (Subtion is filled. section 3, ORS New Directions 659.040) for an emNorthwest is an Equal ployer (domestic help Opportunity Employer excepted! or employ& Treatment Provider. ment agency to print or crrculate or cause to BAKER SCHOOL DISbe printed or circulated TRICT 5J 1s currently any statement, adveraccepting applications trsernent or publrcafor a BHS Assistar1t tion, or to use any Football Coach and form of application for· two Bus Drivers for the 2012-2013 school employment or to make any inquiry 1n year. For a complete connection w ith prodescription of the posispective emp loyment tions go to: wh ich expresses diW\ rectly or rndirectly any or cor1tact the employlimitation, specification ment divis1on. You or discrimination as to may also ca II race, rel1gion, color, 541-524-2261 sex, age or national BAKER SCHOOL District origin or any Intent to 5J is cu rrerltly acceptmake any such lrmitaing applications for a tion, specification or BHS Head Cross discriminat1orl, unless Courltry Coach for the based upon a bona 2012-2013 school fide occupatiorlal qualiyear. For a complete fication. descnption of the positions go to VISTA SPECIALTY Care www baker k12 or us 1s seeking a full-time or contact the employP.egister·ed Nurse for· ment division. You position as Resident may also ca II Care Manager. Com541-524-2261. petitive wages, flexible hours, come joirl t eam Classified are worth looking into Vista. Apply at 103 Adwhen you're looking for a place am s Ave. For more information call Director to live ... whether it's a home, an of Nursing at apartment or a mob1le home. 3-41 84.

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220 - Help Wanted Union Co.

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330 - Business Opportunities

ACCOUNTING VISTA SPECIALTY Care ~CALL is PROSPECTIVE SPECIALISTI Accounts seeki ng Receivable fu ll/part-t1me Certified EMPLOYEES WHO 1itTODA~ Full trme pos rtron. GenRESPOND TO Nu rs1ng Ass rstants f or THE OBSERVER INDEPENDENT eral duties incl ude BLIND BOX ADS: all sh ifts . Competitive AND CONTRACTOR PLEASE be sure work ing un der the w ages, co me apply at BAKER CITY HERALD w hen you address your general supervision of 103 A dams Ave. For needed to deliver Newspap er De liv ery resumes that the adt he Executive Direct or more Info rmat ion cal l The Observer in ro ut es, both carrier and the direct superviDirector of Nu rsing at dress is complete w ith Wallowa and motor, w ill be ad(541 )963-41 84. all information required . sion of the D irecto r of ve rti sed 111 th e BusiCounty. Please such as the BLIND BOX Finance Possesses ness O p po rt u n ity call NUMBER. This is t he kn owledge of office section . Please see record keep1ng and reonly way w e ha ve of 541-963-3161, classification #330 for VISTA SPECIALTY Care porting principles Exmaking su re your reis seeki ng a part-time any availab le routes for more details! sume gets to the p roper perience: Bookkeeping Certifi ed M edication at t his t 1me. trai ning and employplace. Assista nt. Competitive Northeast Oregon merlt required Please w ages, co me apply at provide a resume MILIEU Classified Staff AIDE-ACA103 Adams Ave . For along with the appliDEMIC: HS di ploma, more 1nfo rmat iorl ca ll cation. Starting Salary WANTED: PART-TIME FT, benefrts . Operl unDirecto r of N urs1ng $2780 per month. Full STERILIZATION filled. Ca ll 1541 I 963-4184. t il position desc ri pt ior l ASSISTANT 1n busy (541 )963-8666 Grande MOTOR ROUTE and app li catio n are friendly dental pracRonde Chil d Center Driver Needed : 35 · 230 He I p Wanted available ONLY at th e tice. No experrence p rov i des Intens ive 40 m iles per day, 3 State of O re gon Emnecessary, w e w ill mental health ser-vices out of area days a wk. f or apploynlent Div1s1on Oftea ch you everyt hi rl g to chlldrerl ages 3-12. DRIVERS: GREAT pay, proximately 2 hours fl ee, 190 1 A dams Aveyou rleed to know. P r 1v ate agen cy . per day . Inco me quarterly sa fety bonus. nue, La Grand e, O R This w ill be 4-5 days abo ut $375/ mo Ho m et 1rn e c ho ices . 97850. Closing Date: per week, approxiM ust have reliable Steady fre1ght, f ull or June 8, 2012 at 3:00 mately 3-4 hours per ve hicle & insu ra nce. part-t ime Safe. cl ean, pm. All qua lified appli- PART-TIME CLEANERS day, mid-day only If Pick up Route Remodern t ru cks. CDL-A, cants w ill re ceive due fo r Sum m er, must yo u are a dependable. quest Form at 1915 3 months current OTR corls ideration for emp ass b a ck grou nd ta sk-oriented, people First Street, Ba ker experr ence ployment w ithout recheck, apply online at: person, a r1d ar·e inter·City 800-414-9569. gard to r·ace, age, religchja nito ria l. com . Dr ested in supplement· wwvv.driv . ion, sex, co lor, or nal eave m sg ing your income, this tional orig1n. No quail54 1-963-921 0. may be the JOb for fl ed handicapped per340- Adult Care you. Please call us at SOil sha ll, on the basis 541-963-8585 or come Baker Co. of th e ha nd1cap, be TELLER- Icon Credit by our office at 1614 Union . 20 hr/wk. Ca sh LICENSED OREGON subject t o d1 sc ri m i na5th Str ee t in La State Adu lt Fos t er hand lirl g expe rre nce, tion in emp loym ent . Grande. Home. Desires one fehrgh levels of 1nteg rity, The Northeast Oregor1 en th usiasm, respect , mal e resident. Lovely Housing A uthority rs DRIVERS: REDDAWAY Business/ Service drive and leadershi p . cou ntry home specialan Equal Op portlmity is currerltly seeking apIZing in total ca re resi$10.23 -11.49 DOE . InEmployer. Reference plicants for· a Local derl ce . Competent & st ructions to apply at: #878367. City Driver positio n at www.ico ncred itu r1ion . quality care se rved 330 - Business Opour Pasco/La G ra rl de FULL TIME CNA's f or org. w it h k1ndness . Ca ll portunities Tenn ir1al. Must have a evening & noc sh1fts at (54 1 )8 5 6 -3757 fo r valid Class A license INDEPENDENT Post Ac ute Rehab. Apmore details. w ith hazmat and douCONTRACTED ply at 91 Ari es Lane, VISTA SPECIALTY care is seekir1g a par·t-t ime NEWSPAPER CARRIbles endorsemer1ts La Grande or call Rob and a good drrving redietary cook. Requ ired ERS WANTED at 541-963-86 78 . 345- Adult Care co rd. Must have a m1n. food handlers card, fa- Delive r The Dbserer to EEO/AAP Union Co. of 1 yr·. exp. See job cility w ill help you obhomes ir1 Wa llowa M on. Wed . & County, tain. M description arld app ly ust have a ADULT FOSTER home Do a two-way favor ... get extra 111 La Gr·ande has imor1 l1ne at posit ive attit ude ar1d Fri APPROXIMATE cash for yourself and make it wwwyrcw .com Lmder m edia t e openrng for PROFIT be w illi ng to w ork vvit h poss1ble for someone else to the geriatric pop ulamale or fema le resiReddaway Careers. $50 A DAY enJOY those items you never use. To appl y call Corl tact Th e Observer ti orl. dent , p r1vat e room. "''u'"'"'""'v is an equal Sell them w1th a classified ad. 541-963-4184. Cal1 541 -910-7557 . Du 541-963-3161.





345 -Adult Care Union Co. WALTER ELDERLY CARE has one private ro om ava ilab le now. fo r f e ma le. N rce , f riend ly, homelike atmosphere, w ith qual1ty ca re. 541-963-7998.

355- Day Care Union

Co. CHILDCARE AVAIL. rn Un1on, reg istered Call 541-562-5113. GRANDMA WOULD like to take care of two children, fam ily neighborhood, my house, yo ur nannycam okay. Lots of activit1es l A nytime ! La Grarld e, Refe rences. 541-786-8960

360 - Schools & Instruction ACCREDITED, PRIVATE Ch ristian Schoo l . grades 1-8 . Now acce pti ng app li cat io rl s f or 20 12-20 13 school year A ll de rlominat ions accepted . Cal l 523-4165 or 519-1 715

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Custom Woodworking Call Max (541)523-2480 . OREGON STATE lavv requrres arlyone who contracts for corl struct ion wo rk t o be licensed w ith t he Constl'uc ti on Co r1tractors Boa rd. A n act ive license means t he cont ractor· 1s bon ded & Insured . Venfy the cont racto r' s CC B lice nse t hrou gh the CCB Consume r Webs i t e www .hirea licensed-




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Therapeutic Riding Programs for Youth Equine-facilitated Psychotherapy


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Over 30 y~ars serving Union Colillty Com)Qsition- Metal- Flat Roofs - Con1inuous Gu1ters (office) or (cell)



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Baker City Herald: 541-523-3673 • • • Fax: 541-523-6426 The Observer: 541-963-3161 • • • Fax: 541-963-3674 380 - Service Directory BAKER CITY DENTURE CENTER 10% off a II services through July 4th

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tory CEDAR/Chain Link fences, new construcr e mode lr rlg , t ro n, ha ndy rn an servi ce . Gre at ref e re rlc e s . CCB# 60701 Krp Carter Cons tru cti o n, 54 1-519-62 73 CINDERELLA'S HOUSE Cleaning Serv ice References availabl e. 541-403-1 004

"I Care About Your Smile" Molly Eekhoff, LD. 2021 Court Baker Crty 541-523-9677

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LAWN & GARDEN SERVICE Rot otilli ng Tatching ariating Mowrng, Tnmrng & Edging Clean ups & Hau ling Free Estrmates 541-523-5131 15 years experience

Troy St ewart, LD BLUE MOUNTAIN DENTURE CENTER 21 94 Court St. Baker Crty, Or 97814 (541) 519-4696 or 15411523-4752

JACKET & Coverall Repa ir Zrppers replaced, pat ch ing and ot he r CCB#1 92854. New roof s heavy duty repa rrs. & reroof s. Shrngles, Reasonable rates , fast metal. All pha ses of service. 54 1-523-4087 const ruction . Pole buildor 541-805-9576 BOONE'S WEED & Pest ings a specialt y . LAWN SERVICE, flovver Control, LLC. Trees, Respond w ithin 24 hrs. beds. tree t rim rn rng, 0 r n a 111 e n t a I & 541-524-9594 rot ot illing . Turf-Herbicide, lrl sect JIM'S COMPUT541-523-1 677 & Fu ng us. Stru ctural ERS Insect s, includirl g Termit es . Baregro un d On site service & repa ir MOW JOES Garden & W ire less & w ired netother tillirlg , f ield mow w eed control noxious SCARLETT MARY LMT rng, gravel/d rrt spread3 ma ssages/$100. wee d s, a qu a ti c works Call 541-523-4578. Virus & Spam Remova l weeds. AQ riculture & ing, shrub digout and Ri ght of -Wa y Call Grft Cenificates more, Jrm T Er dson Sa n doz, J oe 541-519-7342 Do u g Boo n e , 541-963-7595 541-403-1439. www.·

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725 -Apartment Rentals Union Co.

"WELCOME HOME" SERVICE House Clea ning Business Clea ning Vickie Schaber 541-519-6086 Excellent References!

Call (541)963-7476 AKC YELLOW Lab Pupp ies for sa l e 54 1- 534- 24 4 4 or 541 -263-1426. GREAT FATHER' S Day Gift! Reg ist ered AKC Ye llow Labs. Ready 4th of July . Par·en ts 011 site . 5 males, 3 f emales . 541 -523-3782 .

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SHIH TZU puppies f or sale: 7 wks old . Only two ma les left Have " LATHER UP SOAPS" had 1st shots. $250 ea Handmade in Baker City, 541 -215-9243 UPSTAIRS, NICELY furOregon r All Natura l and nished 1 bdrm, over a can make to order. shop Sou t hsi de, f ull 928-234-5851 bath, partial krt chen, creek, grea t yard & 430 - For Sale or view s. A ll uti lities & Trade YOU TOO can use rnt ernet, no sm okrng . t his attentron get 2 YOUTH Genesrs Com$525 . 541-663-8683 ter. Ask a classif ied po und Bow s, both rep how y ou can 740- Duplex Rentals equ ipped w/ w hisker get your ad to sta nd bisc ui t, qur ver & prn Baker Co. out lrke t his I sights One needs t o 3 BDRM, 1 bath. Fenced be restrung . $250.00 yard, no smokirl g/pets. for both Ca ll 562-11 88 $550/m o . Avai lable 9am - 12:3 0 a m or 6/01. 541-519-2878 5:30pm-8pm . 745- Duplex Rentals MEN'S SIZE 13D, as Union Co. new. Torl y Lama, retan 1 BDRM, 1 bat h, baseboot s, $85 .00 . Tony ment apa rt ment Very Lama Bucka roo Boots, neat, new carpet, ac$75 .00 , Luccheese cess to common area Brown Shoulder· Tan 660 - Livestock w ith w/d No pet s. Boots, $105 . Double H $350 mo. W/s/ g pd . M il it ary Grade Pac k- WE BUY all classes of 1908 3 rd St . er s, $70. Size 7 3/ 8 horses, 541 -523- 61 19; (541)962-7828 N IB, Res ist -A ll , 4x J.A. Bennett LiveGeorge Strait Tarl Hat, stock, Baker City, OR. BDRM, w / d inclu ded, $80. 541 -786-1657 . all utilit ies paid, no s mo krng, 110 pets, 690 - Pasture $675/ mo, $600 dep 435 - Fuel Supplies 541 -910-3696 WANTED: SPRING or sum mer pasture for 25 AVAIL 6/4. Very nice FIREWOOD $185 & - 200 pl us cow s . $200 rn the rounds; quret 2 bdrm 1 ba th $2 10 & $225 split, sea54 1-889 - 5853 or 1/2 ga rage Suit able 208-741 -0800. soned , deliver·ed irl the for two. VV/d, fridge, va lley (541)786-0407 stove. W/S pa id. Lawn care p rov ided Not HUO approv ed . No SEASONED FIREWOOD, de live red pets, rlon-sm oking . $ 1 50 a cord $550 111 0 $400 deposit . 306 First St La 54 1-786-2112 . Grar1de. 541 -91 0-5200 440- Household 750- Houses For Items Rent Baker Co. 710 - Rooms for CLEAN, WORKING Rent 2 BDRM, 1 bath w ith APPLIANCES rl ice ya rd on corn er lot . Side-by-s rde Kenmore 25 ROOM FOR Rent f or $500/m o. Ba ker Crty. cub ic I t re f rige rator Sum mer, in 2 bdrm 541 -523-3 104 w/ice & water in door; apt Private bat h, par$3 00 A mana range, t ially f urn ished , all coi l top $150 . Kenutilrtes pa id $375/m o. more b uilt-in dish Available June-August. HOME SWEET HOME washer; $90. All prices 541 -910-3018. Cute clean 2 & 3 bdrm s. negotiable. Please cal l 1 sm . pet consrdered. 54 1-523-7320. ROOM FOR rerlt, $320. No smokrng. Ut ilit ies included, pa rEd Moses t ially f urn ished, plus (541)519-1814 450 - Miscellaneous cable. 541-962-7708 . 410 -Arts & Crafts



465 -Sporting _G_o_o_d_s_ _ _ _ __

SEWING AL TERA- VERSA CLIMBER. at h- DORM ROOM $200. & repairs. letic equ ip . in great Economical off-street TIONS Hems, pocket s, zrpA ll offrce spaces, sha p e, $ 7 5 .00 pers, any it em . Leave 541 -962 .7828. ut ilites paid. Nort heast P r op er t y message: M gmt 541 -910-0354. 541-963- 4379 or cell 475 _wanted to Buy 54 1-786-5512 . CENTURY21 ANTLERS , buyrng PROPERTY SPRING CLEANING. No brown, w hrt e, chalk. MANAGEMENT jOb to big or sma ll 8 Honest fair prices . Call yrs expe rience & ex541 -786-4982. ce lle nt ref erences . m BUYING JUNIPER logs 54 1-519-5120 by t he t ruckload. Best (541)963-1210 rat e for dry logs, w ill TWILIGHT cons id er gree n as SEWER & DRAINS CIMMARON MANOR w ell. 54 1-403-2727 Time to clean out t he Krngsvrew Apts. ROOTS! 2 bd, 1 ba Ca ll Century Call f or Appt to be 480 - FREE Items 21 , Eag le Cap Rea lty. 'N orry f ree f or an541 -963-1 21 0 ot her year· I FREE RHUBARB stocks. 541-519-0409 Hen & ch rckens f low - CLOSE TO EOU, 2 All work guaranteed bdrm, 3rd floor, most e rs, p urp le irses . (IN WRITING) utilities paid, coin-op 541 -963-2282 laundry, no sm oking, rl o pet s, $450/ month. $ 4 00 dep . 541 -910-3696 . VICKIE'S CLEANING


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NEWSPAPER BUNDLES (B urning or packing) $1.00 each NEWSPRINT ROLL ENDS (Art projects & more) $2.00& up Super for young art rsts ! Stop in today ! 1406 Fifth Street 541-963-3 161

GREENWELL MOTEL 541-963-4134 ext. 101 EXCELLENT CONDIRent $475/mo. FurTION nished room w /m icro- 3 bdrm, 2 bath w /family w ave, small f ridge, color room . Lg. sirl gle ca r TV w/HBO, phone & all garage w/attac hed bouti lit ies included . 305 Admrs room . View of city am s Ave. lights & mour1tair1s. 10 m iles f ro m Bake r. 720 - Apartment 14853 Goodrich Creek Rentals Baker Co. Ln. $875/mo. 1st, last plus depos its. (Possi1300 SQ FT, 2 bdrm, in house . W i-fr W/S/G ble acera ge & barn spa c e ava il a b l e ) pa rd $ 6 2 5/ m o 541 -519-8128 (541)388-8382

752 - Houses for Rent Union Co. 2 BDRM, mobrle home. $56 0/m o nth , w/s/ g pa rd, HUD ok ay 541 -910-3166 3 BDRM, 2 bath, manuf home . Very nice, cent ral a/c, $900 plus dep HUD OK . W/S paid 910-0122 5 BDRM, 2 bat h house. in Unron. $900/ month. No pets, no sm oking. Va ll e y Rea lt y 541-963-4174. FULLY FURNISHED 3 bd rm , 2 bat h, f ireplace, family room, hot t ub, 3 blocks from hosp it a l, ava il a b l e m id -Au gu st 2 01 2 throu gh m rd-J un e Co m p le t ely 2 0 13. hand icapped accessible. $11 00, Nort heast Pr op . M gmt . (541)91 0-0354 FULLY FURNISHED 3 bd rm , 2 bat h, f ireplace, family room, hot t ub, 3 blocks f rom hosp ita l. Co m plete ly ha ndicap ped accessible. $1 100, Nort heast Pr op . M gm t . (541)91 0-0354 LA GRANDE house for re r1t Takir1g applica t ions . Lrg. 3 bdrm, 3 bath ho use in qu iet May Park area. W/s/g & law n care rrlcluded . No smoking, no pets. Available 7/1, $1, 000 mo. $500 de p . (541)786-0 196 LA GRANDE, 2 bdrm, w/ sto r age s h ed . $600/rn o, $600 dep No smo ke rs or pets, 541-562-5807. 760 - Commercial Rentals 25X40 SHOP, gas heat roll up & 'Nalk-rn doors, $375, 963-4071 APPROX. 1300 sq . f t com merc ra I bus iness downtown, prime locat ion. Att ractive st oref ro rlt. M t . Em rly Proper·ty M a r1age me nt. 541-910-0345 BEARCO BUSINESS Park 3600-1200 sq . ft . unrts available. For m o re inf o call 541-963-771 1. 780- Storage Units 12X35 STORAGE unit $ 100 lll O 541-963-4125.

+ Security Fenced + Coded Entry + Lighted for your protection + 4 different size units + Lots of RV storage 41298 Chico Rd, Baker City off Pocahontas

54 1- 523- 90 50 AVAILABLE NOW 20x25 Lmit w it h roll up door $75 (541)963-4071 7X 11 UNIT, $30 mo. $25 dep (541)910-3696

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A2ZSTORAGE New Secure 10x15 541-523-5500 3365 17th St.

FOR SALE. 2yr old Big- 2 BDRM. W/S/G paid . BEAUTIFUL SUMPTER hom e lectron ic lock $470/mo plus $300 HOME. Newly resaf e 6 digit combinadep 541-980-5553 modeled 2 bdrm , 1 American West Stortion . 24 cf. Sells new bat h. Sewer, garbage age at D&B for $947, ask- 2-BDRM., 1 bath: Repai d W oo d stove, 7 days/24 hour access in g $500 cent ly updated . Quiet propane, prrvate rrver 54 1-403-2984 541 -523-4564 location. No srde park. Smaller pet COMPETITIVE RATES smo king/p et s . Pool, consid. $450/mo plus Behind A rmory Oil East spa and laundry on site dep (541 )894-2263 MOREL BUYER in and H Streets. $425/mo. Baker 541 -523-4824 OREGON TRAIL PLAZA 541-403-0925 Trailer/RV spaces ADULT LIVING. Quiet 1 for rent. ************* bd rm, 1 bath apart$1 85 per mont h. CASH FOR JUNKERS ment Laundry on srte. lr1cludes W/S/ G MINI STOBAGil Unvvanted cars & Beaut ifu l b uild ing . Nice quiet t rucks & scrap metals • Secure W/S/G included. Close dowrl town location too ! Ca II today for • Keypad Entry to park & downtow n. 541-523-2777 more rnfo, 2134 G rov e St • Auto-Lock Gate BAKER CITY $600/mo p lu s dep 752- Houses for • Security Lighting 54 1- 523 - 3 035 or Rent Union Co. • Fenced Area AUTO SALVAGE 509-366-1993 (6-foot barb) Open Sat urdays 1 BDRM, $500, \N/s paid, 541-523-7500 plus de p. NEW l l x25 units QUIET 1 bd rrn CLEAN, 3210 H St. 541 -963-4125 for "Big Boy 'Ibys" apart ment in updated ************* bu ild ing $375/ m o 2 BDRM mobile on 40 523-1688 $350 sec. dep . 2332 acres, rn Summerville. NORTHEAST OREGON 2312 14th 9th St. Avail. aprrox. 3 miles fr om Elgir1. No CLASSIFIEDS re06/01/12. Smoki rl g no pet s. serves t he ri ght to re(541)786-2888 $650/mo, fi rst, last , ject ads th at do not CLASSIC STORAGE deposit. New kitcher1, com ply w 1th state and QUIET EDGE of t own. 541 -524-1534 rlevv bath. Avail. Ju ne All utilit ies rncluded. federa l regu lations or 2805 L Street 1 . 509-680-8614 t ha t are of fensive, 2 bdrm, 2 bath; $550/ mo NEW FACILITY ! ! false, m 1sleadr ng, de- 1 bdrm, 1 bat h; $400/ mo PASTURE FOR Rent 3 Vanety of Srzes Available 1/ 2 acres , Security Access Entry ceptive or otherw ise plus deposit . P.eference checked . 541-519-0712 541 -663-04 79 unacceptable. RV Storage





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STEVENSON STORAGE • Mini-Warehouse • Outside Fenced Parking • Reasonable Rates For information call:

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795 - Mobile Home Spaces AVAILABLE 6-15-12 2 bdrm, 2 bath mobil e home in country off Market Lane. $500/ mo, plus dep. lnl w ater/garbage & W/ D. No smoking . Small pet ne g . 541-786-8820

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$75,000 HERE IS THAT VACANT LAND PARCEL you have been waiting for to start your new business. It features available Island City utilities ard excellent Hwy. 82 frontage so that new business of yours could catch a lot of eyes to help you grow your busi-

3 BDRM, 2 bath ranch Ill qu iet nei ghborh ood, near th e High School. F1r ep lace. f e nce d, 820 - Houses For pat1 o, 2 car garage. Sale Baker Co. $1 59,000. Agellts welNEED CASH BUYERS come. 541-519-5 132 Great ly disco un te d propert ies in Baker County www. upwestpropertydea FSBO. 3000+ sq. ft 3 54 1-403-0773 bdrm, 2 bath . H1gh-end co m p let e re m odel $185,000 . 825 - Houses for Sale Union Co. M L#1 2590961 Call 541-519-2625 3 BDRM, 2 1/2 bath, dbl

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12 ACRES ON THE POWDER RIVER Manufactured Horne. 1782 sq. ft. l'oJ ewly remodeled wit h 24 x 30 shop a1ld th ree bay machine shed. Just 9 miles outside of Baker City $180,000,00. 541-403-1138.



ONE BLOCK from Safew ay, trailer/ RV spaces. Water, sew er, garbage. $200. Jeri, mall ager 541-962-6246

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ca r ga rage, 1908 sq . ft, in Su11ny Hill s. $225,000 . 54 1-910-3560 BEAUTIFUL 4 bdrm, 3 bat h home in Island City Very large garage w/ offi ce, s1ts on large lot, plu s irrrgation well. New ly remo de led, must see I Contact 54 1-963-5315. LOCATED IN Cove, OR. Tw o story home built in 1890s, possible 4 bd rms, 2 bath s, one f ully rem odeled. New carpet in living, dining, and one bdrrn New viny l in kitchen and utility room, new electri c range and refrigerator, new ll atural gas heating stoves in kitchen a nd l iv 1ng ro o m . F r es h l y paint ed throughout, new back deck, front porch and balcollY . Separate 864 sq. ft. building w/ f ull bath and gas fi replace. Large overs ized detached two ca r ga rage, w 1t h f in ished heated loft . A ll on large lot Wit h fruit t rees and property has w at er rig hts $ 175, 5 0 0 541-568-4674. Ca n be seen at 607 Hibb ler. Can v iew www .rea lestate eastem or·egon. com #1837 NEWLY REMODELED, Tri-level, 3 bdrm, 3 bath. D1n1ng area, lg liv in g room vv/f ireplace, lg. great room, do uble car garage, new deck, 2 bd rm rent al un it , on .83 acres. 1006 21st St. CaII 541-963-5996 PRIME SOUTHSIDE 3 bdrm . 1 bath. stu cco house . La rge corner lot w/ f enced yard, f 1r ep l ace , ope n li v ing/ di n in g room . 1328 sq. ft . f or main, 482 sq. ft . unf inished $ 1 32 , 00 0 . b smt 54 1-805-0005 SEE ALL RMLS LISTINGS AT:


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Last 2 lot s ava1lable in COVERED, LIGHT ut ility M ICHAEL R. SMDOt rail e r. New t ires, 55+ park, M ountain VAL, A DM IN ISTRAwh eels, w iring, axel & Park Estat es. Double TOR OF THE ESTATE w rd e on l y . h ub s . $ 495 OF JEAN ROSEMARY 54 1-9 10 - 35 1 3 or 541-519-5808 WOLF aka JEAN NE R. 541-786-5648. WO LF , W ESTEP.N 960 -Auto Parts CRED IT SERV ICES 855 - Lots & PropCO ., a11 Oregon corpoerty Union Co. rat ion d/b/a WASH INGBAKER CITY TON MUT UAL FI81X113, 1818ZAve. NANCE,CITIFINANUtilities available, $45k CIA L, INC AM ERITIOBO. 541 -963-2668 TLE, an Oregon corporat ion , and CA RL BEAUTIFUL COVE lot DUTLI, TP.USTEE FOR f or sa le, spectacular AM ER ITITLE, all OreAUTO SALVAGE 360 deg ree v 1ew s, gon corporat iOil , 3.56 acres, $39,000. Used Parts 208-76 1-4843. Defendants. Parts Locater Service Case No. 12-065 ROSE RIDGE 2 SubdiviU llwanted ca rs & NOTICE OF SHERI FF'S sion, Cove, OR . C1ty t rucks tow ed away SALE OF P.EAL PROPSewer/Water available. ERTY Regular pri ce : 1 acre Save$$ today ! m/ 1$69,900-$74,900 541-523-7500 A writ of execut ion ISWe also provide property 3210 H Street sued from t his Court in mall agement . Check Open Saturdays t h1s ca use on May 15, out our rental l1nk on 2012 , pursu ant t o a our we b s i t e LOOKING FOR j udg m ent re lldered wvvvv .ranchnllome .co 1966 and entered on May 8, ill or cal l Mercu ry M ontcla1r or 2012 . in fav or of O ld M ont erey f or part s. West Fede ral Cred it 503-254-3199 Union, Plaintiff , and aga1nst M ic hae l R. Sandova l. Adm inistra FIVE STAR TOWING Ranch-N-Home Rea lty, to r of the Estat e of Your community Inc. 541-963-5450. Jea n Ros emary Wolf aka Jea nne R. Wo lf . 880 - Commercial W estern Cred it Services d/b/a Wa shington Property M utual Finance, Cit ifi1200 PLUS sq . ft pronanc ial, Ame riT1t le. fessional off ice space, towing company and Carl Dutli, Trustee 4 off1 ces, recept ion Reasoll able rates fo r Am eriTit le. Defenarea . lrg 541-523-1555 da nts . In t he JUdgco11ference/brea k area, ment, it was ordered handicap accessib le . t hat a ce rta ill m ortPr1ce negot iable per gage be f ore clos ed. length of lease. Nort h- 970 -Autos For Sale The execut ion issued east Property Managepursuant t o t he JUdgment (541)910-0354 . 1999 SILVER VW Bug, ment com manded Il l S great sha pe, a uto, t o sell t he real prop129,000 miles, $3,900 erty described below t o sa ti sfy the judgDBO Good on gas I 541 -786-2873 . ment aga 1nst M 1cllael R. Sandoval, Adminis2010 GMC Terrain w/ t rator of th e Estate of Transportation every option . Leat her Jean Rosemary Wolf & t he w orks, $29,000. Equipment aka Jeanne R. W olf . Losillg drivi ng ability. Western Credit Serv541 -663-8248 ices d/b/a Wash ington 910- ATV, MotorcyMutual Finance, Cit ifiFOR SALE: 199 4 cles, Snowmobiles nanc ia l, Ame riT1t le. Freight liner t ruc k waand Carl Dut li,Trustee 2007 HARLEY Davidson ter ten der; low milefo r A meriTit le. DefenSpo1·tster, 1200 CC's, age; set back f rom dants, i11 t he sum of black cherry & s1lver, ax le; 3,300 ga l w ater $21 ,667.95; plus unvery low miles, practitank; spray bar front of pa id i nt e res t cally new, $8000 obo. and back and middle $6,206 .81 to May 15. 541-910-7797 side spray; 1,000 ga l 2012; plus interest acper m inut e p um p; cruill g at t he rat e of hose r·eel, new t ires; 915- Boats & Motors 7% per anm1m on the USFS Reg ion 6 qualiunpa id pri ncipa l ba lf ied for w ildfi re, 1 y ear FOR SALE : 10 ft. Livinga11ce of $2 1,667 .95 left on USFS contract . ston Boa t , Ca lk1ns f rom May 15,2012, unW ill sell w it h all f ire Boa t T ra i le r. a nd t il paid, plus rea l propequipmen t $3 5 000; Honda M otor. Lots of er·ty taxes owed to w it hout f ire equipment ext r as, $8 00 . Bake r County f or tax $32 , 0 0 0 Ca ll 54 1-96 3-60 7 5, or yea rs 2006-2009 ill the 54 1-962 -74 8 1 aft e r 541-379-6075. 2700 E sum of $1,829.02 plus 5prn . acc rui1lg Interest of N Ave, La Grande, IT AINT PRETTY $3 .72 per day as of 97850 . '93 Inf inity G-20. Ja nuary 10, 201 2, plus Good gas mileage. $550. rea l prop erty t ax es 925 - Motor Homes 541-403-0773 ow ed to Baker Cou 11ty f or tax y ea r 20 12 in MOTOR HOME 1987, t he SU ITJ of $427 .24 38 ft . 37, 000 mi les. all d t ax year 2011 in Good shape, everyt he SU ITl of $381 .84 tili ng vvo1·ks $2500 plus interest acc ruing 541 -263-1 577. at t he rate of .2428 541-398-2333. cents per day; t he furt her sum of $1,895 .00 930 - Recreational as Plaintif f' s rea sonVehicles able attorney fees a1ld 1001 - Baker County $5 18.70 as Plai nt iff 's THE SALE of RVs not Legal Notices reasollable cost s; plus bea ring an Oregon inCIRCUIT COURT t he costs of sale. I wrl l signia of compliance is FOR THE STATE on Ju ly 1 0, 20 12, il legal: ca ll Burl d1ng OF OREGON at 10:00 a m . at the Codes ffiO~ 373-1 257 . South East door of the COUNTY OF BAKER county cou rt hou se in BEAUTIFULLY MAIN- OLD W EST Ba ker City, Ba ker 23 ft FEDERAL CRED IT TAINED County, Oregon, sell at Ult ra -Li te T hor w/ UNION, public auct ion (subject pull-o ut. fu lly conto redempt iOil as prot ained, s lee ps 6 , Plaintiff . VIded by law ! to the newe r ru bber roof, h1ghest bidder for cash smo ke free . $12k . vs. or cashier's check in 541-437-9190.


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hand, all the mterest Storage Un1ts are man- IN THE CIRCUIT that the above named COURT OF THE aged by Nelson P.eal Defendants had on Estate, Inc. 845 CampSTATE OF April 7, 2005, the date bell. Baker C1ty, Ore- OREGON FOR THE of the contract of sale, goll, 541-523-6485 COUNTY OF UNION and all the Interest that Defendants had there- Legal No. 00025086 SUNTRUST MORTafter, in the follow1ng Published May 30, June GAGE , Inc, a Virginia descnbed real propCorporation, Pla1n t 1ff. 1' 4, 6. 2012. erty: and RUSTY L. BENNETT, LlNOTICE OF BUDGET Lots 13 and 14, Block 3, ANA L. BENNETT. CLAUDE OFFICER'S COMMITIEE MEETING JOHN CHURCHILL. FIRST ADDITION, acCALHOUN, and CALA public meeting of the LIE DEEN CALHOUN. cording to the official Budget Committee of plat thereof, 1n the City dba CALDEEN CONthe City of Unity, of Halfway, County of STRUCTION. Baker Cmmty, State of Defendants. Baker and State of Oregon, to d1scuss the Oregon budget for the fiscal Case No. 11-1 -46866 year July 1, 2012 to ALSO all that portion of NOTICE OF SHEP.IFF'S June 30, 2013, will be the North Olle-half of SALE OF PEAL PROPheld at Baker County ERTY the alley adjoining said C ourth ous e Baker Lot 14 on the South, City, Oregon. The as vacated by Ordimeet1ng will take place Dll the 15th day of June, nance No. 1-7, a certi2012, at the hour of June 1 3, 2012 at on tell o'clock AM , at the fied copy of wh1ch 10:00AM. was recorded January Union County Sheriff's 31,1979, in Deed Department. 1109 K 7905073, Baker The purpose of the Avenue, La Grande. meeting is to receive County Deed Records. OR 97850, I will sell all the budget message the right, title, cIa im and to rece1ve comThe street address of the a1ld Interest of the ment from the public real property is: with in named Defenon the budget. A copy 154 Cia ude Street, dants Rusty L. Bennett of the budget docuHalfway, OR 97834. and Liana I. Bennett, at mellt may be inpublic auction to the spected of obtained on Before bidding at the highest bidde r for or after June 13, 2012 sale, a prospective bidcash, the real property at 2550 Broadway St. der should independlocated at and legally Baker City, OP., beently investigate described as tween the hours of 9:00AM and 4 00 PM Lot 2 of WESTVIEW HEIG HTS , Ull i on a The priority of the l1e1l or interest of the County, Oregon , ac This is a public meeting judgme11t cr·ed itor; cording to the rewhere deliberat1o1l of b. Land use laws and corded plat of sa id adthe Budget Committee regulations applicable dition. Union County will take place. Any to the property; Reference 17817 (Also person may appear at c. Approved uses for kllOVVIl as 69748 the meeti11g and disthe property; Squ1re Loop, Cove, DR cuss the proposed prod. Limits on farm1ng or 97824) grams w1th the Budget forest practices on the Committee Said sale is made under property; e. Rights of neighbora Writ of Execution isLegal No. 00025275 ing property owners; sued out of th e Published: June 6, 11 , above-entitled court to and 2012 f. Environmental laws me directed and dated and regulations that afthe 2nd day of May fect the property. 2012 upon an unsati sPUBLIC NOTICE fied judgmellt renThe JUdgment creditor The next meeting of the dered here1n. may bid any portion or Baker Cou11ty Boa rd of all of its judgment and Commissioners has B efore biddi1lg at the sale, a pwspective bidcosts allowed by ORS been scheduled. The der should lndepend18 950(2) Session will be held on elltly investigate: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a) The priority of the lien or interest of the judgDated this 31st day of a.m. at the Baker May, 2012 County Courthouse loment creditor; cated at 1995 Third b) Land use laws and C1vil DeQUtY. regulations applicable Street, Baker City, Title to the property; Oregon 97814 There wi II be all update by c) Approved uses for the By: A Bowers the OSU Extellsion ofproperty; Deputy fice, b1d approval for d) L1mits on fanning or forest practices 011 the the County logging job LegaiNo 00025276 1n additional to several property; documents to be e) R1ghts of ne1ghbori1lg STORAGE UNIT AUCproperty owners; a1ld signed. A complete TION agenda will be avail- II Environmental laws Description of Property: a lld regulations that afable for public rev1ew fect the property. Couch, loveseat, chair, on the Mollday prior to coffee table, 2 car session Oil our webseats, baby sw1ng, site at wvvvv baker- DATED th1s 11th day of glassess & m1scella11eMay, 2012 or by collous items unable to intacting the Commis- Boyd Rasmussen velltory sroner's off1ce at Sheriff of Union County. Oregon 541-523-8200 Baker Property Owner: County operates under By Shelley Kennedy John Lamiller an EEO policy and Deputy compl1es with Section Amount Due: $320.50 504 of the Rehabilita- Published: May 16, 23, as of May 1, 2012 30, 2012; June 6, 2012 tioll Act of 1973 and the Americans with Legal no. 24799 Auctioll to take place Disabilities Act Assis011 Thu1·sday, Jur1e 7, tance 1s available for Placing an ad in Classified 2012 at 1030 AM at Individuals with disJa-Lu M1ni Storage on abilities by calling 1s a very easy, simple proD St. in Baker City, 541-523-8200 (TTY: cess . Just call the Oregon 54 1-52 3-95 38) Classified Department and

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Name of Person Fore- Legal No. 00025291 closing: Ja -Lu Min 1 Published: June 6, 2012

NOTICE of CITY COUNC IL ORDI NANCE CONS IDERATION Pursuant to Section 34 of the City Charter of the C1ty of La Grande, Oregon, the f ollowing elltrtled Ord1nance 1s sheduled t o be read for the first t1me by tit le only durrng a Regular Sessron of t he Counci I on Wednesday, J une 13, 2012, 111 the Council Chambers of City Hall, 1000 Adarns Avem1e, La Grande, Oregon. Th 1s Session will beg1n at 6:00p.m .; llO CoLmcil vote will be taken at this time.



'AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA GRANDE, OREGON, ESTABLISHING A FRANCH ISE W ITH Prrority ONE TELECOMMUN ICATIONS, INC, dba "PriorityONE, " AN OREGON CORPORATION, T O CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A TEL COMMUi'I ICATIOi'IS NETWOR K WITHIN THE CITY OF LA GRANDE, OREGON; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DA TE. " Council adoption of this proposed Ord1nance w ill create a Te lecommunications Franchise Agreement between the City of La Grande a1ld PriorityONE, w ith a proposed quarterly franchise fee paid to the City ill an alllOUilt equal to seven percellt (7%) of the Franchisee's gross revenues. All Sessions of t he La Grande City CoLmcil ar·e accessible to persons with disabilities. and spec1a I accommodatiollS will be made for t hose with visual and/or hearing impairment s Please call 541-962-1309, to request all Interpreter all d/or additional informat ion in connection w1th th is proposed Ordi nance .


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A public meeting of the South County Health DistJfct wilt be tJeld on June 13,2012 at 6:30 pm at 142 East Oearbom SUeet, Union, Oregon. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for Ule fiscal year beginni ng July 1, 2012 as approve-d by the South County Hea~h District Budget Committee. A summary of the budget Is presented below. A oopyof the budget may be inspected or obtained at the above add res<;~ between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This budoet is for::Jn annLJal I budaet period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that Is the same as used tfle preceding year.




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Millions of workers beset bv 'wage then; adVocates sav ByTonyPugh McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON- For nearly a year, unemployed home health worker Leslie Gilbert of Grand Rapids, Mich., has fought to get more than $400 in unpaid wages from her former employer. After months of promises that the money would be in her ''next paycheck," Gilbert filed a complaint in October with the state. Officials told Focus Care Home Health of Southfield, Mich., to either pay Gilbert by June 1 or face a formal heming. Gilbert still doesn't have her money. Her experience is a classic exainple of what workers' rights advocates call "wage theft," the practice of undm~ paying or not paying workers for their labor. The problem reflect.;; a changing economy in which low-wage work has increased, more companies try to cut labor costs to stay afloat in a sour business climate, and fewer workers belong to unions that might protect them. At the Saine time, budget-cutting state and federal governments do not enforce wage laws as aggressively as they once did. Wage theft can be as simple as stealing tips from restaurant servers, illegal deductions from a worker's paycheck or failing to pay overtime or the legal minimum wage. It also can take other forms, such as classifying workers as ''independent contractors" to avoid paying unemployment insurance. Millions of workers are losing pay, with the majority in low-income service industries such as fast food, domestic work, agriculture, retail, hotel and tourism and home health care. It's also a big

problem in the wm·ehousing and construction industries, which employ large numbers of recent immigrant.;; and undocumented workers, who are reluctant to complain, fearing scrutiny of their immigration status. Gilbert thought she had finally won her claim when a company supervisor called to tell her a check was on its way. "Then he told me that when the check gets to me, I should send it back because it doesn't have a signature on it," Gilbert said. Once she retwned the check, the supervisor said, he would sign it and send it back again. She thought that a waste of time, adding more time mailing the check back and forth when the company could have simply issued a new check, signed it and sent it right away. "It's not a valid check," she said. "I can't cash it. So what does it matter ifi send it back?" Finally, after exhausting her unemployment insurance benefits in March, relying on food stamps and struggling to keep her utilities on, the worthless $435 check was the last straw for Gilbert. "I'm so done with this," Gilbert said. "I've tried to rectify tlris so many times before I ever filed a complaint. There's no need to get upset and go back and forth about this anymore. Ifwe need a hearing, I'm fine with going for the hearing." Officials at Focus Care did not return calls to comment on Gilbert's situation. Her complaint is one of three the state has recently investigated against the company. One of the claims was paid, Gilbert's is pending and the other was referred to the state attorney general's office

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Leslie Gilbert, a former employee of Focus Care Home Health, displays the check she received from Focus Care Home Health in compensation for back wages in Grand Rapids, Mich. Unfortunately, it's for the incorrect amount. And not signed.

for possible cmut action, said Jack Finn, administrator of Michigan's Wage (ampersand) Hour Division. Gilbert's hometown of Grand Rapids is one of dozens of cities, such as Houston, Memphis and Los Angeles, considering additional legislation to fight wage theft. Others -including Kansas City, Mo.; MiamiDade County; Denver; San Francisco; Seattle; and Austin, Texas- already have enacted laws. Some enhance penalties for payroll fraud, bm· violating companies from receiving government contracts and, in some cases, make it easier for unpaid workers to get compensation. "There wasn't a place that we went where we didn't find someone with a story," said Jordan Bruxvoort, associate director of the Micah Center, a religion-based community justice group in Grand Rapids and part of a local task force that studied the problem. "In this economy, there are some workers who are

so desperate for a job that they will put up with a lot of violations of their rights. It's a natural human response to hold onto what you have even ifit's not vecy good." Nearly two out of three low-wage workers experienced some form of wage theft each week, according to a 2009 survey of nearly 4,400 low-wage workers in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Three out of four reported underpayment or non-payment of wages, and one in four said they were paid subminimum wages. On average, these workers lost about $51 a week in unpaid earnings, the survey found. The lost wages add up. Workers in Houston lose more than $753 million a year, according to a recent study there. While the cities aim to write new protections into law, existing laws often go unenforced. The U.S. Depmtment of Labor, which monitors compliance with federal wage laws on behalfof more than 130 million workers, has only

1,000 enforcement agents. That's about one for evecy 141,000 workers, compared with one per 11,000 workers in 1941. State wage-and-hour investigators are equally scarce in the wake of massive budget cuts, a 2010 survey found. In 43 states and the District of Columbia, a total of 660 state investigators were covering nearly 90 million workers, about one per 146,000 employees. That enforcement vacuum also has caused state lawmakers to weigh in, enacting new laws in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico and Washington. Last yem; Texas lawmakers closed a loophole that let employers escape prosecution if they pay workers only a portion of the wages they're owed. And in Janumy, California's Wage Theft Prevention Act took effect, requiring that new hires get written notice of pay rates and how their pay is determined. The new law also increased penalties for nonpayment. Business groups have typically opposed wage-theft laws as a regulatory burden. Earlier tlris year, the New York State Senate voted to eliminate a part of the state's 2011 wage-theft law that requires employers to provide annual pay notices to workers -information typically found on their pay stubs. Cynthia Hernandez, a research associate at Florida International University who specializes in workers' rights, said she's interviewed employers who simply didn't know they were violating wage laws, while others use wage theft as a business model to get an unfair advan-

tage on their competition. "I have talked to employers in Florida who, quite honestly, because of the recession they're facing, m·e unable to pay their employees on time or had to short their employees because they didn't have the means," Hernandez said. "So I would imagine that's the case on the national level." In Miaini-Dade County, an ordinance allows workers to file a complaint with the county over unpaid wages. If the case can't be settled through mediation, a hem'ing examiner can decide the matter and impose fines. The law already has helped workers recover more than $1 million in earnings. Several Florida counties m·e now looking at similar measures. But the Florida Retail Federation is pushing back, and the state legislature is considering repealing the Miami-Dade measure. Samantha Padgett, deputy general counsel for the Florida Retail Federation, said the law creates a separate court system outside the existing legal fran1ework and bypasses some due process protections for employers. Business groups acknowledge that some violators do so intentionally, but they said most violate wage laws by accident. In Massachusetts, for example, the law requires general contractors to treat subcontractors as direct employees, even though they may only need their services for a short time. Confusion over the legal definition of "subcontractors" causes unintentional violations, said Jack Mozloom, northeast spokesman for the National Federation ofindependent Business.

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- - - - - NEWS OF 1HE WEIRD - - - - Winning survivalist to claim bunker NEWYORK(AP)-The Spike television network is airing a competition this fall to award a fortified bunker to a family that believes the end of the world is near. Seriously. The network said Tuesday that its six-episode series called "Last Family on Earth" will feature survivalists competing to show how tough and resourceful they are. The willller gets an underground bunker in an unclisclosed location. Sharon Levy; executive vice president of original programming at Spike, said the series doesn't necessarily coincide with the theory that the ancient Mayan civilization predicted the end of the world will anive in December 2012. Levy said polls show that many people believe that there will be some catastrophic event like an earthquake or epidemic that tln·eatens civilization, and these are the people who will participate in the show. "We don't think there's anything funny about that," Levy said. ''We think it's a very interesting segment of the population that is very prepared, is highly intelligent. These are regular people. These are not people that you may think are living in a shelter in the middle of the woods. These could be your friends. ''We're taking it very seriously;" she said. ''We know they're taking it very seriously; and we think it's going to be increclibly riveting." Viewers will also learn useful infonnation about survival skills, she said. Wirmers will be selected by a panel of survival experts, with viewers given a say through social media. The families involved and the judges haven't been selected for the series, produced by reality TV maven Craig Piligian

just off campus. She's a smart girl, careful and cautious. hut Tstill worry about her to the point of sleepless nights and a general feeling of "when" something will happen -not if. Roxanne's apartment was broken ir1to last Christmas. Thankfully, she wasn't there at the time. Since then, my worry has intensified-- especially if I don't hear from her for a few hours. We usually lexl or call each DEAR other at least once a day. If I don't hear from her, ABBY I panic. My husband calls me a professional worrier and says I need to trust that our daughter is safe. I don't think l'll ever NOl' worry about her, and the truth is I really want her to move back home. I realize this would be counterproductive to her achieving success, but I don't know how to let go of the worry. I need advice, Abby. Is tins just a "mom tlrir1g" or should I seek help? -HAT .F-CRAZED MOM IN MICHIGAN DEAR MOM: It's a "mom thing" taken lo the exlreme. One of the reasons that children go away to college is so they -and their parents -can learn to live independently from each other. For you to expect your daughter to call or text you at least once a day feeds your dependence on her.ll appears you suffer from a case of parental hypervigilance -- and yes, for both your sakes, you should seek professional help.

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Buckled-up gas can draws disbelief AURORA, Colo. (AP)- A photo a suburban Denver police officer took during a traffic stop is drawing comments of disbelief on Facebook, where the Colorado Department of Transportation posted it. Aurora police Lt. Chuck DeShazer tells KMGH-TV in Denver the photo wasn't staged. It shows a toddler in a vehicle not wearing a seat belt, sitting beside a car seat with a gasoline can strapped in it. Colorado law requires children under age 8 to be in child safety seats in cars. DeShazer says an Aurora officer took the photo last week after stopping the vehicle for making an improper tum. The officer found that the toddler, a 14-yearold passenger, and the driver weren't wearing seat belts. Police say the driver was ticketed. The driver's name wasn't released.

Super-tall bike draws stares in Cuba HAVANA (AP)- Many people would be leery of cycling through chaotic downto¥.11 Havana, sharing its narrow, potholed streets with the darting scooters, incorrigible jaywalkers and hulling 1950s Detroit classics that clog every byway. Felix Guirola does it every day; and not on just any bicycle. Guirola rides 13 feet (4 meters) above the ground atop his homemade super-tall bike, peering over

pickup trucks and even buses and without a helmet or other protective gear to break a falL "I feel good up high. I don't get nauseated or dizzy; nothing like that," the 48-year-old Guirola said. ''Up there I see the scenery better. I feel relaxed. There's more of a breeze, I breathe it and I feel freer." Since Guirola sold his home in the central province ofCiego de Avila and moved to Havana inNovember, the odd spectacle of him pedaling around town at eye-level 'vith second-story apartments has become a daily occurrence. But neighbors still tum tl1eir heads and gawk, and smiling tourists whip out digital cameras. "It's crazy. It must be clifficult to keep his balance up there," said Rafael Trejo, a 55-year-old motorist. ''And when he comes to a stoplight, he must be a ninja to be able to climb down from there." In fact, Guirola more resembles a daring child on a jungle gym than a deadly assassin. To mount, he has other people stabilize the bike while he scrambles up the metal frame.When a red light looms, he starts lowering himself while the bike's still in motion, leaps to the ground and grabs the frame before it can topple. "It's easy.... It's perfectly nonnal for me," said Guirola, an athletic man of medium stature who practiced judo and boxing in his youth. "I never get scared, nor have I fallen, and I obey all traffic laws." Guirola has been riding tall since 1983, when seeing a tandem bike inspired him to build up instead of out. He said his first tall bike measured 5.3 feet U.6 meters), and they got progressively taller until five years later he was riding 18 feet (5.5 meters) in tl1e air at Ciego de Avila carnivals. - From wire reports












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Hells Canyon Rally returns • What: Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally • When: June 8-11 • Where: Baker City • Details: The rally returns to downtown Baker City this year • Contact: 503-358-0799,

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The roar is coming ... to the tune of 4,000 motorcycles. And that's if the weather is bad. "If we have good weather, we could go way, way beyond that," said Steve Folkestad, who founded the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally with his brother, Eric. The weather carries some uncertainty. 'We get a good forecast one day, and the next day. .." But the motorcycles will come, no matter what, to the event that will be held on the second weekend in June "forever." Ride Central will once again be at the Sunridge Inn, but the vendors and motorcycle show are returning to Main Street, which will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. Friday to noon Sunday. ''The vendors will be right down on Main Street," Folkestad said. ''And our big news this year is we have the 'Kick Start Party' at Bull Ridge," he said. That party is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bull Ridge Brewpub, 1934 Broadway St. It's for registered ride par-

ticipants, and will include the introduction of the brewpub's own beers - Hells Canyon Road Rash Ale and Hells Canyon Chrome. Participants will head out on the road Saturday morning, then return to downtown for a bike show that evening. Sunday is another day for riding, and that night the ''After Party Founders Dinner" begins at 7 p.m. at the Geiser Grand Hotel. (It's limited to about 24, and the cost is $38.) 'We11 talk about the future of the rally," Folkestad said. This year, he says, will be "more of the same with a few additions to make it better." But the whole point is to intro-

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This year the rally returns to downtown Baker City, including a bike show Saturday evening.

duce riders to the scenic roads of Northeast Oregon. "It's all about the discovery, not really the party," he said.

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THEATER 'Endgame' at EOU

'Powerful work' opens Thursday night • What: "Endgame" • When: Thursday through

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EOU Theatre presents "Endgame" Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Lyle Schwarz Theatre, Loso Hall on the Eastern Oregon University campus. The play was written by Samuel Beckett and is being clirected by Michael Sell, assistant professor of art and media arts at EOU. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. For reservations, call 541-962-3757. Tickets can also be purchased by going to EOU Theatre photo Beckett's plays are known for Joshua Cornwall as Nagg, left, and Kelsy Carlson as Nell. being obtuse while entertaining"Endgame" is no exception, but it selves," Sell said. painting about existence." is also arguably his most powerful The show stars Cody Wyld The cast and crew for "Endwork, Sell said. Flower as Hamm, Jacob Kuwagame" is very small. Of the four characters, three hara as Clov, Kelsy Carson as Nell "Every night, it's our stage cannot move and one cannot stop and Joshua Cornwall as Nagg. manager, four actors and me at moving, in a relentlessly bleak Sell, the guest clirector, said he rehearsal," Sell said. 'We've aslandscape that, while it is never picked "Endgame" because it's a sembled a close-knit group and explicitly stated, seems to be post- play he's loved for a long time, ever each actor or crew member is apocalyptic. since he was an undergraduate helping in their own way. It is possible that these four Hamm is the central chartheater major. are the last people left alive on ''The show is very much like acter in the show. He is blind earth, and their collective health an abstract painting," Sell said. and bound to his armchair that rests on wheels. He is bombastic, is failing. ''An audience can get different Beckett uses this absurd, if grip- things out of it depending on how depressed, easily angered, a bit of ping, scene to reflect not only on they approach it. There's a story, a madman. and things happen (a few things), both the banal and the dramatic Clovis Hamm's right-hand in interpersonal relationships, but but there are also long, poetic man, and plays the role of on how screwed up the world is in silences, or odd, flowery language Hamm's son, though it's never general. and powerful messages contained cleared up whether Hamm's ac'We get no answers; we are within those sparse plot points. It's count of Clov's arrival is accurate expected to supply them ourlike one big, long, poetic abstract or truthful. Clov is unable to

sit, and as a result is doomed to movement tried to call attention repeat the endless days wanderto the meaninglessness oflife -in ing to and fro, obliging Hamm's large part brought on by the bleak requests. aftermath ofWorld War II and Nagg (Joshua Cornwall) is the ridiculousness of the Cold War Hamm's father. He lost his which almost immediately legs in a bicycle accident ensued," Sell said, "through many years ago and is abstract characters, logitrapped inside an old trash cally impossible situations, and poetic and random can. Naggis whiny but inlanguage." sightful, and tries to make The message of"EndSell the most of a bleak situation game"is complex, Sell said. by telling the old stories he hapThe show is about family, but it is also about the struggle for pens to still find funny. Unfortunately for Nagg, no one else finds power within a family. The show is them funny any more. about life and death- as is most Nell (Kelsy Carson) is Nagg's theater- but life is presented as love, perhaps his wife and possibly bleak and depressing and death Hamm's mother. Also legless and is presented as humorous and trapped in a trash can, she is slightly lighthearted. nostalgic and wistful for days gone "I suppose ifl want the audiby. She has a fixation with "yester- ence to take one thing away from day," when all was the show, it's that whatever idea seemingly right and happy they have about the show- what it was about, what they thought, with the world. "Endgame," Sell said, is part of what they saw or what they heard - can be correct in this instance, the large canon of the Theatre of the Absurd and was first perbecause that's the way Samuel formed in 1957. Beckett wanted the show to be," "The Theatre of the Absurd Sell said.


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Livestock show bucks out of chutes Full schedule of events Wednesday • Livestock weigh-In - 1-7 p.m. • 4-H, FFA goat showmanship - 5 p.m. Thursday • Cowboy breakfast - 6 a.m. • 4-H, FFA livestock conformation -9a.m. • 4-H, FFA judging contest - 3 p.m. • Carnival, family night - noon-10 p.m. • Happy hour, clubhouse - 5 p.m. • Ed Miller Memorial Xtreme Bulls -7p.m. • Adult dance, clubhouse - begins after rodeo

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Dreams come true at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show, which runs through Sunday in Union.

By Mike Shearer Go I correspondent

Every year, it seems bigger and better, brassier and more rambunctious, and the debate rages on what makes the oldest livestock show in the entire Northwest also the best. This year's Eastern Oregon Livestock Show began Monday and runs through Sunday, but the action really began weeks ago as the three queen candidates campaigned hard throughout the valley to sell tickets to the 105th show. The theme this year is ''Timber & Agriculture Moving Our Country Forward." The royalty candidates this year are Adora Brockman, Baker City; Courtney Rynearson, Union; and Shai Allen, Enterprise. The three candidates are being judged on their horsemanship, speaking abilities and ticket sales. The show includes a Friday afternoon parade led by Grand

• What: Eastern Oregon Livestock Show • When: Today through Sunday • Where: 760 E. Delta St., Union

Marshals Jim and Tom Gilmore of Gihnore Logging. The street carnival will be a precursor to other entertainment, the 4-H auction, pari-mutuel races and rodeo events throughout the weekend. The livestock show began in 1907. Since 1911, beef and dairy cattle have been a major part of the show, and swine and sheep were added in 1920. The Union County Museum, which is open Monday through Saturday at 333 S. Main in Union, has adisplay on the livestock show and a standing "Cowboys Then & Now" exhibit. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In 1925, thefirst4-H andFFA stock appeared at the show, and the

auction oflivestock annually nets thousands of dollars for youngsters, many of whom use the funds to go on to college. It also allows those who want locally-grown livestock to purchase it on the hoof This year the junior auction will be on Saturday starting at 8 a.m., continuing until the last animal is sold. Those interested in buying locally-raised livestock need to get a pre-assigned buyer's number to participate. Information is available from Billie Jo Boothman at 541-975-9519 or John Leithner at 541-786-1750. The Ed Miller Memorial Xtreme Bull Riding Event on Thursday will pit 40 top-ranked pro-rodeo bull riders from all over the United States against each other for a $10,000 purse and to improve their world standings. Other class rodeo events will attract big name rodeo stars Friday, Saturday and Sunday to compete

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The Livestock Show is a good place to get close to all forms of livestock, including baby goats.

for the Harley Tucker Rodeo Series Award and other awards and cash prizes. Three days of pari-mutuel races has become a modem favorite of livestock show regulars.

Friday • Cowboy breakfast - 6 a.m. • 4-H, FFA showmanship - 9 a.m. • FFA awards presentation - 1 p.m. • Carnival - noon-10 p.m. • Main Street parade - 2 p.m. • PRCA rodeo and horse racing 4p.m. • 4-H awards presentation - 6 p.m. •Youth dance - 8 p.m. • Adult dance begins after rodeo Saturday • Cowboy breakfast 6 a.m. • 4-H, FFA livestock auction - 8 a.m. • Kids Corral, Knott Family Barn 10 a.m. • Carnival noon - 10 p.m. • PRCA rodeo and horse racing 2p.m. • Adult dance begins after rodeo Sunday • PRCA rodeo and horse racing 1:30 p.m. More information at

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Classic cars rev up in Joseph

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Quilt show entries due by June 10 Blue Mt. Quilters in Elgin welcomes participants in its June 15-16 quilt show. The deadline for entries is June 10. Quilters are challenged this year to make items totally from their stash. They may only purchase thread and batting. Participants may sell their entries in the show if desired. Admission is $3 general and free for kids younger than 12. Proceeds help the club provide quilts for people in need. For applications and information, contact Diane at 541-437-3764 or dwspoon@bmi. net or Ann at 541-437-3321 or

• What: 24th annual Oregon Mountain Cruise

• When: Friday and Saturday • Where: Joseph • Details: Including extra description, if needed, and cost or RSVP information, for example

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By Katy Nesbitt Gol staff

The Roaring Twenties come to downtown Joseph Friday and Saturday with more than 250 cars for the 24th Annual Oregon Mountain Cruise. Event organizers invite participants to bring their best '20s outfits and enjoy one of the "Best Little Car Shows in the Northwest." Registration and the Friday night social are 4 to 7 p.m. at the Joseph Community Center followed by the cruise dance from 7 to 11 featuring car-cruising tunes. The dance is open to adults 21 and older. Mixed drinks, beer, wine and food will be available. Saturday the Show-N-Shine runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Joseph's Main Street and parking begins at 7 a.m. KWVR radio will offer live coverage of the Cruise, complete with interviews. Live music by Blackhorse will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Voting for favorite cars is also on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the following categories: hot rod, any old car that's been modified to out-run a police car; modified/custom car or truck, any old or newer car/truck that has an altered body and or paint that car enthusiasts would like to be seen in on a Friday night at the local A&W Drive-


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The mountains are alive with the sound of classic cars this weekend in Joseph when the 24th Annual Oregon Mountain Cruise rolls into town.

In; classic/restored car or truck, any old car that looks and drives the same as the day it came off the show room floor; sport car, any two-seated fast and fun car, U.S. or foreign; Moonshine hauler, any old car or truck that looks stock, but can outrun revenue agents to the state line and haul moonshine without being noticed. The Ragman Memorial Award, in memory of original co-founder James Tuscho:ff; begins at 2:30 p.m. The winner will be announced and will be the lead car for the cruise to Enterprise and back to Joseph from 3 to 4 p.m. A catered dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Joseph Community Center and will be followed by the awards presentation. Trophies, awards and a ra:ffie will be held

Tickets are on sale for Fishtrap's inaugural Speakeasy event June 22 at the Dobbin House, 65605 Dobbin Rd. between Joseph and Enterprise. At the event that begins at 7:30p.m., Matt Cooper, jazz pianist, will play music and Kevin Cahill will read poetry. Drinks will be available. Fishtrap will raffle off prizes including a week's casita stay in Baja, Mexico. Proceeds support Fishtrap's programs. Tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased online at http:!/ or at The Bookloft, The Sheep Shed and Fishtrap.

Hear Irish folk music every second Thursday

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Car show goers enjoy not only classic cars but also everything else Joseph has to offer including art galleries, restaurants, coffee and chocolate shops, even a distillery.

outside in the Community Center parking lot after dinner. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Some of the trophy winners will be featured in the "Winner's Circle" following the awards.

The monthly Northeast Oregon Folklore Society Irish Session will take place on the second Thursday of each month at Bear Mountain Pizza in La Grande. Hosted by theN ortheast Oregon Folklore Society, the event starts at 7 p.m. Musicians perform Irish airs, polkas, reels and waltzes. For information or a set list call Carla at 541-663-0776. See Briefly I Page 13

541-962-7858 • Earth & Vine, 2001 Washington Ave., Baker City, 541-523-1687 • Geiser Grand Hotel, 1996 Main St., Baker City, 541-523-1889 • Haines Steak House, 910 Front St., Haines, 541-856-3639 • Joe Bean's, 1009 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-624-5600 • Lear's Main Street Pub & Grill, 111 W. Main St., Enterprise • LG Brewskis, 267 S. Main St., Union, 541-562-6286 • Mount Emily Ale House, 1202 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-962-7711 • Outlaw Restaurant & Saloon, 108 N. Main St., Joseph, 541-432-4321 • Stubborn Mule Saloon & Steakhouse, 104 S. Main St., Joseph, 541-432-6853 • Ten Depot Street, La Grande, 541-963-8766 • Terminal Gravity, 803 School St., Enterprise, 541-426-0158

MUSEUMS • Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., Baker City, 541-523-9308 • Eastern Oregon Fire Museum, 102 Elm St., La

Grande, 541-963-8588 • Eastern Oregon Museum, 610Third St., Haines, 541-856-3233 • Union County Museum, 333 S. Main St., Union, 541-562-6003 • Wallowa County Museum, 110 Main St., Joseph, 541-432-6095


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6 WEDNESDAY I Baker City Farmers Market:

The market, featuring local produce, foods and crafts, runs from June 6 to Oct. 24; 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Geiser-Pollman Park, Madison and Grove Streets; 541-519-0716 or www. I Eastern Oregon Livestock Show: Entertainment, 4-H

auction, pari-mutuel races, rodeo events; Eastern Oregon Livestock Show grounds, 760 E. Delta St., Union; 541-562-5631.

) THURSDAY I "Endgame": EOUTheatre

production; $8 general, $5 students and seniors; 7 p.m.; Lyle Schwarz Theatre, Loso Hall, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande. Continues Friday. I Eastern Oregon Livestock Show: Entertainment, 4-H

auction, pari-mutuel races, rodeo events; ; Eastern Oregon Livestock Show grounds, 760 E. Delta St., Union; 541-562-5631. I Enterprise Farmers Market:

Includes live music 5:30p.m.- 7 p.m; 4-7 p.m.; Wallowa County Courthouse, 101 S. River St.

8FRIDAY I Oregon Mountain Cruise: 24th

annual car show, registration and social4 to 7 p.m., Joseph Community Center, 7 to 11 p.m. cruise dance for adults 21 and older. Continues Saturday. I Beckie's Studio of Dance Spring Recital: "Our Favorite

Ballets ... What Do You Do?"; $10 adults and teens, $8 3-12 years old, free 2 and younger; doors open at 6:15p.m.; McKenzie Theatre, Loso Hall, Eastern Oregon University, 1 University Blvd, La Grande. I Drum and Bugle Corps: The Elks Drum and Bugle Corps will entertain in the Palm Court. Reservations requested; 7:30 p.m.; Geiser Grand Hotel, 1996 Main St., Baker City; 541-523-1889 or www. I Eastern Oregon Livestock

Show: Entertainment, 4-H

auction, pari-mutuel races, rodeo events; ; Eastern Oregon Livestock Show grounds, 760 E. Delta St., Union; 541-562-5631. I Enterprise Farmers Market:

Includes live music 5:30p.m.- 7 p.m; 4-7 p.m.; Wallowa County Courthouse, 101 S. River St. I Fiddlin' Around: Stefannie Gordon plays live fiddle music every Friday night; free; 7 p.m.; Geiser Grand Hotel, 1996 Main St.,

Baker City; 541-523-1889 or www. I Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally: Hundreds of bikers are

coming to ride roads in Eastern Oregon, with their "base" in Baker City; I Opry Night: An informal gathering of musicians; free; 6 p.m.; Marilyn's Music Plus, 1821 Main St., Baker City; 541-523-3848. I Star Nation: Live Americana/ folk music with touch of American

Indian flare; no cover; 8 p.m.; LG Brewskis, 267 S. Main St., Union; 541-562-6286. I Union CountyTimber Cruisers: Cars on display; 5:30-

7:30 p.m.; La Grande Town Center, 22121slandAve .. I Wicked Mary: members are Christopher Bechtel, Marcus Case, Todd Arnold us and Jeff Carman; 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Stockman's Bar, 2028 Main St., Baker City; 541-523-6888.


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10 SUNDAY I Eastern Oregon Livestock Show: Entertainment, 4-H auction, pari-mutuel races, rodeo events; Eastern Oregon Livestock Show grounds, 760 E. Delta St., Union; 541-562-5631. I Enterprise Farmers Market: Includes live music 5:30p.m.- 7 p.m; 4-7 p.m.; Wallowa County Courthouse, 101 S. River St. I Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally: Hundreds of bikers are coming to ride roads in Eastern Oregon, with their "base" in Baker City;

9 SATURDAY I "Endgame": EOUTheatre production; $8 general, $5 students and seniors; 7 p.m.; Lyle Schwarz Theatre, Loso Hall, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande. I Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers Show: Showcases fiddlers, other musicians; $5; 6 p.m.; Cloverleaf Hall, Wallowa County Fairgrounds, Enterprise.

I Eastern Oregon Livestock Show: Entertainment, 4-H auction, pari-mutuel races, rodeo events; Eastern Oregon Livestock Show grounds, 760 E. Delta St., Union; 541-562-5631. I Enterprise Farmers Market: Includes live music 5:30p.m.- 7 p.m; 4-7 p.m.; Wallowa County Courthouse, 101 S. River St. I Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally: Hundreds of bikers are coming to ride roads in Eastern

Oregon, with their "base" in Baker City; The motorcycle show begins at 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Baker City.; Downtown Baker City, Main Street; www. I Music at the Market: Thacher Carter & Friends: acoustic finger-style folk and blues; free; 9 a.m.-noon; Max Square, corner of Fourth Street and Adams Avenue, La Grande.

11 MONDAY I Enterprise Farmers Market: Includes live music 5:30p.m.- 7 p.m; 4-7 p.m.; Wallowa County Courthouse, 101 S. River St. I Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally: Hundreds of bikers are coming to ride roads in Eastern Oregon, with their "base" in Baker City;

tising departments at 541-523-3673 in Baker City or 541-963-3161 in La Grande.

I Stefannie Gordon plays fiddle at 7 p.m. Fridays at the Geiser Grand Hotel, 1995 Main St., Baker City, 541-523-1889 I Jenna Leigh plays at Bull Ridge Brewpub and Earth & Vine in Baker City, as well as in La Grande. For current performance dates, find her page on facebook at jennaleig hsm usic. I Powder River Music Review in Baker City begins June 24. Concerts will be at 2 p.m. every Sunday through September (except July 22). I Courthouse Concert Series: Includes live music 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through the summer at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Enterprise. This week the series features Portland duo Sky in the Road. On June 14 Wallowa County's own Homemade Jam performs old-time mountain music. I La Grande Farmers Market: Saturdays through Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays through Oct.16,3:30to6p.m., frequent live music.


ATTRACTIONS • Eagle Cap Excursion Train,, tickets: 800-323-7330 • Elgin Opera House, 104 N. Eighth St., Elgin, 541-437-2014, www. • Hot Lake Springs, 66172 Ore. Highway 203, La Grande, 541-963-4685, • Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area, 59116 Pierce Road, La Grande, 541-963-4954 • National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 22267 Oregon Highway 86, Baker City, 541-523-1843 • Oregon Trail Interpretive Park at Blue Mountain Crossing, 1-84 exit 248, west of La Grande, 509963-7186 • Sumpter Valley Railroad, 12259 Huckleberry Loop Road, Baker City, 866-894-2268 • Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area, Sumpter, 541-894-2486 • The Wallowa Lake Tramway, 59919Wallowa Lake Highway, Joseph, 541-432-5331

RECREATION • Alpine Meadows Golf Course, Enterprise,

• Baker City Herald IS. John Collins

Sumpter Valley Railroad operates every weekend through September. See "Attractions" listing for details.

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541-426-3246, www. alpinemeadowsgolf • Anthony Lake Recreation Area, 47500 Anthony Lake Highway, North Powder, 541-856-3277

541-523-6391 • La Grande Country Club golf course, 541-963-4241, www.lagrandecountry • La Grande SK8 Park, Oak and Palmer, 541-962-1352

• Buffalo Peak Golf Course, Union, 541-562-5527, 866-202-5950, www. • Forest Cove Warm Springs Pool, Cove, 541-568-4890 • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area,

• Meacham Divide Nordic Ski Area, west of La Grande • Mount Emily Recreation Area, • Quail Ridge Golf Course, 2801 Indiana Ave., Baker City, 541-523-2358

• Sam-0 Swim Center, 580 Baker St., Baker City, 541-523-9622 • Spout Springs Ski Area, www.skispoutsprings. com, 541-566-0327 • Veterans Memorial Pool, 401 Palmer St., La Grande, 541-962-1347

ART GALLERIES • Art Center at the Old Library, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande, 541-624-2800 • ArtsEast Gallery, corner of

Sixth Street and LAvenue, La Grande, 541-962-3624 Aspen Grove Gallery, 602 N. Main St., Joseph, 541-432-9555 Back to Nature, 1617 Fourth St., La Grande, 541-962-0437 Blue Turtle Gallery, 1124 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-963-3841 Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave., Baker City, 541-523-5369 Fire Works Pottery Studio & Gallery, 62378 Hurricane Creek Road, Joseph, 541-432-0445 Gene Hayes Gallery of Western Art, 301 Donald St., Wallowa, 541-886-3311 Kelly's Gallery on Main, 103 N. Main St., 541-432-3116 Lakeside Interiors, 305 N. Main St., Joseph, 503-692-5050 and 541-432-5885 Mitre's Touch Gallery, 1414 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-963-3477 Mount Emily Ale House, 1202AdamsAve., La Grande, 541-962-7711 Nightingale Gallery, Loso Hall, 1 University Boulevard, Eastern Oregon University campus, La Grande, 541-962-3667 Peterson's Gallery,

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1925 Main St., Baker City, 541-523-1022 Potter's House, corner of Sixth Street and Penn Avenue, La Grande, 541-963-5351 Roxy's One-of-a-Kind Furniture, 603 N. Main St., Joseph, 541-263-1796 Short Term Gallery, 1829 Main St., Baker City Skylight Gallery, 107 E. Main St., Enterprise, 541-426-3351 Stewart Jones Designs jewelry studio and gallery, 2 S. Main St., Joseph, 541-432-5202 The Sheep Shed, 207 N. Main St., Joseph, 541-432-7000 T.W. Bronze, 202 Golf Course Road, Enterprise, 541-398-0380 Uptown Art, 18 S. Main St., Joseph, 541-432-7000 Valley Bronze Gallery, 18 S. Main St., Joseph, 541-432-7445

LIVE MUSIC • Bear Mountain Pizza Co., 2104 Island Ave., La Grande, 541-963-2327 • Bud Jacksons Sportsmans Bar and Grill, 2209 Adams Ave., La Grande,

Call or email us with updates or additions to this guide • Baker: 541-523-3673, events@bakercityherald • Union and Wallowa: 541-963-3161,

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'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'

ON THE NIGHTSTAND with Gypsy Me Felter of Baker City

• What are you reading? "Loving Frank'' by Nancy Horan. It's about Frank Lloyd Wright. And ''The Introvert Advantage." I'm usually reading two books.

• What do you think so far? It's very interesting, especially the art and architecture part of it. It's set from 1909 to 1914, at the start of the art deco period.

By Roger Moore McCiatchy-Tribune News

"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'' is a riot of splashy colors, silly 3-D gimmicks, big, broad kidfriendly gags - and those professionally pesky penguins. And for adults, there's the charming spectacle of Oscar winner Frances McDormand giving voice to her inner Edith Piaf as she belts out ''Non,je ne Regrette Rien"- as a French-accented animal control officer. The third film in this unlikely animated franchise takes those New York refugees from remote Africa, where they've been stranded, to Monte Carlo and other points in the Eurozone as they try to get back to the friendly and confining Central Park Zoo. It's repetitious, as animated sequels usually are. It's running low on new ideas, though some of the conclusions these critters -lion, zebra, hippo and giraffe- reach about their fates may surprise you. But it's also funny, a farce closer to "Shrek the Third" than, say, "Toy Story 3." We pick up the story of the zoo-escapees Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) in Africa, castaways since their fellow zoo-escapees, the enterprising penguins, have taken off in their modified chimp-powered plane and promised to send help. The penguins are in Monte

• What's next on your list? For my book club: "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk'' by David Sedaris.

Look for your TV Listings in Friday's Baker City Herald and The Observer

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Chris Rock voices Marty the Zebra in DreamWorks Animation's "Madagascar 3: Europe's MostWanted:'

Carlo, where they've become high rollers - scamming the casinos, trashing the hotel rooms with feather-dusting pillow fights. ("These pillows are filled with BODY PARTS!") Let us pause for a moment to appreciate the make-or-breakthe-movies voice work by Tom McGrath, co-director of the "Madagascar" movies. He's not at the top of the bill, but his William Shatner/ Robert Stack riff on the penguins' "Skipper" has become the most reliable laugh in film animation.

The biggest annual Baker City festival is coming July 20-22, and the special Miners Jubilee feature section in the Baker City Herald on Wednesday, July 18 will preview the events and activities that make this weekend famous. Invite residents and visitors alike to enjoy the festivities and visit your business with an ad in the section. Contact your advertising representative to reserve space before the Wednesday, July 11 deadline.



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Wallowa Mountain Quilt Guild's show Friday and Saturday By Katy Nesbitt Gol staff

JOSEPH- The 20th Annual Wallowa Mountain Quilt Guild's show is Friday and Saturday at the Joseph School, featuring 200 quilting projects of all types. Organizer Joann Pollack said this year's show is much bigger than the guild has had in the past. There will be two special displays featuring heritage quilts and hobo blocks. The 20 heritage quilts are from the 1930s and older and some through the 1960s. Most of these were quilted by hand, said Pollack. Hobo blocks represent the history of quilting and riding the rails. Thirty-five blocks will be shown made by guild members that were used as signs to tell travelers and hobos if the drinking water was bad or if there was work for food. Each block will have an explanation of its meaning, said Pollack. "The display of quilts is from the

early days, when quilts were used as ways to give directions and advice to the travelers or slaves. "These quilts and blocks tell a story and are an important part of quilt history," said Pollack. Quilt supply vendors, a raffie, demonstrations, and free shuttle service from Main Street to the Joseph School will be part of the show. The quilt show is Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and children 12 and younger get in free. Vendors attending this year's show include Material Girls Quilting, etc., from Orofino, Idaho; Quiltmania from Richland, Wash.; Mission Lake Designs from Kettle Falls, Wash.; Lamvik with 31 Gifts from Gresham; and Savorie's Specialties from Enterprise. This year a special section for the car show participants will have a silent auction for a large framed picture of the car show donated by a guild member and framing donated by Uptown Art of Joseph.

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TheWallowa Mountain Quilt Guild's 20th annual show at the Joseph School will feature 200 quilts. Submitted photo

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Dancing our favorites

The Saturday Market in Joseph will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 13 except for weekends of Chief Joseph Days and the Bronze Bike Rendezvous.

• What: Our Favorite Ballets ... What Do You Do? • When: 7 p.m. Friday; doors open at 6:15p.m. • Where: McKenzie Theatre, Loso Hall, EOU campus, La Grande • Details: Admission is teens and adults, $10; 3-12 year olds, $8; 2 and younger, free

Special events:

By Jeff Petersen Gol editor

"Our Favorite Ballets ... What Do You Do?" is the theme for Beckie's Studio of Dance Spring Recital Friday. The first part of the program will include some pieces from such ballets as "LeCorsiare," "Petrushka," "Cinderella" and "Copellia." There will also be a solo from "Giselle" danced by Meghan Carmen. Twelve members of the advanced teen-adult ballet class will perform to "Sceherazade" with Alexa Yohannan as Sceherazade. The highlight of the ballet section concludes with 15 dancers performing to a concentrated version of"Firebird." The Firebird is danced by Pricilla Schafer, the princess by Elizabeth McDonald, the prince by Robert Teets, the evil king Kotsch by Riley Schafer and the court by the intermediate and advanced teen-adult pointe class. Original choreography is by Beckie Thompson-Hendrickson, and original costuming is by Allison Schaefer and Sarah Barker. The show continues with a variety of styles of dance such as advanced tappers Alexa Yohannan, Mckaye Harris and Meghan Carmen performing as janitors with garbage cans and brooms in part a capella (tap without

Saturday Market enlivens Joseph all summer long

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• May 26 - Spring Planting Festival, music by Homemade Jam •June 2- TBA •June 9- TBA •June 16- Pickles and preserves tasting, music by Homemade Jam •June 23- TBA •June 30- TBA • July 7 - Pancake feed, music by Homemade Jam and •Alchemy •July 14- TBA • July 21 - TBA • July 28 - No market • Aug. 4 - Pie contest, music by Rich Shirley • Aug. 11 - TBA •Aug. 18- No market •Aug. 25- TBA • Sept. 1 - Jam making and tasting, music by Prairie Creek Girls • Sept. 8 - TBA • Sept. 15 - Salsa contest, music by Prairie Creek Girls • Sept. 22 - TBA • Sept. 29 -Art at the Market •Oct. 6- TBA • Oct. 13 - Cider pressing and Fall Festival, music by Alchemy

The advanced ballet class does the Firebird Dance. music). They were the secondplace winners at "I Love Dance" international dance competition in Portland last month. Paige Barker, a first-place winner in Portland, will tap as a Secretary to "9 to 5." Ajazz trio, Kelsey Brown, Rosie Alberts and Paige Barker, also first-place winners in Portland, will dance as fashion models. There will be doctor and nurses, gamblers, race car drivers, city workers and coal miners performed by the Advanced Modem class to name a few. Beckie's Studio is entering its 33rd year with many secondgeneration dancers. The studio is under the direction ofThompsonHendrickson and is assisted by Dance Instructors Betsy Strandberg, Rose Peacock, Chelsea Musgrove and Heather Watson.

The teacher's assistant is Alexa Yohannan. The studio will be offering many classes and workshops to choose from this summer starting out with an Irish step workshop in hard and soft sole styles of dance on June 15 from noon to 5 p.m. by Dance Irish from Boise. A five-week session in all disciplines the month of July includes a day of marching and drill fundamentals. Professional dancer, educator and choreographer Daisy Thompson from Austin, Texas, will teach a two-day workshop on Aug. 16-17 in intermediate and advanced levels oftap and jazz for dancers 9 to adult and an advanced contemporary lyrical for teens to adult. Contact the studio for more information.

Cars on display Friday evenings in La Grande The Union County Timber Cruisers will have cars on display every Friday from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. at La Grande Town Center. The public is welcome.

Star Nation performs at LG Brewskis Friday Star Nation will be performing at LG Brewskis, 267 S. Main St. in Union on Friday at 8 p.m. Music fans will hear Americana/ folk with a touch of American Indian flare.

Fiddlers gather in Enterprise Saturday The Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers Show is Saturday at the Wallowa Fairgrounds Cloverleaf Hall and showcases fiddlers and

other musicians. A barbecue beef dinner is at 5 p.m., with a cost of$7.50. Music starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

Wicked Mary plays live music at Stockman's Friday Wicked Mary is performing live music at Stockman's Bar in Baker City from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Band members are Todd Arnoldus, Christopher Bechtel, Jeff Carman and Marcus Case.

Inquire about booth space at Riverfest Elgin Lions Riverfest is set for June 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors, home business owners and crafters are invited to set up tables in the vendor area. Call Kate Bottger at 541-437-0127 to inquire about booth space.

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Falls make big splash • What: Palouse Falls State Park is about a four-hour drive from Enterprise and Baker City and three hours from La Grande. There are many lodging options in Walla Walla and Dayton, Wash.

By Jeff Petersen Gol editor

It's best to visit the 105-acre Palouse Falls State Park, in Southeast Washington, in spring and early summer. That's when the most water is plunging over the 198-foot falls, stirring up rainbows. Animals you might see as you wander around- be careful! there are lot of unfenced cliffs include badgers, coyotes, marmots, rabbits and squirrels. Oh, that, and the occasional rattlesnake liven things up a bit. Lots of birds live in the sage, and you11 see them as you wander the rocky and dusty state park trails. If you're lucky, you might see chukars, doves, pigeons, quail and pheasants. Upstream from the falls, you might see blue herons, swans and ospreys on the fish buffet line. Soaring on updrafts along the basalt cliffs you might see hawks, crows and ravens. Plant life includes alder, ash, birch, even poison ivy. Palouse Falls has a unique history and geology. The falls was once called ''Aput Aput," meaning falling water. Ice Age floods -the Lake Missoula floods - created the canyon. Palouse is the only major waterfall along the floodpath. According to the Montana Natural History Center, ''About 12,000 years ago, the valleys of

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you1l see Big Beaver's claw marks. After the floods, man quickly reclaimed the land. A 1968 archeological dig here unearthed the Marmes Man, estimated to be 10,000 years old. The remains of at least five individuals were excavated from a fire hearth in a basalt cave on the state park property. If you go, and make your own history, park hours are summer from 6:30a.m. to dusk and winter from 8 a.m. to dusk. Camping check-in is 2:30p.m. and check-out is 1 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30a.m. A one-day pass to Washington state parks is $10. A quarter-mile ADA-accessible

hiking trail overlooks the falls. The park has an observation shelter and historical displays. You might want to plan on staying the nigh~ either at the state park or in the nearby town of Dayton or maybe even Walla Walla, which is livelier. Palouse Falls is about 3 3/4hour drive from Ente:rprise, a threehour drive from La Grande and a fuur-hour drive from Baker City. Most of us know how to get to Walla Walla. Once you're there, tum northeast on Highway 12. Drive 44 miles and tum left on Washington highway 261 N. Drive 20 1/2 miles and tum right onto Palouse Falls Road. When you hear the roar, you1l know you're in the right spot.

Palouse Falls powers over a 198-foot basalt cliff.

western Montana lay beneath a lake nearly 2,000 feet deep. Glacial Lake Missoula formed as the Cordilleran Ice Sheet dammed the Clark Fork River just as it entered Idaho. The rising water behind the glacial dam weakened it until water burst through in a catastrophic flood that raced across Idaho, Oregon, and Washington toward the Pacific Ocean. "Thundering waves and chunks of ice tore away soils and mountainsides, deposited giant ripple marks, created the scablands of Eastern Washington and carved

the Columbia River Gorge. "Over the course of centuries, Glacial Lake Missoula filled and emptied in repeated cycles, leaving its story embedded in the land." But there are other creation stories. One comes from the Palouse tribe, who tell a story involving four giant brothers. The giants speared the great mythic creature, Big Beaver, five times. The first four times Big Beaver gouged canyon walls. The fifth time he gouged the channel where the river now runs. Look close at the canyon walls and

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MADNIIENANCIE Once again it is time to start the annual fire hydrant testing and maintenance program. The La Grande Public Works Department will be conducting these tests this year starting June 11, 2012. This program is very important to allow the public works department to identify the quantity of water available for firefighting purposes and it serves to rid the city's water distribution system of accumulations of sedimentation deposits over the past year. Citizens who experience any unusual water clarity problems the hydrants are flushed are encouraged to turn on a cold-water faucet outside the house and let it run for 5 to 10 minutes. This will normally clear up the agitated water from the service line to the home. rther problems may be referred to the La Grande Public Works Department by calling 962-1325.

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liVE MUSIC Wallowa Countv Courthouse Series

Portland duo to seNe up gypsy jazz in the gazebo By Janis Carper Go I contributor

Courtesy of Sky in the Road

Kicking the season off Thursday evening will be the Portland duo Sky in the Road, Daniel Rhiger and RahmanaWest.

ENTERPRISE- The Wallowa County Courthouse Concert Series starts June 7 and is every Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the gazebo. Kicking the season off will be the Portland duo Sky in the Road. Daniel Rhiger and Rahmana Wiest create music with an organic feel that reflects their unique native Oregonian perspective. They describe their music as folk-based winding its way through Americana, country, Celtic, world folk, gypsy jazz, new age, rock, reggae and more. Known for their tight, soaring vocal harmonies, Sky in the Road fills out its sound with a variety

• What: Summer concert series • When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays • Where: Wallowa County Courthouse gazebo, 101 S. River St., Enterprise • Details: Free admission • Contact: www.wvmusic

of instrumentation including six- and 12-string guitars, Irish bouzouki, banjo and East Indian harmonium. Opening the show will be singer-songwriter Rodd Ambroson from Joseph, with his vocals, flowing finger-style guitar and ballads that paint vivid images. The Wallowa County Court-

Live music listings I Bear Mountain Pizza Co., 21041sland Ave., La Grande, 541-963-2327 I Bud Jacksons Sportsmans Bar and Grill, 2209 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-962-7858 I Earth & Vine, 2001 Washington Ave., Baker City, 541-523-1687

I Geiser Grand Hotel, 1996 Main St., Baker City, 541-523-1889 I Haines Steak House, 910 Front St., Haines, 541-856-3639 I Joe Bean's, 1009 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-624-5600 I Lear's Main Street Pub & Grill, 111 W. Main St., Enterprise

I LG Brewskis, 267 S. Main St., Union, 541-562-6286 I Mount Emily Ale House, 1202 Adams Ave., La Grande, 541-962-7711 I Outlaw Restaurant &Saloon, 108 N. Main St., Joseph, 541-432-4321

house Concert series in Enterprise is sponsored by the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance and is funded in part by the City of Enterprise, Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition and Main Street Merchants. Visit the website, www.wvmusic, for the complete summer concert schedule.

I Stubborn Mule Saloon & Steakhouse, 104 S. Main St., Joseph, 541-432-6853 I Ten Depot Street, La Grande, 541-963-8766 I Terminal Gravity, 803 School St., Enterprise, 541-426-0158

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Patented La-Z-Boy mechanism for adjustable reclining tension &lumbar support in a// positions

Anderson Reclina-Rocker Rocker-Recliner® Choice of 2 colors

The most reclining positions


Secure locking footrest for safety & support

frame construction

Reclina-Rocker" Choice of 5 colors

Larson Reel ina-Rocker® Choice of 4 colors

Leathermate $499

All Leather $899

Come in and see why all recliners are not created equal I Reel ina-Rocker'' With heat /massage Choice of 3 colors

All Leather $999

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