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The La Grande School District will soon apply for a state grant to pay for seismic upgrade work at Greenwood Elementary School.

• La Grande School District to apply for seismic upgrade grants to shore up deficiencies By Dick Mason The Observer

It may not be a question of if but when. Thereisatleasta 50 percent chance that sometime in the next 500 years Northeast Oregon will be hit by an earthquake of at least 5 on the Richterscale,according to United States Geological Survey seismic probability data. In the event of such an occurrence, the La Grande School District wants to make sure it is prepared. The district will soon spend $21,000 in an effort to make surethatseveralofitsschools will have a much better chance of surviving a seismic event. District officials are taking

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grant would be used to make structural upgrades sothat a number of school buildings would be in a better position to withstand the shock of an earthquake. La Grande School District Superintendent Larry Glaze said the grants, if received, would mean a great deal. 'They would allow us to do some important infrastructure work," Glaze said. Beforethe districtcan applyfortheseismic grants, however, it must have a study conducted by an engineering firm. The study will cost about

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The leader of Eastern Oregon's biggest National Guard outfit says this summer's annual training stint on the high desert Pat Caldwell /Wescom News Sennce south of Boise, Idaho, will be one The 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment will perform a of the most important since the number of high-tempo training exercises in August as the unitprepared to deploy overseas unit prepares for a rotation during the summer of 2015 at the during the war on terror. NationalTraining Center at Fort lrwin, Calif. Lt. Col. Brian Dean said that the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry ofhigh-tempo training exercises for a rotation during the sumRegiment will perform a number in August as the unit prepares m e r of 2015 at the National

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A new set of projects may soon be under way with the help of Urban Renewal funding. Ranked at the top of the listisa projectto renovate the old Eagles Lodge into Brickyard Lanes and Wild The La Grande Urban Renewal Agency and the Urban Renewal Advisory Commission on Monday night ranked funding requests for projects within the Urban Renewal District. As part of the Urban Renewal program, the agency annually allocates SeeFunding / Page5A



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Training Center at Fort Irwin, The 3rd Battalion consists of Guard units from Woodburn, Hood River, The Dalles, Hermiston, Pendleton, La Grande, Baker City and Ontario. uiAnnual training) will be very intense," he said. The 20-day annual training stint in August will be very much the opening round in a year-long training schedule to preparethe 3rd Battalion forthe NTC rotation in 2015. Dean said one of the key features of this summer's training regimen will be what is known as a Table 12 tank gunnery exercise. That drill SeeGuard / Page5A

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ISLAND CITY — Medical marijuana dispensaries will not be allowed to operatein IslandCity foratleastayear. The Island City City Council voted Monday night to place a one-year moratorium on allowing the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The moratorium is set to run until May 2015. The city council voted unanimously for the moratorium at the recommendation of Mayor Dale De Long. He said that having a moratorium in place will give the city council flexibility as the state decides how it will implement new law on the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. "Itgives usa chance to get our ducks in a row," De Long sald. The council took its step after Sheryln Roberts of the Union CountySafe Communities Coalition urged the city SeeCouncil / Page5A

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s owso new o m e By Kelly Ducote The Observer

Oregon State Police impressed visitors during an open house and tour of the new La Grande Area Command Offlce. The La Grande staf has been in their new digs for abouta month and ahalf and opened the facility to the public Monday — perhaps the last chance for people to tour the office without being booked. ''What you'll see here is a state-of -the-artfacility that's evidence based," Lt. Gordon Larson said at the beginning of the tour. The building is a step up — orseveral— from the cramped offices the OSP Phil Bullock/The Observer crew used on Island Avenue. Sr. Troopers Grant Jackson and Walt Anderson raise Old Glory as fellow law enforceIn fact, the new building, ment officers stand at attention at the start of an open house Monday for the new Oregon State Police facility. located at 3004 Blue Mountain Drive in the La Grande Business Park, the community, good for the has room to expand by about troops." 10 employees. The trooper also noted the The building is leased by easy access to I-84. cWe're not having to cross OSP per Oregon statute, but trafflc, not having to go troopers are happy to have a new home. through two intersections," "It's nicenottohave to he said.cWe're to anywhere share with the general pubprettyfast." lic," Sr. Trooper Walt AnderUltimately, the upgrades will make it easier for troopson said, while showing off a large locker room area. erstogetreportsfrom their The facility also includes a vehicles to the office without the hassle they have dealt garage, where the staff can h with in the past. do general maintenance on cWe're not spending so vehicles. Anderson said they Phil Bullock/The Observer will save about $50 each much time duplicating," Sr. Trooper Walt Anderson describes the evidence time they change the oil in Anderson said. rooms inthe new OSP station as John Lackey,a vehicles on-site. Lt. Larson, the area La Grande city councilor, looks on. Troopers provided "It's a huge costsavings," commander, said the new tours of the new facility in a Monday open house. he said.cWe'll save thoubuilding has already proven "It also has infrared so it valuable. sands of dollars a month." sealed into a larger evidence cWe've had some trainings Troopers now have access room, which can be accessed looks like daylight when it's herealready,"he said."It's to astate-of-the-artevidence only by the person investidark,"Anderson said. room and soundproof inWith room to expand, the been rewarding." gating the evidence. That terview room. The evidence room is has its own alarm OSP can now do its training on-site rather than finding room, for example, allows system. ContactKelly Ducote at 541-786-4230 or kducote 0 trooperstoplaceevidence Security at the new office another location. "It's nice that we can have in large metal containers. is high-tech, with cameras When a button is pressed, providing a 360-degree view our own little hub,"AnderFollow Kelly on Twitter that container is locked and of the facility. son said."I think it's good for @IgoDucote.

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The La Grande City Council has some weighty matters to consider during its session tonight, including a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities, a right of way issue related to the siting of a new Union County courthouse, and the filling of a vacancy left by a councilor's resignation. The proposed moratorium is in response to recentlypassed Oregon House Bill 3460, which allows medical marijuana dispensaries. Another piece of state legislation, HB 1531, permits local jurisdictionsto im posea one-year moratorium on those facilities. In a staff report, the city said a moratorium would give officials time to evaluate impacts of siting of marijuana dispensaries, and determine iflocal rules should be developedtoregulatethem. In the report, La Grande Police Chief Brian Harvey said he has been contacted by two individuals with interest in opening dispensaries, and has heard of two others who have an interest. The city has also received business license requests for a dispensary and a medical marijuana testing facility. Up for consideration in Wednesday's meeting is an ordinance that declares an emergency and establishes a moratorium. With a unani-

mous vote on the emergency declaration, the council would hear first and second readings of the ordinance by title, then vote on moratorium passage. Without a unanimous vote on the emergency declaration, the council would hear a first reading of the proposed ordinance, with a second reading and a vote scheduledfor a specialsession April 28. On Monday, neighboring Island City passed its own one-year moratorium on the marijuana facilities. To date, the state of Oregon has received150 applications for dispensaries. On the courthouse siting item, the city council will hold a public hearing on Union County's request to vacate KAvenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. The county wants to convert the right of way into a private parking lot. According the city staf, Union County intends to submit a site plan application for the new courthouse facility, proposed for the southwest corner of Fifth Street and L Avenue. The county says the new courthouse will generate additional parking demand that can't be satisfied onsite.

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Eighth-graders at La Grande Middle School talkto members ofthe La Grande Rotary Club Tuesday about the merits of the school's Drug-Free Youth voluntary prevention, intervention and peer support program. The Rotary Club, one of D-FY's sponsors, recently raised $2,500 for the D-FY program through an enchilada feed. Rotary Club members ate lunch with LMS students in the school's cafeteria before listening to the student testimonials about the benefits of D-FY. From left, are D-FY members Alyssa McDowell, Brittney Bertrand, Kelsy Brown, Logan Atkinson, Cody Dubray and Katelyn Stremcha.




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TODAY Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. In history: On April 16, 1964, The Rolling Stones' first album, eponymously titled "The Rolling Stones," was released in the United Kingdom by Decca Records (a slightly different version debuted in the United States a month and a-half later). On this date: In 1935, the radio comedy program "Fibber McGee and Molly" premiered on NBC's Blue Network.

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The La Grande Sunrise Rotary Club's annual Easter egg hunt will take place kom 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. The event is for age groups 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 and is co-sponsored by The Observer. The Easter bunny is set to

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Parking on 3efferson to be discussed The City of La Grande Parking, Trafflc Safety and Street Maintenance Advisory Commission will meet at 2 p.m.Monday in the Cook Memorial Library Community Room, 2006 Fourth St.

Parking on Jefferson Avenue will be discussed. For more information, call 541-962-1325.

Library offers collage craR for teens Cook Memorial Libraryis holding a magazine collage craft for teens kom 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Supplies are

provided, and registration is not required. iCraftis the library's kee monthly craft activit y forteensages11and older. View the flier and watch for upcoming teen events on the library's Facebook page. This program is funded by a grantkom the Wildhorse Foundation.

Easter egg hunt set in Cove Saturday COVE — Easter egg hunters can have fun and win prizes at 1 p.m. Saturday when the Masonic Lodge of Cove puts on a hunt at the Ascension School in Cove. The eventismade possibleby donations kom local businesses and a very sly bunny.

OBITUARIES bands, Madge (Davidl Flower

State College. He lived in La Grande of Elgin, Vickie several Oregon cities — Baker (Danl Reynolds Merle S. Burling, 95, of of Elgin and La Grande, La Grande, died at his home Blake S h i r ley Doud Curtiss Gr e sham and Monday. Arrangements Hermiston(Gary Dystel will be announced later by ofTidewater;hersister, and in Boise, Idaho. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Luella Gibson of Anderson, Joe was married to Terry Cremation & Life CelebraCalif.; six grandchildren; 16 J. Schiller for four years. He tion Center. great-grandchil dren;and fi ve later married Sheral Curtiss, great-greatgrandchildren. and they spent 19 happy She was preceded in death years together. La Grande by her parents; husband; two Joe spent his career as a young sons, Robert Dale and construction worker. HowMarilyn Gerlach, 83, of Dale Stewart; granddaughever, he eventually found La Grande, died Tuesday at himself disabled and was ter, Dale Ann; and greatenrolled in the Oregon Media local care facility. Arrangegrandson, Eugene Reed III. ments will be announced later Memorial contributions cal Marijuana Program. by Daniels-Knopp Funeral, m ay be made tothe Blue Some ofhis favorite Cremation & Life Celebration Mountain Humane Associapastimes were camping, tion. To view the complete fishing, gardening, spending Center. time with family and helping obituary or sign the online guestbook, visit everybody who crossed his path. In high school, he was Elgin on the wrestling squad. He 1932-2014 would have considered his greatest achievements tobe Viola Jane "Fried Eggs" La Grande his kids, grandkids and every Blake, 82, died April 10 at 1966-2014 other kid he influenced. Blue Mountain Home Care Surviving family members in Elgin after a lengthy illinclude his wife, Sheral, of Joseph"Joe" Francis CurLa Grande; children, Chelsie ness. A celebration oflife will tiss, 47,ofLa Grande,died be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at April 11 at his residence. Curtiss of La Grande, Matthe Elgin Community Center A celebration oflife will thew Curtiss of La Grande, Park Pavilion with a potluck be held at 4 p.m. Thursday Becky Arant and husband to follow. in the 4-H Building at the Tyrel of La Grande, Tony Viola was born Jan. 6, fairgrounds in La Grande Whitemen ofLa Grande, with a potluck to follow. For Jeremy Smith of La Grande, 1932, in Oakland, Calif., to more information regarding Christopher Smith of James and Lila (Stevensonl La Grande, Dawn GeoppingRasmussen. She married the potluck, call Becky at Dale "Hippie" Blake in 1949. 541-805-1585. er and husband Dan of Ohio; They were married for 57 Joseph was born June 24, parents, Don and Nancy Curyears. They had three daugh- 1966, in Baker to Donald tiss of Baker, and Judy and Bill Blevins of La Grande; ters. Viola enjoyed rides Lee Curtiss and Judith Ann in the country, mushroom Dickerson. Spending much siblings, Teresa Curtiss, Jim hunting, crocheting, reading ofhis life in La Grande, Joe and wife Janice of Vancouver, her Bible, writing recipes and attendedschoolatRiveria El- Wash., Michael Curtiss of La ementary, La Grande Middle Grande, and John Curtiss of poems, and painting. Survivors include her La Grande; 13 grandchildren; School, La Grande High and 12 nieces and nephews. daughters and their husSchool and Eastern Oregon

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GRAIN REPORT Soft white wheat — April $7.78; May, $7.74; June, $7.71 Hard red winter — April, $8.83; May, $8.74; June, $8.74 Dark northern springApril, $8.85; May, $8.75; June, $8.73 Barley — April, 175



ily to La Grande, where he began his career as a carpenter and Perry gen e ral contractor. Throughout his career, he built or remodeled more than 200 homes 97850. and commercial structures in Online condolences to the the Union County area. family may be made at www. Elmer was an active and faithful member of the church and served in many positions throughout his La Grande life. 1919-2014 He had a great love for his family, which consisted Elmer Lewis Perry, 94, of of seven children, 37 grandLa Grande, died quietly in children and 96 great-grandhis home with his children by children, along with their his side April 8. spouses and other family His funeral services will be members. held Saturday at the Church Elmerlovedpeople and of Jesus Christ of Latter-day cared deeply for his many Saints, 1802 Gekeler Lane. friendsand associates A viewing will run kom 9:30 throughout his life. Elmer a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the had a way of making connecchurch Saturday. The funeral tions with all the people he will follow at 10:30 a.m. met. He enjoyed camping, Elmer was born June 19, hunting and wood cutting 1919, in Imbler, the fourth of and was often found serving six children born to Charles and helping others. Franklin and Jessie (Henriel Elmer is survived by two Perry. He graduated kom sons, Howard (Susannel Imbler High School. Perry and Russell (Wendyl After high school, he Perry; four daughters, Marie served a two-year mission in Bigler, Sandra Sharrard, Texas for the Church of Jesus Charlene (Craigl Hendricks Christ of Latter-day Saints. and Barbara (Jiml Leathers; Elmer attended Weber State a son-in-law, Richard HibCollege in Ogden, Utah. bert; and twin sisters,Ileene While in Utah, he met (Larryl Neilson of Eugene his wife, Helen. They were and Loleene (Paull Jenson married in the Salt Lake of Salt Lake City. He was City LDS Temple May 8, preceded in death by his wife; 1942. They lived in Layton, a daughter, Carolyn Hibbert; Utah, where he worked as a one brother and two sisters. machinist at Hill Air Force Online condolences may be Base during the war. made to the family at www. In 1946, he moved his fam- He was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald Curtiss Jr. and Mark Curtiss. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help with funeral expenses may be made to the family in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande

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PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT UNION COUNTY SHERIFF Arrested: David Michael Kohler,44, unknown address, was arrested Monday on a Spokane,Wash., warrant charging felony possession of a controlled substance. Arrested: Shawnna M. Danilovich, 23, unknown address, was arrested Monday night on a Union County statewide misdemeanor warrant charging failure to appear on an original charge of harassment. She was additionally charged with second-degree theft and second-degree criminal trespass. Accident: No one was injured in an accident at 2220 Island Ave. Tuesday morning. Arrested: Jason Gerhart Russell,25, unknown address, was arrested on two Union County warrants Tuesday: 1) Northwest states felony warrant charging failure to appear on original charges of possession of schedule 1 substance and possessionof lessthan an ounce of marijuana; and 2) a statewide misdemeanor warrant charging failure to appear on an original charge of second-degree disorderly conduct. Arrested: Caleb Robert Nelson, 21, La Grande, was arrested on a Union County warrant charging order to show cause on original charges of unlawful possession of meth and possession of less

than an ounce of marijuana. Arrested: Trudy Lynn Potter, 50, Elgin, was arrestedTuesday night on a charge of second-degree criminal trespass. Arrested: Kendrah M. Snyder, 31, unknown address, was arrestedTuesday byWalla Walla, Wash., Police Department on a Union County Northwest states felony warrant charging failure to appear on an original charge of possession of meth.

LA GRANDE POLICE Arrested: Jose Daniel Alvarado-Padilla,37, Baker City, was arrested Monday on a State Parole Board warrant charging parole violation. Subject was also arrested on a Union County warrant charging failure to appear on original charges of driving while suspended (felony) and giving false information to police. Arrested: Michael David Han-

son,35, unknown address, was arrested Monday afternoon on a State Parole and Probation warrant charging parole violation. He was additionally charged with possession of meth. Arrested: Evita Lopez, 32, unknown address, was arrested Monday afternoon on three Union County warrants: 1) charging failureto appear on an original charge of failure to perform duties as a driver; 2) a secret indictment warrant charging first-degree failure to appear and second-degree failure to appear; and 3) order to show cause on original charges of hindering prosecution, obstructing governmental or judicial administration, solicitation, tampering with physical evidence, perjury, false swearing and probation violation. She was additionally charged with resisting arrest and possession of meth.

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A generation ago, the typical teacher in the United States had 15 solid years of classroom experience. Today, the typical teacher is a relative newbie, still figuring out how to do lesson plans and ride herd on a couple dozen kids. That's a massive sea change for the national teaching workforce, and it has serious implications for all of the Oregon school districts hiring new teachers this spring. Providing these new teachers with more tools to succeed will pay o6'in higher student achievement, lower turnover and higher staf morale. Teaching is one of the most common occupations in the United States, and it has remained predominantly white and female despite the country's changing demographics and working patterns. Yet experience levels are shifting, as researchers have confirmed this month in, "Seven Trends: The Transformation of the Teaching Force," published by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education. Among the findings? The workforce is both grayer and greener than it was a generation or two ago. More teachers are staying into their late 50s and early 60s, and retiring baby boomers are being replaced by less experienced teachers of all ages, from millennials fresh out of college to Generation Xers making a mid-career switch. Incredibly, the most common type of teacher in 2007 was a beginner in her first year of teaching. Today, thanks to recession-era layoffs that hit new teachers hardest, the most common teacher is in her fiAh year: better, but still quite new. That experience level is expected to drik downward again as the economy improves and school districts rebuild their staffs. For Oregon, this means getting serious about high-quality mentorships for new teachers. It isn't suKcient to pick a veteran teacher at random to check in occasionally, o6'er moral support and make sympathetic clucking noises: Those superficial mentorships are about as effective as no mentor at all. Many Oregon districts are starting to oA'er more useful mentoring. They're also working with teacher colleges on improving the student-teaching experience so that new hires are better prepared on Day One. This is good to see, considering the 40 percent attrition rate in the first five years of teaching. Done well, these critical investments should pay oA'for generations to come. •

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Wallowa County: The Lostine Tavern. Wallowa County residents Lynne Curry and Peter Ferre have been working hard to restore the 1902 Lostine Tavern building that originally housed a doctor's offic e and pharmacy, and then a bar and grill until it closed in early 2013. They want to restore this important gatheringplaceforresidents ofthe Wallowa Valley, a place that is especially important after the loss of the Lostine Grange Hall to a recent fire. The Lostine Tavern restoration project will also benefit Wallowa County's food industry, with a plan to source ingredients from local growers as much as possi ble.Curry and Ferre started a crowdfunding campaign to give people

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tionreports. Greenwood Continued ~om Page1A and Central were identified will also help the school as buildings in district apply for the seismic Glaze ne ed ofismseic work in part upgrade grants fiom the state. ZCS has a high success rate because they have large when preparing applications windows and don't have reinforseismic upgrade grants forced masonry, Panike said. from the state, said Chris Greenwood, built in 1960, Panike, the La Grande School is at risk for a number of reaDislrict's director ofbusiness sons, including its age and its and plantoperations. irregularconfiguration,said 'They have done meful viYumei Wang, a geotechnical sual inspections ofour facilities engineer with the Oregon and feel that we are good canDepartment of Geology and Mineral Industries. Wang didates ifor successfijl grant applications)," Panike said. explained that Greenwood The $4.5 millionin grants has a U-shaped design which is reason for concern. would be divided equally to "Irregularly shaped buildshore up Greenwood Elemeningscannottransferstress tary, theLa Grande High through buildings as well as School gym and auditorium and Central Elementary, all systemic buildings,"Wang said. identified as structures which Wang noted, though, that U-shaped buildings built needed seismic upgrades duringinspections by the Oregon recently are not as earthDepartment of Geology and quake prone because they Mineral Industries nearly a de- havefeaturesdesigned to help them hold up during an cade ago. Greenwood and the LHS gym andauditorium an. earthquake. Unfortunately, the mostin need of upgrades, this is not the case with Greenwood. according to the state inspec-

"Itwasn'tdesigned for seismicforces,"Wang said. The school district will apply for a grant for work at Central even though the building could be shut down in the near future. The school districtis considering asking voters to approve a bond levyin November that would call for Central to be replaced by a new building. Should the school district be awardedaseismicgrantfor Central and the bond passes, it would decline the grant. The LHS gym and auditorium need seismic work in part because of concern about the stability of their roofs in thecaseofa seismicevent, Panike said. He said the school district is in good position to apply for the seismic grants because it has old blueprints for many of the buildings the grants would fund upgrades for, meaning the district will not have to break down portions of walls to find out what type of material is behind them. ''We will not be doing destructive testing," Panike SRld.


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funding to projects meeting a set of criteria laid out by the URAC. Monday night's meeting was the first meeting to look into projects using more objective guidelines, which the URAC adopted following a lengthy process last year. "As we revised the policy from lastyear,wetried to m ake it asobjective aspossible," said Charlie Mitchell, La Grande's community and economic development director. The URAC last year helped outline a scoring system to help commissioners and agency members rank projects forfunding. Ranked No. 1, with a score of nine out of nine, was Brickyard Lanes, a bowling alley in the old Eagles Lodge. Gary Kiesecker, owner of the property, said the roof of the building has already been replaced and that he hopes the establish-

pursue the control and access to the extent allowed by law." Roberts added that she is concerned about the increased visibility and access medical marijuana dispensaries would provide. De Long noted that the city council will have the option of rescinding or extending the moratorium at any time. He also said that having the moratorium in place protects Island City in the event the state begins allowing medical marijuana dispen-

GUARD Continued ~om Page1A showcases battalion tankers — u~ the M1A2 SEP Abrams main battle tankmaneuvering and engaging targets as a unified group. That kind ofin-depth squad and platoon gunnery training is astepforward forthebattalion, which usually focuses on individual tank crew qualification at annual training. Yet, the training that focuses on tank platoons working together to engage and destroy targets will be a hallmark of the NTC rotation, Dean said. "At NTC we will fire company live fire," he said. The NTC is considered to be the premier armor training site in the world. For a unit like the 3rd Battalion to be selec ted to go and compete at theremote deserttraining area is significant, Dean said. "It is the best training in the world. No armored brigade combat team has been to the NTC in 12 years. We were the second in the countryand that includes active duty — to go through it," he said. In the Cold War, the NTC served as the backbone and testing ground for U.S.Army units to hone skills to defeat

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De Long said. Island City joined at least 71 Oregon cities who have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, and more than 40 others who are considering bans, according to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties. The Legislature allowed localgovernments to im pose a one-year ban, if enacted by May 1. The law also gives local governments the ability to regulate when and where pot

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large-scal eSoviet-eraarmed forces. At one time, the NTC furnished a high-intensity trainingarea 15times ayear where armored units from across the nation fought largescale, mock battlesacrossa wideopen,desolate landscape. Visiting units face an"enemy" force — known as the OPFOR in Army parlance — consisting of the US. Army's 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. During the war on terror, the NTC's mission switched to

offer venues more in line with the climate and challenges U.S. forcesfacedin placeslike Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that the war on terror is winding down, the NTC is evolving back to a place where armor units match up against a premier mock enemy force. Dean said the training regimen is flexible at the NTC. ''We can design the scenarios we want," he said. "They've got all of this infrastructurealready created."

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"The Unt'on County Sa fe Communities Coalition Continued ~om Page1A has deep concerns about ,(~~, i f Island City marjiuana dispensaries council tovoteforthe did not have a moratorium. De Long mo ratorium in in Unt'on County. 'The Union County Safe place it might We encourage local Communities Coalition has be forced to allow medical deep concerns about marimarijuana dispensaries to governments to investigate begin operating in Island juana dispensaries in Union options and pursue the County," Roberts said.'We City as soon as the state encourage local governments worked out all legal glitches. control and access to the "It is about local control," extent allowed by law." to investigate options and


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Hazel Reed-Wing July 12, 1921-March 25, 2014 Hazel was born July 12, 1921 to Jamesand Ada Bennett in Wallowa, Oregon the fifth of what later becamesix children. Little is known about her early life in Wallowa, OR but they eventually moved to Minam, OR. She was raised in a cabin above what is now Minam State Park with her Hazel an d s o n B r i a n f ive o t her siblings Robert, Jesse, Genevieve, Blanche and Sybil. She swam in the river, hunted and fished with her brothers and sisters and jumped 0IF the Minambridge into their swimming hole much to the fright ofher mother.'Iheylived 0IF the land and her Mom made all of the clothing. 'Ihey had to haul water one bucket at a time from the river for drinking, washing and bathing. Shewent to school in a one room school house also on the mountain. I have been told that recess was the favorite time of day and everyone would head out to play baseball. Even the teacher played and the competition was fierce. Even with all of the hardships she told her children it was one of the happiest times ofher life. 'Ihe family later moved to Elgin.. Hazel attended Elgin High School and was a very good student. She also was, once again, a fierce competitor in Basketball and Volleyball. After she graduated from high school she married Hanford LL Reedand they moved to Corvallis, OR to attend Oregon State University. 'Ihey then returned to Elgin where Hanford worked for his father for a period of time at the LL F.Reed Lumber company. Hazel also worked there as abook keeper. Hanford LL Reedwasdrafted into the US army in December of1941 after the Japaneseattack on Pearl Harbor. In April, 1942 he and Hazel reported to Camp Roberts, CA where Hanford received his training as an Artillery Officer. In May1942, their first child, a son, wasbornin King City, CA just outside Camp Roberts. Once Hanford's training was completed he and Hazel returned to Elgin where shespent the war years working in the Elgin telephone office. Hanford then shipped out to Europe returning in 1945 at the conclusion of the European conflict. He then continued working at the LL F.ReedLumber Co. After several years, Hanford and Hazel began ranching and farming and continued to raise two more children, Brian and Patricia. Hazel worked very hard as they also started a dairy. Hazel would do the milking every dayplus taking care ofher children and home. When Hanford started his teaching career at Elgin High School, Hazel went to work for the school as the "Lunch Room Lady" where she took tickets, sold tickets and kept track of the money for the lunch room. In 1962 Hanford died suddenly ofa heart attack. Hazel stepped up to the plate and continued to raise her two children who were at home. Hazel became district clerk for the Elgin School district and secretary to the Superintendent. She also was the executive secretary for all of the board meetings keeping the notes and records. She recorded all of the grades, ran the front office, and kept the school books and almost everything else it took to keep things going smoothly. One ofher trade marks were her four inch high heels that shewore every day. 'Ihe students knew when shewas coming because of the clicking of the heels and they would straighten up immediately. She was ano nonsense lady that was fair and stern and kind at the same time. She also wasthe Police Matron for the city and when they needed a female to escort someone to jail they would call her or come and get her. Hazel enjoyed playing bridge and had a rotation of gamesplayed at various houses. She also liked to bowl. When bowling one time her roll created a split but at the same time the seat ofher pants ripped open. Shesaid that she didn't know which split was worse; the one with the pins or the one in her pants! Hazel later married Chuck Wing and they moved to Coeur D'Alene, ID where she helped to raise Chuck's children Rod and Charlene.'Ihey then moved to Lafayette, OR. and lived there for many years. When Chuck died in 2001, Hazel continued to live in Lafayette until 2003 then moved to her daughter Patricia and Arkie's house in Redmond, OR where shelived until her death. Hazel was the greatest Mom in the world. Her home wasalways open and aplace for her children's friends to hang out. Shewasstern but very understanding and only needed to give you the look to let you know she wasn't a happy camper. Her motto was that you never cheat; never lie and you never steal. She let us know that she loved us above all else. Hazel was preceded in death by her siblings Jesse,Robert, Genevieve, Blanche and Sybil, her son Brian and her two husbands Hanford and Chuck. She is survived by her son Hanford B. Reed, daughter Patricia Reed, Arkie Dacus, step children Charlene Halfhide and Rod Wing, grandchildren Rene' Mills and Charles Reedand great grandchildren, Lauren and Nolan Mills. If desired, contributions may bemadeto: Hospice of Redmond 732 SW 23rd Street Redmond, Or 97756

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Wa owava e MusicA ancecee rates10 ears By Katy Nesbitt The Observer

Like alotofgreatideas, the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance was hatched at a kitchen table. Ten years later, the group continues to bring the best local and regional music to venues throughout Wallowa County. Executive Director Janis Carper said Syd Tate, a businessman from Boise, Idaho, would come to Wallowa County to visit. He had taken up the cello and started a recreati onal chamber music group. From there, he dreamed ofhaving a music barn. By that time, Fishtrap was a well-established literary organizationthat offered songwriting at its Wallowa Lake summer gathering. Director Rich Wandschneider, realizing his group didn't have the capacity to expand to include music programs, sat down at a kitchen table with Tate and Carper and talked about creating a musical Fishtrap. Instead of a barn, Tate found a house, now dubbed the Wood Shed, in the center of Enterprise thatservesas a classroom, overnight bunk for musicians and a sometimes music studio. About the time the music alliance was born, the county's schools shortened their school weeks

"We've come a long ways,

and mostfoour programs are still going" — Janis Carper

so a good first program was Fridayclassesfor kids. Carpersaid they started with guitar and rhythm instrument classes for the younger kids that included song games. Now Heidi Mueller and Bob Webb teach dulcimer and mandolin. "That was our first program, Music Expressions for Youth," Carper said."It was the core thing to fill in those Fridays and fill in that music education gap in the schools."

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Janis Carper, Wallowa Valley Music Alliance executive director, adds to the county's culturalambbianc.

Local musician Matt Harshman taught"School of Rock" in those early days to the teenagers, and Brady Goss, now a professional pianist, was in there pounding on the keys. "That's what we love to see —beingable to support anyone who wants to do music," Carper said. Fiddle Camp was part of the inaugural year's offerings, as well. Carper said Peter Donovan started it based on a low-cost, familyoriented camp he used to take his kids to. "He took that model and brought it here — it

w as agreatmodel to use, completely self-suKcient, and peoplecould afford tocome bring their kids and have them all sign up for camp," Carper said. She said Carla Arnold of La Grande took over the camp that has always paid for itself, including the instructors salaries. Families camp on the Wallowa School lawn and use the school's showers. It's $125 forthe whole week, and for $50 extra the camp provides lunch. The other camp under the alliance's umbrella is run by Mueller, a dulcimer player

and singer/songwriter, and is held at Wallowa Lake. Carper said these two programs get little administrativesupportfrom the alliance. "One thing the music alliancedoes differently,"Carper said, "is we have these programs like the two main camps run by Carla and Heidi that run with a low overhead model." Carper said running a music nonprofit is not what she expected to be doing with her life, but like a lot of people in Wallowa County, the alliance is only one hat she wears.

New summer event puts Joseph in spotlight Submitted to The Observer

A new summer event showcasing Joseph businesses,events,shops, galleries and restaurantsattheirbest is being organized by the Joseph Chamber of Commerce for June 7. ATaste of Joseph and Uptown Quilt Show will include a full day of varied activities throughout downtown Joseph starting at 10 a.m. plus a major quilt show produced by the Wallowa Mountain Quilters' Guild at the Joseph Community Center. "Our chamber wanted to come up with something for summer visitors to do on what would have been our

Oregon Mountain Cruise car show weekend," said Chamber President Troy Berglund. Cruise organizer Chuck Garrett had announced earlier that the car show would take this year off and return in 2015. Joseph is home to numerous worldclassartistsand features quaint shops, art galleries, restaurants and a dozen bronze sculptures along its Main Street. For the event, Sandy Warnock, owner of Simply Sandy's gift shop, organized aplethoraofactivities.They include an outdoor concert by piano entertainer Brady Goss &om 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.;

re-enactment of a locally famous 1896 bankrobbery; demonstration ofsaddle and leather work by saddlemaker Ray Wilson; display of antique tractors owned by Erl McLaughlin of Sunrise Iron; horseback rides provided by Eagle Cap Wilderness Pack Station; artists' demonstrations at Kelly's Gallery on Main and Norman Arts Gallery; spinning and weaving demonstrations at The Sheep Shed; meet-and-greet featuring the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court and the rodeo's vintage stagecoach; fly-fishing demonstrations by Rob

Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Races; artisan bread &om Liberty Bakery; Joseph Trading Post smoked meats and cheeses from Mt. Joseph Family Foods; bratwurst sandwiches and polka music to benefit Oregon's Alpenfest Swiss-Bavarian festival; live blues music from Bronze, Blues and Brews; homemade pies baked by Wallowa County Museum members; antique car display at Alpine Auto; live music at Wallowa County Farmers Market; and display of vintage "glamping" travel trailers by Simply

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The inaugural Creativity in the Arts Scholarship is acceptingapplications for a

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Joseph. Deadline is Tuesday. Mail applications to Art Scholarship Application, Leah Johnson, P.O. Box 972,

artist' sstatement, plans for award use, and the uniqueness and individuality of the project. Creativity in the Arts scholarship sponsors are Beecrowbee, Wallowa Valley Arts Council and Community Bank. For more information, call Johnson at 541-432-9050 or Roundy at 541-432-0158.

performed at the Youth Arts Festival May 3. Artists are encouraged to enter visual art pieces into the Youth Arts Festival show as well. A committee of judges will evaluate all complete submissions. Judges will take into considerationthecreativity of the project, its artistic merits,

Founders Leah Johnson and Will Roundy said the scholarship is offered to Joseph 97846. All submitted projects for encourage young artists to explorea broad view ofart the Creativity in the Arts and creati vity. Scholarship will have the opTo be eligible, applicants portunityto bedisplayed or must be a senior attending high school in Wallowa County and must be eligible to graduate, but they do not need to be planning a formal educationata college or university. Applicants must submit a • Hysterectomy, gallbladder removal, hernia repair, completedapplication form appendectomy, and colon resection and an original project. • Surgical team includes certified Project typeisopen for general surgeon Dr. Kenneth Rose creativity. It may be visual or and trainedand certified surgical performance art — includnursing staff ing but not limited to music, • Award-winning Wallowa Memorial Hospital ',:Iiii;, theater, film, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, provides premier care with the comfort '"I, dance or installations. Entry and convenience of staying close to home " p' must be created, written and producedby theartist. Ask your physicianfor a referral today. Ifprojectsareperformance in nature, applicant must turn in the application packet in person at Beecrowe eat you like family bee in order to arrange for a 6 ed ' a l P a rkway, t erpris R 828 • 541 - 4 26-3111• ww w . w c hcd.orI, performance time and place. Other completed submissions

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She has her own business and workspart-time for Fishtrap besides being an accomplished performance and studio musician herself. After a failed attempt to learn the piano, she was given a guitar. Her mother taught her Hank Williams' 'Your Cheating Heart" and she was hooked. Her father played saxophone and accordion in a band, and her sister played swing and honky tonk. Eventually, she and her sister and a couple fiiends started their own band. She bought her first electric guitar with the proceedsfrom the saleofher prize-winning black angus steer and wrote her first songs in sixth grade. "One was a blues instrumental, and one had lyrics," Carper said.

where she soon met Carolyn Lochert and Rodd Ambroson. The three became regular collaborators. The three are regular hosts and performersatthealliance's monthly Tunesmith, a showcase of songwriters who share a stage at Lear's Main Street Grill for nine months of the year. In the summer, the alliance hosts the Courthouse Concert Series, three months of Thursday afternoon concerts in conjunction with the Wallowa County Farmers Market. Seeing a hole in the county's calendar on Labor Day, the alliance started Juniper Jam, a one-day music festival held at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds. The festival draws in people &om around the region and features the Northwest's besttalent. Classic rock 'n' roll covers A new tradition started She started with classic last year is the alliance's rock'n'roll covers of Johnny Hootenany and Pie contest, B. Good and Elvis songs. Lat- to be held June 8 this year er, she got into Joni Mitchell at the Oddfellows Hall in and Bonnie Raitt. She went Enterprise. In 2011, the board comto school to study art and had a band that played a gig evpleted a strategic plan to inery weekend in Rathdrum, a crease its donor base, Carper town north of Couer d'Alene, said. Despite the tiny budget, Idaho. It wasn't long before the alliance has a team of she focused strictly on music, dedicatedboard members m oved to Seattleand started and volunteers. eWe've come a long ways," a solo career. Life's winding road led Carper said, "and most of our her to Wallowa County, programs are still going."

MagicGarden seeksvolunteers Observer staff

The Maglc Garden is reaching out to the community at large to donate time and labor to the Imnaha garden plot. To date, this project, with gardens in Joseph and Imnaha, has donated at least five tons of &ee nutritious foodtoservice organizations throughout the county including the Joseph and Enterprise schools, Community Connection, Head Start, Building Healthy Families and the Wounded W arrior Project. Magic Garden is asking organizations, businesses and schools to volunteer once or multiple times throughout the growing season. This would be a great team-building and community-service opportunity for groups, organizers said. Garden organizers are settingup a display area to

recognize volunteers. Volunteers are invited to come for prep and planting starting at 7:30 a.m. May 16 and May 30. Volunteer hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays June 9-30; hours are 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mondays July 7 to Aug. 11; and 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays Aug. 18 to Sept. 29. The start time is when volunteers meet at the Joseph community parking lot at the corner of Main Street and the Imnaha Highway to carpool to the Imnaha garden. Contact the Magic Garden Project with questions at, visit the web page at wallowacountymagicgarden.wordpress. com, call Laurie Altringer at 928-225-7830orlike the Magic Garden on Facebook for regular updates.

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Portland man gets 15 years in murder plot PORTLAND — A 50-yearold man convicted of attempted aggravated murder in a plot to kill his partner in a southeast Portland market has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Oregonian reported that Mohdsidek Habibullah was sentenced Tuesday. He and 45-year-old Mohammed Absar ran the Stop-N-Go Market. Evidence at trial showed that Habibullah would spend the bulk of the day operating the market, while Absar would often spend a few hours at the end of each day closing it down. The motive was unclear but each man believed the other owed him money.

Dead whale on coast: 'It's really smelly' SEASIDE — Visitors to the north Oregon coast town of Seaside are being cautioned to stay well away from the carcassofa40-footgray whale that's washing up on the beach. KATU-TV reported that Seaside Aquarium general manager Keith Chandler describesthecarcass as"really smelly" and warns visitors they don't want their pets rolling on it. Chandler says once his team is done collecting data from the carcass, the city of Seaside will bury it.

Police ID 2 suspects in overpass assault EUGENE — Oregon State Police say they have identified two teenage boys who may have tossed a cinder block off an Interstate 5 overpass in Creswell, Ore., injuring a Washington state woman riding in a car below. The Register-Guard reportedthat police say the boys, ages 16 and 17, are cooperatingintheinvestigation, as are their parents. No one has been arrested. The block crashed through the windshield of a car in which 30-year-old Tiffany Becker of Roy, Wash., was riding early Sunday, hitting her in the face. She was treatedata nearby hospital and released.

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Administration. Documents show the federalagency levied the penalties last week after inspecting the North Portland site in February. The inspector found that ICTSI Oregon violated more than a dozen worker safety codes, such as not informing employees aboutpotentialexposure to airborne lead and having workers operate machinery that lacked proper guarding against flying objects. ICTSI Oregon can contest the findings and proposed penalty.

Sex offender accused of abusing shopper MEDFORD — Medford police believe that a sex offender accused of bumping against a woman who was bent over to examine merchandiseata Targetstore has abused dozens of women a similar way. The Mail Tribune reported 53-year-old David Neal Reynolds surrendered last week on sexual abuse and other charges. The contact happened March 29. Police said the 41-year-old victim is involved in law enforcement and reported the man had pressed his pelvis against her. An officer recognized Reynolds from surveillance video as a registeredsex offender.

State reports jobs growth in March SALEM — Oregon state economists say March saw the largest one-month increase in jobs since well before the Great Recession. The news came Tuesday in the monthly report on jobs and joblessness. It put the state's unemployment rate at 6.9 percent, actually a tenth of a percentage point higher than the revised February figure. But changes so small aren't regarded as statistically significant, and this one is likely due to people re-enteringthe labor poolas jobprospectsbrighten. The state Employment Department said Oregon gained 7,500 jobs in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the largest one-month increase since November 2005, when

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DURHAM — A turnaround expert brought in to fix Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange is clamping down on spending and who can make financial decisions as he tries to get Cover Oregon back on track. In his third day on the job, Clyde Hamstreet said Tuesday that he's still gathering information on finances and contracts and looking at whether the right people are in the right jobs. He'll eventually recommend a restructuring plantoCover Oregon's board ofdirections. "There are some good people here ... but there isn't the clarity about what they're supposed to do and how to do it," Hamstreet told The Associated Press in an interview at Cover Oregon's headquarters in Durham, outside Portland."I think we can help make a difference on that." Hamstreet said Cover Oregon has terminated a contract with Deloitte for advice on future technology options. Oregon's exchange has never had a fully functioning website and is currently evaluating whether to keep trying to fix its existing sofbvare or drop it and use thefederalwe bsite instead. The technology decision will be central to Cover Oregon's business model, Hamstreet said. He said he doesn't know what the recommendation will be. A Cover Oregon technology commit-

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PENDLETON — While crews are nearly finished restoring the historic Morrow County Courthouse clock tower in Heppner, prison inmates in Pendleton put their expertise to the test by returning the actual clock to its original condition. The clock, a Seth Thomas Model 15 originally manufactured in the early 1880s, was installed when the courthouse was first built in 1902. About 50 years ago, it was converted to run on electricity and more than half of the old mechanicalpartswere lostin the shuffle. Gary Kopperud, licensed master clockmaker and owner of Pioneer Timepiece Co. in Pendleton, decided to take on the project through his clockmaker's training program at Eastern Oregon Correc-

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He describes the Cover Oregon situation as "a crisis in lack of confidence in technology and leadership." "The agencies had a problem with making commitments that they were not able to keep," he said."I want to avoid doing that." Hamstreet took over executive director duties last week, after interim executivedirector Bruce Goldberg resigned. A search panelisexpected to recommend a permanent director at the end of May.

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tee will bring a final recommendation to the board by the end of April. Hamstreet said he'stold staffhe must personally approve any new contract, and he's limited who can approve large invoices. Hamstreet is the founder of Hamstreet & Associates, a Portland company that specializes in restructuring strugglingbusinesses.He'sadvised a number ofcompanies through bankruptcy and restructuring of their finances, operations or management.

tional Institution. The class, partofthe prison'sworkforce developmenteffort,isone of the lastofitskind acrossthe country. A small tour of Morrow County officials — includingJudge Terry Tallman, Commissioner Leann Rea and independent contractor Rod Wilson of Wilson Construction Services — joined Kopperud on a tour of EOCI trade shops to learn how they all had a hand in returning the clock to its authentic, original state.

OSHA fines port terminal operator PORTLAND — The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined

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Oregon inmates help restore courthouse clock


ROSEBURG — A29-yearoldSouthern Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for what he called the mercy killing of his roommate. The Roseburg News-Review reported Charles Henry Teal of Myrtle Creek was sentenced Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court in Roseburg for manslaughter in the October 2011 slaying of 39-year-old Jeflrey Scott Bension. Teal told authorities that he and Bension drove into the woods outside Myrtle Creek, where Bension said he was dying of cancer. Teal said Bension begged him to end the pain, and he agreed, shooting Bension him in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun.



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A look at the rest of this week's local sports schedule. Schedules and times are subject to change. FRIDAY • COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Eastern Oregon University at Corban University, doubleheader, 2 p.m. • PREP SOFTBALL: La Grande at Ontario, noon • PREP SOFTBALL: Union/Cove at Grant Union, 11 a.m. • PREP SOFTBALL: Elgin/Imbler at Vale, 1 p.m. • PREP SOFTBALL: Umatilla at Enterprise/Joseph/ Wallowa, 1 p.m. • PREPTENNIS: La Grande at Vale, 3 p.m. • PREP BASEBALL: La Grande at Ontario, 3 p.m. • PREP BASEBALL: Elgin/Imbler at Vale, 1 p.m. • PREP BASEBALL: Union/Cove at Grant Union, 11 a.m. • PREP BASEBALL: Umatilla at Enterprise/Joseph/ Wallowa, time TBA • PREPTRACK AND FIELD: Apple Blossom Invitational, Hood River, 4 p.m. • PREPTRACK AND FIELD: Union, Cove and Joseph at River's Edge, Umatilla, noon • PREPTRACK AND FIELD: Powder Valley, Imbler, Enterprise/ Wallowa at Baker Relay Meet, time TBA SATURDAY • COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Eastern Oregon University at Northwest Christian University, doubleheader, 11 a.m. • COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD:Eastern Oregon University at Northwest Nazarene University Invitational, Nampa, Idaho, TBA • PREP SOFTBALL: Enterprise/Joseph/ Wallowa at Nyssa, 1 p.m. • PREPTRACK AND FIELD: Powder Valley at Elgin Invite, 11 a.m. • PREPTRACK AND FIELD: Union at Pasco Invitational, Pasco, Wash., 9:30 a.m.


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Teammates gather around home plate to celebrate with Eastern Oregon catcher CassieWendt (far right) after the junior belted a three-run home run during the second inning againstWalla Walla UniversityTuesday.

• Mountaineers use all facetsofthegame to pound Walla Walla By Josh Benham The Observer

Cassie Wendt provided the scoring punch with one big drive, which was more than enough for starting pitcher Lindsey Walchli. The junior hurler threw three innings of scoreless ball, and Wendt's three-run home run helped break the game open for Eastern Oregon as the Mountaineers cruised to a 10-2 victory in the first game of their doubleheader with Walla Walla University Tuesday at Peggy Anderson Field. Eastern pounded out 16 hits, with both Walchli and Katie Martell having three hits apiece. Walchli helped with the offense, driving in a pair of nms.

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Eastern Oregon pitcher Lindsey Walchli fires a pitch during the first game of the Mountaineers' doubleheader with Walla Walla University Tuesday. "That run support is awesome, because you can go out there and you don't have to worry,"Walchli said. "In a2-1or 2-0 ballgame,you have


• Rangers blank Mariners behind Fielder's blast The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, TexasThe Seattle Mariners came out of another shutout loss with another ailing pitcher. Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoffhit back-to-back home runs off Blake Beavan before the fill-in starter left with a sore shoulder and Robbie Ross limited the Mariners to five singles in seven-plus innings in the Texas Rangers' 5-0 victory

conference track athlete of the week for April7-13.

The Post Falls, Idaho, native won the 200-meter dash whileteaming up for first place in the 4-by100 relay race at theAlbertsons War Vll Saturday

in Spokane. Booth also took second in the I00 and was a part of the Mountaineers' second-place team in the 4-by-400.

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JOHN DAY — Even with a hot start, once Grant Union turned the tide, there was nothing La Grande could do to slow them down. The Tigers roared out of the gates with five runs only to see Grant Union chip away gradually, eventually taking the lead late in the contest to rally for a hard-fought 8-5 win over La Grande Tuesday night in boys baseball in John Day. After La Grande built the five-run lead, the Prospectors finally broke through against La Grande starting pitcher Tyson Wicklander, who had four strikeouts and scattered four hits. Grant Union (9-4 overall) plated four runs in the bottom half of the fourth to close it to a one-run game, as Wicklander was pulled See Tigers / Page10A

Tuesdaynight. The Mariners were held scoreless forthe third time in a week, but this one bothered managerLloyd McClendon a little more. Seattle didn't get a runner past second base. cWe didn'tdotoogood," McClendon said."I mean (Ross') cutter was working pretty good and we probably went outside the zone. SeeMariners / Page 9A

Eastern Oregon senior earns award Eastern Oregon senior Kadie Booth was named

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to beperfectevery time. Istilltry to be perfect, but it's still really nice to have run support and a good defense behind you." After finishing their makeup game against Walla Walla with a 15-0victory priorto the doubleheader,and capping offthe doubleheader with an 18-0 win in the second game, the Mountaineers (17-17 overall) finished 10-8 at home, the first time Eastern has had a winning home record since 2008. "It's a good group ofgirls,"Eastern head coach Betsy Westermann said. "I ask a tremendous amount from them, not only on the field and in the gym, but definitely in the classroom and in the community as well. I think they haven't had expectations before, som ejustplacing expectations on them and making sure that they're following through has been a big difference." See Sweep / Page10A

t'satim e ofrenewal forallofus. The spring, sure, that offers a change as we transition out of winter into nicer days. But for myself, the transition has been primarily personal as I startedas thesportswriteratThe Observer this week following a recent birthday I will delve into the latter in a bit, butasfortheformer — it's been a whirlwind couple of weeks from when I got the offer to the present. Itraveled more than 1,000 miles and five states, and it still feels surreal. Oregon. Just the name always brought up a vision of a grandiose place I would never have the opportunity to live in. I had visited a friend in Portland, even thought about moving there, only to balk due to uncertainty about how soon I could find a job. So when my position in La Grande was finalized, I felt like I was going to my own personal Disneyland. I have turned the outdoors from a hobby into a love over the years, and I cannot wait to begin exploring my surroundings, whether that's on foot or on wheels. I love the climate in this part of the country, and I'm a sucker for a craft beer when I have free time. Maybe rivaling hiking and biking is my love of sports, though. I do have some that I am more partial to than others, but I can enjoy and appreciate every single form. Of course, I follow my professional and collegiate teams, but I'm also extremely interested in the high school and college sports in my immediate region.

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Seattle starting pitcher Blake Beavan throws during the first inning of the Mariners'game againstTexas on Tuesday in Arlington, Texas.


Wizards aim for fif'th seed Washington travels to Boston tonight in regularseason finale. Brooklyn, the Wiz and Charlotte are all within two games with

playoff seeding on the line. 5 p.m.

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ALEXEI RAMIREZ: The Chicago White Sox shortstop has had a hit in all14 games this season, including a walkoff home run Sunday night, and his .415 average is leading the American League.

CHAD KELLY: HaII-of-Famer Jim Kelly's nephew will be looking for another school after Clemson booted the redshirt sophomore quarterback off its football roster for conduct detrimental to the team.

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Tuesday's Games

Chicago Cubs at New York, ppd., rain Tampa Bay at Baltimore, ppd., rain Cleveland at Detroit, ppd., inclement weather Texas 5, Seattle 0 Chicago White Sox 2, Boston 1 Kansas City 4, Houston 2 Toronto 9, Minnesota 3 Oakland 10, L.A. Angels 9, 11 innings

Wednesday's Games Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 9:35 a.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 10:05 a.m., 1st game Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m., 2nd game Cleveland at Detroit, 4:08 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 5:05 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 5:10

p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 5:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 5:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday's Games Cleveland (Salazar 0-1) at Detroit (Verlander 1-1), 10:08 a.m. Toronto (McGowan 1-1) at Minnesota (Gibson 2-0), 10:10 a.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-2) at Texas (Scheppers 0-1), 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Price 2-0), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 3-0), 5:10 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 0-1) at Houston (Feldman 2-0), 6:10 p.m. Friday's Games Toronto at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 4:08 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Seattle at Miami, 4:10 p.m. ChicagoWhite Sox atTexas,5:05 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 5:10 p.m. HoustonatOakland, 7:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh 8, Cincinnati 7, comp. of susp. game Atlanta at Philadelphia, ppd., rain Chicago Cubs at New York, ppd., rain Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 5 Miami 11, Washington 2 St. Louis 6, Milwaukee 1 N.Y. Mets 9, Arizona 0 Colorado 3, San Diego 2 San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 12 innings Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 9:35 a.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 10:05 a.m., 1st game St. Louis at Milwaukee, 10:10 a.m. N.Y. Mets atArizona, 12:40 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m., 2nd game Washington at Miami, 4:10 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 7:15 p.m. Thursday's Games Atlanta (A.Wood 2-1) at Philadelphia (Burnett 0-1), 10:05 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 2-1) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 2-0), 12:45 p.m. Colorado (Morales 0-1) at San Diego (Kennedy 1-2), 3:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-0) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 0-0), 4:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 2-1) at Washington (Jordan 0-1), 4:05 p.m. Friday's Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 11:20 a.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m. Seattle at Miami, 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 5:40 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 7:10 p.m.

MLB Baseball Calendar May 14-15 — Owners meetings, New York. June 5 — Amateur draft. July 15 — All-Star game, Minneapolis. July 18 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 27 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players.

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Sept. 30 — Postseason begins. Oct. 22 — World Series begins. November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA — Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to ofter 2015 contractsto unsigned players. Dec. 8-11 — Winter meetings, San Diego. Dec. 8 — Hall of Fame golden era (1947-72) vote announced, San Diego. 2015 Jan. 13 — Salary arbitration filing. Jan. 16 — Salary arbitration figures exchanged. Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings. July 14 — All-Star game, Cincinnati. July 17 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players. Dec. 7-10 — Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.

PREP Baseball Greater Oregon League GOL Ov'all RA RS Rk RPI Baker/PV 2 -0 8- 2 4 0 61 11 587 La Grande 2 - 0 8 - 6 8 2 113 13 577 McLoughlin 0- 2 4 - 4 6 0 54 32 434 Ontario 0-2 2-9 109 55 39 403

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Tuesday's Games

New York109, Brooklyn 98 L.A. Clippers 117, Denver 105

Wednesday's Games Indiana at Orlando, 4 p.m. Chicago at Charlotte, 4 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 5 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 5 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 5 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Washington at Boston, 5 p.m. Brooklyn atCleveland, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 5 p.m. Toronto at New York, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix atSacramento,7:30p.m. Golden State at Denver, 7:30 p.m.


(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Detroit vs. Boston Friday, April 18: Detroit at Boston, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Detroit at Boston, noon Tuesday, April 22: Boston at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Boston at Detroit, 5 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Detroit at Boston, noon x-Monday, April 28: Boston at Detroit, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Detroit at Boston, TBD

Thursday's Games No games scheduled

A look at the NBA playoff picture A look at where things stand in the NBA playolf picture, with one day remaining in the regular season: EAST UPDATE How is New York not in the playolfs? Even without Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks beat Brooklyn on Tuesday night — their third double-digit win over the Nets this season. And that means five seedings will be decided on the season's final night. Indiana is No. 1, Miami is No. 2 and Atlanta is No. 8. Brooklyn could have wrapped up No. 5 on Tuesday. Toronto controls its destiny for No. 3, Brooklyn can still win to get No. 5 and Washington can ensure it finishes no worse than No. 6 with a victory. WEST UPDATE More end-ofseason madness awaits: Four seedings are undecided. San Antonio is No. 1, Houston is No. 4, Portland is No. 5 and Golden State is No. 6. The Clippers could have settled two more seeds if they had lost Tuesday night, but their win over Denver kept them alive in the race with Oklahoma City for No. 2. Those controlling their fates on the season's final night: Oklahoma City in the race for No. 2, and Dallas and Memphis in the race for No. 7 — which works out nicely, since they play one another. WEDNESDAY'S GAMES Indiana at Orlando: Pacers could finish 21-20 on road. Chicago at Charlotte: Bulls would be No. 3 with win and Toronto loss. Would be seeded No. 4 with loss or Toronto win. Charlotte would be No. 6 with a win and a Wizards loss; 7th otherwise. Washington at Boston: Wizards would be No. 5 with a win and a Nets loss; No. 6 with a win and Nets win; No. 7 with a loss and a Charlotte win. Houston at New Orleans: No playoff relevance. Read: Lots ofbackups. Brooklyn at Cleveland: Nets would be No. 5 with win, though they don't seem overly concerned. Philadelphia at Miami: LeBron James, Dwyane Wadeand Chris Bosh all expected to rest for Miami. Atlanta at Milwaukee: This year's No. 8 seed plays last year's No. 8 seed. Utah at Minnesota: Could it be Rick Adelman's finale? Toronto at New York: Raptors will be No. 3 with a win or a Bulls loss. If neither happens, they're No. 4. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio: The Lakers' season, mercifully, comes to an end. Detroit at Oklahoma City: Thunder finally wrap up No. 2 with win; otherwise, door opens for Clippers. Dallas at Memphis: Game of the night. Winner gets No. 7 in West. Loser goes to San Antonio for Game 1. Golden State at Denver: Warriors locked into No. 6. L.A. Clippers at Portland: Will Blake Griffin play? Got his 16th technical of season Tuesday, so if it's not rescinded, he servesone-game league-mandated suspension. Phoenix at Sacramento: Suns could become first team since 2008 Warriors to win 48 and miss playoffs.

Montreal vs Tampa Bay Wednesday, April 16: Montreal at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. Friday, April 18: Montreal at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Tampa Bay at Montreal, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April22:Tampa Bay at Montreal, 4 p.m. x-Thursday, April 24: Montreal at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. x-Sunday, Apri l27:Tampa Bay at Montreal, TBD x-Tuesday, April 29: Montreal at Tampa Bay, TBD Columbus vs. Pittsburgh Wednesday, April 16: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Monday, April 21: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 4 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Monday, April 28: Pittsburgh at Columbus, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers Thursday, April 17: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 22: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Friday, April 25: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 9 a.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE

Minnesota vs. Colorado Thursday, April 17: Minnesota at Colorado, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19: Minnesota at Colorado, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 21: Colorado at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Colorado at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Minnesota at Colorado, TBD x-Monday, April 28: Colorado at Minnesota, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Minnesota at Colorado, TBD Chicago vs. St. Louis Thursday, April 17: Chicago at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19: Chicago at St. Louis,noon Monday, April 21: St. Louis at Chicago, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: St. Louis at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 25: Chicago at St. Louis, 5 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: St. Louis at Chicago, noon x-Tuesday, April 29: Chicago at St. Louis, TBD Dallas vs. Anaheim Wednesday, April 16: Dallas at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Friday, April 18: Dallas atAnaheim, 7 p.m. Monday, April 21: Anaheim at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Anaheim at Dallas, 5 p.m. x-Friday, April 25: Dallas atAnaheim, 5:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Anaheim at Dallas, TBD x-Tuesday, April 29: Dallas atAnaheim, TBD

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Steer Wrestling 1. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La. $29,815; 2. Luke Branquinho, LosAlamos, Calif. $28,398; 3. Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan. $26,059; 4. Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb. $23,779; 5. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas $21,065; 6. Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore. $20,883.

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1. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. $40,614; 2. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont. $37,097; 3. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas $28,525; 4. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz. $25,184; 5. Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla. $23,279.

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1. Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo. $40,614; 2. Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev. $37,097; 3. Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas $26,725; 4. Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz. $25,460; 5. Rich Skel ton,Llano,Texas $23,279; 18. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. $13,216. Saddle Bronc Riding 1. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah $45,517; 2. Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb. $35,661; 3. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M. $33,038; 4. Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas $26,916;5.W ade Sundell,Coleman, Okla.$25,886; 11.Ryan MacKenzie, Jordan Valley, Ore. $17,545.

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Steer Roping 1. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $23,696; 2.Cody Lee, Gatesville,Texas $23,537; 3. Chet Herren, Pawhuska, Okla. $18,000; 4. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, S.D. $17,927; 5. Chance Kelton, Mayer, Ariz. $12,375. Bull Riding 1. Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla. $69,587; 2. J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas $62,680; 3. Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas $36,306; 4. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas $30,770; 5. Ty Wallace, Collbran, Colo. $26,915.

Barrel Racing 1. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D. $58,802; 2. Nancy Hunter, Neola, Utah $55,198; 3. Shelly Anzick, Livingston, Mont. $38,995; 4. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas $34,088; 5. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M. $33,701.

SOCCER Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T P t s G F GA Columbus 3 1 1 10 8 5 Toronto FC 3 2 0 9 5 5 Sporting K.C. 2 1 2 8 5 4 D.C. 2 2 1 7 5 6 New England 2 3 1 7 4 8 Philadelphia 1 1 4 7 8 8 Houston 2 3 0 6 7 8 Chicago 0 1 5 5 9 10 NewYork 0 2 4 4 6 10 Montreal 0 3 3 3 6 10 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pls GF GA FC Dallas 4 1 1 13 15 9 Colorado 3 1 1 10 8 5 Seattle 3 2 1 10 1 2 1 0 RealSaltLake 2 0 4 10 10 6 Vancouver 2 2 2 8 8 6 LosAngeles 2 1 1 7 5 2 ChivasUSA 1 2 3 6 7 11 Portland 0 2 4 4 8 11 San Jose 0 2 2 2 5 7 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. All Times PDT

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BASKETBALL USA BASKETBALL — Named Sue Phillips coach and Mary Coyle Klinger and Brian Robinson assistant coaches for the women's under-17 national team. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — ReleasedDE Cheta Ozougwu. DETROIT LIONS — Signed CB Rashean Mathis to a one-year contract.

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LOSANGELES—Blake GriSn scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 Dn TueSday night fOr their franchiserecord 57th victory Of the SeaSOn.

Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and J.J. Hedf'Ck added 18 POintS in the Clippers' finale at home, where they went 34-7 for another franchise mark. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 16 rebotmds. The win kept the Clippers in the hunt fOr the NO. 2 Seed in the Western Conference PlayDII'S. They WOuld need to win at Portland and Oklahoma City WOuld need to 1OSe to DetrOit Dn WedneSday night for the Clippers to claim the SeCOnd SPOt. OtherWiSe, they

will remain the third seed. LOS AngeleS Will haVe to get by WithOut GriIITn On the road since his 16th tech triggereda league-mandated one-game suspension. Kenneth Faried led the Nuggets with 21 points and Aaron Brooks added 19. Timofey MDZgDVhad 18 pointsand 11rebotmds as Denver's three-game winning streak ended. KNICKS 109, NETS 98 NEW YORK — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets to win the season series between city rivals. The Knicks prevented the Nets from clinching the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and won their third straight in their too-little, too-late strong finish. Amare Stoudemire and J.R. Smith each added 14 points. Anthonyhad an MRI exam Tuesday that revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He won'tplay Wednesday against Toronto, the final game of the first season in his 11-year career that won't end with a playoff berth — and potentially his last as a member of the Knicks. He has said he will become a free agent in July. Marcus Thornton scored 24 points for the Nets, who weren't sharp despite playing starters Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson. The otherstarter, Shaun Livingston, remained sidelined with a sprained right big toe. The Nets still have a magic number of one for finishing fifth. But they could fall to No. 6 if they lose Wednesday in Cleveland and Washington beats Boston.

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Itwas ahitparade for Elgin/Imbler Tuesday. The girls softball team jumped out to a huge lead against Umatilla and never tooktheirfootoffthepedal, as Elgin/Imbler routed the Vikings with a 20-2 home victory. Whitney Wilber went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Jordyn Anderson had a pair ofhits and an RBI as Elgin/ Imbler churned out 13 hits as a team. It was Elgin/Imbler's fikh consecutive win, and in all five the team has reached 10 runs or more. eWe kind of are on a roll right now," head coach Dick GriSn said.eWe've had multiple games with 10 or more hits, and we've won four of the last five by 10 or more nms. It was again the offense that propelled Elgin/Imbler

Tuesday, as they put up 10 runs in the first inning and six in the second to take a commanding lead early. That gave Miah Slater some breathing room, and she took advantage, going three innings on the mound, striking out seven Umatilla batters while walking just one and allowing a single base hit. Lexee Robertson also added a pair ofhits, and Mireya Hernandez doubled for Elgin/ Imbler i6-2 overall), and Griffin hopes the momentum will carry over into a crucial doubleheader. Elgin/Imbler is on the road Friday against Vale, the fourth-ranked 3A team in the state. "Our test will be Vale. They're a top-ranked team in the state," Griffin said."It will probably come down to the defensive end. It should be a really good game."


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ANAHEIM, Calif. Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11thinning double, and Oakland overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth to beat Los Angeles. Lowrie led off the 11th with a single against Yoslan Herrera i0-1l, the Angels' seventh pitcher. Donaldson hit a sharp grounder inside third base for the AL-leading A's, who have won four straight and eight of nine. -

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Continued from Page 8A The big blast offensively came off the bat of Wendt, whose blastin the second inning pushed the lead to 6-0.After just missing on a sacrifice flyin the firstinning, Wendt knew it was only a matter of timebefore shewould betrotting the base path. "I had hit three 4omersl the last time we played them, so I knew it was coming," the junior catcher said. Walchli picked up her 14th win of the season with a mix ofoffspeed pitches and fastballs thathad theWolves flustered. The junior fanned fi ve batters, while allowing a lone double to Walla Walla's Devyn Diorio in the first inning. In turn, the offense for Eastern wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard. Wendt's sacrifice fly and Martell's run-scoring double helped the Mountaineers to three first-inning runs, and they poured it on in the second. After the first two batters w ere reti red,Eastern got

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starter Nicole Beeks over the left-field wall. eWe always want to jump on people and try to score first to set the tone for the game, and with Lindsey on the mound, we like to give her a little bit of cushion as well,"Wendt said. Up by seven, they added two more in the third on two sacrifice flies before Walla Walla could even get on the board. Against Eastern reliever Lily Smith, the Wolves scored two runs off fielding errors to cut the lead to seven, but Walchli put it away in the sixth from the plate. The junior followed Taylor Smith's leadoff double with a sharp single that easily brought Smith home to give the game to Eastern. With their record at an even .500, Eastern now takes on Corban University and Northwest Christian University on the road this weekend in their continued hopes of finishing with a winning re-

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Jim Johnson i2-2l pitched two innings for Oakland, getting Howie Kendrick on a groundout with Trout and Albert Pujols in scoring position to end it. Trout hit a two-run shot in the ninth for the Angels, who have lost three of four.

seven strong innings for his first major league win to lead Kansas City over Houston. Omar lnfante homered and drove in two runs for the Royals. Ventura (1-0), an elite prospect with a 100 mph fastball, allowed four hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts in his fifth major league start. BLUE JAYS 9, TWINS 3 MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help Toronto beat Minnesota. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, andAaron Loup(1-0) won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted 3 2-3 innings on a 35-degree night at Target Field. The Blue Jays led 5-2 going into the ninth before Lawrie's drive olf Jared Burton put it away.

WHITE SOX 2,RED SOX 1 CHICAGO — Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the ninth inning on a two-out throwing error by Xander Bogaerts, and Chicago edged Boston on a frigid night. With the score tied at 1, Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2) allowed a one-out single to Ramirez. After Tyler Flowers struck out, Chris Capuano walked Adam Eaton.On a 3-2 count, Marcus Semien hit a grounder to Bogaerts, who one-hopped his throwto first baseman Mike Carp. ROYALS 4, ASTROS 2 HOUSTON — Yordano Ventura threw

players and fans as I nudge my wayin, and I hope that my passion for telling Continued from Page 8A the tale, no matter how big or small the game is, will come through in my stories. One of my favorite things about covAh yes, the birthday. Last month, ering sports in South Dakota was going I turned 30 years old igaspl. I know to cities and towns ofallshapes and right, my life as I knew it is over, and I sizes. Just seeing how everyone from should just start planning my retireall walks of life in their communities ment and setting up six doctor exams gathered around to support the team a week. Every one of my fiiends I have talked with always talked about how was as cool as anything. Therein lies my goal as I take over hard it was to adjustinto thedreaded here. I want the sports section to "30s," how old it made them feel, and represent everyone in our area. I'd like how depressing it was. But here's the funny thing: I feel to focus on the teams you all know and follow first and foremost, I want every the opposite. I am in a great place in my life, and feel like I'm improving as sport to getit's share of the limelight, and Iwant thesportspageto be awriterevery day.On my birthday, something that all of us can be proud of I vowed I would never look back and I can't wait to meet all of you coaches, instead, focus on making my next



NATIONAL LEAGUE REDS 7, PIRATES 5 CINCINNATI — Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and

decade that much better than my last. Lo and behold, this position came into my life four days later. It might be fate, kismetorjusta seriesoffortunate coincidences, but whatever it was, it feels to me like this impending decade is off to a wonderful start. I'm older yes, but instead of focusing on the drawbacks, I have chosen to concentrate on the positives, and my new gig trying to entertain all of you is at the top of my list. So let's make this the best summer yet, Eastern Oregon, as all of us transition into new phases, some small, while others life-changing. Contact Josh Benham at 541-975-3351 orj benham 0 Follow Josh on Twitter SlgoBenham.

leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays. First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin's single in the seventh inning, giving the Pirates an 8-7 win. Leake (2-1) gave up three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings for a split. The right-hander has won his last four starts against the Pirates. Jonathan Broxton pitched out of a two-on threat in the ninth, converting his first save chance. MARLINS 11, NATIONALS 2 MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBls, including a three-run homer olf Stephen Strasburg, and Miami broke an eight-game losing streak by beating Washington. Strasburg (1-2) allowed six runs and eight hits in four innings. He fell to 2-3 at Marlins Park with an ERA of 8.61. Tom Koehler (2-1) yielded one hit and


five walks in seven scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.89. The performance was a welcome change for a team that had an ERA of 6.12 during the losing streak. GIANTS 3,DODGERS 2, 12 INNINGS SAN FRANCISCO — Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and San Francisco beat LosAngeles after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth off closer Kenley Jansen. Hunter Pence had four hits for the Giants, who have won three of four. Brandon Crawford singled olf Brandon League (0-1) with one out in the 12th and advanced to second on a groundout by Brandon Hicks. Crawford went to third on a wild pitch and Sanchez hit a sharp one-hopper that glanced olf the glove of diving second baseman Justin Turner and into center field. CARDINALS 6, BREWERS 1 MILWAUKEE — Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBls in his return from the disabled list to lead St. Louis over Milwaukee. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta homered in the ninth for the Cardinals, who handed the Brewers their second straight loss following a nine-game winning streak. METS 9,DIAMONDBACKS 0 PHOENIX — Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBls in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and

New York routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks. The Mets placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled hamstring and called up Nieuwenhuis from the minors before the game. He slid into Lagares' spot nicely, hitting a two-run homer during a six-run fourth inning against Bronson Arroyo (1-1) and adding a diving catch in the fifth. ROCKIES 3, PADRES 2 SAN DIEGO — Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings and Colorado edged San Diego for a rare road victory. Nicasio (2-0) allowed hits to his first four batters as the light-hitting Padres took a 2-0 lead. But the right-hander gave up just two hits after that and improved to 3-0 in six starts against San Diego with a 2.89 ERA.

Grande i8-6 overall), going 2-for-4 with a double. Drew Hively had an RBI double, and Tanner Stremcha chipped in a double and a run scored. Besides his relievers, McKinley pointed to cleaning up the errors as another factorthat needs togetbetter for La Grande before their next games, a doubleheader at Ontario Friday afternoon. eWe made several mental mistakes on the base paths,made several other mistakes that helped shift momentum," McKinley said. "Hopefully we can go to Ontario and start putting things together."

Continued ~om Page 8A after the inning due to pitch count. After neither team scored in the fifth, Grant Union would put up three runs on La Grande miscues in the sixth inning, and the Tigers could never recover. "The biggest thing we're struggling with right now is relief pitching," Tiger head coach Parker McKinley said. eTyson did a great job in his first game." Brandon Cederholm was the hitting standout for La

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cord, which hasn't happened since 2005. "To have a winning season with a new coach would be just awesome,"Walchli said. "(Westermannl came in and has turned this program around.We can'tmake the playoffs this year, but next year we'll be high up there." It was more of the same for Eastern in the second game, as this time they blanked the Wolves 18-0, highlighted by a nine-run second inning. JoElla Smith went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three RBI, Martell drove in three on three hits, and Gracie Flyg also smacked three hits, scoring twice. Andrea Roeder added a three-run homer in the second as the Mountaineers combined for 19 hits in the second game. Walchli again stymied the Wolves, blanking them over the first three innings, and Katie Martell threw the final two for the shutout win.

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USDA announcessign-up date for disaster assistance programs The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia announced that farmers and ranchers can now sign up for disaster assistanceprograms, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill. The Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program will provide payments to eligible producersforlivestock deaths and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of theli vestock disaster assistance programs in 2011, and including calendar years 2012,2013 and 2014. Enrollment is also under way for producerswith lossescovered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program and the Tree Assistance Program in 2011, when the programs expired, through 2014. 'These programs aregoing toprovide a lot of needed help to Oregon's farmers and ranchers. All producers who experienced losses are encouraged to bring records documenting those losses to their local FSA county office," said Robert Perry, USDA-FSA acting state executive director in Oregon. Producers are also encouraged to contact their county office ahead of time to schedule an appointment.

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• Local company wins grand champion honors for new product ForWesCom News Service

Howard Elmer, a Grande Ronde Valley farmer who heads up a family meat processing business called Pigtail Pork, has an inquisitive nature and likes to experiment. A product he calls faux bacon, made frompork fl ank,wo n grand champion honors at a recent Northwest Meat Processors Association convention — but only aftera questforperfection,a long series of trials and errors. "Most people use flank for sausage,but Ihad a differentidea," Elmer said. At his shop last week, Elmer detailed themethod he'sperfected for making the product, which may well be the first of its kind. It's a matter of cutting and slicing three strips of flank, vacuumtumbling and marinating them, then removing the fat from one side and the silver lining from the other. That done, Elmer stacks one strip on another with pepper in between, and makes the whole thing into a roll. It's an innovative, possibly even unheardofuseforflank meat. Designedtobeeaten cold,ithas a distinctive spicy flavor and a tender texture worthy of a blue ribbon. That the judges at the convention thought so was a coup for Elmer. "There'spersonalsatisfaction that I can make a product that competes with guys who have beenprocessingmeat forthree

Permittotals The following is the most recent permit figures available for La Grande and Union County for March: CITY OF LA GRANDE PERMITS MARCH 2014 Building permit fees (total) $ 1 ,839 Building permits valuation $131,591 M anufactured home permit fees $ 0 Mechanical permits $2,0 2 3.50 Plumbing permits $1,555 Electrical permits $3,886.36 Demolition permits $120 Total permits issued 53 UNION COUNTY PERMITS MARCH 2014 Building permit fees (total) $ 3 ,949 Building permits valuation $525,812.60 Manufactured home permits fees $0 Mechanical permits $551 Plumbing permits $468 Electrical permits $3,419.92 Demolition permits $0 Farm exempt permits $0 Total permits issued 47 Source: Union County Chamber of Commerce



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Elmer's prize-winning faux bacon is pork flank that is vaccum tumbled, marinated, spiced, and packaged in rolls.

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started developing in 2006. Sage raises pigsthatare sold to customers, and when the pigs come to maturity the customers purchase meat cutting services 6om Pigtail Pork. Howard, his wife, Cherie, son, Sage, and — Howard Elmer, a Grande grandson, Ezekial, all work in the Ronde Valley farmer butcher shop, helped by family fiiend, Julie Basznianyn. generations," he said. Though a relative newcomer to Pork is the only kind of meat the custom meat cutting business, cut and wrapped. The shop does Elmer is no stranger to agriculnot process beef. As Pigtail Pork grew and beture. He grew up on the Lower Cove came successful, Howard Elmer Road farm his father, Harvey, joined the Northwest Meat Probought in 1937, and he's never cessorsAssociation,a group that left it for long. He likes to say that works for the betterment of the he's been out of Union County region's meat industry. He has twice, once to Baker City and served as secretary-treasurer and once to Pendleton, and it's hard to iscurrently vice president. tell ifhe's kidding. He finally says The association hosts a threethat he is, but not by much. day convention in a different city For generations, the Elmer each year, featuring guest speakfarm hasproduced cattle,grain ers, social hours and dinners, a and hay. The custom butcher shop trade show and meat judging is anewer endeavor,a sideline contests. This year, the event took Howard and his son, Sage, SeeElmer / Page 2B

thatIcan make aproduct that competes with guys who have been processing meat for three generations."

any people I know enjoyatleastone television reality show that they will admit as being a guilty pleasure. Mine happensto be "Bar Rescue." The premise of the show is that within just a few days, bar turnaround expert Jon Taffer can change mindsets, educatethe staff,straighten out lousy owners, remodel the venue and rebrand the bar toappealto ademographic that will make the business profitable. As each episode begins, Taffer enters a failing bar like a new sheriff riding into a crime-ridden Western town. In no time flat, he determines what works, what doesn't and what needs to change. This formula consists of calling out individual employees dragging the business down, financially and operationally. One of the most exciting elementsofeach episode is the creation of a new brand for the bar. Taffer utilizes all elements — people, education,remodeling, signage and organizational changes — so that the owner, employees and customersallhave abetter experience. The transformation is always fun to watch. To accomplish this goal, Taffer must change both hearts and minds. Those employees who can adapt keep their job and those who won't find themselves out of work. Taffer comes into abar because it is failing financially. The core reasons the bar has issues are outright owner neglect, indifference, a poorattitude based on a past event, or simply burnout. A common theme is a lack of technical understanding of how a bar makes money. This all makes for entertaining television. In all of the "Bar Rescue" episodes I have watched, and in thinking about some of the business owners I've met and perhaps consulted, I've witnessed these characteristics that explain why the business they own is doing poorly: • These are individuals who think they are working SeeKeller / Page 2B


a er i wine arnansexnansion • Earth I Vine opening second location in La Grande likely by June By Terry Richard The Oregonian

PORTLAND — And then there were two. Mary Stevenson is planning to duplicate a good thing by opening a secondlocation forherpopular Baker City business, Earth & Vine wine bar and art gallery. This one will be in La Grande, likely opening in June. That could make it a good

summer for west side Oregonians to venture out east, now that they know they can get a good glass of wine in a couple of places iin addition to the already famous beer). Of course, wines from Walla Walla have long found their way into northeast Oregon, so it's not really like getting good wine is something new. Stevenson grew up on a Baker County ranch and went to college in La Grande at Eastern Oregon University, though she did that by commuting. Now, she will set down more permanent roots in La Grande, but it will still be by commuting. SeeExpansxon / Page 2B


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Mary Stevenson is planning to open a second Earth &.Vine wine bar and art gallery. This one will be in La Grande.







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He said there are more products in every department, but the big thing is the expanded sporting goods section with a corner devotedto thatdepartment. Besides hunting and fishing supplies and licenses, the storesellsand rentscross country skis and snowshoes, special orders Raleigh bikes and has a full service bike repair shop. aw e wanted to offera bet-


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JOSEPH — With a long reputation as a small town hardwarestore thatcarried a little bit of everything, Joseph Hardware completed its move last month into a newly renovated building thatused to serve asthe town's bowling alley. Owner James Johnson said the building that formerly housed "Shooters," a bar and bowling alley that had been shuttered for two years, was in foreclosure when he and his wife, Leah, purchased it last July. Work soonstartedafter the sale closed, transforming itinto a new Joseph Hardware with more floor space and increased inventory. "Our move was predicated on need," Johnson said. awe were maxed out. We could have only two or three employees on at a time. The writing was on the wall. Business has been decent for us and, hopefully, we will hire more." Johnson said it took two months just to clear out the building's contents, including bowling alley lanes and a full kitchen. The bowling

terexperience,so customers areabletostep back and not feel rushed," Johnson said. So far, the customer feedbackhas been positive, Stowell said. "I hear a lot of 'wows' and Katy Nesbitt /Wescom News Sennce comments like,'It's like a The original maple bowling lanes were preserved in mini Home Depot, without the renovation ofthe new Joseph Hardware Store in the drive. Now I don't have the former Shooters bowling alley. to leave town."' Driving out of the county equipment was taken over for housewares is not only old space." by the Enterprise Elks Stowell said sales were up a chore for homeowners, considerably the first month but contractors as well. On Lodge and Johnson said he in the new store. a quiet, early April day a agreed to sell it to them for 40 percent ofitsappraised The new store has 7,500 contractor comes in to pick up flooring he ordered. value. The synthetic lanes square feet, almost twice 'The feedback's been the sizeofthe previous thatwere laid over the a original maple lanes, he location. we've doubled our awesome. We've seen a lot inventory and expanded the of new faces come through said, were partofthepackage and are very valuable. departments. We are deeper here. This is big news for the The exposed, original maple on what we did carry and county. Not much going on lanes were incorporated and someone opens a new have a wider assortment," with the store's new flooring. Johnson said. hardware store." 'There is more elbow Stowell said the store has Stowell said the stafF room and products are more spent most of February mov- always had a strong emphaing inventory a halfblock up sison customer service. accessible ,said storemanag"I'm trying to groom our er Sam Stowell."It's well-lit the street to the new locaand the layout makes more tion and by March the new new employees to maintain thatstandard,"hesaid. sense, hopefully, than our store was fully operational.

EXPANSION Continued from Page 1B Earth & Vine in Baker City is at 2001 Washington Ave. Earth & Vine in La Grande will be at 1101 Washington Ave. They are not the same Washington avenues, though. The Baker City business opened in a Knights of the Pythians Castle, built in 1907 anddedicated in 1908.Stevenson followed with her remodeling in 2007 and opening in 2008. Baker City has a thing about its history, you know. After learning the saloon business from Tyler Brown, owner of Baker City's Barley Brown's Brewing, Ste-

KELLER Continued from Page 1B hard, and may appear to work hard, but often don't do either. While they are proud to be the owner, they don't really want to either lead or manage. • They do not supervise. Subordinates never hear praiseand rarely getdirection or feedback. Formal performanceappraisals never take place. Employees areoften told "Good job,"but itisneverin reference to anything specific. • Follow-up and followthrough are non-existent. While always talking a good game, the owner often fails to honor commitments. Employees cue on that and use it to their advantage. • No one is ever fired. These owners grumble about the mistakes that employee make. But that is all they do. Employees know the bark is far worse than the bite. Eventually, they ignore the barking.

venson took the plunge of opening a wine bar in a hard-drinking mining and ranching town. My, how times have changed in Baker City, because business has been good all along the way. Many of the wines are from Walla Walla, Wash., and elsewhere in Washington, plus the Willamette Valley. Baker County's one producing winery, Copper Belt Winery near Keating, is also represented. She also sellsbeer,butdoesn'ttry to compete with the pubs. The wine bar is decorated with work by local artists, changing every few months. On a recent Friday night, she borrowed a Barley Brown brewer and

• Growing the company is OK as long as the owner doesn't have to work any harderforittohappen. These owners also lack two other things that have causedtheirbarsto decline. The first is lack of vision; they do not see the lack of cleanliness and disrepair of their own facility. They fail to see that new customers are not being acquired and that old customers are not returning. The second is their ambiguityrelated to trust.Being totalcontrolfreaks,these owners will not allow anyone to make decisions about how the bar runs; yet the lack of control at the point of pour is the primary reason each bar highlighted has major financial issues. Either your business is growing or it is dying. The only person actually being paid to figure which category it falls into is the owner, and that same person is ultimately responsible for leading it the direction of most benefit for the shareholders.

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had him entertain her crowd with his guitar and songs. That was Addison Collard and his one-man band. The food also is a little different than what's served in Baker City's pubs: cheesefondue, flatbread pizza,salads and sandwiches, antipasti plates. The biggest seller is named Mary's, after the owner: it's a sandwich on focaccia bread with ham, salami and gouda cheese. The Baker City business is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. i10 p.m. on weekends), with an 8 a.m. breakfast on weekends. It's closed Mondays. The La Grande plan is still in formation, but the hope is tokeep itopen daily to servethe university community.

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ers are encouraged to test new approaches this year beState University researchers foreantibioticsarenolonger have proventhe effectiveness availableasbackup choices, oftwo organicalternatives added Johnson. for controlling a disease that In OSU trials, researchcan wipe out entire apple and ers tested the commercially available Blossom Protect, pear orchards. Scientists found that a yeastthat clingstoapple spraying a yeast-based prod- blossoms and pears and uct and new water-soluble prevents colonization by fire copperproducts atthebegin- blight bacteria. ning of the growing season Blossom Protect was providedprotection from the developed in Europe and registered by the Environmental bacterial disease. The findings come as Protection Agency in 2012. In organic growers prepare for a apples, itw as90 percent effecprobableban on twoantibiot- tive when sprayed after lime ics previously allowed by the sulfurto reduce crop load. Copper has been used National Organics Standards Board. At the end of this for fire blight for almost a year's growing season, oxycentury, but heavy applicationscan be toxicto treesor tetracycline and potentially streptomycin will no longer be create rough blemishes on permittedin organicorchards fruit, known as russetingforfi re blight,aseriousbacte- which downgrades the value. rial disease that can kill trees. New water-soluble copper Spread by bees and rain, products, such as Cueva fire blightremains dormant and Previsto, contain low in trees over winter and concentrations of the metal, infects flowers in spring. Once which lessens its negative infected, growers can only stop effects while still combating the disease by cutting outinfire blight, said Johnson. "Whereas growers used fections, which can prove fatal. "In some cases, fire blight to be scared to spray copcan kill a whole orchard in per, the solubilized versions a short period of time," said aresaferthan coppersfrom OSU Plant Pathologist Ken yesteryear," said Johnson, a Johnson. professor in OSU's College of Organic pome fruit growAgricultural Sciences.



in-show for specialty bacon. This year's grand championship stands apart, though, Continued ~om Page 1B because it was for a unique placeatWi ldhorse Resort creation all his own. Elmer is not trying to marand Casino in Pendleton. ket the product now, and isn't Out of 17 contest judging categories, Pigtail Pork sure ifhe will. It requires a products, including bone-in good deal ofhands-on work, ham, commercial bacon, spe- and mightnot bea good cialty bacon and fermented candidate for mass manufacturing. sausage, won champion or "At this point it's just exreserve champion awards, plus the grand championship perimental," Elmer said."It's for faux bacon. fun to do something nobody Elmer said he's won awards elsehas evermade, and it'sa in previous years, including a nice thing to give it to family grand championship and best- and friends,a he said.



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Charlie Sand of Baker High took third in the event. The wire feed welding competition was won by Charlie Sand of Baker High School in Baker City. Chris RobWesCom News Servicestaff erts of Elgin was the runner-up and Tyler Newberry of Pine Eagle took Students in FFA chapters at high third. schools in Union and Baker counties Charlie Sand of Baker High School were among those who put their technical skills and knowledge to the test at won the Oxy Acetylene cutting event. the annual Eastern Oregon District Ag The runner-up was Ray Denig of Pine Mechanics career development event Eagle and Garrett Shreve of Powder at Treasure Valley Community College Valley placed third. on April 9. Powder Valley was rated the top The event was put on by the welding advanced team. Its members are Lane Loennig, Garrett Shreve, Heith Browne department at Treasure Valley Community College. and Lee McElligott. Pine Eagle placed second in the team Advanced division category with a squad comprised of The electrical wiring competiRay Denig, Tyler Newberry, Justin Seal tion was won by Tyler Newberry of and Moroni Jensen. Pine Eagle in Halfway. Klint Porter Elgin finished third in the advanced of Imbler placed second and Wyatt team category with a unit made up of Humphries of Union took third. Stephen Howes, Curtis Little, Jason The blueprint reading event was Palmer, Hayden Bershenyi and Chris claimed by Garrett Shreve of Powder Roberts. Valley. Hayden Bershenyi of Elgin took Beginning division second and Jake Campbell of Imbler finished third. Powder Valley in North Powder Lane Loennig of Powder Valley won took the top two spots in tape measure the arc welding competition. Justin reading with Seth Dixon placing first and Tyler Huford taking second. Dusty Seal of Pine Eagle took second and

Gyllenberg of Baker placed third. Baker swept the top two places in tool identification with Alec Slater winning and Dusty Gyllenberg placing second. JW Chetwood and Shane Denig, bothofPineEagle,tied forthird place. Arc welding was won by Hannah Oliver of Baker. Katelyn Jensen of Pine Eagle took second and Dusty Gyllenberg of Baker finished third. The wire feed welding event was won by Dusty Gyllenberg of Baker. Tyler Hufford of Powder Valley placed second and ShaneDenig ofPine Eagletook third. The tool reconditioning event was won by Seth Dixon of Powder Valley. The runner-up was Dusty Gyllenberg of Baker and the third-place finisher was Katelyn Jensen of Pine Eagle. Baker won the team title, while Pine Eagle was the runner-up and Powder Valley placed third. The Baker team was comprised of Dusty Gyllenberg, Hannah Oliver, Alec Starter and Matt Siddoway; Pine Eagle's team was made up of Shane Denig, JW Chetwood, Katelyn Jensen, Blake Butler and River Colnot. The Powder Valley team was comprised of SethDixon,TylerHufford and Cade Browne.


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YAKIMA, Wash.— A new Washington State University study has found that a combination of agricultural emissions, human-based activity — like running car engines and burning woodstoves — and cold, still winter nights adds up to poorer air quality in the Yakima Valley than in much ofthestate. Workingin collaboration with the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency, Yakama Nation, state Department

of Ecology and Central Washington University, the WSUresearchers found that ammonia fiom agricultural activities and emissions fiom motor vehicles lead to high pollution levels under specific cold and stagnmt atmospheric conditions during winter. Researchers conducted the study at the request of the ecology department after that agency's routine monitoring picked up elevated levels of nitrate particles in the air in the Yakima area. The agency monitors

air pollutants throughout Washington to ensure federal health-based air quality standards are met. W hen breathed deep into the lungs, fine particle pollution can lodge and cause structural and chemical changes. These particles can also act as carriers forother toxicand cancercausing materials. Recent air monitoring data showed that the Yakima region had high levels of atmospheric nitrates and could risk violatingfederalstandards for

fine particle pollution. "On some winter nights, the pollution levels in the Yakima Valley canreach what the EPA says are unhealthy levels,' said Tim VanReken, assistant professorinthe WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. W ith saophisticated atmospheric chemistry laboratory housed in a custombuilttrailer,theresearchers took careful measurements throughout the region and createda detailed data set in January 2013.



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SALEM — Oregon employersarereporting 10,000 more job vacancies than they had a year ago and moretroublefi nding the right candidates, leading to higher wages, according to a report released Monday by theOregon Employment Department. The number of unemployed Oregonians also is falling. With more vacancies and fewer jobless workers, there are now four people unemployed for every job vacancy, down from eight a year ago,according todata from the quarterly job vacancy survey of employers. ''Whatit's basically showing isthere' sa tighterlaborma rket," said Jessica Nelson, a state employment economist. "Afterseveralyearsofvery slow growth, things have been ramping up more quicklyin the last six to nine months." Employers reported nearly 33,000jobvacancies this

winter. Nearly all of the 10,000additional vacancies were att ributed to companies with fewer than 100 employees. The concentration of vacanciesatsmalleremployers was unusually pronounced, Nelson said, though difficult to explain &om the data. Many of the smaller employers with job vacancies were in the construction, retail and natural resources industries, suggesting people are opening more small stores and independent constructioncontractors are hiring more help, she said. Employers reported having difficulty filling 54 percent ofjobs,up from 39 percent last winter. As a result, the average wage offered was up 74 cents from ayear ago,to

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"The Pupcakery" that sold dog biscuits and dog-themed custom paintings, greeting cards, journals and jewelry. Olivia Meik, age 12, createsrag dollsrepresenting historic figures or book charactersand sellsthem at the market while wearing historic costumes. She made one doll out of alpaca yarn she spun herself to look like Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter book series.

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BAKER CITY LIONS CLUB Thurs., 12:00 noon Sunndge Inn 1 Sunndge Ln. Everyone welcome!

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TRAP CLUB: Thurs., 7 p.m. T r a p Cl ub There's an easy way for Grounds, Imnaha Rd., BINGO: TUESDAYS at you to sell that bicycle Settler's Park. west of Baker City. For you no longer use. Just Everyone invited. info, ca I I Ed at advertise it in classified! 541-523-6077.




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OWNER:LARRYWADDELL Located: From downtownBurnsORt.5 milesEast onhwy78 (Crane/Winnem ucca Hwy) to Hwy 205(FrenchGlenn)thenSouth onHwy2053milesto68439Hwy205.Burns OR 97720. Si9nsposted.

Sale starts 11 AIVbPST. Lunch Served. Terms; Cashorbankablechecksaleday.Nobuyerspremium.No CreditCards.Everything soldasiswhereis. TRACTORS M F5465 Dyna4 MFWD3 hydremotes,RS.Trans,t8.4X 38 rubberw/Q56front loader,quickattach, bucket& balespear, 5K hrs ,exccond.,JD 4030 quadtrans2hydremotes,t8.4X 38 rubber 4post cabF-258front loader,JD1020diesel 1hyd remote16.9X 24rubber, recentoverhaul, MF65 diesel t3.6X 38 newrubber,runsgood,JD Bw/new 1t.2X38 rubberw/ hydra loader TRAILERS 2004 KeystoneEverest 30' 5thwheel travel trailer 2 slide outs, furnished,water laundry, hookup, lots oi extra storage, exc cond., 25' 3 axle gooseneckflatbedtrailer w/Iold up ramps, Tandem axle16' gooseneckstocktrailer VEHICLES t997Toyota 2wd PickupX cab4 cyl5spd 55K miles good cond., PolarisExplorer 4004wheeler, ATVsprayer HAY EIAUIPMENT M F Hesstonseries2756round baler, 2100bales, like new, Vermeer605 Hround baler longwidebelts, Kuhn t2' rotary swather ¹FC353GC, Hay Buster 2650round balefeederw/hyd carrier, exc cond., 2- Hay Buster 256 roundbale feeders, Farmhand 8wheel rake, KuhnSR108 speedrake, exccond., JD 3ptsiderake,3axle6wheelhaywagon,4wheelhaywagon EIIUIPMENT Miskin 4.5 ydcarryall, Ace t2' 3pt 4 bar 3Kcultivator, Valley mound 5shankcorrugator w/markers, Sytrex3ptcycloneseeder, 3- t2' meadowharrows, soil mover 1yd roll over scraper, MF 8' 3pt disc, Little Rhino3pt blade,3pt hydditcher, 3pt Pak tank sprayer,gaspowered LIVESTOCK E UIPMENT 4- Hy Qual roundbalefeeders, RR. roundbale feeder, RR. creepfeeder, 3- Ily bagmineral stations, woodposts &poles This is just a partial listing pleasecheckour website for pictures & afull listing.

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300 - Financial/Service 310- Mortgages,Contracts, Loans 320 - Business Investments 330 - Business Opportunities 340 - Adult Care Baker Co 345 - Adult Care Union Co 350 - Day Care Baker Co 355 - Day Care Union Co 360 - Schools EI Instruction 380 - Service Directory

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110 - Self-Help Group Meetings AA MEETING: Survior Group. Mon., Wed. 5 Thurs. 12:05 pm-1:05 pm. Presbytenan Church, 1995 4th St. (4th 5 Court Sts.) Baker City. Open, No smoking.


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UNION COUNTY AA Meeting NORTHEAST OREGON Info. CLASSIFIEDS of fers 541-663-41 1 2 Self Help 5 S upport G roup An n o u n c e - 120 - Community ments at n o c h arge. Calendar For Baker City call: J uli e — 541-523-3673 For LaGrande call: E n ca — 541-963-31 61

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Clover Glen Apart$450/mo and up, +dep ments, 2212 Cove References required Avenue, 541-403-2220 u tilities p a i d e x c e p t La Grande p hone a n d cab l e . Clean Lrt well appointed 1 CLEAN, QUIET 2-bdrm. S tove, f r i dge, d i s h- E qual O p p o r t u n i t y Lrt 2 bedroom units in a quiet location. Housing w asher. $ 4 0 0 / m o . housing. Call T a ylor RE Lr t M g mt at for those of 62 years Contact Nelson Real 503-581-1813. or older, as well as Estate. 541-523-6485 TTY-711 those disabled or handicapped of any ELKHORN VILLAGE age. Rent based on inAPARTMENTS 725 - Apartment come. HUD vouchers Senior a n d Di s a b l ed Rentals Union Co. Housing. A c c e pting accepted. Call Joni at 541-963-0906 applications for those 1 BDRM, 1 ba, w/s/g included, refng. Lrt stove. TDD 1-800-735-2900 aged 62 years or older 1808 3rd, LG. $385. as well as those dis541-398-1602 This institute is an equal abled or handicapped of any age. Income restrictions apply. Call 2 BDRM, 1 bath, stove, Candi: 541-523-6578 refngerator, W/S/G inc I u d e d, W/D, $4 50 opportunity provider. mo. 640 S 6th St, Elgin. 541-398-1602. or Disabled. S u b sidized Low Rent. Beautiful River Setting. All

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CIOUS u pst a i rs 2 bdrm, 1 bath duplex with lots of windows, laundry r o o m w it h washer/dryer, walk-in c losets, of f - s t r e e t parking. New carpeting and bamboo flooring. Large yard, storage, water/sewer paid. No pets. $600/month. UNION, 3 BD, 2B T H, d ouble w i de, $ 8 5 0 . 541-786-6058 3 BD, 1 B T H $ 7 5 0 .

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20 X40 shop, gas heat, 378510th Street roll-up a nd w a l k -in doors, restroom, small Beautiful Home. CENTURY 21 Now accepting applicaFAMILY HOUSING 2-bdrm,1-bath o ffice s p ace, $ 3 5 0 PROPERTY FAMILY HOUSING tions f o r fed e r a l ly We offer clean, attractive month, $300 deposit. STORAGE UNIT in MANAGEMENT in Sumpter. funded housing. 1, 2, I sland C i t y 12x 2 4 two b edroom a part541-91 0-3696. Pinehurst Apartments W/S/G paid. Wood and 3 bedroom units $50.00 per month with ments located in quiet La stove Lrt propane. 1502 21st St. with rent based on inBEARCO $ 25.00 d e p . Ca I I and wel l m a i ntained Pnvate nverside park La Grande come when available. 541-786-4440 settings. Income reBUSINESS PARK $450/mo. + dep. (541)963-1210 strictions apply. Has 6000, 3000, 2000 sq A ttractive one and tw o 541-894-2263 Prolect phone number: •The Elms, 2920 Elm a ra n e et r r ement ft units, all have over- 795 -Mobile Home bedroom units. Rent MANOR 541-437-0452 S t., Baker City. C u r- CIMMARON Apartments heard doors and man Spaces based on income. InOREGON TRAIL PLAZA Apts. doors. Call re n t ly a v a i I a b I e2 bd,ICingsview 767Z 7th Street, La come restrictions ap- TTY: 1(800)735-2900 1-2 bdrm mobile homes SPACES AVAILABLE, 1 ba. Call Century 2-bdrm a p a rtments. 541-963-7711 Grande, Oregon 97850 ply. Now accepting apstarting at $400/mo. one block from Safe21, Eagle Cap Realty. "This institute is an Most utilities paid. On plications. Call Lone at way, trailer/RV spaces. 541-963-1210 Includes W/S/G equaI opportunity BEAUTY SALON/ site laundry f a c ilities (541 ) 963-9292. Senior and Disabled RV spaces avail. Nice W ater, s e w er , g a r Office space perfect provider." and playground. Acquiet downtown location bage. $200. Jeri, manComplex for one or two operacepts HUD vouchers. CLOSE TO do wntown This institute is an equal 541-523-2777 a ger. La Gra n d e ters 15x18, icludeds a nd E O U , st u d i o , opportunity provider. Call M ic h e l l e at 541-962-6246 Affordable Housing! restroom a n d off w/s/g pd, no smoking, (541)523-5908. HOME SWEET HOME Rent based on instreet parking. no pets, $450 month, Cute LrtClean Call 541-963-3161 or 541come. Income restnc$500 mo Lrt $250 dep $40 0 d e p o s i t . eSPECIALe 2 Lrt 3-Bdrm Homes 523-3673 to place your tions apply. Call now 541-91 0-3696 541-91 0-3696. $200 off 1704 East St TDD 1-800-735-2900 ad. to apply! 1st months rent! No Smoking/1 small BIG!!! SHOP w/office, pet considered. CLOSE TO EOU, sm 1 Beautifully updated Com2000 sq ft, 2 overhead This institute is an Call Ann Mehaffy bdrm, coin-op laundry doors, large f e nced munity Room, featurequal opportunity 541-51 9-0698 no smoking/no pets ing a theatre room, a outside storage area, provider. Ed Moses:(541)519-1814 $350 mo, $300 dep heat, a/c, will rent part pool table, full kitchen 541-91 0-3696. and island, and an or all. Call for details 815 - Condos, Town2-BDRM., 1-BATH: No 541-963-51 25. electnc fireplace. homes Baker Co. pets/waterbeds. Renovated units! www.La rande Mc Elroy Properties. TDD 1-800-545-1833 OFFICE SPACE, approx ST. ELIZABETH 541-523-2621 1300sq ft, r e ception Please call (541) Towers Condo a nd waiting room. 3 Retirement-Seasonal963-7015 for more in- 3-BDRM, 1 1/ 2 b a th. offices, restrooms, all Co-Owners-Rent fncome formation. Gas heat. $825/mo. utilities paid . $9 0 0 2-bdrm, 2 bath, (541) 523-4435 by Stella Wilder month, $800 deposit. 1600 sq. ft. 2nd floor TTY 1-800-735-2900 541-91 0-3696. w/balcony. New 4-BDRM, 2 1/2 ba th in WEDNESDAY,APRIL )6, 20)4 TAURUS (Aprif 20-May 20) — You can way ofdoing things that makesothers want to appliances Lrt blinds. This institute is an Equal North Baker. 3000 sq. Very clean. $115,000 YOUR BIRTHDAY byStella Wilder have more of what you really like, but you're come back for more. In some instances, it'll Opportunity Provider. ft. Avail. May 3, Dou- 780 - Storage Units 541-519-0280 Born today, you are something of a "busy going to have toask for it in just the right way. be a case of "oneand done," b le Garage, S h o p, bee," always immersing yourself in one proj- GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Focus on SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec 21) Fenced yard. Beautiful 12 X 20 storage with roll 820 - Houses For historic h o m e . No up door, $70 mth, $60 ect or another, and sometimes two, three or thosewho seem togiveyoua certain "charge. " What gives you a rush doesn't always do the Sale Baker Co. deposit 541-910-3696 Smoking. $ 1250/mo four at a time. Tosaythat you are an effective You don't want to spend time with anyone same for others, as you well know. Today, p lu s d e p o s i t . 3350 ESTES St. 3-bdrm, you're going to want to reach a compromise. Union County multitasker is an understatement; indeed, you who leavesyou cold. 541-403-11 88 1 bath with attached 1 Senior Living areoften much more efficient and effective CANCER(June 21-Jufy 22) -- You're likely CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You 1/2 garage on a corner SUNFIRE REAL Estate when you are focusing on more than one to realize something that lets you see things cansolidifywhatwasonceonly avagueidea. lot. $112,500. Please Mallard Heights LLC. has Houses, Du• e J endeavor at a time! You have a wayofPriori- in an entirely new light -- and this benefits The result may be financial support when call: 541-403-0958 870 N 15th Ave plexes Lrt Apartments tizing that lets you deal with things concur- everyone around you. you most need it. Elgin, OR 97827 for rent. Call Cheryl rently, without having to separate them into LEO (Jufy 23-Aug. 22) - You're likely to AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You Guzman fo r l i s t ings, "now" and "later" columns. You are not a win praise for the way you defuse apossibly mustn't believe everything you hear. You'll Now accepting applicae Security Fenced 541-523-7727. tions f o r fed e r a l ly procrastinator, either; you will address things volatile situation. With patient understand- have a knack for steering others in the right e Coded Entry ST. ELIZABETH f unded ho using f o r 752 - Houses for as they arise, and not wait — even when it ing, you cansurely makeyour way. direction in this regard. Towers Condo t hos e t hat a re Rent Union Co. e Lighted for your protection means you might become almost hopelessly VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your ideas PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) —Give yourRetirement-Seasonalsixty-two years of age e 4 different size units Co-Owners-Rent fncome busy! You'd rather overwork yourself and get are certainly worth further exploration- self a pat on the back for a job well done. or older, and h andi- 1 BDRM 550 month w/s 2-bdrm, 2 bath, things done than leaveanything hanging over today, tomorrow and in the days to come. A Yesterday, you left others wondering howyou paid 541-963-4125 e Lots ol Ry storage capped or disabled of 1600 sq. ft. 2nd floor any age. 1 and 2 bedyou. quickdecision makesadifference. do it; today, you'll reap the rewards. 41298 Chico Rd, Baker City w/balcony and room units w it h r e nt 1 BDRM, 1 bath, stove, off Pncahontas THURSDAY,APRIL lj LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Your first beautiful views! New fridge, w/s i n cluded. aDIIQn F a a q u pl »« t n R y p a« «c b ased o n i nco m e ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Youmay time is likely to be remembered as the best appliances Lrt blinds. $ 450 mo. 1 306 1/ 2 CQPYRIGHT2tln UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE INC when available. Very clean. $115,000 have to work faster than usual to get the usual time, too. You'll be on a roll before you know DtnRIBUIED BYUNIVERSALUCLICK FQRUn Penn Ave., La Grande. llawr tst K » c e a c rc a a r r rr67s 541-519-0280 amount of work done. Either distractions or it, but don't forget your beginnings. (541)398-1602. 7X11 UNIT, $30 mo. Prolect phone ¹: $ 2 5 d e p . obstacles are in your way. SCORPIO (Ocl. 23-Nov. 21) - You have a 541-437-0452 P RICE RE D U C E D ! 2 BD, 1 ba LG m obile (541 ) 910-3696. 2-bdrm, 1 bath home home. w/d, c a rport, TTY: 1(800)735-2900 on 75x120 ft. corner deck, Lrt storage, w/s/g A PLUS RENTALS lot on paved streets. included. NO DOGS, has storage units "This Institute is an All utilities are on propNO SMOICING. $525+ availabie. equaI opportunity erty. $42,500. Call for $ 200 s e curity. L a st 5x12 $30 per mo. provider." an ap p oi nt m en t months rent on time. 8x8 $25-$35 per mo. 541-524-106 3 or 541-91 0-0056 8x10 $30 per mo. 541-51 9-1 31 7 'plus deposit' 4+ BRDM, 3ba, two level 1433 Madison Ave., ACROSS 33 Voodoo slaves RESIDENTIAL OR home at 307 Second or 402 Elm St. La Investment Property 37 Fiery gem Str. LG, $1500 obo. Grande. Home for sale in Baker 38 Briefcase item Answer to Previous Puzzle LA GRANDE, OR 1 Kin of argon P lease see i n f o o n Ca II 541-910-3696 City. M ove-in ready. and neon 39 Skywalker's window before calling Clean 3-bdrm, 2 bath THUNDERBIRD F I S T Z EE R E A M 541-663-8683 6 Origami need guru on an extra large corAPARTMENTS 40 Moocher American West 11 Femme's AR I A I RE A V I D ner lot. Gas heat, in307 20th Street AVAILABLE APRIL 1, Storage 41 Almost-grads address cludes appliances in K I C K L L Y P A D S large 4 bdrm, south- 7 days/24 houraccess 12 Alpha 42 Carried COVE APARTMENTS the Brooklyn School side, $1200 plus dep. 541-523-4564 E S S E N C E V through on district. $85,000. Call opposites 1906 Cove Avenue Mt E m i l y P r o p e rty COMPETITIVE RATES 541-880-4224 43 Plural indicator 14 Warhol or OOH T E D I U M Mgmt. 541-962-1074. Behind Armory on East 44 Comic-strip UNITS AVAILABLE Rooney A L B U M G AS R C A and H Streets. Baker City 825 - Houses for NOW! AVAILABLE MAY 1st, 15 Mild acid queen WA I T H D W A L L Sale Union Co. 2bdrm, 1ba, f e nced 17 JAMA reader 46 Gyro pocket APPLY today to qualify yard and basement. E N D K I N BA N A L 47 Cards before 18 Moo goo for subsidized rents Close to Greenwood — Pan treys SK E I N S M A R at these quiet and S chool. No P et s o r MIII STOELGI 19 Geol. 49 Venus, for one centrally located mulHUD. $700 mo Lrt $450 L0 F OA M I N G 51 Molts formations tifamily housing dep. 541-910-1807 • Secure RE C I T A LS U S E R 52 Made a choice 20 Winter malady properties. • Keppad EIltzjj CLEAN 4 Bdrm house, • Auto-Lock Gate 21 Caesar's NA P A R OE P L E A a ppliances , ne ar 1, 2 8t 3 bedroom worst day DOWN • Security Ligbbing ST U D K EY S E R F Greenwood school, no units with rent 23 - -relief • Fenced Area 4-16-14 © 201 4 UFS, Dist. by Univ. Uclick for Ur 8 based on income pets/smoking. Deposit 1 Olivia Newton(6-foot barb) 24 Wearing when available. a nd r e f . re q u i r e d . Must see listing! New something John tune SEW I lx36 units $900/mo, first and last floonng, paint, and 2 Whirlpools 25 Less taxing 6 After-dinner 10 Sporty sleeve for aBig Boy Toys" month's rent, no HUD. 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FOR RENT Elgin: 4-bdrm, 3 bath house, 10 acres w/shop l(t barn $1200.

730 - Furnished Apartments Baker FURNISHED 1300 sq ft, 2 bdrm, in house. Wi-fi

W/S/G paid $1200/mo. (541)388-8382

740 - Duplex Rental Baker Co. 2-BDRM DUPLEX Appliances, good loca-

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745 - Duplex Rentals Union Co.

La Grande-Island City:

(1) -1 BR Apt.

2805 L Street

NEW FACILITY!! Vanety of Sizes Available Secunty Access Entry RV Storage

SHOP FOR RENT, 2,200 sq. ft, concrete floor, garage door, side entry, electncity and water. $285.00 mo IN COUNTRY, ou tside CaII 541-975-3800 or 541-663-6673 of North Powder: 2 -bdrm, 1 bath. N o pets/smoking, F IRM! $650/mo. Please call (541 ) 898-281 2. Ranch-N-Home Rentals, Inc 541-963-5450

$29,900 LOT 38 WILL BE 6000 SQ FT. Nice lot to build on or put

your manufactured home on. Cometake a look. Owner will consid- ~ er terms. Approx. water and sewerconnection fees are $3,380 plus standard tap fees. 9022997

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NICE 2 bdrm, on edge of North Powder, yard, utility room, no smoki ng/pets, r e f . re q . ,

3 BRDM, 1 bath, all appl, $500/mo. 541-786-800 6 or gas fireplace, fenced backyard, off s t r eet anetd© parking, $800 1st, last, and deposit. Includes NICE 2 b r dm h o u s e , south side La Grande s/w and yard care. NO location. No smoking Pets/Smoking/HUD. or pets. $595 per mo L eave m e s sage a t caII 541-963-4907 541-963-3670.

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ROSE RIDGE 2 Subdivi- THE SALE of RVs not beanng an Oregon insion, Cove, OR. City: Sewer/Water available. signia of compliance is Regular price: 1 acre illegal: cal l B u i lding Codes (503) 373-1257. m/I $69,900-$74,900 We also provide property management. C heck 1976 CLASSIC G M C 1001 - Baker County out our rental link on Motor Home. Sleeps Legal Notices our w ebs i t e 4, Runs great! SacriNOTICE OF BAKER f ice f o r $6, 25 0 . CITY PLANNING m or c aII 541-263-01 09 COMMISSION Ranch-N-Home Realty, WORK SESSION In c 541-963-5450.


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5 .78 A CRES, 3 6 x 4 8 BEST CORNER location for lease on A dams shop, full bath, well 8r septic installed. 7 Ave. LG. 1100 sq. ft. Lg. pnvate parking. Remi. from town. Price m odel or us e a s i s . reduced to $166,600. 503-385-8577 541-805-91 23

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Baker City UV Treatment Facility Bid Package No's 5, 6, 7,8,9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19,20 Baker City, Oregon Prolect ¹ 192489 Sub Bid Due: 2 PM Apnl 29, 2014 Estimated Cost:


Owner: The Baker City Planning City of Baker City Commission will hold a Ioint w or k s e ssion Owner Address: w ith th e B a ke r C i t y P.O. Box 650, Baker Council on T uesday, A pril 22, f r o m 6 : 0 0 City, OR 97814-0650 p.m. — 7:00 p.m., in the CMGC: council chambers of James W. Fowler Baker City Hall, 1655 Company F irst S t r e et , B a k e r City, to discuss possi- CMGC Address: b le updates t o th e PO Box 489, Dallas, Baker City Develop- Oregon 97338 ment Code.

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CMGC Contact: A copy of the Planning Tim Janesofsky 1997 DODGE Dakota, Department's staff re- P: 503-623-5373 port is available for re- (Ext. 399) extended cab, w/canview. Information may F: 503-623-9117 opy 4x4 auto, 243k mi. also be o b tained by E: timl© $4,000 O B O . La c ontacting P l a n n e r B EAUTIFUL VIE W G ra nde 541-910-5532. J enny Long a t t h e Submit Bids to: LOTS f or sa l e b y 910 ATV, MotorcyB aker C i t y - C o u n t y Michelle Owen, Director o wner i n C ov e O R . GET QUICIC CASH Planning Department of 3.02 acres, $55,000 cles, Snowmobiles Public Works WITH THE at a nd 4 ac r e s HARLEY DAVIDSON PO Box 650, 1655 First Ilong© $79,000. Please caII Street, Baker City OR 2008 FXDL Low nder, CLASSIFIEDS! or (541) 523-8219. 208-761-4843. black & orange. Lots 97814-0650, BUILD Y OUR dr e am of Chrome! R u bber Sell your unwant- Baker City operates un- "ATTENTION — James m ounte d 1584 c c , Fowler Co. home on q uiet der an EEO policy and W. UV Treatment Facility" twincam, 6 sp c r uise ed car, p roperty cul-de-sac S t . , in complies with Section drive, braided b rake a nd h o u s e h o l d Sunny Hills, South LG. 504 of the Rehabilita- Pre-Bid: l ines, a f t e r m a r k e t items more quickN/A 541-786-5674. Owner tion Act of 1973 and pipes & IC + N intake licensed real e s t ate t he A m e ricans w i t h Sco e: system. 2 Harley Hel- Iy 8 n d affo rda bly agent. Disabilities Act. Assis- ~ m ets, s t o red i n g a - with t h e c l a s siJames W. Fowler Co. is tance is available for requesting proposals for rage, excellent condi- fieds. Just call us i ndividuals w i t h d i s WHEN THE tion! Only 1500 miles. t oday t o pl a c e abilities following Bid Packages: by contacting $11,500. y our ad an d g e t Baker City Hall at (541) SEARCH IS Bid Package 5541-91 0-5200 ready t o st a r t 523-6541. "Plumbing" SERIOUS 930 - Recreational c ount in g y o u r Legal No. 00035515 Bid Package 6Vehicles cash. The Observer Published: Apnl 16, 2014 "Sheetrock" Bid Package 7rely on the PRESIDENT GOLF Cart. 5 41-963-3161 o r "Metal Roofing 8r Good cond. Repriced Baker City Herald Te I I s o m e o n e H a p py classified to locate Siding" at $2999. Contact Lisa 541-523-3673. Birthday in our classified Bid Bid Package 8what you need. section today! (541 ) 963-21 61 "HVAC" Bid Package 9"Masonry" Bid Package 10by Stella Wilder "Overhead Door" Bid Package 12THURSDAY,APRIL )7, 20)4 be when another's emotions are on the line. just yet. When you have a little more com"Rebar Sub" YOUR BIRTHDAY byStella Wilder GEMINI (May 21-June20) —Knowledge pleted, you'll be ready to share this project. Bid Package 13Born today, you aren't the kind to expect is power, but it's not what puts you ahead of SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - You "Coatings" things to come to you easily. You never feel others. You get ahead byknowing how to use may not have to complete everything as Bid Package 15entitled and instead are more than willing to your knowledge to your advantage. expected, but why pull up short when you "F latwork" Bid Package 16work for your rewards. You don't believe in CANCER (June 21-July 22) - You'll be have the time and the energy to finishf "Fence" shortcuts; you will do things the hard way working harder than expected - and winning CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan. 19) - You Bid Package 19whenever necessary,mostoften withoutany the results that such hard work can yield. may not be seeing things objectively because "Hoists, Trolleys and kind ofcomplaint. When you arefaced with a Even your critics are impressed. certain developments have pushed you into Monorails" choice —the long way or the short way —you LEO (Iuly 23-Aug. 22)-- You're going to an emotional place. Bid Package 20"Casework" will often choose the long way becauseyou have to put more on the line than you had AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 1/2 TO 2 1/2 acre lots, South 12th, starting at $45, 0 0 0 . Ca II 541-91 0-3568.


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1010 - Union Co. Legal Notices NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Huntington Budget Committee

On May 20, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at On May 2, 2014, at the Date: Apr i l 22, 2014 t he B a k e r C o u n t y hour of 10:00 a.m. at C ourthouse, 199 5 t he U n i o n Co u n t y Time: 6 : 0 0 pm PST T hird S t reet , B a k e r Sheriff's Office, 1109 ICAve, in the City of La City, Oregon, the deLocation: Huntington fendant's interest will Grande, O regon,the Council Chambers be sold, sublect to redefendant's i n t e rest demption, in the real will be sold, sublect to O n April 22, 2014 t h e property c o m m o nly redemption, in the real H untington B u d g e t known as: 993 Rose property c o m m o nly C ommittee w i l l c o n Street, Baker City, OR known as: 1306 Jackduct its first meeting. 97814. The court case son Ave, La Grande, The meeting is an orin umber i s 13 - 2 2 1 , O regon. Th e c o u r t e ntation where it w i l l w here B A N I C O F case nu mb e r i s 13-03-48303, w h e re b e decided o n t h e A ME R ICA N .A . i s Budge t Of f i c e r, plaintiff, an d S HAN- Bank of America, N.A., Budget Chairperson, NON L. WATSON, an is plaintiff, and Lance and Budget Secretary individual; and all other E. Whitmore Jr., an inand e s t a b l is h t he dividual; ICristy Whitpersons or parties unBudget Calendar. known claiming any lemore; a n i n d i vidual, The public is welcome Laura A. Hylton, an ingal or equitable nght, to attend. title, estate, lien, or individual; State of Oreterest in the real propgon Support EnforceLegal No. 00035526 e rty described in t he ment Division, a govPublished: Apnl 16, 2014 complaint herein, adernment entity; and all verse to Plaintiff's title, other persons or parNOTICE OF BUDGET or any cloud on Plainties unknown claiming COMMITTEE MEETING tiff's title to the Propany legal or equitable erty, collectively designght, title, estate, lien, A public meeting of the n ated a s D O E S 1 or interest in the real Budget Committee of through 50, inclusive, property described in the Huntington School is defendant. The sale the complaint herein, D istrict ¹ 1 6 J , B a k e r is a public auction to adverse to Plaintiff's tiCounty, State of Orethe highest bidder for tle, or any cloud on g on, to d i s cuss t h e c ash o r cas h i e r ' s P laintiff's t i tle t o t h e budget for the f i scal check, in hand, made Property, collectively year July 1, 2014 to out to Baker County designated as DOES 1 June 30, 2015, will be S heriff's O f f ice. F o r through 50, inclusive, held a t H u n t i n gton m ore information o n are defendants. The School Library, 520 E t his s a l e go t o : sale is a public auction 3rd St., H u n t ington, www.ore onshenffs.c to the highest bidder OR. The meeting will om sales.htm for cash or cashier's take place on May 12, c heck, I N HA N D , 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The Legal No. 00035430 m ade ou t t o Un i o n purpose of the meet- P ublished: April 9, 1 6 County Sheriff's Of i ng is t o r e c e ive t h e fice. Fo r more infor23,30,2014 budget message and mation on this sale go to receive c o m m ent 1010 - Union Co. to: from the public on the Legal Notices HYPERLINIC: www.orebudget. A copy of the sales. budget document may A PUBLIC Meeting of htm the Budget Committee b e inspected o r o b of the Cove S c hool tained on or after May District, U ni on Publish: April 2, 9, 16, 12, 2014 at Huntington 23, 2014 County, State of S chool District ¹ 1 6 J , Oregon, to discuss the 520 E 3rd St., Huntingbudget for the f i scal Legal ¹ 35299 ton, OR, between the year July 1, 2014 to hours of 9:00 a.m. and PUBLIC NOTICE of June 30, 2015 will be 3 :00 p.m . T h i s i s a Budget Committee held in the high school Meetings public meeting where math r oo m a t 708 deliberation o f t he B udget C o m m i t t e e M ain S t reet, C o v e , The La Grande School OR. The meeting will w ill take place. A n y Distnct, No 1., Union take place on May 6, County Budget Comperson may appear at 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The the meeting and dismittee will be meeting purpose of the meetcuss the proposed profor the FIRSTbudget i ng is t o r e c e ive t h e grams with the Budget meeting on A pril 23, budget message and Committee. 2 014 and th e S E C to receive c o m m ent OND budget meeting from the public on the LegaI No. 00035429 o n 4/30/2014 in t h e budget. This is a public Published: April 16, 30, Willow E l e m e n t ary meeting where delib2014 C onference R o o m , eration of the Budget 6:30 p.m. ommittee w i l l t a k e One Of the n i C- C place. Any person may P ublished: April 9 a n d at the meeting est things about appear 16, 2014 and discuss the want ads is their proposed p r o grams LeqaI No. 00035372 1 OW C O S t . with the Budget Committee. A copy of the DOES A nother is t h e budget document may inspected or quick results. Try be EVERYONE o btained on o r a f t e r a classified ad M ay 7, 2 014 a t t h e ICNON)' YOUR school office, between tOday! C al l Ou r the hours of 8:00 a.m. BUSINESS c lassif ie d a d and 4:00 p.m. E ven if y o u t h i n k

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A public meeting of the Blue Mountain Translator District will be held on May 7th, 2014 at 7:OO pm at Denny's Restaurant on Island Avenue in La Grande Oregon. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning June 1, 2014 as approved by the Blue Mountain Translator District Budget Committee. A summary of the budget is presented below. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at Union County Clerks Office, between the hours of 10:OO a.m. and 3:OO p.m. or online at This budget is for an annual period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the preceeding year. Major changes and their effect on the budget are explained below. ontact Denms S ence-Chair erson

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ActualAmount 2012-2013

Beginning Fund Balance/Net1Norkmg Capital Fees, Licenses, Permits, Fmes, Assessments & Other Service Charges Federal, State and all Other Grants, Gifts, Allocations and Donations Revenue from Bonds and Other Debt Interfund Transfers / Internal Service Reimbursements II Other Resources Exce t Current Year Pro ert Taxes Urrent Year Pro e T axes Estimated to be Received Total Resources

Personnel Services Matenals and Services

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This Year2013-2014 75,000




197 200

178 640

138 000

32,000 76,040 43,000

25,000 62,500 43,000


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Next Year 2014-2015 45,000




1 000 197,200

26 600 178,640

7 500 138,000

FINANCIAL SUMMARY - REQUIREMENTS AND FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES (FTE) BYORGANIZATIONAL UNIT OR PROGRAM* ame of Orgamzational Umt or Program FTEforthatumtor ro ram 29,000 32,000 FTE otAllocatedto Or amzational Umt or Pro ram FTE


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Publish: April 16, 2014 Legal no. 4858

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