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Nichole Kast and her son KylerWhite leave La Grande Middle School. Kast has concerns that the school is not doing enough to address bullying.

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Nichole Kast knows her son has had a rough day when he heads for his punching bag La Grande middle schooler Kyler White has one in his room, Kast says. "Youcan hearhim,"shesays."He'llworkouthisaggression thatway." Kast said Kyler's problems extend past aggression, though. Last month, the 13-year-old seventh-grader was hit in the back by a 15-year-old student in what Kast considers an ongoing problem of bullying at LMS. "Bullying is a huge problem at the middle school," Kast said. "I think it's a problem because, in my opinion, the bullies are just getting a slap on the wrist." The March incident led Kast to take Kyler to Grande Ronde Hospital, where hospital personnel feared he could have a damaged spleen. A CT scan revealed his spleen was fine, but Kyler took a few daysofFschoolto recoverfrom abdominal trauma, contusions and possible cracked ribs, his mom said. Kast said the 15-year-old who slugged Kyler was suspended for three days and was ordered to stay away from Kyler for two weeks. 'That doesn't really constitute a consequence in my opinion," Kast said.


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Parents say they know middle school students have drama and are in a transition period, but feel like school administrators can do more to alleviate the issue. "I felt like I wasn't being listened to by the middle school at all," said Heather Moyer, the mom of a sixth-grader at LMS."My daughter's been horrifically

bullied." Moyer said her daughter was accused by a group of girls of making an inappropriate sexual comment and was sent to the counselor's offIce. Moyer said her daughter admitted to making the statement to make it go away, but that the school didn't contact her about the situation. "There was no phone call to me," she said.'Why aren't you reaching out to me as a parent?" In Kyler's case, his mom said the school contacted her after the incident, which occurred while Kyler was waiting for the school bus. Kast said Brett Jackman, the

assistant principal at the middle school, was the one who made the call. "Mr. Jackman called me and actually told me Kyler had been in a fight, which was incorrec t, "Kastsaid. Kyler said he was minding his own business waiting for the bus, when the other student approached him from behind. "I was just at the bus stop talking to my friends,a he said."I was just messing around and I got punched and fell to the ground. The student who hit him told Kyler the punch was "for talking crap," but Kyler didn't know what he was referring to. "It was bullying," the seventh-grader said."I know this person. He's done stufF like that before, but not to me."

Definition of bullying estimates that between one-third and one-fourth of U.S. students say they have been bullied in SeeBullying / Page10A


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president named • Jay Kenton will formally take the reins at EOU on June 16 By Dick Mason The Observer

An educator with a firsthand understanding of Eastern Oregon University is set to become itsinterim president. Jay Kenton, vice chancellor of finance and administration for the Oregon University System, was appointed interim president of EOU Friday by the State Board of Higher Education. Kenton started his higher education career in 1983 at Eastern,wherehe served asassistant director ofbusiness affairsforthreeyears. SeeKenton / Page5A

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PORTLAND — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade. Republicans back in Washington think they've found the right candidate in Monica Wehby, a children's brain surgeon who's raised more than $1 million and put her early opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law at the center ofher campaign. The race is shaping up to be a strong test of the GOP strategy of relentlessly using the health law against Democrats in hopes of regaining control of the Senate. The rollout of the law in Oregon has been worse than in most other states, and Republicansarehoping a doctorhasthecredibility to capitalize on the resulting voter discontent. "Doctors are trained differently,"Wehby saidina recentcandidateforum ata Republican women's club in Lake Oswego, a well-todo Portland suburb. awe know how to look at things logically, not ideologically, and we also SeeTarget / Page 5A

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then-commander of American Legion Post 43 in La Grande, asked Hutchinson to a meeting to receive an award for 60 years of continuous membership. Hutchinson went to the meeting, not only accepting the award but

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TODAY INHISTORY On April 21, 1980, Rosie Ruiz was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon; however, she was later exposed as a fraud. (Canadian Jacqueline Gareau was named the actual winner of the women's race.)

ONTHIS DATE In 1914, U.S. military forces occupied the Mexican port of Veracruz at the order of PresidentWoodrow Wilson; the occupation lasted until the following November. In 1930, a fire broke at Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus killed 332 inmates. In1972,Apollo 16 astronauts John W.Young and Charles M. Duke Jr. explored the surface of the moon.


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Dozens of kids anxiously await the go-ahead to start hunting for eggs at the Sunrise Rotary Easter Egg Hunt at Riverside Park Saturday morning. The annual Easter egg hunt was just one of many hosted in Union and Wallowa counties over the weekend.


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Megamillions: $48 million

ENTERPRISE — Approval to build three homesites on Wallowa Lake's east moraine was passed to the county commissioners last week during a special planning commission meeting. Citing an inability to come to a decision on what the commission deems a complicated matter, the quorum voted to let the county commissioners tackle whether to allow the Yanke family to developthree distinctparcelson the moraine. "This should be handled in a court

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of law and not by me," said Planning Commissioner Georgene Henson. Ken Wick, planning commission chairman, said it was the most formal decision he has seen. At the March planning commission meeting, Yanke Attorney Rahn Hostettergave a detailed presentation on the legality of the Measure 49 claim to partitio n threesiteson the 1,300-acre landholding. At that time, the commissioners asked to take some time to review advice from the county council so asto be betterinformed. A special meeting was held last week where a

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LongtimeLa Grande City Recorder Sandy Lund unexpectedly passed away Sunday. City Manager Robert Strope said in an email Monday morningthat Lund had passed away but did not have any more details to share as ofpresstime. "Sandy was an outstanding member of our team and was one of thoserarepeople that simply cannot be replaced," Strope said in the email. Lund movedtoEastern Oregon in 1986 and took the job as cit y recorder thefollowing year. Lund worked with five city managers, two interim city managers, one assistant city manager, six mayors, 31

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unanimous vote was cast to pass on the responsibility of the decision to the county commissioners. "I am disappointed there was not public input. This would be appealed no matter what happened,"Wick said. "I think we need publicity to bring people in so we can get an idea for what people feel in Wallowa County. I think in thecaseforthebestpublicinterestit should go to the commissioners."

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LOCAL BRIEFING From stag reports

School district budget committee to meet The La Grande School Distric t' sbudget committee will meet on Wednesday and on April 30. Both meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Willow Elementary School conference room.

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be held at noon Friday at the Riverside Park pavilion. Groups and individuals who have contributed to the community forestry program will be recognized, and the winners of the Trees are Terrific poster contest will be announced. For more information, call the Urban Forestry Division at 541962-1352, ext.204,orem ail

The Union County Republicans Central Committee Second annual Spring will hold a meeting at noon Sprint set for May 10 Wednesday at the Flying J The second annual Spring Restaurant Banquet Room. A no-host lunch is available. Sprint will take place May 10 with 5 kilometer and 10 Teen Movie Night set kilometer events. RegistraFriday at library tionstartsat8:30a.m. in Teen Movie Night will the Mountain Valley Fitness be held at 6 p.m. Friday at and Health parking lot, and Cook Memorial Library. the race begins at 9 a.m. The Teen Movie Nights are free event is being organized by and open to middle and high Mountain Valley and the Friday Backpack Program. school teens and pre-teens. Teens may bring comfortable Entry fee is $10 per chairs and snacks. Funding participant icash and check for this activity is provided by only) or four items off the Fria grant from the Wildhorse day Backpack program food Foundation. More informalist. All moms participating tion on Teen Movie Night in the race will receive a gift with registration in honor of and upcoming teen events can be found at the library, or Mother's Day. on the library's Facebook and The first 75 registrants will receive a T-shirt. Web pages. For race information and City sets Arbor Day routes, and for more on the observance Friday Backpack Program, The City of La Grande visit www.mvtfitnessandArbor Day observance will For sponsor

information, contact Abby at 541-962-0830 or abos@mountainvalleytherapybiz. See the Mountain Valley website for food list ideas.

Presentation targets weed prevention ENTERPRISE — A presentation to the Wallowa County commissioners and public on the status of weed prevention efforts will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 30 at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise. The county Weed Board, the county Vegetation Department and other partners in weed efforts across the county will talk about how weed levy funds are spent.

Climate Change Forum slated

climate variability and change with an emphasis on the Blue Mountain region; effects of climate change on resource values-at-risk, such as hydrology, fisheries, and vegetation; and development of adaptation actions designed to enhance the resilience of values-at-risk in the face of climate change and otherrelated stress. The Blue Mountain ConferenceCenter islocated at 404 12th St. Following a scientific presentation, participants will have an opportunity to bring questions and topics of interest they wish to discuss. For more information, call Dave Salo, Wallowa-Whitman foresthydrologist,at541-5231281.

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Climate change's effects on fisheries, vegetation, water The next Master Gardener and forest resilience will be class will be from 5:30 p.m. discussedfrom 6 p.m. to 8 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Union County 4-H & Extenp.m. Tuesday at the Blue Mountain Conference Center sion Education Center, 10507 in La Grande. N. McAlister Road in Island David Peterson of the City. This week's topic will U.S. Forest Service Pacific be weed management. Guest Northwest Research Station instructors Sarah Ketchum and Tara Barkes from the and John Laurence, forest Tri-County Cooperative supervisor of the WallowaWhitman National Forest, Weed Management Area will will lead the discussions. addressmethods ofcontrolSome of the topics during ling, preventing and identhe presentation will include tifying noxious weeds. The

public is welcome to attend at adrop-in rate of$10 per person icash or check only). Refreshments will be served.

the public .Toregisterorfor more information, call 541963-7942, ext. 7, or 1-800956-0324, ext. 7.

Conscious Discipline Club reads 'The series begins Tuesday Invention of Wings' An Overview of Conscious Discipline — Part 1 of the Conscious Discipline Series, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m.Wednesday atthe TEC/Child Care Resource & Referral office ithe employment officel, 1901Adams Ave., Suite 3. The series offersa chance to review current brain research and brain development and learn the difference between fear-based discipline and a relationship-based community model for classroom and child care management. The class is fiee and open to the public. Toregister orform ore information, call 541-9637942, ext. 22, or 1-800-9560324, ext. 7.

Child Care Division Overview class set A Child Care Division Overviewclass,required for becoming a licensed family child care provider, will be held fi'om 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the TEC/Child Care Resource & Referral office ithe employment officel, 1901Adams Ave., Suite 3. The class is fiee and open to

Cook Memorial Library's Page Turners Book Club is reading 'The Invention of Wings"by Sue Monk Kidd for its May 13 meeting. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in the library Archives Room. New members are always welcome.

Public art discussion set May 1 La Grande Main Street will have a public art discussion and meeting at 6 p.m. May 1 at the Community Room at Cook Memorial Library. La Grande Main Street Coordinator Saira Siddiqui will give an overview of what the organization is aiming todo,give a shortpresentation on public art that has worked in other towns and start to get ideas flowing. LGMSD has some funds to use designated for downtown public art and wants community input. There will be a brief discussion on the topic of La Grande's identity or theme. I


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DBITUARIES Alexandra 'Sandy' Young La Grande Alexandra"Sandy" Young, 65, of La Grande, died Sunday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Donald H. Bergeron Irrigon 1929-2014 Donald H. Bergeron, 84, of Irrigon, died April 8 in Hermiston. Services will take place at 2:30 p.m. April 24 at Columbia View Community Church. A private interment will be held later at the Island City Cemetery. Donald was born June 29, 1929, in El Cajon, Calif.,

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Coral iLeonardl Bergeron. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee Bergeron and served in the Philippines, Alaska, Washington and Vietnam. He was married to Janice Berg in 1955 in Las Vegas. Don worked for the Santa Clara Road Department in California and for the Union County Road Department in Oregon. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He is survived by his children, Dawn Navez, Leah Lloyd and Dean Bergeron; siblings, Jeanne Emory and Martha Pike; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.


moved to Boise, where she resided until Formerly of La Grande 1921-2014 the time of her death. Olive Stites, 93, died at Olive was a the home ofher daughter in Stites wo man defined Boise, Idaho, April 4 surby strength and rounded byher lovingfamily. humility. She possessed great Graveside serviceswere held intelligence and wisdom. She April 10, in La Grande. was the moral beacon of the She was born March family, telling family mem31, 1921, in Huntington to bers what they sometimes James and Elizabeth iProutl did not want to hear, but McClenahen. She gradualways what they needed to ated from Huntington High know. School in 1939. The followHer deep Christian faith ing year, she married her inspiredher tocompose high school sweetheart, Ed stories for children, which Stites. They lived in Hunwere told by her in churches tington until 1964, when Mr. in the La Grande area for Stites was transferred to La many years. Children knew Grande, where they lived for her as the "Good News Lady." 40 years. Her storie s always centered They were married 64 around unique animal charyears before his death in actersthat delivered power2004. Following his death, ful, moral messages. Olive moved to Prairie City Olive was a prolific writer to be with her daughter. In and filled more than 200 2012, she and her daughter journals with her thoughts.

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PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT LA GRANDE POLICE Arrested: Alicia L. Parsons, 25, La Grande, was arrested Friday night on a Union County warrant charging failure to appear on an original charge of seconddegree disorderly conduct. Arrested: Shawna Danilovich, 23, unknown address, was arrested Saturday on a Hermiston Municipal Court warrant charging contempt of court on an original charge of third-degree theft. Accident: No one was injured in an accident at 2111 Adams Ave. Saturday afternoon.

UNION COUNTY SHERIFF Accident: One person was

possibly injured in an accident near milepost 19 on Highway 237 Sunday afternoon.

LA GRANDE FIRE AND AMBULANCE La Grande Fire and Ambulance crews responded to four calls for medical assistance Friday. Crews responded to six calls for medical assistance and one call for a fire alarm Saturday. Crews responded to six calls for medical assistance Sunday.

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p.m., a crew responded to some type of fire in the area of Hunter Road and Booth Lane. It was a recreational fire.

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A report recently fi om the state of Oregon saying that state prison populations are expected to grow only 2 percent over the next decade was a shot of good news for taxpayers. Better yet, it o6'ered additional evidence that the state is on the right track in its e6orts to move inmates into community-based correctional programs, which typically are far more effective than state prisons, both in terms of the price tag and the rate of recidivism. The state report, fiom the Office of Economic Analysis, concluded that Oregon's prison population will grow by fewer than 300 inmates over the next 10 years. That 2 percent growth estimate is the smallest increase anyone in the state correctional system could recall. (It's worth noting, however, that the projection still calls for the state to housemore than 15,000 inmates by 2024.) The upside for taxpayers: The revised estimate suggests that the state likely will not need to build a new prison near Junction City, as had been planned. And it's a 50-50 chance that the state won't need to open a medium-security wing at Deer Ridge Correctional Institutional near Madras, as once was projected. That wing never has been used, and it's obviously cheaper to keep it mothballed than to open it. In fact, it costs an average of $87 a day to house inmates in the state system. Give the credit to House Bill 3194, passed by the 2013 Legislature, which reduces sentences for certain drug and property crimes. It also lowers penalties for some driving with suspended license violations and marijuana-related charges. The measure could save the state some $17 million over the two-year budget cycle; the idea is to reinvest some of the savings into those community-based programs. (It's also worth noting that this is part of the reason why Linn County lawenforcement officials want to reopen a wing of the Linn County Jail.) AlbanyRep.Andy Olson was one ofthe key players in shepherding House Bill 3194 through the Legislature. No one ever has accused Olson, a former Oregon State Police officer, of being soft on crime, but he was worried that the explosive growth in the state prison population was unsustainable. Now that it looks as if House Bill 3194 is starting to pay o6; it remains important that state officials fulfill their part of the bargain, by being sure that local jurisdictions have the resources to run e6'ective correctional programs. It won't do us any good to shortchange programs we need to succeed if we're to have any chance at wrestling our correctional system back under control.

Your views Montgomery-3ones: Council needs to explore whistles To the Editor: Could the decline in Union County tourism figures be at least in part the result of train whistles blowing at all hours of the night? I was informed by the La Grande city mayor that the motel owners in our beautiful city have complained that many of their guests leave after checking in because they can't sleep for the train whistles. Frankly, neither can I, especially in the summer when our windows are open. Any~ lif i n deed thereis any) incurredtostop train whistles,atleastbetween 10 p.m. and 6 a,m., would likelyresult in anincteasein the ~ e n t mom tax In~r ev e nue for motels andmtaurants in La Grande wouldresultinmorerevenue for the city. Whether this would cover the costofinstalling the equipmentnecessary atcmssings to elimirnte night-time train whistles mnams to be seen;itcertaiMy would mitigate the expense. I encourage the city council to seriously consider this issue, starting with a cost/benefit analysis, then looking forsources ofrevenue lgrants,bonds, etc.l to finally give our city residents and guests a restfuinight'ssleep.If the council has already done a study, I would like to see the results either personally or published in the Observer for public input.

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his business and in his attitude that this state and this country are still beacons of freedom, that economic growth is still possible, that the American Dream is alive and well in Oregon. I like positive. Negative campaigns might be effective, but the negativity then gets sent to Salem, or Washington, where it grows into the cancer of bickering and fighting and stalemate. Nothing goodcomes out ofnegative. Greg Barreto knows what he believes Emetie Montgomery- Jones in. He knows how to run a business, La Grande how to put people to work, put money in their pockets. He knows that every tax Wetter: Barreto knows and dollarspentisadollartaken from somelives what he believes in one who had to earn it, and that as a To the editor: state representative, it will be his sacred I don't trust politicians much, so if I duty to not take more than is needed. vote at all, I'm careful for whom I cast my I like that. I like it a lot. ballot. A while ago, I heard Greg Barreto speak. I disagreed with a comment he Bruce Wetter made, and so I emailed him my concerns. Enterprise End of story? Not at all. A few days Squire: Let's squeeze the later, Mr.Barreto actuall y called me right people to discuss my concerns. We talked for a while, and I was most impressed by To the Editor: his willingness to listen, to consider I know Cover Oregon has helped another's point of view, and to clearly many people get health insurance they state why he said what he said. Most of couldnotafford in the past.Despiteits all, I was impressed that a man as busy dismal introduction with a computeras Greg Barreto would be interested in ized nightmare, many Oregonians will a single voter's concerns. be better off under Cover Oregon. In the weeks since, I have studied Mr. You may be asking, 'Where's the Barreto's positions, his background, his money coming from to pay for this?" worthiness to serve as my representaThere is a lot of"fat" in the health care tive. He is conservative, which I like, system. We know this because the Interbut more than that, he lives out his net gives us access to massive amounts conservative beliefs. One ofhis beliefs is ofinformation. For example, United to remain positive — in his campaign, in Health Group, a major private health


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insurance company, has paid its CEO, Stephen J. Hemsley, $169.3 million over the past five years lwwwforbes.coml. But does it follow that health insurance companies will pay their CEOs less so that Oregonians can afford health insurance? Not necessarily. I recently learned that private health insurance companies are decreasing their reimbursements to pharmacists. In other words, your local pharmacist buys and keeps an inventory of medications on his shelf so he can fill your prescriptions quickly when you come in. You payyour co-pay to your pharmacist and he submits the balance due to your insurance company. Your insurance company is likely to reimburse him a sum that is less than the sum he originally paid for the medication. In that case, your pharmacist takes a loss. I have not seen his tax returns but I can assure you, your pharmacist did not earn $169.3 million in the past five years. While many people in Oregon are thankful that they now have more affordable health insurance, our health care system is still badly broken. Louise Squire Cove

Patterson: Time to end partisanship voting To the Editor: I remember when the 18 year olds fought for the right to vote. Iremember when we fought to have theballotsdelivered to ourhomes by mail. Having won such huge battles I don't understand so many people choosing notto exercise theirrighttovote. I agree that thinking of national politics can be a bit overwhelming, but we do have moreeffectand controloverlocal politics. This primary you have the opportunity to change the position of Union County commissioner, to nonpartisan. Ayes vote will ensure that any Union Countyregistered vote will have the right to run for the position of county commissioner, and that all registered voters will be able to vote for the candidate of their choice, regardless of party afftliation. I am asking you to exercise your right to vote, and ifyou haven'tregistered make picking up a registration form at your local post office the top of your to-do list. And I urge you to vote yes on ballot measure 31-84. Donna Patterson Union

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American Legion Post 43's drug and bugle corps was once among the greats, traveling the region and winning numerous awards. The corps was once invited to march in the Pasadena Rose Parade. Shorty Hutchinson joined the corps in the mid-1950s, and marched until it disbanded in 1958.

SHORTY Continued from Page1A somewhere,I'd donate a hundred dollars to the building fund — but only if they didn't hang it in the men's room," Hutchinson said. Hutchinson was born in Illinois, raised in La Grande, and spent a long career here selling cars for Lynch Motors, Goss Motors and Gateway Motors, and alsorecreational vehiclesforthe old Terry Trailer company. As a kid growing up in La Grande in the 1940s, he knew Post 43 was located just off the lobby of the Sacajawea Hotel on Adams Avenue. He knew what it looked like inside, that it was equipped not only with a bar but also with a row of one-armed bandits. The slot machines were illegal, but for a long time were winked at by enforcers of the law. The machines served good causes, after all. They helped support the Post, and also were a source of funding for a host of charitable activities supported by the Legion. There came a time, though, when the slots turned into a high-profile political and law enforcement issue. As things turned out, they had to go. 'You had the churches and whatever who were hell-bent against them," Hutchinson said. More than the bar and the slot machines, Hutchinson as a lad was impressed with Post 43's drum and bugle corps, an outfit he himself would one day join. In the years immediately following World War II, the corps stood among the greats. The outfit played all over the Northwest and won many awards. One

Hutchinson said. In the early to mid-50s, the drum and buglecorps was stillperforming. In 1955, Hutchinson went to a practice, and soon found himself a marching member even though he'd never had any musical training. 'They handed me a bugle and said, 'Here you go.' I taught myself to play it, and I was amazed," he said. Hutchinson marched and played in regionalparades untilthecorps disbandedin 1958.He said most ofthe members were busy building families and careersand had lessand lesstim e for parades. Hutchinson himself was busy in the car business, and by 1958 he was married to the former Patsy Ione Reeves. He eventually drifted away from Legion activities, though he always kept his official membership up to date. "Idecided that because itw asconnected to the military I would stay in. I also thought that if I ever got down on my luck and got sick, the Legion would stand by me," he said. Hutchinson eofftcially" retired in 1991, though even now he helps close a cardeal atGoss Motors from time to time. Patsy Hutchinson, a career school teacher, died several years ago, and these days Hutchinson keeps himself busy with a hobby — remote-controlled aircraft. He remains healthy, alert and enjoys dispensing sharply drawn memories of the La Grande of 60 and 70 years ago. He said he feels good, and likes to be active. "I have a fiiend who says I'm the youngest old geezer he knows," he said with a grin.

year it was invited to the Pasadena Rose Parade, though it had to pass because of a shortage of time and funding. "They wore bright green uniforms with yellow trim, and green and gold service caps. The drummers used to twirl their sticks," Hutchinson said. '%hen they marched, people gathered." Hutchinson was drafted into the Army in 1951 and served two years as a mess steward. He returned to La Grande in August 1953, and not long after joined the Legion. For Post 43, times were changing. The post lost its location in the hotel, and m oved to itspresent spotatFirStreet and Jefferson Avenue. Hutchinson said Tom Cook, who is remembered and appreciated today for a $2.5 million donation to build the new La Grande public library, did most of the remodeling work. Cook was helped by another local, Vern Pridgen. The change in location brought some hard times to the Post. Previously, Sacajawea Hotel patrons had been allowedtopatronize the postbaras guests, but now that income was gone. Hutchinson remembers a long time of struggle when Legion members tended bar themselves. Later, Lucille and Burt Burke joined the Post. Lucille, a lady with a bright personality, took command of the bar and other functions. She was a wheeler and dealer who got electrical and plumbingproblems fi xed.She was the hostessforsteak,spaghettiand crabfeedsand other events thatmade money for the post. Old Post members like Hutchinson remember her with fondness. "She worked six days and nights, sometimes — no doubt — without pay,"


Empowered by U.S. Supreme Court decisions, out-of-state Continued from Page1A donors have been putting money into campaigns in Orknow how to work with other egon, a small state where conpeople." W ehby Cong e r tributors believe their money Ballots go out April 30 in will have more impact. the state's all-mail primary their efforts to reclaim the Merkley's prospects are and mustbereturned by May Senate. They need a net gain linked to voter attitudes 20, when they will be counted of six seats to hold a majority. toward Obama, Hibbitts said. "I wantsomeone that I feel '%hat Obama's approval is and results announced. Wehby faces four other Re- has enough support to have a in Oregon on Election Day is publicans, most notably state ~t i c opportunityofwinning,"more important to me right Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, a said Marge Mares,70, a Repub- now, frankly, than anything lawyer who's promoting his licanfiom Portland."Itwould Merkley has or hasn't done." conservativecredentialsand be wonderfulif the Republicans Wehby, 51, has kept her his experience representing a can take backthe Senate." eye on the general election, district that, like the state as Mares, who owns a steel taking moderate positions on a whole, favors Democrats. business with her husband, social issues that are in line The Republican nominee said the health law is her with a majority of Oregon "number one concern." will face long odds against voters and betting that her the incumbent, Democrat No Republican has won advantage in campaign Jeff Merkley, who's in his first a statewide race in Oregon cash can get her through term. Merkley used Obama's since Smith was re-elected the primary. She supports coattails to slip past GOP in 2002.In 36 statewide par- same-sex marriage and Sen. Gordon Smith in 2008. tisanelections overthepast says the federal government Eight months before the two decades,said Portland shouldn't be involved in aborNovember general election, pollster Tim Hibbitts, Repub- tion, although she says she's M erkley rates asthefavorite, licans have won just three, personally opposed. based on the Democrats' and none of the last 19. Wehby insists she's con8-pointedge in voter But Merkley does have cerned about more than just "Obamacare." She says the registration and the GOPs some obstacles to overcome. It's a midterm election, longstanding weakness in health law is an example of statewide elections. He also which often means lower an overreaching federal govhas $3.6 million in the bank Democratic turnout. ernment"that is encroaching for his campaign. Also, Wehby, in particular, on everyaspect ofour lives." If Republicans can put the could attract a lot of money But the issue is at the heart seat into play, it would boost from deep-pocketed donors. of herpitch tovoters. s sss

"It's not brain surgery," she says, dressed in surgical scrubsfora television ad that airedlastweek."Obamacare is bad for Oregon."The ad never mentions she's a Republican. Wehby appeared in television ads opposing the law in 2009.She laterwas partofa faction of the American Medical Association that rebelled against the group's support forsome aspectsofthe law. She calls for repealing the Affordable Care Act and enacting something else, a common theme among Republican offtce-seekers. She said she doesn't think"we can go back to the way things were before." Conger, 45, is running to Wehby's right. He says her standson socialissuesare out of step with the Republican Party, and pitches his own experience winning elections in a Democratic district. "I've won byreally significant margins," Conger said in an interview."And the only way that could happen is, I've demonstrated the ability to reach out to voters who are not already convinced, not already Republican, and persuade them that I will do a better job. I think that's important for the Republican nominee."


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return to Eastern. finance and academic "I'm very excited. I feel honored and privileged," he strategy. Veryfetv people sald. have all these qualities." Kenton's ties to North— Melody Rose, chancellor east Oregon run deeper of the Oregon University than his three-year stint System at EOU. He is building a cabin near Joseph and often believes that having a board comes to Northeast Oregon focused on Eastern will to hunt elk and go on river benefit the university. "Itis agolden opportuexcursions. "I love the nity for EOU," Kenton said. He said thelocalboard area and the will give people in the people," Kenregion a greater feeling of ton said. He said that ownership of EOU. Kenton E O U is critical "It will create a sense of to the Eastern shared responsibility for Oregon region and has the EOU," Kenton said. Kenton, who lives in Corpotential to play an even more important role than it vallis, has served as OUS does now. vice chancellor for finance Kenton will formally and administration since take the reins at Eastern 2005. In addition to serving on June 16 after current as a full-time OUS adminKenton serves as a presidentBob Davies steps istrator, down. Davies, Eastern's professorofpublic administration in the Mark 0. Hatpresident since 2009, will field School of Government leave in June to become in the College of Urban and president of Murray State University in Kentucky. Public Affairs at Portland Melody Rose, chancellor State University. of the Oregon University Kenton has a bachelor System, nominated Kenton ofscience degreein busifor the interim president's ness administration, and a position. The State Board master in education degree of Higher Education voted from Oregon State Uniunanimously to appoint versity, and Ph.D. in public Rose's nominee during a policy from Portland State meeting in Portland. University. "Jay understands the Kenton's contract calls for him to serve as interim culture, people and economic development of president for 12 months. "I will stay on longer if Eastern Oregon," Rose said. "He understands university needed," Kenton said. finance and academic stratHe might even become egy. Very few people have all acandidatefor the permathese qualities." nent president's position. "I might iapplyl if I'm enKenton will be on campus extensively until he takes joying myself," Kenton said. the reins at Eastern, workKenton will be introduced ing with Davies. He will be by Rose to the La Grande helping Davies develop a communityon May 6.The long-term financial sustime and place of the introtainability plan for EOU, duction will be announced something the State Board later. of Higher Education asked EOU to do on April 4 when Contact Dick Mason at 541-786-5386 or dmason C itapproved itsrequestfor its own institutional board. The request for the finanFollow Dick on Twitter cial plan was made because C IgoMason. ofbudget problems Eastern has been experiencing in recent years. Eastern was given 45 days to submit a financial sustainability plan to thestate. Kenton will also be working on helping Eastern develop its own institutional board, which is set to begin operating July 1, 2015. Kenton said he is excited • Original equipment glass • 26 years experience aboutthe prospect ofEast• All workmanship guaranteed ern being governed by its • Locally owned & operated own institutional board. • Large selection of wipers in stock Eastern has been governed S erving Union,BakerilW alowaCounties by the State Board of Higher Education since it opened in 1929. Some people fear that an institutional 877-963-0474• 541-963-0474 boardwillcreateissuesfor W ~ Thank YouFor Your Susiness~ Eastern but not Kenton. He

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The La Grande High School FFA chapter is on a growth spurt, one attracting statewideattention. The LHS FFA has grown from a dozen members to 39 over the past year. The chapter's growth was recognized at the recent state FFA convention in Bend. The LHS chapter received a plaque recognizing it for having the most increased membership over the past year in the state. LHS FFA adviser Paul Anderes credits the membership growth to the 2013-14 chapter officer team. 'They set a goal, reached it by increasing membership and, more importantly, increasing participation in FFA activities," Anderes said. Anderes said the membership growth award is particularly noteworthy this year. 'This is an especially prestigious award this year since almost every FFA chapter in Oregon received a grant through the Oregon Department of education to increase

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Members of La Grande High School's FFA chapter stand with a plaque the chapter received recognizing it for being the fastest growing in the state. membership," Anderes said. The membership increase plaque was received by the 13 LHS FFA chapter members attending the state convention — Taylor Robinson, Elle Abel, Harley Clark, Dylan Howell, Nick Bales, Haydyn Wallender, Emma Eggert, Katlynn Lyon, Justin Hall, Arely Torres, Kristina

Webster, Jordan Miller and Brenna Moody. Steps LHS FFA members took to increase membership included meeting with La Grande Middle School eighth-graders at the end of the 2012-13 school year. The LHS students informed the soon to be freshmen what FFA is all about and helped

name for the evidence-based The Diabetes Prevention Program is also an evidenceCommunity Connection of Chronic Disease Self-ManNortheast Oregon, Inc., was agement Program licensed based program promoted recently awarded a $125,400 by Stanford University. by the Centers for Disease Control and the YMCA. grant from the Oregon Edu- It has been implemented internationally and is the Services will cover the 12 cators Benefit Board and Moda Health to promote the best documented interveneastern Oregon counties of Living Well with Chronic tion for teaching the selfBaker, Grant, Gilliam, HarConditions and Diabetes management skills needed ney, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Prevention programs over for participants to attain Sherman, Umatilla, Union, the next year. comprehensive control of Wallowa and Wheeler. Living Well is the Oregon their chronic conditions. Kathy Hayden, employed

get them interested in joining. The eighth-grade recruitment helped bring in a strong group of 12 freshmen, Anderes said. Taylor Robinson, president of the LHS FFA chapter, said that winning the largest membership increase award showcases how much effort

chapter members put in this year. "The growth of members and theoverallattitude of the chapter has been so positive, and I think it's going to continue on in years to come," Robinson said."As a senior in this chapter, I couldn't have had a better last year in FFA."

by Community Connection, has been selected as the regionalcoordinator for the grant. The grant is in partnership with the YMCA of Marion and Polk counties and the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at

OHSU. The three agencies will be working together to reach

individuals interested in attending the workshops or becoming trained lifestyle coaches for Diabetes Prevention and workshop leaders for the Living Well program. Anyone interested in havingeither oftheseprograms in their county or wanting more information can contact Hayden at 541-9633186 or

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MILESTONES Struck-Warnock Taryn Struck of La Grande and Brendon Warnock of Altus, Okla., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughterofTony and Michelle Struck, formerly of La Grande and now of Yuma, Ariz. She works at Island City Market and Deli. Taryn graduated from

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marketingand management from Arizona Western College in 2013. The prospective groom is the son of Donny and Shelley Warnock of Montesano, Wash. He graduatedfrom Montesano High School in 2010 and is a senior airman in the United States Air Force stationed at Altus Air Force Base. The couple plan to be married on Aug. 2 in La Grande and will make their home in Altus.

JHS HONOR ROLL Cayden DeLury 4.0, Mireia Flores 4.0, Brecanna Gibson 4.0, Brittany Gibson 4.0, Taylor Grote 4.0, Lindsay Kemp 4.0, Addie Kilgore 4.0, Juan Reyes 4.0, Mia Ritter-Whittle 4.0, Raymond Seal 4.0,W yatt Smith 4.0, Johnelle Suto 4.0, Deni VanWinkle 4.0,

Christopher Warnock 4.0, Bailey Wearin 4.0, Natalie Williams 4.0, Karianne Zoiiman 4.0, Phum Chevangkool 3.88, Amanda Blessing 3.86, Max Greenway 3.86, Felicity Gross 3.86, Wil Story 3.86, Lars Skovlin 3.75, Isabelle Tingelstad 3.75, Destiny Remuth 3.67, Morgan Forney 3.63, Haven Johnson 3.63,

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3.50, Sidney Cooney 3.50, Holly Taylor 3.50, Sarah Thiel 3.50, Jesse Woodhead 3.50, Sam Beckman 3.43, Gage Jarman 3.43, Kai Oliver 3.38, Micah Troutman 3.38, Ben Smallen 3.33, Noel Taylor 3.33, Jake Chrisman


EOU students win scholarship raffle Eastern Oregon University students Shawn Brooks, of Richland, Wash., and Scott McFarlane, of Roseburg, are the winners of a recurring scholarship rafffe sponsored by Dutch Bros. Coffee.

Both received a $500 check from area franchise owners Marc and Angela Lee. The fellow seniors plan to use their winnings to offset the costofpaying for textbooks. "This will also help me

purchase any materials needed for projects and help put a dent in my student loans," said Br o oks Brooks, who is pursuing a dual major in elementary education and multidisciplinary studies with an English for Speakers of Other Languages endorsement. McFarlane, an anthropology and sociology major, submitted his name multiple times hoping to

increase his odds for the drawing.

"I biked down to McFadane Du t ch Bros.

pretty much every day to enter the scholarship rafffe," he sald. No purchase is required to enter the drawing, and all current EOU students are eligible to win. Simply stop by Dutch Bros. Coffee on Island Ave. and fill out an entry form.

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Results are in for the American Red Cross Blood Drive that took place in La Grande April 15. The drive had 80 units taken in, with a goal of 85, with five new donors. Several local businesses and individuals contributed snacks and beverages. The drive coordinators, Denny and Colleen Langford,areretiring after seven yearsofcoordinating blood drives for the Lewis & Clark Region. The new coordinators are Sheldon and Linda Strand. ''We have heard all kinds of successstoriesfrom people that have donated. Maybe not about themselves but family or people that they know," Colleen Langfordsaid."Itsure makes us feel good that we have helped in some small way for the past seven years." The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need.

WISH LIST Local nonprofit human service organizations and schools often need donations of specific items or volunteers. The Observer provides the Wish List as a public service. Organizations' needs are listed as spaceallows and must be updated every six months. FRIDAY BACKPACK PROGRAM (drop-sites throughout Union County, including all elementary schools) 541-963-5114 • 15- to 16-ounce cans of Chef Boyardee, refried beans, chili, chicken and noodles

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FRIENDS OFTHE UNION CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (drop-site at the Knitkabob, 156 S. Main St., Union; open 1-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.j 541-562-5807, 541-562-5811 • baby food jars with lids • small peanut butter jars with lids • 20-ounce clear water bottles • Pringles cans • sealable baggies • copy paper • white glue • whiteT-shirts, kids large 8t adults small • cornstarch • food coloring

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• corn syup • Borax powder MT. EMILY SAFE CENTER 541-963-0602 • paper towels, toilet paper, tissues • computer/copy paper • bottled water • sanitizing wipes • laundry detergent • dish soap and hand soap • lightbulbs • glue sticks • 13-gallon garbage bags • batteries (AA, AAA, Cj • coffee and tea • styrofoam cups

OUR LADY OFTHE VALLEY CATHOLIC CHURCH DONATIONS UNLIMITED 541-963-7432 or 541-963-2282 • blankets • towels • boys' jeans • tables • beds, dressers • silverware • frying pans, boiling pans • bowls • volunteers to move furniture • estate sales UNION COUNTY SENIOR CENTERI COMMUNITY CONNECTION

541-963-7532 • donations for upkeep of the center • volunteer drivers for Meals onWheels • volunteers to serve meals Monday through Friday • musicians • two- and four-person restaurant tables • new or used wheelchairs, bath chairs/benches, walkers VFW POST 2990 (drop off items atWells Fargo Bank, La Grande) 541-805-1916 • donations for veterans in need or distress

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WEEIC AHEAD TODAY • PREP GIRLS GOLF:La Grande at Baker City, 1 p.m. TUESDAY • PREP BASEBALL: La Grande at DeSales, Wash., 4 p.m. • PREP BASEBALL: Wallowa at Prairie City, noon • PREPTENNIS: La Grande at Pendleton, 4 p.m.


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EOU drops four on the road EUGENE —The Eastern Oregon University softball eam was swept by Northwest Christian University on Saturday in Cascade Collegiate Conference action. The Beacons used a strong sixth inning to take game one, 11-6, and finished the sweep with a 5-2 win over the Mountaineers in the nightcap. NCU's sweep completed a fourgame sweep of the weekend for EOU, who also fell 9-1 and 4-1 Friday at Corban. Eastern Oregon (17-21 overall, 7-19 CCCj returns to action on Tuesday, April 22 when the Mounties play on the road at the College of Idaho. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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Koben Dunlap crouches down to read the green for La Grande Friday in the quadrangular at the La Grande Country Club. Dunlap bounced back on the back nine, firing a 45 to finish with a round of 93 fortheTigers.

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La Grande's Andrew Branen chips out of the rough Friday afternoon in a quadrangular at La Grande Country Club. According to his coach, Branen's score of 91 was his top performance at the midway point this season.

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Some days on the links, it'sthe golfcourse that walks away the winner. Friday was one of those

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Knicks fire Mike Woodson NEWYORK —The New York Knicks have fired Mike Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the ptayoffs in one season. New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, saying in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise." This is the first big move for Jackson since his appointment in March.

Adelman to call it quits MINNEAPOLIS — A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Timberwolves coach RickAdelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons. Adelman was expected to announce his decision Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had notannounced the retirement. — TheAssociatedPress

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mere three strokes. "I think the golf course gotthem today,"La Grande head coach Ron Evans said. "The low score was 79, and Reilly can shoot par quite SeeGolf / Page 9A

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Imbler's Eli Bowers competes in the high jump Friday at the Baker Relays.

Bowers' performance leads Imbler PREP TRACIC AND FIELD

• Panther junior helps girls team to second-place finish

To top it ofE she was on the relay team that won the 4-by-100 race. Observer staff Other notables for the Panthers were freshmen McKinley Bradshaw, Emma Bowers was fantastic for Imbler at the Baker Relays, as who claimed third place in both the her performances across the board javelin and discus, and Cory Goldhelped the Panthers finish second stein took second in the 300-meter in the girls team competition Friday. hurdles. Imbler also won all three The junior did a little bit of evrelayraces asittotaled 99.5 team erything, starting in the 100-meter points, second to Baker City's 156. hurdles, ashertim eof17.21 secThe boys team came in third, onds earned her first place. Bowers trailing first-place Baker City at won the high jump with her leap of 199.5 and second-place Enterprise's 4 feet, 10 inches and took second in score of 138. Imbler took home first the shot put with a throw of 30-1.5. SeeTrack / Page 9A


Imbler finished second in the girls team competition at the Baker Relay Meet, but the Panthers

were a perfect 3-for-3 in the relays, and Malia Mills was a part of them all. The Imbler senior and her teammates took home first place in the 4-by-100 and the 4-by-400-meter relays, and also clocked the fastest time in the 4-by-800-meter race on Friday.

Tanner Stremcha fanned 10 batters while allowing one run on three hits. Chamberlain chipped in an RBI double for the Tigers, and Tyson Wicklander scored twice and had a run-scoring base hit to provide all the runs La Grande would need.

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HOUSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to matchthe bestperformance ofhis career. Portland's star was hungry after missing the playoffs the last two seasons and wanted to show his teammates that gettingtothepostseason was simply not enough. Aldridge scored a careerhigh and franchise playofFrecord 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their first-round playofFseries. Portland will look to take acommanding 2-0 lead on Wednesday in Game 2 in Houston.

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Battling a stiff wind all afternoon, only one golfer cracked 80 as Pendleton came away with the team victory in a boys high school golfquadrangular at La Grande Country Club. Pendleton's Reilly Hegar-

ty medaled with a low score of 79, and Brayden Pulver fired an 81 as the Bucks combined for a score of 336, 21 strokes better than second-place Baker. McLoughlin was third with

The La Grande baseball team put together two solid games fiom beginning to end, sweepinga GreaterOregon League doubleheader from Ontario, 8-1 and 5-1, to notch its third and fourth league victories. aWe playedgreat defensively without any errors," head coach Parker McKinley said.aWe had two complete games, and that's what we've been wanting to see." The Tigers totaled 10 hits in the first game, with Jake Chamberlain going 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Drew Hively added a single and a double with two runs driven home, and J.C. Rogers hit an RBI double and scored another run. After Trenton Powers gave up just oneearnedrun thmugh ttuee innin@pitched, Kurt Boyd finished Ontario offwith four innin@of two-hitball. The second game featured an even better performance fiomthemound forLa Grande



Pens-3ackets Game 3 battle Second-seeded Pittsburgh looks to hold off upset-mindedColumbus as the Blue Jackets host the Penguins with the series knotted at 1. 4 p.m., NBCSN

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The La Grande tennis team raninto a tough foe on the road Friday, as both the boys and girls tennis teams fell at Vale. The Vikings blanked the Tigers 5-0 on the girls side, while the boys were able to nab one match in their 4-1 loss. The Tigers' Derek Yohannan and John Schiller teamed up in No. 1 doubles to win their matchup 6-2, 7-6 (7-2l. "I think theykind of starkd to think a little bit too much and try to hitit too hard,"La Grande head coach Mike Schueman said of their second set.'They started to play smarter. I was glad to see that theyfigmeditout." At No.1 singles, Jordan Dobney beat Josh Ebel 6-1, 6-1, while Vale's Mike Young scored a 6-1, 6-2 victory over La Grande's Tanner Willson. Vale blanked La Grande in two of the three singles matches, and Vale's No.1doubles team, Jessi Fife and Shalisse Ewing, shut out Ashley Orton and KatieAldrich 6-0, 6-0. But Anna Grigsbymade it a battle at No.1 ~es, losing to Vale's Drew Dobney 6-2, 6-4. aWe definitely know where we're at now and what we have to do to get better," Schireman said."I saw Anna start to figure out a game plan for herself, with her approach and getting to the net. She had some really well-orchestrated points, she just needs to be more consistent."


MONTREAL: The Canadiens

PACERS:It was just one game, went up 3-0 in but top-seeded their first round Indiana's late-seaNHL playoff series against son swoon carried over to Tampa Baywith a3-2vic- the first round of the NBA tory on Saturday, and they playoffs, as Atlanta upset can close the series out heavily-favored Indiana on home ice on Tuesday 101-93 Saturday night, taknight. ing a 1-0 series lead.

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014


SCOREBOARD MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE New York Toronto Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore Central Division

W 11 10 9 8 W

Detroit Kansas City Minnesota Chicago Sox Cleveland


Oakland Texas LosAngeles Seattle Houston

W 13 11 8 7 5


East Division L P c t GB W C G B 8 .579 9 .52 6 1 1 10 .474 2 2 10 .474 2 2 9 .47 1 2 3 -

L P c t GB W C G B 6 .600 8 .52 9 1 9 .500 1. 5 10 .474 2 10 .444 25 1 West Division L Pct GB WCG B 5 .72 2 8 .57 9 2.5 2 1 0 . 444 5 5 1 1 . 389 6 6 1 4 . 2 6 3 8.5 8

L 1 0 St r Home Away 7-3 W-1 6 -3 5 - 5 5-5 L-1 3 -3 7 - 6 5-5 W-2 4 -5 5 - 5 4-6 L-1 6 -5 3 - 5 6-4 L-2 4 -4 4 - 5

Atlanta Washington New York Miami Philadelphia

9 8 W 14 11

Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago

5 8

LosAngeles San Francisco Colorado San Diego Arizona

W 10 11 10 9 5

East Division L P c t GB W C G B 6 .667 8 .579 1 5 . 1 9 .50 0 3 3 10 .474 35 . 3 10 .444 4 4 Central Division L P c t GB W C G B 5 .737 8 .57 9 3 3 10 .444 55 6 11 .421 6 6 12 .294 8 7 West Division L P c t GB W C G B 6 .625 8 .57 9 1 1 10 .500 25 2 10 .474 3 3 16 .238 8 7

Sunday's Trail Blazers Trail Blazers 122-Rockets 120 PORTLAND (122)

L10 Str Home Away 5-5 W-2 7 -3 2 - 3 6-4 L- 1 6 -3 3 - 5 6-4 W-1 5 -4 4 - 5 5-5 W-1 6 -4 3 - 6 3-7 W-1 4 -5 4 - 5

Batum 6-10 0-0 14, Aldridge 17-31 1013 46, Lopez 2-7 2-4 6, Lillard 9-19 10-12 31, Matthews 6-16 5-6 18, Robinson 1-4 1-2 3, Williams 1-6 0-0 3, Wright 0-3 0-0 0, Barton 0-1 0-0 0, Freeland 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 42-97 29-39 122.

L10 Str Home Away 8-2 W-3 6 -3 7-2 7-3 L-1 9 -4 2 4 5-5 L-2 3 -6 5 4 2-8 L-6 2 -3 5 4 ) 2-8 L-7 3 -7 2 - 7

Parsons 10-21 1-2 24,Jones 6-10 0-0 12, Howard 9-21 9-17 27, Beverley 3-8 2-4 9, Harden 8-28 8-10 27, Asik 1-2 0-0 2, Lin 5-11 3-3 14, Garcia 1-4 3-4 5. Totals 43-105 26-40 120. 3-Point Goals — Portland 9-27 (Lillard 3-7, Aldridge 2-2, Batum 2-4, Williams 1-4, Matthews 1-7, Barton 0-1, Wright 0-2), Houston 8-35 (Parsons 3-11, Harden 3-14, Lin 1-3, Beverley 1-4, Garcia 0-3). Fouled Out —Lopez, Aldridge, Beverley, Howard. Rebounds — Portland 66 (Aldridge 18), Houston 75 (Howard 15). Assists — Portland 14 (Lillard 5), Houston 16 (Harden 6). Total Fouls — Portland 32, Houston 33. Technicals — Lopez, Beverley, Howard. Flagrant Fouls — Williams.


Sunday, April 27: Houston at Portland, 6:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Portland at Houston, TBD x-Friday, May 2: Houston at Portland, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Portland at Houston, TBD

L10 Str Home Away 7-3 L-1 4 -2 8 4 4-6 W-1 6 -4 5 4 6-4 W-1 3 -6 6 - 3 4-6 W-3 9 -4 0 - 6 5-5 W-1 4 -5 4 - 5 L10 Str Home Away 7-3 W-3 5 -4 9 - 1 6-4 L- 1 4 -2 7-6 6-4 W-1 4 -5 4 - 5 2-8 L-3 5 -5 3 - 6 3 -7 L- 1 3 -6 2 - 6 L10 Str Home Away 6-4 W-2 4 -4 8 - 3 5-5 W-1 6 -4 6 4 5-5 L- 1 6 -3 4 - 7 6-4 L- 1 7 -6 2 4 2-8 L-2 1 -11 4 - 5


A — 18,240 (18,023).


(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

EASTERN CONFERENCE Detroit 1, Boston 1 Friday, April 18: Detroit 1, Boston 0 Sunday, April 20: Boston 4, Detroit1 Aff Times PST Stan/Echo 4 - 2 9 - 4 107 54 6 610 Tuesday, April 22: Boston at Detroit, AMERICAN LEAGUE Nyssa 2-0 7-7 1 31 105 17 467 2-2 6-9 104 134 20 459 4:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Burns Toronto 5, Cleveland 0 Elgin I Imbler 2-4 2-7 56 101 30 361 Thursday, April 24: Boston at Detroit, Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 2 Riverside 14 - 4- 8 5 6 82 35 314 5 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Detroit at Boston, Boston 4, Baltimore 2 Umatilla 0-3 0-8 2 0 107 34 322 noon Kansas City 5, Minnesota 4 Special District 7 x-Monday, April 28: Boston at Detroit, Oakland 4, Houston 3 EOLOv'aff RSRA Rk RPI TBD Tampa Bay 16, N.Y. Yankees 1 Grant Union 5-0 11-4 153 68 9 576 x-Wednesday, April 30: Detroit at Miami 7, Seattle 0 Ent/Joseph 3-1 5 - 7 87 105 31 417 Snnday's Games Union/Cove 2-2 4-4 56 52 19478 Boston, TBD Montreal3,Tampa Bay 0 Cleveland 6, Toronto 4 Wallowa 0-3 1-9 3 3 123 50 205 Wednesday, April 16: Montreal 5, Detroit 2, L.A. Angels 1 Prairie City 0- 4 0 - 9 2 4 191 44 288 Tampa Bay 4, OT Miami 3, Seattle 2 Softball Friday, April 18: Montreal 4, Tampa N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 1, 12 innings Minnesota 8, Kansas City 3 Bay1 Greater Oregon League Chicago White Sox 16, Texas 2 Sunday, April 20: Montreal 3, Tampa GOLOv'aff RSRA Rk RPI Oakland 4, Houston 1 McLoughlin 4- 0 8 - 3 8 0 35 3 704 Bay 2 Tuesday, April22:Tampa Bay at Boston 6, Baltimore 5 Baker/PV 2 - 2 6- 8 9 8 136 31 451 Monday's Games Ontario 1-3 4-7 7 4 8 0 40 317 Montreal, 4 p.m. x-Thursday, April 24: Montreal at Monday's games La Grande 1-3 4 - 9 7 8 112 23 503 Baltimore (W.Chen 2-1) at Boston Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. Eastern Oregon League x-Sunday, Apri l27:Tampa Bay at (Buchholz 0-1), 8:05 a.m. EOLOv'aff RSRA Rk RPI Montreal, TBD Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Cleveland 4-0 11-3 125 59 4 670 Vale x-Tuesday, April 29: Montreal at Tampa (McAllister 2-0), 4:05 p.m. Ent/Jo/Wa 4- 0 8 - 4 146 79 23 440 Bay, TBD L.A. Angels (Richards 2-0) at WashingEcho/Stanfield 4-2 7-7 103 103 16 485 Pittsburgh 1, Columbus 1 ton (Roark1-0), 4:05 p.m. Elgin/Imbler 4-2 6-4 101 72 19464 Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-0) at Wednesday, April 16: Pittsburgh 4, Nyssa 2-2 3- 1 3 125 232 24 394 Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-1), 4:08 p.m. Riverside 2 -4 5- 8 9 9 102 25 381 Columbus 3 Saturday, April 19: Columbus 4, PittsTexas (Darvish 1-0) at Oakland (Straily Umatilla 0-4 0-7 4 1 2 9 33 284 burgh 3, 2OT 1-1), 7:05 p.m. 0-6 0-12 39 169 34 283 Burns Monday, April 21: Pittsburgh at ColumHouston (Keuchel 1-1) at Seattle Special District 5 bus, 4 p.m. (F.Hernandez 3-0), 7:10 p.m. SD5Ov'aff RSRA Rk RPI Tnesday's games Wednesday, April 23: Pittsburgh at W-McE/Gris 5-1 13-1 162 42 1 711 Kansas City (Shields 1-2) at Cleveland Columbus, 4 p.m. Union/Cove 4-1 12-1 140 45 3663 Saturday, April 26: Columbus at Pitts(Salazar 0-2), 4:05 p.m. PR/Nixyaawii 4-1 11-3 126 30 8 571 burgh, TBD L.A. Angels (Skaggs 1-0) at WashingHeppner/lone 2-4 2-8 35 96 25 408 x-Monday, April 28: Pittsburgh at ton (Jordan 0-2), 4:05 p.m. 1-4 4-8 73 79 26 401 Irrigon Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 1-1) at Toronto Grant Union 0-5 6 - 6 8 7 89 18 458 Columbus, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Columbus at (Dickey 1-3), 4:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 3-0) at Detroit Pittsburgh, TBD N.Y. Rangers 1, Philadelphia 1 (Verlander 2-1), 4:08 p.m. Thursday, April 17: N.Y. Rangers 4, Minnesota (Gibson 3-0) at Tampa Bay Philadelphia 1 (Price 2-1), 4:10 p.m. NBA Playoff Glance Sunday, April 20: Philadelphia 4, N.Y. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 2-0) at Boston Aff Times PDT Rangers 2 (Lester 2-2), 4:10 p.m. FIRST ROUND Texas (N.Martinez 0-0) at Oakland Tuesday, April 22: N.Y. Rangers at (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Philadelphia, 5 p.m. (Milone 0-1), 7 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE Friday, April 25: N.Y. Rangers at PhilaHouston (Feldman 2-1) at Seattle Atlanta 1, Indiana 0 delphia, 5 p.m. (E.Ramirez 1-2), 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19: Atlanta 101, Indiana Sunday, April 27: Philadelphia at N.Y. NATIONAL LEAGUE 93 Saturday's Games Rangers, 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 22: Atlanta at lndiana, St. Louis 4, Washington 3 x-Tuesday, April 29: N.Y. Rangers at 4 p.m. Philadelphia, TBD Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 4 Thursday, April 24: Indiana atAtlanta, x-Wednesday, April 30: Philadelphia at Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 7 4 p.m. N.Y. Rangers, TBD Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5 Saturday, April 26: Indiana atAtlanta, WESTERN CONFERENCE Miami 7, Seattle 0 11 a.m. L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 6 Colorado 2, Minnesota 0 x-Monday, April 28: Atlanta at lndiana, Colorado 3, Philadelphia 1 Thursday, April 17: Colorado 5, Min5 p.m. nesota 4, OT San Diego 3, San Francisco 1 x-Thursday, May 1: Indiana atAtlanta, Saturday, April 19: Colorado 4, MinSnnday's Games TBD nesota 2 N.Y. Mets 4, Atlanta 3, 14 innings x-Saturday, May 3: Atlanta at lndiana, Monday, April 21: Colorado at MinMiami 3, Seattle 2 TBD Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 2, 14 innings nesota, 4 p.m. Miami 1, Charlotte 0 Washington 3, St. Louis 2 Thursday, April 24: Colorado at MinSunday, April 20: Miami 99, Charlotte nesota, 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati 8, Chicago Cubs 2 88 x-Saturday, April 26: Minnesota at L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 1 Wednesday, April 23: Charlotte at Colorado, TBD Philadelphia 10, Colorado 9 Miami, 4 p.m. x-Monday, April 28: Colorado at MinSan Francisco 4, San Diego 3 Saturday, April 26: Miami at Charlotte, Monday's games nesota, TBD 4 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 2-1) at Pittsburgh x-Wednesday, April 30: Minnesota at Monday, April 28: Miami at Charlotte, Colorado, TBD (Liriano 0-3), 4:05 p.m. 4 p.m. St. Louis 2, Chicago 0 L.A. Angels (Richards 2-0) at Washingx-Wednesday, April 30: Charlotte at Thursday, April 17: St. Louis 4, Chicago ton (Roark1-0), 4:05 p.m. Miami, TBD 3, 3OT Miami (Koehler 2-1) atAtlanta (Teheran x-Friday, May 2: Miami at Charlotte, TBD Saturday, April 19: St. Louis 4, Chicago 2-1), 4:10 p.m. x-Sunday, May 4: Charlotte at Miami, St. Louis (Lyons 0-0) at N.Y. Mets 3, OT TBD Monday, April 21: St. Louis at Chicago, (Mejia 2-0), 4:10 p.m. Brooklyn 1, Toronto 0 5:30 p.m. Arizona (Arroyo 1-1) at Chicago Cubs Saturday, April 19: Brooklyn 94, Toronto Wednesday, April 23: St. Louis at (TWood 0-2), 5:05 p.m. Chicago, 6:30 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 2-1) at Milwaukee 87 Tuesday, April 22: Brooklyn at Toronto, x-Friday, April 25: Chicago at St. Louis, (W.Peralta 2-0), 5:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-0) at Colo- 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Friday, April 25: Toronto at Brooklyn, x-Sunday, April 27: St. Louis at Chirado (J.De La Rosa 0-3), 5:40 p.m. 4 p.m. cago,noon Philadelphia (CI.Lee 2-2) at L.A. DodgSunday, April 27: Toronto at Brooklyn, x-Tuesday, April 29: Chicago at St. ers (Maholm 0-1), 7:10 p.m. 4 p.m. Louis, TBD Tneday's games x-Wednesday, April 30: Brooklyn at Cincinnati (Cueto 1-2) at Pittsburgh Anaheim 2, Dallas 0 Toronto, TBD Wednesday, April 16: Anaheim 4, (Volquez 1-0), 4:05 p.m. x-Friday, May 2: Toronto at Brooklyn, Dallas 3 L.A. Angels (Skaggs 1-0) at WashingTBD Friday, April 18: Anaheim 3, Dallas 2 ton (Jordan 0-2), 4:05 p.m. x-Sunday, May 4: Brooklyn at Toronto, Monday, April 21: Anaheim at Dallas, Miami (Fernandez 2-1) atAtlanta TBD 6:30 p.m. (A.Wood 2-2), 4:10 p.m. Washington 1, Chicago 0 St. Louis (Wainwright 3-1) at N.Y. Mets Wednesday, April 23: Anaheim at DalSunday, April 20: Washington 102, las, 5 p.m. (Gee 1-0), 4:10 p.m. Chicago 93 x-Friday, April 25: Dallas atAnaheim, Arizona (McCarthy 0-3) at Chicago Tuesday, April 22: Washington at 7:30 p.m. Cubs (Hammel 2-1), 6:05 p.m. Chicago, 5:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Anaheim at Dallas, San Diego (Kennedy 1-3) at Milwaukee Friday, April 25: Chicago at WashingTBD (Gallardo 2-0), 5:10 p.m. ton, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: Dallas atAnaheim, San Francisco (Bumgarner 2-1) at Sunday, April 27: Chicago at WashingColorado (Morales 1-1), 5:40 p.m. TBD ton, 10 a.m. San Jose 2, Los Angeles 0 Philadelphia (Burnett 0-1) at L.A. Dodgx-Tuesday, April 29: Washington at Thursday, April 17: San Jose 6, Los ers (Ryu 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Chicago, TBD Angeles 3 x-Thursday, May 1:Chicago atWashMLB Baseball Calendar Sunday, April 20: San Jose 7, Los ington, TBD Angeles 2 May 14-15 — Owners meetings, New x-Saturday, May 3: Washington at Tuesday, April 22: San Jose at Los York. Chicago, TBD Angeles, 7 p.m. June 5 — Amateur draft. WESTERN CONFERENCE Thursday, April 24: San Jose at Los July 15 — All-Star game, Minneapolis. San Antonio 1, Dallas 0 Angeles, 7:30 p.m. July 18 — Deadline for amateur draft Sunday, April 20: San Antonio 90, x-Saturday, April 26: LosAngeles at picks to sign. Dallas 85 San Jose, TBD July 27 — Hall of Fame inductions, Wednesday, April 23: Dallas at San x-Monday, April28:San Jose atLos Cooperstown, N.Y. Antonio, 5 p.m. Angeles, TBD July 31 — Last day to trade a player Saturday, April 26: San Antonio at Dalx-Wednesday, April 30: LosAngeles at without securing waivers. las, 1:30 p.m. San Jose, TBD Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 Monday, April 28: San Antonio at Dalplayers. las, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 — Postseason begins. x-Wednesday, April 30: Dallas at San Oct. 22 — World Series begins. Antonio, TBD November TBA — Deadline for teams BASEBALL POLL x-Friday, May 2: San Antonio at Dallas, 'Record Pts Prv to make qualifying offers to their eligible TBD former players who became free agents, 1. Cal Poly 34-5 494 3 x-Sunday, May 4: Dallas at San fifth day after World Series. 2. Virginia 33-7 492 2 Antonio, TBD November TBA — Deadline for free 3. Louisiana-Laf. 36-5 490 1 Oklahoma City1, Memphis 0 agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th 4. Oregon St. 2 77 485 5 Saturday, April 19: Oklahoma City 100, day after World Series. 5. Washington 27-8 483 6 Memphis 86 Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to offer 6. Florida St. 3 0 - 9 481 7 Monday, April 21: Memphis at Okla2015 contracts to unsigned players. 7. Oregon 31- 1 0 47 8 10 homa City, 5 p.m. Dec. 8-11 — Winter meetings, San 8. Alabama 28 - 1 2 4 7 5 8 Thursday, April 24: Oklahoma City at Diego. 9. Florida 27-1 3 473 12 Memphis, 5 p.m. Dec. 8 — Hall of Fame golden era 1 0. Louisiana St. 30-10 4 7 2 1 4 Saturday, April 26: Oklahoma City at (1947-72) vote announced, San Diego. 1 1. Miami, Fla. 27-1 3 4 7 0 1 1 Memphis, 6:30 p.m. 2015 12. Mississippi 30-11 466 13 x-Tuesday, April 29: Memphis at OklaJan. 13 — Salary arbitration filing. 13. Indiana 25- 1 1 464 18 homa City, TBD Jan. 16 — Salary arbitration figures 1 4. Oklahoma St. 29-11 4 6 1 2 0 x-Thursday, May 1: Oklahoma City at exchanged. 15. TCU 2 6-1 3 45 9 N R Memphis, TBD Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings. 16. Texas 30- 1 1 457 4 x-Saturday, May 3: Memphis at OklaJuly 14 — All-Star game, Cincinnati. 17. Pepperdine 30-9 454 19 homa City, TBD July 17 — Deadline for amateur draft 1 8. South Car. 30-1 0 4 5 3 1 5 Golden State 1, L.A. Clippers 0 picks to sign. 19. Rice 2 9-1 3 45 1 2 4 Saturday, April 19: Golden State 109, July 31 — Last day to trade a player 2 0. Mississippi St. 26-1 5 449 2 2 L.A. Clippers 105 without securing waivers. 2 1. Kentucky 2 6 -1 4 4 4 6 N R Monday, April 21: Golden State at L.A. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 2 2. Central Fla. 25-1 6 4 4 3 N R Clippers, 7:30 p.m. players. 23. Louisville 2 8 -1 1 442 9 Thursday, April 24: L.A. Clippers at Dec. 7-10 — Winter meetings, Nash2 4. New Mexico 30-11 4 3 9 N R Golden State, 7:30 p.m. ville, Tenn. 2 5. Arkansas 2 5 -1 6 4 3 5 N R Sunday, April 27: L.A. Clippers at 26. Vanderbilt 2 9-12 4 3 3 16 Golden State, 12:30 p.m. 2 7. U.C. S.B. 2 4 -1 0 4 3 2 1 7 x-Tuesday, April 29: Golden State at 2 8. U.C. Irvine 25-1 4 4 3 0 2 1 L.A. Clippers, TBD 29. Seton Hall 27- 8 427 23 x-Thursday, May 1: L.A. Clippers at Baseball 30. Liberty 31-9 425 NR Golden State, TBD Greater Oregon League x-Saturday, May 3: Golden State at Preview GOLOv'aff RSRA RkRPI L.A. Clippers, TBD No. 5 Oregon State at SacramentoBaker/PV 4 - 0 1 0-2 81 44 9 605 Portland 1, Houston 0 StateWhen:6:30p.m.Monday and 1 La Grande 4-0 10-6 126 84 16 533 Sunday, April 20: Portland 122, Housp.m.TnesdayWhere:Raley Field,Sac McLoughlin 0- 4 4 - 6 5 8 80 28 456 ton 120, OT ramentoon Monday andJohn Smith Ontario 0-4 2- 1 1 57 122 39 390 Wednesday, April 23: Portland at Field, Sacramento on Tuesday Eastern Oregon League Houston, 6:30 p.m. EOLOv'aff RSRA RkRPI Friday, April 25: Houston at Portland, Records:Oregon State (27-7), SacraVale 4-0 13-2 145 49 4 626 7:30 p.m. mento State (24-15)On the air:Games will

not be televised; Radio onFox Sports Radio; Live statson osubeavers.comProbable starters: TBAvs. RHP Justin Dillon (1-0, 4.30ERA) on Monday; TBAvs. Jared Paderez (1-3, 4.22 ERA) on TuesdayBriefly: The Beavers retum to action Mondaynight aff eraweeklong break between games. OSU tooktwo outofthree in anApril 11-13 weekend series at Washington State.... A players-only meeting helpedOSU rebound from a series-opening loss to the Cougars. After ace Ben Wetzlerled a pep talk, the Beavers went on to rout WSU 20-6 over Saturday and Sunday.... OSU is withoutfirst baseman Kavin Keyes, who fractured his left thumb earlyin an April 13 win at WSU.His absence, which is expected to last about five weeks, is a significant blowfor one of the Pac-12s top olfenses. Keyes was batting .325 with 19 RBls, one home run and 20 runsbefore the injury.... With Keyes out, expect Jerad Casper to take over firstbase. In 21 appearances this year, the senior is hitting .219 with six RBIs, two home runs and five runs. Sophomore Gabe Clark, who has started three games affirst in 2014, could see time there as well.

downtown Boston around noon. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, an injury that often requires Tommy John surgery. Nova left Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. An MRI after the game revealed the injury and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Nova will be further examined Monday in New York by Yankees team physician Dr. ChrisAhmad. He had no discomfort in the elbow until his 82nd and final pitch Saturday when he felt a pop. MLB NL PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates ouffielder Travis Snider were ejected Sunday after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl. Several punches were thrown and a couple of players were tossed to the ground once the benches and bullpens emptied. The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat after hitting a two-out drive in the third inning olf Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. The ball hit the wall and Gomez sped into third base, making a head-first slide for a triple. Gerrit, who was near third base backing upthe play, stormed toward Gomez and they exchanged words. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw threw a simulated game Sunday and reported no discomfort after topping out at 90 mph. Kershaw, who is on the disabled list for the first time in his seven-year career, threw a combined total of 50 pitches from the windup and from the stretch. His bullpen session lasted for about 20 pitches. The 26-year-old left-hander, who led the majors in ERA in each ofthe previous three seasons, hasn't pitched since beating theArizona Diamondbacks 3-1 in the season opener in Australia. He injured himself tossing a ball on the side a few days later.

Weekend Sports Briefs MLB AL BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings along with law enforcement officials, medical personnel, runners and race volunteers before Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles. With canvasses of handwritten notes from each of the 50 states being held on the ouffield warning track from the left field corner in front of the Green Monster around to the Pesky Pole, a number of victims came walking in from the left-field corner to a loud ovation. Just over a year ago, two bombs exploded near the finish line — less than a mile from Fenway Park, killing three and injuring over 260 others. It happened about an hour after Boston had defeated Tampa Bay. Thisyear's race kicks offMonday morning in Hopkinton with the elite women and men expected to finish in

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Seabrook received a five-minute major and game misconduct penalty for a vicious elbow to Backes' head late in the third period of Saturday's Game 2. Backeshad to be helped offthe ice and did not return during St. Louis' 4-3 overtime victory. PRO BASKETBALL LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBAsaid referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score. LosAngeles point guard Chris Paul lost the ball out of bounds with 18.9 seconds left Saturday and Golden State leading 107-105. Rod Thorn, the league's president for basketball operations, said in a statement Sunday that the Warriors' Draymond Green shouldhave been whistled for a foul, which would have given Paul two free throws. Instead, Golden State got the ball and went on to win 109-105 in LosAngeles to open the first-round playoff series.

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NAMPA, Idaho — The Eastern Oregon University track and field had three hit the NAIA"A" standard to qualify for Outdoor Nationals and three more hit the NAIA"B" standard at the Northwest Nazarene University Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Talissa Baldovino, Irene Olivo and Brian Wickham hit the NAIA"A" standard

on Saturday. Baldovino ran the fastest 800 meterout ofthe 13 peoplein therace,clocking a time of 2 minutes, 14 seconds to hit the NAIA"A" standard.Her 800 time is the 11th fastest in the NAIA this season. In the women's 400 meter hurdles, Olivo hit the NAIA "A" standard by running a time of1:03.59.Olivo edged out College of Idaho's Jas-

mine Hurd at the finish line to win the event. Wickham hit the NAIA "A" standard in the hammer throw, posting a mark of 176 feet, 5 inches. Wickham continued his successful day in the discus as he hit the NAIA"B" standard with a throw of 154-9. Also, hitting the NAIA"B" standard was Kelsea Hurliman in the javelin. On her second throw of the event,

Hurliman recorded a throw of 129-10, which was the farthest throw of the event. The women's 4-by-100 meter relay time hit the NAIA"B" standard as they ran atime of48.19 seconds to claim the top time of the event. The Mountaineers are off next weekend but return to action in two weeks when they head over to Pacific

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TRACK Continued from Page7A score of 138. Imbler took home first place in the 4-by-400-meter relay and finished second in the 4-by-800. Senior Riley Merrigan placed second in the triple jump. Powder Valley took fifth in both team competitions, with Amy Eubanks finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles for the girls, while Brock Jones took home first in the discus with a throw of 130-06. Jones also was third in the shot put. \

TIGERS TAKE TOP-FIVEFINISHES IN HOOD RIVER:The teams for La Grande enjoyed a fabulous weekend in Hood River, as both girls and boys earned top-five finishes at the Apple Blossom lnvitational Friday. The girls tookthird place with 121.33 points behind great team depth, with multiple Tigers finishing in the top-10 in most of the track events. La Grande senior Jasmine Smith came in first in the 800-meter race with a time of 2 minutes, 28.24 seconds, nearly a full second in front of the second-place finisher. Haley White clocked a 16:29 to claim first in the 300-meter hurdles, with teammatesAlora Brown and Lauren March finishing fifth and sixth, respectively. Shay Henderson was the star for the boys, as his big day carried the Tigers into fifth place with 98.5 points. The senior dashed to first-place finishes in both the 100- and 200-meter races. Histime of11.45 in the 100 barely edged out Wyatt Webber of Hood River Valley, who came in two-hundrendths ofa second behind Henderson. Henderson's 200 win was even closer, as he hit the tape dead even with Briley Cameron of Goldendale, Wash., at 23.66, with Henderson receiving the nod on a tiebreaker. The Tigers also scored a first-place medal in the 400 on NoahMcLean'simpressive race.The seniorcame in at 52.34, a time that was a second-and-a-half faster than the second-place finisher. La Grande also shone in the javelin as Micah Fuller, Caleb Woodworth and Blaine Kreutz finished 2-3-4 in the finals. La Grande will be back in action Saturday at the Pepsi lnvitational in Union.

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UNION BOYS TAKE FIRST,GIRLS SECOND IN UMATILLA:Union enjoyed top-three finishes in both the boys and girls team competitions Friday at the River's Edge track and field meet in Umatilla. First-place finishes earned by Union were Ethan Black in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, Samuel O'Reilly in the 3,000, Brooke Scantling in the long jump, and two relay victories helped the Union boys take first place with 106 points, with Stanfield taking second and Elgin finishing third with 74 points. Elgin's Stephen

Howes won the pole vault with a mark of 13 feet. Cove finished seventh as a team with 38 points, while Joseph was 15th with nine points. The Leopards' Dylan Pretti won the shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 2 inches, while teammate Josiah Kellogg placed third in the javelin with a mark of 123 feet. Joseph's Gage Jarman turned in a fourth-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet. On the girls side Union's Stromy Bullard won the high jump with a jump of 4-10 feet to spearhead Union's

GOLF Continued from Page7A often here. Our golf course is tough with all of the trees. These kids don't understand that, but it really is." The Tigers may have finished fourth but Evans was pleased overallabout the individual scores. "All in all, all of the played pretty well," he said."There weren't really any high, high scores. With my kids, it's a learning experience for them every time we step on the course." The lowest round for the Tigers came from Jake Girard, who just missed the individual top five with an 88. The senior carded backto-back44'sforhis 18-hole total but was nagged by a few putts that did not quite drop. "I just wasn't putting very well today," Girard said."I left a lot of them on the lip, just short. It was one of those days that I had to just keep grinding through. It was kind of a struggle.IfIputted better I probably could have shot a 78 or 79, but besides that it was a pretty good day." Evans said Girard's ability to tough it out when things aren't going his way has steadily improved this spring. "He's learning how to let his bad shots go and he's been playinga lotbetter," Evans said."I know it wasn't what he wanted to shoot, but


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third-place. Elizabeth Herbes took second in the 200-meter race as Union compiled 74 points. Cove finished sixth with 44 points, led by Hannah Brazil's 1,500-meter victory, and Molly DelCurto took second in the long jump. Elgin finished seventh in the team standir gs with 38 points, led by Stormy Silver's second in the high jump and fourth-place finish in the 200 and Aria Higgins' third place in the 400. Haeleigh Wood placed third in the high jump.

Elgin/Imbler dropped a pair of games to Vale on Friday, losing a Eastern Oregon League doubleheader 10-7 in the first game and falling 21-4 in the second. Elgin/Imbler (2-7 overall, 2-4 EOL) was in the first game until late, as they were tied 5-all in the sixth inning. An error by an Elgin/ Imbler outfielder opened the floodgates, allowing two Vale runners to score in the bottom of the sixth inning as Valewent up by fi ve. Elgin/Imbler scored two runs in the seventh inning, but it was too little too late. Redi Graves was the hitting star for Elgin/Imbler, going 2-for-4 with four RBI and a double, and Gavin Christianson went 2-for-4 as well with a double. In the second game, Elgin/ Imbler was still reeling from the close defeat,andVale (13-2, 4-0) ran away, scoring early and often en route to the 17-run victory. Next up for Elgin/Imbler is a doubleheader at Stanfield/ Echo Friday, as Elgin/Imbler will face off against the No.6ranked team after facing third-ranked Vale. WALLOWA SUFFERS SWEEP BY BAKER: The Baker/Powder Valley freshman team had little problem with the Wallowa boys baseball team Saturday. The Bulldogs rolled to a convincing doubleheader sweep, winning the opener 17-6 before completing the sweep with a 7-4 win in the nightcap.

— Jake Girard, La Grande High School senior

that'snotbad for struggling a ing wrong, and really tried to little bit. He's my senior and fi x i t on the back and tried to he needs to show these kids g e t better," Dunlap said. that you don't have to play While his tee shots helped, good all the time." he said it was his short game La Grande's Craig Wallace t hat carried the way on the f ired the second-best score bac k . "I was driving it straight on the team with a 90, and Andrew Branen carded a all day and where I wanted 91, which Evans said was it t o go, and I was chipping Branen's best tournament it ri g ht on to the green every score of the season. time," he said. Not far behind was Koben La G r ande has a week off Dunlap as he turned in a befo r e it travels to Baker City round of 93. After shooting a n e xt Monday. 48 the first time around the nine holes, Dunlap bested Contact Josh Benham at 541-975-3351orj benham 0 that mark by three strokes the second time. lagrandeobserver.oom. Follow "IjustsawwhatIwas doJos honTwitter SlgoBenham.

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PREP SOFTBALL UNION/COVE SWEEPS PROSPECTORS: T hird-ranked Union/ Cove took it to Grant Union in a 2A/1A Special District 5 softball doubleheader, drubbing Grant Union 13-1 in th eopener and 5-2 in the nightcap on Friday. Union/Cove (12-1 overall, 4-1 SD5) outhit Grant Union 10-2 in the first game. Keesha Sarman gave the big blast in the fourth inning with a three-run homer, and Carsyn Roberts drove in two on a triple in the fifth. The second game wasn'tquite as lopsided on the scoreboard but still saw the LadyCats pull away for the 5-2 win. Grant Union (6-6, 0-5) even held an early two-run lead, but three Union/Cove runs in the fifth put them back in front for good. Delanie Kohr was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI, and Viki McCabe, who also had an inside-the-park-home run, smacked a two-run double in the pivotal fifth. Jaiden Wright picked up both wins to improve her pitching record to 9-0. "T he biggest difference in the secondgame was they made some great plays to keep us off the board," Union/Cove head coach Paul Phillips said. "It was a good day for us, and they made us earn what we got." T he LadyCats are back in action Saturday with another league doubleheader at Echo/Stanfield. ENTERPRISEIJOSEPHI WALLOWA SWEEP NYSSA: T he Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa softball team picked up a pair of wins Saturday, rolling over Nyssa 13-4 and 12-10 in a 3A Eastern Oregon League doubleheader in Nyssa. T he Outlaws improved to 8-4 overall and 4-0 in league, while Nyssa falls to 3-13 and 2-2. No other information was available. Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa is back in action Friday at Riverside. TIGERS SPLIT WITH ONTARIO: The La Grande softball team split a pair of Greater Oregon League games with Ontario over the weekend, winning the first game, 11-9, while Ontario rebounded to take the nightcap, 9-6. In the second game, Ontario's Madi Wallace hit a grand slam, Celena Hussy went 2-for-3 and Sidney Hernandez threw a complete game for Ontario. No other information was available. La Grande is now 1-3 in league play and 4-9 overall, and the Tigers next hit the field Friday at Baker in another GOL twinbill.

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There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying — either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action against bullying. Not all children who are bullied or are bullying others ask for help. It is important to talk with children who show signs of being bullied or bullying others. These warning signs can also point to other issues or problems, such as depression or substance abuse. Talking to the child can help identify the root of the problem. SIGNSA CHILD IS BEING BULLIED Look for changes in the child. However, be aware that not all children who are bullied exhibit warning signs. Some signs that may point to a bullying problem are: • Unexplainable injuries • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics or jewelry • Frequent headaches or stomachaches, feeling sick or faking illness • Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch. • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations • Feelings of helplessness or decreased self-esteem • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves or talking about suicide SIGNS A CHILD IS BULLYING OTHERS Kids may be bullying others if they: • Get into physical or verbal fights • Have friends who bully others • Are increasingly aggressive • Get sent to the principal's office or to detention frequently • Have unexplained extra money or new belongings • Blame others for their problems • Don't accept responsibility for their actions • Are competitive and worry about their reputation or popularity WHY DON'T KIDS ASK FOR HELP? Statistics from the 2008-2009 School Crime Supplement show that an adult was notified in only about a third of bullying cases. Kids don't tell adults for many reasons: • Bullying can make a child feel helpless. Kids may want to handle it on their own to feel in control again. They may fear being seen as weak or a tattletale. • Kids may fear backlash from the kid who bullied them. • Bullying can be a humiliating experience. Kids may not want adults to know what is being said about them, whether true or false. They may also fear that adults will judge them or punish them for being weak. • Kids who are bullied may already feel socially isolated. They may feel like no one cares or could understand. • Kids may fear being rejected by their peers. Friends can help protect kids from bullying, and kids can fear losing this support.

When a bullying situation is identified the following series of disciplinary steps is started and continues as long as the bullying does. • The student is told to stop his or her bullying. • The student is given a 45-minute after school detention for at least one day. • The student receives in-school suspension. During in-school suspension the student is at school throughout the school day but does school work in complete isolation of other students. "There is no socialization," McKinney said. • The student is suspended from school. • The student is expelled from school and there is police intervention.

school, with most bullying occurring in middle school. La Grande Middle School Principal Kyle McKinney said he cannot provide information about specific students because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act but says his stafFnever takes charges ofbullying lightly. ''We take bullying very seriously. We spend hours investigating everything that is reported," McKinney said. McKinney said there is a limited amount of actual bullying at the middle school but confrontations between students are not uncommon. 'There is very little real bullying. Most of it is peer conflicts," he said. Jackman said that confrontations between students at the middle schoolage levelare to beexpected. "Middle school students are still developing social skills and we are helping students navigate them," Jackman said. McKinney was asked at what pointparents ofstudents arecalled when there is a confrontation involving students. He said this is always done when there is major physical contact with hostile intent. "If there is physical contact in anger, we call the parents," McKinney said. The principal noted that there is often physical contact between students in which there is no malice. Parents are usually not called when this is the case. 'There is pushing and rough play, every case is different. You have to put everything in context," McKinney said. McKinney said that there are one-time flare ups between students that result in confrontations. He said these incidents should not Source: be mistaken for bullying. 'True bullying is ruthless over time," McKinney said. Bullying became a major issue in the La Grande School District in Lessons learned from 3adin Bell the winter of 2013 when Bell, a gay 15-year-old La Grande High School Moyer, the mom of the LMS sixth-grader, said she's concerned sophomore took his own life. He that the school didn't take away died Feb. 3, 2013, from injuries sufmuch from the story of Jadin Bell. feredin a suicide attempt about 15


days earlier. Friends and family members said that Bell was driven to suicide by bullying. "I don't think we learned anything from Jadin Bell," Moyer said. "It sure doesn't seem like our educa-



lying started up a few weeks after that, but Moyer said her daughter was encouraged to stand up to the girls. 'Then she stood up and said, 'Stay away from me,"' Moyer said. "That was her, not the school." The principals say the students are taught how to address bullying through a national program called "Character Education," which the school started using about three years ago. Students receive the training each Wednesday during theiradvisory classes.

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tors did." When Jackman was asked if the middle school has stepped up its attempts to reduce bullying since Bell's suicide, he said that the school has had a strong anti-bullying program in place for years and that it has maintained it. ''We have stayed the course all the way through," Jackman said. Jackman credits Bell's suicide with raising the awareness of bullying. "It brought it to light for kids," he sald. Forthe administratorstoaddress bullying, though, students who witness it or are victims must contact stafFmembers so they can begin monitoring and documenting it. "Too often it ibullyingl is not reported," Jackman said. Students who are being harassed by another student are encouraged to "stop, walk and talk," McKinney sald. This means they should first tell the individual to stop his or her harassing behavior. If it continues, they are advised to walk away and report it. Moyer said her daughter's issues with a group of girls has largely been resolved. The group came to the Moyers' home to apologize. Bul-

McKinney said that much of the bullying and harassing behavior is connected to social media, including text messaging and Facebook. He noted that much of this takes place over weekends, meaning many students come to school on Monday upset because of social media harassment problems with other students, individuals they will confront in person for the first time since the previous school week ended. McKinney said that he and Jackman often have to spend much of their time on Monday dealing with fallout from weekend social media conflicts. McKinney said help from parents could go a long way toward reducing the magnitude of this problem. He encourages parents to monitor what their sons and daughters are doing on social media. "Many issues start with Facebook and text messages. It is important for parents to get involved in what their sons and daughters are writing and texting," McKinney said. McKinney said that often he will receive reports ofbullying but will find out after investigating that both students are involved in harassing behavior against one another. ''We will find that it is going both ways. That is not per se bullying," McKinney said. Bullying or not, the issues facing seventh-grader Kyler White are frustrating enough that he is considering switching schools. "He's still on the fence on that one," Kast, his mom, said."He's still unsure ifhe wants to come back."


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a day for celebration Sunday a week ago was Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. It was commemorated in Christian churches as the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem and palm branches were strewn before him in elco e. ...Easter punday, The following Friday was meaning so many

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things to so many Friday and we people for so may question many reasons. the use of the word "good" because it commemorates Jesus' crucifixion on the cross. A black day to Christians. Life is so very strange as we sense the happiness of welcoming a loved one into one's community. How quickly it can change. When you think things will stay wonderfully well, they don't. When you think things can't get worse, they do. W hen you think you can'tbearany more, you can and do. When life looks hopeless, it isn't. When you look back, it appears not tohave been as bad as itseemed even though it was.

Why? I think it may have been because there was always an unseen hand at work to give one the boost when and where needed. We can bear more than we imagine. Then comes the next Sunday known as Easter Sunday, meaning so many things to so many people for so many reasons. Yesterday was Easter Sunday in the U.S. Today is Easter Monday in Canada. The common words of Easter have to do with the "name of pagan vernal festival almost coincident in date with paschal festival of the church; an annual Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus." Then there is Easter Island, an island in the South Pacific, discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722. For many it calls into play the Easter Rabbit, the Easter egg, the Easter lily, the approaching arrival of spring, the wearing of new clothing, attendance at church services. In different ways it is a day of celebration. May each of you have enjoyed Easter Sunday in your own way, with joy. May the pleasures of the coming spring and summer be yours.

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Honeybees enjoying a sunflower last summer. The sunflower was grown from seed, sown directly into the ground.

By Jennie Hagen ForThe Observerand the Baker City Herald

I'vebeen asked to dedicate an entire, and extensive, column on the beloved honeybee. Known as the pollinator of the skies, honeybees are diligent and gentle workers who assist us with the monumental task offeeding the human population. Oh sure, there are literally thousands ofdifferent bee species and all of them do a dandy job of spreading pollen and thus helping plants become fertilized and set seed.

Some are better at this than others and many are barely discernible as they travelfrom flower to flower. But all of them are necessary and should be regarded asallies,notmere "insects" to annoy us. The reader who made the request is a professional in the agricultural field and had been approached by someone who wanted to remain anonymous but also wanted some advice. Several years ago this individual had sprayed his fruit trees, while in bloom, and discovered the next morning literall y thousands ofbees dead

on the ground. "Is there a quick fix for this" she asked me, "and can you writeabout it?" After suggesting both of them do research at the Oregon State University Extension website she replied, "Ihave,butthere's too much information and you get lost looking at all the links." In our era of the "information highway," electronic knowledge is abundant and, as she found out, nearly impossible to navigate for a"quick fix." With all the information currently available on the plight and demise of the honeybee, I

wondered how could I possibly contribute anything that hadn't already been written. But there is one thing that I seem to be overly endowed with, and that is common sense. What makes sense to me isn't necessarily what is right. But perhaps that's one reason why I have successfully gardened in places I was advised it wouldn't be possible. So here is my common sense approach to helping the honeybee and all otherpollinators survive,and in fact thrive, in your garden. SeeBeeslPage 2B

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A frog rests on the leaf of a sunflower under Jennie Hagen's bird feeder. This sunflower was a volunteer that sprouted last summer.

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The hollyhock variety "Zebrina" is one of the more beautiful, and quite hardy, flowers in Jennie Hagen's garden. The copious amount of yellow pollen, distributed by bees, is visible.

Egg dakewill fillyouuy, andnotiustfor onemeal By Karen Kain Looking for that perfect healthy brunch recipe?Try thisdeliciouseggbake casserole dish, fullofveggiesand goodness. What I love about this recipe is thatyou can makeiton theweekend and ifyou have leftovers you can simply warm up a serving and presto, you have a high-protein breakfast with a high nutrient content for the week. You've probablyheard thatifyou eat breakfast dailyit can boost your metabolism by 10 percent to 15 percent. Ifyou are like m e andnotabreakfasteaterit'shard to add this habit to your life. I recommend a light breakfast of fruit first thing. Eat a serving of the egg bake mid-morning when you start to feel hungry. Over time your metabolism will adjust and you will find the need for something substan-


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Hammingitus: Making themostof Easter'sleftovers By Lee Svitak Dean Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

I'm practical and hungry, a duo that makes leftovers the best part of any holiday meal. That's as true for the Easter ham as with any other platter ofprotein atafam ily gathering. But before the leftovers,of course, comes the ham in all its glory, tender slices gleaming as it's served on what we hope will be a warm, sunny

day. For years, my single oven was stuffed with the foods of the holiday as I tried to make all the dishes of dinner finish at the same time, sometimes "borrowing" the oven of a neighbor who was out of town to allow for more space. Then I discovered a mighty secret that has changed my ham prepforever:Icook it in the slow cooker, which frees up the oven for the egg dishes, roasted asparagus or whatever else grabs my fancy as cook. It's an embarrassingly easy way to cook the main course for a family gathering. First I sprinkle brown sugar in the bottom of a 5-quart slow cooker. Then I add a half ham, up to 10 pounds in size, which sometimes requires a bit of cutting to fit it comfortably into the appliance — no squeezing allowed (food in there needs space). More brown sugar lands on top of the ham before the slow cooker is covered and switched to "on." Three hours later — or six to eight, depending on the temperature — and the meal is ready while the oven is free

BEES Continued from Page 1B Whether a 50-foot by 100footlotorhugelandscaped area, here is an idea or two you may want to consider. I am not going to say that no one should ever use chemical fertilizers and herbicidal or insecticidal sprays. I would like to, but that would probably cause about half of you to stop reading this column. "She's fanatical" — I can just hear it now. But I guess I am in one way. I'm fanatical about life and living and treating all living creatures and plants as close associates and here for a reason. Yes, I swat mosquitoes and will continue to doso.Ilove our colder, bone-chilling winters as they, hopefully, keep Africanized killer bees away. And yes, I even love the wind as it keeps us, mostly, fog-fiee. First, try to goas"green" as you can. There are many commercial, and effective, products that successfully keep ants from storming

EGG BAKE Continued from Page 1B 9 Eggs 16 oz 4% fat Cottage Cheese 4 oz Sharp cheddar cheese, grated 4 oz Mild cheddar cheese, grated 1 Pint grape tomatoes, halved. 1/2 Medium yellow onion, chopped. 1 Can black beans 1 Small zucchini, chopped. 1/2 Pint mushrooms, chopped (OK to substitute) 1 Cup cooked organic brown basmati rice Lots of spinach minced. (I used half of a large container from the store). 2 Small carrots, chopped Note: Made with the above ingredients your egg bake will not require salt or pepper.

then lower the heat. Simmer, uncovered, for at least an hour and up to 2 hours, watching the level of water, adding more water if the level drops too much. (The liquid will reduce by about half ifyou simmer it for 2 hours.) Remove the soup pot from the heat and carefully strain the solid ingredients, discarding them. Refrigerate the stock to cool. (To protect the refrigerator shelf, I always put a potholder under the bowl when I put the hot liquid into Lee Svitak Dean / Minneapolis StarTnbune the cold refrigerator.) Another meal is ready with split pea soup, whether or The next day (or once the not there's a crowd at the table, making leftover ham the stock is cool), skim off the best part of Easter. fat that has solidified on top This is a versatile recipe, so if of the soup and discard it. for other foods. you prefer more or fewer veg- Begin to warm the stock over Better late than never, etables in the soup, add them medium heat. but I could have used that accordingly. You're the cook! Meanwhile, saute the diced discovery decades ago. carrots, onion and celery in For the stock: oil for 5 minutes, until slightly SPLIT PEA SOUP Water softened. Add the cooked vegServes 8. Hambone etables to the stock, along with Dry split peas come in either 3 carrots, cut in chunks the split peas, and bring the yellow or green. The yellow 3 or 4 ribs of celery, with mixture to a boil, then lower ones are milder in flavor, leaves,cutin several pieces the heat and simmer the soup though sometimes hard to 1 large onion, cut in quarters for about 35 minutes, or until find; the green taste, well, 1 to 2 teaspoons peppercorns the peas are soft. Add the ham greener. Either works well. 2 bay leaves in the last 10 minutes or so. Check through the split peas If you prefer the soup and rinse them before adding For the soup: pureed, use a blender to puree to the soup. When you're 3 carrots, diced it (if using a counter blender, dicing the vegetables for the 1 large onion, diced do a few cups at a time). If you soup (which is different from 4 ribs of celery, diced would like a little texture to the when you are cutting them up 1 tablespoon olive oil soup, skip that step. for the stock), make sure that 1 (16-ounce) bag split peas Variation: Instead of split all of the vegetables are cut (also see vanatlon), peas, use beans (cooked in the same size. My preferpicked over and rinsed Great Northern or pintos are ence is for them to be diced 2 cups chopped or diced ham good), or add diced potatoes very small, but if you like and cooked bacon, along with larger chunks in your soup, Fill a large pot with 20 cups some greens and the usual by all means cut them that water and add the ham bone, carrot-celery-onion medley, way. The bigger the pieces of to the stock. Or use sweet carrot chunks, celery and vegetables are, the longer it potatoes with some greens in onion. Add the peppercorns will take for them to soften. the stock.You also could make and bay leaves. Bring to a boil,

it's blooming, leave it alone. If it's dormant, go ahead and spray but do so only when it isn't windy. Be mindful of your neighbors. Keep your pets inside until it dries. Do NOT grow pollen-less sunflowers. If you don't like pollen on your table tops, buy plastic. If you need advice, call the Extension offtce. They are helpful and well informed regarding all things "plants." These recommendations are not necessarily scientific, just common sense and all about making good choices. A lot like the delightful and ONLY be applied while the informative article about native plants Kelly Black trees are dormant. Do NOT spray when the wind is blow- authored for the April 14 ing. A challenge here? At editions of The Observer and times,but very possible. the Baker City Herald. Do NOT applyanything Just remember, the use of to trees or flowers while they "natives" applies to plants are blooming. This either commonly found east of the smothers the pollen inside, Cascade Mountains and immediately kills any benwithin the Great Basin. eficial insects around, or kills What is native in Western them within the next 24 to Oregon may certainly not be 48 hours from residual prod- here. The photos on Page 1B uct remaining behind. This is the common sense factor. If are from my local gardens. your kitchen. But why not take the time to mix equal amounts of sugar and boric acid (readily available in all pharmacy areas of stores), set it out either in small piles in out-of-the-way places, or on small plastic lids. It is incredible effective and the only residue left behind you can wipe up with a wash cloth when they are gone. No gloves required. Usually in less than a week, after the first 50 percent reduction in the first 24 hours, they are simply gone. Are you applying horticulturaloiltoyourtrees?Itcan

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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 8 Instruction 380 - Service Directory

400 - General Merchandise 405 - Antiques 410- Arts 8 Crafts 415 - Building Materials 420 - Christmas Trees 425 - Computers/Electronics 430- For Sale or Trade 435 - Fuel Supplies 440 - Household Items 445 - Lawns 8 Gardens 450 - Miscellaneous 460 - Musical Column 465 - Sporting Goods 470 - Tools 475 - Wanted to Buy 480 - FREEItems

500 - Pets 8 Supplies 505 - Free to a Good Home 510- Lost 8 Found 520 - Pet Grooming 525 - Pet Boarding/Training 530- Pet Schools, Instruction 550 - Pets, General

600 - Farmers Market 605 - Market Basket 610 - Boarding/Training 620 - Farm Equipment 8 Supplies 630 - Feeds 640- Horse, Stock Trailers 650- Horses, Mules, Tack 660 - Livestock 670 - Poultry 675 - Rabbits, Small Animals 680 - Irrigation 690 - Pasture

700 - Rentals 701 - Wanted to Rent 705 - RoommateWanted 710 - Rooms for Rent 720 - Apartment Rentals 730 - Furnished Apartments 740- Duplex Rentals Baker Co 745 - Duplex Rentals Union Co 750 - Houses for Rent 760 - Commercial Rentals 770 - Vacation Rentals 780 - StorageUnits 790 - Property Management 795 -Mobile Home Spaces

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WE BUY all classes of 720 - Apartment horses, 541-523 — 6119; J.A. Bennett L i v e- Rentals Baker Co. stock, Baker City, OR. 2 BDRM $5 00./mo + $375./dep 725 - Apartment 1 BDRM $4 25./mo + Rentals Union Co. This institute is an equal $320./dep w/s/g paid. opportunity provider. 1 BDRM, 1 ba, w/s/g inNo Smoking, No Pets. cluded, refng. at stove. 541-523-5756 1808 3rd, LG. $385. 541-398-1602 2-BDRM, 1 bath. $ 525 3-BDRM, 1 bath. $ 625 2 BDRM, 1 bath, stove, TDD 1-800-735-2900 W/S paid. Completely Welcome Home! refngerator, W/S/G inremodeled.Downtown c I u d e d, W/D, $4 50 NORTHEAST location. 541-523-4435 PROPERTY mo. 640 S 6th St, ElCaii gin. 541-398-1602. MANAGEMENT APARTMENTS AVAIL (541) 963-7476 541-910-0354 All utilities paid. CENTURY 21 $450/mo and up, +dep PROPERTY GREEN TREE Commercial Rentals References required MANAGEMENT 1200 plus sq. ft. profesAPARTMENTS 541-403-2220 sional office space. 4 2310 East Q Avenue La offices, reception La Grande,QR 97850 ELKHORN VILLAGE area, Ig. conference/ tmana er@ slcommunities.c APARTMENTS (541)963-1210 break area, handicap Senior a n d Di s a b l ed access. Pnce negotiaHousing. A c c e pting CIMMARON MANOR Income Restnctions ble per length of applications for those ICingsview Apts. Apply lease. aged 62 years or older 2 bd, 1 ba. Call Century Professionally Managed as well as those disby 21, Eagle Cap Realty. abled or handicapped 541-963-1210 GSL Properties of any age. Income reLocated Behind 710 - Rooms for strictions apply. Call CLOSE TO do wntown La Grande Rent Candi: 541-523-6578 a nd E O U , st u d i o , Town Center NOTICE w/s/g pd, no smoking, HIGHLAND VIEW All real estate adverno pets, $450 month, Apartments tised here-in is sublect $40 0 depos it . to th e F e d e ral F a ir 541-91 0-3696. 800 N 15th Ave H ousing A ct , w h i c h Elgin, OR 97827 makes it illegal to adCLOSE TO EOU,sm 1 FAMILY HOUSING vertise any preference, bdrm, coin-op laundry, We offer clean, attractive no smoking/no pets, Now accepting applicalimitations or discnmitwo b edroom a parttions f o r fed e r a l ly nation based on race, $350 mo, $300 dep. ments located in quiet funded housing. 1, 2, c olor, r e l igion, s e x , 541-91 0-3696. and 3 bedroom units h andicap , f a mi l i a l and wel l m a i ntained settings. Income rewith rent based on inSENIOR AND DISstatus or national onstnctions apply. come when available. ABLED HOUSING g in, o r i n t e n t io n t o •The Elms, 2920 Elm Clover Glen Apartmake any such preferS t., Baker City. C u rProlect phone number: e nces, limitations o r ments, 2212 Cove re n t ly av a i I a b I e 541-437-0452 Avenue, discnmination. We will 2-bdrm a p a rtments. TTY: 1(800)735-2900 La Grande not knowingly accept Most utilities paid. On Clean at well appointed 1 any advertising for real site laundry f a cilities "This institute is an estate which is in vioat 2 bedroom units in a and playground. AcequaI opportunity quiet location. Housing lation of this law. All cepts HUD vouchers. for those of 62 years provider." persons are hereby inCall M ic h e l l e at or older, as well as (541)523-5908. those disabled or handicapped of any eSPECIALe formed that all dwellage. Rent based on ini ngs a d vertised a r e $200 off come. HUD vouchers available on an equal 1st months rent! accepted. Call Joni at opportunity basis. 541-963-0906 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUThis institute is an TDD 1-800-735-2900 NlTY equal opportunity provider. This institute is an equal

contractor who has fulfilled the testing and experience r e q u irements fo r l i censure. For your protection call 503-967-6291 or visit our w e b s i t e : 505 - Free to a good to home c heck t h e lic e n s e status before contract- 6 KITTENS needing a home, please call Jening with the business. nifer 541-905-2142 Persons doing l andscape maintenance do not require a landscapA~-be~-be ing license. e e e

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gus bulls. 2 yr old bull. 541-953-4134 ext. 101 Semen tested. $2,500. Rent $450/mo. Yearling bull, $1,500. Furnished room w/microDelivery options avail- wave, small fridge, color able. 541-742-5172 TV, phone at all utilities i ncluded. 30 5 A d a m s Ave. La Grande.

2 yr. old Polled Hereford Bulls, $2250. ea. Will be semen tested at ready to go to w ork. CaII Jay Sly , DO YOU need papers to (541 ) 742-2229. start your fire with? Or a re yo u m o v i n g a t need papers to wrap BUTCHER HOGS. 250260/Ibs Iive w e i g ht . those special items? Can have processed The Baker City Herald locally or be picked up at 1915 F i rst S t r eet l ive . $ 3 00 . sells tied bundles of 541-742-51 72 papers. Bundles, $1.00 each. F OR SA L E b ull s . LOOKING FOR NORTHEAST OREGON Angus/salers/optiA ROOMMATE CLASSIFIEDS remizers. 2 y r o l ds at A nd a t w o be d r o o m TDD 1-800-545-1833 serves the nght to rey earlings. bl a t r e d . a partment t o r e n t . I ect ads that d o n o t S eaman a n d tr ic k am okay with somecomply with state and tested Ca n d e l i ver. one who has a dog, FURNISHED 1300 sq ft, federal regulations or R easonable p r i c e s . and can be reached via 2 bdrm, in house. Wi-fi that a r e o f f e n s ive, 541-372-530 3 W/S/G paid $1200/mo. or c el l p ho ne at false, misleading, de208-741-6850. 703-772-2941. (541)388-8382

Preschool Gift CertificatesAvailable! Montesson-based program for 2 1/2 — 5 year olds, with nature 385 - Union Co. Service Directory focus. ANYTHING FOR Literacy Camps A BUCK Week-long immersion Same owner for 21 yrs. expenences in reading 541-910-6013 a nd w r i t in g f o r 6 - 9 CCB¹1 01 51 8 year olds — Limited to 4 students, with gardenCARE PROVIDER ing focus. seeking hours for all of your in home care Private Tutoring needs, references, Individual support for human services, regisall ages, including chiltered (541)534-6106. d ren w i th spec i a l needs. DIVORCE $155. Complete preparation. InPiano Lessons cludes children, cusStarting children at 4, tody, support, property ceptive or o t herwise including children with and bills division. No unacceptable. special needs. court appearances. DiWHEELCHAIR RAMP. vorced in 1-5 w e eks Custom made, v e ry M. R u t h D a v e n port, possible. sturdy. 303-910-8478 Ph.D. 541-663-1528 503-772-5295. or 541-523-2869 www. pa ra ega I Ia Ite rna380 - Baker County 465 - Sporting Service Directory leqalalt© Goods "WE'LL DO N OTICE: O R E G O NNEW FACTORY sealed YOUR CHORES" Landscape Contractors inner spring mattress Housekeeping, laundry, Law (ORS 671) refor RV. 60X75. $80 errands, home/financial quires all businesses 541-523-2480 organizing, MobileNotary that advertise and perTC Household Services form landscape con- 475 - Wanted to Buy 541-519-6498 Licensed tracting services be liBonded, Insured. censed with the Land- ANTLER BUYER Elk, s cape C o n t r a c t o r s deer, moose, buying BOONE'S WEED 8t Pest B oard. T h i s 4 - d i g i t Control, LLC. all grades. Fair honest number allows a conTrees, Ornamental @ p rices. Call N ate a t sumer to ensure that Turf-Herbicide, Insect at 541-786-4982. t he b u siness i s a c Fungus. Structural tively licensed and has Insects, including a bond insurance and a Termites. Bareground weed control: noxious weeds, aquatic weeds. Agriculture at Right of

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Now accepting applications f o r fed e r a l ly Affordable Housing! f unded ho using f o r Rent based on int hos e t hat a re come. Income restncsixty-two years of age tions apply. Call now or older, and h andito apply! capped or disabled of any age. 1 and 2 bedBeautifully updated Comroom units w it h r e nt munity Room, featurb ased o n i nco m e ing a theatre room, a when available. pool table, full kitchen and island, and an Prolect phone ¹: electnc fireplace. 541-437-0452 Renovated units!

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HOME SWEET HOME Cute &Clean 2 & 3-Bdrm Homes No Smoking/1 small pet considered. Call Ann Mehaffy 541-51 9-0698 Ed Moses:(541)519-1814

2-BDRM., 1-BATH: No pets/waterbeds. McElroy P r operties. 541-523-2621 30 FT. se lf c o n t a ined trailer w/ W/D on Powder River. $375/mo.

W/S/G and TV paid. Propane & electnc not furnished. Please call (541)523-535 1 or Ranch-N-Home (541)403-2050 Rentals, Inc 4-BDRM, 2 1/2 ba th in 541-953-5450 North Baker. 3000 sq. ft. Avail. May 3, Double Garage, S h o p, IN COUNTRY, ou tside of North Powder: Fenced yard. Beautiful 2 -bdrm, 1 bath. N o historic h o m e . No Smoking. $ 1250/mo pets/smoking, FI RM! $650/mo. Please call p lu s d epos it . 541-403-11 88 (541 ) 898-281 2.

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2-bdrm, 2 bath, 1600 sq. ft. 2nd floor w/balcony. New appliances & blinds. Very clean. $115,000 541-519-0280

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2-bdrm, 2 bath, 1600 sq. ft. 2nd floor w/balcony and beautiful views! New appliances & blinds. Very clean. $115,000 541-519-0280

5 .78 A CRES, 3 6 x 4 8 shop, full bath, well 8t septic installed. 7 mi. from town. Price reduced to $166,600. 503-385-8577

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1/2 TO 2 1/2 acre lots, South 12th, starting at $45, 0 0 0 . Ca II P RICE RE D U C E D ! 541-91 0-3568. 2-bdrm, 1 bath home on 75x120 ft. corner lot on paved streets. All utilities are on prop- B EAUTIFUL VIE W erty. $42,500. Call for LOTS f or sa l e b y an ap p oi nt m en t owner i n C ov e O FL 541-524-106 3 or 3.02 acres, $55,000 541-51 9-1 31 7 a nd 4 ac r e s $79,000. Please caII 208-761-4843. RESIDENTIAL OR Investment Property Home for sale in Baker City. M ove-in ready. Clean 3-bdrm, 2 bath BUILD Y OUR dr e am home on q uiet on an extra large corcul-de-sac S t . , in ner lot. Gas heat, inSunny Hills, South LG. cludes appliances in 541-786-5674. Owner the Brooklyn School licensed real e s t ate district. $85,000. Call agent. 541-880-4224

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ROSE RIDGE 2 Subdivision, Cove, OFL City: Sewer/VVater available. Regular price: 1 acre m/I $69,900-$74,900. We also provide property management. C h eck out our rental link on our w ebs i t e m or c aII Ranch-N-Home Realty, In c 541-963-5450.

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3-BDRM, 2 bath, with fireplace on 12 acres. Excellent view of Wallowa Mtns and great fishing access. Located on Hwy 86, ICeating Valley.

7X11 UNIT, $30 mo. Spaces $25 dep. SPACES AVAILABLE, (541 ) 910-3696. one block from Safeway trailer/RV spaces A PLUS RENTALS W ater, s e w er , g a r - Must see listing! New has storage units bage. $200. Jerc man- floonng, paint, and availab!e. a ger. La Gra n d e counters $79,000. 5x12 $30 per mo. 280 S College, Union. 541-962-6246 8x8 $25-$35 per mo. ~541 805-8074 8x10 $30 per mo. 'plus deposit' 1433 Madison Ave., 970 - Autos For Sale or 402 Elm St. La Grande. Ca II 541-910-3696

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plexes & Apartments location. No smoking 3 BRDM, 1 bath, all appl, for rent. Call Cheryl or pets. $595 per mo gas fireplace, fenced backyard, off s t r eet Guzman fo r l i s t ings, caII 541-963-4907 541-523-7727. American West parking, $800 1st, last, UNION, 3 BD, 2 B ™ , Storage and deposit. Includes Houses for d ouble w i de, $ 8 5 0 . 7 days/24 houraccess s/w and yard care. NO Rent Union Co. 3 BD, 1 B T H $ 7 5 0 . Pets/Smoking/HUD. 541-523-4564 BD $ 6 5 0 . COMPETITIVE RATES L eave m e s sage a t 1 BDRM 550 month w/s 2 paid 541-963-4125 541-910-0811 Behind Armory on East 541-963-3670. and H Streets. Baker City

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541-523-2128 AVAILABLE APRIL 1, 3100 15th St. large 4 bdrm, south- OFFICE SPACE, approx Baker City side, $1200 plus dep. 1300sq ft, r e ception Mt E m i l y P r o p e rty a nd waiting room. 3 FOR RENT, 2,200 Mgmt. 541-962-1074. offices, restrooms, all SHOP ft, concrete floor, utilities paid . $9 0 0 sq. garage door, side AVAILABLE MAY 1st, month, $800 deposit. entry, electncity and 2bdrm, 1ba, f e nced 541-91 0-3696. water. $285.00 mo yard and basement. CaII 541-975-3800 or Close to Greenwood 780 - Storage Units 541-663-6673 S chool. No P et s o r HUD. $700 mo & $450 12 X 20 storage with roll dep. 541-910-1807 up door, $70 mth, $60 CLEAN 4 Bdrm house, deposit 541-910-3696 a ppliances , ne ar •Mini W-arehouse Greenwood school, no • Outside Fenced Parking pets/smoking. Deposit • Reasonabl e Rat e s a nd r e f . re q u i r e d . • 8 J For informationcall. $900/mo, first and last month's rent, no HUD. 528-N1Sdays 541-786-042 6 or 5234SNleye!Iings 541-910-811 2 o r e Security R.nced 541-428-21 1 2. 378510th Street e Coded Entry FOR RENT e Lighted foryourprotection Elgin: 4-bdrm, 3 bath house, 10 acres w/shop e 4 different slzeunits STORAGE UNIT in I sland C i t y 12x 2 4 & barn $1200. e Lots o! RVstorage $50.00 per month with 4129S Chico Rd, Baker City La Grande-Island City: $ 25.00 d e p . Ca I I off Rocahontas 541-786-4440 (1) -1 BR Apt.

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SPA - 2 BDRM, 1 ba gas heat, CIOUS u pst a i rs 2 BEARCO w /s/g pd . W / d i n bdrm, 1 bath duplex BUSINESS PARK cluded Recently up with lots of windows, d ated. $700 / m o ., Has 6000, 3000, 2000 sq laundry r o o m w it h ft units, all have over$700 dep. No smoking washer/dryer, walk-in heard doors and man inside , No P et s c losets, of f - s t r e e t (503) 991-1 789 doors. Call 541-963-7711 parking. New carpeting and bamboo floor- 2 BD, 1 ba LG m obile ing. Large yard, storhome. w/d, c arport, BEAUTY SALON/ Office space perfect age, water/sewer paid. deck, & storage, w/s/g for one or two operaNo pets. $625/month. included. NO DOGS, ters 15x18, icludeds NO SMOKING. $525+ 541-786-6058 restroom a n d off $ 200 s e curity. L a s t street parking. months rent on time. $500 mo & $250 dep 541-91 0-0056 541-91 0-3696 750 - Houses For Rent Baker Co. 4+ BRDM, 3ba, two level BIG!!! SHOP w/office, home at 307 Second 2000 sq ft, 2 overhead Str. LG, $1500 obo. doors, large f e nced *LIVE III PAH ABISE* P lease se e i n f o o n outside storage area, window before calling Beautiful Home. heat, a/c, will rent part 541-663-8683 2-bdrm,1-bath or all. Call for details in Sumpter. 541-963-51 25.



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THE BUDGET CommitNOTICE OF Permit FIVE STAR TOWING tee of the Central and Amendment T-11708 Your community Eastern Oregon Juve- T-11708 filed by DeLint towing company nile Justice C o nsorFarms, 65324 A l icel tium (CEOJ JC) wi ll Lane, Co v e , O R m eet a t 10 : 0 0 A M 9 7824, p r oposes a change in points of ap(MDT) o n M a y 1, 2014, at St. Alphonsus propriation and place Hospital, 351 SW 9th of use under Permit G-15808. The permit Reasonable rates St, Ontano, OR 97914. This is a public meetallows the use of 5.53 541-523-1555 ing when deliberations cubic foot per second concerning the 14-15 from Wells 1, 2, 3, and fiscal year budget will 4 within Sects. 7, 8 , 970 - Autos For Sale take place and any perand 17, T2S, R39E, son may make a presW M f o r i r r igation i n 1997 DODGE Dakota, e ntation . Te n t a t i v e Sects. 7, 8, 17, and 18. 910 - ATV, Motorcyextended cab, w/canb udget document i s T he a p p l icant p r o opy 4x4 auto, 243k mi. cles, Snowmobiles available f r o m the p oses t o m o v e t h e $4,OOO O BO . La 2004 HARLEY Fat Boy, CEOJJC office, 62910 points of appropriation G ra nde 541-910-5532. lots of extra's, $10,500 OB Riley Rd., ¹ 2 08, of Wells 2 and 4 within will take part trade for B end, O R 977 0 1 . Sects. 7 and 18, T2S, more information call Phone (541) 388-6408. R 39E, W M a n d t o 541-886-2094 change the place of LegaI No. 00035553 use to within Sects. 17 Published: Apnl 21, 2014 a nd 18. T h e W a t e r HARLEY DA VIDSON Resources D e p a rt2008 FXDL Low nder, 1010 - Union Co. ment has concluded black 5 orange. Lots Legal Notices that the proposed perof Chrome! R u bber m it a m e ndment a p m ounte d 1584 c c , NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S pears to be consistent twincam, 6 sp c r uise 1001 - Baker County SALE with the requirements drive, braided b rake Legal Notices of ORS 537.211. The l ines, a f t e r m a r k e t On April 30, 2014, at the PUBLIC NOTICE last date of newspaper pipes 5 IC + N intake hour of 10:00 a.m. at is p ubl i c a t i o n system. 2 Harley Hel- The Baker County Board t he U n i o n Co u n t y 04/21/2014. Sheriff's Office, 1109 m ets, s t o red i n g a of Commissioners will rage, excellent condiICAve, in the City of La Published: April 14 and be meeting for a Spetion! Only 1500 miles. Grande, Oregon, the cial Commission Ses21, 2014 $11,500. defendant's i n t e rest sion on W e dnesday, 541-91 0-5200 will be sold, sublect to Legal No. 00035356 Apnl 23, 2014, beginredemption, in the real n ing at 9 :00 a .m . at 930 - Recreational c o m m o nly t he B a k e r C o u n t y property known as: 1801 Jack- THE BUDGET CommitVehicles Courthouse located at son Ave, La Grande, of the Central and 1 995 T h ir d S t r e e t , O regon. Th e c o u r t tee THE SALE of RVs not Eastern Oregon JuveB aker City , O r e g o n case beanng an Oregon innu mb e r i s nile Justice C o nsor97814. The Commissignia of compliance is 13-08-48543, w h e re tium (CEOJ JC) wi ll sioners will take under illegal: call B u i lding J PMorga n Chas e m eet a t 10 : 0 0 A M considerat io n t he Codes (503) 373-1257. Bank, National Asso(MDT) o n M a y 1, a doption of a n o r d i ciation, is plaintiff, and 2014, at St. Alphonsus nance that declares an Bruce R. Sweet; Ore1976 CLASSIC G M C Hospital, 351 SW 9th emergency a n d a gon Affordable HousMotor Home. Sleeps St, Ontano, OR 97914. moratorium on m e diing Assistance CorpoThis is a public meet4, Runs great! Sacrical manluana facilities. ration; and all O t her f ice f o r $6, 25 0 . ing when deliberations The Commissioners, Persons or Parties un541-263-01 09 concerning the 14-15 a cting a s t h e U n i t y known claiming a ny fiscal year budget will City Council, will also nght, title, lein, or intake place and any perPRESIDENT GOLF Cart. consider a similar orditerest in the property son may make a presnance for the City of Good cond. Repriced commonly known as e ntation . Te n t a t i v e Unity. B aker County at $2999. Contact Lisa 1801 Jackson Ave, La b udget document i s o perates u n de r a n (541 ) 963-21 61 Grande, Or 97850, deEEO policy and com- s cribed in t h e c o m - available f r o m the CEOJJC office, 62910 plies with Section 504 pla int herein, are deOB Riley Rd., ¹ 2 08, 960 - Auto Parts of th e R e habilitation fendants. The sale is a B end, O R 977 0 1 . Act of 1973 and the p ublic auction to t h e Phone (541) 388-6408. A mericans w it h D i s BAKER CITY highest bidder for cash a bilities A c t . A s s i s or cashier's check, IN Published: Apnl 21, 2014 tance is available for H AND, made out t o Legal No. 00035552 i ndividuals w i t h d i s Union County Shenff's a bilities b y ca l l i n g For more infor541-523-8200 ( T T Y : Office. mation on this sale go 541-523-8201).

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(FERC) process, PacifiCorp has filed its Final License Application and Biological Assessment for the Wallowa Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 308). Comments and questions are welcome. The documents listed below for the Wallowa Falls Hydroelectric Project a re available for public review at the following l ocation: Wallowa Co u n t y Library, 207 NW Logan, Enterprise, Oregon 97828. • Yolume I: Initial Statement, Exhibit A — Project Description and Exhibit G — Project Maps • Yolume II: Exhibit E — Environmental Report • Yolume II I: Exhibit E — Appendices • Biological Assessment for Bull Trout Electronic copies of the Final License Application and corresponding Biological Assessment is also available for review on the PacifiCorp website at / w a l l owafalls under the "Final License Application" tab. Additional copies of the Wallowa Falls Relicensing Documents may be obtained by contacting: Kim McCune, PacifiCorp, Sr. Project Coordinator, 825 N.E. Multnomah, Suite 1500, Portland, OR 97232.


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Public Notice Publish: April 21, 2014 Legal no. 4859

Baker City Herald, The Observer

O n e o f t h e n ic e s t t h i n g s a b o u t w a n t a d s is t h e i r lo w c o s t . A n o t h e r is t h e q u ic k r e s u lt s . T r y a c la s s if i e d a d t o d a y ! C a l l o u r c la s s if ie d a d d e p a rt m e n t t o d a y t o p la c e y o u r a d .



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DEAR ABBY: My 88-year-old mother ever, if the situation can't be changed, then has decided she wants to die. She says she's it's important that you fill your time with miserable, but I think she's causing her own activities and opportunities that allow you misery. She has medications to address to meet new people and make new friends. her physical ailments — none of which are DEARABBY: My new husband's family critical. My siblings live in other states. Mom feels it's a "burden" for them to travel to see informed him they were coming to visit us for her, and she refuses to travel. seven to 10 days. This was eight relatives, and Momisinassisted living andis now refusIwas notasked whether thiswasconvenient or not. They weresonoisy that ing to bathe, trying not to eat, ourneighbors ftnally asked, and doesn't want to talk to DEAR 'Whenare they leaving?" anyone or have visitors. She's obviously depressed, but refusABBY Howca n Iprevent this from happening again in the future es counseling. Ifshe continues beinguncooperative,I'm afraid without ofj"ending anyone? My she7lhavetogotoa nursing home where they husband said after they had left,eYou don't might let her starve herself to death. handlechaosand confusion well,doyou?" — NEEDS TOBE One sister says I should force Mom to do fun things, but Idon't know what she wants. CONSUI.TEDIN GEORGIA DEAR NEEDS TO BE CONSULTED: Weused togoout toeat, butshenolonger wants to do that. I have ttv'ed to honor Mom's Revisit the question your husband asked wishes, but I'm at a loss about what to dofor you. And when you do, tell him the answer her. Do you have any suggestions? is not only do you not handle chaos, confu— ALMOST AT WITS' END sion and eight surprise houseguests well, DEARALMOST: I have one. You and your neither do your neighbors. Then set some siblings should have your mother evaluated boundaries for the next time they say they by a geriatrician immediately. It's apparent are coming. His first response should always be, "I'll check with my wife to see if it's that she is depressed, but the question is whether she also has something physically convenient." wrong with her that is affecting her mental DEARABBY: It has been a year since my state. Then let the doctor be your guide. mother passed away. The month of FebruDEARABBY: I dated my ex for sixyears, ary was especially tough because it was the but we broke up recently. The problem is, we month ofher birthday and also the monthin signed a lease on our apartment that won't which she died. Mother's Day will be here soon, and I'm be up until next year. He still lives here, and I don't have the heart to kick him out. Finan- already feeling bitter, anticipating all of the commercials, advertising, brunches and cially, our living together makes sense, and I'd rather live with him than with a stranger. everything. I don't want to be bitter about Mother's Day, but I am. How do people typiAbby, this living arrangement has made it callycelebrateMother'sDay when they have tough to get over him. Our breakup was amilost their mother? cable — somewhat — and we remain civil to — JODYINEEARNEY, NEB. each other. I have no desire to get back together with him. Ij ust ftndit hard because I'm not DEAR JODY: Please accept my condosure how to survive this weird situation I'm in. lences for the loss of your mother. If you have siblings, you might find it comforting Is it a good idea to keep living together? REMAINING CIVIL IN CANADA to talk with them about your feelings. If not, DEAR REMAINING CIVIL: It depends then spend the day quietly, being grateful upon how high your tolerance is for pain. for the precious time you had with your If seeing your ex with others hurts to the mother and the many lessons she taught extent that you shed tears on your pillow, you. I can't speak for others, but that's how I have coped with the loss of my mother, and or obsess about who he's with and where I'm sure othersdoit,too. he's going, then it's not a good idea. How-

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WASHINGTON — Hundreds ofinterstate highway fatalities have been prevented in multiple states byrelatively inexpensive safety devices that were not in placeatthe site of a fiery bus-truck collisionin Orland that killed 10 people. While interstates ate statistically the country's safest roadways, they're also vulnerable to one of the deadliest kinds ofcrashes, where one vehide cmsses the median at a high speed and strikes another traveling the opposite duection. At a time when states are pinching their transportation pennies, the installation of steelcablemedian barriers has helpedstatesim prove highway safety without a lot of investment. "It's very effectiveat capturing the vehicle," said John Miller, a traiftc safety engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation. 4W e've seen a lotof great benefit from it." On April 10, a FedEx double-trailer truck crossed fiom the southbound to the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Orland, slamminginto a motor coach that was taking a group of Los Angeles-area high school students on a visit to Humboldt State University. The drivers of the two vehicles, five students and threechaperones were killed. Some victims were thrown &om the bus, while others died in the ensuing fire. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. M ore than 300 fatalcross-

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