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John Lamoreau holds his recently purchased plaque, which honors Dr. William Francis Norman O'Loughlin, one of the heroes of the Titanic. The plaque will be added to his collection of at least 150 artifacts related to the Titanic.

By Dick Mason, The Observer

John Lamoreau, a noted collectorof Titanic memorabilia, has a weighty new problem. It is a dilemma he is ecstatic to have. Lamoreau's long wait for a coveted artifact ended Sunday, when a crate containing a large bronze plaque honoring Dr. William Francis Norman OLoughlin, one of the heroes of the Titanic, which sank in the Atlantic on April 15, 1912, arrived on his doorstep. The plaque is one Lamoreau and other Titanic collectors have been searching years for. 'This is considered a major piece. Major Titanic museums have asked me about it," Lamoreau said. He discovered its location and ownersafterreceiving a tip thatagroup of Catholic sisters had it in New York and

were interested in sellingit. Lamoreau immediately made a phone call from La Grande to the Catholic sisters, purchased it and had it shipped to his home. The plaque arrived on Easter in a specially made crate after a monthlong journey across the United States. Lamoreau wasted no time disassembling the crate and pulling off the layers of Styrofoam coveringthe bronze artifact. "I was getting chills when I opened it up," Lamoreau said. The La Grande High School social studies teacher was relieved to find the bronze plaque is in good condition.

"I had a lot of anxiety iabout how the plaque had survived the tripl but it was fine," Lamoreau said."It was just like I imagined it." Lamoreau is known for the 'Titanic Evening" dinners he puts on almost every year. Lamoreau's collection of at least150 Titanicartifacts,oneofthe largest in the Northwest, is displayed at each dinner. The bronze plaque honoring O'Loughlin will be prominently displayed at his next Titanic dinner. Moving the 200-pound bronze plaque to the dinner site will be a challenge. SeePlaque / Prtge 5A


Dispensaries in limbo as moratoriUjms sweep state The Associated Press

SALEM — Medical marijuana cardholders in some parts of Oregon will have to look harder than they expected fordispensariesascitiesand counties throughout the state enact ordinances to keep the pot shops from opening within their borders. A total of 13 Oregon counties and more than 100 towns and cities have passed moratoriums

banning the pot shops since a law allowing the dispensaries took effect March 1. More than 30 otherlocalgovernments are considering similar measures. The state's dispensary law was intendedtomove dispensaries out of a legalgray area.Butafter a number of communities voiced a desireto keep dispensariesout locally, the Legislature in early March passed a law that would give them until May to adopt

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moratoriums of up to a year. The bill took effect days after Oregon had already begun accepting applications from dispensaries seeking state approval oftheiroperations. More than half of the 340 applicati ons thestatehasreceived so farhave come from places like Portland and Eugene, where local authorities are not looking to impose moratoriums. But many dispensary owners are still wait-

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Union County and La Grandeofficials say they areoptimisti cabout the directionoftransient room tax revenue and tourism for the region. The county was one of only three in the state that showed decreases in TRT revenue from 2004 to 2011, but those working on boosting tourism say the past few yearsindicate apositive trend for the area. Data shows an increase in total direct travel spending in 2011 and 2012, said Kristen Dollarhide, executive director of the Union County Chamber of Commerce. 'That's promising to me," Dollarhide said. Numbers from a Dean Runyan Associates report shows spending increased in 2011 over 2010 and predicted that2012 spending increased SeeTRT / Page5A


Impact 100 reaches out to commUnl • Group donates Looking ahead tl17,500 to help the Fundraising is now less fortunate By Dick Mason The Observer

Sixty women can do extraordinary things for a community in 60 minutes. For proof look no further than the recent 11th annual meeting of Impact 100, an organizationcomprised of local women, which has become one of the leading charitable organizations in Union County. About 60women attended the meeting, and they again SeeDonate / Page5A




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Council now has full complement of members • Larry Morrison sworn In as new

member By Dick Mason The Observer

ISLAND CITY — The Island City City Council is back to full strength. The council again has its full complement of seven members after Larry Morrison was sworn in as a new member Monday. Morrison is aretired educator who

still works as a substitute

years remaining on Bradshaw's unexpired term. rescrrer in Morrison has lived in Union Union County. County since the 1980s. He Morrison and his wife, Pam, moved to Morrison was appointed Island City seven years ago. on April 14 to Larry Morrison said he likes fill a vacancy created when the spiritofthepeopleof Kevin Bradshaw stepped Island City. "It is a friendly commudown in February. Bradshaw, nity ... the attitude iof the who served on the council since January 2013, resigned people), I like it," Morrison because his family will be sald. moving out of the area. The majority of Morrison's M orrison issetto serve education career was spent the approximately 2-V2 at La Grande High School

where he worked from 1984 to 2006. He was primarily a scienceteacher.Helater taught math and science for 2-V2 years at Union High School and taught for one year in the Echo School District. M orrison isa graduate of Eastern Oregon University.


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Parkingon Jefferson Avenue won't be changing anytime soon, though a city advisory commission is requesting that the proprietor of a proposed bowling alley provide information for it to further evaluate the traffic impact in the downtown area.

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ComtyaNrouesseniormealfundingcoming to downtown • Commissioners OK Ir7,000 to help support Meals on Wheels

federal funding, it is the least funded program they offer. "Over the years we've struggled to fund the program. We put off coming to the county because we know budgets are tight," Pfeaster said.'This is an opportunity for Wallowa County to step up and say we value our seniors." Costs are kept low in Wallowa, said Joe Town, who helps run the Lower Valley Center, with the city only asking $100 a month for rent. 'They almost give it to us to keep it running," Town said."In the last 15 years, we've raised over $180,000 to keep it going." Mike Hayward, board of commissioners chairman, said the county is committed to the program. cwe do not want to give up the facility in Wallowa and we do not want them to think they have to drive to Enterprise fora m eal,"he said. The centers in Wallowa and Enterpriseare big meeting placesforthe public, Pfeastersaid,besidesserving as a lunch room a couple times a week. The lunches, she said, are not just for the indigent. cwe get all walks oflife coming in,"

By Katy Nesbitt The Observer

ENTERPRISE — The need for nutritious meals for seniors is growing while fundingisharder and harder tofind. The Wallowa County Commissioners have taken a step forward to help with some of those funding issues. The commissioners unanimously voted Monday to support Meals on Wheels and senior lunches to the tune

of $7,000 a year. The Wallowa County meal programs, administered through Enterprise's Community Connection offrce, serve around 120 people a day during the week, said Manager Carolyn Pfeaster. "I've seen the importance of the seniormeal program. It'sa placefor people to socialize; it's crucial to the well-being of people in the county," she sald. Pfeaster said to qualify forfederal funding they are required to ask for a suggested anonymous donation. While the mealscostis$10,the suggested

"We do not want to give up the

drive to Enterprisefor a meal." — Mike Hayward, board of commissioners chairman

Community Connection picks up people to go to the lunch in Enterprise and Pfeaster said it's filled to capacity most days. Pfeaster said one of the fundraising sourcesto offsetcostsfor m eals are sponsorships. Community members

can pay $125, $150 or $200 to sponsor a meal. She said they have around

$30,000in the budgetfor sponsored meals, but that covers only a fraction of the cost. "Sponsorshipscover the entreepart ofthe meal and make itaffordablefor peopleto sponsor, "Pfeaster said."It's been a really good programming and fundraising source for us." Community Connection and Eastern Oregon University are working together on a marketing campaign to increase numbers, Pfeaster said. Contact Katy Nesbitt at 541-786-4235 or knesbittCuilagrandeobservercom. Follow

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ferson Avenue is scheduled for reconstruction in 2018. Don't expect anyimmediate 'That should be kept on changes to downtown parking. the back burner for the long After hearing from local term," he told commissioners. business owners, the La Flower and commissioners Grande Parking, Traffrc also expressed concern with the proposed bowling alley Safety and Street Maintenance Advisory Commission downtown. "I don't know what will held off on making a recommendation to change the un- happen when there's a highlimited parking on Jefferson traffrc business," Flower said. Avenue to 24-hour parking. Commissioner Eddie "This is your classic no-win Garcia said the commission situation," said Mike Moran, shouldbe proactive about chair of the commission. that potential change, even The commission is explorthough the Central Business ing the idea amid concerns Zone requires no off-street thatrailroad employees parking for businesses. The commission approved sometimes park in the unlimitedzone fordaysata tim e, a recommendation to request leavingfew spacesforothers. information from Gary Lee Flower said his auto Kiesecker, proprietor ofthe Eagles Lodge who plans to shop uses parking spots for cars once the work is done establish the bowling alley while waiting for customers there. The commissioners to come pick them up. said they would like to get Ernie Dunajski, owner of an estimate ofhow many JSD, said he understands Flow- patrons he expects, just as a er's need but thathis customers courtesy, so they can evaluate need a place to park, too. the downtown parking situPublic Works Director ation with that new business Norm Paullus noted that Jef- in mind. The Observer

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Terrific poster contest will be announced. Laurie Yates,doctorof The Union County 4-H For more information, call management, will discuss the Urban Forestry Division Leaders Association will hold at 541-962-1352, ext. 204, or the value of integrating its quarlerly general meeting liberal arts education with at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Ex- email trees@cityoflagrand. business and other profestension offtce. Several items on org. sions Thursday. the agenda will require a vote Physical therapists by members. Carole Smith, Yates' colloquium prespeak for series regional administrator for sentation,"Management Through a Liberal Arts OSU Extension, will explain Elizabeth Zastrow, DPT, changesto the association that OCS, and Vanessa Braden, Lens," begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210, at are goinginto effect this year. PT, are guests of the next All Union County 4-H lead- Eastern Oregon University Eastern Oregon University. A Health Speaker Series. Stureception with time for ques- ers are encouraged to attend. tions and answers will follow. Dinner will be served. Those dents and community memCorporate responsibility, planning to attend should bers are invited to attend theirfreepresentation at global sustainability and RSVP to 541-963-1010. ethical practicesare concerns 6 p.m. Thursday in Badgley MS self-help group organizationsarefacingtoHall 102. meets Thursday Zastrow specializes in day, and to which the public, employees and customers are Blue Mountain Multiple orthopedic physical therapy demanding solutions. with additional interest in Sderosis Self-Help group women's health, vestibular Yates will share results of will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at Denny's. The group will rehabilitation and pediatrics. a recent forum in which She holds a doctorate in education and business discuss some of the artides in recent MS Focus and the leaderstackled theissue of physical therapy from Duke University and a master's in preparing tomorrow's busiNeurology News magazines. ness executives. physiology from the UniverReferring to a world driven City sets Arbor Day sity of Arizona. observance by innovation, they found Braden has experience The City of La Grande with acute and sub-acute that the capabilities of a liberal arts education may Arbor Day observance will care, aquatic therapy and have become America's most be held at noon Friday at the orthopedics. Her interests Riverside Park pavilion. include pediatrics, women's valuable economic asset. health and orthopedics with Yates is an assistant Groups and individuals who have contributed to the an emphasis in manual professor ofbusiness and community forestry program therapy techniques, in comteaches for EOU's programs bination with neuromuscular at Mt. Hood Community Col- will be recognized, and the lege in Gresham. winners of the Trees are re-education and therapeutic

TODAY Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year. In history:On April 23, 1914, Chicago's Wrigley Field, then called Weeghman Park, hosted its first major league game as the Chicago Federals defeated the Kansas City Packers 9-1.. On this date: In1954, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his 755 major league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (The Braves won, 7-5.) In 1988, a federal ban on smoking during domestic airline flights of two hours or less went into effect.

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exercise. She holds a master's degree in physical therapy from Ca l ifornia State University and her bachelor's is from Linfield

how service dogs can be used to help people will be given Thursday at Imbler High


The program will start at 1:30 p.m. in the IHS gym. The program is being coordinated by IHS student Hannah Haefer for her College. senior project. Zastrow and The program will be put ! ~ Braden both on by the Joys of Living Zastrow wo rk in Grande Assistance Dogs, a volunteer nonprofit agency. Ronde Hospital's Rehabilitation Therapy Voters Forum takes unit. place Monday The speaker series is ELGIN — The public is made possible by EOU and invited to Elgin for a Voters the Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center Forum at6:30 p.m. Monday with the goal of providing to hear from proponents on students interested in pursu- two local ballot measures ing health care careers the — the proposal to make the opportunity to hear firsthand Elgin city administrator experiences from members an appointed position, and ofthearea'sm edicalcomthe proposal to make Union munity. County Commission posiThe series continues tions nonpartisan. through spring term with The event will be held in one presentation each month. the Stella Mayfield AuditoFor more information, rium at Elgin Elementary visit School. or contact Kimberly MuelThe format will include time for questions from the ler, EOU's pre-professional health liaison, at 541-962audience, and is sponsored by the Elgin Chamber 3070. of Commerce and The Service dog program Observer, with assistance set for Thursday by theLeague ofWomen IMBLER — A program on Voters. Braden


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Baptist Church, 21, 1948, in Detroit, Mich. 707 Main St. She later moved in Cove, with a La Grande to California, casualluncheon where she to follow. George 'Wes" Kalmbach, land gr aduatedm fro Stark Nancy was born on Oct. 15, 64, La Grande, died this Santa Monica morning atGrande Ronde High School. She attended 1929, the daughter of Jere Hospital. A full obituary will various colleges. B. and Ruth (Grandstaffl In 1986, she came to Stair in Monrovia, Calif. She be publishedlater.Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crema- Eastern Oregon, and in earned her bachelor's degree tory will be in charge ofhis from Redlands University 1987, she began working as the city recorder for the City and became an elementary care and arrangements. of La Grande. She enjoyed teacher in California. photography and reading On Sept. 1, 1951, she marJoseph and was known for her sense ried H. Bruce Stark in San ofhumor. Dimas, Calif. Their daughShe is survived by her son, ter, Cathy, was born Sept. A memorial will be held Thomas Lund of Ft. Lewis, at alaterdate for Patricia 14, 1952. Nancy supported Combes, 83, of Joseph, who Wash.; aunt, Violet Norgan Cathy as a Girl Scout died April 11 at a Portland of Michigan; and other leaderand in many other hospital. A full obituary will relatives. activities. Memorial contributions The family later moved be published later. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of in hername may be made to southern Oregon, where arrangements. to a charity of one's choice. she taught at Eagle Point Arrangements are entrusted Elementary until her to Daniels-Knopp Funeral, retirement. Cremation & Life CelebraShe was active in the local tion Center. home extension and enjoyed La Grande 1948-2014 the country lifestyle of their home in Butte Falls. Alexandra "Sandy" NorShe was an avid gardener and birdwatcher, which she gan Lund, 65, of La Grande, La Grande died April 20 at Grande 1929-2014 continued to enjoy when they moved to Cove in 1995. Ronde Hospital. A memorial service will Nancy Ruth Stair Stark, She volunteered at the Cove begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Library until they moved 84, of La Grande, died April the La Grande Church of the 8 at her home. A memorial into La Grande in 2012. She Nazarene. service will be held at was a wonderful cook and 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary made amazing pies. Sandy was born on April

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ROAD REPORT Numbers to call: • Inside Oregon: 800-977-6368. • Outside Oregon: 503-588-2941.

MARKETS Wall Street at noon: • Dow Jones averageDown 17 points at 16,497 Broader stock indicators: • SBcP 5001ndex — Down 1 point at 1,878 • Tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index — Down 17 points at 4,144 • NYSE — Down 9 points at 10,590 • Russell — Down 3 points at 1,153 Gold and silver: • Gold — Up 90 cents at

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GRAIN REPORT Soft white wheat — April $767; May, $765; June, $7.60 Hard red winter — April, $8.65; May, $8.60; June, $8.59 Dark northern springApril, $8.78; May, $8.68; June, $8.62 Barley — April, 176; May, 175

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Survivors include her husband, Bruce Stark of La Grande; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren with one on the way. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Stark Coleman, in 1999. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cove Library in care of Daniels-Knopp, Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

John E. Gray Jr. Enterprise 1946-2014 John E. Gray Jr., 67, of Enterprise, died April 21 at home. A service will take place at 1 p.m. May 4 at the Range Rider Tavern in Enterprise. John was born Dec. 9, 1946, in Clarksville, Tenn., the son of John and Lola (Morrisonl Gray. He grew up in Clarksville and attended Salem High School in Indiana and Watterson College in Louisville, Ky. He served in the U.S. Army in 1965 and 1966 and was a member of the American Legion. He was married to Karen Koots and later to Rae Dean

Vaughn. He married Debbra Reynolds on Feb. 14, 2000. John worked at and retired from Wallowa Memorial Hospital, where he was a lab directorfor 30years. His hobbies included

camping, NASCAR and football. John was a season ticket holder of the Seattle Seahawks since 1981. Survivors include his wife, Debbra, of Enterprise; son, Eric Gray of Salem; stepson, Earl Haines (Jeneferl of Enterprise; stepdaughter, Joy

Moore (Michaell of Joseph; sister, Suzanne Morgan (Rossl of Huntington, Ind.; and two grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion or Humane Society.

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PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT LA GRANDE POLICE Arrested: Zachary Michael Fritz, 19, transient, was arrested Monday night on charges of third-degree theft and giving false information to police. Accident: No one was injured in anaccident atYAvenue and Ash StreetTuesday morning. Arrested: Scott Christopher Lee,45, La Grande, was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and second-degree theft. The subject was additionally arrested on charges of driving whilesuspended (misdemeanor) and a parole and probation detainer. Accident: No one was injured in an accident at 1802Taurus Avenue. One was cited for no insurance.

"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." — Thomas A. Edison U.S.inventor, 1847-1931

Spears,30, unknown address, was arrested Monday on a Union County warrant charging failure to appear on an original charge of possession of meth. The subject was additionally charged with possession of meth and oxycodone. Arrested: Steven D. Johnson, 24, unknown address, was arrestedTuesday night on a Union County statewide warrant charging failure to appear on an original charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants. Accident: No one was injured in an accident at 63276 Highway 203 early Wednesday morning.

LA GRANDE FIRE AND AMBULANCE La Grande Fire and Ambulance crews responded to eight calls for medical assistance and one call for a gas leak Monday. The gas leakwas quickly repaired. Crews responded to nine calls for medical assistance Tuesday.

LA GRANDE RURAL FIRE La Grande Rural Fire crews responded to a call for a lift assist Monday and a call for medicalassistance Tuesday.


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Beyond a doubt, the most compelling statewide race in the May primary election is the battle being waged among Republicans hoping for a shot at the U.S. Senate. The winner of the Republican primary, which has attracted five GOP candidates, will face oA'against the Democratic incumbent, JeA'Merkley, who is running for his second term. (Merkley faces two Democratic opponents in the primary, but let's call that race here: Merkley will advance to the November general election.) Republicans believe 2014 might represent their best shot to unseat Merkley, in large part because it just gets harder and harder to dislodge an incumbent with each successive election. The GOP field of five candidates essentially boils down to two: Jason Conger, a state representative from Bend, was the front-runner until Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby entered the race. The Conger-Wehby showdown is interestingand has captured some national attention as well — because it might suggest a future direction for the Oregon Republican Party, which has struggled in recent years in statewide races. (Whatever else you might think of Art Robinson, the head of the state Republican Party, he appears to be having some success in attracting interesting

candidates.) Conger and Wehby have similar positions on some key issues in the race: Both, for example, are opposed to the Afordable Care Act — although it has been interesting to hear the two candidates swap charges on the issue. Conger, who supported Cover Oregon, the state's ill-fated online insurance exchange, may be somewhat more vulnerable here. But the truly interesting angle here is that Wehby appears to be to Conger's leR on certain social issues. For example, Wehby is pro-choice on abortion and is sympathetic to same-sex marriage. These positions have raised eyebrows nationally and have led at least some pundits to proclaim that Wehby is more electable than Conger in a statewide race against a Democrat. Whichever way voters decide in the May 20 election, it's a good sign for Oregon's GOP that it's staging an election that has captured the state's attention. •

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he Baker City Herald editorial staff recently wrote,"Rep. Greg Walden has gotten right to the heart of the debateover managing nationalforests and heonly needed to write afour-page bill to do it." However, it's time for a reality check, because although I applaud his effort, it seems clear that Walden only threw this piece oflegislative silliness onto the House floor because I am on his heels, chasing his lackluster votes. I have heard for years from hunters, farmers, ranchers, loggers and outdoorsmen w orried about theirforestaccessand concerned with the deafness of Washington bureaucrats. They tell me of their frustrationin writing endlesslettersto Walden's office and their local papers, along with their attempts at"public comment" debacles. Do you really believe that Walden was suddenly moved by his love for our freedoms as Oregonians, or does this seem politically motivated to you? Why have ourforestsbeen padlocked foryearsand why has his office been bragging about his ineffectual votes, until now? The Travel Management Plan comes from anagenda started 10yearsago. That's when Republicans owned the executiveand legislativebranches of the federal machine. Yet, this debacle has been growing like a boil beneath the surface and is now ready to explode. Is this what it takes to get Washington's attention? It's easy to see that this bill is an attempt to score political points without creating real change. Walden's bill reinforces the root problem — a profound disconnect between the boots on the ground and the shiny shoes in the hallowed halls of D.C. He makes

About the author Dennis Linthicum is a Klamath County chairman and a candidate for Rep. Greg Walden's seat. Submissions should include a portrait-type photograph of the author. Authors also should include their full name, age, occupation and relevant organizational memberships. We edit submissions for brevity, grammar, taste and legal reasons. We reject those published elsewhere. Send columnsto La Grande Observer, 1406 Fifth St., La Grande, Ore., 97850, fax them to 541-9637804 or email them to acutler@

the mistake of assuming that keeping power in the federal bureaucracy while giving purely political head-patting bonuses to county commissioners will fixthe problem. As a county commissioner, I can tell you right now that we need much more than this weak attempt — we need ownership, real-world budgets and the ability to open our forests to all kinds of uses without federal overreach. It's time for Oregon legislators and our U.S. Congress to explore new options. I believe that we should be transferring all federally managed lands into the various jurisdictions where those lands are contained. We should be giving the resources back to the people with real action, not symbolic bills.

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In ordertobring back economic vitality, we must sync Oregon's immense forests with real-world, economic conditions at the local level. A bold strategy, like this, is the only solution big enough to ensure the long-term productivity of our vast renewable resources. Washington's bureaucratic management of natural resources within our state's boundary is not serving our second Congressional District interests. It's time for a real change. The hunters, packers, foresters, campers and OHV users who enjoy these forestedareas ofEastern,Centraland Southern Oregon know the history of these lands and know better than otherswhat proper careentails. As your new District No. 2 representative, my goal will be to exert pressureatthefederalleveltoreward state efforts for managing public land transfers. Legislatures in seven western states — Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Idaho — have passed, introduced or explored legislation demanding that the federal government turn over millions of acres offederalpubli clandstothestates.To create advocates in the U.S. House and Senate is a fundamental requirement for success in these efforts. This will set precedence for Washington, California and Oregon, allowing them to secure their future in their own land and give citizens their freedom. My candidacy will focus on giving people the freedom to manage these resources properly. Let Oregonians bear the full responsibility for preserving these lands for future generations and alloweach ofusthe privilegeof"securing theblessings ofliberty forourselves and our posterity."

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"I'm hoping to expand winter tourism. We need to

TRT Continued ~om Page1A 2011 in overnight spending, day travel and spending at destination. A focus for Dollarhide, who has been director of the chamber since October, is cooperation among the county's communities. aWe're working together in a partnership," she said. "The interaction with the community is huge." Dollarhide said it's vital that all the communities remember that they are part of driving tourism. "It's important when we have people come to town that they see who we are," she said."Everyone living in Union County can be an extension of tourism." The director said the chamber has partnered with Anthony Lakes to bring

encourage snowmobilers and skiers. I think that's something we can capture on." — Knsten Dollarhide, executive director of the Union County Chamber of Commerce

"ski and stay" packages to visitors, an effortshe looks forward to continuing next season. The chamber is also frying to capitalize on the fact that Union County is one of the best places in the West to snowmobile. "I'm hoping to expand winter tourism," she said. aWeneed to encourage snowmobilers and skiers. I think that's something we can capture on." This summer, the chamber is partnering with the Union County Timber Cruisers Car Club to encourage those with classic cars to tour the area, using La Grande as a hub. More than 300 fliers are going out

DONATE did what they do best — extend hands of assistance to the less fortunate in Union County. The women of Impact 100 disfributed $17,500, money they raised over the last 12 months to help Union County community service organizations, families and individuals. Impact 100 has now provided $177,500 to Union County since it was founded. SusieHarris,aleaderofIm pact 100 and one of its founders, said the opportunity to give back to the community each year is an extraordinary experience. aWe get to be Santa Claus for the evening and it just doesn't get any better than that," Harris said. Individuals who received a big boost from Impact 100 this year include three Union County high school studentsin need ofbraces to straighten their teeth. One girl is an Elgin High School student who suffers from terribleheadaches because ofajaw alignment problem. Impact 100 will provide her with

$3,400for orthodonticcareplus$300 to help her see a medical specialist in Boise who will treat her jaw problem. The other two girls are students at La Grande High School and they will

receive between $3,000 and $3,400 for theirorthodontic care. The orthodontic care for all three girls will be provided by Joseph Martinez, a La Grande orthodontist. Martinez will treat all three girls at a significant discount. "He is an amazing person," Harris sard.

Continued ~om Page1A Many cardholders prefer to obtain the drug from dispensaries because ofthe selection available. In Clackamas County, where three dispensaries in unincorporated areas have been approved by the state, patients and owners are awaitingthe fate ofa proposedmoratorium setfor a vote Thursday. Ifitpasses, Mario Mamone says he11 gobankrupt. Mamone owns the Maritime Cafe, which has been operatingin an unincorporated part of the county for more than two years. Maritime patient and employee Desirea Duvall said she hopes the board makes an exception for existing dispensaries. Ifitdoesn't,she said she11 lose her job, and she andothers willstruggle

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to car clubs in the region to launch that program. Dollarhide said a large part of tourism is trying to igure out where and how to f advertise. "There are so many beautiful things to see in Oregon, so we have to figure out how toget peopletostop in Union County," she said.aWe need to take it up a notch." La Grande City Manager Robert Strope said another effort to increase tourism is by util izing a group ofrepresentatives from local hotels, retail and attractions. "One of the things we're doing differently with the three-way contract with the chamber is we've formed an

advisory group," he said. For about three years, that group has worked with the chamber to form its annual program and aided the chamber in how to best allocate TRT dollars. "I think that is a positive step," Strope said. Another positive is Travel Oregon's Seven Wonders of Oregon, one of which is the Wallowas. Travel Oregon recentlyhad a representative in the area to blog about the region. Dollarhide said she is anxious to see how that affects tourism numbers. She expects 2013 numbers to be released in the near future. "That's a great partnership there," she said."I'm excited." Contact Kelly Ducote at 541-786-4230 or kducote 0 Follow Kelly on Twitter C IgoDucote.

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Others the women of Impact100 reached out to include: • A local family that is struggling to • A young mother will receivea small pay its household bills because one portable playpen fora child she will of its members is being treated for soon give birth to. The woman does cancer. The family will receive $3,000. not have room fora crib at her home. • The Critical Care program at the • Four young children who need Center for Human Development will copies of their birth certificates receive $1,000 to help its medication before they can get into school. program. Their family will receivea total of • The Senior Meals program at the $80 to cover the cost of the birth Union County Senior Center will be certificates. • A full scholarship and two half given $1,000. • Two Union County children with tuition scholarships forclasses autism-related conditions. Their for youths at Clover Haven will families will receivea weighted vest be provided with Impact 100 with a therapy blanket. The vest and funds. Clover Haven isa nonprofit therapy blanket are meant to relax organization dedicated to bringing and calm the children. horses and people together to • A family will receivea bunk promote learning, personal growth bed for three children who have and healing. Clover Haven, south been sleeping on the floor of their of Cove, offers therapeutic riding residence. The bunk bed will have lessons. The full scholarship is worth room for two people on the bottom $270. — Dick Mason, The Observer and one on top.

Impact100 has provided orthodontic care for many people since the program started11 years ago.Harrissaid the importance of promoting dental health should never be overlooked. aWe'rechanging theirlivesforever and ever," she said. Another youth who will be assisted by Impact 100 is a La Grande High School student who is hearing impaired. The student recently received hearing aids, which allowed her to listen to people speaking for the first time. A $500 donation from Impact 100 will allow her to soon hear what her teachers are saying. The $500 will

to get the medicine they need. Some communities have enacted four- or six-month moratoriums to make time fordeveloping rulestorestrict the hours, locations and manner of dispensary operations. Others want to wait up to a full year to see how things go with dispensaries in other areas before allowing them in their communities, said Rob Bovett, an attorney for the Association of Oregon Counties and former district attorney who lobbied for the Legislature to allow local

coverthe costofa wirelessBluetooth technology set. It will include a mini microphone that teachers will attach to themselves when the hearing-impaired girl is in their class. The microphone will beam a radio signal to a radio receiver headset the girl will wear, making it easy for her to hear what her teachers are saying. 'This will make an extraordinary difference in her life," said LHS health teacher Brita Scott. Contact Dick Mason at 541-786-5386 or dmason C Follow Dick on Twitter C lgoMason.

governments to bar the pot stores in their communities. The first state-approved dispensary in Linn County is hopingtowork outan exemption that would allow it to stay open after county commissionerspassed a moratorium last week that takes effect May 1. It's a last-ditch effort, said Going Green Compassion's Sarah Whiteley, who noted that she and her husband have invested more than

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John Lamoreau examines a plaque he recently purchased.The plaque was made about a century ago in honor of Dr. William O'Loughlin, who was a physician on the Titanic.


abletogetinto a lifeboatand the doctor would not have had much of a chance to surContinued ~om Page1A vive the fiigid waters of the "I'll find some way," he said. Atlantic for long, especially at The plaque was made for his age. OLoughlin had served St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City not long after the as a physician on ships for Titanic sank. The hospital 40 years and was highly installed the plaque after regarded in medical circles, naming its new emergency according to an article in the ward inhonor ofO'Loughlin, April 22, 1912, edition of the the senior surgeon on the New York Herald. He also Titanic. was popular with ship pasThe hospital closed in sengers. Lamoreau noted that the physician was known for 2010, and it was feared spending as much time caring that the plaque honoring OLoughlin had been lost aboutthird classpassengers forever. as he did millionaires. "The biggest fear was that Lamoreau said that it had been melted down, Titanic collectors have told that somebody had seen it as him they are glad that he scrap metal," Lamoreau said. obtained the O'Loughlin Lamoreau desperately plaque since he will be sharing it with others at wanted to obtain the plaque Titanic dinners. People because he wants to honor OLoughlin's memory. were concerned that it could "He is one of the forgotten have ended up in the hands heroes of the Titanic," Lamor- of someone with a private collection who wouldn't let eau said. O'Loughlin never married, others see it. which is one of the reasons The La Grande collechis legacy has been obscured torhopes to latersharethe by time. plaque with his students. "He didn't have a family "I will try to figure out a way to get it to school," he to keep his memory alive," Lamoreau said. sald. Lamoreau said that Titanicsurvivorsreported that Contact Dick Mason at 541-786-5386 or dmason C they saw O'Loughlin on deck going to the frightened Follow sengers, soothing them and Dick on Twitter C lgoMason. getting them into lifeboats. He later went down with the

ship. O'Loughlin, who was in his early to mid 60s, reportedly appearedcalm asthe ship began sinking. "He was still smiling," Lamoreau said. Lamoreau believes OLoughlin must have known his fate because it was unlikely he would be

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• Rinehart named queen of 2014 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo,Yost grand marshal By Katy Nesbitt The Observer

JOSEPH — Cowboy hats, chaps and spurs go perfectly with Swarovski crystal and cowgirl curls — when itcomes torodeo courts, anyway. Saturday night, Anna Rinehart was crowned queen of the 2014 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo court with her princesses Cheyenne Hall of Wallowa and Cheyenne Knight of Enterprise by her srde. The contest for queen started last September when these three avid horsewomen tried out for the court. They have madeafew public appearances since then, handing out Chief Joseph Days Rodeo brochures and learning how best to secure

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their hats to their heads during"run-ins" at rodeos. Last year's court was on hand Saturdaynight for advice on that subject. Everything from extra firm hair spray, extra large bobby pins and plentyofcarpettape were suggestions on how to keep on a hat while racing around the arena at full tilt. Each year, courts of years pastareinvited to share their experiences. Mostly the retired queens and princesses marvel atthe modern-day court's apparel, which rivals courts around the West. In recent years, Deb Short has made Pendleton wool jackets for the girls, and Denise Cuppinger's talents are revealed in the girls' suedes — their official

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Princess Cheyenne Hall of Wallowa

Princess Cheyenne Knight of Enterprise

parade apparel. They are also outfitted with custom gloves embroidered distinctly with a different pattern each year. Besides the hair, makeup and the outfits, the girls must first and foremost know how to ride and ride well. They are judged on reigning, run-ins and barrel racing at the second competition at the Joseph Rodeo Grounds the morning of the coronation. They finish their tryouts with a five-minute speech, proving they aren't just pretty cowgirls but able to hold their own while representing the county's cardinal summer event. Rinehart said in her biography her mom, a past court member herself, put her in a saddlebeforeshe could walk.

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"Since then, horses have always been a part of my life, whether it's junior rodeos, play days, 4-H shows or just riding in the mountains. This year, my equine partner will be a 7-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, The Drifting Sheriff, better known as 'Drifter."' No stranger to horses, competition or public speaking, Rinehart has been a four-



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Anna Rinehart said her mother had her in a saddle before she could walk. This consummate horsewoman was crowned the 2014 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court Queen at Saturday night's coronation dinner.

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James Yost was named the 2014 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo grand marshal. He has been involved insome way with the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo for the past 40 years from being a father of a court member, taking tickets at theThunder Room, to supplying hay for the rodeo stock. He remembers his years with the JCs cooking the early morning breakfast and even washing dishes up atWallowa Lake during the earlier years of the rodeo. year member of the Wallowa County State Horse Classics team, and in 2010-2011, she was a member of the Wallowa County 4-H Court. Last November, she traveled to Atlantatorepresent Oregon at the National 4-H Congress. Rinehart said she competes in 4-H with her horse and her dog and raises market swine. She is the reporter for the Joseph FFA Chapter and raises registeredHereford cattle and shows market hogs and steers at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. Knight has some experience as a rodeo court member. Last year, she was on the Elgin Stampede Court. Knight said her new partner for this year is Deja vu, a 10-year-old Quarter Horse mare. "So far, together, we have tried our hand at jumping and barrels. Although new to me, she has had her fair share ofbeing a court horse forPendleton Round-Up for two years," Knight said. Knight said she shows

market lambs as an FFA chapter member and plays high school basketball. Hall is a student at Wallowa High School and lists National Honor Society and Rotary along with FFA as her club involvement. She said she's been on horseback since she moved onto the family ranch when she was 8. "My horse experience has consisted of mainly trail rides and moving cows," Hall said. "My grandfather is letting me borrow his horse, Kip, a 13-year-old Quarter Horse gelding. I have been riding Kip for the past three years, and he has been an absolutely amazing partner." Now the real work begins. Soon the girls will travel around the region riding in parades, handing out promotional information and riding fast around arenas at Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeos — all mere warm-ups for the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, July 22 through 27 at the Joseph Rodeo Grounds.

Grange celedrates Lions Club accepting scholarship applications Observer staff

Wallowa County celebrates National Grange Month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hurricane Creek Grange Hall. The event will feature live music, a pie auction benefit for the South Fork Grange and an art and quilt exhibit. Information will be available on how to become a grange member. The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandryiscelebrating 146 years ofservice to America.

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ENTERPRISE — The Enterprise-Joseph County Lions Club is accepting applications for its annual scholarship. President Chris Bullat said grantsare given to students needing financial assistance to continue their educational pursuits beyond high school.

This year, these grants are available to Wallowa County students who will have completedat leastone yearof college or vocational school by this summer. Applicants must be a Wallowa County resident, graduatedfrom a Wallowa County high school or hold an

equivalency certificate from Wallowa County. Students must be in good academic standing. Ifstudents have dropped out of school for financial reasons, and wish to return, they may still be eligible. For more information or an application, call Bullat at

541-480-7831. This year, the club had a successful raSe for a hunting tag and will forgo its spring rummage sale at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds' Cloverleaf Hall. Bullat said he wanted to thank all who participated in the raffle.

Ground Squirrel Day in Wallowa County means 3 more months of winter


ocal lore says on April 1 in Wallowa County a ground squirrel will pop up out of its hole. Ifhe sees his shadow, there will be three more months of winter. If he doesn't, there will be three more months of winter. A former vegetarian fiiend of mine killed the seasondetecting squirrel, so now we'll never know. Keep your ski coat handy and don't swap out the sweaters for the shorts and sundresses quite yet. I ran into a friend who has lived here long enough to know about Wallowa County spring. I asked her if she was prepared for three more months of winter. "No!a she exclaimed."I'm ready for spring!" Spring in Lake County was merely a denotation

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CANYON NOTES KATY NESBITT on the calendar. Mom and I would head to Eugene most spring breaks for a dose of daffodil s and return to afoot of snow. White Easters were common. Boulder springs were more fickle, but wool was a preferredfabricto linen most years. Girlsin prom dresses, runners in bikinis and kids in flip-flops are flagrant protestsagainst springin the mountains. Some of us, who are no slaves to fashion, haven't given up their long underwear yet. This weekend Ipassedover the heelsfor the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Courtcoronation for a pairof

fleece-lined boots. They could be in the usual footwear rotation for some weeks. However, there are these things they tell me are called leaves on the willows and thesecolorfuladditions to the fruittreesthey callblossoms. Each is busting out all over, as the song goes. There's snow in the forecast this week and it is only

April. There's no reason to get grumpy about spring until after the summer solstice, yettheteases of70-degree days followed by sideways blizzards can wear on one's zeal for"spring." I called a rancher Monday morning and told him he was getting the rain he wanted — all week — and maybe some snow. The grass in the

valley is blindingly green, a nice backdrop for the yellow willow leaves and pinks and purples on the apple and plum trees. Saturday I left the house in a coat. By the time, I was shooting the court tryouts at the Joseph Rodeo Grounds I was rolling up my shirtsleeves. Sunday, Mom helped me

slather on sunblock before I went out for the inaugural lawn mowing in shorts and a halter top. Before dinner, Dad, wearing a T-shirt, asked when we should start a fire. I said, 'When it gets cold," which ended up being about 7 p.m. when dinner was served. In the morning, the windshields were covered with ice.

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Bruce Pokarney says an investigator went to the site PORTLAND — Police Monday and found about say a skinny robber wearing 30 commercial hives on a bright colors and brandishnearby lot with a vacant ing a syringe he claimed was house. "full of AIDS" robbed an ice Pokarney says the only cream shop Tuesday night in dead bees found were along the highway, not around the downtown Portland. Sgt. Pete Simpson says the hives, leading the investigaman described as being in his tor to think a swarm may 20s left the Baskin Robbins have been hit by passing on foot with an undisclosed cars. amount of money. The investigator also Offrcers checked the area sentsome ofthe dead bees but did not find the man. to Oregon State University, where an expert will check 'Dangerous' duck at them forpesticides,disease center of lawsuit and parasites. PORTLAND — An Oregon Woman indicted in duck accused ofhaving campsite slaying "abnormally dangerous proGRANTS PASS —A pensities" finds itself at the center of a lawsuit that seeks Southern Oregon woman has been indicted on a charge of $275,000 in damages. The duck — the feathered murder in the slaying of a man whose body was found kind, not the football kind — isaccused ofattacking a at a remote campsite. The Grants Pass Daily Washougal, Wash., woman in Courier reported that Estacada, causing Cynthia 38-year-old Jacquelyn Ruddell to fall and injure a wrist, elbow and shoulder. Kelly Novack of Murphy was Clackamas County court indicted Friday on charges of murder, tampering with documents say Ruddell was leaving the motor home she evidence and being a felon in had parked on land owned possession of a firearm. by her mother in May 2012 She was arrested two when the pet duck owned by weeks ago in Eugene on a Lolita Rose attacked her. probation violation,and the same dayauthoritiesdiscovReward in fawn eredthebody atacampsite death now $5,500 near Sunny Valley.

ROSEBURG — The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division says the reward for information that helpssolvetheshooting ofa fawn last month near Rose-

burg has grown to $5,500. Wildlife officials say the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust have off ered a maximum $5,000forinformation leading to the conviction of those responsible. That amount is in addition to a maximum

$500 reward originally offered by the Oregon Hunters Association. The fawn was shot late on the night of March 28 on Melqua Road and its body was left in a roadside ditch.

Medford schoolssayed $725,000 during strike MEDFORD — The Medford School District

says it saved $725,000 while teacherswere on strikefor 11 workdays in February. District Chief Financial Offrcer Brad Earl says the distric tpaid more than

$2 million to keep schools open during the strike, but still came out ahead on the budget. The Medford Mail Tribune says Earl reported the figures at Monday night's schoolboard meeting. The money will be transferredfrom the district'sgeneralfund to a specialrevenue fund where it can be used for student-related purchases and facility maintenance projects.

Shopping mall again on the auction block ONTARIO — After a decadeoffailed salesand revival efforts, an Eastern Oregon shopping center is going back on the auction block, with what a real estate agent calls "a motivated seller" and

a starting bid of $300,000. The Ontario Argus Observer reportedthat iftheW est Park Plaza Mall changes hands in May, it will be the fifth time in 10 years. A Los Angeles development company owns it. Many tenantshave moved out aslocalretailhasmo ved eastward. Real estate agent John Stevens says it should help that the sale includes the anchor Albertsons store. The grocery company has recently renewed its lease through 2019.

Man sentenced in California attack REDDING, Calif.— An Oregon man convicted of killing his aunt and wounding his uncle in a knife attack in Northern California has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Shasta County Superior Court Judge William Gallagher said during Monday's sentencing hearing that 32-year-old Cody Nash had

shown no remorse. Authorities say Nash slit Candace Watson's throat twice with a butcher knife and then cut her husband, Bob's, throat while visiting 60 cats rescued their Redding home in 2012. from apartment He was convicted of first-dePORTLAND — The gree murder and attempted Oregon Humane Society says murder last month. Nash's nearly 60 cats and kittens attorney has said his client that had been living in a was diagnosed with schizoNewberg apartment have phrenia and couldn't control been rescued and taken to the his actions. society's shelter in Portland. Oregon ranchers kill Oregon Humane Society 500-pound black bear Executive Director Sharon Harmon said Tuesday that KLAMATH FALLSRanchers in south-central the owner gave up the cats after being overwhelmed by Oregon have legally killed a theircareand feeding needs. nearly 500-pound black bear Harmon says "life just got afterone oftheirheiferswas immeasurably better" for the killed by a bear and the giant 13 kittens and 46 adult cats. animal was found in the famThey will be examined by ily's cattle herd. a medicalteam and receive Oregon Department of any necessary care. Fish and Wildlife biologist Craig Foster says Marie Thousands of honey Leehmann wentbeyond legal bees found dead requirements by obtaining a kill permit before a family SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture member shot the bear. The Herald and News says the thousands ofhoney bees found dead along High- reportedthat field biologists way 99 in Sherwood may say the male bear weighed have been hit by cars. 490 pounds, stood 6-foot-5 Department spokesman and was 13 to 15 years old.

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Kindergarten through sixth grade Joseph Charter School students celebrated Earth Day with songs and skits Tuesday. Teacher Laurie Altringer said the afternoon assembly also marked the kickoff of the school's breakfast composting program and celebrated environment and sustainable lifestyle choices. A mad scientist, super heroes and a couple of rats explained what goes into compost and what does not. After the assembly the elementary school hosted a community clothing swap to raise money for an after-school natural science/environmental arts club open to third through sixth graders.

ans ivi e re on armers • Ban opponents say GMO Since then, a similar measure got on the ballot in neighboring Josephine crops not much diferent County after a petition drive. Its backers say that if it passes, they will ask from other strains of crops

the courts to rule that the Legislature The Associated Press acted illegally and that the county ban GRANTS PASS — Southern Oregon should stand. farmersare choosing sidesin a pair The measures will be up for a vote oflocal campaigns to ban genetically May 20. modified crops. The county campaigns cut across Ban supporters say pollen from some political fault lines, one farmer fields of genetically modified organisms opposedtogenetically modi fi ed crops can contaminate organic farms, and told the Grants Pass Daily Courier. "People say it's just a bunch ofhipthey are worried about use of the herbicide Roundup, which GMO plants are pieorganicfarmers, butit'snot,"said designedtoresist. Jared Watters, who describes himself But opponents say the modified as conservative and grows more than crops aren't much different from 1,000acresofalfalfa and othercrops strainsdeveloped by cross-breeding in the Medford-White City area.aWe're over the centuries and that they conventional farmers." shouldn't be told what to grow. He said he started growing Roundup-resistant alfalfa,butplowed itup Last year, the Legislature prohibwhen it didn't meet expectations. He ited county-level bans on genetically modified crops but made an excepsaid he's dismayed by the hundreds tion in Jackson County, where a of thousandsofdollarsthat agribusiness giants such as Monsanto and m easure had already qualifi ed for Syngenta are pouring into fighting the ballot.

the bans. Six major agribusiness contributors

had given $380,000 to the campaign committee opposing the measures, early April filings show. Farmer Bruce Schulz told the Medford Mail Tribune that he grows both conventional and genetically modified alfalfa because some ofhiscustomers don't want GMO hay. He said Roundup is safer than other chemicals, and he figures the yield of the herbicide-resistant crop will likely be double that of the conventional. "Itdoesn'ttake a scientistto fi gure out which one works better," Schulz says. If the ban is approved, he said, he'll have to pull out a hay crop that can grow for six to 10 years if managed correctly. Chuck Burr, president of the Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association,

said$4,400 worth ofchard seed had to be destroyed on his farm near Ashland because of pollen contamination from a nearby GMO sugar beet field.

Federal judge to hear gay marriage case The Associated Press

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SALEM — A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure. Four gay and lesbian couples have filed suit asking ajudge todeclare the ban unconstitutional and allow same-sex couples to wed. They also want an order that same-sex marriages performed in other states must be recognized in Oregon. The state attorney general, Democrat Ellen Rosenblum, has declined to defend the ban, saying there's no legal justification for it, so lawyers on both sides of the caseessentially agree.

the law before U.S. District Judge Michael McShane on Wednesday, although a nationalgroup opposed togay marriage is seeking permission to do so later. Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a portion of the federal Defense of MarriageAct,federal judges have struck down as unconstitutional voterapproved bans on same-sex marriage in five states: Utah, Oklahoma, Michigan, Texas and Virginia. In three other states — Ohio, Kentucky and Tennesseefederal judges have ordered the recognition of same-sex m arriages that occurred out-ofstate. Like Rosenblum, Demo-

Fugitive killed in Oregon had 'moveable dungeon' The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveabledungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed toescape from itin January. Grand jury transcripts released Monday say

Kelly Swoboda kept handwritten surveillance notes on about 20 women. He rated the women and marked whether they were alone. Offrcers confronted the 49-year-old Swoboda near a high school last month aftergettingreportsofa

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suspicious van following students. He died in an exchangeofgunfire,and the grandjurorsmet to decide whether the shooting was legally justified. They determined it was. Swoboda already was wanted by police because he was the suspect in bank robberies as well as a January kidnapping at a tanning salon southeast of Portland. A 23-year-old woman was working alone at the salon when a man beat her, forcedher outside to avan and bound her ankles and wrists with duct tape. The woman escaped by jumping from the moving vehicle. She suff ered a fractured skull and other injuries.

craticattorneys generalin at least seven stateshave refusedtodefend their state bans on same-sex marriage. The National Organizationfor Marriage,a national group opposed to same-sex marriage, filed a lastminute motion this week to intervene in the Oregon case, hoping to defend the constitutionality of the ban. McShane said Tuesday that he'll consider the group's request next month and, if he grants it, he'll hold new oral arguments so the group can defend the ban. McShane said he won't rule on the constitutionality of the same-sex marriage ban until he's decided whether the National Organizationfor Marriage has

legal standing to defend it. The plaintiffs argue that the ban is unconstitutionally discriminatory because it servesno legitimate government interest. In other states where gay marriage bans have been challenged, defenders have arguedthatmarriage is intendedtocreate a stable family unit from relationships that can result in procreation, which they say is a legitimate government interest. Gay-rights groups say they've collected enough signaturesto force a statewide vote on gay marriage in November, but they11 discard them and drop their campaign if the court rules in their favor by May 23.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The Observer

WHAT'S ON TAP? TODAY • Prep baseball:La Grande at Desales, Wash., 1 p.m. • Prep boys golf:La Grande at Ontario, TBD THURSDAY • Prep track and field:ICUEE, at Joseph, 3 p.m.



a ran ean snew ea oot a coac • Chad Smith tabbed to take over Tigers football program from Kenny Mace By Josh Benham The Observer

Surrounding himself with top programs has given Chad Smith varying glimpses of how to build a winning team, giving him hope he can start

fourth coach in five years, to replace Kenny Mace, who one in La Grande. stepped down The Tigers hope to see a poSmith aft e r a two-year tential turnaround last longer stint. than a year or two. Most recently, Smith was La Grande announced the at Madras, where he was the hiring of Smith as the new offensivecoordinator and ashead football coach,their sistanthead coach for ayear.

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From 2008 to 2011, Smith was a junior varsity coach for 6A Sprague under Jay Minyard. Prior to that, he coached under former NFL lineman Scott Gragg at Silverton in 2008, and from 2005 to 2006 he was an assistant at Sheldon in Eugene, where he got his start out ofhigh school. All of thosestopsafforded



After the start of spring practice on April 12, Eastern Oregon football will hold its first of two spring scrimmages on Saturday. Open to the public, the game is set to kick off around 11 a.m. at Community Stadium.


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Pujols reaches milestone WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2Tuesday night. Pujols is the first player to collect Nos. 499 and 500 in the same game, according to STATS. About three months past his 34th birthday, he's also the thirdyoungest to get to 500. He has eight homers this season, all in the past13 games.

Moyes speaks aRer firing (AP) —David Moyes broke his silence about his sacking by Manchester United to say he remained proud to have managed the club but feels the squad needs "fundamental rebuilding." The 50-year-old Scot, who was dismissed on Tuesday, said he understood the frustration with both the level of results and performances during his nine-month reign but argued he was happy to reach the last eight of the Champions League.

Schedule changes The game between La Grande and Desales, Wash., was moved to Wednesday at 4 p.m, and Eastern Oregon's softball tilt with the College of Idaho was also pushed to Wednesday.

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La Grande sprinter Shay Henderson races in a track meet earlier this month. The senior won both the 100- and 200-meter races this past Friday at the Apple Blossom Invitational in Hood River.

• Henderson's victories highlight Tiger weekend

Hood River's Wyatt Webber by two one-hundredths of a second, which left Henderson shocked by how well he ran. "I really didn't expect it honestly," Henderson said."I was seeded to finish By Josh Benham The Observer third or fourth, so it was definitely surprising." Photo finishes are one of the more exciting aspects of track and field, and The surprises kept coming for the senior as his race in the 200-meter spectatorsare fortunate ifthey getto see one during a meet. ended in a tie with Briley Cameron Shay Henderson was a part of two in of Goldendale, Wash., as they both hit just a matter of minutes. the tape at 23.66 seconds. But since The La Grande senior snatched first Henderson's name was higher up on the list of entries, he earned first place place in both the 100- and 200-meter races last Friday at the Apple Blossom in the tiebreaker. Invitational in Hood River, highlighting Count his head coach, Julie Bodfish, astel larday forTigertrack teams. as among those who believed HenderNineteen personalTeooTdswere set that son could pull of the two wins. "I've been watching him since he day, and 35 season-best times were docked was in middle school," Bodfish said. as La Grande took thudin the girls com"He's one of the most natural, beautiful petition and fifth on the boys side. runners I've ever seen. He's completely But surely the most exhilarating races of the day belonged to Henderson, humble and he's a really remarkable whosetime of11.45 seconds edged out young man.Idon'thaveenough nice

"She had an OK day. She didn't play as well as she wanted to," Baremore said. "But 90 is a good score for Kayli right now. Those scores will keep going down." Trinity McCarthy shot a 103 for the Tigers, while Cassidee Miller turned in a 107 and Anna Seymore shot 125 for La Grande, which travels to Ontario Wednesday. 'That's Cassidee's best score ever, and for a freshman I'm pretty excited about that, and the same with Anna," Baremore said. Weiser's Katie Rose Hamilton shot an 86 to finish second individually.

o. re on tatesett es orseriesss it The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Dylan Davistossed 4-V3 scorelessinnings and drove in four runs to send the fifth-ranked Oregon State baseball team to an 8-1 win over Sacramento State Tuesday afternoon at John Smith Field.

Cove senior Hannah Brazil played a large role in the Leopards earning a sixth-place finish Friday in the River's Edge track and field meet in Umatilla, as Brazil won the 1500-meter race with a time of 5:35.37, and she took fourth in the 800-meter after

clocking a 2:50.11. Right behind her in both events was her sister, Sarah, who took fourth in the 1500 and seventh in the 800.

The junior worked 4-V3 innings in justhis second appearance ofthe season on the mound, and allowed one hit with four walks while striking out three. He was relieved by Zack Reser with the bases loaded in the fifth and thelefty proceeded to geta strikeout and groundout to keep Davis' score-

less outing intact. That was the pitching aspect of Davis' afternoon. He was stellar offensively as well. He opened the game's scoring with a two-run shot to left that bounced off thebottom partofa parking garage. Michael Conforto set up the home


Brazil stellar at River's Edge meet

things to say about Shay." Henderson wasn't the only athlete who impressed Bodfish on Friday. Noah McLean won the 400 with a time of 52.34, leaving the top ofthe track events in good hands for the Tigers. "Noah's a great athlete," Bodfish said."Between the 100, 200 and 400, we pretty well have those covered." The 4-by-400 relay team — spearheaded by Henderson in his first race with the relay team — took second w ith taime of3:34.85,good forthe second-best time in the Greater Oregon League this season. Todd Keniry set his best personal time in the 3,000 with a 9:37.21, good for first in the GOL, and Micah Fuller set a new personal best in the javelin by 20 feet, turning in a throw of 164 feet, 10 inches, which puts him third in the GOL, behind teammate Caleb Woodworth and Blaine Kreutz, respectively. SeeTrack / Page9A

A rough set of circumstancesled to some pretty high rounds in Baker City on Monday as Pendleton took home team honors in high school girl's golf tournament. Buck freshman Haley Greb was the medalist with a score of 77, leading Pendleton to a first-place finish among the five teams with a 390. Second placeWeiser,Idaho,carded a 396, while Ontario finished third with a 419 in fiont of La Grande, which finished with a 426 to takefourth. 'Their sprinkler system had broke and the greens were really firm," La Grande assistant coach Jayne Baremore said."So if they hitit on the greens, it rolled right ofK They definitely had to try to play a little differently." La Grande's Kayli Miles was fourth individually, carding a 90 to post the top round for the Tigers.



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Smith, 27, with a vision of what a top-flight program should look like. "I'veseen alotofdiferent ways to win," he said."I've been fortunate to be around some pretty successful programs. I want to try and buildmy own program, and there's a lot of things I'll try to SeeSmith/ Page9A

Blazers try to steal another Up 1-0 in their first-round series with Houston, Port-


land can put the Rockets in a big hole, as the Blazers take aim at their second consecutive road victory.

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SANJOSE SHARKS:San Jose took a decisive lead in their first-round series with Los Angeles, scoring a 4-3 overtime victory Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead,

CHICAGOBULLS:With experience on their side, Chicago has fallen flat in Round 1 against Washington, as

with a shot to close out

road win in the series, a 101-99 win Tuesday.

the seriesThursday.

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run with a two-out walk coming on a 3-1 pitch. Reser picked up the win after 4-V3 innings of work, improving to 4-0 on the year. He allowed four hits and a run — his first of the year — for the win to even the series after falling to Sacramento on Monday 7-6.

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Continued from Page 8A duplicate here." The "build my own program" line is a welcome sound to the Tigers, who have been stuck in an annual ugly cycle of new starts too often lately. Smith inherits a team that went 2-6overalland 1-2in the Greater Oregon League and hasn't posted a winning record since 2006, according to Even with his superb resume, his staying power was as appealing to La Grande Athletic Director Bill Burns as anything else. "He had quite a bit of experience, and hejusthad a manner about him that was what we were looking for as far as longevity and having a vested interest in La Grande," Burns said. The Sweet Home native, who will alsoteach specialeducation atthe high school, says his new position is years in the making. "Ever since I was in middle school, I knew I was going to be a teacher and coach," Smith said. With the opportunity to start his own vision at a high school that

mouth football. Smith foresees the a four-tier system Smith refers to La Grande offensive strategy as as C.A.R.E.— coachability, accounta four-widereceiver,one-back set ability, respect and effort. "It's a small community, and if that with a hallmark run play that Tiger opponents will get a heavy you're wearing a La Grande football shirt and not doing the right things, dose of. "The zone-stretch play will be that stuff is going to get around our bread and butter. We're going town," he said.eWe're not going to to run it and run it and run it," he worry about things we can't control said."For a lot of the time we'll be in — the other team, the refereesshotgun, and we're going to throw a but effort is the one thing you can lot of quick passes, with three-step control, and that's what I want any strangerwatching a practice ora drops. There's going to be three or four screen plays that we will get game to see." really good at." Another way to build trust with Installing his offense will require the players will be a devotion to many aspects, but perhaps the developingkidsfrom grade school biggest will be getting his players to on up, and with camps in July and buy into his philosophy, something August, helping to make them feel that may prove challenging given as much a part of the program as the senior captain. the coaching carousel recently. ''When I get in town, I want to Smith is aware the difficulties facing him with that, but knows the meet with middle schools, freshmen. I want third-graders to feel bestway to getthatacceptance is by proving his dedication. just as much a part of the program "It can be diKcult,s he said of as the players," Smith said."I don't stepping into a new school."I know want people to not feel like they're a they've had a lot ofhead coaches part of it. I'm going to have coaching and they may not trust me as well clinics with youth coaches and try at first. But I'm going to be fair to get them on the same terminoland treat everyone the same, and ogy, so that when the kids get to high school, they already know it. notsetrules,butsetstandards for them." The biggest thing is, I want kids to Those standards break down into enjoy being out there."

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The La Grande football team, shown this past season against Ontario, will have a new head coach this fall. Chad Smith takes over the reins from Kenny Mace. Smith will be the fourth head coach for the Tigers in the last five seasons. Smith inherits a team that went 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the Greater Oregon League. was located in the same town as Eastern Oregon University was too hard to pass up, especially with the positive influence of Mountaineer head coach Tim Camp. "Coach Camp,theyrun the same type of offense that I want to, and he's been really helpful," Smith said.

"He's saying whatever I need, he'll try to help me with. Having that relationship with him will be another greatbenefit." That style of offense will be an exciting, quick-hitter type of play calling, but will also feature prominently a brand of smash-

"It' sm orestressful in a good way,but whenyou're


done running and you did well, itfeels especially good.

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Because sometimes the competition around hereisn't

For the girls Haley White was integral in La Grande's third-place finish. The senior won the 100-meter hurdles with her best-ever time of 16.29 to take first, with her time giving her the secondbest GOL time of the season. "I thinkalotofitwas the other good runners there, and I've been doing hurdles for four years now, and I'm getting into my best times." She took second in the 300 hurdles, with her 48.89 also second in the GOL standings. White relished the high level of competition in Hood

as good, sothis will help me in the long run." W hite

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River and that meets such as the Apple Blossom help prepareher forthebigm eets in May. "It's more stressfulin a good way, but when you're done running and you did well, it feels especially good," White said."Because sometimes the competition around here isn't as good, so this will help me in the long run." The 4-by-400 relay, which Jasmine Smith was a part of, took second with a time

Tanner Stremcha La Grande

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of 4:17.77, with three of the runners clocking personal leg records. Their time is also second in the GOL. Smith made her impact elsewhere with her win in the 800, and her time of 2:28.24 stands in first place in the league. Now the Tigers turn their sights to two tournaments this weekend, the invitationonly Kiwanis Invitational in Hermiston, where Bodfish

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will take the top two athletes in each event. The rest of the team goes to Union for the Pepsi Invitational. 'This time of the year we're trying to get to the toplevelofcompetition so that we're ready when we get to state," Bodfish said. Contact Josh Benham at 541-975-3351orj benham CP Follow Joshon Twitter CuilgoBenham.

Starting pitcher for the Tigers Stremcha struck out 10 batters in a complete game, three-hitter, to lead to La Grande to a 5-1 victory and a doubleheader sweep at Ontario on Friday.

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


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

L P c t GB W C G B 7 .588 9 .52 6 1 11 .476 2 10 .474 2 1 11 .450 25 . 1 West Division L Pct GB WCG B 7 .65 0 8 .619 .5 10 . 500 3 3 1 3 . 350 6 6 1 4 . 333 65 6


L10 Str Home Away 7-3 L-2 6 -5 7-2 8-2 W-2 9 -4 4 4 5-5 W-2 3 -6 74 1-9 L-8 2 -5 5 4 ) 3-7 W-2 3 -7 4 - 7

Baseball Greater Oregon League GOLOv'aii RSRA Rk RPI Baker/PV 4 - 0 1 0 4 8 2 5 7 9 598 La Grande 4-0 106 126 84 16 544 McLonghiin 04 5 6 6 6 8 6 28 471 Ontario 04 2-1 1 5 7 122 39 381

NATIONAL LEAGU E East Division L P c t GB W C G B 7 .650 10 .524 25 . 2 10 .500 3 3 10 .500 3 3 11 .476 35 . 3 Central Division W L P c t GB W C G B 15 6 .714 12 9 .57 1 3 3 11 .450 55 . 6 9 12 .429 6 6 7 12 .368 7 8 West Division W L P c t GB W C G B 12 9 .571 12 10 .545 .5 11 10 .524 1 1 11 .476 2 2 10 5 18 .217 8 7

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Aii Times PST AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games Baltimore 7, Boston 6 Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3 L.A.Angels 4,W ashington 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit 1 Texas 4, Oakland 3 Houston 7, Seattle 2 Tuesday Games Kansas City 8, Cleveland 2 L.A.Angels 7,W ashington 2 Toronto 9, Baltimore 3 Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 6 Tampa Bay7,Minnesota 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, Boston 3 Texas 5, Oakland 4 Houston 5, Seattle 2 Wednesday's games Texas (M.Perez 3-0) at Oakland (Gray 3-0), 12:35 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-2) at Seattle (C.Young 0-0), 12:40 p.m. Kansas City (Vargas 2-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-2) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-1), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 2-1) at Toronto (McGowan 1-1), 4:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 0-0) at Detroit (Smyly 1-1), 4:08 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-2), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 2-1) at Boston (Lackey 2-2), 4:10 p.m. Thnrsday's Games Kansas City at Cleveland, 9:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 10:08 a.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 10:10 a.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 4:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 4:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 5:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's games Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 5 L.A.Angels 4,W ashington 2 Atlanta 4, Miami 2, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 2, St. Louis 0 Chicago Cubs 5, Arizona 1 Milwaukee 4, San Diego 3 Colorado 8, San Francisco 2 Philadelphia 7, L.A. Dodgers 0 Tnesday's games Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 1 L.A.Angels 7,W ashington 2

Eastern Oregon League EOLOv'aii RSRA Rk RPI Vale 4-0 13-2 145 49 5627 Stan/Echo 4 - 2 1 0-4 123 59 4 632 Nyssa 2-0 7-7 1 31 105 19 467 2-2 7-9 117 142 17 479 Burns Elgin/Imb 24 - 2- 7 5 6 101 28 377 Riverside 14 - 5- 8 6 5 87 32 336 Umatilla 0-3 0-8 2 0 107 35 318 Special District 7 EOLOv'aii RSRA Rk RPI Grant Union 5-0 11-5 161 81 10 548 Joe/Ent 3-1 5-7 8 7 105 32 405 Union/Cove 2-2 4 - 5 6 0 69 18 470 Wallowa 0-3 1-9 3 3 123 50 205 Prairie City 0- 4 0 - 9 2 4 191 44 278

L10 Str Home Away 6-4 L- 1 6 -5 9 - 1 6-4 W-1 4 -2 8 - 7 6-4 W1 4 -5 5 - 6 3 -7 L- 1 6 -6 3 - 6 4-6 W2 5 -6 4 - 6 L10 Str Home Away 5-5 L-2 4 -6 8 - 3 6-4 W-2 8 -3 4 - 7 4-6 L-2 5 -4 6 - 6 6-4 W-1 7 -6 3 - 5 1-9 L-4 1 -11 4 - 7

Softball Greater Oregon League GOLOv'aii RSRA Rk RPI McLonghiin 4-0 9- 3 86 37 3 709 Baker/PV 2 - 2 6 4 ) 9 8 1 3631446 Ontario 1-3 4-7 7 4 8 0 40 322 La Grande 1-3 4 - 9 7 8 112 24 501 Eastern Oregon League EOLOv'aii RSRA Rk RPI Vale 4-0 11-3 125 59 4 670 Ent/J/W 4-0 8-4 146 79 21 441 Echo/Stan 4 - 2 7 - 7 103 103 16 486 Elgin/Imbler 4-2 6 - 4 101 72 19 472 Nyssa 2-2 3- 1 3 125 232 24 401 Riverside 24 - 6- 8 112 105 25 396 Umatilla 0-4 0-7 4 1 2 9 32 296 0-6 0-13 49 185 34 279 Burns Special District 5 SD50v'aii RSRA RkRPI W-McE/Gris 5-1 13-1 162 42 1 709 Pilot Rock/Nlx 5-1 12-3 137 35 6 579 Union I Cove 4-1 12-1 140 45 3 666 Hepp/lone 2 - 4 2 - 9 3 8 109 27 393 1-5 4-9 78 90 25 409 Irrigon Grant Union 0-5 7 - 6 103 99 18 459

Miami 1, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Chicago Cubs 9, Arizona 2 San Diego 2, Milwaukee 1, 12 innings Colorado 2, San Francisco 1 Philadelphia 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 10 innings

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BASKETBALL San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovichwas named NBA coach ofthe year on Tuesday, making him just the third coach in league history to win the Red Auerbach trophy three times in his career. Popovich has received the league's top coaching honor in two of the last three seasons, joining Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only coaches to win the award three times.

MLB Baseball Calendar May 14-15 — Owners meetings, New York. June 5 — Amateur draft. July 15 — All-Star game, Minneapolis. July 18 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 27 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players. Sept. 30 — Postseason begins. Oct. 22 — World Series begins. November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA — Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying oifers, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to offer 2015 contracts to unsigned players.

NBA Playoff Glance Aii Times PST FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta 1, Indiana 1 Saturday, April 19: Atlanta 101, Indiana 93 Tuesday, April 22: Indiana 101, Atlanta 85 Thursday, April 24: Indiana atAtlanta, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Indiana at Atlanta, 11 a.m. Monday, April 28: Atlanta at lndiana, 5 p.m. x-Thursday, May 1: Indiana atAtlanta, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Atlanta at lndiana, TBD

Miami 1, Charlotte 0 Sunday, April 20: Miami 99, Charlotte 88 Wednesday, April 23: Charlotte at Miami, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Miami at Charlotte, 4 p.m. Monday, April 28: Miami at Charlotte, 4 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Charlotte at Miami, TBD x-Friday, May 2: Miami at Charlotte, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Charlotte at Miami, TBD Brooklyn 1, Toronto 1 Saturday, April 19: Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87 Tuesday, April 22: Toronto 100, Brooklyn 95 Friday, April 25: Toronto at Brooklyn, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Toronto at Brooklyn, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30: Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD x-Friday, May 2: Toronto at Brooklyn, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Brooklyn at Toronto, TBD Washington2,Chicago 0 Sunday, April 20: Washington 102, Chicago 93 Tuesday, April 22: Washington 101, Chicago 99, OT Friday, April 25: Chicago at Washington, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Chicago at Washington, 10 s.m.. x-Tuesday, April 29: Washington at Chicago, 4 or 5 p.m. x-Thursday, May 1:Chicago atWashington, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Washington at Chicago, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 1, Dallas 0 Sunday, April 20: San Antonio 90, Dallas 85 Wednesday, April 23: Dallas at San Antonio, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26: San Antonio at Dallas, 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 28: San Antonio at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 30: Dallas at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, May 2: San Antonio at Dallas, TBD x-Sunday, May 4: Dallas at San Antonio, TBD Oklahoma City 1, Memphis 1 Saturday, April 19: Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86 Monday, April 21: Memphis 111, Oklahoma City 105, OT Thursday, April 24: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29: Memphis at Oklahoma City, x-Thursday, May 1: Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBD Golden State 1, L.A. Clippers 1 Saturday, April 19: Golden State 109, L.A. Clippers 105 Monday, April 21: L.A. Clippers 138, Golden State 98 Thursday, April 24: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 1: L.A. Clippers at Golden State, TBD x-Saturday, May 3: Golden State at L.A. Clippers, TBD Portland 1, Houston 0 Sunday, April 20: Portland 122, Houston 120, OT Wednesday, April 23: Portland at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25: Houston at Portland, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Houston at Portland, 12:30 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

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(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 Tuesday, April 22: Boston at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24: Boston at Detroit, 5 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Detroit at Boston, 12 p.m. x-Monday, April 28: Boston at Detroit, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Detroit at Boston, TBD Montreal3,Tampa Bay 0 Wednesday, April 16: Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 4, OT Friday, April 18: Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 1 Sunday, April 20: Montreal 3, Tampa Bay 2 Tuesday, April22:Tampa Bay at Montreal, 4 p.m. x-Thursday, April 24: Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, Apri l27:Tampa Bay at Montreal, TBD x-Tuesday, April 29: Montreal at Tampa Bay, TBD Pittsburgh 2, Columbus 1 Wednesday, April 16: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Saturday, April 19: Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, 2OT Monday, April 21: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Wednesday, April 23: Pittsburgh at Columbus, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Monday, April 28: Pittsburgh at Columbus, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Columbus at Pittsburgh, TBD N.Y. Rangers 1, Philadelphia 1 Thursday, April 17: N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1 Sunday, April 20: Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Tuesday, April 22: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Friday, April 25: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 9 a.m. x-Tuesday, April 29: N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE Colorado 2, Minnesota 1 Thursday, April 17: Colorado 5, Minnesota 4, OT Saturday, April 19: Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Monday, April 21: Minnesota 1, Colorado 0, OT Thursday, April 24: Colorado at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Minnesota at Colorado, TBD x-Monday, April 28: Colorado at Minnesota, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Minnesota at Colorado, TBD St. Louis 2, Chicago 1 Thursday, April 17: St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, 30T Saturday, April 19: St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, OT Monday, April 21: Chicago 2, St. Louis 0 Wednesday, April 23: St. Louis at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25: Chicago at St. Louis, 5 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: St. Louis at Chicago,3,noon x-Tuesday, April 29: Chicago at St. Louis, TBD Anaheim 2, Dallas 0 Wednesday, April 16: Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 Friday, April 18: Anaheim 3, Dallas 2 Monday, April 21: Anaheim at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Anaheim at Dallas, 5 p.m. x-Friday, April 25: Dallas atAnaheim, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 27: Anaheim at Dallas, TBD x-Tuesday, April 29: Dallas atAnaheim, TBD San Jose 2, LosAngeles 0 Thursday April17 San Jose 6 Los Angeles 3 Sunday, April 20: San Jose 7, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday, April 22: San Jose at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24: San Jose at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD x-Monday, April28:San Jose atLos Angeles, TBD x-Wednesday, April 30: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD

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Betty's Books to mark 35 years with party, book-signing BAKER CITY — Betty's Books in Baker City will celebrate 35 years in business with a party and special book-signing at the store May 3. Although the store, at 1813 Main Stu opened on March 30, 1979, it has taken a while to find the right date to mark the anniversary. The party will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the book-signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dan Warnock, longtime Baker County resident and rancher, has written a book titledc You Can't Borrow Yourself Rich: Warnock Ranching History." His father was born in Wallowa County so the Eastern Oregon roots go very deep. The book includesa number oftalesofrealestate transactionsas oneranch or pieceof land was traded for another, and the title comes from his father's admonition that "you're not rich just because you have money from the bank." Dan spent a number of years working as a banker, so he must have had a chance to observe this truth from both sides of the desk. There are many other fascinating tales as well, dating back as far as an ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Barley Brown's dark ale wins gold medal at World Beer Cup BAKER CITY — Barley Brown's Brew Pub won a gold medal for its Turmoil, a Cascadian dark ale, at the 2014 World Beer Cup earlier this month in Denver. Barley Brown's has been brewing Turm oil for 10 years. cWe've won a lot of awards, but this one is special," Barley Brown's owner Tyler Brown said."Barley Brown's has been an innovator of Cascadian dark ale, and to now be recognized at the World Beer Cup is remarkable." Brown lauded the work of brewer Eli Dickison. Turmoil won the gold medal in the American-style black ale category. A completelistofw inners isposted at — From staff reports

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

Study shows Northwest still near top in wind energy By Ted Sickinger The Oregonian

Oregon remains near the front of most rankings of the wind industry, a new study shows, though development of new wind resources hit a major lull throughout the Northwest in 2013 that shows little sign of ending. Oregon is in the top five states in the nation in total installed wind capacity3,153megawatts nameplate — and total investment — $6.2 billion, according to an annual report from the American Wind Energy Association. It's also in the top 10 oftotalwind energy generated — 7,452 megawatts hours ienough to supply nearly 700,000homes) and thepercentage oftotal generation from wind — 12.4 percent. Washington is number nine in AWEA's installed capacity rankings, though wind energy's penetration oftotalstategeneration is only half of Oregon's given the relative size of its electricity market. Indeed, two thirds of the generation SeeWind / Page 3B


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n an age where the cell phone seems almost to have become a natural outgrowth of the ear, here are a few enlightening statistics from the Pew Research Internet Project: • 90 percent of all American adults have a cell phone • 58 percent of American adults have a smart phone • 32 percent of American adults have an e-reader. • 42 percent of American adults own a tablet computer. So, is mobile device repair a good business to be in? You bet. This month, Albin and Chris Presley celebrated the first anniversary of The Cell Fix, the company they run in a neatly appointed business suite on West First Street in Island City. With a lot ofhelp from their full-time technician Nick Bates, they take in broken cell phones, tabletsand game consoles,and send them back to their owners good as new. It's the only business of its kind in Union County, and one of just a small handful in eastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. The Presleys say they get customersfrom alloverthe region,and don'thave a reason tobelieve business is going to slow down anytime soon. "Nick and I work full-time, and we're looking for another part-time person just to keep up," Albin said.cWe've grown every month since we started." M obile devicesgetm oresophisticated every year, and their pricesgo up accordingly.Fora lot of people, throwing a broken one away and buying a new one is an unattractive, downright painful option.

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Albin Presley displays a basket of cell phones left at the store but never picked up. These phones will eventually be refurbished and donated to community service organizations. But, as the saying goes, things happen. Most of all, water damage and broken screens happen. "Cell phones get dropped in water. We see a lot of that. They

go in the toilet, or in the washing machine, or in the river. Or else, they get broken. Somebody leaves one on the hood of a car, and it flies offu Albin said. Water damage usually isn't covered by warranty, and many m obile devices have a stickerthat turns color when it gets wet, proving the source of the damage. W ater damage isso common that The Cell Fix keeps a pre-printed sheet on hand listing things people should and shouldn't doifa deviceisdropped into a toilet or other wet place. The do's include turning the device ofE removing the battery and takingthe devicetoa repair shop. The don't's? For one thing, don'tput the device in rice,asis sometime recommended by do-ityourselfers. Also, don't put it in a microwave, plug it into a charger or turn it on. Instead, take it to a shop where itcan be disassembled,subjected to an ultrasonic cleaning and SeeRepair / Ebge 2B


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Oregon businesses reported 10,000more job vacanciesearly in 2014 than they did the prior year. Businesses had approximately 32,700 job vacancies in the winter months of 2014, according to a Job Vacancy Survey recently completed by the Oregon Employment Department. Not only did employers report having more openings, they also reported more difficulty finding the workers they need, and

they are offering higher average wages, possibly to attractmo re applicants. All of this means additional

iandperhaps better-paid)opportunities for job seekers in Oregon. The increase of 10,000 job vacancies occurred among businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Businesses with 100 or more employees had essentially the same levelofvacanciesthis year as in winter 2013. Along with more vacancies,


there are fewer unemployed competing for those available jobs. In January, 146,600 Oregonians were unemployed, which means roughly four unemployed people foreach private-sectorvacancy. One year ago, the ratio was eight unemployed for every job vacancy. As the labor market tightens, employers are having more difficulty finding the workers they need. Employers reported that more than half of their vacancies SeeJobs / Ebge 3B

sigmficant busmess. The 30 teams in Major League Baseball are valued in the hundreds of millions and annual combined revenues are in the billions of dollars. What makes this sport interesting is that baseball is a business of talent. Businesses can learn from baseball about how to acquire, focus, manage and coach employees.

Goals Baseball teams begin the seasonwith a stated goal. This goal is set by the ownership of the franchise and it is communicated to everyone in the organization. Not every team has the same goal; the Oakland A's have astated goalto getinto the playoffs which take place aftertheregular 162-game season. Other teams, such as the New York Yankees, expect to win the World Series each year. Teams saying they are "rebuilding"don'tsetspecific goals. As a result, those teams don't do aswellas those teams that set and announce their goals. Unfortunately, most businessesdo notpublicizetheir goals, for avariety ofreasons, the most common one being that goals do not exist. The existenceofgoalscauses performance to improve yet many owners ignore this fact.

Scoreboard As the season progresses, every stakeholder iplayers, management, coaching staf, fans and medial sees exactly how the team is doing againstthe stated goal. This is done through a daily reportcalled "the standings." During each game, those same stakeholders can see what is happening by watching"the scoreboard." The scoreboardlistshow those playingare performing. This is the equivalent of an ongoing, visible and highly public performance evaluation. Employee engagement levels would likely be higher ifcompanies posted the results to show how the business is doing versus goals.

The GM The sole responsibility of the general manager is talent acquisition. A baseball team is no different than most businesses; having the right people in the right spot is a critical component ofsuccess. In many businesses, talent management is diffused and no single person"owns" the responsibility. This means underperformers remain on the payroll when perhaps they should be working elsewhere.

Field manager The manager has just 25 men on the active roster to win each game. Resources must be used wisely. The manager has the final call on all decisions on who plays where and for how long. SeeKeller / Page 2B




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Continued from 1B fitted with new components where necessary. As for screens, these days they come with a digitizer that enables Internet surfing with the touch of a finger. A broken digitizer can be fixed, but not just by anybody. It's a problem for a repair expert. "Ifit'sgoing to costm ore to repair than to get a new one, we tell our customers that,"Albin said. Albin Presley is a Union County native who graduated from La Grande High School in 1975. After high school, he got into the building trade. He met Chris in Sacramento, Calif., and married her in 1978. The couple moved back to La Grande in 1982, and became the owners of STD Steel Buildings. A couple of years ago, Albin started looking for another career, mainly because construction kept him on the road too much. Initially he thought about a cell phone repair franchise business, but after some research he decidedtogo independent. "After I talked to the franchise companies, we decided to open a store ourselves. The school I went to off ered allthe same stuff,



In some companies, the lines of authority are not clearand employees receive conflicting direction which creates confusion, mistakes and inefftciencies.

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Coaches Each coach maximizes the talentofeach player:asa fielder, hitter or pitcher. The hitting, fielding, bench and baserunning coaches ate all critical for ongoing player development. In business itis assumed that managers can lead, plan, direct, control, organize and

in acquisition ofbetter talent? How much time is spent setting and communicating goals? How much time is invested coaching talented people to become better? Do you have a team or simply a group of people who work for the same organization?

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Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock. Beef prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. and aren't expected to come down any time soon. Extreme weather has thinned the nation's beef cattle herds to levels last seen in 1951, when there were about half as many mouths to feed in America. ''We've seen strong prices before but nothing this extreme," said Dennis Smith, a commoditiesbroker for Archer Financial Services in Chicago.'This is really new territory." The retail value of"allfiesh" USDA choice-grade

beef jumped to arecord $5.28 a pound in February, up fiom $4.91 the same time a year ago. The same grade of beefcost$3.97 asrecently as

2008. The swelling prices are roiling the beef supply chain fiom rancher to restaurant. Norm Langer managed to go two years without raising

prices at his famed Los Angeles delicatessen. But last week, he reluctantly began printing new menus showing a 50-cent increase for sandwiches at his 67-year-old restaurant. Langer accepts it's one oftheperilsofbusiness when your bread and butter happens to be corned beef and pastrami. But he fears he may have to raise prices again, driving away customers. "No beef, nodelicatessen. That's the bottom line," Langer said after a typically frenetic lunch service."Jewish delis aren't vegetarian; they're based on corned beef and pastrami. Things are beyond my control. With the price increase, I hope my customersare tolerant." Langer said beef prices are the main reason his wholesalefood costshave risen 45 percent in the past two years — much of it passed from his longtime supplier, R.C. Provision Inc. The half-century-old Burbank, Calif., company preparescorned beef,pastrami, roast beef and chili for L.A. icons such as Canter's Deli,


Little of that is taking place in the Northwest, however. Only one new Continued ~om 1B projectstarted construction in 2013: PGE's Tucannon River wind farm, a 267 capacity installed in the Northwest between 2011 and megawatt project in south2013 was wind, the study east Washington. That's partly because utilifound. Yet no new projects were ties here and in Washington commissioned during 2013. have satisfied early requireThe slowdown isn't unusual ments under the states' renewable energy mandates, given the loss of the wind industry's primary policy which require utilities in driver, thefederalproduction Oregon to meet 25 percent tax credit, which expired at of demand with renewable the end of 2012. power by 2025, and those Still, Congress temporarin Washington to meet 15 ilyreinstated the creditfor percent of demand with renewables by 2020. projects thatmanaged to Another big factor: Califorstart construction by the end of the year, and the wind nia has changed its rules to industry group says there bar most imports of reneware now more megawatts able power, so the demand for of wind under construction massive new turbine installanationwide — 12,000 — than tions to serve demand down at any time previous. south — a la Shepherds Flat

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At $16.05, the average wage offered for a vacancy in winter 2014 was $0.74 above the level fiom the prior year — one more sign of a job market picking up steam. Food preparation and serving workers, and production w orkers topped the listof occupations with vacancies, with more than 4,000 apiece. All regions had more vacancies this year than last. Vacancies have increased significantly in Central Oregon since winter 2014. The Portland Tri-County area had 19,000 vacancies, more than half of the statewide total.

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in Arlington — has evaporated. Rachel Shimshak, executivedirectorofthe renewable advocacy group Renewable Northwest Project, said the next big opportunity for renewable developers will come with the retirement of coal plants in the region. ''We have 2,500 average m egawatts ofcoalplants serving the Northwest that arealready on track toretire between 2020 and 2025," she said.'The planning process to replace them is beginning, and that opens up a huge opportunity for renewable powerdevelopment ofall kinds." The Northwest will need new resources, more cooperation and more modern grid capabilities to integrate a lot more renewable power, Shimshak acknowledged.

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POS T VFW Hall, 2005 Valley J uli e — 541-523-3673 fishing gear, hand & descnption of the posi- L AGRANDE Discover the Power of 105 - AnnounceACUTE REHAB is hirAve., Baker For LaGrande call: garden tools, reloading tion and qualifications VISTA SP ECIALTY Ca re Newspaper Advertisments ing for a F/ T C o ok. 541-523-4988 E n ca — 541-963-31 61 & firearm items, wood p Iea se go to i s looking fo r a f u l l ing in six states — AIC, Please apply at 91 Arsplitter, & much more! time CNA. This posiID, MT, OR, UT, WA. 110 - Self-Help LA GRAND E Al-Anon . ies Lane, WorkSource or contact the employFor a free rate brotion offers b enefits. Thursday night, Free- GARAGE S A LE Sa t. m ent d i v i s i on . Y o u Oregon or o n line at Group Meetings c hur e caII Apply in person at dom G roup, 6-7pm. LGPAR 103 Adams Ave or call April 26 . 8 a m -2pm, may al s o c a II 916-288-6011 or email II • AA MEETING: Faith Lutheran Church, h unting an d f i s h i n g i s a E E O/AAP e m - Mary at 541-963-4184. 51-524-2261 or email cecelia© Survior Group. 12th & Gekeler, LG. ployer. stuff. Captains be d, nnemec© (PNDC) Mon., Wed. & Thurs. 541-605-01 50 glass desk, lawn spnnVISTA SP ECIALTY Ca re 330 - Business Op12:05 pm-1:05 pm. SUMMER IS co ming & klers and timers, and i s looking fo r a f u l l Presbytenan Church, Flying J Restaurant is NARACOTICS BAKER CITY LIONS misc. 908 C Ave., LG 1995 4th St. h iring for c o o k a n d t ime c h a rg e n u r s e portunities ANONYMOUS CLUB (4th & Court Sts.) RN/LPN. Sign on BoGoin' Straight Group server. Offering comThurs., 12:00 noon LOTS OF int e r e sting nus and Benefits. Baker City. Open, petet iv e w ag es . M t stuff, collectibles, anSunndge Inn ~ Apply in person at No smoking. Please apply in person. Tues. — Thurs. Mon. — tiques, tools, furniture, 1 Sunndge Ln. 103 Adams Ave or Call 63276 Hwy 203. Fn. & Sat. -8 PM Everyone welcome! Brick-a-Brack. T h ur, Mary at 541-963-4184. Episcopal Church Fri, Sat , 1 0 a m-4pm AA MEETINGS HARD WORKERfor yard Basement Ware House at 2701 LAMINATION UP 2614 N. 3rd Street c are business. M u st WANTED EQUIPMENT DELIVER IN THE Bearco Loop, LG Aclcl BOLDING to 17 1/2 inches wide La Grande 2177 1st Street have clean and valid TOWN OF Operator. excavator, any length or a BORDER! d rive r lice n se . BAKER CITY d ozer, CDL a p l u s , YARD SALE, Sat. 4/26, $1.00 per foot MON, WED,FRI 541-962-0523. First Saturday of every 8-1 2, 231 7 G e ke I e r. Moffit Brother's ConIt's a little extra NOON-1 PM month at 4 PM INDEPENDENT struction. 918 Lostine Oven, s o fa , d e c o r, that gets (The Observer is not MONDAY IMBLER HIGH School is CONTRACTORS Pot Luck - Speaker River Rd. Lostine, OR D VD's, i c e c re a m responsible for flaws in BIG results. accepting applications 6PM-7PM Meeting wanted to deliver the 97857, 541-569-2284 m aker, m e n' s g o l f matenal or machine erfor Half-time Jr. High TUESDAY Baker City Herald clothes, t e e n gi rl ror) Have your ad 7AM-8AM NARCOTICS Science/Math Instruc- 230 - Help Wanted Monday, Wednesday, clothes, electnc guitar. STAND OUT ANONYMOUS: tor. The following maTUE, WED,THU and Fnday's, within THE for as little as Monday, Thursday, & terials must be on file out of area 7PM-8PM Baker City. OBSERVER 160 Lost & Found $1 extra. in the distnct office to Fnday at8pm. Episcopal HELP WANTED in westSAT, SUN Ca II 541-523-3673 1406 Fifth 10AM-11AM Church 2177 First St., ensure consideration e rn N o r t h D a k o t a . • 541-963-3161 Baker City. for this position: Letter Great Northern Ag is a $100 REWARD for safe NEEDED INDEPENDENT AL-ANON MEETING return of small orange of Application; Current IMMEDIATELY p ulse p r o cessing / CONTRACTORS in Elgin NARCOTICS Oregon Teaching cat w i th m e d i u m Full time applicator for seed facility in need of LATCH wanted to deliver the Wednesday Warnors ANONYMOUS length hair. Lucy disapLicense; C o m pleted staff. Full d etails at agriculture b usiness. Baker County's The Observer Meeting times HELP peared near the North O regon S t a t e - w i d e www.greatnorthernag. CDL preferred. Please breastfeeding support Monday, Wednesday, 1st & 3rd Wednesday LINE-1-800-766-3724 e nd of H u n te r R d . pick up application at Teacher A p p lication com or c a II group. 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IS YOUR Identity Pro- Commercial Rentals tected? It is our prom- 1200 plus sq. ft. profesi se t o pr o v i d e t h e sional office space. 4 offices, reception most comprehensive identity theft prevenarea, Ig. conference/ t ion a n d re s p o n s e break area, handicap products available! Call access. Pnce negotiaT oday f o r 30 - D a y ble per length of lease. F REE T RIA L 1-800-395-701 2.

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All real estate advertised here-in is sublect to th e F e d e ral F a ir H ousing A ct , w h i c h makes it illegal to advertise any preference,

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4-PLOTS in old section of Mt. Hope Cemetery. Perpetual care included. BUTCHER HOGS. 250$3200/0B0 DIRECT TV 2 Year Sav- 260/Ibs Iive w e i g ht. 208-365-9943 ings Event! Over 140 Can have processed channels only $29.99 a locally or be picked up ARE YOU in BIG trouble Only DirectTV l ive . $ 3 00 . w ith t h e I R S ? S t o p month. gives you 2 YEARS of 541-742-51 72 wage 8r bank levies, savings and a FREE liens 8r audits, unfiled Genie upgrade! Call F OR SA L E b ull s . tax returns, payroll is1-800-259-5140 Anguslsalers/optisues, 8r resolve t ax (PNDC) mizers. 2 y r o l ds 8r debt FAST. Seen on y earlings. bl 8 r r e d . C NN. A B B B . C a l l S eaman a n d tr ic k DISH TV Retailer. Start1-800-989-1 278. tested Ca n d e l i ver. ing at $ 1 9.99/month (PNDC R easonable p r i c e s . (for 12 mos.) 8r High 541-372-530 3 or Speed Internet starting AUTO ACCIDENT Attorat $ 14 . 9 5 / m o n t h 208-741-6850. ney: INJURED IN AN (where a v a i l a b le.) AUTO A C CIDENT? S AVE! A s k A b o u t WE BUY all classes of Call InluryFone for a horses, 541-523 — 6119; SAME DAY Installafree case evaluation. J.A. Bennett L i v et ion! C A L L Now ! Never a cost to y o u. 1-800-308-1 563 stock, Baker City, OR. Don't wait, call now,

WEDNESDAY,APRIL 23, 20)4 YOUR BIRTHDAY byStella Wilder Born today, yeu are one of the most complex and multi-faceted individuals born under your sign -- or perhaps any sign, for that matter -- but your desires arestraightforward and even quite simple. Yeu have agreat deal to offer the world, but your talents areso many and so varied that yeu may not know where they will lead yeu until, at a significant point in your life, yeu are introduced to your particular "niche" almost by accident. The fact that yeu basically fall into your chosen careermay prove a sourceofresentment for others; they may not accept the fact that yeu areanaturaltalent.Yourdeeds,however,are sure to trump your critics' opinions again and again. THURSDAY,APRIL 24



2 yr. old Polled Hereford Bulls, $2250. ea. Will b e semen t e sted 8r ready to go to w o rk. DECORATIVE OUTCa II Jay S ly , House for sale $75.00 (541 ) 742-2229. 541-963-2497

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LOOKING FOR A ROOMMATE ANTLER BUYER Elk, A nd a t w o be d r o o m deer, moose, buying all grades. Fair honest p rices. Call N ate a t 541-786-4982.

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one who has a dog, and can be reached via c el l p ho ne at 703-772-2941.

GREENWELL MOTEL 541-963-4134 ext. 101 Rent $450/mo. Furnished room w/microwave, small fridge, color TV, phone 8r all utilities i ncluded. 30 5 A d a m s Ave. La Grande.

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cluded except electric. 541-51 9-4814 TOY PUPPIEShalf pomeranian and half pood le. $ 3 0 0.00 o b o . 2 BDRM $5 00./mo + $375./dep 541-663-8475 1 BDRM $4 25./mo + $320./dep w/s/g paid. No Smoking, No Pets. A~-oe~-oe 541-523-5756 0 0 0

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2-BDRM, 1 bath. $ 525 3-BDRM, 1 bath. $ 625 W/S paid. Completely remodeled.Downtown location. 541-523-4435

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The Odserver: 541-963-3161 e • • Fax: 541-963-3674 720 - Apartment Rentals Baker Co. ELKHORN VILLAGE APARTMENTS

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refngerator, W/S/G inc I u d e d, W/D, $4 50 mo. 640 S 6th St, Elgin. 541-398-1602.

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Pinehurst Apartments 1502 21st St. La Grande

La Grande Retirement Apartments 16127th Street, La Grande, Oregon 97850

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A ttractive one and tw o Complex bedroom units. Rent based on income. In- Affordable Housing! come restrictions apRent based on inply. Now accepting apcome. Income restncplications. Call Lone at

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APPLY today to qualify for subsidized rents This institute is an equal at these quiet and Beautifully updated Comopportunity provider. CIMMARON MANOR centrally located mulmunity Room, featurICingsview Apts. tifamily housing ing a theatre room, a FAMILY HOUSING 2 bd, 1 ba. Call Century properties. pool table, full kitchen We offer clean, attractive 21, Eagle Cap Realty. and island, and an two b edroom a part541-963-1210 TDD 1-800-735-2900 1, 2 8r 3 bedroom electnc fireplace. ments located in quiet units with rent Renovated units! and wel l m a i ntained based on income settings. Income re- CLOSE TO do wntown when available. Please call (541) Welcome Home! strictions apply. a nd E O U , st u d i o , 963-7015 for more in•The Elms, 2920 Elm Proiect phone ¹: w/s/g pd, no smoking, formation. S t., Baker City. C u r- no pets, $450 month, (541)963-3785 Call re n t ly a v a i I a b I e $40 0 TTY: 1(800)735-2900 TTY 1-800-735-2900 depos it . 2-bdrm a p a rtments. (541) 963-7476 541-91 0-3696.


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GREEN TREE Opportunity Provider. and playground. AcAPARTMENTS cepts HUD vouchers. CLOSE TO EOU, sm 1 bdrm, coin-op laundry 2310 East Q Avenue Call M ic h e l l e at no smoking/no pets La Grande,OR 97850 730 - Furnished (541)523-5908. tmana er@ slcommunities.c $350 mo, $300 dep Union County Apartments Baker C . 541-91 0-3696. Senior Living eSPECIALe FURNISHED 1300 sq ft, Income Restnctions $200 off 2 bdrm, in house. Wi-fi Apply Mallard Heights 1st months rent! W/S/G paid $1200/mo. 870 N 15th Ave SENIOR AND DISProfessionally Managed (541)388-8382 Elgin, OR 97827 ABLED HOUSING by This institute is an Clover Glen ApartGSL Properties 740 - Duplex Rentals equal opportunity Located Behind Now accepting applica- Baker Co. ments, 2212 Cove provider. tions f o r fed e r a l ly Avenue, La Grande f unded ho using f o r La Grande Town Center 2-BDRM DUPLEX t hos e t hat a re Appliances, Clean tIr well appointed 1 good locasixty-two years of age tIr 2 bedroom units in a TDD 1-800-545-1833 tion. Garbage paid. or older, and h andiquiet location. Housing HIGHLAND VIEW N o s m o k i ng , n o capped or disabled of for those of 62 years Apartments pets. 541-523-4701 any age. 1 and 2 bedor older, as well as room units w it h r e nt NICE 1 bdrm apartment those disabled or 800 N 15th Ave b ased o n i nco m e 745 - Duplex Rentals in Baker City. Elderly handicapped of any Elgin, OR 97827 when available. Union Co. or Disabled. S u bsiage. Rent based on income. HUD vouchers Now accepting applicadized Low Rent. Beau1 BDRM, $490 plus dep. Proiect phone ¹: tiful River Setting. All accepted. Call Joni at w/s/ g pa id tions f o r fed e r a l ly 541-437-0452 u tilities p a i d e x c e p t 541-963-0906 541-963-41 25 funded housing. 1, 2, p hone a n d cab l e . TDD 1-800-735-2900 and 3 bedroom units TTY: 1(800)735-2900 E qual O p p o r t u n i t y 3 BRDM, 1 bath, all appl, with rent based on inhousing. Call T a ylor This institute is an equal gas fireplace, fenced come when available. "This Institute is an RE t I r M g mt at backyard, off s t r eet equal opportunity 503-581-1813. parking, $800 1st, last, Proiect phone number: provider." TTY-711 and deposit. Includes 541-437-0452 s/w and yard care. NO TTY: 1(800)735-2900 opportunity provider. Pets/Smoking/HUD. 725 - Apartment L eave m e s sage a t "This institute is an Rentals Union Co. 541-963-3670. equaI opportunity 1 BDRM, 1 ba, w/s/g inprovider." ACCEPTING APPLICAcluded, refng. tIr stove. Te I I s o m e o n e H a p py www.La rande TIONS for a 3bdrm, I 1808 3rd, LG. $385. Birthday in our classified bth, garge, $899/mo 541-398-1602 section today! a nd $ 65 0 de p . 541-91 0-4444

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AVAILABLE APRIL 1, Call Ann Mehaffy large 4 bdrm, south541-51 9-0698 side, $1200 plus dep. Ed Moses:(541)519-1814 Mt E m i l y P r o p e rty 2 BDRM. $500/mo Mgmt. 541-962-1074. $300/dep. W/S paid. No pets! 541-523-2503 AVAILABLE MAY 1st, 2bdrm, 1ba, f e nced 2-BDRM, 1.5 bath, gayard and basement. rage, W/S i n cluded. Close to Greenwood Small pet considered. S chool. No P et s o r No smoking.$425/mo p lus d e posit. ( 5 4 1) HUD. $700 mo tIr $450 dep. 541-910-1807 523-7855


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2-BDRM., 1-BATH: No CLEAN 4 Bdrm house, pets/waterbeds. a ppliances , ne ar Mc Elroy Properties. Greenwood school, no 541-523-2621 pets/smoking. Deposit o Ice, a nd r e f . re q u i r e d . 2000 sq ft, 2 w overhead 3-BDRM, 1 1/2 baths, $900/mo, first and last doors, large f e nced clean, well-kept home month's rent, no HUD. outside storage area, in Baker City. Fenced 541-786-042 6 or heat, a/c, will rent part b ack yard w it h c o v 541-910-811 2 or or all. Call for details ered deck, nice flower 541-428-21 1 2. 541-963-51 25. b eds/trees, u n d e r ground s p r i n k l ers, OFFICE SPACE, approx FOR RENT good neighborhood. 1300sq ft, r e ception Elgin: 4-bdrm, 3 bath Included are W tIr D, a nd waiting room. 3 gas stove and heater. house, 10 acres w/shop offices, restrooms, all tIr barn $1200. No pets and need refutilities paid . $9 0 0 e rences. $ 8 5 0 p e r month, $800 deposit. month plus $850 secu- La Grande-Island City: 541-91 0-3696. r ity deposit. Se e a t (1) -1 BR Apt. 2950 Grove St. Call 780 - Storage Units 541-51 9-6607. Ranch-N-Home Rentals, Inc 30 FT. se lf c o n t ained 12 X 20 storage with roll 541-963-5450 trailer w/ W/D on Powup door, $70 mth, $60 der River. $375/mo. deposit 541-910-3696 W/S/G and TV paid. Propane tIr electnc not IN COUNTRY, ou tside furnished. Please call of North Powder: (541)523-535 1 or 2 -bdrm, 1 bath. N o • e J (541)403-2050 pets/smoking, F IRM! $650/mo. Please call 4-BDRM, 2 1/2 ba th in (541 ) 898-281 2. North Baker. 3000 sq. e Security Fenced ft. Avail. May 3, Doub le Garage, S h o p, UNION, 3 BD, 2B T H, e Coded Entry d ouble w i de, $ 8 5 0 . Fenced yard. Beautiful 3 BD, 1 B T H $ 7 5 0 . e Lighted foryourprotection historic h o m e . No 2 BD $ 6 5 0 . e 4 different size units Smoking. $ 1250/mo 541-91 0-0811 p lu s d epos it . e Lots ot RV storage 541-403-11 88 760 - Commercial 41298 Chico Rd, Baker City SUNFIRE REAL Estate Rentals off Rocahontas LLC. has Houses, Du20 X40 shop, gas heat, plexes tIr Apartments roll-up a nd w a l k -in for rent. Call Cheryl 7X11 UNIT, $30 mo. doors, restroom, small Guzman fo r l i s t ings, $25 dep. o ffice s p ace, $ 3 5 0 541-523-7727. (541 ) 910-3696. month, $300 deposit. 541-91 0-3696. 752 - Houses for A PLUS RENTALS has storage units availabie.

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w /s/g pd . W / d i n cluded. Recently up- BEAUTY SALON/ Office space perfect d ated. $700 / m o . , 1-2 bdrm mobile homes for one or two opera$700 dep. No smoking starting at $400/mo. inside , No P et s ters 15x18, icludeds STORAGE UNIT in I sland C i t y 12x 2 4 Includes W/S/G (503) 991-1 789 restroom a n d off $50.00 per month with RV spaces avail. Nice street parking. quiet downtown location 5+ B D RM, $ 77 5 . 0 0 $500 mo tIr $250 dep $ 25.00 d e p . Ca I I 541-523-2777 541-963-41 25 541-786-4440 541-91 0-3696









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1001 - Baker County Legal Notices ROSE RIDGE 2 SubdiviADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS sion, Cove, OR. City:

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American West Forest administrated by ceive comment from Storage Investment Property the Malheur) t he p u b li c o n the 7 days/24 houraccess Home for sale in Baker Sewer/Water available. Draft Blue Mountains budget. 541-523-4564 City. M ove-in r eady. Regular price: 1 acre Baker County, Oregon Forest Plans Revision On May 20, 2014, at the The U.S. Department of This is a public meeting COMPETITIVE RATES Clean 3-bdrm, 2 bath Baker County (BMFPR) and Draft hour of 9:00 a.m. at A griculture, F o r e s t where deliberation of m/I $69,900-$74,900. Behind Armory on East on an extra large cor- We also provide property Road Department Environmental lmpact t he B a k e r C o u n t y Service, has prepared the Budget Committee and H Streets. Baker City ner lot. Gas heat, inmanagement. C heck 3050 E Street Statement for the C ourthouse, 199 5 a Proposed Revised will take place. Any cludes appliances in out our rental link on Baker City, OR 97814 Wallowa-Whitman, T hird S t reet , B a k e r Land M a n a g ement person may appear at the Brooklyn School our w ebs i t e Umatilla, and Malheur Plan and Draft Environthe meeting and disCity, Oregon, the dedistrict. $85,000. Call Baker County, Oregon, National Forests fendant's interest will mental Impact Statecuss the proposed pro541-880-4224 m or c aII i nvites b id s f o r t h e (including a portion of be sold, sublect to rement (DEIS). grams with the Budget MIHI STOELGE Ranch-N-Home Realty, c onstruction o f B e s t the Ochoco National demption, in the real The Proposed Revised Committee. In c 541-963-5450. Frontage Road Im- Forest administrated by property c o m m o nly Land M a n a g ement A copy of t h e b u dget 825 - Houses for • Secure the Malheur) known as: 993 Rose document may be inprovements — 2014. Plan, DEIS and maps Sale Union Co. • Keypad EIlfzjj The w o r k to be Street, Baker City, OR are available in hardspected or obtained on • Auto-Lock Gate c opy, CD or can b e performed under this The U.S. Department of 97814. The court case or after Apnl 1, 2014 at • Security Ligbtang C ontract co nsists o f A griculture, F o r e s t n umber i s 13 - 2 2 1 , f ound onl i n e at : 270 S. Bellwood, Un• Fenced Area r econstructio n an d Service, has prepared w here B A N I C O F http://www.fs.usda.go ion, Oregon 97883, be880 - Commercial (6-foot barb) n ew construction o f a Proposed Revised A ME R ICA N .A . i s v/goto/BlueMtnsPlant ween th e h o urs o f Property Revision asphalt concrete roadLand M a n a g ement plaintiff, an d S HAN5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. SEW I Ix36 units way for approximately Plan and Draft EnvironNON L. WATSON, an The 90-day comment for "Big Boy Toys" BEST CORNER location 1 .4 m i le s o f Bes t mental Impact Stateindividual; and all other penod was set to end Published: April 18 and for lease on A dams F rontage Road b e ment (DEIS). on June 16, 2014 as persons or parties un23, 2014 S2S-1688 Ave. LG. 1100 sq. ft. identified in the federal The Proposed Revised known claiming any leLg. pnvate parking. Re- tween Oregon High2518 14th Land M a n a g ement gal or equitable nght, register (https://feder- LegaI No. 00035540 m odel or us e a s i s . way 86 and Campbell Must see listing! New Street i n B a ke r C i ty title, estate, lien, or ina Ireg iste r. g ov/a/2014Plan, DEIS and maps 541-805-91 23 floonng, paint, and and Baker C o u nty, are available in hardterest in the real prop05674). I t ha s been NOTICE TO BIDDERS CLASSIC STORAGE Oregon. The Base Bid e rty described in t he extended an additional co unte rs $79,000. c opy, CD or can b e 541-524-1534 280 S College, Union. work includes, but is f ound o nl i n e at : complaint herein, ad6 0-days e n d in g o n Sealed bids will be re2805 L Street c eived b y W a l l ow a ~ 541 805-8074 not limited to , t r affic verse to Plaintiff's title, August 15, 2014. Inhttp://www.fs.usda.go NEW FACILITY!! School Distnct at 303 control, erosion conv/goto/BlueMtnsPlanor any cloud on Plainterested parties may Vanety of Sizes Available West First Street, Revision tiff's title to the Propsubmit comments by: t rol, e a rt hwork, r e Secunty Access Entry W allowa , Oreg o n moval of existing asThe 90-day comment mail to Sabnna Stadler, RV Storage erty, collectively desig97885, Until 2:00, PM n ated a s D O E S 1 Forest Plan Revision phalt pavement; appenod was set to end prevailing local time on proximately 4,500 feet on June 16, 2014 as through 50, inclusive, Team, Blue Mountains Wednesday, May 28, of roadway reconstrucidentified in the federal is defendant. The sale National Forests, 1550 Sign up for our tion and approximately register (https://federis a public auction to D ewey A v e . B a k e r 2 014, at w h ic h t i m e SECURESTORAGE and place the bidding 910 - ATV, Motorcya Ireg iste r. g ov/a/2014the highest bidder for 1 ,000 fee t o f ne w City, OR 97814; or on will be closed and the SNEEK PEEK cles, Snowmobiles roadway construction 05674). I t has been c ash o r cas h i e r ' s the w eb at Surveillance bids will b e o p e ned including 16,100 tons extended an additional check, in hand, made http://www.fs.usda.go Cameras 2004 HARLEY Fat Boy, a nd read . Bid d e r s Computenzed Entry of aggregate subbase, 6 0-days e n d in g o n out to Baker County v/goto/BlueMountainlots of extra's, $10,500 m ust submit L is t o f and we'll notify August 15, 2014. InS heriff's O f f ice. F o r ForestPlanRevision 13,500 tons of aggreCovered Storage will take part trade for 1st tier Subcontractors Super size 16'x50' gate base, 8,200 tons terested parties may m ore information o n Comments; or by fax more information call you of upcoming at the same address of asphalt c o n crete submit comments by: t his s a l e go t o : to (541) 523-6392. 541-886-2094 as stipulated until 4:00 news features, For more information 541-523-2128 mail to Sabnna Stadler, www.ore onshenffs.c paving, and 5,800 feet PM., prevailing of fencing; pavement Forest Plan Revision om sales.htm regarding the develop3100 15tI1 St. specialcoupon local time on the same striping; signing; and ments of the proposed Team, Blue Mountains Baker City HARLEY DAVIDSON offers, local other work specified National Forests, 1550 Legal No. 00035430 land management plan dated. A m a n datory 2008 FXDL Low nder, pre-bid meeting will be and DEIS please conD ewey A v e . B a k e r P ublished: April 9, 1 6 , black & orange. Lots and/or shown on the contests and SHOP FOR RENT, 2,200 conducted on ThursDrawings. The prolect tact Sabrina Stadler at City, OR 97814; or on 23,30,2014 of Chrome! R u bber sq. ft, concrete floor, more. day, May 8, 2014 at includes three Additive the w eb at sdstadler© or m ounte d 1584 c c , garage door, side 2:00 PM at the same A lternatives t ha t i n http://www.fs.usda.go (541) 523-1264. To reIts fast, easy twincam, 6 sp c r uise WHITMAN RANGER entry, electncity and address. clude construction of v/goto/BlueMountainquest hard copies call drive, braided b rake District Hazmat water. $285.00 mo and FREE! ForestPlanRevision ( 541) 5 2 3-1246 o r l ines, a f t e r m a r k e t approximately 1 , 700 RemovaI Action CaII 541-975-3800 or feet of new roadway Comments; or by fax Notice is h e reby given ( 541) 5 2 3-1302 o r PROJECT DESCRIPTION pipes & IC + N intake 541-663-6673 between H Street and to (541) 523-6392. email bluemtnplanrevisystem. 2 Harley Helthat the administrative To receive our C ampbell S t r ee t i n For more information sion© m ets, s t o red i n g a record f i l e f o r the In general the Prolect SNEEK PEEK Baker City and furnishregarding the developrage, excellent condiWhitman Ranger Discompnses the selecing an additional 6,000 ments of the proposed The USDA Forest tion! Only 1500 miles. e-mails,just trict O f f ic e S t o r age tive demolition and tons of a sphalt conland management plan Yard Removal Action, Service is an equal •MiniW arehouse $11,500. intenor remodel to the e-mail us at: c rete mixture t o t h e and DEIS please conopportunity provider 541-91 0-5200 • Outside Fenced Parking is available for public existing Vo-Tech buildBaker County R o ad tact Sabrina Stadler at and employer. review and comment. circ©lagrande • ReasonableRates ing including new Department. sdstadler© or The administrative reelectncal sermce. For informationcall: 920 - Campers (541) 523-1264. To record file contains the Legal No. 00035604 Sealed bids for the dePublished: Apnl 23, 2014 quest hard copies call 528-N18days documents that form TERRY 28' pull trailer. scribed prolect will be ( 541) 5 2 3-1246 o r the basis of the Forest 5234807evenings OUR LISTINGS ARE INVITATION FOR BIDS 1.03 1982 good cond., new received by J ef f ( 541) 5 2 3-1302 o r Service's selection of BIDDING DOCUMENTS SELLING! tires & batt. Clean-No Smith, Roadmaster, or email bluemtnplanrevi378510th Street the response action. INVENTORY LOW. UNION SOIL AND his authorized represion© smokers, everything The r e moval a c t i on Bidding documents for CAN WE SELL w orks w e l l , n e w e r sentative, of the Baker WATER consists of (1) charact he w or k a r e t h o s e YOURS? CONSERVATION mattress & me m . County Road DepartThe USDA Forest 795 -Mobile Home tenzing the stored maprepared by BBT DISTRICT Service is an equal f oam . $ 18 5 0 . 0 0 ment, 3050 E Street, tenal; (2) safely removSpaces Architects, 1160 SW Baker City, O r egon, opportunity provider 541-963-5858 ing the matenal con- invites sealed bids to be Simpson Ave., S uite SPACES AVAILABLE, until 2:00 p.m., local and employer. taining hazardous sub- received at the USWCD 100, Bend, OR 97702 one block from Safeoffice located at: t ime, May 6 , 2 0 1 4 . 930 - Recreational stances, p o l l utants, Phone 541-382-5535. way, trailer/RV spaces. Bids will b e p u blicly LegaI No. 00035602 and contaminants, inVehicles 10507 N. McAlister Road W ater, s e w er , g a r Call Us Today: opened and read aloud Published: Apnl 23, 2014 cluding over-packing Electronic copies will bage. $200. Jeri, manTHE SALE of RVs not 541-9634174 at the same location, before removal, as ap- La Grande, OR 97850 b e emailed t o B o n a a ger. La Gran d e beanng an Oregon int ime, an d d a t e t h a t See all RMLS propriate; a n d (3) F ide B i d d er s i n t e r 541-962-6246 signia of compliance is Until Thursda M a bids are due. The time IN THE MATTER OF off-site disposal at a Listings: e sted in b i dding t h e illegal: cal l B u i lding for substantial compleTHE ESTATE OF 15th 2014 at 1:00 m facility meeting the prolect. Codes (503) 373-1257. tion shall be one hunDona Id Dea n Boice, quirements of 42 USC To supply all items speciDeceased. dred twenty (120) cal9621(d)(3). 850 - Lots & Propf ied i n t h e P r o l e c t endar days. State of Oregon The removal action is erty Baker Co. 1976 CLASSIC G M C Manual dated A p r il, 1.04 County of Baker undertaken pursuant STATE PROVISIONS Motor Home. Sleeps The Contract is sublect Clicult Couit 2014 entitled: 5 .78 A CRES, 3 6 x 4 8 4, to the Forest Service's Runs great! Sacrito the applicable proviIn Probate shop, full bath, well authority under SecThis is a public works f ice f o r $6, 25 0 . s ion s of O RS Case No. 14-235 8r septic installed. 7 tion 104 of the Com- Catherine Creek RM 44 541-263-01 09 2 79C.800 t hr o u g h R estoration P r o l e c t prolect to which ORS mi. from town. Price prehensive E n viron2 79 . C . 8 0 0 to O RS 279C.870, t h e NOTICE TO reduced to $166,600. mental R e s p o n s e, Phase II 815 - Condos, Town279C.870. The distnct INTERESTED PERSONS 503-385-8577 O regon Pr e v a i l i n g Compensation, and LiPRESIDENT GOLF Cart. homes Baker Co. MA ND A N T O R Y reserves the right to Wage Law. ability Act (CERCLA); A pre-bid Good cond. Repriced relect any and/or all 855 - Lots & Propconference and NOTICE IS H E REBY ST. ELIZABETH Title 42, United State at $2999. Contact Lisa bids, waive informalislte In s p e c t l o n I s GIVEN that the underContract Documents are Towers Condo erty Union Co. C ode, Section 9 6 04 (541 ) 963-21 61 ties and to accept any scheduled for Thursa va i I a b I e at signed has been apRetirement-Seasonaland Federal Executive 1/2 TO 2 1/2 acre lots, bids that appears to htt://www.andersonday, May 1st at 10:00 Co-Owners-Rent /ncome pointed personal repO rder 12580, and i s South 12th, starting at serve the best interest d t h r esentative. A l l p e r am. 2-bdrm, 2 bath, c onsistent w i t h t h e $45, 0 0 0 . Ca II 960 - Auto Parts of the distnct. Bid Docs l ink. T h e sons h aving c l a i ms National Oil and Haz1600 sq. ft. 2nd floor 541-91 0-3568. w/balcony. New against the estate are digital Contract Docuardous S u b s tances Union SWCD will open Published April 23 and and read aloud all bids ments may be downrequired t o p r e s e nt Pollution Contingency appliances & blinds. B EAUTIFUL V I E W FIVE STAR TOWING 30. 2014 Your community Thursday, May 15th, loaded for a n o n-re- them, with v o uchers Very clean. $115,000 LOTS f or sa l e b y Plan (NCP) as found at towing company 2014 at 1:00 pm attached, to the under541-519-0280 o wner i n C ov e O R . fundable payment of Title 40, Code of FedLegaI No. 00035634 $25.00 b y i n p u t t ing signed Personal Rep3.02 acres, $55,000 eral Regulations, Part 820 - Houses For All bidders must comply QuestCDN e B i d Doc resentative at Silven, a nd 4 ac r e s 300. Number 3253132 on Schmeits & Vaughan, with requirements of Sale Baker Co. $79,000. Please caII The administrative ret he prevailing w a g e t he w e b site. A s s i s - Attorneys at Law, P.O. 208-761-4843. c ord file fo r t hi s r et anc e w it h f r ee Box 965, Baker City, Iaw in ORS 279C.800, NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S 3-BDRM, 2 bath, with sponse is located at BUILD Y OUR dr e am t hro ug h O RS SALE fireplace on 12 acres. QuestCDN memberOregon, 97814, within the Whitman Ranger Reasonable rates home on q uiet 279C.870. All bidders Excellent view of ship registration, docufour (4) months after 541-523-1555 D istrict O f f ice, W a l cul-de-sac S t . , in must b e r e g i stered On May 2, 2014, at the Wallowa Mtns and ment d o w n l o ading, the date of first publil owa-Whitma n N a Sunny Hills, South LG. and working with the cation of this notice, or with the Construction hour of 10:00 a.m. at great fishing access. t ional Forest, and i s 541-786-5674. Owner Contractor's Board at t he U n i o n Co u n t y digital prolect informat he c laims m a y b e Located on Hwy 86, available for public inlicensed real e s t ate ICeating Valley. tion may be obtained barred. t he time o f b i d s u b Sheriff's Office, 1109 spection during regular agent. mission. Bidders shall at, at A ll p e rsons w h o s e ICAve, in the City of La $159,900. business hours. The 952-233-1632, or v i a nghts may be affected s ubmit e v i d ence o f Grande, O regon,the (541) 523-5871 o ffice i s l o c a te d a t " Affirmativ e A c t i o n defendant's i n t e rest Andrew Bryan e -m a i l at by th e p r o c eedings 1550 Dewey Avenue, $29,900 LOT 38 IS Compliance" as Pnncipal Broker info© may obtain additional will be sold, sublect to Baker City, OR 97814. 6000 SQ FT. Nice lol Io required by any i nformation from t h e redemption, in the real No paper sets will be The Forest Service will Affirmative Action Re3350 ESTES St. 3-bdrm, build on or pul your property c o m m o nly provided fo r b i d ding records of the court, a ccept w r i t te n c o m 1 bath with attached 1 known as: 1306 Jackmanufact ured home on. the Personal Repreq uirement s i ss u e d purposes. An informaments for 30 calendar 1/2 garage on a corner t ional paper copy of sentative, or the attorwith this procurement. son Ave, La Grande, Come take a look. 1001 - Baker County days from the date of No bid will be considlot. $112,500. Please t he Co ntract D o c u - neys for the Personal O regon. Th e c o u r t Owner will consider t his n o t i c e . Upon Legal Notices ered unless fully comcall: 541-403-0958 ments is on file for inRepresentative. Dated case nu mb e r i s terms. Approx. water timely receipt of a re13-03-48303, w h e re NOTICE OF BUDGET spection at the followand f i rs t p u b l i shed quest, the c o m ment pleted in the manner and sewerconnection "InCOMMITTEE MEETING ing locations: Apnl23,2014. p rovided i n t h e Bank of America, N.A., period w i l l b e ex lees are $3,380 plus structions to Bidders" is plaintiff, and Lance A public meeting of the tended for 15 calendar standard Iap lees. u pon th e B i d F o r m Personal E. Whitmore Jr., an inBudget Committee of Baker County days. The Forest Serv9022997 ST. ELIZABETH dividual; ICristy WhitR i t provided and accomthe M edical Springs Road Department ~ ice will prepare a writCentury 21 Towers Condo Rural Fire, Baker/Union 3050 E Street ICaren Boice panied by Bid Secunty. more; a n i n d i vidual, ten response to signifiRetirement-SeasonalQ uestions about t h e , Eagle Cap Realty, Counties, State of Ore- Baker City, Oregon PO Box 3475 Laura A. Hylton, an incant comments. Co-Owners-Rent /ncome b id p r ocess o r b i d , 541-9634511. Missoula,MT 59806 dividual; State of Oreg on, to d i s cuss t h e The On-Scene Coordi2-bdrm, 2 bath, gon Support Enforcebudget for the f i scal Anderson Perry & package can be nator for the Removal 1600 sq. ft. 2nd floor ment Division, a govAttorne for Estate year July 1, 2014 to Associates, Inc. A ction i s Jon a t h a n addressed to w/balcony and Mary Rosen, Prolect Floyd C. Vaughan ernment entity; and all June 30, 2015, will be 1901 N. Fir Street Heyl, stationed at the beautiful views! New Manager, 541-963-1313. OSB ¹784167 other persons or parheld at Pondosa Sta- La Grande, Oregon PNW Region 6 Office appliances & blinds. P.O. Box 965 ties unknown claiming CLAkslFIEDS! tion, 50393 Hwy 203, of the US Forest ServVery clean. $115,000 Sell your unwanted car, any legal or equitable Baker City, OR. The Anderson Perry & 1950 Third Street i ce , p h o n e : Published: Apnl 23, 2014 541-519-0280 meeting will take place Associates, Inc. Baker City, OR 97814 nght, title, estate, lien, property and h ouse503-808-2171 . Written or interest in the real hold items more quick(541) 523-4444 o n May 1 , 2 0 1 4 a t 214 E. Birch Street c omments m a y b e Legal No. 00035646 P RICE RE D U C E D ! ly and affordably with property described in 6:30 PM. The purpose Walla Walla, Washington mailed to Mr. Heyl at 2-bdrm, 1 bath home the classifieds. Just call the complaint herein, of the meeting is to reLegaI No. 00035599 USFS Region 6 — Engion 75x120 ft. corner us today to place your adverse to Plaintiff's ticeive the budget mes- The Contract Documents Published: April 23, 30, n eering, J on a t h a n lot on paved streets. a d and get r e ady t o May 7, 2014 tle, or any cloud on sage and t o r e c eive w ill be a v ailable f o r H eyl, 1220 SW 3 r d All utilities are on prop- s tart c o u n t in g y o u r download after A p ril P laintiff's t i tle t o t h e c omment f r o m th e Avenue, Portland, OR erty. $42,500. Call for cash. The Observer 541Property, collectively NOTICE OF BUDGET public on the budget. 17, 2014. 97204 at or e-mailed an ap p oi nt m en t 963-3161 or Baker City Looking for some- to Iheyl© COMMITTEE This is a public meetdesignated as DOES 1 541-524-106 3 o r Herald 541-523-3673. MEETING through 50, inclusive, ing where deliberation Contact Brandon Mahon, thing in particular? 541-51 9-1 31 7 A public meeting of the are defendants. The of the Budget CommitE.l., w it h A n d e rson Then you need the Legal No. 00035654 Budget Committee of sale is a public auction tee w il l t a k e p l ace. Perry & A s s o ciates, Classified Ads! This Published: Apnl 23, 2014 the Union Rural Fire to the highest bidder Any person may apInc., at 541-963-8309 i s th e s i m plest, Protection Distnct, Unfor cash or cashier's pear at t h e m e e t i ng with any questions. - Union Co. most inexpensive 1010 c heck, I N HA N D , ion, State of Oregon, and discuss the proLegal Notices m ade ou t t o Un i o n way for you to reach to discuss the budget posed programs with Apnl 7, 2014 EXTENSION OF for the fiscal year July the Budget Commit- Jeff Smith, Roadmaster County Sheriff's Of people in this area COMM ENT PERIOD 1, 2014 to June 30, fice. Fo r more infort ee. A c o p y o f t h e with any message Draft Blue Mountains mation on this sale go budget document may LegaI No. 00035535 2015, will be held at Forest Plans Revision the Fire Department, to: for our most current offers and to b e inspected o r o b - Published: April 18 23, you might want to deliver. (BMFPR) and Draft 570 E. Beakman, Un- HYPERLINIC: www.oretained on or after April 2014 browse our complete inventory. Environmental lmpact ion, Oregon 9 7 8 83. sales. 2 9, 2014 a t 5 0 3 7 8 Statement for the The meeting will take htm Hwy 203, Baker City, OR. Wallowa-Whitman, place on Apnl 30, 2014 Umatilla, and Malheur at 7:00 pm. The pur- Publish: April 2, 9, 16, National Forests pose of the meeting is 23, 2014 LegaI No. 00035482 (including a portion of to receive the budget April 14, 23, 1415 Adams Ave • 541-963-4161 Published: the Ochoco National m essage and t o r e - Legal ¹ 35299 2014











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DEARABBY: I have been marand not bejudgmental. This is the ried to a wonderful man for 80 closest we'll ever get to experiencing years. Our marriage may not be pregnancy, and I want to enjoy it to perfect, but it's quite good. the fullest. — MODERN MOM-TO-BE IN My dilemma is this: My husband WASHINGTON keeps track of every time we have DEAR MOM-TO-BE: Congratusex and has a personal goal of100 lations on your pregnancy. Because times ayear. In 2018, he informed me that we'd had sex only 76 times, it takes explaining, I recommend and that was not you share the happy adequate for him news with your famDEAR ily and close fiiends He was quite upset about it. ABBY by tel l ing them in Do you think person. That way, tracking your sex life you can answer any is normal, and what do you think questions they may have directly. about acouple married for80-plus When you want"the world" to years having sex76 times in a know, you may decide to send a year? Is that normal? Also, keep in mass email or post photos on the mind that he travels for business Internet. As to having a baby showerand is gone about 60days ayear. — PRESSURED because this is a happy event you DEAR PRESSURED: Your are celebrating and you will need things for the baby, I'm sure a husband sounds like a college fiiend will want to host one for you. student who is striving to get 100 notches on his belt. Rather than Be sure to include your sister-inlaw if she would like to attend. obsess about the number of times you have had sex, the quality of the experience should be more imporDEAR ABBY: My 18-year-old tant. Fifty great times a year would granddaughter is seeing a 80-yearbe better than 100 so-sotim es,one old man. What can I say to let her would think. And no, I do not think know heis way tooold forher?I don't want her to hate me. your husband's preoccupation is "normal" — whatever normal is — LOVING GRANDMA INFLORIDA these days.

By Joseph Sema,Kate Mather and James Rainey The dark of night still draped Mineta San Jose International Airport when a 15-year-old boy from nearby Santa Clara, Calif., wandered onto a secure airport ramp and toward a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767. Then he disappeared. The slight teenager, first seen on a security camera video, would not appear again until later Sunday morning, when airline workers spotted him 2,350 miles to the west, walking on the tarmac at Kahului Airport on the island of Maui. In the interim, authorities say, the boy survived a perilous, 5'/2 -hour odyssey — enduring frigid temperatures, oxygen deprivation and acompartment unfi tforhuman habitation — as he traveled over the Pacific Ocean in the jet's wheel well. The incident prompted authorities to question both how the teen so easil y gained accesstothe jumbo jet and how he survived with so little apparent trauma. Aviation security experts said it was troubling that the teenage had been able to bypass security and get to the plane undetected. U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he wanted more answers, adding that the incident"demonstrates vulnerabilit iesthatneed to be addressed. The Transportation Security Administration planned to meet with law enforcement and airport officials to review security atter the incident, which experts noted could have been catastrophic had the stowaway been armed with explosives."

don't think that telling your granddaughter the man is too old for her w ould be a good idea because it would imply that she is too young, and no 18-year-old wants to hear that. Tell her instead that you think she would have a lot more in common with someone closer to her age. This is particularly true if she is still in high school. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box69440, Los Angeles, CA


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Wallowa Lake

; Tuesday for the 48 contlgugus states

Graphic: Pai, Bay Area News Group © 2014 MCT

Sept.11,2001,anesti mated $57

100% of capacity

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Wheel wells are unheated and unpressurized

Source:FBI,Tnmble 3D Warehouse, Los Angeles Times

McKay Reservoir

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Stowaway hid inside left rear wheel well


Hay Information Thursday Lowest relative humidity ................ 50% Afternoon wind ....... SSW at 4 to 8 mph Hours of sunshine ...................... 2 hours Evapotranspiration .......................... 0.16 Reservoir Storage through midnight Tuesday Phillips Reservoir 48% of capacity Unity Reservoi< 99% of capacity Owyhee Reservoir

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A 16-year-old boy from Santa Clara, Calif., stowed awayin the wheel well of ajet that flew from San Jose, Calif., to the Hawaiian island of Maui and survived oxygen deprivation and extreme cold.



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Los Angeles Times

DEAR LOVING GRANDMA: I DEARABBY: After sixyears of unsuccessful fertility work, my husband and I were forced togive up. Last summer his sister ojI"ered to be asurrogateforus,and we'lluse a donor egg since I have none. We have told only a few people. We're having an embryo transfer next week and thought we'd wait until after the ftrst trimester to "announce."But what is the proper way to do it when it's not actually I who is expecting? And is there etiquette forhaving a baby shower in this situation? We're excited and proud of this opportunity, but it takes a lot of explaining for people to understand



67% of capacity Thief Valley Reservoir 102% of capacity Stream Flows through midnight Tuesday Grande Ronde at Troy .......... 4860 cfs Thief Vly. Res. near N. Powder . 57 cfs B urnt Rivernear Unity ............ 86 cfs Lostine River at Lostine .............. N.A. Minam River at Minam .......... 671 cfs Powder River near Richland .. 113 cfs

Anthony Lakes Mt. Emily Rec.

Eagle Cap Wild. Wallowa Lake Thief Valley Res. Phillips Lake Brownlee Res. Emigrant St. Park McKay Reservoir Red Bridge St. Park

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Weather iwi: s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-lOuuyy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, l-ice.

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The Observer Paper 04-23-14  

The Observer print edition for Wednesday, April 23, 2014