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North Morrow Volume XVII Number 8

March 5, 2010



Valesco celebrates 10th year at Main Street Shell



At the Boardman Chamber of Commerce annual banquet February 5th, the above volunteers were honored: (L-R) Pioneers of the Year Barbara & Stan Henkle; Citizens of the Year Sam & Jane Esterbloom; Educator of the Year Dirk Dirksen; Business Person of the Year Kate Close. See story and additional photographs on pages 8 and 9 of this newspaper. Photo Contributed

Chamber to hold membership lunch Dora Valesco is celebrating her 10th year of employment. Riverside High School graduate Dora Valesco will celebrate her tenth year of employment with Hattenhauer Distributing Company on March 11th. “The Hattenhauers are a family run company; they’ve treated me really good,” exclaimed Valesco of her employers. Dora started working part-time at the Main Street Shell while also working for Don Russell’s BP service station. When Russells sold their BP station, Dora went to full time at the Shell. She has been the Manager of the station for the past eight years. She moved from Mexico in 1993, Dora attended Riverside and graduated in 1997. She’s married to Juan Reyna, the mechanical supervisor at RDO Farms and together they have two children, Jasmine age 14 and Juanito age 6.

Dora is excited for everyone to stop by the Main Street Shell to see their remodeling. They painted, reset all their shelves and spruced things up. The Shell offers full gasoline service, a deli and mini-mart. Dora’s supervisor Don Ramsay told Dora to plan an anniversary celebration and customer appreciation party, which she has done. On March 11th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, they will offer free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and soda. Gasoline will be discounted during those hours. Many prizes will be given out, including gas cards and $1,000 worth of prizes. Radio Station La Vaquera 101.7 FM will be broadcasting live at the station. The Pepsi Distributor will be there and will be giving away a free scooter. Everyone is welcome, so stop by 100 Main Street, Boardman.

At the monthly Chamber membership lunch Judge Terry Tallman will discuss the Wind Farms being built in Morrow County. What is here? What is proposed? What is the economic benefit for Boardman and Morrow County? Carla McLane, County Planner

will discuss the status of the transmission and power lines being proposed for Morrow County. Are they coming? If so, when and where will they be located? What will they do for the economy of Boardman? Come to the chamber lunch and

find out the answers to these questions on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at the Port of Morrow. The lunch will be catered by Boardman Select Market and the cost is $10.00 per person, RSVP is required by Monday, March 15. Call the chamber at 541-481-3014.

ODOT to close Boardman I-84 bridge As reported by The East Oregonian BOARDMAN - The Oregon Department of Transportation is gearing up to close the Interstate 84/ Main Street bridge in Boardman this summer for repairs. The project will result in a fourweek closure during June, July or August. ODOT hasn't settled on specific closure dates, but said the bridge will be open during the July 4 holiday. Pedestrians will have access over the structure and the freeway ramps will remain open.

"The work is needed to repair cracks and other damage to the bridge deck before it gets to the point where more extensive repairs are needed," said project leader Tim Rynearson. "If we wait too long, it could lead to more extensive impacts and longer, more costly delays." The project includes grinding out damaged sections of the bridge deck and resurfacing the entire deck with new microsilica concrete. The bridge closure is

needed to ensure proper preparation and curing of the concrete surface and to expedite the completion of the repair work. Boardman City Clerk Lila Killingbeck said the nearest detour will be the Port of Morrow freeway exit, about one and a half miles east. "We will be working closely with (ODOT) in the next couple of weeks to get everyone informed that needs to be," she said. For more information, call Rynearson at 541-963-1364.

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Community Calendar March, 2010 5 Storyhour (most Fridays) Oregon Trail Library Boardman @10:45 8 Morrow County Veterans Service Officer (each Monday & Thursday) 8:00 am to Noon & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 290 NE Main, Irrigon, Public Health Clinic (each Monday &Tuesday ) 8:30 - 4:30 pm closed 12:30 - 1:00 pm Boardman - County Building Irrigon Senior Meal (each Monday) Stokes Landing in Irrigon - Noon Boardman Fire Corps monthly meeting at the fire station, 300 SW Wilson Lane, Boardman at 6:00 pm. Community Womens Club (2nd Monday) 7:00 pm Gardening Friends meets (2nd Monday each month) 2 pm at Margie Parks home, call 481-9457 for directions Greenfield Grange Meeting (2nd Monday) 6:30 pm, Boardman Grange 9 Boardman Senior Meal (each Tuesday & Thursday) Noon, Senior Center Boardman, located by the City Hall Greenfield Grange Pinochle (each Tuesday) - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Grange Women meeting 2:00 pm, in the home of Hazel Miller, 111 NW Boardman Ave. Morrow County Fair Board meeting at 6:00 p.m. Heppner Fairgrounds Office. 10 Domestic Violence/Womens Support Group (each Thursday) 4:00-6:30 pm at SCF Office in Boardman Boardman Rural Fire Protection District Meeting, (2nd Thursday of each month) Fire Hall 300 SW Wilson Lane. @1:00 pm Columbia River Harvesters meeting (2nd Thursday each month) at The Greenfield Grange, Boardman, 7 pm 14 Valentine’s Day 15 President’s Day 16 Boardman City Council - (1st & 3rd Tuesday each month) 27 County Court - Boardman - River Front Center - 9:00 am Boardman City Planning Commission - City Hall - 7:00 pm Boardman Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Noon, Port of Morrow 18 Boardman Kiwanis Meeting (1st & 3rd Thursday of each month) River Lodge & Grill @ 6:30 23 Boardman Park & Rec District Board Meeting Park Office #1 West Marine Drive @ 7:30 pm

OES presents Time for a Trio On Sunday March 14th, 2010 the Oregon East Symphony (OES) will present its third Symphonic concert of the season with “Time for a Trio”. The afternoon concert will be at 3:15 pm in the Vert Auditorium, on SW 4 th and Dorian Streets in Pendleton and will feature the Columbia Trio and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Piano, Cello and Violin. Music Director Candidate, Dr. Suzanne Gindin of Los Angeles, will conduct the orchestra as it also performs the melancholy Letter from Home by Aaron Copland and Anton Dvorak’s lively Czech Suite. The OES is eagerly anticipating the second of six audition concerts to be held over 2009-2011 in the search for a new Music Director and Conductor. Maestro Suzanne Gindin most recently served for four years as Music Director of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra (North Manchester, IN), from its 65th to 69thseasons. She has led concert performances with the Northshore Chamber Orchestra (Evanston, IL), the Metropolis Youth Symphony (Arlington Heights, IL) and the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Dr. Gindin was twice accepted into the conducting class of the Oregon Bach Festival working with Helmuth Rilling. She participated in the American Symphony Orches-

tra League workshop in Los Angeles with Daniel Lewis, Michael Morgan, and Elizabeth Schulze, and served two seasons with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as a cover conductor for Edvard Tchivzhel. Dedicated to music education, Dr. Gindin currently teaches band, orchestra, and piano at Roosevelt High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is also working directly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic education staff, under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, to build youth orchestras in under-privileged areas throughout the city in the spirit of El Sisteme of Venezuela. The Oregon East Symphony invites all our patrons to participate in the Music Director’s selection process by attending the concert and completing a survey about their experience. The Columbia Trio was founded 1998. Dr. Mathew Cooper (piano) is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Jazz Ensemble at Eastern Oregon University. Dr. Lisa Robertson (violin), is Artist-in-Residence at EOU who teaches violin, viola, and coaches chamber music. She is also the Interim Music Director and Concertmaster for the Oregon East Symphony. Dr. Edward Dixon (conductor/cellist) is a Professor at

Whitman College in Walla Walla and the Conductor of the Whitman College Symphony. The Trio members, residents of LaGrande, Walla Walla and Fos-

sil, are united not only by their love of chamber music, but also by the rivers, all flowing into the Columbia River, near which they live. The Columbia Trio has performed in chamber music series around the Northwest in addition to regular performances at their respective schools. Tickets for this performance are $16/$20 for adults, $13/$17 for seniors and $3/$8 for students. Children under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the OES Office, by calling 541-276-0320 or via email at, or at the door.


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7th Annual Jokers Ball to be April 1st “No shirt, no shoes, No ballroom blues. Put on a grin, Stay home and Win!” Non-dancers of all ages - Impress your sweetie by purchasing tickets to the 6th Annual Jokers Ball. A wonderful time (in spirit only) will be had by all. Purchase tickets by March 31. Tickets are $10.00 each. The Jokers Ball is a fundraiser organized by the North Morrow Community Foundation to benefit “Arts Impact Youth” programs in Boardman and Irrigon Schools. It is a great event and no one needs to be there. For each $10.00 ticket you purchase, your name will be placed in a prize drawing. There are prizes galore! Drawing to be held at 4 pm April 1 st; winners need not be present to win. A large variety of

prizes for all ages will be distributed at the 2010 Ball. 2010 Prizes (So Far): Visa Gift Cards; Wal Mart Gift Certificate Wine Collection- Daltoso Family; Pizza for a Year-Papa Murphy’s; Thermal Beverage Set-Banner Bank; Haircut-Mouse Factory; Nookies Gift Certificate; Tri-City Americans Hockey Tickets; Sterling Silver jewelry-Boardman Pharmacy; Family membership-Columbia Court Club; Banana Split Party - Boardman Select Market; Private Riding Lesson- Cottonwood Farms; Dog or Cat Boarding-Ember Ridge Kennels; Jiffy Lube Gift Certificates; Two night stay in Boardman Marina Campground; And Much More! Jokers Ball proceeds have en-

riched arts programs in Boardman and Irrigon Schools for since 2002. Jokers Ball tickets are available at Boardman Branches of: Banner Bank; Bank of Eastern Oregon; & Oregon First Credit Union. Mail a $10.00 check payable to NMCF to: PO Box 3, Boardman, OR 97818. Include your telephone number, and a drawing ticket will be filled out for you. North Morrow Community Foundation is an IRS 501(3) tax exempt organization for the public benefit. NMCF Tax ID number is: 93-1317109.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre auditions set March 22 for King Arthur’s Quest

A Boardman Tradition Since 1978 We Have Irish Liquors, St. Patrick’s Day Buttons, Party Goods, Irish Candles, Jewelry and Crystal! Shop here for March 17 Russell Stover & Whitman’s Fine Easter Chocolates Sugarfree too Easter Basket Supplies Marshmallow Eggs; “Ty” Baby Plush Animals; Water & Sand Toys, Cards. Cards. Cards Vegetable and Flower Seeds Are Here We have Seed Starting Supplies: * Potting Soil, & fertilizers. * Fiber Pots and Pellets to Eliminate “transplant shock” The Pharmacy for all your health care needs Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9 am - 6 PM Closed Sundays 202 1ST. ST. NW, BOARDMAN, OR 541-481-9474

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) original adaptation of “KING ARTHUR’S QUEST,” at 12:30 pm Monday, March 22, at Sam Boardman Elementary School. Sam Boardman Elementary School is located at 301 W. Wilson Lane, Boardman, OR. Those auditioning should arrive at 12:30 pm and plan to stay for a full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? Among the roles to be cast are: Damsels in Distress, the Lady of the Lake, Camelotians, Ghost of Arthur’s Father, the Giant, King Arthur, the Dragon. Morgan le Fey, Mordred, Knights, Squires, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, the Raven and Lancelot. All students, grades Kindergarten through 12th grade), are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical

aspects of the production. The Missoula Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The Tour Actor/Directors will con-

duct rehearsals throughout the week, starting time to be announced at auditions. Participation in the weeklong workshop is FREE to Irrigon and Boardman youth. “KING ARTHUR’S QUEST,” will be presented on Saturday, March 27 at Sam Boardman Elemen-

tary School. The Missoula Theatre residency in Boardman is brought to you by North Morrow Community Foundation with funding support from: Community Women’s Club, Pastor Paul Berthelot, Barb & Wayne Huwe, Susan Russell, Boardman Foods, American West Properties, Kathy & Gary Neal, Portland General Electric Co, Taylor Transfer, Inc. Wheatland Insurance Center, Inc, A+ Storage, Eric Miller, Columbia River Community Health Services, Boardman Health Mart Pharmacy & Hardware, Greenfield Grange #579, Columbia River Processing, Inc, Anna & Kenneth Browne, Irrigon Moose Lodge #2486, Mary Lou & Dan Daltoso, Lynn Prag, Carol Michael, Wilcox/Daltoso Family, Doug & Jane Pope, Boardman Main St. Shell, Umatilla Electric Cooperative, Banner Bank, Irrigon Chamber of Commerce, Morrow County Unified Recreation District, and Morrow Co. Cultural Coalition. For more information, call Boardman Community Coordinator Kim Finley, 541 481-2852.

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K-Walkers meet the challenge In 2009 the Boardman Kiwanis Club put together a team, K-Walkers, and joined close to 110 walkers in Heppner to raise funds for research and help for those with MS. This year they are challenging other Boardman clubs & businesses to join them in Heppner on Saturday, April 17th by forming a team and walking for a cure. “It was an awesome experience to join other walkers with one common goal to end the devastating effects of this disease”, said Michelle Erickson. “We want to step up, make a difference and bring more awareness to our community of the help that is out there.” If you cannot form your own team, join the K-Walkers! We just want as many people from Boardman as possible. The K-Walkers are also looking for sponsors, if you can’t make the walk on April 17th but would like to support the cause be a K-Walkers sponsor. Contact Michelle Erickson (541-314-2127) if you’d like to be a part of the KWalkers team, need sponsor information or would like more information on forming your own team. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. in Heppner at All Saints Episcopal Church on 140 NW Church St. The walk begins at 9 a.m. at the city park. After the walk, people can


Terry Tallman Boardman Kiwanis members formed a team of K-Walkers in 2009 helping to raise funds for MS pictured L-R are Ernie and Michelle Erickson, Pam Docken and Joe Taylor. Photo contributed: return to the church for a free pancake meal. Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. The Pacific Northwest has one of the highest incidence rates of MS in the country. The Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society holds an MS walk in various cities throughout the state to raise funds for research and to support programs & services for people with MS.

Join the walk and sign up today! Pre-register online at, or by phone at 1.800.344.4867. Walkers may register at any time, including the day of the event. MS Walk brochures with registration information will be located in local businesses. If you have any questions you can also contact Co-Chair Merilee McDowell at 541-676-5238 or Joan Basile at 541676-5832.

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King Arthur’s Quest Audition: 12:30 pm Monday, March 22, Performances: 3 pm & 7 pm - Saturday, March 27 Sam Boardman Elementary School 301 W. Wilson Ln, Boardman Oregon Adults $2.00 Children $1.00 General Seating, Doors Close 5 minutes before show time

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Tillicum Club planning 2010 Easter Egg hunt The Boardman Tillicum Club is already planning the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place at the Boardman Marina Park (as it did last year), on Saturday, April 3rd. The hunt starts at 10:00 a.m. and we will be prompt with the deadline, so plan to arrive on time! Kids from babies through 4th grade are welcome so come early and clown around with the clowns, and have your picture

taken with the Easter Bunny! There will be lots of goodies, and we will have special prizes for finding the “golden eggs”! Tillicum always welcomes the help from the community to put on this fun event. Any donations of money or plastic eggs would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Phyllis Gilbertson, 481-4632 or 5710670 if you have any questions.

March 5, 2010

US Sen. Wyden holds Town Hall meeting

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US Senator Ron Wyden was in Boardman on Sunday, February 21 for a town hall meeting at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Room. About 50 residents attended the meeting at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center. Mayor Chet Phillips welcomed Senator Wyden and orchestrated the questions from the audience.

Boardman reappoints Ganvoa to Budget Committee

Blain Ganvoa

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At the February 2nd meeting of the Boardman City Council, Blaine Ganvoa was appointed to serve a second term on the Boardman Budget Committee. The Budget Committee is comprised of seven residents at large, the Mayor, and City Councilors. They meet annually in May to prepare the budget for the City and the Urban Renewal District for recommendation to the City Council.

Mr. Ganvoa served on the Budget Committee for three years prior to his term ending in December; his new term will expire in December of 2012. Ganvoa is a long time Boardman resident and a Riverside High School graduate. He lives in Boardman with his wife and children. The Budget Committee is one of two committees the Council appoints volunteers to; the other is the Boardman Planning Commission. Currently the Budget Committee has one vacancy and the Planning Commission has two vacancies. Interested parties wishing to serve on either of these committees should send a letter of interest to City Manager Karen Pettigrew at City Hall. In other City news, the Council appointed the City’s Finance Officer, Thomas Kligel to serve as the 2010 City Budget Officer. Councilors approved a letter of support for the Port of Morrow to obtain funding for a steam distribution line extension.

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Boardman Buzzzzzzzz

Hello Boardman Community! Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming and the grass is

turning green! We certainly can’t complain about our winter this year! February turned out to be a busy month! It started out with a bang at the Annual Awards Banquet. It certainly looked to me like everyone was having a great time. The award winners were once again outstanding, and I think everyone had fun at the gaming tables. One lucky winner went home with a 50" TV! In the middle of February the

Chamber Board of Directors held their annual planning session. Susan Huntington, formally the chamber director at The Dalles, was our facilitator for the day. We had a discussion on what each board member thought our chamber represented; we will then take that perception and make sure it is what we want our chamber to be doing for the businesses and the community. We should have some lively board meetings in the next few months!

Chamber Annual Banquet The Boardman Chamber of Commerce hosted the 20th Annual Citizen Awards Banquet and Wild Bill’s Casino Night. The evening started with a delicious Hawaiian buffet sponsored by River Lodge & Grill. After dinner Kathie McGowan, 2009 Chamber President welcomed everyone and introduced Kellye Finch as she introduced the Business Person of the Year: Kate Close, Branch Manager of Banner Bank. Debbie Radie introduced the Citizens of the Year, Sam and Jane Esterbloom; Ray and Carol Michael introduced the Pioneer Award Winners, Stan and Barbara Henkle and Anna Browne introduced the Educator of the Year Dirk Dirksen, Principal of Riverside High School. After the awards, the gaming began! The seats were full and the gaming was lively! We had some great prizes for the casino winners, including: a Laptop Computer; Mariner’s Tickets donated from McKinstrey Reklaim; Two round trip airline tickets to Las Vegas donated from Allegiant Air; Goose Hunt donated by Threemile Canyon; Electric Scooter donated from River Lodge & Grill; and a 50" TV donated by the Wal Mart Distribu-

tion Center. Congratulation to the award winners, the Casino winners and a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all the sponsors! Frostbite Golf Tournament Saturday, March 27 is the date for the annual Frostbite Golf Tournament. I have once again put in my order for good weather (I haven’t been very successful with my requests, but I’ll keep trying) but I will guarantee the weather will not be wetter than last year! It may not be dryer, but won’t be any wetter!!! Golfers, you need to be organizing your teams and getting your registration forms into the chamber office. We have space for a maximum of 20 - 4 person teams. The cost is $200 per team or $50 for each player. If you did not receive a registration just call the chamber 481-3014 and we’ll get a form out to you. Lunch is included with your registration, as well as tickets for the raffle drawings and tickets to the Calcutta/social. We are currently soliciting donations for the raffle drawings, so if your business would like to donate something, please let us know. Hole sponsorships are just $50, send your sponsorship money to the chamber and help us promote this worthwhile event. All pro-

ceeds go to the Riverside High School Scholarship fund, so support this event and help us to give as many Seniors as possible the much needed tuition money for continuing education! This year we are adding a new event with the Frostbite Golf Tournament. Saturday is always so busy getting everyone registered, and starting the tournament that we don’t have any time for the teams to get to visit with each other – so – on Friday, March 26 we will have a Calcutta/social at the Port of Morrow beginning at 7:00 pm. We will have snacks for you to munch on, beverages including beer, wine and soft drinks then about 8:00 we will start the Calcutta giving you the opportunity to buy your favorite teams. Sponsors and golfers your tickets to the social are included with your fees, if you want to bring a guest, or anyone else wanting to attend the cost is just $10 for the evening. The more people bidding on teams the more opportunities for scholarship funds and the teams making a bit extra. Call the chamber if you have any questions on the Frostbite Golf Tournament, to sponsor a team, register a team, or donate a raffle item: 481-3014.

Diane Wolfe, CEO

Frostbite Open Golf Tournament Saturday, March 27 Calcutta/Social Friday, March 26 To enter: $200/4 person team Call 481-3014 for more information

March is gearing up to be another really busy month. We will begin our hospitality training courses with the first one being at the Main Street Shell Station. We want to encourage all the businesses in Boardman to participate with this hospitality training (customer service). We will be glad to come to your business and work with your employees. Just let us know you are interested so we can get a date set. We will host our annual Frost-

bite Golf Tournament and the new social night featuring a Calcutta. S u z i Frederickson, Kathy Neal and I will be attending the Northwest Chamber Leaders Conference in Coeur d’Alene. It is always great to have the opportunity to visit with other chambers and get ideas that we can use here in our community. Till next month, Diane

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University During this life-changing course, you will learn: · To put together a monthly spending plan that really works! · The step-by-step process for getting out of debt for good! · How to set financial goals and really communicate about money! · And Much More! FREE PREVIEW: Come join us to see what Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is all about with a 30 minute preview on March 11 at 7pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Boardman, Oregon. Class begins March 18th through June 17* Thursday’s from 7pm to 9pm At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Boardman, Oregon To join the class or for more information please call Matthew and Jennifer Radel at 541-720-1070. You can also visit

North Morrow Community Foundation Cordially Invites You to Attend April 1, 2010 In Spirit Only 7th Annual Jokers Ball

Prizes: Visa Gift Cards Wal Mart Gift Certificate Wine Collection- Daltoso Family Pizza for a Year-Papa Murphy’s Thermal Beverage Set-Banner Bank Haircut-Mouse Factory Nookies Gift Certificate Tri-City Americans Hockey Tickets Sterling Silver jewelry-Boardman Pharmacy Family membership-Columbia Court Club Banana Split Party - Boardman Select Market Private Riding Lesson- Cottonwood Farms Dog or Cat Boarding-Ember Ridge Kennels Jiffy Lube Gift Certificates Two night stay in Boardman Marina Campground And Much More!

NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN! Tickets available at the door Tickets only $10.00 North Morrow Community Foundation Is a 501©3) tax exempt organization. EIN #93-1317109 If you would like a receipt please check ___ Name____________________________________ Address__________________________________ Phone____________________________________ Tickets are available at Boardman Branches of: Banner Bank; Bank of Eastern Oregon; & Oregon First Credit Union, OR Checks payable to NMCF can be mailed to: PO Box 3, Boardman, OR 97818. A drawing ticket will be filled out for you.

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Bank of Eastern Oregon to offer scholarships “Bank of Eastern Oregon will again offer twenty $500 Agriculture/Business scholarships for graduating seniors at Heppner, Ione, Arlington, Condon, Boardman, Irrigon, Spray, Fossil, Burns, John Day, Monument, Long Creek, Dayville, Prairie City, Moro, Enterprise, Wallowa, and Joseph,” announced Jeff Bailey, president and CEO of Bank of Eastern Oregon. This marks the 18th year the bank is sponsoring the $500 scholarships to students. “Through the years we have awarded approximately $70,000 in scholarships. We are proud of our graduates and pleased to continue offering the scholarships to the talented and deserving recipients in our market area,” continued Bailey. Applicants must plan to enroll in college in either agriculture or business. Selection will be based

on scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. Applications can be picked up from school counselors or at a branch of Bank of Eastern Oregon. Or, go online and download the application at (Community Commitment link). The deadline to submit applications is May 3, 2010. ABOUT BEO BANCORP BEO Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of Eastern Oregon, which operates 12 branches and two loan production offices in nine eastern Oregon counties. Branches are located in Arlington, Ione, Heppner, Condon, Irrigon, Boardman, Burns, John Day, Prairie City, Fossil, Moro, and Enterprise; loan production offices are located in Hermiston and Ontario. Bank of Eastern Oregon also operates a mortgage division and of-

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Boardman Chamber awards volunteers. . . .

Sam and Jane Esterbloom were awarded Citizens of the Year. The Boardman Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet was held at the Port of Morrow’s Riverfront Center on February 5th this year. Along with the awards recognizing volunteers from the area, a casino night of fun was also held. Those recognized were: Sam & Jane Esterbloom, Citizens of the Year The Esterblooms found Boardman while they still lived in the Willamette Valley, vacationing in the Boardman area over and over again, until they bit the bullet and moved to Boardman in 1992. Their daughter Debbie Radie, who made the presentation to her parents, spoke of their quick involvement in the Boardman community after moving here, and the urge to pitch in and help whenever need arise. Jane is a regular volunteer for the Kiwanis Halloween party, Funshine Express and the Chamber’s 4th of July Horseshoe Tournament. “Sam’s passion is his garden and supplying the flowers, fruit and vegetables to the citizens of Boardman. That has given him an opportunity to share his faith and love for life with so many,” says daughter Debbie. She added that her parents have passed on to their children the responsibility to

be good citizens and to be of service to the community. Kate Close, Business Person of the Year Kate Close is a long term em-

Kate Close was selected Business Person of the Year.

ployee of Banner Bank (formerly Inland Empire Bank in Boardman), serving the firm for over 20 years. As the manager of the Boardman branch, Kate not only is the consummate professional banker, but she also believes in being of service in the community. When the banks put up the Giving Trees at Christmas time, Kate is the handson volunteer encouraging her customers to support the donations to children in need. She is an ambassador for the Boardman Chamber, and always does her best to make sure that Banner Bank and its employees are well represented in everything the Chamber does. She’s an active member of Kiwanis Club, and has served as co-chair of the Halloween party more than once. Kate is on the board of directors for Boardman Head Start. She’s a strong supporter of her husband, Greg who is a member of Oregon DMAT, a team which responds to national and international crisis. The mother of two young ladies, Kate has show them by example how to be strong and the value of giving of one’s self. Stan & Barbara Henkle, Pioneer Award Stan’s family deserves the “pioneer” recognition because his grandparents emigrated from Ohio to Oregon Territory in 1853 and settled in Moro, Oregon. Along with his three brothers and three sisters, Stan was born at the family farm east of The Dalles. He went on to earn a degree in Agricultural Production at OSU and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. His family says he does not talk much about Korea, but it is known that he met the original “Hot Lips Hoolihan” at a MASH facility in the course of his duties. This versatile Pioneer raised registered polled Herefords in Gilliam County, then moved to a ranching operation on Kunze Road in Boardman. Later he built the family home on Wilson Road and worked at Dewey’s Chevron Station. He and his wife saw the need for a Boardman based contracting service, and Henkle Homes was born. He built homes in Hermiston and Boardman but focused on remodeling, building decks and farm buildings. It is said that Boardman ladies with remodeling plans wept

when he retired from construction to focus on his other life: hunting and fishing. The couple square danced competitively and traveled

basketball coach, and most recently principal at Riverside Junior/Senior High School. This past year, Riverside was awarded a national rec-

Barbara and Stan Henkle received Pioneer Award of the Year. annually to the National Rodeo ognition for “improvement and excompetitions in Las Vegas. cellence in education”. According Barbara Henkle grew up in The to the teachers at Riverside, this is Dalles. She attended OSU, major- due to the environment of collegiing in Home Economics. Her ality where everyone wants to mother and Stan’s mother were work together. Other comments friends, and engineered a blind include “He asks what I need to date with the young man whom she later married. Barbara worked at the C & D Drive Inn until she and her husband started the construction business. Later she worked at the Boardman Pharmacy until her retirement. An OSU Master Gardener, she generously shares her expertise and tomato starts Chamber President Kathie McGowan (left) with others. and Anna Browne (right) 5th grade teacher Dirk Dirksen, at WRE presented Dirk Dirksen with Educator Educator of the Year. of the Year With over 29 years serving in better make learning happen;” “He the Boardman community with is hands down the best ‘think-outMorrow County School District, side-the-box’ person I have ever Dirk Dirksen has been involved in worked with;” and “I know I have many capacities. He has been a my back covered and am free to do math teacher, football coach, girls’ the work of teaching.”

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And enjoys a Casino night of fun!

All Chamber photos contributed -- Thank You!

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Lil’ Hoops completes first year of 2nd & 3rd grade basketball

Second grade Lil’ Hoops was coached by Rick Gilbert, Angie Davis and Tim Wilkins. The program was started to develop basketball skills for youngsters.

This year was the first year for the Lil’ Hoops developmental basketball program for boys and girls in second and third grades. Lil’ Hoops is a non-competitive, basketball skill development program that focuses on fun and fundamentals. We had a great turnout this year and the kids all had a great time every Saturday morning at Windy River Elementary. Lil’ Hoops would like to say ‘THANK YOU” to this year’s sponsors, both Devin Oil, Martinez Photography, and ConAgra. In addition, we would like to thank our many volunteers for without them we would not have been able to of had such an outstanding first year. Lastly, we would like to thank both Windy River Elementary and Sam Boardman Elementary for the use of the gyms. CYB 2010 will be looking to host sign-ups for Boys grades 4-6 in October and we always are looking for additional volunteers for both CYB and Lil’ Hoops. Thanks for another great basketball season, Sarah Ganvoa & Cheryl Taylor CYB Co-Directors

Third grade Lil’ Hoops was coached by Dan Daltoso. Photos contributed:

Windy River Elementary Students of the Month - February

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FEBRUARY Beagle Boor Browne Foster Wainwright Dames Keefer Prindle Strebin

Academics Dipshika Pradhan Brianne Bishop Bianca Gutierrez Karina Llamas Natividad Garcia Ana Barajas Jessica Calvillo Skylar Wightman Luis Hernandez

Academics Theme - Honesty/ Integrity Eloy Hernandez Cari Barton Giovanni Hernandez Ruben Villa Minerva Pena Jose Avila Jose Perez Sonia Medina Aileen Velasco America Ayuso Zachary Ferguson Manuel Herrera Jassiel Carmona Noe Madrigal Felix Aparicio Maydi Barrera Carmen Puerta Kristen Frederickson

Riverside Sports Calendar March, 2010 15 16 18 19 22-23 29 30

Home Boys Baseball -V- Stanfield - 4:30 pm Away Coed Varsity Tennis@ Sherman Co.- 4:00 pm Away Girls Softball@Mac-Hi- 3:00 pm Away Girls Softball@Pendleton - 4:00 pm Away Coed Varsity Track@Pendleton - TBA Away Boys Baseball@Irrigon - Noon Away Girls Softball@Pendleton - 4:00 pm Home Boys Baseball - Riverside Tournament -TBA Home Girls Softball -Riverside Invites - TBA Away Girls JV Softball@Heppner - 3:00 pm Away Boys JV Baseball@MacHi- 4:00 pm AwayGirls V Softball@Pilot Rock- 4:30 pm Away Boys Baseball@McLoughlin Union- 4:00 pm Away Coed V Tennis@Weston McEwen - 4:00 pm

April 2

Home Boys Baseball -V- Condon/Wheeler - 1:00 pm Home Girls JV Softball -V- Pendleton - 4:00 pm Away Coed V Track@ MF-Tournament - 11:00 am Away Coed V Tennis@Griswold - 3:30 pm

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A Salute to our Honor Students

Riverside 4.0 students: (L-R Front Row) Amanda McKnight, Kayla Nelson, Avika Sharma, Aleksandra Smigelska-Richardson, Marieke Van Son, and Leticia Alvarez. (L-R Back Row) Ethan Aldrich, Atrayu Corpus, Cody Frederickson, Brigham Hansen, Briton Hansen, Jason Hendricks, Matthew Hyder and Cain Murillo.

Riverside Jr./Sr. High Quarter 2 Honor Roll GRADE 7: 3.5-3.9 Barrera, Yvette M Ganvoa, Gabrielle Keefer, M Jlyn R Pacheco, Diego A Ponce, Laura Pratt, Marissa N Rodriguez, Maria GRADE 7: 3.0-3.49 Aldrich, Bethany A Ascencio Ramirez, Miguel Cardenas, Joan P Conlon, Elijah M Hasbell, Adara R Hearn, Megan L Koehler, Sierra Melendez, Briana Mendoza, Brian Miller, Clay D Muniz, Antonio Obrist, Sara J Pena, Paulina N Peralta, Roberto Rockwell, Hans I Rodelo, Abel Snyder, Brianna Taylor, Miranda GRADE 8 : 4.0 Sharma, Avika GRADE 8: 3.5-3.9 Corpus, Arik V Guerra, Cristina Hernandez, Samantha Pacheco, Jesus

Taylor, Katelyn G GRADE 8: 3.0-3.49 Bose, Sarah P Calvillo, Evette Gonzalez, Brian A Jimenez, Karla G Lezama, Jaqueline Medrano, Rosa A Mendoza, Clarissa Regalado, Jose Tinoco, Francisco FRESHMEN: 4.0 Alvarez, Leticia FRESHMEN: 3.5-3.9 Cornelius, Emily S Leon, Stephanie Morales, Cinthia Murillo, Omar Nelson, Shelby L Orozco, Michael E FRESHMEN: 3.0-3.49 Cuevas, Paola Fregoso, Mayra Garcia, Jorge Jr. Hearn, Caitlin M Madrigal, Gustavo Mashos, Alissa F McLaughlin, Tessa Navarro, Edgar Rea, Taylor M Resendiz, Omar Rios, Georgina A Rodriguez, Deirdre Strong, Joshua W Torres, Stephanie SOPHOMORE: 4.0 Hansen, Briton J

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SOPHOMORE: 3.50-3.9 Martinez, Cristina M Wightman, Taylor J SOPHOMORE: 3.0-3.49 Barrera, Sonia A Bose, Lance R Graff, Trevor R Keefer, Mykel E Navarro, Nereida Pradhan, Deepesh Prado, Mayra Ramirez, Alondra Rea, Devon H Rodriguez, Erick Sanchez, Araceli JUNIOR: 4.0 Frederickson, Cody J Hansen, Brigham W McKee, KaLynn M Sepulveda, Stephanie Van Son, Marieke Vesteng, Inger Marie JUNIOR: 3.5-3.9 Connell, Jordan N Doherty, Emily A Fuentes, Stephanie Gaytan, Juana Gutierrez, Brianda Kummer, Michael J McLaughlin, Cindy Mejia, Melanie Murillo, Cain Ramirez-Romero, Nuvia Reece, Whitley A Subba, Sarita JUNIOR: 3.0-3.49 Cardenas, Michelle

Chapagai, Hemanta Correa, Jackelyne Fernandez, Jose J Gameros, Guadalupe Lomas, Joanna M Madrigal, Oscar Mendoza, Alejandra Orcutt, John H Parker, Cody L Rodriguez, Ezio S Villegas, Noel SENIOR: 4.0 Corpus, Atrayu Hendricks, Jason McKnight, Amanda Smigelska-Richardson, Aleksandra SENIOR: 3.5-3.9 Aldrich, Ethan Cox, Gabriel S Hyder, Matthew Nelson, Kayla L Wightman, Michael SENIOR: 3.0-3.49 Anderson, Ashley Barrera, Iovani E Benson, Christopher Callow, Shannon R Castaneda, Fernando Chapagai, Pampha Drago, Shelby L Garcia, Evelyn Lomas, Janiva Navarro, Gladys Simpson, Chase H Villa, Victor Jaime

Windy River 4.0 students: (L-R Front Row) Ruby Barrera, Larry Lopez, Kevin Madrigal, Misael Madrigaland Cody McCullough. (L-R Middle Row) Fabian Meza, Ivonne Navarro, Daniel Rodriguez-Pena, Taylor Hamby, and Lacey Mashos. (L-R Back Row) Jennifer Rodriguez-Pena, Kristen Frederickson, Juana Martinez, and Jordan Mashos. 4th Grade 4.0 Barrera, Ruby N Lopez, Larry Madrigal, Kevin Madrigal, Misael McCullough, Cody M Meza, Fabian E Navarro, Ivonne C Rodriguez-Pena, Daniel 4th Grade 3.5-3.9 Kirby, Emily D Calvillo, Alicia K Hernandez, Abigail Medina, Sonia I Castillo, Quincy M Llamas, Karina L Olvera, Luis F Finley, Lisa A Calvillo, Jessica Corpus, Aramis M Flores, Yonatan U Melendez, Andy M Smith, Malyssa N Amaya, Gustavo E Barajas, Ana M Medel, Zuleyma R Zapata, Samantha A Zuniga, Lizeth Bozarth, Abigail P Calvillo-Rosas, Ulises 4th Grade 3.0-3.49 Ferguson, Zachary E Salamanca, Juan M Wade, Kaylee A Taylor, Emily R Chapagai, Durga M Eubanks, Daniel R Peralta, Jose M Perez, Angelic J

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5th Grade 4.0 Hamby, Taylor Mashos, Lacey R Rodriguez-Pena, Jennifer 5th Grade 3.5-3.9 Hasbell, Sadie F McCullough, Kassidy K Thomas, Caleb C Weatherford, Sadie M Daltoso, Mirna L Taylor, Kirsten M Rockwell, Aristotle J Castillo, Eon R Pena, Marino Lomas, Belinda Miller, Gabrielle E Rodriguez, Veronica S Calvillo, Marvin G Escobedo, Ivan M Winchester, Morgan A 5th Grade 3.0-3.49 Madrigal, Noe Gilbert, Katie M Garcia, Jorge A Rodriguez, David E Garcia, Yaniva Velasco, Xenia Y Hernandez, Abram M Sepulveda, Emily Bedolla Jr, Adolfo Farias, Sergio M Ghising, Anisha Ghising, Dixitka Lopez, Ruben C Mendoza, Tania Rosales, Ricardo R Sifford, Vizta S Torres, Edward

6th Grade 4.0 Frederickson, Kristen A Martinez, Juana L Mashos, Jordan T 6th Grade 3.5-3.9 Puerta, Carmen Velasco, Edith E Corpus, Ariana L Killion, Wayne B Madrigal, Stephanie M Mendoza, Jeny Barton, Cari L Fernandez, Saul Juarez, Gema Madrigal, Andrea Melendez, Natalie L Navarro, Briselda S Ibarra, Ryan McLaughlin, Kelly L 6th Grade 3.0-3.49 Alba, Gabriela Calvillo, Vanessa Ulloa, Joel Gonzalez, Dixie L Lopez, Maribel Strickland, Brandon D Ayuso, America S Hernandez, Luis A Rea Camacho, Marcelo Sanchez, Elizet P Bingaman, Derek J Garza, Nicolas Guzman, Juliana Lopez, Yolanda P Pradhan, Dipshika Rodriguez, Edgar

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Cub Scout pack 615 Boardman collected about 200 lbs of canned and non-perishable food for the local food bank, the Columbia River Harvesters. Pictured are Cody McCullough, Josh Mattews, Arrik Russell, Nick Richerson and Ethan Harper. Photo contributed:

BEO Bancorp reports 2009 profit Heppner, Oregon, BEO Bancorp (OTCBB:BEOB) and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced consolidated 2009 earnings of $387,000. “BEO Bancorp remains profitable for 2009 despite charging $4.158 million during the year to income to add to the provision for loan losses and a $1.275 million charge to account for a decrease in collateral value in other real estate,” said Chief Financial Officer, Mark Lemmon. He went on to say, “Our net interest margin is in the upper echelon of banks in the nation. This is caused by securing low cost sources of funding and maintaining a strong liquidity position.” “In the current banking environment, showing a profit for 2009 is something that many banks were not able to do. Our core earnings remain strong and provide a solid base for the bank to build upon,” according to President and CEO Jeff Bailey. “As has been stated on numerous occasions, 2009 was a very challenging year for banks in general and this was true for Bank of Eastern Oregon. We continue to make sure our provision for loan losses is funded at an appropriate level to weather possible

prolonged deterioration in the national and regional economy,” added Bailey. Chief Operations Officer Gary Propheter said, “Total deposits ended the year at $204.4 million, up 8.2% year over year. Deposit growth is indicative of customer trust in the stability of the bank, and the quality of service and professionalism delivered by our banking teams. The board of directors and employees take great pride in the fact that this year marks the 65th year that Bank of Eastern Oregon has been serving our rural eastern Oregon communities. Other institutions have come and gone, but we remain constant and committed to the economic prosperity of eastern Oregon.” “Bank of Eastern Oregon has a net interest margin that ranks in the 98th percentile among our peers,” said Chief Credit Officer, E. George Koffler. “Total (net) loans are down 4.2% year over year. This has come about due to economic factors that have temporarily decreased loan demand in our markets and the structuring of our balance sheet.” Koffler went on to say, “We are pleased with the progress we have made during 2009 in managing

problem credits.” “Total assets grew 5.2% year over year to just under $240 million and shareholders’ equity increased 6.1% over the same period. We are well capitalized by all industry standards and have a Tier One capital ratio of 9.5%,” said Bailey. “BEO Bancorp launched a subordinated debt offering late in 4th quarter which bolstered our capital levels at the bank. We are pleased with the results of the debt offering, but still have concerns over the economic recovery in our trade area along with Oregon as a whole. National economic indicators tell us things appear to be improving, but high unemployment levels and low consumer confidence in the overall economy are still issues, as are concerns in the global financial markets. The board of directors will continue the safe and prudent course of building capital through retained earnings during these uncertain economic times. Therefore, the board of directors has voted not to pay a cash dividend for fourth quarter 2009.” For further information on the company or to access internet banking, please visit our website at

When you need a prescription filled, how do you decide where to go? Convenience and price are the factors that drive most of us. I’d like to suggest that there are additional factors to consider. IN fact, there are many reasons to think and act locally, not only to get your prescriptions filled quickly and at a fair price, but also to ensure that our community thrives. While we see chain stores popping up everywhere, did you know that there are 24,000 independent community pharmacies in the US today? And that their local pharmacists fill 44 percent of the retail prescriptions sold each year? These pharmacies do an excellent job not only in filling prescriptions but helping customers understand how and when to take their prescriptions. A 2002 Consumer Reports survey of 32,000 readers found that 85 percent of surveyed Consumer Reports readers were very satisfied or completely satisfied with their experience at independents compared with 58 percent of chain-drugstore customers. These same Consumer Reports readers also reported that independent pharmacies were most likely to have fast service and helpful pharmacists. This may be partly due to the entrepreneurial character of independents, which puts their owner-operators at least one step closer to their patients than other types of pharmacies. This often translates into fewer delays in filling orders, shorter waits in line, and more personal attention from pharmacists. Consumer Reports readers found independent pharmacists to be accessible, approachable, and especially knowledgeable about both prescription and nonprescription medications. Local community pharmacies are often a good source of hard-tofind medications. The Consumer Reports survey found that when these local pharmacies were out of a medication, they were able to get it for patients within one day 80 percent of the time. Other types of pharmacies were only able to restock within a day about 55 percent of the time. So what about costs? Cost is less of an issue at independents today than it was in the past because most pharmacies accept insurance plans. Your copayment will be the same at all pharmacies. The Consumer Report’s research found that the chains they evaluated charged the highest prices, presumably for prescriptions not covered by insurance. But beyond the personal attention, professional service, high standard of care, and lower costs of independents, there are other reasons to shop locally at independent pharmacies. Economics is one. Local businesses tend to hire locally for positions that are often centralized in a chain’s headquarters. Compared with the select inventory of chains, independents also carry local items in addition to national brand items. And the profits from locally-owned businesses more often make their way back into the community. In face, a 2003 Independent Business Alliance economic impact study conducted in Texas found that more than three times as much money stayed in the community when it was spent at local businesses than when it was spent at chains. Add to this the higher costs for road maintenance and public safety services of the chains, and you have some strong financial arguments in favor of independent pharmacies. When you spend your money with local independent businesses, too, you are having a critical say in the look and feel of your town, and taking one step toward helping to preserve its unique character. That’s something that can’t be measured in dollars.

After 34 Years, She’s FINALLY retiring! Bert Chivington has been a faithful employee at Dodge City Inn for all these years, but now she’s going to use her time to visit family, do a little traveling, and ENJOY retirement. Congratulations!

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WRE shows compassion for Haiti Windy River Elementary Student Council decided their school should do their part in showing support for the people of Haiti. A coin drive was begun, with all proceeds to be donated to the Haiti Relief. The teams with the least amount of points at the end of the two week drive had to kiss a pig in front of the entire school at their February assembly. WRE wants to personally say THANK YOU to everyone in helping our COIN WARS be such success; $1,100 what a GREAT CONTRIBUTION!! We also want to update you on where exactly our money was going. The organization is called Schools for Children of the World and its mission statement is “committed to improving educational opportunity in under-developed countries with quality school facilities.” We have spoken with someone directly in the administration office and have verified their nonprofit status (as well as researched their website) and 100% of our donation

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hild Care Resource and Referral March Classes; For more information or to pre-register for classes, call Child Care Resource & Referral at 1-800-559-5878 or 541-564-6878 Medic First Aid and CPR Cost: $45.00 TBA Needed for CCD registration and to qualify for the DHS Enhanced Rate . This class will teach you how to perform CPR on infants, children and adults. First Aid topics include what to do until emergency medical help arrives. 2 year certification. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. There are only 12 slots. Call to sign up today! The Very Hungry Caterpillar March 10, 2010 6:30-8:30 pm Hermiston Using the Very Hungry Caterpillar we will explore a variety of ways to build and enhance children’s language and literacy skills. Participants will each receive a copy of the book to take home along with a variety of ideas and props to use with children. You Are ‘Weird’… ‘No You Are!’ Cost: $5.00 March 16, 2010 6:30-8:30 pm Pendleton We all want to be accepted…by encouraging positive character development we can teach children how to treat others with understanding, respect, compassion, and acceptance regardless of interests, education, cultural & economic background, level of ability and /or physical differences. Explore and build on the concepts that create the incredible, heartfelt story of Zink the Zebra.



heck , and for full list of individual equine events. Central Washington Hunter Jumper Association will also be holding some shows this year. Please let me know if you have questions about any of these events and I will try to put you in touch with the show/event management. We all appreciate everyone working together to help keep the equine sports going in our area. If you have an event to add to this email list, please let me know. As always, a great source of information is the TriCities Horse Calendar: Thanks to Nell Cliff for all the time and energy she puts into this endeavor. March 6-7 Tulipsprings – Jimmy Wofford Clinic March 13 - Spring Into Action Open Schooling Show – Cottonwood Farms, Boardman, OR March 20 - A Horse A-Fair at the Hermiston Community Center

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Boardman Senior Center March Menu Tuesday March 9 Spaghetti Spinach Tossed Salad Garlic Bread Fruit Cobbler Tuesday March 16 St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Boiled Potatoes & Carrots Watergate Salad Corn Bread Brownie Mint Sundae Tuesday March 23 Chili Burgers Macaroni Salad Pickled Beets Pineapple Upside Down Tuesday March 30 Sauerkraut & Kielbasa Roasted Potatoes Broccoli Puff Zucchini Slaw Hot Rolls Poke Cake

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COME ON OVER TO HEPPNER FOR OUR MARCH 12-14, 2010 28TH ANNUAL WEE BIT O’ IRELAND CELEBRATION Amateur Boxing Smoker Event – Friday evening St. Paddy’s “Arenacross” KUMA Coffee Hour Sheepdog Trials – Saturday and Sunday St. Paddy’s Cruz-In Great Green Parade Ceili – The Irish Singers and more Irish Road Bowling - Sunday Food, Fun & Shenanigans Galore And much, much more activities- come and enjoy a great green Irish weekend with us! “Tiller’s Folly” will be performing at the Heppner Elementary School Gymnasium from 7:00 – 9:30p.m.; intermission with “Brenda Sue” and the “Old Time Fiddlers” at the Morrow County Fairgrounds dance hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. No Admission Charge – funded by Morrow County Unified Recreation District. For more information & full schedule of events Contact Heppner Chamber of Commerce at 541-676-5536 or

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Kam Wah Chung & Co. program coming to Boardman in John Day, Oregon will bring artifacts from the museum. She will discuss how the Chinese worked in the gold fields and railroads of early day Oregon and how they lived in a culture so different than their own native country. The Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum is a former apothecary, mercantile, opium den and residence that served as the heart of the Chinatown that existed at present day John Day a century ago. At the turn of Ing Hay of Kam Wah Chang & Co the last century nearly Photos contributed: 30,000 Chinese workers A special program about the lived in Oregon, contributing sigrich cultural history of early Chi- nificantly to area development. nese immigrants in Eastern Oregon Over many years at the Kam will be presented at the Oregon Trail Wah Chung building “Doc” Ing Library District Boardman Library, Hay and his partner Lung On im200 South Main Street, on Tues- ported goods from Asia, wrote letday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. ters and managed finances for Christina Sweet, curator of the Chinatown residents, and bridged Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum cultural differences between life in

the American West and mainland China. Lung On was an astute businessman who brought one of the first automobiles to Eastern Oregon. Hay was known throughout Eastern Oregon for his skills as a physician, often diagnosing ailments by feeling one’s pulse. After the death of Doc Hay, the thick-walled stone building was sealed for decades, causing the historic site to be carefully preserved with its contents intact. The Kam Wah Chung has been meticulously restored by Oregon State Parks, which assumed the historic site a few years ago and opened an ancillary interpretive center near the Kam Wah Chung museum building. For further information, contact the OTLD Boardman library at 541481-2665. Additional information about the Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum can be found at http:// O u r Wo r k / E a s t e r n O R / kamwahchung.

Shelves in the Kam Wah Chung store were lined with supplies of every kind. Pictured here as seen a decade ago and now preserved in time at the John Day Museum. Check out their website: kamwahchung

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