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North Morrow Volume XVII Number 13 August 6, 2010


Summer Rec Program winds down Another successful Summer Recreation Program has drawn to an end for Boardman Park & Recreation District. Each year, this popular summertime event pulls more and more children into fun activities. This year, a total 225 children ages 5 to 12 participated in the Funtastic Kidz program, which culminated in a celebration at the Hermiston Aquatic Center with a BBQ and lots of fun and games. There were 47 five and six year olds signed up, 66 ages 7 & 8, 50 ages 9 & 10 and 62 ages 11 & 12. The well trained staff had a wide variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. The Teen Program signed up 92 kids, who were challenged to attend a great percentage of the program to qualify for a free trip to Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho, complete with busing and eats. Probably the most popular occurrence for the teens was the arrival of a new 20-foot diameter water trampoline for use in the teen program. Twenty-seven children signed




This group photo of the Funtastic Kidz doesn’t quite include all 225 participants. up and attended two weeks of swimming lessons at the Hermiston Aquatic Center with busing provided by Boardman Park & Recreation District. Summer Recreation Program Director Bingo Ganvoa has the enthusiasm and skills that has developed the program into the popular activity it is today, and he is already busy planning next year’s program, which he promises to be bigger and better! Free Friday night movies in the Park has become a must-see for area families. The final movie this summer is Avatar, which will be shown Friday, August 6th. The highlight of the Teen Program had to be when the water trampoline arrived!

Chamber plans August luncheon meeting The August Chamber Membership Lunch will be held at the Port of Morrow Office Building on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 starting at 12:00 noon. The lunch topic will center on Education with a special presentation from the Alternative School in Irrigon. Also, Jordan Mittelsdorf will talk to us about her experience

in Tapalpa, Mexico, where she spent a month teaching kids to speak English through a program with Pacific University. The lunch will be catered by Boardman Select Market and is $10.00 per person and please remember to RSVP by Monday, August 16 to the chamber at 481-3014.

Music in the Parks 2010 FREE PUBLIC CONCERTS AT BOARDMAN & IRRIGON MARINA PARKS A 10-event series of FREE outdoor concerts on the banks of theColumbia River. The performances will rotate between the Boardman and Irrigon Marina Parks and offer a variety of musical experiences:

Monday, Aug. 2 Monday, Aug. 9

Irrigon Marina Park Boardman Marina Park

Monday, Aug. 16

Irrigon Marina Park

Bluezettes Rolling Hills Chorus (Sweet Adelines) Sidewalk Stompers

Funding: Morrpw County Unified Recreation Dist & Portland General Electric Sponsored By: North Morrow Community Foundation, Irrigon Watermelon Festival & Mp5

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Community Calendar August, 2010 5 Boardman Kiwanis Meeting (1st & 3rd Thursday of each month) River Lodge & Grill @ 6:30 Boardman City Council - (1st & 3rd Tuesday each month) Domestic Violence/Womens Support Group (each Thursday) 4:00-6:30 pm at SCF Office in Boardman 6 Storyhour (most Fridays) Oregon Trail Library Boardman @10:45 9 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 10 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. 12 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 18 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 24 Boardman Park & Rec District Board Meeting, Park Office, #1 West Marine Drive @ 7:30 pm

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Sheriff’s Department places life preservers at area swimming holes The Morrow County Sheriff’s Department was troubled by the number of drowning deaths in our area, so they decided to take action. Detective Sergeant Terry Harper headed up a program to build kiosks and place free-to-use life preservers at Boardman Marina Park, river Mile Marker 40, (the best beach around Boardman!) Irrigon Marina, Cutsforth Park and Anson Wright Park. Harper and other Sheriff’s Department officers built each kiosk, and placed eight preservers: two infant, two 30-60 pound, two youth and two adult sized preservers at each station. “We’re hopeful that the life preservers will be used by those who need them, and returned and hung back up at the kiosk when they’re done,” said Harper. Nearly $900 in materials and preservers were purchased for the program, said Harper. The funds came from the Child Abuse Multi-disciplinary Team, which consists of representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, Morrow County Court, the District Attorney’s office, school councilors, Morrow County Health Department, the state Department of Human Resources and the Morrow County Juvenile Department. The team

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Music in the Parks winds up summer A Boardman Tradition Since 1978

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BlueZette: Aug. 2, Irrigon. from The Fifth Dimension, Stevie Wonder Burt Bacharach, Sergio Mendes and even Norah Jones. They have put their own spin on several favorite standards which are sure to please many musical tastes. BlueZette formed in 2004 and has been busy ever since, appearing at corporate and private parties, weddings and many Washington wineries. BlueZette is Steve Haberman, Keyboard, joined by Cathy Kelly and Trish Thompson on vocals. Check out their website: Then on Monday, August 9th, haul your lawn chairs to Boardman Marina Park (be sure to be there by 7:00 pm) to enjoy the Rolling Hills Chorus (Sweet Adelines). Their mission statement is: real women! real harmony! REAL fun! Rolling Hills Chorus is an amazing group of real women, singing real harmony and having real fun today. Why not check us out? Come to rehearsal or a performance and find out what we’re all about! “Through friendship and commitment to musical excellence, we create an atmosphere of respect, excitement and harmony to enrich our chorus, ourselves and our communities. Rolling Hills Chorus is affiliated with North Pacific Region 13 of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style through education and

performance. The Rolling Hills Chorus is community-based and centered in the Tri-Cities area of Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon, with members hailing from the lower Yakima Valley, Tri-Cities, Ritzville and Hermiston. Membership is open by audition to adult women. The Rolling Hills Chorus performs for community events, charitable organizations, private functions, and produces annual shows. The final performance for 2010 Music in the Parks 2010 will be Monday, August 16th at Irrigon Marina Park with the Sidewalk Stompers. They are a traditional jazz band formed in 1997 in the Tri Cities area of Washington. The name Sidewalk Stompers identifies the band as a small acoustic street band able to play anywhere without piano

Stompers have been the traditional jazz band stomping the sidewalks of Ellensburg at their July jazz festival (Jazz in the Valley) every year since it started in 1998. This will be the sixth year the band will be performing for the final performance of the Irrigon/Boardman Music In The Parks program…. Always fun. The band is led by Karl Walterskirchen, who moved to the Tri Cities from San Francisco in 1993 to work at Hanford as a mechanical engineer. Originally from Missoula, Montana, he started playing banjo with traditional jazz bands in the San Francisco area in the mid 60’s. He played on and off at the famous Red Garter in San Francisco and played banjo with numerous San Francisco style and New Orleans style traditional jazz bands in the San Francisco area. After moving to the Tri Cities Karl

Rolling Hills Chorus: Aug. 9, Boardman Marina Park and drums and small enough to played with the local Three Rivers move from spot to spot, similar to Jazz Band before starting the SideNew Orleans street bands. Occasionally the band is augmented with a guest jazz pianist when a stage venue allows. The Sidewalk Stompers are strictly an off-the-cuff extemporaneous group, no charts. You will recognize most all of the tunes, twenties and thirties standards. Nothing obscure, just a lot of great old tunes you Sidewalk Stompers: Aug. 16, Irrigon. haven’t heard for a long walk Stompers. This year’s entime. The band plays for parties, win- semble at Irrigon will include trumery functions, pubs, jazz clubs, and pet, clarinet, banjo (or guitar), and jazz festivals. The Sidewalk jazz piano.

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Picking goatheads source of youth money Who would have thought that the famous “goatheads” would be such a good source of summer funds to Boardman’s youth? Each year the City receives complaints of the plant growing along the bike path, sidewalks and curbs. If you have ever stepped on a Puncturevine seed, you know what a pain the plant can be. Each spiny bur or seed pod from the Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris), also known as a “Goathead”, contains 20 seeds equipped with long sharp spines capable of puncturing a bike tire or a shoe. It takes only 3 weeks for this weed to sprout and make seeds. To make things worse, the seeds are some of the hardiest in nature; they may lay in the ground dormant for up to 20 years until just the right conditions come along for them to grow. Any established Puncturevine will

continue to grow and spread until frost comes along - unless you stop it. Boardman Park & Recreation District always sprays weeds each year, but in the heat of the summer with so many duties ongoing, sometimes the quick-growing puncturevine gets a head start. The Park is picking up the City of Boardman’s lead and will offer $1.00 per bag of goatheads collected during the month of August. The bags may be picked up and returned to the campground check-in booth at the RV park. Park Ranger Ted Lieurance said he hopes that the roadways and trailside will be totally clean of the noxious weed. Boardman Park Ranger Ted Lieurance has placed a “bounty on the noxious weed puncturevine.

City’s noxious weed program a success The City of Boardman’s Puncturevine Control Program has been dubbed a huge success with over 200 bags of Puncturevine collected. This is the City’s second year running the program, which originally started off with a budget of $300. With so many participants the City ran out of funds within the first two weeks of the program, leading the City Council to add

another $300 into this year’s program. The City provided the bags, and participants were paid $3 per bag collected. The City plans to burn the weeds as soon as the burn ban is lifted. The City’s Code Compliance Official John Russell said he could see a big improvement along the City’s bike path, streets, and other public areas such as the Marina Park’s

baseball fields. Many citizens, mostly school-aged children, participated in collecting the weed in the spirit of helping out their community. The City of Boardman appreciates all the participation in the program, and hopes to sponsor it again next spring. For more information on the City’s Puncturevine Control Program, call Boardman City Hall at 541-481-9252.

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CRCHS announces new Physicans Assistant OSU updates available on Collins, PA-C to the ber of the Oregon Society of Phy- canning tomatoes safely full time clinic staff. sician Assistants and the AmeriDavid was raised in southwestern Oregon, and completed his undergraduate work at Western Oregon University where he met his wife, Stephanie. David worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Salem Hospital before moving on to his graduate program at Pacific University School of Physician Assistant Studies. Since graduation David Collins, PA-C joins CRCHS Staff. David has been practicing family medicine in rural Oregon and Columbia River Community enjoying the small community atHealth Services is pleased to anmosphere. He is an active memnounce the addition of David

can Academy of Physician Assistants and also enjoys serving in the community as a volunteer. David and Stephanie have three young children. In their free time the family enjoys camping, hiking and fishing; making them a perfect fit for the Boardman area. Feel free to stop by the Columbia River Community Health Services free community BBQ on August 12th and welcome David and Stephanie to Boardman. The clinic is currently offering sports physicals; call to make your appointment today. Columbia River Community Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and is always accepting new patients, including those on the Oregon Health Plan and Medicare.

CORVALLIS, Ore. —A highlight of late summer is when tomatoes picked fresh from the garden become an ingredient in almost every meal. But since we can’t eat them fast enough, many people preserve them to enjoy throughout the year. Home canning, one of the most popular preservation methods for tomatoes and tomato products, requires safe procedures, according to Carolyn Raab, Oregon State University Extension foods and nutrition specialist. A revised OSU Extension publication, “Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products,” PNW 300, gives updated details on safe canning

methods, from preparing the tomatoes to testing the seal, and is available online. This year’s revisions in the publication recommend that you replace pressure canner gauges if they read high or low by more than two pounds (formerly one pound); preheat water in a boiling-water canner before processing; and wait to remove jars from canners to promote lid seal. A new section describes how to safely handle and detoxify spoiled food before disposal, and then how to clean the contaminated area. Microorganisms that cause spoilage, such as molds, yeast and bacteria, are destroyed by heat processing, and because processing times are scientifically determined, Raab said, it is extremely important to follow a tested recipe for tomatoes and tomato products such as salsa. “Changes in the amount or type of ingredients and method of preparation can influence processing conditions needed to guarantee safety,” she said. “For example, addition of extra vegetables to a salsa recipe can change acidity, and overcooking can change consistency. Products not prepared according to instructions should be frozen.” In 1987, the U.S. Department of Agriculture completed extensive testing of tomato canning procedures to ensure that home-canned tomatoes and tomato products are safe to eat and can be stored on the shelf without spoiling. Processing times were lengthened to ensure that tomato varieties with a high-solids content are adequately processed. Pressure canner recommendations were added as an alternative to boilingwater processing. Recommended pressures now differ for dial and weighted gauges. And, altitude corrections for both boiling-water canners and pressure canners were revised. By: Judy Scott Source: Carolyn Raab

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Boardman Buzzzzzzzz

Diane Wolfe, CEO Boardman Community, It is hard to believe that it is August and summer is winding down, although we can’t tell by the temperatures yet! School will be starting the end of the month, and vacations will be ending! As I was reminded the other day, Christmas is just about 5 months away!! I had so much fun at the 4th of July this year, I thought it was the best that we have had in the three years I have been working on 4th of July. Although I am glad it only comes around once a year! Now we are busy working on Rollin’ on the River Rollin’ on the River is rollin’ along nicely, and the date is just 7 weeks away! So make sure you have your calendar marked for the 2nd Annual Rollin’ on the River, Saturday, September 25 from 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm. We have some great music lined up for you, as soon as the contract is finalized we will let you know the name of the big band and we already know that the wonderful piano man Brady Goss is coming back this year. We are working with the Dutch Oven people to have a great demonstration and food for us to enjoy. We are also looking for Classic Car enthusiasts that would like to participate in Rollin on the River. For more information on the Classic Car show call Michelle at 541314-2127. Rollin on the River is $20 and includes two free tastes from our wine and beer garden, your glass, great entertainment and Dutch Oven Sampler Platters. OR buy your tickets early and get 2 for $35. Last year this was a great event even though the weather didn’t cooperate, but we are feeling con-

the 2nd Annual Rollin’ on the River. We are hoping to make that event bigger and better this year also! This is a joint project with the Chamber and the Kiwanis, and we have a fantastic committee working on this. Be watching for lots of information to be coming out shortly and plan on getting your tickets early as this will be an event you don’t want to miss. The Chamber is working hard to help PGE with the coal-fired plant issue so we can maintain that facility until at least 2020. If you would like to help us with this you can contact me at the chamber. We have stamped post cards that you can fill out and send to the DEQ to show your support. We can’t continue to let the vocal minority that don’t even live here, rule what is happening in Boardman and Morrow County, we need to make sure our voices are being heard that we care about the coal-fired plant and its employees. Enjoy the rest of your summer! di

Camp, Anna Browne, Judy and Darrell Scott and Karen Pettigrew. Fun Run & Walk – We had 56 runners and walkers participate in the 5K and 8 people did the 10K run. For a total of 64 people, the fun run keeps growing every year. Thank you to the Key Club and Kathie Goad and especially to Deanna Camp for all their work to make the Fun Run such a success. Sponsors of the Fun Run were: Banner Bank, EOM Construction, Umatilla Electric Coop, Con Agra/ Lamb Weston, CenturyLink, Morrow Cold Storage, Cascade Specialities and Boardman Select Market. Parade – What a great Parade this year. Special thanks to Kathie McGowan, Rebecca Flores, Citlali Mendoza and Mike Nunez for all your work to make this a success. The judges had a tough time selecting the winners but a decision had to be made! So the winners were: Rancho San Juan won the Best of Show, they had a band and 30 or 40 horses, people walking, and all dressed for show! Boardman Foods won the

Mayor’s Choice for “Once upon an Onion” featuring Shrek and Fiona! Kids Best of Show was Chinook Equine and Most Patriotic went to Iron Horse Ranch. Boardman Foods issued a challenge to businesses and The Sunrise at Boardman won the trophy! Horseshoe Tournament – With the leadership of Debbie Radie and help of Art Kegler we had 16 teams participate in the tournament this year! Bingo – Kathie McGowan organized the Bingo and with the help of Shirley Donovan they had a record number of Bingo players. Talent Show - Dean and Karen Kegler were the emcees of the talent show and we have some great talent in Boardman, and as far away as Alabama! Winners of the talent show were: Scout Regan, Isabella and Ava Daltoso, and Ashley Moser and Christian Washington. Tim Alexander, Master of Marvels had a wonderful magic show; I do believe the adults enjoyed it as much as the kids! Special thanks to Deanna and Mike Camp for all the work they did to help out the

magician. Our DJ Kora was a highlight of the evening, playing great music, helping with the magic show and working the music for the talent show. Soccer Tournament – Mayor Chet Phillips headed up the soccer tournament we had some great games played on all three soccer fields. The winners were: Boardman Foods, Men and Kennewick Women. Fireworks – what a show! Homeland Fireworks were the producers of the show and they did a fantastic job this year. The committee is working on 4th of July for next year already, we made this year’s bigger and better and we plan to do even better next year. So start making your plans to be in Boardman for the 4th of July 2011. Columbia River Bowfishing Tournament Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15 at the Boardman Park Marina, for more details on this new and different tournament go to

fident that the weather will be great this year! Watch for more information on this fun event sponsored by the Boardman Chamber and the Kiwanis Club of Boardman. 4th of July Celebration Sponsors and Contributors: Thank you to all of the businesses that have sponsored our events and have given donations to make this a successful 4th of July Celebration: Morrow County Unified Recreation District; Portland General Electric; Boardman Foods, Inc.; Swaggart Brothers, Inc; Bank of Eastern Oregon, Columbia River Processing; Simmons Financial Group; Community Counseling Solutions; Desert Springs Estates; Port of Morrow; Taylor Transfer; Greenfield Grange; A+ Storage; Banner Bank; Mountain Valley Land; Tom Denchel Ford; Boardman HealthMart Pharmacy & Hardware; Boardman Select Market and Data Bar. We also want to thank the committee for all their work making this event possible; Lynn Prag, Julie Gisi, Kathie McGowan, Chet Phillips, Debbie Radie, Deanna

6th Annual Community BBQ Columbia River Community Health Services * Free Food * Free Drink * Free Raffle * Free Entertainment * Free for Everyone! All compliments of your Community Health Center. BBQ served by the staff of Columbia River Community Health Services. Everyone is welcome. Please join us in Celebrating National Health Center Week.

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Boardman’s July Yard of the Month

Sharon Barrick has contrasting areas in her Boardman yard. Sharon Barrick’s unique yard on Boardman Avenue has been catching our eyes for quite some time. We found her one day sipping ice water with a nearby neighbor she calls her backdoor friend. She says “all my friends are back door friends.”

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The contrast between the front and the side yards is remarkable! Peering under two large oak trees across an expanse of green lawn into a protected shady porch one can almost imagine they are stepping off a boat somewhere in the Mediterranean: while the area west

of her driveway which she once called “The Scabby Side Yard” has been transformed into a High Plains Desert planting with the help of her good friends the Wetherells. Sharon arrived in Boardman in the fall of 1960 with her parents. She attended Riverside High School, went away to collage and spent 4 years in Scotland (her grandmother’s ancestral home.) She then came back to teach for 30 years at Riverside. She says she has a shamrock plant in her yard that is 50 years old, has learned a great deal from Oregon and Washington extension programs, and sometimes finds 25 cent plant treasures at their sales. She is even now helping her Pin Oak recover from drought stress and as we talked a hummingbird was feeding at a fuchsia plant on her porch. Sharon says her plantings contain items gathered over the years by family members and finds time working in her yard very therapeutic Congratulations to Sharon Barrick from Gardening Friends of Boardman for a job well done.

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Boardman’s 4th of July Celebration -- another hit!

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Do you need a building permit? It’s complicated..To be sure, check with the City before starting your project How do you know if you need a Building Permit? Do you live in Morrow County? Are you planning to start a building project soon? Well, if you add a room, build a stair way, install or change your heating or cooling system, add a fireplace, replace water heaters, alter piping inside a wall, remodel, or add on to existing plumbing you need a permit. You must have a licensed contractor do the work for your project UNLESS it is a single or multi-family home owned and lived in by yourself, then you may do your own work but you still need that permit. A licensed plumber or electrician is required for all construction unless it meets the requirements for normal maintenance. When coming to apply for a permit you must have the following information; the address, land owners name and phone number, and the contractors name, Oregon license number, phone number, and address. The steps that need to be taken in order to get a permit are as fol-

lows: 1) If you live in the outside a city in Morrow County and are adding a plumbing fixture or building a new structure you need to get a zoning sign off from the Morrow County Planning Department. If you live within the city limits of Boardman, Irrigon, Heppner, Lexington, or Ione, you’ll need to get zoning approval from those cities. 2) For those who are on a septic system you will need to contact DEQ in Pendleton, if you are adding a bathroom or adding additional plumbing fixtures. 3) Bring the zoning approval and a DEQ sign off, if required, with two sets of plans for buildings, to City Hall in Boardman. 4) After the plans have been reviewed and approved by the building official then you may pick up the approved plans and are able to start your project. DO NOT BEGIN CONSTRUCTION BEFORE PLANS ARE APPROVED! If you are planning to do a project that is as small as installing a new stove, or as big as building a

new home you need to come see us at Boardman City Hall. By obtaining a permit you are purchasing inspections for your project. Having your project inspected is very important for a number of reasons: such as being able to get your funding from the bank, or having your insurance cover your home in case your newly-installed appliances cause damage. Boardman City Hall issues building permits for all areas within Morrow County. We issue state electrical permits for all of Morrow County. The inspection/plan review services offered at Boardman City Hall include; Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Manufactured Home, Sprinkler, Electrical, Process Piping and Sign Permits. If you are starting a building project, or have any questions about the above information, please call Boardman City Hall at (541) 481-9252, stop by City Hall. or go to our website We will do our best to make the process simple and easy as possible.

BEO Bancorp reports 2nd quarter earnings Heppner, Oregon, (July 12, 2010) BEO Bancorp (OTCBB:BEOB) and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced 2nd quarter 2010 consolidated net income of $459,000 or $0.50 per share, compared to $564,000 or $0.63 per share for 2nd quarter 2009. Year to date earnings are $903,000, up 21.4% year over year. Total assets were $251.1 million, up 7.4% year over year. Net loans of $187.67 million were up 0.3% from the same period in 2009, while deposits were at $218.1 million, up 14.4% year over year. “Our second quarter results track nicely with first quarter and year to date results are strong. Steady performance and our growth in assets are gratifying as we continue to see improvement in all of our markets,” said president and CEO, Jeff Bailey. “In May, we celebrated the grand opening

of our new building in Enterprise. The reception we have received in Wallowa County has been phenomenal. That market continues to be very supportive to our style of banking and is, frankly, one of our more profitable branches.” Chief Financial Officer, Mark Lemmon, said “Year to date Return on Average Assets is 0.74% and Return on Average Equity is 12.08%, compared to 0.64% and 10.56%, respectively, year over year.” Lemmon went on to say, “Our low cost source of funds is adding to the bottom line in a favorable manner.” Chief Operations Officer, Gary Propheter, said “Even with the ongoing low rate environment, we continue to see strong growth in deposits. An increase of 14.4% year over year is impressive. We are very happy with the faith that our customers place in our staff and

our bank.” “Our past due loans at quarter end were minimal and we have seen progress in moving some of the non-performing assets off of our books,” said EVP and Chief Credit Officer, E. George Koffler. “We have seen our typical seasonal increase in loans, but we are also seeing new opportunities in our trade area,” added Koffler. “Continued profitability and working through the lasting effects of the “great recession” are keys to our success during the second half of 2010. I appreciate the hard work of our employees and the continued support of our shareholders and customers,” concluded Bailey. For further information on the company or to access internet banking, please visit our website at

Oregon Trail Library Boardman Branch Fiction: Promises to Keep – Jane Green The Rule of Nine – Steve Martini Death Echo – Elizabeth Lowell Sizzling Sixteen – Janet Evanovich The Devil Amongst the Lawyers – Sharyn McCrumb The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender The Lion – Nelson DeMille They’re Watching – Gregg Hurwitz Family Ties – Danielle Steel Private: New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Rome – James Patterson Supreme Justice: A Novel of Suspense – Phillip Margolin Ice Cold: A Rizzoli and Isles novel – Tess Gerritsen Mexican Hat – Michael McGarrity The Brightest Star in the Sky – Marian Keyes From Out of the Darkness – Karlene Logan Dead in the Family – Charlaine Harris Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness – Tilly Bagshawe Non-Fiction Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating MotherDaughter Book Clubs – Cindy Hudson Meteorites – Caroline Smith Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA – Maryn McKenna Nutureshock: New Thinking About Children – Po Bronson Who Owns The World: The Surprising Truth About Every Piece of Land on the Planet – Kevin Cahill The Saucer Fleet – Jack Hagerty The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story – Elliott West The Natural History of Unicorns – Chris Lavers Prevention’s the Sugar Solution Cookbook: More Than 200 Delicious Recipes to Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World – Niall Ferguson Just Don’t Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made It Down the Mountain – Josh Sundquist Floating and Fishing Oregon’s Wilderness River Canyons – Melinda Allan Hunting Booger Bottom: Life Lessons From the Game Trail – Michael Waddell Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple – Skip Morris

Boardman Library Hours: Mon. Noon - 8:00 PM Tues. Closed Wed. Noon - 8:00 PM Thu. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sat. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sun. Closed

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Overpass completed, street opens

Celebrating the early completion and opening of the overpass and south Main Street improvements with a ribbon cutting were: Left to right) Boardman City Manager Karen Pettigrew; Pam Jensen, Crestline Construction; Monte Grove ODOT Region 5 Manager; Mayor Chet Phillips; Jeremy Morris, Anderson-Perry Engineering; with Morrow County Judge Terry Tallman. Photo by Matt Kegler

Morrow County Health District Will sponsor Free Sports Physicals at

Irrigon Medical Clinic For all Morrow County School District Students on Thursday, Aug. 12th and Thursday, August 19th From 9 a.m. to 12 & 1:30 to 4 p.m. Please call 541-922-5880 for an appointment. Irrigon Medical Clinic is located at 220 N.E. Main St. in Irrigon.

The City of Boardman hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their newly completed roadway, curb, and sidewalk project on South Main Street on Friday July 23rd. The project cost $288,000, with $94,000 coming from a Federal Stimulus grant administered through the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Working in conjunction with ODOT’s over-

pass resurfacing project on Main Street, it took the City’s contractor, Crestline Construction, just under a month to complete. Almost 60 people turned out for the event, which featured speakers from Crestline Construction, Anderson Perry & Associates, ODOT, and City officials. The Boardman Police Department stopped traffic on South Main

Street for a brief time to allow dignitaries to officially open the new roadway with the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. Afterwards everyone enjoyed lunch catered by Judy Scott’s Chuck Wagon. Public Works Director, Dave Winters said he was pleased with how quickly the project was completed and believes South Main Street is far safer than before.

Schools start again August 30th Here we are in August, and it’s hard to believe that school starts for the fall term this month, but it does, on August 30th. Riverside Junior/Senior High school registration will be Tuesday, August 17th, from 8:00 - 11:30am Seniors & Athletes 1:00 - 3:30pm - 9th, 10th, 11th Grades Wednesday, August 18th, from 8:00 - 11:30am - 7th & 8th Grades 1:00 - 3:30pm - New Students - Registration & Orientation Things to bring to registration: Completed enrollment form and lunch application. If you have a new physical or updated shot records, please turn them in at reg-

istration. Windy River Elementary School: - The office will be closed during the month of July and will reopen on Monday, August 2nd from 12:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday. - You will be able to find WRE student supply lists at the following stores or go to the school’s website to print your own: School Supply List · Bi-Mart · WalMart · Office Max · Rite Aide · Safeway

· Boardman Family Foods · Boardman Pharmacy - Student classroom placement for the 2010-2011 school year will be posted on the front doors on Monday, August 16th. - School Starts on Monday, August 30th. Doors open at 7:40 and the tardy bell rings at 8:10. - Registration of new students will start on Tuesday, August 3rd. Students coming over from Sam Boardman Elementary do not need to register. Sam Boardman Elementary School, no information provided, but school starts on August 30th.

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Hostile application to acquire BEO Bancorp withdrawn Heppner, Oregon, (July 28, 2010) “I am pleased to announce that the application made to the Federal Reserve Bank by Community Bancshares, Inc. to acquire up to 100% of the outstanding shares of BEO Bancorp has been withdrawn,” said President and CEO, Jeff Bailey. “Though I will not speculate as to why the application was withdrawn, I understand that the Federal Reserve Bank received literally hundreds of letters from shareholders, customers, and employees in opposition to the application. I am certain these letters made a difference and was a factor in the final decision,” continued Bailey. “Because of the overwhelming message to remain independent that we heard from our sharehold-

ers and community, we will diligently proceed with actions to buttress the existing anti-takeover measures already within the articles of incorporation and bylaws, as well as adopt further measures suggested by counsel. With these measures added to defenses already existing within Oregon statutes, we will in fact be an even stronger, more independent corporation,” said EVP and CFO, Mark Lemmon. “The Board of Directors, management and employees of Bank of Eastern Oregon thank the stakeholders for resoundingly voicing support and conviction for Bank of Eastern Oregon to remain staunchly independent, locally owned and operated, as well as an integral part of our communities,”

concluded Bailey. For further information on the Company or to access internet banking, please visit our website at 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 offers brokerage services through BEO Financial Services. Its website is

FaceBook, Twitter used by BRFD to communicate Boardman – In an effort to communicate better with the population it serves, the Boardman Rural Fire district has launched Facebook and Twitter pages to reach as broad a segment of Boardman residents as possible. In addition to the Fire District’s website (, anyone interested in getting the most up to date information may subscribe to their social networking sites. Become a ‘fan’ on FaceBook (Boardman Rural Fire District), and become a ‘follower’ on Twitter (BoardmanFD). There will also be links from the website to the other accounts. “The use of these sites to communicate has gotten to the point

that we thought it was important for the Fire District to be part of that,” said Fire Chief Marc Rogelstad. “Our goal is to keep the Boardman community informed about not only what the Fire District is doing, but also to get important messages about fire safety to the public. This seems to be an effective method to do that, and it doesn’t cost anything.” The Fire District plans on posting updates on such things as events involving the Fire District, answers to commonly asked questions, and fire safety tips. Call Boardman Rural Fire District office if you have any questions: 481-FIRE.

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Vendors sought for Artisan Alley It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning for “Artisan Alley” 2010 Heritage Station and the Columbia Blue Mt. Resource Conservation & Development Council are again partnering to provide a holiday venue for value-added producers and rural crafts people to sell their wares during the 3rd annual Artisan Alley in Pendleton. Held on the first Saturday in December, in conjunction with the Pendleton Christmas Carriage Parade, this event offers a final sales opportunity before Christmas.

“Barbara Lund-Jones, director of Heritage Station, and I are working to get a jump on the planning for Artisan Alley,” notes Kathy Ferge, coordinator with the RC&D. “We’d like our producers and crafts people to begin planning now for the event. We’re working on significantly expanding our promotion and outreach efforts and to further develop relationships with new and returning vendors.” In the two years prior, vendors have come from as far away as Heppner, Long Creek and Condon,

Oregon selling decorated gourd baskets, seasoned wheat berries and other gift items. “One of the goals of the RC&D is to expand sales and marketing opportunities for small rural and agricultural businesses within the Columbia Blue Mt area. Artisan Alley, and the partnership with Heritage Station, provides a very real opportunity to do just that,” states Ferge. For more information on the event contact the Columbia Blue Mt. RC&D at 541/278-8049, ext. 140.

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Treatment for Addison’s Disease Addison’s disease is a condition that involves the adrenal glands. In this condition, there is an inadequate amount of three hormones: Cortisol, a glucocorticoid, and aldosterone. The adrenal glands are located just above the kidneys, and normally function to produce adequate amounts of these hormones. Two of the hormones are essential for converting food to energy, the inflammatory response and our ability to respond to stress. Aldosterone is essential for balancing sodium, potassium, and water to regulate normal blood pressure. Addison’s disease may be the result of an autoimmune condition, in which the body’s immune system attacks the adrenal glands. Infections, tuberculosis, and cancers also may cause adrenal gland failure. Symptoms of this condition include muscle weakness, weight loss, decreased appetite, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, irritability, and salt craving. Although Addison’s disease may be life threatening, hormonal treatment is available. Hydrocortisone and prednisone are drugs that are sometimes prescribed to replace the hormone cortisol. Aldosterone may be replaced by the medication fludrocortisone (Florinef). These replacement hormones are taken orally each day to simulate normal hormone production by the body.

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Hub of the Northwest BEAUTIFUL OFFICE SPACE available with a magnificent view of the Columbia River and plenty of parking, located at the Riverfront Center - 2 Marine Drive, Boardman. We have a 2,410 sq ft office that can be divided into two separate offices and we also have a 1,025 sq ft office available. For more information please call the Port of Morrow @ 541-481-7678. RETAIL OR WAREHOUSE space available, for more information on this 7,432 sq ft building located at 515 E. Columbia Ave., Boardman please call the Port of Morrow @ 541-481-7678.

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Our experienced agents, can analyze your insurance needs and select the company or companies best suited for your individual situation. *Farm & Crops Wendy Snyder Rodna Hymas *Workers Compensation Steve Bertelson *Business Michelle Jurcich *Service Organizations Judy Rowbury *Personal 600 E. Main St. Hermiston, Oregon 97838 *Industrial Office 541-567-8834 * 1-800-890-8834 FAX 541-567-8351 *Health & Life

Bank of Eastern Oregon collects school supplies for local students Bank of Eastern Oregon is once again offering its 12 branch lobbies as drop off sites to collect school supplies for local elementary students. Each year, BEO employees join in the bank’s efforts to collect these supplies for their community schools. Each Bank of Eastern Oregon branch will also offer a drawing for backpacks filled with supplies for lucky students, in addition to collecting supplies for their local schools or ESD to distribute.

We welcome you to join with your local branch and celebrate the spirit of your hometown ~ bring your school supply donations to any branch of Bank of Eastern Oregon. If you have a grade school student, please stop in, fill out a raffle ticket and enter for a chance to win a school backpack for your student! You do not have to be a customer and no purchase is necessary. About BEO Bancorp BEO Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of Eastern Or-

egon, 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 offers brokerage services through BEO Financial Services. The bank’s website is

Share your story Richland, Wash. — Wildfires scorch dry hillsides and close in on homes. Fierce winds rip off tree limbs and topple power lines. Sirens sound outside the Umatilla Chemical Depot. In our area, Mother Nature can dish out all types of trouble. We need to be prepared for any kind of natural disaster. We should also be ready for the possibility (even if small) of a radiological or chemical emergency. No matter what the emergency, we need to be ready to go at a moment’s notice. We’ve all heard the messages: Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. But how many of us are really ready? Sometimes, it takes something close to home to get us to

say, “I’m not ready. I really need to do this.” So we want to know: Has it happened to you? Tell us: Did wildfire send you and your family on the run? Did flooding force you from your home? Were you stuck at work when a windstorm hit? Were you ready? Did you have a family plan? Did you have an emergency kit? Do you wish you’d had one? What was the best thing you did ahead of time? If you had to do it over again, what would you do differently? We want to hear your story. Share your experience. Help your neighbors realize: It can happen to them. E-mail us. Visit our Facebook pages (Benton County Emergency

Services or Morrow County Emergency Management). Come see us at the County Fair. We’re gathering your stories in order to share lessons learned, stories from people who know first-hand how quickly disaster can strike. Help us start a conversation that could save lives. To share your story or for more information, contact your county Emergency Management public information officer, below. · In Benton County: Sara Schwartz, 509-628-8470, · In Umatilla County: Jodi Florence, 541-966-3703, · In Morrow County: Maria Duron, 866-813-8130,

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The early returns of summer steelhead over Bonneville Dam have been strong, and that bodes well for summer and fall fishing on the Columbia, Deschutes, John Day, Umatilla, Grand Ronde, Wallowa and Imnaha rivers. The website for Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, http:// is a great source of information. Bookmark the weekly Recreation Report and check for updates on your favorite

river throughout the season. Never been steelhead fishing? Check out the how-to on the website, which even includes recipes. GOURMET STEELHEAD steelhead fillets, skinned 1 medium onion, chopped ½ lb. margarine ½ c sliced almonds 1 fresh lemon, juiced (2 if cooking large amount of fish) 1 c. sweet white wine Saute onion in margarine, add

lemon juice and wine. Add fish and cook over medium heat until done. While fish is cooking, sauté ½ cup sliced almonds in a small amount of margarine, being careful not to burn. When fish is done, remove to serving platter, pouring onion and wine mixture over the fish. Sprinkle the almonds over fish an serve. Contributed by Jim and Janice Haas, Wilsonville, OR

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Community Focus


MCC Morrow County is closed for the summer with regular hours to resume September 6. Office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m. Students with questions regarding registration for Fall Term are encouraged to call the Center with messages being checked and returned regularly. BMCC Morrow County may be reached by dialing 541-481-2099 or alternatively, by email at Registration for Fall Term is well underway. Students considering taking classes this Fall would be well advised to complete the registration process as soon as possible. A number of credit classes will be offered at BMCC Boardman via Interactive Television this Fall. Check the Interactive Online Schedule at ank of Eastern Oregon BBQ. The community appreciation BBQ hosted by Bank of Eastern Oregon will be in their parking lot from 11 am – 2pm on Friday, August 20. They will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers. ale and Charlene Baker wish to announce their daughter Dannielle Baker is to be married to Joshua Gutierrez at the Port of Morrow, Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM. on’t forget the Morrow County Fair & Rodeo is taking place Au gust 4 - August 8. The fair opens to public viewing every day at 8:00 am. Eat at the fair all day. To see complete schedule of events, go to their website:





he Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Energy will host a public scoping and information meeting for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project on August 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Attend to learn more about the project, ask questions and submit written comments. The meeting will be held at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive, Boardman. For more information visit or call 503-808-6454 or 541-567-3840 ext. 225. he Boardman branch of Oregon First Community Credit Union is hosting Community Appreciation Days August 9th during Music in the Park at the Marina. The Boardman branch is located at 101 SW Kinkade Ave. The community is invited to this free event to enjoy treat. Dal King, President and CEO of Oregon First, adds “this event is a way for Oregon First to thank our community for their loyal support”. orrow County is looking for a volunteer to fill the seat Justin Nelson has vacated on the Morrow County Planning Commission. Mr. Nelson vacated his at-large seat after being appointed interim Morrow County District Attorney. Planning Director Carla McLane invites all Morrow County residents who are interested in taking a more active part in land-use planning in the county to send a letter of interest to the Morrow County Court, PO Box 788, Heppner, OR 97836



Letter to the Editor


To the Editor: Clair Costello, Athletic Director of Riverside High School OR, wishes to inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized AllAmerican Sports Posters to produce Riverside High School’s athletic posters. All-American Sports Posters will provide terrific looking sports posters and will help the athletic departments raise much needed additional funding. All-American Sports Posters will be contacting local businesses to line up community sponsorship for this program and Clair Costello urges all businesses to consider putting their support behind this worthy effort. As you are no doubt aware, there are many businesses that solicit via telephone, and you always have the right to question anyone who contacts you in this manner. All-American Sports Posters is registered with the Idaho Attorney General and has been authorized to conduct this campaign on behalf of the Riverside High School Athletic Department. No other company has been authorized to represent Riverside High School in this way and you should question any other requests for funds. If you have any questions, please contact Clair Costello, the Riverside High School Athletic Director, at 541481-2525 or All American Sports Posters at (800) 556-1380. Clair Costello Athletic Director, Riverside High School.

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Congratulations to the 4th of July Parade winners: Best of Show: Rancho San Juan Mayor’s Choice: Boardman Foods Kids Best of Show: Chinook Equine Most Patriotic: Iron Horse Ranch Business Challenge: The Sunrise at Boardman

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The Mouse Factory Beauty Salon

Linda Toms, Owner/Manager 481-3216 200-B NW First- Boardman



THE NEXT EDITION OF NORTH MORROW TIMES will be in your mailbox September 3, 2010. Deadline for advertising and story ideas is Friday, August 27th. Mail your entries to: North Morrow Times, PO Box 907, Boardman, OR 97818 Fax: 481-9200 E-mail:

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CHERYL TALLMAN’S FOOT CLINIC is held on the 1st Monday of every month, unless a holiday, then it moves to the next Monday, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the new Senior Center building , 100 Tatone St., next to City Hall. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by Morrow County Health District Home Health. $20 charge.

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FOR SALE HOUSE FOR SALE 3 Bedroom 2 Bath manufactured home for sale. 2 Car Garage, on 1/2 acre, City sewer. 3-1/2% down, $100,000 Irrigon. Call 541922-2495; Espanol 541-561-8390. JAZZY POWER CHAIR Excellent Condition, New Batteries. Asking $700 If interested call 541-481-4321

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Boardman Senior Center July Menu Tuesday August 10 Thursday August 12 Sloppy Joes Cabbage Casserole Frozen Peas Mixed Veggies Tater Tots Fruit Salad Coleslaw Rolls Gingerbread Strawberry Shortcake Tuesday August 17 Thursday August 19 Salsa Chicken Birthday Dinner Rice Pilaf Pork Tenderloin Beets Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Apple Salad Chunky Mixed Veggies Rolls Tossed Salad Jello Red Cupcakes Rolls Tuesday August 24 Cake & Ice Cream Hamburger & Hot Dogs Thursday August 26 Potato Salad Sirloin Tips Chips Rice Pineapple Cream Pie Corn Pui Pudding Tuesday August 31 Three Bean Salad Taco Casserole Rolls Noodles Bread Pudding Baked Beans Boardman Senior Center Breakfast Watergate Salad Saturday, August 7 Fruit & Cookies Sausage/Ham, Eggs/ Pancakes, Hash Browns, Biscuits & Gravy, Coffee/Juice


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Do you know the story on the PGE Coal Fired Plant? Press release from the website: community_environment/initiatives/boardman_plant_air_emissions.aspx

About the Boardman Plant The Boardman Power Plant is a 585-megawatt coal-fired electricity generating plant in northeastern Oregon. It is one of PGE’s most costeffective sources of power, producing electricity at a variable cost of about one-third to one-half the wholesale market price. Boardman provides about 15 percent of the power PGE delivers to its customers, making it a key resource in meeting Oregonians’ current and future energy needs. Air emissions proposal PGE submitted its most recent Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to the Oregon Public Utility Commission on Nov. 5, 2009. In that plan, the utility recommended installation of extensive emissions control retrofits on the Boardman Plant, at an estimated cost of $520 million to $560 million. These controls would allow continued operation of the plant in compliance with new rules from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. In January, 2010, PGE announced that after further analysis and discussions with stakeholders and regulators it intended to pursue an alternative operating plan for Boardman. Under this plan, PGE would install certain additional emissions controls and make operational changes to further reduce emissions, but then cease operations in 2020. The company did not include a proposal in its IRP to cease Boardman operations in 2020 because such a plan would not be actionable under the current DEQ

rules; however, further analysis has shown that a 2020 alternative would provide a better balance of cost and risk for PGE customers, and discussion with environmental regulators and other stakeholders suggests that there may be support for a rule change that would make it possible to implement the plan. So, on April 2, PGE submitted a proposal to the DEQ asking for rule revisions that would allow us to meet environmental standards related to haze-causing emissions by closing the Boardman plant in 2020. As part of the proposal, PGE would switch to a lower sulfur coal to reduce allowed sulfur dioxide emissions 50 percent by 2014 and install new burners to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 50 percent by 2011. Under separate DEQ rules, PGE has already agreed to install controls in 2011 to reduce mercury emissions from the plant by 90 percent — one of the most stringent standards in the nation. We followed up on April 9 by filing an addendum to our Integrated Resource Plan requesting OPUC acknowledgement of a 2020 closure date contingent on DEQ approval of revised rules. If agreement on an alternative plan can’t be reached or other regulatory hurdles make it impossible to implement the plan, PGE will continue to seek approval for installation of all emissions controls presently required and continued operation of the plant — the best option available to customers without changes to current rules.

Chamber press release supports PGE Support a reasonable plan – keep the Boardman Power Plant running until 2020. We need your help, some things that you can get involved with are: Send a card – Ask for a free postcard and tell the Department of Environmental Quality how you support a reasonable plan to keep the Boardman Plant running until 2020. Post cards are available at the Boardman Chamber and at the Boardman City Hall. Go to the meeting – Be in atten-

dance at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center on August 16 at 6:30 pm. Let the Oregon Public Utility Commission hear your opinion on plans for the Boardman Plant. Tell your neighbors – The future of the Boardman Plant will affect the future of our community. By getting involved and telling your neighbors, you can make a difference. If you would like more information on the coal-fired plant contact Diane at the Chamber, 481-3014

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