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North Morrow Volume XVIII Number 4 November 5, 2010





Boardman Kiwanis holds Halloween party at RHS again

November chamber lunch features Port Manager Gary Neal The November lunch will feature guest speaker Gary Neal, general manager of the Port of Morrow. Gary will talk to us about the new “Ag Center” being built near the highway. This is a very exciting new project for Boardman. Also talking to us at the lunch will be Andrea Fletcher from the Morrow Health Improvement Partner-

ship. We are excited to have Karen from Boardman’s newest restaurant, The Sunrise at Boardman cater the lunch. The lunch is on Wednesday, November 17 at the Port of Morrow. Serving begins at 11:45 am, the cost is $10.00 per person and an RSVP is required by Monday, November 15.

The screams of glee (and pretend horror) reverberated in the halls of Riverside Junior/Senior High School for the annual Halloween Party sponsored by the Boardman Kiwanis Club. It is the one time each year when kids and grownups can dress up in their costumes and really have fun. Hot dogs, chips and a cold drink were provided for $1.00, and

each kid (ages up to 12) received a free treat at each door. The classroom doors were decorated and a pretend cemetery was outside. Thanks to the Key Club and all community members who joined in the fun.

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Community Calendar November, 2010 4 & 18 Boardman Kiwanis Meeting (1st & 3rd Thursday of each month) River Lodge & Grill @ 6:30 Boardman City Council - (1st & 3rd Tuesday each month) 5 Storyhour (most Fridays) Oregon Trail Library Boardman @10:455 6 Breakfast@Boardman Senior Center 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. 10 MC Fair Board meeting @ 6:00 pm at the Fairgrounds in Heppner 11 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 17 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 21 Morrow County Fair Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m. at the MC Fairgrounds. 23 Boardman Park & Rec District Board Meeting, Park Office, #1 West Marine Drive @ 7:30 pm

Nadine Bailey to celebrate 100th birthday with family and friends Boardman resident Nadine Bailey celebrates her 100th birthday on November 6th. Born in Corwin, Kansas, she grew up in Peabody, Kansas on a family farm her grandparents homesteaded in 1870. At the age of 23 she married her husband Paul Bailey. Their only child, son Dewight was born in 1936. She was a stay at home mom, but when her husband went into the US Navy in 1943, Nadine bought a business, a chicken hatchery. “I hatched around a thousand eggs a week and sold the baby chicks to the locals around town,” she recalls. When Paul got out of the service, the family moved around, buying a grocery store in Grand

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Nadine Bailey (nicknamed Deanie) (right) sits in a chair to have her picture taken along with her 2 year old brother Dale.

Nadine Bailey’s husband, Paul painted this picture from a photograph of Nadine’s grandparents home in Kansas. Junction, Colorado where her husband plied his trade as a butcher. Then they sold that store and purchased a locker plant in Clifton, Colorado. Later, Paul worked for Safeway as a butcher. In 1962 they went on vacation in Nevada. They stopped at a motel that was is need of a manager, so the family picked up and moved to Nevada to manage a motel for a couple of years. In 1979 they moved to Oregon along Butter Creek (near Hermiston) to help their son, who owned a wheat and alfalfa ranch. They later moved into Hermiston and finally Boardman in 1988. Nadine’s husband, Paul contracted muscular dystrophy and passed away in 2002. Nadine graduated from the Gifford Business College in Colorado and worked as a bookkeeper throughout the years. She be-

longed to many clubs over the years, including Business Women’s Pro Club, the Rebeccas, Beta Sigma Phi and the Elks Ladies. When asked about important events in her life, Nadine laughingly replied “I remember when the calculators came in, it sure made my life easier!” She recalls the horse and buggy days and when they got their first cars; she rode to school on a horse; she remembers when they first got electricity in their home in 1940; she remembers the first man on the moon. Nadine enjoys her son, Dewight and wife Janell and their family of three children and eight grandchildren. The public is invited to a celebration Open House at Dewight & Janell Bailey’s home 71888 East Wilson Lane on November 6th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Open House Centennial Celebration Come celebrate Nadine Bailey’s 100th Birthay

at the home of Dewight & Janell Bailey November 6th from 10:00 to 2:00 71888 E. Wilson Lane no gifts please, cards only

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Morrow County Health District Welcomes

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Portland Taiko drums up a rhythm at Irrigon & Riverside high schools Question: “ What shakes your requires great upper body strength participated in traditional call-andbody to its core? What is layer and stamina to perform Taiko. Per- response using voice, clapping and upon layer upon layer of drumming, formers study and train continu- stomping to create simple Taiko music and sound? What causes ously to create performances of rhythms. Groups of students and space and chairs to vibrate?” The answer is Taiko, the Japanese name for drum and also an art form. On Tuesday October 26, Portland Taiko came to Riverside High School for two performances in Boardman. Taiko gave performances on Wednesday October 27 at Irrigon High School, in Irrigon. Portland Taiko, the premier Pacific Northwest taiko ensemble has its roots in ancient Japanese tradition. In the past, taiko was used to define the boundaries of the village, scare away invading armies and Portland Taiko performed their Japanese drum assemblies recently. pests in the rice fields, Photo contributed aid meditation in religious ceremonies, and call the community together in the highest artistic quality, and to teachers were invited to participate times of both crisis and celebra- provide a strong and beautiful on stage using various sized and tion. shaped Taiko drums. voice for Asian America. Boardman and Irrigon students The three school performances Through dynamic and powerlearned first hand that Taiko is ful drumming, sharing of legends were made possible by donations much more than drumming. Taiko and real-life stories, the drummers to North Morrow Community is a dynamic performing art com- used Taiko to build greater cultural Foundation, and matching finanbining rhythm, movement, energy, awareness and respect for differ- cial support from Morrow County and culture into a single art form. It ence among students. Students Unified Recreation District.

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Boardman Clinic receives $2.3 million from Affordable Care Act The Capital Development (CD) Lynn Prag, Board President to I have a personal and local interest growing business environment. On Friday October 8th, 2010, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the non-profit organization is in Columbia River Community Dr. Robert Boss, Medical Direc- program grants, administered by announced awards of $727 million thrilled. “No doubt about it, this Health Services. We want to make tor, with longtime personal in- HHS’ Health Resources and Serto 143 community health centers funding means we will soon be sure that the clinic has an endur- volvement in the medical center vices Administration (HRSA), will across the country to address handing out the shovels for ing foundation as a new medical noted “This is wonderful news. As support major construction and facility that will serve Boardman we look to the future of Boardman renovation at 143 community health pressing construction and reno- groundbreaking.” The campaign is in full swing and the Port of Morrow for many this new medical clinic will help at- centers nationwide. This builds on vation needs and expand access to quality health care. These funds with professional campaign con- generations. This is much needed tract and retain new medical pro- the more than $2 billion investment – which will create construction sultants Westby Associates, Inc. and we are pleased to be a part of fessionals and their families to a in community health centers in the American Recovery and Reinvestjobs and health center jobs across from Vancouver, Washington, it.” Kathy Neal has reported that growing City of Boardman.” America and enable community bringing in foundation, public and the local fund raising has surThe project is expected to break ment Act. health centers to provide affordable care to thousands of additional patients — are the first in a series of awards that will be made available to community health centers under the Affordable Care Act. One of the announced recipients of seven Oregon awards is Columbia River Community Health Services located in Boardman for $2,370,178.00 U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, commenting from Washington D.C. had this to say about the Boardman funding to the medical facility - “Families across Morrow County depend on the Columbia River Community Health Services for everything from their kids’ check-ups to disease management,” said Merkley. ”The new health care law will create jobs by helping expand the facility and ensure that Columbia River Community Health Services looks forward to the construction of a new building as seen above in the architect’s plan. If all goes countless Orego- well in the fund-raising department, a spring ground breaking will take place at their new location on Willowfork Drive in Boardman. Photo contributed nians receive the health care they need.”... Mindy Binder, Executive DirecCommunity health centers philanthropic strategic support to passed $350,000 of the $500,000 ground in March of 2011, which serve nearly 19 million patients, help deliver the $4.4 million capital needed in local pledges from the will create jobs during the con- tor of Columbia River Community about 40 percent of who have no campaign as the only medical site local areas. “More is needed but struction phase of the project ex- Health Services is especially happy health insurance. Community in the City of Boardman. This fig- we are confident we can raise the pected to last several months in about the announcement, “Our health centers deliver preventive ure is currently being evaluated. additional money.” creating a newly minted 15,000 new clinic will bring life saving and primary care services at more Truer figure will be available after It is a dream come true as the square footprint of new outreach upgrades and services that will benefit all of Boardman, Port of than 7,900 service delivery sites meeting with the architect and current clinic had over 12,000 vis- and medical services. around the country to patients re- builders in the next couple of weeks. its last year, has aging equipment, “This is a huge benefit for the Morrow and the surrounding Morgardless of their ability to pay; Newly appointed Boardman and a growing Port of Morrow that people of the community and it has row County area-we can’t wait to charges for services are set ac- Campaign Co-Chairs Gary and is depending more and more on oc- my full support” said Mayor Chet welcome our first patient in our new building.” cording to income. Kathy Neal commented “Kathy and cupational health services to their Phillips, City of Boardman.

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Boardman City Manager receives favorable review, renews contract

City Manager Karen Pettigrew Photo contributed

The Boardman City Council announced they had given City Manager Karen Pettigrew a favorable review during their annual review process held in executive session October 5th. The City also renewed her contract for the 2010-2011 fiscal year with a 2% pay increase. Some of the City’s accomplishments this past year include south Main Street widening, curb, and sidewalk improvements, coordination of freeway overpass closure for repair, and preparatory engineering and consulting for several future streets and improvements. Ms. Pettigrew has been the City Manager for 3 years. In other City business, the Council heard reports from the City’s department heads for the City’s quarterly review of the Strategic Plan. The Council also heard testimony on language changes to the Development Code and has proposed passage of an implementing Ordinance at their next regularly scheduled meeting.

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Boardman Buzzzzzzzz

Diane Wolfe, CEO 2011/12 Visitor Guide and Business Directory “The Layers of Boardman” is the theme of our new visitor guide. We are rewriting all the content and working to make it even better than before. If there is a section that you would like to help us rewrite, please let us know! We would love to have your help and input. This publication reaches a wide audience including visitors, new residents, and temporary workers. It will highlight many of the area’s offerings including recreation, wildlife, events, cultural heritage, agri-business, lodging, dining and more. The format encourages readers to keep and use it as a future resource. It will be distributed at the local hotels, real estate offices, regional chambers and of course here at our local chamber. And remember we are always looking for great new pictures to use. So if you have any you would like to share please let us know. Call Diane to reserve your spot for advertising or to discuss prices.

Hello Boardman Community, November means that winter is almost here! Of course that is just fine with me because I do enjoy the snow! October was a busy month once again for the Boardman Chamber. I really enjoyed Career Day, and the students seemed to have had a really good time. I was very impressed by the way the students were dressed and behaved.

I had the opportunity to finally get to the Oregon Coast in October. Kathie McGowan and I went to Seaside, what a cute little community! We stayed at the Hillcrest Inn and even had a view of the ocean! I had some friends that were helping out at the hotel for a few weeks so that made for a good excuse to finally visit. It was really beautiful and I couldn’t believe all

Morrow County Leadership The Ford Family Foundation is sponsoring the Leadership program in Morrow County. The classes begin in January and run for four months. If you are interested in participating and haven’t yet been contacted please let me know. This is a great opportunity for Morrow County and you won’t want to miss out.

The annual tree lighting will begin Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 6:00 pm in front of the Boardman Senior Center. To start the holidays off we will light the tree and sing carols! To continue the festivities, everyone is invited to warm-up inside the Senior Center. There will be more caroling, treats, a nativity story presentation by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and also great entertainment. To top off the night there will be a visit from Santa Claus! If you have any questions, want to donate or volunteer, contact the Chamber (541) 481-3014 or Kalynn McKee at (541) 922-8716. 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Make your plans to attend the 2nd annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner. This is such a great project and I am really looking forward to it again this year. It will be held at the Boardman Senior Center on Thursday, November 25 from 2:30 – 5:00. We hope to see you there.

Annual Citizen Awards Banquet The Boardman Chamber of Commerce Annual Citizen’s Award Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011. This annual event is held to recognize local volunteers who do great things for Boardman. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office for the Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Educator of the Year and Boardman Pioneer. Please nominate the Boardman citizen of your choice. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Program

Community Harvest Festival held Riverside High School recently held its first ever Community Harvest Festival on October 28. The event was organized by the High School Youth Advisory Council and meant to serve as a family and community involvement activity to celebrate the harvest as well as bring the community together for a fun night together. The Youth Advisory Council organized the event and were responsible for conducting over 15 family friendly games and activities for the young and old alike. They raised over $700 to support their organization and there were many smiling faces going home with lots of food, cake, candy and prizes. RHS administra-

tion would like the thank Mayor, Chet Phillips, Mrs. Pam Docken, Youth Advisory Council members, Key Club members, all fall athletic

the people visiting Seaside! In November I am looking forward to the 2nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, we had a great turn out last year and I really enjoyed working the event. I am hoping we have even more people take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to have a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner without all the work!

And of course we will have the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and program at the Senior Center on Wednesday, December 1. So, that means it is time to start your Christmas shopping. Don’t forget to shop locally as much as you can. Have a great month, and I’ll see you in December. di

Face painting on pumpkins was fun for kids of all ages.

teams and the many volunteer students and adults that worked together to make the evening a success.

Kids always enjoys coloring and there was no shortage of Halloween pictures and crayons at the coloring table.

The cookie decorating with frosting and sprinkles was a big hit.

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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. P. O. Box 200 #2 Marine Drive, Boardman, OR 97818 (541)481-7678 *Fax (541)481-2679,

Boardman Senior Center’s trip this year was a step back in time, touring the the Oregon Trail and many of the local sites. Photo contributed

A group from the Boardman Seniors spent a beautiful October day visiting local sites along the Oregon Trail. They were fortunate to have Dorothy Krebs as a tour guide and narrator. She is well versed in local history, having lived along the Oregon Trail for many years. The first stop was at Wells Springs and the Wells Springs Cemetery. They continued on until the Oregon Trail crossed Willow Creek at Cecil. There they

were guests of Clint and Maureen Krebs, where they ate box lunches and had homemade pie for dessert. The Krebs opened the Cecil Store so the seniors could see some of the many antiques still there. At the Fourmile Canyon kiosk they could see ruts left by the passing of many wagons on the far hillside. Now there are many wind turbines in this area which they were able to see up close. After a short stop in Arlington, the tour continued on home.

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Desert Rats donate to area schools Boardman – The Desert Rats Class Car Club recently donated to underprivileged students at Sam Boardman Elementary School and Windy River Elementary School. Club President George Price presented Sam Boardman Elementary School Principal, Jacque Johnson and Windy River Elementary School Principal Mark Jones, with checks for $150 each. These donations will be used to buy school supplies for students. The Car Club hopes their donation ensures these children have the items and resources they need to have a more successful school year. The Desert Rats Classic Car Club has hosted the Boardman Show ‘N’ Shine at the Boardman City Park in recent years. Proceeds of the event go directly back into the Boardman community. In addition to the donation to local Elementary students, the Car Club gives money to the local gleaners organization, and donates at Christmas time to the area Giving Tree programs. The Desert Rats Classic Car Club is a Boardman non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote interest in the sport of Classic Cars, Street Rodding, and Muscle Cars, with an emphasis on family and community service. The Club membership is made up of Classic Car enthusiasts who own cars or trucks 25 years or older. They meet the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. For more information, contact George Price at 481-3217.

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Sam Boardman Elementary School Principal, Jacque Johnson receives a check for $150 from Club President George Price Photos contributed

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Club President George Price hands Windy River Elementary School Principal Mark Jones, a checks for $150.

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Boardman appoints former mayor Ed Glenn to city council On October 5th the Boardman City Council unanimously voted to appoint former Boardman Mayor, Ed Glenn to fill a vacancy on the Council. Mr. Glenn was one of three people who submitted a letters of interest to be considered for the position left vacant by Councilor Jerry Johnson, who moved to central Oregon last month. Boardman residents Tony Navarro and Mark Pratt were the others who wrote letters of interest. All three were on hand Tuesday night to be considered for appointment. Mayor Phillips said he was pleased to have three people to consider for the vacancy. He reminded the applicants that if they were not appointed, they could run a write-in campaign for the upcoming Council positions up for election in November; only two people have filed. To help make their decision, the Council asked each applicant to explain why they wanted to serve on the Council and asked a series of questions. Mr. Navarro said he wanted to establish communication between the Hispanic community and the Police Department. Mr. Pratt’s focus was improving Boardman’s livability. Mr.

Glenn said he would like the City to consider a five-year strategic plan, to re-examine the City’s Ur-

Kiwanis hand out 70 dictionaries to SBE third grade students

In other City business, the Council approved letters of support for the City of Hermiston’s

Ed Glenn is sworn in as Councilman by Mayor Chet Phillips. Photo contributed

ban Renewal Plan, and to think about the succession of the City’s senior staff members. Mayor Phillips said it was a hard decision the Council had to make, but ultimately, they voted to appoint Mr. Glenn.

Trade and Event Center and for Columbia River Community Health Services’ grant application. The Council also granted a ten foot easement to Umatilla Electric Cooperative along City-owned property located at on NE Front Street.

Morrow County Health District is Offering Free Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Assistance

Kiwanis member Kate Close helps SBE student Cristian Rea find a word using his new dictionary. Each year Kiwanis members hand out dictionaries to all third grade students in AC Houghton and Sam Boardman Elementary Schools. The students are encouraged to use their dictionaries to help with their school work. The dictionaries are theirs to keep.

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PLEASE BRING YOUR MEDICARE CARD & A LIST OF CURRENT MEDICATIONS. List should contain name of medication, dosage and how often taken – or bring medication bottles.

SBE students Abraham Silva and Bianca Avalos are so happy to receive their new dictionaries. Each student gets to keep one.

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RHS seniors, businesses hold Career Day Fifty Riverside High School seniors spent the morning of October 20th job shadowing various businesses in the area. The program is a collaboration of Boardman Chamber of Commerce and the high school and is intended to give the graduating students a clear picture of what the

Lopez learned about parts at the Boardman Auto Parts-NAPA store. The students learned about the different parts on auto-

“real” world is like after school. Hermanta Chapagai job shadowed at the Boardman Chamber of Commerce with Executive Director Diane Wolfe. Hermanta is looking forward to studying business after high school and was interested in learning what the chamber does in the community.

Jump Start Java’s Sasha Harrison teaches Jose Chavez and Irania Amaya how to make a latte.

Boardman Chamber Director Diane Wolfe hosted Hemanta Chapagai for a job shadow experience. Photos By Melanie Mejia

Student Forrest Guenther, NAPA employee Martin Martinez and student Luis Lopez explored the parts store.

pricing meat at Boardman Select Market with John Meithof. He also learned about the produce department while there. Noel plans to study marketing and business at the University of Oregon next year.

Juana Gaytan learned about the health clinic from PA-C David Collins. Juana Gaytan furthered her Sasha’s Jumpstart Java hosted mobiles. Both students are crazy students Irania Amaya and Jose about cars, and picked to job knowledge about the medical Chavez for the morning. They shadow a company that was as world by job shadowing at Columlearned how to make various cof- close to the automotive industry bia River Community Health Serfee drinks and how to run a small as possible. Forrest is looking to vices. She was able to learn how business. Both Jose and Irania join the military after school, while to take “vitals” with the medical asplan to continue their education af- Luis wants to attend Columbia Ba- sistants and Physician Assistant ter high school by studying the sin College in TriCities, Washing- David Collin. Juana plans to attend Pacific University in Forest ton. business world. Noel Villegas learned about the Grove, Oregon to become a Forrest Guenther and Luis fine art of cutting, wrapping and physician’s assistant. Boardman Rural Fire District hosted Cody Parker and Elisabet Villegas. “This was a ‘cool’ time,” stated Cody Parker about his job shadow experience. They learned all about the local fire department, which included a ride in one of the fire trucks. Neither student has decided on their course for the future after graduation. Emily Doherty and Alejandra Mendoza learned about the banking world at Bank of Eastern Oregon. They learned how to open a bank account, what the bank manager does, and how a teller greets the public. Both students plan to study business at Oregon State University next year. Lupe Gameros and Nuvia Students Emily Doherty and Alejandra Mendoza found out what Ramirez also learned about banking is all about from BEO employee Citlali Mendoza.

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Students learn first-hand about life after school

Noel Villegas learned a lot about the meat department from butcher John Meithof at Boardman Select Foods. banking, but at Banner Bank, just down the street. “We learned the correct way to count money; and we have to register EVERYTHING,” said Lupe. She added that what they learned was interesting. Lupe would like to be a bank teller in the future. Nuvia is going to attend Blue Mt. Community College to study management. Both students enjoyed going into the bank vault, where the safe deposit boxes are kept. Abran Regalada and Sergio Carmona learned about filling prescriptions from Boardman Pharmacy & Hardware owner, Ray

Michael. They were interested in how the pharmacy has to manage the different types of medicines. Sergio is interested in studying criminal justice or business while Abran wants to study graphics. RHS senior Melanie Mejia spent the morning with the North Morrow Times, interviewing the other students and taking the photos you see on this page. Good job, Melanie! The students and hosting business completed the job shadow experience by gathering at the Port of Morrow for the monthly Boardman Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

BRFD Assistant Fire Chief Bill Ellis, students Cody Parker and Elisabet Villegas, Fire Fighters Bryan Johnson, Adam Cole and Richard Hernandez. Who’s buying the pizza?

Melanie Mejia works on these two pages of the paper.

Abran Regalado and Sergio Carmona learned about filling prescriptions from pharmacist/owner Ray Michael.

Students Nuvia Ramirezand Lupe Gameros checked out Banner Bank with Branch Manager Kate Close.

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Wells Fargo donates $1,500 to symphony’s music education project PENDLETON — A gift from Wells Fargo is a high note for the Oregon East Symphony (OES) and its music education program. The financial services company donated $1,500 to OES for its ”Playing for Keeps” program. The program gives young people a chance to participate in music activities by providing scholarships for lessons, instrument rental and purchase and music competition entry fees and two preparatory orchestras. “Wells Fargo has supported the Oregon East Symphony since 2002,” said OES Executive Director Lisa-Marie Patterson. “We ap-

preciate its ongoing partnership in bringing music education to our region’s children.” The symphony started the Playing for Keeps program in 2001. Last year 96 youths participated. “More than 158 years ago, Wells Fargo’s stagecoaches transported actors, musicians and other performing artists to communities throughout the West, including Oregon,” said Shelley Whitney, manager of the Wells Fargo bank in Pendleton. “Today, we’re proud to continue that tradition by helping to bring arts to our community through grants such as this one.” Wells Fargo has repeatedly

been named one of the most generous companies in America and one of the strongest supporters of arts and culture in Oregon. The Oregon East Symphony has been called “the best smalltown symphony orchestra in North America.” For 25 years it has provided Pendleton and its surrounding rural region with high quality musical experiences and events. For more information about the OES “Playing for Keeps” youth music education project, its season concerts or other activities, contact the symphony office by phone at (541) 276-0320 or email at

CEA Annual Banquet to be held Nov. 20th

The Chinook Equine Association held their Championship Hunter/ Jumper Show October 2. pictured are Miranda Taylor, EmilyTaylor, Katelyn Taylor, Kirsten Taylor, Scarlett Reagan, and Keziah Birt. Photo contributed


Oregon East Symphony opens 25 season The Oregon East Symphony Pendleton and reconnected with opened its 25th anniversary season his teenage friends, Peter Walters, with a special concert highlighting Matt van Sickle and Brian Baird. up and coming local talent with a The “Boys” backed him up on a symphony twist. The concert, few songs during some solo held on October 16 featured popular Pendleton band “James Dean Kindle and the Eastern Oregon Playboys”; they jammed with players of the OES in a premier presentation of songs penned by James Dean Kindle and orchestrated by Aaron Engum to incorporate the symphony instruments. Opening the show with a fabulous set of bluegrass tunes was JD Kindle & the Eastern Oregon “The Callenders”, who can Playboys started the season off. frequently be seen performPhoto contributed ing their relaxed and peppy repertoire that is enjoyed by both shows and the comfortable familyoung and old. iar chemistry, led to the band. The James Dean Kindle has been band pays regularly at gigs writing his own songs since his throughout eastern Oregon, often teenage years, and cut his teeth seen at The Great Pacific, The Rainearly on in a punk band called the bow Café and the Prodigal Son in “Sick Kids”. As a solo artist he has Pendleton, and jams with OES performed with a revolving cast of string players Doug Westervelt, backup bands and even delved Marya Kazmierski and Adrienne into alternate country rock with the Welsh in Portland. They were feaband “Blue is Cold”. He has shared tured on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat showbills with artists like Pete and OPB Music’s in Studio after Krebs, The Helio Sequence, Calvin the release of their debut album Johnson and Laura Gibson. “Campfire Pop Abstraction” in The Eastern Oregon Playboys 2009 and are preparing for the recame together in 2007 when James lease a 7" single this fall. Dean Kindle returned home to Known locally as founders of

the band Blue Pass, Isaac and Emily Callender with their duet vocals and twin fiddles have been a staple of the Northwest bluegrass scene. A nationally acclaimed fiddle champion and exemplary guitarist, Isaac Callender has toured the globe with “Trace County” and the “April Verch band”. Mezzo-Soprano Emily Muller Callender has graced the Vert stage with OES many times, singing oratorio favorites including Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. She is also the principal violist with the Oregon East Symphony and directs the orchestra and choral programs for the Pendleton School District. Upcoming Events Season Tickets to the Symphony now available at the office Sunday November 14, 2010, 3.15pm at the Vert Auditorium “It’s A New World” with Conductor Beau Benson Young Artist Competition winners Tasha Sitz and Rebecca Stamm Movie Music by Chris Thomas and Dvoraks New World Symphony Saturday December 11, 2010, 7.30 pm at the Vert Auditorium “Hallelujah – Handels Messiah” With Conductor Edward Dixon With the Oregon East Symphony Chorale singing your favorite Christmas Masterpiece.

The annual Chinook Equine Association Banquet will be held at the Boardman Senior Center, November 20. 11:00am- Doors Open & Silent Auction, 11:30am - Slide Show, 12:00pm- Buffett Luncheon, 12:45pm -Awards Presentation &

Recognitions to the riders and the sponsors. This Banquet is open to the public, cost is $5.00 per person. If you have any questions please call Ellen: 481-3155, Cristina: 6677085 or Cheryl or Joe: 571-8460.

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Oregon Trail Library Boardman Branch Fiction: The Last Lie – Stephen White Library column Mini-Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella sponsored by: The Reversal – Michael Connelly Shattered – Karen Robards The Brave – Nicholas Evans Fall of Giants – Ken Follett The Widower’s Tale – Julia Glass Wicked Appetite – Janet Evanovich Tough Customer – Sandra Brown Bad Blood – John Sandford The Thorn – Beverly Lewis Intrigues – Mercedes Lackey Cure – Robin Cook Scarlet Nights – Jude Deveraux Insatiable – Meg Cabot Legacy – Danielle Steel Santa Fe Edge – Stuart Woods Juliet: a Novel – Anne Fortier Maybe This Time – Jennifer Crusie Crossfire – Dick Francis and Felix Francis American Assassin: A Thriller – Vince Flynn The Exile: a Graphic Novel – Diana Gabaldon Playing the Game – Barbara Taylor Bradford Non-Fiction Conversations With Myself – Nelson Mandella Angels: a History – David Albert Jones Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century – Sam Kashner The Complete Guide to Garden Walls & Fences: Improve Backyard Environments, Enhance Privacy & Enjoyment, Define Space & Borders In the Still of the Night: the Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds – Ann Rule The Road to Dallas: the Assassination of John F. Kennedy – David Kaiser Late, Late at Night: a Memoir – Rick Springfield The Bridge: the Life and Rise of Barack Obama – David Remnick Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan—andthe Path to Victory – Anthony Shaffer 1001 Fishing Tips: the Ultimate Guide to Finding and Catching More and Bigger Fish – Lamar Underwood

Preschool Story Time & First Steps Toddler Time 10:30 - 11:30 am Fri. Nov. 5 Fri. Nov. 12 Fri. Nov. 19 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

Tooth Taxi visits Sam Boardman Elementary students From October 4th through the 7th Sam Boardman Elementary played host to the Tooth Taxi, an outreach program from the Dental Foundation of Oregon. Over the four day visit, 141 students were screened, 21 students received oral health treatments, and 38 students received oral health education in the classroom. The total value of services provided was over $21,000.00. The Tooth Taxi was brought to Sam Boardman Elementary as a result of a partnership between DFO and Columbia River Community Health Services. While the Tooth Taxi was in town Columbia River Community Health Services Promotoras, Maria Romero and Sandra Pacheco, worked with the Tooth Taxi to help complete paperwork and assist with the dental screenings. Maria Romero said she was glad to see the Tooth Taxi visit was such a success and is currently working to bring the Tooth Taxi to other schools in the district. Currently the Clinic has three methods to provide for dental health needs in North Morrow County; Medical Teams International brings in their Dental Van from Walla Walla two days per month, Advantage Dental in Boardman provides reduced cost services to Clinic patients on


Columbia River Community Health Services Promotoras, Maria Romero and Sandra Pacheco helped with paperwork and assisted with the dental screenings of 141 Sam Boardman Students who visited the Tooth Taxi October 4th to the 7th. Photo contributed

a contract basis, and once per month the Clinic sends a van full of patients to the ODS Dental Hygiene School in LaGrande, a 194 mile round trip. In addition to providing low cost dental services, Columbia River Community Health Services accepts Oregon Health Plan, Medicare, most insurance plans, and offers a sliding scale fee program. The clinic is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Some

of the services they offer include: comprehensive exams, DOT physicals, occupational services, school sports physicals, chronic illness management, well child exams, as well as adult and childhood immunizations. For more information on services, or to schedule an appointment call 541/481-7212. For information on the clinic’s fundraising efforts to build a new clinic facility, contact Mindy Binder, also at 541/481-7212.

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So do you know what a Planning Commission does???? Most cities and counties have a Planning Commission. But do you know what a planning commission is, and what does a Planning Commissioner do? According to “A planning commission is a group of appointed officials which oversees city planning. These officials are charged with controlling growth, promoting economic health, and improving the quality of life for all citizens. The exact organization and duties of a planning commission vary, depending on where it is, but generally the commission meets on a regular basis to consider issues of interest, including permit applications. These meetings are usually open to the public, and public comment on city planning issues is encouraged.” Hmm... so how does one go about “controlling growth, promoting economic health, and improving the quality of life for all citizens”? Do you think that every home in Boardman should have a garage? Or should people be allowed to park their vehicles permanently on the street? Should someone be allowed to build a shop on their property line next to your home? What about a low income apartment complex being built next door to you?

These questions and many, many more are brought before the City Planning Commission. Are you interested in these subjects?

Boardman City Planning Commission meets monthly (3rd Wednesday of each month) and sometimes have up to three spe-

Letter of Interest ... .. (Signed) John Q. Public Currently, there are three openings on the seven-member Boardman Planning Commission. The requirements for a Commissioner are they must be a resident of the City for at least one year, be 18 years of age and should be a registered voter within the city taxing districts. Planning Commissioner terms are three years in length and there are no term limits.

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cial meetings in addition to the regular meetings. Being a member of the planning commission is a wonderful introduction to municipal government. Numerous City councilors have transitioned from the planning commission to the City Council historically. Five of the last seven Mayors have started their public service with the city as a Planning Commissioner: Ray Michael, Bill Brown, Tom Meyers, Terry Tallman and Ed Glenn. These gentlemen also served as City Councilors, with the exception of Terry Tallman, who became Morrow County Commissioner (Judge). Barry Beyeler, Community Development Director for the City of Boardman says “The Planning Commission is a great place to learn how the city operates and functions and how to make improvements in how these interactions work in the future. The move from the Planning Commission to a City Councilor usually provides a better understanding of the roles of a Council, Commission and staff in accomplishing city wide goals and

can make for very knowledgeable and effective elected officials.” The planning commission makes recommendations to the City Council on Development Code language, Comprehensive Plan language and policy recommendations. They consider a host of disciplines associated with a functional city, including transportation, utilities, subdivision reviews, development standards and economics. The planning commission may direct City staff to research different ideas on approaches to the performance of the duties of the commission. So, back to the three open positions on the Boardman Planning Commission; how does one apply for a position? A letter of interest should be submitted to the City Manager Karen Pettigrew, for consideration. The applicant will be interviewed at the Planning Commission and a recommendation forwarded to the City Council for action. The Mayor appoints Commissioners upon direction of City Council.

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Boardman sponsors fall cleanup The City of Boardman will sponsor a community-wide cleanup the month of November. The City has garbage vouchers available, with a fifty dollar limit, to residents of the City of Boardman. The vouchers are valid during the month of November at Finley Butte Landfill and the North Morrow

Transfer Station. The garbage voucher program encourages citizens to clean up their residences by disposing of yard debris. City residents may pick up their vouchers at Boardman City Hall at 200 City Center Circle beginning November 1st. For more information , call Boardman City Hall at 481-9252.

(Photo left) This mule deer buck was killed the 2nd weekend of deer hunting season. Hunter Dyer was doing his part to help! Hunter is Dawn Dyer’s grandson. Photo contributed

2nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner Thursday, November 25 2:30 - 5:00 Boardman Senior Center Praise Service 2:30 – Dinner 3:00 For more information call: Penny 541-4817612 or Jane 541-481-5511 Sponsored by Area Churches

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Chuck Wagon Catering Holiday Banquets, Special Occasions Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner “Mostly Homemade” Call for a Quote: 481-7606 or 720-7235

Columbia River “Wild Beauty” program at Boardman, Irrigon Nov. 22, 23 A special program celebrating “Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge 18671957” – the first book published by the Northwest Photography Archive – will be held in Boardman and Irrigon this month. Hosted by the Oregon Trail Library District, the program will be held at the Boardman branch library, 200 S. Main St. , on Mon., Nov. 22 and again at the Irrigon City Hall on Tues., Nov. 23. Each program will begin at 7 p.m. The free program is hosted by the library district in partnership with Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO). All ages are welcome. “Wild Beauty” illuminates the rich photographic heritage of the Columbia River Gorge over a century of dramatic change, with 134 images by three dozen photographers, including the famed Carleton Watkins, Benjamin Gifford, Fred Kister, Lily White, Sarah Ladd, Alfred Monner and Ray Atkeson. Much of the extraordinary work created during this period by Watkins and his successors has never been able to public view. The original prints or negatives are fragile; they exist today primarily because they have been preserved in archival collections. These rare photographs have been meticulously restored and then carefully reproduced in a four-

color process to capture the nuanced tones and subtle coloring of albumen silver prints, gelatin silver prints, platinum prints, handcolored photographs and early Kodachromes. The first volume in the Northwest Photography Series, “Wild Beauty” is published by the nonprofit Northwest Photography Archive in collaboration with Oregon State University Press. “Wild Beauty” was nominated for the Oregon Books Awards, and is Oregon’s first American Masterpieces project, supported by the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. The program will be presented by John Laursen, co-author of the book. Laursen is the owner/operator of Press-22, a Portland studio specializing in the design and production of high quality books and text-based public art projects. “I’m enthusiastic about the prospect of doing these presentations in at Boardman and Irrigon,” Laursen said. “The event I do is a PowerPoint presentation of photographs from the book. “As I go through the images I talk about the book, and the pictures, and the Gorge, and the photographers, and the circumstances under which the photographers were working. It’s a pretty free-flowing talk rather than a lecture per se, and generally I invite questions

both during the presentation and after.” Laursen will have copies of the book available for signing. “ ‘Wild Beauty’ captures not only the spectacular landscapes that draw us to the river’s shores, but the complex and conflicting histories that have played out in the Columbia River Gorge over the past two centuries,” said Toby Jurovics, Curator of Photography for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “ ‘Wild Beauty’ is a gift to the Columbia and to all who love this majestic and elegant river.” Funding for the program tour in eastern Oregon has been provided to LEO by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS). IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more, please visit For further information about program, please contact library district director Marsha Richmond at 541-481-3365 or LEO director Lyn Craig at 541-763-2355.

Boardman Mayor Chet Phillips presents Laverne Partlow with a plaque of appreciation in commemoration of Laverne’s 90th birthday (which was October 16th.). The plaque thanks Laverne for her many hours (and years!) of dedication to the Boardman Senior Center. As one senior stated, “Without Laverne, the Boardman Senior Center would never have happened!”

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Morrow County Cultural Coalition Awards Oregon Cultural Trust Funds

“Raven” from 2010 production King Arthur’s Quest. Photo contributed Morrow County Cultural Coali- will more than 50 % of a project be tion announces the distribution of funded. Projects funded submit a Oregon Trust Funds for the 2009- brief Financial Report at comple2010 Fiscal Year. The total amount tion. awarded for Morrow County To be considered, applications Projects is $7263.00. Cultural Trust addressed one or more of the folawards must follow state applica- lowing goals: Build economic detion guidelines, including project velopment by integrating arts, culdescription and goals; timelines, ture and heritage into county departicipants and budget informa- velopment efforts; Provide finantion. Only in very rare instances cial support for cultural activities

for families and youth; Increase awareness and respect of our history; Improve Building preservation; Build Cultural bridges through partnerships with other cultural commissions to enhance heritage programs, expand outreach and accessibility and showcase opportunities that encourage cultural expressions. The following applications were funded: Morrow County Arts & Crafts for materials and supplies for Art Club Members; prospective youth and adult Artists: Morrow County Historical Society for printing costs of Morrow County Chronicles 2011 edition; North Morrow Community Foundation for Arts Impact Youth Programs for Irrigon and Boardman students; and North Morrow Community Foundation for engraving costs related to a marker for The Oregon Trail Upper Columbia River Route 1841-1851. Morrow County Cultural Coalition will be accepting proposals for fiscal year 2010-2011 until August 1, 2011. For more information, call Mary Lou Daltoso at 541-481-4761, or,

September Students of the Month at Sam Boardman Elementary

Students were choosen for Academics, Respect, Responsibility, and Safety Kinder: Emalei Hendren, Shaylee Hocker, Leslie Lopez, Alexis Ramirez, Angelica Resendiz, Lucas Szasz Jonathan Ramirez, Marisol Navarro, Perla Rodriguez, Charlie Smith, Elisabet Calvillo, Adonay Murrillo-Pena, Eloy Ramos, Daniel Crist, Arianna Velasco, and Alondra Sanchez. 1st Grade: Valery Gutierrez, Erick Zavala, Alyna Garcia, Kayley Sampson, Pablo Claustro, Trinidad Mendoza, Octavio Estrella, Daisy Torres, Wyatt Wilson, Karlie Tiboni, Levi Pringle, Tehya Rivera, Nathan Ellis, Alexis Partlow Paden Livingston. 2nd Grade: Adair Rodriguez, Lupita Silva, Ezra Padilla, America Pacheco, Gabriel Morales, Yahir Colin, James Tiboni, Marco Barrera, Lisbet Martinez, Roberto Calixto, Delia Hernandez, Jose Puerta,Salvador Garcia, Nate Harrison, Fernando Chavez, Marco Landeror. 3rd Grade: Trey Keisel, Johan Pena, Jason Daltoso, Zenia Pena, Jordy Mendoza, Kelly Ashe Jesus Carmona, Megan Gilbertson, Anthony Flores, Stephanie Chavez, Nyssa Muniz, and Brandon Madrigal.

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Should You Get a Flu Shot? The flu is a respiratory infection that’s caused by many different viruses. Up to one in five people get the flu in the US each year. It comes on suddenly, causes worse symptoms than the cold, and can be serious for some people. As you know, last year a new strain of flu was thrown into the mix. Called swine flu at first, then H1N1, it caused symptoms similar to regular flu, such as fever, cough, aches, chills, and fatigue. Did you get a flu shot last year? If you’re someone who’s always thought flu shots are just for your grandparents, think again. For the 2010-11 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that almost everyone get a flu shot. That is, everyone six months and older. These changes will simplify guidelines that have been confusing to many people. You should know that the new flu vaccine will include the H1N1 strain. Any shortage in vaccine supplies this season may slightly alter a plan to vaccinate everyone at once, however. In that case, the CDC may prioritize vaccines as it has in the past. It would first target people who are at higher risk of developing complications from the flu. This includes people who are 65 and older and pregnant women. Also, people with certain chronic medical conditions, such as asthma or heart disease, would take priority. In addition, it is also important for those coming into close contact with these people to get vaccinated early. Now, if you’re pregnant, you may wonder if it is safe to get a flu shot. The short answer is, yes. However, this is not true if you have a severe allergy to eggs. That’s because the ingredients for flu shots are grown inside eggs. Also, you should not get a vaccine if you have had a severe reaction to a flu shot in the past. If you’re pregnant, request the flu shot, not the nasal spray vaccine. It is made from an inactivated virus. This makes it safe for you and your baby during pregnancy. Avoid trying to get pregnant for four weeks after a vaccination with a nasal spray vaccine. So, when should you get a flu vaccine? Now is a good time to start thinking about it. Flu season runs from November to April. Most cases hit between the end of December and early March. You can probably get the vaccine starting in September. It’s best to do it as early as possible so you can head off any infections “at the pass.” Getting the flu shot early gives your body time to build up immunity. This means it will protect you better against the flu. If you haven’t gotten the vaccine by December or so, or if it hasn’t been available for some reason, still go ahead and get it when you can. Remember that the nasal mist vaccine is only for healthy, nonpregnant people who are between 2 and 49 years old. If you do develop cough and cold symptoms, stop in to see us. We can help you select the best over the counter medications to help put you on the road to recovery.

Piano & Music Lessons All ages - All Levels Kathy Turner Bachelor of Music Education Masters of Arts 541-481-3532 29 years of Teaching Experience

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Seeking vendors for Dec. Cultural Coalition meets in Boardman 4th “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. Held on the Saturday December 4th, 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 sig-

nificantly 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. Call the Columbia Blue Mt. RC&D at 541/ 278-8049, ext. 141 for a vendor registration form.

Sports Calendar November, 2010 Nov. 5 Nov. 6

Boys Varsity Football @ Vale 1st Round State Varsity Volleyball @ Home District Playoffs Girls Varsity Soccer Nov. 9 1st Round State Boys Varsity Soccer Nov. 12 1st Round State Varsity Football @ Home All Teams’ Basketball Practice begins in November


The Cultural Coalition of Morrow County hosted a free public meeting with Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Kimberly Howard on Saturday, October 23, at River Lodge and Grill in Boardman. Ms. Howard invited the public to discuss cultural programs and funding in Morrow County. County Coalitions are one of several aspects of the Trust program that make it a unique, national thoughtleader in public policy nationwide. No other state has a county-bycounty cultural plan; no other state has a network of cultural coalitions to support its heritage, humanities and arts nonprofits; no other state offers a cultural tax credit to provide the funding for those programs. Donors to the Cultural Trust receive a generous 100% tax credit for their gift, as longer as they make equal or greater donations to any number of 1,300 cultural nonprofits. A searchable database of all 1,300 qualifying cultural nonprofits in the Trust program can be found at:

beneficiaries_qualifying_non_profits.php Kimberly reminded those at the meeting that a donation to any of

– in Oregon. In addition to being Trust Manager, Kimberly Howard is an award-

Carol Michael, Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Kimberly Howard and Mary Lou Daltoso met to discuss the Oregon Cultural Trust. Photo contributed

those nonprofits, matched with a gift to the Trust, will earn the donor a 100% tax credit – a much greater savings than a deduction

winning actress. She enjoys photography, running and cooking and lives in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland.

Daylight Savings Time Ends November 7th

Tillicum Club’s Christmas Bazaar Friday, December 3rd 10:00 a.m. Boardman Banner Bank & Bank of Eastern Oregon

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Community Focus


n an effort to improve communication with the public, the Morrow County School District has generated a survey for the community. Asking questions such as “What newspapers do you read?”, and “Do you have access to the internet?”, the survey is an attempt to find the most efficient method to disseminate District news. The District serves a large geographic area, and knows that the community has different needs and obstacles when it comes to acquiring information. The survey is offered electronically and on paper, in English and Spanish. To take the survey online, the community may go to the District website at and click on one of the links. Hard copies are available at each school, and at the Morrow County School District Office, 270 West Main, Lexington. The deadline to complete and submit the survey is Nov. 8. his year the Morrow County Fair and Oregon Trail Pro Rodeo are implementing a new Ambassador Program. Applicants must be a resident of Morrow County, between the ages of 16-20 years of age. The Fair is interested in those that are able to commit to service during the year starting November 2010 through November 2011. Activities include contact with local schools, parades at county events, county Music in the Park concerts, Chamber of Commerce events, community holiday events and all Morrow County Fair functions. Candidates may be required to participate in some Morrow County Rodeo events if needed, but will not be required to ride in the rodeo. Applications must be received by 11 a.m. on November 10th at the Fair Office. Late applications will not be considered. The Ambassador Program will be coordinated this year by Alita Nelson, at (541) 377-7300 and Wendy McPherson, at (541) 571-4309. A contestant interview and parent information session will be held on November 21st in Heppner at the Fairgrounds at 1:00 p.m. For more information call Fair Manager Ren’ee Yocom at 541-676-9474. For application please contact your local school or the fair office at oster Grandparent / Senior Companion program seeks persons 55 years (or more) to help students in school or lonely & isolated seniors. Earn up to $450 monthly taxfree. Call (541) 276-4474 or 1-800-5415116.




ow is the time to prepare to register for Winter Term classes at Blue Mountain Community College. Advising, which is required for all degree-seeking students is now available in preparation for the start of Winter Term Registration on November 15, 2010. Students should make an appointment with their advisor of record or they may contact BMCC Boardman at 541-481-2099 for an advising appointment or referral. BMCC uses a tiered registration system so when registration begins, the students with the first grab at classes are those with 60+ credit hours. The tiered registration schedule as well as the Winter Term schedule is available online at So are you thinking of taking some credit classes during Winter Term? You may need to take a placement test as well as be advised prior to registration. Placement tests are available at BMCC Boardman. There is a $10 fee associated with the test. Please call BMCC Boardman at 541-481-2099 for an appointment. November is a great time to take care of these chores rather than waiting for crunch time in December or January. Be sure to check the Interactive Online schedule available at to see what credit classes will be offered in Boardman during Winter Term. As always, feel free to contact the office at 541-4812099 with questions or if you need more information. Anne Morter Morrow County Coordinator Blue Mountain Community College olumbia River Harvesters is a nonprofit organization serving the needs of low income families in our area. Due to the bad economy this year, they are very short of supplies such as vegetables, fruits, breads and pastries. They give out 45 boxes each Thanksgiving and Christmas to needy families. This includes a turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls and dessert. They are open Monday, Friday and Saturday each week from 11 am to 3 pm and are located next the Boardman Chamber of Commerce on Main Street. For more information call Office Manager Julie Cardenas, 541720-1309, Coordinator Alice Ellis, 4817674 or Secretary Janell Bailey 481-3171. Any donations would be gratefully received and put to use in the area.




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RIVERSIDE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER BASH Saturday, November 13, 2010 Doors open for Silent Auction at 5:30pm Dinner at 6:30pm: Live Auction to follow Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive, Boardman Dinner $15 per ticket – Pulled Pork or Chicken Cordon Bleu Contact Riverside High School at 541-481-2525 to purchase tickets Thank you for your support!

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CLASSIFIEDS MISCELLANEOUS THE NEXT EDITION OF NORTH MORROW TIMES will be in your mailbox December 3, 2010. Deadline for advertising and story ideas is Friday, November 26th. Mail your entries to: North Morrow Times, PO Box 907, Boardman, OR 97818 Fax: 481-9200 E-mail: If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available and that help is FREE of charge. If YOU have a family member who suffers from gambling addiction, YOU can also receive FREE treatment even if the gambler is not receiving treatment. If you are a resident of Morrow County and you wish to take advantage of the services above or desire more information, please call any of the following numbers to set up a LOCAL appointment or just to talk: Bobby Harris @541-676-9925 or 541-2560175 Community Counseling Solutions (CCS) @ 541-676-9161 or 541-481-2911 or 1-877-695-4648 (1-888-MYLIMIT)

CLASSIFIEDS HOUSE FOR SALE HOME FOR SALE 3 bedroom, 2 bath, manufactured home for sale, 1/2 acre 2 Car Garage, on , City sewer. 3-1/2% down, $100,000 Irrigon. Call 541-9222495; Espanol 541-561-8390.

FOR SALE JAZZY POWER CHAIR Excellent Condition, New Batteries. If interested call 541-481-4321 HORSES FOR SALE! Great prices. Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. Call 541/571-5744.

FOR RENTAL OF THE WILKINSON ARENAfor the month of November please contact Ren’ee Yocom-mornings 541676-9474, afternoons 541-676-9821 or 541-379-0526 or evenings/weekendsNancy Gorham 541-676-8339 or 541701-4167. The token machine is being replaced. Thank you for your patience Morrow County Fair.


Reasonable & Guaranteed BRENT DEAN #2 Hilltop Dr. Boardman, OR 97818 (541) 481 2782

202 N Main St. Suite 15 Boardman, OR 97818 Phone: 541-481-8000 Tollfree: (800) 581-5997

Chris Elliott

Maria Esparza

Desert Springs Estates

Mobile Home Park

Jim & Margie Hollandsworth

Proud members of the Boardman Kiwanis Club

705 Paul Smith Rd P.O. Box 128 Boardman, OR 97818

Phone 541-481-3090 Fax: 541-481-3091

Boardman Senior Center November Menu Tuesday November 9 Vegetable Soup Turkey/Egg Salad Sandw. Salmon Pasta Salad Banana Pudding Tuesday November 16 Lasagna Garlic Bread Tossed Salad Vegetable Medley Pineapple/Pistachio Pudding Tuesday November 23 Potato Bar Watergate Salad Broccoli Brownie Cherry Bars Tuesday November 30 Roast Beef Potatoes & Gravy Green Beans Orange Fluff Salad Pineapple Pudding

Thursday November 11 Sweet & Sour Meatballs Rice Peas Cottage Cheese Confetti Salad Hot Rolls Peach Cobbler Thursday November 18 Birthday Dinner Turkey & Dressing Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Green Bean Casserole Layered Salad Hot Rolls Cake & Ice Cream Thursday November 25 Closed Happy Thanksgiving!

Boardman Senior Center Breakfast Saturday, November 6th 7:30 - 10:30 am Sausage/Ham, Eggs/ Pancakes, Hash Browns, Biscuits & Gravy, Coffee/Juice


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