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North Morrow Volume XVIIII Number 7

February 3, 2012

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A few thousand Snow Geese were caught feeding on corn stubble south of Boardman early last month while on their way south along the Pacific Flyway. The Pacific Flyway extends from nesting grounds in Canada to winter feeding grounds as far south as Mexico. Snow Geese migrate ahead of the winter snow and are a sure sign that snow is coming (and it did!). Photos by Frances Glenn

Ray Michael retires as Pharmacist, but retains Boardman Hardware After 48 years as a practicing Pharmacist, Ray Michael, registered Pharmacist and owner of Boardman Pharmacy and Hardware, is beginning his retirement process. Ray graduated from the OSU College of Pharmacy in 1964, and began his career in Gresham, OR. After a year in Gresham, Ray was employed in Portland for 13 years with Pay and Save Pharmacies. He opened his own business, Boardman Pharmacy in 1978, Ray says” It has been an honor and privilege to have served Columbia River communities for the past 33 years.” After 48 years of pharmacy practice, “It is time to cut back.” He is grateful for the faith, trust and loyalty his clients have placed in him. It is with regret on

one hand and excitement on the other that he announces he will be merging his pharmacy clients’ prescription files with the Hermiston Safeway Pharmacy, 990 Highway 395 South, in Hermiston. The transition will take effect the morning of February 2, 2012. Boardman Pharmacy phone line (541 481 9474) will be transferred directly to Safeway Pharmacy for client convenience. Ray will be joining the professional staff at Safeway Pharmacy temporarily, to oversee transition of client p r e scriptions . Boardman Hardware and related departments will remain open. As a reminder, services include: UPS and Fed Ex services; fax and copier services; Oregon Department of

Fish & Wildlife hunting and fishing licenses and Oregon Liquor Agency. The full line hardware offers small appliances, sporting goods, plumbing, electrical and paint supplies. Regional gifts, toys, cosmetics, beauty products, baby items and OTC (over the counter) vitamins, pain relievers, cough and cold remedies will still be available Business Hours for Boardman Hardware are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. They are closed Sundays. Boardman Hardware is easy to locate – north of Interstate 84, just one block west of North Main Street, next to the Boardman Post Office on NW 1st. Street. Please note their new phone number is 541 481 7351.

We will all miss Ray Michael’s smiling face behind his pharmacy counter...but we’ll still get to visit with him at Boardman Hardware! He semi-retires on February 2nd.


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Community Calendar February, 2012 3 Storyhour (most Fridays) Oregon Trail Library Boardman @10:45 4 Senior Breakfast at the Boardman Senior Center 7:30-10:30 am 6 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 7 Boardman Senior Meal (each Tuesday & Thursday) Noon, Senior Center Boardman, located by the City Hall Boardman City Council Meeting – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays - 7pm - City Hall 9 Domestic Violence/Womens Support Group (each Thursday) 4:00-6:30 pm at SCF Office in Boardman Columbia River Harvesters meeting (2nd Thursday each month) at The Greenfield Grange Boardman City Council Meeting – 7pm – City Hall 13 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 15 County Court - Boardman - River Front Center - 9:00 am Boardman Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Noon, Port of Morrow Boardman City Planning Commission - City Hall - 7:00 pm Boardman Rural Fire Protection District Meeting, Fire Hall 300 SW Wilson Lane. 7:00 pm Public Hearing - Boardman Park & Rec. District - Park Office 6:30-8pm 16 Boardman Kiwanis Meeting (1st & 3rd Thursday of each month) River Lodge & Grill @ 6:30 21 Tillicum Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 7:00 pm Call 5713142 for meeting locations 28 Boardman Park & Recreation District Meeting @ Park Office - 7:30 PM

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Meet Dr. Ted Flaiz, dentist to the masses On a recent visit to Columbia River Community Health Services with the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Clinic, Dr. Flaiz took a short time to reflect on his life and career as a dentist. Dr. Flaiz was born in India to parDr. Ted Flaiz ents who were missionaries. After spending the first 12 years of his life there, he came to the United States where his father trained to be a physician. Dr. Flaiz attended dental school at University of Oregon Dental School, then called North Pacific Dental School, and was drafted to serve in both World War II and the Korean War. Upon leaving active service Dr. Flaiz and his wife Phyllis moved to Prineville and set up a thriving dental practice. After 17 years Dr. and Mrs. Flaiz were called to do mission work, much like his parents were. Their first assignment was to establish a dental clinic in Ethiopia. Six years later, following the fall of Emperor Hile Silasi, the Flaiz Family moved to Tanzania and established a dental clinic there. After four years in Tanzania the Flaiz’s moved on to Barbados,

then Granada, and then a cascade tients; one patient every two days of assignments in Bangladesh, for 11 years. And finally, he has Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Russia, provided $2,813,010.00 in free denCameroon, Borneo, Indonesia, tal services; that is $700.00 in serTrinidad, New Guinea, Thai- vices every day over 11 years. Even a look at “a day in the life” land, Malawi, Honduras, Costa Rica, Peru, St. Kitts/ St. is impressive. On an average day Thomas, Palau, Yap, Saipan, Dr. Flaiz will work for seven hours, the Martial Islands, Ulithi, Ja- see 12 patients, spend over one pan, Ecuador, Mexico and Fiji, half hour with each patient, and all treating underserved pa- provide that patient with an avertients, most often doing age of $453.00 worth of services… “shade tree dentistry” and for free. Columbia River Community pulling up to 75 teeth in a single day. Over the past 11 years Dr. Flaiz has turned his attention to helping those a little closer to home, working locally with Medical Teams International on their Dental Van. Medi- Medical Teams Int. Dental Van in Boardman. cal Teams International provides dental services Health Services is honored to work to those who lack the income or with people like Dr. Flaiz to provide the insurance to be seen in a regu- dental services to the residents of lar dental office. Dr. Flaiz’s com- North Morrow County. If you mitment to oral health is evidenced know a dentist who would like to by the numbers he has accumu- donate their time and talents to the lated and they are staggering. Over Dental Van please have them get the past 11 years Dr. Flaiz has in touch with Mindy Binder or worked for 3,717 hours at 513 Den- Maria Romero at Columbia River tal Van events, nearly one event Community Health Services; 541/ per week. He has treated 6,216 pa- 481-7212. Photos contributed

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Best-Selling author coming to Boardman to address hot topic of emotional bullying On February 2-3 award-winning children’s author and advocate Trudy Ludwig will be visiting Sam Boardman and Windy River Elementary Schools to give her nationally acclaimed presentations on relational aggression (emotional bullying among friends). In addition to presenting to students in Kindergarten through grade six, Ludwig will also be providing an evening parent presentation. The parent presentation, “Understanding Our Kids’ Social World: Friendships, Cliques & Power Plays,” will take place on

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ing a morning in-service presentation to staff. “We’re excited to have Trudy share her books and expertise with our school communities about this very important issue,” says Jacque Johnson, principal of Sam Boardman Elementary. “We want to stay on top of the latest research and learn about new resources and tools to help us continue to provide safer social and learning environments for the students.” Ludwig, a local Portland author, has received rave reviews around the U.S. for her passion and compassion in addressing bullying and friendship issues. The author and her book, My Secret Bully, were featured on ABC’s “GOOD MORNINGAMERICA” and on PBS’s nationally syndicated show “KEEPING KIDS HEALTHY.” Her subsequent releases, Just Kidding, Sorry!, Trouble Talk®, Too Perfect, Confessions of a Former Bully, and Better Than You, have also received high praise from leading experts, educators, and organiza-

tions nationwide and was a featured expert panel member on Sesame Street Workshop’s recent video series on bullying.

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Ludwig presents at schools and conferences throughout the US to raise awareness of the growing problem of emotional bullying among children and what adults can do to help. She also collaborates with leading anti-bullying experts and key organizations around the country. For more information about Ludwig and her work, visit www.trudyludwig.com. For more information, contact: Jacque Johnson, Sam Boardman Elementary Principal; Tel: 541-4817383 / Email: Jacquelyn.Johnson@morrow.k12.or.us Kathleen Dunn, Random House Speakers Bureau Email: kdunn@randomhouse.com

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Windy River Students of the Month for December, 2011: Aramis Corpus, Sterling Bither, Jose Mendoza, Elizabeth Brown, Emily Diaz, Genesis Ferrer, Christian Murguia, Alexis Cambero, Francisco Chavez, Ulises CalvilloLaura Avila, Daniel Rodriguez-Pena, Jonathan Bishop, Jacqueline Amaya, Cescilia Hernandez, Zulema Gaytan, Stephanie Gonzalez, Gabe Harper, Brian Franco, Isabella Ganvoa, Ezequiel Ramos, Yoanna Lopez, Brandon Madrigal, Destiny Aldrich, Gustavo Amaya, Eric Pacheco, Zuleyma Medel. Photo contributed

Frostbite Open Golf Tournament Saturday, March 31 at the Willow Run Golf Course $50 per player or $200 for a 4 person team Now is the time to start rounding up your team, Please call the Boardman Chamber at 481-3014 or contact Dean Kegler. Registration includes lunch, golf and 6 raffle tickets.

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City of Boardman has clean audit Tuesday night the Boardman City Council heard from the City’s auditor, Chris Cockburn of Fife and Cockburn. He gave a review of the City’s 2010-2011 audit. Mr. Cockburn said the City had a good, clean, audit and there were no exceptions noted in the report. In other City business, the Council held a hearing for an Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) for I84 exit 165, also known as the Port of Morrow exit. The Council will consider an Ordinance adopting the IAMP at their February 7th meeting. The Council also heard an update on a county-wide tourism campaign by Chamber Director, Diane Wolfe. Councilors reappointed Glaya Baker to the Boardman Planning Commission to serve another three years. The next meeting of the Boardman City Council will be Tuesday, February 7th at Boardman City Hall Council and will begin at 7pm.

Save the date Auditions for 2012 Missoula Children’s Theater will be held Monday, March 26. The annual Missoula Children’s Theater workshops and performances will be conducted at Windy River Elementary School. The workshop directors will hold auditions at 12:30 pm. The play will be held the afternoon of March 31st: “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Auditions and rehearsals will begin March 26. Two performances will be given on Saturday, March 31. The free workshops are made possible by funding support from Morrow County Cultural Coalition and North Morrow Community Foundation. Missoula Children’s Theater workshops and performances are free to students in Boardman and Irrigon Schools. Parts and costumes are available for K – 12 students. More details will soon be available.


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Boardman Buzzzzzzzz Dear Community, Already one month into the new year, I have almost learned to write 2012 instead of 2011!!! Once again it is time for our Annual Banquet. Every year it Diane Wolfe, CEO just seems to get

better and more fun for our community. I hope you are planning to attend and help us recognize our outstanding citizens as we present them their awards. It is a really hard job for the committee to select just one from so many excellent nominations. It is so exciting for us to be able to have Patrick McGaughey come to Boardman later in February and present his Excellence in the Workplace seminar on Friday afternoon.

Monthly Chamber Luncheon The February Chamber Membership luncheon on Wednesday, February 15 will feature John Turner, President of the Blue Mountain Community College. President Turner will give us an overview of what is happening on the campuses that will continue to make higher education available to our residents. The lunch at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center will be catered by Boardman Select Market and the cost is $10.00 per person. Please RSVP to 541-4813014 by Monday, February 13.

sure we will still have teams for $50 per player – or $200 for a 4 person team. Tee off will be at 9:00 am with Shotgun Start/Scramble Format and we play winter rules. Registration includes lunch, golf and 6 raffle tickets.

Annual Chamber Banquet This Friday, February 3 is the date for the 22nd annual Citizens Award Reception, Casino Night & Silent Auction. The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a buffet and social hour. Serving of the dinner buffet will end at 7:30 pm. Since it is not a sit down dinner you can come early and have a social hour then get your dinner, or have dinner then mingle during the remainder of the social hour. At 7:30 pm we will begin the Award Presentations, we will recognize award winners for the Citizen of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Educator of the Year, Pioneer Award and a brand new award category this year – The Fire and Safety Award. At 8:00 the Casino Night will open and the play will continue until 11:00 pm with the announcement of the auction and casino winners. The theme for the Banquet this year is “Wonders Around the World” and we are encouraging to dress in the traditional style of your favorite country’s dress. Do you want to dress as a matador? In a Japanese Kimono? As a little Dutch girl or boy? Just let your imagination go wild and see who you want to be for the evening. For more information on the banquet please call the chamber at 541-481-3014. Tickets are $35 per person. Frostbite Open Golf Tournament The annual Frostbite Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 31 at the Willow Run Golf Course. At press time the committee has not met to finalize details. I’m pretty sure we will do the Calcutta on Friday night. But I know for

Now is the time to start rounding up your team so you will be able to take home the winning trophy, or get a hole in one and win a TV like one of our lucky golfers did last year at the tournament. Call the Chamber with any questions or contact Dean Kegler. Excellence in the Workplace FRIDAY, February 24 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Room. Contact the chamber to preregister and save your seat. 541-481-3014 Celebrating our best employees and inspiring the future. The Boardman Chamber of Commerce and the SAGE Center are excited to host Excellence in the Workplace. “Patrick McGaughey is recognized as one of the TOP EnterTrainers in the United States! His presentations are 100% guaranteed to be informative, entertaining and activating. Plan on a “fire hose” of information for every employee that attends and watch for skills and strategies that will pay for your registration over and over again!” Those of us that have had the opportunity to hear Pat know that he is certainly worth the time. You will come away energized and ready to accomplish even more at work! Discussion items are New attitudes to-

Then on Saturday he will facilitate the Chamber Board Retreat and Planning session. Are you thinking about your Frostbite team for the annual golf tournament? The fundraiser for the Riverside High School Scholarship fund is the last Saturday in March! Look for more information in the March newsletter or contact the chamber. I’m looking forward to February as I will attend a WACE conference and it is held ward work & customers! Build new chemistry within your team – Coping with difficult customers – How service can increase sales (& lower thefts). Update on United Way Campaign The United Way of Umatilla & Morrow Counties Campaign numbers are currently at 70% of our $400,000 goal ($280,000) and still rising as many individuals don’t send their donations until late January and we

where it should be much warmer than it will be in Boardman. A brief break from winter is always nice! The month of February will be a really busy month for me and the Boardman Chamber. But Sue and I both like keeping really busy. Have a great February and I’ll talk to you next month. di

are waiting to receive reports for several national corporations that have a local presence. It’s not too late to give to the programs and services that help people in your community! P. O. Box 1225 Pendleton, OR 97801 – Be sure to note if you want to designate your gift specifically to one or more non-profit programs. 541-276-2661 for more information. A huge thanks to everyone for supporting local services through the United Way!


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Park asks for help to plan future Boardman developments Boardman Park and Recreation District will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 15, at Boardman Marina Park Office, #1West Marine Drive, at 6:30 pm. Beverages and snacks will be provided. The public is invited to participate in this public meeting to review the District’s park plans and to provide suggestions for improvements to the existing parks

over the next 10 years. Residents are encouraged to attend this session to learn about the district’s plans for the coming years and to discuss what the community would like to see improved in our existing parks. PARC Resources, a community development and planning consulting firm located in Weston, Oregon have been hired to complete

the master planning process. This scheduled session will serve as the first public input opportunity for area citizens. Residents unfamiliar with Boardman Park and Recreation District programs and services will be provided with an overview of current programs and will be encouraged to express their desires for future services, facilities and programs. Your suggestions for

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the Boardman parks will help direct the consultants in designing and developing a multi-year development strategy for the District. The public meeting will commence at 6:30 pm and will adjourn by 8:00 pm. For residents who cannot attend but would still like to provide input, comment forms will be distributed at the meeting and then will be available at the district office and city hall. Citizens are encouraged to participate in this process by either attending the public meeting or filling out a comment and suggestion card for the Park Master Planning process and dropping it off at the district offices. Public comments are requested to be provided by no later than February 29, 2012 so your comments and suggestions can

help direct future park improvements. A second public meeting will be held in early April to present findings and recommended changes to the revised Parks Master Plan prior to adoption by the Boardman Park and Recreation District Board of Directors.

Oregon East Symphony to hold Young Artist Competition The Oregon East Symphony is pleased to announce its 2012 Young Artist Competition, which takes place every second year in Pendleton. The competition gives our region’s young musicians the opportunity to prepare and perform for a panel of professional adjudicators. The contest will be held on February 25, from 1 to 5 pm in the Vert Club Room (345 SW 4th Street) in Pendleton, Oregon. This year’s three adjudicators include Dr. Anthony Spain, Music Director of the Oregon East Symphony and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Seattle WA and Maestro Bruce Walker, Conductor of the Yakima Youth Symphony in Washington, and Conductor of OES’s A Sharp Players and Preludes preparatory orchestras, as well as Principal Cellist for the Oregon East Symphony. “We are really excited to have such an accomplished group of adjudicators coming for this event,” says Lisa-Marie Patterson, Executive Director of OES, and we’re also

looking forward to hearing some of the best young talent in the area.” Competition participants will compete in one of three divisions: Intermediate Division (through grade 8); Senior Division (Grades 9-12); and Young Adult Division (through age 25). Prizes will be awarded in each division as follows: Intermediate Division: $75, Senior Division: $125, Young Adult Division: $150. In addition to the competition prizes, selected participants may be invited to perform with the Oregon East Symphony or A-Sharp Players Orchestra during the 2012-2013 Concert Season. The general public is welcome to attend this event, however seating is limited.. More information about the Oregon East Symphony and the Young Artist Competition can be found online at www.oregoneastsymphony.org, by e m a i l i n g programs@oregoneastsymphony.org, or by calling (541) 276-0320.


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RHS grad home for holidays before returning to US Navy active duty During AA Guenther’s time at Naval Air Station Pensacola he had the privilege to meet Miss USA. During one of his classes AA Guenther had a hand placed on his shoulder and discovered it was the Commanding Officer of the Ukrainian Navy. AA Guenther discussed his lab assignment with the Commander through a translator. AA Guenther arrived home for Christmas on December 18th and was met at the Portland International Airport by his parents - Tom and Heather AA Forrest Guenther is graduate of Baumgartner and sisters RHS and now US Navy Basic Cherie and Audrey Training. Guenther. He flew back to Pensacola to complete his training Riverside High School 2011 on January 1, 2012. Graduate Forrest Guenther Within the week AA Guenther shipped out on July 13, 2011 and was nominated for early promotion, arrived at US Navy Basic Training in Chicago, IL. Seaman Guenther earned sharp shooter status and was promoted to Airman Apprentice (E2) prior to his graduation on September 9, 2011. AA Guenther then began his specialized training as an Aviation Electrical Technician at Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL which is also home to the famous Blue Angel Pilots. AA Guenther graduated on January 18, 2012. His original graduation date was March 2012, but due to his status of excellence he was classed up multiple times. AA Guenther maintained a 96% GPA in his class. The top GPA in the class was 98%. AA Guenther graduated 4th in his class of 23.

but the honor was awarded to the class leader. However, AA Guenther was awarded the only P3 spot at Whidbey Island, WA Navy base which will be his duty station. The P-3 aircraft is primarily used for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare, and anti-submarine warfare. In one of the first letters that AA Guenther mailed home he made the statement, “You know that old saying, you never know what you have until it’s gone? I never knew how much my family meant until I didn’t get to see them everyday.” In his daily journal you can read the changes AA Guenther underwent throughout his training. AA Guenther’s parents and niece Riley Ferguson attended his graduation in Chicago, IL. His parents were amazed at how much he had matured. AA Guenther has a great future and his family is very proud of him.

Boardman Senior Center Breakfast Saturday, February 4th

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Forrest’s sisters Cherie & Audrey Guenther met their brother at the Portland International Airport when he arrived home for the Christmas break. Also attending were Forrest’s parents, Tom and Heather Baumbartner. Photos & story contributed.

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A concrete pumper pours the floor for one of the buildings being built by LMC, Inc., for the new Castle Rock Apartment complex between Wilson and Willowfork Streets. The 40-unit project will have ten residential buildings with one, two, three and four bedrooms that will be available to house both small and large families. Castle Rock Apartments will also include a Community Building with a management office, a laundry room, meeting rooms and storage for maintenance equipment, and a playground complete with a basketball court.

Want more Parks in Boardman??? Boardman Park & Recreation District is planning for future development by making a new Master Plan. Attend the Public Meeting

Wednesday, February 15th - 6:30-8:00 pm Boardman Marina Office - #1 West Marine Drive to share your dreams of what Boardman needs! Miniature golf course? Swimming Pool? More Soccer Fields? Bmx Bike Trail? Additional Gymnasium? Horse Trails? Disc Golf Course?

(L-R) Chief Larry Burns, Irrigon Rural Fire District presents Chief Marc Rogelstad, Boardman Rural Fire District with a plaque of recognition for a ‘Job Well Done’ on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The two shake on the continuing relationship resulting from a standing Automatic Mutual Aid Agreement between Boardman and Irrigon Fire Districts for confirmed structure fires since the 4th day of June 2008. When there is a building fire, Morrow County Sherriff Office dispatch will concurrently page out fire department volunteers and staff for quicker response times with excellent results. Photo and comments by Suzanne Gray

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Lamb Weston Boardman is recognized BMCC offers FREE “brown bag” series of classes on for leadership in energy efficency Boardman Plant is Finalist for Oregon Leaders Award BOARDMAN, Oregon, January 30, 2012 – The ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Boardman, Ore., potato plant has again been singled out for its leadership in sustainable energy practices. The plant was recently named a finalist for the Oregon Leaders Award in the Strategic Energy Management Practices category. The awards are presented annually to recognize industrial businesses in Oregon that demonstrate leadership in the pursuit of energy efficiency. “I couldn’t be more proud of the work at our Boardman plant, and the recognition employees have earned,” said Rick Gardner, senior director of manufacturing for ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston. “This award comes on the heels of the Boardman plant earning ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection

Agency. Both are validation of our long-standing efforts to limit our carbon footprint while protecting vital natural resources.”

The Oregon Leaders Awards are presented by Oregon Department of Energy in collaboration with Energy Trust of Oregon, Bonneville Power Administration and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Winners of the awards were announced at the Fourth Annual NW Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit, January 18. At Lamb Weston, environmental stewardship is evident through every step of growing, processing, packaging, and transporting products. The company seizes every op-

portunity to preserve and protect vital natural resources by managing energy and water usage, and by reducing waste and pollution. Lamb Weston’s efforts reflect ConAgra Foods’ commitment to doing the right thing for its communities and the environment through an integrated corporate responsibility platform, “Good for You. Good for the Community. Good for the Planet.” About ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Lamb Weston makes quality frozen potato, sweet potato and other vegetable products for restaurants, retailers and other foodservice operations throughout the world. Lamb Weston is a brand of ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), one of North America’s leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America’s households. For more information, please visit us at www.lambweston.com or www.lambweston.com/delhi.

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Investing and Retirement Planning Blue Mountain Community College will offer a “Brown Bag” series of classes during the month of February that will help individuals plan and save for retirement. The 4 one hour classes will be held at noon at the Blue Mountain Community College location in Boardman at 300 Front Street NE. The classes consist of a two part series; the first series is a primer on basic investment principles and the second series covers the fundamentals of retirement planning. Depending on individual needs and knowledge, the series can be taken independently of each other or as offered. The goal of the courses is to help attendees gain the skills to estimate how much money they need to retire, learn how to create retirement goals, review investment basics, and more. The classes will be taught by Rita Van Schoiack, a financial ad-

visor who is owner of Blue Mountain Investment Management. The class dates are as follows: Investment Basics Part I- Tuesday, February 7, Investment Basics Part IITuesday, February 14, Retirement Basics Part I- Tuesday, February 21, and Retirement Basics Part IIWednesday, February 29. The classes are free and include a workbook for each series which can be purchased for $5.00 each. Advance registration is required. Please call Anne Morter at (541) 422-7040 or e-mail her at amorter@bluecc.edu. Students may also register online at www.bluecc.edu. Rita Van Schoiack is a financial advisor with Multi-Financial Securities Corporation, member FINRA/SIPC. Blue Mountain Community College is not affiliated with Blue Mountain Investment Management or MultiFinancial Securities Corporation.

Hub of the Northwest Coming Soon ~ SAGE CENTER Sustainable AGriculture and Energy An interactive visitor center showcasing the region’s industries and resources that will enhance the Boardman area with 10,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, as well as additional amenities, including outdoor exhibits and playground, a gift shop, and a fully equipped theater for the community and business groups. 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.

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Maryhill within reach of $400,000 matching grant (GOLDENDALE, Wash., January 17, 2012) – Maryhill Museum of Art today announced a gift of $200,000 from a private donor and a $10,000 grant from the Kind Heart Free Spirit Foundation. Together the gifts bring the museum within $40,000 of the amount needed to secure a matching grant of $400,000 from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Maryhill Museum of Art was awarded the $400,000 matching grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in January 2011 to support construction of the 25,000 square foot Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing. For every $2 the museum raises, the Trust will donate an additional $1 to the campaign, up to $400,000. The latest gifts – $200,000 from Mary and Brot Bishop of Portland, Ore. and $10,000 from the Kind Heart Free Spirit Foundation of Washougal, Wash. – bring the museum within reach of the Murdock Trust match and the overall campaign goal of $10 million. “We are so grateful to the Bishops and to the Kind Heart Free Spirit Foundation for their generosity,” said Colleen Schafroth, the museum’s executive director. “Like the Murdock Trust, they both believe in our vision for the future and the vital role that Maryhill plays in the regional cultural landscape. We are thrilled to be within reach of our campaign goal.” Construction is currently underway on the 25,500 square foot Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing, the first expansion in the museum’s history. Designed by GBD Architects of Portland, the new wing will allow the museum to meet a number of strategic objectives as it serves growing audiences from throughout Oregon, Washington and around the globe. The wing is slated for completion this spring; a formal dedication will take place May 12 -13, 2012. The new wing will include: a dedicated art education center to accommodate a wide range of public programming; a centralized collections suite for improved storage and more efficient research access to the museum’s collections; an outdoor plaza where visitors can enjoy Maryhill’s extraor-

dinary setting and growing collection of large-scale sculpture; and, a new café with terrace seating and stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge. Further information about the expansion, including architectural renderings and media kit can be found at w w w. m a r y h i l l m u s e u m . o rg / stevenson.html. The museum’s $10 million capital campaign was jumpstarted with a $2.6 million gift from Mary Hoyt Stevenson and further enriched with a $1.5 million award from the Washington State Building for the Arts fund. Additional funds have come from the museum’s trustees, members and friends, as well as regional foundations and businesses. Anyone interested in contributing to Maryhill Museum of Art’s capital campaign can do so online at w w w. m a r y h i l l m u s e u m . o rg / donate.html or by calling the museum at (509) 773-3733. ABOUT MARYHILL MUSEUM OF ART: Housed in a glorious Beaux Arts mansion on 5,300 acres high above the Columbia River, Maryhill Museum of Art opened to the public May 13, 1940 and today remains one of the Pacific Northwest’s most enchanting cultural destinations. The museum was founded by Northwest entrepreneur and visionary Sam Hill, who purchased the property and began building the house with dreams of establishing a Quaker farming community. When that goal proved untenable, Hill was encouraged by friends Loie Fuller, Queen Marie of Romania, and Alma de Bretteville Spreckles to establish a museum. Maryhill Museum of Art boasts a world-class permanent collection, rotating exhibitions of the highest caliber, and dynamic educational programs that provide opportunities for further exploration by visitors of all ages. On view are more than 80 works by Auguste Rodin, European and American paintings, objects d’art from the palaces of the Queen of Romania, Orthodox icons, unique chess sets, and the renowned Théâtre de la Mode, featuring small-scale mannequins at-

tired in designer fashions of postWorld War II France. Baskets of the indigenous people of North America were a collecting interest of Hill; today the museum’s Native American collection represents nearly every tradition and style in North America, with works of art from prehistoric through contemporary. Maryhill’s Outdoor Sculpture Garden features more than a dozen large-scale works by Northwest artists. The Maryhill Overlook is a site-specific sculpture by noted Portland architect Brad Cloepfil; nearby are Lewis and Clark interpretive panels. Four miles east of Maryhill is a life-sized replica of Stonehenge, Stonehenge Memorial, which Sam Hill built to memorialize local men who perished in World War I. Nearby, the Klickitat County War Memorial honors those who have died in the service of their country since World War I. The museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. In 2001 the museum was listed as an official site of the National Historic Lewis and Clark Trail and in 2002 was accredited by the American Association of Museums. VISITOR INFORMATION: Maryhill Museum of Art is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 to November 15. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $3 for youth age 7-18 and free for children 6 and under. Family admission is $25 to admit 2 adults, plus related children under the age of 18. Admission to the Stonehenge Memorial is free; it is open from 7:00 a.m. to dusk daily. Sandwiches, salads, espresso drinks, cold beverages, and freshly baked desserts and pastries are available at the museum’s cafe, Loies, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily; the Museum Store features art and history books, jewelry, and other mementos. Maryhill is located off Highway 97, 12 miles south of Goldendale, Washington. Drive times to the museum are 2 hours from Portland/ Vancouver, 3.5 hours from Bend, 4 hours from Seattle, and 1.5 hours from Yakima. For further information, visit www.maryhillmuseum.org.

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Oregon Trail Library Boardman Branch Fiction: Death Benefit – Robin Cook Covert Warriors – W.E.B. Griffin The Judgment – Beverly Lewis The Mercy – Beverly Lewis The Thorn – Beverly Lewis The Cut – George P. Pelecanos Sleepwalker – Karen Robards D.C. Dead – Stuart Woods Boardman Library Hours: Devil’s Gate – Clive Cussler Mon. 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Halo: Primordium – Greg Bear Tues. Closed A Devil is Waiting – Jack Higgins Wed. 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM The Hunter – John Lescroart Thu. Noon - 5:00 PM Fifth Victim – Zoë Sharp Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Camp Nine – Vivienne Schiffer Sat. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Halo: Cryptum – Greg Bear Sun. Closed Agent 6 – Tom Rob Smith Love Lifted Me – Sara Evans Irrigon Branch: Ran Away – Barbara Hambly Tuesday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Cell 8 – Anders Roslund Closed for Lunch Raylan – Elmore Leonard 1:30pm -4:00pm The Rook – Daniel O’Malley Thursday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Closed for Lunch Lunatics – Dave Barry 1:30pm -4:00pm The Rope – Nevada Barr Gun Games – Faye Kellerman Need You Now – James Grippando Dead Last – James W. Hall Break Down – Sara Paretsky The Jaguar – T. Jefferson Parker Island of Wings – Karin Altenberg Three Day Town – Margaret Maron Sisterhood of Dune – Brian Herbert Softly and Tenderly – Sara Evans The Winter Palace – Eva Stachniak All Necessary Force – Brad Taylor Scarecrow Returns – Matthew Reilly Death of Kings – Bernard Cornwell Love in a Nutshell – Janet Evanovich The Darkening Field – William Ryan Private: #1 Suspect – James Patterson Down the Darkest Road – Tami Hoag 77 Shadow Street – Dean R. Koontz Believing the Lie – Elizabeth George To Have and To Kill – Mary Jane Clark Valley of Dreams – Lauraine Snelling The Chalice of Blood – Peter Tremayne Legacy of a Lawman – Johnny D. Boggs A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty – Joshilyn Jackson The Silent Oligarch – Chris Morgan Jones A Dark and Lonely Place – Edna Buchanan Non-Fiction: Backyard Harvest – Jo Whittingham Anatomy of the Dog – Kerstin Mielke Put ‘Em Up! – Sherri Brooks Vinton The Lego Ideas Book – Daniel Lipkowitz The Art of Perspective – Yves LeBlanc Fresh Flower Arranging – Mark Welford Vincent Van Gogh – Steven Naifeh As We Speak – Peter Meyers Charles Dickens: A Life – Claire Tomalin Discovering the Civil War The Four Agreements – Miguel Ruiz Book of Nature Projects – Elizabeth P. Lawlor Healing Our Autistic Children – Julie A. Buckley Good Housekeeping Drop 5 Lbs: The Small Changes, Big Results Diet – Heather K. Jones Positive Options for Living with COPD – Teri Ann Allen A History of the World in 100 Objects – Neil MacGregor Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman – Robert K. Massie A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum – Allison Blais

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located at the Port of Morrow in Boardman, Ore., adjacent to ZeaChem’s 250,000 GPY integrated demonstration biorefinery. ZeaChem has agreements for 100 percent of the facility’s woody biomass feedstock from the nearby GreenWood Tree Farm Fund (GTFF), managed by GreenWood Resources (GWR), as well as from local agricultural residue processors. ZeaChem’s first commercial facility will create 188 direct construction jobs and 65 full-time operations jobs, plus an additional 242 indirect jobs for construction and full-time operations. “The USDA loan guarantee is a significant validation for ZeaChem’s highly efficient, economical and flexible biorefinery technology,” said Jim Imbler, president and chief executive officer of ZeaChem. “This commitment allows us to move forward with se-

curing financing, beginning construction, creating jobs in the community, and producing economical and sustainable products for the fuel and chemical industries.” “Advanced biofuels are critical to securing America’s energy future,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This project, and others like it will help establish a domestic advanced biofuel industry that will create jobs here at home and open new markets in the Pacific Northwest and across America.” ZeaChem has begun core facility operations at its 250,000 GPY integrated demonstration biorefinery in Boardman, Ore. The “bookends” project enabling the production of cellulosic ethanol will be complete in 2012. The company is now actively developing commercial-scale biorefineries for the production of advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals.

BE AN ANGEL Give your extra winter coats to someone who REALLY needs it. Cold weather can be tough for many local families. If you have extra winter coats please donate them. We’ll be sure they go to families in need. Bring your donations to:

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he February Boardman Rural Fire Protection District Board of Director monthly meeting will be moved to Wednesday, February 15, 2012 beginning at 7:00 pm at Station 1, 300 SW Wilson Lane, Boardman, Oregon. Following meetings are scheduled for the regularly appointed date and time of the second Thursday of a month beginning at 7:00 pm. he Tillicum Club installed new officers at their December meeting. Elected for 2-year terms are: President: Chirsty Rivers; Vice President: Margie Hollandsworth; Secretary/Treasurer: Shelby Pearcy; Correspondence Secretary: Carol Allison; and Community Events Chairman: Lisa Connell. Club President, Christy Rivera is anxious to start the new year with an exciting new fundraiser of selling flowers for Valentine’s Day. A returning fundraiser is the pink flamingos that we are hoping will bring the same enthusiasm this year. Currently, the flamingos have migrated to a warmer climate, but will fly in as soon as the weather warms up. Looking ahead to this spring, they will hold their 2nd annual Mother’s Day Tea. The Tillicum Club, organized in 1945, is made up of Boardman women interested in service to the community. They meet the third Tuesday of each month in the homes of members, with the exception of the summer months. Your generosity and support of the club helps ensure that they are able to provide bereavement services, the Easter Egg Hunt, lunch at the FrostBite and scholarships for Riverside graduating seniors, among other projects. If you are interested in joining the fellowship and wish to help with service in our community please contact Christy Rivers, 541/571-3142.

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inter Term is humming along at Blue Mountain Community College in Boardman. Students are reminded that January 1 was the first day the FAFSA form for the 2012-13 school year was available, and that anyone wishing to apply for financial aid should fill it out as soon as possible. The FAFSA form is available to complete online at www.fafsa.gov. The schedule for Spring Term classes is available online at www.bluecc.edu. (Click on Students and then on Schedule of Classes.) Degree seeking students must meet with an advisor prior to registration. Advising began on January 30. Students may be advised at BMCC Boardman by appointment please. Call 541-481-2099 to schedule a time. Students are also reminded that they may have tests proctored, take placement tests and pay their bill at BMCC Boardman. Regular hours for the office are Mondays and Wednesdays, 17:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:397:30 pm. he USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be hosting a public meeting to gather input regarding the natural resource opportunities and priorities across the county. Our goal is to bring together individuals with a variety of expertise and knowledge allowing NRCS and others to build on our collective successes while focusing our efforts to make the greatest impact with our available staff and funding. We need your help to: * identify where the best investments can be made to address natural resource problems, * share the work that has already been done in the county, and * share your vision for what the county will look like when these natural resource concerns have been solved. Information provided by attendees will help guide our conservation efforts and funding over the next five to ten years. Your input in this process is very valuable as we will be using this information to focus our work in the future. The meeting will be held February 7, 2012, 10:00 am to Noon in the USDA Service Center Conference Room, 430 Linden Way, Heppner, Oregon. For more information please contact Kacee Lathrop, NRCS - District Conservationist, Morrow County, 430 Linden Way Heppner, OR 97836 541-676-5021 x113

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Boardman Senior Center February 2012 Menu Tuesday February 7 Hamburger Gravy & Potatoes Vegetables Green Goddess Salad Biscuits Apple Bars Tuesday February 14 Sweet & Sour Meatballs Rice Corn Pudding Waldorf Salad Bread & Butter Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Tuesday February 21 Chili Dogs Tator Tots Layered Salad Chips & Crackers Vanilla Wafers & Bananas Tuesday February 28 Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwich Pasta Salad Crackers Fruit Cup

Thursday February 9 BBQ Chicken French Fries Vegetables Kraut Salad Rolls Jello & Whipped Topping Thursday February 16 Birthday Dinner Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Mixed Vegetables Peas & Cheese Salad Rolls Ice Cream/Cake Thursday February 23 Meat Loaf & Baked Potatoes Beets Carrot Salad Bread & Butter Bread Pudding

CLASSIFIEDS EMPLOYMENT COMMUNITY COUNSELING SOLUTIONS, a community mental health program that provides comprehensive services in Eastern Oregon, has a position opening for Clinical Director. This position will be based in Boardman Oregon, and will oversee clinical services in Morrow, Wheeler and Gilliam Counties. Clinical services include, but are not limited to: outpatient adult and children’s mental health treatment, outpatient adolescent and adult addictions treatment, gambling treatment, quality assurance, contracted providers and peer delivered services. This position may from time to time carry a small caseload. A strong background in outpatient mental health and addictions treatment is required for this position. As such, knowledge of various evidence based practices is essential. Individual will need to work positively and effectively with a wide variety of community partners. Individual will need to work to diversify the service array for the residents of Morrow, Wheeler and Gilliam Counties. Some duties include: supervision, report preparation, utilization review, preauthorization, scheduling, hiring, termination, individual/group/family counseling, adherence to administrative rules and contractual obligations, and work with various advisory boards. This demanding position requires that the individual be able to multi-task and follow through thoroughly. Strong and effective communication is a must. This individual will need to be able to carry out the mission, philosophy and quality services that CCS delivers, as well as adhere to a high standard of professionalism and ethical behavior. The qualified candidate needs to be able to work independently with minimal supervision and will be required to participate in the supervisor on call schedule for crisis services. This salaried position is overseen by the Executive Director of Community Counseling Solutions. The salary range for this position is $52,000 - $78,000, based upon the individual’s education and experience. Minimum requirements for this position include that the individual be licensed as a PhD, LPC, LCSW, or LMFT and have a minimum of five (5) years of responsible experience in management and supervision in a human services related field or, a combination of formal education and supervisory experience that is demonstrably equivalent. Selected applicant must be able to start no later than May 14, 2012. For additional information please contact Kimberly Lindsay, preferably by email, at kimberly.lindsay@gobhi.net. Phone is 541-676-9161. For more information about our agency visit www.communitycounselingsolutions.org.


February, 2012 North Morrow Times  

February, 2012 issue of hometown newspaper for Boardman, Oregon, North Morrow Times