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North Morrow Volume XVIIII Number 8

March 2, 2012





Boardman honors volunteers at Awards Banquet The 22nd Annual Boardman Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet went off February 3rd with the expected good food, good friends, good entertainment and good awards! After an extended social hour catered by Pheasant Cafe and Lounge and a dinner buffet catered by Pudding on the Ritz, the Awards program began at 7:30. The awards recognized Business Person, Citizen and Educator of the Year, plus a Pioneer Award for someone who has been in Boardman for at least 40 years and a new Award this year for Fire & Safety Excellence. After the awards, the gaming tables opened, where everyone could try their luck at blackjack, poker, craps or roulette. Winners from the gaming had the opportunity to turn their winning chips into tickets and a chance at winning one of several big gaming items. This event has turned out to be THE PLACE TO BE in Boardman

Business Person of the Year is Mindy Binder, CEO of Columbia River Community Health Services. each year! The Business Person of the Year was awarded to Mindy Binder, Chief Executive Officer of Columbia River Community Health Ser-

that kids in his neighborhood were sharing one bicycle so he hit the local garage sales, found some bikes, purchased them, cleaned and fixed them up then donated them to the neighborhood children. He is a long time supporter of the local Christmas Caring Trees, and this year he was instrumental in helping get the candy canes up Guy Marzek (Center) was presented with the along Main 2011 Citizen of the Year and was nominated by Street for the Karen Kegler (left) and Jill Pambrun (right). Christmas season. He goals for herself and CRCHS. She has been a driving force in the sucis a competent leader and has suc- cess of the Boardman Community cessfully created strong and positive community support while managing 20+ employees. This last year has been a fun and challenging year for her as the clinic builds their new building to better serve their clients. Mindy is also very active in the Kiwanis Club of Boardman, currently serving as Treasurer. She gives her all to CRCHS and everything Sharon Barrick (L) nominated Dan she does for our comDaltoso for Pioneer Award. munity. The 2011 Citizen of the Year was presented to Guy Garden, and spends countless Marzek. According to the letter hours in the spring and summer tillnominating him, this year’s winner ing, planting, weeding, tending and is a true Samaritan and repeatedly irrigating it. The nominating letter comes to the need of others in our goes on to add that “Many of us community. He has a real heart for have enjoyed the bounty of his children. Last spring he noticed harvest!” vices (CRCHS). Mindy is dedicated, committed and has set high expectations and

The 2011 Pioneer Award went to Dan Daltoso. Mr. Daltoso came to Boardman in the early 1960’s as a teacher at the High School; then went on to become the Principal. He taught US History, social studies and speech, and also was involved in athletics. His nominating letter says that Daltoso is “A firm believer that not every lesson of value takes place within the confines of four walls!” He was the coach who took Riverside to its first State title, winning a co-championship in 8-Man Football. Later as an administrator at the new school site, he had the satisfaction of seeing students ‘bring home the gold in every category for excellence recognized at the 1980 State Championship, winning Boys’ AA Basketball, Pep Band, Half-time entertainment, Rally and School Sportsmanship trophies in a clean sweep -- a feat never accomplished by an Oregon school before, or since! He ran a tight ship expecting and receiving mutual respect which fostered an exceptional environment for teaching and learning. Even now, former colleagues and students remark that in all their

Now here’s a table of winners!

Kathy & Gary Neal roll the dice at one of the tables. years, anywhere, they never had one that rivaled Riverside High School under his leadership and guidance. He is a devoted husband, father, friend and person of faith who “walks his talk”, one who has made substantial contributions to the life and growth of Boardman. (Continued on Page 2)

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Community Calendar March, 2012 2 Storyhour (most Fridays) Oregon Trail Library Boardman @10:45 3 Senior Breakfast at the Boardman Senior Center 7:30-10:30 am 5 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 6 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 Morrow County Fair board meeting 6 pm at the Fairgrounds. 8 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 12 Gardening Friends meets (2nd Monday each month) 2 pm at Margie Parks home, call 481-9457 for directions and info on the meeting. Greenfield Grange Meeting (2nd Monday) 6:30 pm, Boardman Grange 15 Boardman Kiwanis Meeting (1st & 3rd Thursday of each month) River Lodge & Grill @ 6:30 17 ‘St. Paddy’s Arena Cross starting at 9 a.m. at the MC fairgrounds. 20 Tillicum Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 7:00 pm Call 5713142 for meeting locations 21 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 26 The Tortoise and the Hare Auditions at WRE 10 am 27 Boardman Park & Recreation District Meeting @ Park Office - 7:30 PM 31 The Tortoise and The Hare performances at WRE 2:00 and 5:00 pm

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Chamber Awards, Continued The 2011 Educator of the Year was awarded to Richard Rockwell.

Tammy Ellis. Tammy received the Crystal Apple award from Intermountain Education Service District in recognition of her dedication and loyalty in the Boardman schools. Along with her professional path, Tammy continues to walk beside her husband 2011 Educator of the Year Richard Rockwell with providing wife Natasha (left) and nominator Maria Richards (right). Richard has been a teacher’s aide at Riverside High School for over seven years, head coach for the Junior High Wrestling team and assistant coach for the High School Wrestling Team. He has also helped develop the youth wrestling program in our community. Along with helping organize and run the Boardman tournaments, he writes articles on his web-site for Oregon Wrestling. Richard grew up here, is a graduate of RHS and can be heard most fall Fridays announcing our local football games. A new award this year is the Fire and Safety Award, which went to husband and wife team Bill and

coffee during the hours-long, middle-of-the-night emergencies, participating in public education and other Fire Corps activities. Bill Ellis, after serving our country as a Marine, came to Boardman and joined up at the fire hall on a friend’s dare; partly because he saw a need, partly to challenge himself. Many Boardman residents and strangers in need along Interstate-84 have been the recipients of Bill’s expertise in handling emergencies. Bill has served the fire district for over 20 years and continues to honor his commitment to safety in Boardman. Bill and Tammy Ellis are both successful because they reach out with integrity to every person they meet while helping keep our community safe.

Fire & Safety Award recipients Bill & Tammy Ellis (L-R) were nominated by Suzanne Akers Gray.

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Auditions to be held March 26 for Missoula Children’s Theater The annual Missoula Children’s Theater workshops and performances will be conducted at Windy River Elementary School, 50 Tatone St., Boardman. Workshop directors will hold auditions at 10:00 am on Monday, March 26 in the school gymnasium. Daily Rehearsals will begin the afternoon of March 26. No special preparation is needed to audition, but a smile never hurts. The 2012 play will be “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Two performances will be given on Saturday, March 31. In addition to The Tortoise and the Hare, three additional confidence building workshops: Act 101; Let’s Make-up and If Forests Could Talk will be offered on Tuesday, March 27, Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29. Check with Directors at the Monday Auditions for specific days and times. 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. Save March 31 afternoon to attend very professional perfor-

mances of “The Tortoise and The Hare.” Matinee performance is at 2:00 pm; Evening Performance at 5:00 pm. Tickets will be available at the door: $2.00 for adults; $1.00 for youth. The Tortoise & The Hare Windy River Elementary School 500 Tatone St., Boardman, OR Audition: 10:00 am Monday, March 26. Performances: 2:00 and 5:00 pm Saturday, March 31 Adults $2.00 Youth $1.00 General Seating,. Doors Close 5 minutes before show time. Information: 541-481-4761

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Update on PGE’s Cascade Crossing proposal Open houses planned for early March PGE is hosting seven open houses in early March to meet with landowners and others interested in the project. While the information will be preliminary and subject to change, PGE will share maps of the current proposal and be prepared to discuss various aspects of the project. Meeting dates, times and locations are posted to the Calendar on the project website. If landowners would like to talk with PGE prior to its open houses, please contact Judy Crafton in PGE’s Property Services Department at 503-464-8561 or email Another option is to call toll free 877-2682287 and leave a message, which will be returned shortly. Government review processes State: To build the project, PGE must obtain an Energy Facility Site Certificate from the Energy Facility Siting Council, staffed by the Oregon Department of Energy. PGE plans to submit its Preliminary Application for Site Certificate to EFSC in late February. The preliminary application will describe the project and its anticipated impacts. ODOE will take 60-90 days to review the preliminary application and ask PGE for additional information. Sometime in late spring or early summer, ODOE is expected to deem PGE’s application “complete,” release it to the public and hold public information meetings, followed by public hearings. Federal: The U.S. Forest Service is the lead federal agency coordinating the National Environmental Policy Act process, and is responsible for approving or denying PGE’s special use authorization on federal lands managed by USFS. Other federal agencies with land management authority will also need to issue approval for the sit-

ing of the transmission line. The USFS is currently preparing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Cascade Crossing, which is anticipated to be released for public review and comment in early 2013. Tribal: The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is conducting its own permitting process for tribal lands. Options PGE proposes in preliminary state application To view a map and narrative description of the current proposed options included in PGE’s preliminary state application for site certificate, please visit the Project Options Update page on the project website. Public involvement opportunities Throughout the process, PGE, ODOE and USFS will continue to provide public involvement opportunities. For more information on project milestones and upcoming public involvement opportunities, please visit the Upcoming Opportunities for Public Involvement page on the project website. Field studies continue PGE will continue to conduct aerial and on-the-ground surveys in 2012 on private and public property in the proposed corridor and most alternate segments. These studies identify agricultural lands, cultural and historical sites, and more than 420 species of plants, fish, wildlife and their habitats and are required by state, federal and tribal permitting processes. They also will help PGE avoid or minimize impacts. PGE also will begin conducting land surveys to develop legal descriptions necessary for appraisals. The appraisals determine the value of the property needed for rights of way, and are the basis for

discussions with landowners regarding compensation. PGE may need to conduct multiple visits on properties during the next two years and sincerely thanks property owners for their cooperation as it conducts these required studies. What is the Cascade Crossing Transmission Project? The proposed Cascade Crossing Transmission Project is a 500kilovolt transmission line that would run 215 miles from Boardman, Ore., to the Salem area. The project includes the new transmission line, four new substations and upgrades to existing substations. The project, which could deliver up to 2,600 megawatts of electricity to customers, is proposed to enhance reliability of the region’s electrical grid, provide transmission access to more renewable energy projects and help meet customers’ growing energy needs. PGE has identified a proposed corridor and several alternate segments. To minimize impacts, the proposed corridor parallels existing transmission corridors most of the way. In order to build the project, PGE needs approvals from the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the U.S. government. To develop the final route, PGE will work with these agencies to balance economic, social and environmental impacts, along with electrical and engineering constraints. If approved, PGE expects to begin construction in 2014 and bring the project into service in late 2016 or early 2017. For more information on the project, visit

The seven PGE open houses are scheduled as follows: Boardman: March 5, 4 – 7 p.m. and March 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Port of Morrow, 2 Marine Drive Maupin: March 8, 4 – 7 p.m., South Wasco County High School, 699 4th Street Salem: March 10, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., PGE Line Center, 4245 Kale Street N.E. Stayton: March 12, 4 – 7 p.m., Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia Portland: March 13, 4 – 7 p.m., Two World Trade Center, Plaza Conference Room, 121 S.W. Salmon Mill City: March 15, 4 – 7 p.m., Mill City Middle School, 450 S.W. Evergreen

Boardman Senior Center Breakfast Saturday, March 2nd:

7:30 - 10:30 am Sausage/Ham, Eggs/ Pancakes, Hash Browns, Biscuits & Gravy, Coffee/Juice


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9th Annual Jokers Ball April 1st “No shirt, no shoes, No ballroom blues. Put on a grin, Stay home and Win!” Non-dancers of all ages - Impress your sweetie by purchasing tickets to the 9th Annual Joker’s Ball. A wonderful time (in spirit only) will be had by all. Purchase tickets by March 31. Tickets are $10.00 each. The Joker’s Ball is a fundraiser organized by the North Morrow Community Foundation to benefit “Arts Impact Youth” programs in Boardman and Irrigon Schools. It is a great event and no one needs to be there. For each $10.00 ticket you purchase, your name will be placed in a prize drawing. There are prizes galore! Drawing to be held at 10 am, April 1st, 2012 at Sunrise Café. Winners need not be present, prizes will be delivered. Prizes for 2012 Joker’s Ball include gifts from: Wildhorse Resort, Maryhill Winery, Port of Morrow, Boardman Hardware, Visa Gift Cards, Banner Bank, Daltoso Family, Doherty Family, Desert Lanes, Tri Cities Dust Devils, Starbucks, Les Schwab, Kopacz Nursery, Fudruckers, Westwinds Nursery, Mouse Factory, Quicky Lube, “The Local Place” and more! Joker’s Ball proceeds have enriched arts programs in Boardman and Irrigon Schools for nine years. Joker’s Ball tickets are available at Banner Bank and Bank of Eastern Oregon in Boardman. Tickets can also be purchased in Boardman and Irrigon communities from Lisa Constantine, Kate Close, Mary Lou Daltoso, Carol Michael, Karen Pettigrew and Rose Sebastian. Or mail a $10.00 check payable to NMCF to: 305 Boardman Ave NE, Boardman, OR 97818. Include your telephone number, and a drawing ticket will be filled out for you. North Morrow Community Foundation is an IRS 501©(3) tax exempt organization for the public benefit. NMCF Tax ID number is: 93-1317109.

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Boardman Buzzzzzzzz Hello Boardman Community! Since February is leaving with a lot of wind, maybe March will bring in a beautiful spring. February was an exciting month for the ChamDiane Wolfe, CEO ber. Our banquet was a great success and we honored our outstanding citizens at the Awards presentation. And by the looks of the evening everyone had a great time at the gaming tables. We had some pretty excited prize winners! The silent auction table was

loaded with some fantastic prizes and some great deals for our participants. I had the opportunity in February to attend the WACE (Western Association of Chamber Executives) meeting in Las Vegas. It was a very informative meeting and I really enjoyed all the speakers and hopefully brought home some great new ideas for us. And no I didn’t skip any classes to play in Vegas, in fact the only time I left the hotel was for about an hour on Thursday night after the banquet and walked the strip. I really enjoy Vegas but was certainly ready to come home to the quiet! Does that mean I’m getting old since the noise was bothering me!?!!? Then the next week we held the

Frostbite Golf Tournament It’s Frostbite Golf time again! The last Saturday in March will be the day that the golfers take their chances with the weather at the Willow Run Golf Course. And no matter what the weather is that day you know that after this tournament that Spring is just around the corner. So all you golfers get your clubs out of storage and get your teams rounded up so you can join your fellow golfers in the traditional Columbia Basin “rite of spring”. The tournament starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 31 at the Willow Run Golf Course. This will be a 4-person scramble, with a “shot gun” start. Tournament participation is limited to 80 golfers and registration deadline is March 26. The registration forms are available at the chamber so if you haven’t played before and want a registration form just call the chamber 541-481-3014. Registration is $50 per person or $200 for a 4 person team plus a $8 trail charge for use of your golf cart. There are a limited number of carts that may be rented. During the tournament we will be holding our annual raffle , if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle just let us know, we will be happy to come pick it up. We also have hole sponsorships for the tournament for $50 each and all the proceeds from the Frostbite Golf Tournament go to the Riverside High School scholarship fund. On Friday evening we will hold the Calcutta and Social at the Port of Morrow at

6:00 pm. This is your chance to bid on your favorite team, enjoy some fun indoor golf games and visit with fellow golfers and tournament sponsors while enjoying beverages and snacks. Don’t miss out on this fun event, we have something for everyone to enjoy. Work on Wellness in Morrow County An opportunity for local business to learn about health insurance costs and employee wellness opportunities. Lunch will be provided Planned topics include: - Simple steps businesses can take to encourage better employee health - A presentation on factors influencing your health insurance costs - Presentation of local success stories and countywide efforts to improve health Heppner Tuesday, April 24th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Episcopal Church Boardman Wednesday, April 25th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Port of Morrow March Chamber Lunch Dan Turley with the Local Emergency Planning Committee will be the guest speaker at the chamber lunch on Wednesday, March 21 at 12:00 noon at the Port of Morrow. Dan will be talking to us about what is happening locally with the companies that use hazardous chemicals. At press time the caterer has not been determined. Cost for lunch is $10 per person and RSVP is required by Monday, March 19. 541-481-3014.

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Celebration of life for Nadine A. Bailey Friday, March 2nd, 1:00 pm Boardman Senior Center

first of the training sessions with the Ford Institute for Community Building; Effective Organizations program. Twenty-five people from throughout Morrow County signed up for this training and this first week end we learned about how organizations work and on developing strategic plans. The next session will be in April in Heppner and we will be talking about grant opportunities and have the chance to meet some of the potential funders. February 24, Pat McGaughey came to Boardman to present a seminar on Excellence in the Workplace. It was quite an opportunity to have such a great speaker in our community. Pat travels around the United States

training and working with organizations. He was also the facilitator at our Chamber Board retreat on Saturday. Looking ahead, March will be another busy month. We will attend the Northwest Chamber Leaders conference in Coeur d’Alene and the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Portland. And we can’t forget St. Patrick’s Day in Heppner and our great Frostbite Golf Tournament at the end of March. Also in March you will receive your new membership directory and our annual report. Have a good month of March and I guarantee the chamber will be working hard to promote and enhance our community. Till next month, di

North Morrow Community Foundation

Cordially Invites You to Attend April 1, 2012 In Spirit Only

9th Annual Jokers Ball Prizes for 2012 Joker’s Ball include gifts from: Wildhorse Resort, Maryhill Winery, Port of Morrow, Boardman Hardware, Visa Gift Cards, Banner Bank, Daltoso Family, Doherty Family, Desert Lanes, Tri Cities Dust Devils, Starbucks, Les Schwab, Kopacz Nursery, Fudruckers, Westwinds Nursery, Mouse Factory, Quicky Lube, “The Local Place” And Much More!

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

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Bank of Eastern Oregon offers scholarships

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Jeff Bailey, President and CEO of Bank of Eastern Oregon. “Bank of Eastern Oregon will again offer twenty $500 Agriculture/Business scholarships for graduating high school seniors at Heppner, Ione, Arlington, Condon,

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Wanted: Morrow Soil & Water Conservation District


Morrow SWCD Directors by Zone

Zone Directors must own or manage 10 or more acres of land in the district, be involved in the active management of the property, reside within the boundaries of the district, and be a registered voter. As a Director, your attendance of meeting will help to identify local conservation needs/resource concerns; set corresponding goals; develop plans with clear, measurable objectives towards those goals; ensure implementation; monitor programs/ projects during implementation; and evaluate results. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CALL US!

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Boardman, Irrigon, Spray, Fossil, Burns, Crane, John Day, Monument, Long Creek, Dayville, Mitchell, Moro, Prairie City, Enterprise, Wallowa, and Joseph,” announced Jeff Bailey, president and CEO of Bank of Eastern Oregon. This marks the 20th year the bank is sponsoring the $500 scholarships to students. “Through the years, we have awarded approximately $86,000 in scholarships. We are proud of our graduates and pleased to continue offering the scholarships to the talented and deserving recipients in our market area,” continued Bailey. Applicants must plan to enroll in college in either agriculture or business. Selection will be based on scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. Applications can be picked up from school counselors or at a

branch of Bank of Eastern Oregon. Or, go online and download the application at (Community Commitment link). The deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2012. ABOUT BEO BANCORP BEO Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of Eastern Oregon, which operates 12 branches and two loan production offices in nine eastern Oregon counties. Branches are located in Arlington, Ione, Heppner, Condon, Irrigon, Boardman, Burns, John Day, Prairie City, Fossil, Moro, and Enterprise; loan production offices are located in Hermiston and Ontario. Bank of Eastern Oregon also operates a mortgage division and offers brokerage services through BEO Financial Services. The bank’s website is

Child Safety Seat Clinic Saturday April 07, 12 PM- 3 PM Parking lot by Select Market Area, Boardman OR

4 out of 5 child safety seats are incorrectly used. Is your child riding safely? Local Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians can check your child’s safety seat during the free clinic. Oregon’s Child Occupant Protection Laws Child Restraint Law: Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh 40 pounds. Infants must ride rear facing until they reach both one year of age AND 20 pounds, but the American Academy of Pediatrics now advises keeping infants rear facing until 2 years as a best practice. Booster Seat Law: Children over 40 pounds must use a booster seat until they are age 8 OR 4’9" in height. Safety Belts: A child taller than 4’9" OR age 8 or older must be properly secured with the vehicle’s safety belt. The child is properly secured if the lap belt is positioned low across the thighs and the shoulder belt is positioned over the collarbone and away from the neck. Brought to you by the Boardman Police Department, Oregon State Police, Hermiston Fire, Emergency, & Police Dept., Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Umatilla County Commission on Children and Families, Morrow County Public Health Department, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Umatilla Morrow Head Start Inc., Good Shepherd Hospital, Mid-Columbia Bus and ACTS Oregon

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Fair and rodeo Queen Maggie to be crowned March 10 Country music, old time fiddlers, visiting royalty, county dignitaries, prime rib or chicken dinner, silent and live auctions, are all on the evening’s agenda for raising money for this year’s queen. Sponsors of her official attire and awards will be highlighted at the coronation. Including Morrow County Grain Growers; Queen’s chaps, Bank of Eastern Oregon; Queen’s Montana Silver Buckle, Banner Bank, Boardman; Montana Silver heart earrings and necklace set, Willow Maggie Collins, Morrow County Fair Creek Storage; 2012 cusand Oregon Trail Pro Rodeo Queen tom Montana Silver Mark your calendars for a great Queen’s Crown, Roger and Rena night of music, food and the offi- Henry; custom hand made leather cial coronation of the 2012 Mor- belt, Montana Silver bracelet and row County Fair and Oregon Trail Queen’s Resistol hat, Hal and Rita Pro Rodeo Queen Maggie Collins, Bergstrom family; Queen’s sash, on Saturday, March 10th, at 6:00 work jacket and much more. Mike’s p.m. at the Morrow County Fair Mobile Slaughter, Mike and Judy grounds in Heppner. The 2012 Fair (Jepsen) Julio; a whole pig cut and theme is Country Pride…..County wrapped for raffle sale, Sykes Real Wide, at the Morrow County Fair. Estate, David Sykes; printing of

coronation tickets. Sponsors will be recognized closer to and at coronation for their monetary and award sponsorships. “The support from the community and county so far has been fantastic!” stated Sylvia Sandford, court director. “We are so excited to celebrate in Maggie’s official crowing and night of fund raising with her family and friends. She is going to be a great county representative as well as role model for future queens.” Tickets are now on sale for the coronation and can be purchased in advance at Murray’s Drug, Heppner, the Fair office,676-9474, Queen chaperone Jean Collins, 676-8037, or Sylvia Sandford, 541 571-5930. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for youth, and 5 and under free. All proceeds go to benefit Queen Maggie’s year. The court is also looking for donations of gift baskets, gift certificates, services, desserts, for silent and live auction items. Please contact either Jean or Sylvia with those contributions. Mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss this celebration!

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Columbia River Community Health Services Employee of the Month for January and February

April Smith, Medical Assistant: This is April’s third employee of the month honor. She works closely with Dr. Maher providing outstanding patient care.

Briggete Campos, Receptionist, is the latest addition to the staff of CRCHS. She looks forward to the move to the new clinic building later this year.

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Tillicum’s Valentine’s Day flowers a big hit

Boardman police department welcomes new officer

Tillicum Club held their first annual fund-raiser selling flowers for Valentine’s Day. The bouquets of flowers consisted of carnations and roses. Club members took orders in January to ensure delivery for Valentine’s Day to the recepients. Pictured from left to right: Brenda Profit, Shelby Pearcy, Margie Hollandsworth and Phyllis Gilbertson.

As of January 9th, the Boardman Police Department has a full roster. Officer Jeremy Fye joined the Boardman Police Department, filling the last open position and bringing the department to eight full-time officers. Mayor Phillips conducted a public swearing-in ceremony at the February 7th City Council meeting. Officer Fye worked as a police officer in the City of Nyssa before coming to Boardman. He had also worked as an officer for the cities of Umatilla and Stanfield prior to moving to Nyssa. Officer Fye is married and has one child. He said they are glad to be living back in

the area. In other City business, the Council appointed the City’s Finance Director, Thomas Kligel, as the City’s Budget Officer for the 201213 budget meetings in April. The Council also approved the first reading of an ordinance adopting an Interchange Area Management Plan for the I-84/Port of Morrow interchange. The next meeting of the Boardman City Council will be Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Boardman City Hall; Council will begin at 7pm. Boardman Police Officer, Jeremy Fry


Chamber After Hours, Thursday March 29, 5:00 pm. Refreshments, Drawings for Door Prizes and more...

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Jessica Calvillo wins WRE Geographic Bee Moves One Step Closer to $25,000 College Scholarship

Sixth Grader Jessica Calvillo Boardman, OR January 18, 2012 – Jessica Calvillo, a sixth grade student at Windy River Elementary, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 18, 2012 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 21st annual National Geographic Bee. The Bee is sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The kickoff for this year’s Bee was the week of November 14, with thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories participating. The

school winners, including Jessica, took a written test; 100 of the top scorers in each state will be eligible to compete in their state Bee March 30, 2012 The National geographic Society will provide an all-expensepaid trip to Washington, D.C., for state champions and teacher-escorts to participate in the National geographic Bee national championship on May 22-24, 2012. The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic (visit “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek will moderate the national finals on May 24. The program will air on television. Check local listings for dates and times. Everyone can brush up on geography with GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz at geobee, which poses ten new questions a day, or by downloading the “National Geographic GeoBee Challenge” app, with 1000 questions culled from past Bees, from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; from the Android Market; or for Nook Color.

The National Geographic Society is one of the worlds’ largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 9,600 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit Also competing in this year’s top ten at Windy River were Reserve Champion Brandon Harris along with Andy Melendez, Grace Wheeler, Aidan Barresse, Zoey Gilbert, Sayra Diaz, Fabian Meza, Aramis Corpus, and Sonia Medina. Contact: Theresa ProctorReece, Tag Coordinator, Windy River Elementary; 481-2526, ext 2752

Top Row: Fabian Meza, Sonia Medina, Andy Melendez, Grace Wheeler, Mrs. Proctor-Reece. Middle Row: Aiden Barresse, Aramis Corpus, Sayra Diaz, Zoey Gilbert. Bottom Row: Reserve Champion Brandon Harris and Champion Jessica Calvillo.

Hub of the Northwest Coming Soon ~ SAGE CENTER

Tillicum Club will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7th, 10:00 am at the Boardman Marina Park. There will be face painting and lots of eggs to gather with candies inside! There will also be a designated area for special needs children, with chaperones provided by the Tillicum Club. Come & join the fun!

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.

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

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The Boardman Tillicum Club announces the flamingos have returned! The Boardman Tillicum Club held its meeting on February 21 and announced that the flamingos have returned from the winter feeding grounds! If you would like them to land in your yard or know someone who would like them in theirs, please let Club Members Carol Allison or Phyllis Gilbertson know. The club would also like to thank all those individuals who ordered Valentine’s Day Flowers from us this year. They were a huge success for the club and we will be making them an annual event. The Frostbite is set to happen on March 31st and as you golfers

know, the Tillicum Club provides the lunch. This year we are changing the menu and hope everyone who golfs will be signing up soon. Golfing is fun, but the Club’s lunch makes it worth the entry fee! So get your entries in! The Boardman Tillicum, organized in 1945, is made up of Boardman area women interested in fellowships and service to the Boardman Community. They meet the third Tuesday of each month, with the exception of June, July and August, at member’s homes. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining, please contact Christy Rivera at 541-571-3142.

Riverside Sports Schedule March 2012 Basketball: Boys Varsity Semi-Finals Wrestling: Boys Junior High Semi-Finals Basketball: Boys Varsity State Finals Wrestling: Boys Junior High Semi-Finals Baseball: Boys Varsity Jamboree Baseball: Boys JV Jamboree 03-12-12 Baseball: Boys Varsity 03-13-12 Tennis: Varsity Match 03-15-12 Track: Varsity Invitational 03-16-12 Baseball: Boys Varsity Game Baseball: Boys JV 03-16-12 Softball: Girls Varsity 03-16-12 Baseball: Boys JV 03-16-12 Baseball: Boys Varsity 03-16-12 Softball: Girls Varsity 03-16-12 Softball: Girls Varsity 03-17-12 Softball: Girls Varsity 03-17-12 Softball: Girls Varsity 03-19-12

03-02-12 TBD @ RHS 03-02-12 TBD @ RHS 03-03-12 TBD @ RHS 03-03-12 TBD @ RHS 03-12-12 4:00PM @ Hermiston 4:00PM @ Stanfield Secondary 4:00PM vs. Goldendale @ RHS 4:00PM vs. Sherman Co. @ RHS TBD @The Dalles Wahtonka High 03-16-12 12:00PM@Irrigon 12:00PM vs. Pilot Rock @ RHS 12:00PM @Irrigon High 2:00PM Pilot Rock @ RHS S 2:30PM @Irrigon HS 2:30PM @Irrigon HS 12:00PM vs. Knappa @ RHS 2:30PM vs. Knappa @ RHS 4:00PM vs.Columbia (White Salmon) High School

Baseball: Boys Varsity Baseball: Boys JV Track: Varsity Invitational Baseball: Boys JV Softball: Girls Varsity Baseball: Boys Varsity Tennis: Varsity Softball: Girls Varsity Baseball: Boys Varsity Tennis: Varsity Baseball: Boys Varsity Softball: Girls Varsity Softball: Girls Varsity Baseball: Boys Varsity Baseball: Boys Varsity Softball: Girls Varsity Softball: Girls Varsity

4:00PM vs. Stanfield @ RHS 4:30PM @Pendleton HS 1:00PM @Pendleton HS 4:00PM vs. Heppner @ RHS 12:00PM vs. Echo @ RHS 1:00PM vs. J F. Kennedy @ RHS 2:00PM vs. Griswold @ RHS 2:30PM vs. Echo @ RHS 4:00PM vs. JF Kennedy @ RHS 1:00PM vs. Stanfield @ RHS 03-26-12 10:00AM TBA@RHS 03-26-12 10:00AM TBA@RHS 03-26-12 1:00PM TBA@RHS 03-26-12 2:00PMTBA@RHS 03-27-12 TBD @RHS 03-27-12 10:00AM TBA@RHS 03-27-12 1:00PM TBA@RHS

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Oregon Trail Library announces the addition of Mango Languages Oregon Trail Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons. (Marsha Richmond) made the announcement. Mango is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. With an Oregon Trail Library Card, patrons can access the system from any computer connected to the internet. Apps for the IPad, IPhone & IPod Touch are also available. Alternatively, a patron without a computer can visit the library and access the program directly from computers provided in the library. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex conversational elements within an audio-visual framework that allows the user to draw important connections between pieces of information they have already learned. Mango currently offers 38 different Basic & Complete language programs for English speakers and 15 ESL courses for non-English speaking residents. The Mango Complete programs are 100-lesson

courses designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. Alternatively, Mango Basic teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. Each Basic course requires only two to five hours of time to complete. The availability of Mango languages in the Oregon Trail Library district is made possible by the financial support from local businesses & organizations wishing to improve the communication between their employees as well as the residents of their community. It was found that by combining resources, they could offer the whole community the benefits of improving their language skills far more effectively than they could individually to their employees. The five local businesses and organizations of Morrow County supporting the program are: Boardman Chamber of Commerce Boardman Foods, Inc. Cascade Specialties, Inc. Courtesy Staffing, Inc. Heppner Friends of the Library “We are thrilled to add our district’s libraries to the growing list of libraries across the country who has added Mango to their resources,” said Marsha Richmond. “Some people need to learn a second language for business, travel or educational reasons. Others just

want to because they think it would be interesting. No matter the reason, learning the language should be fun. With Mango, it definitely is.” To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program has to offer, stop by the library and we will give you an introduction. With your library card you can access Mango via the library website at If you are a resident within the Oregon Trail Library District (Boardman, Heppner or Irrigon) and wish to obtain a library card, please visit one of our local branches with an ID & proof of residency and fill out an application. For more information, contact the Oregon Trail Library Boardman library at 541-481-2665 or OTLD Heppner branch at 541-676-9964. Founded in 2007, Mango Languages is recognized as a leading provider of online language learning services to libraries, government agencies, corporations and the general public. Designed by a team of linguists, teachers, software developers, human interface specialists, writers, voice talents and designers, the company’s award-winning language learning system has drawn acclaim from prominent national and international reference groups, educational resources, Web organizations and travel guides. For more information, visit

The Tortoise & The Hare Windy River Elementary School 500 Tatone St., Boardman, OR Audition: 10:00 am Monday, March 26 Performances: 2:00 and 5:00 pm Saturday, March 31 Adults $2.00 - Youth $1.00 General Seating, Doors close 5 minutes before show time

Information: 541-481-4761 “Funded by donations from Morrow County Cultural Coalition and North Morrow Community Foundation”

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BEO Bancorp reports strong 2011 earnings Heppner, Oregon, (February 2, 2012) BEO Bancorp (OTCBB:BEOB) and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced consolidated year end 2011 earnings of $2,011,567, an increase of 21.5% when compared to $1,656,016 in 2010. Earnings per share were $2.18, up from $1.80 in 2010. Total as- CEO Jeff Bailey sets increased 3.5% from $251.7 million to $260.4 million. Net loans ended 2011 at $199.9 million, up 4.2% year over year. Deposits increased 3.0% from $223.5 million to $230.3 million. “We are very pleased with the 2011 results, especially when you consider the sluggish economic recovery that our nation is experiencing. On a regional basis, the farm and ranch economy performed quite well. We had a fabulous wheat harvest across the region and cattle prices are very strong. The strength in the agriculture sector is helping to support our rural communities in spite of unemployment numbers higher than we would like to see,” said President and CEO, Jeff Bailey.

“Total shareholders’ equity increased 12.3% year over year to $17.55 million. Our Tier 1 capital ratio of 10.63% matches up favorably to our peer banks across the nation and continues to make us the highest capitalized bank in eastern Oregon,” said Chief Financial Officer, Mark Lemmon. “Return on Average Assets is 0.79% and Return on Average Equity is 12.12%, compared to 0.67% and 11.0%, respectively, year over year”. Chief Operations Officer, Gary Propheter said, “Year over year deposit growth has slowed, but we still see growth in spite of the continued low rate environment. The overall support from our local communities is impressive. The continued trend of growth in core deposits tells us our customers are happy with Bank of Eastern Oregon’s style of banking, our flexible products, and the excellent, professional service provided by our banking teams.” “During peak borrowing season our loans were at an all-time high, but with a great harvest and high cattle prices, as expected, we experienced pay downs a bit sooner in the cycle than normal. This is good news but translates to more modest loan growth when you look at year over year numbers. We continue to see good lending opportunities within our market and are

ready to loan money to qualified borrowers,” said EVP and Chief Credit Officer, E. George Koffler. “When we look at provision for loan losses and write downs on other real estate, the 2011 numbers were very similar to 2010. Over the last three years, we have taken prudent steps in aggressively addressing problem loans. Other real estate owned is down 49.6% from 2010. We see this as a very positive sign but will cautiously watch developments associated with the slow national and global economic recovery,” concluded Koffler. “2011 was a very good year for Bank of Eastern Oregon. The past three years have been challenging for all banks, but thanks to the loyalty of our shareholders, customers and employees, Bank of Eastern Oregon has weathered the storm. Our capital ratios are strong, our troubled assets are manageable, and we continue to fund our loan loss reserve to buffet the possibility of a prolonged economic downturn. Even though there are still a few challenges to be met, I remain confident the worst is behind us and that there are brighter days ahead,” concluded Bailey. For further information on the company or to access internet banking, please visit our website at

Frostbite Open Golf Tournament Saturday, March 31 4-Person Scramble $50/Person + cart fee NOT A GOLFER???? Attend the Calcutta & Social, Friday, March 30 Lend your Support: All Proceeds go for Scholarships for RHS kids Call 481-3014

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Some of our services include: * Well Baby/Child Exams * Childhood Immunizations * Sport Physicals * Men’s and Women’s Health Exams * CDL Physicals * Pre-employment Drug Screening * Chronic Disease Management * Diabetes Management * Adult Immunizations * Flu Shots * Access to dental care * Sliding Scale Fee Arrangements

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Oregon Trail Library Boardman Branch Fiction: Death Benefit, Robin Cook All I Did was Shoot My Man, Walter Mosley D.C. Dead, Stuart Woods The Look of Love, Mary Jane Behrends Clark Copper Beach, Jayne Ann Krentz How It All Began, Penelope Lively The Odds, Stewart Onan All Necessary Force, Brad Taylor Power Play, Ben Bova Home Front, Kristin Hannah A Dance With Dragons, George R Martin The Runaways, Max Brand Non-Fiction: The Instant Economist, Timothy Taylor The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, Kurt Schnaubelt Landscaping for Privacy, Marty Wingate The Royal Stuarts, Allan Massie Elizabeth The Queen, Sally Bedell Smith Boardman Library Hours: Mon. 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tues. Closed Wed. 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thu. Noon - 5:00 PM Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sat. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sun. Closed Irrigon Branch: Tuesday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Closed for Lunch 1:30pm -4:00pm Thursday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Closed for Lunch 1:30pm -4:00pm

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Academics: Jesus Resendiz, Abril Rosales, Adonay Murrillo, Jacob Murguia, Gavin Cates, Octavio Estrella, Alex Silva, Daniella Ruiz, Arely Calvillo, Luis Pacheco, Juan Reyna, Andrew Zellars, Joshua McDonough, Edgar Murguia, Angel Acosta, Jessica Amaya. Respect: Arely Cambero, Perla Rodriguez, Vicente Zuniga, Luis Serrato, Eneida Meraz, James Tiboni, Mateo Rockwell, Edgar Juarez, Emilio Medel, Axel Gonzalez, Quin McClenahen, Taylor Schneider, Noe Ruiz, Erika Rodriguez, Caleb Cambero, Cassandra Calvillo. Responsibility: Lelila Cambero, Italia Rodriguez, Miriam Landeros, Martha Calvillo, David Madrigal, Samantha Romero, Jahir Estrella, Emmanuel Mendoza, Jesus Montes, Allen Rodriguez, Pedro Marquez, Samantha Rea, Jimena Maldonado, Hailee Pratt, Alexis Partlow, Hilary Payne. Safety: Maya Navarro, Samantha Fulsang, Miriam Landeros, Ivan Franco, Carlos Conchas, Clarissa Sanchez, Jesus Santacruz, Faith Acheson, Ariana Morales, Anthony Rodriguez, Lupita Silva, Juan Hernandez, Pavel Castellano, Evelin Guardado, Monse Pacheco, Zurial Martinez.

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The Country Rose Floral Department 233 N. Main * Heppner, OR 97836 * (541)676-9426 John R. and Ann Marie Murray, RPh. - Owners Proudly serving Morrow, Gilliam, Wheeler Counties for over 50 Years. A family of Pharmacists ready to serve: John Murray, RPh Rod Murray, RPh Ann Murray RPh Laurie Murray, Pharmacy Intern, OSU College of Pharmacy Pharmacy, Gift, Floral, Wine, Gourmet Espresso, Digital Photo Processing, Housewares, Toys & More. Join us for the St. Patrick’s Celebration March 16-18 We can mail Prescriptions * Call for more information. Phone: 541/676-9199 * Fax: 541/676-5015 Email: Web: Hours: M-F 7:30 am - 6:00 pm * Sat. 9 - 6 Pharmacy hrs. 9-6 M-F (Closed Lunch 1-2 & Saturdays)

March 15, 16, 17 @ 7:00pm March 18 @ 2:00pm — Tickets: $5.00 for students/seniors & $8.00 for adults

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Community Focus


he Boardman Farmers Market returns for 2012. The market will have new hours and a new location. The new location is the north side of the I-84 exit and the new hours will be 4:00pm until 7:00pm. The market will be held every Monday beginning June 4 and ending September 17, 2012. Visit our website at If you are grower, farmer, crafter, foodie or just want to sell something please contact us. arch at Blue Mountain Community College brings with it the end of Winter Term and the long-awaited Spring Break. Finals week ends on Friday, March 23, freeing up the next week for fun. In the meantime, though, students should be preparing for Spring Term classes. Registration opened on Monday, February 27. Registration is best accomplished online at Students are reminded that they must consult with an advisor before being cleared to register. They are also reminded that academic advising is available at BMCC Boardman during regular office hours, Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-5 pm. Other times are available by appointment if necessary. Coming up on March 7, BMCC Boardman will offer a one-day workshop entitiled “Getting a Grant: An Introduction to the Basics.” The class is set to run from 9 am until 1 pm with a cost of $25. Topics of the class include demystifying the grant-seeking process, developing a winning proposal and dealing with the decision. Workshop will be taught by Susan Plass, BMCC Director of Grants, who has 20


years experience with proposals and grants. Interested students are asked to pre-register at or by calling Anne Morter, Morrow County Coordinator, at 541-481-2099. BMCC Boardman is also pleased to announce the return of Zumba in Boardman. Helen Gallaway will be teaching Zumba at Sam Boardman Elementary on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm. Students may register online at (Click on Students, then on Schedule of Classes to access Interactive Online Schedule.) Cost is $59 for the 11 week class. Helen became a licensed Zumba Instructor in April of 2011. She has taught Zumba both in SE Arizona and now here in Oregon. She is also licensed in Zumba Toning (Zumba with weights) and eight different dance rhythms. She is closing in on a restorative yoga teaching certification as well, which focuses on stretching and strengthening the body and relieving daily tensions. Spring Term will begin on Monday, April 2 meaning a new session of EL Civic and GED prep classes will begin at that time. Orientation for new students will be held during the first week. EL Civics class is set for Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 and GED is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30. Boardman residents should soon receive a Spring Term Flyer of Classes by mail or access the class selection online at anytime. Anyone needing assistance with class selection or scheduling is welcome to stop by or call BMCC Boardman at 541-481-2099. Regular office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-7:30 and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30.

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Become a Volunteer Firefighter Boardman Rural Fire Protection District is now accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighters. No Experience needed * Be part of the tradition. * Be part of the excitement. * Be part of the community. Become a Volunteer Firefighter Today! Applications can be picked up Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm @ 300 SW Wilson Ln. Boardman, Oregon or Contact us @ 541-481-3473

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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)

ROOMS FOR RENT ROOM FOR RENT to share my home. Utilities paid, Cable T.V. Internet, Washer & Dryer. $300.00 per month $100.00 Deposit. Call 541-922-2495.

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

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Express Employment Professionals Greenhouse Worker Lifting 25lbs, Standing, Planting Experience, Tobacco Free Environment $9.00/Hr 120 E Hurlburt Ave, Hermiston OR Morrow SWCD is taking resume’s for a book keeper. Responsibilities include invoicing, budgeting and accounts payable. Position will be less than halftime and must be proficient with QuickBooks. Submit resume with current and past experience focusing on QuickBooks. Mail resume’ to Morrow SWCD, PO Box 127, Heppner, OR 97836. Pay will be based on experience. Background checks are required. Submission deadline is 4 p.m. Monday, March 12.

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Tuesday March 6 Spaghetti Green Beans Green Salad w/ Apples Garlic Bread Strawberry Parfait Tuesday March 13 Macaroni & Cheese Green Goddess Salad Spinach Jello Bread & Butter Tuesday March 20 Hobo Stew Carrot Salad Corn Bread Apple Bars Tuesday March 27 Fish Sticks Coleslaw Tater Tots Brussel Sprouts Bread & Butter Fruit Cup

Thursday March 8 Oven Baked Chicken Rice & Gravy Potato Salad Peas & Carrots Biscuits Bread Pudding Thursday March 15 Birthday Dinner Baked Ham & Sweet Potatoes Salad Veggie Medley Rolls Ice Cream & Cake March 22 Meat Loaf Baked Potatoes Broccoli Ramen Salad Biscuits Choc. Pudding & Bananas March 29 Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Fruit Salad Baked Beans Rolls Choc. Cherry Bars

The Oregon Trail Library District would like to thank John Boufford for all of his work to bring Mango Languages to the communities of Boardman, Heppner and Irrigon. The District would also like to thank the following entities for their financial support which made obtaining Mango Languages possible - Boardman Chamber of Commerce, Boardman Foods, Inc., Cascade Specialties, Inc., Courtesy Staffing, Inc., and the Heppner Friends of the Library. The Valentine flowers from the Tillicum Club were lovely! I was so happy that the Club began this project again in Boardman. Kathie McGowan

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: Columbia River Community Health Services 201 Kinkade Ave. Boardman

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