North Morrow Times August, 2017

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Volume XXVI Number 1 August 4, 2017 FREE MONTHLY PUBLICATION



FREE concert series in Boardman and Irrigon continues in August Blue Mountain Spanish Sound will perform for the FREE Music in the Parks outdoor summer concert series on August 7 th at the Boardman Marina Park, located off N. Main Street on Marine Drive. Blue Mountain Spanish Sound is an acoustic guitar duo comprised of Jesse Campos and Lance Smith. Two of the most popular performers in the Walla Walla Valley, they play all-original classical guitar music with Latin influences and have released two albums. Jason Valentine, of Good Morning Northwest, KVEW ABC TV, says they are the “Fastest fingers in the Northwest”. Blue Mountain Spanish Sound has a NEW CD released December 27th called “DIMENSIONS” with 15 new songs. Tri Cities area band Cruise

Control will perform on August 14th at the Irrigon Marina Park, located off Highway 730 in Irrigon. Cruise Control is a 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s cover band that plays Rock, Pop, and Country Rock music. Together with their unique blend of voices, they play everything from the hard drivin’ rock and roll to the softer melodies that bring back the memories of special occasions and invite the listener to reminisce over experiences that used to be so clear. Feel free to tap your toe, dance, or just sing along, whichever makes you happy. From time to time the band provides an open mic for people in the audience to display their talents or fulfill their dream of singing with a rock band. The band is versatile and many times will take requests from the era they cover.

The Music in the Parks outdoor summer concert series is held each summer alternating between Boardman and Irrigon Marina Parks. The concerts are free to the public and begin at 7 p.m. on Monday nights. The 2017 concert series runs through August 14th. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Judy’s Chuck Wagon. The series is funded by the Morrow County Unified Recreation District and Portland General Electric and sponsored by the North Morrow Community Foundation. In the event of inclement weather, Boardman performances will be held at the SAGE Center and Irrigon performances will be held at the Irrigon Senior Center. For more information about the Music in the Parks concert series, contact Tami at 541-571-0844. Blue Mountain Spanish Sound is an acoustic guitar duo comprised of Jesse Campos and Lance Smith.

Cruise Control is a 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s cover band that plays Rock, Pop, and Country Rock music. They will be performing August 14th at the Irrigon Marina Park.

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Community Calendar August 2017 5 Breakfast at the Boardman Senior Center @ 7:30 to 10:30 am 7 Irrigon Senior Meal (each Monday) Stokes Landing in Irrigon - Noon Public Health Clinic (each Monday &Tuesday) 8:30 - 4:30 pm closed 12:30 - 1:00 pm Boardman - County Building 8 Boardman Senior Meal (each Tuesday & Thursday) Noon Senior Center Boardman, located by the City Hall Greenfield Grange meeting (2nd Tuesday of each month) 6 pm potluck, 7pm meeting. 9 Storyhour (Thursdays) Oregon Trail Library, Boardman @12:30 pm Domestic Violence/Womens Support Group (each Thursday) 4:006:30 pm at SCF Office in Boardman Boardman Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors meets the (2nd Thursday each month) at 7:00 pm at 300 SW Wilson Lane Boardman Park & Rec. District Workshop Meeting @ Park Office - 6 pm Boardman Kiwanis Meeting (1st Thursday of each month) at River Lodge & Grill at 6:30 am. & 3rd Thursday at Ordnance at 6:00 pm City Council Meeting@City Hall at 7:00 pm 15 Tillicum Club meets the (3rd Tuesday of each month) @ 7:00 pm 16 County Court - Boardman - River Front Center - 9:00 am Boardman Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Noon, Riverfront Center Boardman City Planning Commission - City Hall - 7:00 pm 19 Greenfield Grange Breakfast – 7am -10-am – Grange Hall 22 Boardman Park & Rec. District Meeting @ Park Office - 7 pm

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New Early Learning Center in Boardman provides opportunities for community’s children

Boardman – Development projects around the Port of Morrow now include something for a much younger customer – preschoolers. Next to the Sage Center and Blue Mountain Community College’s (BMCC) new Boardman Workforce Training Center is a new project, the Neal Early Learning Center, which will open this fall and offer early learning opportunities for area children. The center is a project of the Port of Morrow, which partnered with the Morrow County School District, UmatillaMorrow Head Start and the Intermountain Education Service District (IMESD). Funding for this collaboration was made possible by the Port of Morrow, with some grants from the state as well as partner contributions. The capital costs approached $2.1 million. The center is named in honor of Gary and Kathy Neal, longtime residents of eastern Oregon. Gary is the general manager for the Port of Morrow, where he has worked since 1989. Through her 17 years of service on the IMESD Board of Directors, Kathy said she has come to realize the great importance of early learning in the lives of children. “I really believe that providing a strong foundation for our youngest children is what they need to be successful in school and life – data shows this. We need to be giving our kids the best opportunity we can from the beginning,” Kathy said. Kathy Neal said the center came to fruition through a shared vision of many individuals in the area: business professionals at the Port of Morrow, Morrow County commissioners, IMESD

Superintendent Dr. Mark Mulvihill, BMCC President Cam Preus, Umatilla-Morrow Head Start Director Maureen McGrath and the team there, other educators and support from the state of Oregon through Representative Greg Smith. “That’s the way we get things done in eastern Oregon – it’s never one person. We are really good at collaborating and sharing resources to accomplish what we want,” she said. The Neal Early Learning Center will be the site for several programs. One is a preschool program of the Morrow County School District (MCSD) for three and four year olds, a free program open to any families in the school district. Dirk Dirksen, superintendent of the MCSD, said the new center offers a positive step for educating the youngest students in the county. “We are trying to shift some of our resources to the earliest learners, because we know if they are ready for kindergarten, they are reading well in third grade, freshmen are on track and more students are graduating,” Dirksen said. He said he appreciates the efforts of all the partners to make the center a reality and looks forward to working together to maximize the center for community needs. The school district also offers preschool programs in Irrigon and Heppner. Umatilla-Morrow Head Start will manage the facility and operations including three classrooms, an adjacent infant/toddler classroom hosted by BMCC, as well as home visitors, parent educators and child and family advocates. The IMESD’s Early Intervention/Early

Childhood Special Education program will have a classroom, too. “This site signifies how deeply the community values its children and their future,” said McGrath. “It’s a place to learn, to grow, to connect and ultimately to succeed.” The proximity of the Neal Early Learning Center to the Boardman Workforce Training Center is not lost on Kathy Neal and Dirksen. They said having a place to educate adults alongside a place to educate the children of those adults is a definite asset. “It’s all about supporting a community of learners, whether they are three or four year olds or 35 and 50 year olds, the connection between facilities and partners like BMCC, schools and businesses is tying that effort together,” said Dirksen. Training and supporting employees for work in the area is crucial, Kathy Neal said, and having the Early Learning Center for those families makes a stronger community, and entices young people to return to Morrow County to work and live. The Neal’s son and his family recently moved to the area to raise their family, and their three-yearold grandson will be in the first class at the center. “We are 100% sure the learning center is going to make an impact in a really positive way,” Kathy Neal said. The Neal Early Learning Center will have its official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 30, at 3:00 PM. For more information about Morrow County School District’s preschool program, visit

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Greenfield Grange Breakfast Saturday, August 19th * 7 - 10 am Adults - $5.00 Under 10 - $2.50 Veterans eat FREE Call Jessie for carry out breakfast at 541-720-7267

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Adolescent well care exams help ensure healthy kids! Healthy kids! Physical, social and emotional changes during adolescence increase the need for continuous, comprehensive preventive health services. Adolescents are laying the foundation for lifestyle and behaviors that persist into adulthood. Do you know that half of lifetime cases of mental health disorders begin showing symptoms by age 14? Adolescents who can easily access preventive health services are more likely to be healthy and able to reach milestones such as high school graduation, entry into the work force, higher education or military service. The American Medical Association’s Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services, the federal Bright Futures guidelines, and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend comprehensive annual check-ups for adolescents! During an adolescent well care exam, the provider conducts a risk and strength assessment, listens to parent and youth concerns, conducts necessary screening and provides guidance on key health promotion priorities such as family support, healthy weight, nutrition and physical activity, mental health, healthy growth and development, safety and injury prevention, and oral health. However, research shows that most adolescents and young adults have not had an annual well-visit in the past year. Your local health care providers care about you, your family and your community so schedule an Adolescent Well Care (AWC) Exam today for kids age 11-21. Heppner Pioneer Memorial Clinic (541) 676-5504 Ione Community Clinic (541) 422-7128 Irrigon Medical Clinic (541) 922-5880 Boardman Columbia River Community Health Services (541) 481-7212

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Boardman Quilt Group adds new exhibit categories for 2017 Quilt Show By: Carol Michael Two new categories have been added to the October 13 & 14 Boardman Quilt Show. The categories: People’s Choice Award for ages 9-11; and People’s Choice Award for ages 12-14 will recognize the work and skills of younger quilters. “Entries by younger quilters have always been included in the Annual Fall Quilt Show, and we want to encourage their work by having People’s Choice Awards just for young quilters,” said Kathy Hyder, long time Boardman Quilt Group participant. The 13th Annual Show is open to all interested quilters. Now is the time to finish quilts in process, or to locate your Granny’s treasured quilt. Both are welcome to be displayed at the annual quilt show. There is no fee to exhibit a quilt, but an entry form is required. Entry forms must be submitted by Thursday, October 6, and may be obtained at Aunty Ida’s Quilt Shop 435 W. Hermiston Ave, Hermiston, OR 9 am-5 pm, 541-567-2726 or by calling 541-481-9426, or, Show hours are: 10:00 am-4:00 pm on Friday, October 13: and Sat-

Teegan Burt, age 13, and her entry for 2016 Boardman Quilt show. Photo taken by Cheryl Tallman, both of Boardman . urday, October 14. Mini classes, Boardman, on October 7 and the educational displays, fabric & quilt- October 13 & 14 Quilt Show ing supply vendors will be present. Please put the 13th annual Featured Quilter Lila Killingbeck Boardman Quilt Show, October 13 will be sharing tips and examples & 14 on your calendar. Directions: of her art. Lunch will be available. Exit I-84 at the 164 interchange. Go Door Prize winners will be drawn south on Main Street ½ mile and hourly. Admission: $3.00 is good turn west on City Center Street. for both days. The winner of the Boardman Sr. Center, 100 Tatone Raffle Quilt, made by local quilters, Street, Boardman, is next to will be drawn on Saturday after- Boardman City Hall noon, at the end of the show. TickFor information about ets for the annual Quilt Raffle will Boardman Quilt Group activities, be sold at Morrow County Har- contact Kathy Hyder, 541-571-7009. vest Festival, Sage Center,

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See you at the Morrow County Fair August 16-20, 2017

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Oregon Trail Library Boardman Branch Fiction: Dis Mem Ber - Joyce Carol Oats You Will Pay - Lisa Jackson Secret in Summer - Nancy Thayer Into the Water - Paul Hawkins The Little French Bistro - Nina George Setting Free the Kites - Alex George A Merciful Death - Kendra Elliot A Merciful Truth - Kendra Elliot Camino Island - John Grisham Come Sundown - Nora Roberts The Fix - David Baldacci Do Not Become Alarmed - Maile Meloy The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - Roy Arundhati Down Among the Sticks and Bones - Seanan McGuireMagpie Murders - Anthony Horowitz The Alice Network - Kate Quinn The Child - Fiona Barton Love Story - Karen Kingsbury Miranda and Caliban - Jacqueline Carey The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid Non-Fiction: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil DeGrasse Tyson You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me - Sherman Alexie Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman A Dog in the Cave - Kay Frydenborg Spanish: Jenni Vive - Jenni Rivera AudioBooks: Gwendy’s Button Box - Stephen King

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The Predator’s Den moves to new location Robert Bose, owner of the Predator’s Den recently moved his business from Bose’ home on Mt. Hood Ave. to 202 N. Main St. Suite 1, Boardman, OR (Old City Hall Building, up stairs). Bose said “it’s the next step up my business needed. Since moving to the new location I have doubled my sales.” He would like to thank everyone who made the move possible. The Predator’s Den owner Robert Bose displays some of the firearms he sells at Boardman Develop- his new location 202 N. Main St., Suite 1, (old City Hall). ment Association (BDA) helped with grants for small The Predator’s Den is a Federal Fire- cial order. Archery is another pasbusiness owners, the City of arms Licensed Facility and has a sion of Bose’, he sells bows and Boardman, and the Boardman Po- nice selection of firearms consist- arrows plus supplies and he also lice ensured the smooth transition ing of rifles, hand guns and shot- cuts down and dips the arrows for to the new location. “I couldn’t guns, plus ammunition for most ev- his customers. He also has cleanhave made the move without erything he sells. He also sells used ing kits for firearms, holsters, rifle firearms and AR-15 and accesso- cases, targets, knives, clothing, them,” Bose added. Bose started his business May ries. If he doesn’t have a specific hats, and some camping accesso6, 2014 in his home in Boardman. ammunition you need, he can spe- ries, and much more. They concentrate on offering the best prices you can find in the area. “We want to keep prices down and take care of our customers,” Bose added. Bose would like to expand his inventory with more fishing and camping gear. “Everyday someone comes in asking for fishing lures, poles, or line so they can fish on the river or in the marina, I am missing the boat,” he laughed. Bose grew up in this area and is an avid hunter (particularly coyotes), hence the name “Predator’s Den”. Bose also is a bow and arrow carp hunter. He shot a 31 pound carp recently! He believes in supporting the community and has been involved in supporting The Grid Kids, helped Boardman Rural Fire District obtain a gun for a raffle and donated to the Bow Fishing Tournament. “We look forward to growing with the community,” says Bose. “This is a great place to live and own a business.” Predator’s Den can be reached by phone, 541.626.1700 or their website: They are open seven days a week, 10 am to 6 pm. Stop by and check out their selections!

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User-friendly changes in Open Class Floriculture at the Morrow County Fair Those who enjoy gardening in Morrow County are well aware of the many challenges to good results: extreme climate, soil, insects, wildlife, water bills, etc. As a dedicated gardener with her fair share of floral victories and defeats, Open Class Floriculture Superintendent, Kay Proctor, Heppner, has ‘rearranged’ the flower entries for 2017 to encourage those who are a bit shy about entering. Perennial entries have been increased and some annual entries have been simplified. An entirely new division has been added called ‘Other Plants’ asking for cuttings of: ‘Berried Shrubs’ (i.e. snowberry, service berry) ‘Blooming Shrubs’ (i.e. Butterfly

Bush, Rose of Sharon) ‘Evergreen Shrub/ Tree (i.e. spruce, yew, juniper) ‘Foliage’ (i.e. yucca, sedums) ‘Grasses’ (i.e. Ribbon, Fountain) ‘Ornamental Trees’ (i.e. contorted filbert, curly leafed willow) ‘Ornamental Fruited Tree’ (i.e. flowering crabapple, flowering pear) ‘Vines’ (i.e. ivy, honeysuckle) The ‘Plant’ division now includes entries for ‘Blooming plants indoors or out’, for those patio and seasonal color bowls, hanging baskets, and containers people have been tending to this summer. Several prizes are available for the ‘Artistic Arrangement’ division. A new arrangement class this year is ‘Herbs, Herbs, Herbs’ using only flowers

and foliage of popular herbs. The popular Division for Youth has returned along with the ‘Weed Arrangement’ for ages 7 to 13, and 14 to 17. “The fair theme of “Roots Run Deep in Morrow County” inspired more user-friendly exhibits this year and I believe these changes will do just that. Our volunteers look forward to seeing you Monday evening or Tuesday morning with your entries” states Proctor. See pages 29 through 32 in your fair premium book for details or contact Proctor at 541-676-9827 or

Marge Park, Boardman, at a past fair with her award winning arrangement “Up There”.

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BMCC prepares for Fall Term at new facilities in Boardman The Workforce Training Center at Boardman Blue Mountain Community College is using the month of August to gear up for a busy Fall Term. Students or potential students thinking about taking classes are urged to make an appointment to discuss getting started in September. Students can meet with a Success Coach, take placement tests, submit financial aid documents and receive advising, all at the Workforce Training Center at 251 Olson

Road. Office hours are currently 10 am to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call us at 541-481-2099 to make an appointment. Fall Term, which begins on September 25, will bring about an increase in activity at the Workforce Training Center. The Early Childhood Education classroom will be buzzing with energy as Head Start will have 0-2 year olds in the room. At the other end of the building, a full slate of classes in the area of Industrial Systems Technology is

on tap including Mechanical Drive Systems, Electrical Fundamentals for Non-electricians, Industrial Shop Practices, Preventive Maintenance Management, Industrial Hydraulic Systems and Automated Material Handling. Jerry McMichael is the lead instructor in that subject area and he will be back for student consultations after Labor Day. As always, feel free to stop by and take a look at the building. We are always happy to give tours.

Smiley’s Happy Place Try our Lunch Special Mon-Fri 11-2 Home-made Soup & 1/2 Sandwich $6 We now have KENO!! Now open 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Call in Food orders welcome: 541/481-3222 102 NW Boardman Avenue, Boardman

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Boardman Rural Fire Protection District July 2017 Fire Calls- 25 Location Type I-84 Milepost 159 West Bound Locomotive Fire 750 NE Columbia Ave Fire Alarm Activation 71335 Rail Loop Dr. Fire Alarm Activation I-84 Milepost 157 East Bound Motor Vehicle Accident I-84 Milepost 164 East Bound Motor Vehicle Accident Bombing Range Rd. Milepost 12 Brush/Grass Fire Sim Tag Lane & Threemile Rd Brush/Grass Fire 2675 HWY 395 (Mutual Aid UCFD #1) Outside Storage Fire 78665 Tower Rd Assist Boardman Ambulance 750 NE Columbia Ave NE Fire Alarm Activation 2090 W Highland Ave (Mutual Aid UCFD #1) Brush/Grass Fire Bombing Range Rd. Milepost 13 Brush/Grass Fire Homestead Ln & Bombing Range Rd Motor Vehicle Fire Hermiston Station 1 (Mutual Aid UCFD#1)Station Coverage HWY 730 & HWY 37 (Mutual Aid Umatilla Fire) Brush/Grass Fire 79536 Rippee Rd Fire Alarm Activation 74655 Gravel Pit Ln (Mutual Aid Irrigon)Brush/Grass Fire 73334 Tower Rd Electrical Fire I-84 Milepost 150 West Bound Brush/Grass Fire NE Front St Secure Landing Zone Hwy 19 (Mutual Aid North Gilliam Fire)Brush/Grass Fire 341 NE Boardman Ave Assist Boardman Ambulance NW Corner of Navy Bombing Range Brush/Grass Fire I-84 Milepost 157 West Bound Motor Vehicle Accident I-84 Milepost 164 West Bound Motor Vehicle Accident Since January 1, 2017 we have responded to 178 emergency calls. Administration - Board Meeting Preparation Trainings and Classes - Thursday Night Training Drill Health and Pub Ed Classes - CPR First/ Aid Class (20 Attendees) Volunteer Fire Fighter Participation Fourteen volunteers contributed 64 hours of response time and 6 Volunteers contributed 17 hours of training to the community for the month of July. Fire Corp Volunteers Participation -General Activity/Meetings-9 Fire Corps volunteers contributed 57 hours to the District

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Volunteer hours: 418 hours Employer: Tom Price Start date: June 2007 Reason for volunteering: “I enjoy helping the neighbors in a time of crisis” Favorite training: “The live fires, ropes and EMT trainings.” Favorite thing to do outside of fire: Landscaping

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Pirate Wrestling goes across the country, competes at Nationals By: Richard Rockwell Pirate Wrestling had a very busy summer. A group of Pirates made a training trip to Iowa, to get ready for next season, upcoming camps and the National tournament. We put in 27hrs worth of driving the first two days, with a stop in Rock Springs, WY and eventually ending in Waverly, IA. We spent two days in Waverly training with some of the best Midwest kids and coaches. NCAA Champion and World Team member, Tolly Thompson, ran our first sessions and Brett Robbins of University of Northern Iowa, ran our final sessions. Iowa is rich with wrestling tradition and what better way to train, than in Iowa. Before we made our way home, we looped into Illinois and Wisconsin, to pick up some of their famous cheese. Needless to say, Coach Rockwell still loves his Tillamook cheese. On our way through Wisconsin, we rode a ferry along the Mississippi River in a tiny town called Cassville, back into Iowa. We finally stayed the night in Minnesota for some much needed rest. Our next stop was Brookings, SD with training session with head coach of South Dakota State University, Chris Bono. This was a quick session but worth the stop. We made our next stop in Rapid City, SD, for some rest before we

Pirate wrestlers on a ferry traveling down the Mississippi River.

made a visit to Mt Rushmore. After a quick visit at Rushmore, we got back on the road with an eventual stop in Cody, WY, made famous by Wild Bill Cody. Cool little town. Our last major stop was our drive t h r o u g h Yellowstone, where we say everything from mountain goats running down the road to Old Faithful to a herd of Bison and moose laying in a field. The end of July, saw Pirate wrestler, Aristotle Rockwell with World Bronze Aristotle Rockwell, Medalist, Andy Bisek, after he won his competing at the quarterfinals match to become Riverisde’s Freestyle and first ever, All-American. Greco National Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, ND competing in the Aristotles high school wrestling Olympic Styles of wrestling. This career. He will continue his wresis the toughest high school tour- tling career, competing at Oregon nament in the country. State with his brother, Hans. After a long month of tough We want to thank everyone training, Aristotle met his goal of who donated and helped make becoming the first ever Riverside these trips possible for our wrestler to become an All-Ameri- Boardman wrestlers. We look forcan at this tournament, finishing ward to continuing to make our little 4th overall out of a 128 person town proud. bracket. It was a great end to

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BEO Bancorp reports 2nd quarter earnings Heppner, Oregon, (July 17, 2017) BEO Bancorp (OTCBB:BEOB) and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced 2nd quarter 2017 consolidated net income of $742,000 or $0.62 per share compared to $815,000 or $0.67 per share for second quarter 2016. Year-todate earnings were $1.543 million compared to $1.597 million for the first six months of 2016. Total assets were $396.0 million, up 13.1% year over year. Net loans of $322.9 million were up 10.3% from the same period in 2016, while deposits were at $352.6 million, up 14.1% year over year. Shareholders’ equity increased by $2.37 million or 8.2% from June, 2016. “Net income is down slightly when compared to last year. This is directly attributable to our provision for possible loans losses being up by $150,000 year over year. Being an agricultural based institution, we are affected by the ups and downs in the ag sector. The lower commodity prices, as well as lower production in 2016

warrant an increase in the loan loss provision. That said, the 2017 crop conditions have improved dramatically from last year and recently prices have also improved slightly,” said President and CEO Jeff Bailey. Chief Financial Officer Mark Lemmon said, “Return on Average Assets for the quarter was 0.77% and Return on Average Equity was 9.58% compared to 0.93% and 11.37% respectively year over year. Our book value per share was $26.25 compared to $23.71 on June 30, 2015, an increase of 10.7%” Lemmon concluded, “The Federal Reserve continues to increase interest rates. The yield curve has flattened dramatically with near term rates increasing while longer term rates have stayed relatively unchanged.” Chief Operations Officer Gary Propheter said, “Solid deposit growth came from across our branch network. We had a strong start in our new Athena branch and have enjoyed the warm welcome

into that community. We also recently announced a new loan production office in Pomeroy, WA. We look forward to expanding our brand of banking into the region.” For further information on the Company or to access internet banking, please visit our website at About BEO Bancorp BEO Bancorp is the holding company for Bank of Eastern Oregon, which operates 14 branches and six loan production offices in twelve eastern Oregon and 2 eastern Washington counties. Branches are located in Arlington, Ione, Heppner, Condon, Irrigon, Boardman, Burns, John Day, Prairie City, Fossil, Moro, Enterprise, Athena, and Pasco, WA; loan production offices are located in Ontario, Pendleton, Island City, Lakeview, Madras, and Pomeroy, WA. Bank of Eastern Oregon also operates a mortgage division, and operates the Pasco branch and Pomeroy loan production office under the name of Bank of Eastern Washington. The bank’s website is

Boardman 13th Annual Quilt Show

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October 13-14 10 am - 4 pm Boardman Senior Center 100 Tatone Street Local Featured Quilter: Lila Killingbeck For more info call: Lila, 541.571.2576 or Kathy, 541.314.2150

Crush Mosquitoes North Morrow Vector Control District wants you to: “Protect Yourself and Your Family” from biting mosquitoes by: Dumping and draining standing water Wearing long sleeve shirts and pants Keeping window and door screens repaired Avoid dawn and dusk when skeeters are out Wear insect repellent Call NMVCD if you have biting mosquitoes: 541.481.6082

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Students attend a free Mobile STEM camp held at SAGE center A free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Camp was held July 26th-27th at SAGE Center in Boardman for 6th-8th graders. Since rural students have fewer opportunities to experience handson STEM activities, mobile STEM camps were developed to reach out to rural students through out Oregon. Since 2009, mobile STEM camps have served over 1,400 students, primarily rural, Latino and Native American students. This summer the camps are funded by OSU Precollege Programs, and grants from the Oregon Community Foundation and the USDA. Pictured L-R: Aliah Vassey, 13 from Hermiston and William The 22 students spent 2 days Harris,build their earthquake proof structure out of doing hands-on activities, solar car marshmallows, and different kinds of pasta noodles, and candy, design, how to make a Bio Energy, then it was placed on a similator to see it it could withstand a water purification filtration, and mock earthquake. Below: Jesse Vassey inspects his car. building an earthquake proof structure, students used PCV pipe to see who could build the longest wiener dog. They also learned about college life on campus from the four OSU Science and Engineering students who taught the camp. Students came from Moscow, Idaho, Kennewick, WA, Summerville, Ione, Irrigon, Hermiston, Boardman -- all with an interest in STEM activities. The activities stretch the brain, imagination through the engineering process. They learn how to work together as a team. “We love doing these activities with the kids,” says Sydney Clark, OSU student. “We get to travel and meet new people.” Thanks to the OSU Science and Engineering majors who taught the camp are Shelby Versteeg, Adrianna Parent, Sydney Clark, all third year students and Alexandra Phillips who is a fourth year students, OSU Outreach Coordinator for Morrow & Umatilla Counties Anna Pictured L-R: OSU student Sydney Clark gave advice to students Briar Browne, and the SAGE Reeves, Irrigon and Jacob Irving of Ione, about building solar cars. Camp participants designed their cars and raced against the other students. Center

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Community Focus


ome one and all to “Sunday in the Park!” There will be a Community Church Service once again in the Park here in Boardman on Sunday, September 10th with a great potluck following the event. The time of worshiping together will begin at 11 a.m. with music, fellowship and a stirring message. The event will end with the sharing of a wonderful meal prepared by those attending. The sponsoring churches for this event are: Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, and the Community Church. Come to the park and enjoy a day of worship in the great out-of-doors along with some great food and fellowship! his month’s Saturday Night At The Movies will feature the wonderful Disney Movie “CARS!” The movie event will take place on Saturday Night, at 6 p.m. August 19th at the First Baptist Church here in Boardman! This will be our final movie until winter, and it is a winner! Hot rod rookie race car Lightening McQueen (Own Wilson) is living life in the fast lane until he finds himself stranded in a nearly abandoned town called “Radiator Springs” on old Route 66! The big race is about to take place in California, and the rookie is doing time in Radiator Springs. While doing community service the upstart hero meets Sally, Mater, Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) and others in Radiator Springs, and in the process discovers that there is more to life than winning trophies and gaining fame. It is a great story line, with lots of laughs and yet has some wonderful insights into the importance of building meaningful relationships! Refreshments will be served. Bring the children and come to Saturday Night at the Movies at 6 p.m. August 19th! oardman Pool & Recreation Center has classes at the new Rec. Center. Low Impact Water Exercise, every Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 9 am; $50 for all 16 sessions or $5 per session. Instructor Charisa Hammond. Water Zumba every Monday, $6 per class, Joy Bittinger instructor. Private swim lessons by appointment $45 for five days of lessons. Group swim lessons August 14 to 24, 5:30 - 7:30, $35 per session. On the dry side, land Zumba, 4:15 - 5:15, every Tuesday, $5 per class, Joy Bittinger instructor; Circuit Training 5:30 - 6:30 every Tuesday and Thursday, $5 per session, Maria


Richards, instructor; Boot Camp, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursday, $5 per session; Kids Climbing Class, every Wednesday August 2 - 30, 10 -11 am, $5 per class, ages 6 to 12. Personal Training by appointment, $35 per session. Call 541.616.1050 extension 150 for more information. Stop the Rec Center to pick up your August Aquatic and Gym & Fitness Calendars.

101 SE Front St. Boardman, OR 97818

541-701-7445 Owners: Heather Baumgartner & Cherie Guenther Open Mon-Fri 6am to 4pm Sat & Sun 7am to 3pm

Sun.-Thurs. 10am-5pm Friday & Sat. 10am-6pm Interactive Visitor Center Conveniently located along Interstate 84 in Boardman, Oregon 541-481-7243 (SAGE)



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Also • MRI is Available Twice Monthly • Mammography next here 5/24 Call our Radiology Department for more information 541-676-2918.

564 E. Pioneer Drive, Heppner, OR

Providing Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug, Gambling, Developmental Disabilities, and 24-Hr. Crisis Services.

541.481.2911 Boardman Office 541.676.9161 Heppner Office

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Boardman Sunday services 9:45 & 11 am, Wed 7 pm Serving together from 200 Willowfork Dr. Boardman, OR 97818

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THE NEXT EDITION OF NORTH MORROW TIMES will be in your mailbox September 1, 2017. Deadline for advertising and story ideas is Friday, August 25, 2017. Mail your entries to: North Morrow Times, PO Box 907, Boardman, OR 97818 E-mail:

FOR RENT Retail Space, Available for lease. Great opportunity to open or expand our own business on 3,000 sq. ft., that can be easily converted to a Restaurant or brew pub-type business. Gary Lisa BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT: Boardman Marina Park boat slip rentals available. Annual basis only. $350 to $725 per year depending on length of slip. Some with electricity. Call Ted 481-7217 or stop by Boardman Park office for more information.

HELP WANTED Seeking experienced, reliable, twice monthly housekeeper for routine and occasional deep cleaning tasks in tidy Boardman home. Four hours at $12/hour. Call with references: 503-812-4242.

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AFFORDABLE FAMILY EYEWEAR 1045 N. 1st St. * Hermiston * Phone 541-567-3790 Dr. Todd G. Anderson, Optometric Physician Eye Exams * Habla Espanol Saturday Appointments Available Eastern Oregon’s only Same Day Service for prescription lenses. Most Prescription Lenses can be ready for you in one to three hours

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OPEN POSITIONS AT BOARDMAN FOODS High School Students 16 years and up can apply for sanitation, trim line or packaging. Production Line Mechanic Night Shift - Experience and learn how many machines and equipment operate. Shift Operations Supervisor – Night Shift Control and operate large and technical equipment. EquallOpportunity Employer, Drug Test and Background Check Required. On the job training provided. Get started in a rewarding career today. Email or visit 71320 Columbia Blvd Boardman, Or Visit: – for Application Boardman Park and Recreation is looking to contract with certified instructors to teach classes at the Pool and Recreation Center. The Boardman Pool and Recreation Center is a new indoor 43,000 square foot center complete with an Aerobics room, double Gymnasium, Weight and Cardio room, a large Climbing Wall and an Aquatics section. The Aquatics area has features such as a large Therapy Pool, Lap Pool, Water Slide and a Vortex Pool that provides fun and resistant exercise for all. Please contact Scott if you're interested or need more information at: or 541481-7217. Boardman Park & Recreation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send your CLASSIFIED ADS AND COMMUNITY FOCUS to: North Morrow Times, P.O. Box 907, Boardman, OR 97818 or email us at

Boardman Senior Center August Menu Tuesday Aug. 8 Meat loaf Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Veggie Salad Dessert Tuesday Aug. 15 Potato Bar W/Fixin’s Dessert Tuesday Aug. 22 Chef’s Salad French Bread Dessert Tuesday Aug. 29 Chef’s Choice

Thursday Aug. 10 Hashbrown Casserole Veggie Salad Dessert Thursday Aug. 17 Birthday Dinner Pork Chops & Applesauce Sweet Potatoes Veggie Cake & Ice Cream Thursday Aug. 24 Zucchini Lasagna Veggie Garlic Bread Dessert

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Lunch is $4 for Seniors 55 & Above; $5 for Adults 54 & Under. All are Welcome!

August 4, 2017

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302 Olsen Rd. Boardman, OR

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If you served in the military, you may qualify for benefits- To explore your options call today! 541-922-6420 Morrow County Veterans Services

Boardman Senior Breakfast ALL Are Welcome! Saturday, August 5th 7:30 to 10:30 am

$5.00 Sausage/Ham; Eggs/ Pancakes, Hash Browns, Biscuits & Gravy, Coffee/ Juice

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August 4, 2017

Rec Center opened July 1st!

“Thirty years is a long time to wait for a swimming pool in Boardman, but it’s worth it,” was a comment heard at the Grand Opening of Boardman Pool & Recreation Center on July 1st. The public crowded the front porch of the Center to enjoy the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, and then were welcomed inside to tour the facility. There were lots of “Ooohs and aaahs when the Aquatic room was viewed with the 150,000 gallons of water in the therapy pool, lap pool recreation pool and vortex. The kids were excited to come back July 2nd to try out the two-story slide in the pool. Other amenities include a double basketball court sized gymnasium, an Aerobics Room, Weights & Cardio room (“Would you look at all that equipment?”) Rock Climbing Wall, plus locker rooms and a Multi-Purpose Room that’s available for rental. The public was treated to free hot dogs, chips, beverages and cookies on the enclosed patio adjoining the Aquatics area. The Park staff were busy signing up memberships throughout the afternoon, as well as explaining about the daily passes and classes available. July 2nd the Pool & Rec Center opened for use, and hundreds of people took advantage of the facility. “We planned for a crowd, but

we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the huge numbers,” says Recreation Director Scott Green. “We’re still hiring staff, including contract instructors to teach specific classes,” he added. “We want to offer something for everyone in the area.” The Center is open Monday through Friday, 6 am to 9 pm, Saturday 9 am to 9 pm and Sunday Noon to 7 pm. Stop by to pick up August calendars for the Aquatic area and Gym & Fitness areas. A full description of various classes offered is available at the Front Desk.

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