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From the Mayor From the Chamber President Community Introduction Festivals & Events Calendar Arts & Culture Wine, Cider & Chocolates Shopping, Dining & Lodging

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Parks & Recreation A Brief History of Milton-Freewater Residential Living Education Houses of Worship, Clubs & Organizations Healthcare & Fitness Business Agribusiness Government Transportation Fun Facts What is the Chamber? Programs & Benefits of Membership Membership Directory Buyer’s Guide Index of Advertisers


As mayor of Milton-Freewater, I would like to extend a special welcome for you to stop in and visit, or better yet, to stay awhile and enjoy the many amenities you will find in our city. If you are looking for that small-town atmosphere, then you’ve come to the right place. Our city, staff and citizens take pride in our beautiful library, aquatic center and park, wineries, restaurants and schools. We are surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Mountains, golden wheat fields, apple and fruit orchards, vegetable crops and acres of grapes, all of which make this an exceptional agricultural community. For special activities to keep you busy, you can golf on our unique hillside course; visit our beautiful Frazier Farmstead Museum, or enjoy our annual Logs to Frogs chainsaw carving extravaganza in July and our annual Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival, which is held in August. The festival is noted for its chicken barbeque and corn roast, and features many community organizations, which sponsor a variety of fundraising events. As you enter town, visitors will find a selection of carved frogs at various points along the streets and also at the entries of many of our stores. Picture taking is encouraged! Milton-Freewater’s close proximity to the Blue Mountains provides yearlong activities for sports fans of all ages. Or, you can take a leisurely drive through the gorgeous mountains and stop for a picnic lunch along the way. You won’t regret having taken the time to relax as you take in their beauty. Our city is within 15 miles of three colleges located to the north. In addition, there is a local satellite campus of Blue Mountain Community College, with the main campus located 35 miles to the south. The 440 employee Sykes Corporation is also a common workplace for college students. Seasonal employment is available harvesting fruits, vegetables and wheat from spring through fall. These are just a few of the reasons why Milton-Freewater is a special place to visit or to live. Be sure to stop by our friendly Chamber of Commerce for free information to guide you on your visit to the many special places in and near our friendly town. We look forward to seeing you soon. Mayor Lewis Key City of Milton-Freewater www.mfchamber.com

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Hello Friends, My name is Michelle Thacker and I am the 2012 Chamber President. I have been serving on the Chamber Board since 2007. Eastern Oregon has been my home for over 36 years. Our valley is enriched with nearby mountains, rivers, lakes and riding trails. We have a variety of schooling options for our children including public and private educations. We take pride in our younger generation by attending many events including sporting games, rodeos, livestock shows and musical performances. For those who love to volunteer, there are over a dozen clubs and organizations always looking for new members. Our community thrives on volunteerism; we have community spirit! Our local businesses, including the Chamber of Commerce, have economic challenges ahead of us. Daily, our businesses evaluate practices to see what they can do to make their businesses more successful and thrive in this ever-changing environment. Recently, the Chamber adopted the process of using an online newsletter distributed monthly. This has been a cost saving measure, but it also delivers the upcoming month’s news in a more timely fashion, besides being environmentally friendly. In our newsletter you will find upcoming events, strategic business classes, ribbon cuttings and local announcements. We have also started advertising using multimedia sources such as Facebook and increased our radio ad campaigns to keep our members informed of local business events. The Chamber is an advertising tool for its members. As neighbors, we need to support each other’s businesses to remain successful. When shopping for your next purchase and comparing price, quality and customer service, please take one more factor into consideration. How is this business giving back to our community? I am confident you will find our local businesses support our community with their nominal donations and many hours of volunteer work. Let’s keep our valley our home and shop locally from our neighborly merchants who give back to our community, all year long. Respectfully, Michelle Thacker President, Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce 4

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Nestled near the spectacular Blue Mountains, among bountiful orchards, wheat fields and vineyards, Milton-Freewater is a distinct community offering a serene rural lifestyle with quick access to major cities and world-class conveniences. Milton-Freewater enjoys a great location within picturesque northeastern Oregon. This strategic location has established Milton-Freewater as a prime place for outdoor recreation. Bicycling, hiking, skiing, camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and water sports on the Walla Walla, Columbia and Snake rivers are among the area’s biggest attractions. Its position in northern Umatilla County places it within minutes of the Oregon-Washington stateline and just 10 miles south of Walla Walla, WA. While recreation is a top pastime, it is certainly not the only thing that draws people to our location. A variety of retailers, dining establishments and lodging selections are readily available to meet all of your needs. Take a trip to one of the local wineries to indulge yourself with delightful wines and hard apple ciders, complemented by fine sweets found at the local chocolatier boutique. Or plan on an evening with the family at the local drive-in theater viewing current release movies on the big screen. The local farmers’ market features the best selection of local vendors with crafts and fresh produce each Wednesday evening at Orchard Park. Step back in time and climb the steps at Marie Dorian Park. Etched on each step are the names of early pioneer settlers. At the top, a spectacular view of the valley can be enjoyed.

Adding to the list, the Milton-Freewater community hosts a wealth of exciting local events, notably the Frazier Farmstead Summertime Festival in June, the Logs to Frogs Chainsaw Carving Competition in July and the Annual Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival each August. A wide range of housing choices, ample educational offerings and first-rate medical resources add to the many desirable features of Milton-Freewater. So, whether you are here for a respite filled vacation, to conduct business or you are a prospective resident, the city of MiltonFreewater invites you to experience life in the Walla Walla Valley at its best.

CLIMATE The average January temperature is 29 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average July temperature is 89 degrees Fahrenheit. Average rainfall is 14.43 inches, with 55 percent falling between the months of November and March (10 percent is snowfall). During the winter months deep snows are found in the Blue Mountains, just a short distance to the east. The elevation of Milton-Freewater is 1,071 feet. Growing season is May through October. www.mfchamber.com

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The area is home to a host of fantastic events, including the Frazier Farmstead’s Summertime Festival, the Farmstead’s Victorian Christmas Open House, Logs to Frogs Chainsaw Carving Contest, the Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival and the Mary Stewart Christmas Craft Show. The Chamber sponsors the Muddy Frogwater festival held the third full weekend each August at Richard Yantis Memorial Park. This family friendly event takes advantage of the warm summer weather to enjoy a long list of fun activities, a parade, a fine arts show, contests, Kiddie Land, a variety of vendors and live entertainment coupled with a Talent of The Valley competition. For a complete schedule and festival details, visit www.muddyfrogwaterfestival.com.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS EVENT ......................................................................MONTH Elks Crab Feed...................................................................January Annual Awards Banquet* .................................................February Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon* .........................April Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt.......................................................April Spring Wine Release ...............................................................May Junior Horse Show .................................................................May 4H/FFA Junior Show..............................................................May Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree ...................................................June Frazier Farmstead Museum’s Summertime Festival..................June Old Town Freewater Street Fair...............................................June Fourth of July Firemen’s Breakfast............................................July Logs to Frogs Chainsaw Carving Competition.........................July Muddy Frogwater Festival/Corn Roast* ..............................August Muddy Frogs Square Dance ................................................August Fall Scarecrow Contest* ....................................................October Oktoberfest Dinner & Entertainment* .............................October Mary Stewart Christmas Craft Show*............................November Veteran’s Day Parade......................................................November Frazier Farmstead Victorian Christmas Open House......December Christmas Magic Parade & Tree Lighting*.....................December Operation Bright Lights* ...............................................December Holiday Barrel Tasting ...................................................December M-F American Cancer Society Cotillion ........................December Chamber/Rotary Christmas Luncheon ..........................December *Notates “Exclusive Chamber Event”

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Frazier Farmstead Museum is a wonderful display of the area’s rich history. The site, which sits upon six acres, was settled by W.S. Frazier, the community’s founder, and was continuously occupied by the Frazier family for 115 years. The actual home was constructed in 1892 and today houses a grand collection of antique furnishings, many of which are original items in the home, and other items reminiscent of the 19th century. In addition to the home, the farmstead houses a 1918 barn, a carriage house and a number of other structures that all played a role in the working farm. The museum is open April through December, Thursday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is available for special group tours and rentals.

than 10,000 years. The institute pays tribute to the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes through exceptional exhibitions, unique artwork and fantastic year-round events. In nearby Pendleton, patrons can immerse themselves in the history of Umatilla County at the Heritage Station Museum. Operated by the Umatilla County Historical Society, the museum is housed within Pendleton’s 1909 train depot. Galleries are lined with interesting exhibits within the museum, while outside guests can hop on a Union Pacific Railroad caboose, visit the 1879 one room Byrd Schoolhouse and stroll through the 1879 Fix Cabin and Homestead. The surrounding areas in Umatilla County and the Walla Walla Valley offer even more of a diverse selection of modern art galleries and museums, plus live stage theatre, concert and symphony performances. The Fort Walla Walla Museum Complex, Walla Walla Symphony, Harper Joy Theater at Whitman College and Walla Walla Little Theater are among some of the many choices. 610 1/2 N. Main Street Milton-Freewater

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Visit local tasting rooms to sample the wines produced from the grapes grown within the acclaimed Walla Walla Valley Appellation. Every tasting room dotted throughout the region has its own personality reflective of the wines crafted by their expert winemakers. You may not know that Milton-Freewater is also home to Blue Mountain Cider Co., one of the largest cideries in Oregon. Blue Mountain Cider Co. and the Watermill Winery tasting room sits in the heart of Milton-Freewater in the beautifully restored, historic Watermill Building. Owned and operated by the Brown family, farming is a longstanding tradition now reaching into the third generation. The tasting room welcomes guests to sample Watermill’s superlative estate wines and enjoy a unique experience as it also hosts the tasting room for the cidery. One of only 100 craft cideries in North America, and one of approximately six cideries in Washington and Oregon, Blue Mountain Cider Co. produces award-winning, hand-crafted hard apple and other fruit ciders utilizing local apples exclusively.

Zerba Cellars, also a family operated winery, offers a selection of fine crafted, award-winning wines from their own vineyard served in their unique tasting room. Zerba Cellars has the distinction of being one of the first wineries in Milton-Freewater and recently earned the title 2011 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, awarded by Wine Press Northwest. This distinctive honor was earned from a field of 1,200 wineries in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Zerba Cellars also offers wine tasting in their Woodinville, WA and Dundee, OR locations, all three locations are open seven days a week. Milton-Freewater is also home to Don Carlo Vineyard, one of the many vineyards gracing the rolling hills surrounding the community. Owned by Tim and Lori Kennedy, previously an apple orchard, this cobbly loam vineyard is now producing estate bottled varieties including Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Rose. Tim is the founder of Tim’s Cascade Style Potato Chips, now retired and making wine with his wife Lori, family and friends. The Don Carlo name is a tribute to Lori’s grandfather who immigrated to the U.S. from Calabria, Italy and was known as a great hobby winemaker, producing awardwinning wines among his friends and family. On-site “Wine Tasting and Potato Chip” tours are by appointment only by calling

TERO Estates Winery At Tero Estates, it is our goal to produce small lots of estate wines that reflect the ultimate expression of Windrow Vineyard. Reviving and improving this historic property allows us to follow our passion for creating treasured wines while showing respect for the vines and the people who tend them.

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509-540-5784, or you can visit their Walla Walla tasting room in the Marcus Whitman Hotel, Thursdays through Saturdays. Enveloped in Walla Walla viticultural history, Tero Estates focuses on Cabernet, Cab Franc and Merlot off their estate vineyard, Windrow Vineyard, the oldest commercially planted vineyard in the Walla Walla Appellation. Owners Doug and Jan Roskelley relocated in 2007 when they found this little slice of heaven where they could enjoy rural living and winemaking at its finest. Doug’s winemaking skills and knowledge, coupled with Windrow’s fabulous old vines, makes for a perfect marriage to produce fine vintage, award-winning wines. Wine tours are available by appointment. Call 541-203-0020 or visit their tasting room in the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla. Hours of operation can be found on their website. Flying Trout Wines is a bihemispherical winery focused on Malbec. Winemaker Ashley Trout has been making her annual trek to the Argentine harvest each year since 2004. Everything Flying Trout produces has Malbec in it from five different American Viticultural Areas as a blend or a varietal, except for a white wine – a Torrontes from Argentina. Ashley moved the winery and production facility to join forces with Tero Estates in 2010. A tasting of Flying Trout Wines is available during wine tours of the Tero Estates facility or in the Marcus Whitman tasting room. Two wine makers; two labels, one winery. Cheers! Tulpen Cellars wines are beautiful, complex wines produced from the valley’s finest grapes. Veteran vineyard managers and winemakers Ken Hart and Rick Trumbull use their 50 plus years of experience to hand select grapes grown in the most sought after

vineyards in the Walla Walla and Columbia valleys. Only the finest blocks of fruit from each vineyard are used to make the luscious and elegant wines produced each year. Tulpen Cellars wines can be enjoyed during special valley events and wine tasting weekends. To find out more information, visit their website. All of the wineries offer websites where detailed information can be found and their wines can be purchased. See the Member Directory in the back of this publication for complete contact information. Complementing the delicious wines and ciders of the Valley is Petits Noirs, a boutique chocolatier specializing in chocolate creations inspired by the area’s fresh produce and fine wines. Petits Noirs’ chocolates are handmade, using only the finest ingredients. The boutique offers distinctive chocolate products, including boxed truffles, chocolate marmalades, hot chocolate and toffee, along with fine teas. Private tasting classes are available by appointment, welcoming guests to take in the wonderful world of chocolate.

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RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES

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Whether you are in need of something specific or just window shopping, Milton-Freewater offers the best of both worlds. Shoppers will be delighted to find a varied selection of stores and specialty shops to choose from. Whether looking for farm, ranch and home supplies to family shoes or western wear, we have it all. Browsing through our fine gift shops lends to a unique, personal experience in the retail landscape of our city. Shoppers will also find several financial institutions to choose from, alterations and sewing services, furniture and home dĂŠcor stores, two grocery stores, several hair salons, and many professional offices of attorneys, accountants and insurance agents. Automotive and truck needs can also be acquired easily and efficiently.

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Locally owned restaurants serve the best in comfort food, offer great customer service and comfortable seating. Favorite American classics, burgers and pizza are readily available, while adventurous diners can also enjoy delicious ethnic fare. Local bake shops use the freshest ingredients in creating tantalizing goods to enjoy on the go, or by special order to accommodate planned events and functions. A selection of breads, pies, muffins, cakes and delectable treats are available to satisfy any sweet tooth.


The nearby Wildhorse Resort & Casino offers a wide variety of dining options that cover the gamut of food selection and environment. Select an appetizer and beverage at the Wildfire Sports Bar, enjoy a wide selection of dishes at Traditions Buffet or choose the fine dining atmosphere at award-winning Plateau for delicious entrées to satisfy every palate.

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS The Outwest Motel and Morgan Inn & Suites are both excellent choices for business or vacation accommodations. Both facilities offer clean, comfortable, and spacious rooms with all the amenities of home including refrigerator, microwave and complimentary coffee.

All lodging is within close proximity to the community’s aquatic center, skatepark, shopping, restaurants and other attractions. Each motel is able to accommodate handicapped access and family needs. The brand new Wildhorse Resort & Casino, only 30 miles south of Milton-Freewater, offers an on-premise hotel, with spacious rooms, luxury suites and beautiful views of the Blue Mountains. A 100 space RV park is also at the resort and offers tent camping and tipi rentals. Outdoor enthusiasts will find RV and campsites available at Harris Park and Trails West RV Park. Two RV waste disposal stations are available for public use, one located along County Road and the other in Orchard Park.

Nine Trees Inn Bed & Breakfast is available for those seeking more private accommodations within a beautiful, park like setting. It was constructed in 1913 and still exudes the essence of that time. The original décor of the home is complemented by excellent amenities to make any stay memorable. Nine Trees offers five rooms featuring private baths, as well as a relaxing hot tub and gardens.

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Milton-Freewater’s location at the foothills of the Blue Mountains and its ideal climate makes it a prime spot for outdoor recreation. Fishing, hunting, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, golfing, camping, picnicking…it’s all here! The city of Milton-Freewater encompasses 53 acres of parkland and several outstanding facilities for use by residents and visitors. The largest of the city’s three parks, Yantis Park is spotted with stately trees, providing plenty of shade for picnickers. The park also encompasses a meandering walking trail along the hillside, three shelters, a Little League field, the Legion Baseball field, tennis and racquetball courts. The bandshell also hosts summer concerts and live entertainment during the Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival. Freewater Park in Old Town Freewater and the quaint Orchard Park make up the city’s other great park sites. The Joe Humbert Family Aquatic Center (situated on the northern part of Yantis Park), Mel Bennett Memorial Tennis Courts, the Milton-Freewater Skatepark at Freewater Park and a 4.5 acre sports complex featuring baseball, softball and soccer fields are among the favorites in the community.

Located 14 miles southeast of the community, Harris Park sits along the South Fork of the Walla Walla River, offering visitors plenty of options for outdoor diversions. The park is owned and operated by Umatilla County and is open from early spring through late fall. An extensive and rugged hiking trail winds through the park, affording hikers with beautiful views of nature in the valley. The park is equipped with the Gene Palmer Campground, an area that is designated for overnight camping use only. The campground houses 26 campsites, two handicap accessible sites and four campsites along the river, each equipped with water, electricity, a picnic table and a fire/grill ring. All sites are capable of accommodating a RV and one car, with some having additional space for larger RVs. Tent sites lodge up to four people and one car. The campground also boasts public restrooms, a large covered shelter, Widner Cove, a sand volleyball court and a storage shed for campfire wood. Harris Park also includes the Miller Day Use Area, which is free for public use. A shaded area along the river offers a great spot for picnicking, as it provides picnic tables and raised grills for barbequing. There is a small shelter for picnicking as well. A

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playground, horseshoe pits and a sand volleyball court are also accessible to day guests.

GOLF Adding to the list of exceptional recreational opportunities is the 18-hole Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course. This executive course is surrounded by views of the charming Walla Walla Valley and offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Novice players and experienced golfers alike take pleasure in the amenities of this course, which is characterized by par 3 and par 4 holes. While play is first come, first served Monday through Thursday, tee times are required Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Experience 7,000 yards of lush green perfection at Wildhorse Resort & Casino Golf Club. Nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains, the 18-hole championship, John Steidel course offers spectacular golf, featuring beautiful lakes, long fairways and deep bunkers. Modeled after the traditional Scottish-style links with deep bunkers and tall fescue grass, this course offers a challenge for all abilities.

HARRIS PARK UMATILL A COUNT Y, OREGON Harris Park is owned and operated by Umatilla County. It is located on the South Fork of the Walla Walla River, approximately 14 miles Southeast of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Harris Park is used for overnight camping, day picnicking and hiking/nature enthusiasts alike. While you are here enjoying your stay, you will find that wildlife abounds. Nature surrounds you with its brilliance in every direction. Relaxation comes easy with soothing sounds that the native birds are singing throughout the day, exhilaration from catching a brook Trout in the Walla Walla River. Brisk and fresh mountain air during a morning hike. Enjoy tranquility the way it was meant to be enjoyed. The park is open each year from March to November, as weather permits.

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The town of Milton originated in 1872, after W.S. Frazier established land for a town site. M.V. Wormington constructed the first residence in the area in 1873 and, by consensus, the fledgling community was named Milton. By 1882, the settlement encompassed a population of 400 with several businesses and mills, along with a schoolhouse, railroad station, two churches, a post office and an express office. Milton was incorporated as a city soon after in 1886.

attract new residents – “Free Water For all Home Sites.” The new town, which was also known for its saloons, was incorporated as a city in 1902.

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While Milton and Freewater remained separate cities for several decades, the two communities began to grow closer, paving the way for many residents to advocate for a merging. The Consolidation Club was formed after World War II, with J.T. Monahan elected chairman. Not everyone accepted the new idea, which created a challenge as state law mandates a majority vote to pass the edict. An election in 1950 led to a favorable move for consolidation, and thus the new city of Milton-Freewater was founded. The rest is history!


With abundant recreation, active cultural activities, advanced education and medical resources, plus a stable business environment, it is no wonder so many have chosen MiltonFreewater as their home. The rural lifestyle of the area reflected in the city is well complemented by first-rate amenities, making Milton-Freewater an enviable place to reside. The housing selection in Milton-Freewater is varied. New construction blends wonderfully with the community’s mature neighborhoods, guaranteeing that homebuyers will find something to suit every style and price tag. Prices for beautiful, modern estates with acreage can average $350,000 and up, while prices for modest homes in friendly subdivisions range in the mid to low $100,000s. For those who prefer to rent, there are a variety of options available in and near Milton-Freewater. The area’s senior population also has plenty of choices when it comes to independent and assisted living options. MF Oregon Retirement, Heritage Cottage (a women only facility),

Heritage Manor, Heritage Villa and Wheatland Village (located in Walla Walla) are exceptional choices for senior housing. Whether buying, selling, renting, owning or financing local real estate agencies and financial institutions are ready to help make the transition to your new home in the Milton-Freewater area. Visit the Chamber’s website at www.mfchamber.com for a listing of real estate related businesses.

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Exceptional educational opportunities are available for MiltonFreewater residents. A public school district with award-winning programs, a prominent private school and options for college and university study round out the list of educational resources provided for students of all ages.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS MILTON-FREEWATER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #7 1020 S. Mill Street| Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3551 | www.miltfree.k12.or.us Approximately 2,000 students attend one of six schools comprising the Milton-Freewater Unified School District #7, a K-12 system employing approximately 280 dedicated employees. District #7 schools include the K-5 facilities of Grove Elementary, Freewater Elementary and Ferndale Elementary Schools; Central Middle School for grades 6-8; McLoughlin High School, aptly referred to as Mac-Hi, serving grades 9-12 and Pleasant View Alternative School. In addition to the regular curriculum offered through District #7 are ample specialized programs to meet the needs of all student abilities, along with extracurricular activities. The Milton16

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Freewater District is regarded for its outstanding music, reading, science, sports and after-school programs, and its STELLAR program is impressive as well. A gradually growing student population is being accommodated through current facility enhancements, including the remodeling of classrooms and the addition of the new science building at MacHi.


PRIVATE EDUCATION MILTON-STATELINE ADVENTIST SCHOOL 53565 W. Crockett Rd. | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7131 | www.miltonstateline.org An exceptional alternative to public schooling is afforded through Milton-Stateline Adventist School. Located upon a 10 acre campus in Milton-Freewater, Milton Stateline Adventist School is a preK-8 facility offering Christ centered education within a peaceful learning environment. Included in the traditional curriculum are a dynamic music education program, choir, handbells and a wealth of year-round activities and events for students and families.

courses, GED preparation, English as a Second Language, Oregon JOBS program and the Small Business Development Center. WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 500 Tausick Way | Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 522-2500 | www.wwcc.edu Walla Walla Community College serves over 13,000 students annually. The college offers academic courses designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career training programs preparing people for the workforce, basic skills classes, English as a second language courses and classes designed for personal enrichment and a comprehensive E-Learning program.

HIGHER LEARNING: BLUE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE MILTONFREEWATER 311 N. Columbia | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7176 | www.bluecc.edu Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) is a two-year college designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year university or college to gain professional and occupational skills for a new or current career. BMCC Milton-Freewater provides both on-site and distance education coursework. Students can obtain an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an A.S. degree in Administrative Assistant, an A.A.S. degree in Educational Assisting and Certificates in Office and Educational Assisting. In addition to these degree programs, BMCC Milton-Freewater provides job skills workshops, college preparatory classes, personal enrichment

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HOUSES OF WORSHIP FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 518 S. Main St. | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 | (541) 938-3854 WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 816 S. Main St. | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 | (541) 938-5627 There are many denominations to choose from, including the above Chamber of Commerce members.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS BLUE MOUNTAIN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY P.O. Box 226 | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 MILTON-FREEWATER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 157 S. Columbia | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5563 ELKS LODGE 611 N. Main St. | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3633 GARDEN CLUB Community Building, 109 N.E. 5th | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3121 KIWANIS CLUB P.O. Box 429 | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6056 18

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MUDDY FROGS SQUARE DANCE CLUB 109 N E 5th Ave. | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6645 TAKE THE POUNDS OFF SENSIBLY Episcopal Church, 719 Pierce | Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 314-3757


Residents of Milton-Freewater are readily served by a multitude of dedicated and compassionate medical practitioners, ranging from chiropractic, visual and dental care to physical therapy clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Wheeler Family Dental, Broadway Family Dental Care, Visual Eyes-Vision Source, Premier Physical Therapy, Blue Mountain Valley Physical Therapy, Simpson’s Spine & Sport Chiropractic Clinic and the Milton-Freewater Health & Rehabilitation Center offer a diverse array of optimal healthcare options. In fact, Milton-Freewater Health & Rehabilitation Center recently received the Oregon Health Department’s highest survey rating during its review in 2008, a prestigious ranking that showed the center was in complete compliance with both state and federal

Milton-Freewater Health and Rehabilitation Center 120 Elzora Street • Milton Freewater, OR 97862

113 S. Main Street Milton-Freewater, OR 97862

(541) 938-5553 Fax: (541) 938-5554 www.bluemountainpt.com

Blue Mountain Valley Physical Therapy Located in Downtown Milton-Freewater, Oregon for more than 28 years, Blue Mountain Valley Physical Therapy serves the entire Walla Walla Valley, setting the industry standard for high quality therapy, with special treatment emphasis on injury prevention, pre / post surgery rehabilitation, patient education and performance enhancement.

Oregon Retirement & Assisted Living Center 1010 NE 3rd • Milton Freewater, OR 97862

A Commitment to Caring with a 5 Star Medicare Rating 24 Hour Skilled Nursing Care Three Nutritious Meals Daily Rehabilitation Services Housekeeping and Laundry Services Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies Medication Management Respite Care Fun and Engaging Daily Activities 541-938-3318 Out-Patient Therapy Our goal is to work with you to regain your independence and return to your home www.mfchamber.com

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The city’s proximity to Walla Walla puts it within short distance of even more healthcare resources. Notably the two major hospital campuses of Providence St. Mary Medical & Cancer Center, Adventist Health Walla Walla General Hospital, as well the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center. In addition, other healthcare options include facilities dedicated to enhancing the health and well being of residents, such as Curves for Women, which promotes wellness through fitness classes, personal and nutritional training.

regulations. They have been ranked in the top 10 best nursing homes in Oregon by U.S. News and World Report magazine. This ranking is merit-based on outcomes of rigorous healthcare inspections and detailed survey results. The Walla Walla Clinic has established an office in MiltonFreewater, which is staffed by Dr. Scott Fry and Sarah Scarborough, ARNP. The main clinic, just 10 miles north of Milton-Freewater, has physicians who represent a diverse field of specialties, plus X-ray, lab services and a day surgery clinic.

DR. MICHAEL L. GARTON, O.D. DR. STEPHEN “WES” HAYNES, O.D.

Milton-Freewater Oregon

Heritage Villa

Since 1980

117 South Main Street • Milton-Freewater E-mail: visualeyes@drgarton.net www.visionsource-visualeyes.com

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Heritage Manor

(541) 938-5888

Heritage Cottage

Optometric Physicians

509-386-5851

Serving our community with quality care since 1997. Adult Foster Homes are single family residences that offer care in a homelike setting. The Heritage Villa, our “tuscan” home located off highway 11, features lovely views of the mountains and serves home-cooked meals. The Heritage Cottage is a women’s only cottage located in the country, featuring beautiful flowers, private rooms and wonderful views of the mountains. The Heritage Manor is a traditional manor, located on 12 beautiful acres of pastureland on the Walla Walla River overlooking the mountains.


The economic climate in Milton-Freewater is certainly diversified with farming, food processing, small industry and technology playing crucial roles in its stability and overall prosperity. Retailers, professional services, education and further industries are also significant contributors to the region’s economic vitality. Milton-Freewater is a prime place for business, due to the excellent location near rail, barge and air-cargo services, proximity to several major markets such as Seattle, Portland, Boise and Spokane, a large, highly skilled employee base, low utility rates and a reasonable tax structure. Three newspapers assist in keeping local and national news current. The Valley Herald is locally owned and publishes a weekly paper offering news from the community and surrounding area. The Walla Walla Union Bulletin and the East Oregonian are daily publications offering local news and current affairs. The Small Business Development Center, located at the Pendleton campus of Blue Mountain Community College, provides www.mfchamber.com

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assistance to new and growing small businesses with services such as free and confidential counseling, training, information and technical assistance. Unmatched educational opportunities provided by several institutions of higher education in the immediate area enhances the list of business support resources. SYKES, a Business Process Outsource Center, has become an industry leader in the valley. The SYKES brand represents the benchmark in customer service. The top companies in the world rely on SYKES to care for their most valued resource- their customers. In Milton-Freewater, a large diverse team of dedicated employees, carry an average tenure of 2.5 years. This site is heralded as one of SYKES’ top call centers. The dedicated staff is proud to service one

of our nation’s most impactful financial institutions that serves our military. They also partner with the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., committed to healthy living and a healthy planet. Entrepreneurs will find Milton-Freewater the perfect location to start a business. One such business, the recently opened Lazy MF Ranch features a western style market, excellent barbeque meals and a horse resting station. The BBQ and vendor spaces will be open as soon as weather allows in the Spring and will continue until late Fall each year. Special events are planned throughout the season to make this a destination for any local or traveler. The Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce, as a facilitator in the business community, provides advantageous services and programs for its business members, which benefits the community as a whole.

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P.O. Box 226 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862

(541) 938-7633 www.penrodkennels.com

Farmers New World Life Insurance Company

Bus: (541) 938-6604 Fax: (541) 938-7732

MITCH ODMAN AGENCY 614 N. Main Street Milton-Freewater, OR 97862

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Auto • Fire • Life • Commercial

V Bowles & Associates Payroll • Bookkeeping • Tax Specialists Virginia Bowles EA

Peg Miller LTC

Patricia Relaford LTP

Enrolled Agent, Licensed Tax Consultant

Licensed Tax Consultant

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512 North Main • Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 Phone: 541-938-3077 • Fax: 541-938-0750 www.vbowles.com

Make OUR DAILY BREAD your daily bread.

Bread • Sweet Breads Cinnamon Rolls • Muffins Tarts • Cookies • Scones Brownies • Pies and More

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Inspirational Books for Adults & Children

OUR DAILY BREAD BAKERY AND BOOKS

311 South Main • Milton-Freewater • 541-938-9388 Tues-Fri 8am-5pm • Sat 9am-3pm

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The Milton-Freewater area is recognized by agriculturalists as an exceptional place to raise crops of virtually any kind. Its location in the “banana belt� of the Walla Walla Valley with its moderate climate, long growing season, temperate winters and easy accessibility to ample water and rich soil make it ideal for the production of outstanding fruit and vegetables in a shorter time period than in some other areas of Oregon and Washington. Apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, prunes, plums, grapes, wheat, peas, peonies, alfalfa, corn and asparagus are grown in abundance. The fruit crops raised in the area generate more than $85 million in revenue every year, while the wine grape industry has increased its earnings and prominence to a $100 million industry for Umatilla County. At present, apples are the chief crop by volume in the region, but wine grapes may quickly become the leader in coming years. Approximately 60 percent of the wine grapes processed in the Walla Walla Valley are produced in Oregon, a number certain to increase with recent vineyard expansions. Umatilla County is also known as the largest wheat producing area in the state of Oregon.

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MAJOR EMPLOYERS TOP FIVE EMPLOYERS IN MILTON-FREEWATER Business ....................................................................Employees 1. Sykes Enterprises Inc. ..........................................................440 2. Milton-Freewater Unified School District #7 .......................280 3. City of Milton-Freewater ......................................................92 4. Earl Brown & Sons ............80 up to 200 during packing season 5. Blue Mountain Growers ....11 up to 160 during packing season


THE CITY OF MILTON-FREEWATER www.mfcity.com The City of Milton-Freewater, population 7,050, is a full-service city governed by a council-manager form of government. The governing body is made up of seven members: a mayor and six voting councilors. Of the six councilors, three are elected from within wards, and three are elected from the city at large. The mayor is elected at large as well. The City offers a full range of services including its own electric utility, the oldest municipal electric utility in the state of Oregon. Other amenities offered by the city are a state-of-the-art aquatic center, modern library, an 18-hole, bi-level executive golf course, over 60 acres of parks and a walking trail at Yantis Park. The city also operates its own 24-hour fire and police protection services and emergency dispatch center. Come take a look at Milton-Freewater. We think you will find our city to have all the services and amenities you and your family need, plus the small-town, friendly atmosphere you want for your family. The Milton-Freewater Rural Fire Department is a privately owned and operated facility, which offers fire protection services to those living in the rural Milton-Freewater area. Also operated within this facility is a well-trained staff to meet emergency medical needs. The ambulance service maintains current state-of-the-art equipment and is able to respond to all emergency situations within minutes of notification. Call 541-938-7146 for more information.

IMPORTANT CITY PHONE NUMBERS Area Code (541) Burn Permits...................................................................938-8257 City Hall.........................................................................938-8207 City Planner....................................................................938-8234 Community Development ..............................................938-8236 Electric Department........................................................938-8232

Emergency Dispatch ............................................................911 Fire Chief........................................................................938-8256 Health Department.........................................................938-5598 Library............................................................................938-8247 Police Department .................................................................8257 Public Works...................................................................938-8270 Sheriff .............................................................................938-6544 Utilities ...........................................................................938-8207

UMATILLA COUNTY Umatilla County is overseen by a board of commissioners, which is composed of three elected individuals who serve four-year, overlapping terms. The board supervises all county actions, with the exception of the sheriff and the district attorney, and is responsible for the county budget, overseeing county committees as well as adopting and enacting county ordinances and policies. Other County departments include: Administrative Services, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, Commission on Children and Family, Community Corrections, CSEPP (Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program), Emergency Management, Parks, Public Health, Public Works, Records, Weed Control and Youth Services. Visit www.co.umatilla.or.us for more information.

IMPORTANT COUNTY PHONE NUMBERS Area Code (541) Ambulance Emergency.............................................................911 Ambulance Services Office..............................................938-7146 Assessor/Appraiser...........................................................278-6219 Courthouse .............................................278-7111/800-817-4184 Courts.............................................................................278-0341 Elections .........................................................................278-6254 Planning .........................................................................278-6252 Sheriff .............................................................................278-6285 Veterans ..........................................................................278-5482

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Oregon Hwy. 11 is Milton-Freewater’s major arterial highway, offering a link south to Interstate 84/U.S. Route 30 in Pendleton and north to Walla Walla. Route 11 turns into State Route 125 upon reaching the Washington state line. The city supplies residents and visitors with two forms of public transportation, providing an affordable and convenient choice for commuters. The City Bus system offers fixed route service between

Milton-Freewater and Walla Walla on Monday through Friday. The Senior and Disabled Taxi Service, a contracted service, provides low-cost, door-to-door service complemented by personal assistance, for seniors aged 60 and older, as well as disabled riders. Transportation Solutions, a privately owned and operated service, is also available to meet the needs of individuals needing transport to doctor appointments and medical facilities. Commercial air travel is available through the Walla Walla Regional Airport, where Horizon Air offers daily flights to and from SeaTac International Airport. You will be surprised to find out how many international destinations are only one stop away. A flight to virtually anywhere in the world becomes just 20 minutes from your front door. Other regional airports are in Pendleton (35 miles south) and Pasco, WA (55 miles northwest). Milton-Freewater is located within the Port of Umatilla district, one of 23 public ports in the state. The Port of Umatilla serves the commercial, industrial, agricultural, maritime, surface, transportation, distribution and recreational sectors of the regional economy in Eastern Oregon. The port is located along the Columbia River and is served by two interstate highways, a major railroad switch yard and a new full-service maritime facility. 26

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OREGON FACTS STATE NAME: Oregon STATE NICKNAME: The Beaver State STATE FLOWER: Oregon grape STATE BIRD: Western Meadowlark STATE SONG: “Oregon, My Oregon” STATE TREE: Douglas Fir STATE ANIMAL: Beaver STATE FISH: Chinook Salmon

OREGON TRIVIA YUM! Milk is Oregon’s official state beverage.

NATURE’S ENGINEER The American beaver is Oregon’s state animal. Oregon is known as the “Beaver State”: and Oregon State University’s athletic teams are called the “Beavers.”

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE Umatilla is an Indian term meaning “rippling water” or “water rippling over sand” and has provided the name both for the county and its major river.

DID YOU KNOW? d Oregon’s state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs. d Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.

d Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and is formed in the remains of an ancient volcano. It was formed more than 6,500 years ago. Its crystal-blue waters are world renowned. d At 8,000 feet deep, Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America. d The hazelnut is Oregon’s official state nut. Oregon is the only state that has an official state nut. The hazelnut is also known as the filbert. d Oregon’s state birthday is on February 14, Valentine’s Day. d Navy blue and gold are Oregon’s official state colors. d At 11,239 feet, Mount Hood stands as the tallest peak in Oregon. Mount Hood is a dormant volcano. www.mfchamber.com

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The concept of the Chamber of Commerce as a voluntary organization in the U.S. is eight years older than the Declaration of Independence. The New York State Chamber of Commerce, the first in America, was organized in 1768 and five years later the first local Chamber of Commerce was organized in Charleston, South Carolina. The Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1945 with Sidney Reese as its first President. The Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization dedicated to an agenda aimed at meeting what our members feel necessary to prosper. Our goal is to give our members value for their membership investment by offering extended educational classes and seminars, networking opportunities and maximum exposure through media publications, with our website and Facebook page. Each year the Board of Directors identify specific goals in order to focus on what will really make a difference in the quality of life in our community. The program of work will be a strategic plan of action to guide the Board, staff and member volunteers in accomplishing the mission of the Chamber. Partnering with other area agencies gives the Chamber a broad base of support to offer programs designed to educate, inform and enhance skills essential to the success of any business. The Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce believes that when men and women come together unselfishly on problems in which they have in common, progress will result. 28

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michelle Thacker, President – Baker Boyer Bank Julie Culjak, President-Elect – Three Divas Beads Merri Anne Huber, Treasurer – Earl Brown & Sons Rob Johnson, Past President – Cayuse Technologies Mike Watkins – City of Milton-Freewater Larry Anderson – Balance Sheet Carol Cole – Henry’s Ace Hardware Susan Dohrmann – Century 21 Seaquist Real Estate Gina Hartzheim – City of Milton-Freewater Steve Irving – Columbia-Blue Mt RC&D Tim Kennedy – Don Carlo Vineyard Vicki Lee – Blue Mt. Valley Physical Therapy Janet Millar – Visual Eyes/Vision Source Mitch Odman – Farmers Insurance Sandi Rowe – Community Bank Sam Tucker – Monahan, Grove & Tucker Not Pictured: Heather Nygaard – Curves for Women Kathryn Caldwell – Sykes Enterprises Dr. Carl Wheeler – Wheeler Family Dental

CHAMBER MISSION STATEMENT The Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization of professional and business members who together, in a planned manner, promote commerce, agriculture, community spirit and the quality of life in the Milton-Freewater area.


You are a Partner in a Community-Based Organization Dedicated to Enhancing and Maintaining the Milton-Freewater Area as a Great Home for Business and Families.

BUSINESS PROMOTION d Exclusive Advertising Opportunities in the Chamber Newsletter d Business Brochure Display at Chamber Visitor Center d Electronic Business Directory Listing on Chamber Website d Your Business Link on Our Website d Media Promotions-Visitor’s Guide & Member Directory, Facebook, Oregon/Washington promotional publications d Business Networking Through Business “After Hours” Mixers and Open Houses d Business Promotion Through Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings or Sponsorship of a General Membership Meeting d Sponsorship/Advertising Opportunities at Chamber Events d Promotional Opportunities Through Relocation Package Materials d Business of the Month Award

SERVICES d Business Referral Service – The Chamber Refers Member Products and Services First d Chamber Newsletter Subscription/Affordable Advertising Opportunities d Chamber E-Bulletin/Email Updates on Chamber Activities & Events d Business Education/Training Programs d Business Security Notification Program-Bad Checks d Legislative/Lobbying Advocacy d Volunteer Opportunities d Liaison with City & County Leaders d General Membership Meetings d Committee Participation, Task Forces, Programs, Projects d Support and Encouragement from Other Members

PARTNERSHIPS d City of Milton-Freewater d Association of Oregon Industries d Milton-Freewater Community Development Partnership d Oregon Chamber Executives d Downtown Walla Walla Foundation d Tourism Walla Walla d Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce d Umatilla County Tourism Committee d Oregon’s Rugged Country Tourism Group d Logs to Frogs Committee d Milton-Freewater School District #7 d Blue Mountain Community College d Walla Walla Community College CHAMBER AMBASSADORS The Chamber Ambassadors are a dedicated group of volunteers whose mission is to serve the community and offer exposure to new and existing businesses in the Milton-Freewater area. The Ambassadors serve as facilitators for all open houses, ribbon cutting events, business after hours mixers, grand openings and any other city wide celebrations. Ambassadors are also instrumental in the organization and participation of many local events. Jennifer & Larry Anderson, Balance Sheet, Inc. Julie Culjak, Three Divas Beads Susan Dohrmann, Century 21 Seaquist & Associates Nadine Dougherty, Nadine’s Country Garden Jane Kilburg, BMCC Steve & Carol Irving, MF City & MF School District #7 Ruth Meyers, Pies by Ruth Curtis Walter, Galaxy Computers Fran Anderson, US Bank – not pictured Judy Chesnut, Flight Grip, LLC – not pictured Merri Anne Huber, Earl Brown & Sons, Inc. – not pictured Mitch Odman, Farmers Insurance – not pictured Cheryl York, Executive Director, Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce – not pictured www.mfchamber.com

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Heritage Manor.....................................(541) 938-4353 Heritage Station Museum.........................(541) 276-0012 Amerititle............................................(541) 938-3005 Heritage Villa .......................................(253) 961-6507 Appellation Engineering & Consulting LLC ....(509) 200-6538 Home Insulation Assoc., Inc. ....................(541) 276-1897 Apple Valley Insurance............................(541) 938-2200 Horizon Project .....................................(541) 938-5658 HT Rea Farming Corp..............................(541) 558-3876 Humbert Refuse & Recycling.....................(541) 938-4188 Baker Boyer Bank ..................................(509) 525-2000 Balance Sheet, Inc. ................................(541) 938-3101 Best Little Computer Store........................(541) 938-7569 John L. Scott Real Estate .........................(541) 938-9000 Billy Boy’s Travel ...................................(407) 396-4009 JLS Agent, Lewis Key .............................(541) 938-9000 Birch Creek Trophies & Awards ..................(541) 443-8631 Bisnett & Associates...............................(541) 938-5576 Blue Mt. Cider Company ..........................(541) 938-5575 Key Dollar ...........................................(541) 938-6336 Blue Mt. Growers...................................(541) 938-3391 Kilmer’s Auto Parts, Inc. ..........................(541) 938-5522 Blue Mt. Tire Pros..................................(541) 938-2000 Kim’s Sewing & Alterations ......................(509) 520-0576 Blue Mt. Community College.....................(541) 938-7176 Konen Rock Products ..............................(541) 938-6856 Blue Mt. Horticultural Society....................(541) 938-5597 Kralman Steel Structures .........................(541) 938-7390 Blue Mt. Valley Physical Therapy ...............(541) 938-5553 Bordertown Feed & Supply .......................(541) 938-5403 Brittany Farming Company .......................(541) 938-7695 La Ramada Mexican Restaurant.................(541) 938-3508 Broadway Family Dental Care....................(541) 938-3363 Lazy MF Ranch .....................................(541) 938-3691 Butler Carpet Cleaning ............................(509) 956-9996 LeFore Fruit Farms.................................(541) 938-3528

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LeFore Honey Farms...............................(541) 938-3286 Les Schwab Tire Center ...........................(541) 938-5507 CAPECO ..............................................(800) 752-1139 Leyah’s Catering ...................................(541) 566-0245 CAPPS Broadcast Group ..........................(509) 522-1383 Cayuse Technologies ..............................(541) 278-8200 CD Thacker Excavating ............................(541) 566-3742 McDonalds Restaurant ............................(541) 938-4305 Celebrations by Cindy .............................(541) 938-3448 McLoughlin High School ..........................(541) 938-5591 Central Middle School.............................(541) 938-5504 Meadowood Springs Speech Century 21 Seaquist Real Estate.................(541) 938-3331 & Hearing Camp....................................(541) 276-2752 Charter Communications..........................(866) 731-5420 MF Farmers Market ................................(541) 938-3331 City Bus Service ....................................(541) 938-8243 MF Garden Club ....................................(541) 938-3121 City of Milton-Freewater ..........................(541) 938-5531 MF Kiwanas Club...................................(541) 938-6056 Clay in Motion ......................................(541) 938-3316 MF Rural Fire Department ........................(541) 938-7146 Columbia Blue Mountain RC&D..................(541) 969-7620 MF Sew n’ Vac ......................................(541) 938-3600 Combine Hills Ranch I & II, LLC .................(541) 938-5297 Milton Freewater School District # 7............(541) 938-3551 Community Bank ...................................(541) 938-6361 Milton Stateline Adventist School ...............(541) 938-7131 Community Development Partnership ..........(541) 938-3331 Milton-Freewater Health & Copier Service, Inc. ...............................(509) 529-5962 Rehabilitation Center..............................(541) 938-3318 Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem..........(541) 276-3331 Monahan, Grove & Tucker ........................(541) 938-3377 Curves for Women .................................(541) 938-6996 Morgan Inn & Suites...............................(541) 938-5547 Muddy Frogs Square Dance Club ................(541) 861-9055 Munselle Rhodes Funeral Home.................(541) 938-3433 Dairy Queen.........................................(541) 938-5721 Davis Orchards .....................................(541) 938-7093 Dollar Plus ..........................................(541) 938-0600 Nadine’s Country Garden .........................(541) 938-3748 Don Carlo Vineyard ................................(541) 566-1919 NE Oregon Area Health Education Center ......(541) 962-3423 Doug’s Septic Service .............................(541) 938-7405 Nine Trees Inn ......................................(509) 520-6787 Doyle Electric .......................................(509) 529-2500

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Representative Greg Smith .......................(541) 676-5154 Harris Park ..........................................(541) 938-5330 Republican Women ................................(541) 938-3850 Henry’s Ace Hardware.............................(541) 938-5398 Rhonda’s Chuckwagon Catering .................(509) 386-6323 Heritage Cottage ...................................(541) 938-7667 Rise & Shine ........................................(541) 938-6152

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PDR Motorsports ...................................(541) 938-3868 Pendleton Grain Growers .........................(541) 938-5551 Penrod Kennels.....................................(541) 938-7633 Petits Noirs..........................................(541) 938-7118 Phil & Sally’s Bakery ..............................(509) 386-6563 Pioneer Title & Escrow ............................(541) 938-3327 Gordy Plastics ......................................(541) 938-7626 Piper Ranch .........................................(541) 938-5604 Graphic Apparel ....................................(509) 525-7630 Premier Physical Therapy ........................(541) 938-2028 Grove Elementary ..................................(541) 938-3233

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Walla Walla Community College ................(509) 522-2500 Walla Walla Union Bulletin.......................(509) 525-3300 Watermill Winery ..................................(541) 938-5575 Wesley United Methodist Church ................(541) 938-5760 Wheatland Village .................................(509) 527-9600 Wheeler Family Dental .....................(541) 938-7752/3093 Widner Electric & Industrial Inc. ................(541) 938-5518 Wilbur Ellis..........................................(509) 529-5381 Wilcox Furniture....................................(541) 938-6739 Wildhorse Resort & Casino.......................(800) 654-9453 Williams Team Homes ............................(509) 525-8326 Windermere Real Estate ..........................(541) 938-3155 Winn Homestead Events ..........................(541) 969-2226

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ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING Balance Sheet, Inc. Larry & Jennifer Anderson 18 S. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3101

Wilbur Ellis Dave White 599 C St. Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 529-5381 www.wilburellis.com

V Bowles & Associates Virginia Bowles 512 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3077 www.vbowles.com

AGRICULTURE SERVICE

Zerba, John CPA 144 S Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6105

Columbia Blue Mountain RC&D 200 SE Hailey Ave., Ste. 107 Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 969-7620

AGRICULTURE BUSINESS

Umatilla County Pest Control Officer Darrell Hanan 52806 Stephens Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-9161

Blue Mt. Growers 231 E. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3391 Brittany Farming Company 1116 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7695 www.smithfrozenfoods.com Davis Orchards Alan & Todd Davis 53285 Appleton Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7093 www.applelovers.com Earl Brown & Sons, Inc. Ron Brown 605 Lamb St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6645 HT Rea Farming Corp. Dennis C Rea 84896 Hood Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 558-3876 LeFore Fruit Farms 54103 LeFore Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3528 LeFore Honey Farms Sharon LeFore 84760 Hwy. 339 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3286 Piper Ranch Louise & John Johnson 53112 County Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5604 Sustainable Soil Solutions, Inc Tara Lewis 53377 Robin Ln. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7425 http://soiloflife.com Trumbull Peony Gardens Wayne & Charlotte Trumbull 412 Parkview Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5244

Blue Mt. Horticultural Society 418 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5597 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/umatilla/mf

ALTERATIONS Kim’s Sewing & Alterations Kim Munk 103 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (509) 520-0576 The Stitch Nitch Shirley Cline 510 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6787

ANIMAL BOARDING Penrod Kennels 83903 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7633 www.penrodkennels.com

ASSISTED LIVING

Monahan, Grove & Tucker 105 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3377

ATTRACTIONS Frazier Farmstead Museum Diane Biggs 1403 Chestnut St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-4636 www.museum.bmi.net Heritage Station Museum 108 SW Frazer Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-0012 Tamastslikt Cultural Institute 47106 Wildhorse Blvd. Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 966-9748 http://tamastslikt.org Umatilla County Fair P.O. Box 94 Hermiston, OR 97838 (541) 567-6121 www.co.umatilla.or.us/fair.htm

ATVS & MOTORCYCLES

Pioneer Title & Escrow Sandy Oldridge, Escrow Officer 178 S. Main St., Ste. 2 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3327 US Bank 610 E. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3338 www.usbank.com

AUTO & TRUCK - PARTS & ACCESSORIES

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Kilmer’s Auto Parts, Inc. 84191 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5522 www.kilmersautoparts.com

Heritage Manor Lana Sepolen 53856 Willow Ln. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-4353

AWARDS & TROPHIES

Wheatland Village 1500 Catherine St. Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 527-9600 www.wheatlandvillage.com

Oregon First Community Credit Union Shannon Peal 151 S. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-2929 www.oregonfirstccu.org

BBQ & OUTDOOR MARKET

Widner Electric & Industrial Inc. Larry Widner 1124 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5518

Oregon Retirement Center Sean Moon 1010 NE 3rd Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5693 www.evergreenhealthcare.com

Community Bank 13 NE 5th Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6361 www.communitybanknet.com

PDR Motorsports Doug Keltner 715 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3868 www.pdrracing.com

Heritage Cottage Women Only Facility 53918 E. Appleton Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7667

Heritage Villa Carolyn Dalton 84613 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (253) 961-6507

Baker Boyer Bank 320 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (509) 525-2000 www.bakerboyer.com

Birch Creek Trophies & Awards Julie Humphreys 65675 E. Birch Creek Rd. Pilot Rock, OR 97868 (541) 443-8631

BAKERIES Our Daily Bread Agnes & Elvin Ebersol 311 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-9388 Phil & Sally’s Bakery Cannery Kitchen 1520 S. Main Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (509) 386-6563 Safeway 455 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7827

ATTORNEYS

BANKS & ESCROW SERVICE

Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem 222 SE Dorion Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-3331

Amerititle 287 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3005

Lazy MF Ranch Sam Hopkins-Hubbard 107 E. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3691 Small Business Development Center Art Hill 2411 NW Carden, Morrow Hall, Rm. M11 Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-6233 www.bizcenter.org

BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCE CENTER Cayuse Technologies Alanna French 72632 Coyote Rd. Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 278-8200 www.cayusetechnologies.com Sykes Enterprises, Inc. 151 Sykes Blvd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-1500 www.sykes.com

CAMP - SPEECH, HEARING & AUTISM Meadowood Springs Speech & Hearing Camp P.O. Box 1025 Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-2752 www.meadowoodsprings.org

CARPET CLEANING Butler Carpet Cleaning Tony Rukavina P.O. Box 711 College Place, WA 99324 (509) 956-9996

CASINO Wildhorse Resort & Casino 46510 Wildhorse Blvd. Pendleton, OR 97801 (800) 654-9453 www.wildhorseresort.com www.mfchamber.com

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CATERING Leyah’s Catering Lori Jewell 402 Normal St. Weston, OR 97886 (541) 566-0245 Rhonda’s Chuckwagon Catering Rhonda & Joe Sartin 910 Cowl, #31 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (509) 386-6323

CHAMBER SUPPORT MEMBER Community Development Partnership Susan Dohrmann P.O. Box 203 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3331

CHOCOLATES - HAND-CRAFTED Petits Noirs Lan Wong 622 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7118 www.petitsnoirs.com

CHURCHES First Christian Church 518 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3854 Wesley United Methodist Church 816 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5760

CITY SERVICES City of Milton-Freewater 722 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5531 www.mfcity.com

COMPUTERS - SALES & SERVICES Best Little Computer Store 85466 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7569 www.bestlittle.com

CONTRACTORS CD Thacker Excavating Corey & Duane Thacker 53450 Little Dry Creek Rd. Weston, OR 97886 (541) 566-3742 Doyle Electric Leo Doyle 1421 Dell Ave. Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 529-2500 www.doyleelectric.com Home Insulation Assoc., Inc. Rex Heidt 1429 SW 40th St. Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-1897 Konen Rock Products Charles Konen 81890 Couse Creek Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6856 Kralman Steel Structures Norm Kralman 52151 Fruitvale Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7390 www.kralmansteel.com

DINING Dairy Queen Trevor Moon 165 S. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5721

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La Ramada Mexican Restaurant 6 S. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3508 McDonalds Restaurant 408 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-4305 Wildhorse Resort & Casino 46510 Wildhorse Blvd. Pendleton, OR 97801 (800) 654-9453 www.wildhorseresort.com

EMBROIDERY & SCREEN PRINTING Celebrations by Cindy Cindy Epifanio 630 County Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3448 Graphic Apparel Lynette Gordon 860 NE Rose St. College Place, WA 99324 (509) 525-7630

EMPLOYMENT STAFFING Express Personnel Professionals Shannon Murdock Bergevin 115 S. 3rd Ave. Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 522-1326 www.wallawallawa.expresspros.com

ENGINEERING & CONSULTING Appellation Engineering & Consulting LLC Van Voorhies 46 Meadowlark Ln. Touchet, WA 99360 (509) 200-6538

EVENT FACILITIES Winn Homestead Events Arlene Winn 75960 Winn Rd. Weston, OR 97886 (541) 969-2226 www.winnhomestead.com

FARM & RANCH SUPPLIES Bordertown Feed & Supply 84575 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5403 Pendleton Grain Growers 217 W. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5551 www.pggcountry.com

FARMER’S MARKET MF Farmers Market Susan Dohrmann Orchard Park Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3331 www.mffarmersmarket.com

FIRE & AMBULANCE MF Rural Fire Department Rick Saager 84629 Eastside Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7146 www.mfrfd.com

FITNESS & HEALTH Curves for Women 15 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6996 Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Episcopal Church of St James 719 Pierce Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 314-3757 www.tops.org

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FLORAL DESIGN

INSURANCE

Nadine’s Country Garden Nadine Dougherty 83618 Chuckhole Ln. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3748

Apple Valley Insurance 176 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-2200

FUNERAL HOME Munselle Rhodes Funeral Home Greg Rhodes & Corky York 902 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3433

FURNITURE - HOME & OFFICE Total Office Concepts 401 S. 9th Ave. Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 525-5600 www.totalofficeconcepts.com Wilcox Furniture 85332 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6739 www.wilcoxboys.com

GOVERNMENT - AGENCIES & OFFICIALS City of Milton-Freewater 722 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5531 www.mfcity.com Columbia Blue Mountain RC&D 200 SE Hailey Ave., Ste. 107 Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 969-7620

Bisnett & Associates 84030 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5576 www.bisnett.com Farmers Insurance Mitch Odman 614 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6604 Simmons Insurance Group Carolyn Langford & Keith Pommerening 620 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6686 www.simmons-insurance.com State Farm Mike Swinnerton 14 S. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3434 www.statefarm.com

IRRIGATION & PUMP Pendleton Grain Growers 217 W. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5551 www.pggcountry.com

LAWN & GARDEN

Representative Greg Smith P.O. Box 219 Heppner, OR 97836 (541) 676-5154 www.repgregsmith.com

Henry’s Ace Hardware Linda & Doug Henry 175 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5398

Umatilla County Commissioner Larry Givens 216 SE 4th St. Pendleton, OR 98701 (541) 278-6203 www.co.umatilla.or.us

Pendleton Grain Growers 217 W. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5551 www.pggcountry.com

Umatilla County Pest Control Officer Darrell Hanan 52806 Stephens Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-9161

GROCERY & DELI Safeway 455 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7827 Sam’s Corner Market Sam Hopkins-Hubbard 107 E. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3691 Super Mex El Pueblo Market Carlos Gomez 21 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-4444

HARDWARE & PLUMBING Henry’s Ace Hardware Linda & Doug Henry 175 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5398

HOUSING - MIGRANT FARM WORKERS Orchard Homes 311 N. Elizabeth St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6661

Sustainable Soil Solutions, Inc Tara Lewis 53377 Robin Ln. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7425 http://soiloflife.com

LODGING - BED & BREAKFAST, MOTELS Morgan Inn & Suites 104 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5547 www.morganinn.net Nine Trees Inn Mick & Michelle Shaul 416 S. Elizabeth St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (509) 520-6787 www.ninetreesinn.com Outwest Motel 84040 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6647 www.outwestmotel.net Wildhorse Resort & Casino 46510 Wildhorse Blvd. Pendleton, OR 97801 (800) 654-9453 www.wildhorseresort.com

LUMBER Henry’s Ace Hardware Linda & Doug Henry 175 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5398


MANUFACTURING

MUSEUM

Flight Grip, LLC Ed Chesnut 812 Jacquelyn St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-0533

Frazier Farmstead Museum Diane Biggs 1403 Chestnut St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-4636 www.museum.bmi.net

Gordy Plastics Gordon Smith 1530 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7626

Outwest Printing Gordon Hall 53190 Stateline Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 558-3852 www.outwestprinting.net

PRODUCE SALES

Heritage Station Museum 108 SW Frazer Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-0012

Blue Mt Growers 231 E. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3391

Key Dollar Hank Svehaug 321 Peabody Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6336 www.keydollar.com

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute 47106 Wildhorse Blvd. Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 966-9748 http://tamastslikt.org

Davis Orchards Alan & Todd Davis 53285 Appleton Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7093 www.applelovers.com

MEDICAL - CHIROPRACTIC & PHYSICAL THERAPY

East Oregonian 211 SE Byers Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-2211 www.eastoregonian.com

Earl Brown & Sons, Inc. Ron Brown 605 Lamb St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6645

Tidbits Mark Driver P.O. Box 2722 Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 386-2219 www.tidbitsfun.com

LeFore Fruit Farms 54103 LeFore Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3528

Blue Mt. Valley Physical Therapy Manford Anliker 113 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5553 www.bluemountainpt.com Premier Physical Therapy Randy Castleman 1020 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-2028 www.premierept.net

NEWSPAPERS/ADVERTISING SHOPPER

Valley Herald Melanie Hall & Sharee Wright 408 N. Main St. Simpson Spine & Sport Chiropractic Clinic Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 Dr. Ken Simpson (541) 938-6688 139 S. Main St. www.mfvalleyherald.com Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 Walla Walla Union Bulletin (541) 938-6820 112 S. First Ave. www.simpsonspineandsport.com Walla Walla, WA 99362 MEDICAL - EXTENDED EDUCATION (509) 525-3300 www.union-bulletin.com NE Oregon Area Health Education Center One University Blvd. NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION LaGrande, OR 97850 Umatilla County Historical Society (541) 962-3423 P.O. Box 253 www.eou.edu/neoahec Pendleton, OR 97801 MEDICAL - ILLNESS, DENTAL & EYE (541) 276-0012 CARE www.heritagestationmuseum.org Broadway Family Dental Care NURSING HOME & REHABILITATION Dr. Norman Saager & Dr. Todd Schroeder CARE CENTER 508 E. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater Health & Rehabilitation Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 Center (541) 938-3363 JoAnn Parker www.bwaydental.com 120 Elzora St. Visual Eyes Vision Source Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 Dr. Michael Garton & Dr. Wes Haynes (541) 938-3318 117 S. Main St. www.evergreenhealthcare.com Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 OFFICE SUPPLIES (541) 938-5888 Total Office Concepts www.visionsource-visualeyes.com 401 S. 9th Ave. Walla Walla Clinic Walla Walla, WA 99362 Dr. Scott Fry & Sarah Scarborough, ARNP (509) 525-5600 10 NE 5th Ave. www.totalofficeconcepts.com Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 PORTABLE TOILET SERVICE (541) 938-3314 Doug’s Septic Service www.wallawallaclinic.com 1586 N. Columbia St. Wheeler Family Dental Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 Dr. Doug Wheeler & Dr. Carl Wheeler (541) 938-7405 1 SW 8th Ave. PRINTING SERVICES - CUSTOM Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 PUBLICATION & MAPS (541) 938-7752/3093 VillageProfile.com, inc. MIGRANT HOUSING Lini Handy Orchard Homes 300 Depot St. 311 N. Elizabeth St. Enterprise, OR 97828 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (800) 600-0134 (541) 938-6661 www.villageprofile.com

MOTORCYCLE RACING ENGINES & SUSPENSION PDR Motorsports Doug Keltner 715 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3868 www.pdrracing.com

PRINTING SERVICES & GRAPHIC DESIGN Copier Service, Inc. Henry Savelesky 800 NE Rose St. College Place, WA 99324 (509) 529-5962

RADIO STATION CAPPS Broadcast Group Colleen Brady 13 1/2 E. Main St., Ste. 202 Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 522-1383 www.1035kwheat.com

REAL ESTATE Century 21 Seaquist Real Estate Paul Seaquist 725 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3331 www.century21.com John L. Scott Real Estate Gordy Snyder 181 S. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-9000 www.johnlscott.com Lewis Key, JLS Agent John L. Scott Real Estate 181 S. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-9000 Roff Real Estate Marge Roff 195 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6655 www.roffrealestate.com Williams Team Homes Brenda Williams 126 E. Alder St. Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 525-8326 www.williamsteamhomes.com Windermere Real Estate 85301 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3155 www.windermere.com

RECYCLING Horizon Project 608 N. Russell St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5658 www.horizonprojectinc.com Humbert Refuse & Recycling Sam Humbert 53293 Triangle Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-4188

REFUSE COLLECTION & COMPUTER DISPOSAL Humbert Refuse & Recycling Sam Humbert 53293 Triangle Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-4188

RENEWABLE ENERGY Combine Hills Ranch I & II, LLC 84670 Ringer Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5297

RENTALS - HALLS, MEETING ROOMS & PARK SHELTERS Meadowood Springs Speech & Hearing Camp P.O. Box 1025 Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-2752 www.meadowoodsprings.org

RENTALS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT John L. Scott Real Estate Gordy Snyder 181 S. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-9000 www.johnlscott.com Orlin Hansen Rentals 903 NE 1st Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-0609 Roff Real Estate Marge Roff 195 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6655 www.roffrealestate.com

RETAIL & SPECIALTY SHOPS Clay in Motion Bob & Corina Neher 85301 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3316 www.clayinmotion.com Dollar Plus Scott Holgate 11 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-0600 MF Sew n’ Vac Francis Stanisci 205 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3600 www.mfsewnvac.com Petits Noirs Lan Wong 622 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7118 www.petitsnoirs.com Rise & Shine Sherri Breeding 914 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6152 www.riseandshinemf.com Saager’s Shoe Shop Ron Saager 613 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5162 www.saagershoeshop.com The Stitch Nitch Shirley Cline 510 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6787

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Three Divas Beads Geri Honn & Julie Culjak 610 1/2 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3727 www.threedivasbeadsofor.com

RETIRED LIVING Heritage Cottage Women Only Facility 53918 E. Appleton Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7667 Heritage Manor Lana Sepolen 53856 Willow Ln. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-4353 Heritage Villa Carolyn Dalton 84613 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (253) 961-6507 Oregon Retirement Center Sean Moon 1010 NE 3rd Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5693 www.evergreenhealthcare.com Wheatland Village 1500 Catherine St. Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 527-9600 www.wheatlandvillage.com

RV PARKS & CAMPING Harris Park 78689 S. Fork Walla Walla River Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5330 Trails West RV Park Dennis & Laura Nielson 1420 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (509) 301-2400

RV SALES & SERVICES

McLoughlin High School 120 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5591 http://machi.miltfree.k12.or.us Milton Freewater School District # 7 1020 S. Mill St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3551 www.miltfree.k12.or.us Milton Stateline Adventist School 53565 W. Crockett Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7131 www.miltonstateline.org Walla Walla Community College 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362 (509) 522-2500 www.wwcc.edu

SERVICE GROUPS Elks Lodge 611 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3633 www.elks.org MF Garden Club Community Building 109 NE 5th Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3121 MF Kiwanas Club P.O. Box 429 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6056 Muddy Frogs Square Dance Club Community Building 109 NE 5th Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 861-9055 Republican Women Sandy Marlatt 50495 Umapine Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3850

Smiley RV Sales & Service Tim & Carey Werhan 53816 Crockett Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6562 www.smileyrv.com

TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES

SCHOOLS - PUBLIC, PRIVATE & HIGHER EDUCATION

Yellow Book 1905 4th St. LaGrande, OR 97850 (800) 929-3556 www.yellowbook.com

Blue Mt. Community College 311 N. Columbia St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7176 www.bluecc.edu Central Middle School 306 SW 2nd Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5504 http://cms.miltfree.k12.or.us

Statewide Publishing 5009 W. Clearwater, Ste. H Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 734-1186

Zip Local 135 S. Mountain Way Dr. Orem, UT 84059 (800) 443-0801 www.ziplocal.com

TIRE CENTER

Ferndale Elementary 53445 W. Ferndale Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5412 www.miltfree.k12.or.us

Blue Mt. Tire Pros David Gates 85683 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-2000 www.bluemountaintirepros.com

Freewater Elementary 17 NW 8th St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-6611 http://fwes.miltfree.k12.or.us

Les Schwab Tire Center Aaron Moore 609 E. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5507

Grove Elementary 129 SE 15th Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-3233 http://ges.miltfree.k12.or.us

Terry’s OK Tire Store Terry Morris 214 N. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5692

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TOWING SERVICE Kilmer’s Auto Parts, Inc. 84191 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5522 www.kilmersautoparts.com

TRANSPORTATION - PUBLIC & PRIVATE City Bus Service Teresa Dutcher 722 S Main Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-8243 Taxi Service City of Milton-Freewater 722 S. Main St. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (509) 386-1224 Transportation Solutions Steve Dalke P.O. Box 692 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (509) 386-4983

TRAVEL SERVICE Billy Boy’s Travel Danny Batista 4499 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Kissimmee, FL 34746 (407) 396-4009 www.greatorlandodiscounts.com

TV - CABLE PROVIDER Charter Communications 1145 Abadie St. Walla Walla, WA 99362 (866) 731-5420 www.charter.com

WINE & CIDER Blue Mt. Cider Company 235 E. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5575 www.drinkcider.com Don Carlo Vineyard Tim & Lori Kennedy 83872 Don Carlo Way Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 566-1919 www.doncarlovineyard.com Tero Estates & Flying Trout Wines 52015 Seven Hills Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (206) 817-2344 www.teroestates.com Tulpen Cellars Tara Lewis 53377 Robin Ln. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-7425 www.tulpencellars.com Watermill Winery 235 E. Broadway Ave. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-5575 www.watermillwinery.com Zerba Cellars Cecil & Marilyn Zerba 85530 Hwy. 11 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 (541) 938-9463 www.zerbacellars.com

WIRELESS PHONE & INTERNET Charter Communications 1145 Abadie St. Walla Walla, WA 99362 (866) 731-5420 www.charter.com

US Cellular 1923 SW Court Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 278-2200 www.uscellular.com

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CAPECO Deborah Hayward 721 SE Third St., Ste. D Pendleton, OR 97801 (800) 752-1139 http://capeco-works.org


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Baker Boyer Bank .............................................................. 23

Milton-Freewater Health and Rehabilitation Center............ 19

Bisnett Insurance .............................................................. 23

Milton-Freewater Golf Course............................................ 13

Blue Mountain Cider Company & Watermill Winery ............ 9

Milton-Freewater School District #7 .................................. 17

Blue Mountain Community College ................................... 17

Morgan Inn & Suites................................. Inside Back Cover

Blue Mountain Tire Pros.................................................... 22

Our Daily Bread Bakery and Books.................................... 23

Blue Mountain Valley Physical Therapy ............................. 19

Penrod Kennels ................................................................. 23

Bordertown Feed & Supply ............................................... 24

Saager’s Shoe Shop .......................................................... 11

Broadway Family Dental Care .............................................. 1

State Farm - Mike J. Swinnerton ....................................... 23

Century 21 Seaquist Real Estate / U-Store-It Mini-Storage..................................................... 15

SuperMex El Pueblo Market .............................................. 10 Sykes Enterprises, Inc. ........................................ Back Cover

City of Milton-Freewater ........................... Inside Front Cover Tero Estates & Winery......................................................... 8 Clay in Motion ..................................................................... 2 Terry’s OK Tire Store, Inc. ................................................. 23 Dollar Plus......................................................................... 10 Three Divas Beads............................................................... 7 Farmer’s Insurance - Mitch Odman Agency....................... 23 V Bowles & Associates...................................................... 23 Harris Park - Umatilla Co................................................... 13 VillageProfile.com, inc........................................................35 Henry’s Ace Hardware ....................................................... 11 Visual Eyes ........................................................................ 20 Heritage Homes................................................................. 20 Wilbur-Ellis........................................................................ 24

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Joe Humbert Family Aquatic Center / City of Milton-Freewater .................................................... 13

Windermere Real Estate .................................................... 15

La Ramada Mexican Family Restaurant............................. 11

Zerba Cellars ....................................................................... 8

Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce


Located in northeastern Oregon (just 8 miles south of Walla Walla, Washington), Milton-Freewater is a community surrounded by orchards, wheat fields and vineyards set against the beautiful Blue Mountains (yes, they really are blue!). Long before the two towns of Milton and Freewater merged in 1950, settlers flocked to this area to take advantage of the fertile soil. Now situated within the acclaimed Walla Walla Valley Wine Appellation, the area is still well known for its agricultural bounty. Lots of sun in the summer and mild winters contribute to an almost perfect climate. For more information visit us at

w w w. m f c i t y. c o m 722 South Main • P.O. Box 6 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 Phone: 541/938-5531 Fax: 541/938-8224


FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Weekly and Long-Term Rates Available Business Center • Wireless Internet • Pet-Friendly Coin Laundry On Grounds Water Park, Restaurants, Golf and Banking Conveniently Located Nearby. EXECUTIVE SECTION FEATURES:

ECONOMY SECTION FEATURES:

Microwave • Refrigerator Unlimited Wireless Internet Access In-room Coffee Makers Hair Dryer

Internet Access In-room Coffee Makers Microwave & Refrigerator Upon Request

Morgan INN & SUITES Reservations: 866-938-6369 104 N. Columbia • Milton-Freewater, OR • Office: 541-938-5547 • Fax: 541-938-7714 morganinnhospitality@morganinn.net • www.morganinn.net


SYKES

Sykes is a worldwide industry leader of inbound customer service calls and continues to grow... We provide support of the entire valley and surrounding communities by offering full and part-time employment, excellent starting wage, competitive benefits, paid training, advancement opportunities and a great work environment. We are where you want to be... with over 60 thousand employees worldwide and still growing. We are looking for you.

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated 151 Sykes Blvd Milton-Freewater Oregon 97862

541-938-1500 Apply online at http://www.sykes.com/careers


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