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Est. Haines 1901 ~ Haines, Baker County, Oregon
Volume 115, Number 24 * 10 Pages / $1
Leo Adler Field Marks
By Mary Jane Guyer
I Sunday: July 3rd:
■ Haines Stampede Rodeo: Slack begins at 9 a.m. & Rodeo at 5:30 ■
| p.m. Tickets at gate: Adults $8, Children ages 6-12 $4, 5 and under |
enter FREE. A percentage of the proceeds go to the Baker County |
, Shrine Club to help the Shrine Hospital. “Cut’er Loose”
2nd Annual Pie Baking Contest: 4-6 p.m. Drop off your
delicious homemade pies at the Record Courier Office. Judging
■ takes place in the morning. For more information, contact Dotty
| Miles at (541) 377-5795.
. Monday, July 4th:
Cowboy Breakfast: Elkhorn Grange: 7 to 10 a.m. Start your day
with hotcakes, ham & eggsstraight off the griddle! This is how
breakfast should be served. Proceeds go to Elkhorn Grange Com-
" munity Service Projects. Contact: Joanne Ulingsworth at (541) 856-
■ Annual 4th of July Fun/Run Walk: 6:45 a.m. event registration.
Two courses: Both start on the Main Street City Park at 8 a.m.
Pre-registration forms can be picked up at the YMCA. There is a
B registration fee. For more information, contact Suzy Cole at
_ email@example.com. Proceeds benefit the Baker High School
I Cross-country and Track and Field Teams.
■ 2nd Annual Pie Baking Contest Judging: 9 a.m. Pie slices will be
Isold in front of the Record Courier office following the judging.
Proceeds benefit Rock Creek-Muddy Creek Mutual Improvement
■ Clubservice projects. Yumminess is being served!
Program Cover from Dedication Ceremony /Record Courier
Parade: 10 a.m. Entries check in at 8:30 a.m. at the Haines
Elementary School. Judging starts at 9 a.m. For information,
contact Barbara Wendt at 541-856-3571 or Melissa Gamer at
541-856-3350. The Haines Parade - it’s a tradition.
Brian Vegter, Race Director, and his
wife, Corrine, who serves as the
event's Volunteer Coordinator.
Their passion for the sport contin
ues to keep the Baker City Cycling
Classic going strong.
Cyclists throughout the United
States and many from other
countries participate in the Baker
City Cycling Classic. One cyclist
is traveling as far as Illinois to
See CYCLING on page 7
Life Of One
Two Suffer Life
Oregon State Police reports
that on Monday, June 20, at
approximately 6:26 p.m., Baker
County Dispatch received a
driving complaint concerning a
blue Buick passenger car that
was driving erratically. Four
minutes later, at 6:30 p.m.,
received a report of a two-
Vehicle head-on crash on High
way 30, just outside of Haines,
involving the same blue Buick
that was previously reported to
See CRASH on page 4
County has accomplished so much over the
■ North Powder Future Farmers of America Pit Barbecue:
years with so few financial resources. The com
Haines City Park. Ready to serve immediately after the parade
munity - private sector, government, service
until the food runs out. Come and get it! Proceeds for this
clubs, churches, businesses, volunteers young
wonderful meal of pit-barbecue roast, baked beans, and coleslaw
and old - got behind the project With a force that
go directly to support the North Powder FFA program. Great meal,
would make any Fortune 500 company marvel
at it efficiency and “get-it-done” work ethic.
■ Art in the Park: Wonderful works of art will be available through-
Iout the day in the Haines 1800’s park - located next to City Hall.
See ADLER FIELD on page 2 This is a great place to purchase lovely items and say hello to
B friends, new and old.
Music: Frank Carlson will set up following the parade at the City
Park. He will keep your toes-a- tapping until 3 p.m. David Cole
■ then takes the stage to keep the music flowing.
| Kids Activities: The lawn beside Haines Sell-Rite will host kid
Baker City Cycling Classic Still
Peddling Strong after 15 Years
Attention Baker County
Residents: Brian Vegter, Race
Director for the Baker City
Cycling Classic, has issued a
friendly reminder that Baker
County will again host 250
cyclists and their support teams
this weekend for the 15th Annual
event. Racing begins this Friday
and will end at the Anthony
Lakes Resort on Sunday.
More than 200 volunteers are
required to help Vegter get the
event off the ground. “Some
drive cars in the support caravan,
others work in the feed zones.
The Lions Club serves as comer
marshals along the route, and
folks from the Northeast Oregon
Compassion Center help at the
finish line as well as with many
In case you were wondering, a
comer marshal is someone who
helps to direct traffic, be it
cyclist, cars or at the downtown
criterium where they direct
We don’t want you to miss one darn thing!
| Saturday, July 2:
■ Queen and Grand Marshall Potluck. Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Honoring the 2016 Queen Nina and Grand Marshall Richard
Stephens. Haines Methodist Church Community Hall. Good food, I
great fellowship and a way to pay tribute to these wonderful
members of the Haines community.
A community effort for the ages
The need was straight-forward. There was a
shortage of fields on which Baker kids could
play baseball. The solution gave rise to one of
the most impressive community efforts seen in
In 1965, leaders in the Baker’s baseball com
munity, as well as Art and Francis Chaves, and
Harold McJunkin spearheaded a drive to con
struct a regulation size basebalPand football
field. At the time, the Baker Little league and
Babe Ruth programs had so many kids they
found themselves juggling schedules between
Brooklyn, North Baker and the newly-built Wade
Williams fields. St. Francis Academy was in
need of a football field. Babe Ruth kids needed
a regulation-sized field they could call home. A
committee was formed.
A two-square block garbage dump, owned by
the Baker County Fairgrounds, was selected.
The Fair Board donated the land» It was now
time for committee members to secure the
needed financing of $18,000 (In today’s dollar,
that amounts to $137,000). Leo Adler came to
Adler was an avid baseball fan. In fact, over
his life-time he attended 23 World Series.
Gene Rose, first Baker Little League President
and legal representative for Adler, was tapped
to present the idea to Adler.
approached a Forest Service employee who
voluntarily built a mock field for the presentation.
“It was absolutely perfect to show Leo,” said
Rose. “It laid out everything. It even had lights
that were battery-operated. It is a darn shame
we did not keep that model.”
Rose recalled Adler’s response to the model
and to the idea. “He listened, took a look at the
model and said, “How much is this going to cost
me?” Rose quoted the sum. Adler asked, “Who
do I make the check out to.”
What happened next illustrates just why Baker
Schedule of Events
Haines Old Fashioned 4th of July
B friendly events. Don’t miss the dunk tank (sponsored by the Baker
■ High School Mat Team), kids face painting, and other activities to
I keep the younger folks entertained.
Eastern Oregon Museum: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Don’t miss the
Antique/Vintage wedding gown display currently on exhibit.
Gowns date back as far as the late 1800’s. More than 10,000 other
■ artifacts call the Eastern Oregon Museum home. You don’t want to
Haines Stampede Rodeo: 1:30 p.m. The Rodeo continues. This
event does not hold back in providing talent, fun and excitement.
Enjoy the new covered grandstands. A free concert and BBQ after
the rodeo with Tony Lundervold and his band
Fireworks: 10 p.m. The show lasts 25 minutes. This year, the
Friends of Haines have teamed up with Todd Hoffman of “Gold
■ Rush” and Phillip Wirth who have matched additional funds in
recognition of the Baker City Harvest Christian Church and the
teachers at Harvest Academy. Same amount of time - twice the
sizzle! It proves to be spectacular.
■ The Record Courier and the Friends of Haines offer a special thank ■
you to all the men and women who have served or are serving in
our nations’military. We thank you and your families for your
■ sacrifice. We enjoy our freedoms because of you!
L b . ■' MBBi
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Wed., June 30
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Fried Rice Oriental
Asian Salad Roll
Potatoes & Gravy
Tomato Gr. Beans
Beet & Onion
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