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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
9:45 a.m. — Hermiston police responded to a report of a bur-
glary on the 600 block of East Gladys Avenue.
9:53 a.m. — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office responded to a
burglary on North Third Street, Athena.
11:44 a.m. — Hermiston police received a report of child abuse.
1:18 p.m. — Pendleton police received a report of a possible
drug deal near the Umatilla County Courthouse, 216 S.E. Fourth St.
1:44 p.m. — The Pendleton code enforcement officer checked
on multiple locations for more than an hour, including at Emigrant
Trailer Court, 300 S.W. 22nd St., and Blue Mountain Home Medical
Supply, 301 S.W. 20th St.
4:11 p.m. — A caller reported an altercation between a male and
female in the parking lot of St. Anthony Hospital, 3001 St. Anthony
7:24 p.m. — An Irrigon resident reported receiving a scam call
from someone claiming to be with the Morrow County Sheriff’s
Office who directed her to pay $5,000 using Ebay cards. She also
reported receiving other scam calls and asked to speak with a ser-
geant from the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office.
11:19 p.m. — Pendleton police responded to a fight at Bob
White Field, 2200 N.W. Carden Ave.
2:15 a.m. — A caller reported the theft of a vehicle from the
camping grounds at Westgate and Southwest 18th Street.
4:33 a.m. — A 911 caller reported a fight on the 700 block of
Southwest Court Avenue, Pendleton. Officers responded but found
5:12 a.m. — Pendleton police responded to a 911 call about a
fight at Mountain View Apartments, 2410 N.W. Carden Ave., Pend-
leton. Officers took a report.
9:15 a.m. — Pendleton police received a report of a burglary at
OMG! Burgers & Brew, 241 S. Main St.
12:56 p.m. — The ambulance, fire and law enforcement in Mor-
row County responded to a vehicle that rolled down Heppner Hill
on Highway 207 near Heppner and crashed, landing on its top. The
occupants got out and were able to walk. An ambulance trans-
ported victims to Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Heppner, while the
Morrow County Sheriff’s Office cited the driver for driving outside
restrictions and careless driving.
1:54 p.m. — A Heppner resident on Linden Way reported people
keep showing up at her home and call her for someone who lives
in Portland. The woman also said someone in Portland is directing
people to her home to take items. A Morrow County sheriff’s dep-
uty responded and trespassed several people from the residence.
8:31 p.m. — A caller told Hermiston police a son hit his mother
and threw a rock through the vehicle windshield on West Madrona
9 p.m. — Residents on Southeast Thomas Avenue, Irrigon,
complained about neighbors setting off fireworks. One caller
later reported a neighbor asked them not to set off any more fire-
works, and there were no problems after. Another Irrigon caller at
11:27 p.m. on Wagon Wheel Loop also reported fireworks, but a
sheriff’s deputy did not find the activity.
9:41 p.m. — A caller told Hermiston police someone claiming
to be an officer left a phone message for him to come home but
no one was there. The caller asked law enforcement to meet him
at his home.
10:23 p.m. — Fireworks set off a grass fire at Southwest Seventh
Street and Goodwin Avenue, Pendleton.
11:03 p.m. — Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 and Oregon
State Police responded to the exit 177 overpass on Interstate 84
after someone set off illegal fireworks and caused a significant grass
fire on the shoulder and median near milepost 178 on the west-
bound side. State fire marshal Scott Goff also responded. Investiga-
tors collected evidence and took photos of the scene. State police
requested anyone with information to contact trooper Tyler Steele
at the Pendleton state police command, 541-278-4090.
11:38 p.m. — A 911 caller reported a fight at D & B Supply, 850
Southgate Place, Pendleton. Officers responded and found no one.
1:14 a.m. — Pendleton emergency services responded to the
temporary campground at Bob White Field, 2200 N.W. Carden
Ave., Pendleton, for a male who was intoxicated and breathing but
1:24 a.m. — Pendleton police in little more than 30 minutes
responded to reports of fights at Cadillac Jack’s Saloon & Grill, 1703
S.W. Emigrant Ave., downtown on South Main Street, at the parking
lot on Southwest Court Avenue across from the Round-Up Grounds
and at Crabby’s Underground Saloon & Dance Hall, 220 S.W. First St.
7:56 a.m. — A 911 caller reported a domestic disturbance in a
guest room at the Holiday Inn Express, 600 S.E. Nye Ave., Pendleton.
4:13 p.m. — Pendleton police took a report for vehicle theft at
Southwest Overlook Street.
•Umatilla Tribal Police arrested Richard Peter Star, 40, of Pilot
Rock, for driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driv-
ing, reckless burning and criminal mischief. Tribal police the week
before arrested Star for felony assault, domestic abuse and more.
•Pendleton police arrested Roslynn Celine Simmons, 20, of
Adams, for second-degree disorderly conduct and felony aggra-
•Oregon State Police arrested Walter Alfred Wolfe, 42, of
Pendleton, for DUII, reckless driving and two counts of reckless
•Boardman police arrested Diego Joan Aguilar Rosas, 24, for DUII
•Hermiston police arrested Romique Crystal Espino, 36, of Herm-
iston, for felony aggravated harassment and second-degree tres-
pass. State court records show she faces a charge of misdemeanor
harassment in a separate case stemming from an incident in May.
•Hermiston police arrested Bacilio Perez, 47, for strangulation
and fourth-degree assault, both felonies for domestic violence.
•Oregon State Police arrested Raul Collazo Cintron, 24, for DUII
and reckless driving.
•Oregon State Police arrested Mariya Felichiya Morar, 23, for DUII.
•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alexander Christian
Ringe, 29, of Hermiston, for first-degree assault and unauthorized
use of a vehicle.
•Stanfield police arrested Joshua B. Branch, 29, for misdemeanor
TUESDAY, JULY 16
ATHENA CEMETERY DISTRICT, 5:30 p.m., Athena City Hall,
215 S. Third St., Athena. (541-566-3862)
IRRIGON CITY COUNCIL, 6 p.m., Irrigon City Hall, 500 N.E.
Main Ave., Irrigon. (541-922-3047)
PENDLETON DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, 6 p.m., Pendle-
ton City Hall, 501 S.W. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton. (541-276-1811)
UMATILLA CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION, 6 p.m., Umatilla
City Hall council chambers, 700 Sixth St., Umatilla. (Nanci 541-
922-3226 ext. 105)
UMATILLA COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DIS-
TRICT, 6 p.m., USDA Service Center conference room, 1 S.W.
Nye Ave., Suite 130, Pendleton. (Kyle Waggoner 541-278-8049
PILOT ROCK CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Pilot Rock City Hall coun-
cil chambers, 143 W. Main St., Pilot Rock. (541-443-2811)
PENDLETON CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Pendleton City Hall
council chambers, 501 S.W. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton.
STANFIELD CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Stanfield City Hall council
chambers, 160 S. Main St., Stanfield. (541-449-3831)
James Joseph Clark
Phyllis Marie Eades
April 25, 1944 — July 13, 2019
July 3, 1933 — July 11, 2019
James Joseph Clark (Jim, ley Storm, and stepdaugh-
KC7FYU), 75, died Saturday, ters Elaine Hart, Marilyn
Barrett and Lore
July 13, 2019. He
Martin; six grand-
was born April 25,
children; and five
1944, in Glasgow,
Ruth Martin Clark,
life will take place
on September 16,
at a later date, yet
to be determined.
He was pre-
ceded in death
The family asks
by his mother
that in lieu of flow-
ers and food that
Ruby Lee Clark,
you please donate
his father Harry
Edward Clark, and his step- to the charity of your choice in
mother Loretta Clark.
Jim was a long- haul truck
Burns Mortuary of Pend-
driver for over 20 years until leton is in charge of arrange-
he was in an accident in 2005. ments. Please sign the online
Jim is survived by his wife, condolences at www.burns-
Ruth; his daughter Kimber- mortuary.com.
Phyllis Marie Eades, 86, a devoted Christian and she
passed away July 11, 2019, loved people and they loved
in Hermiston after a pro- her. Her smile could light up
longed illness at her home.
a room and her laugh will be
She was born July 3, missed by all.
She is survived
1933, in Pendle-
ton, Oregon, to
by her husband of
Charley and Beu-
55 years, Larry
lah (Neill) Plourd.
ton, Ore.; sister
She was raised in
her four daughters
School in the class
of Tigard, Geri
of 1951. Phyl-
lis was united in
Nelson of Coupe-
marriage to Larry
Kathy Hahn of
Eades on Novem-
ber 12, 1964, in Reno, Gresham and Stacey Waelty
of Hermiston; eight grand-
Phyllis spent her adult children: Brian, Dustin,
life in Hermiston raising her Kiersa, Amanda, Chey-
four daughters. In 1978 they enna, Amy, Riley and Sky-
moved to Boardman, where ler; and 10 great-grand-
she took on the role of fore- children: Kaiya, Preston,
man in running the family Kendall, Noah, Kannon,
200-acre ranch. Her inter- Ensley, Olivia, Lindy, Rory
ests and jobs ran the gamut. and Zoey.
Phyllis was preceded in
Phyllis was an excellent
horsewoman, bowler, seam- death by her parents and a
stress and could cut a rug brother, Don Plourd.
In lieu of flowers we ask
on the dance floor. She was
often seen hauling cattle to that you make a contribu-
a sale, changing sprinklers, tion in Phyllis’ memory to
irrigating the alfalfa, driv- Vange John Memorial Hos-
ing the swather and, when pice Education fund or to
time allowed, playing 18 your preferred charity.
A celebration of life ser-
holes on the golf course.
Phyllis was a gardener vice will be held on Thurs-
and canned just about any- day, July 18, 2019, at 10 a.m.
thing and everything. She at Burns Mortuary chapel,
loved to camp and fish and Hermiston, Oregon.
Please share memories
was a skilled card player. In
retirement Larry and Phyllis of Phyllis with her family at
moved back to Hermiston burnsmortuaryhermiston.co
Burns Mortuary of
and began traveling in their
fifth wheel throughout the Hermiston, Oregon, is in
United States. Phyllis was care of arrangements.
Merlyn Altha Kirk Robinson
September 5, 1926 — July 10, 2019
Merlyn Altha Robinson, ing, Merlyn went on to become
92, a longtime local Heppner a self-taught journalist. For 15
area resident, passed away July years she wrote South Mor-
10, 2019, at Pioneer Memorial row County news for the East
Oregonian out of Pendleton.
She was born September 5, Her human interest and his-
1926, and grew up on the local torical stories were featured
wheat and cattle ranches of in Ruralite magazines and
her parents, Merle
N. Kirk and Altha
Devin Kirk. Merlyn
and her descendants
wrote for the Agri-
became the third,
fourth and fifth gen-
along with Hep-
erations residing on
the family’s Sand-
She also enjoyed
by her maternal
spending time with
her family, garden-
and Sara Devin in
ing, sewing and
working with oth-
ers. She stayed
ation from Hep-
active and main-
pner High School
Lola I. Beilke
tained a large gar-
in 1944, Merlyn
den through her
remained at home
Jan. 18, 1926 — July 12, 2019
that fall to drive
She was hon-
wheat truck for
Former Pilot Rock resident Lola I. Beilke, 93, of Pendle-
ored as Heppner’s ton, died Friday, July 12, 2019, in Pendleton. She was born
her father, because
Woman of the Year Jan. 18, 1926, in Pilot Rock. A graveside service will be held
all farmers were
short of manpower due to in 1996 and she was chosen and Thursday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at Skyview Memorial Park,
WWII. She attended Oregon served horseback as the grand 70116 S. Highway 395, Pendleton. Arrangements are with
State College for two years. In marshal for the 1998 Oregon Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop.
1947 she became the Heppner Trail Pro Rodeo. The Oregon
Rodeo queen once the rodeos State University College of
Shirley Ann Jensen
resumed following cancella- Agricultural Sciences awarded
tions during the war years. In her the Diamond Pioneer
July 19, 1940 — July 10, 2019
later years Merlyn’s daughter Award for her “contributions to
and granddaughter followed in agriculture, natural resources
Shirley Ann Jensen, 78, of Pendleton, died Wednesday,
her footsteps with royalty roles and the people of Oregon.”
July 10, 2019, in Pendleton. She was born July 19, 1940. Ser-
for Morrow County fairs and
Merlyn was preceded in vices are pending. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge
death by her husband, and a sis- of arrangements.
On September 26, 1948, ter, Evelyn Kirk Broun. Sur-
Merlyn married Donald O. vivors include her sons and
Amber Rae Richardson
Robinson. The couple had two daughters-in-law Kirk and
sons and one daughter. Nieces, Delia Robinson and Kyle and
Jan. 31, 1982 — July 7, 2019
nephews and other children Darcy Robinson, both of Hep-
also were temporary house- pner, Ore.; daughter and son-
Amber Rae Richardson, 37, of Milton-Freewater, died
hold members for lively ranch- in-law Krynn and Art Parham Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Spokane. She was born Jan. 31,
style summers. During the of Fresno, Calif.; grandchildren 1982. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home of Milton-Freewater
early part of 70 years of ranch Rondi (Rob) Davis of Van- is in charge of arrangements.
life, Merlyn helped manage a couver, Wash., Royal (Amber)
purebred Polled Hereford cow Robinson of Corbett, Ore.,
herd that became known as the Devin and Garrett Robinson
Kirk & Robinson Ranch seed of Heppner, Ore., and Mitchell
TUESDAY, JULY 16
stock at cattle shows and fairs Parham of Fresno, Calif.; and
RAMEY, MARY — Funeral mass at 10 a.m. at St.
throughout the Western states. many nieces and nephews.
Mary’s Catholic Church, 800 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton. A
Memorial contributions for graveside service follows at Olney Cemetery, 865 Tutuilla
In later years the herd was
diversified while continuing to those who wish may be given Road, Pendleton.
supply replacement stock for to the Heppner High School
FFA, P.O. Box 67, Heppner,
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
She held offices and was OR 97836, or Morrow County
No services scheduled
active in several cattle organi- 4-H, P.O. Box 397, Heppner,
zations and the Heppner Gar- OR 97836.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
den Club. Merlyn and her hus-
A memorial service will be
BEILKE, LOLA — Graveside service at 11 a.m. at
band were active supporters held on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Skyview Memorial Park, 70116 S. Highway 395, Pendleton.
of the Heppner FFA chapter 11 a.m. at the Heppner United
EADES, PHYLLIS — Celebration of life service at
and they were given honorary Methodist Church, 175 Church 10 a.m. in the chapel at Burns Mortuary, 685 W. Hermiston
St., Heppner, Ore.
Fairs, 4-H and FFA animals
You may sign the online
TREADWAY, GLADYS — Graveside service at 11 a.m.
and horse shows were a way condolence book at www. at Olney Cemetery, Pendleton.
of life for Merlyn and family. sweeneymortuary.com.
Merlyn was a charter mem-
ber of the Wranglers Riding
Club and organized the club’s
first fundraising, annual rodeo-
time cowboy breakfast under
the direction of president Bill
The Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington would
Smithers. Merlyn taught 4-H
like to thank those who helped to make the 15th annual
horsemanship for around 27
years, served on the fair com-
mittee and was a fair board
member for approximately
15 years. In addition to rais-
an evening to remember!
ing and schooling ranch horses
Royal Kingdom Sponsors
also used for gaming and plea-
In-Kind Donors & Other
60 Minute Photo; Hermiston Dairy Queen;
sure, she focused on train-
Hermiston Generating Company*;
Abadan Reprographics, Burger King,
ing versatile Arabian horses.
Marlette Oregon; NW Metal Fabricators, Inc.;
Anderson Hansell PC, Barnett & Moro,
R.S. Davis Recycling; United Rentals
Many awards and ribbons were
Desert Lanes, Eric Alder, the Hunter Family,
Joys One of a Kind, Umatilla County Fair,
brought home from shows in
U.S. Linen & Uniform, Walmart DC
Affordable Family Eyewear;
Hermiston Kiwanis Foundation*;
Merlyn enjoyed all eques-
Jesse Torres - State Farm; Smith Security, LLC*;
60 Minute Photo, Girl Scouts OSW,
trian activities and helped for-
Hermiston Chamber of Commerce,
Velasco Used Car Sales
Serenity Sisters Catering
mulate the first English rid-
ing and jumping classes for
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston*; Elmer’s Irrigation; Special Thanks to
the horse shows in Mor-
Umatilla County Fair Court, and
Family Health Associates Umatilla*;
Hermiston Senior Center; Kiwanis Club of Echo; UHS Stuntmen and baseball team
row County. For a number of
Midway Bar & Grill; Shelco Electric, Inc.;
years, she officiated as a cer-
Rock Electric*; Oregon Trail Veterinary Clinic;
* Contributed tickets to the ball’s Family
Pea Ridge Embroidery & Signs
tified horse judge at both 4-H
and open shows throughout
Our gratitude also goes to all of the Girl Scout members and
the Northwest. With merely
friends who helped plan, set up and run the event. And much
the editorship of the Heppner
appreciation to the fathers/ father figures and their princesses
High School newspaper, The
for joining us for a trip across the universe!
Hehisch, for background train-
Me and My Prince Ball