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Friday, July 19, 2019
5:13 a.m. — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office took a
report for a burglary at Cayuse Vineyards, 53863 Highway 332,
6:07 a.m. — A woman driving eastbound on Interstate 84 told
Oregon State Police she used the public restroom in Arlington
and a man entered while she was inside. She left and got in her
vehicle, and he followed and got in his, a silver BMW with Califor-
nia plates. She said he made her feel uncomfortable. She got back
on the interstate and continued east, and he did the same.
State police passed the information to the Morrow County
Sheriff’s Office but did not obtain a description of the male. A
sheriff’s deputy contacted the woman. Law enforcement did not
find the BMW or its male driver.
8:15 a.m. — Blue Mountain Tire Pros, 85683 Highway 11, Mil-
ton-Freewater, reported a burglary.
11:48 a.m. — A 911 caller reported a female may have over-
dosed on heroin at the at the homeless camp on West Elm Ave-
nue in Hermiston by the river at the end of the road on the left
under the trees.
12:51 p.m. — Pendleton police and fire responded to a report
of an unresponsive man on the rocks near the Umatilla River at
Southeast Byers Avenue and Second Street. Medics found the
man was just sleeping it off.
2:37 p.m. — A caller reported a burglary at a property on Kik
Road, Hermiston. The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office took the
3:45 p.m. — Powerhouse Diesel Performance, 401 N.E. High-
way 11, Pendleton, reported someone stole a check from the
business’s mailbox and cashed it at the Hermiston Walmart.
3:50 p.m. — Umatilla police received a report that someone
set up a tent under the overpass at Interstate 82 and Highway 730.
9:06 p.m. — A caller asked Pendleton police to respond to
Pendleton Square Apartments Phase II, 294 S.W. 28th Drive, for a
mother screaming at her toddler.
•Umatilla Tribal Police arrested Deanna Louise Martinez, 34,
of Hermiston, and Demetri Andrew Brockie, 35, of Pendleton,
for unauthorized use of a vehicle, criminal activity in drugs and
dangerous drugs. The police also arrested Martinez for violating
•The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adam Fredrick
Abell, 31, of Hermiston, on multiple counts.
Deputy Aaron Haak received a tip at 2:40 p.m. that a person
with a parole and probation detention warrant was driving in Lex-
ington. Haak was nearby and with the assistance of deputy Tan-
ner Cooney found and followed a black Chevrolet pickup, pulling
in behind it at a residence in Lexington.
The deputies identified the driver as Adam Fredrick Abell and
arrested him on the warrant. The ensuing investigation resulted
in new charges: felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of
felon in possession of other weapons, two counts of carrying of
concealed weapons and felony methamphetamine possession.
The sheriff’s office booked Abell into the Umatilla County Jail,
•The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office at 9:28 p.m. received a
report about the theft of a purple 1998 Dodge flatbed pickup
from Heppner Auto Repair, Heppner. Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Siex was
checking the Lexington area at about 10:17 p.m. when he noticed
a similar pickup turn South onto Highway 74.
Siex stopped the pickup near milepost 42 on the highway, ver-
ified it was stolen and arrested Tristan Reilly Moses, 20, of Hep-
pner, for unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Deputy Thomas Way assisted and transported Moses to the
Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton. Jail staff found Moses had a fen-
tanyl pill in his wallet. He received additional charges for supplying
contraband and possession of a federally controlled substance.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
No meetings scheduled
MONDAY, JULY 22
CASON’S PLACE CHILDREN AND FAMILY GRIEF RECOVERY
CENTER BOARD, 6 p.m., Cason’s Place, 1416 S.E. Court Ave.,
Pendleton. All those interested in volunteering are encour-
aged to attend. (Matt Terjeson 503-720-1620)
UMATILLA BASIN WATERSHED COUNCIL, 6 p.m., Pendleton
City Hall community room, 501 S.W. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton.
(Michael T. Ward 541-276-2190)
MILTON-FREEWATER CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Milton-Freewa-
ter Public Library Albee Room, 8 S.W. EIghth Ave., Milton-Free-
HERMISTON CITY COUNCIL, 7 p.m., Hermiston City
Hall council chambers, 180 N.E. Second St., Hermiston.
IRRIGON COMMUNITY PARKS & RECREATION DIS-
TRICT, 7 p.m., Irrigon Fire Station, 705 N. Main St., Irrigon.
MORROW COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Pioneer
Memorial Hospital conference room, 564 E. Pioneer Drive,
Heppner. 6 p.m. provider dinner, 6:30 p.m. board meeting.
(Tonia Adams 541-676-2942)
TUESDAY, JULY 23
UMATILLA-MORROW COUNTY HEAD START, 11:30 a.m.,
Head Start boardroom, 110 N.E. Fourth St., Hermiston. (Mon-
ina Ward 541-564-6878)
IONE SCHOOL DISTRICT, 12 p.m., River Lodge & Grill, 6
Marine Drive N.E., Boardman. Noon board retreat, 3:30 p.m.
regular meeting. (Kim Thul 541-422-7131)
UMATILLA PLANNING COMMISSION, 6:30 p.m., Umatilla
City Hall, 700 Sixth St., Umatilla. (Brandon Seitz 541-922-3226
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
MORROW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, 9 a.m.,
Bartholomew Government Building upper conference room,
110 N. Court St., Heppner. (Roberta Lutcher 541-676-9061)
HERMISTON LIBRARY BOARD, 4 p.m., Hermiston Public
Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston. (541-567-2882)
THURSDAY, JULY 25
SALVATION ARMY ADVISORY BOARD, 12 p.m., Salvation
Army, 150 S.E. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton. (541-276-3369)
MILTON-FREEWATER LIBRARY BOARD, 4 p.m., Milton-Free-
water Public Library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave., Milton-Freewater.
UMATILLA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION, 6:30 p.m.,
Umatilla County Justice Center, 4700 N.W. Pioneer Place, Pend-
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Fransces Irene Bissinger
Patricia ‘Pat’ (Tillotson) Davio
March 2, 1927 — July 17, 2019
January 3, 1933 — July 16, 2019
Fransces Irene Bissinger her favorite sayings was “You
was born March 2, 1927, the can always tell a Dane, but
daughter of two Danish immi- you can’t tell them much.”
grants, Ingvard and Anna
And then she would laugh.
Skoubo. She was raised on
She loved to garden. It was
the family home-
her sanctuary. She
stead in Board-
man, Oregon, along
with the birds and
with her brothers
admire the butter-
flies, while hoeing
Ed and Ralph. She
the weeds and curs-
attended school in
ing the gophers.
ating in 1945 from
Later in life
the “old” Board-
she found love
man High School.
and married Jim
Bissinger. A gre-
garious soul, they
known to her
lived happily and
many friends and
family members as “Fran- peacefully together for many
nie” or “Fran,” attended Ore- years. They loved having fun
gon State University, taking together, and friends and fam-
music classes to improve her ily still reminisce about their
voice. She had most beauti- annual Round-Up parties.
ful soprano voice. She was the
Fransces was a long-
one you would hear in church time member of the Eagles
so clearly and perfectly above Lodge. In younger years she
others. This was war time, so enjoyed dancing, dining,
so she returned home to help and singing karaoke. She was
with the farm after one year.
quick to volunteer her time
When World War II ended helping with special events
she was married to Rus- and fundraisers. She had a
sel DeMauro. Together, they generous heart, and contrib-
raised four daughters: Anna, uted too many charities.
Fransces passed away
Donna, Billie and Bobbi.
Fransces was primarily a peacefully from this earth on
stay-at-home mom, which she July 17 at the age of 92. She
loved, because she loved her is survived by her four daugh-
ters, five grandchildren, and
daughters so deeply.
Fransces was thoughtful, nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will
caring and kind. She made
friends easily, as people could be held at Riverview Ceme-
sense that she was such a gen- tery in Boardman, Oregon,
uinely good person. She was a on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at
strong Christian woman, hav- 10:00 a.m.
ing never lost that faith.
Burns Mortuary of Pend-
She was also so very proud leton is in charge of arrange-
of her Danish heritage, and ments. Please share your
referred to herself as a “stub- thoughts to family at www.
born-headed Dane.” One of burnsmortuary.com.
Patricia “Pat” (Tillotson) and carried that honor
Davio, former Hermiston, throughout her life. She
Oregon, resident, passed instilled her love of country
away peacefully on July 16, and family in her children.
2019, in Hillsboro, Oregon, Her family was always her
number one prior-
at the age of 86
ity and she loved
the time that was
She was born
spent with them.
on January 3, 1933,
in Venango, Penn-
sylvania. Pat was
vices with full
a loving mother,
g ra nd mot her,
will be held on
Friday, July 19,
mother and friend
2019, at 12:30 p.m.
Pat is survived
tery in Portland,
by her children:
Jinger (Francisco) Valenzu- Oregon.
ela of Glendale, Calif., Dolly
In lieu of flowers, dona-
(Mike) Daniels of Pasco, tions can be made in her
Wash., and David (Sheila) name to the Wounded War-
Brooks of Hillsboro, Ore.; riors Project or your local
four grandchildren; and six ASPCA.
Please share memories of
was preceded in death by her Pat with her family at www.
son Steve and great-grand- burnsmortuaryhermiston.
Burns Mortuary of
Pat served her country
with distinction and loyalty Hermiston, Oregon is in
as a United States Marine care of arrangements.
Anna Marie Boursaw
Aug. 27, 1949 — July 16, 2019
Anna Marie Boursaw, 69, of Hermiston, died Tuesday,
July 16, 2019, in Richland, Wash. She was born Aug. 27, 1949,
in Newberry, Michigan. Arrangements are pending. Burns
Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of final arrangements.
Sherm Leo Carter
Dec. 28, 1959 — July 17, 2019
Sherm Leo Carter, 59, of Pendleton, died Wednesday,
July 17, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1959, in
Seattle. Arrangements are with Pendleton Pioneer Chapel,
Folsom-Bishop. Online condolences may be sent to www.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
ANDERSON, RAY — Celebration of life gathering
with military honors at 11 a.m. at Spillway Park, Chinook
Shelter, below McNary Dam in Umatilla.
DAVIO, PAT — Funeral services with full military hon-
ors at 12:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
ROBINSON, MERLYN — Memorial service at 11 a.m.
at the Heppner United Methodist Church, 175 Church St.,
SATURDAY, JULY 20
BISSINGER, FRANSCES — Graveside service at
10 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery, Boardman.
CORRIGAN, PENNY — Memorial service at
11:30 a.m. at the Echo Cemetery, followed by a luncheon
reception at Sno Road Winery, 111 W. Main St., Echo.
GREEN, BURL — Graveside service at 11 a.m. at
Olney Cemetery, 865 Tutuilla Road, Pendleton. A celebra-
tion of life will follow at 1 p.m. in the Bamboo Room at
Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St.
HOLADY, JIM — Memorial service at 2 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cultural Hall,
1151 N. Elizabeth St., Milton-Freewater.
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Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies
By JIMMY GOLEN
BOSTON — Former
Boston Red Sox infielder
Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the
first black player on the last
major league team to field
one, has died. He was 85.
The Red Sox said Green,
who lived in California most
of his life, died Wednesday
at in a hospital in San Lean-
dro, near Oakland; no cause
of death was immediately
available. The team observed
a moment of silence before
its game against the Toronto
“Pumpsie Green occu-
pies a special place in our
history,” Red Sox owner
John Henry said. “He was,
by his own admission, a
reluctant pioneer, but we
will always remember him
for his grace and persever-
ance in becoming our first
He paved the way for the
many great Sox players of
color who followed. For that,
we all owe Pumpsie a debt of
A light-hitting second
baseman and shortstop,
Green brought baseball’s
segregation era to an end
of sorts when he entered a
game against the Chicago
White Sox as a pinch-run-
ner for Vic Wertz on July 21,
1959 — more than a dozen
years after Jackie Robin-
son broke baseball’s color
barrier with the Brooklyn
Green joined the team on
a road trip and had played
nine games before taking
the field at Fenway Park for
the first time. Green said this
year in an interview with
NESN, the Red Sox TV net-
work, that he remembered
receiving a standing ovation
when he came to the plate,
“It was heart-warm-
ing and nerve-wracking,”
he told reporters in 1997,
when he returned to Bos-
ton to take part in ceremo-
nies marking the 50th anni-
versary of Robinson’s debut.
“But I got lucky: I hit a triple
off the left-center fence.”
Born in Boley, Oklahoma,
he moved with his family to
California at a young age
and met his wife Marie Pres-
ley at Contra Costa Junior
College. He made his pro-
fessional baseball debut at
19 years old for the Oakland
Oaks of the Pacific Coast
League and was the Califor-
nia League’s Most Valuable
Player in 1955.
The Red Sox purchased
his contract and he attended
his first spring training with
the club in 1956. He was
added to the club’s 40-man
roster in September of 1958.
Green didn’t have the
talent of Hall of Famers
like Robinson and Larry
Doby, who was the first
black player in the Ameri-
can League. The Red Sox
infielder reached the majors
as a role player, just once
playing more than 88 games,
and never hitting more than
six homers or batting better
Green played parts of
four seasons with the Red
Sox before finishing his
career with one year on the
New York Mets. In all, he
batted .246 with 13 homers
and 74 RBIs.
But his first appearance
in a Boston uniform ended
baseball’s ugliest chapter,
and the fact that it took the
Red Sox so long left a stain
on the franchise — and a
void in the trophy case — it
is still trying to erase.
Pacific University names spring Dean’s List
FOREST GROVE — Several local students have been
named to the Dean’s List at Pacific University for the 2019
spring semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List at Pacific, a
student must achieve a term grade-point average 3.70 and
complete 12 or more graded hours.
Included on the list were Audrey Lincoln of Hermiston;
Eli Wisdom of La Grande; Isabelle Chapman and Caiden
Marks of Pendleton; and Lupe Flores and Elijah Pine of
Founded in 1849, Pacific University is a nationally recog-
nized university offering undergraduate, graduate and pro-
fessional programs in the arts and sciences, business, edu-
cation, optometry, and health professions from campuses in
Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn.
Watts Scholarship applications available
ATHENA — Committee members of the Homer and Perse-
phone Watts Scholarship Fund announced that applications are
now available for 2019-20. Graduates of Weston-McEwen High
School District 29R can apply after their first year of post-high
school education attending a college, university or trade school.
An application form can be requested from members Ken
Bjorkland, Melvin “Bud”Schmidtgall or Jerry Baker, commit-
tee members in Athena. It is suggested thatapplications should
be submitted by September 1, 2019.
Community members receiving Watts Fund Scholarships
for 2018-19 were Kellen Fairchild, Martin Schenck, Ryan
Schmidtgall, Bailey Hillmick, Sara von Borstel, Rebekah Tay-
lor, Ali Schroeder, Michael Shafer, Sarah Finifrock, Jessie
Lambert, Hunter Sater, Emily Taylor, Michael Vescio, Shylee
Stroud and Sidney Peal.
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