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Wallowa County Chieftain
Dog lost, found;
vehicle mars yard
7:19 a.m. Rural Joseph
7:38 a.m. Rural Wallowa
7:5 a.m. 911 re: traf¿c
complaint, rural Enterprise.
12:02 p.m. Wallowa theft
6:58 p.m. 911 rural Enter-
prise traf¿c complaint.
9:15 p.m. Joseph dog
10:35 a.m. Follow-up in-
vestigation, agency assist.
1:18 p.m. Information
1:20 p.m. 911 requesting
ambulance in Joseph.
1:54 p.m. 911 for ambu-
lance in Imnaha.
2:45 p.m. Follow-up in-
vestigation in Lostine.
3:29 p.m. 911 requesting
ambulance in Enterprise.
4:11 p.m. 911 reporting
debris coming from a vehicle.
4:54 p.m. Lost keys with a
Dodge fob in Enterprise.
7:51 p.m. 911 requesting
ambulance in Enterprise.
11:52 a.m. Disabled vehi-
cle reported in Enterprise.
2:37 p.m. Follow-up in-
vestigation in Enterprise.
3:56 p.m. Complaint of re-
straining order violation.
4:46 p.m. After Communi-
ty Corrections made a Joseph
home visit, Oliver Zambrana,
27, was arrested on charges
of probation violation. Trans-
ported to Union County Jail.
7:56 p.m. Probation viola-
tion information for Commu-
8:23 p.m. Lostine welfare
10:38 p.m. Wallowa dis-
8:11 a.m. Black calf out on
Hwy 82 and Eggleson Lane.
8:24 a.m. Rural Joseph
trespass complaint. Informa-
tion given to Oregon State
1:30 p.m. Joseph agency
2:14 p.m. Traf¿c com-
plaint on Hwy 82, Joseph.
6:05 p.m. Agency assist in
9:01 p.m. Joseph barking
9:40 a.m. Report of lost
wallet in Enterprise.
11:13 a.m. Report of con-
trolled burn in rural Wallowa.
3:38 p.m. Ambulance re-
sponded in Wallowa.
11:32 p.m. Wallowa noise
12:34 a.m. Joseph fol-
12:39 a.m. Joseph traf¿c
1:21 a.m. Enterprise traf-
3:54 a.m. Enterprise pub-
lic assist, request for ambu-
8:51 a.m. Ambulance
transport to Walla Walla.
9:09 a.m. Joseph 911 call
11:32 a.m. 911 call for
ambulance in Wallowa.
12:03 p.m. Noise/distur-
bance complaint in Joseph.
4:51 p.m. Dead deer re-
ported on Hwy 82, rural Wal-
5:43 p.m. Report of possi-
ble gas leak in Joseph.
6:52 p.m. Enterprise pub-
FOR THE RECORD
7:00 p.m. 911 ambulance
request in Wallowa.
7:31 p.m. Possible ¿re re-
ported in rural Wallowa.
7:47 p.m. 911 reporting hit
deer at foot of Wallowa Lake.
9:07 p.m. Unsecure prem-
ises made secure in Enter-
prise. EPD will check the
area for unsecure premises.
10:09 p.m. Male beagle
named Snoopy lost in Joseph.
Reunited with owner.
10:43 p.m. Joseph public
4:24 a.m. Medical alert for
Joseph subject. False alarm,
7:59 a.m. 911 for ambu-
lance in rural Joseph.
8:52 a.m. 911 for ambu-
lance in Enterprise.
2:28 p.m. Suspicious per-
2:30 p.m. Two loose hors-
es reported on Fish Hatchery
Lane in rural Enterprise.
3:56 p.m. After Lostine
traf¿c crash reported, Lola
Mae Shaw, 53, La Grande,
arrested by WCSO for DUII.
Subject cited and released to
4:09 p.m. Stolen vehicle
reported in Wallowa. Civil
4:37 p.m. Report of a ve-
hicle driving through a yard
and damaging property in
5:31 p.m. Possible Joseph
burglary reported. Unfound-
ed, but damage done to res-
5:43 p.m. Enterprise traf-
7:17 p.m. Overdue hikers
reported at Chimney Lake.
Hikers returned home.
Jared Keith Hassahn, 33,
Joseph, pleaded guilty to
DUII. Sentenced to 1 year
suspended license, 24 months
supervised probation, 10 days
jail, ¿ned 1,000.
Loren Joseph Iddings, 33,
Maple Valley, Wash., pleaded
no contest to menacing con-
stituting domestic violence.
Sentenced to diversion.
September 30, 2015
HANSELL: Senator, Representative hold Town Hall
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Rep. Barreto, for his part,
spent his freshman year on a
steep learning curve and told
the crowd how he’d learned to
deal with frustration and ¿nd
mentors, partners and assistants
over the course of the year.
Barreto’s wife Chris works
with him in his of¿ce and he
credits his six-year veteran
Chief of Staff Derry Breeden
and Sen. Hansell for his ability
to learn the ropes.
“Anything I needed, I could
call Bill,” he said.
Barreto was tapped to serve
on three policy committees this
year — Agriculture and Natural
Resources, Business and Labor,
“Serving on the Business
and Labor Committee was
probably one of the most frus-
trating experiences I had,” Bar-
reto said. “The chair of the com-
mittee is in the majority party
and the committee is made up
predominantly of majority party
members. The chair makes sure
he works bills he has the votes
What he learned well, he
said, was the truth of a saying
in the legislature: “The majori-
ty party governs. That’s the job
of the majority party. The job of
the minority party is to get into
Both Hansel and Barreto
lamented the passage of bills
they said hampered the growth
of small business.
Among those bills was
SB552, Domestic Worker’s Protection Act: provides for the
protection of individuals who work in the home, including
time-and-a-half for more than 40 hours worked in a week, a
full day off each week, paid time off in some cases.
SB454, Paid Sick Leave: requires all employers, regardless
of size, to implement sick leave for employees — unpaid if the
business has fewer than 10 employees, paid if it has 10 or more.
HB3025, Ban the Box: removes the “have you been convict-
ed of a felony” box from job applications. Background checks
must only be done after a conditional job offer is made and
employers can only consider convictions specifically related
to the job, or where the employer is required to do so by law.
HB2960, Oregon Retirement Savings Fund: establishes the Or-
egon Retirement Savings Board to oversee the development of a
defined contribution retirement plan. Allows eligible individuals
to contribute to an account established under the plan through
payroll deduction. Requires an employer to offer its employees
the opportunity to contribute to the plan through payroll deduc-
tions unless the employer offers a qualified retirement plan.
Not passed but expected to return:
SB888, Flex Scheduling Bill: This bill requires an employer
to interact with an employee to attempt to establish a mutually
acceptable work schedule. This bill makes it an unlawful em-
ployment practice to discharge or retaliate against an employ-
ee who requests or discusses a flexible or predictable work
schedule, or who files a complaint related to work scheduling.
SB610, Minimum Wage Increase: Oregon minimum wage would
be raised in steps: in 2015, to $11.50; 2017, $13.25; 2018, $15.
SB552, Domestic Worker’s
Protection Act; SB454, Paid
Sick Leave; HB3025, Ban the
Box; and HB2960, Oregon Re-
tirement Savings Plan.
Other bills that did not pass
this session but are expected to
come up in later seasons were
SB888, the Flex Scheduling
Bill, and SB610, Minimum
“Minimum wage didn’t
get voted on this time around
because there were four bills
competing,” said Hansell. “But
it will come up again. It’s on a
ballot measure in 2016 at 15
per hour (by 2018).”
Barreto called this “unioniz-
ing small business through the
state Senate,” and suggested it
was far better to allow business
to grow until a worker shortage
created higher wages.
Another area of frustration
for the Republican duo was
the passage of SB324, Carbon
Standards for gasoline. That is a
10-year plan, Hansell said, and
it gives gas companies till year
three to come up with some-
thing besides the current ethanol
fuel or pay a tax for failure to do
so. The money raised in the tax
goes directly to green energy.
The problems with that, Hansell
said, was that none went to in-
frastructure, and in California
(where a similar bill is already
in effect) gas prices rose from
19 cents to 1.20 per gallon.
Just a sampling of gains
the duo recorded include: an
additional 130,000 in wolf
predation compensation; 1.25
million in funding for the Elgin
Health District; 3.3 million
for the Animal Science Educa-
tion Center at Blue Mountain
Community College; support-
ing Connect Oregon VI funds
to the tune of 45 million; and
3.8 million for county fair pro-
The short session, Feb. 1
through March 5, 2016, will
provide an opportunity for the
two to present two bills each.
Controversial bills are rarely
considered in the short session,
Hansell said, but they plan to
submit another bill on the wolf
issue. With that and other rural
concerns in view, Hansell is ar-
ranging to Ày several senators
to eastern Oregon and Wallowa
County this fall so they can get
a better understanding of rural
VOICE: Management vital
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A study released this year
by the National Park Service
and the University of Califor-
nia-Berkeley found that wild-
¿res were responsible for 5 to
7 percent of California’s total
carbon emissions between
2001 and 2010. Forests are
carbon sinks, storing carbon in
the form of wood ¿ber. When
a wild¿re burns the forest that
carbon is released into the air
as carbon dioxide.
That alone should convince
everyone, no matter where they
stand on the climate change is-
sue, that public land needs to be
well-managed, not locked up.
As it stands, poor manage-
ment of public land and lock-
ing up vast tracts of national
forests will ultimately destroy
valuable publicly owned re-
sources — and release more
carbon dioxide that many
believe exacerbates climate
Time for a
Spyware Removal & More
110 W. Main Enterprise
Schools are for Education,
not Health Centers
D ear Parents and Community Members:
We are writing this letter as a means to inform and educate all concerned on the proposed School
Based Health Center (SBHC) at the Enterprise School District. The issues presented here are
directed at what is right for our school and should be taken as such.
An SBHC is not necessary. Enterprise currently has three established health clinics, a hospital,
and the Health Department, all within walking distance of the school. Students can walk to these
existing clinics or a responsible staff member/adult can escort or drive them. These clinics are
established and have the necessary equipment, staff, and resources to manage the needs of our
community. Services exist in the form of the Health Department, DHS, and community groups to
meet the needs of those without healthcare or other barriers to care.
The Oregon SBHC Standards for Certification will drive the SBHC. The standards must be met
or the center will not be certified (read, will not receive funding). While Winding Waters has
a sincere desire to help the kids in our community, they apparently do not understand the
implications of operating an SBHC under a federal or state grant. Once another layer of
government comes into the system, they will not be able to practice medicine in the same manner.
An SBHC cannot be tailored to our community’s values. It is important to note that Oregon
SBHCs are businesses operating within a school district with no accountability to the school board,
the administration, parents, or the community. An SBHC will increase both the level of govern-
ment imposition on our school and the level of expenditures the school will be required to provide.
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Proponents claim that SBHCs reduce absenteeism and improve academic performance.
They claim there are studies to support these statements. However, when questioned directly, on
March 21, 2015, Tammy Alexander, Interim Executive Director, Oregon School-Based Health
Alliance, stated in an e-mail: "there are no studies from Oregon at this time." SBHCs have been
operating in Oregon for over 20 years, yet there are no studies to support this claim of benefit.
When initial notifications were sent to parents about the SBHC, the message was that the SBHC
was intended to address the needs of all students of Enterprise School. As parental and community
concerns have been expressed, the message has been narrowed to emphasize the “underserved” in
our community, with many proponents stating publicly that the children of the parents attending
the meetings are not the population to be served by the SBHC.
Introducing Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Adrian Davis
Dr. Davis will be based in La Grande; he will see patients at Wallowa
Memorial Hospital four days per month, starting in November
• Sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, hip/knee
• Dr. Davis served as physician for the USA Rugby
Team, and several other professional Pittsburgh
• Education: medical school at Indiana University;
orthopedic surgery residency at St. Louis University;
sports medicine fellowship at Alleghany General
Ask your physician for a referral today!
We treat you like family
601 Medical Parkway, Enterprise, OR 97828 • 541-426-3111 • www.wchcd.org
Wallowa Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
The SBHC is not right for our community. It is counter to the values of our community.
Proponents argue that some parents really don’t care about their children and the SBHC is the
answer. We’ve heard one local healthcare provider – who opposes the SBHC - directly offer to get
involved in those cases. We have DHS and the Health Department available to the school.
Perhaps we need to revisit how we handle those cases.
The mandate of Enterprise School is to educate. The mandate of the School Board is to make sure
our students are educated and that the community is involved in that education. Our teachers and
staff made a professional commitment to the education of students, not to the healthcare of
students. Our school district is known for academic achievement and a solid moral culture.
Those are clearly mandates of the School Board. Healthcare is not.
Any program/agency/business implemented within our schools that can divide parents and their
children, or that can compromise the community-school relationship, is inappropriate and should
We urge parents and community members to educate themselves on the requirements and
implications of placing an SBHC in our community, and to attend all community and School Board
meetings pertaining to this topic. The next community meeting is scheduled for October 1, 2015,
7 pm, at Cloverleaf Hall.
Respectfully submitted by concerned parents, grandparents, and community members,
Chad and Cindi Aschenbrenner, Velda Bales, Bruce and Susan Barcik, Lisa Bateman,
Jim and Gina Birkmaier, The Coggins Family, Trevor and Cheri Collins, Jessie Cunningham,
David and Carol Dieringer, Shonelle Dutcher-Pryce, Mike and Wendy Falk,
Roy and Margy Garten, Justin and Chelsie Gray, David and Susanna Hurley,
Cheryl Harrod, Linda Holiday, Neal and Corinne Isley, Ken and Lela Kunkle,
Patrick and Trina Matthews, Kurt and Heather Melville, Jeremiah and Christina Moffit,
Carrise Murray, Carl and Koreen Sanders, Tom and Lori Schaafsma, Margie Shaw,
Shannon Vernam, Dave and Debi Vernam, June Vernam, Jayne Warrener, Larry and Ilene Wells,
Greg and Claudette Wieck, Chris and Ariella Wilbur