Wallowa County chieftain. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1943-current, April 12, 2017, Page A5, Image 5

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    Wallowa County Chieftain
April 12, 2017
Mitchell hotel lost to fi re
Enterprise and sold to Wolfe
Hereford Ranch for $300.
Compiled by Cheryl Jenkins
April 12, 1992
April 12, 1917
• Another landmark went
up in smoke when the Mitch-
ell hotel in Joseph was burned
Saturday morning. Building
and contents were a total
loss, and it was with diffi cul-
ty that other structures in the
neighborhood were saved. It
is reported there was $4,000
insurance on the building.
• Since the United States
is in the Great World War,
for how long a time no one
knows, it is a matter of vital
concern in town and on farms
to see that food production
attains a maximum and that
economy be practiced in its
consumption. As a forerun-
ner to organized steps that
may be taken later, every
person owning or controlling
any land should see that it is
all in crop and that the largest
possible yield be obtained.
• Having walked every
foot of the distance from
Chico to Enterprise, William
Vanassche, mail carrier, con-
cluded the stage is the thing.
The roads are so soft, with
half melted snow in some
places and mud in others,
that he concluded to come in
Monday horseback. He had
a saddled horse and two for
packing. But the load was
so heavy that he had to pack
all three animals and go to it
afoot. The ground was slip-
pery and uncertain, but there
was no choice.
• Building operations are
going forward rapidly around
the corner of Main and West
Second streets. The brick
front of A.R. Thompson’s
plumbing shop is nearly fi n-
ished. Forms are in for the
large concrete garage S.A.
Gotter is putting up for H.T.
Weaver, facing east on West
Chieftain File Photo
“Portable Sawmill” –– year unknown
April 17, 1947
but to most visitors, the area
is a class of its own. They in-
sist it needs no comparison
with the Alps. In fact, they
declare the Wallowas have a
fi ner scenic appeal than all
the mountains of Europe.
• Vernon Hammack of
the Enterprise FFA chapter
received the state farmer de-
gree at the state convention
held in Pendleton April 9-11.
This chapter also received
the Keystone award, being
one of the outstanding FFA
chapters in the state.
• The Enterprise FFA box-
ers defeated their opponents,
the Elgin boxing team, last
Saturday night in the Enter-
prise gym by winning fi ve of
the seven matches.
• At the Christian Church
in Enterprise at 7:30 there
will be shown three moving
pictures, which will be of in-
terest and educational value
to everyone. There are two
religious fi lms, “We Too,
Receive” and “The Prodigal
Son” and one educational
fi lm, “That Boy Joe.” The
public is cordially invited.
Miss Oregon, lovely Mar-
garet Becker, shows scene
of Oregon Wallowa moun-
tains featuring this region
and routes leading to it,
which recently appeared in
national magazines in an ad-
vertising program launched
by the travel information
department of the state high-
way commission to attract
people from heavy centers
of population to and through
this area by featuring “things
to see and do” while in the
• “La Grande is the gate-
way to the famed Wallowa
mountains, to which some
enthusiasts have referred as
the Switzerland of America,
April 13, 1967
The Wallowa County Sorop-
timists club recently donated
a small public address sys-
tem to the Wallowa County
Nursing Home for use during
the weekly programs, which
are presented to the residents
there. The Soroptimists have
been sponsoring the weekly
programs and have noted in
the past that several of the
residents have had a diffi cult
time hearing the programs.
• Lostine Junior High
picked up enough second and
third places to edge Joseph,
62-40, in a dual track meet
held at Wallowa last Friday
afternoon. Joseph captured
six events and were sparked
by Doug Sandlin who won
three events: shot put, 100-
yard dash and 220-yard dash.
• A stitch in time could net
some local woman a 1967
sports model car valued at
$3,000 and a mink stole spe-
cially designed for her. These
are the top prizes in the Na-
tional Grange sewing contest
which closes April 30.
• Jack Pace of Enterprise
won the top prize of $100 gift
certifi cate in the Enterprise
“Spring Opening” contest
sponsored by the chamber of
commerce. The total retail
value of all merchandise dis-
played was $3,722.15. Jacks
guess was $3750.85, only
$28.70 off.
• The champion heifer at
the Oregon Hereford Associ-
ation sale at the Union coun-
ty fairgrounds April 5 was
exhibited by E.J. Snyder of
• A four-day school week?
That is only one of a number
of options being explored by
Joseph School District Supt.
Clark Bray to cut expenses in
the face a budget shortfall of
$171,00 to $371,000 for fi scal
1992-93, due at least in part to
the Measure 5 tax limitation
Wallowa sixth-graders have
become amateur archaeolo-
gists this year, incorporating
a number of subject areas in
their research into archaeol-
ogy, from reading to science.
Above they show off the
numbered ‘bison” bones they
brought back to the classroom
after a recent fi eld trip and ar-
chaeology dig at the Willett
ranch; the class plans to try
to reconstruct the skeleton of
the beast. Students archaeolo-
gy-related projects will be on
display at the Wallowa school
science fair and art show April
21 in the Beth Johnson Room.
• And the countdown con-
tinues ... only 29 school days
remain –– for seniors that is.
So far, 16 seniors have been
accepted to at least one col-
lege, or if they’re like Ryan
Sheehy, they’ve applied and
been accepted everywhere.
• Wallowa County girls
tracksters captured fi rsts in
four events at the ICUE Invi-
tational at Elgin High School.
Enterprise’s Jozie Hrenchir
scored a convincing fi rst in
the long jump with a 14.85,
and Monique Renoe aided the
Savages’ cause with a 27.6
time in the 200 meter run.
The April meeting of
the Wallowa County Cattle
Women was held April 9, at
the Cloud 9 Bakery meeting
room. Betty Van Blaricom,
chairman of the In-School
Beef Program, reported that
she and Connie Dunham pre-
sented demonstrations recent-
ly in two Joseph High School
home economics classes. The
Cattle Women team prepared
stir-fry and marinated beef tri-
tip. Money was presented to
the classes to be used toward
the purchasing of beef for the
meat unit.
Continued from Page A4
Frank didn’t compete
showing horses, but I noticed
the top end of those that did
like Tony Amaral often asked
his advice about horses. I
asked Frank’s son one day
where his dad learned his
horsemanship. He answered
that when his grandfather
bought the Kesterson from
Miller and Lux, they inherited
several vaqueros who taught
him the old Californio way of
breaking horses. I wish I had
taken advantage of learning
some of what he knew.
My main horse for the last
several years has been the best
horse I ever owned. I bought
her as a two-year-old from
Paddy McAuliff in Ft Klamath
in 2000. She had been tied up
and led to water for four days
Continued from Page A4
Our next meeting of the
Wallowa County Parkinson’s
Disease Support Group is 2
p.m., Sunday, April 16, in the
Wallowa Memorial Hospital
conference room, Enterprise.
Kath Caldwell
Loss of dam would
be catastrophic
The livelihood of every
person in Wallowa County
depends on the protection of
one critical resource –– our
water. Not only does our
human existence depend on
the supply of water, but it
is essential to the economic
stability of our local
community as well.
Anyone who visits
Wallowa County can attest
to the incredible wildlife and
scenic areas our water sustains.
Without water, the economic
impacts on our local economy
would be devastating.
The protection of our water
and the vast resources and
economy that it supports is, in
large part, dependent on the
preservation of the Wallowa
Lake Dame.
The dam adds to the natural
as a weanling then turned out.
I named her Wild Thing,
and I thought she would never
quit bucking. But one day she
quit and never bucked again.
She was all business and did
everything I asked of her and
did it well. When she turned
about 14, she fi nally acted as
though she liked me. Last year
I made the tough decision to
retire her and bought a started
palomino mare and have intro-
duced her to cattle and roping.
Dixie is a little bigger than
Wild Thing and a lot snappier
since she is so much younger.
She may be a little too snappy
for a 75-year-old cowboy too
stupid to quit. Wish me luck.
Thanks to all you ranchers that
have invited me to your brand-
ings over the years. I never
had better times. See you at
the next branding.
Barrie Qualle is a local
columnist for the Chieftain.
fl ow, which impacts about
88,000 acre-feet of water. It
directly impacts 16,000 acres,
and indirectly a total of 37,000
acres of irrigated cropland.
Without this structure,
Wallowa County would see a
momentous loss in revenue. It
is estimated that if the dame is
removed, the loss in revenue
from crop production alone
would be more than $14
It is further estimated that
there would be a devastating
loss of $18.9 million in
livestock production as well.
Such losses only begin to
scratch the surface of the
economic impact that the loss
of the Wallowa Lake Dam
will have on our county. Water
is and will continue to be an
important topic of discussion
among our local citizens. There
are many resources regarding
this topic available.
If you would like more in-
formation about the current
studies on water in our county,
contact the OSU extension of-
fi ce.
Dan Butterfi eld
Butterfi eld is the president
of Associated Ditch Companies
Inc. That organization’s board
of directors approved the text
of this letter.
NEOEDD offers free retreat to business owners
Northeast Oregon Eco-
nomic Development District
will host Annie Milroy Price
of Birds Eye Business Plan-
ning and Consulting in Ash-
ville, N.C., for a three-day
intensive workshop retreat
for business owners called
“Alpine.” The retreat will
take place on Wallowa Lake
Thursday, April 27 through
Saturday, April 29. Register
by Wednesday, April 19 to re-
serve a seat.
“Alpine is for people who
are beyond the hobby phase,”
said Price. “They have ac-
tual numbers to work with.
They are facing some deci-
sion-making in their business.
They would like to have a co-
hort experience to look at their
business’s past, tackle present
and make
plans for the
In addi-
tion to cre-
ating Alpine,
Price was the
lead designer
of the Busi-
ness Foundations class that has
proven extremely popular.
The district’s executive
director Lisa Dawson pres-
ents Business Foundations to
dozens of local entrepreneurs
“We are so excited to have
Annie come here to facilitate
this retreat and explore par-
ticipants’ business opportuni-
ties and needs,” said Dawson.
“NEOEDD staff have worked
with her in the past, and we’ve
found her inspirational.”
To register, call 541-426-
3598 or 800-645-9454, or
email kristyathens@neoedd.
org. Preference is given to
people with low to moderate
incomes; income verifi cation
will be required. The work-
shop portion of the retreat is
funded by Community Devel-
We have lots of cute
stories, stickers
and activity books
Candidates must submit the following by May 1, 2017
A son,
Declan August
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Student of the
Kenon Nash is a 5th-grade
student at Enterprise SDA
School. He is on Honor Roll
for the 3rd quarter and is
very responsible about his
Kenon likes to build things
out of wood and is currently
working on a science
project involving building
wooden bridge models.
He also is now working on
6th-grade math.
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academic achievement and community
involvement. Students are selected
by the administrators of
their respective schools.
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will provide scholarship assistance to Wallowa County 4-H/FFA
members. Applications are available from the Fair office for
graduating high school students who will be attending college,
vocational or trade school during the 2017 – 2018 school year.
Amounts will range from $250 to $1000.
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to Ryan and Jessi Mattison
of Rathdrum, Idaho.
Grandparents are
Larry & Donna Bacon and
Dan & Lezlee Mattison.
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Wallowa County. Scholar-
ships are available to others.
Lodging is also available.
The NOEDD’s mission
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the benefi t of entrepreneurs,
businesses and communities
in Baker, Union and Wallowa
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Rocky Mountain
Elk Foundation
A Success!
The volunteers of the Wallowa Mountain Rocky
Mountain Elk Foundation Chapter would like to say
THANK YOU to the local businesses, sponsors and
supports that helped make our 2017 fundraiser a success!
3VRanches/Dwayne Voss
Anton’s Home and Hearth
Arrowhead Chocolates
Bank of Eastern Oregon
Bill Duncan
Bill Madison
Blue Mt. Outfitters
Brad Peterson
Bronson Log Homes
Bruce Bliven
Cattle Country Quilts
Carpet One
Cheyenne Cafe
Chris’ Forest Products
Choppers Car Wash
Community Bank
Copper Creek
Dean Brown
Debbie Surface
Del Sol Wilderness
Dollar Stretcher
Eagle Cap Shooters Assoc.
Eagle Cap Lodging
Ed Staub & Sons
Embers Brew House
Enterprise Animal Hospital
Enterprise Chevron
Enterprise Liquor Store
Enterprise Texaco
Flying Arrow Resort
Floyd McCadden Archery
Fly Side Angling LLC
Fred Boyer
Gabe Hale
Gary Taylor
Hancock Forest Management
Highland Merchant
Jeff Parker
Joseph Electric
Joseph Excavation
Kathy Zacharias
La Laquna
Les Schwab
Lin-Lee Kennels
Longhorn Espresso
Lucy Wood
Mad Mary’s
Main Street Motors
Martin Archery
Marcy’s Skin Care
Matterhorn Village
Mike’s Garage
Milligan Motors LLC
Moffit Bros. LLC
Moonlight Graphics
Mt Joseph Family Foods
Nicol Fishing Guide Service
OLAF Stoneware
Outlaw Motor Sports
Patricia Bufford
Pendleton Ammunition
Redding Reloading
Ryan & Roz McTee
RY Timber
R&R Drive-In
Robert Dawson Photography
S.A. Piazza & Associates
Scott E.. Reinhardt
Sharon Wilson
Shelly Tippett Photography
Simply Sandy’s
South Fork Ready Mix-Equip
Sports Corral
Stangle Industries
Stein Distillery
Steve’s Pump Service
Stubborn Mule Steak House
Sugar Time Bakery
Terminal Gravity
Terry & Irene Bates
Thatcher Ace Hardware
The Gift of Joy
The Nature Conservancy
Thompson Auto
Toasted Fowl Custom Calls
Uptown Art
Valley Bronze of Oregon
Video Buff
Wallowa County Grain Growers
Wallowa Lake Go-Carts
Wallowa Lake Lodge
Wallowa Lake Tram
Warn Industries
Winding Waters River Exp.
Woodstock Circuit Works, Inc
Because of your generosity, our Chapter facilitated the
most successful event in our 20-year history and raised
over $71,500 net dollars for our organization.
We couldn’t have done this without support from our community!
THANK YOU! The dollars raised at the local RMEF events come back to
Wallowa County and NE Oregon through habitat enhancement and public access
improvement project funded by RMEF. To date, the RMEF has funded 57
projects in Wallowa County for a total value of over $4.3 Million.
The Wallowa Mountain Chapter will host several habitat projects this
summer in NE Oregon and could use additional volunteers.
If you are interested in getting involved with upcoming local projects, or would like to
learn more about RMEF, Please contact Sharon Wilson at 541-397-1238