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Wallowa County Chieftain
November 22, 2017
Fire department gets 1,000-gallon tanker
Hannah Kate Sheehy of Enterprise will play the lead role
in the latest production at the Elgin Opera House in Elgin, “A
The play opens Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 16.
“A Little Princess” is the story of a little girl, Sara Crewe
and her struggle to survive in a London boarding school during
World War II. After her father, Captain Crewe, is off to war,
Sara is left to face the fact that she may never see her father
again. The conniving Miss Minchin schemes to steal Captain
Crewe’s fortune and leave Little Sara alone and destitute.
Tickets are on sale online or by calling 541-663-6324
Compiled by Paul Wahl
100 YEARS AGO
Nov. 22, 1917
70 YEARS AGO
Nov. 20, 1947
Approximately $200 was
taken from Coyle’s Cafe during
a robbery after the business had
closed for the night. The rob-
ber entered through the door by
means of a pass key. A former
employee is suspected.
FOR SALE: Green and dry
slab wood 50 cents per cord on
nine cord orders. Joseph Fuel
The Dorcas Society of the
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
is collecting clothing to be sent
to Europe or used locally. Sev-
Free fishing dates scheduled
ODFW is waiving all fishing licensing requirements on
the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage peo-
ple to explore the outdoors with friends and family during the
long holiday weekend.
All fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free
for both Oregon residents and nonresidents Nov. 24-25. That
means, no licenses, tags or endorsements are needed. All other
fishing regulations apply. Info: myodfw.com
DeVore honored by state group
Chieftain file photo
John Anderson poses with the antlers of a large buck he recently shot. From the Oct. 4, 1962, edition.
eral large bundles have already
been sent overseas. Leave dona-
tions at Lester Ruud’s Jewelry
50 YEARS AGO
Nov. 23, 1967
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Rep-
plinger have sold their 600-acre
ranch on Prairie Creek to James
and Joan Petty of Asotin, Wash.
This is considered to be one of
the best irrigated hay ranches in
The newest addition to the
Enterprise Fire Department’s
arsenal of equipment has a 1,000
gallon tank and a pump that
delivers 250 gables of water per
minute. The vehicle carries 400
feet of reconnect 1.5-inch hose
and 200 feet of booster line.
The much-ballyhooed, long-
awaited and acclaimed mega-
movie “The Sounds of Music”
has come to the Vista Theater
in Wallowa. Showings include
6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Large crowds are expected.
25 YEARS AGO
Nov. 19, 1992
Ken Reid, one of the found-
ers of the Wallow County
Small Woodlands Associa-
tion, was recently selected Wal-
lowa County Tree Farmer of
the Year and is a finalist for the
state award. He also received the
Wallowa County Memo-
rial Hospital Administrator Ron
Bender will be out of a job at the
first of the year, the first casualty
of the new hospital district he
mer Night’s Dream” will be
performed by a Joseph High
School cast in the school’s
Programs keep hunger at bay in county
By Kathleen Ellyn
Wallowa County Chieftain
Three times a week, a line
of chairs along the wall at the
Community Connection meal
site in Enterprise fills. They are
not all seniors; there is no check-
ing of IDs or forms to complete.
What they have in common
is they need a break on their
At 11 a.m., the double doors
open into the conference room
and the past-pull-date food
donated by Safeway through
the Fresh Alliance program is
distributed. Most days folks in
the line get one meat item and
one bread item. Occasionally,
greens are included.
Fresh Alliance is also
offered at the Wallowa Senior
Meal site on Wednesday and
It’s one of several nutri-
tion services available through
Community Connection and
supported by food drives and
special events organized by ser-
vice clubs, agencies and indi-
viduals in the county. Other ser-
vices include the Food Bank,
Meals on Wheels and meals
served in the dining rooms
in Wallowa and Enterprise.
Many of these meals are spon-
sored by local businesses and
The meals served at the two
sites are also available to peo-
ple of any age. Seniors 60 and
over and their spouses may pay
the suggested price of $3.50,
those younger are asked to pay
$5.75 per meal.
The dining event is often the
high point of the day for folks
who rarely get out or who are
primary caregivers and now get
to eat a meal cooked and served
by someone else.
In October the two meal
sites served 1,129 individuals
older than 60 and 106 younger
with 136 volunteers.
An additional 589 were
served through Meals on
The services are a boon to
many on a fixed income, either
a member of the 28 percent of
Wallowa Countians who are
seniors, the estimated 800 indi-
viduals in the county (of all
ages) who are veterans or the
disabled. The aid is also wel-
comed by the severely rent bur-
dened; the low-income work-
force; and folks temporarily
short of funds.
The number of individu-
als in need has grown dramat-
ically since the 2008 recession,
with Oregon Food Bank report-
ing a 41 percent increase in
need for food-box distribution
In October, Wallowa Coun-
ty’s food bank served 76 fami-
lies with 156 family members.
Although the Oregon Food
Bank provides many of the
food products offered by the
local food bank, area residents
are generous as well. Fresh gar-
den vegetables and ground beef
are occasionally donated.
“We’ve had several local
ranchers donate a cow,” said
County Manager Connie Guen-
tert, “Many other local groups
donate. The ‘Fill the Fire Truck’
event is our biggest food drive
of the year. It gets us through
the rough months of Novem-
ber, December and January.”
The “Fill the Fire Truck”
event was this past weekend.
In 2016, it raised $8,000 for the
Every October both Les
Schwab Tire Center and Ore-
gon FFA also sponsor the
“Drive Away Hunger” food
drive to help stock the Food
Bank. Approximately 1,500
pounds of food is donated.
A friendly competition
between the Rotary Club
of Wallowa County and the
Soroptimists each year gener-
ates several thousand dollars
for the program. Rotarians have
been filling red plastic cups
with spare change, as well as
writing checks in a bid to outdo
Community Bank matches
the donations 50 cents on the
dollar up to $500 per branch.
The Wallowa Resources
Free Thanksgiving Dinner is
also hosted at the Community
Connection kitchen and dining
room in Enterprise each year.
Private sponsors associated
with Wallowa Resources anon-
ymously arrange the feast. This
year the dinner will be served
1-3 p.m. Nov. 23.
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WALLOWA COUNTY CHIEFTAIN
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Student of the
100 N. East St. Joseph
Polly DeVore, a Wallowa School Board member, was
among 15 locally elected board members recently recognized
with a gold award for completing course work through the
Oregon School Boards Association’s Leadership Institute.
The awards, presented Nov. 11 at OSBA’s 71st Annual
Convention in Portland, recognize board members for signif-
icant levels of achievement in leadership and development.
OSBA is a member services agency for more than 200
locally elected boards serving school districts, education ser-
vice districts and community colleges. It also provides ser-
vices to charter schools and their boards.
Emerick to read from new book
Author Mary Ellen Emerick will read and sign her latest
book, “Fire in the Heart,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at The
Bookloft in downtown Enterprise. Her second book describes
life on the fire lines, but also explores the challenges of women
breaking into the field in the ‘90s.
The public is invited.
Chorale concert coming Dec. 7
Months of rehearsal will culminate with a performance
of the Wallowa Valley Chorale’s Christmas Concert 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7, at Enterprise Christian Church.
The program includes renditions of traditional Christmas
carols, including “Joy to the World,” “Good King Wenceslas”
and “Huron Carol,” as well as “Hallelujah” from Shrek and a
new song, “Remembering Decembers.”
The chorale will also be performing “Little Saint Nick” by
the Beach Boys and a collection of Alfred Burt carols, includ-
ing “Some Children See Him.”
The Chorale is conducted by Randy Morgan, former
Enterprise High School music instructor, and is accompanied
by Jan Casey.
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OUT OF THE PAST
The practice of playing cards
for turkeys at Thanksgiving time
was discussed by the enterprise
City Council. It is the council’s
opinion that this is nothing but
gambling and is forbidden by
W. G. Winchester is con-
structing an ice skating rink just
south of the fairgrounds dance
pavilion. A tract 40x200-feet
will be enclosed and roofed
over. Flooding will begin when
the weather is cold enough.
While hunting ducks last
week at the McFetridge Pond
on Lower Prairie Creek, Irving
Johnson accidentally discharged
one barrel of his shotgun and
blew off the great toe and joint
of one of his feet. The boy
Ellyse Tingelstad is a sophomore
at Joseph Charter School and is
the daughter of Kim and Kaare
Tingelstad. She maintains a 4.0
gpa, is the Vice President of our
FCCLA chapter, The Vice
President of her class, and active
FFA member. Ellyse is an avid
runner and recently placed in the
top 10 at the State meet. One of
Ellyse’s favorite classes in Aero-
nautical Science where she serves
as one of the PR representatives.
The staff and administration
would like to congratulate Ellyse
for a job well done!
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A special thanks to
the sponsors of the 2017
Veterans Day Chili Feed!
The Dog Spot, Community Bank,
Barney Locke, Stangel Industries,
Birkmaier Ranch, Mark & Amy Ramsdem,
Copper Creek Mercantile, Joseph United
Methodist Church, Mt. Joseph Family Foods,
L.L. Eytchison, Affordable Integrated Medicine,
Wallowa Mountain Properties, New heights
Physical Therapy, Subway - Enterprise (Ed
& Jeny Charlton), Rooted Youth Ministry,
Cattle Country Quilt Shop, Dollar Stretcher,
Safeway & Sugartime Bakery
Homemade Jam Band, your music was
great! Arion and his kitchen staff - Leigh,
Gloria, Idella, Lee, Amy and special helpers
Lynn and Elane, you made this a very
special day for our veterans.
God Bless Our Veterans!