Wallowa County chieftain. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1943-current, January 24, 2018, Page A3, Image 3

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    Wallowa County Chieftain
Community
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January 24, 2018
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OUT OF THE PAST
Compiled by Hanna Brandt
100 YEARS AGO
Jan. 24, 1918
For a time, Mrs. Samuel
Scott was judge of the cir-
cuit court this week. Anxious
to have the case disposed of,
Judge J.W. Knowles turned
over to her the divorce suit
between her parents, Jacob and
Nettie Crawford of Imnaha,
and the decree and order were
entered in accord with her find-
ings. Mrs. Scott concluded that
a divorce should be entered.
A course in telegraphy is
being offered at the YMCA
building in La Grande by West-
ern Union. Thousands of oper-
ators are need to fill vacancies
created by young men going
off to war.
Three Enterprise boys ––
Bruce Carlton, Ray Davis and
Jack Mattoon –– set out Tues-
day astride an old horse for
Crow Creek, Chico, Lewis-
ton, Chicago, New York, Lon-
don and other way points.
They were reported missing
on Tuesday evening and strag-
gled in last night after failing
to make it past Crow Creek.
70 YEARS AGO
Jan. 22, 1948
The auditorium of the
Enterprise
School
was
crowded Wednesday night
with people who came to hear
Dr. Stewart Merrill speak at
the PTA meeting. Dr. Merrill,
in his comprehensive talk on
polio, outlined the symptoms
of the disease and explained
the importance of early diag-
nosis and hospitalization of the
person affected.
Frank McCully, 34, former
mayor of Joseph, was selected
as the First Junior Citizen of
Wallowa County for 1947 by
a committee representing the
presidents of the Enterprise,
Joseph and Wallowa commer-
cial clubs. Vernon Long, chair-
man of the junior chamber
selection committee, said that
McCully has been outstand-
ing in his work of advertising
Wallowa County to the North-
west and has brought about
cooperation between Wallowa
County and the Clarkston,
Lewiston and Spokane cham-
bers of commerce.
Ray Magee, 33, was killed
and Donald Estes, 26, was seri-
ously injured around 3:30 p.m.
Thursday when a light Taylor-
craft plane owned and piloted
by Magee crashed on the
Magee farm four miles north
of Enterprise. The plane struck
the ground only 150 feet from
the back door of the Magee
residence and bounced and
skidded on its nose to the cor-
ner of the garden fence, only
50 or 60 feet from the house.
the Oregon Second Congres-
sional District, county sheriff,
county clerk, assessor, county
treasurer, justice of the peace
for Enterprise district and jus-
tice of the peace for Wallowa
district.
25 YEARS AGO
Jan. 28, 1993
Chieftain archive photo
Education has changed over the decades as this photo from a classroom indicates. No
names or dates were attached to this photo. If you know the individuals pictured and which
school this might have been, please respond to editor@wallowa.com.
50 YEARS AGO
Jan. 25, 1968
The eastern area advisory
committee to the Intermedi-
ate Education District State
Commission met in Ontario
last Saturday where they dis-
cussed proposals for consolida-
tion of the IED school boards
of eastern Oregon. Representa-
tives from Umatilla and Mor-
row counties indicated that
they were interested in combin-
ing their two counties, but the
Groundhog inspiration for
February Fishtrap Fireside
A Groundhogs Day edition
of Fishtrap Fireside is 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 at Fishtrap House, 400
East Grant Street, Enterprise.
Admission is free.
This month’s featured read-
ers are Jenner Hanni, Catherine
Matthias and Zanni Schauffler.
An open “mic” follows where
the audience can come up to
the podium and take a turn.
Hanni is a computer engi-
neer and U.S. Marine veteran
who thought he wanted to
write creative nonfiction until
someone at Summer Fishtrap’s
Outpost told him about prose
poems. He moved to Wal-
lowa County this past Labor
Day to try to recover his health
and sanity after seven years in
Portland’s tech scene.
When not working or writ-
ing, he’s looking for foxes at the
Iwetemlaykin State Heritage
Site, imagining what it’s like to
be the mountains and catching
up on years of missed reading.
Hanni
Matthias
Matthias was an out-
door child –– biking, swim-
ming, endless afternoons of
tag, hide-and-seek and touch
football. Her book read-
ing occurred at night, snug-
gled in bed, the light on past
midnight.
Her love of picture books
became deep and enduring in
her early 20s when she taught
in a preschool. Four of her
picture books and two of her
middle grade nonfiction books
were published by Children’s
Press in 2004.
Schauffler is a writer who
grew up in Portland and has
lived in Enterprise for a dozen
years. She
resides with
her husband,
Frank, their
cats, Blondie
and Hum-
phrey, and
Schauffler
other various
people who
visit them a lot. She works
at Wallowa Valley Center for
Wellness as a Peer Support
Specialist.
Schauffler has historically
written poetry, but is currently
trying to write a novel about
a sad girl. In the everyday,
she has recently developed
an interest in cooking, which
came from nowhere.
The community is encour-
aged to attend, enjoy light
refreshments and hear new
work by their friends and
neighbors. February’s Fireside
is sponsored by Stewart Jones
Designs and firewood donated
by JayZee Lumber.
other eight counties – including
Wallowa County – indicated,
without exception, that they
were not interested in consol-
idation. Alice McCully’s fifth
grade at the Enterprise School
received a surprise visitor last
week when Ilene Anderson’s
parked Jeep pickup rolled down
the hill from the high school ag
shop, across the lawn, across a
service driveway and into the
wall of McCully’s classroom.
As a result, there was a large
hole knocked in the side of
the room and the window cas-
ing was dislodged, but only the
nose of the pickup poked into
the classroom.
The first candidates to come
out for local and district offices
in the May election have filed
for places on the ballot, accord-
ing to county clerk Marjorie
Martin. Local offices up for
grabs in the election include
county commissioner, delegate
to the national convention for
Private landowners may be
required to plant trees along
streams in an attempt to lower
water temperatures and improve
conditions for anadromous fish
under proposed rules being con-
sidered by the Oregon Board of
Forestry. The board is drafting
an amendment to the state For-
est Practices Act in an attempt
to protect aquatic habitat, wild-
life habitat and water quality.
“The Wizard of Oz” musi-
cal opens tonight on the Joseph
High School cafeteria stage.
Approximately 35 students in
grades 5-12 are involved in the
JoHi Drama Club production,
directed by music and drama
instructor Norma Wetzell.
After Sears’ company
announcement that it will be
closing 113 retail stores nation-
wide and discontinuing its tra-
ditional “big book” catalog, the
Sears, Roebuck and Co. cata-
log outlet in Enterprise will be
closing. Steve Swift, owner of
the local outlet, said that while
the decision “wasn’t a complete
surprise,” he was disappointed
by the announcement.
Chamber awards banquet is Sunday
Wallowa County Cham-
ber of Commerce recognizes
exceptional community ser-
vice by naming Leaders of
the Year at the annual Citizens
Awards Banquet. This year
the Cloverleaf Hall in Enter-
prise will be packed with civ-
ic-minded citizens who show
up to enjoy the socializing and
honor the recipients 4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 28.
The
categories
for
awards are Business Leader,
Employee of the Year, Leader
in the Arts, Leader of Educa-
tion, Natural Resources, Tim-
ber and Ag Leader, Leader
in Nonprofits/Events and
Unsung Hero.
None of the nominees do
what they do for the applause
and so getting them to the
banquet often involves mis-
leading them a bit about why
they’ll be there. That’s fun for
the audience, and often excep-
tionally moving. Last year,
2016 Unsung Hero Award
winner Ralph Swinehart of
Enterprise thought he had
come to witness nominator
Rick Bombaci get an award.
Past recipients have
included Maria Weer of Los-
tine as the Nonprofit Leader
for her work as both executive
director of Building Healthy
Families and lead teacher for
the Alternative Education
Program; Jim Russell of 1917
Lumber Company of Joseph
for Leader in Business; and
Beth Gibans of Backyard
Gardens for her work in estab-
lishing the Wallowa County
Community Farmers Market
in Joseph and pioneering the
offering of Community Sup-
ported Agriculture shares.
Raffle baskets, games,
table prizes, centerpiece draw-
ings and tradeshow tables will
be featured.
Heirloom Catering will
provide this year’s dinner.
Erica Pinkerton and Andy
Crow will emcee. The Brann
Family will provide live
music.
D EATH N OTICES
Mary Lou Nuss
Mary Lou Nuss passed away at Avamere Rehabilitation of Hillsboro Dec. 17, 2017. She was
the sister of Irv Nuss Jr. of Enterprise. Services will be held in June.
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