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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14
THURSDAY, Feb. 15
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Wallowa
Lake Lodge: 5:30 p.m. Dinner and piano
music by Gayle Swart.
Making Parenting a Pleasure: 5:30
p.m. Building Healthy Families, 207 NW
Park St., Enterprise. Free dinner. Child-
care available. Support parents with strat-
egies around communication, challenging
behavior, stress management and more.
Food Giveaway: 11:30 a.m. Wallowa
Senior Center in Wallowa and 11 a.m.
Enterprise Senior Center. Sponsored by
Wallowa Fresh Food Alliance. Perishable
Wallowa County Rotary Club: Noon
St. Katherine of Siena Catholic Church,
301 E. Garfield, Enterprise. Valentine’s
Magic Wand and Composite Flower
Workshop: Noon Josephy Center in
Joseph. Laina Nedrow will teach how to
design and construct floral masterpieces.
Open Level Ballet Classes: 5 p.m.
The Place in Joseph. Ages 10 and above.
No experience necessary. Instructor
Hanna Brandt. salutationsstudio.com.
Prana Flow: 6:30 p.m. at The Place
in Joseph. Cleanse your body, mind and
spirit. Instructor: Amy Zahm. salutations-
FRIDAY, Feb. 16
Winter Fishtrap –– The New
Agrarians: 6 p.m. Josephy Center,
Joseph. Screening of “How We Grow”
February 14, 2018
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Food Giveaway: Noon Wallowa
Senior Center in Wallowa, 11 a.m. Enter-
prise Senior Center and noon at The
Place in Joseph. Sponsored by Wallowa
Fresh Food Alliance. Perishable food
Parent-Child Playgroups: 9:30
a.m. Building Healthy Families, Enter-
prise. Songs, stories, snacks and activi-
ties focusing on developing kindergarten
Youth Art Friday: various times Jose-
phy Center. Drama With Morgan Green,
9 a.m. for ages 5-8, 11 a.m. for ages 9-12
and 12:15 p.m. for ages 9-12. Ceramics
and drawing with Mellica, 11 a.m. for ages
7-11, 12:30 p.m. for ages 11-16. Drawing
from Fundamentals 3 p.m. for ages 7-12.
lowa FFA programs.
Winter Fishtrap –– The New Agrar-
ians: 9 a.m. Josephy Center, Joseph.
Panel discussionl “Tools for Engage-
ment: How Do We Give New Agrarians a
SATURDAY, Feb. 17
Winter Fishtrap –– The New Agrar-
ians: 8:30 a.m. Joseph Center, Joseph.
Full day of panel discussions and break-
outs. Winter Fishtrap dinner 6 p.m. at Hur-
ricane Creek Grange Hall.
Old-Time Community Dance: 7 p.m.
Odd Fellows Hall, Enterpise. Squares, cir-
cles, reels, waltzes and more. Live music.
Beginners welcome. No partner needed.
Volunteer and get in free. Bring snacks.
MONDAY, Feb. 19
Food Giveaway: 11 a.m. Enter-
prise Senior Center. Sponsored by Wal-
lowa Fresh Food Alliance. Perishable food
SUNDAY, Feb. 18
TUESDAY, Feb. 20
Meat Shoot: 7:30 a.m. Wallowa Rod
and Gun Club, 75044 Lower Diamond
Lane, Wallowa. Novice, advanced, buddy
and kid shoots. Breakfast served, prizes
and a raffle. Also bingo and scatter board.
Spectators welcome. Proceeds go to Wal-
Free Legal Consultations: 9 a.m.
Enterprise Senior Center. For low-income
residents and seniors. Housing, con-
sumer and family issues. Appointments
suggested: 800-843-1115, Ext. 201.
March 31, 1924 –– Feb. 8, 2018
Evamae Johnson died at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital of
pneumonia. She was 93.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Eva-
mae will be interred in the Maxwell family plot at Wallowa
Evamae was born to Oscar and Mabel (Tulley) Maxwell.
She was a mother and homemaker. Evamae is survived by two
sons; Walter Roy Johnson of Coos Bay, Ore.,, and Wallace Jack
Johnson and his wife, Phyllis (Hofer) of Joseph. She is also sur-
vived by six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and by six
nieces and nephews.
Evamae was preceded in death by infant daughter Caro-
lyn in 1945, eldest son Wesley William Johnson in 2006 and
husband Willard Johnson in 2013. She had three sisters, all
deceased: Sevilla Lozier, Winifred (Bartmass, Wart) John, and
Phyllis (Hassler) DeGrande.
Evamae was proud of being the descendant (great-grand-
daughter) of Levi Tulley, who in 1880 with his brothers Raz and
Jim, trailed 300 head of cattle from Union County over Smith
Aug. 18, 1955 –– Feb. 9, 2018
Mountain to graze on the abundant grass in the Wallowa valley.
Evamae was the youngest of four daughters. She was raised
on their ranch in Middle Valley near the Lostine River. She
began her schooling at the one-room Liberty School. She went
to primary and high school in Wallowa, where she played violin
in the school orchestra. She left school to marry Willard John-
son in August 1941.
Evamae was a member of the Wallowa Methodist Church
for many years. She then joined the congregation at the Chris-
tian Church where she sang alto in the church choir and assisted
with Vacation Bible School.
She spent about 30 years in the home that Willard remod-
eled on Dougherty Loop in the lower valley. She had a hip joint
replacement surgery at the age of 81, after which she moved to
an assisted-care home in Lostine, until it closed and she then
moved to a care-home on the Hurricane Creek Highway out of
Evamae most recently resided at the Wallowa Valley Senior
Living Center where she enjoyed many friends.
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Raymond (Ray) Sims Baum died at the age of 62 in Alexan-
dria, Va. Raymond was born in La Grande and considered La
Grande his hometown. He passed away from complications of
prostate cancer at the Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. A
funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-Day Saints Stake Center in La Grande 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
Ray was born to Gen. David C. and Marie J. Baum. He grad-
uated high school in 1973. He received his bachelor’s in financial
and estate planning with a minor in agricultural economics from
Brigham Young University in 1980. In May 1983, Ray gradu-
ated from Willamette University College of Law with his Juris
He entered private practice in La Grande with his older
brother David 1983-2003. In 1989, Ray was elected to the Ore-
gon House of Representatives and held the seat for District 58
1989-1997. He held numerous positions including House Major-
ity Leader in 1995.
In September 2003, he and the family moved to Salem where
he accepted a position as a commissioner of the Oregon Pub-
lic Utility Commission. He worked for the PUC 2003-2011. He
served as chairman 2010-2011.
He was the state chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on Uni-
versal Service 2005-11 and served as chairman of the National
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Telecommuni-
cations Committee 2008-10.
In 2011 Ray became the Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S.
House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce,
Sub-Committee on Communications and Technology and Senior
Policy Adviser to Congressman Greg Walden on Technology and
In April 2016, Ray accepted a job as Vice-President of Gov-
ernment Affairs at the National Association of Broadcasters. He
remained there until January 2017 when he went back to public
service in the position of staff director of the U.S. House of Rep-
resentatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
During his professional career, Ray received many awards and
recognitions including the Edwin B. Parker Enduring Achieve-
ment Award for Telecommunications in Oregon and The Vito
Stagliano Excellence in Electric Policy Award.
Ray’s two great joys in life were his family and public ser-
vice. His wife was the most important person to him in his life.
“She has been a great example of service to others and her char-
ity never ends,” he said. “She has supported me in my pursuit of
politics and put up with my public service impairment.”
Ray was an active member of his of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints serving a mission 1976-1978 in the Cleve-
land, Ohio, Mission. He held numerous callings including bishop.
Ray is survived by his wife Kristine and his six children:
Rachael Haney (Matt) of Cedar Hills, Utah; Wyatt Baum (Jes-
sica) of La Grande; Alexis Crellin (Brennan) of Mill Creek,
Utah; Mary Baum of Baltimore, Md.; Andrew Baum (Rachael)
of Cedar Hills; Elizabeth Roundy (Shad) Farmington, Utah. He
is also survived by his 10 grandchildren (Jack, Van, Elie, Jude,
Parker, Frankie, Winslow, Marlowe and Ray) and his siblings
David C. Baum (Anna) of La Grande and Marie J. Rampton
(Wesley) of La Grande.
Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. love-
Vivian Rudger, 99, died Feb. 11, 2018, in Milton Freewater.
Private service were held. Bollman Funeral Home entrusted with
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Student of the
WALLOWA HIGH SCHOOL
Samantha is the daughter of Katie and Jim
Wightman. Samantha always has a positive
attitude and her teachers enjoy her presence
in class. She is polite and respectful and
completes her work without complaint. She
is a member of the Girls’ JV Basketball team
and maintains a GPA of 3.69. She is the FFA
Greenhand President, and is active on the Ag.
Sales, Ag. Marketing, Livestock Judging, and
Meat Evaluation Teams. Sam is on numerous
FFA committees and is very active in fund-
raisers and community service activities. Sam
is self-driven and regularly goes above and
beyond what is expected in order to achieve
her goals. Ms. Wightman models maturity and
respect and is a leader amongst her peers.
Samantha is kind and caring to both teachers
and classmates. Sam shows dedication to
both academics and athletics, and is a highly
valued member of our school community.
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The Student of the Week is chosen for
academic achievement and community
involvement. Students are selected
by the administrators of
their respective schools.
PET OF THE WEEK
Brought to you by
Enterprise Animal Hospital
This sweet little girl plays
hard and then curls up to be
held during nap time. No fear
in this gal, she plays with
other cats and kids and would
be willing to play with a dog
or two. This beautiful calico
has the softest fur with bright
colors. Be prepared to share
everything you eat with her
or she might just steal it!
Lilith is up to date on her
vaccinations and is litter box
trained and ready for a
permanent, loving home.
Available for Adoption
Call foster parents David or Cassie if interested
$40 adoption fee
Phases of the moon
WALLOWA COUNTY SUNRISE & SUNSET FEB. 15–21
(from the U.S. Naval Observatory)