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Wallowa County Chieftain
Project Heartbeat
lives up to its name
Steve Tool
Wallowa County Chieftain
Thanks to Joseph cit-
izen, Dick Burch, one
person is is still walk-
ing around. Burch started
Project Heartbeat, a local
non-profi t/service orga-
nization dedicated to pro-
viding public access to
Defi brillators as well as
First Aid and CPR classes.
An AED can help save
the life of a cardiac inci-
dent by analyzing a heart
rhythm and administer-
ing an electric shock to
the heart to stabilize its
beat and return it to an
effective rhythm.
Thanks to Burch, a
number of AEDs are
placed in convenient
locations around the
county. One placed in the
ranger offi ce at Wallowa
State Park possibly saved
someone’s life on Sun-
day, July 14.
Park manager, Mac
Freeborn was working in
his offi ce when he heard
a call come over the radio
of a park visitor in dis-
tress. The person was
brought to the drive-in
booth to the campground.
After the person com-
plained of chest pains, the
park staff called 911. An
Emergency Medical Tech-
nician was visiting the
park as well as two nurses.
At one point, the per-
son was removed from the
vehicle and park staff and
the EMT began adminis-
tering CPR as well as the
AED until help arrived.
Burch later heard
that the person was life-
fl ighted to another hospi-
tal although it is unknown
if the person survived.
“You can never be too
prepared for these inci-
dents,” Freeborn said.
“I’m glad we’ve got peo-
ple like Dick Burch that
put these AEDs out in the
parks. Those things are
great to have out here.”
He also noted the entire
staff had gone to CPR/
AED training in June, so
it was still fresh in every-
one’s minds.
Burch said that he
started Project Heartbeat
in 2008 and has 73 AEDs
placed in various locations
around the county. He
got the idea for his proj-
ect while teaching AED/
CPR/First Aid classes. He
wondered what the sur-
vival percentage was of
residents who went into
cardiac arrest. After ask-
ing a number of medical
professionals the ques-
tion, he determined from
their reticence that sur-
vival rates were not opti-
mal, so he went to work.
Even with the 73 units
placed throughout the
county, he’d like to see
more of them around;
even if they don’t get used
often, he thinks the pro-
gram is worth the effort.
“The important thing
is, if people hear about this
or read this story and say,
‘Wow, hey, that would be
a good idea. We ought to
have one in this business,
it can save a life — that’s
the reward.”
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
USDA rule could affect food
stamp eligibility for 3 million
Carole Feldman
Associated Press
Trump administration on
Tuesday proposed tight-
ening automatic eligibility
requirements for the food
stamp program, a change
that could affect about 3.1
million people.
Department said the rule
would close “a loophole”
that enables people receiv-
ing only minimal benefi ts
from the Temporary Assis-
tance for Needy Fami-
lies program to be eligi-
ble automatically for food
“For too long, this
loophole has been used to
effectively bypass import-
ant eligibility guidelines.
Too often, states have mis-
used this fl exibility with-
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifi es during a
House Agriculture Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in
out restraint,” Agriculture
Secretary Sonny Perdue
said in a statement.
Under current law,
states may confer eligi-
bility for food stamps,
offi cially called the Sup-
plemental Nutrition Assis-
tance Program or SNAP,
if they meet income and
other requirements for
TANF. USDA says 43
Slow Food Wallowas offers $1,500
grant for local food producer
Ellen Morris Bishop
Wallowa County Chieftain
Slow Food Wallowas
seeks to support a local
producer who is work-
ing to increase capacity to
offer locally raised food
for sale.
The grant applica-
tion is open to any farmer
or rancher operating in
Wallowa County raising
crops, including plants or
animals, to sell for food.
Membership in Slow
Food USA is not a require-
ment, and the grant is open
to all Slow Food mem-
bers as well as current and
past Slow Food Wallowas
board members. Go to
https://bit.ly/2xVvcaV for
grant details and to fi ll out
the online application.
The goal of this $1,500
award is to assist a local
food producer in increas-
ing ctapacity, sustainabil-
ity or profi tability of the
Priority will be given
to projects that meet the
stated values, initiatives
and priorities of Slow
Food USA.
The deadline for appli-
cations is August 31,
2019. The winner of the
grant will be notifi ed in
September. The grant will
be awarded at a public pre-
sentation of the check at
Pig-nic, an outdoor edu-
cational event to be held
on Saturday, October 19,
2018, at Barking Mad
For information about
the grant, and how to
apply, contact Lynne
gmail.com, 541-263-0347.
Skylight Gallery
Finding books is our specialty
541.426.3351 • 107 E. Main • Enterprise • www.bookloftoregon.com
Church of Christ
Grace Lutheran
502 W. 2nd Street • Wallowa
409 West Main -Enterprise
Worship at 11 a.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
St. Katherine’s
Catholic Church
Fr. Thomas Puduppulliparamban
301 E. Garfield Enterprise
Mass Schedule
St. Pius X, Wallowa - 8:00 am
St. Katherine of Siena, Enterprise 10:30am
St Katherine of Siena, Enterprise 5:30am
St. Katherine of Siena, Enterprise – 8:00am
(Monday – Thursday and First Friday)
Mission Project:
“Bag It for School”
School clothes for Foster Children
phone (message): 541-426-4633
web: gracelutheranenterprise.com
St. Patrick’s
Episcopal Church
100 NE 3rd St, Enterprise
NE 3rd & Main St
Worship Service
Sunday 9:30am
All are welcome
1. Smear
5. Sleuth
8. Small carpets
12. Monster in a fairy tale
13. “____ Life to Live”
14. Milky gemstone
15. Lady’s man
16. Ocean scene
18. Misfortunes
20. Hurled
21. Seeps out
24. Tidy
25. Aspired
26. Beret or beanie
27. Wet earth
30. Branding ____
31. Jimmy
32. Extremely
33. Permit
34. Manta ____
35. Burn slightly
36. Cake froster
38. Colored
39. Swiped
41. Advanced, as money
42. Floor covering
44. Tooth pain
48. Abel’s father
49. Breach
50. Hoodlum
51. Howl
52. Stomach
53. Viewed
1. Boxer or dachshund
2. Length of life
3. Coffee server
4. In the middle of
5. Medicinal portions
6. Lab suffixes
7. Herbal beverage
8. Frosting flavor
9. Rental housing
10. Package sealer
11. Large quantity
17. Footfall
19. Kooky
21. Scoop out water
22. Former Italian currency
23. Full of feeling
24. Thumbs-down vote
26. Bawl
28. Desire
29. Changed hue
31. Golf goal
32. Old
34. Angler’s tool
35. Moral misdeed
37. Walk noisily
38. Lure
39. Do in, as a dragon
40. Ocean cycle
41. Hawaiian feast
43 Breakfast food
45. Shy
46. Tend the garden
47. “Howards ____”
Joseph United
Methodist Church
Summit Church
3rd & Lake St. • Joseph
Pastor Cherie Dearth
Phone: 541-432-3102
Sunday Worship Service
10:00 am
Gospel Centered Community
Service time: 10:30 am
Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise
Interim Pastor: Rich Hagenbaugh
states have expanded that
to include households that
the agency says “barely
participate” in TANF.
USDA said this has
resulted in people receiv-
ing food stamps who don’t
need it and wouldn’t qual-
ify under regular program
rules. It estimates that in
2020, 3.1 million food
stamp recipients, or 8% of
the total could be affected.
Under the proposal, to
qualify for automatic eli-
gibility, people would
have to get at least $50 a
month in benefi ts from
TANF for a minimum of
six months.
Perdue said the change
is necessary for “prevent-
ing abuse of a critical
safety net system.”
The rule is open for
public comment for 60
Fire causes
damage at
Wallowa mill
Steve Tool
Wallowa County Chieftain
On Saturday, July 20,
fi refi ghters from Wallowa
and Lostine fi re departments
responded to an 8 a.m. fi re
alarm at Integrated Biomass,
a sawmill in Wallowa.
Gary Hulse, a Wallowa
fi refi ghter, said that the
crew had prepared well and
responded to the scene in
about 10 minutes.
Hulse explained that the
fi re started at the mill loca-
tion where fi rewood and hop
poles were being processed
the day before.
“I believe they left one
of their motors running,”
he said. “It fi nally created
enough heat that it ignited
some real fi ne sawdust they
had there.”
Initially, a crew member
requested an engine from
Enterprise Fire Department
and a tender from Joseph
Fire Department. However,
they were called back before
arrival as Wallowa and Los-
tine had the fi re well under
Hulse said that it took
about 30 minutes from the
time water was applied to
get the fi re under control. He
added that personnel stayed
an extra two hours mop-
ping up and checking for hot
“We had everything back
in service by 11 a.m.,” he
said. The fi re was contained
to a lean-to outside of a
building and did not spread
to the building itself.
No damage estimate
was available as Hulse said
he had no idea of the price
of rubber belts and motors
damaged by the fi re.
Time for a Computer Tuneup?
Christian Church
Christ Covenant
Spyware Removal • 541-426-0108
113 E. Main St., Enterprise
85035 Joseph Hwy • (541) 426-3449
Pastor Terry Tollefson
Church Office: 541-263-0505
Worship at 9 a.m.
Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship at 6 p.m.
(nursery at A.M. services)
Family Prayer: 9:30 am
Worship Service: 10:00 am
“Loving God & One Another”
David Bruce, Sr. - Minister
723 College Street
Presbyterian Church
Enterprise Community
Congregational Church
Discussion Group 9:30 AM
Worship Service 11:00 AM
The Big Brown Church
Childrens program during service
Blog: dancingforth.blogspot.com
Hwy 82, Lostine
Stephen Kliewer, Minister
of God
702 West Hwy 82
Wallowa, Oregon
Sunday School • 9:am
Worship Service • 10:am
Pastor Tim Barton
Visit Us on
with an open door
Pastor Archie Hook
Sunday Worship 11am
Bible Study 9:30am
Ark Angels Children’s Program
Ages 4-6th grade, 11am
Nursery for children 3 & under
301 NE First St. • Enterprise, OR
Old Gringo
Boot Sale!
25% OFF
Some restrictions apply
Sale Ends July 31st
Find us on Facebook! 541.426.3044
Seventh-Day Adventist
Church & School
Stop by today
305 Wagner (near the Cemetery)
P.O. Box N. Enterprise, OR 97828
541-426-3751 Church
541-426-8339 School
Worship Services
Sabbath School 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Worship Hour 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Pastor Jonathan DeWeber
Uptown Clothing & Accessories
in Downtown Joseph
12 S. Main St. • 541-432-9653