Baker City herald. (Baker City, Or.) 1990-current, October 02, 2019, Page 3, Image 3

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BMCC planning workshops in Baker City
Josh Kallstrom and Annika Andersen
Kallstrom — Andersen
Annika Andersen, daugh-
ter of Arvid and Mary Ander-
sen of Baker City, was mar-
ried to Josh Kallstrom, son of
Michael and Sandy Kallstrom
of Ephrata, Washington, on
Sept. 7, 2019, at Vancouver,
The double ring ceremony
was in the historic Provi-
dence Academy chapel. The
reception included a dinner
and dance in the Providence
Academy’s ballroom. The
bride awarded her bouquet
to the couple on the dance
fl oor who had been married
the longest — Ken and Dottie
Nielsen from Orient, Wash-
ington, married for 40 years.
Pastor Russ King from the
Calvary Chapel at Klamath
Falls, where the couple at-
tends, offi ciated.
The sisters of the bride,
Marta Tobler and Lydia
Andersen, made the bouquets
for the bride and her seven
Two of the bridesmaids
were from Baker City: sister
Lydia Andersen, and friend
Kylie Barnett.
The bouquets were made of
fresh roses in fall pastel colors
to match the color theme of
the wedding.
Josh’s brother, friend,
brother-in-law, and cousins
served as a groomsmen.
The couple honeymooned
at Maui, Hawaii.
They will live at Klamath
Falls while fi nishing their
senior year at Oregon Tech,
where they met. Josh is
studying civil engineering.
Annika is studying electrical
engineering and renewable
energy engineering.
City planners
meet Oct. 16 to
consider cell
tower proposal
The Baker City Planning Commission will have a
public hearing Wednesday, Oct. 16 to consider an ap-
plication for a 70-foot-tall cell tower on the north side of
D Street between East and Clark streets.
(An earlier announcement listed the incorrect date of
Oct. 18 for the hearing.)
The hearing is set for 6 p.m. at City Hall, 1655 First
Verizon Wireless is the applicant. Carney and Debo-
rah Lansford own the 2.12-acre property, which has a
storage building business.
The Lansfords’ property is zoned general-industrial.
According to the conditional use permit application,
Verizon wants to build a 70-foot-tall “monopole style
tower... with new panel antennas, mw dishes, and
tower & grand mounted associated equipment cabinets
and diesel generator.”
The ground equipment would be within a fence, ac-
cording to the application.
According to the application, Verizon wants to build
the tower “to remedy capacity and coverage challenges
in city of Baker City. The (tower) will improve coverage
to the city of Baker City. This site will add needed ca-
pacity to this area so that customers will receive better
service and faster data speeds. The proposed antenna
tip height of 70 (feet) is the minimum height needed for
the effective functioning of the proposed antennas.”
Fire dept. open
house set Oct. 12
The Baker City Fire Department will celebrate
National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, with an open
house on Saturday, Oct. 12, that will include a variety
of events for kids as well as free hot dogs and chips.
The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the
fi re station, 1616 Second St.
Events for kids include a fi re hose challenge and an
obstacle course in which competitors have to carry a
fi re hose.
Firefi ghters will demonstrate techniques for extricat-
ing people from damaged cars at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30
p.m. Antique fi re trucks will be on display, and every-
one is invited to learn more about fi re safety and the
work fi refi ghters do.
Fire guts downtown Pendleton building
ing and came to an unsettling
“I woke up this morning
day morning, the Pendleton
and said, ‘Smells like Sept. 11
Fire Department had mostly all over again,’” he said.
put out the Sunday fi re that
Stewart was living in New
took the building at 342 S.W. York when terrorists attacked
First St., but the stench of
the World Trade Center in
smoke remained.
2001, and he recalled the way
Kevin Stewart, who owns
the smell of burning buildings
and operates the neighboring hung in the air in the days
Old School Shirt Makers New that followed.
York on South Main Street
Speaking from a mostly
with his partner, Kay Davis,
empty storefront late Monday
said he had only been asleep
morning, Stewart said his
for a few hours when he woke feelings were still raw from
up at 4 a.m. on Monday morn- the events that transpired
By Antonio Sierra
East Oregonian
Stewart and Davis opened
the fl agship store for their
clothing company earlier this
year after falling in love with
Pendleton during a cross-
country road trip.
They started moving
merchandise out of the store
when they saw smoke blowing
through Main Street, worried
that the smoke would perma-
nently damage their clothing.
But not everything made
it out before police prevented
Stewart and Davis from going
back in, and now the couple
is waiting for their insurance
company to make an assess-
ment on the damages.
See Fire/Page 6A
The Blue Mountain Community College Small
Business Development Center is planning a pair of
workshops in October at the Baker City campus, 3275
Baker St.
The fi rst workshop, set for Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to
noon, will be led by Michael Mettler of MCM Strate-
gic + Communications and will focus on integrating
Google Business into your communications arsenal.
The second workshop, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon,
will also be led by Mettler and will focus on promoting
and growing your business digitally, creating a voice for
your business, creating two-way communication chan-
nels and calendaring your content.
Cost for each session is $39, and includes light re-
freshments and a follow-up session several weeks later
to evaluate progress.
Methodist Church bazaar Saturday
The Baker United Methodist Church has scheduled
its annual autumn bazaar for Saturday, Oct. 5.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church
at 1919 Second St.
The bazaar will offer houseplants, second-time-
around items, baked goods and preserves, holiday
gifts and decorations and several collectibles includ-
ing Avon and railroad items.
A homemade cinnamon roll and coffee are $2.
Unity harvest bazaar set for Saturday
UNITY — Unity’s fall harvest bazaar is set for Sat-
urday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community
Hall in Unity, the Baker County town along Highway
26 about 50 miles south of Baker City.
Vendors will be offering artisan crafts, new cloth-
ing and jewelry. Door prizes will be awarded at 2 p.m.
(must be present to win).
The Burnt River 4-H Club will be serving coffee,
muffi ns, and biscuits and gravy in the morning while
supplies last. Starting at 11 a.m. the Club will serve
lunch for $8 per person, with a menu including spa-
ghetti with homemade sauce, a bowl of salad, a slice of
garlic bread and a drink. Cookies and pies will also be
for sale, by the whole pie or by the slice with ice cream.
All proceeds will go to the 4-H Club.
OTEC Member Appreciation Day Oct. 18
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is celebrating
National Cooperative Month with a Member Apprecia-
tion Day on Friday, Oct. 18. OTEC members can stop
by any OTEC offi ce between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to meet
employees, enjoy free refreshments and enter to win
prizes. OTEC’s main offi ce is at 4005 23rd St. in Baker
Smart Driver class scheduled for Oct. 24
There will be an AARP “Smart Driver” class Thursday,
Oct. 24, at the Baker City Senior Center, 2810 Cedar
St. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an hour
break for lunch. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20
for nonmembers. People who complete the course might
qualify for a discount on their auto insurance. To register,
call the Center at 541-523-6591.
Candidates can start fi ling for local offi ces
The candidate fi ling period for the May 19, 2020,
primary election is now open, Baker County Clerk
Stefanie Kirby said.
People who wish to fi le for open offi ces have until
March 10, 2020, to do so.
Local offi ces set to be on the primary election bal-
lot, and for which candidates will fi le with the Baker
County Clerk’s Offi ce, are County Assessor, County
Surveyor, County Sheriff and County Commissioner,
Position 1.
Candidates for Precinct Committee Person for both
the Republican and Democratic parties will be able
to fi le with the Baker County Clerk’s Offi ce start-
ing Sept. 30 due to a new law going into effect. More
information is available by calling the Clerk’s Offi ce at
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center Fall Fundraiser
Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 5:30-9:00pm
Baker Event Center, 2600 East Street, Baker City
Purchase your tickets
before October 12th
(No tickets available at the door)
Tickets on sale at Crossroads,
Betty’s Books, and online
Tickets $35.00 a person
Includes Traditional German Meal
catered by the Little Pig and
Jacki’s Savory Sweets
Includes a token for one beer
or wine and $5.00 donated to the
Hand to Heart Scholarship Fund
Silent Auction • Dinner • Live Music
Support your Local Art Center
Week of September 30th
Vickie Kirkwood
Feat weiss Ba any”
Ge r
e Ed
Bois c of Old
Missed 5
Wins $25
Michael Koplein
Missed 5, beat tiebreaker
Wins $15
Bryan Dalke
Missed 5, missed tiebreaker
Wins $10
A New Kind of Fundraiser Supporting the Arts
Casual • Fun • Relaxed
Crossroads Needs Your Support
Original Art Work by Megan McGuiness
Minnesota 6 @ Chicago 16
Signature Food and Spirits Provided by
Dennis and Terri Axness
Oster/Cook Family
Orville Chandler Ranch
Lew Brothers
Dr. Eric and Kristy Sandefur
Baker City Realty
Baker City Herald
Baker Valley Physical Therapy
Vision Wealth Management
Loennig Family
State Farm – Gregg Hinrichsen
Baker County Heating and Cooling
Lamb Family
Janet Kahn
Betty’s Books
Intermountain Law PC
Umpqua Bank
AAUW – Baker Branch