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2A — BAKER CITY HERALD
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020
B AKER C OUNTY C ALENDAR
TUESDAY, FEB. 18
■ Elkhorn Community Preparedness: 5:30 p.m. supper;
6:30 p.m. meeting; at the Sunridge Inn Restaurant, 1
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19
■ Baker County Board of Commissioners: 9 a.m.,
Courthouse, 1995 Third St.
THURSDAY, FEB. 20
■ Baker Rural Fire Protection District Board: 5:30 p.m.
at the Pocahontas Fire Station.
■ Baker School Board: 6 p.m., Council chambers at Baker
City Hall, 1655 First St.
FRIDAY, FEB. 21
■ Live Music by Keith Taylor: Ragtime piano, 4:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m., Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn
Ave.; no charge; continues most Fridays.
TUESDAY, FEB. 25
■ Baker City Council: 7 p.m., City Hall, 1655 First St.
THURSDAY, FEB. 27
■ Baker County Democrats: 6 p.m. at Rogers Fellowship
Hall, 1995 Fourth St. Refreshments, conversation and pizza
at 5:30 p.m. Focus on precinct committee person fi lings.
T URNING B ACK THE P AGES
50 YEARS AGO
from the Democrat-Herald
February 17, 1970
The teacher salary package for the 1970-71 school year
has been agreed upon in the Baker 5J School District by its
Budget Board and teachers.
25 YEARS AGO
from the Baker City Herald
February 17, 1995
Home-based business owners in Baker City will be
allowed to hire one outside employee if the City Council
agrees with a recommendation from the planning commis-
10 YEARS AGO
from the Baker City Herald
February 19, 2010
You’ll be able to load up on locally grown fresh fruit and
vegetables both Wednesdays and Saturdays this summer.
ONE YEAR AGO
from the Baker City Herald
February 18, 2019
Baker schools have been taking turns sending out let-
ters to parents this winter alerting them of the high rate of
absenteeism linked to illness.
Baker High School Principal Greg Mitchell said the letters
were distributed by his school last week as a preventive
measure designed to keep more students from getting sick.
Mitchell noted in the letter that many Baker County resi-
dents have been sick over the past month.
“A lot of students and teachers in our school are sick with
the fl u also,” he wrote. “We hope they will all get better
quickly. At this time, the county health department tells us
that students who are not ill can safely come to school.
“Schools will remain open,” he stated. “We will keep you
updated with any important information.”
Mitchell’s letter is similar to those sent out by other
Baker schools in the past several weeks as the fl u season
has made its way through the community, said Assistant
Superintendent Betty Palmer.
O REGON L OTTERY
MEGABUCKS, Feb. 15
9 — 25 — 29 — 42 — 43 — 44
Next jackpot: $4.2 million
POWERBALL, Feb. 15
16 — 32 — 35 — 36 — 46 PB 3
Next jackpot: $50 million
MEGA MILLIONS, Feb. 14
10 — 32 — 48 — 54 — 55
Next jackpot: $45 million
WIN FOR LIFE, Feb. 15
30 — 47 — 50 — 65
PICK 4, Feb. 16
• 1 p.m.: 6 — 3 — 2 — 0
• 4 p.m.: 4 — 9 — 1 — 1
• 7 p.m.: 4 — 0 — 2 — 6
• 10 p.m.: 8 — 2 — 9 — 7
LUCKY LINES, Feb. 16
Next jackpot: $47,000
S ENIOR M ENUS
■ TUESDAY: Cabbage rolls, parslied red potatoes, carrots,
bread, broccoli-bacon salad, cheese cake
■ WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti with beef sauce, broccoli-blend
vegetables, garlic bread, green salad, apple crisp
■ THURSDAY: Pork fi let mignon, potatoes and gravy, mixed
vegetables, roll, carrot-raisin salad, ice cream
■ FRIDAY: Chili cheeseburger on a bun, potato wedges,
peas, coleslaw, tapioca
■ MONDAY (Feb. 24): Chicken ala king over a biscuit,
mixed vegetables, pasta salad, lemon bar
Public luncheon at the Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St., 11:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; $4.50 donation (60 and older), $6.75 for
those under 60.
• Confi dential new hire —
Continued from Page 1A
Debra Anderson, administra-
Also during the meeting, the tive assistant to the superin-
Board will recognize an out-
tendent and Board.
standing community partner:
• Certifi ed resignation —
Randy Dodson of Ryder Broth- Erin Justus, Brooklyn Primary
ers Stationery Store; and honor School counselor.
the Promise Students of the
• Certifi ed new hires: Dylan
Month: Tyler Wirth of Keating Francesconi, temporary sec-
Elementary School and Araya ondary band director (Baker
Ochoa-Martinez, of Eagle Cap High School and Baker Middle
Innovative High School.
School); Candace Hoskins-Pat-
The Board will review these ton, GED instructor at Baker
1668 Resort St.
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relations. A third reading of dis-
trict polices in sections covering
board governance, administra-
tion, facilities and negotiations
also will be considered.
The Board is expected to
change the date of its usual
third Thursday of the month
meeting in March to the
second Thursday, which is
March 12; and to list a Turf
Tiger Spreader/Top Dresser as
surplus equipment and offer it
Formerly of Richland, 1931-2020
Retha Allensworth, 88, formerly of
Richland, died Feb. 13, 2020, at her son’s
home in Puyallup, Washington.
Her memorial service will take place
in Richland at a later date,
with the time and place to
Retha Joyce was born on
March 10, 1931, in Okla-
homa to Thomas and Ova
Stevens. She was raised
and educated in Oklahoma Allensworth
and California, graduating
from Chula Vista High at
Imperial Beach, California, in 1949.
George V. Allensworth and Retha
were married in November of 1949 at
Yuma, Arizona. They had three children:
Thomas, Linda and Steven.
During her life she worked as a child
care manager, school librarian, for
Western Union and was the owner of an
arts and crafts store. She was also able to
live in Hawaii, Washington, Japan and
Maryland. Retha enjoyed painting, crafts,
reading, traveling and spending time
with her grandchildren. After retirement,
George and Retha made their home at
Richland in 1980.
Retha’s favorite color was blue and she
always looked forward to spring. She was
a member of the U.S. Navy Wives.
Retha is survived by her daughter,
Linda, and her husband, Richard Allen;
her son, Steven, and his wife, Linnae
Allensworth; her daughter-in-law, Denise
Allensworth; seven grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren and one great-great-
She was preceded in death by her par-
ents, Thomas and Ova Stevens; her sister,
Betty Bennett; her husband, George
Allensworth; and her son, Thomas Al-
For those who would like to make a
donation in memory of Retha, the family
suggests the Emphysema Foundation,
Disabled American Veterans or the char-
ity of your choice through Tami’s Pine
Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Ser-
vices, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Online condolences can be made at www.
Baker City, 1933-2020
to Baker City when he
was a baby. Dick and his
two younger sisters were
raised in the home that his
father built. He graduated
from Baker High in 1952
and joined the Navy the
following day. After a four-
year enlistment during
which he served in the Korean War, he
returned and soon met the love of his life,
Betty M. Brannock. They were married
on Oct. 12, 1956, and celebrated 63 years
of marriage in 2019.
Dick and Betty have two kids, Neil
and Cathy, who are so thankful they had
such a wonderful Dad. He was both a po-
lice offi cer and truck driver in Baker be-
fore moving his family to Mount Vernon,
Washington, where he was a Greyhound
bus driver. They later moved to Vancou-
ver, Washington, where he drove truck for
Shell Oil Co. and retired after 18 years.
He then started a log truck business
with his son mostly working off Mount
St. Helens. Dick was a hard worker who
loved his family.
Baker City has always held a special
place in Dick and Betty’s hearts as they
still had much family in the area who
they enjoyed visiting over the years. They
returned to this beautiful area in 2000 for
their retirement years.
Dick enjoyed hunting, fi shing and
camping with family and friends. He
loved being in nature. He was known for
having a wonderful sense of humor and
being a very social and generous man.
He was always willing to help others. For
example, he helped both of his kids build
their homes, and his neighbors have
commented on how he always was there
Dick is survived by his wife, Betty; his
son, Neil (Brenda) Wilson of Wimberley,
Texas; his daughter, Cathy (Brent) Hauge
of La Center, Washington; four grandchil-
dren, Stephanie, Daniel, Chad and Sara;
four great-grandchildren; his sister, Lola
Ruff of Emmett, Idaho; as well as numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; his sister, Ida Taylor; and his
beloved furry companion, Chad.
Dick requested memorial contribu-
tions to the Baker City Fire/Ambulance
or Baker City Christian Church through
Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cre-
mation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway,
OR 97834. Online condolences can be
made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneral
Richard L. “Dick” Wilson, 86, of Baker
City, died peacefully on Feb. 13, 2020.
A celebration of his life will take place
Monday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Baker
City Christian Church, 675 Highway 7. A
reception will immediately follow at the
Don Martin, 96, a longtime Halfway
Richard was born on Dec. 25, 1933,
resident, died Feb. 4, 2020, at St. Luke’s
at Red Oak, Iowa, to William (Bill) and
Hazel (Briggs) Wilson. His family moved Meridian Hospital with his family at his
A celebration of Don’s
life will be scheduled later.
(Time, date and place to be
Donald Benton Martin
was born at Bakersfi eld,
California, on Dec. 24,
1923. He was raised in
the mountains of Glennville, California,
where he either walked or rode a horse
to school. Once he was of the age to at-
tend high school, he lived at a boarding
house and attended school in Bakersfi eld,
After high school, Don went on to Cal
Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, until
he joined the Navy. Don served in World
War II on the ship USS Hendry.
After serving in the Navy, Don bought
a small ranch at Glennville, California.
Shortly after that a friend of his part-
nered up with him purchasing a bar in
Bakersfi eld, California.
For many years he worked the ranch
in the day and the bar at night. After sell-
ing the bar he became a full-time rancher.
In May of 1953, he met the love of his life,
Yvonne Champlin, at a rodeo. He mar-
ried her a month later on June 26.
In 1960, Don sold his ranch in Califor-
nia and purchased a ranch at Halfway.
He then moved his wife and children to
Halfway where he spent the rest of his
life doing what he loved most — working
Don spent time hunting in the fall
over the years, but the rest of the year
was all work. He loved to grow a garden
every year and had one every year up
until the time of his death. He always
enjoyed eating all of the fruits and veg-
etables that he grew.
While still residing in California, Don
served as a school board member and
belonged to the Greenhorn Mountain
Organization. After he moved to Oregon,
he was a member of the American Cattle-
men’s Association, N.F.O. and V.F.W.
Don was preceded in death by his
brother, Leroy Martin; and his sister,
He is survived by his wife of 66 years,
Yvonne Martin; daughters, Shella (Barry)
DelCurto, Leah (Johnny) Padilla, and
Jeanne (Randy) Warnock; sons, Randy
(Ann) and Darrell Martin; 10 grandchil-
dren and seven great-grandchildren.
Don would like any memorial dona-
tions to be made to the reelection of
President Trump (Donald J. Trump) as
he had hoped to live long enough to see
him reelected. Contributions may be
sent through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral
Home and Cremation Services, P.O. Box
543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online con-
dolences may be made at www.tamis
N EWS OF R ECORD
Baker City Police
BAKER COUNTY JUSTICE
COURT WARRANT: Brendan Her-
bert Winston, 25, of Baker City,
2:23 a.m. Sunday, in the 1500
C ONTACT THE H ERALD
• Classifi ed retirement —
Mike Morgan, maintenance,
The Board is reviewing Dis-
trict policies and will discuss
the fi rst reading of policies
regarding fi scal management,
support services and personnel
during the meeting. Directors
also will consider the second
reading of all District polices in
the sections regarding instruc-
tion, students, and community
1809 1st Street, Baker City
block of Campbell Street; cited
FAILURE TO APPEAR (two
Union County warrants) and
VIOLATION (Baker County war-
rant): Alexander Allen Adams,
FRI: (4:20) 7:20
SAT-MON: (1:20) (4:20) 7:20
FRI: (4:10) 7:10
SAT-MON: (1:10) (4:10) 7:10
FRI: (4:00) 7:00
SAT-MON: (1:00) (4:00) 7:00
( )Bargain Matinee
Show Times: 541-523-2522
Offi ce: 541-523-5439
2390 Broadway, Baker City
23, of 2375 Campbell St., 7:21
a.m. Sunday, on Grove Street;
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLU-
ENCE OF INTOXICANTS: George
Joseph Hardy, 37, of 1321 Fourth
St., 12:11 a.m. Saturday, at Sec-
ond and Colorado streets; jailed
and later released on bail.
PROBATION VIOLATION (Four
Baker County Circuit Court war-
rants): Aaron Ray Hansen, 44,
Baker City transient, 8:18 a.m.
Saturday, at Main and Church
(Three Baker County Circuit
Court warrants): Austin Mikel
Coble, 37, Baker City transient,
10:15 p.m. Friday, in the 1500
block of Campbell Street; jailed.
Baker County Sheriff’s
FAILURE TO APPEAR (Malheur
County warrant): Ty Darrius Hel-
frich, 21, of Huntington, 7:03 p.m.
Saturday, at Huntington; jailed.