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    2A — BAKER CITY HERALD
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021
Each Oregon county gets 100 doses of
one-dose COVID-19 vaccine this week
pressing the virus as quickly as possible
will limit the continued mutations of
Every Oregon county will receive 100
COVID-19, some of which have proven
doses this week of the new Johnson &
to be more contagious and virulent than
Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine
the original virus.
that President Joe Biden said Tuesday is
In early February, the timelines for
a key part of vaccinating all Americans
inoculating all American adults was as
before summer.
long as early 2022 in some estimates.
“We’re now on track to have enough
Recently, the increase in Moderna and
vaccine supply for every adult in America
Pfi zer vaccines shortened estimates to
by the end of May,” said Biden at a press
the end of summer.
conference in Washington on Tuesday.
Oregon will receive 34,000 doses of
Biden likened the effort to ramp up pro-
the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Every
duction of vaccine to efforts by manufactur-
county will initially receive 100 doses
ers to join together during World War II.
to familiarize health offi cials with the
The key to cutting the timeline for
vaccine, the fi rst new vaccine since
inoculating the public is the introduction of
December.
the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine.
“Because doses will be limited for the
Biden announced a deal with pharma-
fi rst few weeks, the state has committed
ceutical giant Merck to commit two of its
some allocations to addressing access
manufacturing facilities to making the
issues for some Oregonians who’ve
Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal-TNS experienced barriers to getting vac-
Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Biden said he
will invoke the Defense Production Act to A pharmacist fills a needle with the
cinated,” said Jonathan M. Modie, lead
help ready Merck’s facilities and to ensure Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. communications offi cer for OHA’s public
it gets the raw ingredients required for
health division.
making the vaccine.
killed over 515,000 Americans over the
About 4,800 doses will go to Local
Along with increased orders of the
past year, including more than 2,200 in
Public Health Authorities (LPHAs) to
previously approved two-shot Moderna
Oregon.
vaccinate Oregonians living in adult
and Pfi zer vaccines, enough doses will be
Scientists with the Centers for
foster homes and other in-home senior
available to suppress the virus, which has Disease Control have said that sup-
populations.
By Gary A. Warner
T URNING B ACK THE P AGES
50 YEARS AGO
from the Democrat-Herald
March 4, 1971
The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association set their total mem-
bership goal for 1971 at 3,500 at their membership drive
dinner at the Baker Hotel last night.
Membership for 1970 reached 3,029 statewide, which
was highest in the association’s 57-year history.
25 YEARS AGO
from the Baker City Herald
March 4, 1996
Teachers, coaches, teens, sports fans, everyone involved
with the high schools and their activities, like having the
Class 1A basketball tournaments come to Baker City.
Among them are the merchants of downtown Baker
City.
During the tournaments, most of the students and male
family members are at the games, but many of the wives
and mothers are downtown shopping.
10 YEARS AGO
from the Baker City Herald
March 4, 2011
The Baker School District’s tentative plan to move to
a four-day week would lengthen the daily schedule and
shorten the week for students while keeping teachers on
the job half a day on Fridays to complete their 40-hour
schedule.
Superintendent Walt Wegener outlined the plan for
about 55 people who gathered at the Baker Middle School
gymnasium Wednesday night.
The board must fi rst authorize the change to the four-
day week before work begins to refi ne the details, Wegener
said.
ONE YEAR AGO
from the Baker City Herald
March 5, 2020
The aroma of disinfectant greets visitors at the front en-
try of Baker High School this week as staff members take
precautions against the spread of coronavirus and other
viral respiratory infections.
In addition to the usual BHS student load of about 450
and another 61 staff members, this week 16 boys and
girls teams from small schools throughout the state and
their fans will congregate there for the 1A state basketball
championships, which started Wednesday.
Extra precautions for the tournament include providing
two portable outdoor handwashing stations at the west
parking lot entrance leading to the gymnasium. Another
station has been placed at the team entrance to the build-
ing.
Kathy Taylor, chairwoman of Baker County Tournaments,
which helps run the event, said the District obtained the
handwashing stations from Baker Sanitary. Her organiza-
tion also has hand sanitizers donated by OnPoint Credit
Union to distribute and her staff will be wearing gloves
and have hand sanitizer available for use at their stations
in the building.
At the end of each night’s session, the District will use
its Vital Oxide misting system to sanitize all areas of the
school used for the tournament, including the hallways
and the cafeteria/commons area, Taylor said. The Vital
Oxide system has been used in 5J school buildings and
on its buses since October 2018.
The District is working diligently to provide protection
for local students, staff and visitors, Superintendent Mark
Witty stated in a press release issued Tuesday.
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S ENIOR M ENUS
■ WEDNESDAY: Baked ziti, zucchini and tomatoes, garlic
bread, pasta salad, pudding
■ THURSDAY: Breaded pork loin, mashed potatoes with
gravy, green beans, roll, broccoli-bacon salad, brownie
■ FRIDAY: Barbecued pork ribs, baked beans, corn,
cornbread, potato salad, apple crisp
■ MONDAY (March 8): Pork tips with gravy, fettuccine
noodles, roll, peas and carrots, macaroni salad, lemon
squares
■ TUESDAY (March 9): Chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf,
Capri vegetables, roll, ambrosia, cheesecake
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. Meals must be picked up; no dining on site.
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OUTBREAK
facilities in Baker City with an active
outbreak.
Continued from Page 1A
The other involves three cases, the
Residents who have tested positive are fi rst reported Jan. 20, at Memory Lane
self-isolating in their apartments, accord- Homes.
ing to the press release.
Two other facilities have had out-
“The health and well-being of our
breaks that the OHA lists as “resolved.”
residents and team members are our
Ashley Manor had four cases, the fi rst
greatest priority,” said Jackie Wirth,
reported Dec. 18, 2020.
executive director at Settler’s Park.
Meadowbrook Place had 27 cases,
“While individuals at our community
including two deaths. The fi rst case there
have tested positive for COVID-19, we
was reported on Aug. 9, 2020.
continue working together to care for our
residents, protect the safety of our team Workplace outbreak
The fi rst virus outbreak at a work-
members, and protect the people in our
place in Baker County, as opposed to a
community.
care facility, is at Behlen Mfg. Co., which
“We are following enhanced internal
produces livestock equipment at its
protocols in order to help control the
spread of COVID-19,” Wirth said.
plant in northwest Baker City.
Nancy Staten, director of the Baker
The OHA outbreak report includes
County Health Department, said in the only businesses that have at least 30
press release that “we will continue to
workers and that have had at least fi ve
support Settler’s Park in their work, and cases.
walk alongside them as they fi ght this
The Behlen outbreak includes 10
cases, the fi rst reported on Feb. 15,
virus.”
That includes providing second doses according to the OHA weekly report.
of COVID-19 vaccine to those who are
The OHA counts all cases linked to the
eligible, and fi rst doses to residents and outbreak, which can include household
staff who weren’t vaccinated earlier but members and other close contacts in ad-
have opted to be inoculated now.
dition to actual employees.
According to the most recent weekly
Kathy Gover-Shaw, human resources
outbreak report from the Oregon Health manager at Behlen, which employs
Authority, the fi rst case at Settler’s Park about 140 people, said all of the em-
ployees who tested positive have been
was reported Feb. 5. There were three
cleared by the health department to
cases as of Feb. 21, with the other 12
return to work after quarantining at
reported between Feb. 22 and March 2.
home.
Settler’s Park is one of two care
O BITUARY
Marilyn Perkins
Formerly of Baker County, 1931-2021
Marilyn J. Perkins, 89, of
Eagle, Idaho, and a former
Baker County resident,
died Feb. 21, 2021, at Grace
Assisted Living
in Boise due to
complications
of a moder-
ate stroke two
weeks previ-
Marilyn
ously.
Perkins
Services for
immediate fam-
ily will take place at 11 a.m.
on Saturday, March 13, at the
Cathedral of the Rockies, 717
N. 11th St. in Boise.
Marilyn was born on Dec.
25, 1931, at Payette, Idaho, to
Leo and Esther Dougherty,
the second of fi ve daughters.
Marilyn moved to Baker
when she was in the fourth
grade. She claimed Baker
as her “hometown” and
throughout her entire life her
love for Baker never faded.
In her teen years, she
moved to Sweet Home to live
with an aunt. She completed
her high school education
there and married Pete
Bennett in July 1950. Pete’s
employment took them to
several small towns on the
Oregon Coast plus two years
at Fort Lewis, Washington,
for Army service. The mar-
riage didn’t survive, and
Marilyn returned to Baker
with her four children where
she was employed at City
Hall, sold real estate, and
operated a diet center from
her home.
In 1963 she married
Pete Schoeningh, a Haines
rancher with three small
sons. She was immensely
proud of her years on the
ranch raising seven kids,
her four and Pete’s three.
During that time she became
active in the Baker County
CowBelles and the Rock
Creek-Muddy Creek Mutual
Improvement Club. She was
also an active member of the
Parent Teachers Association
at Haines Elementary School
and taught children’s swim-
ming lessons at Radium Hot
Springs.
This marriage ended in
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Gover-Shaw said the fi rst employee
who tested positive initially had symp-
toms and, per the company’s policy in
place throughout the pandemic, stayed
away from work. That employee later
reported testing positive.
The other employees who tested
positive had been close contacts, which
includes roommates, friends and rela-
tives, Gover-Shaw said.
She credits the company’s protocols
with keeping the virus out of the factory
for most of the pandemic.
Those include providing masks to
employees — many of whom wear res-
pirators or other protective equipment
as part of their regular work, which in-
cludes welding — not scheduling group
meetings and other gatherings, and
regular sanitizing of frequently touched
surfaces.
Behlen Mfg. Co. also lacks a timeclock
(the company uses the honor system,
Gover-Shaw said), which in other fac-
tories can be a place where employees
tend to congregate.
The company has also required
workers who feel sick to stay home and
self-monitor their symptoms.
Behlen Mfg. Co. provided each worker
with a thermometer, she said.
“Everybody’s doing their part,” Gover-
Shaw said.
The combined 25 cases between Set-
tler’s Park and Behlen Mfg. Co. account
for half of the 50 new COVID-19 cases in
Baker County since Feb. 15.
POLICE LOG
Baker City Police
Arrests, citations
FAILURE TO APPEAR (Baker
County Circuit Court warrant):
Jace Taylor Prowell, 30, of Baker
City, 11:24 a.m. Tuesday, at Ne-
vada and Wabash streets; jailed.
VIOLATING RESTRAINING
ORDER: John Fuzi, 61, of Baker
City, 3:59 p.m. Monday, in the
2400 block of Second St.; jailed
and released after time served.
FOURTH-DEGREE DOMESTIC
ASSAULT IN THE PRESENCE OF
MINORS: Leigh Scott Carpen-
ter, 34, of Baker City, 7:28 p.m.
Monday, in the 1700 block of
Valley Avenue; jailed and granted
a conditional release during ar-
raignment on Tuesday, March 2.
1972 and Marilyn moved to
Boise. She worked at Valley
View Retirement Home in
Boise as the activities and
social director. She enjoyed
this job greatly as it utilized
her extensive social skills
and exposed her to a wide
range of people of various
personalities.
She married Bill Perkins
on April 30, 1990. Bill and
Marilyn enjoyed their retire-
ment life, spending lots of
time with family and watch-
ing their great-grandchildren
grow into teenagers.
Marilyn is survived by her
husband, Bill; her seven kids:
Bruce Bennett (Kathy) of
Phoenix, Arizona, Mike Ben-
nett (JoLou) of Boise, Linda
Hines of Boise, Jill Jenkins
of Star, Idaho, Mike Schoen-
ingh (Debby) of Baker City,
Cliff Schoeningh (Karen) of
Baker City, Eric Schoeningh
of Star, Idaho; and Bill’s kids,
Richard and Scott Anyan of
Norwalk, Connecticut. She is
also survived by her sisters,
Nancy Ferree of Baker
City, Carmen Ott of Baker
City, and Carol Cushing of
Taylorsville, Utah. In addi-
tion, she is survived by 13
grandchildren and 16 great-
grandchildren; and many
friends.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; her sister,
Doris Hovie; and her step-
daughter, Dianne Anyan.
To plant a memorial tree
in Marilyn’s memory, go to
www.sympathy.legacy.com
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