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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Month-end chill was deceptive
O BITUARIES
Robert ‘Bob’ Clair
Jan. 12, 1951 – Dec. 5, 2014
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to be warmer in
December
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at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, with his children by his
side. In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated. His ashes
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later date. No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Clair was born Jan. 12, 1951, in McMinnville, to Claude
and Dolores Clair.
He worked in the mill his entire life, driving forklift for
Goose Lake Lumber and Fremont Lumber in Lakeview, and
Edward Hines Lumber in Burns.
He enjoyed being in the great outdoors, whether it was hunt-
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his younger days was Crane Mountain in Lakeview, and he en-
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He loved to tell about the crazy hunting escapades he and his
brothers got into, and also enjoyed taking his dog, Fritz, for a
run with his good friend, Mickey.
He wasn’t a man of many words, but he always made sure
his kids knew that he loved them.
Survivors include his children, April Prince of Grants Pass,
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sons and daughters he raised as his own, Julie, Martin, Grant,
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his faithful dog, Fritz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Dolores
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PENDLETON – De-
spite a chilly closeout of
the month, temperatures
in John Day averaged
warmer than normal for
the month of December,
according to preliminary
data from NOAA’s Na-
tional Weather Service in
Pendleton.
The average tempera-
ture was 34.4 degrees, 2.4
degrees above normal.
High
temperatures
averaged
42.2
de-
grees, 0.5 degrees above
normal.
The highest was 60
degrees on Dec. 11. Low
temperatures
averaged
26.6 degrees, which was
4.2 degrees above normal.
The lowest was -4 degrees,
on Dec. 31.
There were 23 days
with the low temperature
below 32 degrees. There
were two days when the
high temperature stayed
below 32 degrees.
Precipitation
totaled
2.17 inches during De-
cember, 0.93 inches above
normal. Measurable pre-
cipitation – at least .01
inch – was received on
14 days with the heaviest,
0.66 inches reported on
Dec. 21.
Snowfall totaled 5.2
inches with at least 1 inch
of snow reported on two
days.
The heaviest snow-
fall was 4 inches reported
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est depth of snow on the
ground was 5 inches on
Dec. 29.
The highest wind gust
was 70 mph on Dec. 11.
The outlook for Janu-
ary from NOAA’s Climate
Prediction Center calls for
above-normal
tempera-
tures and below-normal
precipitation. The normal
high for John Day during
January is 42.5 degrees
and normal low is 23.5 de-
grees.
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Thomas Janec
May 13, 1935 – Dec. 24, 2014
Thomas Vladimir Janec, 79, died Dec. 24 at his Prairie City
home. There will be no services.
Mr. Janec was born May 13, 1935, to Walter and Emily
(Weiss) Janec in Chicago. In his younger years, he served four
years in the U.S. Marines. He worked for many mills in Grant
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He is survived by his sister, Beverly Vyskocil of Squires, Mo.
Arrangements are under the care of Driskill Memorial Chap-
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New leader takes helm of Head Start
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tor, Maureen McGrath, who
began the job Monday.
The Head Start agency
provides early childhood
education, health and social
services to families through-
out Northeastern Oregon.
McGrath succeeds Cathy
Wamsley, who has worked
with Head Start programs for
37 years and held the Uma-
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130 children and their fami-
lies through Head Start, and
now reaches 4,700 families
in Umatilla, Morrow, Grant,
Wallowa, Union, Sherman,
Gilliam and Wheeler coun-
ties.
McGrath most recently
served as the Division Direc-
tor of Child Welfare Services
for Catholic Charities of Yaki-
ma, and the Agency Director
for Catholic Family and Child
Services in the Tri-Cities.
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ing with this organization
which has done so much for
the community for so many
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nutrition education and
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resource and referral ser-
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ilies through the Healthy
Start, Family Support and
Connections, and CASA
programs.
Winston Waters
July 21, 1918 – Dec. 21, 2014
Winston Irvin Waters, 96, of John
Day, died Dec. 21 at Blue Mountain
Care Center in Prairie City. There will
be no services.
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in South Dayton, N.Y. to Irvin and
Grace (Cookingham) Waters. He grad-
uated from South Dayton High School
in New York.
From 1936-1940, he worked for
Curtiss-Wright Aviation, building P40
Warhawks, and C46 Commando Car-
go planes for the war. He received national recognition for de-
veloping new ways to speed up the building process of planes
during war time.
From 1943-1946, he served in the Merchant Marines,
working on a troop transport ship, the USNS George W. Goe-
thals in the English Channel from France to Boston.
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man. He owned and ran several auto repair shops in Cali-
fornia before retiring in 1976. He loved inventing and mod-
ifying things to help them operate better. He also enjoyed
camping, traveling and friends.
Survivors include his sons, Jeffery Waters of Marysville, Ca-
lif., Douglas Waters of John Day and Marshall Waters of Lake
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Arrangements are under the care of Driskill Memorial Chap-
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Pet gifts roll in to advocacy group
CANYON CITY – A local pet ad-
vocacy group has wrapped up a suc-
cessful giving tree effort.
The tree, located in Station 62,
collected gifts for the Grant Coun-
ty Committee of New Hope for
Eastern Oregon Animals, which
helps stray and abandoned foster
pets and promotes responsible pet
ownership.
Among the items donated were
dog food and cookies, cat food, a pet
bed, cash donations for the Alley’s
Fund cat spay and neuter program,
GRANT COUNTY LIBRARY
LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon, Wed., Sat. 1-5 pm • Tues. 10 a.m. to noon and 1-7 pm
Thurs.: 1-5 pm and 7-9 pm • Fri. and Sun.: Closed
Check out
these new
books
on our
shelves
“Let the Moun-
tains Remember”
by D.J. Lesniak
“East of the
Mountains” by
David Guterson
www.grantcounty.plinkit.org
Phone: 541-575-1992
and a gift certificate toward a spay or
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Clinic. The items will be used in res-
cue and foster efforts.
Organizers lauded the gener-
osity of the donors, and said they
hope to make the project an annual
activity.
D EATH N OTICE
Kerry Sharp
BEND – Kerry Sharp, 70, of Canyon City, died Jan. 4, at
St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Services are pending.
Arrangements are under the direction of Driskill Me-
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accepts obituaries from the family or funeral home. Information submitted is
subject to editing. Obituaries submitted to the Eagle with incorrect information
may be corrected and republished as paid notices. Send obituaries by e-mail,
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Day, OR 97845. The deadline to submit an obituary is noon Monday for the
Wednesday paper. For more information, or to inquire about a paid memorial,
call 541-575-0710.
Fire Chief Dean Hicks would like to thank the many
generous people and businesses that donated money,
food and gifts to the “Prairie City Christmas Assistance”
program. And a special thanks to
the Program Organizers, the
Shoppers, the Wrappers, the
Food Box Organizers, and the
Delivery folks that made this a
successful program.
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Bryan Mills is accused of a murder he didn’t commit,
and sets out to find the true killer.
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(4:10)
7:10
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Cheryl Strayed’s 1,100-mile hike along the
Pacific Crest Trail, undertaken as a way to
recover from a recent catastrophe.
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7:00
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SUNDAY
(4:00)
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A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an
Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by
Japanese forces during World War II.
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(3:45)
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Blue Mountain Eagle
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sunny
Wednesday
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sunny
Thursday
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of rain
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cloudy
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of rain
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have a breakfast of ADVERTISED JUICE, cereal and toast, toasted in an
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ADVERTISED DESK and write with an ADVERTISED PEN. Yet this person
hesitates to advertise, saying that advertising doesn’t pay. Finally, when his
non-advertised business is going under, HE’LL ADVERTISE IT FOR SALE.
Then it’s too late.
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