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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A MARRIAGE MILESTONE
Couple take out first
license in Grant County
and rights that heterosexual people have al-
ways had, without thinking about it,” Han-
She and Schroder say some of the im-
By Scotta Callister
portant ones for them include qualifying for
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decisions for one’s spouse, and automatic
CANYON CITY – A Mt. Vernon cou-
They don’t expect marriage to mean
license for a same-sex marriage in Grant
major changes in their daily life. Hanson is
a driver for the People Mover and an inter-
active media technology assistant for Blue
out the license form last Friday at the Grant
Mountain Community College, and Schro-
The Eagle/Scotta Callister
der is an author.
County Clerk Brenda Percy said she’s Terry Hanson and Carla Schroder
Schroder notes there’s a psychological
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Same-sex marriage has been legally rec- the ceremony.
ognized in Oregon since May 2014.
The institution of marriage has long been Grant County, they don’t expect to be the last.
Hanson and Schroder are planning a denied to them – along with rights that mar-
“Hopefully, this will allow some other
March 28 wedding at the Mt. Vernon Com- ried couples take for granted, they said.
people who have held back to be more com-
munity Hall, with Sam Walker conducting
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Local DAR chapter to meet
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BAKER CITY – The Lone
Pine Tree chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution will
meet Friday, March 13, at Sun-
ridge Restaurant in Baker City.
Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m.
followed by the meeting at noon.
Nancy Wilson will present a
program, “Copperfield – Baker
County’s Infamous town of the
Early 1900s,” an entertaining story
of how a woman saved the town.
Visitors are welcome to the
For more information, call
Meschelle Cookson, 541-523-
4248 or Joan Smith at 541-963-
GRANT COUNTY LIBRARY
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
ing” by Ray
Treatment and Surgery of Foot
and Ankle • In-Grown Nails
Bunions • Warts • Gout
Corns & Callouses
Diabetic Foot Screening
Foot Odor • Athletes Foot
Celebrate spring with a ‘Fling’
since the 1930s
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MONUMENT – You
know winter’s days are num-
bered when Monument rings
in spring with a “Fling.”
The long-running Monu-
ment Service Club will hold
its annual “Spring Fling” – a
lunch and Dutch auction – at
10 a.m. Friday, March 27, in
the Monument Senior Center.
All are welcome to attend.
This year, a $2 registration
fee is requested to cover lunch
expenses. Those attending are
asked to bring a salad or veg-
etable dish to share.
Dutch auction tickets are
25 cents each. People place
tickets in jars in front of the
items they like, and the draw-
ings are held after lunch.
Donations for the auction
are needed. Suggestions in-
clude household items, plants,
bedding, towels, wall art,
DVDs, CDs, bird houses, etc.
Proceeds from the fund-
raiser support various com-
munity activities through-
out the year including CPR
classes, community clean-up
day, reunion meals, a Hal-
loween gathering which en-
courages rural participation
and the Christmas Cookie
Caper, in which over 40
plates of donated sweets are
delivered to folks in the area.
Funds from the event also
help with local emergencies
illnesses. The club also helps
people in need with cash and
Established in the 1930s,
Monument Matrons and
Maids – MMM – and was
a social group that also lent
support to the community.
Renamed the Monument
Service Club in later years,
the goals remained the same,
to aid and enrich the lives of
Charles Fredrick ‘Pete’ Pickle
Oct. 16, 1923 – March 1, 2015
Charles Fredrick “Pete” Pickle, 91,
of John Day, died March 1 at Blue
Mountain Hospital in John Day. A
graveside service was held March 6 at
Canyon City Cemetery with Al Altnow
Mr. Pickle was born October 16,
1923, in Enterprise, to Albert and
Minnie Pickle. He graduated from En-
terprise High School in 1939. Before
entering the military he worked as
a blacksmith apprentice. He served in the U.S Army for over
three years both as a PFC and a Tec 5. While he did not serve in
actual combat, he was a medical technician, and received sever-
al medals: Soldiers Medal for heroism, American Theater Ser-
vice Medal, Victory Medal, European Afnzan Middle Eastern
Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.
In 1946, he married Irene F. Woldridge in Dayton, Wash.
They divorced in 1977 after 31 years of marriage.
In April 1977, he married Maravene Shumway in Caldwell,
Idaho. She died in July 2010.
In his later years, he attended the First Christian Church until
he was no longer able.
room picking, and his friends and family. Charles was known
for his kind gentle heart, giving ways,and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include daughter, Bessie Irene Ryder of Spring
Creek, Nev.; son, Albert Pickle of John Day; stepdaughter, An-
nelia Riggs of Vancouver, Wash; brothers, Orlando Pickle of
Pendleton and Jack Pickle of Prairie City; granddaughters, Shi-
lo Rogerson of Bend and Shyleen Pickle of Central Point; 16
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is was preceded in death by his wife, Maravene Pickle;
stepson, Leonard Henderson; two brothers; and two sisters.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Christian
Church of John Day through Driskill Memorial Chapel 241 S.
Canyon Blvd. John Day, OR 97845.
Scott Lloyd Lee
Feb. 27, 1974 – Feb. 25, 2015
CHILOQUIN – Scott Lloyd Lee,
40, formerly of Dayville, died Feb. 25
after a car crash near Klamath Falls. At
his request, there will be no service.
Mr. Lee was born Feb. 27, 1974,
in Prineville, to Jan Elaine Valade Lee
and Doug Lee. He was raised by Jan
and Elmer Dickens Sr. near Dayville,
and attended schools in Dayville and
He enjoyed motorcycles, hunting,
in Chiloquin for the last 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Corrina Taylor of Chiloquin;
his mother, Jan Valade Dickens; daughters, Melissa Anne Lee
Haynes and Celeste Donna Lee; son, Scott Lloyd Lee Jr.; grand-
children, Dominic, Ronin and Bentlee; brother, Elmer Dickens
Jr.; sister, Terri Dickens Landreth; great-grandmother, Fern
Turner of John Day; and grandfather, Duane Turner of Mt. Ver-
Memorial contributions may be made to a custodial account
for his grandchildren through Old West Federal Credit Union.
Treatment for pain in feet, shins,
heels, knees, lower back. Custom
Grace Spencer, 92, of John Day, died March 8 at Valley
View Living Facility in John Day. There will be no services at
Arrangements are under the care of Driskill Memorial Chap-
el, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
MICHAEL RUSHTON, DPM
Podiatric physician & Surgeon
Dr. Rushton is Preferred Provider for Lifewise and Blue
Cross/Blue Shield and a Medicate participant.
News obituaries are a free service of the Blue Mountain Eagle. The paper accepts
obituaries from the family or funeral home. Information submitted is subject to edit-
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and republished as paid notices. Send obituaries by e-mail, cheryl@bmeagle.
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