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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
C OMMUNITY VOICES
What’s new at the DeWitt
By Kathy Smith
For the Blue Mountain Eagle
The Sumpter Valley Rail-
way Depot and DeWitt Mu-
seum in Prairie City opened
for the season on May 13.
We have a new member
on the museum crew: David
Ranseen is our new opera-
tions supervisor in charge
of the volunteer scheduling,
plus many other responsibil-
ities. He is a great addition to
Over the winter months,
our volunteers, Bob and Dot-
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and Joy Waterhouse, have
put more than 200 hours into
the repairs and cleaning of
the second story windows,
moving two of the rooms to
create a better display, and
painting the cattle car to get
ready for an additional out-
Also new this season are
several signs, created by
The Eagle/Cheryl Hoefler
The Sumpter Valley Railway Depot and DeWitt Museum in Prairie City.
Redmond Sign Company,
pointing the way to the mu-
seum from the highway, and
at the museum, to let visitors
New entry steps have also
I N THE MILITARY
Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
mid-October. The museum
is at Bridge and Main streets.
For a family-fun experi-
ence, come see what’s new at
the DeWitt Museum.
Kathy Smith is director of
the Sumpter Valley Railway
Depot and DeWitt Museum
in Prairie City.
Modey – Lake
Blue Mountain Eagle
Midshipman Bianca Thomas, a stu-
dent at Oregon State University, earned
several academic honors at the May 1
spring awards ceremony at OSU.
Thomas, a Marine option midship-
man enrolled in OSU’s Naval Reserve
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ceived two scholarships: the Captain
Darrell S. Tipples scholarship, for
exceptional determination and desire to
serve the United States as a Marine Corps
with outstanding overall performance.
earning a GPA of 3.51 during the 2015 winter term.
Thomas is majoring in fermentation science, with a minor in
food science. She is a 2012 graduate of Monument High School.
B REAKING N EWS A LERTS
The family of Nadine Carr would like
to thank everyone for their kindness
and care of our mother and grandmother
over the past several weeks.
The Gifts of time, food & prayers
were invaluable & very much appreciated.
Thank you from
Margie Parker & Family
Vicki Cartwright & Family
Butch Carr & Family
Mary Jane Melink & Family
and Patti Powell & Family
Gordon and Sherrie Modey of
Burns announce the engagement
of their daughter, Michelle Mae
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The bride-to-be is the grand-
daughter of Jim and Carol Modey
ta Overton of Mt. Vernon. She
graduated from Western Oregon
University with a bachelor’s de-
gree in communication studies.
She is employed as the office manager with Belle Fio-
re Winery in Ashland.
The prospective groom is the son of Glen and
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ford. He graduated from Corban University with
a bachelor’s degree in business management,
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The couple plan a Sept. 12 wedding in Medford.
Mackenzie Jo Dyer
Tom E. Elliott
Feb. 5, 1939 - Sep. 28, 2011
You are so missed and
so loved Kenzie.
Your Life Long
The Conard Johns family would like to
thank all of our friends and family for their
love and prayers. Thank you also, for the
cards, food and money gifts. All were
A special thanks to Eldon Johns and Ken
Lively for their part in the services for
Conard. May God bless each and every one
Michael ‘Mike Bentz
gle-occupant airplane crash near Juntura.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday,
May 21, and Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday, May
22, both at Holy Family Catholic Church in Burns.
A luncheon will follow the Mass at Harney County Fair-
grounds. Private interment will be in Juntura.
many ties to the Grant County area.
Memorial contributions may be made to Young Ranchers
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Box 488, Burns, OR 97720.
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-
ing. Obituaries submitted to the Eagle with incorrect information may be corrected
and republished as paid notices. Send obituaries by e-mail, cheryl@bmeagle.
com; fax, 541-575-1244; or mail, 195 N. Canyon Blvd., John 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.
Wanda, Eveylyn, Russell, Duane
and Rosie, Curtis and Family,
Juanita and family and
Naomi and family.
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Hard working cowboy
- now at rest. Missed
Nadine W. Carr
Oct. 30, 1933 – May 11, 2015
Nadine W. Carr, 81, died May 11 at her John Day home. A
graveside service was held May 15 at Canyon City Cemetery.
Willie and Jessie (Campbell) Vanderpool. Two months prema-
as a girl, but even at a young age, refused to wear a bonnet in
The family moved to Oregon, traveling by train with limited
rant that she met the love of her life, George Carr, whom she
married on Sept. 5, 1952.
She only completed school through grade 8, but decided at
The biggest part of her life was raising her family, and the
friends they brought home. She was strict when necessary, but
also provided a hot meal or a bed to anyone needing a safe place.
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During retirement, she helped raise two of her grandchil-
She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her
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strength and friendliness.
while in high school and became a member of the family; 12
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Polly Hor-
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She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years,
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Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Mountain
Charles ‘Pete’ Pickle
day, May 23, at First Christian Church in John Day.
The family welcomes friends and acquaintances to bring a
more information, call the church, 541-575-1202.
We remember those who have
passed away and are especially
dear to us .
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