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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Bikers gather at The Corner Cup in John Day on May 16 during the three-day Romans Motorcycle Rally,
a ministry of the John Day Church of the Nazarene. Members met with invited guests for whom they’ve
been praying over various illnesses and causes, and listened to a speaker who rode from Chicago
where he runs free shoeshine ministry. Afterward, the group rode to the Thomas Condon Paleontology
Center, where they had lunch and ministered with people. They also traveled to Kimberly, Monument and
Long Creek, before returning to the church for dinner. This year’s event – the fourth annual – drew 22
participants, both local and from such locations as Salem, Elgin, Irrigon, and Nampa and Coeur d’Alene,
Idaho. For more information, about the Romans Motorcycle Rally, visit www.johndaynazarene.com or call
the Nazarene Church at 541-575-1895.
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Eighth-grader Kaylee Wright
reached a personal record in
the 200 with a time of 28.24 at
Pendleton. On the boys side,
eighth-grader Tanner Elliott
went the distance for personal
records, set in Pendleton, in the
1,500- and 3,000-meter runs at
Pendleton with times of 4:53.10
and 10:50.80, respectively.
Seventh-grader Drew Lusco
gained about 24 feet in discus,
reaching a mark of 99-1.00 in
Pendleton.
Delgado said the team has
been supportive of each other.
“They’re incredible team-
mates and incredible citizens,”
she said.
Pendleton Invitational
Top 5 results:
Grant Union
Girls middle school team
Kaylee Wright, eighth grade
2nd, 200, 27.93
2nd, javelin, 82-07
1st, high jump, 4-08.00
Nikki Jones, eighth grade
4th, shot put, 25-05.75
Kassidy Williams, eighth grade
5th, shot put, 25-03.00
Trinity Hutchison, eighth grade
4th, 400, 1:10.52
2nd, high jump, 4-06.00
1st, long jump, 14-04.50
Riley Browning, seventh grade
1st, 800, 2:48.39
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Erika Dickens, seventh grade
3rd, 3,000, 14:48.47
Sierra Cates, seventh grade
4th place, 100 meters, 14.15
2nd, 400, 1:14.15
Emily Springer, seventh grade
3rd, discus, 62-01
Shayannah Carr, eighth grade
1st, discus, 71-11
Paige Pentzer, sixth grade
4th, 400, 1:17.38
2nd, shot put, 31-01.00
1st, discus, 81-06
Ellie Justice, seventh grade
5th, high jump, 4-01.00
3rd, triple jump, 22-03.00
Abby Lusco, sixth grade
5th, shot put, 26-01.25
4th, discus, 59-06
Madison Spencer, sixth grade
4th, triple jump, 18-08.00
Paige Lupien, sixth grade
4th, 200, 33.31
Sydney Brockway, Kaylee Wright, Shaya-
nnah Carr, Trinity Hutchison, eighth grade
3rd, 4x100
Riley Browning, Paige Pentzer, Abby
Lusco, Sierra Cates, seventh grade
1st, 4x400 relay, 5:13.96
Bailey Moss, Nikki Jones, Kassidy Wil-
liams, Danielle Goldblatt, eighth grade
2nd, 4x400 relay, 6:27.43
Boys middle school team
Cody Combs, eighth grade
5th, 800, 2:56.50
Tanner Elliott, eighth grade
2nd, 1,500, 4:53.07
1st, 3,000, 10:50.78
Brett Copenhaver, eighth grade
4th, discus, 79-08
Luke Claughton, seventh grade
3rd, 400, 1:06.34
1st, 1500, 5:40.55
Gage Brandon, seventh grade
5th, 400, 1:14.24
2nd, 100m hurdles, 17.62
Airron Glimpse, seventh grade
3rd, 800, 3:05.89
Drew Lusco, seventh grade
4th, shot put, 31-00.00
1st, discus, 99-01
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5th, 1,500, 6:55.20
4th, 3,000, 16:25.04
Luke Claughton, Beau Stone, Quaid
Brandon, Donovan Smith, seventh grade
4th, 4x100 relay, 59.20
Luke Claughton, Jesse Randleas, Conner
White, Gage Brandon, seventh grade
1st, 4x400, 5:04.23
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Blue Mountain Eagle
No doubt about it, drought
can have a devastating effect on
the home landscape, drying out
valuable plants and sapping the
property value of the property.
But gardening experts say
there’s one positive in times of
water shortage: Drought may
make landowners rethink their
priorities and re-evaluate their
existing landscape.
The result could be a more
sustainable and resilient yard,
with plants suited to the climate,
according to A.M. VanDerZan-
den and J. McNeilan of the Or-
egon State University Extension
Service.
The duo offer these tips to
help the homescape survive
drought conditions:
• Water strategically. Select
small key areas to water, and al-
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low peripheral areas of lawn or
yard go dormant by watering less.
• If you water less across the
yard, be sure to give mature trees
a deep watering every two weeks
or so to help them survive stress.
• Remove shrubs that are
overgrown, unhealthy or in the
wrong place.
• Consider perennials and
native plants, which require less
water to maintain than most an-
nuals. If there’s a severe drought,
consider mulching over your an-
nual beds and planting the next
year if the conditions are better.
• Plants in containers dry out
faster than those in the ground,
so limit the number of contain-
ers you plant in a drought year.
If you do use containers, con-
sider incorporating hydrophilic
polymers – crystals that promote
slow release of water – into the
potting soil.
• Water late at night or early
in the morning, when the tem-
peratures are low and there’s less
waste through evaporation.
• Mulch to conserve water.
A 3- to 5-inch layer can reduce
soil water evaporation by 70
percent, compared to bare soil.
• Fertilize lightly, as too
much can stimulate new
growth that in turn requires
more water. If water isn’t ad-
equate, the growing plant will
suffer drought stress.
June 1, 2015, 20 year old Ralph O’Dell of
Dayville will be leaving for MCRD San Diego
to begin the grueling 13 week training period
to become a United States Marine. Between
Boot Camp and MP school, he will have 10
days leave and then he will have to attend
Marine Combat Training where he will learn very
basic infantry skills, because every Marine is a
rifleman. After that, he will go to Military Police
School and will be assigned to one of the Marine
Corps many duty stations that are available to
those with the Military Police MOS (Military Occupational Specialty).
He graduated with honors from Long Creek High School, was a
member of the FFA, Where he Won the State Competition for
photography. He volunteered on the Fire Department, and had
completed his Fire-Fighter 1 training before graduating. On May 17,
he went to Vancouver’s McKenzie stadium where there was a chance
to meet his future Drill Instructors. While there, he received very
enthusiastic counseling from them in the finer points of Marine Training.
Ralph is the son of Marc O’Dell, grandson of Bernice O’Dell
and has an uncle who is a retired Marine Officer. He has the support
of former Marines Harry Stangel and Dave Traylor, who have been
helping to train him in running and shooting techniques. According to
Ralph, his decision to go into Law Enforcement had a lot to do with his
interactions with the Sheriff, Under Sheriff and the State Patrol, whom
he describes as being “professional but very low key.”
Sgt. Brandon Rouse of the Pendleton Marine Recruiting Office
has said that Ralph is one of the most improved members of the Marine
Poole Program he has seen. The program gives potential recruits a
chance to get physically and mentally ready for the tough training
ahead. Ralph has decided that a career in the Marines will lead to a
job in Oregon, something that is common to the Marine MOS structure
in that jobs translate readily to a civilian career.
To contact Ralph, call 541-220-1570.