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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Sept. 19, 1924 – July 3, 2015
Paul Bennett, 90, a former longtime
resident of Long Creek, died July 3 in
Longview, Wash. A Celebration of Life
will be held in September, date to be an-
nounced, in Long Creek.
Mr. Bennett was born Sept. 19, 1924,
in Cottage Grove, to Ivy Hetrick and El-
He served with the U.S. Navy in the
South Paci¿ c during World War II. After
his return, he spent most of his career driv-
ing log and chip trucks in Grant County.
He was an avid hunter, and spent 30 years hunting moose in Canada.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Roberta Bennett of Kelso,
Wash.; children, Jack (Judy) Bennett of Dayton, Gail (Larry) Men-
nenga of McMinnville, Elmer (Jan) Bennett of Castle Rock, Wash.,
and Di[ie (Craig) Shartner of 9ancouver, Wash.; 13 grandchildren;
and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Berry and Au-
Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, P.O.
Bo[ 2067, Longview, WA 98632.
Arrangements are under the care of Crown Memorial Center, 832
N.E. Broadway St., Portland, OR 97232.
Students are preparing for a 2017 Philly Trip by chopping wood to sell. Several other fundraisers are in the
works, including the sale of pepperoni and teriyaki sticks.
Big trip to Philly planned for students
to make trip an
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
CANYON CITY – Young
students are enthusiastically
fundraising for a big trip to
Humbolt Elementary stu-
dents Zho ¿ nished si[th grade
in June will have the opportu-
nity to travel in spring 2017, as
Grant Union eighth-graders, to
see the sights of Philadelphia,
Penn., Washington, D.C., and
New York City.
6chool si[th-grade teacher
Casey Hallgarth is organizing
the Philly trip, involving inter-
ested 201-15 si[th-graders in
fund-raisers to make the jour-
Hallgarth, who began
teaching at Humbolt last year,
moved to the area from El-
gin where he taught at Elgin
He said Georgia McKee has
been organizing similar trips for
students in Elgin for the past 25
years, and one of his sons and
his wife Heidi traveled with the
group in 2014.
“It’s going to be a great
opportunity to venture out of
Grant County and e[plore the
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split 15 cords of pine wood –
for sale at $150 a cord. Two
car washes are planned for
August, and the students are
selling pepperoni and teriyaki
sticks for $1 each.
Also, neon green can dona-
tion bins will soon be set up,
and a tail-gating gift basket
will be rafÀ ed at an upcoming
Grant Union football game.
Hallgarth said he plans for
the trip to be an annual event.
“Ne[t year’s si[th-graders
will move into the slot, and
we’ll hopefully have it going
for another 25 years,” he said.
For more information, con-
tact Hallgarth at 541-786-3276
or Kimberly Neault at 541-
PC School board elected
Blue Mountain Eagle
PRAIRIE CITY – Two new
Prairie City School board mem-
bers and two returning ones
were sworn in on July 15.
New to the board are Ryan
Williams and Lindsay Raus-
ch, and re-elected members are
Marge Walton and Doug Em-
Walton was re-elected as the
board chair, and Mike Wall as
Prairie City School District
board meetings are at 6:30 p.m.
on the third Thursday of the
month, in the school library.
to offer class in John Day
“The Brides Wore Spurs” by Barry Bonner
“Bonanza West” by William Greever
country,” Hallgarth said.
Planned activities include
a Broadway play, a visit to
Amish country in Pennsylva-
nia, as well as trips to historic
sites such as the 911 Memorial
and Museum in New York and
national monuments in Wash-
Each student will keep a
journal of their trip and de-
scribe highlights from their
e[perience in a presentation to
the Grant School District No. 3
board of directors.
Cost of the 10-day trip is
$2,700 which includes airfare,
bus travel and meals.
Fund-raisers for the trip are
getting off the ground. The stu-
dents and some parents have
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JOHN DAY – The Alzhei-
mer’s Association Oregon Chap-
ter will be holding a class, The
Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia,
and Alzheimer’s Disease, from
1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
12, at the John Day DHS APD
of¿ ce, 725 W. Main St., Suite E.
Alzheimer’s affects people in
varying ways and ripples out to
impact the lives of those who in-
teract with them. Understanding
what is happening to a person
with Alzheimer’s is key to inter-
acting effectively and providing
quality care. This class includes
information from e[pert profes-
sionals in the ¿ eld and ¿ rst-hand
accounts from people diagnosed
with Alzheimer’s disease.
The class is free, but registration
is required. To register, call 800-272-
3900. For a list of upcoming classes,
Nelda Louise Coe
Dec. 4, 1937 – July 25, 2015
Nelda Louise Coe, 77, of Prairie
City, died July 25 in Bend. A Celebra-
tion of life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday,
Aug. 6, at the John Day United Meth-
odist Church. A potluck luncheon will
Mrs. Coe was born Dec. 4, 1937, in
On Nov. 28, 1999, she married Tim
Her hobbies included canning and
gardening, and she was active in the Wheeler County Fair.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, and vol-
unteered for many years at the church’s thrift shop in John Day.
She was a coach and board member of the South Suburban
Little League in Klamath Falls, and was a member of the Lions
Club in Mitchell for 10 years.
Survivors include her husband, Tim; children, Robert
(Shelly) Nichols, Donna (Mike) Fritchen, TJ Evans, Tony Boyd,
Terry (Candy) Evans and Timothy Evans; and ¿ ve stepchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the John Day United
Methodist Church thrift shop.
Feb. 6, 1925 – July 7, 2015
Austin Drewett, 90, died July 7 at his Mt. 9ernon home. Per his
wishes, there will be no funeral. A private interment will be held at
a later date.
Mr. Drewett was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Austin, to Elmer and Jane
On July 17, 1945, he married June Lawrence in Emmett, Idaho.
He was a mechanic who worked for various companies through-
out Oregon, including Grant County. His last job was for Thunder-
bolt Fire Service.
He enjoyed going to yard sales and trading items. He loved to
hunt, ¿ sh, camp and ride around in the hills.
Survivors include his son, Duane (9icki) of Mt. 9ernon; daugh-
ter, Diane (Ron) of Sweet Home; grandsons, Ron Freeman of Alba-
ny, Ted Freeman of Sacramento, Bryan Montague of Mt. 9ernon,
Michael Montague of John Day and Austin Drewett of La Grande;
three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; son, Kenneth; si[ sisters;
and two brothers.
F UNERAL NOTICE
Dorothy E. Beason
HERMISTON – Dorothy E. Beason, 88, formerly of Mt. 9ernon,
died July 24 in Hermiston.
A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at First
Christian Church in Hermiston.
Arrangements are under the care of Burns Mortuary of Hermis-
ton, 685 W. Hermiston Ave., P.O. Bo[ 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.
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