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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wright – Alley
Jill and Charles “Rusty” Wright an-
nounce the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Sherree Wright, to Brett Alley, son
of Mike Alley and Pam Powell of John
Both the prospective bride and
groom-to-be live in La Grande and
work in the timber industry. Wright
works in La Grande for Hancock For-
est Management, and Alley works in
Elgin for Boise Cascade.
The couple plan a March wedding in Prairie City, and a hon-
eymoon in Nashville, Tenn.
minimal power use
from power lines
Blue Mountain Eagle
Oregon Trail Electric
Co-op is asking its mem-
bers with electrical power
in the area to use the bare
minimum and conserve for
Despite a wildfire burn-
ing directly along its path,
OTEC’s 138 kilovolt trans-
mission feed from Hines
into the John Day area held
for a second night.
Of the four transmission
lines feeding into the John
Day/Canyon City area, one
is burned and gone. One
owned by Idaho Power was
still burning Saturday eve-
ning, and at least 19 poles
are down. One small 69kV
feeding in from Cow Valley
to Unity can carry a max-
imum of seven megawatts.
During peak periods, John
Day takes 15MWe.
OTEC teams of stak-
ers and linemen were dis-
patched Sunday to Stices
Gulch, Alder Creek, Ebel
Creek, Dry Creek, Pleasant
Valley, Beaver Creek and
Denny Creek areas to begin
assessments and create a
“You will see OTEC
crews out there in full at-
tack mode,” said Ned Rat-
terman, OTEC’s director of
engineering and operations.
“Once everything is done
smoldering, our crews are
in these areas immediately
evaluating the situation and
testing the safety of every
“A lot of them are across
rugged country. They will
look great from one side,
and when you get up next
to them, they are burned
all the way through on the
Ratterman asked cus-
tomers with generators
to disconnect them from
OTEC lines. The genera-
tors could feed back into
the OTEC system and hurt
ground crews making re-
pairs, he said.
For fire and evacuation
Information, call 541-523-
are available through the
OTEC website (www.otecc.
com) and Facebook.
B REAKING N EWS A LERTS
Leonard John Radinovich
June 22, 1997 – Aug. 16, 2015
Charles Robert Hyder
Feb. 21, 1927 – Aug. 14, 2015
Leonard John Radinovich, 18,
of Seneca, died Sunday Aug. 16. A
public viewing was held Aug. 17 at
Driskill Memorial Chapel. A Ro-
sary was held Aug. 18 at St. Eliz-
abeth of Hungary Catholic Church
in John Day. A funeral Mass will be
at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at
St. Francis Cathedral in Baker City,
followed by a procession to Canyon
Leonard was born June 22, 1997, to Andrew Radinovich
and Cindy Starbuck in John Day. He attended Grant Union
High School and Baker High School, and was to graduate
in 2016. He worked for the JC Oliver Ranch and had var-
ious odd jobs.
He enjoyed baseball, football, basketball, hunting and
the outdoors. He loved his friends and family with great
He was affiliated with the St. Elizabeth Catholic
Church, St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Baker
YMCA, Baker baseball, Grant Union athletics and John
Day-Canyon City Parks and Rec.
He was an accomplished athlete with three home runs
in one game against Wallowa, a fake bunt that resulted in
a home run against Fruitland and a home run against Grant
Union. He played in the state playoff football game for
Grant Union where they were the 2013 state champions,
and the Grant Union baseball team, which also earned a
2013 state championship.
Survivors include his parents, Andrew and Kathy Ra-
dinovich of John Day and Cindy Smith of Seneca; sis-
ters, Samantha and Shane Koppel of Seneca and Paiton
Radinovich of Pendleton; brother, Jedediah Thomas Smith
of Baker City; niece, Brynlee Koppel of Seneca; nephew,
Kanin Koppel of Seneca; grandparents, Andrew L. Radi-
novich of John Day and Lavern and Linda Starbuck of
Seneca; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins: Jeanette and
Tim Hueckman of John Day; Jonna and Justin Bishop of
Canyon City, and their children, Jolynn, Jaylynn and Tia;
Joseph Radinovich and Shannon Taylor of John Day, and
their children, Billy, Gage, Brandon and Kayla; Janie and
Kim Mahaffey of Baker City, and their children, Johnny,
Vernon and Bryce; Rhonda and John Wagner of Salem;
Dee and Bob McConnell of Canyon City, and their chil-
dren, Hailey and Garrett; Debbie and Ryan McClellan of
John Day, and their children, Levi and Whitney; and many
great aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by grandmother, JoAnn Marie
Radinovich; great-grandma, Mary Isabel Hays; and cousin
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker
High School Baseball program through Driskill Memorial
Chapel 241 S. Canyon Blvd. John Day, OR 97845.
Charles Robert Hyder, 88, of Mt. Vernon, died Aug. 14 at
Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City. A graveside service
will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Canyon City Cem-
Mr. Hyder was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Elizabethton, Tenn., to
Cecil Hyder and Amanda Nydifer.
In 1948, he married Kristina May Holmberg in John Day.
He worked many different jobs, but all within the lumber,
timber and construction industry, with Edward Hines and Cates
He enjoyed hunting and ¿ shing, and raising his family.
Survivors include his sons, Eddy Hyder and Alvin Hyder,
both of Mt. Vernon; ¿ ve grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchil-
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kristina May Hyder;
son, Ronald Bl Hyder; and daughter-in-law, Carroll B. Hyder.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Mountain
Home Health and Hospice or Blue Mountain Care Center
through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John
Day, OR 97845.
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 editing. Obituaries submitted to
the Eagle with incorrect information may be corrected and repub-
lished 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.
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Floyd Morgan, 77, recently of Prairie City, died Aug. 2 at
Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City. No public services
will be held.
Mr. Morgan was born Aug. 11, 1937, in Marion, Ala., the
youngest son of Daniel Webster Morgan and Bertie May Harris.
He grew up on the family farm with his older brother, Raymond
After his parents died, he joined his brother and sister-in-
law, Norma Dean Morgan, in Louisiana. The Morgan family
moved to Raton, N.M. After his brother and sister-in-law died,
he joined his nephew, Ronald Ray Morgan, niece Linda Couige
and their spouses in Sequim, Wash.
In 2013, Ron and Jeanine moved to Grant County, bringing
Floyd with them to live at Blue Mountain Care Center. He en-
joyed his extended family, as well as the friends he made at the
care center, where he received lots of hot chocolate, hugs and
He enjoyed meeting new people, touring Grant County
with family and the music and activities at the care center. He
touched many lives, and no one was a stranger.
Survivors include his niece, nephew, their families and many
Arrangements are under the care of Driskill Memorial Chap-
el, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
Keith ‘Mick’ Dougharity
Jan. 23, 1941 – Aug. 10, 2015
Keith “Mick” Dougharity, 74, died
Aug. 10 at his Mt. Vernon home, sur-
rounded by family. A graveside service
was held Friday, Aug. 14, at Canyon
City Cemetery with a reception after-
ward at the John Day Elks Lodge.
Mr. Dougharity was born Jan. 23,
1941, in Baker City, to G.A. “Mick”
Dougharity and Lucille Justice. He
graduated from Imbler High School in
1959. That same year, he enlisted in the
U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy from 1959 to 1968.
While still serving, he married Charlotte Thompson in Elgin
on July 25, 1963.
After the Navy, he held many different jobs — rancher,
logger, electrician and road construction. He was primarily
self-employed, but also worked for the Grant County Road De-
He enjoyed snowmobiling, spending time with his children,
drinking beer, woodworking, metal-working, supporting wres-
tling and watching all the kids play sports.
He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks, the Masons, Order of Eastern Star, Shriners and
the Prospector Booster Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County
Wrestling Club through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Can-
yon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
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