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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Bank of Eastern Oregon celebrates 75 years
Blue Mountain Eagle
Bank of Eastern Ore-
gon is celebrating its 75th
The bank was founded in
1945 by a group of farmers
and ranchers who saw a need
for banking services in East-
ern Oregon, according to a
company press release. Band-
ing together with others, they
formed the Gilliam County
Bank in Arlington.
In the 1950s, the bank
expanded, opening branches
in Heppner and Ione and
changing its name to Bank
of Eastern Oregon to rep-
resent its growth into new
rural areas. The headquarters
moved to Heppner where it is
“Our current mission
hasn’t changed from what our
founders established in 1945,”
CEO Jeff Bailey said in the
release. “We still serve the
needs of our rural communi-
ties, our local markets, by pro-
viding them financial services.
In some areas we’re not only
the only bank in town, we’re
the only bank in the county.
And we take pride in that.”
Beginning in February,
each of the bank’s 20 branches
will host an open house week
to commemorate the 75th
anniversary. The Arlington
and Condon branches will be
the first to host, the week of
Feb. 10-14. A historical video
can be viewed at each open
house. The video link can also
be accessed at beobank.com
under the “News & Links”
For 75 years BEO Ban-
corp, holding company for
Bank of Eastern Oregon, has
grown to operate a primarily
rural portfolio of 20 branches
and four loan production
offices in 12 Eastern Oregon
and four eastern Washington
Bank of Eastern Ore-
gon also operates a mort-
gage division and adminis-
ters its Washington branches
and loan production offices
under the name of Bank of
Temperatures near normal in January
Blue Mountain Eagle
Temperatures in John Day averaged
near normal during the month of Jan-
uary, according to preliminary data
received by NOAA’s National Weather
Service in Pendleton.
The average temperature was
32.9 degrees, which was right at nor-
mal. High temperatures averaged 40.8
degrees, which was 1.7 degrees below
normal. The highest was 51 degrees on
Jan. 8. Low temperatures averaged 25
degrees, which was 1.6 degrees above
The lowest was 7 degrees on Jan.
There were 29 days with the low
temperature below 32 degrees. There
were three days when the high tem-
perature stayed below 32 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 1.05 inches
during January, which was 0.07 inches
above normal. Measurable precipita-
tion was received on 19 days with the
heaviest, 0.17 inches, reported on Jan.
Since October, the water year
precipitation at John Day has been
1.79 inches, which is 2.77 inches
Snowfall totaled 1.9 inches with at
least 1 inch of snow reported on one
day. The heaviest snowfall was 1.5
inches reported on Jan. 14. The great-
est depth of snow on the ground was 2
inches on Jan. 17.
The outlook for February from
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Cen-
ter calls for near-normal temperatures
and near-normal precipitation. Normal
highs for John Day during February are
47.4 degrees and normal lows are 23.9
degrees. The 30-year normal precipita-
tion is 0.75 inches.
BTI to provide wilderness first aid training to OTEC employees
Blue Mountain Eagle
Baker Technical Institute is pleased
to announce that Oregon Trail Electric
Co-op has partnered with BTI to pro-
vide employees from across the OTEC
service territory with remote first aid
training at its Baker City facility.
BTI will provide a two-day course
that focuses on general medical con-
cepts and basic life support for emer-
gencies encountered in remote settings.
An emphasis will be placed on hands-on
activities, including patient assessment
drills as a major tool, in a learning envi-
ronment that is relevant and realistic.
The course is taught by professional
instructors with significant patient care
and backcountry experience. Lead
instructor Dr. Kaare Tinglestad is a phy-
sician who has trained emergency med-
ical service agencies, wilderness guides,
military and fellow medical profession-
als from around the globe how to care
for patients who have sustained injuries
or illness in remote situations.
Some of the specific course top-
ics will include the patient assessment
system, CPR, circulatory system, ner-
vous system, respiratory system, frac-
tures, stable injuries, splints, hypo-
thermia, heat illness, near drowning,
electrical and lightning injuries, wounds
and burns, anaphylaxis, lifting, mov-
ing extrication, patient carries and
other backcountry medicine-related
The course is designed specifi-
cally by BTI for utility workers which
includes key details such as items they
may have in their service trucks to treat
patients, what environments they work
in and what emergencies they are most
likely to encounter. Additionally, patient
assessment drills and simulations will
also be specific to this group’s opera-
tions and their environment in Eastern
Oregon to create the optimal training
Upon successful completion students
will receive a three-year international
certification in wilderness first aid and
For more information about wilder-
ness medicine courses at BTI or to enroll
in one of the various other programs
visit bakerti.org or call 541-524-2651.
I think of you and miss you every day,
Clayton. You will never be forgotten.
Blue Mountain Eagle
The Eastern Oregon Uni-
versity Small Business Devel-
opment Center is sponsoring
a free Introduction to Quick-
Books class from 10 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Feb. 22, in the
Integrated Services Building,
Room 147, located at 1607
Gekeler Lane, La Grande.
Preregistration is required
to attend. To register, call
June 8, 1923 – Jan. 31, 2020
Warren Friedrich, 96, of Mt.Vernon passed away Fri-
day, Jan. 31, 2020, at his residence. Memorial contribu-
tions in his name can be made to Blue Mountain Hospice
through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd.,
John Day, OR 97845. To offer an online condolence to
the family, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.
Betty J. Murray
Betty J. Murray passed away Feb. 2 at her home in
Hood River. Murray was born in Mitchell on Sept. 7,
1929, and was 90 years of age at the time of her passing.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Trib-
ute Center, Hood River. Visit andersonstributecenter.com
to leave a note of condolence for the family.
Gandalf O’Daugherty, 61, of Prairie City, Oregon, died
Jan. 11, 2020. He is survived by his partner, Kathleen
Evans; sister Linda; and his niece and nephew. He will be
missed by all who knew him.
Nadia Lou Schultz
Nov. 8, 1937 — Jan. 24, 2020
Nadia Lou Schultz, 82, of Prairie City, Oregon, passed
away on Jan. 24, 2020, at her res-
idence at the Blue Mountain Care
Center in Prairie City, Oregon. Nadia
will be interred in the Prairie City
Cemetery, and a memorial service
will be held at a later date at the Prai-
rie Baptist Church in Prairie City.
Details will be announced soon.
Nadia was born on Nov. 8, 1937,
in Harper, Oregon, to Basal and Iva
(Dooley) Turner. She attended Ben-
ton High School and graduated in
1955. On May 16, 1958, Nadia married William Jacob
Schultz in Canyon City, Oregon. She worked as a Curator
for DeWitt Museum and retired in 2013.
Nadia loved crocheting, quilting, knitting, rock hunt-
ing, fishing and Bible study. Genealogy was a real pas-
sion of study for many years. She was the founder of the
Awana program at Prairie Baptist Church and Commander
of Awana for over 25 years. She was also a member of the
Grant County Museum Board.
Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Schultz
of Prairie City; children, Darrell Schultz of Hermiston, Ore-
gon, Nila Price of Dallas, Texas, Andy Schultz of Grants
Pass, Oregon, and Michael Schultz of Kalama, Wash-
ington; brother Biff Turner of Prineville, Oregon; sis-
ter La Rue Pryse of Prairie City, Oregon; brother Robert
Schultz in Shelbyville, Indiana; six grandchildren; and four
She was preceded in death by her parents, Basal and Iva
Turner; and brother, Dale Turner.
Should friends and family desire, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Prairie Baptist Church through
Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John
Day, OR 97845.
To offer online condolences to the family, visit driskill-
News obituaries of 300 words or less 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 republished as paid memorials. Obituaries longer than 300 words may be published
as paid memorials. Send obituaries by email, email@example.com; fax, 541-575-1244; or
mail, 195 N. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845. For more information, or to inquire about
a paid memorial, call 541-575-0710.
Mildred A. Greenwood, 97, of Unity, Oregon and recently of John Day, Oregon passed away at Valley View Assisted Living
Facility in John Day on January 27, 2020. There will be a graveside service on June 10, 2020 at the Unity Cemetery, the time of
the service will be announced later. There will be a reception at the Unity City Park following the graveside service.
Mildred Addie Packard was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on March 9, 1922 to Sara Evie McGuire and Silas B Packard.
She was the oldest of seven children. She grew up in little towns in the Bartlesville area and went to school there until she was
in 9th grade. One weekend, when Mildred was 15 years old, she went to her cousin’s community church, and there she met
her future husband. Off and on they would see each other at country dances, box suppers, and weekend events. A few years
later, Carl Greenwood asked for her hand in marriage when she was 18 years old. Their wedding was on June 10, 1940.
Carl & Mildred lived on his family’s farm on the Oglesby area on Hogshooter Creek. After working alongside his dad
on the farm for a year, milking cows, farming, and selling the milk and cream, his parents retired and moved to town
leaving the ranch to the young couple. Mildred worked alongside her husband, doing the farm chores, drawing water out
of a well, washing laundry on a wash board and raising children. Carlene was born May 29, 1941, Jay was born January 18,
1943, and Kay was born April 27, 1945.
In 1947, Carl and Mildred decided to sell the farm, and they sold everything they had, packed up the kids and suitcases, and rode a train and
moved to Unity, Oregon. After a year, Carl was homesick and they moved back to Oklahoma. Their youngest son, Joe, was born on January 31, 1949.
Their family moved back to Oregon in 1957, and this time they stayed. Carl worked on a ranch in the Unity area for the next 40 years, and eventually
passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2002.
Mildred & Carl enjoyed almost 60 years together, working side-by-side, farming and country living. Mildred remembered decorating a shoebox
for a box supper and filling it with fried chicken and other goodies, and cake or pie. Then, that evening the boxes would be auctioned off at the Box
Social and Carl would try to buy Mildred’s box so he could eat supper with her!
Mildred also enjoyed playing in her family’s band every Saturday night for country dances. Mildred played the guitar, her dad played the fiddle,
her brother’s played fiddle & base fiddle, and even her husband liked to play the guitar and fiddle. They were a little country band, called the Packard
Cowboy Band, that brought great musical entertainment to the community on the weekends. Mildred had many hobbies over the years including
sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, baking, and she loved reading and crocheting dishcloths for people.
She is survived by her children Jay Greenwood (Eddie June); Carlene Greenwood Herburger (Richard); Kay Greenwood Silva (Lee) and Joe Green-
wood (Lea); one sister; two brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 10
great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Greenwood and her parents, Sara and Silas Packard. Paid for by the family
of Mildred A. Greenwood.
To offer online condolences to the family, visit: www.grayswestco.com.
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after sleeping on...
an advertised bed, in advertised
He will bathe in an ADVERTISED TUB, shave with an ADVERTISED RAZOR,
have a breakfast of ADVERTISED JUICE, cereal and toast, toasted in an
ADVERTISED TOASTER, put on ADVERTISED CLOTHES and glance at his
ADVERTISED WATCH. He’ll ride to work in his ADVERTISED CAR, sit at an
ADVERTISED DESK and write with an ADVERTISED PEN. Yet this person
hesitates to advertise, saying that advertising doesn’t pay. Finally, when his
non-advertised business is going under, HE’LL ADVERTISE IT FOR SALE.
Then it’s too late.
AND THEY SAY ADVERTISING DOESN’T WORK?
DON’T MAKE THIS SAME MISTAKE
Advertising is an investment, not an expense. Think about it!
Blue Mountain Eagle
Don’t get left behind, call today! Kim Kell 541-575-0710
Last Week’s Temps
John Day ...........................................................HI/LO
Tuesday ........................................................... 46/35
Wednesday ..................................................... 42/34
Thursday .......................................................... 48/35
Friday ............................................................... 53/38
Saturday .......................................................... 59/33
Sunday ............................................................. 34/23
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NOAA W EATHER R ADIO FOR J OHN D AY
Ione’s Suzy Cason. Additionally, the cap-
tion read that Anderson finished third in
her bracket. Ashley Henry — not Anderson
— finished third in the bracket. The Eagle
regrets the errors
In the Jan. 29 edition, the Blue Moun-
tain Eagle misidentified a wrestler in a photo
caption. The Eagle identified the wrestler as
McKay Anderson from Baker/Powder Val-
ley. The wrestler in the photo was Heppner/
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