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    FOl'R The Heppner Gazette-Times. Heppner. Oregon. Thursday,
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A very interesting letter from Pearl Padberg Kruse of
Portland reached me last week. She had read that I am
interested in learning of Morrow County families that have
reached their sixth generation here. She writes that her
family has quite a few seventh-generation members here,
adding, "but if there is an eighth-generation child, I don't
have the record."
Pearl Kruse goes into considerable detail, listing family
alliances, dates and so forth from one generation to another.
Her letter concludes: "Those who advise newcomers not to
speak disparagingly of anyone, because all the old-timers are
related, aren't too far from the truth."
I hope Rachel approves my taking her letter to the
Morrow County Museum. The museum, organized by
Curator Rachel Harnett, contains many drawers of family
files. Mrs. Harnett carefully manages its fund of historical
information and its growing collection of artifacts.
The museum and library building was donated by
Amanda Duvall as a memorial to her husband Harry and
their daughter, Erma Wickersham. Because of the original
gift and several substantial additions, the museum is rated
by many people as the "best in all of eastern Oregon." People
who contribute information and keepsakes to the museum
may know that it will be carefully recorded and preserved.
The family of which Pearl Kruse proudly writes is known
as the Burton-Riggs family, and includes many Padbergs,
Blakes, Lieuallens, Sperrys and other descendants. It began
with the marriage of Jonathan Riggs and Polly Mary Burton
May 12, 1825. Their daughter, Martha Vianna, married
Henry Padberg in 1867. In 1897 one of their sons, John Harvey
Padberg, married Delia Dora Lieuallen, and in 1899 another
son, William Henry Padberg, married Mary Nancy Blake.
All members of these first three generations are buried in the
Lexington Cemetery.
Beginnning with the fourth generation, I will not state
dates as I try to write about the facts from Mrs. Kruse's
beautiful genealogical record.
Many of us are pleased to know members of the fourth,
fifth, sixth and seventh generations who are living among us
now. Families related to those already mentioned include
such familiar names as Perkins. Wood, Casebeer, Holcomb,
Rea. Penland. Swanson. Troedson. Petteys and Geinger.
In addition to being descendants of the Burton-Riggs
family. Mrs. Kruse points out. the sixth-generation children
are descendants of several other early settlers.
"Two of their great-great-grandfathers. Amanuel Petteys
and Henry Padberg. are in the big 1902 picture of Pioneer
Stockmen. Also in the picture are two of their great-great
uncles. Elisha Green Sperry and William Penland." she
Although genealogical research has long been popular
with some families, recently millions more have begun
searching for their records. Many feel that Alex Haley's book
"Roots" greatly stimulated this research.
I've been delighted that several family experts have
traced my father's family back to before a name reference in
the Doomsday Book in 1086. A quite complete chart brings
the generations forward to an ancestor who had one "bevat"
of land in Barsby, Leicestershire, about 1430.
From that date on. there were many successive Peakes
with oft-repeated first names in England. The one most
interesting to me. William, left there in his teens along with
an older brother, Christopher, and arrived on Nantucket
Island in Massachusetts before 1760.
William's family progressed westward across the U.S.,
with my 29-year-old future father arriving in Portland in 1905
to attend the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition just five
generations after William Peake. I expect that I may be the
only one of my lineage to have lived in Morrow County.
I am very interested in learning of families that have
been here since before this county was born in 1885, being cut
out of Umatilla County, which in turn had been separated
from Wasco County in 1862.
State inspector halts use
of new dining room
Senior citizens who have
boon eating at the Elks Club
the past four years expected to
be able to use their own new
dining room at the Neighbor
hood Center this week but for
the visit of a state building
The dining room, newly
renovated, occupies a former
storefront adjacent to the
Neighborhood Center offices
and kitchen on West Willow
Street, in the building owned
by Herman Green.
Pat Brindle, Neighborhood
Center director, said the
senior citizens had been look
ing forward to the change in
meal sites. She was, too.
because all the supplies, right
down to table utensils and
packets of sugsr and coffee
cream, had to be carried over
to the Elks Club for the
dinners each Tuesday and
Under Green's supervision,
new wiring had been installed,
along with light fixtures and
sheet rock and plaster on the
walls. Carpeting , was laid
down and new tables installed.
However. Bert Curtis, a
building inspector for the
State Department of Com
merce, working out of Her
miston. put a temporary stop
to the dining room's use.
For fire protection, he said.
the doors would have to have
automatic closers. In addition,
the recessed ceiling light
fixtures would have to be
enclosed by sheet rock.
"It shouldn't take too long
for the work to be done." he
Curtis said that while Green
thought he was following
provisions of the state building
code, he wasn't familiar with
all of its provisions.
Mrs. Brindle said the meals
for senior citizens, financed
through grant funds, are
planned to meet the nutri
tional requirements of older
The Elks Club has been used
for the meal service because
of the lack of space at the
Neighborhood Center. The
food has been prepared at the
center, then taken to the Elks
to be served.
For their meals, the senior
citizens have had to use the
kitchen entrance so as not to
pass through the Elks bar
area, which has ien closed
off during the dinners.
Prior to moving into the
Green building four years ago.
the Neighborhood Center was
located in the Gilliam &
Bisbee Puilding. Its space
there was ivr.iiired for storage
by a loc.i' retail firm, hence
the relocation.
March 6, 1 ! .-, , '
Extension Topics t '
Multiple training off ered study group leaders; energy savings new program
By Birdine Tullis
Morrow Extension Service
Study Group Leaders receive
Multiple Trainings
A new idea for leader
training was tried recently, in
an effort to conserve gasoline.
If that statement sounds a bit
strange. ...let me explain!
Traditionally, women from
each study group attend a
monthly training session. The
new idea is to. offer multiple
trainings simultaneously so
women may car pool, as well
as have a "pool" of trained
leaders to teach lessons for the
three spring months.
Training sessions were of
fered for "Living With
Change" and "Unusual Fruits
and Vegetables." Instructor
for the Living with Change
was Jan Weber. OSU Family
Resource Management spe
cialist, with the Unusual
Fruits and Vegetable lesson
by Molly Saul, extension
Was the idea successful? We
think so, as all study groups in
both counties had representa
tives at the event, and all
seemed to enthusiastically
support the idea. Plans for
next year call for more of the
same, as gasoline costs conti
nue to soar. Women aslo
endorsed the idea of tiaving
the resource of many trained
leaders who may offer the
lessons at times most conve
nient to each study group.
Mini College Coming.. .Plan
Ahead for a "Learning
Remember last year when
you read about the exciting
mini college at Oregon State
University, and thought "I'd
sure like to go to that?" A
week on campus at OSU,
attending a wide variety of fun
and informative classes, liv
ing in a dorm, meeting new
people from all over Oregon?
If you missed it last year, be
sure to block out the dates of
June 16-20 and plan to be there
this year. It is for women and
men, too!
This year nearly 60 different
classes and special activities
are planned. Registration
forms and complete informa
tion about classes, costs, etc.,
will be availalbe from Exten
sion offices in early March.
Women Interested in Agricul
ture. Women for Agriculture have
invited members of Cow
Belles, Wheathearls. and
other Agri-related groups to
Susan Thompson to wed
Felipe Sanchez in lone
Lewis and Donna Thompson
of lone have announced the
engagement of their daughter,
Susan Marie, to Felipe San
chez, son of Tony and Vickie
Sanchez of Yakima. Wash.
The bride-elect is a gradu
ate of lone High School and
attended Blue Mountain Com
munity College in Pendleton.
Sanchez is a graduate of
Da vies High School.
The couple plan to be
married at 2 p.m . March 20 at
the United Church of Christ in
lone with the Rev. Cathy
Barker officiating. A recep
tion in the church basement
will follow the ceremony.
The family has extended an
invitation to their friends to
The couple are both em
ployed at Gourmet Foods in
join them for their annual
convention March 12-13 at the
Inn of The Seventh Mountain.
Bend. If you are interested in
learning more about today's
agriculture, as well as meet
ing others with similar inter
ests, you may want to look
over the agenda for the
convention. A copy is avail
able at the extension office.
Energy Extension
Oregon State University
extension service has offi
cially added a seventh pro
gram area. Energy... accord
ing to a recent announcement
by the Extension director.
Henry Wadsworth. Energy
joins on-going programs in
agriculture, home economics.
4-H youth, forestry, commu
nity development and marine
Recent developments have
brought energy to the fore
front in clientele concerns and
requests. The energy program
Income Tax Service
Business Ranch
422-7532 0ne
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time for
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where thev will
will integrate energy educa
tion into all the existing
programs, as well as develop
specific energy related pro
grams to meet the needs of
Oregonians. Every state in the
nation is launching an Energy
Extension Service, under the
asupices of the U.S. Dept. of
Energy pursuant to the Na
tional Energy Extension Act
of 1977.
4-1 1 Members to Travel
Older 4-H members may
want to attend the statewide
camp counselor training sche
duled at the Oregon 4-H Center
March 28-30. The workshop is
planned to provide counselors
with opportunities to experi
ence and share new ideas for
recreational activities at
camp: gain understanding on
how to handle campers with
problems: learn skills for
conducting camp: develop
socializations skills: and learn
a variety of other things which
can be adapted to our local 4-H
camping program.
Members interested may
contact John or Birdine for
registration forms and more
complete details.
Trail Riding and Camping
with Horses
A workshop-training event
for 4-H Horse Club leaders and
extension staff is set for May
16-19 at Oregon 4-H Education
Center. Salem. Objective is to
provide training for the horse
project leaders so they may
more effectively plan and
conduct trainings and exper
iences in trail riding and
camping. Pre-registration is
due April 1. John can tell more
about this special horse event.
Livestock Possession Dates
for 4-H Members
All sheep and hogs must be
owned and in the possession of
4-H and FFA members for at
least 90 days prror to county
fair (May 20). All steers must
be in possession of members
by April 1. Weigh-in days for
steers will be held immedi
ately after possession date.
Convection Ovens
Just when you have mas
tered the use of the food
processor, the microwave,
and the hot-air corn popper,
another technological wizard
appears on the scene. In this
case it's the CONVECTION
OVEN, an already established
piece of professional equip
ment which has been modified
into an item for the home
High technological styling,
compact shapes and extensive
mass media campaigns are
attracting today's consumer
to the convection oven. While
the convection oven has been
used commercially for about
30 years, today's marketing
strategy is focused on those
consumers wanting to pur
chase an economical alterna
tive for the micro-wave oven.
What is, convection cooking?
A convenction oven produces
hot air by gas or electricity the
same way that an ordinary
oven does. The main differ
ence in the two is that the
convection oven utilizes fans
to direct high-speed air cur
rents throughout the oven
cavity. The movement of the
air speeds up the transfer of
heat into the food. ..thus, faster
cooking time.
If you have been attracted
by the many advertisements
for this "new" oven, you will
certainly want to remember
that there are good features,
and some less good features
about any appliance! Be an
informed consumer and do
lots of research and study
before you buy!
Do you really need another
appliance, and is the new one
going to do a lot more for you
than something you now own?
How about energy require
ments? Insulation or construc
tion of the appliance? Cost?
' How much will you use it. ..and
where will you put it?
There are numerous models
on the market, and more
expected. You may presently
purchase a convection oven in
a countertop model, or as a
full-size range.
If you are considering. ..you
may want to check with the
extension office for informa
tion concerning the appliance.
1 New Design For The 80's
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676-5241 Heppner
Big Week At Your "Heppner Elks Club"
We Proudly Present For Your
Dining-Dancing-And Listening Pleasure
Friday & Saturday Only
8 P.M. fill 1 A.M.
In The Dining Room Featuring "Champagne Dining"
"Cfofflr tlinn CrttU I ottt"
'Steak and Lobster1
New York Steak Top Sirloin Seafood
Special Friday Only
Jean's Delectible Bar-B-Q-Ribs Free Beverage
Plus The Finest "Salad Bar" In The Country $559
Come And Join In An Old Time Get Together
March 6
Old Timers-P.E.R. & Ladies Kite
Dinner at 6:30 P.M.
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