Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, May 29, 1980, Page THIRTEEN, Image 13

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Taniiii Hums (right)
the lone graduation
Jim Ackley deft) and Lisa Nix sang for The Jim Ackley
Hand in front of Hrppner's crowd.
Bv Steven A. Powell
Roller skiitintf has come to
Heppner, to the delight of
many, thanks lo efforts made
by the Morrow County Fair
Iniard and Holly and Shirley
The Cassens Imilt the roller
rink in Hermiston in 14.
Members of the fair hoard
asked the Cassens if they
would like to rent the pavilion
at the Morrow County Fair
grounds for $50 a day and offer
They accepted, so for the
past three mouths, skaters of
all ages have gone to the
fairgrounds on weekends to
try. it out.
It is a small rink with a
holding capacity of 125 skat
ers. Roily Cassens said the
i rink in Hermiston holds 4(H).
It currently is open Friday
and Saturday nights from 6:30
' to H:H() and another session
fromH.HO to 10 ::). There are
matinees from 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays.
Cost is $1.00 admission, $1
for under five-years-old and 50
cents for skate rentals.
Roily Cassens said the rink
will probably be cutting down
its sessions when fewer people
come once the novelty of the
rink wears off.
and Terry Slarr (behind) look apprehensive at they begin
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skating comes to Heppner
"We have to have 80 here
just to open up," he said.
"Once it drops below that, we
will close the session down."
He said one Saturday after
noon session had only 24
skaters and "That was not
enough to pay for the mus
tard." ,
Shirley Cassens takes care
of the concessions at the rink.
Although they do not buy the
concessions in large quanti
ties. Cassens do charge rea
sonable prices with pop 35 or
45 cents, hot dogs 75 cents,
popcorn 25. candy bars 25 and
coffee 15 cents.
A tape player plays the
music the customers skate to.
Two tapes play six hours of
non-stop disco music.
"It's not what I like but it's
what the kids like," Cassens
said. "We are here to satisfy
them, not us. It all sounds the
same to me."
He said the floor is slick so
the skaters don't go very fast
and they are more cautious so
the skating in the small rink is
very controlled. He does have
races with free drinks going to
the winners.
When the Heppner swim
ming pool opens, Cassens said
the rink will not be open
because "I do not want to
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compete" with other activities
in Heppner. The rink is not
open Sunday nights because
he said he does not want to
compete with the churches.
Cassens' Agreement with
the fair board is until August
1 . He said he does not know yet
A "Patrolled by Aircraft"
sign has been placed just
north of Heppner on Highway
74 but motorists do not have to
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BMCC has summer classes
Blue Mountain Community
College Kvening Division for
south Morrow County will
have two classes for the
summer term, coordinator
Nancy Brownfield announced
John F.dmundson will in
struct a Beginning Golf class
starting June 12. The class will
run Thursday nights from 5:,')
to 7 for seven weeks at a cost
of $11. Anyone who is not a
member of the Willow Creek
Country Club will be charged
a sepcrate fee of $5 for green
fees. A 12 to 15 student limit
has been established. Anyone
interested in taking the class
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Valedictorian Alice Abrams receives an
Principal Jim Bier.
if he will negotiate with the
board to have it after that
He has made an agreement
with the board that there will
not be skating on days when
fair activities are taking place
so they can receive priority.
74 now 'Patrolled by Aircraft9
worry about it yet.
Lt. Bill Barbouletos of the
Hermiston branch of the
Orcuon State Police said the
may contact Edmundson at
WW -8 123 or Brownfield at
Ron Forrar will be the
teacher for a Landscape
Drawing class. It will be on
Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9
for six weeks beginning June
2J Cost is $11. It will be an
outdoor drawing class with the
subjects being barns, creeks
and historical buildings. The
artists will use pencil and pen
and ink. The first meeting will
he at the Heppner High School
art room. Anyone interested in
the drawing class may contact
Forrar at 676-9922 or Brownfield.
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Stere Powell photos
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award from
While the Cassens are in
Heppner with the rink, their
son. Merlin, and daughter-in-law.
Sandy, are operating the
roller rink in Hermiston.
Roily Cassens said the rink
in Heppner has been popular
with the adult crowd.
siun was put up two weeks ago
but stripes have not been
painted on the shoulder of the
highway to time the travel of
He said white stripes about
six feet long will be painted on
the shoulder at one-fourth
.mile intervals at different
locations on the highway.
About twice a month on
clear days, a state police
airplane will fly above the
hii'hway with a liming device
to check speeders. The officer
in the aircraft will radio state
police in vehicles on (he
ground who then track down
the speeders. The aircraft
observes the speeding vehicle
until it is pulled over by the
arresting officer on the ground
to eliminate mix-ups.
Barbouletos said "Patrolled
bv Aircraft" signs are placed
on all state and federal
The Heppner
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Bier lights the candles to begin
lilt 5
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Paula Lindstrom receives her diploma
awaits his turn.
at least
"We have about 15 adults
each night and three or four
usually come up to me
afterwards to compliment
about the rink." he said. "I
have heard nothing but good
words about it."
He added that if there is any
highways that may have
aircraft supervision. They are
not posted in every town but
somewhere on the state high
ways. To warn motorists even
further, the Hermiston office
announces over local radio
stations when the state pat
trol's airplane will be in an
Quarterly meeting
set at CBEC
The Columhia-Blue Moun
tain Resource Conservation
and Development district is
planning its quarterly meeting
June 3 at 10 a.m. at the
Columbia Basin Electric Co
op in Heppner.
Soil and Water Conservation
Districts and the Oregon
Association of Conservation
Districts will be discussed.
Oazette - Tlme, Heppner, Oregon,
the Heppner graduation.
from school board member Harold
until August
dissention in the community
about the roller skating, "I
can pull out just as quickly as I
came. I am retired and am
doing this just to help."
Cassens said he can have
private skating parties if
interest is shown.
Besides the roller skating
rink in Hermiston, the Cas
sens have had roller skating in
Jepsen receives doctorate
degree in vet medicine
William R. Jepsen. son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H.
Jepsen of Heppner. has re
ceived his doctor's degree in
veterinary medicine from the
College of Veterinary Medi
cine at Iowa State University.
William K. Jepsnn
Thursday, May 29, 1980-THIRTEEN
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Snider while Dennis Stefani
Weston and in Pendleton.
"We know every trick a kid
can pull." Roily Cassens said.
"We can get along because we
can be strict and still friendly
and not hold grudges.
"This is a nice bunch of kids
here. After awhile, the bigger
kids will probably stop Coming
making room for the smaller
ones to come and trv it."
Commencement exercises for
the class of 124 veterinarians
was held May 24 in Ames,
His wife. Nancy Jepsen, was
named the graduating scholar
in the College of Agriculture at
Iowa State for the class of
1980. This award is given for
the highest scholastic record
in the college, which has 3,800
students enrolled. One such
award is given each year.
Nancy also received the
high scholarship award in the
curriculum of agricultural
education at an awards ban
quet held May 6 at Iowa State.
Bill and Nancy will be
moving to Hermiston where
Bill has taken a position at the
Lieuallen Veterinary Clinic.