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Morrow County's home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
VOL. 88, NO. 28
School ioord flo review ext ro-cumculor policies
The Morrow County School
Board has decided to review
and possible change the dis-
trlct's eligibility requirements
that determine whether ath
letes and other students may
participate in outside the
classroom activities.
Under the urging of
newly appointed board mem
ber, Paul Sumner, the board
agreed Monday night to form
a committee which will study
minimum grade standards
required before students may
Rodeo riders compete for prizes Fri.,Sat., Sun.
Quite a few prizes will be on
the line Friday, Saturday
and Sunday as riders, ropers
and steer wrestlers and others
compete in the 1980 Morrow
County Rodeo.
Events begin Friday night.
August 22, at 7 p.m., when
rodeo competitors from Mor
row County only will go after
two saddles, buckles, boots.
State Senator Ken Jernstedt
Mid In Heppner Monday that
the pressure during the
recently completed state leg
islative session was "tremen
dous." "We had pressure from
everywhere," Jemstedt said
in reference to the lgislature's
efforts to make up a 1204
million shortfall in revenues
for the current budget. Refer
i ring to a famous quote from
WWII. Jernstedt said. "Never
have so many descended on so
"It was a no-win situation,
because we couldn't make
everyone happy."
Jernstedt told the chamber
of commerce that he was very
pleased, however, with the
work of the legislature. He
said the taw makers did
several things to make up the
short fall in the state budget.
One, he said the state will
require earlier payment of
taxes from small businesses
and some insurance com
Be on the lookout for home improvement deal
Morrow County Assistant
District Attorney Annetta Spl
cer says area residents should
be on the lookout for home
improvement salesmen who
may be operating in a
"Williamson Gang" style.
Three turn
So far three persons have
turned in petitions to have
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November for election to the
Heppner City Council, Mary
McCabe reports.
Uqvj assodoto psychologist hired for
Ms. Alison Lockwood Tur
ner has recently been hired to
fill the associate psychologist
position at Morrow County
Mental Health Service.
Ms. Turner replaces Mr.
Larry Gordon, who resigned
in May. Ms. Turner is a native
Oregonian who received her
B.A. in psychology from
Willamette University and her
M.S. in counseling psychology
participate in sports, music'
and speech.
The district presently fol
lows guidelines put down by
the Oregon Schools Activity
Association (OSAA( which say
thaf'an eligible student is one
who is enrolled in school,
attending regularly and doing
passing work in four full and
regular subjects, and who,
during the immediately pre
ceding semester, completed
passing work in four full and
regular subjects."
cash and other prizes in 11
different entries.
On Saturday and Sunday,
August 23 and 24, beginning at
1 : 30 p.m., contests will start in
the open rodeo events.
Winners here will receive
cash, spurs and a trophy for
best all-around cowboy.
In Morrow County only
events, entries must have
says pressure 't remendous'
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Jernstedt talk with
Two, the state will cut back
through a sort of freeze on
hiring new employees, and
three, the legislature cut
expenditures by about $104
"It's been several years
since they (the Williamson
Gang) were through here,"
says Spieer, "so we may be
due for another visit."
The Williamson Gang is a
group which comes into a
community offering low
In ballot petitions for city spots
Joyce Winter, Cliff Green
and Ron Forrar all have
submitted petitions.
All three are now serving on
the council. There are a total
of four council seats and the
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Students who do not meet
these requirements are not
permitted to participate in
sports or certain other extra
curricular activities. If in
eligible students compete,
their school may be barred
from post -season sports play
and other activities.
Sumner suggested to the
school board that perhaps the
OSAA guidelines weren't
tough enough for the school
district, and he asked that the
board review the rules and set
a district-wide eligibility pol
icy. The school board agreed to
review the rules, and board
lived within the county for one
year. Prizes include: a watch
from Peterson's Jewelers,
spurs from Fulleton Horse
Trailers, Buckles and boots
from Gardner's Mens' Wear, a
gift certificate from Columbia
Basin Electric Co-op., $50 cash
for the all-around Cutsforth
award, and two fine highly
coveted saddles, one from
Justine Weatherford during Heppner visit
Jernstedt said the reason lor
the shortfall was a downturn
in the lumber and tourist
industries, and faulty forecas-
ting by economists.
"Economists have the same
priced siding, roofing and
other improvement jobs. They
do little or no work before
leaving town with the victim's
money. If any work is done it
is usually of poor quality.
Spicer says several people,
including herself, have bten
mayor's chair up for election.
At present no one has turned
in a petition for the mayor's
position, a two-year term.
Joyce Winter, appointed
recently to fill a vacancy, has
from the University of Mis
souri at Columbia.
"Ms. Turner brings a wealth
of experience and training in
the mental health field to
Morrow County," said a
county spokesperson. She has
worked with the chronically
mentally ill in transition from
institutional to independent
living. She has also worked
i"i correctional asencies
Chairman Kenneth Broadbent
appointed a committee of
himself. Sumner, board mem
bers Jean Bennett and Irvin
Rauch. all the school district
principals, and three as yet
unnamed parents to be chosen
by the hoard members.
The committee will meet on
Sept. 22. at 7:30 p.m. at
Riverside school.
In other business, the school
board appointed Bob Stevens
to another 3-year term on the
budget committee, and ac
cepted Paul Sumner's resig
nation from his layman's
position on the budget comm
ittee. The board also learned
that committee member
Kinzua Corp. for the winner of
the calf roping, and one from
Morrow County Grain Grow
ers for best all-around.
Events in the county rodeo
w ill include calf roping, steer
roping, cow riding, senior
barrels, breakaway and team
In the open rodeo, events
include bareback, team rop-
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relationship with the economy
as weather forecasters have
wi'h the weather," he said in
explaining the faulty revenue
called by such salesmen in the
past several weeks, and she
advises anyone who receives a
call to get all the information
they can, and if the informat
ion appears suspicious, con
tact the sheriff's department.
filed for the only two-year
term on the council.
Candidates have until Tues
day, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m. to have
their petitions into city hall.
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and offenders, multiple han
dicapped and emotionally dis
turbed children, mentally re
tarded adults, elementarv
school children, and comr.i
unity residents seeking coun
sel jug.
Ms. Turner is especially
interested in marriage and
family counseling and Chil
Francine Evans does not wish
to be appointed to another
term on the budget comm-
The board also heard from
Superintendent Matt Doherty,
who said a recently drilled
, 60-foot well at Columbia Jr.
High, Irrigon. was producing
good water at 200 gallons a
; minute. He said a pump would
be installed soon.
Doherty also told the board
that he expected a metal bus
1 barn to be finished soon at
Boardman. He said the build
ing will be shipped to Board
man and will take 30 days to
ing, saddlebronc, bull riding,
-' steer wrestling, calf roping,
. barrels and breakaway, races
and pee-wee barrels.
The open rodeo events begin
each day, Saturday and Sun
day at 1:30 p.m. at the rodeo
arena on the fairgrounds in
Voters to
decide :
tax base
Voters this November will
decide on a tax base for the
Morrow County School Dis
trict. At a meeting Monday night,
the board of directors voted to
present a new base of $4,694,
615 to the voters for approval.
Presenting the tax base is
required by Oregon law, and
one board member said that
was the only reason he voted
in favor of presenting the new
Irvin Rauch moved that the
board present a tax base
"according to ORS." for the
$4,694,615, but "I want it (the
motion) to say that because
I'm against it," he said.
Superintendent Matt Doh
erty recommended the am
ount the board should present
to the people for a new base.
He said next year's estim
ated budget is $6,259,487, and
of that, 75 percent or 4,694,615
will come from local taxes.
The present tax base for the
district is $588,510.
Aupst 21
A meeting of the East
Central Oregon Association of
Counties will be held on
Thursday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m.
at the Hermiston City Hall and
Council Chambers, 295 East
Main St. in Hermiston.'
Business includes discuss
ion of the Morrow County
sludge dumping proposal.
dren's Services. She is exper
ienced in clinical assessment
of both children and adults.
Ms. Turner and her husband
Paul, will make their home in
Boardman, where she will be
primarily responsible for
mental health services in
North Morrow County.
Health Center named
A $351,681 wrongful death
suit has been filed in Umatilla
Circuit Court against the
Morrow County Mental Health
The estate of Lou Anne
Roth, who lived on Blackhorse
Rd. near Lexington filed the
Here's one small fairgoer who
activities Sunday to catch a nap
this Friday, Saturday
People caught cutting fire
wood, fence posts or poles on
private and public lands
without permission or permit
will be prosecuted, says
Assistant District Attorney
Annetta Spicer,
Spicer says the problem has
increased just recently with
numerous private property
owners complaining of theft of
High cchosl
students urgsd to
check cchsdubs
All high school students are
encouraged to come to the
school during the week of Aug.
25-29 to check their schedules
and pay fees, says high school
counselor Michele Portmann.
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suit July 24.
Also named in the suit is a
Umatilla County psychiatrist
Dr. Richard Johnson, and the
Eastern Oregon Comprehens
ive Community Mental Health
According to the Morrow
County District Attorney's
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Asleep in the saddle
just had to take a break. Josilyn Evans, 2, takes a break from fair
in Grandpa Royal Raymond's lap. The show goes on, however, as
and Sunday is the Morrow County Rodeo.
theft on the increase
"We had three complaints in
one week,", Spicer told the
Gazette-Times last week.
"And that's a large number."
She said, in one instance, a
bundle of cut poles was broken
open and the wood cut up.
"Property owners want to
make it known they don't want
their wood taken," she said.
She added that anyone found
guilty of cutting wood illegally
is subject to a Class A
Port signs
The Port of Morrow signed a
contract last Thursday, Aug.
14. with ReidStrutt Inc.,
Portland, for construction of a
sedimentation basin at the
Port's waste water treatment
system near Boardman.
Total cost of the basin is
in lawsuit
office, the suit alleges that Dr.
Johnson was working for the
Morrow County Mental Health
Center when he allegedly
prescribed a drug to Lou Anne
Roth which caused her to have
a cardiac toxic reaction which
resulted in her death.
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misdemeanor, which carries a
penalty of a maximum $1,000
fine and one year in Jail.
People who want to cut wood
should check with the US
Forest Service for permits,
and maps of available areas,
says Spicer. She said the
permits are available at the
Forest Service office in Hepp
ner 24 hours a day, seven days
a week. "The permits are
free," she adds.
$209,056, and is part of a larger
$500,000 expansion project to
the treatment system.
The project is expected to
take 90 days to complete.
The Port took the action at a
meeting in Boardman.