Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, December 04, 1980, Image 1

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French re-elected president of
Oregon Cattlemen's Assoc.
Kaymond French, Heppner,
was re-elected president of the
3,1(H) member Oregon Cattle
men's Association at its 67th
annual meeting in Portland
lust weekend,
Twen I y H h t resol u t ions
were passed during the busi
ness session, giving direction
and setting goals for the beef
cattle industry during 1981.
Other officers re-elected
were First Vice-President
Sam Dement, Myrtle Point,
and Treasurer Mike Kortge,
The Dalles.
Elected district vice pres
idents of the association were
TJS. (Buck) Coc, Maupin;
John Archer, Ashland; Gary
Ovens, Prineville; and Tom
Guerin, Myrtle Point. Com
pleting the final year of their
two year terms as district
vice-presidents are Robert
Beck, Cove; Wade Officer,
Canyon City ; and Les Marks,
Following are some of the
major resolutions adopted at
the 67th annual meeting:
-Seek legislative approval
authorizing an increase in
Morrow County's Home-Owned
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a w inler rain. Santa and a beaming admirer.
rnjoy a moment together in downtown
dyiiighter of Beverly and Bobby Harris of
Beef Council contributions
from 20 cents to 50 cents per
-Recommend to the 1981
legislature that one percent of
the Oregon Racing Commis
sion's pnramutual funds be
designated for the Oregon
Stale University School of
Veterinary Medicine for re
search in racing animals.
-Realizing that the 1981
legislature is faced with
severe fiscal problems, all
efforts to eliminate or modify
the phase-out of Oregon estate
taxes should be strongly
-Request the legislature to
consider the Governor's Task
Force on Worker's Compen
sation report which is struct
ured to lower worker's Com
pensation premiums.
-Because predator manage
ment is of tremendous impor
tance to animal agriculture,
the Oregon Cattlemens Assoc
iation will go on record fully
supporting the efforts of the
National Cattlemen and Wool
Growers Associations to
transfer predator manage
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ment responsibility from the
U.S. Department of Interior to
the U.S. Department of Agri
culture. -Reaffirm the position of the
OCA supporting the concept of
states rights amemdment
commonly known as the
Sagebrush Rebellion, and
urge the 1981 legislature to
adopt legislation approving
the concept.
The controlling of animal
diseases, particularly brucel
losis, was devmed most im
portant to the beef cattle
industry of Oregon. The fol
lowing action, in the form of a
resolution, was taken by the
association :
All unvaccinated female
cattle and bulls over six
months of age, and all
vaccinated female cattle over
20 months of age. entering a
stationary or mobile custom
slaughtering establishment,
shall have blood samples
drawn by the establishment
operator and forwarded to the
department for brucellosis
continued p. 10
Weekly Newspaper
$96,000 to be funded by city
$120,000 Lexington bridge
A $120,000 project calling for
replacement of the Black
horse Creek (Arcade Street)
Bridge in Lexington was
approved Nov. 25 by the
Oregon Transportation Com
mission. The project, which will see
the bridge replaced with a
pre-stressed concrete slab 60
feet long, will be financed by
30th annual Morrow Co.
Livestock Growers Assoc.
meeting, banquet Dec. 12
The 30th annual meeting of
the Morrow County Livestock
Growers Association and
Farm City Banquet will be
held Dec. 12, in Heppner.
Guest speakers will start off
the afternoon at 1 p.m. at the
Catholic Parish Hall, accor
ding to Bob Van Schoiack.
president of the Morrow
County Livestock Growers
Association. Maurice Mitch
ell, Grant Morrow Co'inties
Extension Agent will start off
with a talk on small woodlots
ana ineir management, ur.
lee Wallace, state veterinar
ian for the area, will provide a
Brucellosis update. Allen
Hughes will provide a report
from the Oregon Cattlemen's
Association's Rancher Sports
men Committee.
A coffee break is planned
from 2:45 to 3 p.m.. courtesy
of the Bank of Eastern
Oregon. Jim Allen will provide
a health insurance report,
while Ray French, OCA pres
ident, will tell about the OCA
convention and other OCA
matters. Don Ostensoe will
provide the Oregon Beef Com
mission report.
All interested persons are
invited to attend this after
noon session and the business
meeting of the MCLGA which
starts at 4 p.m.
Election of new three-year-term
directors, and various
reports on activities for the
past year will be on the
business meeting agenda.
The evening starts at 6 with
an "attitude adjustment"
hour at the Morrow County
Fair Pavilion, courtesy of
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The Oregon Department of
Revenue has sent a check for
$180,198 to Morrow County as
the state payment on home
stead property taxes. The
money is for property tax
relief given on qualified owner-occupied
residences or
Under Oregon's Tax Relief
Plan, the state pays up to 30
percent of the property taxes
on homesteads. Counties show
Time for music,
It's holiday time-time for
music and singing and, of
course, school Christmas pro
grams. Heppner Junior High and
High schools will combine
their programs this year on
Thursday. Dec. 18 at 7:30p.m.
Holiday specials inside
Look inside for the Gazette-Times special holiday recipe
feature, and details on the "Christmas Coloring Contest" and
"Santa's Mailbag" for kids.
two state transportation com
mission grant programs.
The Highway Bridge Re-
placement program will sup
ply $96,000 of the monies
required for the project. A
special city allotment pro
gram will fund the remaining
Lois Allyn, Lexington city
recorder says construction
probably won't begin until
Northwest PCA, Pendleton
PCA. and the Federal Land
The Farm City Banquet
starts at 7 p.m., also at the
Fair Pavilion, according to
Bill Kuhn, president of the
Heppner-Morrow Chamber of
Commerce, and master of
ceremonies of the banquet.
Four dollars and 50 cents will
include the dinner, cooked and
served by the Holly Rebekah
Lodge, and the evening's
ntertamment. Special guest
Vpeaker Is- Wes KVarsten,-
state director of Land Conser
vation and Development
Commission, who will talk
about LCDC and land use
Other activities include
presentation of the Morrow
County Livestock Grower of
the Year, Morrow County
Conservation Man of the Year,
4-H and FFA Carcass of Merit
awards, and Chamber of
Commerce awards. Peter
son's Jewelers. Heppner, will
provide a precious stone as
one O! the door prizes.
Morrow County Cow Belles
will hold their annual lunch
eon, followed by a short
business meeting, also on
Friday, Dec. 12, at the Wagon
Wheel banquet room at 12:30
p.m. The no-host luncheon will
be $3.50. Doorprizes will be
CowBelles are reminded
that dues are now due and are
asked to "Support your county
and state CowBelle organiza
tions fur a total of $7; national
dues are an additional $10."
Any interested person is
welcome to join.
A -i ost i fr
tne state payment as a creau
on the homestead tax state
ment, reducing the amount of
tax ihe owner has to pay. The
county then bills the revenue
department for the total state
share in that county.
Morrow was the 33rd county
to receive payment. Checks
were sent to 32 counties
November 17 and 18. Three
counties have not yet submit
ted payment requests.
school programs
at the high school.
Heppner Elementary's pro
gram is set for Friday, Dec. 19
at 1:30 p.m.
The lone School program
will be on Monday. Dec. 22 at
7::i0 p.m. at the school
y Don Gilliam
next summer.
Besides Lexington, ten other
Oregon cities with populations
under 5.000 received grants
under the special city allot
ment program.
State statutes provide that
the commission shall annually
apportion $250,000 of the
Highwav Fund to cities for
Falls, creek threatened
with erosion, diversion
Water users and the local
Historical Society will hold a
meeting next Monday, Dec. 8,
to discuss a Forest Service
proposal that would divert
water out of Willow Creek, and
wipe out a 340-foot waterfall
near Cutsforth Park.
Water users down stream of
the park are concerned about
the decreased flow of water
which would result in the
proposed diversion, and the
Historical Society wishes to
preserve what they say is the
only waterfall in Morrow
According to County Judge
Don i McElligott,, the Forest .
Service, which owns land in
the Herren watershed area,
has said that if improvements
aren't made to a creek
channel in the watershed, it
will be forced to divert about
30 feet of water in the creek
from the waterfall and '
Willow Creek, into nearby
Ditch Creek.
The Forest Service says the
creek feeding the waterfall
has not been maintained over
the years, and bad erosion of
the area has occurred. It has
threatened not to renew a
conditional-use permit which
allows the water to flow over
the waterfall.
McElligott says trees ar
round the creek have to be cut
down, a weir installed and
general maintenance contin
ued to stop the erosion to
satisfy the Forest Service's
One meeting already has
been held at which Forest
Service representatives and 19
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Kroll's department store manager Jeanne Ball, along with co-owner, Dennis Spray (right)
help Floyd Weber with merchandise. Kroll's is closing its doors and going out of business
December 24.
Kroll's Department store in
Heppner will close its doors,
for good, Wednesday, Dec. 24,
a victim of high interest rates
and low business volume.
Co-owner Dennis Spray says
he is forced to close the store
after less than three years
because "the cost of money
(interest) to buy inventory is
too high, and the amount of
money invested compared to
amount of business just
doesn't work out."
High Low Preclp.
Tues.,Nov.25 54 .30
Wed.. Nov. 26 39 30
Thurs., Nov. 27 61 30 .04 ,
Fri.,Nov,28 49 32
Sat., Nov. 29 52 35 .05
Sun., Nov. 30 45 30
Mon.,Dec. 1 45 26
Nov. Precipitation 152
Normal 1-44
1979 "
gets state
maintenance and construction
of streets not part of the State
Highway System which are
receiving wear through sud
den increases in population in
the area, or heavy and
unusual traffic. The state can
pay up to $25,000 on an
individual project under the
water users discussed the
erosion problem and possible
McElligott says improve
ments to the creek and its
maintenance have not been
included in the county budget
and are not the county's
responsibility. ''We don't
have the manpower or the
money to do it. "he said.
McElligott estimated it would .
take about two days per year
to maintain the creek once the
major improvements were
The Morrow County Plamv ,
" ing " Com m ission " reversed '
itself Monday . night, voting
unanimously to grant a zone
change from agricultural to
industrial for 1,700 acres of
property leased by the Boeing
Co. of Seattle in northern
Morrow County.
Oct. 27 the planning com
mission voted four to three
against the zone change re
quest. According to county planner
Dean Seeger, a stipulation
attached to the property when
it was previously transferred
.from the federal to state
government said that the land
had to be used either for
Chamber sponsers contest
The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a house lighting
and decorating contest again this year, it was announced at '
the Tuesday meeting of the chamber.
Houses will be judged on their decorations and cash prizes
will be given. Rules and other details of the contest will be
announced later.
close Christmas eve
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The store is holding a close
out sale now through Christ
mas to clear out the merchan
dise, says Spray.
The store, which was the
location of a J .C. Penney store
years ago, was opened in June
of 1977 by Bob and Phyllis
Kroll. In June of 1978 Spray
went into partnership with
Phyllis Kroll. In August, 1978
the two opened a second store
in Boardman, which will
remain open, says Spray.
There were 80 applications
received, totaling $5,615,310.
Cities receiving approval of
projects in addition to Lexington-
are Eagle Point, Elgin,
Hood River. Malin. Nehalem,
Philomath. Phoenix. Seaside,
Sherwood and Tualatin.
One of the items water users
might discuss Monday night
will be the possible activating
of the Willow Creek Improve
ment District, which could
collect money for mainten
ance of the creek and insure
the continuing flow of water
over the waterfall and down
Willow Creek.
The meeting of water users
will be held Monday, Dec. 8, at
7 p.m. in the conference room
of the Gilliam-Bisbee building.
industrial or port purposes.
" The stipulation still applies
now that Boeing leases the
property from the state.
"It was an oversight," said
Seeger on the commission's
original decision not to change
the zoning. "We came back
and covered our tracks."
In other business at the Dec.
1 hearing, the commission
voted to rezone about three
square acres of property from
two-acre agriculture to one
acre surrounding the city of
The change will allow par
cels of land to be sold in one
acre blocks instead of the
previous two, Seeger said.
Jeanne Ball has worked at
Kroll's as the manager for the
past year and a half. She
started with the store shortly
after its opening. Susan John
son has also worked at the
store for the past year and a
The store will be closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday of this week and
open Friday at 10 a.m. to start
the clearance sale.
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