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    TEN-The Heppner Gaiettfe-Timet, Heppner, Oregon, Thursday February 26, 1981
Flood! Run for the hills!
By MARY ANN CERUl.LO
They began in force with the
"Great one" of 1903. "Run for
the hills! Run for the Hills!"
became a familar cry.
Flood watches were set up.
followed by an installation of a
flash flood warning system in
Shoebe Canyon and Hinton
Creek.
Five days before the 66th
anniversary of the Great
Flood of 1903 another deluge
hit at 9 p.m. Monday, June 12.
1969.
Leslie Matlock's boyhood home.
of 1903.
The city's flood siren was
sounded from warnings that
emanated from Shoebe Can
yon (along the Condon-Hep-pner
highway).
The waters swept down the
canyon following the creek's
channel and veered toward
Chase Street, a familar pat
tern in similar storms of 1937,
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FEB. 27-MAR. 7
9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Doors Will Be Closed
Permanently March 7
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PUBLIC
School Budget and Road Levy
that is coming up for vote.
Tuesday, March 3 8:00 P.AA.
Morrow County
Courthouse in the
Court Room
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Question & Answer Period
for both the School
Budget & Road levy
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1961. and 1963.
Damage was mostly caused
by the mud and debris as it
swept through Heppner two
feet deep. Muck filled base
ments and damaged yards.
Road damage along Willow
Creek was estimated to be in
the neighborhood of $75,000.
Area ranchers reported
losing trucks and equipment,
much freshly cut hay was lost,
and pastures were ripped by
the cutting force of the water.
Miraculously no one was
hurt.
Heppner, js shown amid damage
The Heppner siren blew
again as a wall of water and
debris 10 feet high flooded
Shoebe Creek the afternoDn of
May 27, 1971.
The torrent damaged the
swimming pool building and
24 nearby homes. Horses,
cows, and pigs were swept as
far as Lexington.
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the Chase Street Bridge
and the Upper Main Street
Bridge in Heppner were both
totally destroyed. No injuries
were reported then either.
By observing storms of 1937.
1961. 1965. 1969. and 1971
a familiar pattern was devel
oped: In the past. Shoebe
Creek has drained a consider
able area of wheat land,
tunneled into adjoining can
yons down into the main creek
channel.
From there it has picked up
lots of mud and debris, fences,
outbuildings, and other things
caused by the "Great Flood'
in its path, becoming a huge
and powerful rushing wall.
The present Flash Flood
Warning System on Shoebe
Creek is comprised of a float
which is designed to trip a
lever when the water rises to a
certain level.
According to Forrest Burk
enbine. Heppner's Fire Chief,
the lever sets off warning
sirens which are placed in
three locations in Heppner.
The lever gives a 15 minute
warning time for evacuation.
The float operates on its own
electrical system in case of
power outage, but the sirens
do not. The sirens presently in
use are located near the public
pool, on top of Murray's
Rexall, and Paullus Welding
Burkenbine says that a
continuous wail of the sirens
means citizens to evacuate.
As a back up procedure, the
National Weather Service at
Renton, Washington has a
radar scanner set up which
picks up storms that may
threaten the area.
A message is quickly relay
ed to city officials and both the
County and Heppner Police
along with the Fire Depart
ment are dispatched to Mc
Donald and Shoebe Canvons.
There they set up a watch for
high water. Bill Collins, form
er mayor of Heppner, feels
that the police and fire dept.
lookout were most instrument
al in warning Heppner citizens
during the flood of 1971.
Presently no fool proof
method has been devised to
assist the elderly during a
flood. Forrest Bukenbine
recommends that senior cit
izens keep in close contact
with family, friends, and
Wheathearts k
neighbors during flood season.
The flood warning system
currently in use is soon to Im
replaced. The new mechanism
is made up of a small bucket
gauge at the top of a
ten-foot-high pipe. The buc
kets tip over when full.
This information is trans
mitted to a computer in the
Sheriff's office in the court
house. According to Burkenbine.
the new system, which is
planned for 1982. will give a
broader area more time to
evacuate.
USDA booklet
available
USDA's Soil Conservation
Service has issued a booklet
describing the current state of
the nation's non-federal lands
and problems of erosion. loss
of prime farmlands and wet
lands and the expansion of
irrigation even as many water
tables are falling.
The booklet is titled. "Amer
ica's Soil and Water: Condi
tion and Trends" and is
available from county offices
of the Soil Conservation Ser
vice and from the SCS
Information Division, room
0054-S, USDA, Washington.
DC. 20250. Phone requests:
(202 ) 447-5063.
Wheat Hearts visit
Heppner Elementary
On Feb 10. 11. and 12 Janet
Tucker and Jean Brazell of
Wheat Hearts visited Heppner
Elementary School. With
them came a pasta maker and
plenty of dough made from
wheat. The series of demon
strations were funded by the
Wheat Commision.
Janet and Jean visited each
class where children from
kindergarten through 4th
grade helped them roll out the
dough and then work it
through the heavy Pasta
Maker. The children made a
variety of different noodles.
Soroptimists host
featured speakers
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Alan Kolibaba
1980 International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) student to
West Germany, Alan Kolibaba, presented a slide show and
commentary on his experiences abroad to members of the
Heppner Soroptimists at their noon meeting last Thursday.
The previous week, the Soroptimists had as their guest
John Edmundson and Carolyn Holt, who spoke on the
Morrow County Juvenile Services Commission.
NOW IS THE
TIME TO SPRAY!!
ELIMINATE THOSE MOISTURE AND
NUTRIENT ROBBING WEEDS NOW,
AND GET YOUR CROP OFF TO A
HEALTHY START.
For Spraying Use:
BR0NATE BUCTRIL BANYEL SENC0R
we also Have 2-d and other
farm chemicals on hand
PETTYJOHN OIL CO.
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Rally planned for Assembly of
God cliurcbes
The Rev. R E. Hook of
Salom, who is Oregon District
Superintendent of the Assem
blies of God. will be at the
Irrignn Assembly of God
Church to minister on Friday.
Feb. 27. at 7 p.m.
This will start a round-robin
missionary rnllv with the
Tax funds distributed
During the period July 1
through December 31. 1980,
the State Highway Division
has distributed $10,849,123.07
in highway user tax funds to
the incorporated cities of
Oregon for use in local road
and street programs, it was
announced recently by H.
Scott Coulter, stale highway
engineer.
The allocation is based on
the statutory 12.17 percent,
and has already been distr
ibuted on a monthly basis. It
went to 241 incorporated cities
in the state whose combined
population now totals
1.479,528.
The funds come from the
following sources: motor
vehicle registration and oper
ator's license fees, gasoline
tax. use fuel tax, motor
carrier fees, and fines and
Afterwards, the children
sampled their noodles in
chicken soup served with
crackers.
During the snack, discus
sions were held on how to
include wheat in a good
nutritious diet. Also discussed
were what could be served
with foods made from wheat.
Mrs. Pat Edmundson. 1st
grade teacher, reported that,
thanks to the Wheat Hearts,
the children enjoyed them
selves and learned a lot that
day.
churches of Umatilla. Hermis
ton and Stanfield participat
ing. Three missionaries will
.each speak to different
churches of the area In
services on Friday. Saturday
and in two services on Sunday.
The missionaries are the
Reverends James McCaulley,
Morris and Kessler.
penult ies collected for viola
tions of the size and weight
statutes from citations Issued
by the Highway Divison
weiKhmasters.
The apportionment is based
on the population of each city
as determined by the Center
for Population Research and
Census. Portland State Uni
versity. The population
figures are as of December 30.
1980.
For the same period in 1979,
the apportionment was
$10,100,971.54.
Heppner received $12,882.04
of those monies, based on a
population figure of 1,500; and
Bonrdman received $10,401.89,
based on a population figure of
1.405.
During the same period
$18.0r7.Ki4.81 was distributed
to 36 counties of the state.
The allocation is based on
the statutory 20.07 percent,
with the appropriation
already having been made to
the counties on a monthly
basis.
The allocation to each
county is based on the number
of vehicles registered in It.
For the same period in 1979,
the allocation was
$l.8J2.3H.r).99.
Morrow County received
$71,139.17. based on 9.691
registered vehicles.
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PCELIC NOTICES
MORROW COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
P.O. BOX 3t'tX
LEXINGTON, OREGON
97839
NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that sealed bids will
be received at the Morrow
County School District Office,
P.O. Box 368, Lexington, OR
97839, for furnishing and
delivering the following:
2 - 54 passenger school
buses. Delivery date not later
than August 15. 1981.
1 - fit! passenger school bus.
Delivery date not later than
August 15, 1981.
Bids for individual body and
chasis will be accepted.
Bids will be opened at 2:00
p.m., Monday March 16, 1981
at the District Office in
Lexington. Final acceptance
of bids is dependent upon
passage of the 1981-82 school
budget.
Only bids forms furnished
by Hie scImhiI district will be
used. Bids must be received in
sealed envelopes and clearly
marked "BUS BID."
Signed: Kenneth Broadlient.
Chairman
Matthew P. Dohcrty,
District Clerk
Published: Feb.
1981
ROPING CLUB
MEETING
CONDON FAIR GROUNDS
MARCH 4 7:30 P.M.
Roping
Barrels
Pole Bending
Cattle Penning
Horse Tack Door Prizes
Phone: Duene Johnson, Pres. 354-4297
PUBLIC NOTICESj
IN THF. CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE STATE OF OREGON
FOR THE COUNTY OF
MORROW
NO. 6492
STATE OF OREGON, Acting
by and through the Director of
Veteran's Affairs, '
Plaintiff,
v.
DAVID E. GILLIAM and
ANNA L. GILLIAM, husband
and wife; WEST EXTENSION
IRRIGATION DISTRICT:
BERRY KIRKPATRICK and
LISA KIRKPATRICK.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
By virtue of an Execution
Issued out of the above entitled
Court in the above entitled
cause to me directed and
dated the 6th day of February,
1981, based upon a Judgement
rendered and entered in said
Court on the 21st day o(
January, 1981, in favor of the
State of Oregon, Acting by and
through the Director of Vet
eran's Affairs, commanding
me to make sale of the
following described real and
personal property, to wlt:
All of Lot 12 and the West
h of Ut 13. Block 1,
Osterkamp's Addition to
the City of Irrigon, Section
25, Township 5 North,
Range 26, E. W. M.,
Morrow County, Oregon
together with the following
described mobile home which
is firmly affixed to the
property :
1979 BELMONT, 24 x 48,
Serial No.809G.
to satisfy a judgement against
defendants, David E. Gilliam
and Anna L. Gilliam, for the
sum of $31,727.56, together
with interest on $31,727.56 at
9 0 percent per annum from
date of judgement until paid,
and for plaintiff's costs and
disbursements incurred here
in in the amount of $77.50.
NOW, THEREFORE, by
virtue of said Execution and
Judgement and in compliance
with the command of said
Writ, I will on the 26th day of
March, 1981, at 11:00 A.M. at
the front door of the Court
house, Heppner, Morrow
County, Oregon, sell at public
auction and subject to re
demption to the highest bidder
for cash in hand all of the
right, title and interest which
the above named defendants
had on the 21st day of
January, 1981, the date of the
Judgement, and thereafter
had in and to the above
described real and personal
property or any part or
portion thereof, to satisfy said
Execution and Judgement and
interest, costs and accruing
costs.
DATED at Heppner, Ore
gon, this 6th day of February,
1981.
LARRY D. FETSCH, Sherriff
Publishing newspaper:
Heppner Gazette-Times.
Date of first publication:
February 12, 1981
Date of last publication:
March 5. 1981 .
Published: Feb. 12, 19, 26,
March 5, 1981
Membership Meeting
Everybody Welcome
FemBy Activities
Indhrkkid Membership
Non-Roping Membership
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PC1UC NOTICES
L LEGAL NOTICE
The following precincts will
be consolidated for the March
31, 1981 election: No. 2,
Hardman, No. 6 NE Heppner,
No. 7 NW Heppner, No. 8 SE
Heppner, No. 9 S.W. Heppner.
Barbara Bloodsworth
Morrow County Clerk
Published: Feb. 26, 1981.
SHERIFF'S NOTICE
OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
on the 26th day of March, 1981,
at the hour of 10:00a.m., at the
front door of the Morrow
County Courthouse In Hep
pner, Oregon, I shall sell at
public auction for cash to the
highest bidder all of the right,
title, lien, estate and Interest
of Edward V. Strahm in the
following-described real prop
erty :
Lot 6, Block 5, In Heppner
Heights Addition to the
City of Heppner, also
known as 160 North Gil
more Street.
Said sale is made pursuant
to a writ of execution in
foreclosure issued out of the
Circuit Court of the State of
Oregon for the County of
Morrow on the 5th day of
February, 1981, in the case of
First National Bank of Oregon
v. Edward V. Strahm, et al,
Morrow County Circuit Court
No. 6490. wherein First
National Bank of Oregon, a
national banking association,
is plaintiff and Edward V.
Strahm, Barbara L. Strahm,
now known as Barbara L.
Howard. Raymond P. Thome,
Administrator of the Employ
ment Division of the State of
Oregon, and Robert B.
AbramHand William J. Kuhn,
doing business as Abrams &
Kuhn, are defendants.
DATED this 6th day of
February, 1981.
SHERIFF L. D. Fetsch
Morrow County, Oregon
First Publication: February
12. 1981
Last Publication: March 5,
1981
Published: Feb. 12, 19, 26.
March 5, 19H1
MORROW COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Upon the question of levying
a tax for the purpose of
funding the school district
budget.
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT an election will
be held March 31, 1981
between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 8:00 p.m. The purpose of
the election is to submit a tax
levy to the voters for the
purpose of funding the school
district operating budget for
the 1981-82 school year.
Voters will be asked to
ballot on the amount of
$.1,804,830.00 which will be
partially funded by the state of
Oregon, and an amount of
$415,255.00 which will be
totally funded by the tax
payers of the district.
The purpose of the amounts
to be voted upon on both
ballots is to provide funds for
maintenance and operation of
the school district which
cannot be provided within the
districts tax base of
$623,820.00
The total levy will result in
an estimated tax rate of $7.94
per $1,000.00 of true cash
value, exclusive of the tax for
bonded indebtedness.
Matthew P. Doherty
Superintendent-Clerk
Kenneth Broadbent
Chairman, Board of Directors
Barbara Bloodsworth
County Clerk, Morrow County
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Published:
1981.
Feb. 26, March 5,
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