Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, May 21, 1981, Image 1

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Farra, Hamli
two time G-T
Ida Farra and Hazel Hamlin, winners of this week's
Gazette-Times "Know Your Local Business Person Contest,"
are both two-time winners of the contest.
Each won a $25 gift certificate for being the first two
entries drawn, correctly Identifying the places of business of
six area business people.
Only two weeks remain In the contest, counting this week. "
For details, where to enter, six new pictures for this week
and answers to last week's contest, see page five of this
week's G-T.
The Heppner
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Morrow County's Home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
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Vic Lovgren chosen grand marshal
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Vic Lovgren
Vic Lovgren has been chosen grand marshal for this year's
Morrow County Fair and Rodeo.
Vij. 73, lives with his daughter and son-in-law on the
Gabbert Ranch south of lone. He is a retired rancher and
wheat farmer, who was born and raised here and is the third
generation to live in this area.
'I call the area from John Day to the Columbia my
country," says Vic, who took over running the family ranch
on Eightmlle Canyon when he was thirty years old.
"My father was a pretty good hand with horses, and I
picked up on it and broke and trained horses up until four or
five years ago when I Finally had to quit."
Vic says he has attended every rodeo held In Heppner and
used to ride in some when he was young.
"I rode against the best." he says, mentioning such names
as Turk Greenough. Eddie Woods. Frand Studneck and
George Fletcher.
"I was the brooc rider of the family." Vic says as he recalls
one of the more memorable broncs.
- The worst horse I ever rode was one they called SuperSix.
He was a rough one. but I successfully rode him. I went to the
finish and all the big boys shook my hand and congratulated
me on the fine ride I'd had. That was the one best ride I ever
made in my life." he laughs.
In another rodeo experience he remembers the time he
broke his back after being thrown. "Didn't go to a doctor
though, just went to bed for a month. In those days It wasn't
too easy to get to a doctor." he recalls.
Vic didn't ride the rodeo circuit however, "too busy on the
ranch." he says. Breaking and riding horses was his real
There were a few differences between breaking horses
back then and now. he says. "We used to run Into a wild
horse, catch him. put him in a corral, ride him for 15 minutes
and then turn him loose and ride him 'till he calmed down."
Now he says the young riders use more by-the-book methods,
which he says he respects, they (books) know what they are
talking about.
He says in the old days he wouldn't even break a horse until
it was at least three years old and under eight. "Now they
start at two years.
"The old guy tha t taught me to ride said 'stick your spurs in
the manure and leave them there," Vic says.
He recalls what his friends would do upon coming across a
horse a little tougher than the average. "When I was a kid
everybody broke their own horses. And when they got a
rough one they called old Vic, and I've been called old Vic all
my life," he says with a grin.
Vic says he is honored to be named the grand marshal for
this year's Fair and Rodeo. "When they asked me. I proudly
accepted the Job."
In addition to his daughter, Donna Peterson, Vic also has a
son, Larry, of Louis Creek, British Columbia, and another
son. Arthur, who lives in the Milwaukee area of Portland.
Pioneer Picnic a time for renewing friendships
This year's Pioneer Memor
ial Picnic and Reunion will
feature visiting and the re
newing of friendships as have
the 27 annual picnics preced
ing it. The lively descendants
of Irish pioneer Jeremiah
Broenan are in charge of the
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bros
nan, Jerry's mother. Zetta,
and the four fourth-generation
Broenans. John, Eddie. Joann
and Dan, and their 14 fifth
generation children living in
Oregon will serve as hosts as
will the Currin and Nelson
The Currins will be repre
sented by Hugh Currin and his
daughter, by Mr. and Mrs.
George Currin (Helen) and
their son. Ron. and his five
children, by Judge Ralph
Currin, master of ceremonies.
and by Bob Currin and two of
his children and three grand
children. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nelson
and their son. Paul, and his
two children from Pilot Rock
will assist the Brosnans and
Everyone is invited to come
to the Pavilion Building at the
Fairgrounds early to visit
before dinner is ready at 1
p.m. Registration will begin at
10:30. The 1981 committee is
arranging for meat, rolls,
potatoes, coffee and punch.
Those attending are asked to
please bring along potluck
salads or desserts.
Next Sunday's program fol
lows: Registration: 10;30 -Sorop-timist
Presentation of Colors : Ed
ward Baker, Commander Le
gion Post No. 87, Heppner.
Taps Gene Reitmann. lone.
Group Singing: America the
Beautiful. Mrs. Ola Mae
Groshens. accompanist.
Invocation: Father John
O'Brien. St. Patrick's Catholic
Dinner: I p.m.
Introductions. Presentation
of Prizes and Award.
Deputy DA to be appointed
The Morrow County District
Attorney's office last week
released that Ann Spicer.
district attorney, will be
appointing a new deputy
district attorney Tuesday.
May 26.
Harold McLean will be
coming from Douglas County
where he was employed as
deputy district attorney there.
McLean's position was cut bv
Douglas County's budget,
leaving him available for the
Morrow County Court appointment.
G-T to be closed Monday
Due to the Memorial Day holiday the Gazette-Times will be
closed Monday, May 25.
Deadline for news and advertising will be Friday, May 22.
lone and Heppner high
schools' graduation ceremon
ies are scheduled this week.
The IHS graduation will be
Thursday at 8 p.m. at the lone
High School gym.
Heppner High graduation
exercises will be Friday at
7:30 p.m. at the Heppner High
School gym.
I High Low Precip
Tues.. May 12 69 40 trace
Wed.. May 13 70 50 02
Thurs.. May 14 60 33 1 4
Fit. May IS 56 36 .20
Sat.. May 16 65 37 t trace
Sun.. May 17 . 68 51 17
Volunteers paint Heppner pool
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Brooks resigns
from Co. road
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At a short session of Morrow
County Court last Wednesday.
May 12. written resignation
from Jim Brooks of the
Morrow County Advisory
Committee was submitted to
the court, stating that he will
be unable to attend the
meetings. The court accepted
the resignation.
Upon a complaint from
Donna Bergs trom. courthouse
maintenance, county court
reviewed courthouse door
locking policy, which was
previously passed.
At that time, the policy gave
the Sheriff's dispatcher full
control and use of the court
house keys. According to
Bergstrom. this presented a
problem with her job. as her
working hours were often
Morrow County Court
moved to amend the policy to
say "The Sheriff's dispatcher
will be responsible for the
keys to the courthouse and
may only be issued to author
ized personnel with a sign in.
sign out system.
In other business. Judge
Don McElligott read aloud a
letter from Doxol Propane
Systems in Hermiston pro
posing a conversion to pro
pane for county vehicles.
According to Doxol. propane
is clean burning and 40 cents
cheaper than gasoline.
Commissioner Dorothy
Krebs questioned the safety
factor in a rear end collision
since the propane tank must
be carried in the back of the
vehicle. Commissioner McCoy
stated that a propane tank is
much tougher and the propane
is less explosive than gasoline.
Following a discussion.
Morrow County Court decided
to do more research into the
subject of propane conversion.
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Volunteer help turned out recently to finish
painting the Heppner swimming pool to get it
ready for the summer swim season.
The pool was first sandblasted by the city
crew, then given a complete paint job, and
last weekend volunteers finished striping in
the lines.
photo by Cindi Bergstrom
Although :he labor was donated by Ron
Forrar, Mike Chacon, Lonnie Watne, the
Richard Payne family. Bill Kuhn and Donna,
Cindi and Kelli Bergstrom. it was necessary
to buy paint for the job.
The Lions Club of Heppner donated $686 to
buy paint, and the city donated $128 for the
Robert Costa hired as OSU
Extension agent for county
Robert E. Costa. 32. began
work Wednesday as OSU
Extension agent for Morrow
Costa, who most recently
was employed as Oregon State
University Extension agent at
Corvallis and was responsible
for the agricultural and 4-H
Extension programs in Clat
sop County, replaces Harold
Kerr, who was Morrow County
agent for the past 12 years
until accepting a position as
Extension agent at The
Costa received a master's
degree at OSU in 1977 with a
major in soil science and a
minor in agronomy, a bache
lor's degree in 1972 at Califor
nia State University at Fresno
with a major in .biology, and
an associate's degree in 1970
at West Valley College, Sara
toga, Calif. He graduated
from Camden High School at
San Jose, Calif., in 1967.
Costa's experience includes
positions as research and
graduate research assistant
with the Dept. of Soil Science
at OSU. parttime instructor at
Linn-Benton Community Col
lege, experimental biology
aide, with the Dept. of Soil
Science at OSU. and agricul
tural inspector for Santa Clara
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Robert E. Costa
County Agricultural Commis
sion at San Jose.
Costa's publications include
"A new Look at Old Fertilizers
-Shrimp and Crab Processing
Wastes," with Hugh Gardner
as co-author, "The Fertilizer
Value of Shrimp and Crab
Processing Wastes." and
"Oxidation of Popcorn Sulfur
in Some Oregon Soils," co
authored by Hugh Gardner.
Costa has recently moved to