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Heppner Gazette-Times. Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, March 27, 1 9 % - THREE
The Official Newspaper of the
City of Meppner and the
County of Morrow
M ore administrators or more class time
Morrow County’s Home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
Published weekly and entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at Hepp-
uer. Oregon under the Act ol March 3, 1879. Second class postage paid at llepp-
ner, Oregon. Office at 147 West Willow Street Telephone (503) 676-9228.
Postmaster send address changes to the lleppner Gazette-Times, P.O. Box 337,
lleppner, Oregon 97836. Subscriptions: $18 in Morrow , Wheeler, Gilliam and
Grant Counties; $25 elsewhere.
April Hilton-Svkes........................................................................................ News Editor
Stephanie Jensen...................................................Typesetting, Layout, Distribution
Moni(|ue D e v in .......................................................... Advertising layout & Graphics
Penni K eersem aker.......................................................... .................................... Printer
David Sykes, Publisher
Youth symphony provides opportunities
The Willow Creek Youth
Symphony (WCYS), establish­
ed in October 1995, is a com­
munity-based orchestra that
originated due to a growing
desire of musicians in the area
to enhance their musical skills
and simultaneously provide
additional cultural opportuni­
ties for the community.
The WCYS is an organization
available to any interested
musician, regardless of ability,
race or religion, says director
Sharia Erich. Membership with
the symphony is voluntary and
no fee is required. Although
the WCYS is comprised pri­
marily of residents from south
Morrow County, it is open to
interested musicians from other
Presently the WCYS is com­
prised of approximately 15
musicians, ages six to adult.
Rehearsals occur weekly, cur­
rently on Tuesday afternoon,
for one hour. The instruments
represented in the group in­
clude the violin, cello, flute,
recorder, clarinet, trumpet,
trombone, percussion and
harp. The group plans on ex­
panding their instrument selec­
tion as interest allows, says
The WCYS's first public per­
formance was given this past
winter and since then they
have been asked by four dif­
ferent local organizations to
provide music for special
Anyone interested in joining
the symphony or for more in­
formation on performance op­
portunities, contact Erich,
Christian w om en's dessert scheduled
An All Faith Women's Even­
ing Dessert will be held on
Monday April 8, at 7 p.m. at
the St. Patrick's Parish Hall.
Colleen Berry, motivational
speaker from Pendleton, will be
the featured speaker.
"This year's dessert will
mark the return of the annual
evening of sharing, once so
popular \vith area women,"
said a spokesperson.
St. Patrick's Altar Society will
host the dessert. Those plann­
ing to attend are invited to join
in by bringing desserts for the
evening of sharing and inspira­
tion. Light desserts will be in­
cluded for those on sugar-free
Organizers say they hope
that this year's event will be the
new beginning of an annual
dessert, with a different wo­
men's church group hosting
each year.
Grant info books now available
The Heppner Ranger District
has purchased a set of books for
researching potential sources
for grants. This was made
possible through the USDA
Forest Service's Rural Com­
munity Assistance program.
The books provide information
regarding grants awarded in
1994 and 1995, who received
the grants and background data
on the private and corporate
foundations which donate
To provide local communities
Letters to the Editor
access to these books, an agree­
ment has been made with the
Morrow County Library Dis­
trict to house the texts at the
Oregon Trail Library in Hepp­
ner. Books will be available for
public use during library hours,
but may not be removed from
the building.
For more information on how
to use the texts or regarding
grants in general, contact Janel
Lacey, Rural Community
Assistance contact for the
Heppner Ranger District,
IM Donald J. Carlson, D.P.M.
111 Medicine and Surgery of the Foot
will be at Heppner Clinic on April 10
to treat all foot problems
676-5504 Pioneer Memorial Clinic 567-8750
To the Editor:
It has been said that a call to
your school board member
would not help secure a five-
day school week because the
4-3 decision for four days was
already made.
The decision was based on
the stated assertion that pro­
gram cuts would have to be
made if the board did not pass
this measure.
This does not have to be true.
The budget committee meets
Monday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in
Lexington. In addition to your
current board members, the
budget committee has the fol­
lowing members: Jerry Healy,
Heppner; Clint Krebs, Cecil;
Joe McElligott, lone, John Ed­
wards, Lexington; John Prag,
Boardman; Pat McNamee, Ir-
rigon and David Hirai, Board-
All these people are in­
terested in giving our children
the best education possible or
they would not be serving on
the board or the committee. It
is important for you to tell them
whether our communities
would benefit most from more
administrators or more teach­
ing time. Only your concern
will make a difference. Please
(s) Meg Murray
To the Editor:
First, we agree completely
with Meg Murray's letter to the
editor of March 20th. We
would like to add that the
shame of it is that the better­
ment of the students is being
Where has the compassion to
mold, train and graduate a
well-rounded student from our
county systems gone? Where,
pray tell, does HHS teach art
classes, to apply upon gradua­
tion for college entrance qualify
as visual and are listed in the
schedule as "Woodworking I &
II"? We are sorry, someone lost
us there.
Our recreation and parks
money was totally (or nearly,
we understand) used for the
athletic programs within our
district. Now, to further cloud
the issue, the county adminis­
tration just happens to come up
with $816,200 and their pro­
posal is to raise the adminis­
trative salaries at all levels in
our district. This sounds like
the old familiar ploy of most
bureaucrats to enhance their
jobs and increase their own
power as well as their own
monetary rewards, thus insur­
ing a better retirement (which
cannot be very far down the
Once again, many thanks to
you, Morrow County School
System, for giving the shaft to
our students.
(s) Corabelle L. Norene
J.W. Norene
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Beverly Doherty, secretary,
each gave a run-down on what
is happening in their post and
Members honored for con­
tinuous years of membership
were: 25 years-Judy Jepsen
Julio, Bob Baker; 30 years-
Eunice McElligott, Lucile Riet­
mann, Harold Rietmann; 50
years-Helen Crawford, Eulen-
na Vaughn, Bob DeSpain,
Charles Doherty, Eldon Pad-
berg and Don Peterson.
L-R: Lucile Rietmann, Eunice McElligott, Eulenna Vaughn, Helen
Ed programs need parental support
To the Editor:
Recently, letters concerning
our school programs have ap­
peared, mostly negative. This
is an attempt to shed a different
Since January, I have been
responsible for the music pro­
gram at Heppner Elementary
School. The fifth and sixth
grade band made a goal to
march in the St. Patrick's
parade. We selected pieces,
learned them, memorized them
and marched. They did a
wonderful job, didn't they?
Two letters went home to
parents concerning the parade,
but I still had two clarinet no-
shows with no word from
parents that the child wouldn't
be there. It almost cost us one
song because of the instrumen­
tation as we are only 20 in
number. Just prior to my tak­
ing the program, four good
band students were allowed to
leave the program.
My point is that to make any
education program succeed,
parental support is necessary
Teachers need parents to en­
courage their children to strive
to be the best and help over­
come the obstacles instead of
quit or not show up.
Parents and townspeople
help make the band a success.
Your rounds of,applause dur­
ing the parade were heard by
the students and will spur
them on to greater work. That's
what education needs.
(s) Jean Brazell
Best party outside Ireland
To the Editor:
Once again the town of
Heppner did itself proud. The
St. Patrick's celebration was the
best ever. It is wonderful to see
what the citizens of a town can
accomplish in this day and age
of indifference in other cities.
We left on Sunday with a few
more pounds, but we can
honestly say the food was
great. Don't change a thing...
keep on doing what the town
does best... putting on the best
"party" outside of Ireland.
(s) George and Nan Dewey
Wilson ville
Heppner more than a small town
To the Editor:
Having attended several St.
Patrick's celebrations in Hepp­
ner, we found this to be the
best ever. Each year, we have
seen hundreds of volunteers
spend their entire weekend
taking part in activities, always
with a smile on their face.
There's no question it would be
difficult to find so much en­
thusiasm in an area with ten
times the population.
You provide an itinerary re­
plete with good food, enjoyable
entertainment, a history lesson
and a sold-out cocktail party in
a former auto dealership. We
enjoy visiting with our friends,
the Farley and Huddleston
families, and renewing ac­
quaintances with other mem­
bers of the community. It's par­
ticularly enjoyable to see
several generations of families
socializing together.
Heppner is much more than
a small town; it's an extended
family with a great deal of
pride. We look forward to next
(s) Paula Jones
Mini Storage
Willow Creek Baptist Church
The lone American Legion
Auxiliary Unit #95 held a birth­
day dinner Monday, March 18
at Beecher's Cafe to honor the
lone Post #95 for 77 years of
About 50 people were pre­
sent for the dinner. Following
dinner, the traditional cake and
ice cream were served. Legion
officers Wayne Rietmann, com­
mander, Conrad Tworek, adju­
tant, and Auxiliary officers
Helen Crawford, president and
Giving shaft to students
Come Share With Us
lone Auxiliary honors Legion Post
Bible Study for all ages 2 p.m.
Worship Service 3 p.m.
Meeting in the
7th Day Adventist Church
560 North Minor
L-R: Bob Baker, Bob DeSpain, Charlie Doherty, Eldon Padberg,
Don Peterson.
Extension slates pattern workshop
"Why can't I purchase a pair
of pants that fit properly?" If
you are one of many women
who find ready-to-wear cloth­
ing less than flattering to your
figure, you may resolve the
situation by making your own
pants. "Pants That Fit", a
workshop on learning how to
alter your own pants pattern,
will be taught on Monday,
April 1, at the Morrow County
Extension Office in Heppner.
Cherri Jo Carter, Union
County Extension agent, will
teach the Palmer/Plesch
method of fitting on a pattern
ffiat may be used later to con-
struct a pair of pants that fit.
Participants at the workshop
will also learn the professional
technique for a fly front zipper
and belt loops.
Students are requested to
bring a portable sewing ma­
chine, clear tape, thread,
scissors and a bag lunch. The
workshop is limited to the first
15 paid participants and will be
cancelled in the event of low
enrollment. Registration and
payment of $4 must be receiv­
ed by Thursday, March 28. Call
the Morrow County Extension
1-800-342-3664 or
676-9642 to enroll.
Gribble appointed d is trib u to r
The Cromwell Organization
of Delray Beach, Florida has an­
nounced that Lowell L. Gribble
of Heppner has been appointed
as an independent "top-level"
distributor for System "48-
PLUS" in Morrow County.
Gribble will be personally
directing sales oi System "48-
PLUS" which is a chemical en­
gine formula that improves gas
mileage, increases horsepower,
reduces wear on internal com
ponents and helps promote
longer engine life, said a Crom­
well Organization news re­
March 30:
INSTALLATION OF NEW 1996-97 Officers.
BBQ pork dining from 6-9 p.m. INSTALLA­
TION AT 4:00 p.m. Come and welcome new
Exalted Ruler Jay and his wife Lori and ex­
press your “ Thanks” to outgoing Exalted
Ruler Bob and Yvonne Lovgren for a GREAT
April 4:
Ladies nite. New officers show their stuff.
April 5:
Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction. Many
prizes will be given away. Roast beef dinner
from 7-8:30 p.m. Free refreshments.
April 6:
EASTER EGG HUNT 10:00 a.m. Preschoolers
at Museum Park; 1st and 2nd graders at
Grade School lower field and 3rd-4th graders
at Hager Park.
Heppner Elks 358
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