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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, May 22, 1996 - FIVE
W illow Creek C C plans barbecue
The Willow Creek Country
Club will have a family barbe­
cue on Monday, May 27, at 4
Each family will bring their
own meat to the barbecue.
Those whose names begin with
"A " through " I " should bring
dessert; " ) " through " Z " ,
bring salad.
Mike and Cindy Doherty, Jay
and Lori Straley, Bob and
George Naims, and Rusty and
Cyde Estes will host the event.
Mustangs finish up the season
By Ben Ewing
The Heppner Mustangs
finished up their 1996 baseball
campaign Tuesday, May 14,
against the Stanfield Tigers.
The Tigers were ready for the
game, and won 8-3.
Stanfield got on the board
with two quick runs in the top
of the first inning.
Eric Schonbachler walked to
start off the bottom of the first
for the M ustangs. Shane
Matheny stepped to the plate
and annihilated the ball for a
two-run home run deep over
the left field fence. Tim Sumner
walked and Ryan Nevela got a
single with the next two at-
bats. Josh Coiner moved Sum­
ner to third base and Nevela to
second with a gorgeous sacri­
fice bunt. With the base run­
ners in scoring position, Don­
nie Pointer was up to bat.
Pointer engineered a squeeze
play to score Sumner and make
the score 3-2 in favor of Hepp­
ner at the end of the inning.
Pointer was on the hill for the
Mustangs. He had a shaky start
and was relieved in the third
inning. Schonbachler came on
to shut done the Tigers. He col­
lected nine strikeouts in four
and 1/3 innings, while allowing
only one run. However, the
damage was already done. By
the end of the third inning, the
Mustangs trailed 7-3.
Stanfield tacked on another
run in the final inning to make
the score 8-3.
Matheny was the bright spot
fro the Heppner offense, collec­
ting one of the two Mustangs
hits and picking up two RBIs.
The Mustangs finish the
season with a 6-19 record and
a 3-12 league record.
By Ben Ewing
The Heppner M ustangs
dropped a tough game, 10-8, to
the Wheeler-Condon baseball
team, Tuesday, May 7. Wheel­
er-Condon made a late rally,
scoring 10 runs in the last three
The Mustangs held a seven
run lead heading into the fifth
inning. Wheeler-Condon then
scored three runs in the fifth
and four in the sixth innings to
even up the score. In the
deciding inning, Wheeler-
Condon came up big, scoring
three runs on a home run.
Wheeler-Condon led 10-7.
The Mustangs could only
knock in one run in the final
frame, with the final score,
10 - 8 .
Ryan Nevela had a good day
at the plate, going 2-4 with two
RBIs. Three Mustang pitchers
combined for eight strikeouts.
HJH track team has successful season
Hope, Valby to celebrate Pentecost
Members of the Hope and
Valby Lutheran congregations
are encouraged to wear red
clothing this Sunday, May 26,
Pentecost Sunday. The red
signifies the tongues of fire that
empowered the followers of
Jesus to go forth with the Good
News, said the Reverend Stan
A reading of the New Testa­
ment version of the Pentecost
event from Acts 2:1-21 and
other scriptures read in other
languages will be part of the
service. A sermon will be
given on the theme of "The
Breath of God," based on scrip­
ture reading of the evangelist
John 20:19-23. Services at
Valby, lone, are at 9 a.m. and
Hope, Heppner, at 11 a.m.
Sunday School will resume
again in the fall after Labor
"Pentecost is the birthday of
the Christian church. Around
2,000 years ago, Jews gathered
in Jerusalem to celebrate the an­
cient feast of Pentecost, which
marks the beginning of the
harvest of first fruits," said the
Reverend Hoobing.
"The followers of Jesus were
in Jerusalem at this time,
gathered in one place to ob­
serve the ancient feast, when
the Holy Spirit came upon the
followers and gave them the
power to share the Good News
of God's love and grace in Jesus
Christ in various foreign
languages. Christians since that
day have reinterpreted the
meaning of Pentecost and have
observed that day as the birth
of the Christian church."
McElligott sets two state records,
lone takes second at state
Melissa McElligott took three
first places and set two new
state records at the state track
meet in Monmouth over the
The lone Cardinals girls team
took second in the state, and
the boys team took 11. The
teams brought home a total of
18 medals.
Placing for the girtls were:
Melissa McElligott- first in the
100 meters, first in the triple
jump with a new state record
of 36'9", first in the long jump
with a new state record at 17'
IOV 2 " , and member of 400
meter realy team that took se­
cond. LaRee Anderson- third in
pole vault, sixth in the 200
meters, eight in the long jump
and member of relay team.
Stephanie Lemieux- first in
pole vault with a new state
record and school recond at 7'
2 " and member of relay team.
member of relay team.
Placing for the boys were:
Luke Swanson- second in pole
vault, fourth in the 110 meter
hurdles, sixth in the 100
meters, and seventh in the high
jump. Joe Bacon- fifth in the tri­
ple jump and member of 1600
meter realy team that took fifth.
Jake McElligott, John Doherty
and Jacob Taylor members of
1600 meter realy team.
Heppner brings home one medal
from state track meet
Jossie Evans was the only
member of the Heppner track
team to bring home a medal
from the state track meet in
Monmouth over the weekend.
Evans placed sixth in the 200
Others competing were:
David Michael placed sixth in
qualifying heat in 300 meter
hurdles, missed finals in triple
jump. Chris Sykes placed ninth
in the javelin, and did not make
finals in shotput or discuss.
Evans also ran in the 100 meter
dash but did not make finals.
HCC, DEQ to explore water issues
Anyone with economic
health questions or problems,
or are interested in making
"Heppner and the surroun­
ding area more attractive to
economic growth, unity and
progress" is invited to attend
the meetings, which are held
the second and fourth Tues­
days of every month at 7:30
a.m. at the Forest Service
The Heppner Coordinating
Council (HCC) will meet with
a representative of the Oregon
Department of Environmental
Quality, as it continues the ex­
ploration of water issues that
affect Heppner and the people
of South Morrow County, on
Tuesday, May 28, at 7:30 a.m.
at the U.S. Forest Service
building in Heppner.
Nautical theme for St. Pat's Bible school
"All Aboard the St. Peter
Luxury Liner!" is the call this
year for "passengers" on St.
Patrick's Catholic Church's
week of summer school, the
"Vacation Bible Ship," plann­
ed June 10-14.
The summer school is design­
ed for preschool youngsters at
least five years old through
eighth graders. Interested
"sailors" should sign up with
Theresa Pihl, 989-8468, this
month so that sufficient mate­
rials can be ordered.
Each day the school will ex­
plore a different "port of call"
on the week's "cru ise." The
daily "voyage" will begin at
8:45 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., the
participants will hold a mass,
and at 12:15 p.m., their families
and friends will be welcomed
to a "show time" to end the
day's activities.
The summer school students
and the adult personnel are of­
fered a bonus of a chance to
win a Bahamas Cruise for their
participation this year. All who
participate are eligible to regis­
ter for the cruise. Interested
students and parents who want
to help with the program
should call 989-8468.
Game night set
at Stokes
Game night and dinner is
scheduled for Friday, May 31,
from 5-7 p.m. at Stokes Land­
ing Senior Center, South Main
and Opal Place, Irrigon. The
menu planned is beef strogan-
off, green salad and fresh rolls
at a cost of $3. Card and table
games at $1 each will begin at
7 p.m.
Free help with health
insur ance paperwork!
G et help with the Medicare paperwork maze and make
the best decisions you can.
The Oregon Department of Consumer &. Business
Services’ Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance
(SH IBA) program has trained volunteers to help you
file claims and compare HMOs and
supplement policies. For a volunteer near
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Pioneer Memorial Clinic
will be closed Monday,
May 27 Memorial Day
Eastern Oregon's Sweet Spanish onion
bigger, stronger, and more in
The Heppner Junior High track team.
The Heppner Junior High
Track Team (HJHTT) had a
short, but successful season
this spring. A total of 26 sev­
enth and eighth graders turn­
ed out for the team, which was
coached by Barbara Peterson
and assistant coach Barney
Lindsey. This year's thinclads
competed in four meets and set
new school records in seven of
the 15 possible events for boys
and girls each.
The track events and their
new record holders are as fol­
lows: Girls' 400 Meter Relay
(Trisha Adams, Abby Kahl,
Leah Denton, Casey Ingra-
ham)-57.83 seconds; Girls
Medley Relay (Allison Sykes,
Leah Denton, Laurie Michael,
Abby Kahl)-3:21 minutes; Boys
Discus-Michael Schonbachler
1 1 4 7 "; Shot Put-Levi Geer
41 10"; 100 Meter Hurdles-
Matt Jepsen 15.81 seconds; 400
Meter Dash-Levi Geer 57.07
seconds; 400 Meter Relay
(Michael Schonbachler, Matt
Jepsen, Stanley Cutsforth, Levi
Geer)-51.69 seconds.
The HJHTT competed at a
championship meet recently at
Umatilla. Nine schools partici­
pated in this final meet of the
season. The Heppner eighth
grade girls and boys each plac­
ed second overall in the com­
Following are the results
from that meet:
Seventh grade girls: Lindsey
Ward-second 400 m Run, third
Medley Relay; Jeanette Brant­
ley-third Medley Relay; Saman­
tha Wilhelm-third Medley
Relay; Amanda Sneddon-third
Medley Relay, eighth Long
Jump and 200 m Dash.
Seventh grade boys: Rob
Nichols-sixth 100 m Dash,
seventh 200 m Dash; David
Piper-second High Jump, sixth
100 m Hurdles, seventh Discus;
Craig Scott-fourth 100 m Dash,
fifth Softball Throw, eighth
High Jump.
Eighth grade girls: Trisha
Adams-first High Jump (4 7 "),
first 100 m Hurdles (19.74), first
400 m Relay (57.83), seventh
Shot Put; Abby Kahl-first 400 m
Run (68.43), first 400 m Relay,
first Medley Relay (3:21); Leah
Denton-first 400 m Relay, first
Medley Race, third High Jump,
third 100 m Dash; Casey
Ingraham-first 400 m Relay, se-
cond Softball Throw, second
Discus, third Long Jump;
Laurie Michael-first 300 m
Hurdles (55.36), first Medley
Relay, sixth 200 m Run; Allison
Sykes-first Medley Relay,
seventh Discus; Tracy Rankin-
demand, thanks to Lottery dollars.
sixth Triple Jump, eighth 200 m
Run; Amanda McDaniel-fifth
Shot Put, eighth Softball
Eighth grade boys: Matt Jep-
sen-first 100 m Hurdles (16.38),
second Shot Put, second 400 m
Relay, third High Jump; Levi
Geer-first 400 m Run (58.08),
first 800 m Run (2:31), second
400 m Relay, fourth Shot Put;
Stanley Cutsforth-second 400
m Relay, third Softball Throw;
Michael Schonbachler-second
400 m Relay, third Discus,
fourth Long Jump, fourth 200
m Run; Cody Bellamy-second
Medley Relay, second 1500 m
Run, seventh Softball Throw;
Matthew Van Liew-second
Medley Relay; Jake Roy-second
Medley Relay; Mitch Mathews-
second Medley Relay, sixth 300
m Hurdles, Joey Bourie-fifth
High Jump.
Coach Barbara Peterson said
that she, "felt privileged to be
part of the team and was very
proud of all the participants."
The team will conclude its
1996 season with an awards
night to be held on Thursday,
May 30, at 7 p.m. at the Hepp­
ner High School gym. All of the
track team, parents and family
members are invited to attend.
Lottery funded research on onions and
other Oregon grown veggies by Oregon
State University has helped increase
yields, resistance to disease, and make
them more storable.
Today, the Sweet Spanish onion
accounts for nearly 25% of all onions
sold in the U.S. It's enough to bring
tears to your eyes.
It Does Good Things
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