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    FOUR - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, July 10, 1996
The Official Newspaper of the
City of Heppner and the
County of Morrow
Heppner
G A ZETTE-TIM ES
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U S P S 240-420
Morrow County’s Home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
Published weekly and entered as periodical matter at the Post Office at Heppner.
Oregon under the Act of March 3, 1879. Periodical postage Daid at Heppner,
Oregon Office at 147 West Willow Street Telephone (541)676^)228. Postmaster
send address changes to the Heppner Gazette-Times, P.O. Bo* 337, Heppner,
Oregon 97836 Subscriptions: $18 in Morrow, Wheeler, Gilliam and Grant Coun­
ties; $25 elsewhere.
April Hilton-Sykes........................................................................................ News Editor
Stephanie Jensen ............................................................................................Typesetting
Monique D evin......................................................... Advertising Layout fit Graphics
Bonnie B e n n e tt...............................................................................................Distribution
Penni K eersem aker................................................................................................ Printer
David Sykes, Publisher
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Tax increase unfair to smokers
To the editor: .
Here we go again. The
powers that be are trying to
raise the cigarette tax to pay for
the floundering Oregon Health
Plan.
I can plainly see that the pro­
posed tax increase is unfair to
smokers. After all, the cigarette
tax wasincreased by 10 cents
last year to fund this same pro­
gram. Imposing an additional
30 cents per pack is outrageous.
That's $425 per year for every
smoker in Oregon, amounting
to $154 million over a two year
period.
If taxes are indeed intended
to pay for services that benefit
all, then the cost of the Oregon
Justice Court
Report___
Health Plan should be shared
by all Oregon citizens. We
should not be forcing one
group to pay so that the rest
receive a free ride.
Proponents, including hospi­
tal corporations, knowing full
well the easy sell of anti­
smoking measures, are quick to
make smokers the fiscal
management of the Oregon
Health Plan. A deficit of near­
ly $20 million after only two
years in operation is not a
record to be proud of.
Sincerely,
(s) Gloria Moxley
1425 NW Carden
Pendleton
WCCC Coll
The Justice Court office at the
courthouse annex building in
Heppner reports handling the
following business during the
past week:
Rodney Paul Langlitz, 29,
Heppner-three counts of No
Drivers License, Driving Unin­
sured, Failure to Wear Seatbelt,
$334 fine each count;
Andrew Roger Smith, 23,'
Boardman-Failure to Drive
Right and Violation of the Basic
Rule, 80 mph in a 55 mph zone,
$334 fine;
David Nelson, 47, John Day-
No PUC Permit, $87 fine;
Michael Gregory Holtz, 19,
lone-Violation of the Basic
Rule, 75 mph in a 55 mph zone,
$101 fine;
Nancy Carol Snider, 48, Ione-
Violation of the Basic Rule, 73
mph in a 55 mph zone, $67
fine;
Benjamin C. Humbert, Jr.,
46, Milton-Freewater-Tandem
Overload, 34,000 limit, 36,500
alleged, $77 fine;
Fredrick Milton Fox, 55,
Umatilla-Failure to Obey Traf­
fic Control Device, $122 fine;
Robin M. Ball, 31, Heppner-
Violation of the Basic Rule, 56
mph in a 35 mph zone, $122
fine;
Elmer Arthur Heath, 75,
Heppner-Unsafe Pass on the
Left, $132 fine.
Low gross of the field: Pat
Edmundson, 37.
Flight A: low gross-a tie bet­
ween Jan Paustian and Susan
Atkins, 40; low net-Lois Hunt
27; least putts-Carol Norris 16;
K.P.-a tie between Pat Ed­
mundson and Karen Wildman
#11; chip in-Dorris Graves # 11,
Eileen Padberg #12, Lorrene
Montgomery #10, Betty Riet-
mann #11, Lucille Peck #15,
Bernice Lott #11, Lois Hunt
#13; team ball winner-Susan
Atkins, Dorris Graves; long
putt-Jan Paustian.
Flight B: low gross-Bemice
Lott 45; low net-Debra Ken­
drick 28; least putts-Lucille
Peck i2.
Flight C: low gross-Lorrene
Montgomery 52; low net-Dorris
Graves 33; least putts-Jackie
Allstott 18.
Ken Wallace
graduates from
OSU
Ken Wallace has graduated
from Oregon State University
with a dgree in radiation health
physics.
He is the son of Gene and
Chirella Wallace, Lexington.
COAST TO COAST
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ObitwarY
Pessie Nadine Flatt
Funeral services for Pessie
Nadine Flatt, 65 of Condon,
will be held Friday July 12,
19%, at 11 a.m. at the Condon
High School Gymnasium with
concluding services and burial
at the Condon Cemetery.
Mrs. Flatt died Monday, Ju­
ly 8, 19%, at St. Charles
Medical Center in Bend, after
a long and hard fought battle
with cancer.
Mrs. Flatt was bom on Oct.
8,1930, at Hood River, to Jessie
and Mervin Cloe. She attend­
ed school in Hood River and
The Dalles, graduating from
The Dalles High School.
On July 23, 1950 she married
Bill Hatt at The Dalles. The cou­
ple lived briefly in Moro, and
moved to Condon, soon after
the birth of their first child. Ex­
cept for brief periods when
they lived at their second home
in Sunriver, the couple lived in
Condon for nearly all of their
married life.
Mrs. Flatt was very active in
her family life and in the life of
her community. She was in­
volved in Cub Scouts, Girl
Scouts, Lady Elks and was a
private pilot. She spent many
years as a Mother Advisor and
Grand Deputy in Rainbow for
Girls. She served three terms as
Worthy Matron in the Order of
Eastern Star and she was an
honorary life member of Con­
don Elks Lodge number 1869.
She spent two terms as Con­
don's first city council woman
and was instrum ental in
development of the Condon Ci­
ty Golf Course and renovation
of the city park. She was also
chariman of Condon's first 4th
of July breakfast, an annual
tradition now in its 33rd year.
For the past 40 years, Mrs Flatt
was secretary./treasurer, of Mid
Columbia Bus Co., Inc., active­
ly managing the family owned
school and charter bus bus­
iness. She also served on
the board of directors for the
Betty Hise Trust for Cancer
Research.
Mrs. Flatt enjoyed flying,
sewing, golf, bridge, cooking
for large gatherings, travel,
friends and caring for her
grandchildren.
Survivors include her
mother, Jessie Sweeny of
Pendleton, her husband, Bill at
their home sons Doug, of
Pendleton, Kevin, a lieutenant
colonel stationed at Columbus
AFB in Columbus, Miss., Bruce
of Condon, and Jeff of Twin
Falls, Id,, a daughter, Laurie
Roberge of Vancouver, Wa., 10
grandchildren, one great­
grandchild, brothers, Merv
Cloe of Reedsport, and Lonnie
Cloe of Wapato Wa. Her father,
Mervin, and her stepfather,
Ken Sweeney, preceded her in
death.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Betty Hise Trust
for Cancer Research, through
the Condon Elks Lodge, Con­
don, Or., 97823, or to the South
Gilliam County Ambulance
"Jaw s of Life" fund, through
the Gilliam County Medical
Center, Condon, OR, 97832.
Sweeney Mortuary of Con­
don was in charge of arrange­
ments.
Slw riffi R«port
The Morrow County Sheriff's
office in Heppner reports
dispatching the following
business during the past week:
July 2: Morrow County depu­
ty assisted with an animal pro­
blem on 1-84 mile post 168 east
bound;
Morrow County deputy
began an investigation of a
criminal mischief at the Petty­
john building in Heppner;
Morrow County sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Boardman
ambulance to a motor vehicle
accident on 1-84 in the median
at mile post 164. Ambulance
was cancelled enroute;
Morrow County deputy
responded to a residence on
Olsen Road for a civil com­
plaint;
Morrow County deputy
assisted the Oregon State
Police to locate an unlicensed
driver driving a stolen vehicle.
Police officers were unable to
locate anyone;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon area
with Children's Services Divi­
sion for an interview;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Boardman
area near Olsen and Kunze
road for a report of a suspicious
vehicle;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Boardman
area for a domestic problem in
progress;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Heppner
ambulance to the Blue Spruce
Apartment for a female with an
unknown illness. Patient was
transported to Pioneer Mem­
orial Hospital;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Heppner
and lone Fire departments to a
grass fire near Balmfork Rd.;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the West Glen
Addition in Boardman for a
juvenile problem;
Morrow County deputy
assisted a disabled motorist by
calling a tow;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the West Glen
Addition for a disturbance. Pro­
blem was resolved;
Morrow County deputy
assisted a disabled motorist.
The vehicle was running so no
assist was needed.
July 3: Morrow County depu­
ty responded to Oregon Hay in
Boardman for a report of stolen
span cable. The value was
unknown at press time;
Morrow County deputy
received a report of a possible
drunk driver near Irrigon on
Hwy. 730. Deputy was unable
to locate anyone;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Arlington
ambulance to the Oregon State
Police sub station for a 79 year
old with an unknown illness.
No transport was made.
July 4: Morrow County
Sheriff's office dispatched the
Boardman Fire department to
the Boardman Texaco for a
vehicle fire;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Arlington
Fire department and am­
bulance to a single vehicle
rollover on 1-84 mile post 148.
Four people were transported
to The Dalles;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the area of Hwy
730 and county line road for a
report of fire crackers being
used;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon
Marine Park for a report of fire
works causing damage to a
vehicle in the parking lot;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the West Glenn
Addition, Boardman area, for a
report of shots being fired.
July 5: Morrow County depu­
ty responded to the Paterson-
Ferry Road area for a report of
a prowler in the area;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon area
for a report of illegal burning;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Spray and
Mitchell ambulances to the
Waterman area out of Mitchell
for a logging accident.' One
male was transported to St
Charles;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon area
for an animal problem;
Morrow County deputy in­
vestigated a report of theft from
vehicle parts from a Lexington
address;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Boardman
area for a family problem.
Turned out to be a civil matter;
Morrow County deputy
assisted the Boardman Police
Dept, with locating a missing
child in the Boardman area;
Morrow County deputy took
a report of suspicious cir­
cumstances in the Boardman
area;
Morrow County deputy
responded to do a welfare
check on Libby Thompson,
Ripee Rd. Everything was OK;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Fossil EMTs
to C St. in Fossil. One male
with an illness was taken by
private vehicle to the clinic;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon area
for an animal problem.
July 6: Morrow County
Sheriff's office dispatched the
Boardman ambulance to a
residence off of Laurel Lane for
a male with an unknown il­
lness. Patient was transported
to Good Shepherd Communi­
ty Hospital in Hermiston;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Union Pacific
Railroad for a golden retriever
caught by his chain on the
tracks. The dog was rescued;
MorroW County deputy
responded to an alarm soun­
ding at the Intertribal Fisheries
on Tower Road;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Heppner
ambulance to a residence near
Kinzua Road for a male that
had been kicked by a horse and
a female with an injury. They
were transported to Pioneer
Memorial Hospital and they to
St. Mary's Hospital in Walla
Walla, WA.;
Morrow County deputy
assisted Oregon State Police
with a rollover with injuries on
Hwy 730 one mile east of
Irrigon;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon area
for a disturbance;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon area
for another disturbance;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Country
Garden
Estates
for
a
disturbance;
Morrow County deputy re­
sponded to the Irrigon Marina
for a suspicious vehicle in the
a!»ea. The vehicle and its oc­
cupants were checked.
July 7: Morrow County depu­
ty responded to assist the
Boardman Police Dept, in
checking on a suspect with a
violation of a restraining order;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon area
for a suspicious vehicle on Hwy
730 near Irrigon BP;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Boardman
ambulance to 1-84, Port of Mor­
row, westbound exit for a male
with an unknown illness. No
transport was made;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice dispatched the Boardman
ambulance to 1-84 one mile east
of Boardman, for a juvenile
with an injury. No transport
was made;
Morrow County deputy at­
tempted to locate a report of a
possible Driver Under the In­
fluence of Intoxicants on Hwy
73/207;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon
Mobile Court to investigate a
report of a suspicious person;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon
Marina for a disturbance. A
female was trasnported to
Good Shepherd Community
Hospital in Hermiston with an
unknown injury;
Morrow County deputy
delivered a message to a
residence in the Irrigon area;
Morrow County deputy
responded to the Irrigon
marina for a juvenile problem;
Morrow County Sheriff's of­
fice responded to a residence
on County Line Rd., near Fron­
tage Rd, for a report of burglary
of a residence. Household
items with unknown value
were taken.
Garden Club
picnic changed
The Heppner Garden Club
potluck and picnic scheduled
for July 14 has been changed to
July 21 at 1:30 p.m.
The change is to give people
the opportunity to attend the
churches picnic planned July 14
by the Ministerial Association,
said a Garden Club spokes­
person.
Splash Down!
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Swam p Coolers & Parts
Fans - Ice Chest - Jugs
Coast to Coast
Hft f v r
w r CAM H f.tT
rot
Rummage Sale & Flea Market
Proceeds benefit
The Neighborhood Center
Friday July 12
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Neighborhood Center
Parking L o t______
SHOE BOX
TALK-N-TOPS
FABRIC’S ETC.
Heppner, OR.
676-5241