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TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times. Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, January 1. 1997
T h e O fficial N ew spaper o f th e
C ity o f H ep p n er and th e
C ou nty o f M orrow
Maurice K. Groves
M aurice
"M a u ry "
Groves, 83, longtime Heppner
resident, died on December 24,
1996, at the home of his
daughter, Anita, in Ocean
Park, Washington.
No funeral service is plann­
ed at this time. However, a
celebration of his life is plann­
ed for the spring, to be held on
the first tee of the Kinzua Golf
Course, where he loved to
play. A memorial bench given
to him by all of his children w ill
be placed so golfers can sit and
contemplate their first shot.
Friends will be notified of the
date when it is determined, so
H ep p n er
U S P S. 240-420
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Advertising Layout & Graphics
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“Happy New Year
The Heppner Chamber of Commerce
Gentry Construction
Mike Armato/Alliance Mori.
Bell’s Barber Shop
Century Welding-Frank Osmin
Colleen Williams Creations
Eastern Or. Comupter Consulting
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Gardner's Men's Wear
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Ron Daniels
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Heppner Ranger District
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Kl AIA Radio
Morrow County Abstract
Morrow County Grain Growers
Cara Osmin
Peterson s Jewelers
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TREO Ranch
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Bank o f Eastern Oregon
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Thank you to all of the Volunteers who help the Chamber
achieve their goals. Join to create a positive environment
where business , community & people thrive.
they can join in this service.
Mr. Groves was bom to John
and Nellie Groves on June 15,
1913, in Mahaska County,
Iowa. His family moved to
Oregon when he was six years
He married Betty Dunwoody
in September, 1935, and they
had three children; Larry,
Maureen and Anita. Betty died
in a plane accident in April,
1951. He later maried Janet
Rands, and they had one son,
John. Maurice and Janet were
divorced in the early 1970s. He
had three step-children who
considered him "D a d ," Bar­
bara, Marshall and David, and
w'ere an important part of his
Mr. Groves spent most of his
adult life in the home construc­
tion trade and many of the
homes that he built and re­
modeled are in the Heppner
area. He also loved to relay
stories of his "buckaroo" days
on ranches in southeastern
Oregon during his younger
years. Additionally, he played
semi-pro baseball with the
Salem Senators and continued
to be an avid baseball fan. He
was a 47 year member of the
Elks Club.
His love of golf and warm
weather prompted him to
travel to Arizona each winter
for the last 15 years, but he
would always return to Hepp­
ner in the early spring. He will
be missed for his humor and
generosity of spirit.
Mr. Groves is survived by
sons, John, Larry and daugh-
ter-in-law G loria G roves;
daughters and sons-in-law,
Maureen and Kenneth Howard
and Anita and Daryl Dick; step­
children and in-laws, Barbara
and Paul Levison, Marshall and
Judie Rands, and David Rands;
17 grandchildren and seven
Marriage Licenses
The Morrow County Clerk's
office at the courthouse in
Heppner reports issuing the
following marriage license dur­
ing the past week:
Dec. 26: David G. McNary,
42, lone; and
Patricia H. Wehrli, 32, Fossil.
Letters to the Editor
Editor's note: Letters to the editor must be signed. The Gazette-Times will
not publish unsigned letters Please include your address and phone number
on all letters for use by the G-T office. The G-T reserves the right to edit.
Local giving an inspiration
To the Editor:
Whatever else the Christmas
season may bring, it also pro­
vides a powerful reminder that
caring remains an important in­
gredient in our community. I
end the year confident that
kindness and volunteerism are
thriving here. Many members
of our community have in­
spired me with their demon­
strations of giving.
Some kind " e lf" had to pre­
tape Christmas music that
brought a lilt to the feet and
whistles and words to the
mouths of pedestrians. Anoth­
er had to make sure that the
music continued to play so that
the street remained alive with
those familiar and new sounds.
The street decorations, of
course, did not appear by
magic, but because some jolly
old souls repaired them and
some others put them on the
light poles.
The community tree, also,
Charter schools provide alternative
To the Editor:
In 1996, Oregon received
$500,000 in federal grant money
to support charter school pro­
jects. In 1995, the state receiv­
ed $286,000 from the U.S.
Dept, of Education and distri­
buted it to 21 districts for plan­
ning charter schools. Among
them is Portland, which is ex­
ploring ways to create a charter
district. The state also gave
money to support five charter­
like schools.
This year, the state has re­
ceived an additional 13 applica­
tions for planning grants and 16
applications to open new char­
ter schools. The state will give
the $500,000 to local schools for
planning, building and expan­
ding these schools.
The charter public schools are
au tonom ou s and operate
through a contract or charter
with a governm ent body,
usually a local school board.
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the contract goals, but freed
from many government regula­
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President Clinton, say charter
schools foster more options for
public school students and im­
prove all schools by forcing
them to compete for students.
It would appear to behoove
the Morrow County School
Board to, at a bare minimum,
go back to a five day school
week to improve the quality of
education in Morrow County.
It is debatable how much
money this policy saves the
school district.
In years to come, the Morrow
County School Board could be
viewed as responsible for a lag­
gard school population if they
choose to not upgrade with the
rest of Oregon.
(s) Meg Murray
To the Editor:
The week Dec. 1-7 was de­
clared "H om e Care W eek" by
the Oregon Legislature. It's a
week that gives us an oppor­
tunity to recognize the growing
number of home care providers
who often go beyond the call of
duty for their patients.
I appreciate all home care
professionals, especially my
staff, and to the non-profes­
sionals who take care of
relatives and friends because
they care. As home care pro­
viders, we do what is possible
to help strengthen our patients'
lives. But during this time of
year in particular, I feel we
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resulted from someone's shar­
ing attitude, from someone's
efforts to put on lights, from so­
meone's artistic concern with
the star atop, and from the
organizers and participants in
the decorating of the tree.
No one said that someone
had to create a "giving tree" or
that people had to contribute
gifts for it. Donations to the
Neighborhood Center were not
mandatory and the volunteers
who work at the center do not
have to.
So many people, young and
old, freely shared their musical
talents this season. Many peo­
ple quietly and without recog­
nition have given gifts and per­
formed other acts of kindness
that most of us will never know
Heppner is fortunate to have
so many caring people and I am
fortunate to have them for
neighbors and friends.
(s) Doris Brosnan
need to appreciate our patients
who more often than not treat
us like family and do even
more to enrich our own lives.
(s) Molly Rhea
Home Health Director, PMHH
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There will be a regular Port
of Morrow commission meet­
ing on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 3
p.m. The meeting will take
place at the Port of Morrow Ad­
ministration office, One Marine
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