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    Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, May 6, 1998 - THREE
Health Dist. meeting scene of heated exchange MC Gun Club holds final shoot
a modifying influence on the Heppner and Boardman and is
Tom Meyers of Boardman told
the lead researcher of a Morrow
County Health District survey to
"shut up" dunng a heated
exchange at the Morrow County
Health District regular meeting
held Monday, May 4, in
Board chair Cara Osmin,
banged her gavel on the table and
warned Meyers not to use such
language before the board.
Meyers, who is the husband of
MCHD Board member Sharron
Meyers, disagreed with Terry
Edvalson, director of the
Regional Services Institute at
Eastern Oregon University at
method by which the surveys
were distributed. Edvalson asked
Meyers to leave the room with
him to discuss the issue further,
but Meyers declined.
The institute conducted the a
survey on behalf of MCHD so
that the district could get input
on the health care wants and
needs of the communities in
Morrow County. Meyers said
that the survey was biased and
indicated that he didn't like the
sampling of respondents in the
survey and the way the institute
tried to obtain input from the
Edvalson said that surveys
were mailed to registered voters
in the county and that input from
Hispanics was sought through
surveys distributed by Father
Paco, a Catholic priest. Edvalson
said that the survey of the
Hispanic community was a
failure because the surveys
distributed to the Hispanic
community were not returned
before Father Paco moved from
the area.
John Prag of Boardman added
that losing voter registration is not
reliable in Boardman, because of
the low voter registration..
Edvalson countered that he
believed that surveys mailed to
households, rather than to
registered voters, would not
generate any greater response.
Meyers also said that the
surveys were not accurate
because they had been distributed
before Boardman physician,
Robert Boss, left the district to
establish his own practice in
Boardman after he and the board
coujd not agree on a contract.
The board also approved a
three-year union contract, which
has. been approved by the union,
for cost-of-living increases of
two percent the first year, two
percent the second and three
percent the third.
Prior to the regular meeting,
the MCHD Budget Committee
met and approved the 1998-99
committee member Gene Allen,
Boardman, who was not present
at the meeting, wrote a letter to
the committee, which was read
by board member and budget
committee member Sharron
Meyers, indicating that he would
not vote in favor of the budget.
Allen, in the letter, said that the
budget "failed to provide the
public with a clear view" of
district expenses.
Budget committee member
Don Eppenbach, Irrigon, said
that the committee's job was to
ensure that the district had
sufficient tax revenues to cover
any expenses not covered by
other means and ensure that the
district remain solvent, not to go
over each line item in the budget.
Eppenbach added that the
committee's function was not as
John Prag of Boardman took
issue with the financial reports
submitted by chief financial
officer Dan Grant, saying that
the cash method of bookkeeping
would show a more accurate
picture of the district's financial
situation than the accrual method
which the district uses. The
accrual method shows billings,
rather than cash received.
Grant said that the accrual
method is required for special
districts, but added that he would
include a cash report in his
financial report.
In other business, the board:
-learned that two doctors have
indicated an interest in working
for the district;
-learned that a dentist, Dr.
Sharon Angelici, has visited both
interested in filling one of the
vacancies in the district. The
dentist in the Heppner office, Dr.
Paul Marshall, is leaving June
30 and the dentist at the
Boardman office, Dr. Blair
Smith, is leaving the district in
-heard a report on a proposed
insurance portfolio. The board
declined to vote on the issue until
they had reviewed the plan
-heard that the Imgon clinic is
nearing completion and is
tentatively scheduled for opening
July 1. According to Ken
Schmidt, MCHD CEO, medical
providers will divide time
between the Boardman and
Irrigon clinics.
-heard a report from Molly
Rhea, Home Health director.
Pendleton, OR 97801.
Bums Mortuary of Hermiston
was in care of arrangements.
Gayle Engle
Gayle Engle, 50, of Monument,
died Monday, May 4, 1998, at
his residence.
Funeral services will be held on
Friday, May 8, at the Monument
Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m.
with Pastor Paul Chisholm
officiating. Interment will follow
at the Hamilton Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife Julie
of Monument; daughter Misty
Swaggart and her husband John
of Monument; son Clay Engle
and wife Maria; step-son Perry
Shank; parents, Bud and Osie
Engle; two sisters, Janet Hardin
and her husband Lester and Judy
Martin and her husband Will;
brother Gary Engle and wife
Patti; an aunt Freda Tubbs; four
grandchildren and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Those who wish may make
contributions in his memory to
the Monument Bible Church
Chapel who is in charge of
George Elza Irvin
George Elza Irvin, 70, Imgon,
died on Friday, May 1, 1998, at
his home.
Funeral service was May 5, at
the Bums Mortuary Chapel in
Hermiston. Bunal followed at the
Lexington Cemetery.
Mr. Irvin was bom at John Day
on November 11, 1927, to Harry
and Flossie Irvin.
Mr. Irvin was a resident of
Irrigon the past 20 years. He
worked as a heavy equipment
operator in road construction for
many years. He was a member
of the First Christian Church, the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, the
Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge and
Lexington Grange. He was a
veteran of World War II, serving
in the U.S. Navy.
He married his wife, Georgia
"Jo" Irvin, on April 30, 1949, at
Mr. Irvin is survived by his
wife, Georgia "Jo" Irvin of
Imgon; son, William Harry Irvin
of Twin Falls, Idaho; two
daughters, Valda Ann Smith of
Hermiston, and Vickie Lynn
Bowen of Goldendale, WA; 15
grandchildren and 20 great­
relatives and friends. He was
preceded in death by his parents
Harry and Glossie Irvin, step­
father, Carl Breeding; brother
Dewey Walter Irvin; and sister,
Eunice Irene Damielle.
Memorial Contributions may
be made to the American Cancer
and second, Jim Eynetich, 22,
and Curt Day, both with a 22; 20-
yard shoot- first, Mick Sharp and
Jeff Cutsforth, both 23, second,
Matt Clark, 18; Jack-n-Jills- first,
Mark Schlichting and Geneva
Matthews, 22 of 24, second. Curt
and Sandi Day, 21 of 24, second
round winners -first, Jeff and
The Morrow County Gun Club
final shoot of the season was held
Sunday, April 26, with a "good
turnout" to shoot straight trap,
Jack-n-Jills, kids' shoot and a
family barbecue, said a club
Winners are as follows: 16-
yard shoot- first, Mick Sharp, 23,
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custom ers. I f I ’m asked a question
and fo r some reason I don’t know
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som eone who does.
Being in new accounts, its im p o rta n t
to m e th a t m y new custom ers have
all th e in fo rm a tio n th e y need and
know all th e ir options.”
- Tricia Gunderson, Heppner Branch
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Bryce Walter Keene, 80,
Hermiston, died on Sunday, May
3, 1998, at Good Shepherd
Hermiston. Graveside funeral
service will be Thursday, May 7,
1998, at the Lexington Cemetery
at 2 p.m.
Mr. Keene was bom at
Heppner on April 24, 1918, to
Arthur and Annie Keene. He
graduated from lone High
School. He married Louise
McFerrin on March 31, 1938.
He farmed in the lone area for
most of his life and moved to
Hermiston in 1986. He worked
in Hermiston until taking a
medical retirement in 1996.
Mr. Keene was a past member
o f the Willows Grange in lone,
holding several offices; a
member of the board of directors
for the Lexington Co-op;
formerly served on the lone
School Board; and was on the
board of directors for the
Society. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, dancing and family
Mr. Keene is survived by his
wife of 60 years, Louise of
Hermiston; three sons, Loy of
Lowell, Arkansas, Richard of
Reno, Nevada, and Stuart of
Hermiston; sister, Ruth McCabe
of lone; nine grandchildren, and
three great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by a
daughter, Kathy, in 1988.
Memorial contributions may be
made to American Heart
Association, 1425 NE Irving, .
Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232,
or to the American Cancer
Pendleton, OR 97801.
Bums Mortuary of Hermiston
was in care of arrangements.
Missy Cutsforth, 14 of 20,
second, Scott Dougherty and
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