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    TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
Gary Otis Ball
U.S.P.S. 240-420
Morrow County’s Home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
Published weekly by Sykes Publishing, LLC and entered as periodical matter at the
Post Office at Heppner, Oregon under the Act of March 3, 1879. Periodical postage
paid at Heppner, Oregon. Office at 188 W. Willow Street. Telephone (541) 676-
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David Sykes ..............................................................................................Publisher
Andrea Di Salvo ............................................................................................ Editor
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Derek Michael
Carlson—Kyle and
Brenda Carlson of
Pendleton, OR an-
nounce the birth of a
son, Derek Michael
Carlson. He was
born April 26, 2015
at St. Anthony Hos-
pital in Pendleton. He
weighed 7 pounds, 1
ounce and was 19.5
inches long.
Derek Michael Carlson
Grandparents are
Phil and Kathy Carlson of Heppner, and Kevin and Cathy
Gleason of Dorris, CA.
Great-grandparents are Louis and Betty Carlson of
Heppner, and Betty Rodman of Henderson, NV.
Gary Otis Ball, 65, of
Heppner died Monday,
April 27, 2015 of a heart at-
tack. A graveside memorial
service with military honors
was held Saturday, May 2,
at 11 a.m. at the Heppner
Masonic Cemetery.
He was born in Hep-
pner on June 1, 1949 to par-
ents Leon and Jean Biddle
Ball. Gary was raised and
attended school in Heppner.
He lived almost all his life
in Heppner.
Gary served in Vietnam
as an Army radio operator
until his honorable dis-
charge. He then served in
the National Guard until
He came home to marry
the love of his life, Donna
Jean Bradley. They were
married on August 11, 1972
in Hermiston, and had 42
happy years together.
Gary worked at the
Kinzua Mill in Heppner
for 25 years, becoming
Leslie Conklin
Lawrence Leslie Conk-
family homestead near
lin, 81, of Lexington died Lyle, WA where Lawrence
April 27, 2015. A
lived through high
graveside service
school. He served in
will be held at 3
the U.S. Army dur-
p.m. on Friday, May
ing the Korean War
8, at Lyle-Balch
and, upon honorable
cemetery in Lyle,
discharge, returned
to Washington.
Lawrence was Lawrence
He married Di-
born June 17, 1933 Leslie Conklin ana Hankin of Dod-
to Clinton and
son, OR. The couple
“Etta” Conklin in Dolph, had three children, Larry
OR. They returned to the Conklin of Aberdeen, WA,
Marriage Licenses
John. She used to tell her
daughters how she would
anxiously wait for him to
arrive at the bus stop to go
pick berries in the fields as
a teenager. She snagged her
dreamy man and they were
married Jan. 17, 1964. They
relocated to Tillamook, OR
and soon after welcomed
a beautiful daughter, Mi-
As a vagabond For-
est Service family they
had the opportunity to live
many places, including
Naches, WA ranger station
and Walla Walla, WA. Judy
made friends everywhere
she went. She had one of
those smiles that could light
up the night and she never
The View from the Green
Twenty-one men par-
ticipated in Sunday men’s
play at Willow Creek Coun-
try Club on May 3. The
results are as follows:
Low gross—1 st , Greg
Grant, 64; 2 nd (tie), Charlie
Ferguson and Dennis Peck,
Low net—1 st , Bill Mor-
ris, 49; 2 nd (tie), David
Allstott and Tim Hedman,
Special Events—KP
#4-13, Bill Morris, 3’6”;
KP 2 nd Shot #6-15, Tim
Hedman, 1’1”; least putts,
Duane Disque, 25.
There will be no men’s
play this Sunday as mem-
bers celebrate Mother’s
Day on May 10. Next orga-
nized play will be May 17.
Ralph Walker, Earl Fish-
burn and John Edmundson
are hosts.
Center bag sale today
The Neighborhood Center will hold its monthly $10
Bag Sale today, Wednesday, May 6. The bag sale includes
all clothing and shoes. Merchandise on the tables is 50
percent off.
The Neighborhood Center of South Morrow County is
open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Donations of gently used merchandise and home decor
along with paper and plastic bags are greatly appreciated.
prime rib senior
Saturday This Sunday's
meal will
be a baked
ham dinner
beginning at
Landing at Morrow
County OHV Park
Hours: mon-Sat 8am-8pm
Sunday 8am-6pm
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Murray and his wife Cat-
lin; and a granddaughter,
Gary was preceded in
death by his mother, Jean
Memorial contributions
may be made to the Sheila
Piper Medical Fund, c/o
Bank of Eastern Oregon,
PO Box 39, Heppner, OR
Sweeney Mortuary of
Heppner is in charge of ar-
Linda Conklin (deceased)
of Portland, OR and L.
Lindsay Conklin of Salem,
He later married Ju-
dith Ritchey (deceased) of
Prineville, OR and they had
a daughter, Sherri Conk-
lin (deceased). They also
raised his granddaughter,
Tashina Rushlow of Lex-
ington, upon her parents’
A long-time resident of
central Oregon, he worked
in the timber and ranching
industries. Upon retirement,
he moved to Lexington.
Lawrence also is sur-
vived by four granddaugh-
ters and nine great-grand-
Arrangements are be-
ing made by Gardner’s
Funeral Home out of White
Salmon, WA.
knew a stranger. In 1980
they found themselves be-
ing sent to Heppner and, as
many people do, found their
home here. In 1990, they
adopted a second daughter
named Angela.
Judy held many jobs
throughout the years in
the area. Judy worked for
the Heppner Elementary
School, Red Apple Market
and ended up finding her-
self working at her favorite
job of all, Peterson’s Jewel-
ry. Working there combined
two of her favorite things,
people and shopping.
Some of her other fa-
vorite things were going
to the beach, gardening,
laughing and spending time
with her family. She was
a grandma twice over and
found her new calling in life
being the best grandma a
kid could ask for. Her warm
smile and kind words will
be missed by many.
Judy is survived by
her husband, John, of Hep-
pner; daughter and son-in-
law Michelle and Richard
Boniface of Silverton, OR;
daughter and son-in-law
Angela and Kasey Jones of
Heppner and two grandchil-
dren, Lane and Leila; sister,
Lindy, of Nebraska; and
brother, Randy, of Sheridan.
She is proceeded in
death by her mother, Edna;
father, Floyd; and her sister,
Judith ‘Judy’ Aaron
Judith “Judy” Aaron
died at her home the eve-
ning of February 13, 2015
at the age of 69. A Celebra-
tion of Life in her memory
will be held at the Heppner
United Methodist Church
on Saturday, May 16, at 2
p.m. Her wishes were for
her ashes to be scattered
with her mother and sister at
a favorite childhood camp-
ing spot on the Naxtuocn
River near Sheridan, OR.
Judy was born May 3,
l 945 to Edna and Floyd
The Morrow County Clerk’s office has released the
Whitehorn at St. Edward,
following report of marriage licenses:
NE. When Judy was in
May 1, 2015: -Jarrett James Boyer, 23, of Hermiston
elementary school, her fam-
and Amber Larin Gray, 21, of Hermiston.
ily relocated to Sheridan,
-Josie Jaylynn Miller, 25, of The Dalles and Trent
OR. Soon after, she met a
Allen Miles, 25, of The Dalles.
dreamy young man named
WCCC Sunday
men’s play
the manager of the saw
mill until it permanently
shut down. He bought a
log truck in 2005 and was
self-employed at the time
of his death.
Survivors include his
wife, Donna Ball of Hep-
pner; father, Leon Ball, also
of Heppner; brothers, Jay
Ball of Long Creek, OR and
Randy Ball of Heppner; a
son, Stacy Murray and his
wife Rachel of Klamath
Falls, OR; grandson, Cody
~ Letters to the Editor ~
Over the Tee Cup
A nice day with no
wind greeted the 18 ladies
who showed up for the
ladies’ play day at Willow
Creek Country Club on
April 28. Low gross of the
field went to Virginia Grant.
Low net of the field was a
tie between Betty Burns and
Tiffany Clements, while
least putts of the field was
a tie among Jan Paustian,
Bev Steagall and Lorrene
For flight A, low gross
went to Pat Edmundson,
low net to Karen Thomp-
son and least putts to Eva
Kilkenny. Virginia Grant
had long drive and KP.
For flight B, Sarah
Rucker had low gross and
long drive, and Emily
Thompson had low net.
On flight C, Jackie
Allstott and Pat Dough-
erty tied for low gross,
while low net was also a
tie between Judy Harris and
Sharon Harrison. Shirley
Martin had least putts, Pat
Dougherty the long drive
and Judy Harris KP.
In other events, Lorrene
Montgomery had a chip-in
#9 and Sharon Harrison had
a chip-in #6, while Sarah
Rucker had the long putt
on #5.
All Tuesday golfers
are reminded that tee time
will be 9 a.m. starting this
month. All ladies are asked
to arrive 20 minutes early.
National Day of
Prayer event planned
The South Morrow
County Ministerial Asso-
ciation would like to invite
the Heppner community
and those in the surround-
ing areas to a National Day
of Prayer event to be held
on Thursday, May 7, at the
Heritage Park in Heppner at
12:15 p.m.
For more information,
contact Pastor Norman Lee
at 541-676-5529 or Sam
Fisher at 541-256-0962.
Ladies' Night
Thursday May 7th
Dinner 6pm
Steaks & Potatoes
Dinner Prepared by Cindy & Mike
Members & Out of Town Guests Only
The Heppner Gazette Times will print all letters to the Editor with the following
criteria met: letters submitted to the newspaper will need to have the name
of the sender along with a legible signature. We are also requesting that you
provide your address and a phone number where you can be reached. The
address and phone number will only be used for verification and will not be
printed in the newspaper. Letters may not be libelous. The GT reserves the
right to edit. The GT is not responsible for accuracy of statements made in
letters. Any letters expressing thanks will be placed in the classifieds under
“Card of Thanks” at a cost of $10.
Outstanding BMCC
program spans time
I would like to recognize the EO editorial staff with a
tip of my hat for an article in the April 24 paper (50 Years
Ago column) that gave due recognition to the BMCC
Dental Assisting Technician Program.
Why? Because if you are looking for an established,
well respected and successful workforce development
program, here is one that for over 51 years has been of-
fered on the Pendleton campus.
So how good is it? Only 17 students are accepted
each year and in 2014, 14 of 14 graduates passed their
national boards on the first try and each one was offered
employment at graduation time.
Take that a bit further—if nearly 82 percent of
BMCC graduates stay in the local area, then chances are
pretty good your own dental hygienist could be a BMCC
So, while most letters supporting the May 2015
BMCC bond have talked about the creation of new
programs, how about some recognition for a long-time
existing program in need of new equipment and technol-
ogy upgrades?
Please join me by voting yes on BMCC Measure
#30-106 and let’s help continue to build on this program’s
success for other 50-plus years.
(s) Louie and Betty Carlson, Heppner
Organized by The City of Heppner
& Heppner Jr./Sr. High School
Mustang Mop-up Wednesday May 13th.
FREE Dumpster for waste collection available
at the City Yard on Riverside Ave.- May 13th
through Sunday May 24th . There will also be a
spot to leave yard debris and burnable material. Any
residents that are unable to transport their
debris to the yard can contact City Hall for
pickup prior to Mustang Mop Up day. The material
must be bagged and ready to haul.
The City will not accept tires, hazardous waste or
household chemicals.
Please contact the City of Heppner
for more information 541-676-9618.