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TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The View from the Green
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
Heppner man gets a
Morrow County’s Home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
Published weekly by Sykes Publishing, LLC and entered as periodical matter at the
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David Sykes ..............................................................................................Publisher
Andrea Di Salvo ............................................................................................ Editor
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GT will not publish unsigned letters. All letters MUST include the author’s address and phone
number for use by the GT office. The GT reserves the right to edit letters. 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.
The Morrow County Clerk’s office has released the
following report of marriage licenses:
May 21, 2015: -Michael Pedro Gonzalez, 27, of
Hermiston and Ashley Elaine Browning, 27, of Herm-
-Adalberto Ramirez Landeros, 42, of Hermiston and
Blanca Estela Garcia Ferrer, 35, of Hermiston.
The Shared Ministry
of Hope Lutheran Church
and All Saints Episcopal
Church will celebrate Trin-
ity Sunday on May 31, the
fifth Sunday of the month,
with a service at Hope be-
ginning at 10 a.m.
Following worship, the
Trinity celebration will
continue with a barbecue-
potluck. Those who attend
are asked to bring meat to
grill, plus a salad or des-
sert to share that reflects
the three-in-one theme of
Trinity (Three ingredients?
Three layers? Three colors?
Creativity is encouraged.).
After the meal there
will be three-themed games
on the parsonage lawn. Ev-
eryone is welcome.
about Shared Ministry ac-
tivities is available by call-
ing the church office at
bag sale June 3
The Neighborhood Center’s next $10 bag sale will be
on Wednesday, June 3, and will include all clothing and
shoes. Merchandise on the tables, as well as furniture,
will be 50 percent off.
The Neighborhood Center is open Monday through
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The food pantry is open
from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All donations of gently used household and clothing
items are greatly appreciated.
It’s pool scrubbing
~ Letters to the Editor ~
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.
Rick Johnston of Heppner (left) got a hole-in-one on hole #14
at Willow Creek Country Club on Monday, May 18. This is
his first hole-in-one. It was witnessed by his playing partner,
Randy Lott. –Contributed photo
Over the Tee Cup
Fourteen ladies braved
the gray clouds and sprin-
kles for a fun day of golf on
Tuesday, May 19.
Low gross of the field
went to Pat Edmundson.
Low net of the field was
a tie between Betty Burns
and Judy Harris.
Least putts of the field
was also a tie, between
Nancy Arnson and Jackie
Low Gross: Flight A,
Karen Thompson; Flight B,
Sarah Rucker; Flight C, Pat
Low Net: Flight B,
Janice Paustian; Flight C,
Least Putts: Flight C,
Special Events: 2 nd shot
on # 15, Flight A, Pat Ed-
mundson; Flight B, Betty
Burns; Flight C, Jackie
Allstott; KP on #13, Eva
Willow Creek Country
Club will host its 18-Hole
Invitational on Tuesday,
June 2. Anyone who plans
to play should sign up in the
In o th er n ew s , 1 0
WCCC ladies participated
in the Meadow Springs
Nine-Hole Invitational on
May 14. The next away
Tee-Bird Invitational is
at Buckskin Golf Club on
It’s been described as a shell game, it’s been delivered
as a saving grace for the “sustainability” of our nation,
and it is so important that is has taken at least five forest
supervisors and eight years to complete but one thing is
for certain, they don’t want you knowing what you’re
getting in the travel management plan, and they surely
do not want you having a true voice in the discussion.
Currently the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is
working on Subpart A of the plan; this part is where the
Forest Service decides how many and what roads are
needed (or more importantly not needed) to manage the
forest. One would think the supervisor’s office would
hold meetings with the residents of the region to find
out their specific uses and needs and work that into the
equation; unfortunately, that isn’t the case. I personally
have a request in from September of 2014 for the draft
document outlining those minimum roads numbers. As
of today, I still have no document.
Why, you might ask. Well it’s pretty simple. Because
they don’t want us to know. See, it’s pretty hard to sneak
something through when everyone knows what you’re
doing, and so the Forest Service simply keeps us in the
dark until they file the report with their regional office in
Portland. They’ll say, “We asked them to participate in
the maps session and that should count for meeting their
needs,” but it doesn’t.
Currently in Eastern Oregon exists a draft document
of the Subpart A report, and the roads it intends to iden-
tify for closure. And by the end of 2015 the WWNF will
release that plan to the regional office for acceptance.
The question is, will you allow them to do it without
standing up and saying no?
If you have time, please send an email to tmontoya@
fs.fed.us requesting the draft Subpart A report and tell him
travel management planning cannot move forward until
all uses are protected in the Subpart A report.
John D. George, Bates, OR
WCCC Sunday men’s Heppner alumni
score in college golf
Two Heppner alumni, tier Conference event, and
Eighteen men participated in men’s play on Sunday,
May 24. The results are as follows:
Gross—1 st , Greg Grant, 64; 2 nd , Tom Bedortha, 66;
3 , Charlie Ferguson, 69.
Net—1 st , Steve Marlatt, 49; 2 nd , Rick Britt, 52; 3 rd ,
Mike Doherty, 55.
Special Events—KP #2 Steve Marlatt; KP #5 Kelly
Next men’s play will be Sunday, May 31. Hosts will
be Matt Scrivner, Duane Disque and Ron Bowman. This
will be the annual Ryder Cup competition. Sign-up sheet
is in the clubhouse.
Chris Lien and Blake Gree- plays second on the team
nup, have made waves in with 74 average in three
the golf world recently.
Frontier Conference events
Lien plays for the and two low rounds of 71.
Lewis-Clark State men’s In nine rounds this season,
golf team in Lewiston, ID, Lien’s average score was
playing for the team at 72.9.
NAIA National Champion-
Greenup, a 2014
ships in Florida this month. graduate of Heppner High
The Lewis-Clark junior School, is a freshman at
was an all-conference first Southwestern Oregon Com-
team selection both of his munity College in Coos
two years at LCSC, earned Bay. She tied for eighth
Frontier Conference Male in the NWAC (Northwest
Golfer of the Week Award Athletic Conference) cham-
in his first month as a War- pionships in Bellevue, WA
rior after claiming medalist last week with a 169 over
honors at The Fall Kickoff the two rounds, contribut-
in Kennewick, WA, tied for ing to the Southwestern
fle ticket for a chance at the sixth overall and second team’s fourth-place finish.
men’s/women’s combined on LCSC at his first Fron-
KP prize, $300 donated by
Carts may be reserved
through WCCC by May 27
at 541-676-5437. Call the
Oregon Wheat Growers
The next lunch meeting of the Heppner Chamber of
League office to register as Commerce will be an all entities report on Thursday, June
a team, individual or spon- 4, at noon in Heppner City Hall conference room.
sor, 541-276-7330. Contact
Cost of lunch is $10; Cornerstone Gallery will cater.
Brent Martin at 541-256- Chamber lunch attendees are asked to RSVP at 541-676-
0158 for information.
5536 no later than the Wednesday before to guarantee a
planned for June 3 at
Golf Scramble is planned
for June 3 at Willow Creek
Country Club, Heppner.
Registration begins at
8:30 a.m. with play to begin
at 9. Cost of registration is
$45 for the day, with food
and beverages provided
through the sponsorships of
New this year is the op-
portunity to purchase a raf-
Hope and Valby Lutheran and All Saints Episcopal
church members will serve lunch on Wednesday, June 3,
at St. Patrick’s Senior Center.
The meal will include oven-fried chicken, mashed
potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, green salad, hot
Merry Chandler oversees Jessica Kempken, Sydney Maben,
Faith Jones and Rylee Kollman during clean-up at Willow rolls, and double chocolate pudding. Milk is served at
Creek Water Park last Friday in preparation for the 2015 pool each meal. Suggested donation is $3.50 per meal.
Menu is subject to change.
season. –Photo by Sandy Matthews
Join us to celebrate
the anniversary of
CLEO & MARILYN
June 14, 2015 at noon
Ione Legion Hall
325 W. 2nd, Ione OR
Instead of gifts, please
bring your favorite
memory to share
Free Spray Day
planned for Ione
Morrow Soil and Water
Conservation District and
the Natural Resources Con-
servation Service will host
a special “Free Spray Day”
in Ione on Friday, May 29,
at the Ione City Park from
9 a.m. to noon.
Morrow County Grain
INVITES YOU TO OUR
Wilcox - Graves - Eskelson
Cousins Play Day
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Potluck Bring Chairs ...Drinks
Growers has donated the
chemical “Trimec” again
this year. The herbicide
will be mixed by a licensed
public applicator and will
be in a labeled, one-gallon
container ready for use
(includes Material Safety
Information on weed
identification, water qual-
ity, conservation programs
and various other educa-
tional materials will also
be available. A cooperative
agreement will be required
to be completed. The spray
is intended to kill broadleaf
weeds but leave turf intact.
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