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TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
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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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.
Alvina Fay Padberg
Long-time Ione resi-
dent Alvina Fay Padberg,
94, peacefully passed June
3, 2015 at Willow Creek
Terrace Assisted Living
Facility in Heppner with
family at her side. A Cele-
bration of Life is scheduled
for Saturday, Aug. 8, at 1
p.m. at the Port of Morrow
building in Boardman with
a luncheon to follow.
She was born January
15, 1921 in the Heppner
area, the daughter of Alvin
(Alvy) and Prudy Holcomb
Casebeer. Alvina grew up in
the Sandhollow area with
her older brother Marvin
and older sister Gladys.
She spent a lot of time on
her favorite horse watching
over the family livestock.
After going to work for
the Padberg family at the
Rhea Creek farm, Alvina
meet Darrell Padberg. On as three leagues at a time
March 24, 1940 she mar- and arranging many bowl-
ried Darrell, the love of her ing trips to tournaments for
life. From that marriage two herself and her teammates.
children were born, daugh- Throughout her entire life
ter Leann and son Marvin. she was an ardent card play-
As a young farmer’s
er. She arranged and
wife, Alvina did her
participated in many
part on the farm by
Pinochle and Pe-
driving wheat truck
dro tournaments in
during the harvest
Ione as well as at the
Heppner Elks. One
A l v i n a h a d Alvina Fay
of Alvina’s other
m a n y h o b b i e s Padberg
favorite card games
throughout her life.
was Loo, where she
She was an avid seam- could hold her own with the
stress, not only for herself best of the players.
but offering her talents to
She loved her family
many of her friends. Later and is survived by her two
she used her artistic talents children, Leann Padberg
to produce many ceramic Rea of Heppner and Mar-
pieces, which can be seen vin Padberg and his wife
in the many collectibles Tanna of Ione; seven grand-
at her home in Ione. For children; numerous great-
many years she was an avid grandchildren; and younger
bowler, bowling on as many sister Joyce Breeding of La
Lucas, Rice announce Second annual art
and music day camp
Preceding her in death
were her parents; her hus-
band of 61 years; brother,
Marvin and his wife Ruth
Ann Casebeer; sister, Glad-
ys and her husband Archie
Hill; brother-in-law Paul
Breeding; and son-in-law
Alvina lived a long
and rewarding life and will
be greatly missed by fam-
ily and friends. In lieu of
flowers donations may be
made to Willow Creek Ter-
race, 400 Frank Gilliam
Dr., Heppner, OR 97836, or
Morrow County Hospice,
P.O. Box 9, Heppner, OR
97836, or the charity of
Sweeney’s Mortuary of
Heppner was in charge of
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letters. Any letters expressing thanks will be placed in the classifieds under
“Card of Thanks” at a cost of $10.
Running out of ideas for making good use of these
long summer days? People of all ages are invited to the
second annual Art and Music Day Camp, to be held in
the cool of the basement at Hope Lutheran Church on
Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 3, 5, 10 and 12 from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m.
Art supplies, project ideas, snacks and supervision
will be provided without charge. Those who attend are
simply encouraged to bring their friends and a willingness
To the Editor:
to stretch their imaginations.
At the Heppner City Council meeting on July 13,
More information is available by calling the office
Wight, representing the county Tobacco Preven-
of the Shared Ministry of Hope Lutheran Church and All
asked the city council to ban all smoking
Saints Episcopal Church at 541-676-9970.
in city parks. She said 12.5 percent of Morrow County
citizens smoke. She verbally provided numbers but no
documentation for that figure. From the statistics listed in
the program’s own brochure, 20 percent of adult Orego-
nians smoke. We can safely assume that others besides
Morrow County residents use our parks. That means that
20 percent of adult Oregonians could not use our parks
All interested persons volunteers to staff the booth while smoking.
A Shelley Wight quote from the Heppner Gazette
are invited to attend an during the fair.
article (“City moves forward...”): “You need
organizational meeting of
“Our society speaks
88 percent that don’t (smoke). They are the
the Morrow County chapter up loudly about injustices
down there,” she said about park usage.
of Oregon Right to Life on such as cruelty to animals
Monday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 and irresponsible govern-
citizens, engaged in the legal ac-
p.m. at St. Patrick’s parish ment spending, yet we are
not meet the criteria that would
hall. The purpose of the quietly accepting, even ap-
council and could not use the
meeting will be to plan for proving, of abortion,” says
parks could even be called
the chapter’s annual booth Elguezabal. “Since 1973,
at the Morrow County Fair abortion has extinguished
Another consideration is how a ban would affect the
and to recruit volunteers to the lives of approximately
legalized use of marijuana. No tobacco use in our
staff the booth.
53 million pre-born babies.
would marijuana use be OK?
Chapter member Mary
“Come to the meeting
the best and safest places for families to
Ann Elguezabal says the and be a voice for those
be our city parks. Outdoor smoke rises and
group needs at least 20 who have no voice.”
dissipates. Also the trees release oxygen into the air. Our
Main Street park, especially, has many big trees.
Only those smokers who agree to give up their free-
dom of choice and movement and let others make their
decisions for them would be able to use the parks.
I am not a smoker and do not advocate tobacco use
or marijuana use. I do believe public parks be open to all
Local youth ages kindergarten through sixth grade law-abiding citizens.
Heppner will be a better place if the city council
are invited to Galactic Blast vacation Bible school at Ione
to embrace a live-and-let-live approach to gov-
Community Church Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3-6,
from 9-11:15 a.m.
(s) Deanna Koerner, Heppner
Smoking is a legal
Pro-life group to
meet, plan for fair
David Rice and Dakota Lucas
Dakota C. Lucas and
David J. Rice, both Hep-
pner, formerly of Prosser,
WA, announce their en-
gagement to be married.
Dakota is the grand-
daughter of Leslianne
Moore, Prosser. She is a
graduate of Prosser High
School. She is employed
as a residential assistant at
Lakeview Heights, Com-
munity Counseling Solu-
David is the son of
James Rice and Marti Ko-
erner, both Heppner. He is
a graduate of the Morrow
Education Center, Irrigon.
He is employed as the main
cook at the Mustang Diner
The couple has two
sons, Tyler, five, and Logan,
They plan an Aug. 1
wedding at the Morrow
County Fairgrounds in Hep-
The Morrow County Clerk’s office has released the
following report of marriage licenses:
July 21, 2015: -Alondra Moreno Vargas, 23, of Board-
man and Ivan Contreras Ortega, 22, of Boardman.
‘Galactic Blast’ VBS
planned for Ione
-Continued from PAGE ONE
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Local Money Working For Local People
will put up backer board
and wainscoting on the last
Sunday in August begin-
ning at 8 a.m. for anyone
who would like to join
them. If the “retired” crew
gets it done before then,
they will work on the upper
facing wall. Some sorting,
cleaning and organizing
also needs to be done up-
HCC members explain
that the dining room was
added to the hall in the
mid-to-late 1940s. When
the Hams Hotel across
the street to the south was
torn down, the lumber was
hauled across the street and
the dining room built right
on to exposed side of the
Hall. Bob Stevens was on
the tear-down crew, and
recalls that even some of
the nails were straightened
Prior to the dining ad-
dition, the “supper” during
dances was held on the
lower level of the Hams
Beer & Wine Tasting
August 20th 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Entertainment & Food Available
Come see us out at the fair for your
favorite espresso or lunch!
Now accepting applications for part time positions:
Counter/espresso, Floral. Contact Ann or Linda at
Murray's Drug 541-676-9158 firstname.lastname@example.org. This photo, taken in 1939, shows the Hardman hall prior to the
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construction of the dining addition. The woman in the photo
is Vera McDaniel. –Historical photo courtesy of Bob Stevens
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