Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, August 19, 2015, Page EIGHT, Image 8

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    EIGHT- Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, August 19, 2015
-Continued FROM PAGE
may be affected by the
proceedings may obtain
additional information from
the records of the court, the
personal representative,
or the attorneys for the
personal representative.
Dated and first published
July 10, 2015 THOMAS C.
Personal Representative.
Sam Tucker, OSB #763644
& TUCKER Attorneys
at Law 105 N. Main St.
Milton-Freewater, OR
97862 phone 541-938-3377
fax 541-938-6112 sam@
Published: August 5, 12,
and 19, 2015
August Yard of the Month announced
By Kay Proctor
Honored with Yard of
the Month recognition for
August are Bill and Barbara
West. Their home at 880
Fairview was built in 1956
by relatives, Bill and Theta
Lowe. The Wests moved to
Heppner after retiring as a
farmer and a farmer’s wife
was becoming a challenge
to reach. So, it was moved
to the main backyard, where
soil is not as rich, but the
lot is flat. Fruit trees and
raspberries grow at the top
of the property now and a
ramp for easier access is
being built.
The Wests enjoy their
back patio, especially since
adding a SunSetter auto-
matic awning. After re-
moving an older maple in
the backyard, a maple start
from it sprouted and grew
to provide additional shade.
Several bird feeders are
kept full year round, and the
terrace is full of perennials,
herbs, annuals and yard art.
The star of the Wests’
front yard are their three,
thriving hydrangeas. Neigh-
bor Gail Hughes gave them
a huge hydrangea root,
which they divided into
three. The large, puffy flow-
ers were originally white,
but have bloomed green
this year. Hydrangeas are
influenced by soil makeup,
weather, especially dry
winter winds, and age of the
shrub, so their color may
revert back to white.
In the meantime, gar-
den experts recommend
to “…enjoy the beautiful
green of the sepals…” for
the time being.
Fortunately, the grazing
deer that are such a chal-
lenge to gardeners in Hep-
pner leave the hydrangeas
alone. However, Barbara
has almost given up on her
favorite plant, roses, be-
cause of the deer. Bill has
seen them work their way
over an 8’ wire fence to get
into the yard. Bill’s favorite
plant is “anything that the
deer won’t eat”.
Along the edge of the
front lot, a driveway was
torn out and turned into
a flower bed filled with
perennials. Friends have
given them starts and Bill
received a dogwood tree for
Father’s Day one year.
An American flag
proudly flies in the front
yard. The flagpole was
erected by Bill Lowe using
an old railroad crossing
Bill Lowe’s garden-
ing influence is still pres-
ent with other plantings: a
horse chestnut tree, English
ivy, a Paul Scarlett Haw-
thorne, and soil amended
with lots of sheep manure
from his family’s ranch.
Barbara is the weed
puller in the family, and Bill
mows the lawn. They work
in the yard early morn-
ings and, when the weather
warms up, head inside.
There, Bill keeps busy with
his music. He is a member
of the Blue Mountain Old
Time Fiddlers and plays
fiddle, mandolin, guitar and
piano. He also follows the
Seattle Mariners.
Barbara is a quilter and
knitter. She often has four
or five books on her elec-
tronic readers, going back
and forth between them
all. She is originally from
Bill and Barbara West (above) received August Yard of the
Month recognition for their home on Fairview Way in Heppner
(below). –Photos by Kay Proctor
We don’t fly airplanes
We can’t train elephants
We’re not go d co ks
outside of Arlington, OR.
Barbara also worked in the
southwest Virginia, the good start. After that it’s up
We don’t build computers
office at waste manage-
Cumberland/Blue Ridge to the plant.” She mentions
area, but has lived in the that she enjoys the variety
of plants offered at the
Many of the houses on
Pacific NW for years.
We can’t raise wheat
Fairview Way have exten-
The young-at-heart nursery at MCGG-Green
sive terracing made of the
couple also enjoys having Feed & Seed.
We don’t practice law
Yard of the Month rec-
same dark, volcanic rock
their grandchildren and
in their front yard or back,
great-grandchildren stay in ognition is sponsored by the
Heppner Volunteers, MC-
and sometimes both. The
their home for visits.
We can’t set a broken leg
backyard of the Wests’ has
When asked for garden- GG-Green Feed & Seed,
an impressively steep ter-
ing advice, Barbara laugh- and the City of Heppner.
We don’t put out forest fires
race accessed by impres-
ingly says, “Grow the best, Contact Kay Proctor if you
sively steep stairs. Their
put them in the ground, feed would like to be a part of the
and water ‘em, give them a Heppner Volunteers.
We can’t measure & cut lumber
the top of the property, but
We don’t sel fat quarters
Hard at work getting ready to have lots of fun at the
We don’t rent movies
2015 Morrow County Fair and Rodeo
We won’t charm snakes
We don’t rotate tires
We’re not painters
We can’t resole shoes
We don’t fil cavities WE
We don’t sel antiques SURE
We don’t know jewelry
We can’t fil prescriptions CAN
We don’t sav y hardware
We can’t fil propane tanks
We don’t sel or bag groceries (and set up
We shouldn’t run with scis ors WEBSITES!)
Aside from colorful blooms in
many varieties, pieces of yard
art like these add a personal
touch to the Wests’ yard and
garden. –Photo by Kay Proctor
Participants and
superintendants in all
kinds of departments,
from (clockwise from top)
textiles, art, 4-H clothing,
booths and 4-H foods, were
getting ready Monday for
the fair's big opening on
Wednesday. The Morrow
County Fair runs from
We d n e s d a y t h r o u g h
Saturday of this week.
-Photos by Andrea Di Salvo
188 West Wil ow • 676-9228
OHV & Landing Lodge - Hunting Guide Spec - Page 1 - Composite
Benny the Beaver to be at
the fair
Cabins • RVs • Tents • Fishing • ATV Trails • Concessions
Reservation Line: (541) 989-8214
Morrow County Public Works
365 W Hwy. 74
Lexington, OR 97839
(541) 989-9500
The Landing Lodge
5-star sit-down restaurant replacing the Snack Shack Prime Rib every Saturday
night (call for reservations). Perfect place to take a drive and spend some time
with family and enjoy some great home-style cooking!
Sunday Breakfast Buffet: $8.95
Mon-Sat: 8AM-8PM
Senior Special: $6.95
Sun: 8AM-6PM
71000 East Morphine Ln., Heppner • (541) 969-3822
Oregon State University fans are encouraged to wear orange and black to the fair on Thursday,
as OSU mascot Benny the Beaver will be at the Morrow County Fair from 2-8 p.m. on Aug.
20. Fairgoers can get a photo taken with Benny while he is hanging around the fairgrounds;
he also will have freebies to give away to respectful fairgoers. Also on the schedule for the day
are the Tillamook Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m., the Grand Champion Market Animal Drive
beginning at 5 p.m., and Murray’s Wine and Micro-Brew Tasting and FFA Basket Auction,
and NPRA Slack, both beginning at 6 p.m. –Contributed photo