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    FOUR - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Heppner students attend TSA OTLD to host Knights of
Veritas July 15
National Conference 2016
Heppner TSA members (L-R) Bryan Fowler, Daichi Walters, Kai Arbogast and Will Lutcher.
-Contributed photo
Four Heppner High
School students attended
the 2016 National Tech-
nology Student Associa-
tion Conference in Nash-
ville, TN. With 7,500 in
attendance they competed
in Technology Problem
Solving creating a wind
turbine, Structural Design
and Engineering involving
a light rail bridge section,
and On Demand Video with
a jungle theme, writing a
script, filming and editing
all within 48 hours.
The youth not only rep-
resented Heppner but also
the state of Oregon as state
officers. When interviewed
after the conference, the
young men had positive
“I am grateful for the
opportunity to practice lead-
ership and public speaking,
getting to address 7,500
people,” said Kai Arbogast,
while Will Lutcher said the
best part was “Meeting and
networking with other TSA
members from across the
Daichi Walters said,
“It was a great privilege
to learn about the city of
Nashville and the culture.”
Bryan Fowler was ap-
parently a fan of southern
cooking, saying he liked
“Getting to eat at famous
restaurants and experienc-
ing the world’s second-
hottest hot sauce.”
The students did get to
experience many attractions
beyond the competitions,
including TSA general ses-
sions, national business
meeting, the Grand Ole
Opry, an 1800s planta-
tion and the old downtown
Nashville, along with a ma-
jor league baseball game.
Heppner received an
award for Chapter of Ex-
cellence at the conference.
The support of Morrow
County School District and
the community of Heppner
made the trip possible.
Oregon Trail Library
District will host Knights
of Veritas, an educational
program about the Middle
Ages, at all branches on
Friday, July 15.
Performance will begin
at the Irrigon branch at 10
a.m., continue to the Board-
man branch at 1 p.m. and
on to the Heppner Branch
at 4:30 p.m.
The hour-long program
is free and open to the
public as part of the annual
Summer Reading Program.
Knights of Veritas is re-
nowned for providing pro-
grams for children, youth
and families at schools,
libraries, museums, cul-
tural heritage and civic
events throughout the Pa-
cific Northwest.
The Knights have pre-
sented for thousands of
families at hundreds of
programs since its founding
in 2004.
“We’re thrilled to be
coming out for this pro-
gram,” said Knights of
Veritas Director Eric Slyter.
“Our mission is to make
history exciting and rel-
evant to today’s audiences,
and show that even great
warriors had a code of con-
The Knights of Veritas program, shown here during a presen-
tation in Ione last year, will bring its educational program to
Heppner July 15. -File photo
duct that was expected of
them. Boys and girls of all
ages love knights, and we
love getting kids excited
about learning and reading!
They’ll leave the program
with a different understand-
ing of the middle ages than
when they came in!”
The Knights’ various
programming includes ac-
curate replica arms and
armour, an examination of
the culture of the middle
ages, common myths and
misconceptions, accurate
combat based on period
manuscripts, rare antiq-
uities that can’t be seen
anywhere else in the Pa-
cific Northwest, the Code
of Chivalry and more.
Fun, engaging, interac-
tive and family-friendly, the
Knights of Veritas make
history come to life and
get kids of all ages excited
about learning.
For more information
about the upcoming pro-
gram, contact Kathy Street
at 541-481-3365 or otld-
For additional infor-
mation about Knights of
Veritas, contact Eric Slyter
at 509-855-1500 or visit
Steel drum band Bram Brata
July 11 at Irrigon
Justice Court Report
Morrow County Justice
of the Peace Ann Spicer
has released the following
Justice Court report:
-Macias Valentin Her-
nandez, 33, of Kennewick,
WA was found guilty of No
Ops and fined $260.
-James Wayne Ayers,
64, of Lexington was found
guilty of No Ops and Driv-
ing Uninsured. The de-
fendant was fined $260
on the charge of Driving
Uninsured; the No Ops
charge will be dismissed
if the defendant presents a
valid driver’s license within
30 days.
-Thomas Wade Mat-
thew, 22, of Heppner was
found guilty of Permit Un-
lawful Operation of a Ve-
hicle and was fined $260.
-Robert Shane Laugh-
lin, 52, of Heppner was
found guilty of violating a
city ordinance – abandoned
vehicles due to stored ve-
hicles without current tags.
The defendant failed to ap-
pear and was found guilty
by default and fined $200.
Bram Brata
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The steel drum band
Bram Bratá will perform
for the Music in the Parks
free outdoor summer con-
cert series at 7 p.m. on July
11 at the Irrigon Marina
Park, located off Highway
730 in Irrigon. Visitors will
want to come early for the
performance to see the wild
bird demonstration by Blue
Mountain Wildlife at 6 p.m.
The name Bram Bratá
is derived from two Trini-
dadian slang words mean-
ing “an unexpected party.”
Audiences find this a fit-
ting name as they enjoy
the challenging and varied
repertoire of Caribbean,
Soca, jazz, popular and
even classical music. Bram
Bratá steel drum band per-
forms on the average about
two times a month in the
communities throughout
the Northwest. They have
performed in Hawaii, Dis-
neyland, and at Caribbean
music festivals in Oregon
and British Columbia.
Admission to the con-
cert is free. Visitors are en-
couraged to bring chairs and
blankets. Concessions will
be available for purchase
at the event, courtesy of
Judy’s Chuck Wagon. The
Music in the Parks concert
series is held each summer
alternating between Board-
man and Irrigon marina
parks. The concerts are free
to the public and begin at 7
p.m. on Mondays through
to Aug. 22. The Music in
the Parks series is funded
by the Morrow County
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Bids will be accepted for a 1990 Chevy
Cab Chassis 3500, dual 4x4, 454 engine,
4 speed, low miles. Can be seen at the
Ione Fire Hall on Main Street in Ione. For
more information contact Virgil at 541-
256-0256 or Ed at 541-701-7801.
Bids must be received prior to July 11,
2016 at IRFPD, PO Box 6, Ione, OR 97843.
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and Portland General Elec-
tric and sponsored by the
North Morrow Community
Additional dates and
performers during the sea-
son include a juggling show
“Jugglemania” in Board-
man on July 18; 7-Wheel
Drive in Irrigon on July 25;
Brass Fire in Boardman on
Aug. 1; Dakota Brown Aug.
8 in Irrigon; Jamie Nasario
in Boardman on Aug. 15,
and the band Fallout in Ir-
rigon Aug. 22.
-Continued from PAGE ONE
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July 4 and mid-August.
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appropriate open range
highway sections after the
chip seal has been applied.
For more information,
contact Ukiah Section
Maintenance Coordinator
Kevin Bednar at 541-427-
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