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    FOUR - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Brass Fire to perform Aug. 1 at
Brass Fire
Brass Fire will perform
for the Music in the Parks
free outdoor summer con-
cert series at 7 p.m. on Aug.
1 at the Boardman Marina
Park, located off N. Main
Street on Marine Drive.
Brass Fire is a Pend-
leton band performing
throughout Eastern Oregon.
Their unique sound
provides a listening experi-
ence featuring jazz, blues
and jazz/rock. Brass Fire
Band includes Jill Scanlan,
a music teacher in the Pend-
leton School District, Paul
Dunsmoor, the Hermiston
High School band director,
and Josh Rist, the Herm-
iston High School choir
Bank of EO collects
school supplies
director. Rounding out the
band are local profession-
The Music in the Parks
concert series is held each
summer alternating be-
tween Boardman and Ir-
rigon Marina Parks.
The concerts are free
to the public and begin at 7
p.m. on Mondays through
Aug. 22.
Visitors are encouraged
to bring chairs and blankets.
Concessions will be avail-
able for purchase at the
event, courtesy of Judy’s
Chuck Wagon.
The Music in the Parks
series is funded by the Mor-
row County Unified Recre-
ation District and Portland
General Electric and spon-
sored by the North Morrow
Community Foundation.
Additional dates and
performers during the sea-
son include Dakota Brown
Aug. 8 in Irrigon; Jamie
Nasario Aug. 15 in Board-
man; and the band Fallout
in Irrigon on Aug. 22.
-Continued from PAGE ONE He went and rounded them it is all removed.
began working full time at
it until just this year, when
Lynda decided to go to
work for D&B. They now
have 700 goats. Even their
two sons Cody, 11, and
Ty, 8, help out. Both the
boys were in Heppner for a
while, a town Tim says has
been very friendly to them.
“Everyone here has
been just super to us,” he
says, with people very in-
terested in the goats and
coming up to talk to him.
Tim said when he first came
to Heppner he put up the
fences around the base of
the dam and released his
goats. He then went to bed
that night worrying some
might get out. Sure enough,
the next morning he had a
couple of “escapees” who
ended up in the front yard
of a house located nearby.
up and soon they were back
inside the fence on the dam
doing their job.
“I hope the people
weren’t too upset,” he said
of the homeowners.
Tim Darland, Natural
Resource Manager of the
Army Corps of Engineers,
which takes care of Willow
Creek Dam, said in past
years the Corps has used
people to rappel over the
top of the dam using herbi-
cide spray to control weeds
and vegetation. This year,
“we tried to think outside
the box,” Darland told the
Gazette. He said he had
seen pictures of deer on
the dam and they thought
it would be worth a try to
use goats. Darland said that
with spray there is dead
material left on the face of
the dam, and with the goats
“It looks better when
we get it all off of there with
the goats.”
He said also that from a
safety and economic stand-
point the goats are “the way
to go.” Darland said the
Corps is pleased with the
way it is going so far and
will consider using goats in
the future.
Linquist also said
things are going well, al-
though he still has one more
problem to solve.
“I have to figure out
how to get them down off
there when they’re done.”
He said his dogs usu-
ally are pretty good on other
projects, but they can’t get
that far up on the face of the
dam. He isn’t too worried,
however—if he is able to
get one or two of the lead
goats to come down, he
says, then the rest will fol-
low. Or, they may just come
down when they get hungry.
Youth volleyball camp
planned next week
Bank of Eastern Or-
egon is once again offer-
ing its 13 branch lobbies
as drop-off sites to collect
school supplies for local
elementary students during
July and August.
Each year, BEO em-
ployees join in the bank’s
efforts to collect these sup-
plies for their community
Each Bank of Eastern
Oregon branch will also
offer a drawing for back-
packs filled with supplies
for lucky students, in addi-
tion to collecting supplies
for their local grade schools
or ESD offices to distribute.
Local branches invite
community members to
“celebrate the spirit of your
hometown” by bringing
school supply donations to
any BEO branch.
Anyone who has a
grade school student is
invited to stop in, fill out
a drawing ticket and enter
for a chance to win a school
backpack for the student.
Entrants do not need
to be customers, and no
purchase is necessary.
Neighborhood Center
plans bag sale
The Neighborhood Center will hold its $10 bag sale
Wednesday, Aug. 3. Pay $10 per bag for clothing and
shoes, and all other merchandise is 50 percent off. The
center will have Western shirts for fair and rodeo on hand
while supplies last.
Donations of gently used clothing and household
items, along with paper and plastic bags, are always ap-
preciated. The Neighborhood Center is located at 441 N
Main Street in Heppner (across from the library). Open
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Youth football camp
next week
Heppner High School
is planning youth foot-
ball camp for next week.
Camp will be held Monday
through Thursday, Aug.
Registration for Colt
and junior high players will
begin at 2 p.m. with camp
beginning promptly at 3:30
Any junior high student
who did not receive a sports
physical last year is asked
to schedule on as soon as
possible; there will be no
specified day this year.
Any questions or con-
cerns should be directed to
the appropriate coach—for
fifth through sixth grade,
Adam Doherty at 541-
429-0497, and for seventh
through eighth grade, Chad
Doherty at 541-980-0330.
High school camp will
begin at 5 p.m. Football
practice will begin for the
season Monday, Aug. 22,
at 5 p.m.
Chamber lunch
Heppner High School volleyball will put on a youth
volleyball skills camp for fourth- through seventh-graders
next week, Aug. 2-3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the high
school. Cost is $25 and will include a T-shirt for the
The next lunch meeting of the Heppner Chamber
upcoming season.
of Commerce will be an all entities report on Thursday,
Aug. 4, at noon in Heppner City Hall conference room.
Cost of lunch is $10; Murray’s will cater. Chamber
lunch attendees are asked to RSVP at 541-676-5536 no
later than the Tuesday before to guarantee a lunch.
Community lunch menu
Christian Life Center volunteers will serve lunch on
Wednesday, Aug. 3, at St. Patrick’s Senior Center. Lunch
will include pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy,
roasted carrots and broccoli, green salad, hot rolls, and
chocolate mousse.
Milk is served at each meal. Suggested donation is
$3.50 per meal. Menu is subject to change.