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TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
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Lois K. Hunt—Longtime Lexington resident Lois
K. Hunt, 85, died Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Hermiston.
She was born February 25, 1931 at Hardman, OR. A full
obituary will follow in next week’s Gazette-Times. Ar-
rangements are pending at Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner.
The Morrow County Clerk’s office has released the
following report of marriage licenses:
August 11, 2016: -Jose Martinez Valencia, 57, of
Irrigon and Ma De Jesus Oronia Arellano, 47, of Irrigon.
August 15, 2016: -Wade Rodney Aylett, 24, of Irrigon
and Kendra Ann Hendricks, 26, of Irrigon.
Historical society to
The quarterly meeting of the Morrow County His-
torical Society will take place at the Mustang Diner in
Heppner on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 2 until 4 p.m.
The society will be discussing the Frenchtown trip on
June 25—what went well, and what didn’t go well. Also
under discussion will be a possible trip to Fort Dalles this
fall and perhaps a trip to the fossil beds.
The group also will set some goals for the future.
As a reminder, the 2016 Morrow County Fair and
Rodeo is Aug. 17-21.
Say no to Canyonlands
To the Editor:
We Oregon citizens should be aware that special-
interest groups are pressuring President Obama to declare
2.5 million acres of land in Eastern Oregon a federal
monument. I agree with many others that everyone should
have a voice in such a decision. We don’t need to stoke
President Obama’s already massive ego.
The area looked at for a new 2.5-million-acre monu-
ment is already protected by multiple layers of regulation,
so the designation is unnecessary and goes too far.
The Owyee Canyonlands are currently protected
by federal laws, rules and regulations that are specially
designed to preserve and enhance unique features and
Ten federal laws already work to protect federal lands
in the region, as well as other layers of protection, includ-
ing the National Environmental Policy Act because the
Canyonlands are part of and adjacent to Gowen Field’s
Air Force training range.
I believe that the “monument” designation would
promote the desires of special-interest groups and lock
out local experts like farmers and ranchers, who have
responsibly cared for the land for generations. Although
the special-interest groups will deny it, this monument
designation would virtually shut down public use, as hap-
pened in Utah some time ago on the Escaliente Staircase
My information shows that a recent advisory vote by
Malheur County citizens resulted in 90 percent of voters
being opposed to a monument designation.
Our governor, Kate Brown, and our federal senators
are in favor of this decision, which leads me to question
sarcastically, “Did we elect them to go counter to our will
without a vote?”
I encourage readers to look at the information I am
eager to share; just call 676-5382 to request it. And I
encourage everyone to reach out to our state and federal
representatives and senators, as well as President Obama,
to stress the wisdom in not changing the Canyonlands into
a national monument.
Dan Brosnan, Heppner
The View from the Green
Over the Tee Cup
Only six women braved
the cloudy and wet weather
on Aug. 9 for the ladies
play day at Willow Creek
Low gross of the field
went to Sharon Harrison,
with low net to Tiffany
Clement and least putts of
the field to Lorrene Mont-
results for Big River
Creek senior men played
in the monthly CBSGA golf
tournament on Aug. 8. The
competition was held at
the par-70 Big River Golf
Course in Umatilla. Results
for the Willow Creek play-
ers are the following:
Columbia Division (Hand-
icap 16 and below)
Gross: 6. Barry Munk-
ers – 83.
Net: 3. Tom Bedortha
– 68, 8. Dave Pranger – 72.
Blue Division (Handicap
Fourteen participated in
Sunday men’s play at Wil-
low Creek Country Club on
Aug. 14. The results are as
G r o s s — 1 st , B a r r y
Munkers, 67; 2 nd , Dave
Pranger, 70; 3 rd , Derek
N e t — 1 st , D a v i d
Allstott, 56; 2 nd , John Ed-
mundson, 59; 3 rd , Ralph
Some areas to be aware of and use caution this
summer is in August 15—18 Dee
Cox Overlay Project. As the time
and equipment allows Laurel/
Wilson Intersection. Keene bridge
and Snider Bridge on Rhea creek
and some overlay projects
on the North end. Kunze and
Tower road overlay along
with Patterson Ferry road
included with some smaller
overlay projects. 3rd street
and others. Including various
road striping projects.
YOU WILL NEED TO BE
AWARE OF WET PAINT AND STAY WITHIN YOUR
LANE OF TRAVEL... Travelers should use caution when
encountering a road striping operation and should not drive
across the stripes when the paint is still wet. The paint used
to stripe roads is a water-borne, nontoxic paint containing
reflective glass beads. Motorists who accidentally get road
paint on their vehicles should remove it immediately, before
the paint sets up, with a pressure washer.
Again be prepared and be safe.
Questions or concerns may be
addressed to 541-989-9500
Morrow County Road Department.
#4-13, Charlie Ferguson,
3’2”; long putt #5-14 8’.
The next men’s play
will be Sunday, Aug. 21.
This event will be the an-
nual shootout, which is a
two-man, 27-hole com-
petition. This will include
a chapman, scramble and
scotch ball format. Hosts
will be David Gunderson
and David Allstott.
Fallout performs Aug. 22 at Irrigon
Watch for signs, flags and work-zone employees
and equipment. Morrow County’s goal is to provide
a safe roadway. However, it is always up to the
motorist to drive according to conditions. Be patient
and plan ahead. Leave early if you know you will
be driving through work zones. Please use extreme
caution and common sense. They will do their best
and would appreciate your patience
17 to 23)
Gross: 4. Jim Swanson
– 91, 8. John Edmundson
Senior Division (Handi-
cap 24 and above)
Gross: 5. Bill Morris
Net: 6. Roger Ehrman-
traut – 68.
The next Columbia –
Blue Senior tournament
will be at Indian Creek Golf
Course in Hood River with
tee times at 7:30 a.m. and
WCCC men’s play
Fallout will perform for
this summer’s final concert
for Music in the Parks free
outdoor summer concert
series at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22
at the Irrigon Marina Park,
located off Highway 730 in
Founded in 2011, Fall-
out has become one of the
top rock cover bands in the
The regular Oregon Trail Library District August Tri-Cities.
The band’s members
meeting originally scheduled for Aug. 17 has been re-
from a wide range of
scheduled to Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. in Heppner.
musical tastes, resulting in
a song list that has some-
thing for everybody—from
classics like Van Halen and
Kiss to more modern tunes
like Big & Rich and Finger
In addition to a wide
range of clubs and venues,
Fallout has performed in
community events such as
Live @ Five and Thunder Fallout will perform Aug. 22 at Irrigon Marina Park. -Con-
Morrow County Road Dept. would like to
on the Island.
remind all motorists that with any road
maintenance project to be aware of the
workers, they are very important to us.
Jackie Allstott took low
net for Flight C.
In other events, the
most putts with a wiffle
ball on hole #3 went to Kris
A reminder that Aug.
26 is the two-person fun
night at 6 p.m. with a Bea-
vers versus Ducks theme.
Saturday & Sunday Breakfast Buffet
A.Y.C.E. ONLY $7.95
8AM-11AM Or until gone!
PRIME RIB $19.95
The band has also done
acoustic performances on
93.7 FM The Rockin’ River,
Eagle 106.5 FM, and 610
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 Monday evenings.
Visitors are encouraged
to bring chairs and blankets.
Concessions will be avail-
able for purchase at the
event, courtesy of Judy’s
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
Senior Sunday meal Special
BAKED CHICKEN DINNER
W/ CREAMY GRAVY,
SALAD & DINNER ROLL
DA Prime Rib $19.95
Noon- 5pm (Or until gone!) $6.95
Prime Rib $19.95
Landing Lodge at Morrow
D or Roast Lamb
every Saturday night
County OHV Park
Hours: tues-Sat 8am-8pm
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