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    TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
Death Notices
Ellen Webb Conboy—Ellen Webb Conboy, former
Condon, Arlington and Goldendale resident, died on Nov.
22, 2016 in Hermiston, OR at the age of 85 years. She
was born on Feb. 24, 1931 in Condon, OR. Arrangements
are pending with a celebration gathering planned for the
spring of 2017. Please sign the online condolence book
at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com. Burns Mortuary of
Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.
U.S.P.S. 240-420
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-
9228. Fax (541) 676-9211. E-mail: editor@rapidserve.net or david@rapidserve.
net. Web site: www.heppner.net. Postmaster send address changes to the Heppner
Gazette-Times, P.O. Box 337, Heppner, Oregon 97836. Subscriptions: $30 in Morrow
County; $24 senior rate (in Morrow County only; 65 years or older); $36 elsewhere;
$30 student subscriptions.
David Sykes ..............................................................................................Publisher
Andrea Di Salvo ............................................................................................ Editor
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meet news guidelines. Families wishing to include information not included in the guidelines
or who wish to have the obituary written in a certain way must purchase advertising space
for the obituary.
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GT will not publish unsigned letters. All letters MUST include the author’s address and phone
number for use by the GT office. The GT reserves the right to edit letters. The GT is not
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.
Kenneth Vilas
Lindsay—Dan and
Ashley Lindsay of
Lexington announce
the birth of a son,
Kenneth Vilas Lind-
say. Kenneth was born
Tuesday, November
8, 2016 at St. Anthony
Hospital in Pendleton.
He weighed 8 pounds,
8 ounces and was 21-
1/2 inches long.
Grandparents are Kenneth Vilas Lindsay
The Ione Library District Board of Directors will hold Vilas and Deb Ropp,
its monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8, beginning at and Larry and Corrine Lindsay, all of Lexington. He joins
10:30 a.m. at the Ione Public Library, 385 W. 2 nd Street. siblings Paul, 11, John, 9, Claire, 8, Max, 5, and Lucy, 3.
The public is welcome to attend.
Ione library board
to meet
Lutcher receives OSU faculty award
Grief support group
to meet Thursday
The Heppner grief support group will meet again
at 12:30 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 1, at Peggy Connor’s
home, 615 South Alfalfa in Heppner (below the dam).
Lunch will be provided.
Instead of having a speaker, the group will have time
to share and get to know one another. Although it began
as a group to support widows and widowers, the support
group has now branched out to include anyone who has
lost a loved one. Guests are welcome.
Holly Rebekahs
plan card party
Holly Rebekah Lodge will host its monthly card party
on Dec. 3 at the lodge hall in Lexington. The cost is $5
per person, which includes an evening of fun, laughter,
food and prizes. The public is invited and encouraged to
attend this fun-filled evening, which starts at 7 p.m.
Chamber lunch
The next lunch meeting of the Heppner Chamber of
Commerce will be an all entities report on Thursday, Dec.
1, 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.
-Continued from PAGE ONE new Portland General Elec-
2014 when it first started,
and last year brought in
more than 1,000 visitors.
She said the balloon
ride is still popular and
is a good way for visitors
to take a virtual ride high
above the county and learn
everything we have to offer
in Morrow County. She said
new exhibits will include a
simulated milking cow and
tric and Umatilla Electric
Davis also said the cen-
ter is doing more commer-
cials and marketing in the
Portland area, and attempt-
ing to educate people about
what the SAGE Center is.
The name stands for Sus-
tainable Agriculture and
OSU Extension Service Director Scott Reed, OSU Extension Service Associate Director Lindsey
Shirley, OSU Morrow County Extension Agent Larry Lutcher, and Hoecker family representa-
tives Ken and Peggy Hoecker. The Dale & Alice Hoecker Awards Fund provides many of the
faculty and staff awards for the Extension Service. -Contributed photo
Morrow County Exten-
sion agent Larry Lutcher
has received the Experi-
enced Faculty Achievement
Award from Oregon State
University, the OSU Exten-
sion office announced this
Lutcher has been a
field faculty member of
OSU Extension in Morrow
County since 2000. He was
promoted from assistant
professor to associate pro-
fessor in 2006.
As a field-based Exten-
sion Agriculture faculty
member in Morrow County,
Lutcher’s teaching is large-
ly focused on the informa-
tion needs of local farmers,
yet Extension Regional Ad-
ministrator Mary Corp says
that many times his work
has had impacts throughout
the region. Notably, Lutch-
er’s efforts have benefited
the area through improved
conservation practices and
expertise in plant fertil-
ity management. One of
Lutcher’s main areas of
achievement has been in
increasing the use of no-till
fallow farming, which Corp
says has increased more
than 400 percent within the
county during his time here.
“The adoption of no-
till fallow and late planting
results from collaborative
effort,” Corp said in a let-
ter nominating Lutcher for
the award. “I believe re-
sults from Larry’s research
have been, and continue
to be, a major reason for
the transition from tilled
to untilled systems which
conserves our most valu-
able resource—the soil.”
Lutcher also designed
and implemented applied
research on phosphorus
fertilization of late-planted
wheat in no-till systems,
among other work in the
While Lutcher has pub-
lished many professional
articles and given academic
presentations during his
time in Morrow County,
much of his education work
has been more informal—
on the farm with individual
farmers, consultants, tech-
nical service providers and
insurance adjusters.
“The role of field based
faculty is a good fit for Lar-
ry as he enjoys applied re-
search and the development
of educational events and
materials that disseminate
his research results, and
is highly committed to his
community and clientele,”
Corp said in her nomination
letter. “I anticipate Larry’s
continued success with Or-
egon State University and
know he will continue to
grow the knowledge base
for growers both locally and
across the region.”
Don’t wait to talk about hospice
The following article
was contributed by Pioneer
Memorial Hospice in rec-
ognition of National Hos-
pice/Palliative Care Month.
It’s an all-too-common
situation. A family is at the
bedside of a loved one who
is seriously ill and near-
ing the end of life. Each
member of the family has
a different idea of what
should be done and what the
patient would have wanted.
Far too many people
wait until they are in the
midst of a health-care cri-
sis before thinking about
what options are available
or what care they or their
loved ones would want.
Often, by waiting too
long to learn about possible
options, like hospice care,
people end up spending
difficult days in the hospital
or the emergency room, and
opportunities to be with
loved ones at home are lost.
When a family is cop-
ing with a serious illness
and a cure is no longer pos-
sible, hospice provides the
type of care most people say
they want at the end of life:
comfort and dignity. Con-
sidered to be the model of
high-quality, compassion-
ate care for people with a
life-limiting illness, hospice
care includes expert medi-
cal care, pain management,
and emotional and spiritual
support. Care is provided
by an inter-disciplinary
team of professionals. The
team consists of registered
nurses, physicians, social
workers, spiritual coun-
selors, volunteers, hospice
Everyone Welcome!
December 3rd
1:00 – 4:00
911 Riverside Ave
Immediately following the light parade
To celebrate the
completion of
The Heppner and
Rural Fire District
Fire Hall
All toys and donations will go
to the neighborhood center
aides, homemakers, office
staff and bereavement co-
The wishes of the pa-
tient and family are always
at the center of care.
Hospice care is pro-
vided in the home—where
most Americans have said
they would want to be at
this time. Home to some
may be a family member’s
residence, nursing home,
assisted living facility, fos-
ter home or hospice center.
Care is paid for by
Medicare, Medicaid and
most private insurance
plans and HMOs. Most
communities have resourc-
es available to help a per-
son who needs hospice to
access a resource that will
pay for hospice. Financial
burden should never be a
reason to stop people from
accessing hospice care.
The National Hospice
and Palliative Care Organi-
zation reports that 1.5 mil-
lion people received care
from our nation’s hospices
last year.
Hospice providers can
help with information about
care options and choices
and ensure you live as fully
as possible throughout your
entire life. They will make
sure your loved ones re-
ceive support as well.
One of the best ways
to make sure you and your
loved ones benefit fully
from hospice, should you
ever need this care, is to
talk about it before it be-
comes an issue. Advance
care planning lets your
loved ones know what your
wishes are before a medical
crisis occurs.
Contact Pioneer Me-
morial Hospice at 541-676-
2946 or visit www.morrow-
countyhealthdistrict.org for
more information. You will
also find information about
the moments that hospice
makes possible for patients
and families at www.Mo-
First Friday Friends
of Jesus this week
The Christmas edition of First Friday Friends of Jesus
will take place this Friday, Dec. 2., at All Saints parish
hall from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Community children
ages four to 12 are invited to a morning filled with Bible
stories, games, crafts and a free lunch. Newcomers are
always welcome.
More information is available by calling the office
of the Shared Ministry of Hope Lutheran Church and All
Saints Episcopal Church at 541-676-9970.
Friday December 9th - Bucknums
Live music by Cory Peterson
Dog Bite Harris & Jake Roy
Donations at the door either
a new unwrapped toy or cash
donation. All proceeds go to
the Neighborhood Center
Music starts at 9pm