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    MCGG buys PGG propane
VOL. 135
NO. 49 8 Pages
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Pendleton Grain Growers
(PGG) has sold its propane
division to Morrow County
Grain Growers (MCGG).
The deal, effective Nov.
30, comes in the wake of
a decision the PGG board
made in May to restructure
multiple business units to
return the organizations
focus to the needs of the
members. In a statement
released by PGG, the board
said the move “follows
through on the board of
directors’ commitment to Morrow County Grain Growers bought out PGG’s propane
-See MCGG PROPANE/ division in a move that both co-ops say will be good for their
PAGE THREE members and their bottom lines. -Contributed photo
Morrow County, Heppner, Oregon
November second warmest on record
for Heppner
December expected to be cold, wet
The Na-
gust was 48
tional Weath-
mph, which
er Service in
occurred on
reports that
this Novem-
The out-
ber was the
look for De-
cember from
warmest on
N O A A’s
record, fall-
Climate Pre-
ing just short
diction Cen-
of the record
ter calls for
set more than
100 years
and near- to
The aver-
age tempera-
ture for No-
Normal highs
vember was Heppner’s Hager Park and Willow Creek Dam were transformed into a winter wonderland for Heppner
47.8 degrees, by the snow storm that crossed the area Monday night. According to the National Weather fall from 44
cold and moisture like this will be the order of the day for the rest of the month.
which was 6.5 Service,
degrees at the
-Contributed photo
degrees above
start of De-
lowest was 28 degrees, on received on 10 days with
normal. The
cember to 41
the heaviest, 0.15 inches, degrees at the end of De-
warmest November on re- the 18 th .
There were four days reported on the sixth.
cord averaged 48.2 degrees
cember. Normal lows fall
with the low temperature
Precipitation this year from 28 degrees to 25 de-
in 1899.
has reached 10.51 inches, grees. The 30-year normal
High temperatures this below 32 degrees.
Despite a rainy start to which is 2.17 inches below precipitation is 1.32 inches.
year averaged 57.2 degrees,
which was 6.4 degrees the fall, precipitation to- normal. Since October, the
The National Weather
above normal. The highest taled only 0.52 inches dur- water-year precipitation Service is an office of the
was 72 degrees on the sixth. ing November, which was at Heppner has been 2.8 National Oceanic and At-
Low temperatures averaged 1.08 inches below normal. inches, which is 0.06 inches mospheric Administration,
38.4 degrees, which was 6.7 Measurable precipitation above normal.
an agency of the U.S. Com-
T h e h i g h e s t w i n d merce Department.
degrees above normal. The of at least .01 inch was
Celebrate Heppner Christmas next week
Rewards cards and
shopping local bring Christ-
mas to Heppner with the
Celebrate Heppner Christ-
mas event on Thursday,
Dec. 15, starting at 6 p.m.
at the Morrow County Fair-
grounds. Community mem-
bers are invited to bring all
of the rewards cards they
have been collecting and
participate in this commu-
nity get-together.
The event will start
with a dinner served by
the Heppner Elementary
Parent/Teacher Club; they
will be serving spaghetti
with meat sauce, roll, des-
sert and beverage to the first
200 guests, and guests will
receive a $10 rewards card
for each meal purchased.
The cost is $6 per guest,
or $20 for an immediate
family of four. A no-host
beer and wine bar will be
provided by Bucknum’s.
Pictures with Santa will
be available from 6-7 p.m.
for $5. Scrooge will be
there, also, so remember to
ask him for some rewards
cards—he’s been known to
part with a card or two.
Attendees will want to
bring some extra cash to
put into the penny board
and raffle. The penny board
items this year will be a
43” Class LED Element
TV, Nintendo NES Classic
Edition (games included),
Keurig 2.0 K200 single
serve coffee maker, and
Fitbit Charge HR.
Raffle items this year
will be a 32” Polaroid HD
LED TV and an Amazon
fifth generation Kindle Fire
Tablet with 7” Screen.
And, of course, ev-
eryone will want to make
sure they go through the
rewards cards room and put
their rewards cards in the
bag for the items they want
New assistant
manager at Les
Jeff McCrumb, 26, is the new assistant manager at Les Schwab
Tire Center in Heppner. McCrumb, who started work in Hep-
pner Nov. 28, comes here from Moxee, WA. He brings with
him his fiancée, Christine, and children Scott, 3, and Callie, 2.
-Photo by David Sykes
Reception planned
for Tallman, Rea
A farewell reception is planned for retiring Morrow
County Judge Terry Tallman and Morrow County Com-
missioner Leann Rea next Friday, Dec. 16, from 2-4 p.m.
at the Bartholomew Building in Heppner.
The reception will be held in the building’s upper
conference room, and refreshments will be provided.
The public is invited to attend and visit with the outgo-
ing commissioners, who will both leave office at the end
of the month.
Pastors invited to write
Christmas messages
The Heppner Gazette-Times will publish its annual
Christmas edition on Dec. 21.
Area pastors are invited to submit Christmas messages
to be published in the Dec. 21 edition. The deadline is
Monday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. Messages can be dropped off
at the Gazette office, emailed to editor@rapidserve.net,
or faxed to 541-676-9211.
Any businesses or individuals who would like to
HEPPNER CHRISTMAS/ purchase space on our special Christmas greeting page
PAGE FOUR in the Dec. 21 Gazette should call 541-676-9228 or email
megan@rapidserve.net by Monday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m.
G-T Trophy Corner
Above: Tammy Russell of Pilot Rock (above left) took this buck in her own back yard, while
daughter Ember, 13 (center), shot her bull elk on Person Creek. Shawn Reynolds (above right)
shot this 7x8 elk at Bridge Creek Flats on Oct. 22. -Contributed photos
Your Trophy Photos Wanted!
The Heppner Gazette-Times wants to see pictures of your trophy ani-
mals from this hunting season. Here’s how:
Stop by to have your picture taken, drop off photos, mail
them to PO Box 337 in Heppner, email them to editor@
rapidserve.net or text cell phone photos to 541-980-6674.
20 %
50% OFF
Morrow County Grain Growers Green Feed & Seed
242 W. Linden Way, Heppner • 676-9422 • 989-8221 (MCGG main office)