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    TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
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
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David Sykes ..............................................................................................Publisher
Andrea Di Salvo ............................................................................................ Editor
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Artifactory held
Ellen Webb Conboy
Robert A. “Bob” DeSpain—Robert A. “Bob” De-
Spain, 92, of Heppner, died Monday, December 5, 2016
Emma Ellen Webb graduate from Condon High at his home. He was born February 8, 1924. Arrangements
Conboy, former Condon, School in 1949. While a are pending at Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner.
Arlington and Goldendale high school student, during
She is survived by Proctor and Jessi of Trout-
resident, died on Novem- the annual Sadie Hawkins
ber 22, 2016 in Hermiston, Day race, she tagged Bill daughters Kathy Proctor man, NC; Cody Proctor of
OR at the age of
Conboy, who had and her husband Lucky, Kennewick; Matt Loomis
85 years. A family
recently transferred Grand Coulee, WA., Lynn and Jailin Conboy of El-
gathering is planned
to Condon from Wilkins and her husband lensburg, WA; Seth Conboy
at a later date and
Glenwood, WA. Bruce, living on the family of Rattan, OK; and Luke
her ashes will be
Bill and Ellen were ranch in Condon, and son Conboy of Walla Walla,
spread on the family
married on June 2, Scott Conboy of Golden- WA. She also leaves behind
1951, in Condon, dale. Eleven grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in
Ellen was born Ellen Webb
OR. They moved to also mourn her passing:
February 24, 1931, Conboy
Glenwood, WA in Shanna Gronquist and hus- death by her parents and
in Condon, OR, to
1955. She was an band Kelly, Arlington; Hud brother, Jim Webb.
Please sign the online
George and Veda Dyer avid 4-H leader, sharing her Wilkins and Jenny of Ta-
Webb. She was raised on sewing and knitting knowl- coma, WA; Gibb Wilkins, condolence book at burn-
the family ranch east of edge with the community. Condon; Marne Curtis and smortuaryhermiston.com.
Mayville, OR. A proud She then lived in Arlington, PJ of Gooding, ID; Kay- Burns Mortuary of Hermis-
graduate of Mayville Grade OR. Upon retirement she cee Ferguson and Ryan of ton is in charge of arrange-
School, she went on to moved to Goldendale, WA. Kennewick, WA; Shane ments.
Community Bank’s annual charity drive
collecting until Dec. 20
Community Bank is
currently conducting its
annual charity drive. The
program is an effort to col-
lect funds from the commu-
nity, to be used within the
community during the holi-
day season. The Heppner
branch has again chosen to
support the Neighborhood
Center food pantry, while
the Hermiston branch will
collect funds for CASA
(Court Appointed Special
Advocate) of Umatilla
Morrow County.
The Heppner branch
received a special boost
with a $1,000 donation by
the Howard and Beth Bry-
ant Foundation to go toward
the Neighborhood Center
food pantry.
Branches will have
donation jars available
through Dec. 20. All types
of monetary donations are
accepted, such as personal
checks, bills and coins.
Anyone with questions
about the charity drive can
contact the local branch
Funds collected will be
matched at 50 cents on the
dollar up to a maximum
of $500 in matching funds
per branch. Last year, more
than $24,000 was dispersed
to more than 10 charities in
the region.
Since the Community
Bank Charity Drive began
in 2010, the total amount
given to area charities now
exceeds $119,500—an av-
erage of almost $20,000
per year.
Hardman center sees good turnout for
open house
Jolene O’Neal holds son Ezekiel O’Neal at the Artifactory in
Heppner Saturday. Despite the cold, a nearly steady stream of
shoppers browsed through St. Patrick’s parish hall, which was
packed with vendors during the Heppner Day Care’s annual
fundraiser. -Photo by April Sykes
We have them in the following amounts
$3.50 $10, $15, and $25.
General Gift cards avail in any amount.
December 11th and 18th
from 12 NOON-4 pm
(Pharmacy and floral depts. closed)
Order Holiday
arrangements soon!
Our centerpieces make
fantastic Hostess Gifts.
Christmas Hours:
Saturday, December 24th closing 5 pm - Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 25th Closed ... Merry Christmas!
Monday December 26th we will open at 9 am.
(Pharmacy will be 1/2 day 2-6 pm- clinics are closed.
Floral dept. closed)
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Hardman Community
Center had a good turnout
of around 60 people for
its open house and potluck
Sunday, with guests com-
ing all the way from the
Portland area—one HCC
member said they expected
that even the “ghosts” were
pleased and enjoyed the
Several people contrib-
uted hard work to make the
day successful, including
the cleaning and set-up
crew of Diana Stone, Janice
Weis and Claudia Smythe;
Chuck LeDoux with heavy
lifting, filling the wood box
and starting the fire; and
Mel McDaniel getting the
water going. Ruggs Ranch
and Snow-McElligott pro-
vided the main dish, and
Dan and Rita Van Schoiack
provided the celebratory
cake. Not to be forgotten is
the kitchen cleanup crew:
Mel and Rick McDaniel,
Greg and Beth Pierce, and
Frank and Cara Osmin. The
Palmer girls ran the “store.”
“It was wonderful to
see the full dining room and
hear the laughter and listen
to the stories—some of
which may have even been
true!” said HCC secretary
Claudia Smythe.
The Palmer girls played
a couple of tunes on the
old piano, and everyone
perused the photos on the
walls and looked through
the scrapbooks. Those who
could hike the stairs to the
upper room agreed that
it will be a “wonderful
and worthwhile endeavor”
when the center members
get to it in a couple of years.
At the end of the day,
the donation jar contained
more than $200 towards the
purchase of window cover-
ings. The store also sold
several items. Dick Paris
has donated some of his
homemade bolo ties with
the full proceeds going to
the Hall.
Mel McDaniel and
Scott Smythe got the base-
boards in prior to the pot-
luck, and the wood is on
hand for the rest of the
trim. It was donated by Mel
McDaniel, as were a stove,
roaster and punch cooler
for the kitchen. John Bre-
idenbach donated a roaster
in memory of his mother-
HCC president Mel McDaniel doing dishes after the Hardman
Community Center open house last Sunday. -Contributed photo
in-law, Mary Reade, and
Sandi Richardson donated
a microwave to replace
the one that quit working.
The HCC received a dona-
tion from Brenda Hoxsey
for painting the women’s
bathroom hall, as well as
a donation from Bruce and
Linda Rigby.
The group’s latest proj-
ect is getting the piano
tuned. A tuner is coming
through the area in Janu-
ary and gives discounts for
multiple pianos. The com-
munity center group would
like to raise the $100-$150
to have him include theirs in
his sweep of the area.
The next event that is
planned in the Hall is Creth
Harris’s 100 th birthday in
Fair board to meet
next week
The Morrow County Fair Board monthly meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at the SAGE
Center in Boardman.
This meeting is open to the public and interested
citizens are invited to attend. The meeting location is
accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an
interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accom-
modations for persons with disabilities should be made
at least 48 hours before the meeting to Ann Jones, 541-
Park district to meet
Willow Creek Park District will hold a regularly-
scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 5:15 p.m.
at Heppner City Hall. This meeting will be the regular
monthly meeting to discuss park district business. It is
open to the public.
Community lunch menu
Willow Creek Baptist Church volunteers will serve
lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at St. Patrick’s Senior Cen-
ter. Lunch will include oven-fried chicken, potato medley,
sunshine carrots, green salad, hot rolls and chocolate cake.
Milk is served at each meal. Suggested donation is $3.50
per meal. Menu is subject to change.
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