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    Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, December 7, 2016
New fire hall celebrated with
open house
The Heppner Fire Department and Heppner Rural Fire Protection District celebrated the open-
ing of the new fire hall on Riverside in Heppner with an open house this past Saturday. The
fire department threw open its doors, figuratively speaking, and allowed community members
to tour the facility and take a closer look at the fire equipment. The event saw a packed house
(above), although not, of course, beyond fire regulations. Visitors also were treated to cake
and coffee. Below: Ida Farra, flanked by fire chief Rusty Estes (left) and assistant fire chief
Steve Rhea (right), was honored for the contributions her family made to the project. Behind
them, the members of the volunteer fire crew (L-R): Tylynn Cimmiyotti, Erik Patton, Dean
Robinson, Mike Jones, Adam Bergstrom, Trevor Rhea, Jeremy Cimmiyotti, Stacy Lauritsen,
Brian Kollman, Dan Sharp, Jim Kindle and Jay Keithley. -Photos by Sandy Matthews
Ione kicks off season with
Basketball Bonanza
Ione kicked off its bas-
ketball season this past
weekend when the school
hosted the Weston-McEw-
en, Irrigon and Enterprise
boys’ and girls’ JV and
varsity teams for the two-
day Basketball Bonanza
The Ione varsity girls
played against Weston-
McEwen Friday, losing the
contest 21-58. They then
played versus Enterprise
in the consolation game
Saturday, ending that game
with a 16-67 loss.
The Ione varsity boys
also started off facing
Weston-McEwen Friday,
ending that contest with
a 40-77 loss to the Tiger-
Scots. In the consolation
game versus Irrigon on
Saturday, the boys suffered
another defeat, losing 34-72
to the Knights.
No stats were received
for the boys’ games. Ione
varsity girls’ stats are as
Ione v Weston-McEwen
Ashley Medina 2 PF,
Morgan Orem 1 PF, Mag-
gie Flynn 14 PTS, 4 PF,
Ivy Sandford 7 PTS, 4 PF,
Katelyn Bass 1 PF, An-
nabelle McDaniel 3 PF,
Sydney Qualls 1 PF, Zoe
Above: Ione varsity player Maggie Flynn (22) takes the ball
to the basket with Katie Gilbert (right) ready to assist during
Friday’s game. Below: During the girls’ JV game versus the
TigerScots, Rene’ Peterson throws the ball inbounds as Sara
Knopp (30), Mackenzie Heideman (22) and Emily Taylor (4)
scramble to bring the ball into play.-Photos by Sylvia Sandford
Gilbert 1 PF.
Ione v Enterprise
Ashley Medina 4 PTS,
Katie Gilbert 1 PF, Morgan
Orem 4 PTS, 1 PF, Mag-
gie Flynn 2 PTS, 4 PF, Ivy
Sandford 2 PTS, 2 PF, Kate-
lyn Bass 1 PF, Annabelle
McDaniel 3 PTS, 2 PF, Sara
Knopp 1 PT.
Chamber Chatter
-Continued from PAGE ONE north central Oregon and
secure the best possible
outcome for members, em-
ployees and the wider agri-
cultural community.”
“The PGG board of
directors has been seek-
ing a local buyer for the
cooperative’s propane as-
sets that would serve as
a strong partner for our
agricultural community,”
said Tim Hawkins, chair-
man of the co-op board.
“We believe that MCGG,
a local business that is well
known to our members and
other customers, is the right
The two co-ops were
founded within a short time
of each other, MCGG in
1930 and PGG in 1929.
MCGG is now a 600-mem-
ber cooperative serving
south central Washington.
The co-op’s diversified
business interests include
grain, agronomy and fuel
operations, as well as auto
parts and farm equipment
sales and service.
Financial terms of the
sale have not been dis-
closed. However, the agree-
ment covers the sale of all
PGG assets that are exclu-
sively used in the propane
business, including vehi-
cles, inventory and related
information. MCGG is also
expected to hire current
PGG employees involved
in the propane business.
The PGG board ex-
pects the sale to return the
Umatilla County co-op to
financial stability, enabling
the board to fully restore
the employee benefits pro-
gram and “continue to stay
focused on returning the
best possible value to the
membership,” the board
statement said.
MCGG manager John
Ripple led the Morrow
County co-op’s interests,
and says he expects the
purchase to be a good thing
for the local co-op.
“The PGG assets will
add meaningfully to the
scale of our propane busi-
ness,” said Ripple, “which
will better position us to
take advantage of growth
opportunities in a sector
that can provide a good re-
turn on our invested dollars.
“We look forward to
strengthening the energy
services we provide to our
members,” Ripple added.
Morrow County Road Dept. would like to
remind all motorists there will be
NO winter maintenance on
Coalmine hill (USFS route 53)
For the rest of the County winter
maintenance practices include applying
deicing agent, plowing and sanding.
The combination of practices used at each site may
vary to accommodate the different climate, traffic, and
storm conditions encountered.
Morrow County's goal is to provide a safe roadway. However,
it is always up to the motorist to drive according to conditions.
Please use extreme caution and common sense.
They will do their best and would appreciate your patience.
For your convenience the road department
would like to direct your attention to a
towing service in the area if needed.
A-1 Martin's Towing 541-571-4260.
Again be prepared and be safe.
Questions or concerns may be addressed 541-989-9500.
2017 Morrow County
Fair Court Chaperone and
2017 Fair Court Applica-
tions now available: Ap-
plications are now be ac-
cepted for the 2017 Morrow
County Fair Court Chaper-
one. The position is open to
Morrow County residents;
The Morrow County Fair
Court program is open to
Morrow County students
enrolled in ninth, 10 th , 11 th
and 12 th grades, between
the ages of 14 and 19. Fair
court applications will
also be available at Mor-
row County high schools
and at the fair office. For
more information, con-
tact Ann Jones at mcfair@
co.morrow.or.us or 541-
676-9474. Applications are
due to the fair office no later
than 12 p.m. on Monday,
Dec. 19. Late or incomplete
applications will not be
considered; please return
all completed forms and re-
quired documents. Fair staff
will contact all accepted
applicants to schedule in-
Wheatland Insurance
Canned Food Drive – now
through Friday, Dec. 16:
Help support Wheatland’s
canned food drive by drop-
ping off any non-perishable
canned food items. This
canned food will go to help
local families during the
holiday season. All canned
foods collected will be
taken to the Neighborhood
Center for distribution.
Les Schwab Tire Center
- Giving Tree for Morrow
County Foster Children:
Stop by and pick a tag from
the tree and help support
foster children in Morrow
County. Please have the
gift back to Les Schwab no
later than Thursday, Dec. 8.
Bring the gift, unwrapped
with the tag.
Friday, Nov. 11 –
Jan. 13, 2017 – Nomina-
tions open for Heppner
Chamber’s Annual Town
and Country Community
Awards event: Nomination
forms and guidelines (Man
and Woman of the Year,
Citizen-Educator of the
Year, Youth and Lifetime
Achievement Awards and
Business of the Year) can
be picked up at Bank of
Eastern Oregon, Chamber
Office, Heppner City Hall,
Community Bank or the
Post Office, or call the
chamber office at 541-676-
5536 for emailed copies.
The event will be held on
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at
the Morrow County Fair-
Monday, Nov. 21 -
Thursday, Dec. 15 - Col-
lect rewards cards when
purchasing from our local
participating merchants:
Starting on Monday, Nov.
21, you will receive rewards
cards when shopping local
at our participating mer-
chants. Make sure you put
your name on the rewards
cards and bring them to
Heppner Chamber’s Christ-
mas Event on Thursday,
Dec. 15, at the Morrow
County Fairgrounds.
Wednesday, Nov. 30 –
Dec. 15 – Giving Tree for
local families, sponsored
by the Neighborhood Cen-
ter: Stop by Market Fresh
Foods and select a family
tag from the Giving Tree
and drop off your gifts un-
wrapped, with the tag, to the
Neighborhood Center to be
Friday, Dec. 9 – 9 p.m.
– Second Annual Ruckus
Raiser fundraiser at Buck-
num’s Tavern: The eve-
ning will feature live music
by Corey Peterson, Aaron
“Dog Bite” Harris and Jake
Roy. Entrance will be by
donations at the door; dona-
tions may be cash or a new,
unwrapped toy. Proceeds
will go to the Neighborhood
Saturday, Dec. 10,
2016 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- SAGE Saturday Holi-
day Gift Workshop: Free
admission into the SAGE
Center and create your own
gift from one of our many
craft options while you are
there. The SAGE Center is
located at 101 Olson Road,
Boardman; 541-481-7243.
Sunday, Dec. 11 – 3
p.m. – Christmas Music
Fest to be held at Hope
Lutheran Church: Come out
and enjoy some Christmas
music featuring musicians
from throughout the com-
munity and concluding with
a carol sing-along. New
additions to the program are
encouraged and welcome;
please call Katy Anderson
at 541-676-9970 to discuss
the details. Ticket Price:
one can of food for the
Neighborhood Center.
Friday, Dec. 16 – 2-4
p.m. – Retirement Recep-
tion for Judge Terry Tall-
man and Commissioner
Leann Rea: The reception
will be held in the Bar-
tholomew Building – Upper
Conference Room, next to
the historic Morrow County
Courthouse; refreshments
will be provided. Stop by
and thank Terry and Leann
for their many years of ded-
ication and contributions to
Morrow County.
Thursday, Dec. 22 –
6:30 p.m. - Wine and De-
The North end and South end Transfer
Night at Country Rose/
Stations will be closed for the Holidays! Dec sign
Murray’s: Call and make
24th & 25th and Dec 31st and Jan 1st
reservations to participate
in the wine and design event
at the Country Rose inside
So the attendants
Murray’s. The cost is $30;
end time
please call Murray’s at 541-
676-9158 to register.
with their families
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017
– 12-1 p.m. Heppner Cham-
ber’s Annual Luncheon:
Heppner Chamber’s Annual
Luncheon is scheduled for
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, we
would love to have you join
us if you can.
69900 Frontage Lane, Boardman,
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017
Oregon 97818 South end Transfer, 57185 Hwy – Heppner Chamber’s An-
nual Town and Country
74, Lexington, Oregon 97839
Community Awards Event
Morrow County Fair-
Questions or concerns please contact Sandi Putman grounds – 6 p.m. no host
at 541-989-9500 or sputman@co.morrow.or.us
bar with 6:30 p.m. dinner.