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TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
Morrow County’s Home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
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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.
Life Center will host an
evening of music and inspi-
ration on Saturday, March
4. The evening will feature
musical artist Jeremy Foss
of Racing 24/7 out of Pas-
co, WA and motivational
Hays of Happy Life. Doors
open at 6:45 p.m. with wor-
ship beginning at 7 p.m.
Jeremy Foss has served
as the worship director at
Pasco Christian Church
“My passion is wor-
shipping and leading others
in the worship of our Cre-
ator and Heavenly Father,”
Steve Hays of Maple
Valley, WA is the founder
of Happy Life and hosts
podcasts aimed at sending
out wisdom and encourage-
ment to all that are working
toward a happy life.
“The Happy Life is a
lifestyle where we learn to
secure and sustain joy in all
Christian Life Center
members say they are look-
ing forward to taking this
opportunity to give thanks
for all the hard work that
has gone into the updates
and changes that have been
“We have experienced
abundant blessings lately
and are so excited to gather
together for a great time of
says Pastor Tony Long-
Christian Life Cen-
ter, lovingly referred to as
the “golf ball” or “dome”
church, is located at 535 W.
Morgan Street in Heppner.
For further information,
contact the church office at
Grief support group to
Register early for
The Heppner area grief
support group will be meet-
ing again at Peggy Con-
nor’s house (615 S. Alfalfa)
this Thursday, March 2, at
The group consists of
a wide variety of folks
who have experienced an
assortment of grief, who
meet together to help one
another and others with
their journey through their
This month the group
will hear from Kimberly
Lindsay, who has been
working at Community
Counseling Solutions for
20 years. She will speak
on the grief that follows
suicide and how to support
individuals who have lost a
loved one to suicide.
Lunch will be provided
at noon with the presen-
tation to follow. All are
Questions, please call
Mary Ann Elguèzabal, 676-
5774, or Jean Adams, 676-
First Friday Friends of
Jesus this week
Will also be held last Friday due to
April school schedule
March is here, and
St. Patrick’s Day is right
around the corner. Walk-
ers, runners and those who
just want to support a good
cause are reminded to beat
the rush and pre-register
for the March 18 Remem-
brance Walk/5k Run. Even
those who don’t plan to
walk or run that morning are
invited for eats and treats at
the social hour. Event orga-
nizers say any donation big
or small is greatly appreci-
ated; this year’s proceeds
will go to Eric and Rachel
Schonbachler to help their
son Asher fight Vanishing
White Matter disease.
Please mail donations
to Friends Helping Friends
(FHF), Box 566, Heppner,
OR 97836. Shamrocks
are currently being made.
For those who didn’t get
a shamrock this year, all
honored names will appear
in the G-T the week after
the event, so it’s not too late
to give in memory of loved
ones. A flyer isn’t neces-
sary to send in a donation;
a note with an address and
who should be honored is
Finally, new door priz-
es have arrived: a $50 gas
card from Barb and Gary
Watkins, and a $50 Nike
gift card and half-off pass
to the Nike Store from Jaci
First Friday Friends of Jesus will meet this Friday,
March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm at All Saints parish
hall. Kids age four to 12 are invited to a morning filled
with Bible stories and lots of activities. A free lunch is
This month only there will be a second opportunity
Holly Rebekah Lodge will be resuming its monthly
to join the fun on Friday, March 31, because school will
be in session the first Friday in April. More information pinochle card parties this Saturday, March 4, at the Lodge
is available by calling the Shared Ministry office at 541- Hall in Lexington. The cost to play is $5 per person.
Snacks will be provided along with a prize for high and
low score. Play will start at 7 p.m.
Holly Rebekah card
party this week
Community lunch menu
SWCD, weed advisory
board to meet
Heppner United Methodist Church volunteers will
serve lunch on Wednesday, March 8, at St. Patrick’s Senior
Center. Lunch will include pulled pork sandwiches, calico
beans, coleslaw, apple sauce and cookies.
The Morrow SWCD and Weed Advisory Board will
Milk is served at each meal. Suggested donation is
Tuesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the Ag Service Center
$3.50 per meal. Menu is subject to change.
Agenda items include minutes from the January
regular and annual meetings, treasurer’s report for January
and February, weed report, staff reports, partner reports
and oath of office.
Meetings of Morrow SWCD are open to the public.
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~ Letters to the Editor ~
The Heppner Gazette Times will print all letters to the Editor with the following
criteria met: letters submitted to the newspaper will need to have the name
of the sender along with a legible signature. We are also requesting that you
provide your address and a phone number where you can be reached. The
address and phone number will only be used for verification and will not be
printed in the newspaper. Letters may not be libelous. The GT reserves the
right to edit. 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.
Hi, I’m Stephanie Howard, and I’m writing this to tell
you why marijuana should not be banned or dispensaries
I live in a small town, part of Morrow County, lived
here my whole life, with seizures my whole life—over
250-plus seizures a year until I got on medical marijuana
in 2015. My pills have been lowered, my VNS shut off,
and only three seizures since the end of the year 2015.
If they take the recreational marijuana away here in
Oregon, the medical will be destroyed with it. Please, the
medical marijuana helps with so many diseases, curing
cancer, epilepsy, etc. with no side effects. It helps me
and many more who are on medical marijuana for health
problems. If they change the laws again or turn it into a
prescription, it will not work the same, and it would hurt
or kill those who are trying to be healed. People don’t
understand that if you take away recreational the medical
will be taken away too.
Again, I live in a small town where I have to drive
out of town because Morrow County won’t wake up and
help by putting in a dispensary. I have to urgently run
and try to find my CBD oil to stop my seizures. It’s the
only thing that works. When I run out—or in this case
can’t find any anymore because of what the government
and state is doing—it has caused my epilepsy to increase
a little. Don’t have us epilepsy patients go back to hav-
ing seizures. I have a friend in Portland who even has it
worse than me.
Wake up, Oregon. Medical marijuana saves lives. It
did mine. I don’t feel fear that I am going to hit my head
any more or feel like I have to stay in my home because
of the fear of falling outside, or be scared of drowning
in my bathtub.
I vote to keep marijuana legal. Don’t let us people
with cancer, MS, epilepsy, etc. be in fear. Fight for us and
with us so we can live a normal life. Please, United States
of America, us medical patients want to live a normal life,
and the only way we can do that is if dispensaries stay
open so we can have the CBD and RSO oil we need to
get better and live a normal life.
This is the truth. I speak the truth. I’ll keep fighting
to keep marijuana legal for me and for others like me.
(s) Stephanie Howard, Heppner
Prepares for visit from bishop
The Shared Ministry
of Hope Lutheran Church
and All Saints Episcopal
Church will be observ-
ing Lent beginning Ash
Wednesday, March 1,
with weekly activities on
Wednesday evenings. A
light supper of soup and
bread will be served at 6
On Ash Wednesday, the
meal will be followed by
worship with the imposition
of ashes and celebration of
the Eucharist at All Saints.
On subsequent Wednes-
days, the meal will be fol-
lowed by a half-hour class
concluding with Vespers
beginning at about 7 p.m.
The location will alternate
between buildings weekly.
On March 5, the first
Sunday in Lent, the Rt.
Rev. Patrick Bell, Bishop
of the Episcopal Diocese
of Eastern Oregon, will
make his first visit to the
Shared Ministry as Bishop.
Bishop Bell will preach and
preside at Hope Lutheran
Church at 10 a.m. followed
by a potluck and conversa-
tion at All Saint Episcopal
Church beginning at about
Bishop Bell is no
stranger to Eastern Oregon,
having served St. Mat-
thew’s Episcopal Church
in Ontario from 1989 until
being called in 2002 to
serve St. Luke’s in Coeur
d’Alene, ID. He was con-
secrated as Bishop of the
Diocese in April 2016.
All are welcome and
encouraged to attend these
activities. More informa-
tion is available by calling
the Shared Ministry office
Catholic men to hold
first Friday meeting
The men of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Heppner
and St. William’s Catholic Church of Ione will hold their
first Friday of the month meeting on Friday, March 3, at
the parish office in Heppner. The meeting will start at 6:45
a.m. and will be followed by first Friday Mass at 7:30 a.m.
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The next lunch meeting of the Heppner Chamber
of Commerce will be an all entities report on Thursday,
March 2, at noon at Heppner City Hall. Cost of lunch is
$10; Two Old Hags Pizza will cater. Chamber lunch at-
tendees are asked to RSVP by the Tuesday before.
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