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    FOUR - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Ione FFA chapter excels at state
FFA convention
FBLA members make good
showing at state competition
The Ione FFA Chapter members at the state convention in Redmond last month. -Contributed
Two members of the
Ione FFA Chapter earned
their State FFA degrees at
the state convention held
over spring break in Red-
mond. This is the highest
award members can receive
in the state organization,
and Morgan Orem and Ivy
Sandford from Ione FFA
have worked hard for this
highest honor.
The state degree re-
cipients earn a charm that
can be worn on the official
jacket or on a gold chain.
In addition to the chap-
ter’s first state degree recip-
ients, the following students
were awarded recognition
for their hard work: first
place Ag Essay- Sonia Me-
dina; third place Ag Es-
say- Jake Heideman; fourth
place Ag Essay- Eva Mar-
tin; first place Metal Manu-
facturing - Tyson Epperson;
first place Agriscience Proj-
ect Winner, Plant Systems
- Danny Doherty and Dan
Kelly; seventh place Farm
Business Management
Team - Cord Flynn, Danny
Doherty and Goncalo Silva;
and sixth place Ag Market-
ing Team - Katelyn Bass,
Morgan Orem and Sonia
Calling Morrow County cultural,
arts, historic, literary organizations
The Morrow County
Cultural Coalition, funded
by Oregon’s Cultural Trust
Foundation, is now accept-
ing proposals for the 2018
grant period.
Categories for qualify-
ing groups or projects are:
literary, historical preserva-
tion, visual and performing
arts, or humanities and
cultural organizations. Last
year, grants were awarded
to Heppner Art and Culture
Club art show, Lexington
Grange preservation elec-
trical work, Heppner High
School drama club, Morrow
County Historical Society
Chronicles, Oregon Trail
Library District ukulele
workshops and Riverside
High School art department
to facilitate workshops by
portrait artist Myron Sahl-
berg. Grants in the past
have included quilting and
art groups, historical library
books, art displays, cul-
tural entertainment struc-
tures and kid’s activities
for parks.
The coalition invites
interested parties to submit
completed Funding Pro-
posal Request Forms to the
Morrow County Cultural
Coalition by Aug. 1, 2017.
Complete guidelines
and grant applications for
2018 can be obtained by
contacting Susan Russell
at 541-481-4277 or smsel@
hotmail.com. Proposals
must meet criteria noted on
the application and include
a timeline with project to
be completed no later than
October 15, 2018.
Funding for the Mor-
row County Cultural Coali-
tion originates from contri-
butions and donations to
the Oregon Cultural Trust
Foundation. To learn more
about supporting culture in
Oregon through the trust
visit www.culturaltrust.org.
Ideas and suggestions
for cultural activities in
Oregon from concerts and
theater to workshops and
museums can be found at
guide.org. Help bring ideas
and programs to Morrow
County. Grants can be
awarded up to 50 percent
of total project cost.
Applications for the
Willow Creek Valley Eco-
nomic Development Group
(WCVEDG) Community
and Public Enhancement
grant are due by this Fri-
day, April 14. Any group
applying for funding needs
to email, fax or have a
postmark on the envelope
by Friday, April 14, to be
eligible for the grant. Find
the most recent grant re-
Heppner FBLA members made a good showing at the state conference in Portland last week-
end. -Contributed photo
Submitted by Claire
Grieb, FBLA Publicity
This past weekend,
the Heppner High School
FBLA (Future Business
Leaders of America) chap-
ter attended the Oregon
State Business Confer-
ence at the Doubletree in
Portland. Twenty-one stu-
dents were accompanied
by FBLA advisor Jeannie
Collins and chaperones Ken
Grieb and Jeremy Rosen-
balm to compete in their
state competitions.
Awards for individual
tests were given out on
Friday night. Heppner win-
ners were: For Help Desk,
Bryan Fowler, seventh
place, and Taylor Hamby,
fifth place. For Hospitality
Management, Emily Cecil,
ninth place. For Manage-
ment Decision Making,
Claire Grieb, eighth place,
and Jaiden Mahoney, fifth
place. For Sports Manage-
ment, Gibson McCurry,
eighth place. For Ag Busi-
ness, Kolby Currin, fourth
place, and Logan Grieb,
eighth place.
Those who placed in
Saturday’s group competi-
tions were: For Help Desk,
Taylor Hamby, third place.
For Hospitality Manage-
ment, Emily Cecil, Ri-
ane Dompier and Madi-
son Combe, second place.
For Sports Management,
Keegan Gibbs, Kellen
Grant and Cami VanA-
rsdale, first place; Cason
Mitchell, Hunter Nichols
and Gibson McCurry, ninth
place; and Jacee Currin and
Morgan Correa, 10 th place.
All teams that placed
fourth or higher qualify
to compete at the national
convention this summer
in Anaheim, CA, June 28
through July 2. Students
have a week to decide if
they want to compete at
Tickets available for Harlem
Tickets for the up-
coming Harlem Ambas-
sadors and Heppner Blues
basketball game are now
available at “ticket spon-
sor” business locations,
including Bank of Eastern
Oregon (Heppner and Ione
locations); Morrow County
Grain Growers (Heppner,
Lexington and Ione); and
Murray’s Drug.
The event will take
place Thursday, April 27,
at 6:30 p.m. in the Heppner
High School gymnasium.
Families are invited to pick
up free tickets and plan on
attending. Merchandise will
be offered for sale, as well
as raffle tickets for a chance
to win a Harlem Ambas-
sadors basketball, with the
winner drawn during the
evening. An autograph ses-
sion will be held right after
the game for those who
want their merchandise
Preschool preview
day at Creative Care
Grant applications due to WCVEDG this week Preschool
Is your child going to be three years old by September
quest form on the Heppner
of this year? Is he or she potty trained? If so, Creative Care
Chamber of Commerce
Preschool would like to invite your child to join them for
website in the Economic
the 2017-2018 year.
Development tab.
The preschool will be having a special preschool
preview day May 16 from 9-11:30. Parents, grandparents
or other caregivers are welcome for a preview of a typical
preschool day. Paperwork will be available, and teachers
will be ready to answer questions.
For more information, contact Misty at 541-422-
FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event!
Pesticides and Poisons
Mercury and
Mercury-containing Items
Fluorescent Lights/Ballasts
Household Cleaners
Join us on April 22 at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event
Center to drop off your household hazardous waste, and we will
dispose of it in a manner that is friendly to the environment! This
special event is brought to you by Oregon Department of
Environmental Quality and Douglas County.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22
Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center
1705 E Airport Rd, Hermiston, OR 97838
To learn more about this event, contact Jamie Jones at
541-298-7255 ext. 225 or jones.jamie@deq.state.or.us.
Keep products in original containers if possible
Do not mix any products
Pool Chemicals
Rust Remover
Motor Oil
Engine and Brake Cleaner
Transmission and Brake Fluid
Paint and Paint Thinners
Automotive/Marine Paint
Wood Preservatives
Arts and Craft Supplies
Photographic Chemicals
Computer, Laptops and Tablets
Keyboards and Mice
Keep waste away from passengers while transporting
This event is sponsored by Oregon Department of Environmental
Quality, City of Hermiston, Umatilla County, Eastern Oregon
Trade and Event Center and Sanitary Disposal.
Radioactive Waste
*Free medical digital thermometers
available in exchange for medical
mercury thermometers!
-Continued from PAGE ONE
fixed so the city would not
have to foot the bill. The
court was paid for and built
by the late Bob Kilkenny to
give younger kids a place
to play basketball on lower
In other business the
council approved the con-
tract for police service with
the sheriff department.
There would be no changes
from last year.
The council also ap-
proved an animal permit
for three baby chicks (no
roosters) to Andrea Collins
Both basketball rims have
been broken by vandals at
Hager Park. -Photo by David
of 270 E May St.
-Continued from PAGE ONE cal issues.
Justice Hampton in-
deed opted for probation—
three years of supervised
probation for the false claim
counts and two years of
supervised probation for
the theft I counts. Jail time
was also given as a condi-
tion of probation, with a
total of 150 days’ jail time
with credit for time already
served, and the threat of a
full jail sentence if McEwen
violates probation. Howev-
er, Nelson told the Gazette
there was some question as
to whether the jail would
even accept McEwen into
custody based on his medi-
Finally, McEwen faces
$132,017.70 in restitution
to the Oregon Dept. Of Hu-
man Services, along with
co-defendants Justin Hoeft
($13,343.12), Dan Looslie
($110,195.83) and Lynne
Uitto ($8,478.75).
Uitto, who was sen-
tenced in 2015 after plead-
ing guilty to one count of
Making a False Claim for
Health Care Payment in a
plea bargain, has already
served her 10-day jail sen-
tence and is currently on
probation. According to
court records, Hoeft and
Looslie are still awaiting