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    Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Shared Ministry celebrates
Peru well project
On Sunday, June 25,
the Shared Ministry of
Hope Lutheran Church
and All Saints Episcopal
Church will celebrate the
completion of their latest
well project, constructed in
Peru through Living Water
International. The commu-
nity is invited to join them
for a potluck from 5 p.m.
to 6 p.m. at the All Saints
parish hall; the potluck
will feature foods popular
in Peru. There will also
be photos to share, along
with information about
the community in which
this well was drilled. This
celebration continues an
immersion in the culture of
Peru that will begin with
the multi-church “Passport
to Peru” vacation Bible
school being held at Hope
June 19-22.
The location of this
well, in a remote area of
the Amazon rain forest,
made construction twice
as expensive as the prior
five wells funded by the
Shared Ministry, because
the drilling equipment and
workers needed to be trans-
ported by boat up a narrow
stream. According to Liv-
ing Water’s project report,
the 18 families who live
in Sol Naciente, Peru, had
been using a nearby stream
as their only water source,
and the water was not po-
table. Waterborne illnesses
like cholera and dysentery
were common, in addition
to the water-related risks
of malaria and respiratory
Living Water’s drill
team reached an aquifer
at 65 meters, and a com-
munity hand pump was
installed. The residents of
Sol Naciente organized a
four-person water commit-
tee who worked with the
field team to learn how to
properly maintain the hand
pump and care for the well
site so that it would work
for many years to come.
Residents also committed
to giving a small monthly
monetary contribution that
will be kept in a fund to
cover any well maintenance
costs that might arise.
Elks host mother-daughter tea
for HHS seniors
be eradicated and posi-
tive habits that should be
implemented. The causes
and effects of diarrhea were
discussed, and attendees
were encouraged to use safe
drinking water to combat
dehydration. Residents also
learned how to care for the
new hand pump and keep
water that they collected
from the well in clean con-
tainers to prevent contami-
nation until they were ready
to drink it.
The Shared Ministry
says it is grateful for con-
tributions from its members
The Heppner Lady Elks hosted their annual mother-daughter tea for Heppner High School
seniors on Monday, May 22. The seniors and their guests were treated to a tea luncheon pre-
pared by Melissa Lindsay and Carrie Grieb, as well as entertainment by Doris Brosnan and
Sharon Harrison. Back (L-R): Mothers Jennifer Cecil, Ruth Eadler, Julie DeLoach, Rhonda
Hamby, Jacque Dompier, Tonja Lemmon, Deanna Camp and Michelle McCurry with Doris
Brosnan and Sharon Harrison. Front (L-R): HHS graduating seniors Emily Cecil, Kellie
Eadler, Onna DeLoach, Taylor Hamby, Riane Dompier, Meranda Lemmon, Mathilda Camp
and Taylor Nelson. -Contributed photo
-Continued from PAGE ONE per day, authorization of secretary 2017-18, Nancy
A group of young girls in Sol Naciente, Peru, enjoy water
from the new pump installed through the work of Living Wa-
ter International and Heppner’s Shared Ministry. -Contrib-
uted photo
In addition to drilling
the well, the field team
organized classes for the
residents on a variety of
hygiene-related topics, and
taught proper hand washing
techniques as a way to help
prevent the spread of dis-
ease. They also identified
negative habits that should
and from Valby Lutheran
Church, and for the com-
munity’s participation in
support of fundraisers like
the food booth at Music in
the Park concerts. More
information about Shared
Ministry activities is avail-
able by calling the church
office at 541-676-9970.
Sheriff’s Report
March 12 (cont.): -An
RP in Irrigon reported that
their neighbors are attach-
ing their trailer to theirs and
stealing electricity that way.
They requested a deputy
that speaks Spanish to make
-MCSO was advised
the Curry County arrested
Derek S Jones, 35, on an
MCSO warrant for Failure
to Appear on Theft II and
Failure to Present II. Sub-
ject also was cited by Curry
Co. for Theft III.
-MCSO was advised
of a Honda Civic on I-84,
Boardman, all over the
road, crossing the
center line and failing
to maintain lane. MCSO is-
sued a warning for reckless
March 13: -A Morrow
County Sheriff ’s Office
officer reported being out
with a vehicle at the Sinclair
station in Boardman. The
vehicle was stolen out of
Walla Walla. Walla Walla
was advised and reported
they will contact the owner.
Vehicle was towed.
-A female in Irrigon
asked to speak to an MCSO
deputy about her adult son,
his wife and children who
have not returned home.
She advised they went to
Heppner in her vehicle on
Saturday to help a friend
move, and were supposed
to be back that night, but
that they were not answer-
ing their phones.
-The School Resource
Officer was advised of a
fight at Irrigon High School.
-MCSO was advised
of two white pit bulls
with brown spots in Irri-
gon, fighting another dog
through a fence.
-MCSO was advised of
a possible intoxicated driv-
er that left Love’s Travel
Stop and went eastbound
on I-84. The called advised
the vehicle left, and was
in the incorrect lane leav-
ing Love’s, then got onto
the freeway in the correct
-MCSO received report
from a male in Irrigon that
a female and a male busted
his fence at the storage
unit last night. A deputy
contacted the caller and
the subjects made arrange-
ments to fix the damage.
-A caller in Heppner
advised of a large black and
brown dog with an orange
collar that was wandering
around the area. It was
just following another lady
who was out walking her
dog. MCSO was unable to
-MCSO received a
complaint regarding a Toy-
ota on I-84 west, Board-
man, with no headlights
or taillights. MCSO was
unable to locate.
March 14: -Boardman
ambulance responded to a
call regarding an elemen-
tary student who collided
with another student, com-
plaining of rib pain and
chest pain, not very coher-
ent, denied hitting head
when he fell to the ground.
Patient was transported.
-Heppner ambulance
and MCSO responded to a
possible suicidal subject in
Heppner. Unfounded.
will improve the quality of
instruction students receive
at home as well as increase
opportunities for students
to get engaged with their
schools. They can partici-
pate in taking courses at
home for part of the day
and they may be able to par-
ticipate in coming to school
and register for classes they
need or desire such as elec-
tive courses, CTE, art, PE,
music, etc. They can also
join our sports, clubs, etc.,
as they are enrolled as a
MCSD student.
“We are excited about
the future and its potential
impact,” the district con-
In other business, the
-adopted rescinded,
new or revised policies on:
evaluation of the superin-
tendent, a local wellness
program, staff-student-par-
ent relations, whistleblow-
er, family medical leave.
-learned from Dirksen
that due to a technology
grant the district will gain
426 more Chromebooks,
17 large TVs and a 3D
printer. He said they are
anticipating that they will
have more Chromebooks
than they will have students
next year.
-adopted new, revised
or rescinded administrative
rules on: local wellness
program, federal family and
medical leave, state family
medical leave, request for
family and medical leave,
certification of health care
provided, military fam-
ily medical leave, FMLA-
OFLA eligibility notice to
employee and sample des-
ignation letter to employee.
-approved the follow-
ing: a Mid-Columbia Bus
agreement, school based
counseling agreement, an-
nual organizational de-
tails, a leave of absence
request, a raise in substitute
teacher pay up to $200.64
Annual Youth Night
Flag Day Ceremony
& Ladies Night Dinner
All kids and their families invited
Spaghetti Dinner at 6pm
Veterans and kids eat FREE
All others $5 each
Lodge 7pm .
Raffle prizes to follow
including a .243 rifle
Morrow County Dis-
trict Attorney Justin Nelson
has released the following
-Oscar Miguel Mejia,
31, was convicted of one
count of Assaulting a Public
Safety Officer, a Class C
Felony, and was sentenced
to 15 months prison time
with credit for time served.
The defendant also received
two years’ post-prison su-
pervision. Mejia was also
convicted of one count
of Possession of Meth-
amphetamine, a Class C
Felony, and was sentenced
to six months’ jail time with
credit for time served and
to run concurrent with the
previous count. The defen-
dant also received one year
post-prison supervision.
Fees and assessments were
waived by the court.
county treasurer to invest
district funds, committed
fund balance, and the su-
perintendent’s contract for
-received the follow-
ing enrollment report:
A.C. Houghton Elemen-
tary, Irrigon-275; Sam
Boardman Elementary,
Boardman-328; Heppner
Elementary-170; Irrigon
Elementary-201, Windy
River Elementary-225,
H e p p n e r J r. / S r. H i g h
School-160; Irrigon Jr./Sr.
High School-366; Riverside
Jr./Sr. High School, Board-
man-424; Morrow Educa-
tion Center, Irrigon-53;
-approved the follow-
ing employment action: res-
san Booher, SBE fifth-grade
teacher through the end of
the school year, Timur Gas-
ton IJSHS special education
teacher, end of school year,
Larissa Maddern, HJSHS
ed assistant, end of school
year, George Mendoza, as-
sistant superintendent, June
30, Christine Moore, WRE
sixth-grade teacher; retire-
ments-Clair Costello, PERS
retiree, June 30, returning
for the 2017-18 school year,
Rogena Loving, RJSHS
custodian, June 30; employ-
Elvia Ayala, RJSHS head
secretary 2017-18, Jessa
Bigsby, WRE sixth grade
teacher, 2017-18, Cath-
erine Bose, SBE ed assis-
tant, Jennifer Flores, SBE
temporary ed assistant,
Tiffanie Greenup, HJSHS
head secretary 2017-18,
Jack Johns, Director of
Special Education 2017-18,
Gary Klinger, IJSHS head
custodian 2017-18, Venesa
Lopez, RJSHS ed assistant
2017-18, David Norton,
RJSHS principal 2017-18,
Gina Patterson, Boardman
summer temporary custo-
dian 2017, Darcy Robinson,
Heppner Elementary head
Rodriguez, RJSHS depart-
ment secretary 2017-18,
Marie Shimer, director of
educational services, dis-
trict office 2017-18, Anna
Sohl Taylor, RJSHS Eng-
lish Language Learner/
Spanish teacher 2017-18,
Erin Stocker, executive di-
rector of human resources,
district office/Irrigon Ele-
mentary principal 2017-18,
Dieter Waite, HES principal
2017-18; extra duty con-
tracts-David Boor, RJSHS
head football coach, Sam
Cornelius, RJSHS head
cross country coach.
-accepted and appropri-
ated unanticipated revenues
in the amounts of $5,000
from the Boardman Ki-
wanis Club, $10,000 from
Umatilla Electric and $500
from Boardman Foods, all
toward the RJSHS track
-learned from an emo-
tional Thad Killingbeck,
long-time board member
and board chair, that he an-
ticipates moving out of the
district to locate in Herm-
iston next year. He said he
would continue to serve on
the board until his move.
The district will proceed in
seeking applicants.
-learned from Dirksen
about a full-scale, district-
wide training on security,
which will “move beyond
talking.” “Preparation will
help us prevent harm down
the road,” he commented.
-thanked Mark Pratt
for his “dedicated years of
service as a board member.”
-heard the following
announcements: summer
school for Irrigon and Hep-
pner, June 13-30, and June
12-30 and July 31-Aug.
5 for Boardman; Oregon
School Board Association
summer conference, July
14-16; administration re-
turns Aug. 1; staff in-ser-
vice, Aug. 21-24; students
begin Aug. 28; next board
meeting, Aug. 14, RJSHS.
Chamber lunch
The next lunch meeting of the Heppner Chamber
of Commerce will be this Thursday, June 15, at noon in
Heppner City Hall conference room.
Portland General Electric representatives Brad Jen-
kins and Wendy Veliz will give an update on PGE.
Cost of lunch is $10; Bucknum’s will cater. Chamber
lunch attendees are asked to RSVP at 541-676-5536 no
later than the Tuesday before to guarantee a lunch.
A request for accommodations for persons with
disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the
meeting to Sheryll Bates at 541-676-5536.
Earn While You Learn Program
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The annual program is available
through July 31st.
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