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SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015
FROM PAGE A1 • COMMUNITY
a big priority either, al-
though he does look for-
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ing an apartment in the
“I’d say it’s for a stu- Tri-Cities and making
dent who is very deter- some friends.
“I think profession-
mined and who has a vi-
sion and is willing to reach al relationships are a lot
more important,” he said.
that goal,” Sipe said.
Nor is he concerned
That has never been an
issue for Sipe, who said he about his age. He said
has always been focused mechanical engineering
on his future and very de- is not a degree someone
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“That’s kind of another anyway, and he expects
reason why I did it, too, to graduate in three. Sipe
because it was a chal- DOVRSODQVWR¿QLVKKLVODVW
year of college abroad
lenge,” he said.
Of course, his rigorous working for an engineer-
schedule did come with ing company in either
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parents, Kyle and Hei- for which he will receive
di Sipe, wanted to make credit.
After that, Sipe said he
sure he understood would
happen. They warned him might work for a couple
embarking on such a path of years to make sure he
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ly come at the expense or he might just go straight
of spending time with on to graduate school and
friends and doing other earn his master’s degree
and then maybe his doc-
Sipe said he never felt torate.
“Life isn’t about the
like he was missing out on
experiences. It’s about
Sipe said an active so- doing it,” Sipe said. “It’s
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Stanﬁeld residents impressed by downtown improvement plan
tersection. Larsen said the
city would be responsible
for making any improve-
6WDQ¿HOG UHVLGHQWV ZHUH ments on Coe Avenue, but
impressed by plans unveiled he plans to apply for grant
Wednesday to revitalize the funding from the Oregon
Department of Transporta-
At a public hearing about tion to cover some of the
potential streetscape im- costs for the improvements
provements on Highway on the highway.
Larsen said public sup-
395 and Coe Avenue, City
Manager Blair Larsen ex- port of the project would
plained some of the possi- help in the grant process.
bilities and asked people for Most of the ideas were
feedback on architectural well-received, he said, but
some people shared con-
The preliminary plans in- cerns about having medians
cluded a variety of options in the center of town.
Resident Daniel Barton
intended to improve the
aesthetic appeal and encour- said he was not in favor
age people to drive slower of medians in the heart of
The ideas to improve the of the other proposed im-
area included adding me- provements. He said add-
dians, better crosswalks, ing better crosswalks would
trees, decorative lighting make the area safer, and the
and raising the intersec- other improvements might
tion of Highway 395 and encourage people to stop in
Coe Avenue to curb level, 6WDQ¿HOG
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which would continue at
WKDW KHLJKW WR FUHDWH D ÀDW coming through,” he said.
IHVWLYDO VWUHHW RQ WKH ¿UVW “There’s so much potential
block to the west of the in- for it. It’s just what can we
do to make people stop and
want to spend their time and
Resident Adam Lemmon
said he too opposed medi-
ans in the center of town,
but better trees and lighting
would make the area more
attractive. He said the raised
intersection would probably
slow people down, and the
raised festival street on Coe
Avenue would be a positive
addition as long as it didn’t
further narrow the street.
“I like the idea of the fes-
tival street,” he said. “I just
hope they take into consid-
eration all the farm equip-
ment that travels through
Lisa Mavis, a member of
the downtown revitalization
committee, said the festival
street, lighting and benches
would greatly improve the
“It would make it look
like a town that you don’t
want to blink when you
drive through it,” she said.
“It would make it cozier. It
would make it more invit-
ing, and hopefully people
would be more interested in
bringing their business into
Larsen said he intends to
submit a grant application
later this year for the next
available round of funding,
which is not until 2018 to
“My understanding is
that funding is very limit-
ed,” he said. “It makes it
very competitive. I’m just
going to have to put togeth-
er a really solid application,
and hopefully we can secure
funding for that.”
Larsen said the city may
have to prioritize construc-
tion projects if it secures
only partial funding. He
said the intersection of Coe
Avenue and Highway 395
would be a logical starting
point and then as far out
from there as funding would
The downtown revital-
ization committee meets at
6:30 p.m. the second Tues-
day of each month at the
doesn’t, however, kill adult control district staff can have shown to be suscepti-
mosquitoes until enough of swab its saliva, which is ble to the virus, and that’s
why we use them as a senti-
them are deemed problems then tested for the virus.
continued from page A1
“Those particular birds nel,” Gerard said.
in certain areas. They also
WDEDVH RI DOO RUJDQLF ¿HOGV can’t control mosquitoes on
and beehives, the district people’s properties, such as
will know where special back yards.
Mosquito breeding is
insecticides should be ap-
very dependent on the
Should the district have weather, Gerard said, but
to spray the area for mos- this time of year, it takes a
quitoes, it can take steps mosquito about a week to
to maintain the integrity of go from an egg to an adult.
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Gerard said it is possible ly check for and empty
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• Adult, Child and Family Therapy
ticides could compromise water, in a short period
• Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment
a farmer’s organic status, of time, residents could
• Mental Health and Crisis Services
and he is trying to develop have mosquitoes hatching.
• Confidential and Professional Care
a database with the location That’s why Gerard said a
LIFEWAYS PENDLETON Crisis Phone: LIFEWAYS HERMISTON
331 SE 2nd St.,
595 NW 11th St.,
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Pendleton, OR 97801
Hermiston, OR 97838
Office: 541-276-6207 WWW . LIFEWAYS . ORG Office: 541-567-2536
district also wants to avoid summer is for residents
harming bees, which serve to eliminate standing wa-
vital roles in the environ- ter on their properties by
turning over buckets and
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ly limited at this time, but horse troughs and clean-
there are options, so we ac- ing bird baths.
Sports & Dot Physicals • Minor Injuries • Family Care • Minor Surgeries
Because the type of mos-
commodate that the best we
We accept Medicare & some Advantage Medicare plans
quito that carries west Nile
can,” Gerard said.
He said he has about virus is found in the area, it
236 E. Newport
541-567-1137 (across Hermiston
nine organic producers in is especially important to
from U.S. Bank)
the 525-mile district doc- be vigilant.
In 2014, the mosquito
umented, and staff usually
register beehives when they control district tested 700
samples of mosquito lar-
see them in areas.
“We do the same thing vae, with approximately
with beehives because 50 mosquitoes in a sample,
we consider ourselves a and three came back pos-
Good Shepherd Medical Group
bee-friendly mosquito con- itive for west Nile virus.
The specialists you asked for...
One bird also tested posi-
trol district,” he said.
...Right here at home.
Because of warmer tem- tive, as well.
600 NW 11th St., Suite E-37 • Hermiston • www.gshealth.org
Gerard said 2009 was
peratures, control district
staff began spraying for the worst year for west Nile
To Advertise In The Medical
mosquitoes earlier this year virus, with 89 positive mos-
— in March. Entering sum- quito samples and the virus
Directory, Please Call Jeanne
mer, Gerard said the mos- found in three horses, nine
quito population is about birds and one human.
“We monitor each year
average for this time of year.
“I wouldn’t say we have as if we’re going to have
any more or any less mos- the worst year ever,” Ge-
quitoes than we normally rard said.
Control district staff
do at this time,” he said.
With the recent heat will continue setting traps
wave and higher tempera- throughout the summer and
tures at this time of year, testing mosquitoes for west
however, Gerard said he Nile.
People are encouraged
expects the mosquito popu-
to call the mosquito con-
lation to grow.
Gerard said the control WUROGLVWULFWLIWKH\¿QGGHDG
district staff is applying in- crows, ravens, magpies,
secticide to kill mosquito jays and robins.
If the bird is found with-
larvae in the common mos-
quito breeding grounds. It in 24 hours of its death,
People can also take
steps to prevent being bitten
by mosquitoes by avoiding
going out when the insects
are active — at dawn and
dusk, wearing light-colored
clothing and using insect
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If so, we would love to see you!
Join us for a FREE and
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Sunday: Sunday School . . . . . 10:00 am
Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am
Evening Service . . . . . . 7:00 pm
Wednesday Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm
Rev. Dr. James T. Pierce, Pastor
Open Hearts, Open minds,
"Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you."
1 Pet. 5:7
191 E. Gladys Ave.
Sunday Worship at 11am
Our Lady of Angels
Grace Baptist Church
565 W. HERMISTON AVE.
DAILY MASS: Monday-Friday
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . English 7:00 am
THURSDAY . . . . . . . . . Spanish 6:00 pm
SATURDAY: . . . . . . . . . English 5:00 pm
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spanish 7:00 pm
SUNDAY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . English 9:00 am
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bilingual 11:00 am
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OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567-5812
Eye Health & Vision Care
Robert D. Rolen , O.D., LLC
115 W. Hermiston Ave. Suite 130
P EDIATRIC D ENTISTRY
1060 W. Elm, Suite #115,
(across from Good Shepherd Medical Center)
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Worship Service 10:30 AM
Sunday School 9:00 AM
Pastor J.C. Barnett
& Nursery Available
700 West Orchard Avenue
P.O. Box 933
1350 S. Hwy. 395, Hermiston
"People Making A Difference"
Sunday Worship Services
9:00 am, 10:45 am
Classes for kids during both
Services en Español
Dave Andrus, Pastor
For more information call
21 N Bonanza Street
Phone: (541) 376-8108
Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am
Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 am
Children’s Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:15 am
Potluck & Communion ~
First Sunday of the Month
Sabbath School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.
"Proclaiming the Message of
Hope, Living the Gospel of Love"
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:45 AM
SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM
CHILDREN'S CHURCH 11:00 AM
775 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston
Allan Payne, Pastor
855 W. Highland • Hermiston
Family service 9am Sunday
Gladys Ave & 7th Hermiston
Fr. Dan Lediard, Priest. PH: 567-6672
555 SW 11th, Hermiston
Nursery provided for all services
Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Worship - 10:45 AM
Wed Prayer & Worship - 7:00 PM
“Proclaiming God’s word,
growing in God’s grace”
Ryan M. Wieseler, D.D.S .
V ISION C ARE
1255 Hwy. 395 S. • 567-5834
Worship 10:00 AM
• In-House X-Rays
• Adjacent Lab
F AMILY D ENTISTRY
"come as you are"
The Full Gospel
1050 W. Elm Ave. Ste 110
Hermiston, OR 97838
Milton J. Johnson, Jr., M.D.
L. Hays, FNP
Candace L. Degenstein,
YOU’RE INVITED TO A
U RGENT & F AMILY C ARE
125 E. Beech Ave. • 567-3232
Pastor David Dever
Sun. Bible Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00am
Sun. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . 11:00am
Sun. Evening Worship . . . . . . . . . . 6:00pm
Wed. Prayer & Bible Study . . . 6:00pm
To share your worship times
call Amanda Jacobs