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Page 8 Hells Canyon Journal Febl ary 16, 1994 's? by Pat Garrigus of the Helle Canyon Journal Right, and right again. Rich and Bonnie Perdue, owners of Stockman's Res- taurant and Lounge in Halfway, have purchased Stockmen's Restaurant and Lounge at 2028 Main Street, Baker City, effec- tive January 16, 1994. Paul and Ada Matthews had owned and operated the Baker business for the past ten years. "For investment pur- poses," Rich said with a grin. "It's a going opera- tion, busy from 7 a.m. till closing." It's hard to tell whether more opportunity to keep busy, or the back bar in Stockmen's, excites Rich the most. "It's handsome, gor- geous, hand carved, a thing of real beauty," Rich said of that part of his new ac- quisition. "It was built 123 years ago in Belgium, and later shipped around the Horn and stored in Portland for a year while waiting for the Columbia River to be at the right level to barge the bar up to Umatilla. It was brought in pieces over the Blue Mountains to Baker City." The Stockmen's building in Baker City Not Req by David Baker of the Helle Canyon Jounml A recent inquiry about the process of donating body or- gans or tissue at time of death has prompted the Journal to obtain information about ana- tomical donations, and spe- cifically, to confirm whether or not a ' Uniform Donor C ard" is a necessary part of the pro- cess. Each Oregon driver is asked at the time of license issue or re-issue whether he or she wants to be listed as an anatomical donor. If yes, a "IY' is printed in the "Restric- tions" block of the driver's license. In most cases this "IT' is the fn-st clue hospital staff members will have that the victim of a fatal accident or illness intended to be a do- nor. According to Mary Jane Hunt, Executive Director of the Oregon Donor Program in Portland, even ff an in- $ STOCKMEN'S in Baker City. Photo courtesy of RIh Pefdt~ was built in 1890 and has served as an ice cream parlor and cigar store, with a hotel upstairs. Rich and Bonnie will maintain their home in Halfway and commute as needed to Baker City. Busy Week for Cooley in Salem by Pat Garrigus "County commissioners ofttm Helle CenyonJourr~l from the eleven counties I represent would decide on State Senator Wes Cooley, replacement," Cooley said. R-Powell Butte, spent the "By law, my successor must week of February 7-11 in S a- be a Republican." lem attending interim corn- Asked whom his replace- mittee meetings, ment might be, Cooley, after He told the Hells Canyon stressing the decision would Journal, "I went to Salem to be made by the county com- be a watch-dog for Oregon's missioners, said Greg taxpayers. Too often, work is Walden, Hood River, former done during the interim, majority leader in the House when some people hope no of Representatives, came to one is watching. Interim corn- mind as the most prominent mittees make the work of a Oregon Republican not pres- senator almost a fuU-timejob ently seeking office. Walden, ... and I know my constitu- who had earlier planned to ents don't want full-time poll- enter the Oregon gubernato- ticians in Salem. I attend all rialrace, later declinedto run, my interimmeetingsbecause after it was determined the the people in my district de- child his wife was carrying serve nothing less." had a defective heart and Cooley hopes to attend and would require a heart trans- help serve at the March 12 plant or left ventricle sur- Crab Feed in Halfway. gory. The child was born pre- "i'm not going to be able to maturely last week and lived knock on allthe doors as I did only 36 hours. when I ran for the Oregon "re'It __ Will House The Congressional rayne District I am seeking to rep- Decide in March resent covers 71,000 square miles, 20 counties and 2/3 of District #59 Representa- the land mass ofOregon, with tive Michael Payne will an- 600,000 residents." nounce plans for his political Cooley's term in the Or- future at the filing deadline egon Senate expires January, on March 6. Contacted in Sa- 1996. lemlast week, Payne wouldn't: ShouldhisbidforCongress reveal whether or not he will be successful, his unexpired seek re-election. He has been term would be filled by ap- busy working on the 'Taree pointment. Strikes, Your're Out" initia- tive. . Keating Qrange 'OU CA will always attempt to secure DRIVER LICENSE, Pancakes, Ham& Eggs a consent form signed by the 1o., o..,... ,:L donor's legal next ofkin, and ]5193541 I0s-29-55[c Safmday, February.19. to obtain pertinent medical " history about the donor from Lx s Adults - $4.00 ' 1 & tinder $2.00 the famfly.Asigned and wit- 05-29- 94 [ 5 08 I 120 D CE STNtl A,I 6:|0 p.M. j$3 SiNq nessed Uniform Donor Card /,SSUE OAllE IORK;,.AL o,T . I is a legal document which [ 07-22-91 Music by : CARLA BAJ[LT & GEORC .... $5 ColJp can be exercised by the medi- cal examiner, if no family can be located to sign the consent form. However, in the absence of the card, and if family can- not be contacted, the 'T)" on the driver's license is not in itself sufficient to authorize a donation. Ms. Hunt said the value of the Uniform Donor Card, in addition tobeinga legal docu- ment if needed, is that the process of obtaining a family member's signature on the card is a good way of assuring the family is both aware and in approval of a person's in- tent to be an anatomical do- THE ."D" in the driver's li- cence "Restrictions" block show Intent of, but does not in itseff authorize, the victim of a fatal accident or illness to donate body or- gans or tissue. people in the United States waiting for an organ trans- plant, and another 5,000wait- ing for a cornea transplant. In Oregon, at any one time, there are between 200 and 240people waiting for an or- gan transplant. Uniform Donor Cards can be obtained from the DMV office in Baker City orby call- ing the Oregon Donor Pro- Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundoy 6 o.m.- 1 D.m. ( I nor, The Oregon Donor Pro- tended donor has a Uniform gram reports that, at any gram tog-free at 1-800-452-