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Polio 8 HeEls Canyon Journal February 18, 2004 / by Pat Garrigus Depends on Who's Calling I like owls calling my name somewhere across Pine Creek. Or maybe its the names of critters on their food menu they're enticing. Or ad- vertising a filled-in survey of desirable traits expected in a mate, free of charge or $40 for a second-try computer match- up and the location eta guar- anteed-to-be-occupied mouse nest. Guess what it amounts to is I'd rather have owls calling in the middle of a moonless night than most anything or anyone else outside my win- dew. Can only recall two other occasions of instant alertness clutching my pil- low: a bat tried to enter the bedroom through an accor- dion doorQ and once in Albu- querque, a hot air balloon landed in the back yard with appalling heavy breathing that interrupted a dream of flying with flapping arms over Elephant Butte Reser- voir while I was trying to locate Coronado on a cabin cruiser with engine trouble due to gold dust in the car- buretor. Home and Garden Show Needs Concessionaires, Help The Baker County Home April 30 from 6:00 t'o 8:00 offered to organizations or Most anything or anyone seeking my attention from outside this time of year would have to stand in Pine Creek or share a perch in a nearby Ponderosa. My front door is relatively snow-and-ice-free at times, but the owl seems to prefer to call from less lighted and wilder places. Any kind of bird knocking at the front door who doesn't have a plate of brownies or some home-made pizza in hand should contact his or her own owl for tonal and survey assistance. Apply Now for Permits to Work in Wetlands and Streams members to determine whether a permit is neces- sary or whether a stream- lined type of permit (a Gen- eral Authorization) might suffice," he said. DSL can be contacted at (503) 378-3805, ext. 247. Landowners, developers and contractors considering work in wetlands and streams are reminded by the Depart- ment of State Lands to check on the need to apply for a removal-fill permit before starting work, and to apply soon if a permit is needed. "Before beginning work," said Steve Purchase, DSL director, "and at least 3 months in advance of pro- posed work on streamside or wetland projects, landowners should talk to one of our staff SALE DAYS: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY IBTH TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND 64 oz W.E and Garden Show, which will be held April 30 and May 1, is looking for assistance in two categories. Concessionaires are needed to provide food and beverage services in two buildings, the New Show Barn at the Baker County Fairgrounds, and at the old Armory. Kitchens are available to concessionaires in both buildings. Andi Sexton, Baker County Fairgrounds man- ager, says, "The show will be open to the public on Friday, p.m. and on Saturday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are looking for caterers or organizations that can pro- vide food services such as cof- fee, juices and baked goods in the morning, a lunch service, and drinks and snacks in the afternoon and early evening. We anticipate close to 60 ven- dors, who in addition to our attendees, will be in need of drinks and food. Attendance at the last show was esti- mated to be 1,500." A second opportunity is groups who would like to make some money. Sexton says, "In exchange for assisting with such jobs as manning entrance gates, assisting with raffles, provid- ing security, and assisting with the setup or breakdown of the event, the Baker County Fair Board will com- pensate your organization." For more information on concessions and how your or- ganization can be involved, please contact Andi Sexton at 541-523-7881. ODOT Estimates Cost Of Winter Storms The Oregon Department of Transportation has gathered a pre "luninary estimate of the cost of the latest big winter storms. 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