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Page 5 Hells Canyon Journal March 8, 2000 Clinic Board Retreat Focuses on Rural Health, Healthy Communities EditorsNote.'Lastweekwe by Penny Sabin, Vice Chair, how to properly identify re- ranapietureandarticleabout Pine Eagle Clinic Board alistic, long-range goalsthe dessert social to honor acts which fit the majority of the of kindness and community T~vo facilitators from the community and volunteering. There were so office of Rural Health at Or- identifying internal and ex- many heartwarming stories egon Health Sciences Univer- ternal resources, submitted by areas residents sity shared their knowledge The retreat was held Sat-that we decided to run a few of board effectiveness and urday, February 27, at the more. This week's feature is community enrichment with Binfords'Snake River Ranch, about a seventh grade boy the Pine Eagle Clinic Board with lunch catered by thefrom Halfway, the youngest at the the board's annual re- Hells Canyon Inn. Board honoree at the social. treat members Gordon Summers, DearCommunityActionTeam: The retreat provided a BobbieMower, DavidMyhi]l,Keith Moore came into wonderful opportunity to con- Carol Harris and PennySabin Jacob's Dream to buy warm nect with the people who have attended the all-dayretreat, hats for children in South their fingers on the pulse, Office manager Deb Lowe at- Africa. His 7th grade class is when it comes to rural health tended part of the day to ab- corresi~onding with the chil- and healthy communities, sorb information on funding dren. (The children are from The majority of the retreat and billing 'changes that can poor farming areas who walk focused on the following top- benefit both the health clinic long distances to attend un- ics: and the EMTs. heated schools.) how to understand our com- Planning for board corn- Keithofferedtopayforthe munity and its needs; mittees and community out- hats himself. However, he the responsibilities of board reach will begin at the next was assured that he could membersandthecommunity; regular Pine Eagle Clinictake all the hats we could the myth of blaming forces Board meeting, On Thursday, find for free. outsidethecommunityforour March 16. The board meetsWhat a great job of inspi- problems; on the third Thursday of each ration by his teacher, Mrs. how to develop effective, month at the Lions Hall at 7 Linda McLean. And what a open, and honest communi- p.m. The public, always, is kind and generous young man cation with our community; encouraged to attend. Keith is~ I'm proud to know both individuals. Baker County To Host Regional Hells Sincerely, Anne Shields Canyon Meeting in Halfway Halfway, Oregon Baker County will host a Impact Statement (DEIS)for meeting of the six counties the Hells Canyon National County Board ofCommission- that surround the Hells Can- Recreation Area. Other top- ers. "These regular meetings yonNationalRecreationArea ics will include presentations provide an efficient way for on Tuesday, March 14 at the from the Bureau of Land the counties to get current Lions Club in Halfway. The Management on recreation information from federal meetingissettobeginatl0:00 needs and their role in the agencies, Idaho Power Com- a.m. and will conclude at relicensing of the Hells Can- pany, and non-profits such as about 3:30 p.m . yon Complex operated by the the Friends of Brownlee." The six counties, located Idaho Power Company, an The series of meetings al- in Oregon, Idaho, andWash- update from the Friends ofternate locations between the ington, meet on a regular ba- Brownlee, and information six counties. The two most sisaboutthreetimesperyear, from Idaho Power Company recent meetings have been to share information about on thedamrelicensingeffort, held in Enterprise, Oregon planning, issues, and projects "The six counties have a and Council, Idaho. surrounding the Hells Can- common interest in the fu-A public meeting will be yon National Recreation ture oftheHells CanyonNa- heldTuesdayevening, March Area. tional Recreation Area and14, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Among the topics to be dis- themanagementoftheSnake the Halfway Elementary cussed by tlxe commissioners River pools formed by the dam School cafeteria, hosted by will be the recent release of cortrplex," said Brian Cole, the Forest Service, for public the Draft Environmental Chairman of the Baker comment on the DEIS. More Acts Of Kindness Recognized KEITH MOORE of Halfway Photo by Patti Walker cDhu -JaZ. /.541) 523-7997 m (q I 1926 . 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