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Pa 16 H, Is Canyon Journal Mareh M}02 Women's Vet Conference 2002 A one-day conference for Portland Vet Center, Salem women who served in the Vet Center, U.S.Department military will be held on Fri- of Labor, and U.S. Depart- day, March 29, 2002 from 8:30 ment of Veterans Affairs. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tualatin Presentations and work- High School, 22300 SW shops of interest to women Boones Ferry Road in veterans will be featured, in- Nine Opens Season in Tualatin, Oregon. eluding women's health is- Weiser The conference is a coop- sues,job search employment, The Spartan baseball team mound. No one is certain was his first time on a real erative effort of various local, and federalVAbenefits. One- opened its season in Weiser, when the fields at Pine Eagle mound this season. state and federal agencies and on-one benefits counselingIdaho last Saturday, and de- High School, which are un-ARer graduating nine se- organizations to reach out to will also be available, spitenear-blizzardcenditions der a foot and a half of snow, niors from last year's team, women veterans, to honor There is no cost to attendduring warm-ups, the game will become useable, the 2002 Spartans are a them for their service, to in- and lunch will be provided, was played in warm sunshine. Levi Chamberlin rapped a youthful outfit with two se- form them of valuable ben- Registrations are currently "We took off early so we double in the game, which niors, three juniors and a efits to which they may be being accepted for the 350could practice on a real base- turned out to be the Spar-small army of sophomores. entitled and to assist them in participants expected. To reg- ball field," said first-year tans' only hit in the contest. Following the varsity obtaining those benefits, ister or to obtain additional coach Kent Hills. The Spar- Weiser rallied for 11 runs in game, the JV took the field Sponsors for the event are information, women veterans tans have practiced half athe fifth inning, ending the and got some work in a 15-5 the Oregon Department of should contact the Oregon De- dozen times on the field at game on the 10-run rule. loss to Weiser's JV. Tyler Veterans' Affairs, Oregon partment of Veterans'Affairs Richland Elementary School"We were a little weak on Ransom shone on defense, Employment Department, at 1-800-828-8801, ext. 2384. so far - their only times to hitting, said Hills. "Levi got throwing out three runners of aray's west attac't~ Hefts Canj,anJoutna[ PINE BAPTIST CHURCH School & Claude Streets P.O. Box 377, Halfway, OR 97834 Pastor. Shawn Thatcher 742-6690 Sunday School: 9:45 ~m. Worship: I I:00 aLm. PINE VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Corner of Church Street and Gover Lane P.O. Box 466K Halfway, OR 97834 Pastor: Bill Shields Church Phone: 742-4412 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: I 1:00 a.m. PINE VALLEY CHRISTIAN CENTER ASSEMBLY OF GOD Record Street P.O. Box 709, Halfway, OR 97834 Pastor: David Myhill Phone 742-4421 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: I 1:130 a.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, PINE VALLEY BRANCH Cornucopia Highway Halfway, OR 97834 Church Phone: 742-7676 President: Lon Nalder 785-3493 I st Counselor: Terry Bigelow 742-2581 2nd Counselor: Martin Elguezabel 785-3363 9:30 a.m. Sacrament SAINT THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH Halfway, OR 97834 Priest: Rob Irwin Mass: 4:00 p.m. Sunday NEWBRIDGE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Richland, OR 97870 Pastor: Ray Wilson Church Phone: 893-612 I Sunday School I 0:00 a.m. Worship: I 1:00 a.m. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Wednesday prayer hour youthgroup 7:00 p.m. RICHLAND CHRISTIAN CHURCH P.O. BOx 288 2nd Street gichland, OR 97870 Church Phone: 893-6191 Pastor. Gordon Bond 893-6514 Sunday Bible School 9:45 ~m. Worship I I:00 ~m. Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening Youth Group 6:30 p.m., Wednesday RiCHLAND SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH On the corner of New Bridge Road & Hwy 86 Richland, OR 97870 Saturday Worship I 0:00 a.m. Sabbath School I 1:00 a.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2nd Street Richland, OR 97870 Pastor. Bill Shields 742-4412 Sunday School 10:15a.m. Worship 9:00a.m. OXBOW CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Contact: Bill Wilson: 742-4414 Sunday School 10:00 acm. MT Worship Service I 1:00 a.m. MT practice on a grass field. The our only hit, but some others at first base from shortstop. rest of their practices have made good contact. We only"He made some really nice been in the pavilion at the made sixerrors.Thebestpartouts," commented Hills. fairgrounds, where they can of the game was that the kids Preseason games continue take batting practice and played together as a team." this week with a Friday work on fielding- all without Nick Melchior pitched the doubleheader between the the benefit of a pitching entire game for Pine Eagle. It Spartans and the Baker JV. Softball Season Begins This Weekend Pine Eagle High School's said softball coach Joe division. Adrian and Joseph 2002 softball schedule called Sciarrino. "We need to get had been expected to corn- for a season debut at Weiser, outside. We'll be goingto Rich- pete in the Spartans' division Idaho last Saturday. The only land every day this week if but were unable to field teams. problem with that arrange- the weather's good." The Spartans' level of ex- ment was that Weiser didn't The Spartans are a vet- perience gives Sciarrino con- have enough softball players eran group this year, flush fidence that his group will be to field a team. So the Spar- with experienced juniors and able to compete successfully tans will wait another week seniors. They will compete in in league play this year. and begin their season at a rearranged league that is "This is the first time we Nyssa on Friday, followed by now split into two divisions, have veteran team. In years a trip to Baker on Saturday. Three other teams - Nyssa,past, we'vebeenprettyyoung. All the while the local team Elgin and Union - are in the All out pitchers are back from will be waiting for their home Spartans' division, while last year. We're looking for-, field to emerge from beneath teams in the Columbia basin ward to a good season. We a foot and a half of snow. area, including Weston- match up really well with "We've been practicing in McEwen, Wahtonka and Pi- teams in our league." the gym since February 19," lot Rock, comprise the other Pine Eagle School Board Continued born page 1 in Pendleten, held March 18- board will review again; lease and in goodwill from 19, with keynote speakers ad- learned more specific de- theirlong association. EOHS dressing issues of leadership tails about and commitment will proceed with negotia- challenges, politics affecting requirements for the planned tions, small high schools and criti- educational trip in spring of Hal Weaver, beard direc- cal economics, plus work-2003 by advanced Spanish tot from Eagle Valley, an- shops and roundtable discus- students; nounced the appointment of sions; were informed by Crane Stan Becktold to the district suggested that an Idahothat the Quilt group using Budget Committee, toreplace Power energy audit be con- RES facilities intend to do- Dollie Becktold who had re- ducted on district building nate a quilt next year to the cently become a part-time sites to acquire updated data school; that the flat-bed classified employee, on efficient energy use; trailer built by the Vo-Ag shop In other business, the was read a letter of appre- class last year was sold; that board: ciation for the useoffacilities there had been 27 surveys was informed that the date and staff support from Dave returned from those handed for the high school Prom has Schmitt, representing theout at school conferences; been changed from April 20 youth group who staged heard a brief report from to Saturday, May 11, andthat events on behalf of famine Duane Miles that the Soccer two students, Amanda Hale relief through the World Vi- Committee has been looking and Rygh Olson, will be at- sion organization; at pros and cons of offering tending an FFA event in reviewed policy language soccer at the high schoollevel Woodburn March 20-22; regarding drug/alcohol/to- or of the establishment of a learned that Crane plans bacco, transportation to and soccer club. to go to the 2nd annual Or- from games, and graduation The school board next egon Small Schools Summit requirements, which the meets on Monday, April 8.