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o We Serve the Greater Part of the Greatest Part of Oregon \ ,@ WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, and under the kitchen sink. Donna Hammar and Steve Farstad were elected to the Board of Directors of Pine- Eagle School District #61 in the March 28 election. Hammar won a second four-year term on the board, despite a vigorous write-in campaign waged by former board member Doug Craw- ford on behalf of write-in candidate Doug Wright. The final tally was 162 votes for Hammar and 145 votes for Wright. Wright carried Pine Valley by a 98-89 count and Oxbow by 19-17, but Hammar won easily in Eagle Valley, 50-22, to her seat on the board. Absentee ballots were split evenly, 6-6. Farstad had a much easier time of it. Running unop- posed Steve received 241 votes. Halfway city residents es- caped serious damage last week when spring runoff topped over irrigation ditch- es and flooded yards and garages in many parts of town. City Hall received several phone calls from residents hoping the city could divert the water, but as Diana Glynn, city recorder report- ed, "There was not much we could do. There was just too much water for the ditches to handle." City maintenance man Bob Schudel was kept busy keeping culverts open, and many residents donned their longest rubber boots and tried to channel water away from doors. George Johnson returned from a trip to Boise just in time to keep the water from cresting the door jamb to the family room. "We had about a half inch to spare, but we got out there and hand dug some trenches and were able to lower it three inches before long," he related. Ila Brown, who also had been out of town, said that due to the efforts of Fred and Mary Moody and others, water was prevented from flooding her furnace room. Daughter and son-in-law Becky and Ron Neal had prepared for the possibility by moving up anything that could have been water dam- aged in their garage, which at one point had eight inches flooding through. Marlene Pollard was phil- we'n just move it back," she said. "I've seen it higher than this." Jean Motley said, "It was like a river. It came close to the back door and it washed some rock away, but it didn't hurt me, just my feelings." Apparently no homes were damaged by the flooding which had receded by the weekend. In other Pine Valley elec- tion results, Kelly Rowan {202 votes) and Tom Ingrain (166) were elected to serve four-year terms on the Pine Valley Cemetery Mainten- ance District. Lawrence Del Curto (126 votes) and Lawrence Smelcer (114 votes) were elected to the Pine Valley Rural Fire Protection District. osophical. "It moved a Anthony Lakes Ski Resort Sold bunch of our garden soil, but County Extension Agent to Retire Tom Bunch, Baker County Extension Agent, will be retiring in the near future, according to the county extension staff. The Oregon State Univer- sity Extension Administraion has selected four individuals among "13 good applica- tions" for interviewing as a replacement for Bunch, a recent extension news re- lease reported. Bunch specialized in range and livestock. Anthony Lakes Ski resort was sold recently to three people from Union for $185,000. The resort, which had been experiencing financial problems the last several years, had been owned by Anthony Lakes Corporation. Two weeks ago shareholders voted overwhelmingly to ap- prove the sale, which be- came final March 31. Although a second offer had been received for $185,000, the Anthony Lakes board had been committed by an earnest money agree- ment to consider one offer at a time, and board member Martin Leuenberger coun- seled the shareholders to consider the urgency of their debt problems. The corpora- tion had a large payment on a Small Business Adminis- tration loan coming due in April. The new owners of the ski resort are Dwaine Schubert and Russell and Karen Hunemfller of Union, Ore- gon. Last year the sharehold- ers, in a very close vote, decided not to sell the resort to a couple from New York for $175,000. Eagle Valley Results In Eagle Valley elections, Marvin Schaber, Jr. (74 votes) and Lorin Stanciu (64 votes) were elected to serve four-year terms on the Eagle Valley Cemetery Mainten- ance District. Rocky Randall (26 votes) and Isla Graven {22 votes) were elected to four-year terms on the West Eagle Valley Water Control Dis- trict. A five-way tie was the result of the election for New Bridge Water Supply Dis. Michael Fash, Donald R0pr i Ho! de * and Odie Walters each received three votes. Five positions Were avail- able, so all of those with three votes were elected. Airport l vy A county-wide vote on a one-time, $95,000 levy for improvements to Baker's municipal airport passed by more than a 2-1 margin. Approval of the levy pro- vides local funding which will enable Baker to qualify for an $840,000 matching federal grant to resurface the north-south runway, con- struct a taxi strip and install strobe lights for approaching aircraft. The final vote on the levy was 1,454 for and 678 against. Locally, the levy was ap- proved by Pine Valley voters by an 80-70 margin. Eagle Valley gave the levy thumbs up by a vote of 42-34. Irondyke, however, voted against it by 22-10. Egg Hunt Saturday By special arrangement with E. Bunnyand in coop- eration with M. Nature, Halfway Lions Club's an- nual Easter Egg Hunt will be held for children of all ages this Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. at the Lions Club Park.