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April 10, 1985

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Volume 2, Number 6 We serve the greater part of the greatest part of Oregon April 10, 1985 - itt Site A pleasant Saturday, April 6 drive to take pictures of swans in Eagle Valley-turned into a not so pleasant experi- ence for Terry Sims, Hells Canyon Journal publisher. The swans were there, as reported, but so were literal- ly thousands of dead fish; crappie,-bluegill and bass, from minnows to good=sized game fish. It was worse two weeks ago," an Eagle Valley resi- dent told Terry. "The reser- voir floor and banks were covered with dead fish. and , Halfway, Ore n 97834 To date, the Hitching Post grocery store in Richland and Stockmens Care and Lounge, Halfway are ap- proved outlets for the sale of Oregon State Lottery tickets, according to Terry Fuller, Ass't. Director Public Infor- mation, Oregon Lottery. I p.m., April 25, 1985. "You can bet," Fuller continued, "if Halfway has an instant $100 winner, rn be on the phone to tell the Hells Canyon Journal." Rebate Asked how lottery infor- IS Possible mation would be dispersed gulls, eagles and other birds .............. o 12 r Y{eastingon dead fish, former resident of Pine facture of a controlled sub- Eastern Oregon's problems They away a l0t Of Oreek, " wh b .... them and more have been Circuit Court, a Class A "Our requests for proves- in the Panhandle area, which receives only Idaho TV and If you made long distance very little radio reception, calls from the Panhandle HEWITT LAKE (?) just below Hewitt Park. Note boat Terry Fuller laughed and area during the hint period, February 15 thru docks nearly 50 feet above waterline, said cheerfully, "Don't wor- March 15, 1985, your long ry about it. My boss wears a luana distance charges may be big white button that says, eligible for adjustment by 'Mayor, Wagontire, Oregon' James Edwin Gallein,pleaded guilty to the manu- and he is very wellaware of Pine Telephone System, Inc., and Eagle Telephone .................... 1. Long distance calls were made using Pacific North- washed downstream." Ed Holland, New Bridge, said he couldn't remember seeing such a kill in earlier years. Duane West, Oregon Fish and Wildlife biologist, La Grande, was unaware of the fish kill but planned to visit the area Monday, April 8. Idaho Power fish coordin- ator, Larry Wimer, Boise, was also informed of the situation and said he would try to visit the area and would be in contact with Duane West. Artist Workshop Artist Robert Thomas, of Boise, will conduct an oil painting workshop in Half- way on May 4th and 5th. The painting to be studied is on display at the Idaho Power office in Halfway. It is a lovely scene of Pine Valley with the surrounding mountains and a dramatic sky. The last day to register is April 26. The class size is limited and there are only a few places left. Call Zona Koopman 742-4338 for in- formation. The Pine Eagle Health Planning Committee receiv- ed word this week that the hoped-for $14,000.00 federal grant was denied. Projections show a need for $14,000 in 1985. The committee will be seeking $25,000 in a fund drive to take place at the end of April. The additional $11,000 will allow the clinic to oper- ate well into 1986, at which time it is expected the clinic will be self-supporting. How- ever, if the clinic is not self-supporting, grants must be received or another small- er fund drive will be needed. Granting agencies are in- terested in helping commun- ities who help themselves and where peep]e have shown wide support for their clinic. That is why the fund drive will ask everyone to sign up as a "Friend of Pine Eagle Clinic" no matter how much or how little money a family can give. Donations of time are as important as cash. Such a demonstration of support is necessary in order to effec- tively solicit outside funds. felony, was sentenced April 2 by Circuit Court Judge R.T, Gooding following a pre-sentence investigation. Maximum sentence could have been 20 years in a state penitentiary and a $100,000 fine. Judge Gooding sentenced Gallein to 24 months in physical custody of the Cor- rection Division of the State of Oregon, then suspended the sentence. Gallein was sentenced to confinement in the Wallowa County jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, to be served in hill by January I, 1986, and placed on probation for five years. He must also serve 150 hours of county work service, pay a $3,000 fine and pay $100 to the Criminal Victims Compensa- tion fund. Giant Flea Market Saint Therese Altar Soci- ety, Halfway, is sponsoring a giant flea market to be held Saturday, May 4, at the Lions Park, Halfway, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Any group, organization or individual interested in participating can call 742- 5763 or 742-5700 for more information. eLlS from the TV/Radio net- works ask specifically how such isolated areas will be covered you're not forgotten." Lottery tickets for Game #1 will go on sale at 12:30 Monday, April 22 is the date fixed for public hear- ings on the 1985-86 Pine- Eagle school district budget. Five years ago district voters established a tax base; the Board has commit- ted the 1985-86 school bud- get within the confines of that tax base. Total anticipated require- ments for the year are $2,280,106, an increase over last year's budget ($2,277,249) of $2,857. Property taxes required to balance the budget are $1,238,811, up $15,491 over the previous year's $1,223,320, a one-percent change. A free copy of the propos- ed budget may be obtained at the district office, Halfway and a copy is also available for view between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. west Bell's advertised rate of 10 minutes for $1 after 10:00 p.m. (10-1-10) during the above billing period. 2. Your long distance char- ges reflect higher rates than 10-1-10. 3. Your 10-1-10 LD calls were made outside Pacific North- west Bell's LATA (Local Access and Transport Areas) into AT&T's or independent LATA's. 4. If above qualifications are met and you request an adjustment for the February 15-March 15, 1985 billing period ONLY. LATA boundaries are too complicated to reproduce here. Confused . . .? Call 742-2201 in Pine Valley or in Eagle Valley, 893-3411. " Resource Expert Scheduled Peggy Young of the Regi- onal Services Institute, East- ern Oregon State College, La Grande, will address the Economic Development Committee of the Hells Can- yon Chamber of Commerce noon Thursday, April 11, at Stockmen's in Halfway. Young develops commun- ity resource audits which makes communities aware of what they have to offer in the economic development area.