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I [ f i ? i i~I This Is 4x4 Country! Photo bY David DRIVERS TRAINING STUDENTS, lan Robinson, 5 (right), and Jacob Kuwahara, 4, take their driving seriously, lan, who received the electric Jeep for his birthday, spent play time one day last week giving his fellow Head Start pre-schoolers driving lessons. Richland Water Line Replacement Discussed According to Baker County terline'"Individualswhcan't land requests and receives a Public Works Director Bill pay right away will have one variance from LCDC." McHaney, consensus was year to pay the assessment, The water line is 71 years reached on replacing the City McHaney said. "People who old and there are 9 users on of RichlandwaterlinetoEagle don't hook up to the line within . the line. Valley Cemetery at a public the year's grace period will The issue will be brought meeting held April 20. not be allowed to hook up later, up at public meeting of the Costofthereplacementwill and no new users will be al- Richland City Council on May be borne by users on the wa- lowed unless the City of Rich- 11. 35 Per Copy Cause of Death Revealed in Maurmann Case Kendra Dee Maurmann, her minister as a free- 42, La Grande, has been posi- spirited wanderer who would tively identified by the State often disappear for months at Medical Examiner's office in a time and was drawn to Portland as the individual people who were outside soci- whose body was recovered ety looking in and was out- from a shallow grave at Anson spoken in her religious views. Flat, 11 miles north of Rich- She had been married three land after being discovered times and had two children, a by mushroomers, daughter, now 20, and a son, The cause of death was a 19. In 1994, in Halfway, she gunshot wound to the head. married Jeff Maurmann of Maurmann was a gradu- Florence. They separated ate ofLa Grande High School shortly thereafter. and Eastern Oregon State Any individuals with in- College, where she earned a formation concerning this bachelor's degree in educa- case are asked to call the tion in 1981. Baker County Sheriff's office Matu nann was described at 523-6415 or the Oregon by her sister, her best friend State Police at 523-5867. Cheerleading Gets Reprieve by Steve Backstrom Steinebach said that low high of the Hells Canyon Journal school enrollment and high interest in sports leaves few Ignoringrecommendations students left for programs of its high school principal such as cheerleading. and superintendent, thePine- "I cannot recommend Eagle School Board voted 6-1 cheerleading this year," said to give the troubled PEHS Steinebach."rvejustseenthe cheerleading program an- thing go downhill. They'd other chance. Board member cheer for one game and then Dixie Butler was the loan dis- go home or end up crying in senter, the bathroom..." The motion, as worded by PEHS girls' basketball board member Cal Ransom, coach Chuck Peterson asked only continues the program the board not to vote the pro- during the fall sports seasons, gram down, just because of afterwhichitwillbereviewed, past problems. to see whether it will be con- "In basketball, the crowd tinued into basketball season, can be the sixth man," Athree-personcommittsewas Peterson commented. "Al- appointed to determine crite- though this year's and last ria and procedures for select- year's crowds haven't been ing next year's cheerleaders, ones we will look back on Following a year in which proudly, I'd hate to see us the number of cheerleaders drop the cheerleading pro- dwindled from six to one or gram because of past prob- two, due to various academic lems. Cheerleaders can help and discipline problems, direct the crowd and keep PEHS principal Rus Steine- down the rowdies. It would bach and superintendent only take one good year to Steve Peterson recommended make the program something giving the program a rest. the kids would be proud to be Citing a high turnover part of," he concluded. among cheerleader advisers Kelli Dennis, 1994-95 (the district has had three in was un- the past three years), ,17