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Page 6 [ Hells Canyon Journal May 13, 1998 Eagle Valley News by Ida Graven Queen's Car Wash Baker County Fair and Rodeo Queen Julie Apple and Princess Sarah Barlet will hold a car wash at Byrnes Oil in Richland on Friday, May 15, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds will go to help with the expenses of the 1998 Baker County Fair and Rodeo Court. Eagle Valley ladies attending the Baker County Gar- den Club meeting May 6 were Arbelyn Beam, LaRue Brooks, Jean Connall, Isla Graven, Mary Graven, Wadean Holcomb, Dorothy Randall, Bethel Robinson, Phyllis Saunders, Lela Shold, Helen Simmons and Elma Ziegler. Hope you all plan to attend the organizational meeting for Richland's resources and the possible development of a community center tonight, 7 p.m. at Richland Park. This is not a political meeting. Brian Cole will be here in his role as economic developer. Thank You Many thanks to the friends and relatives who helped me celebrate my 80th birthday. The celebration was a well-kept secret, and I am really impressed by the orga- nization. It was all very well conducted. I thought I would share the following thoughts on being 80 years old, contributed by "Anonymous." Martin Beam On Becoming 80 I have news foryou. Life begins at 80, The first 80years are the hardest, After 80, life is a picnic, Everybody wants to help you carry things and help you down the steps. If you forget a person's name, forget to shave on one side of your face, or your shoes don't match, it~ because you're 80. At 80 you can relax with no misgivings. You have a perfect alibi for everything. Nobody expects much of you. If you act silly, it's your second childhood. Everybody is looking for signs of softening of the brain. It's a good deal better than 65 or 70. At that time they expect you to retire to a mobile home in Florida or Arizona and become a disgruntled, bored, grumbling "has been." But, if you survive "till 80, everybody is surprised you can walk, that you can talk above a whisper, and that you show lucid moments. At 70 people are mad at you for everything. At 80, they'll forgive anything. If you ask me, life begins at 80. You've got it made! Authorized Blaze King Dealer Halfway / Richland Blaze King Stove Store CCB#57503 TED KARRELS, Owner 2507 N. Cherry 541-963-8799 La Grande, OR 97850 How far do you walk or climb for a few morels? Never too far, never too high. We need some sunshine! Sister Dink and I and Nellie Forrester went out over the weekend and really en- joyed the forests. Nellie found some oyster mushrooms and I forgot to soak them in salt water before cooking them up with some hamburger and white sauce. Dink, carrying her half-filled plate back into the kitchen, said"I'm sorry... I just can't eat any more of these worms." Not being as sharp eyed, I enjoyed the oys- ters and accompaniments im- mensely. Dink said if she just hadn't been able to see them she wouldn't have minded. PW-MIA Flags Raised at Local Post Offices Thank You It's great to live where people are so kind, thought- ful and considerate. Thanks to everyone who called and sent cards during my illness. Sincerely, Beth Thomas Thank You Thank you for your kind expressions of sympathy, food, flowers and cards dur- ing the loss of our beloved Papa. The Maurice Gullett Family Thank You To all my dear relatives and friends, a special thank you for all the lovely cards, letters and phone calls. I re- ally appreciated and enjoyed every one. I don't know just when I'll be home, I'm just now trying the cane a bit so I can quit the walker. My last appointment with the doctor is May 22, so sometimes after that I'll see you all. Black and white Pris- oner of War - Missing in Action flags will be flown at the Halfway, Oxbow and Richland post offices on Friday, May 15. "These flags are a so- ber reminder," says Lup6 Farley, postmaster at Ox- bow, "of the sacrifices made for all of us. Displaying this flag demonstrates commitment to the men and women who remain unaccounted for in our nation's wars. I am very proud to be displaying this flag." She continues, "The POW-MIA flag will be displayed on several specific days, including some national holidays, associated with the courage, patriotism, and sacrifice of our armed forces. Some of these days fall on non-business days. Postal facilities will display the POW-MIA flag on the last business day before the designated day. Facilities across the nation will be flying this flag on Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May, for the first time." Work Session At Pine Haven Cemetery Planned The Pine Valley Garden Club will have a work session at Pine Haven Cemetery on placed 8th at the Pacific Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. Bingo News Northwest Region Track and to help prepare for Memorial A blackout will pay $80 atField Championships at Day. Please bringhand tools. Halfway VFW Post 7847 Western Oregon University, Bingo this Friday, May 15 at Monmouth, on May 9. Bert LaRue of Nyssa was the VFW Hall. Play begins at -:. home visiting his parents, 7:30p.m.ThankstoBobChas- Briana Kossler, daughter Bud and Mary LaRue, for sev- tain for keeping us up-to-date, of Kate Kossler, Halfway, and eral days recently on the oc- Jon Miles, a sophomore at a sophomore at Pine Eagle casion of his birthday. Bert Eastern Oregon University,High School has won seconff returned to Nyssa on Tues- placed 5th in the discus throw place in a photo essay contest day, May 6. at the Cascade Collegiate sponsored by the Oregon Conference Championships Humane Society. Briana's at Eastern on May 2. Jon entrylastyearwonfirstplace. Virgene is having a 75th birtlulay... and her fami is planning a party! Please join in celebrating this grand occasion which we are going to do... over MemoriaI Day in May/ Where Halfway z wns club When May 24, 1998 Time 4:00 untilLord knows when/ What PotluckDinner Punch and Coffee will& provided otherwise BYOB Need to know what to bring? CallRonda at (541) 742-4444 or 742-5307 Dawn at (888) 523-4300 or Doug at (541) 742-4624 Love, (And you can let them know how many are coming at Me same time.)