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We serve the greater part of the greatest part of Oregon Volume 3, Number 12 May 28, 1986 CARRIER ROUTE -Prelmr ted- BULK RATE U S. Poelage Peid Haltway, Or 9?B34 Pot mlt #14 Halfway, Oregon 97834 ifl Beekeepers in Eagle Valley are claiming losses up to 75 percent. Suspected is the weevil spraying of alfalfa fields made by applicator Greg Beck, Ontario. It is reported that Beck used aerial spraying of a Furadan solution May 14 and 15. By early the next morning reports of bee kills were starting to cause concern. Samples of bees have been sent to the Department of Agriculture for determina- tion of cause of the kill. Anyone in the Richland vicinity with above average bee losses should contact David Dennis to obtain forms for reporting to the Depart- ment of Agriculture. "It's a personal loss to beekeepers," Arleta Dennis said. "Fruit trees are pretty well pollenized and there are no alfalfa seed growers in the valley." Robert Sylvester, Halfway, who has .44 hives in Eagle Valley, concurred that there is nothing critical for pollenization in the area. "I have a very heavy kill," Sylvester reported. "I will in- Don Clemens, Oxbow, escaped without injury when a vehicle he was driving went into Hells Canyon Reservoir around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, May 24 Clemens, who had left his camp area to gather firewood, June Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 1986, Pine Eagle High School, will be held Sun- day, June 1, 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Lisa L. Steele, who has attended all twelve grades in the Halfway schools is Valedictorian. continued. "It does seem to me the spray people and farmers should have respect for the other guy's rights; last year when they sprayed for grasshoppers I was notified and moved my bees out. There were heavy winds on both those days, carrying the spray into the hives; they shouldn't have sprayed." "Our bees are mean and vicious after being sprayed," Dennis said. Anyone allergic to bee stings should be especially careful." by the Halfway Lions Club at the Lions State Convention held the weekend of May 16 in Eugene. Johnson is serving as presi- dent of the local service organization during their fiscal year July 1, 1985 to Ju- ly 1, 1986 Activity points were accumulated for com- munity service, club growth arid other activities. Halfway was the leading Lions Club irr District 36G, which covers over half of Oregon. un river had borrowed the 1981 Toyota pickup from owner Terry Sims, Halfway. On rounding a curve on the road below Homestead, Clemens attempted to avoid hitting a large rock on the road, lost control and entered the reser- voir. The Toyota was reported to be resting in 40-45 feet of water by crawdad fishermen who used their depth gauge to ascertain water depth. Recovery operations were being considered. eept the award the Lions Club said, "If we had only half the points we did have, we would still have won the trophy." The Annual Lions Club Acution will be held Satur- day, May 3l at Halfway Lions Hall. The Lions will appreciate any donations and will ac- cent articles on consign- ment. The hall will be open Thursday and Friday, May 29 and 30 to accept donations and at any other time by calling 742-5714 or 742-2121. For pick-ups call Walt Butler, 742-5714 or Carl Pollard, 742-2121 Kelley Brandt, Richland, is Salutatorian. Baccalaureate will precede the graduation. Pastor Herb Lilly of the Nazarene Church, New Bridge, will be the speaker. John Bates will speak for the class of 1986. The class has been outstan- Thirteen of the 24 ding. Kelley Brandt, Johngraduates started their Bates, Todd VandenBos, Troy education at either Halfway Farwell, Kim Coyle, Jodelor Riehland Elementary Wilson, Lisa Steele and schools. Another seven joined Elizabeth Gulick are the class before starting high members of the National school. Honor Society. See pictures page 2 Senate hopeful Joe Lutz defeated U.S. Senator Bob Packwood in the Baker Coun- ty primary elections held May 20, but Packwood carried the state by a 14/o margin. He will be opposed by Democrat Jim Weaver in the November elections. Incumbent U.S. Represen- tative, 2nd District, Bob Smith, unopposed on the Republican ticket will face Democrat Larry Tuttle. In the gubernatorial race, Republican Norma Paulus will vie with former Portland Mayor, Neff Goldschmidt, State Representative Ray French will be challenged by Democrat C. Stan Rasmussen; both unopposed in the primary. Republican Jack Ward and Democrat Tiny Jones will seek the position for Baker County Judge; both were unopposed for the nomina- tion. Baker County Commis- sioner candidate Democrat Jack Urey defeated Virgil Spence and Steve Bogart. Urey will face Republican John Leonard, who defeated Gus Garrigus. Voters passed Ballot Measures to ban taxing social security; merger effect on tax base; Signature Verification on voter registration and sup- ported a special election for Senate vacancy 0U Sims said the Hells Canyon Journal will continue its policy of accommodating as can be an integral part of our caring, concerned and vital community." spect the hives again this Following extended many local news releases as week, but even if they doFLOYD TAYLOR presents Lion.President Ken Johnson negotiations the Hells Canyon space allows ....... with the District 36G Award for community service won purchased the "We have always appraised rwec: :re ntYhevWmnr bab easily by the Hs way Lions C4ub. Journal has Panhandle Star from Diane thebalance betweenadvertis- rlss a tour. amg ,. vu "' ""' a rd won t proauce wen.itlornla s McLean, publisher. 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