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Page 7 Hells Canyon Journal May 29, 1996 f Continued from page 6 the David and Marjorie Baker family, and Chris was warned to be on guard because Audrey, 3, Bakers' grand- daughter, is looking for a hus- band already. Arthur Baker arrived home from college on May 22 and Audrey is delighted as her family grows, this time with another big brother. Navy Petty Officer Third Class Robert C. Gray, son of Geri K. Utter of Halfway, is participating in operations off the west African coast of Liberia while serving aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Trenton. They are among the 3,400 Sailors and Marines assigned to help evacuate U.S. citizens and other designated civilians from Monrovia, Liberia due to the ongoing civil war. .:. Ronda Dillman reports a close call in the family. Last Wednesday evening grand- son Colton, 3, and grand- daughter Mickayla, 9 months, were hospitalized with car- bon monoxide poisoning, and morn Michelle and a neigh- bor girl experienced some symptoms. Cause &the prob- lem had to do with possible faulty starting of the propane water heater after having it shut offwhile an outside wa- ter main was being repaired; plus having the house tightly closed that afternoon due to heavy rain and hail. Both children decided to take naps while Michelle was fixing din- ner, and during this time Mickayla went into convul- sions. Poison levels were not high enough to cause lasting harm, but everyone is thank- ful the incident didn't occur during the night. Michelle, Colton and Mickayla are stay- ing with Ronda and Walt for about a week while the house is checked out; Corey is hav- ing to fepd for himself. g. Verdell Davis was mush- room hunting with friends when two sixteen year-old girls from Boise were lost for about three hours last week- end. The girls had crossed the Old Fish Lake Road and were finally found at the East Pine Bridge, not where they were expected to be found. .:. Cindy Valcarcel's baby brother, Eric and Piper Price, with friends Brian and Dawn Bobeck, Wilkes Barre, Penn- sylvania were recent visitors in Pine Valley. They enjoyed finding and being served their first wild mushrooms. Thank You To our dear friends and family for all your expressions of caring and concern while Jennie was in the hospital. For your calls, prayers, food, cards and loving thoughts, a heartfelt thank you. Fred & Jennie Riggs Koch/Curry Nuptials Susan Koch and Herb Curry were married at 12 noon, May 10, 1996, at the Wallowa Llamas farm in Pine Valley. .Among over 50 out-of-town guests were Susan's parents Jean and Joe Koch of Waitsfield, Vermont; brother Steve Koch and his girl friend, Christy Stearns, of Forestdale, Vermont; and sis- ter, Jenny Koch of Winooski, Vermont. Susan wore her mother's wedding dress and a veil she made herself. The ceremony was written by the bride and groom and was officiated by Rev. Llyn Peabody, Portland, Oregon, a long time friend of the bride's. Among the groom's out of town guests were life-time 50th Wedding Anniversary Photo by Shannon Suzanrm JOE AND MIRIAM OMANN'S 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY was celebrated Sunday afternoon, May 26 at the Halfway Lions Park. They were joined by Iongtime friends John and Martha Smit, Vale, Oregon who were married the day before the Omanns, who were also celebrating their 50th. "We still speak to them after all these years," said Joe jokingly, "because we don't live near each other." Approximately 50 family members and friends from out of the valley came to help celebrate. II I I I H The fami and frieru of Hitchcockand Todd Robinette are invited to their wedding on June 1st at 1"00 p.m. Follow s qns and balloons to wedding location in the mountains. II IIII SUSAN KOCH AND HERB friend Howard Hirsdale and his wife, Connie, from Keizer, Oregon. Music was provided by Erasmo Paolo and his wife, CURRY Photo by Louise Antaya Olivia James of Ketchum, Idaho and by Llyn Peabody. A reception followed and con- tinued at the Old Church, Halfway. Thank You To get help, lift hope for in a time of need, situations are created where one must cope. to rely upon others in a time of need, for joy if a helping hand takes the lead for friend and acquaintances I offer much thanks and your helpfulness do I take heed for it is that which you offer that others may need... Thanks to all who put forth a helping hand to allow my mother to get down to my home in Albany. Eane Huff May 20, 1996