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Page 10 Hells Canyon Journal June 6,11001 Thirty-one Continued from page 1 Athlete certificates: Rebecca HeidlYoung-PineEagle Bledsoe, Mike Koger, Kelli High School Scholar of the Morwood, Joby Sciarrino, Year, OregonScholarAward, Dean Swanson, Bobbi Jo Stewart Sullivan Memorial Weir, TravisHampton, Shean Scholarship, PESD Employ- Lattin, Alison Schmitt, Zeke ees'Scholarship, Half.corn In- VanHooser and Cassie Will- novation Scholarship, Na- Jams. tional Merit Scholarship to Twenty-three graduating Whitman College, Robert C. seniors received a total of Byrd Honors Scholarship, $55,000 from the Leo Adler Pacific College Honors Schol- Memorial Scholarship Fund: arship, Pacific College Chass Anderson, Rebecca Pacesetter Scholarship, Pa- Bledsoe, Andrea Bobier, Am- cific College Music Scholar- ber Darting, Junior ship; Elguezabal, Josh Endersby, George Costello - Travis Hampton, Rachel Principal's Leadership Hearne, Mike Koger, Shean Award; Perfect Attendance Lattin, Neal Lincoln, Kelli Certificate; Morwood, Alison Schmitt, Barbaral arader-Out- Barbara Schrader, Joby standing Academic Improve- Sciarrino, Elizabeth Shields, ment Award. Dean Swanson, Zeke Sixteen graduating seniors VanHooser, Steve Waldron, received the President's Edu- Bobbi Jo Weir, Cassie Will- cation Award for outstand- Jams, Mitzi Williams and ing academic achievement: Heidi Young. Rebecca Bledsoe, Amber In addition, eight gradu- Darting, Mike Koger, Travis ates received Harold Alfred Hampton, SheanLattin, Kelli Wyatt Scholarships: Rachel Morwood, Joby Sciarrino, Hearne, Mike Koger, Joby Alison Schmitt, Elizabeth Sciarrino, Elizabeth Shields, Shields, SarahStacey, Dean Dean Swanson, Zeke Swanson, Zeke VanHooser, VanHooser, Cassie Williams Bobbi Jo Weir, Cassie Will- and Bobbi Jo Weir. For more Jams, Mitzi Williams and on Wyatt, a Panhandle na- Heidi Young. tive, see article on this page Eleven seniors were recog- and Eagle Valley Vignette on nized with OSAA Scholar pages 12 and 13. Graduate from Pine Ea Big, strong, seemingly indestructible. Then ALS sapped his strength and stole his life. Tough isn't enough to win this fight. MDA is working to find treatments and o cure for ALS. Be port of our team. 1-{NN}-$7 ITI7 www.mclmlu.ocg People He~ MOA...Because MDA He~ people Scholarship Donor Has Local Roots Wyatt, a descendant of a pioneer family, parties, using the Sunset name. was born in 1913 on a hay and sheep ranch In 1966, Wyatt built the Forest Grove in Wyatt Gulch, near Richland in north- plant and closed operations in Banks and eastern Oregon's Baker County. In 1920, Salem. In a few more years, the plant began the family moved to Halfway, where his processing corn along with fruits. In 1973, father ran the Gray Gables Hotel and where the company name was changed to Harold Wyatt graduated from high school Flavorland Foods to reflect its popular re- in 1931. tail label. By this time., the company was After graduating from Reed College inthe major. U.S. processor of frozen straw- Portland, Wyatt became the acting director berries and among the leading processors for both the Bureau of Municipal Research of other individual quick frozen fruits and and Service and the League of Oregon Cit- berries. ies until he was called into the US. Army In 1979, Wyatt sold his principal owner- service in 1942. ship in Flavorland Foods to Burns Foods Wyatt was a militarygovernmentofficerLimited a major food processor and dis- in Germany until 1946 and stayed as atributor in Canada. He retired in 1980. civilian administrator until 1951. Through the years, he has been presi- Upon his return to the United States, he dent of the Chamber of Commerce in Banks formed a partnership with Gribner Broth- and the director on the Forest Grover ers in a frozen fruit processing facility in Changer of Commerce. He also served on Banks. In 1953, Wyatt incorporated asthe Washington County Planning Commis- Banks Frozen Foods and, with two local sion the Board of Directors of the North- berry growers, bought the Gribner Broth- west Food Processors Association, the Or- ers facility. Next he bought Sunset Packing egon Strawberry Council and the Oregon Company and eventually merged the corn- Strawberry Commission. Weeds in Baker County Baker County's ongoing weed problem is apparent. They affect everyone, from farmers and ranchers to recreationists. There are several sources of money available to cost share for weed control as an incentive to landowners to address the problem. Dave Clemens, the County Weed Supervisor, has some county funds with fairly wide latitude in how they're used. In addition, he has received grants to work specifically on skeleton weed, Dalmatian toadflax, knapweeds, yellow star-thistle, Mediterranean sage and perennial pepperweed. The Taylor Grazing funds (BLM grazing fees re- turned to the county for range improvement) have been targeted for weed cost share for several years. These funds must be used on range ground and on Baker County "A rated" weeds, such as tansy ragwort, knap- weed, or whitetop, plus puncture vine, medusa head rye and scotch thistle. The Taylor Grazing Board has also decided to cost share on seeding after weed control and for this year, water development such as stock tanks, spring development and associated labor costs. For more information on cost sharing, call the Weed Control office at 523-0618 or the Extension Office at, State Games Entry Info Is Available The official Athlete En- try handbook for the State Games of Oregon is now available. The State Games are an amateur, Olympic- style sports festival offered to citizens of Oregon. This is the 16th year for the event. This year, the State Games will be held July 6, 7, and 8, primarily in the Port- land area. Handbooks can be found at Fred Meyer stores, sporting good stores and Parks and Recreation Department offices. For more information, call the State Games of Oregon of- fice at (503) 520-1319, or check out the website at www ta _tevameso org. 523-6418. Oregon Farmers Look at the Wind as Potential Income Source Rising electrical power costs coupled where wind machines are established, with projected future shortages in elec- growers are being paid hefty royalties tricity are giving some Oregon farmers that are allowing them to continue farm- windy thoughts, ing." "First of all, it's no big secret, the Oregon's first windfarm, the Vansycle wind blows here a lot," said Sandy Ridge Wind Farm in Umatilla County, Macnab, an Oregon State University opened in 1998. Extension agent in Sherman County. Macnab does offer a warning to farm- "But do we have enough quality and ers who may be involved in wind power: consistent wind to run power turbines?" Not all leases are alike. Although this is still an unanswered"We went through this sort of thing in question, he sees the potential for grow- the early 1980s with oil and gas leases," ers to make wind power an economic said Macnab. "There is no'one-size-fits- reality. "The opportunity is a real one all' lease for wind power generation ei- for landowners here," he said. "Windther. Every landowner needs to check technology has come a long way and and compare notes with the neighbors wind machines are bigger, faster andand have a proposed lease scrutinized more efficient than they were. And, by legal counsel."