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F- Page 2 Hells Canyon Journal August 4, 2010 COMMUNITY CALENDAR Wednesday, August 4 Senior Bus to Baker City, 8:30 a.m. Call 742-RIDE (742- 7433) by Tuesday night. Baker County Garden Club, Sunridge Inn in Baker City, 10:30 a.m. Panhandle Range Club, Halfway VFW Hall, 6:00 p.m. Family Night at Richland Christian Church, 6:30 p.m. A1-Anon, Halfway Library conference room, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 5 New Bridge Water Supply District Board Meeting, New Bridge Grange Hall, 9:00 a.m. Senior Meal at New Bridge Grange, 12:00 noon. Alcoholics Anonymous, Pine Valley Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 12:00-1:00 p.m. DTOUR, Halfway Bowl, 6:30 p.m. New Bridge Grange, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7 Saturday Market, Three Color Building in downtown Halfway, 8:00-11:00 a.m. Bingo at New Bridge Grange, 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 9 Senior Meal at Halfway Lions Hall, 12:00 noon. Pine Valley Community Museum, Lions Hall Meeting Room, 1:00 p.m. TOPS, Halfway Library Conference Room, 4:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, north side of Hells Canyon Journal building, 145 North Main Street in Halfway, 4:30 p.m. Pine Eagle School Board, PES library, 7:00 p.m. Hells Canyon Junior Rodeo, Halfway Lions Hall, 7:00 p.m. Halfway VFW Post 7847, Halfway VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 10 Pine Valley Recycling Center Open, East Record Street, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Pine Valley Fair Association, Grange Hall at Pine Valley Fairgrounds 7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, Pine Valley Presbyterian Church, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 11 Senior Bus to Baker City, 8:30 a.m. Call 742-RIDE (742- 7433) by Tuesday night. Panhandle Range Club, Halfway VFW Hall, 6:00 p.m. Family Night at Richland Christian Church, 6:30 p.m. VFW Post 7847 Ladies Auxiliary, Halfway VFW Hall, 7:00 p.m. Eagle Valley Grange, 7:00 p.m. Eagle Valley Rural Fire Protection District board meeting, Richland Fire Station, 7:00 p.m. Al-Anon, Halfway Library conference room, 7:30 p.m. EAGLE VALLEY R,V. PARK Open Year &apos;Round Clean, Quiet, and Off the Road Full-Time Spaces Available Airtight Storage Units, Outdoor Boat & RV Storage Laundromat Open to the Public ~ All New Machines! Owners: Sue  Steve Adams 541-893-6161 40254 Highway 86 Richland, Orego .. Materials ./<J Ha Bu,ld,_ng Ith " rd.Ware pet FOOO ror Lvery lnlng lOUlveea eec/s HALF'VAY FEED & SEED August CHS Feed Special: Payback Whole Oats 50 lb bag ....................... $7.99 Lawn & Garden Supplies ...... 20% OFF Halfway store only, while supplies last The Miracle-Ear CLEARANCE EVENT! Get outstanding low prices on quality products. 5",v SPECIAL reg. 9.9e PURCHASE 6-Outlet Surge Protector 12 97 24-Pc. Tie Oown BungeD Combo Pack C,taifle 4-pc. ratchete down and 20-pc, assorted bungee cords. H 127 765 B6 reg. 3,99 17.5-0z. Wasp & Hornet Killer Kills on contact. Kills wasps returning to nest, Protects for up to four weeks, L56692 B12 i Halfway Store Richland Store S. Main Street ,' 114 First Street 541-742-2345  541-893-6136 Hours: START RIGHT. START HERE.* Hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-Dpm Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Sunday 8am-Noon Saturday 8am-Noon Conservation Reserve Program Sign-up Opportunity Announced Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, has announced a general sign-up for the U.S. Department of Agrignltures's Conservation Reserve Pro- gram will begin on August 2, 2010 and continue through August 27, 2010. Lynn Voigt, State Execu- tive Director for the USDA's Farm Service Agency in Or- egon, explained today that the Conservation Reserve Program is the largest pri- vate-land voluntary conser- vation program in the coun- try. "The Conservation Re- serve Program helps farm- ers, ranchers and other agri- cultural producers use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation ben- efits," Voigt said. "Producers enrolling in the Conservation Reserve Program voluntar- ily remove environmentally sensitive land from agricul- tural production by entering into long-term contracts for 10 to 15 years. They plant long-term, resource-conserv- ing covers on their land, and in return, the Farm Service Agency provides participants rental payments, cost-share for cover establishment, and technical assistance." Competitive sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) opens on Au- gust 2, 2010. "From that date through August 27, producers may offer eligible land for this pro- gram," Voigt said. In Oregon, nearly 504,000 cropland acres are currently under one form of CRP con- tract or another. Of those CRP contract acres, approximately 76,500 are under contracts set to expire this fall. In total, almost 688,000 cropland acres in Oregon might be available for enrollment dur- ing this sign-up period, in- cluding the 76,500 acres un- der expiring contracts. Con- tracts awarded under this sign-up are scheduled to be- come effective October 1, 2010. After signup ends on Au- gust 27, 2010, the Farm Ser- vice Agency (FSA) will evalu- ate offers and select the high- est ranked offers that pro- vide significant environmen- tal benefits relative to cost. This will be done by using an Environmental Benefits In- dex (EBI) based on six factors related to the environmental benefits to be gained. All of- fers will be evaluated com- petitively. After the end of signup, offers will be ranked and an EBI cutoff score se- lected. Producers submitting offers that are accepted will be notified by the end of Sep- tember. Nationally, the USDA is authorized to maintain CRP enrollment up to 32 million acres. According to Voigt, FSA will accept enough acres in this signup to bring CRP enrollment close to the 32 million acre cap. Voigt added that interest in the signup is likely to exceed the acreage limit. All interested farmers and ranchers are urged to contact their local FSA office soon to learn more about this pro- gram. For more information, visit http://www.fsa.usda. gov/crp. First Major Wildfires Reported in Oregon Oregon's first major wild- in a remote area 13 miles fire started in the remote north of Clarno by July 29. A John Day River canyon after total of 210 people, four hell- lightning strikes on July 27. copters, and five engines were The Buckhorn complex called in to fight the fire, had burned 4,000 acres of whichwasexpectedtobecon- juniper, sagebrush, and grass tained by Sunday. 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Not a medical exam, Audiometrlc test to determine proper amplification needs only, Hearing aids do not restore naturat bearing, Individual experiences vary depending on severity o hear;ng loss, accuracy of evaluation, proper t ad abil 7 to adapt to amptiflcaton. er expires 8/130, 13474tOPA 2010, Miracle-Ear, Inc. Baker County To Own Anthony Lakes In a three-to-zero vote on July 28, the Baker County Commissioners acted to take control of the Ski Anthony Lakes resort. The current owners of the resort offered the ski business, worth $1.2 mil- lion, to the county as a gift. It is unknown at this time whether the county will take full ownership or form a nonprofit to run the operation. The own- ers of Anthony Lakes will keep the resort until No- vember 1 of this year to give the county time to transition. Where Parades Are Concerned Bigger Is Better The organizers for the Baker County Fair and Pan- handle Rodeo in Halfway are encouraging people to par- ticipate in the rodeo parade. The parade this year will be Sunday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m., lineup starts at 3:00 p.m. at the old Halfway El- ementary School parking lot. "Dust off your hat. Shine your boots. Celebrate 2010" is this year's parade theme. With this early "heads up," there is ample time to plan your strategy for a parade entry. The goal for this year's Baker County Fair parade is to have an "even bigger" pa- rade than the 2010 Hells Can- yon Junior Rodeo parade, which was held in June and attracted the most entries of any Junior Rodeo parade in recent memory. Man Arrested for Killing of Bighorn Sheep Enoch Ray Robertson, 30, of Sweet Home was arrested in connection with the illegal killing of a Bighorn sheep that was found in late May in the Snake River area near Richland. Oregon Fish and Wildlife received a report a few weeks ago about the sheep's killing. While searching Robertson's residence in Sweet Home, troopers found Bighorn sheep horns and a Bobcat hide. Robertson was cited and released on accusations of unlawful possession of a big- horn sheep, a Bobcat hide, taking a Blacktail doe in closed season, and possession of less than an ounce of mari- juana. Coming Soon to a Sky Near You - the Annual Perseids Meteor Shower As summer is the perfect time to lay out under the night sky on a warm evening, it is no wonder the Perseids me- teor shower is not only one of the year's best, but is also one of the most popular. This year, the meteor shower will peak in the morn- ing hours after midnight un- til dawn on August 12 and 13, but the morning of August 11 and the week preceding the peak are expected to produce good viewing too. The Perseids are known for having 50 to 100 bright and frequently persisting meteors streak across the sky every hour. The meteors ra- diate from a point in the con- stellation Perseus in the northeast, but will appear all over the sky. 2010 should be a good year for viewing, as the slender crescent moon will be setting early in the evening, leaving the sky dark. st. Therese Catholic Church 135 West Bell Street Across from Hauay Elementary School This Week's Mass: SUNDAY, August 8 , 5PM FOR INFORMATION, CALL 742-4488 in Halfway 895-6482 in Richland or go to www.saintfrandscathedral.com 541-525-4521 "893-3117 6AM-SPM DAILY 541-523-6648 "Our commitment to ou  concreteP RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONCRETE' SAND ' PiT RUN' CRUSHED ROCK ' TOP SOIL EICAVATION ALL TYPES OF GRAVEL PRODUCTS i I[RtlItI' 1['| I11|t ill1 Iliad lllll|i t ilINlllli i I|IHIII nlnlllll:lllll  I illlll ill l iill iI 'l l ;i ;i]1 lilt r i,llIrl ', 11| fl ] liBr[llallmllllliilllllHliliimlaalillllillillllil