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[- The Berry Patch/ Photo by Sherrie Kvamme THE BERRY PATCH- It was about berries, friends, laughter and fun! It was the annual New Bridge Ladies Fall Luncheon! Friends from the Pine Valley Grange, the Eagle Valley Grange, neighbors and, of course, the New Bridge Grange experienced all things good about the berry patch, from the garden to the smart phone. Walking into the Grange was special in and of itself, as the huge room had been transformed. The dining and serving tables were draped with concord grape-colored tablecloths and each table featured a festive bouquet of fresh Oregon grape, laced with lavender confetti. Each place setting included a miniature berry muffin, wrapped and tied with a bow. The door prizes were huge bouquets of lavender and purple baskets of flowers and also a basket of Oregon pancake syrup and jellies. The main course for the luncheon was a variety of salads. The much-anticipated desserts were berry cobblers with generous scoops of vanilla .ice cream. Many ladies dressed for the occasion, wearing deep purple outfits and some red to honor the red varieties of berries! Cindy Plane entertained the ladies with a list of trivia questions about berries and skillfully transitioned the trivia to "Blackberry smart phones." Laughter filled the Grange as the lessons taught everyone a few common acronyms for texting, including "AAK"-Alive and Kicking, and "CRAFT" - Can't Remember A Freaking Thing." Good times, good food and good friends. EOU Offers Health Care Speaker Series Eastern Oregon Univer- sity and the Northeast Or- egon Area Health Education Center will be hosting a se- ries of professional health- care speakers so students can hear first-hand experiences and learn about different healthcare careers from members of the medical com- munity. On Thursday, October 13, Debra Porter Dickerson, MS, will be talking about being a physical therapist and the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program at Eastern Washington University. Dickerson will be spea'king in Badgley Hall, Room 148 starting at 6:00 p.m. For more information, con- tact Kimberly Mueller at 541- 962-3070 or by e-mail at kmueller@eou.edu. Tiny Earthquake A 1.7 magnitude earth- quake was recorded about six miles east of Baker City on Monday, September 19, ac- cording to the Pacific North- west Seismograph Network. The quake was located along the ridges running southwest from the Virtue Mine area. Replica of Vietnam Memorial To Visit Tamastslikt As part of the upcoming duty to assist visitors in lo- ing of a wreath. 8:00 a.m. - Opening cer- exhibit, Honoring Our Veter- cating specific names. The 3:00 p.m. - Tribal war trib- emony, including wreaths to ans, theTamastslikt Cultural exhibit will open Thursday, utes songs at the big drum commemorate Warriors and Institute outside Pendleton, October 20 starting at noon 9:45 p.m. - Retrieval of col- Scouts and keynote speaker. Oregon will host the Ameri- and staying open until 10:00 ors and taps 12:00 p.m. - Indoor recep- can Veterans TravelingTrib- p.m. It willbe open from 8:00 Friday, October 21 tion honoring the return of ute October 20-23. a.m. to 10:00 p.m. October Friday's theme is"Honor- the 116th Brigade, Oregon The centerpiece of the 21-22. On its final day at ing First Responders" andNational Guard. AVTT exhibition will be the Tamastslikt, Sunday, Octo- educating students. Schools 5:30 p.m. - Honor Walk to Traveling Wall, an 80 per- ber 23, it will be open from are invited to visit and hear the Tribal Veterans Memo- cent scale version oftheViet- 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. veteran speakers, rial, candlelight vigil, and nam Veterans Memorial Wall The Tamastslikt Cultural 8:00 a.rn. - Opening Cer-war tribute songs. Evening in Washington D.C. Thewall Institute is located at 47106 emony, including wreath in music program following the is eight feet tall at its apex Wildhorse Blvd. For more honor of 9/11 and remarksreturntoTamastsliktviabus. and contains more than information, please visitfrom fire and police depart- 9:45 p.m. - Retrieval of col- 50,000 names ofVietnam era www.tamastslikt.org or call ments, ors and taps mortalities across its 370-foot 541-966-9748. 12:00 p.m. - Program by lo- Sunday, October 23 length. The traveling wall cal veterans group. Sunday will be "George St. was completed in 1998 and is Schedule of Events 5:00 p.m. - Evening musicDenis VFW Post 140" day. the largest Wall replica trav- Thursday, October 20 9:45 p.m. - Retrieval of col- 8:00a.m.-Openingceremony cling in the U.S. 12:00 p.m. - Opening cer-ors and taps 10:00 a.m. - Nondenomina- The traveling tribute will emony including tribal sing- Saturday, October 22 tional church service be installed outdoors and will ers at the big drum, posting Saturday is dedicated to 12:30 p.m. - Music program be open to the public free of of colors by VFW Post 140, "All Veterans Past and 2:30 p.m. - Closing ceremony charge. Volunteers will be on keynote speakers, and lay- Present." Oregon Trail Music rest in Baker City tT,qqln ltl l A full day of American ington State Humanities Circle will have demonstra- ,, . ,[ 809Fir, ree 'B erCitV I western heritage music will Commission for his work in tions of Native American La-L LL " ww emym.(om be featured Saturday, Octo- preserving and performingflutes in the lobby. A her 8, 2011, at the National folk music, musician's jam is offered at *REAL STEEL Historic Oregon Trail Inter- At 1:00 p.m. "The Dead 4:00 p.m. Visitors can attend pretive Center. Fiddlers Society" from Spo- additional performances in The day starts with an kane performs traditionalthe community Friday and opportunity to learn tradi- fiddle music accompanied by Saturday evening. Current tional frontier dances led by guitar with sounds that information will be available Larry B. Smith of would have been very famil- by contacting the information La Grande at 10:00 a.m.in iar at frontier dances, desk at 541-523-1843. the Center's lobby. Smith has The Hanson Family Sing- The NHOTIC, operated by over 20 years of experience ers from Eugene will perform the Bureau of Land Manage- teaching and leading folk a program of western heri- ment, is located five miles dances throughout the Pa- tage music at 3:00 p.m. This eastofBaker City, Oregonon cific Northwest. Live music program revives traditional Highway 86. The Center is will be prov]ded by The Dead styles offamous cowboy sing- open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 Fiddlers Society. No special ersfromthe 1940sand1950s.p.m. daily. Admission for experience is needed, and The Hanson Family has wonadults is $8; for seniors it's partners can be provided, recognition and awards for $4.50; children, 15 and un- Folk singer Hank Cramer their ability to harmonize and der, are admitted for free. will present programs of folk perform authentic western- Federal passes are accepted. and traditional music about style yodeling. Visit oregontrail.blm.gov for the West in the Leo Adler Music activities for chil- more information about the Theater at 11:00 a.m. and dren are available through- Center, or call 541-523-1843 2:00 p.m. Cramer was re- out the day, and members of for updates onprograms and cently honored by the Wash- the Eastern Oregon Flute events. I Robotboxingbecomesapopularsportandone man discovers a cha~ in a discarded robot. Friday & saturday (T.3O) 7:9 9:30 SIINau (3:30) 7"00 MOlillali-lllUi'sdall/.90 *DOLPHIH TALE Sk)ty centered on the friendship be~t,~een a boy and a dolphin whose tail was tost in a crab trap. Friday & saturtlag (3:.35) 7:05 9.'35 samial (3.35) ~ M0aalFTarsllag 7:.05 AODUCTIOH Yout~ man ~ets out to find the truth after seeh~j his baby photo on a missing persons site Frl & ~11 ~ 9:40 Slla- HlgrS 7:10 TH-EH] Fj~ Asp#ingwriterdeddestowriteabout/ifefrom the maid's point-of-view in 1960's Mississippi. , FrlIW- Sgllm (3 10) i *NOTIGH~TOESDAY _ ( ) BARGAIN [Vt~TINEE i Hells Canyon Page 3 Hells Canyon Journal October 5, 2011 Harvest Festival Update Organizers for the Hells Canyon Harvest Festival scheduled for October 21 and 22 are moving full steam ahead (see article in 9/28/11 issue for details). The Hells Canyon Chamber of Commerce has received a $600 event grant from the Baker County Transient Lodging Tax Board to help with the costs of putting on the festival. ass epair & Replacement Autobody Repair Foreign & Domestic Est. 1979 742.2O63 OPEN MONDAY-F JDAY 8AM-NOON & 1-bPM 47621 CORNrJCOP HWY Come to our Saturday, October 8 12 to 2PM Come meet our local broker, John Saylor, and company owner, John Howard Door Prize! October 21-22 Weather 75-Year Weather Records (recorded in Ha/fway) for the same dates 1936-2010 Year in () September - October Avg. Max. High (Yr.) High Low Precip. 27 84 41 0.00 28 81 44 0.00 29 80 36 0.00 30 85 44 0.00 1 86 52 0.00 2 85 44 0.00 3 82 44 0.00 Precipitation in September 93 on High 76 93 (63) 75 92 (10) 74 92 (63) 74 90 (08) 73 91 (08) 72 89 (43) 71 89 (43) totaled 0.05 inches. the 10th. Low was 36 on the 29th. Min. Avg. Max. Min. High (Yr.) Low Low (Yr.) Low (Yr.) 53 (71) 36 53 (57) 23 (61) 51 (71) 36 53 (49) 20 (99) 52 (71) 35 56 (94) 21 (85) 55 (50) 35 51 (89) 20 (54) 56 (50) 35 52 (57) 15 (50) 52 (37) 34 50 (57) 21 (54) 51 (05) 34 49 (10) 17 (54) High temperature for the month was THURSDAYS FRIDAYS FEATURING NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS, DINE IN oR TAKE OUT H,GtBVAY 86 & P[riE CREEK Hours: Open WED-FRI 3PM-CLOSE; SAT-SUN ll,vI-CLOSE; CLOSED MON & 'rUE 4~ come enjoy an aumnm weekend full of mings tO see do! C Flea Market. Art WaN- Live Music Pall Produce & Flower Show- Cash P est Pmsbytedan Fellowship Hall S2 entry fee for paNdpants - Visitors free Silent Auction. Historic Demonstrations -- Street Dance Friday Evening -- Classic Rock by Inside Out ,- Cider Bring your own washed apples & bottles For the complete schedule of events, vNit www.hellscanyonchamber, com