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Page 2 Hells Canyon Journal November 3, 2004 Wednesday, November 3 Senior Bus to Baker City, 7:30 a.m. Call 742-7929 by Tuesday night. Baker County Garden Club, Sunridge Inn in Baker City, 1:00 p.m. Panhandle Range Club, Halfway VFW Hall, 6:00 p.m. A1-Anon, Halfway Library Conference Room, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 4 Senior Meal at New Bridge Grange, 12:00 noon: Community Schools Weightlifting, HES, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Community Schools Walking, PEHS, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Community Schools Adult Basketball, HES gym, 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Community Schools Circuit Training, HES, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Community Schools Volleyball, PEHS gym, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Community Schools Sacred Harp Singing, HES 7:45-9:00 3. Hi. (P-E Youth Group meeting), Halfway Lions Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, November 5 Pine Eagle Junior High Basketball vs. Powder Valley, here, 10:00 a,m, PEH8 Football at Adrian, 6:00 p.m. Bingo at Halfway VFW Hall, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 6 Story Hour for children ages 2-4, Richland Library, 9:00- 10:00 a.m. Girl Scout Recycling in Richland, 9.~0-11.~0 a.m. PEHS Volleyball at District Tournament in John Day, 10:00 a.m. Bingo at New Bridge Grange, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7 Community Schools Weightlifting, HES, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Community Schools Walking, PEHS, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Community Schools Volleyball, PEHS gym, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday, November 8 Senior Meal at Halfway Lions Hall, 12:00 noon. Pine Valley Community Museum, Halfway Lions Halt, 1:00 p.m. Special Meeting of Pine Eagle Health Planning Com- mittee, ttalfway Lions Hall, 7:00 p.m. Pine Eagle School Board, PEHS library, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9 Jumpstart Breakfast and Bible Study, (P-E Youth Group), Pine Baptist Church, 7:00 a.m. Game Day at Eagle Valley Grange in Richland, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Riehland Girl Scouts, Richland Christian Church, 3:30- 5:00 p.m. Community Schools Creative Serapbooking Class, PEHS, 5:30-10:00 p.m. Community Schools Weightlifting, HES, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Community Schools Walking, PEHS, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Soften the Nights fbr Troops You're invited to help make A luncheon will be served. pillows for our military on SharlepeCurry, organizer Tuesday, November 9 be- of the work, says, "This will tween 10:00 a.m. and 2:00be a project whereyou give of p.m. at the LOS Church. yourself for those who give The small pillows may be their all for us. So come join plain or decorated with mes- us for a fun and worthwhile sages of support. Donations project." of material and batting will For information, call be appreciated. Sharlene Curry at 742-6273. County Seeks Volunteers for Nuisance Task Force Baker County is seeking ment. representatives from through- Interested volunteers are out the county to serve on the asked to fill out and return a County Nuisance Task Force. questionnaire form which is This task force will be charged available through the with researching existingcounty's website at www. laws, statutes and ordinances or from the regarding public nuisances County Commissioner's office and how they are enforced, at 1995 3 St., Baker City Upon completion, the task97814, by or before Novem- force will be asked to make a ber 24, 2005. recommendation to the Coun- Questions may be referred ty Commissioners on whether to Robin Nudd, executive as- or not there is a need for ad- sistant to the board of com- ditionalregulation or enforce- missioners at 541-523-8200. Powder River Minimum Stream Flow Established The Bureau of Reclama- ley Irrigation District's agree- tion, in cooperation with pri- menttorelease 10 cfs for mini- vate and public sector part- mum stream flow, exceptdur- ners in eastern Oregon, have ing periods of irrigation short- agreed to implement mini- ages, along with providing mum flows from 6.0 to 6.5 supplemental irrigation ben- cubic feet per second (cfs) in efits to approximately 13,000 PowderRiverstartinginearly acres of land in the Baker November. The agreement Valley Irrigation District. was announced following an "The agreement to keep a October 25 meetingwith Rec- minimum flow in the Powder lamation and the various River will benefit water qual- groups, ity and fisheries habitat," said The agreement followed JerroldGregg, Reclamation's several years of negotiation Snake River area manager. between Reclamation and The agreement also as- Baker Valley Irrigation Dis- sures winter flow will be trict, Oregon Department of maintained at 10 cfs. This Fish and Wildlife, and the minimum perennial stream Oregon Water Resources De- flow in the Powder River runs partment in Baker City. from Mason Dam to just above The agreement, known as the Lily Pumping Plant, the Baker Valley Warren Act which essentially covers the i Halibut Feed Tickets Available This Week Baked halibut, cooked just the perfect amount, Yukon Gold baked potatoes, cole slaw, garlic bread and dessert, a traditional pre-Thanksgiving feast. Offered by the boys' and girls' basketball programs at Pine Eagle High School, the halibut dinner will be served at the Halfway Lions Hall on Saturday, November 20, between 4 and 8 p.m. Halibut Feed chairman and basketball coach, Roger Gulick, reluctantly announced that ticket prices for all diners, adult and children, will be $17.50 this year as the portion sizes are all the same. "We hate to raise the price," Roger said, "but increases in halibut price and freight to get the fish here have raised dramatically." Tickets should be available from Roger, 742-7979; Dan Baxter, 742-4048, and any student in the basketball program at the end of this week; in Richland, call Lynn Akers, 893-6835. Agricultural Safety Workshop Scheduled SAIF Corporation's tenth Lloyd specializes in the annual agricultural safety unique needs and challenges seminar series for Oregon of the agricultural business employers will be held in community. Ontario on Monday, Novem- In addition, longtime SAIF ber 8 at the Holiday Inn. agricultural safety seminar The free, four-hourseminar presenter Linda Meuleveld, is designed primarily for own- RN, COHN-S, Com, DABF, ers, operators, supervisors and will discuss how employees foremen, but anyone working can protect some of their most in the agricultural industry is valuable assets- their backs. welcome to attend. Small em- As an occupational health ployers attendingthe seminar trainer with SAIF, Meuleveld will meet the instructional re- provides expert instruction on quirement for House Bill 3019 reducing the risks from lift- that exempts small agricul- ing that are so common in, tural establishments from ran- and costly types of injuries dom OSHA inspection. SAIF for, agricultural operations. has also applied for two hours Registration is at 9:00 a.m. of pesticide re-certification and the seminar is from 9:30 credits from the Oregon De- a.m. until 2:00 p.m., with partment of Agriculture for lunch provided. these sessions. Early registration is re- SAIF is pleased to have quired, as seating is limited. Kirk Lloyd, president of Risk Participants will receive a reg- Management Resources, Inc., istration confirmation letter join SAIF again this year to with the address and facility talkabout safety and compli- location approximately one ance for farm pesticide stor- week prior to the seminar. age facilities, as well as how For more information, con- to conduct effective safety tact the SAIF Groups Divi- inspections. As an indepen- sionat 1-800-285-8525orvisit dent consultant with deep SAIF's website at