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II Page 4 Hells Canyon Journal November 8, 2004 S Young Marauding Cattle: neighbor from New Bridge Eligible for Know Where You Stand area who had the same plea- To theEditor, sure ofthesamecattleaweek Library of This letter is in response to later has turned me on to the the article by Pat Garrigus in Oregon Cattle Laws website, gi-f on ess the September 29, 2004 issue Anyone, rancher or land- Of the Hells Canyon Journal. owner, who wants to know the This article came out ate law for sure, go to Contest time when I just happened to Then have this sort of thing on my go to Oregon Tit e 48, chapter Write a letter to your fa- mind. A lot of people wonder 607, 608, and 015. vorite author, and you might about cattle laws, and there is I now know where I stand,win an expenses-paid trip to a lot of hearsay out there about these laws. Ed Colpitts Washington, D.C. for your- In my case, last December Richland, Oregon self, your parents, and your teacher. very hungry cattle trampled The trip to the nation's down our 7"deer fences, which had met Fish and Wildlife Correction, If You Pleasecapitol is the national prize in "Letters About Literature," standards here at Eagle Creek Dear Editor, a writing contest for readers Orchard, and did thousands Thanks for showing off myin grades 4 through 12 spon- of dollars damage to the or- "new" 1942 Ford 2N tractor sored by the Center for the chard, in your October 27 issue.Book in the Library of Con- There wasn't a lot of need To give credit where it is grass in partnership with to check brands or ear tags, as due, the tractor restoration the cattle clearly came from was done by John Wright of Target Stores. To enter, readers write a the field next door. We know Halfway, who does a beauti- personal letter to an author, whose cattle they were. I was ful job on these old tractors. explaining how his or her going to write a letter asking work changed their view of thecomrnunitywhatmycourse Sincerely, the world or themselves. of action should be, but a David Baker Young readers can select au- Halfway, Oregon thors from any genre- fiction or non- fiction, contemporary Letters to the Editor Policy or classic. The Hells Canyon Journal encourages its readers to The Oregon Center for The submit letters to the editor. Letters may be submitted Book will select the top es- by mail, in person, or electronically. However, for veri- sayists in the state on each of fication, letters must contain the address mid telephone the three competition levels: number of the author. Level I for children in grades There is no limit on the length of letters, although 4 through 6; Level II for preference will be given to shorter letters, grades 7 and 8, and Level III, We reserve the right to edit, shorten, or refuse pub- grades 9 - 12. Deadline for lication of any letter, especially those which are deemed entries is December 4, 2004. libelous or in bad taste. Letters submitted anonymously To obtain the required en- will not be considered for publication, try coupon, call the Oregon Center for the Book at 503- 378-2112 ext. 239 or visit the Where to Call/Write Center for the Book website at http:/ Your Elected Officials State winners advance to national competition and re- ceive cash prizes plus a $50 Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Target gift card. To see win- State Capitol Building, Salem, OR 97301-4047 ning Oregon letters from pre- 1-503-378-4582 Fax 1-503-378-6827 vious years, visit the Oregon c-marl: representative.citizen @ Center for the Book web page: http :/www. osl. state, or. us/ State Representative Tom Butler (R) District 60 home/libdev/lalt.htm. H-289 State Capitol Building, Salem, OR 97301 Teachers, librarians, or 1-503-986-1460 Fax 1-503 -986-1997 parents interested in obtain- c-mail: rep.tombutler @ ing copies ofthe contest guide- State Senator Ted Ferrioli (R) District 28 lines and the 16-page teach- ing supplement to guide stu- S-217 State Capitol Building, Salem, OR 97301 dents through the reading- 1-503-986-1730 Fax 1-503-986-1144 writing process should visit e-mail: the Center for the Book U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D) website listed above. 516 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Tobacco Quit 1-202-224-5244 Fax: 1-202-228-2717 e-maih Line Provides U.S. Senator Gordon Smith (R) 404 Russell Senate Office Bldg. 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Journal .,e co,, Oregoniao, a ou, 145 North Main St. P.O. Box 646 Halfway, OR 97834 $1.8 billion a year in direct costs of medical care and in- Phone: (54 I) 742-7900 Fax: (54 I) 742-7933 direct costs due to early death cmail: and disability. Providing a Editor and Publisher - Steve Backstrom starter kit of patches is a bar- gain." The standard treatment period for nicotine patches is Staff: Sally Andruss, Sue Forrester, Pat Garrigus, Cindy Omann, eight weeks. Dr. Kohn en- Anna Richardson and Patti Walker courages insurers to provide Correspondents: Linda Bergoron, John Garrigus, Dab Lowe the additional six weeks of and Smith patches needed as well as ces- The Hells Canyon Journalis pubfished weekly for $20.00 (Baker County) or sation counselingbecause, he $25.00 (other areas) by Hells Canyon Publishing, Inc. said, "Providing cessation Periodical postage paid at Halfway, OR 97834. USPS Number:. 002-953. support is more cost-effective Postmaste r: Send address changes to Hells Canyon Journal, P.O. Box 646, thanpaying for thetreatment Member of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association of tobacco-related disease." Nola Dehlin Nola Aileen Dehlin died on October 25. 2004 at St. Eliza- beth Health Services in Baker City, Oregon. Funeral Ser- vices for Nola were held at the LDS Church in Jackson- ville, Illinois on Tuesday, November 2, 2004. Nola was born on born on December 5, 1928, in Mor- gan County, Illinois to Milford Collier and Bertha Lee Leeper Brummett. Nola was raised and educated in Morgan County. She mar- ried her loving husband, Richard, in Anchorage, Alaska in 1958. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Oakland Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After living in Alaska, California, Utah, North Carolina, and Illinois, they settled in Richland, Oregon in 2001. Nola was an active mem- ber of the LDS Church, serv- ing as a teacher and compas- sionate service leader in the women's relief society pro- gram. She loved teaching in Sunday school, which she did for many years. She loved music, reading, and all animals - especially horses, dogs and birds. She is survived by her de- voted husband, Preston Ri- chard Dehlin; children Sheri and Christopher Cannon of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Gary and Jenipher Dehlin, of Halfway, Oregon, David and Ann Evans of St. George, Utah, and Gregory Gray, of Pennsylvania; five beauti- ful grandchildren, Shawn, Josephine and Emily Dehlin, and Cara and Samantha Cannon; broth- ers, John Brummett of Mes- quite, Nevada, Ed Brum- mett of Jacksonville, Illinois; and sister, Francis Loomis of Camano Island, Washing- ton. She was preceded in death by her parents. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Nola may do so to OBITUARIES NOLA DEHLIN the charity of your choice in care of Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Jim Monroe James Ross "Jim" Monroe, 71, a longtime Baker City resident and former owner of Monroe Mortuary, died Octo- ber 23, 2004 of cancer at St. Elizabeth Health Service. Services were held October 28 at Colas Funeral Home in Baker. Pastor Susan Barnes of the First Presbyterian Church officiated. Vault in- terment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Jim was born on July 7, 1933, at Santa Barbara, Cali- fornia, to Carl-Thomas and Mamielee Riddlespurger Mon- roe. He was raised in Santa Barbara and educated there, graduating from Santa Bar- bara High School. He contin- ued his education at Ventura College in Ventura, CA be- fore settling on the study of mortuary science. He at- tended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1954. Jim then went to work at La Jolla Mortuary in La Jolla and Oxnard, California. His next employment was with Winbigler Mortuary at Santa Ana, California. He met Martha Rain at Santa Ana. They were mar- ried on May 24, 1964. / He continued to work for Winbiglers for 22 years before he and Martha purchased the Langrell Mortuary in Baker City in 1981. They operated Monroe Mortuary for 15 years, retiring in December, 1995. Jim loved music and played several instruments, includ- ing the saxophone and clari- net. He loved Big Band music and had an extensive collec- tion. He and Martha loved traveling at home and abroad. He enjoyed people and always had a joke ready for any occasion. When asked how he was, he al- ways replied; "I'm not dead yet!" He enjoyed cooking and preparing gourmet meals. He participated extensively in the activities of his sons, especially Boy Scouts, where he served as an assistant scoutmaster, and a Masonic youth group, DeMolay. Jim Monroe was a mem- ber of the Masonic Lodge, No. 47, AF&AM, Baker Valley Scottish Rite, Esther Chap- ter, No. 11, Order of Eastern Star, past high priest and past high commander of the York Rite in Santa Ann, Califor- nia, Baker County Shrine Club, Baker Elks Lodge, No 338, and the First Presbyte- rian Church. When the church steps were remodeled, builders took into consider- ation his size 13 shoes. Survivors include his sons, Thomas Monroe and his wife, Rochella, of Silverdale, Wash- ington and Ross Monroe of Seattle; grandsons Jonathan and Joel Monroe ofSilverdale, Washington and Riley Mon- roe of Seattle; half-sister Bar- bara Hemmer of Wawa, Penn- sylvania; and several nieces and nephews. His parents and his wife, Martha, in 2002, preceded him in death. For those who wish, con- tributions may be made to Crossroads Art Center or the First Presbyterian Church through Colas Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City OR 97814. by Pat Garrigus o'Clock in the Morning And I hadn't danced the whole night through. Guess the process of aging includes insomnia, at least for some. My friends are di- vided about half and half. Some say they sleep soundly but awaken a little too early, especially since it's still dark at 6:30 a.m. Othersfind a one- might owl alert pretty regu- larly each week. A few use sleep aids on the occasions they feel the need for them. I find that after playing poker with the neighbors (and winning or losing doesn't seem to make a difference) I often read until my eyes are smarting and then watch the clock too many hours, espe- cially if it's a work day com- ing soon after daylight. Among the insomniacs, the common complaint is "I can't turn my mind off; it just keeps jumping and whirring, usu- ally about unimportant things and sometimes real concerns." Have tried a lot of things friend Lois said she al- ways climbed a steep hill and when she got to the top looked down into a black hole and tried to keep the hole un- lighted by thoughts. Doesn't work for me as climbing's not my best night-time thing. Sometimes, I count down from 90, envisioning the yel- low letters on the tote board at Santa Anita racetrack be- fore I "see" the next one. This works on occasion, but more often I lose my place in the countdown or get down to one still awake. Other times, if I've been reading before lights out, I try to recreate the plot and characterizations of the cur- rent novel. This doesn't work because I always get inter- ested and turn on the light, read some more and become more awake. The best sleep aid after phrased) to Travis McGee: "I 2:00 a.m. is turning on the draw a circle on my head, light for a trip to the kitchen make it black and don't let for food Kate would approve; any thought light it up." failing that criteria, the next (Kinda like Lois' method at qualification is that whatever the top of the hill). I carry back to the bedroom In 20 Blue Devils, author be FOOD. If that produces Aaron Elkin's protagonist, sufficient guilt feelings, I stuff Gideon Oliver, bone detective, them in Lois' black hole, eat tells his FBi buddy how Na- and go to sleep, poleon achieved his ability for Can only do this about once instant slumber, anywhere, every two weeks, because I anytime. The Frenchemporor have to write down in a jour- envisioned a cabinet with nal what and at what time, many drawers. As unwanted which will eventually be thoughts occurred to him in viewed by that health care his bed, he opened a drawer professional, and stowed the thoughts in- Most of the time I can con- side. When no more thoughts vince myselfrm not really hun- occurred Napoleon looked in gry and something else is keep- all the drawers, then shut ing me awake, even though them and went to sleep. nothing very large is jumping The first night I tried this, from neuron to neuron. I don't even remember shut- Everyone agrees those tingthe drawers. churning, turning pre- and The next night I turned off after-midnight thoughts are the readinglight and before I not worth jotting on a memo could "see" the cabinet, fell pad as a foundation for a USA asleep. Last night, bythe time original movie or even for my feet warmed up on the hot deeper consideration on the water bottle and I ate the last back of a cereal box or below of three black grapes, I was Garfield in the comics, pursuing a southern Califor- Two books, both detective nia desert hot spring where novels, that I read or re-read the Knox Brothers lived eat- this week by happenstance ing strawberry guavas be- or a Pointing Finger, offered tween tunes. cures for insomnia. So what's in your thought The re-read was John D. cabinet? If you don't like its McDonald's, The Dreadful content, slam all those draw- Lemon Shy in which Meyer ers shut and make a grilled explains his ability to imme- cheese sandwich. Or eat an- diately fall asleep (para- other grape. Grant-Western Prairie Wood Bale Stennett Lumber Products 932-490S Company (541) 575-2811 Mike Billman B20-3645 Dan Bishop 620-4305 LOGS, BUYING n,n,, Baker All speciesof 42-211111 TIMBER, and TIMBERLANDS S t f t t I f t