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Page 2 Hells Canyon Journal November 4, 2009 Wednesday, November 4 Senior Bus to Baker City, 8:30 a.m. Call 742-7612 by Tuesday night. Baker County Garden Club, Sunridge Inn in Baker City, 10:30 a.m. PEHS Volleyball, playoff game at Ione, 6:00 p.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, 7:00 p.m. Eagle Valley Ambulance board meeting, EV Grange Hall, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5 Senior Meal at New Bridge Grange, 12:00 noon. New Bridge Water Supply District Board Meeting, New Bridge Grange Hall, 5:00 p.m. DTOUR, Halfway Bow1, 6:30 p.m. New Bridge Grange, 7:00 p.m. Open Adult Volleyball, Pine Eagle School gym, 7:20 p.m. Non-marking, non-outdoor gym shoes required. Friday, November 6 Friends and Neighbors Meal, $5.00. Please call 742-7771 on Thursday before 5:00 p.m. for a Friday dinner, pick-up or delivery. Pine Eagle Wrestlers' Annual Pizza Feed, cafeteria in Halfway Elementary building, 4:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 7 Bingo at New Bridge Grange, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8 SOLOS (Survivors of a Loved One's Suicide) support group meeting, Baker City Library, Stuchell Room, 3:00- 4:30 p.m. Open Adult Volleyball, Pine Eagle School gym, 7:20 p.m. Non-marking, non-outdoor gym shoes required. Monday, November 9 Senior Meal at Halfway Lions Hall, 12:00 noon. Pine Valley Community Museum meeting, Halfway Branch Library, 1:00 p.m. (final meeting until spring 2010) 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. Halfway VFW Post 7847, Halfway VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 10 VFW Post 7847 Ladies Auxiliary, Halfway VFW Hall, 1:00 p.m. Pine Valley Recycling Center Open, East Record Street, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 'Panhandle Snowmobile Club, potluck at 6:30 p.m., meeting follows, Snowmobile Clubhouse near Pine Town. Alcoholics Anonymous, Pine Valley Presbyterian Church, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day All Baker County Libraries closed for Veteran's Day. Veterans Breakfast, Pine Eagle School, 8:00 a.m. Senior Bus to Baker City, 8:30 a.m. Call 742-7612 by Tuesday night. 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, 7:00 p.m. Eagle Valley Grange, 7:00 p.m. Eagle Valley Rural Fire Protection District board meeting, Richland Fire Station, 7:00 p.m. | t Open Year '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! 0wneIs: Sue Steve Adams 541-893-6161 40254 Highway 86 Richland, Oregon m and un erstanclin En instrumen~T anti the Get outstanding low prices on quality products. evaluate our instruments RI,SK PEEL* hc qou are satiJiec[ with the ,mprovement tn 9our hearing and wish to keep the instruments, ,9u ma.9 do so at tremendous savings, PREP_ Heanngtests** are interested in knowing Candidates will be selected by 11113/09. If you are interested, call today for your appointment. Baker City La Grande Ontario 541-663-4313 25th Annual Baker City Homes Tour The 25th annual Silver Jubilee Historic Homes Tour will be Saturday, December 12 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. The tour features el- egant historic homes and buildings in the charming eastern Oregon town of Baker City, once known as "The Queen City of the Inland Empire." Featured this year for the Silver Jubilee is the Wisdom House, built in 1878 by John Wisdom, one of the first settlers to arrive in Baker City by wagon train from Missouri on the Oregon Trail. Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors and students) and include tea and refreshments. Group discounts are also available. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.visitbaker.com, or tick- ets can be purchased at the door at tour headquarters in Basche-Sage Place, 2101 Main Street, Baker City. The Homes Tour is self-guided and takes about two-and-a- half hours. For more information, please contact Ann Mehaffy at 541-523-5442 orvisitwww. historicbakercity.com. alloween Frights Photo courtesy of Neva Coon COSTUMED STUDENTS FROM PINE EAGLE PRESCHOOL made the rounds of downtown Halfway on Wednesday, October 28, trick-or-treating at local businesses. Preschool teacher Mary Poppins - oops!, we mean Kathy Peer (back left) - along with parent Angle Chetwood (back center) and PEHS senior McKenzie Bell (back right) accompanied the ghosts, goblines, witches and princesses on the outing. Oreqon Department of Human Services Swine Flu Update 1 Viris Vaccine Still Slow To Arrive According to the Oregon risk to go to the front of the Department of Human Ser- line." vices, H1Nlvaccine contin- . Pregnant women, adults ues to "trickle" into the state, and children with chronic Oregon has reportedly re-health problems such as ceived about six percent of asthma are considered high the vaccine necessary for people in priority groups. Dr. Mel Kohn, director of Oregon Public Health Divi- sion, has said "We know there is not enough vaccine for everyone right now ... we want those at highest risk. ODHS reports that vac- cine amounts are allocated to counties on a per capita basis. There are five private manufacturers delivering the vaccine around the coun- try as soon as it is produced. Hospitals and health carepeople getting better with- providers in some Oregon out seeking medical atten- counties have reportedly ex- tion." perienced a surge of pa- Kohn advises people to be tients, but there has been patient "until the vaccine ar- enough capacity to care for rives," and to protect your- people with symptoms thatself and others "by washing are severe enough to require your hands, covering your hospitalization. ODHS hascough and stayinghomewhen reported that for "most you are sick." people, a case of H1N1 flu is For more information, call no worse than seasonal flu, the Oregon Public Health Flu lasting about seven to ten Hotline at 1-800-978-3040or days with a majority of go online www.flu.oregon.gov Baker City Council Members Recall Fails by Hayley Sanders good reviews, on the grounds office long enough to be eli- of the Hells Canyon Journal of"communication problems,gible for recall). The process unwillingness to listen, and has drug on amidst threats After almost five months treatment of councilors and of suing the city council for of city turmoil, voters opted members of the public." The violating public meetings not to recall Baker City Mayor action resulted in an uproar laws, boycotting businesses Dennis Dorrah and councilor fromBrocato's supporters and owned by councilors and Beverly Calder in the special fellow council members Milo nasty accusations from both election held on October 27. Pope, Andrew Bryan and Samsides. The recall effort began in Bass, who voted against ter- Those who wished to re- June, after Dorrah, Calder mination, call Dorrah and Calder were and fellow councilors Clair Soon afterward, a petitionextremely disappointed last ButtonandAlethaBonebrake to recall Dorrah and Calder weekwhentheyweresoundly voted to fire city manager was circlated (Button and defeated byamajorityofvot- Steve Brocato, despite his Bonebrake had not been in ers. Out of the 3,238 ballots counted, Dorrah received 2,288 "No" (do not recall) votes and 938 "Yes" votes (a margin of 71 percent to 29 percent) and Calder received 2,187 "No" votes and 1,036 "Yes" votes (a margin of 68 percent to 32 percent). Whether justified or not, the ordeal has cost the tax- payers around $6,000 and served as a distraction away from city business, making it a relief to many that the re- call election is finally over. Crossroads Art Center Seeks New Board Members Crossroads Carnegie Art and regional level, board member with a legalcan be picked up at 2020 Au- Center is currently looking for Crossroads currently needs background, an individual in- burn Avenue in Baker City. Board Members for the 2010 some specific skills or inter- terested and involved in the Board members will be year. Board Members attend ests on theboard to best repre- discipline of dance and bust- elected by the membership at monthly meetings, serve on sent its membership, though ness owners, the January General Meet- committees of their choice and any interested candidate is All interested candidatesing of Crossroads. are actively involved in pro- encouraged to apply. Cross- are encouraged to apply with Interested candidates are moting Crossroads at a local roads would like to have a applications due back to encouraged tocontact Cross- Crossroads by November 12roads at 541-523-5369 or at 5:00 p.m. The simple one speak with a current board page application is online at member for additional infor- www.crossroads-arts.org or mation. .%f tt ND FEED & SEED. lab,.. Animal He r, r 1 , ertilizer petF:ooO Port, very J rllrlg lOU lveea reeds HALI AY FEED & SEED mc _l oN" SAVE 46% reg, 12.99 Choose multi color reg. 15,99 or bright white bulbs 24-Pc. 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