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7 Page 2 Hells Canyon Journal December 1, 2010 Wednesday, December 1 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, December 2 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. PEHS Basketball vs. Burnt River, here, 4:00 p.m. DTOUR, Halfway Bowl, 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, December 3 PEHS Wrestling at Enterprise, 10:00 a.m. Pine Eagle'Junior High Boys Basketball vs. Imbler, here, 2:00 p.m. PEHS Basketball at Echo Tournament, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4 PEHS Wrestling at Grant Union, 10:00 a.m. PEHS Basketball at Echo Tournament, 3:00 p.m. Bingo at New Bridge Grange, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 5 Christmas Program and Tree Lighting Ceremony at Eagle Valley Grange in Richland, 4:00 p.m. Open Adult Volleyball, Pine Eagle School gym, 7:20 p.m. Non-marking, non-outdoor gym shoes required. Monday, December 6 Senior Meal at Halfway Lions Hall, 12:00 noon. 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. United Community Partners, Halfway Library Conference Room, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 7 Pine Valley Recycling Center Open, East Record Street, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Hells Canyon Chamber of Commerce, Pine Valley Lodge Conference Room, time varies. Pine Valley Livestock 4-H Club Meeting, Pine Eagle School Lobby, 6:00 p.m. Pine Valley Rural Fire District board meets, Halfway Fire Hall, 7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, PV Presbyterian Church, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 8 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, I2:30 p.m: Eagle Valley Grange, 7:00 p.m. Eagle Valley~u~al Fire Protection Districti:~d ..... meeting, Rlc~and- i~re Station,7:00 p'.m. ~ ...................... A1-Anon, Halfway Library conference room, 7:30 p.m. Now you can buy TVs and desktop monitors that are technically advanced and engineered to be 30 percent more energy efficient than standard ENERGY STAR qualified models. And it's a gift your family will enjoy for years to come! For more energy efficient gift ideas Boosters Offer Spartan Gear, Free Raffle at Thursday "s Season-Opening Ball Games Pine Eagle High School basketball season starts this Thursday, December 2, when Pine Eagle hosts Burnt River in the Pine Eagle School gym, starting at 4:00 p.m. Spartan Gear will be avail- able to order for Christmas gifts during the games, and pom-poms will also be avail- ableoto purchase for a $1.50 each. "The Pine Eagle Boosters will be having a free raffle for a Spartan knit cap and another for a hot dog and drink," said Mayen McCoy of the Pine Eagle Boosters. "So let's cheer on our Spar- tan basketball players this winter and enjoy the Spar- tan fun!" 4-H Club Meets Tuesday The Pine Valley Livestock 4-H Club invites all inter- ested fourth through twelfth grade students to the first meeting of the year, to be held on Tuesday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pine Eagle School Commons area (lobby). Open enrollment and elections will be held, fol- lowed by discussion of projects for 2011. Leather- work is one possible new area of interest that could be added; bring your ideas as well. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting. For more information, call Christy Varner at 541-742- 2951. Interpretive Center Grant for Film Project TrailTenders and the Na- the Center each summer, as tional Historic Oregon Trail well as instructional seg- Interpretive Center received ments on the group dances. a $6000 grant from Oregon Filmed segments will be Historic Trails Fund of the available in a downloadable Oregon " Community Founda-format to be distributed via tion to be used towards creat- the internet, and offered free ing a film about historic music for class room use. and dance of the frontier era. Trail Tenders is a volun- The project will help pre-teer, non-profit organization serve historic music and which raises funds and pro- dance by teaching to a newrides volunteer support for generation. Although some educationalmaterialsandpro- historic music and dance is grams related to the Oregon preserved through written Trailandwesternfrontierheri- records, it is best understood tage. Materials and programs through film, recordings and are made available to thou- by teaching directly to oth- sands of students visiting the ers. The Center will be work- Center, as well as distributed ing with Phil and Vivian Wil- free of charge via the internet. liams of Voyager Records, The mission ofThe Oregon who have compiled a tremen- Community Foundation is to dous amount of research onimprove life in Oregon and traditional western frontier promote effective philan- music and dance, and are thropy. OCF works with in- developing a book on the sttb, dividuals, families, busi- ject for educators. , -[ nesses and organizations to The project witl filmsew create charitable funds to eral of the musical perform- support the community ers who regularly appear atcauses they care about. Sign Up Now forYMCA Basketball Sign-up is underway for YMCA basketball for stu- dents in grades three through six. Registration forms are available at Pine Eagle School and Old Pine Market. Trip to The Nutcracker Offered to Students The Pine Eagle Education Foundation is sponsoring a bus and tickets to The Nutcracker Ballet in Boise, Idaho, on either Saturday December 12th or Sunday the 13th, depending on sign-ups and ticket availability. PEEF will pay up to twenty dollars each for the students, leaving the amount for students at $5.00. Please call Lauri Bryan at 541-742-2456 or Jennifer Godwin at 541-523-1134 for more information. Students may sign up by calling or with Mrs. Meinzinger at the school. The group hopes to see many students signing up! Parents are welcome if space is available, but must pay for their own tickets; however, PEEF will be happy to order them. Pine Valley Museum . Winter Availability Although, for most of the and would like to receive a year, members of the Pine phone call regarding any up- Valley Community Museum coming meeting, please con- organization regularly meet tact the secretary, Linda onthesecondMondayofeach Bergeron, at 541-742-2150. month, in the winter months The museum door has they do not. phone numbers for contact- If the needarises, Museum ing individuals who can open President, Dale Taylor, will it up for special occasions, at call a meeting, but may not the cost of five dollars per have the opportunity to ad- special opening. Since the vertise it in a timely manner, entry is not shoveled, we may If you have an interest in the not be able to gain access at museum and its activities, all times. LWB Wildlife Tours Focus on Rocky Mountain Elk In theearly 1900s, the first the elk while they are feed- forestrangerfortheWallowa ing. Tindle reports the feed- Whitman National Forest ing site often draws wild initiated a reintroduction turkeys, red tail hawks, coy- program of Rocky Mountain otes and fox; even bobcats Elk near the Elkhorn Moun- have been spotted. tains. Two bull elk and four According to Trindle, the cows were shipped by rail majority of visitors are from from Yellowstone National an area that extends from Park; the animals were re- the Tri Cities to Boise, Idaho. leased close to the present However, there have also day feeding operation run by been international travelers the Oregon Department of from Germany, Great Brit- Fish and Wildlife. ain, and Romania. The feeding program was T & T tours will begin De- started in the 1970s, when cember 11, 2010 and run ODFW established nine sites weekends through the end of around the base of the February. S altourdates Elkhorn Mountains. ODFW are scheduled for the day af, reports the feeding program ter Christmas throughJanu- benefits area ranchers ary 2, 2011. through keeping elk from For more information and destroying crops and fences pictures, visit the website and eating hay intended for livestock, wildlifetours/ or call Baker In 1991, Alice Trindle and County Visiter Information Susan Triplett began at 1-800-523-1235. Oregon's only elk viewing To reach the Anthony operation, T & T Tours, at Creek feed site, take exit 285 the Anthony Creek feed site, off Interstate 84 at North west of North Powder. A Powder and travel eight mile horse drawn wagon which is west on North Powder River: also equipped with awheel- Lane. There are "wildlife chair lift, allows spectators viewing"signsalongtheroute to come within five feet of to the feeding site. Come in from Receive a Coupon Take Your Purchase DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY TO SALE ITEMS, QUILTS, CONSIGNMENTS, OR COFFEE BAR ITEMS. 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