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Page 7 Hells Canyon Journal December 1, 2010 gg - continued - pp slness Bridge Street Inn Locally Owned & Operated Located at 134 Bridge St. in Historic Baker City, phone 541-523-6571, for reservations call toll-free -800-932-9220 or visit them at www.bridgestreetinn.net . BRIDGE STREET INN has ample accommodations to please even the most discriminating guest. Here you will find clean, comfortable rooms at affordable rates. Free deluxe continental breakfast, HBO, Direct TV, guest laundry, WiFi, and pets are welcome. They also offer Senior, Commercial and Group DiscountsJ As a result of their reputation, this motel has become very well known in this area as the ideal place to spend a weekend vacation, away from the kids and daily routine. When you come to town shopping or are here on business, stay over a night or two and RELAX. Remember too, BRIDGE STREET INN is an ideal place to put up your out-of-town guests. They will appreciate the fact that you made reservations ahead of time for them here. In compiling this 2010 Look At Business, we, the writers, feel that we can suggest BRIDGE STREET INN to everyone. Regardless of your length of stay, you are always welcome at this fine INN and will appreciate the friendly people that run it! For a hole in your roof or a whole new roof, contact D & H ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION located in Baker City, phone 541-524-9594. D & H ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION is well known as one of the area's leading roofing contractors. Their years of experience and their many fine completions serve as their best references. When you call this company to "talk roofing," you can be assured that you've made the wisest decision! As specialists in ALL TYPES of roofing, including shingles and metal roofing this prominent firm can handle new roofing as well as repairs. Some of the other services performed by this outstanding contractor include siding installation and all phases of construction. When you're in need of roofing of any type...whether it's new construction or re-roofing...call the professionals at D & H ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION! As the writers of this 2010 Look At Business, we think you'll like their service and their results. Richland Feed & Seed, Inc. & Halfway Feed & "For Everything You Need" In every community, the hardware store is one of the most indispensable of institutions. RICHLAND FEED & SEED, INC. located at 114 First St. in Richland, phone 541-893-6136 and HALFWAY FEED & SEED located at 281 S. Main St. in Halfway, phone 541-742-2345, are such places. Originally founded by people who realized the needs of agriculturists and homeowners throughout the area and set out to provide a supply of hardware and other commodities to fill their needs. They are open Mon. - Fri., 8am - 5pm and Sat., 8am - 12pm in Richland and open Mon. - Sat., 7am - 6pm, and Sun., 8am - 12pm in Halfway. These community minded stores are known as the places to find building materials, hardware, feeds, lumber, power tools, and fuels to help you complete that project at home with speed and ease. At RICHLAND FEED & SEED and HALFWAY FEED & SEED, you'll find people who take a genuine interest in serving your needs and, if they don't have just what you want, they'll order it for you. We take this opportunity to suggest these well established firms to our readers. Cal and the staff thank all of their many valued customers and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Pathway Hospice "Caring For Families In Baker County" Caring for a terminally ill loved one is an emotionally and physically draining job, and when faced with the reality that your loved one's life is going to be cut short due to the devastating effects of a terminal illness, it can be difficult to find the strength to provide the proper care yourself. PATHWAY HOSPICE located at 1730 Campbell in Baker City, phone 541-523-9430, renders comfort to individuals who have life threatening illnesses where aggressive therapies are no longer effective in arresting the progression of the disease. Helping the individual live each day as fully as possible, the staff provides care with respect for the dignity and individuality of the precious lives entrusted to their care. PATHWAY HOSPICE forms a partnership between the patient, their family, the primary care physician, and the hospice team of clinical professionals. The plan of care for each patient is focused on the patient's comfort and quality of life. The staff offers their patients and families personal choices, peace of mind, support, and expertise. Reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid is available and payment from private insurance is accepted as well. No one will be denied care because of an inability to pay. We suggest you contact PATHWAY HOSPICE for more information on hospice care. New Directions Northwest Inc. www .ndninc.org If you or a loved one are facing a drug or alcohol abuse problem, call NEW DIRECTIONS NORTHWEST INC. located at 2100 Main St. in Baker City, ,phone 541-523-7400. Hope begins with help, and NEW DIRECTIONS NORTHWEST INC. offers an excellent substance abuse recovery program to assist your individual needs. NEW DIRECTIONS NORTHWEST INC. specializes residential and outpatient programs dedicated to personal and individualized treatment for teens and adults. Their caring staff of certified counselors is dedicated to help you or your loved ones overcome your alcohol and or chemical dependence and help you with relapse prevention. Each of their services are tailored to individual needs and they use cutting edge, no-nonsense treatment technology to assure your success at affordable prices. Personal care is the best medicine for recovery and help is available. So take the first step and call today for information. Their services include: Baker House - Adult Residential Program, phone 541-523-6581; Elkhorn - Adolescent Treatment Center, phone 541-523-8320; Recovery Village - Women and Children Residential, phone 541-523-4049 and Blue Mountain Addiction Program - Outpatient, phone 541-523-8364. Grady's Tavern Tim & Lillian Mathews - Owners A favorite with the people in this area is GRADY'S TAVERN located at 20 E. Washington in Huntington, phone 541-869-2125. This tavern is popular for friendly people, cold drinks, and good times. Whenever you drop in at GRADY'S TAVERN, you can relax and enjoy yourself, and of course, everyone is always welcome. There are a lot of taverns in the area, but very few that have earned the distinction of a regular stop. The writers of this 2010 Look At Business proudly point to the friendliest place in town, GRADY'S TAVERN. We suggest you stop in your next time in Huntington. Tim and Lillian appreciate their customers and look forward to serving you again soon. They wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. Robert Brooks Painting Contractor Robert Brooks - Owner CCB #22184 When you're in need of QUALITY painting, interior or exterior, for your home or place of business, call ROBERT BROOKS PAINTING CONTRACTOR and find out just how nice a professional paint job can look! Located in La Grande, phone 541-963-8222 or www.robertbrookspainting.com , or email robertbrookspainting @gmail.com , this qualified firm does both residential and commercial work. For your home, ROBERT BROOKS PAINTING CONTRACTOR offers a fantastic selection of colors and textures. Bob will come to your home and show you color samples. Bob offers advice on how to enhance the beauty of your interior with complementary colors and coordination accessories. You'll be pleased with the courteous service you receive and the outstanding finished product...your home! The writers of this 2010 Look At Business suggest that you call this reliable painter. Baker County Custom Meats Locally Owned & Operated By Del & Jana Woodcock BAKER COUNTY CUSTOM MEATS located at 2390 11th St. in Baker City, phone 541-523-5345 is well known in this area for their fine meats and excellent custom cutting work, and wild game processing. Be sure to order your smoked ham or turkey for the Holidays. Regardless of what you have to be cut and wrapped, the experts here can handle the job so that you get the most of each particular cut of meat, and cut the right way so that it will be more tender. They will completely wrap it for you and quick freeze it. All of this will be done in the shortest time. Through their interest to select only the highest grade meat for packing purposes, this company is known for their delicious meats at realistic prices, and always very tender. We suggest to our readers that you let this firm cut up your meat, and remember to select the fine meats from BAKER COUNTY CUSTOM MEATS. We commend the management for their efforts to serve our people honestly and fairly. Del and Jana would like to thank their valued customers for your business and wish all our readers Happy Holidays. Branding Iron Cafe Melissa Coe - Owner From short orders to complete meals, BRANDING IRON CAFE located at 980 Division St..in Elgin, phone 541-910-0880, has long been regarded as one of the local resident's favorite! This fine cafe features a complete menu with all of the traditional favorites and daily specials. Serving breakfast, lunch and occasional dinners, this is one restaurant where meals are served hot, delicious and just the way you like them. Stop in today for a sandwich, coffee or a complete meal and see if they can't cook your food just the way you ordered it! They feature homemade pies, cakes and cinnamon rolls. The reasonable prices are one reason that so many families make dining at BRANDING IRON CAFE a regular habit. You can also get any item on the menu prepared to go. For fine food, fast service and reasonable prices, the writers of this 2010 Look At Business take pride in suggesting this outstanding cafe to all of our readers. Eagle Carriage & Machine Inc. Scotty Baker, Sam Baker & Nate Jacob - Owners When it comes to welding, see EAGLE CARRIAGE & MACHINE INC. located at 6250( Commercial Rd. in La Grande, phone 541-963-4646, as they specialize in welding and fabrication. This fully equipped shop features welding for ALL types of metals and they are well kndwn as doing only the very finest work. When you bring a piece of equipment to them for repairs, you can rest assured that the work will be done to your complete satisfaction, and with a minimum of expense. Their welders use only the very latest equipment. This is one welding and fabrication shop where work isn't turned away, because they don't have the proper equipment, or the skill to handle it. If you have a special piece of equipment you are thinking of building, bring the requirements to EAGLE CARRIAGE & MACHINE iNC. and they will handle the job from conception to completion. For industrial, automotive, agricultural, and any other form of equipment that requires the best in repair work or fabrication, call EAGLE CARRIAGE & MACHINE INC. to get the job done right. Contact this reliable firm for your welding needs. OLSONS TRACTOR AND HYDRAULICS Sales oo Parts oo Repair When it comes to your hydraulic needs... Stop in or call about getting those leaky pumps, motors and cylinders repaired and don't forget those leaky hoses! With good old fashioned, friendly service, let OLSONS be your first choice for your hydraulic needs. 41438 Highway 30 ooBaker City 541-523-9537 "Obtaining prompt, efficient service is your business. A satisfied customer is my business." Visitors Association Gets Grant To Provide Oregon Trail Info The Eastern Oregon Visitors Association has re- ceived a $10,000 grant from the Historic Trails Fund of The Oregon Com- munity Foundation. This marks the eighth year that EOVA has received this grant to assist with the cost of fulfilling requests for information from visitors from all over the world re- garding the Oregon Trail. "This contribution from OCF-Historic Trails Fund significantly aids the region's tourism-promo- tion efforts, by enabling us to get site-specific infor- mation into the hands of visitors," said EOVA Presi- dent Karie Walchli from Umatilla County Tourism. In 2010, Eastern Oregon Visitors Association, with the assistance of the His- toric Trail Fund through The Oregon Community Foundation, responded to over 15,000 requests for information. Visitors are requesting the full-color magazine, the Eastern Or- egon Trip Planner, which is produced by Eastern Or- egon Visitors AssociatiQn, along with information on the Oregon Trail and Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. In 2011, the organiza- tion plans to add an inter- active online map of the Oregon Trail, promoting the sites of the Trail, and engaging web-visitors in the new eastern Oregon website due to launch in April. Ms. Walchli continued, "With the new branding campaign for all of eastern Oregon, we are very ex- cited to bring the promo- tion of the Oregon Trail into the message and com- bine an exciting interac- tive media to ultimately drive people to discover our region's rich heritage, in- cluding the Oregon Trail." The mission of The Or- egon Community Founda- tion is to improve life in Oregon and promote effec- tive philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds, OCF awards more than $60 million annually in grants and scholarships. Branch Library Hours Halfway - 541-742-5279 Richland - 541-893-6088 Wednesday: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Monday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Thursday: 4:00 - 7:00 p.mi Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Web site: www.bakerlib.org .Clean out that Creosote/ Heating Fires Leading Cause of Home Fires And Fatalities As temperatures drop in the months ahead, home heating systems will fast kick into gear. However, some of the heat sources that make us feel warm and toasty also represent a leading cause of home fires and fire fatalities. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection As- sociation (NFPA)'s latest U.S. home heating fires report, heating equipment - prima- rily space heaters and fire- places - caused an estimated 66,100 home structure fires resulting in 480 civilian deaths, 1,660 injuries and $1.1 billion in direct property damage in 2008. The esti- mated home heating fire to- tal declined 0.5 percent from 2007. Lorraine Carli, NFPA's vice president of communica- tions, says the latest home heating fire statistics signal that while we're seeing a downward trend, there's still much room for improvement. "We've certainly witnessed some declines in home heat- ing fire rates over the short- and long-term, which is en- couraging," says Carli. "But in spite of those gains, the actual number of home heat- ing fires and their devastat- ing impact on people and property each year is simply way too high. There's still much more we can do become safer from these types of fires." Space heaters result in far more fires and losses than central heating devices. On average, between 2004 and 2008, fixed (stationary) and portable space heaters (ex- cluding fireplaces, chimneys, and chimney connectors, but including wood stoves) annu- ally accounted for one-third (32 percent) of reported U.S home heating fires, four out of five (82 percent) associ- ated civilian deaths, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of as- sociated civilian injuries, and half (51 percent) of associ- ated direct property damage. In addition, an estimated 15,200 reported creosote fires (23 percent of all home heat- ing fires) resulted in four ci- vilian deaths, 17 civilian in- juries, and $33 million in di- rect property damage, on av- erage, each year from 2004 through 2008. Creosote is a sticky, oily, combustible sub- stance created when wood does not burn completely. It rises into the chimney as a liquid and deposits on the chimney wall. It's suspected that most creosote fires com- bine "failure-to-clean" fires that were confined to a chim- ney or flue, or involved solid- fueled space heaters, fire- places, chimneys and chim- ney connectors. Half (49 percent) of all home heating fires occurred in December, January and February, with most heating equipment fires starting due to a failure to clean equip- ment (25 percent), placing a heat source too close to com- bustibles (14 percent), and unclassified mechanical fail- ures or malfunctions (13 per- cent). The leading cause of home heating fire deaths (52 percent) was heating equip- ment being placed too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, cloth- ing, mattress, or bedding. "Because home heating fires are largely the result of a qualified professional in- stall the equipment. Make sure allfuel-burn- ing equipment is vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is created when fuels burn incompletely. CO poisoning human error, the majority of can cause illness and even them are preventable," says Carli. "By following basic safety precautions and mak- ing some simple modifica- tions and adjustments, people can greatly reduce their risk." As everyone prepares for the upcoming heating season, NFPA offers the following advice to stay warm and fire- safe: All heaters need space. Keep things that can burn, such as paper, bedding or fur- niture, at least three feet away from heating equip- ment. Use heating equipment that has the label of a recog- nized testing laboratory. Install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manu- facturer's instruction. Have death. Make sure the venting for exhausts is kept clear and unobstructed. This includes removal of snow around the outlet to the outside. Install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms in- side your home to provide early warning of carbon mon- oxide. Maintain heating equip- ment and chimneys by hav- ing them cleaned and in- spected annually by a quali- fied professional. Turn space heaters off when you leave a room or go to sleep. In an effort to reduce win- ter fires, NFPA is partnering with the U.S. Fire Adminis- tration on a special campaign. For more information, visit NFPA's website at http:/! www.nfpa.org/winter. Ready for 2011? Changes in your life can mean changes in your insurance. Schedule an Insurance and Financial Review today to make sure you have a tangible plan for your financial future. 121~504H0 FINANCIAL www.coun~ryflm~ial.~ bd~.ott 2193 Main Street Baker City 64:--524-9930 i i :d q