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.=HeMo Ca Voq 24 , !9.96( ./ e @ @ i iii "Eagle Valley News by Isla Graven Lorene and John Chandler met Gor- don and Donna Avery, of Summerville, at the Interpretive Center on Flagstaff Hill last Wednes- day, and then the group went into Baker City for lunch. Gordon grew up in this area and graduated from Eagle Valley High School with John. . Lula Chamberlin was honored for her 94th birthday on Sunday, December 15, when family and friends gathered around her at Oak Foster Home in Baker City. Jo Vernholm, former Eagle Valley resident, baked the birthday cake. Lula's birthday is on the 21st, but, due to other commit- ments, the celebration was held a few days early. .;. The Christmas program held at Richland Elementary School on Thursday evening, December 19, was attended by a large group of family and friends. Many thanks to Larry and Tracie Swanson and a group of very industrious mothers, for all their work with stage management. Santa's treats and all the little things add up to a lot of enjoyment for many in the community. And a special thank you to all the students who did such a wonderful job. Band teacher Dennis Curtis was honored with a bou- quet of roses and a standing ovation for his many years of teaching music in our schools. Word is that Mr. Curtis will be retiring at the end of the current school year. His talents will be greatly missed in the Pine Eagle School District. Don't forget the New Year's Day community potluck at the New Bridge Grange Hall at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Thursday, January 9, 1997, is the dues-paying potluck at New Bridge Grange at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring white elephant gifts for bingo prizes after the pot- luck. The next Baker County Garden Club meeting will be Wednesday, January 8, at the Sunridge Inn in Baker City. The program will be Lowfat and Good(???). Looks like we may have a white Christmas after all. About three inches fell in Eagle Valley on Friday, Decem- ber 20, and more is predicted for the weekend. Reports of a couple of accidents in Powder River Canyon were re- ceived on Friday. a special lady who shares a special day with Christi Love, Your Family & Friends RES Alumnus Receives Teaching Award David Pollard, son of the late Jeff Pollard and Billie Wells, Richland, was selected by the Pershing County, Ne- vada, Classroom Teachers Association as"Teacher of the Year." Pollard teaches at Coal Canyon High School, located at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. He attended Richland El- ementary School and schools near Unity and La Grande while his mother was teach- ing in that area. He has a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Eastern Oregon State College, with advanced studies in statis- tics at Oregon Stage College and EOSC. Dave teaches two computer courses at Coal Canyon High, as well as basic and remedial mathematics. There is a long waiting list for admittance to his classes. "My students are enthusiastic," he says, "they want to study." In addition to his classroom duties, Dave also assists other teachers in using the com- puters for instruction in earth and life sciences, English, reading, health and U.S. His- tory. He says, "We have a very strong faculty here; it's a very nice environment to teach." His principal said of Dave, "I feel real fortunate to have been able to hire an individual with his level of experience, education, and talent for teaching." Fund Established For Burn Victim A fund has been estab- lished at the Halfway Branch U.S. Bank for 7 month old Gerald Carnell, the survivor of a December 18 fire in Buhl, Idaho that took the life of his two year old sister, Brittany, and cousin Cambria, also two. Elguezabal/Borge Nuptials Submitted photo MATTHEW BORGE AND DIDI ELGUEZABAL The Elguezabal family is happy to announce the en- gagement and up-coming marriage of Didi to Matthew Borge of Ontario. Didi is a 1994 graduate of Pine Eagle High School. They will be married December 27, 1996 in the Boise, Idaho LDS Temple. Friends are invited to attend a reception for the newly- wed couple that evening from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Ontario LDS Stake Center. It is located at 1705 NW 4 Avenue. Gerald is in critical condition at the Burn Center in Salt Lake City. His parents are Cindy and Jerry Carnell. Jerry was born and raised in Pine Valley. Gerald's grand- parents are Melvin and Ladonna Sealy Carnell; great grandmothers are Marge Carnell and Lula Hubler. In- Best Wishes for the Holiday Sea,on to all our friends in the Valley We miss you all & hope to see you soon Edna & Glenn Sonsteng vestigators determined the fire to have been started acci- dentally. A cigarette lighter believed to have started the blaze was found under a daybed in the basement. Thank You Thank you for all your prayers, thoughtfulness and concerns during the time of our loss. His children: Glenn Steele, Sr., Audrene Simpson, Blake Steele and Mary Brown, and his mother, Audrey Shaw Thank You Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported Dean and our family with prayers, cards and gifts. - The Swanson Family .