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[- Page 2 Hells Canyon Journal December 26, 2012 Wednesday, December 26 Community 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. Eagle Valley Grange, 7:00 p.m. Al-Anon, Halfway Library conference room, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27 Senior Meal at New Bridge Grange, 12:00 noon. Open Adult Volleyball, Pine Eagle School gym, 7:00 p.m. Non-marking, non-outdoor gym shoes required. Friday, December 28 Weight Watchers, Halfway Elementary School, Bingo at Halfway VFW Hall, 7:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29 Recycling Day in Pine Valley, Recycling Center on East Record Street, adjacent to Halfway sewer lagoons, 9:00- 11:00 a.m. Sunday, December 30 Open Adult Volleyball, Pine Eagle School gym, 7:00 p.m. Non-marking, non-outdoor gym shoes required. Monday, December 31 New Year's Eve Potluck and Dance at Pine Valley Grange, potluck begins at 6:00, games at 7:00 and dancing at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1 New Year's Day Potluck and White Elephant Bingo, New Bridge Grange, 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2 Community Bus to Baker City, 8:30 a.m. Call 742-RIDE (742-7433) by Tuesday night. Baker County Garden Club, Luncheon at Settler's Park in Baker City, business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. Panhandle Range Club, Halfway VFW Hall, 6:00 p.m. Family Night at Richland Christian Church, 6:30 p.m. Al-Anon, Halfway Library conference room, 7:30 p.m. Pine Valley Fire District Meeting Postponed The regular board meeting of the Pine Valley Rural Fire Protection District for January, 2013 has been moved to January 8 at 7:00 pm at the Halfway Fire Station. The regular schedule of meeting on the first Tuesday of the month for board meetings will resume in February. Festival of Trees Declared a Success Saint Alphonsus Founda- year's event go toward a Cen- tion-Baker City has an- tralMaternal/FetalMonitor- nounced that the 12th An- ing System. The system will nual Festival of Trees in allow the status of multiple Baker City was a success, patients, in multiple rooms, to The three-day event, be consolidated on a principal which included a Thursday display station at the nurses' Preview Under the Stars, desk in the Birth Center, fur- Friday Evening Gala and ther enhancing the ability of Saturday Family Day, raised staff to supervise the care of $30,000. Proceeds from this mothers and babies. r 7 '/'f lding Material "e /iTe For Every "Thing" You Need Feed of the Month PAYBACK Equis Performance ............$14.95 MORE SAVINGS-- lvermectin Horse Wormer ........ $2.99 Richland Store Close-Out at Cost... LaCrosse Overshoes S-Buck,e orLace-Up $29-$32 Bentz's 2013 Committee Assignments Announced Rep. Cliff Bentz (R- Rep. Bentz particularly Ontario) learned today, in a welcomes the opportunity to callfrom Speaker-elect Tina serve as Vice-Chair of the Kotek (D-Portland), that he Transportation and Eco- would be appointed to the nomic Development Commit- following committees: Rev- tee. He is returning to this enue, Energy Environment position since he served as and Water, Transportation Vice-Chair of this committee and Economic Development in 2009, when it was known and Joint Tax Credits. He as the "Sustainability Com- will be the Republican Vice- mittee." Chair of Transportation and When asked if the Economic Development. workload presented by these Rep. Bentz said, "I am very four committees would be sig- pleased with my appoint- nificantly greater than what ments. Since I have servedin might be considered normal, previous Legislative Sessions Rep. Bentz said, "The oppor- on these committees, I un- tunity to work in each ofthese derstand the policy areas they areas is simply too great to deal with and what it takes pass up. Fortunately, I have to be a productive committee an experienced staff and, be- member. These committees cause of funds available from have significant impacts on both the state and campaign legislation affecting my Dis- contributions, I will be able to trict, so having a chance to hirethestaffnecessarytokeep weigh in on those issues is up with what would otherwise extremely important." be a daunting challenge." Valley Medical Clinic Joins Saint Alphonsus Officials at Saint for Saint Alphonsus Medical Alphonsus Medical Center - Center- Baker City and will Baker City announced lastspend the next year as the week that Valley Medical president of the hospital's Clinic will join the Saint medical staff. Alphonsus Medical Group, "I have assured the hospi- effective January 2, 2013. tal that I will continue my "This partnership is a big practice without change for benefit to our patients and the foreseeable future," our community," said Ray added Hofmann. Gibbons, CEO, Saint The Saint Alphonsus Medi- Alphonsus Medical Center-cal Group-Valley Medical Baker City. Clinic located at 3820 17th Dr. Chuck Hofmann, who Street in Baker City will re- practices at Valley Medical main home to the practice of Clinic, said, '"'Health care re- Charles Hofmann, M.D., form focuses on integration of Bryan Braun, PA-C and Kate services. I am excited to be able Grace PA-C. Dr. Hofmannwill to work more closely with our also continue his supervisory local hospital to provide the best and administrative duties at care possible to our patients." both Saint Alphonsus-Valley Hofmann has served on theMedical Clinic and Saint Board of Trustees in the past Alphonsus - Baker Clinic. Free Nutritional Cleanse Workshop To Be Held A"Whole Body Nutritional body conditions significantly Cleanse"workshopwillbeheld improves the benefits. A puri- at Powder River Nut Co., 1937 fication program supports the Main St. in Baker City, on whole body detoxification sys- Monday, January 7, at 6:00 tem to improve energy, vital- p.m. Practitioner Jens Rio- ity, hormonal balance and geist, Ph.D., L.Ac, of Newberg, weight management, accord- Oregon, willpresent the work- ing to the organizers. shop, which is free and open to Detoxification kits will be the pubfic. The focus of the available for purchase at the workshop will be understand- workshop. For more informa- ing different types of purifica- tion, call the Newberg Natu- tion programs and why per- ral Health Center at 503-538- sonalizing a program to your 5128. Spend New Year's Eve at Pine Valley Grange The Pine Valley Grange by games at 7:00 p.m. Dane- will be ringing in the New ing will begin at 9:00 p.m. Yearwiththeirannualpot-and will go until 2013 is luck dinner and dance on officially here at midnight. New Year's Eve, Monday,Cost is $3 for singles, $5 December 31. for couples, and $10 for a The potluck dinner family. Coffee, punch, and starts at 6:00 p.m., followed water will be provided. Irish Music Class Offered at Crossroads Aclass for learning tradi- this elsewhere and already tional Irish music, both vo- know what a "slow jam" is, cal and instrumental, will you are also very welcome. be taught at the Crossroads There is no charge to par- Arts Center on the first and ticipate, and just coming to third Tuesdays of each watch and listen is good, too. month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The first meeting will be The class will be led by His- Tuesday, January 1, though toric Baker City's Kate attending for the first time Dimond, a nativeofthe West on January 15 will not be a of Ireland and accomplished problem. Dimond will also folk musician, teach some easy traditional No previous experience single line dances. making Irish music is neces- Students can register for sary: tempos will be kept these classes by contacting slow, especially at first, and Crossroads at 541-523-5369 sheet music can be used to or by stopping by Crossroads learn the songs and tunes, at 2020 Auburn Ave Baker All instrumentalists are wel- City, OR. Scholarships are come to join! If you have done available at Crossroads. U. S.F.S. Discusses Merging Two Forests The U.S. Forest Service in southeastern Idaho. Ifthey has raised the prospect of do combine, the new forest combining management of would be the second-largest two western forests in an ef- in the lower 48 states at more fort to cut costs, than 6 million acres. The agency is looking at Opponents are concerned merging the Bridger-Teton that managing such a mas- NationalForest in northwest- sive forest across state lines ern Wyoming and the Carl- would be a potential disas- bou-Targhee National Forest ter. Vacancies on County's Boards and Committees Baker County has vacancies on the following boards/ committees: ,( Baker County Budget Board Baker County Compensation Board Baker Valley Vector Control Board Powder Basin Watershed Council, preferably some- one from the Burnt River, Eagle Creek and upper Powder River areas Baker County Weed Board, preferably someone from the Durkee and the upper Burnt River areas Persons interested in volunteering to serve on the above boards are asked to fill out a questionnaire, which is available at pdfs/ApplicationForm.pdf, or in the Board of Commis- sioners office, located at 1995 Third Street in Baker City by December 31, 2012. Questions may be referred to Heidi Martin at 541-523-8200. Weekly Weather Roundup New Bridge (recorded by Peg Coffin) December High Low Precip. 18 34 21 0.00 19 34 17 0.00 20 45 33 0.00 21 43 35 0.00 22 46 32 0.01 23 40 31 0.12 Halfway (recorded at HCJ office) December High Low Precip. 18 31 9 0.00 19 28 3 0.00 20 39 25 0.00 21 37 29 trace 22 38 25 0.05 23 38 22 0.08 75-Year Records for Halfway forthe same dates 1936-2011 Year in () Avg. Max. Min. Avg. Max. Min. High High (Yr.) High (Yr.) Low Low (Yr.) Low (Yr.) 35 52 (41) 7 (64) 18 38 (62)-17 (48) 34 49 (72) 7 (54) 18 34 (41) -8 (78) 34 46 (57) 5 (84) 17 33 (55) -10 (49) 34 50 (69) 5 (90) 19 36 (57) -19 (98) 35 56 (64) 1 (83) 17 34 (55)-16 (90) 34 51 (64) -1 (83) 15 35 (64)-27 (83) Your choice reg. 14,99 A. 2 Remote-Controlled Indoor Outlets E 140742 B6 Whi~e SUl~ie~ ~a~ ~~U"O ~r~en, Autobody Repair Foreign & Domestic Est. 1979 742"2063 OPEN MONDAY-F~IDAY 8AM-NOON & 1-SPM 47621 COP, NUCOP~ HwY Coverage for what is truly important... 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