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December 10, 2010
Volume 11, Number 9 75 Cents
6th annual Christmas
Humbert Refuse & Recycling deco-
rated with a huge snow globe and lots
Photos by Marcia Akes
As usual, the Milton-Freewater Kiwanis
Club was there to support the annual
The 2011 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Royalty (l to r):
Brittney Cutlip, Madeline Jensen and Amanda Quintal.
Milton-Freewater’s 6th Annual Christmas Magic
Celebration with the Bright Lights Parade was held last
Friday evening. Despite the freezing weather and fog
there were around 25 parade entries and plenty of peo-
ple who came out to watch. The Christmas Tree Milton-Freewater’s Brittney
Lighting took place at Freewater Park with Santa. Granger with her beautiful
Melissa Cunnington entertained the crowd with her smile; and setting a winter fash-
beautiful voice; and those in attendance also enjoyed ion statement.
Larry Anderson’s special brew of hot apple cider and
Old Freewater Fire Department No.
1 - the first fire truck purchased by
WW Valley wishes guard a
Merry Christmas Safeway employees donate to
Photo by Marcia Akes
Members of the Oregon National Guard 1186th Military Police (Milton-Freewater) and
their families were honored at a special dinner and Christmas Party last Saturday. The Photo by Marcia Akes
event was sponsored by The Service Organizations of Milton-Freewater (SOMF) and coor- Employees of the Milton-Freewater Safeway store were looking for a way to help the Meza
dinated by members of the Blue Mountain DAV #46. Businesses were very generous in family, who lost their home and a daughter in a fire this past October. For the fourth time,
donating money, food and gifts for the soldiers; including from Milton-Freewater: Safeway, the local Safeway has qualified for a special Safety Award as they have been “accident-free.”
Les Schwab Tire Center, Oregon First Community Credit Union, M-F Chamber of They also hold a record in the Division for accident-free days. In past years the group has
Commerce, El Sombrero, Blue Mountain Cider Company, Superior Lube, Tony’s Video, taken the money from the award and held a Christmas party. This year Twyla Carper
Bordertown Feed & Supply, Birchcreek Nursery, Clay in Motion, Zerba Cellars, Morgan approached Store Manager Jeremy Renken with the idea of giving the money to the Meza
Inn, 3 Diva Beads, Wayside Market, Henry’s Ace Hardware, Decadence Bakery, Nature family instead. Renken presented that idea to the employees, who voted unanimously in
Garden, Stateline Polaris, Carpet Warehouse, Papa Murphy’s, M-F City Hall, Sam’s favor. “Our employees are very much involved in the community and they were already
Corner Market, Rebekahs, Odd Fellows, and Royal Neighbors; Walla Walla: Applebee’s, thinking about what they could do for this family,” the manager notes. Their award was for
Yans China Buffet, Sterlings, Macy’s, Franz Bakery, Clarette’s, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, $425 so the generous employees donated $75 more and presented the Mezas with a $500
Home Depot, Jacobi’s, Jack in the Box, 9th Street Conoco, DeBroeck’s, and Hastings; Tri- Safeway Gift Card. Pictured are just a few of the Safeway employees, displaying their Safety
Cities: Lowe’s. The coordinators expressed their appreciation for the incredible amount of Award (l to r): Denise Morris, Pam Anderson, Bobbi Sams, Barbara Stone, Donna Dee,
help they received, “Thank you to all of the organizations, churches and individuals who Twyla Carper - Front End Manager, Lisa Bailey, Michael Magnus, Kim McClellan and
helped support our troops.” Jeremy Renken - Store Manager.
Page 2 Friday, December 10, 2010 LOCAL BUSINESS VALLEY HERALD
COMMUNITY CALENDAR BMA continues work on
Call 938-6688 to place your event in the calendar.
Friday, December 10 School Board meeting. Band Concert, Jack Williams
proposed code changes
• 1:00 PM - Umatilla County Information 541-566-3551. Auditorium Discussions continued at the changing.
Commissioner Larry Givens public Blue Mountain Alliance (BMA) The BMA submitted a Goal 5
Tuesday, December 14 Saturday, December 18
meeting, Monahan Room, Milton- • 7:00 PM - M-F Water Control meeting Tuesday evening regarding Plan earlier this year to the County
• 1:00 PM - Suncatcher Studio &
Freewater Public Library (second District, City Hall Court Room, the proposed changes to the Umatilla Planning Commission and it is still
Fine Crafts, 508 N. Main in Old County Developmental Code in rela- under consideration.
Friday of every month.) 722 S Main St. All meetings open
Information 541-278-6204. Town Freewater, reception for tion to wind energy. The County Planning
to the public.
• 7:00 PM - Central Choir artists of the month. Information It is the view of the BMA that the Commission will be holding a work-
• 7:00 PM - Blue Mountain
Concert, Jack Williams Auditorium DAV meeting (2nd Tuesday each 541-861-3036 results of the Umatilla County shop on Tuesday, January 13, to con-
Saturday, December 11 month), M-F American Legion Monday, December 20 Planning Commission meeting that tinue discussions on the proposed
Hall, 424 N. E. 8th. Service- ** Milton-Freewater School was held before the Thanksgiving changes to the Developmental Code
• 7:00 PM - 36th annual
Connected Disabled Veterans, or District winter break starts and holiday are favorable. There were and to consider the public comments
Christmas Cotillion, at M-F Elks
spouse of same, please come. school resumes on 1/3/11 comments from local citizens as well that have been submitted.
Lodge, 611 N Main. Tickets $30 Information 541-938-6889 or 509- as comments from members of This workshop will be followed
per person. Tuesday, December 21
386-7876. • 1:00 PM - Weston-McEwen Helix who have been dealing with by a Planning Commission meeting
Monday, December 13 • 7:00 PM - Ferndale Concert at Lions, Double Tree Restaurant in the development of a wind turbine on Thursday, January 27. More
• 7:00 PM - Milton-Freewater Ferndale Elementary School Athena (1st Thursday - Weston, 3rd site. There are a lot of concerns information can be found on the
City Council meeting, Albee about the visibility of the wind tur- county website at www.co.umatil-
Thursday, December 16 Tuesday - Athena.) (541-566-
Room, M-F Public Library, 8 SW 3887) bine from homes and highways, la.or.us.
• 5:30 PM - TOPS meeting
8th Ave. All meeting open to the • 5:30 PM - TOPS weigh-in only, quality of life of those living near the The BMA is also planning to
(every Thursday), St. James
public. due to Christmas (meetings are turbines as well as the preservation hold a workshop before the holidays,
Episcopal Church, 719 Pierce.
• 7:00 PM - Central Band normally every Thursday), St.
(541-938-3340) of the “family farm”. It is the belief time and place to be announced. For
Concert, Jack Williams Auditorium James Episcopal Church, 719
• 7:00 PM - Mac-Hi Choir and of the BMA that the attitude of the more information the BMA website
• 7:00 PM - Athena-Weston Pierce. (541-938-3340) County Planning Commission is is www.bluemountainalliance.org.
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VALLEY HERALD LOCAL BUSINESS Friday, December 10, 2010 Page 3
Rep Smith helps businesses Banks M-F
prepare for 2011 Firefighter of the Year
customers to refer you to others. If
you have a small amount of cus-
tomers, or certain areas in your busi-
ness, that are causing the largest
amount of your problems; then you
need to evaluate if those
customers/areas are worth keeping.
Get to know possible lenders
before you might need a loan.
Remember the “5 C’s” that lenders
look for: Character (are you
involved in the community, are you
honest, are you easy to deal with),
Credit history (explanation of any
past problems due to medical or
other unforeseen expenses),
Collateral, your Contribution to
your business, and Cash Flow.
Smith also stressed that it is a bad
idea to borrow from family or
friends as it very rarely turns out
well. He discussed a variety of pub-
lic financing including the Small
Photo by Marcia Akes The instructor put a heavy
Greg Smith gives Milton-Freewater business owners some points on emphasis on making a personal
goals and common sense finances. budget and keeping a close track on Photo by Marcia Akes
the daily income and expenses of City of Milton-Freewater Fire Department Chief Shane Garner (left)
Oregon State Representative 20 years; then break it down to
your business. It is essential to presents volunteer Graham Banks with the Firefighter of the Year award
Greg Smith was in Milton- where you want to be in 15 years, 10
know what the bottom line is. at the department’s annual awards ceremony. Banks has been with the
Freewater on Monday to offer a free years, 5 years, 1 year, 30 days - and
Calculate all of your expenses for volunteer fire department for a little over a year. When explaining why
class - Sharpen the Saw: Preparing what can you do today to get started
the month and divide that by 30 Banks received the vote of the volunteers for their top honor, Chief
for 2011. While challenges faced by toward those goals. Break it down
days. You may have $700 cash from Garner notes, “He was immediately a ‘stand out.‘ He hit the ground
business owners will not go away to the simplest steps but most impor-
three days of business but if your running and showed his dedication.” Garner adds that Banks has
soon, the class was designed to offer tantly “get started.” attended almost every one of their trainings and fires. The Chief
building rent, utilities, cost of goods,
some tips to help weather the storm. He pointed out not to forget to expressed his appreciation of all the firefighters and their sacrifice and
payroll, personal expenses, taxes
Rep. Smith has a Masters ask questions of the people who that of their families. Other volunteers receiving awards were: Fire and
and loan payments for those three
Degree in Business Administration have already been there or who have Training Service Award for his outstanding attendance - Bob White, 35
days are $735; then there is a prob-
and an extensive background in the expertise. And it is very impor- Years Milestone Award - Mick Oliver, 25 Years - Bob White, 25 Years -
commercial lending, business devel- tant to make sure your family, Tom Bland, 20 Years - Faron Reynolds, 15 Years - Dave Saager, 15 Years
There are only two ways to put
opment, and small business manage- friends and partners are on board - Greg Olsen, and 10 Years - Dave Hinton.
more money in your pocket and that
ment. with your goals or you could be
is to increase your income or to
Starting with the ever important fighting an uphill battle.
“goal setting,” Smith stated you
need to list your goals for the next
Simplify, automate and consoli-
date wherever possible. Ask your
reduce your expenses. So Smith
notes that in 2011 you have to be Blumhagen to perform
smart, work smart and prioritize.
at Park Plaza
Beware of Veterans scam Rocky Blumhagen will be per- and duets with Sarah Thomson.
(Note: It appears there is an information on VA and gathering In addition, GC requests that if forming at the Park Plaza Songs to be performed include
organization that is creating the personal information on veterans. you have any examples of VAS Retirement, 1400 Dalles Miliary Most Wonderful Time of the Year,
impression that they can obtain ben- This organization is not affiliated acts that violate chapter 59 of Rd, Walla Walla, on Friday, Night of a Thousand Stars, White
efits for veterans. They gain the vet- with VA in any way. Title 38 United States Code, such December 17, 3:30 p.m. Christmas and Night and Day.
eran’s confidence and obtain their VAS may be gaining access to as VAS employees assisting veter- Blumhagen is the son of long- The Variety Conert is free of
personal and financial information military personnel through their ans in the preparation and presen- time Milton-Freewater residents, charge, but an RSVP has been
in order to access their accounts.) close resemblance to the VA name tation of claims for benefits, Otto and Eleanor Blumhagen. requested. If you are planning to
Forwarded by Kevin Secor, and seal. Our Legal Counsel has please pass any additional infor- Blumhagen will be accompa- attend please call Park Plaza at
VSO Liaison, Office of the requested that we coordinate with mation to Michael Daugherty, nied by Jackie Wood on the piano 509-525-6513.
Secretary of the Department of DoD to inform military installa- Staff Attorney, Department of
Veterans Affairs. tions, particularly mobilization Veterans Affairs, Office of
An organization called sites, of this group and their lack General Counsel (022G2), 810 V.I.P.S. office open
Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is of affiliation or endorsement by Vermont Avenue NW, The V.I.P.S. office is open to Applications available at the
providing benefit and general VA to provide any services. Washington, DC 20420. the public the 2nd Saturday of V.I.P.S. office, NW 5th and Ward
every month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Street, Milton-Freewater.
Local government update...
M-F City Council “Skateboard Boy” statue donated M-F Water Control District For all your
Councilors to discuss the following
at their Monday, December 13,
by Chuck and Jean Nelson of
Skylite Gallery in Walla Walla.
• Consider transferring funds
M-F Water Control District
board members to discuss the fol-
lowing at their Tuesday, December
14 Floor Covering
• Consider Liquor License
due to unforeseen revenues and
• Consider approval of resolu- Shopping Sales & Installation
request from The Bank & Grill. • Consider the adoption of a tion for sale of bonds. • 26 years of Experience
• Consider acceptance of the
U.C. Abstract Votes from the gener-
base fine schedule for violations of
the City’s Animal Code.
• Discuss Standard & Poor’s
days until • Superior Service
al election of November 2, 2010. • Consider the final adoption of • Discuss an Encroachment Blue Mountain Floors
• Recognize Shane Wright and
Daniel Verkist, both Public Works
the Water System Master Plan.
• Consider adoption of the
• Hear updates on the website,
Christmas 84550 Hwy 11, Milton-Freewater
Utility workers, as December’s updated Water Management and lidar flight, Hirsch property ease-
Employees of the Month. Conservation Plan. ment and appoint a Superintendent
• Consider the acceptance of of Levee.
Please send Santa
letters c/o the Valley Herald,
PO Box 664,
Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
BY DEC. 14
To be printed in the Dec.
17, issue and then sent on
to Santa Claus at the North Pole
SPORTS December 10, 2010
open season with a bang
Photos by Ila Kralman Lawrence Timmons in the Championship round (215lbs Taylor Hodgen wrestling for a 3rd or 4th place in the 171 lbs
Brandon Kralman is wrestling Josh Williams from Crane division) against an opponent from Burns. Timmons won for division). Hodgen, losing on points to an opponent from Pine
(171 lbs division) in the Championship round. The final 1st place. He also received the Outstanding Wrestler Award Eagle took home a 4th place finish.
score was 9-0 for a 1st place for Kralman. for the tournament.
The Mac-Hi wrestlers traveled tournament. This recognition is Saldana; 4th place Eddie Olmos
to John Day last Saturday to partici- voted on by the coaches and is based 171 lbs - 1st place Brandon
Pioneer basketball off pate in the Grant Union Invitational.
The Pioneers came home with their
on what the coaches see when
Timmons wrestled; effort, technique
Kralman; 4th place Taylor Hodgen
189 lbs - 3rd place - Miguel
first - first place trophy of the sea- and sportsmanship. Medina
to slow start son.
“Everyone wrestled really, really
112 lbs - 3rd place Christain
215 lbs - 1st place - Lawrence
well. For the first tournament of the Rodriguez The Pioneers travel to LaGrande
season everyone wrestled like they 119 lbs - 3rd place Chandler this weekend for the Muilenburg
should have, even the 3rd and 4th Fortune Tournament. Approximately 15-20
team kids came out and competed 125 lbs - 2nd place Blake Yensen teams around the area come to com-
well,” commented Head Coach 130 lbs - Mike Rogers 4th place pete.
Beau Chester. 135 lbs - 1st place Ryan Bullock; “This is probably the toughest
Mac-Hi, as a team, finished first 2nd place Jesse Sargent tournament of the year. I don’t think
140 lbs - 1st place Jensen Jones Mac-Hi’s ever won this tournament.
in the tournament with 204 points
145 lbs - 2nd place Jake Morris; It’s been a long-time goal, but I
ahead of Crane with 142 points and
3rd place Patrick Sheets don’t thinks we’ve ever won. The
Burns with 118.
152 lbs - 3rd place Brayden kids are very excited, they want to
Lawrence Timmons was voted Moller
“Most Outstanding Wrestler” of the win,” stated Coach Chester.
160 lbs - 3rd place Francisco
Lady Pioneers work on new moves
The Lady Pioneers traveled to
Pilot Rock for their first game of the
season. The Pioneers lost 66-20.
“We got beat both defensively
and offensively in rebounding.
They were a much bigger and sea-
soned team. They had an all-senior
starting line up compared to the two
seniors in our lineup,” stated Head
Coach Casey Richards.
Pilot Rock jumped to an early
16-4 lead and held it for the rest of
Eloisa Meza and Caitlin Erm
sank two-three pointers each and
Makia Carlson and Avery Wells
also added four points each to the
Photo by Gary Hall
Tuesday night the Mac-Hi Pioneers faced the DeSales Irish in a non- final Mac-Hi score. Wells topped
league basketball matchup. DeSales won 47-39. Last Saturday, the out rebounds for Mac-Hi with 12.
Pioneers traveled to Pilot Rock for their season opener. Pilot Rock won “The girls played well against a
47-32. Mac-Hi travels to Umatilla to participate in the 3-day Umatilla good team that has played together
Tournament. Additional information was not available at press time. for a number of years. We got beat
Pictured is Mac-Hi’s Will Hadden (44) out jumping a DeSales opponent based on skills,” commented Coach
for control of the ball. Richards, “We’re going to work our
rebounding, free throws, and new
M-F Dart Report Photo by Gary Hall
Lady Pioneer’s Ureno Michelle (3) and Mariah McElrath [(11) with pos-
offensive plays during practice.”
No information on the DeSales
The 21st Pork and Feathers Dart Tournament was held at the Milton- session of the ball] battle two DeSales opponents. DeSales won 48-11. game was available at press time.
Freewater Elks Lodge on 04 December 2010. A Total of 11 players from
the following cities participated. The average for 20 years is 27.1 play-
1 - Hermiston, OR
9 - Milton-Freewater, OR on the road with seeya
1 - Walla Walla, WA
1:00 PM - Blind Draw Doubles - 10 players participated. The prizes Ok - all of •The receiver of the gift makes ing hunting season and off he
for this event are Turkeys, Hams, Chicken in keeping with the theme of my humans an appointment with the vet went. His human rallied the
the event. are running around stuttering •The microchip is the size of a troops and the hunt for scared
1st Place: Robby Robbins (Milton-Freewater, OR) and Jeff Shorey “Christmas,” as they make plans piece of rice and the vet puts it just Rocky was on. In the mean time,
(Milton-Freewater, OR). for the holiday. I, who always under the skin with a needle - ALL Rocky’s owner let humans on the
2nd Place: Steve Potter (Hermiston, OR) and Heather Vaughn know what is best but sometimes DONE! internet know Rocky was missing
(Milton-Freewater, OR). not listened to, has a plan that will Now all the four legged family and sent a picture. Days of search-
3rd Place: Ed Granger (Milton-Freewater, OR) and Bell Robbins take care of all you present prob- that you gave the present to are ing did not find Rocky. His
(Milton-Freewater, OR). lems for your loved ones that have protected in more ways than one. human had lost hope.
4th Place: Cory Vaughn (Milton-Freewater, OR) and Rhonda pets. Do you know most shelters About three months later and a
Walters (Walla Walla, WA). MICROCHIP! have a computer thingy that reads lot of tears, Rocky’s human got a
There were no Ton-80 scores (180 scores) thrown during the event. Yep - and every pet should the chip? They check every ani- call from a vet three States away.
A Ton-80 is the highest score that can be thrown with three darts. have one. I even have one. I did- mal that comes in. The USA No one knows how Rocky got
7:00 PM - Blind Draw Cricket - 8 players participated. In this event, n’t like the needle much but now I boarders also scan each animal there but a nice little girl found
70% of the income is returned to the players and 30% goes to the MFDA can be returned to Sharee if any- that leaves the country. All him on the way home from school
Benefit Fund. thing where to happen and we lost slaughter places scan each animal and took him home. Her parents
1st Place: Robert Hutchins (Milton-Freewater, OR) and Dave each other. I think just for fun, we that is delivered. And most vets were worried that he had a booboo
Snowden (Milton-Freewater, OR). should microchip Sharee. scan new patients to have the and took him to the vet. Rocky
2nd Place: Ed Granger (Milton-Freewater, OR) and Steve Potter So below is the low down on information on file - JUST IN had somehow lost his collar on his
(Hermiston, OR). this wonderful new thing that a CASE. trip so the vet scanned him and
3rd Place: Cory Vaughn (Milton-Freewater, OR) and Rhonda very smart human invented. So Sharee read a story about a found he was missing.
Walters (Walla Walla, WA). •Call a vet and buy a gift cer- boarder collie that found his way Everyone was very happy,
4th Place: Jeff Shorey (Milton-Freewater, OR) and Heather Vaughn tificate for the amount of the back home after he had been miss- especially Rocky.
(Milton-Freewater, OR). microchip (around $30) ing for three months because of his Until next time...microchip
9-Count: There were no 9-Count scores thrown during the event. •Make a nice card and put the chip. your people and happy human
Robert Hutchins recorded a 6-count. certificate in it Rocky got scared one day dur- shopping...SeeYa
December 10, 2010
Frazier celebrates 118th Mann family places
Christmas importance on education
broaden their goals as they achieve
academic success; then complete
new prerequisites towards an
AAOT and/or future 4-year college
majors as they move through the
Joshua is currently enrolled in
the AAOT program and has a goal
of transferring to Eastern Oregon
University and majoring in
Computer Science. His career
aspiration is to become an inventor
of video games. Yet, Josh found
that a class slightly unrelated to
computer science was his favorite
class-Film as Literature. "It was
very interesting." While math is
not his favorite subject, he also has
reconciled to the fact that his
Photo by Deborah Lee career choice requires that he "take
The Mann family (l to r): Doug Mann - father, and brother and sister math classes for the rest of my
Photo by Marcia Akes Joshua Mann and India Mann, working on their education at BMCC. life," said Josh. "The program at
The Frazier farmstead has now seen its 118th Christmas. Jack and EOU interests me and since I have
Arla June Ruthven are pictured signing the guest book at a table where By Deborah Lee He has worked in the healthcare
lived in La Grande, I know I would
long-time museum volunteer Louise Piper was greeting guests. There are three Blue Mountain field for over twenty years and cur-
be comfortable on that campus in
Ruthvens were among the many people from the area who stopped in Community College students rently works at Regency at the
the pursuit of a college degree after
for the annual Victorian Christmas at Milton-Freewater’s Frazier attending our Milton-Freewater Park in College Place, Washington.
I complete my AAOT at BMCC."
Farmstead Museum. The 1892 home on Chestnut Street was beautiful- branch setting examples for others His career choice led him to the
India is a transfer student to
ly decorated, as usual. Numerous volunteers have worked for over 25 about the importance of making a obvious educational focus of nurs-
years to restore and maintain the house which was built by William S. BMCC and is happy to be in
commitment to the pursuit of their ing. However, after completing the
Frazier, the pioneer who founded Milton in 1872. The smell of hot Milton-Freewater working on her
educational goals. It is the Mann required entry courses he decided
apple cider and a crackling fire in the fireplace greets visitors every AAOT. She will eventually trans-
family of Milton-Freewater. that he needed to think bigger. He
year and they are treated with delicious candies and cookies. Museum fer to a four year college and major
The story first began when wanted to complete all courses
Director Diane Biggs notes that sales from the museum Gift Shop and in business administration. She
donations help fund the event and they look at it as a way to thank the Joshua Mann attended BMCC necessary for a four year nursing
likes BMCC as it is closer to home
community for their interest and support. The museum always holds Milton-Freewater to complete his degree followed by a master's
and the cost is much less. Since she
their Christmas open house on the first Wednesday in December. GED in 2006. He was encouraged degree. His favorite class is
attended five different schools in
by his teachers to look at educa- Spanish which will help him
Christmas Tea and Food tional opportunities beyond his
GED and persuaded him to enter
immensely in his future career.
His goal is to become bilingual.
her life, she really likes staying in
one place for college. She thinks
it is "cool to go to college with my
Drive college preparatory classes at
BMCC, which he did in the sum-
Doug is in his third year at the
local branch of BMCC and his suc-
brother and dad. You challenge
and help each other. Plus, my dad
Three Divas Beads is having their annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, mer of 2006. cess in college has allowed him to
is really smart and he helps me
His interest in an education apply for scholarships based upon
December 11 from noon to 6pm. All are welcome. And, if you're a bead- over some rough spots," she said.
overflowed to father, Doug Mann, his academic achievements. He is
er, bring a non-perishable food item for the Bread Basket December 11- India feels that it is very important
who had always wanted to pursue a the recipient of a BMCC
18 and you will receive 10% off your purchase. to get a college degree so that you
college education. Doug decided to Foundation scholarship. While
can achieve your dreams. Her goal
Menus enroll at BMCC in the fall of 2006.
Once father and son caught the
some of the students in his classes
are almost the same ages as his
is to own her own business some-
Milton-Freewater Friday, December 17 -
"education bug", sister India set children, Doug enjoys the interac-
Lasagna w/ Meat, Peas & Carrots, Words of advice from the Mann
Senior Center Peaches, Garlic Bread, Apple
her sights on college. After com- tion with all students. Currently,
Friday, December 3 - pleting her high school degree in Doug and his son, Joshua, are in
Crisp (Sponsored by Eagle Meadows) • Joshua-"If you have trouble in
Spaghetti, Mixed Vegetables, 2009, she enrolled in the fall of several classes together and he is
one class, do not let it get you
Cottage Cheese w/ Pears, Garlic 2010 at BMCC Milton-Freewater. excited about enrolling in a class
Weston down. Dig in and keep trying so
Bread, Peach Cobbler All three are now pursuing with daughter, India, during winter
that you pass the class. Adversity
Tuesday, December 14 - Senior Center Associates of Arts degrees so that term.
sometimes helps you be more
Roast Beef, Whipped Potatoes, they can transfer to a four year col- "Our challenge as a family is
Wednesday, December 15 - inspired for the next class you take
Cauliflower, Fresh Fruit, Hot Roll, lege and complete a bachelor's that we need to encourage each
Baked Ham w/ Raisin Sauce, and then you will do great!"
Oastmeal & Raine Cookie degree. other during stressful times so that
Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli w/ • India-"Get a support group to
(Sponsored by Milton-Freewater Doug graduated from high we can cross over towards overall
Cheese Sauce, Hot Roll, Jello study with and encourage each
Health) school in La Grande, Oregon, a success in our educations. We
Poke Cake other."
college town. Because of his con- work hard to keep each of us moti-
• Doug-"Take everything one
nections with Eastern Oregon vated all of the time," explains
Club News University as he grew up, he Doug. "I make a point of keeping
term at a time. Set a goal but focus
on success each term with each
M-F Rotary Report cards on-line before sending them always had college in the back of track of my children and making
class. Never give up by being
The Ladies from the Milton- out. his mind. However, life and the certain they are current in all of
overwhelmed by the big picture. If
Milton Democratic Club , prepared The USPS website, need to make a living quickly their assignments. I have encour-
you do good each term, you will
the lunch for the members and http://www.usps.com offers more faced him and he set college aside. aged them to start small and to
achieve your goals eventually."
guests at weeks lunchtime meeting. information and answers frequently
There were no visiting Rotarians this
asked questions about how to start a
Direct Mail program. It also allows American Legion Christmas Potluck
Dr. Mike Garton introduced Dr. businesses and individuals to pur- The Milton-Freewater please bring a side dish or salad; dren are brought along bring an age
Wes Haynes, who will be joining chase stamps and pre-paid postcards, American Legion & Auxiliary will and N-Z bring a dessert. appropriate gift and mark it with the
Visual Eyes next week. start and stop mail delivery, research
be holding their monthly potluck on The group will be holding a age.
Mike Swinnerton reported that postal rates both nationally and inter-
nationally among many other things. Tuesday, December 21st, 6:30 p.m. Chinese Gift Exchange at this get- The American Legion holds a
the Christmas Wreaths have arrived.
They will be $20.00 each, contact A relatively recent addition to at the American Legion Hall, 424 together. Those in attendance do not potluck on the 3rd Tuesday of every
any Rotarian. Mike Swinnerton’s their services is the Priority Mail N. E. 8th. need to participate in the gift month for not only their members
office: 541-938-3434. Flat-Rate Boxes and Envelopes that The potluck is open for ALL exchange, however, if they would but ALL veterans, spouses and chil-
President, David Marshall have been highlighted in TV ads “If veterans and spouses. People with like to then the value of their gift dren. For more information call
reminded everyone about the joint it fits, it ships” for a fixed rate. This the last names beginning with A-M should be limited to $10. If chil- Andy Millar at 541-938-4485.
meeting with the Chamber of pre-paid service may offer better
Commerce on 14 December. shipping rates than other types of
Entertainment will be the Mac-Hi service.
Jazz Band and Crimson and Black Daniel noted some other interest-
Choir. ing facts about the USPS. 2010 has
This special Christmas Program had a higher rate of carriers being
has been an annual event since Jack bitten by dogs than any other recent
Williams and the Mac-Hi Choir pre- years. At times, for the safety of the
sented it for the first time in carrier, mail delivery may be sus-
December 1954. pended temporarily until the unsafe
Program Chairman, Sam Tucker
introduced Postmaster, Daniel
condition has been addressed. Rural
routes can also have the same safety
Dr. Garton at Visual Eyes
Corey. He has been with the Milton- issues as well with animals running
Freewater Post Office for about nine loose. is please to welcome
years and has been with the Postal He told us that the USPS is doing
Service since 1998. He presented an
interesting program on how the U.S.
Postal Service (USPS) can assist
some research into developing new
and more efficient ways for delivery
including a program that will pack-
Dr. Wes Haynes
businesses in a variety of Direct Mail age all of the mail, magazines, etc. to Milton-Freewater.
service, enhanced shipping options, for a particular address in a bar-
and other services. coded sleeve that will reduce sorting
time at the post office and make it
Dr. Haynes grew up in Hermiston, graduated from OSU and the Optometry School at
The Direct Mail service include
a variety of mailing options, such as easier for the carrier to deliver. University of California at Berkeley in May. He just returned
premium post cards announcing spe- He cautioned about mail theft, to our area after doing a four-month fellowship in Beijing, China.
cial sales, promotions, contests, and especially during the holiday season He will be available for eye exams, emergency
coupons. The mailing can even be and encouraged everyone to be alert
eyecare, contact lenses, pre and post-op cataract
targeted to specific audiences. The for potential problems. If you sus-
service allows the business to design pect you may be in a vulnerable area and Lasic Surgery as well as mucular degeneration and glucoma management.
their own postcards or flyers and uti- you might consider a mail box in the We are currently scheduling appointment
lize the service for mass mailings. A Post Office lobby which is open all for Dr. Haynes at (541) 938-5888.
variety of cards and designs are hours of the day and night.
available for you to compose your For more information, contact
Daniel at 541-938-2744.
117 S Main St. • Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 • 541-938-5888
Page 6 Friday, December 10, 2010 RECORDS/ OPINIONS VALLEY HERALD
Verdella Biloff years, then for two years in Simon, Wilda was one of ten chil- her time of need. No words can Washington in 1957, then completed
Verdella Patricia "Pat" Biloff, Cleveland, North Dakota before dren. She was active in The Church express how much you are all loved. 2 years in Auto Mechanics at
Weston, passed away December 1, moving to Milton-Freewater, of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Graveside funeral services will Columbia Basin Community
2010 at Kadlec Hospital in Oregon. since the early 1980s. be held at Blue Mountain Memorial College in Kennewick, Washington.
Richland, Washington; she was 65. Pat worked as a homemaker all Wilda enjoyed working with the Gardens, 300 SE Myra Road at 1:00 Jack married his high school
Private memorial services will of her life. She enjoyed all kinds of young girls of the Merry Miss A's p.m. on Monday, December 6, sweetheart, LeNora Mae Winslow
be at the Milton Seventh-day crafts and shopping at second hand and B's teaching sewing, cooking, 2010, followed by a memorial serv- on June 12, 1960 in Albany, Oregon.
Adventist Church with Pastor Ole stores. She was a member of the baking and housekeeping. She ice at Mountain View-Colonial Their son was born one year later.
Olesen officiating. Milton Seventh-day Adventist worked many years in the DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road. They moved to Loma Linda,
Memorial contributions may be Church. "Humanities" preparing hygiene and Memorial contributions may be California in 1962 where Jack
made to the Milton Seventh-day She is survived by her husband baby kits, assembling and tying made to the "Humanitarian Fund" of worked as a transmission mechanic.
Adventist Church through the Dennis D. Biloff at the home, a quilts, making book bags and black- the LDS church through Mountain Their daughter was born in Loma
Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, daughter Paula Smith of Butte, boards as well as collecting useable View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Linda. In 1968 the family moved
902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR Montana, 2 grandchildren Beth items for those less fortunate than Military Road, Walla Walla, WA back to Yakima, Washington where
97862. Walker of College Place, herself. These activities brought her 99362. Jack worked as a logger. They
Pat was born September 5, 1945 Washington and Cameron Walker of much happiness. Her watch words Friends may write memories and moved to Milton-Freewater in 1975
in Jamestown, North Dakota the Walla Walla, Washington. were "Do What Is Right". sign the online guestbook at and he worked for Miller Supply
daughter of Adam and Esther Pat was preceded in death by her She is survived by her sons, Lee www.mountainview-colonialde- and then Stoneway Electric. He
Liebelt Gruszie. The family lived in parents, a brother Elroy Gruszie and R. Smith, Jr. of Milton-Freewater, witt.com retired in 2001. In retirement, he
Cleveland, North Dakota where she an infant sister. Oregon, Robert L. Smith of Pueblo, enjoyed working with his son build-
grew up and attended Cleveland Colorado and a daughter, Barbara A. Jack L. Starr ing cabinets and on many other proj-
Grade School, then the Cheyenne Wilda Eccles Smith of Walla Walla; a sister, Betty Jack Lance ects.
River Academy in Harvey, North Long time resident of Walla Shane of Spokane, Washington and Starr of Jack loved working on home
Dakota and the Union College in Walla, Wilda A. Eccles, passed a step brother, Jack Engle of M i l t o n - projects and taking care of the home
Lincoln, Nebraska. away November 27, 2010 at her Sunnyside, Washington. Five Freewater, place. He enjoyed working with his
On June 28, 1966 she married home after a long illness; she was grandsons, Garren and Pamela passed away tractor and most of all, loved the
Dennis D. Biloff in Jamestown, 85. Smith of Walla Walla, Sean C. November 23, view of the Walla Walla Valley from
North Dakota. The couple farmed Born in Yorkshire, Ohio on Smith of Modesto, California, 2010 at his their home on a hilltop. He loved
in Carrington, North Dakota for two March 1, 1925 to Joseph and Flora Stanley O. Petersen of Walla Walla, home; he was visits from family and friends and
Jesse and Anabel Garcia of 71. telling stories around the table. He
Milton-Freewater’s Danville, Illinois, Mark Garcia of
Denver, Colorado and one grand-
daughter, Bridget and Adam
A memorial service will be held
in the spring. Memorial contribu-
also loved camping and traveling.
Some of his favorite trips included
tions may be made to Project Patch, those to Tennessee, the Grand
Most Wanted Sweeney of Pullman, Washington.
Five great grandsons, Benjamin L.
Smith of Walla Walla, Daniel E.
2404 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Suite A,
Vancouver, WA 98661.
Tetons and Sonoma. His grandchil-
dren were the light of his life, and
Friends may write memories and they loved going out and spending
Smith of Walla Walla, Hayden
sign the online guestbook at time with Grampa. Jack was a
Smith of Modesto, California,
www.mountainview-colonialde- member of the Milton-Freewater
Anthony Garcia of Pueblo,
witt.com. Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Colorado and Mark Garcia, Jr. of
Jack was born March 3, 1939 in Jack is survived by his wife at
Rocky Ford, Colorado, as well as
Yakima, Washington to Ralph and home, his son and his wife, Mark
numerous nieces and nephews.
Audrey (Beddoe) Starr. He grew up and Nancy Starr of Days Creek,
Wilda is preceded in death by
on his parent's cattle ranch in Oregon, his daughter and her hus-
her husband, Harold L. Eccles in
Goldendale, Washington and attend- band, Dave and Deborah Morehead
Rogelio Pio Ortega 1991 who was a long time resident
Norman Lee Hunter, Jr ed grade school there. He joined the of Walla Walla, Washington, a sister,
DUII of Walla Walla.
DUII high school band in the seventh Judy Uman of Portland, Oregon, a
Deepest heartfelt "Thank You"
to Natalie Reddish, Claudia grade and played trumpet and was brother, Larry Starr of Long Beach,
Nepomuceno, Elizabeth Carrillo part of the trumpet trio. He gradu- California and six grandchildren,
and Samantha (Sami) Kingman for ated from Columbia Adventist Joshua, Jonathon, Andrew, Luke,
their love and devotion to Wilda in Academy in Battle Ground, Caleb and Madeline.
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Milton-Freewater Police Department at 541-938-5511. Good Job Milton- There were many more individuals families and the sacrifices they all
Freewater! who participated and contributed make guarding our freedom and
I usually don't write letters to time, dollars, and merchandise, not those of foreign countries.
VT 696 to mention our faithful local area I know that there are plans in
the editor; however an event this
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON past Saturday caused me to be very merchants that made this event suc- the works for another similar dinner
FOR THE COUNTY OF UMATILLA proud of our community! cessful and memorable to the par- for our troops and families this
In the Matter of the } months after the date of first publi- All the community service ticipants, guardsman, and their fam- coming August when more of our
Estate of } cation of this notice, or the claims groups, Elks, Kiwanis, Republican ilies. local guardsman are to be deployed.
Women's Club, The American Additional thanks are due to I just hope that even more volun-
DEANNA K. ASHBY } may be barred.
Legion, VFW, and Disabled Rick and Laurie Harvey, Alice teers get involved to help make that
Deceased. } All persons whose rights may
American Veterans groups and Thompsen, and Cathi Kujawski for event as memorable as this one has
No. PR 10-0127 } be affected by the proceedings
many others too numerous to name, all the time and effort in planning been to all who participated. Good
Notice to Interested Persons may obtain additional information
came together to put on a fantastic this event. Job Milton-Freewater!!
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN from the records of the court, the
Christmas meal for our National We should never forget our Sincerely,
that the undersigned has been personal representative, or the
Guard Troops and their families. guardsmen and women and their Andy Millar
appointed personal representative. attorney for the personal represen- Milton-Freewater, Ore.
All persons having claims against tative, Christine M. Wallace.
the estate are required to present Dated and first published
them, with vouchers attached, to November 26, 2010.
the undersigned personal represen- Personal Representative
HAVE YOU HEARD?
tative at c/o Christine M. Wallace, Robert E. Fox, Jr. By Dorothy Heard
801 South Main, Milton- Published 11/26/10, 12/3/10,
Freewater, OR 97862, within four 12/10/10
Six blood donors received gallon The first week they were they had Merry Christmas all of us and
VT 698 pins at the November Blood Drawing the company of two daughters, you too!
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON were: Jim Feigner - 16 gallon pin and Charlotte Hansen and their daughter- ***
Ray Woodward - 15 gallon, Gordon in-law, Marty Hansen. Most of the time at the
FOR UMATILLA COUNTY Arnell - 13 gallon, Laurel Hackney - They all enjoyed lounging Republican Women’s meeting was
In the Matter of the Estate of } after the date of first publication of 8 gallon, Troy Gollberg - 2 gallon around the pool, walking and walk- related to the potatoes to be prepared
JAMES ALEX MCCORKELL,} this notice, or the claims may be and Tina Buzard - 2 gallon pin. ing and shopping. for the Veterans and Families
Deceased. } barred. Tina also helps with registration. Orlin and LaVonne were Christmas dinner at the Armory on
Case No. PR10-0101 } All persons whose rights may Charlotte Burgraf has been in charge Thanksgiving dinner guests of Rod December 4 - 100 pounds of potatoes
Notice to Interested Persons be affected by the proceedings of the Blood Drawings for the last 13 and Judy Cowee along with neigh- - scrub or peel? - pre-boil or not, slice
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN may obtain additional information years. bors and other members of their or mash? Where and how to keep
We didn’t quite meet quota. church. them hot and then deliver to the
that the undersigned has been from the records of the court, the
Dairy Queen gave a treat for every- Orlin had a Christmas joy to Armory.
appointed Personal personal representative, or the
one who donated. Making the sand- deliver 21 poinsettias to Masonic Many opinions!
Representative. All persons having attorney for the Personal wiches were Sarah Murphy, Valda widows and seven of them were in Potatoes cooked any way and
claims against the estate are Representative, R. A. Andy Millar. Coe and Norma Kirby. Working in Walla Walla. He took time for a cup topped with turkey gravy is DELI-
required to present them, with Dated and first published the Canteen were Fergn Tash, Helen of coffee with me when he delivered CIOUS!
vouchers attached, to the under- December 3, 2010. Richartz and Blanche Mason. The mine. The Christmas party will be at
signed Personal Representative at Personal Representative women from the Seventh-day *** Joan Records again this year,
PO Box 388, Milton-Freewater, Rebecca Betts Adventist Church provided the cook- Kevin filled the bird feeders just December 14, at noon. Members are
OR 97862, within four months Published 12/3/10, 12/10/10, ies. in time. The squirrels tipped them to bring a side dish. Gifts to cost no
12/17/10 The next Blood Drawing will be over. Much to the delight of flocks of more than $5 or something from your
January 12, 2011 from 1-6 p.m. at the birds and my three chickens; Oscar home.
Valley Herald Depot Senior Center. There’s a treat
from Papa Murphy’s for all First
VIII, Little Red Hen and Goldilocks.
The Dictionary Project for 2010-
11 with help from Rotary, Kiwanis
Melanie L. Hall Time donors. Don and Sylvia Heard from Lake and Fruitvale Study Group will be
Pendleton, (800) 522-0255. Periodical
Office Manager *** Oswego and Charles and Judy underway shortly in our M-F schools
postage paid at Milton-Freewater, OR
Sharee LaRue-Wright 97862 with additional entries in College Oh Boy, Orlin and LaVonne (Heard) Becker from Gold Beach including Stateline Adventist School
Advertising Manager Place, WA and Walla Walla, WA. Hansen enjoyed two weeks of 70 and came Monday for an early Christmas and Weston-Athena. Sandy Marlatt
Graphic Design POSTMASTER: Send address changes 80 degree weather in Puerto Vallarta with me. A lot of scrambling around will be writing a detailed report of
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Marcia Akes Freewater, OR 97862 snow storm! and if one of them want it - it’s theirs! by Ann Jolly.
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The famous one Seniors In County Monday, December 6 - 100 block Burglary Driver: Stacy Gibson, LaGrande,
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Vincent, Mickie, Mini, Birdie sometime this week.
408 N Main St. Friday, December 3 - 900 block Vandalism
Green & Birdie Yellow Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
Office Security & Public Relations Cowl. Becky Foster’s paper work Collision Tuesday, November 30 - 1400
(541) 938-6688 taken. Tuesday, November 30 - 104 SE Lupine. Rebecca Gardner’s vehicle
(USPS 012-652) (ISSN 1532-0499) (541) 938-6689 Fax Tuesday, November 30 - 100 14th, 7:27 a.m. Jean Goodwin’s vehi- spray painted while parked at resi-
Published weekly, every Friday. Printed firstname.lastname@example.org block N Main. Two tires taken from cle was hit, causing damage, and dence.
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VALLEY HERALD TV GUIDE Friday, December 10, 2010 Page 7
Page 8 Friday, December 10, 2010 AROUND THE VALLEY VALLEY HERALD
Sing a joyful Christmas Making the Grade
Freewater Elementary - 1st Quarter Awards
song SPECIAL AWARDS
Come join your friends at friend and come enjoy an evening Special Staff Award
Christ the King Lutheran Church of great songs, wonderful friends "Super Star Readers" - Abigail
Hernandez - Aby read over 1,200 pages
on Sunday, December 19, 5:00 and get into the Christmas spirit.
during 1st Quarter
p.m. to sing along with all your Doug Henrichs will be our 4th Grade
favorite Christmas songs! song leader, accompanied by Jeri Honor Roll
Church Women United is Phillips on the piano. Nancy Wolfe Kayla Casillas, Lani Deck, Giovanni
proud to present the 6th annual will present the songs and Castillo, Caitlin Green, Evelyn Garcia,
Christmas Sing-A-Long for every- Michelle Miller will serve up the Shayla Grimes, Raven Hunter, Dustin
one to enjoy. treats. Henderson, Sabrina Mysak, Tamara
Bring a snack to share, coffee For more information contact Knopf, Oscar Moreno, Joanna Landa,
and Wassail will be served. Bring a Michelle at 541-938-4237. Megan Norton, Stephen Medina, Sophia
Paulson, Joanna Osorio, Kaitlyn
Journey to Bethlehem Submitted Photo
Runnels, Alexis Perez, Eric Saldana,
Jessica Pureco, Jackie Ramirez, Leslie
Romero, Alondra Sustaita
Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12
2nd grade Honor Roll students pictured are: Jairo Diaz, Brian Diaz, Alex PERFECT ATTENDANCE
6-8 p.m. Ruiz, Andrea Uribe, Nikayla Webb, Brianna Marin, and Dustin Stewart Wyatt Bamford, Cielo Flores, Giovanni
Milton Seventh-day Adventist Church (2nd Graders that made Honor Roll but not pictured are: Marisol Castillo, Nathan Galloway, Ximena
1244 N. Elizabeth Street, Milton-Freewater Alvarez, Stephanie Martinez, and Alexis Montgomery.) To receive Honor Duron, Alexis Perez, Evelyn Garcia,
On Hwy 11 across from Napa Auto Roll awards 2nd Grade students must earn a 95% or better in Reading Kevin Uribe, Janelle Martinez, Oscar
FREE ADMISSION and Math to qualify for Honor Roll. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students Moreno, Sophia Paulson, Angel Uribe,
Live actors and real animals portray a Bethlehem street scene; need to have a minimum of a 90% accumulative score in Math, Reading, Daniel Villegas
free refreshments and live Christmas music will be provided. MOST IMPROVED
Social Studies, Science, Health, and Language.
Reading: Oscar Moreno, Stephen
Community Christmas Kindergarten
Montgomery, Alex Ruiz, Nikayla Webb,
Jairo Diaz, Briana Marin, Dustin Stewart
Medina, Jennifer Garcia
Writing: Wyatt Bamford, Marcos Salazar
Jalen Calderon, Estephany Diaz, Brailyn PERFECT ATTENDANCE Math: Leslie Romero
program Alexander, Guadalupe Hernandez,
Selena Esparza, Angel Alvarez, Jesus
Marisol Alvarez, Alicia Chavez, Brayan
Diaz, Carlos Cruz, Xitlali Herrera, Janie
Spelling:Vanessa Hernandez, Cielo
Come for an evening of beauti- December 11th, at 7:00 p.m. Molina, Ruby Jaimes, Tomas Garcia, DeLeon, Stephanie Martinez, Brian Diaz, ELL: Marcos Salazar, Anthony
ful Christmas music to enrich your The program includes a men's Leah Ocampo, Emayranie Ramos, Ryan Austin Montgomery, Jaime Gomez, Robles, Gerardo Hernandez
holidays! choir, a men and women’s choir, a Stewart, Christopher Quesney, Leslie Rogelio Pedroza, Emily Martinez, Alia SPECIAL AWARDS
Sanchez, Brady Smith, Brayan Urincho, Ruiz, Devany Meza, Eduardo Saldana, Special Citizenship Award
The public is invited to a quartet, duet, soloists, and audi-
Nely Villegas Gissel Unzueta Logan Crawford - is a hard-working stu-
Community Christmas Music ence carol singing. MOST IMPROVED MOST IMPROVED dent with a great attitude. He is always
Program (Silent Night, Holy Admission is free and families Reading: Korbin Salman, Jaylyn Reading: Devany Meza, Kross Calcagni, smiling and is a great role model for oth-
Night--This is the Christ) at The are encouraged to attend. All can Ledezma, Diana Moreno, Ema Ramos, Andrea Uribe ers
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- look forward to a pleasant evening Christopher Quesney Writing: Abby Shepherd "Most Prolific Artist Award" - Eric
day Saints, 1821 S. 2nd Avenue, of music expressing the true mean- Handwriting: Diana Meza, Estephany Math: Kross Calcagni, Alejandra Saldana
Walla Walla; on Saturday, ing of Christmas. Diaz Azcunaga Special Citizenship Award
Math:Tomas Garcia, Brianna Shepherd ELL: Brayan Diaz Joanna Landa - is a respectful and
M-F Elks ELL: Jonathan Salazar, Jaylyn Ledezma
Special Citizenship Award
responsible student. She is a great exam-
ple of a student who follows school rules,
Special Citizenship Award Gabriel Esparza, Lizbeth Jaimes -
excels at her work, and is helpful to her
Yadira Diaz - helping other students dur- Helpful and respectful to everyone. peers.
ing ESL class Model citizens in the classroom. Special Staff Award
It's that time of year to once the Elks Lodge; to help collect Special Citizenship Award Special Staff Award Jennifer Garcia - for being a great
again count our blessings and to NON-perishable foods and toys. "Good Friend to Others" Jorge Estrada & Caven Pratton - "Supply Monitor" - He dependable teacher or substitute assis-
help those less fortunate. On December 18th, the Elks Brailyn Alexa makes sure everyone has what they need tant.
The Milton-Freewater Elks will be distributing around 50 Special Staff Award (pencils, red pens etc.) "Experimetal Art Award" - Alondra
Lodge has placed donation bar- baskets to families in Milton- "Great Teacher Helpers" - Taylor "Accelerated Math Stars" - mastered 5 or Sustaita
rels around town at the Baker Freewater and the surrounding Workman, Kylee Henderson, Mia Meza more objectives - Andrew Ceja, Lizbeth 5th Grade
Good job in writing time - Isabella Jaimes, Marisol Alvarez, Alexis Honor Roll
Boyer Bank, Sam's Corner area which they cover.
Muniz Montgomery, Alexis Taylor Brandyn Chaney, Kobee Carrillo, Maria
Market, Safeway, Chamber of As you prepare for the holi- 1st Grade Special Staff Award Diaz, Edgar Diaz, Destiny Estes, Mary
Commerce (inside the Oregon 1st days, anything you can offer will PERFECT ATTENDANCE "Classroom Helpers" - Avery Bell, Alicia Elam, Brianna Hernandez, Jacquelin
Community Credit Union build- be most appreciated. Help make Maria Diaz, Jamie Becerril, Jose (Lupe) Chavez Gomez, Leslie Ponce, Silvia Hernandez,
ing), Wayside Market, Les another family's Christmas Garcia, Christian Flores, Arianna Clark, "Homework Super Stars" - Andrea Uribe, Emily Retzer, Jennifer Ramos, Edith
Schwab Tire Center, and inside bright! Leonel Herrera, Jose Flores, Andrea Alexis Ruiz, Carlos Cruz Salas, Brianna Ruiz, Raquel Salgado,
Diaz, Tristan Nelson, Jaquelin Ruiz, 3rd Grade Lyndsy Russell, Jaydan Sumpter, Bianca
Evelyn Esparza, Gabriel Paulson, Hector Honor Roll Saldana, Julissa Virrey, Karina Saldana,
Saldana, Ignacio Negrete, Osvaldo Shara Carranza, Taylor Copenhaver, McKenna Yensen
Christmas Cantata Rodriguez, Tatiana Uribe, Marco
Orozco, Estrella Saldana, Jacquelin
Uribe, Alberto Sanchez, Yisel Saldana
Ulises Facio, Jovanny Diaz, Cassidy
Hays, Yasmin Diaz, Colton Henderson,
Abigail Hernandez, Emilia Rojas, Jaden
Sam Beyer, Jacquelin Gomez, Maria
Diaz, Marco Miranda, Destiny Estes,
Sunday, December 12 MOST IMPROVED
Reading: Alessandra Pureco, Arianna
Nelson, Jimmy Webb
Jennifer Ramos, Leslie Ponce, Brenden
Ryan, Edith Salas, Karina Saldana,
6:00 p.m. Clark, Noah Norton, Bria Brownie, Yisel
Ricardo Campos, Alexis Abel, Shara
Carranza, Taylor Copenhaver, Ulises
Adrianna Saldana, Kayla Saldana,
Raquel Salgado, Jesús Vela, Jayden
First Christian Church Handwriting: Hope Knowlton, Alan Facio, Francisco Diaz, Cassidy Hays, Sumpter, Julian Villegas, Joshua Torres,
518 S Main, Milton-Freewater Marin, Tristan Nelson Jovanny Diaz, Zach Martinez, Yasmin Noah Wilson
Math: Eduardo Najera. Michelle Diaz, Rodney Minkel, Erik Ledezma, MOST IMPROVED
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