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                                                                                                                                      December 10, 2010
Volume 11, Number 9                                                                                                                                                             75 Cents

                                                             6th annual Christmas
                                                                 Magic parade
                                                                        Humbert Refuse & Recycling deco-
                                                                        rated with a huge snow globe and lots
                                                                        of lights.
       Photos by Marcia Akes

                                                                                                                                             As usual, the Milton-Freewater Kiwanis
                                                                                                                                             Club was there to support the annual
                                                                                                                                             community event.

                                                             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
   hot chocolate.
                                                                                Old Freewater Fire Department No.
                                                                                1 - the first fire truck purchased by

 WW Valley wishes guard a
    Merry Christmas       Safeway employees donate to
                                                                                                                         Meza family

                                                                      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.
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                       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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             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
                                                                                 Business Administration.
                                             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
    Milton-Freewater           City
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
                                                                                 14, meeting:
                                                                                     • 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
                                                                                 Credit Rating.
                                                                                                                                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-

                                                                                                                              Attention Parents
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

                             Mac-Hi wrestlers
                          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
                                                                                                                         Individual results:
                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                              the game.
                                                                                                                                                                  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
     www.mfvalleyherald.com                                                 COMMUNITY
    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
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         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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        Jose Angel Perez                           Tisha Ann Place                   published.
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  If you know where these people are located, please call the
     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
                                           to Valley Herald, PO Box 664, Milton-     only to come home to a gosh-awful             finding things I don’t need or want           this awesome project speared headed
          Marcia Akes                               Freewater, OR 97862              snow storm!                                   and if one of them want it - it’s theirs!     by Ann Jolly.
          News Editor                          Subscription Rates
         Heidi Thomas                      Price per single copy -75 cents              Police/Fire/ Ambulance
         Graphic Design                              Mail Rates                                             For the week of Wednesday, December 1 , through Tuesday, December 7, 2010
          Gus Bookout                              In Umatilla County
          Sports Writer                             (12 months) - $35                             M-F Police                       while parked at residence.                    injuries reported.
              SeeYa                         Outside County (12 months) - $45                          Theft                                                                          22 1/2 S Columbia. 12:54 p.m.
         The famous one                             Seniors In County                    Monday, December 6 - 100 block                           Burglary                       Driver: Stacy Gibson, LaGrande,
    Kritter, Gyp, Freewater,                        (12 months) - $30                NE 2nd. License plate tabs taken                  Wednesday, December 1 - 400               Ore. Gibson drove through a wood
  Freewater’s friend, Herald,                    Seniors Outside County              from Peggy Ann Burke’s vehicle                block Ward. Goral Laporte’s rental            fence and damaged a parked vehicle.
                                                    (12 months) - $45                                                              entered and tools taken.
 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     mel_valley@qwestoffice.net               block N Main. Two tires taken from            cle was hit, causing damage, and              dence.
 by the East Oregonian, 211 SE Byers,                                                inside Gertrude Bennett’s vehicle             mailbox damaged as well. No
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 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
                                                                                 PERFECT ATTENDANCE
                                                                                                                       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 AWARDS
                                                                                                                                  SPECIAL AWARDS
                                                                                                                              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 -
           donation barrels
                                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                                         PERFECT ATTENDANCE
                                                                                                                                                                   Sam Beyer, Jacquelin Gomez, Maria
                                                                                                                                                                   Diaz, Marco Miranda, Destiny Estes,
             Sunday, December 12                                                     MOST IMPROVED
                                                                           Reading: Alessandra Pureco, Arianna
                                                                                                                       Nelson, Jimmy Webb
                                                                                                                             PERFECT ATTENDANCE
                                                                                                                                                                   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
   Christmas Eve                                                           Torres, Gilberto Badillo, Jamie Palacios    Suelaima Ramos, Elixa Leon, Armando         Reading: Marco Miranda & Alexandra
      Service                                                              ELL: Adrian Rodríguez, Jimena Meza
                                                                                     SPECIAL AWARDS
                                                                                                                       Rangel, Jaden Nelson, Emilia Rojas,
                                                                                                                       Alexander Quesney, Brandon Smith,
                                                                                                                                                                   Saldana, Raquel Salgado
                                                                                                                                                                   Writing: McKenna Yensen
       Candlelight Service                                                           Special Staff Award               Sarahi Ruiz, Bailey Spiva, Katie Uribe      Math:       Josh Torres, Jennifer Ramos,
        Dec. 24, 6:00 p.m.                                                 Alex Mejia & Max Knifong - are very                    MOST IMPROVED                    Josh Squire
       Lighting of the final                                               polite to all students and staff. They      Reading: Karina Lua, Ricardo Campos,        Spelling: Kate Sanchez, Edgar Diaz
          Advent Candle                                                    always work very hard on all assign-        Serena Hernandez                            Science: Lyndsy Russell
                                                                           ments and have been model students.         Writing: Ricardo Campos, Eddy               ELL:        Jose Saldana
                                                                                          2nd Grade                    Rodriguez                                          SPECIAL STAFF AWARD
                                                                                          Honor Roll                   Math:       Levi Veitenheimer, Jimmy               Special Citizenship Award:
                                                                           Marisol Alvarez, Brian Diaz, Stephanie      Webb                                        Kobee Carrillo - Outstanding generosity
                                                                           Martinez, Andrea Uribe, Alexis              Spelling:Cody Hays, Chris Pooler            to other students

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