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January 22, 2004 Times-Journal Page 5 AHS student accepted for Air Life of Oregon grant to People honor offers File of Life program Blue Devil wrestlers making history on mat outings Barry, a student at High School, will a select group of students their school, and state as a )le to People student Barry has been accepted a People to People Future Summit on medicine healthcare at the nation's July 14-23. All students into the program meet rigorous academic leadership requirements. was nominated and for the honor based outstanding scholastic civic involvement and People to people Future Summits on law, :ine and healthcare, or bring together student leaders across the United States focus on leadership, team college admissions aspirations. can choose to build Christ, I ir courtroom skills, focus on to enter the medical Senior (fsion, or work on an dsite, Gn plan to make a l, erence in their community. ;sil Publent s develop ski!!s to help y hall, ..t lead tomorrow s world, olf Clulile earning academic or f Coursece-learning credit. Each summit has a strong focus on college admissions. Students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions officers and gain valuable advice for navigating the college application process. Participants also gain insight to guide their educational and professional careers. Through workshops, presentations, excursions and discussions, students leaders attain a clear advantage as they pursue and fine-tune their selected fields of interest. They prepare for community leadership, as well, as they learn how to put their ideas into action to create a better world. Over 200 students will take part in the summit this summer. The program is coordinated by People to People Ambassador Programs to fialfill the vision President Dwight D. Eisenhower had for fostering world citizenship when he founded People to people during his presidency in 1956. Additional information on the program may be found at www. futureleaderssumm it.org. Shawn Barry is the son of Kevin and Heidi Barry of Arlington. He is a freshman at Arlington High School. producers plant fewer of winter wheat for '04 Oregon Wheat producers an estimated 900,000 of winter wheat last fall harvest in 2004, according the Oregon Agricultural conditions across the :ific Northwest hampered and in many cases, in less than ideal Acreage is down Oregon, Washing- Idaho, largely due to lack of soil moisture. Some )lanted fields in were re:seeded to crusting. Idaho growers their wheat acreage five percent to 720,000 acres and Washington growers planted i.75 million acres, also down five percent from 2003. Nationally, winter wheat planted area for harvest in 2004 is estimated at 43.5 million acres, down three percent from 2003. Seeding began last August and advanced ahead of the five- year average pace throughout the fall. Nearly all of the U.S. acreage was seeded . by December 1. The largest remaining intended areas are in the southeast and California. Seeding should finish sometime next month in California - Fossi tation 01 on Sev torch Si d Court! gton G basketb! )1"O L Seveo worsh 1 Court i i baske , Moro lsketball rs iver be Blue I) itral Cla asketbal I CathO' V aters during 2003 include stars, sports idols, etc. To be added to those who lost during the year just we add a list that is too with the names of those who have entered our vicariously through the Screen, television, music, society or politics. a stroll back through and recall what these have meant to us: blaurice Gibb, 53, of .the Gees; Bill Mauldin, 81, Prize-winning Ron Ziegler, 63, Nixon's former press 'Dolly' the sheep, cloned mammal; Johnny country singer who 'Take this Job and It;' Fred (Mr.) Rogers, a beautiful day in the ;' Sen. Daniel Moynahan, 24 years in islature; Little Eva, 59, the Locomotion' fame; Robert Adkins, author and t dOctor; Nina Simone, jazz get; June Carter Cash, 73; Laid Regan, Pres. Reagan's 'etary; Gregory Peck, Lr'winning actor; Hume lin, actor; Leon Uris, 7g, 0r; Katherine Hepburn, 96, !r academy awards; Sen. . Thurmond, 100, a lator for seven decades; Y Ebsen, 95, from the "-,,.,. 'Beverly Hillbillies;' Bob Hope, 100, lifetime entertainer; Gregory Hines, 57, dancer/actor; ldi Amin, 80, Uganda dictator; Charles Bronson, 81, actor; John Ritter, 54, actor, son of Tex Ritter; Johnny Cash, 71, country singer; Gordon Jump, lonely Maytag repair man; Jack Diamond, oceanographer, first to reach the bottom of Crater Lake; George Plimpton, writer/editor/actor; Robert Palmer, 54, rock singer; Donald O'Connor, 78, Gene Kelly's sidekick and straightman for Francis the Talking Mule; Ella Kazan, 93, Oscar-winning actor, film maker; Althea Gibson, 76, the Jackie Robinson of Tennis, Wimbledon champ in 1957-58; Billy Shoemaker, 72, Hall of Fame jockey; Dee Andros, 79, the Great Pumpkin, legendary OSU football coach; the phrase "One nation under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag; the last flight of the Concorde after 25 years and 2.5 million passengers; Art Carney, 85, 'Ed Norton of the 'Honey Mooners'; and Warren Spahn, 82, winningest left- hander in baseball history, baseball Hall of Fame, pitched 24 seasons. veur AO Every second counts! This statement is even more important in the midst of Life- threatening situations. Shawn Payne, director of Sherman County Emergency Services, has announced that Sherman County has received a grant from Air Life of Oregon for the File of Life program. The program, which is free to Sherman County residents, is now available. "Our emergency personnel know how important it is to have vital medical information readily available," said Shawn Payne. "This program enables medics to obtain a quick medical history when the patient is unable to offer one." The File of Life program includes a card that will list the patient's name, emergency medical contacts, insurance policy and social security numbers, health problems, medication s, dosages, allergies, recent surgeries, religion, doctor's name and health care proxy. Tle card is then placed into a red plastic pocket that has a magnet on the back, and it is suggested that the information be placed on the refrigerator door. A sticker is also included that can be placed on the front door to alert medical personnel of the resident's participation in the program. According to Payne, all residents who have Sherman County Ambulance membership have already been mailed the packets. The packets will also be available at the Wasco City Hall and at the Rufus City Hall. "Our goal is to ensure that all residents who are interested in participating in this program get the opportunity to do so," said Payne. Anyone interested in the program may contact Payne may contact her at the Moro Fire Station or by calling 541- 565-3100. Condon library to offer reading, activity program The Gilliam County Library will begin a children's reading and activity hour Wednesday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m. at the library in Condon. This hour of read-aloud and literature-based activities will be offered weekly, according to library director Thirza Kilgore, who hopes the program will encourage more use of the library by the area's children and youth. The tradition at the library of donation jar will continue, according to Kilgore. Funds from the jar will be used to purchase books with the goal of increasing the number of quality books for children and young adult readers. Kilgore is also asking for donations of art and craft supplies that people in the community are no longer using, to be used in the program. The Gilliam County Library is equipped with a computer and internet service for public use, all made available by a grant from the Gates Foundation. The grant's emphasis is on expaading the public's access to technology. The library also offers an ever-growing collection of audio books, which are primarily made available by donations from library patrons. And large-print books are available, as well. If the library doesn't happen to have a particular book on the shelf, the book can be ordered through the library's participation in a lending program with the Pioneer Library System, a system that broadens the local library's resources. The library operates on limited funding from the county, according to Kilgore, and relies on donations, grants and its annual book sale to add to its shelves. The library has accepted books from patrons, and it has purchased books from funds donated in memory or in honor ofa tHend or loved one. "We are very thankful that we have so many supportive and dedicated patrons who help make the Gilliam County Library an important part of the community," Kilgore said. Rubber Stamps Order new bank deposit stamps now for the change-over from Klamath First to Bank of Eastern Oregon! The Times-Journal Ph: 541-384-2421 Fax: 541-384-2411 E-mail: times-journal@jncable.com Condon Blue Devil wrestlers are continuing to make history, according to wrestling coach Rod McGuire. Victor Bednar brought home the third place medal and Monte McGuire brought home the first place medal and the championship bracket from the Grant Union Invitational Tournament held at John Day Jan. 16. "'These were huge wins for us after having a month break because of the weather and Christmas break," praised coach McGuire. "WE missed three important tournaments and we were bound to be rusty, but we came out strong." The wins at John Day will help the Blue Devils with seed positions in the district tournament set for Feb. 13-15 at Elgin. Bednar and McGuire have worked hard and have been placing in most of the tournaments in which they participate. At the Enterprise tournament, Condon earned two third place trophies and a fourth place, finishing l0 th out of a field of 14 teams. At Boardman Jan. 10, Condon finished seventh out of the 10- team tournament, losing only one match. Condon will host a wrestling tournament Tuesday, Feb. 3, with The Dalles, Hood River and Sherman County participating. Bednar and McGuire "need to be commended for their hard efforts," said coach McGuire. "1 am so proud of these boys, and hope we continue to make history." McGuire is hopeful district will go well and that he will be able to send the wrestlers to state. Robert Burns Day Saturday, Jan. 24 2-5 p.m. Hotel Condon PERSONAL PROPERTY RETURNS IF YOU OWN PERSONAL PROPERTY IN OREGON, YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY PROPERTY TAX Personal Property usually is any tangible property not classified as real property. In Oregon, if your personal property is used to produce income, it is taxable. This would include all machinery and heavy equipment used for other than farming purposes. 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