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Arlington Particulars by we,, Freshmen's depiction of 'Phantom of the Opera' placing second and the Sophomore's 'Stars of Broadway' third. In the commercial/organizations division, the Pixar film 'Up', reated by the Community Vacation Bible School, won the top prize, followed by Arlington Child Care's 'Wizard of Oz' float as second and Salon Breeze's 'Beauty School Dropout' from 'Grease' third. Awards for walkers and bikers went to Hunter Sumner, Best Theme, followed by Naomi Piper, Mackenzie Bufton and Gene Rudisill. Saddle Club Awards were presented by Jim Rucker to Joely Patnode, first, followed by MacKenzie Bufton, second. Out-of-town visitors for" this annual celebration included Millie Hughes of Goldendale, Wash., June Ann (Huntley) Sweet, 1950 May Day Queen, and her daughter Cindy Sweet of Murdock, Wash., Mark and Holly (Jenkins) Borghese of Portland, Zeke and Ands Kay (Davidson) Zastrow from Framington, New Mexico and Orville and Syb Patnode of Hermiston. It was a great celebration after the perfect opening Star Spangled Banner trumpet solo by Mark Pounds, which began the morning's parade. Long live tradition! The second portion of the May Day program featured the Arlington Community School bands under director Nathan Parker. All levels of the band performed admirably from the beginning band, with an excellent brass section, to the advanced bands tackling difficult renditions of 'The Candy Man' and 'The Phantom of the Opera.' Ending with dual Maypole winding the program showcased erithusiasm for rriusic 'from'bet h the directors and their studehts. Kudos to all who participated! After this writer enjoyed the Biggest Loser challenge, as one of the two eldest contestants, J. Paul Downs new doctors advice really made me chuckle. Q: Will sit-ups prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle. A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit -ups if you want bigger stomach. Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: You crazy?! HEL-LO-O! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable. It best feel-good food around! Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming Busy, busy week for the final week of April! Friday's annual May Day 'Blooming on Broadway' was kicked off with the downtown parade on a very pleasant morning last Friday. May Day Queen Danyelle Wiley, daughter of Brad and Melissa Wiley, was attended by her nieces Lily and Sophie Olson, daughters of Kevin and Hally Olson. Ella and Ave Borghese, daughters of Mark and Holly Borghese, were flower girls for Princess Bobbie Jackson, daughter of Kevin and Jody Jackson. Princess Lexi Stricker, niece of David and Connie Anderson, was escorted by flower boy Chase Anderson, son of Jordan and Sara Anderson, while Princess Emily Wetherell, daughter of Ruben and Kristine Wetherell, had Leilana Weiser, daughter of Jimbo and Tina Weiser, as her flower girl. Senior Escorts were Cole Hammer and Curtis Mundy. Crowning May Day 2012 Queen Danyelle Wiley to begin the program in the AHS gym was Ryan Blankenship, Student Body vice-president. Directed by Arlington Community Schools music instructors Corin and Nathan Parker, the musical extravaganza presented by ACS students was applauded by a large crowd of proud family and friends. 'Blooming on Broadway' theme for May 2012 was perfect to showcase stage plays and movies. Choral director Corin chose tunes from 'Annie', 'The Sound of Music', 'Mamma Mia', 'Girl Crazy' , 'The Lion King', South Pacific' and 'Guys and Dolls,' among others. Corin noted that "she had never taught music in any school which had more talent than Arlington," which was displayed with solos-froM Sadie Weatherford, Alissa Kennedy;  Zuri R'eei:, Isabella Mastriona, Sasha Keown, Hannah Davidson, Andrea Galvin, Meghan Pounds (also an accomplished gymnast), Maci Smythe, Savannah Souza, Marley Weiser, Calli Troutman, Jacob Shandy, Korbin Jaramillo, Rebecca McDannel, Jace Troutman, Hunter Sumner, Derek Devin and Kylee McClure. During intermission of the May Day musical program parade winners were announced. 'Alice in Wonderland', portrayed by the AHS Junior Class garnered first place in the school class division with the I  Dana Barnett ~ Josh Selby Wedding ,-, June 9, 2012 good for figure, explain whale to me. Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! 'Round' is shape! My apologies to Travis and Michelle Reeser who worked so hard to change our thinking and lifestyle. We do need a good laugh now and again. 'Rose of Sharon' wants to greet you at the Condon Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the UCC Fellowship Hall in Condon. (Pd. Adv.) Jason Watkins ~ Shaina Bosworth Wedding ~ June 23, 2012 MURRAYS CONDON PHARMACY 225 S. Main ~ Condon ~ 5413842801 Arlington lone Boardman Irrigon Condon Spray Monument Fossil Sherman Co. Heppner For each delivery stop in your community, Morrow County Grain Growers will donate $1 to the local school. Don't have a propane heating system, but want to help out? You can make a donation to your local school on-line:" Arlington Lions Club's second annual Golf Scramble drew 28 players to China Creek last Saturday, April 28. Topping the field with low gross was Ted Proctor and Jeff Bufton with a 62, followed by John Church and Tom Hoskot with 66. Low net also went to the Proctor/Bufton duo (59-35), with Tadd Wetherell and Brian Wilkins second (63-25), and Church/Hoskot third (63-75). KP honors went to John Sallee and Tom Hoskot. See you next week. Fossil Findings by Sherian Asher et al Lisa Wade will be recuperating at her grandmother Carol Caldera's home after having her tonsils removed. We know she will get excellent care and maybe a little pampering, too. The candidates' forum at Mitchell saw approximately 50 people in attendance. Candidates for the surveyor and judge were present. Candidates for other offices were in the audience. Tree trimmers from Pendleton were in" town last week and will be back again. Lots of trees are getting a 'hair cut.' Randy and Marsha Holly are back home after wintering in Arizona. Just in time for some great weather. Mike Hem is back home after two weeks in the hospital. Glad you are home, Mike. Our readers in the Mitchell area will be interested to learn that a Wheeler County Transportation bus will be available to bring Mitchell area residents to the Fossil Food Pantry in May. More information will be available at the post office in Mitchell. Find surprises for 'Mums' Day at the Condon Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the UCC Fellowship Hall in Condon. (Pd. Adv.) The Kinzua Lunch Group met in Prineville April 20 at the Apple Peddler. In attendance were Nancy Benson Christensen, Mary Bryant, O.L. and Jean Ann Adams, Bob and MaryLee Britt, Bonnie Campbell , Tom and Shirley Gregson, Tom and Marilyn Ledford, Sheridan Ledford, John and Midge Geer, Montell McDonald, Windy Liptak, Patsy Jean Metteer and Marilyn Garcia. The next lunch will be at Service Creek Friday, Mayl8. June lunch will not be held as the Kinzua Reunion will be in Fossil June 16. We will meet in Prineville in July. The next meeting of the Eastern Oregon Pioneer Association will be held at the Dave and Barbara Prindle home in Fossil Sunday, May 20, I L L A R Jeff Schott, P.E. I!ii CONSULTING t35S. MainStl s 'r 2 qll G.OUP, INC. : Condon, OR 97823 Professional Engineering & Project Management 541-993-2480 eft@ pillar, www.pillar-inc.coml. May 3, 2012 The Times-Journal Page 3 Cindy Hoover named 'Educator of Distinction' Wheeler High School Teacher Cindy Hoover of Fossil has been selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars. A role model to pupils, Hoover was nominated by former student Chyanne Stanley for "outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom." Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate the educator who made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The II DEADLINE for The Times-Journal is 5 p.m. Each Monday Thank You/ award recognizes teacher role models who have made a lasting difference in their classroom by encouraging students to strive for excellence. "Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation," said NSHSS President James Lewis, "We're excited to provide an ongoing means to do so, and we encourage our members to nominate teachers who have contributed to their academic success." Now showing at LIBERTY THEATER Condon Wrath of the Titans . RATED: PG HOURS Friday thru Sunday Show Time ~ 7 p.m. 541-384-2120 Don't Forget Mother's Day Sunday, May 13! Bring Mom in for a Fine Meal HOURS: 7 Days a Week 11a.m 9p.m. 1st Street ~ Fossil, OR 541-763-3335 o{ Pore A Times-Journal feature made available weekly by Devin OH Co., Inc. 676-9633 ~ 454-2621 ~ 384-4144 For information on our Monitor Heating System, call our plants at Heppner, 541-676-9633; Adington, 541- 454-2621; Boardman, 541-481-4876; Condon, 541- 384-4144; or Wasco, 541-442-5277. 10 Years Ago -- Junior 4-H leaders Craig Adams, Tanya Moore, Cara Greenfield and Jennifer Greenfield are among those honored at Wheeler 4-H recognition dinner. -- The Waldron school in Wheeler Co., built in 1910, is being refurbished by Elizabeth Jackson Carrol and the Jackson family of Mitchell. -- Moro City Council welcomes new member Ray Mabe, who was appointed to fill the vacancy of Arlean Schillings, who resigned. -- Queenie, the ewe Herb Winters bought from Matt Cooney a year ago, delivers four baby lambs at Mayville. -- The Liberty Playhouse in Condon presents the Co- Arts production of three one-act plays written and directed by Barbara Thompson of Condon. -- Port of Arlington commissioners vote to an Oregon State University study team perform a comprehensive port management study to identify opportunities. 50 Years Ago -- Howard Belton, Grand Master of Masons, is in Arlington for the comer stone laying of the new Arlington Masonic Lodge. -- Thirty-five Portland eighth grade students spend a weekend at Condon learning about Gilliam County and its agricultural operations. -- Fire extensively damages the Fossil Telephone Exchange office owned by Clarence Asher, and the adjoining apartment. -- Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Spraker sell the Condon Globe-Times to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jones, who recently sold the John Day Valley Ranger in John Day. -- Mrs. Alcy Madden, mayor of Lonerock, proclaims May 1 as clean up day for the community. 100 Years Ago -- Gov. West writes to James D. Bums regarding the cavalry troop which is being organized in the state and sends petitions for volunteers to sign. -- The wheat is looking so good in the Arlignton section that many farmers who have not smiled for years are actually laughing out loud. -- Chemists insist that alcohol made from corn will eventually take the place of gasoline, but so far the corn juice is confined to the driver.