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December 29, 2011 Lee Aamodt, Dan Schott honored for service to South Gilliam County Rural Fire District s; o South Gilliam County firefighting service to In addition to hours spent ber Johnny Wayne Johnson ~~~ Rural Fire Protection District Condon and South Gilliam firefighting, Lee also presented Schott with a coat d its annual Christmas/ County residents, volunteered numerous times honoring his years of ards ] arty Dec. 14 at the LeeAamodt was honored at the Volunteer Firefighter service, along with a gift mori~ 1 Hall in Condon. basket eve1 ing was filletl with "It" was a )d fo )d and awalds to pleasure to work :thy il dividuals wh~ have with D an," red o er the years t) help Johnson said in tect t le Greater C, radon making the award. xlmui lty. "Dan never sat on Four firefighters were the fence on any issue. His answer was either yes or no." held its annual Christmas/ Awards party Dec. 14 at the Memorial Hall in Condon. The evening was filled with good food and awards to worthy individuals who have served over the years to help protect the Greater Condon Community. awarded service pins. They were Lee Aamodt, Dave Aamodt, Earl Anderson and Donald Jamieson. Lee Aamodt has been with the fire district for five years, Dave Aamodt for 10 years, Earl Anderson for 12 years John Johnson presents a jacket to retiring SGCRFPD director Dan Schott, honoring him for 32 years of service. (Cody Bettencourt photos) Lee Aamodt is chosen South Gilliam County Rural Fire Protection District's Firefighter of 2011. and Donald Jamieson has spent 20 years providing as South Gilliam County Rural Fire Protection District's Firefighter of 2011. He spent numerous hours last summer helping fight fire caused by both lightning and humans; he responded to mutual aid requests from North Gilliam County Rural Fire; and spent maffy hours on the lightning fires in South Gilliam County in late August. and EMT fund raisers throughout this summer, as well as attending regular training sessions. "We thank Lee for his service to our community," said Gilliam County Fire Services Coordinator Shannon Coppock. Also honored by those in attendance for his service to the South Gilliam County RFPD board of directors was Dan Schott, who began serving on the board in 1979, three years after the district was formed. He retired this year after 32 years of service. SGCRFPD board mem- Logging operations Logging operations and log hauls have started on the Craw timber sale, located on the Blue Mountain Ranger District, approximately three miles northeast of Austin Junction. Trucks will be using Forest Roads 2620477, 2620, Hwy 26 and on to surrounding mills. Operations on the 16 Road Stewardship will start up the week of December 25. The 16 Road Stewardship is located in the Crane Prairie area on the Prairie City Ranger District. Log haul will be on Forest Road 16 and County Road 62 to Prairie City, delivering to area mills. Visitors to this area of the Forest are urged to use caution while driving or recreating. There will be a large volume of log truck traffic and heavy equipment activity. Drivers should drive with their headlights one,: S!OW~ down when approaching curves and be aware of workers in the area. The Times-Journal Page 5 350 Main Street ~ Lexington, OR. (800) 452-7396 In addition to the awards, the South Gilliam County Rural Fire Protection District board of directors was presented a check for $4,560 that firefighters and EMTs earned through various activities this year. These funds will go toward the new emergency services building fund. 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