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MCGG Propane Delivery Drivers job opening: Morrow County Grain Growers are now hiring CDL drivers for fuel delivery routes in Heppner and surrounding areas. Training provided to qualified individuals; excellent benefit package and competitive wages. Applications may be obtained on our website at www.mcgg.net under the career button or call – 541-989-8221 ext. 213.

Willow Creek Water Park – Concession Workers job opening: This will be for the remainder of the swim season. Applicants must be 15 years of age and be able to secure a Food Handlers Permit. This is a part time season position; the salary is $10/hour and must be able to start immediately. Call Skip at 541-256-0383. The Willow Creek Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Heppner Day Care Center – Head Teacher Position job opening: Applicant will be working under the center’s director and with other co-workers to teach, care for and offer early learning experiences to children. Responsibilities include supervision, instruction, care for infants, toddlers and school aged children, preparing meals and light cleaning. Applicant must obtain first aid and CPR, food handlers card and be enrolled in the criminal background registry. Ongoing training required. Pick up an application from the Heppner Day Care Center at 330 N. Gale Street.

Bank of Eastern Oregon – Loan Processor job opening: To apply for this position, go to “www.beobank.com, click on Career Opportunities. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug, credit and background screening. BEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Closing date is 7/30/17.

Heppner Gazette Times – News Editor job opening: This is a part time job (Mondays and Tuesdays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants must have good writing and spelling skills and be able to use a computer; must be able to interact well with the public. The job starts on August 7, 2017. Please apply in person with a resume at Heppner Gazette-Times – 188 Willow Street.

Heppner Day Care, Inc. – Janitorial Services job opening: General janitorial requirements and other duties as assigned by the Director. Hours will be Monday-Friday; $15 an hour. Cleaning time is approximately 1-1/2 hours each evening after 6 p.m. Pick up an application from Heppner Day Care, 330 N. Gale Street. Applications are due back to the center by July 28th.

Communications Deputy 911 Dispatcher – Morrow County Sheriff’s Office – job opening: Morrow County is looking for a highly motivated and ambitious person to join our center. If you think you want a career where you can make a difference every day and think you can meet the below attributes, request an application and get started! You may request an application by calling dispatch at 541-676-5317 or by going to our website at http://www.co.morrow.or.us/sheriff. Click on the patrol opening button, scroll down to the bottom and open the application. Although this is under the patrol deputy opening, it is the same application that dispatch uses. Please return applications to Morrow County Sheriff’s Office at 325 W Willow View Dr, Heppner. (Must be 21 years of age at time of hire; be able to pass an extensive background check; be able to pass a physical exam, drug test and DMV check; must possess High School Diploma or GED). Job Posting is open until filled.

Starting July 17 – Willow Creek Valley Economic Development Group has grant funding available for their newly created “Housing Rehabilitation Program” for eligible homes in South Morrow County communities: If you are interested in finding out more about the program, or receiving a program description and an application form, contact the Chamber Office – 541-676-5536.

June 2 – every Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. through September – Heppner Farmer’s Market – Heppner Main City Park: Come on out and check out what our vendors have for sale. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Jo Ann Shannon at 541-676-8957. The vendor fee is $20.

Thursday, July 27th – Pre-show for Ruckus in the Boonies – starts at 7 p.m. Bucknum’s Tavern; Friday, July 28th and Saturday 29th – Morrow County Fairgrounds: Check out the Facebook page for more information and come out and enjoy a weekend of entertainment!

Saturday, July 29th – Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for Mark Schlichting of Markel Manufacturing – Heppner Elks Lodge: There will be a Spaghetti feed to help Mark with his medical expenses as he recovers from surgery. The doors will open at 4:00 p.m. with Dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m. – Adults – $10; Children under 10 – $5. There will be donated items that night for Penny Boards/Raffles so come early and get your tickets. Some of the items are a Chef Camp Pellet Stove, CZ Over and Under Shot Gun, Ruger AR-15 Rifle. There is a bank account set up at Bank of Eastern Oregon in Mark’s name for donations.

Saturday, July 29th – 33rd Annual Irrigon Watermelon Festival – Irrigon Marina Park: This event starts with breakfast; downtown parade at 10 a.m.; craft and food vendors; Entertainment all day long. This event is funded by Morrow County Unified Recreation District.

Saturday, July 29th – at Dusk – Ione Movies in the Park – “Lilo &Stitch”: Movies will be at the Ione City Park in front of the amphitheater and will start around dusk. Bring a chair, blanket or even an air mattress. This is a FREE event thanks to a generous grant from ICABO. Movie licenses obtained from Swank Motion Pictures.

Sunday, July 30th – 5-7 p.m. – Ione Legion Hall – fundraiser for Karl and Larissa Morgan: Ione Community Church is sponsoring this fundraiser dinner of pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, baked beans and a salad will be $10 for adults; kids’ plates with a half sandwich will be $7. Volunteers are needed to set up, cook and serve – contact Yvone Morter, Jill Nelson or Lisa Rietmann to volunteer. Monetary donations to help with food would be appreciated. Monetary donations for the Morgans can be made through Ione Community Church. Everyone is asked to bring a baby shower gift for Natassia (preferably gift cards due to shipping costs).

Monday, July 31st – Friday, August 4th – 6:30-8 p.m. – Vacation Bible School – Heppner Christian Church: The theme for this year will be “Arctic Express” from the Answers in Genesis curriculum. The evening will include snacks, science experiments, games and lesson. Parents and family members are invited to join the children Friday evening for a program and barbecue.

Wednesday, August 2nd – $15 Bag Sale at the Neighborhood Center: Stop by and check out all of the resale items; Customers will be able to fill a brown grocery bag with clothing and shoes for $15 with all store merchandise being 50% off for that day only. Proceeds from the bag sale help to purchase groceries for the food pantry. Plastic and paper bag donations are always appreciated!

Friday, August 4th – 6:00 p.m. – Couples Golf Scramble Benefit Tournament for Mark Schlichting – Willow Creek Country Club: Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. with a $10 entrée fee. This event is open to the public and non members are welcome. Couples that are already registered, this is included in their registration fee. All funds raised during this event will go toward Mark’s medical bills.

Saturday, August 5th – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Car Wash Fundraiser for Mark Schlichting – Les Schwab Tire Center back parking lot: Make sure you stop and get your cars washed and support the fundraiser for Mark.

Saturday, August 5th – at Dusk – Ione Movies in the Park – “Pocahontas”: Movies will be at the Ione City Park in front of the amphitheater and will start around dusk. This is a FREE event thanks to a generous grant from ICABO. Movie licenses obtained from Swank Motion Pictures.

Saturday, August 12th – at Dusk – Ione Movies in the Park – “Moana”: Movies will be at the Ione City Park in front of the amphitheater and will start around dusk. This is a FREE event thanks to a generous grant from ICABO. Movie licenses obtained from Swank Motion Pictures.

Sunday, August 13th – Music in the Heppner City Park – 5-7 p.m.: Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy some great entertainment, sponsored by the Morrow County Unified Recreation District and facilitated by the Shared Ministry of Hope Lutheran and All Saints Episcopal Churches. Food will be available for purchase to raise money for the Shared Ministry’s continuing efforts to provide clean water to needy communities around the world. This event will be moved to the HES Gym if it should rain. So come on out and enjoy a concert by “Elwood”.

Wednesday, August 16th – Sunday, August 20th – Morrow County’s Fair and Rodeo – Morrow County Fairgrounds – “Our Roots Run Deep in Morrow County: There will be live entertainment and catered dinners on Wednesday and Thursday during the Fair and Entertainment following the Rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights. Entertainment on Wednesday night, starting at 7 p.m. is the “Corey Peterson Band” and Paradise Rose will be catering a meal for $15/plate for adults to children 13 years of age and older; $7.50/plate for children 12 and under. The meal will consist of Tri-tip or Chicken; Dutch Oven Potatoes, Baked Beans, Green Salad and Dessert. There will be beer available for purchase.

Thursday, August 17th – 6:00- 10:00 p.m. – Murray’s Annual Beer and Wine Tasting – Morrow County Fairgrounds: The theme, for this year is “Pre-Eclipse Party”! There will be some partying in the dark! The Heppner Chamber of Commerce will be serving up a great Lasagna Dinner meal consisting of Meat Lasagna, Green Salad, Roll, Dessert and Water from 6-8 p.m. The meal cost is $10 for adults to children 12 years of age; $5 for children 11 years of age or younger. This meal is being prepared by Alvin Liu and is a Chamber fundraiser, so plan on eating and staying for the evening! Entertainment will be “Joe Lindsay and Friends” and “Nate Botsford”.

Saturday, August 19th – 10 a.m. – Morrow County Fair and Rodeo Parade: Entry forms are available on the chamber website “heppnerchamber.com”; contact the chamber at 541-676-5536 or heppnerchamber@centurytel.net; so plan on coming out and participating or being a spectator at this year’s parade!

Monday, August 21st – Solar Eclipse: Be watching for more information!

HOLD THE DATES for HEPPNER’S MUSIC IN THE PARK – 2nd Sunday of the month from 5-7p.m.- Heppner City Park:
September 10 – “Eric Jepsen and John Wambeke”

HOLD THE DATES FOR IONE’S MUSIC IN THE PARK – 6 P.M. – Ione City Park: Concessions will be available through Tacos Hometown, starting at 5 p.m. Preorder by texting 541-561-7397.
August 27th – Joe Lindsay, Corey Cooley and families
September 22nd – “Countryfied” (high energy and a country-rock base)

Thursday, October 26th – 13th Annual Soup Bowl Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Domestic Violence Services, Inc.: This event will be held at Sisters Café – 308 N. Main Street, Pendleton. Call 541-276-3322 or visit our website to register.