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Making sure everyone has their own voice

Teaching Sign Language


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Lisa Britton/For the Baker City Herald Elke Sharma is fluent in sign language.

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

Scarlet fever stole most of Elke Sharma’s hearing as a child.

“They misdiagnosed it four times,” she says.

Today, as an adult, she is totally deaf in her left ear and has 30 percent “speech discrimination” in her right. A hearing aid helps boost that number to 80 percent.

Elke (her name is pronounced “Elk-uh”) earned her degree at Gallaudet University, a liberal arts university for the deaf in Washington, D.C.

Then she became a Methodist pastor. She now leads worship at Baker United Methodist Church in Baker City.


Dampest December day in 24 years


By Jayson Jacoby

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Santa would have needed pontoons on his sleigh had he flown in a few days early in Baker County.

Sunday was the wettest December day here in almost a quarter century.

The rainfall total at the Baker City Airport — and it was spared the storm’s full onslaught — was .58 of an inch.

That’s the most in a single December day at the airport since Dec. 2, 1980, when a deluge dropped .64 of an inch.

Sunday was also the fourth-wettest December day at the airport since at least 1943.

The weekend wasn’t a total washout, however.

It was more of a whiteout, in fact, high in the Elkhorn Mountains.

See more in Monday's issue of the Baker City Herald. 


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