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News of Record for May 12, 2014

Deaths

Francis Cunningham: 99, of Baker City, died May 11, 2014, at Settler’s Park. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.

POLICe LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE (Baker County  Circuit Court warrant): Buddy Dean Otnes, 30, 9:13 am. Friday, at his home; jailed.

ASSAULT IV: Ricky Lee Bissonnett, 54, of 2210 A St., 7:35 p.m. Friday at his home; jailed and later released on bail.

VIOLATING RESTRAINING ORDER: Timothy Slaney, 25, of 1660 Church St., 9:26 a.m. Saturday, at his home; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE: Tyson James Burningham, 30, of 2039 Cherry St., 11:18 a.m. Friday, at his home; jailed.


News of Record for May 9, 2014

BIRTHS

Shenk: Alexandra and William of Baker City, 1:36 p.m. on April 29, 2014, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City; a boy, Odin Michael Shenk, 8 pounds, 4 ounces; grandparents are Michael and Sherri Shenk and Timothy and Laura Gray.

 

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON, MENACING and FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM: Michael Sean Clark, 49, of 1280 Valley Ave., 8:42 p.m. Thursday, in the 1200 block of Court Avenue; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Linn County warrant): Michael Dashawn Ferebee, 34, of 3219 Court Ave., 9:12 a.m. Thursday, at his home; jailed.

THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE (State of Washington Superior Court warrant): Melissa Noemi Roman, 29, of Sunnyside, Wash., 3:02 p.m. Thursday, at the Baker County Jail where she is being held on other charges.


News of Record for May 7, 2014

FUNERALS PENDING

Ruth M. Erwin: Celebration of her life, Sunday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Baker City Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St. Memorial donations may be made to Community Connection or Senior Meals in care of Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Steve Humphries: Graveside celebration of his life, Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Arrangements under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE: Jeff Jameil Sult, 42, 1544 Washington Ave., 2:53 p.m. Tuesday at 12th and D streets; jailed.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM: Gillian Lauren Anderson, 24, 1685 Plum St., 2:53 p.m. Tuesday at 12th and D street; jailed.

UNLAWFUL DELIVERY AND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE (Baker Circuit Court warrant): Ryan Scott Kellogg, 31, unknown address, 2:01 a.m. today at Broadway and Grove streets; jailed.


News of Record for May 5, 2014


FUNERALS PENDING

Doris Jean Hammond: Graveside service, Tuesday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception immediately following, at the Eagle Valley Grange Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or the Eagle Valley Grange through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be sent to www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.

Steve Humphries: Graveside celebration of his life, Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemtery in Baker City. Arrangements under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 

Ruth M. Erwin: Celebration of her life, Sunday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Baker City Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St. Memorial donations may be made to Community Connection or Senior Meals in care of Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

JEFFERSON COUNTY WARRANT: Earl Duane Major, 43, 1975 Birch St., 7:39 a.m. Friday at 18 Oregon St; jailed.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Timothy Kelly Slaney, 25, 2260 Mitchell St., 7:51 p.m. Saturday; jailed.

FOURTH-DEGREE ASSAULT (Domestic): Lonnie Mae Persicke, 36, 1635 Cherry St., 11:33 p.m.; jailed.


News of Record for May 2, 2014


DEATHS

Carol Moseley: 78, a longtime Halfway resident, died May 1, 2014, at an assisted living facility in Baker City. Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Lynea J. Adams: 86, a longtime Baker City resident, died May 1, 2014, in Hermiston. Sign the condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.

FUNERALS PENDING

Twila Louise Combs: Graveside service, 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, Prairie City Cemetery. Pastor Levi Manitsas will officiate. There will be a gathering of family and friends afterward at the Strawberry Grange in Prairie City.

C. Ray Jones: Celebration of his life, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hermiston Rotary Club’s Scholarship Fund or Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

CONTEMPT OF COURT, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE (Baker County Circuit Court warrant): Kenny Lee Hellman, 45, 1723 Valley Ave., 2:58 a.m. today at Seventh and Auburn; jailed.


News of Record for April 30, 2014

DEATHS

Steve Humphries: 75, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 28, 2014, at Meadowbrook Place. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BIRTHS

Hillman: Jessica and Corey of Baker City, 4:02 p.m., April 26, 2014, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City; a girl, Temperance Jade Hillman, 7 pounds, 10 ounces; grandparents are Rhonda Hillman, Ralph Hillman and Winona Brown.

Creason: Allison and Ryan of Corvallis, 2:59 p.m., April 25, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis; a boy, Dexter Stephen Creason, 8 pounds, 1 ounce; grandparents are Steve and Diana Smith of Baker City and Kenneth and Sondra Creason of Yamhill.

FUNERALS PENDING

Twila Louise Combs: Graveside service, 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, Prairie City Cemetery. Pastor Levi Manitsas will officiate. There will be a gathering of family and friends afterward at the Strawberry Grange in Prairie City.

C. Ray Jones: Celebration of his life, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hermiston Rotary Club’s Scholarship Fund or Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Parole and Probation detainer): Michael Lou Cole, 57, of 3450 Kirkway Drive, 10:08 p.m. Tuesday, at the sheriff’s office; jailed.

Oregon State Police

Arrests, citations

BURGLARY II, THEFT I and CRIMINAL MISCHIEF II (Baker County Circuit Court warrants): Daniel Boyd Banks, 29, of Dayton, Nev., 3:32 p.m. Monday, on Interstate 84, about 10 miles north of Baker City; jailed.

POSSESSION OF LESS THAN AN OUNCE OF MARIJUANA: Jose Anjel Rosas, 29, of Selah, Wash., 12:15 p.m. Sunday, on Interstate 84 at Baker City; cited and released.

DRIVING WHILE OPERATOR’S LICENSE SUSPENDED: Juan Manuel Silva, 19, of Ontario; cited and released because of medical condition; vehicle towed; police also cited Silva on a charge of speeding for allegedly traveling 83 mph in a 65-mph speed zone.

POSSESSION OF LESS THAN AN OUNCE OF MARIJUANA: Olton Leon Gaines, 69, of Kennewick, Wash., 10:47 p.m. Friday, on Interstate 84 at Baker City; cited and released.


News of Record for April 28, 2014


DEATHS

Donald Dale Dobson Sr.: 80, of Huntington, died April 27, 2014, at Huntington. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Gay Ann Smith: 59, of Baker City, died April 26, 2014, at her home. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Hammond: 73, a longtime Baker County resident, died April 26, 2014, at Boswell, Okla., with her family at her side. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FUNERALS PENDING

Betty Mae Holden Allen: Funeral, 2 p.m. ,Thursday, May 1, at Gray’s West & Co. Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Ralph Lawrence of the Methodist Church will officiate. Visitations will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Memorial contributions may be made to Baker City United Methodist Church or Heart ‘n’ Home Hospice through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Twila Louise Combs: Graveside service, 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, Prairie City Cemetery. Pastor Levi Manitsas will officiate. There will be a gathering of family and friends afterward at the Strawberry Grange in Prairie City.

C. Ray Jones: Celebration of his life, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hermiston Rotary Club’s Scholarship Fund or Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Baker County warrant): Michael John Anderson, 40, of 2635 Auburn Ave., No. 1, 4:18 p.m. Sunday, in the 2200 block of Carter Street; cited and released.

VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT: David Lee Felton, 35, of 475 Third St., 12:41 a.m. Friday, at the sheriff’s office; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

ASSAULT IV: Ros Puth, 45, of Tacoma, Wash., 5:37 p.m. Friday, at the Spring Recreation Site near Huntington; jailed.

NEGOTIATING A BAD CHECK: Racheal Elaine Watkins, 18, of 640 David Eccles Road,11:48 a.m. Friday, at the sheriff’s office; cited and released.

VIOLATION OF CONDITIONAL RELEASE (Clark County, Wash., Fugitive Warrant): Debra Irene Boslund Crawford, 50, 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, at the sheriff’s office; jailed.


News of Record for April 25, 2014

DEATHS

Betty Mae Holden Allen: 88, of Baker City, died April 25, 2014, at Meadowbrook Place. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements. 

FUNERALS PENDING

James Lowell “Jim” Sells and Susan Marie Spence-Sells: Joint memorial service and a celebration of their lives, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at the Haines United Methodist Church. The families invite all to share in the luncheon to be served afterward and to enjoy the social time to reconnect with family and friends.

Benny Smelcer: Graveside memorial service, 1 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception afterward at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pine Haven Cemetery Beautification Fund through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Twila Louise Combs: Graveside service, 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, Prairie City Cemetery. Pastor Levi Manitsas will officiate. There will be a gathering of family and friends afterward at the Strawberry Grange in Prairie City.

C. Ray Jones: Celebration of his life, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hermiston Rotary Club’s Scholarship Fund or Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT (Circuit Court warrant): David Lee Felton, 35, of 475 Third St., 12:41 a.m. today at the sheriff’s office; jailed.

POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE (Circuit Court warrant): Penny Louise Easley, 54, of Baker City, 2:21 p.m. Thursday, at the Baker City Police Department; jailed.

PAROLE VIOLATION (Circuit Court warrant): Brandan Andrew Ogan, 25, of 1620 Estes St., 8:28 a.m. Thursday, at the sheriff’s office; jailed.


News of Record for April 23, 2014


FUNERALS PENDING

Don Haight: Memorial service and a celebration of his life, 2 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Halfway Lions Club or the Pine Valley Fair Association through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR  97834.

James Lowell “Jim” Sells and Susan Marie Spence-Sells: Joint memorial service and a celebration of their lives, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at the Haines United Methodist Church. The families invite all to share in the luncheon to be served afterward and to enjoy the social time to reconnect with family and friends.

Benny Smelcer: Graveside memorial service, 1 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception afterward at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pine Haven Cemetery Beautification Fund through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

C. Ray Jones: Celebration of his life, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hermiston Rotary Club’s Scholarship Fund or Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City.

BIRTHS

Reynolds: Ashlyn Gazley and  Samuel Reynolds of Baker City, 9:11 a.m., April 13, 2014, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande; a boy, Damian Reynolds, 8 pounds,10 ounces; grandparents are Leonard and Sasha Gazley, Timothy Reynolds and Angela Endicott.

Shelton/Hamilton: Kristina of Baker City; 3:45 p.m., April 9, 2014, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City; a boy, Lucas Matthew Hamilton, 6 pounds, 14 ounces; grandparents are Machelle Bernardy and Rick Leggett of Baker City.

POLICE LOG

Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Parole and Probation detainer): James Scott Keister, 41, of 3265 River Park Drive, 11:17 p.m. Monday, in the 200 block of Bridge Street; jailed.

ASSAULT IV: Ian Coleman, 29, of Grants Pass, 11:27 p.m. Sunday, in the 2400 block of Oak Street; cited and released; Police Chief Wyn Lohner said Coleman struck Deborah Riley, 42, of Baker City, in the mouth after Coleman and his wife became involved in an altercation with Riley and her husband at the Rising Sun Palace and Sunset Lounge; Lohner said the investigation is continuing.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS: Amber Lee Morgan, 23, of 2433 First St., No. 2, 1:53 a.m. Sunday, at Second and Baker streets; jailed and later released on bail.

PROBATION VIOLATION (Parole and Probation detainer): Christopher Scott Larkins, 45, of 2595 Walnut St., 7:19 p.m. Saturday, at Cedar and F streets; jailed.

MINOR IN POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL: Bryce Allen Waldron, 20, of 1551 13th St., 2:28 a.m. Sunday, at A and Campbell streets; cited and released.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS: Christopher Allen Prince, 24, 2:28 a.m., Saturday, at A and Campbell streets; jailed and later released.

HARASSMENT: Kirk William Roberts, 50, of 2731 Fifth St., 11:53 p.m. Friday, at his home; jailed and later released on bail.

THEFT II (Baker County Circuit Court warrant): Michael Andrew Suitter, 25, of 3440 Eagle Crest Way, 2:46 p.m. Friday, in the 200 block of Campbell Street; cited and released.

PROBATION VIOLATION (Parole and Probation detainer): Linda Diane Peterson, 46, transient,12:57 p.m. Friday, in the 3200 block of G Street; jailed and later released.

WILLFUL DETENTION OF LIBRARY PROPERTY (Baker County Justice Court, three counts): Joshua David Givens, 19, of 610 David Eccles Road, 8:51 a.m. Friday, at Main Street and Washington Avenue; cited and released.

Oregon State Police

Arrests, citations

POSSESSION OF LESS THAN AN OUNCE OF MARIJUANA: Joseph Hermon Chaney, 44, of Baker City, 1:57 p.m. Sunday, at the Haines Pond; cited and released.


News of Record for April 21, 2014


Deaths

Arlene C. Sherman: 69, of Baker City, died April 18, 2014, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Ricky Flores: 42, of Caldwell, Idaho, died March 21, 2014, as the result of a jet board accident below Hells Canyon Dam on the  Snake River. His body was recovered on Wednesday, April 16. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Funerals Pending

 James Lowell “Jim” Sells and Susan Marie Spence-Sells: Joint memorial service and a celebration of their lives, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at the Haines United Methodist Church. The families invite all to share in the luncheon to be served afterward and to enjoy the social time to reconnect with family and friends.

C. Ray Jones: Celebration of his life, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave.

BIRTHS

Reynolds: Ashlyn Gazley and  Samuel Reynolds of Baker City, 9:11 a.m., April 13, 2014, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande; a boy, Damian Reynolds, 8 pounds,10 ounces; grandparents are Leonard and Sasha Gazley, Timothy Reynolds and Angela Endicott.


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