Norma Forsea: 91, of Richland, died Jan. 2, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family. A graveside service will take place on Friday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception afterward at the Eagle Valley Grange at the corner of Moody Road and Main Street in Richland. Memorial donations may be made to the Eagle Valley Ambulance Defibrillator Fund through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneral

Rev. Joseph Fletcher: 72, of Baker City, died peacefully at his home on Dec. 29, 2018, with his family at his side. Arrangements are pending at Summers Funeral Home Boise Chapel.


Harley Spriet: Memorial service, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, 1 p.m. at the Baker County Event Center, 2600 East St. Donations in Harley’s memory may be made to To leave online condolences and special memories, go to www.tamis

Galen Scrivner: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, noon at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception after the interment at the Baker County Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St. Memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Health through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Galen or to leave a condolence for his family, go to

Robert Lane Watson: Memorial service, Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Baker United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. There will be a reception afterward at the church. Private inurnment will take place later at the Prairie City Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Heart ’N Home Hospice or Best Friends of Baker, through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Lane, go to


Baker City Police

PROBATION VIOLATION (Two Baker County Circuit Court warrants): Brandi Marie Kasinger, 29, of 2627 12th St., 5:03 p.m. Thursday, in the 2300 block of Clark Street; jailed.

FAILURE TO APPEAR and THEFT III (Two Umatilla County warrants): Dustine Lynn Dougherty, 49, of 41302 Highway 30, Apartment F, 10:22 p.m. Thursday, at her home; jailed.

Crime report

BURGLARY I: At 2143 Fifth St., between Sunday and Wednesday; Police Chief Dustin Newman said a burglar broke out a window to enter the home of Taran Moothart, 21, of that address. Property with an estimated value of $1,140 was taken.

Baker County Sheriff

CONTEMPT OF COURT -— FAILURE TO APPEAR (Baker County warrant): Misty Denise Zimmerman, 37, of 3220 14th St., 4:37 p.m. Wednesday, at the Sheriff’s Office; jailed.

Baker County Parole and Probation

POST-PRISON SUPERVISION VIOLATION (Baker County detainer): Jace Taylor Powell, 28, of 2285 Cherry St., 12:13 p.m. Thursday, at 3320 K St.; jailed.