Virginia ‘Ginnie’ Anderson: 85, of Halfway, died Jan. 26, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Online condolences can be made at

Carol M. Smith: 83, of Baker City, died Jan. 23, 2019, at her residence at Settler’s Park Assisted Living Community. Arrangements are under the direction of Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. To light a candle in memory of Carol, go to


Gene Oliver Markle: His funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Interment will be at the Haines Cemetery. To light a candle in memory of Gene, go to

Steven Valentine: Celebration of his life, Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Baker City VFW Hall, 2005 Valley Ave. In the spring, a graveside military service will take place, the date and time to be announced later. The family suggests memorial contributions to Best Friends of Baker through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispine


Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE and DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS: Jordan Gunter Stephens, 23, of 3700 Midway Drive, 3:11 a.m. Sunday, in the 3100 block of H Street; jailed.

FAILURE TO APPEAR (Baker County Justice Court warrant) and UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE: Matthew Andrew Pedersen, 55, of 1625 Madison St., 12:37 a.m. Sunday at his home; jailed.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT II Alexander Michael Clark, 28, of 1904 Balm St., 7:49 p.m. Sunday, at Third Street and Dewey Avenue; jailed.

POST-PRISON SUPERVISION VIOLATION: Robert Edward Nichols, 31, of 2579 Ninth St., 10:05 p.m. Sunday, in the 1700 block of East Street; jailed.

ASSAULT IV IN THE PRESENCE OF MINORS: Juan Anthony Martinez, 24, of Fort Pearce, Florida, 10:13 p.m. Friday, in the 100 block of Fourth Street; jailed.