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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis, Ore.
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Monroe Health Center, 1 to 5
p.m., 610 Dragon Drive, Monroe.
Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid
accepted. Information: 541-8475143.
Rapid HIV testing, 2 to 4:30
p.m., First Christian Church, 170
E. Grant St., Lebanon. Appointments: 541-740-0405.
Free medical clinic, 6 p.m.,
Community Outreach, 856 N.W.
Reiman Ave. Provides care to lowincome people without health insurance. Provides primary medical care and referrals to those
needing further medical attention or services offered by other
ees weren’t adequately trained about ladder safety.
A call for comment wasn’t immediately
BEND — A man was killed and his wife returned by PacifiCorp after business hours
and two children were seriously injured in a Monday.
crash with two other cars Sunday afternoon
on Highway 20 just east of the Santiam Grand jury: Salem police officer
Summit in Jefferson County.
was justified in shooting
Oregon State Police say their car was hit
SALEM — A Marion County, Oregon,
by a car that went out of control on the wet
grand jury says a Salem police officer was jusroadway.
tified in fatally shooting a 46-year-old man
around and hit by an SUV.
who had refused orders to drop a 12-inch knife
The 33-year-old father died at the
and lunged at the officer with the weapon.
Emergency food boxes, by apscene. His 32-year-old wife and children,
Deputy District Attorney Amy Queen
pointment, North Corvallis Minages 1 and 4, were taken to St. Charles Medsays the grand jury listened to nine witistry Center, 5050 N.E. Elliott Cirical Center in Bend. One child was flown to
nesses, including the wife of Michael Concle.Appointments: 541-220-1040.
Oregon Health & Science University Hospiley, the man who died April 30. The grand
Stone Soup lunch, 11:30 a.m. to
tal in Portland.
12:30 p.m., gymnasium, St. Mary’s
jury ruled Monday in the case of Officer
Troopers say three other people injured
Catholic School, 501 N.W. 25th St.
David Baker.
in the crash were taken to the Bend hospital
Free meal for those in need.
Police had responded to a 911 call from
and two more were treated at the scene.
Venture Crew 2170, 7 to 8:30
Senior Health Insurance BeneHeidi Conley, who said her husband was
fits Assistance (SHIBA), 12:30 to p.m., Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400
armed with a knife and not letting her leave
3:30 p.m., Corvallis Senior Center, N.W. Ninth St. Open house for this University of Oregon alerts
an apartment. She was not hurt. The dis2601 N.W.Tyler Ave. Free, confiden- outdoor adventure club for youth students to two crimes
trict attorney’s office says Michael Conley
tial, impartial Medicare counseling
had a history of suicidal behavior.
and education.Appointments reWEDNESDAY
Baker said he fired twice at Conley after
quired; call 541-812-0849.
The Mid-Valley Bicycle Club
the man refused multiple requests to drop
offers rides open to the adult
In one, a student said she was drugged at the knife, advanced on the officer and
public on Saturdays and Wednesa
10 party. Although the incident oc- lunged at him.
days. Information:
The Oregon state medical examiner
curred a week earlier, police just learned of
“Cannabis Horticulture Q &
it Saturday night. In the other, a woman found that Conley died of a gunshot wound
Corvallis Morning Rotary, 7
A,” 6 p.m., CAN! Research office, a.m., Osborn Aquatic Center,
who was not a student was sexually as- to the head and that the manner of death
551 S.W. Fourth St. Cost: $10.
1940 N.W. Highland Drive. Inforsaulted late Friday or early Saturday and was suicide.
mation: 541-740-5877.
found disoriented near campus.
Downtown Corvallis AssociaAcademy for Lifelong LearnThe Register-Guard reports no suspects Oregon crabbing investigation:
ing, 9:30 a.m., First Congregation- tion, 8 a.m., Cloud 9, 126 S.W.
have been identified in either incident
Vessel owner, captain cited
First St. Membership meeting
with featured speakers. Information: 541-754-6624.
Kiwanis Club of Corvallis,
noon, Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400
N.W. Ninth St. Cost: $10 for lunch.
Philomath Lions Club, noon,
annex, Benton County Historical
Museum, 1045 Main St., PhiloEvents
math. Information: 541-9295006.
Mid-Valley Lions Club, 6 p.m.,
Benton County Car Seat Fitting
Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 N.W.
Station, 8 to 11:30 a.m.,Corvallis
Ninth St. Information: 541-602Fire Station 1,400 N.W.Harrison
Blvd.Free child car seat inspecCorvallis Chapter of Dining
tions.Information: 541-766-6961.
for Women, 6 p.m., Universalist
Infant story time, 10 a.m.,
Unitarian Fellowship of Corvallis,
Corvallis-Benton County Public
2945 N.W. Circle Blvd.
Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave.
Corvallis Bridge Club, 7 p.m.,
“Rise and Shine StoryTime,” 10
a.m.,Philomath Community Library, Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 N.W.
Ninth St. Sign up at 6:30 p.m.,
1050 Applegate St.Ages 2 to 5.
Ride of Silence, 6:30 p.m., Os- game at 7. Regular and novice duplicate bridge. Information/partborn Aquatic Center, 1940 N.W.
ners: 541-754-6596.
Highland Drive. The slow, silent
ride will roll out at 7 sharp,
Plan ahead
through downtown, the campus,
and areas north of campus, reCorvallis Spring Roll, June 1,
turning to Osborn. Open to all rid- Cloverland Park, 2898 N.W.
ers; bring helmets and lights. The Arthur Ave. Bicycle and tricycle
ride commemorates bicyclists
ride and cycle fair for children.
who have been injured or killed in The fair is free and open to the
crashes with motor vehicles. Inpublic, but the ride requires regformation: [email protected]
istration. Registration: $10 per
“Why Vitamins and Other
child, maximum of $25 per famiSupplements Are Important to ly, until May 30; registration is
Support a Healthy Diet,” 7 p.m., $15 per child with a maximum of
the Den, Timberhill Athletic Club, $30 per family thereafter; go to
2855 N.W. 29th St. Pat Sardell,
owner of Country Vitamins, will
discuss research on supplements
that offset physical effects of unWEDNESDAY
healthful dietary choices, environmental influences and
Linn-Benton Community Collifestyle choices.
lege Board of Education, 6 p.m.
or when Budget Committee
meeting concludes, boardroom,
Calapooia Center, LBCC, 6500
Pacific Blvd S.W., Albany,
Corvallis Housing and Community Development CommisSupport groups
sion, noon, Madison Avenue MeetWEDNESDAY
ing Room, 500 S.W. Madison Ave.
Sex Addicts Anonymous,
Corvallis Public Art Selection
Commission, 4 p.m., conference noon, room 11, First Christian
room, Parks and Recreation De- Church, 602 S.W. Madison Ave.
Information: 541-757-2204.
partment, 1310 S.W. Avery Park
Comfort Crafting Circle, 1
Corvallis Watershed Manage- p.m., meeting room, Benton Hosment Advisory Commission An- pice Service, 2350 N.W. Profesnual Forest Tour, 5 p.m.; reserva- sional Drive. Knitters, crocheters
and crafters make items for hostions, 541-766-6916.
pice patients and families. InforCorvallis Arts and Culture
Commission, 5:30 p.m., confer- mation: 541-757-9616.
The Third Option, 6:45 p.m.,
ence room, Parks and Recreation
meeting room, Osborn Aquatic
Department, 1310 S.W. Avery
Center, 1940 N.W. Highland Drive.
Park Drive.
Benton County Public Health Ongoing marriage education and
Planning Advisory Committee, support group. Children can
swim while their parents work on
6 p.m., North Polk Avenue enimproving their marriage. Registrance, Benton County Health
tration: 541-760-9637 or
Department, 530 N.W. 27th St.
Adair Village Planning Commission, 7 p.m., city hall, 6030
N.E. William R. Carr Ave.
Philomath Budget Committee and Urban Renewal Agency
Budget Committee, 7 p.m.,
council chambers, city hall, 980
Applegate St.
al United Church of Christ, 4515
S.W.West Hills Road. Steve Brooks
presents “The Internet Moneysphere: Financial Transaction Systems and Security.” Information:
541-737-9405, [email protected] or
Benton Health Center, 1 to 7
p.m., 530 N.W. 27th St. Family
medicine for infants, children and
adults. Insurance, Medicare,
Medicaid accepted. Information:
Lincoln Health Center, 1 to 7
p.m., 121 S.E. Viewmont Ave. Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid accepted. Information: 541-7663546.
Man killed, family injured
in Santiam Summit crash
Injured ironworker who fell
from ladder files lawsuit
PORTLAND — An ironworker injured
when he fell from a ladder at a southern
Oregon dam has sued PacifiCorp and several contractors, seeking more than $25
The Oregonian reports that the lawsuit
says Joshua J. Lang suffered a broken back
and other injuries on May 18, 2012, when he
was working at the Soda Springs Dam. His
lawyer says he fell an estimated 25 feet and
now uses a wheelchair, although he can
“hobble” for short distances.
The suit filed last week in Multnomah
County Circuit Court says the dam was operated by PacifiCorp.
The suit alleges the ladder lacked nonslip rungs and was placed at too steep an
angle. The suit also contends that employ-
PORTLAND — Oregon State Police say
two men have been cited in an investigation
of illegal crabbing off Cape Falcon along the
north coast of Oregon.
In a statement Monday, the police said
the investigation began in December and
led investigators to recover more than 150
crab pots this month, many with rotting
crabs or crab parts.
The police identified the owner of the
fishing vessel Valkyrie as 34-year-old Aron
Steinbach of Bay City and said he was accused of several violations, including not
having tags for buoys and pots, setting crab
pots for more than 14 days without taking
them in, and wasting the crab.
Police say a man who had once been
captain of the Valkyrie, 30-year-old
Thomas White of Nehalem, was cited for
not having a commercial fishing license.
— The Associated Press
Fix is years
away for
Eugene stretch
EUGENE (AP) — Oregon
state traffic planners are
working on long-term plans
to speed traffic along the 50year-old Randy Pape Beltline
in north Eugene, but it’s a job
that might be a quarter of a
billion dollars and at least a
decade away.
The highway wasn’t designed to handle the 90,000
vehicles in a typical day that
now drive over spans crossing the Willamette River between River Road and the
Delta Highway, the Eugene
Register-Guard reports.
The stretch has closely
spaced interchanges and
short ramps that were suitable when the freeway ran
through mostly rural territory, but urban development
now surrounds it, making for
stop-and-go traffic and a
place on the state’s list of
roads most prone to collisions.
It averages 60 crashes a
year, most of them rear-enders resulting from sudden
stops or merging. Five have
been fatal.
“It’s kind of become more
of a bumper-car alley than
anything,” said Deb Elder,
who tries to avoid the highway between 3 and 7 p.m.
The state Department of
Transportation has some
short-term steps in mind,
such as extending some onramps.
It will present a draft plan
for the long-term improvement of the segment at an
open house today. Among its
features: options for a new
river bridge, roads parallel to
the Beltline for merging and
exiting traffic, and more interchange adjustments.
Donna N. Hockema
June 16, 1930 — May 14, 2014
Donna Hockema of
Philomath peacefully
passed Wednesday at her
home. She was 83.
She was born to Fred and
Millie Naught on the family
farm in
She attended
school in Pine
City. After
from high
school she reHockema
ceived her
license from the Spokane
School of Beauty.
She married Eugene
Hockema in 1954. They
started their married life in
the Alsea area, moving to
Corvallis and then settling
in Philomath.
Donna worked for many
years in the insurance field,
retiring from State Farm.
Donna enjoyed fishing
and camping with her husband, and spending time
with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her
husband, Eugene Hockema;
her sons, Don Hockema and
Fred Hockema (Sally Hockema); daughter Sandy
(Hockema) Hilborn (Steve
Hilborn); grandchildren,
Amanda Hilborn, Jennifer
Grimm (Chris Grimm),
Joseph Hockema (Jasmine
Hockema) and Nathan
Hilborn; great-grandchildren, Laighla, Lilly, Conner
and Tucker; her sister, Patty
Harvey; and brothers, Gerald and Gary Naught.
A graveside service will
take place at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 21, at
Alsea Cemetery in Alsea.
Richard Miller
Nov. 17, 1953 — May 11, 2014
Richard Miller, 60, of
Philomath, born Nov. 17,
1953, magical dad, headover-heels husband and
veritable demigod of motorcycles, passed away on
Sunday, May 11.
He will forever be remembered for his hilarity,
quick wit, kind heart and
dynamism. His family will
miss his strength, constant
companionship and unending loyalty. Rich was a true
ally and fierce protector of
all those he loved — and his
love was enormous. In his
spirit, we will strive to start
each day with optimism and
great expectations for a
beautiful future — as he did.
Rich will be cherished in
both memory and spirit by
his family and all those close
to him. Please leave your
thoughts and memories at
Roxana D. Bodine
of Shedd died Sunday, May
18, 2014, at her home.
Fisher Funeral Home is
handling arrangements.
Priscilla A. Kroessin
Priscilla A. Kroessin, 89,
of Albany died Saturday,
May 17, 2014, at Samaritan
Albany General Hospital.
Arrangements are pending. Please share your
thoughts and memories for
the family at www.demoss
Roxana D. Bodine, 93, of
Corvallis died Sunday, May
18, 2014, at Samaritan EverEileen I. Stevens
green Hospice House.
Please share your
Eileen I. Stevens, 98, of
thoughts and memories for Corvallis died Sunday, May
the family at www.demoss
18, 2014.
McHenry Funeral Home
is handling arrangements.
Daniel P. Coates
Daniel P. Coates, 66, of
Corvallis, died Saturday,
May 17, 2014, at Samaritan
Evergreen Hospice House.
Arrangements are pending. Please share your
thoughts and memories for
the family at www.demoss
Joy Leanne Hawkins
Joy Leanne Hawkins, 63,
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