The J Chronicles

I was born in Ontario, Oregon many moons ago, the ninth of ten children. My parents migrated west from Utah, settling in the Malheur community of Vale. My family consisted of my parents, Lewis and Roselind (who are now deceased), and siblings of Rosemary, Jay, Robert, Daniel, Janet, Richard, Chris, Jerry, myself, and baby brother Kelly. I also had a foster brother, Tuck, who has since passed on.  Least to say, the dinner table was a busy one.

My roots are in the agriculture and ranching business. We all had the responsibility (opportunity is how my parents stated it) to milk dairy cows during our youth. The family operation consisted of about 200 acres of farm ground, 70 dairy cows, and a few hundred beef cattle. That family business eventually grew to 3500 beef cattle and farming 600 acres of corn, grain, and alfalfa. Many fond memories were developed on the home front.
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My family now consists of my beautiful wife, Deborah, my four children and a stepson. My wife Deborah works as a nurse with newborn critical care infants and Life Flight, in addition to being a homemaker.  My oldest daughter, Michelle, is working and living in the Portland, Oregon area. Marc is a firefighter with the BLM and attending college, majoring in Resource Management.  Matt is 
attending Boise State Universitymajoring in Business Administration.  Morganne is a high school junior.  She participates in volleyball, tennis, and is a member of the dance team. She is also anxiously preparing for her driving license. My stepson, Samuel, is in the sixth grade and recently placed second at the state spelling bee competition. A foster boy has also joined the mix.  Jacob has been living with us for six months and will turn the terrible two in October.

I am currently a high school teacher. I teach Economics, Government, Communication, and Photography/Digital Imaging, Computers, and Business courses. I love my students and the learning desire,

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energy, and dialogue they bring to the classroom environment. I am somewhat of a photo hobbyist. I prefer outdoor and sports photography. I enjoy running, skiing, golfing, riding the four wheeler, and barbecuing with friends. My passion is fishing! I love to throw the lines for trout, steelhead, and bass. One great aspect about teaching is having the summer available to throw fishing lines in the numerous streams, rivers, and lakes in the West.  A weekend in the tranquility and serenity of nature is great therapy for finding oneself.  Give me some running shoes, a fishing pole, hiking boots, or the Jeep and I may become secluded for days.

We recently purchased a home on ten acres that overlooks the Vale community. I enjoy feeding the quail that have nested on our property, tinkering in the yard, and watching the sun set over Cottonwood mountain.


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