Wamic Farmer Donates Refurbished 1949 John Deere B Tractor to Benefit Deschutes Rim Clinic.

Published on October 26, 2017 4:19PM

Photo left to right:  Shawn Wilkinson, Auctioneer;  Tom McDowell;  Sharon DeHeart, Deschutes Rim Clinic District Manager

Photo left to right: Shawn Wilkinson, Auctioneer; Tom McDowell; Sharon DeHeart, Deschutes Rim Clinic District Manager

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Tom McDowell, Wamic OR farmer, has refurbished a 1949 John Deere Model B Tractor to be sold in Auction Sales Co.’s upcoming auction with the proceeds being donated to Deschutes Rim Clinic 501C Foundation in memory of his wife, Deanna.  She was very instrumental in getting the Canyon Rim Manor assisted living facility built and operating in in Maupin OR before her death.  Currently Deschutes Rim Clinic, located in Maupin OR, is the only Medical facility serving the rural South Wasco County. 

The current building is no longer sufficient for all the needs of south county residents it serves.  The goal is to build a clinic strong enough and large enough to operate for the next 20-30 years with more providers, more services and space for specialties.  They plan an urgent care, with x-ray, and a new dental suite with updated imaging equipment as well. 

Tom said as a kid growing up these where the tractors everyone used & he always said after his family was raised & he retired he wanted to buy and refurbish one.  He now has quite a collection on his farm in Wamic. Restoring this one was a labor of love not only for his wife’s memory, but for his childhood memories.  The tractor will be sold at Auction on November 12th in Auction Sales Co.’s  Fall Auction.  The Tractor can be viewed at 1400 US Hwy The Dalles or on line at AuctionSaleCo.com. 



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