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Crews finally remove wrecked mobile home half from local man’s property

Johnny Pitts, seen here late last year, said his frustration regarding half of a mobile home left on his property after a wind storm pushed it off a truck in September is growing. He has spent weeks trying to get someone to take responsibility for the wreckage. The hulk was finally removed from his property last month. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, didn’t like what he saw on the front page of the Malheur Enterprise in early December.

There was a photo of homeowner Johnny Pitts, standing before a tattered, broken mobile home. Around Pitts was a 30-yard wide debris field of pieces of pink insulation and other parts.

The mobile home was being hauled to Idaho when a wind gust knocked it over and onto Pitts’ property, east . . .