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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
W HAT ’ S H APPENING
Girls line up
for a little
dance, with a
Feb. 7, at the
John Day Elks
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday.
Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
FRIDAY, FEB. 6
‘Clue’ dinner and silent auction
• 6 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
The board game “Clue” goes live – with a Grant County spin
– at a fundraiser in Trowbridge Pavilion. The dinner mystery fea-
tures eight “suspects” – The Rustler, The Horsewoman, Sparky, The
Rancher, The Bar Maid, The Cook, The Waitress and The Direc-
tor. Participants will pick a suspect and team up with others in that
section to try to solve the crime, determining the culprit, weapon
and room. The menu includes homemade lasagna, salad and garlic
bread. There will be silent and dessert auctions, a 50/50 drawing,
and a no-host bar, “The Iron Horse Saloon,” which opens at 5 p.m.
Business sponsorships are available and auction items are sought.
Proceeds will go toward reader signs and a public address system for
the fairgrounds. Admission is $10 a person, $15 a couple or $20 for
a family of four. Call the fair of¿ce, 541-55-100.
SATURDAY, FEB. 7
AARP Driver’s Safety class
• a.m.-4 p.m., John Day Senior Center
The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others. All
ages are welcome. Those who successfully complete the course
may qualify for an insurance discount. Call instructor Ron
Dowse at 541-55-426 or 541-2-05.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
Looking for a sweetheart gift – either for someone else or
yourself? A variety of goodies, such as jewelry, sewn goods,
aprons, wooden crafts, paintings, ceramics and more will be for
sale in .eerins Hall. Call 31-56-11.
Clay pigeon shoot
• 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Kimberly Rock Products pit
The event will include a variety of shoots, jackpots, Annie Oakley,
men’s, women’s and kids’ competitions, and more. The cost is $3 per
shoot, with proceeds going toward medical expenses for Susan Horn.
Monument School students in grades 5- will serve a baked potato bar
and other concessions to help fund their annual field trip. This is the sec-
ond in a series of four shoots to win a Savage 1 HMR bolt action rifle.
Participants must be at three of the shoots to qualify. The best score out of
100 shots wins. The cost for that competition is $25 for 25 shots, with those
proceeds not part of the Susan Horn fundraiser. There will be an auction of
several donated gifts at 3 p.m. The rock pit is located at the -mile marker
on Highway 402 between Kimberly and Monument. Call 541-34-2143.
MONDAY, FEB. 9
Grant County ESD board meeting
• 5:15 p.m., 530 E. Main St., John Day
A special meeting of the Grant County ESD board of directors
will be held in the Child Care Resource and Referral of¿ce in Suite 6.
The purpose of the meeting is to appoint a potential board member to
a component school district board. No executive session is planned.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11
• 6 p.m., John Day Elks Lodge
Sandy Bupp will offer “Sweetheart treats” at the next gather-
ing. There’s no cost, and anyone interested in gluten-free cook-
ing and eating is welcome.
SATURDAY, FEB. 14
Travel and Tourism Committee meeting
• 1 p.m., Grant County Chamber of¿ce, John Day
The Grant County Chamber Travel and Tourism Committee will
meet at the Chamber of¿ce, 301 W. Main St., in John Day. For more
information, call Dave Driscoll, 1-24-1-2122.
Who’s ready to hula?
Daddy-daughter dance has ‘Luau Party’ as theme
Blue Mountain Eagle
JOHN DAY – Hawaiian
shirts and grass skirts – and
don’t forget your hula moves,
“Luau Party” is the theme
for this year’s Daddy-Daugh-
ter Dance, set for 6:30-:30
p.m., Saturday, Feb. , at the
John Day Elks Lodge.
This is the ¿fth year for
the popular event, and the
¿rst time it will be held at the
Activities include disc
jockey music, dancing, limbo
and hula dance contests, af-
ter-dinner snacks with trop-
ical treats such as pineapple
and ham, prizes and a keep-
sake 5x photo. Additional
photos will be available to
purchase from Tanni Wenger
The dance is open to girls
in grades K- and their fa-
thers or father ¿gures. The
cost per family is $20 for
those in the John Day/Can-
yon City Parks and Rec. Dis-
trict, and $25 for all others.
The event is provided by
a grant from Grant Coun-
ty Community Counseling
Solutions, and bene¿ts Park
and Rec. scholarship pro-
For more information,
call Parks and Rec. at 541-
55-0110. 9isit http://jdc-
or check out the John Day/
Canyon City Parks and Rec.
Wall of Love plays heartstrings, helps pets
Kids can make
Blue Mountain Eagle
CANYON CITY – A
Wall of Love is on display
through Feb. 14 at Station
62 to benefit pets and get
local residents in the mood
for 9alentine’s Day.
In the fundraiser, people
can make a donation to New
Hope for Eastern Oregon
Animals and then make or
buy a 9alentine card to post
on the wall.
There also will be a
Queen of Hearts, Knave of
Hearts photo contest, with
entries posted on the wall.
The best photo of peo-
ple or pets dressed as the
queen or knave will win a
On Saturday, Feb. ,
there will be a 9alen-
tine-making workshop from
1 to 3 p.m. Supplies will
be available to make cards
or Queen of Hearts crowns
for kids, and stories about
rescue dogs and cats will be
On Saturday, Feb. 14,
from 1-3 p.m., people can
pick up their 9alentines
from the wall and get a
thank-you treat for sup-
porting New Hope. Contest
winners will be announced.
Forest seeks recreation photos for site
Blue Mountain Eagle
JOHN DAY – The Mal-
heur National Forest is up-
dating its recreation web
page, and local photogra-
phers are invited to share
their photos of scenic spots.
The photos should show-
case the natural beauty and
on the forest. The request
specifically seeks images
of the following sites, but is
not limited to them:
• Idlewild Campground
• Joaquin Miller Camp-
• Rock Springs Camp-
• Emigrant Campground
• Falls Creek Campground
• Delintment Lake Camp-
• Tip Top Campground
• Buck Springs Camp-
• Yellowjacket Camp-
• Craft Cabin Trail
• West Myrtle Creek Trail
• Myrtle Creek Trail
• FL Spring Trail
• Malheur River Trail
• Hog Flat Trail
• Calamity Butte Lookout
• Sugarloaf Lookout
• West Myrtle Lookout
• Snow Mountain Look-
phers whose works are cho-
sen will be credited on the
Digital photos can be sent
with name and contact infor-
mation to: emigrantcreek@
Heppner and Condon, Oregon
As we start on a new year, the Chamber is
also looking forward to how we may better
serve Grant County and its residents.
To review briefly where we are:
• The Chamber has balanced its income
and expenses and is on a solid financial
• A goodly number of volunteers are now
generously donating their time to be in
the Chamber’s office for visitors, giving
them a warm welcome, taking an interest
in them and pointing out attractions they
might want to visit.
We Gladly Accept Visa or MasterCard
721 W. Main St.
John Day, OR
• We have an active and engaged board
As we find ourselves already in 2015, here are
some of the things the board is considering:
• A shop-local program backed by Grant
County Bucks, which the Chamber would
administer. This would be modeled after
a successful program being run by the
• Developing a display environment for
Grant County’s many artists, writers and
other creative people. Local artists can be
a great visitor draw.
• A program for our youth, to better
acquaint them with the role of business
ownership. This may be one of the few
ways to keep them here after graduation.
We will be exploring with the schools
how best to implement something like
this, to compliment their efforts.
Contact the Grant
County Chamber for
• Reaching out to the Forest Service and
other government agencies whose
decisions have such a huge impact on our
county. We may or may not change their
minds, but high-level civil servants need
an understanding of the effects their
decisions have on all of us.
• Resuming public meetings where
members can invite guests, but we need
some help on what would be of value to
our members for the time invested in
such a meeting.
Blue Mountain Hospital
170 Ford Road, John Day • (541) 575-1311
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY
This may be more than we can get done in
2015, but I think all of it would be
worthwhile. Do you have some ideas of your
own? Would you like to help on any of
these? Talk to any board member about it.
It’s your Chamber!
Craige McMillan, Chamber President