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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Grant County Library
is open 1-5 p.m. Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday; 10 a.m.-noon
and 1-7 p.m. Tuesday; and
7-9 p.m. Thursday. The
library is located at 507
S. Canyon Blvd., John
Center offers meditation
sittings from 5:30 to 6:10
p.m., Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, 511 Hillcrest,
John Day. Call ahead, 541-
Burns-Hines VA Clinic
– Services for Grant Coun-
ty veterans. Immunizations,
minor surgical procedures,
blood pressure and diabetes
monitoring, group therapy
for combat PTSD, sobriety
and other issues. Lab draws
on Wednesdays. Nursing
staff and therapy Monday
through Friday. 541-573-
Grant County Genea-
logical Society Research
Center – Open 1-4 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays; and
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
Parsonage building behind
Historic Advent Church,
West Main Street in John
Day. 541-932-4718 or 541-
12 p.m. – Seniors Meal
Program at the Strawberry
Grange Hall, Prairie City.
12 p.m. – Women’s
Support, by Heart of Grant
County, for domestic vio-
lence survivors. Free lunch.
6 p.m. – Long Creek
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, City Hall.
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Fam-
ily History Center open,
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, John Day.
Also open by appointment.
7 p.m. – Prairie City
School Site Council, school
7:30 p.m. – Let Go
Group of Alcoholics Anon-
ymous, St. Elizabeth Cath-
olic Parish Hall, John Day.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Fam-
ily History Center open,
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, John Day.
Also open by appointment.
Noon – Seniors Meal
Program and bingo, John
Day Senior Center, 142 N.E.
Dayton St. 541-575-1825.
5:30 p.m. – Grant
County Library Advisory
Board, library, 507 S. Can-
yon Blvd., John Day.
5:30-7:15 p.m. – Youth
Connection, Living Word
Christian Center, Mt. Ver-
non. Kid-friendly dinner
and Bible activities. Van
rides available. 541-932-
6 p.m. – “The Girl-
friends” Women’s 12-step
Recovery, John Day Church
of the Nazarene. 541-620-
7 p.m. – Whiskey
Gulch Gang, Sels Brew-
ery, Canyon City. 541-575-
7 p.m. – Bingo, Monu-
ment Senior Center. Potluck
dinner at halftime.
Fun Jam, musicians and
listeners welcome for blue-
grass, gospel and traditional
country western music, Call
for time and location, 541-
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Grant
County Piecemakers Quilt
Guild, United Methodist
Church, John Day. Business
meeting at noon. 541-792-
Noon – Seniors Meal
Program, John Day Senior
Center, 142 N.E. Dayton St.
5 p.m. – Monument Soil
and Water Conservation
District, Monument Senior
Center. 541-934-2244, 541-
5:30 p.m. – Monument
Booster Club, Monument
School library. 541-934-
6 p.m. – Mt. Vernon Vol-
unteer Fire Department,
7 p.m. – John Day
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, fire station. 541-620-
7 p.m. – Dayville Volun-
teer Fire Department, fire
7 p.m. – Prairie City
High School Booster Club,
school library. 541-820-
7:30 p.m. – New Leaf
Garden Club. Meeting
O utlook
place varies. 541-575-4333.
7:30 p.m. – Outlaw
Group of Alcoholics Anon-
ymous, Presbyterian Church
in Mt. Vernon. 541-932-
9 a.m. – Grant County
Food Bank, board of direc-
tors, 530 E. Main St., John
Day. 541-575-0299.
10-11 a.m. – Story Hour
and craft project, Grant
County Library, for pre-
schoolers 0-6 years old. 541-
12 p.m. – Seniors Meal
Program at the Monument
Senior Center.
4 p.m. – Dayville School
Site Council, at the school.
5:15 p.m. – Monument
School Site Council, school
science building.
6 p.m. – Compassionate
Women, support for women
who have lost a loved one.
Outpost Restaurant. 541-
6:30 p.m. – John Day
Swim Team Board, Outpost
Restaurant. Open to the pub-
6:30 p.m. – New Begin-
nings Recovery Group,
Living Word Christian Cen-
Well, we made our two
trips to Bend. When we
first started doing this
40-odd years ago, it was
such a long trip. I don’t
Rose Coombs
know how it happened,
but it doesn’t seem to
take nearly as long now
to go those 165 miles. It’s still strange that the people who work in
medical establishments don’t realize how far it is and how long it
takes to get there. One scheduler even asked if I wanted the
appointment to be in The Dalles. Oh, sure. That would be a great help
– if I was on my way to Portland. Good grief!
PTL for the rain. The grape vine is putting forth tendrils and
leaning toward the trellis. Hallelujah!
May 20 was giveaway day at the Senior Center. I saw potatoes,
onions, apples, pasta and even a few zucchini seedlings. Just in time
for Memorial Day company. Thanks to all who shared; every little bit
helps the food budget.
Speaking of Memorial Day, our table centerpieces were flags and
stars in red, white and blue. Hope your holiday was meaningful.
There were 79 names on the registration book, and from those in the
hall, the following were chosen by random drawing as gift certificate
winners: Chuck’s Little Diner, Yogi Harris, Prairie Hardware & Gifts,
Prairie City
Nadine Smith, and Java Jungle, Gary Jacobson. Thanks to our
wonderful businesses who donate the prizes. Buzz Harris led the flag
salute, and the Rev. Mike Harvey asked the blessing. Sandi Rennels,
Gary Jacobson and Dusty Harris were our servers. Pam was at the
desk and then in the kitchen, as usual. Bruce, Joe, Jim and Buzz were
the early morning set-up crew.
We had grape juice, green salad, pickled beets, chicken taco soup
with cheese and/or sour cream, corn bread and/or taco chips, and a
strawberry shortcake for dessert – a cupcake topped with real
whipped cream and a strawberry half. Oh, I do love that whipped
cream. Thanks, ladies. Among our diners were Jerry and Evelyn
Sheets, and Gary Jacobson’s son, Logan. Carl Sheppard’s son, Darryl,
came with him, too. The Blue Mountain Care Center ladies, Lorna
and Jonie, brought Dorothy Blasing, Lois Hill, Eula Thompson and
Dollina Humphreys. Ron Dowse held his AARP drivers course before
and after dinner.
Toured the new Hobby Lobby in Bend last week between
appointments. I guess my definition of “hobby” is different from
theirs. Did purchase a roll of needlepoint canvas. They are hard to
find nowadays.
In honor of graduation speeches: “I rise only to say I do not intend
to say anything. I thank you for your kind words and your hearty
welcome.” This was President U.S. Grant’s standard speech during
his 1868 presidential campaign.
Proverbs 17:28 “Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and
discerning if he holds his tongue.”
May 18, we had
macaroni and cheese
with grilled bratwurst,
mixed vegetables and
fresh dinner rolls. For
Alma Joslin
dessert, Lisa whipped
up a raspberry Jell-O
poke cake with whipped
topping. Kris Labhart and Ron Dowse greeted us at the desk.
The Rev. Al Altnow and Rick Rhinehart delivered 18 meals plus
eight frozen ones to shut-ins. Our servers were from First Christian
Church. Veanne Weddle led the flag salute, and Pastor Al read a
couple written prayers honoring our veterans. He then asked the
Veanne said it was National Cheese Soufflé Day – which accounts
for the macaroni and cheese. It was also National No Dirty Dishes
Day so we didn’t have to do our own dishes. Hopefully it also means
our plates are clean – my bad.
Lorna Askew and Joanie Jones brought Lois Hill, Robert Riddell,
Donna Cox and Darryl Pierce from Blue Mountain Care Center. We
had a great turnout for a Monday.
Nancy Elliott won the Len’s Drug gift certificate, and Pastor Al
won the free meal.
On May 21, I was out of town visiting my daughter and son, so my
report might be kind of short. Ron Dowse very graciously took notes
for me so here goes.
Malheur Lumber Company furnished the entrée, which was honey
mustard ribs, twice-baked potatoes, corn on the cob and garlic toast.
For dessert, Lisa made strawberry lush frozen dessert with fresh
strawberries. They said it was all yummy.
Bonnie Kocis and Susan Fowle greeted people at the desk. Linda
and Dennis Dickensen delivered 24 meals.
Our servers were members of the United Methodist Church. Jean
Willey led the flag salute, and the Rev. Marcie Collins asked the
blessing. We owe a big “thank you” to Linda Stoltz for keeping the
glasses and cups stocked at the water cooler. She has also volunteered
to be the host on Thursdays to help seat people. I can add that Linda is
a great help in all areas of the Center and is always on hand to do
whatever is needed. Thanks again, Linda.
Alva Conlee won the Chester’s Thriftway certificate, and Gregg
Starr won the lunch-for-two at Valley View.
On Thursday, May 28, we will have beef brisket, and Monday, June
1, we’ll have salmon chowder, chef salad and bread.
Matthew 7:25 “And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds
blew and beat on that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been
founded upon the rock.”
Eating well is vital for everyone at all
ages. Whatever your age, your daily food
choices can make an important difference in
your health and in how you look and feel.
Eating a well-planned, balanced mix of
foods every day has many health benefits.
For instance, eating well may reduce the
risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes,
bone loss, some kinds of cancer, and
anemia. If you already have one or more of
these chronic diseases, eating well and being physically active may
help you better manage them. Healthy eating may also help you
reduce high blood pressure, lower high cholesterol, and manage
Eating well gives you the nutrients needed to keep your muscles,
bones, organs, and other parts of your body healthy throughout your
life. These nutrients include vitamins, minerals, protein,
carbohydrates, fats, and water.
Eating well helps keep up your energy level, too. By consuming
enough calories – a way to measure the energy you get from food –
you give your body the fuel it needs throughout the day. The number
of calories needed depends on how old you are, whether you’re a man
or woman, your height and weight, and how active you are.
Consuming the right number of calories for your level of physical
activity helps you control your weight, too. Extra weight is a concern
for older adults because it can increase the risk for diseases such as
type 2 diabetes and heart disease and can increase joint problems.
Your food choices also affect your digestion. For instance, not
getting enough fiber or fluids may cause constipation. Eating more
whole-grain foods with fiber, fruits and vegetables or drinking more
water may help with constipation.
To eat healthier, you can begin by taking small steps, making one
change at a time. For instance, you might:
• Take the salt shaker off your table. Decreasing your salt intake
slowly will allow you to adjust.
• Switch to whole-grain bread, seafood, or more vegetables and
fruits when you shop.
These changes may be easier than you think. They’re possible even
if you need help with shopping or cooking, or if you have a limited
If you have a specific medical condition, be sure to check with your
doctor or registered dietitian about foods you should include or avoid.
Whatever your age, you can start making positive lifestyle changes
today. Eating well can help you stay healthy and independent -- and
look and feel good -- in the years to come.
John Day
– National Institutes for Health, Senior Health
ter, Mt. Vernon. 541-932-
7 p.m. – Venturing
Club, Boy Scouts of Amer-
ica, Church of the Nazarene,
John Day. 541-575-2765.
7 p.m. – Oregon Hunt-
ers Association Harney
County Chapter, at Glory
Days Pizza. Gift card draw-
ing for members who attend.
7:15 p.m. – Boy Scout
Troop 898, John Day Elks
Lodge, John Day. 541-575-
Degree of Honor, Mar-
garet E. Lodge 64, Time and
place vary. 541-575-2528.
7 a.m. – Ministerial As-
sociation of Grant County,
Outpost Restaurant, John
9 a.m. – Grant County
Court, courthouse, Canyon
9 a.m. – Shepherd’s
Closet, open, with free
clothing for all ages and cof-
fee, at Prairie City Assembly
of God. 541-820-3682.
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Vet-
John Day Elks Lodge. Top-
ics include PTSD services
and individual needs.
• Cataract
• Glaucoma
• Macular
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
165 NW 1st St., John Day
Andrew Janssen, M.D. • Andrea Janssen, M.D.
Zachary Bailey, MD • David Hall, MD • Nora Healy, FNP
Shawna Clark, FNP • Emily Lieuallen, MD
Available Monday - Friday
180 Ford Road, John Day • 541-575-0404
A Fine Senior Menu
Open Everyday at 5 a.m.
starting at $5.99
starting at $6.99
2 0 1 W. M a i n S t . , J o h n D a y | 5 4 1 - 5 7 5 - 0 2 5 0
Quality Healthcare
...close to home.
170 Ford Road
John Day
112 E. 5th
Prairie City
Located in the Blue Mountain Hospital
Keith J. Thomas, MD, FACS
Board Certified General Surgeon
Office Hours by Appointment • 541-575-1311
241 S. Canyon Blvd. John Day • 541-575-0529
Troy Hanson - Funeral Director
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