B2 Outdoors Blue Mountain Eagle M INISTERING MOTORCYCLISTS Wednesday, May 27, 2015 O UTDOORS 5HDG\WR¿VK"2XWORRN LVJRRGLQ-'GLVWULFW JDOVL]HG¿VKLQFOXGLQJ at McNary Ponds and 1,000 at Seventh Street Pond. The Trout Farm Pond was stocked with 1,000 legal-sized ¿VKWKLVPRQWKZLWKPRUHWR be added in early June, in- Blue Mountain Eagle cluding 400 trophy-sized. Magone Lake will be GRANT COUNTY – Get WKRVH ¿VKLQJ SROHV UHDG\ ± VWRFNHG ZLWK ¿VK LQ- ZLWKVXPPHUFRPLQJWKH¿VK cluding 1,000 trophy-sized, also in June. are biting in Grant County. Back by popular demand, In April, the Oregon De- partment of Fish and Wildlife KHUH¶VWKH¿VKVWRFNLQJUHSRUW stocked six ponds with le- for this season from ODFW. Big, little fish get dropped into local ponds The Eagle/Cheryl Hoefler Bikers gather at The Corner Cup in John Day on May 16 during the three-day Romans Motorcycle Rally, a ministry of the John Day Church of the Nazarene. Members met with invited guests for whom they’ve been praying over various illnesses and causes, and listened to a speaker who rode from Chicago where he runs free shoeshine ministry. Afterward, the group rode to the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, where they had lunch and ministered with people. They also traveled to Kimberly, Monument and Long Creek, before returning to the church for dinner. This year’s event – the fourth annual – drew 22 participants, both local and from such locations as Salem, Elgin, Irrigon, and Nampa and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. For more information, about the Romans Motorcycle Rally, visit www.johndaynazarene.com or call the Nazarene Church at 541-575-1895. B REAKING N EWS A LERTS myeaglenews.com/breakingnews Grant County Your Rural Fa mily Health Clinic HEALTH Department 528 E. Main, St. E, John Day Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm Services Provided: Karen Triplett, FNP • Primary Care • Acute Care • Women’s Health Exams • Men and Children Exams • Immunizations • Family Planning • Contraception • Pregnancy Testing & Referrals • HIV Testing & Referrals • Cacoon • WIC • High Risk Infants • Maternity Case Management Appointments available Call and schedule your appointment today! TOLL FREE Grant County Health Department does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activitie s, or in employment. 888-443-9104 or 541-575-0429 GU Continued from Page B1 Eighth-grader Kaylee Wright reached a personal record in the 200 with a time of 28.24 at Pendleton. On the boys side, eighth-grader Tanner Elliott went the distance for personal records, set in Pendleton, in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs at Pendleton with times of 4:53.10 and 10:50.80, respectively. Seventh-grader Drew Lusco gained about 24 feet in discus, reaching a mark of 99-1.00 in Pendleton. Delgado said the team has been supportive of each other. “They’re incredible team- mates and incredible citizens,” she said. Pendleton Invitational Top 5 results: Grant Union Girls middle school team Kaylee Wright, eighth grade 2nd, 200, 27.93 2nd, javelin, 82-07 1st, high jump, 4-08.00 Nikki Jones, eighth grade 4th, shot put, 25-05.75 Kassidy Williams, eighth grade 5th, shot put, 25-03.00 Trinity Hutchison, eighth grade 4th, 400, 1:10.52 2nd, high jump, 4-06.00 1st, long jump, 14-04.50 Riley Browning, seventh grade 1st, 800, 2:48.39 15 SATURDAY MAY 30 TON , 20 , OR DLE PEN K, PAR EY RAL ROY PACKET PICK UP STARTS AT 8 AM COLOR DASH STARTS AT 9 AM PRESENTED BY 2nd, 1,500, 5:40.44 Erika Dickens, seventh grade 3rd, 3,000, 14:48.47 Sierra Cates, seventh grade 4th place, 100 meters, 14.15 2nd, 400, 1:14.15 Emily Springer, seventh grade 3rd, discus, 62-01 Shayannah Carr, eighth grade 1st, discus, 71-11 Paige Pentzer, sixth grade 4th, 400, 1:17.38 2nd, shot put, 31-01.00 1st, discus, 81-06 Ellie Justice, seventh grade 5th, high jump, 4-01.00 3rd, triple jump, 22-03.00 Abby Lusco, sixth grade 5th, shot put, 26-01.25 4th, discus, 59-06 Madison Spencer, sixth grade 4th, triple jump, 18-08.00 Paige Lupien, sixth grade 4th, 200, 33.31 Sydney Brockway, Kaylee Wright, Shaya- nnah Carr, Trinity Hutchison, eighth grade 3rd, 4x100 Riley Browning, Paige Pentzer, Abby Lusco, Sierra Cates, seventh grade 1st, 4x400 relay, 5:13.96 Bailey Moss, Nikki Jones, Kassidy Wil- liams, Danielle Goldblatt, eighth grade 2nd, 4x400 relay, 6:27.43 Boys middle school team Cody Combs, eighth grade 5th, 800, 2:56.50 Tanner Elliott, eighth grade 2nd, 1,500, 4:53.07 1st, 3,000, 10:50.78 Brett Copenhaver, eighth grade 4th, discus, 79-08 Luke Claughton, seventh grade 3rd, 400, 1:06.34 1st, 1500, 5:40.55 Gage Brandon, seventh grade 5th, 400, 1:14.24 2nd, 100m hurdles, 17.62 Airron Glimpse, seventh grade 3rd, 800, 3:05.89 Drew Lusco, seventh grade 4th, shot put, 31-00.00 1st, discus, 99-01 (LWKHQ+DW¿HOGVL[WKJUDGH 5th, 1,500, 6:55.20 4th, 3,000, 16:25.04 Luke Claughton, Beau Stone, Quaid Brandon, Donovan Smith, seventh grade 4th, 4x100 relay, 59.20 Luke Claughton, Jesse Randleas, Conner White, Gage Brandon, seventh grade 1st, 4x400, 5:04.23 Source: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife +HOS\RXU\DUG EHDWWKHKHDW Blue Mountain Eagle No doubt about it, drought can have a devastating effect on the home landscape, drying out valuable plants and sapping the property value of the property. But gardening experts say there’s one positive in times of water shortage: Drought may make landowners rethink their priorities and re-evaluate their existing landscape. The result could be a more sustainable and resilient yard, with plants suited to the climate, according to A.M. VanDerZan- den and J. McNeilan of the Or- egon State University Extension Service. The duo offer these tips to help the homescape survive drought conditions: • Water strategically. Select small key areas to water, and al- Debbie Ausmus 245 South Canyon Blvd. John Day, OR 97845 OPEN WED. & THUR. 9 am - 5 pm 541-575-1113 24 hrs/7 days wk debbie.ausmus@ countryfinancial.com TITLE SPONSOR: PROCEEDS BENEFIT PENDLETON SWIM ASSOCIATION PENDLETON PACKET PICK-UP/REGISTRATION: 8 AM MAY 30 AT ROY RALEY PARK PRICE: $35 TEAM $40 INDIVIDUAL $85 FOR FAMILY* DAY-OF *FOR 3, $15EA ADDITIONAL (UP . TO 6) | ALL PRICES $10 MORE REGISTER AT: CDK5.COM low peripheral areas of lawn or yard go dormant by watering less. • If you water less across the yard, be sure to give mature trees a deep watering every two weeks or so to help them survive stress. • Remove shrubs that are overgrown, unhealthy or in the wrong place. • Consider perennials and native plants, which require less water to maintain than most an- nuals. If there’s a severe drought, consider mulching over your an- nual beds and planting the next year if the conditions are better. • Plants in containers dry out faster than those in the ground, so limit the number of contain- ers you plant in a drought year. If you do use containers, con- sider incorporating hydrophilic polymers – crystals that promote slow release of water – into the potting soil. • Water late at night or early in the morning, when the tem- peratures are low and there’s less waste through evaporation. • Mulch to conserve water. A 3- to 5-inch layer can reduce soil water evaporation by 70 percent, compared to bare soil. • Fertilize lightly, as too much can stimulate new growth that in turn requires more water. If water isn’t ad- equate, the growing plant will suffer drought stress. June 1, 2015, 20 year old Ralph O’Dell of Dayville will be leaving for MCRD San Diego to begin the grueling 13 week training period to become a United States Marine. Between Boot Camp and MP school, he will have 10 days leave and then he will have to attend Marine Combat Training where he will learn very basic infantry skills, because every Marine is a rifleman. After that, he will go to Military Police School and will be assigned to one of the Marine Corps many duty stations that are available to those with the Military Police MOS (Military Occupational Specialty). He graduated with honors from Long Creek High School, was a member of the FFA, Where he Won the State Competition for photography. He volunteered on the Fire Department, and had completed his Fire-Fighter 1 training before graduating. On May 17, he went to Vancouver’s McKenzie stadium where there was a chance to meet his future Drill Instructors. While there, he received very enthusiastic counseling from them in the finer points of Marine Training. Ralph is the son of Marc O’Dell, grandson of Bernice O’Dell and has an uncle who is a retired Marine Officer. He has the support of former Marines Harry Stangel and Dave Traylor, who have been helping to train him in running and shooting techniques. According to Ralph, his decision to go into Law Enforcement had a lot to do with his interactions with the Sheriff, Under Sheriff and the State Patrol, whom he describes as being “professional but very low key.” Sgt. Brandon Rouse of the Pendleton Marine Recruiting Office has said that Ralph is one of the most improved members of the Marine Poole Program he has seen. The program gives potential recruits a chance to get physically and mentally ready for the tough training ahead. Ralph has decided that a career in the Marines will lead to a job in Oregon, something that is common to the Marine MOS structure in that jobs translate readily to a civilian career. To contact Ralph, call 541-220-1570.