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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
G RANT C OUNTY SENIORS
list them all, so I consolidated
them under “public servant.”
The Blue Mountain Care
Center ladies, Lorna and Patty,
Rose Coombs
brought Dorothy Blasing, Lois
Hill, Dollina Humphreys, Ralph
Wilson and Darrell Pierce.
Our dinner started with or-
PRAIRIE CITY – Well, here
comes summer. Hope you’re ange juice, then mashed po-
tatoes and gravy, carrots, ap-
ready for it.
Son No. 1 and family came plesauce, pork loin, rolls and
over for the Memorial Day – drum roll, please – strawberry
weekend. Gave their young- shortcake with REAL whipped
est the renovated doll buggy – cream.
The clean-up crew of Joe,
turned out OK. She was happy
to have her own “stroller” like Jim, Jerry, Del and Bonnie did a
superb job, too. They had to ask
big sister has.
Son No. 2 completed his list three former PHS classmates
of “honey-do” projects, so we to move so they could clean,
too. Richard Boyer, Bill Camp-
are set for summer.
It was a special May birth- bell and Chester Willis had a
day recognition day this week. high old-time remembering the
Billy Drinkwater turned 98 on “good ol’ days” – gas at 25 cents
May 28. Ron and Carolyn and a gallon, fallout from the mill
a whole host of other friends burner.
Time marches on, so get
and relatives joined him to cele-
brate the occasion. Those tables ready for ’62 Days, the Canyon
had special “Happy Birthday” City Cemetery Re-enactment
napkins. It was a joy to see him on Saturday, June 13, Fourth of
come rolling in at top speed with July festivities all over the coun-
ty, the County Fair, and good
his walker.
The other birthday people grief – it’s back to school. My,
were Yogi Harris and Carl Shep- that summer went fast, didn’t
pard. Carl won the $10 in trade it? Enjoy yourself. It’s later than
you think!
donated by Huffman’s Market.
John 9:4 “I must work ...
The Prairie Hardware and
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volunteer Jim Howard. Char- ing when no man can work.”
lotte Barkdoll won the Java Jun-
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There were still some onions
John Day
and pasta to give away. Also
Seniors
some tamarack seedlings. You
Alma Joslin
just never know what might be
available.
There were 80 names on the
JOHN DAY – On May 28,
registration book. Our servers
were Lana Abarr, JoAnn Phip- we had beef brisket, creamed
pen, Dusty Harris and Fran baby reds with peas and car-
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and cheddar biscuits. For des-
and Joe asked the blessing.
We noted the passing of for- sert, Lisa whipped up some
mer public servant Paul Wood- chocolate pudding cake. An-
worth. He did so many jobs in other real good lunch. The
this town I didn’t want to try to crowd was a little smaller, but
Prairie City
Seniors
I think people are busy getting
their gardens in. The entrée
was furnished by Patel Inc. –
America’s Best Value Inn.
Greeting us at the desk
were Marianne Morris and
Ron Dowse. Jim Maple and
David Turner delivered 28
meals. They represented St.
Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Other members joined them in
serving us also. Walt Hall led
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asked the blessing.
Senior programs manager
Veanne Weddle announced
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ing the Blue Mountain Hospi-
tal EMTs, will donate an auto-
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the Senior Center.
The EMTs will be at the
center at 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
June 18, to present it to us,
and give a demonstration on
how it is to be used. Try to be
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cial for as many as possible to
understand the treatment.
Larry Christensen had
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He joined his wife, Linda, and
her father, Chuck Corwin.
Also Rhonda Bernard was
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returning from wintering in
Arizona. She brought a friend
with her also, Carolyn Olson,
who is summering in Prairie
City in her RV.
Rhonda won the Chester’s
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Linda won the lunch for two at
Valley View.
Lunch on Thursday, June
3, will be Salisbury steak with
mushroom/onion gravy, and
next Monday, June 8, it will
be chicken fajitas and refried
beans. Hope to see you at one
or both of these meals.
Ephesians 2:10 “We are
His workmanship, creat-
ed in Christ Jesus for good
works.”
E AGLE ON THE R OAD
Contributed photo
Prairie City School teacher Sue Thompson and her fourth- and fifth-
grade students show off the Eagle on April 30 while on a class excursion
to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland. At OMSI,
the students learned about using stars for navigation, and built their
own sextants. The trip also included a stop on the way over at the fish
hatchery and sturgeon ponds in Bonneville, and Multnomah Falls on
the return route.
Board narrows search
for new PCS super
Four applicants
interview for job
this week
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
PRAIRIE CITY – The
Prairie City School District
board is preparing to inter-
view four applicants to re-
place Superintendent/Prin-
cipal Ryan Gerry.
Gerry will become prin-
cipal of Grant Union Ju-
nior-Senior High School on
July 1.
The May 20 Prairie City
school board meeting in-
cluded a community input
session, and board members
reviewed applications from
15 candidates. They nar-
rowed the pool to four on
May 26.
The applicants are: Julie
Gurczynski, K-12 principal
at North Powder Charter
School; Jennifer Johnson,
superintendent/principal at
Jordan Valley School Dis-
trict; Brad Dunten, Athlet-
ic Director/PE and health
teacher at Baker High
School; and Angela Camp-
bell, principal at Cambridge
Middle-High School in
Cambridge, Idaho.
Community, staff and
board groups will conduct
interviews, which are not
open to the public, June 3-4.
Gerry said the board
hopes to decide on a hire at
the next board meeting, at
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June
17, in the high school library.
The new superintendent/
principal would start July
1, and Gerry said he hopes
they can visit the school be-
forehand for a smooth tran-
sition.
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