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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Legislators return for interim meetings
Oregon lawmakers will
return to Salem to hold inter-
im meetings this week and
although a controversial hear-
ing on Planned Parenthood
has been canceled, people in-
volved still expect several po-
litical hot topics to come up for
discussion. Here are a few of
the potential highlights.
• Child welfare and foster
care: Lawmakers will hear
from former employees of the
foster care agency Give Us
Day, after a recent story in Wil-
lamette Week about problems
at the company’s facilities.
State child welfare and abuse
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Department of Human Ser-
vices, which continued to send
children to the agency, will
also testify at the hearing at
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday.
Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
SATURDAY, OCT. 3
‘Color Me Free’ Fun Run
• 8 a.m., Industrial Park, John Day
This is the second year for Heart of Grant County’s “Color
Me Free” Fun Run, which kicks off “Domestic Violence Awareness”
month. More color stations and more goodies are planned. Registra-
tion is at 8 a.m. and the run start time is at 10 a.m. The family-friend-
ly community event promotes wellness and healthy lifestyles. The
cost is $20 a person or $40 for a three-person family group. Early
registration is encouraged. Forms are available at Triangle Oil, The
Corner Cup, and Java Jungle in John Day and Prairie City, or call
Heart of Grant County at 541-575-4335.
Harvest Bazaar in Unity
• 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Unity Community Hall
Get an early start on that holiday shopping with Unity’s second
annual Harvest Bazaar. Vendors will be selling such items as crafts,
jewelry, art and metal work, collectibles, quilts, home decor, quilts
and more. Food will be available, served by the Burnt River School
FFA. A drawing for a “guys-style” prize will be at 2 p.m. Winner
must be present.
Quilt giveaway dinner
• 4 p.m., Mt. Vernon Community Center
This is an invitation-only dinner for those affected by the Canyon
about recent events. The event is sponsored by the Grant County
Piecemakers Quilt Guild, who will hand out quilts made by guild
dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Call 541-792-0670 or 541-620-4574.
Church harvest sale
• 5:30 p.m., Dayville Community Church
All are welcome to Dayville Community Church’s annual har-
vest sale. A meal of chili, cornbread and split pea soup will be served
at 5:30 p.m., followed by an auction at 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 3-4
‘Rally for the Cure’ golf scramble
• 9 a.m., John Day Golf Course
A continental breakfast and registration are at 9 a.m., and tee-off
at 10 a.m. A hamburger dinner and auction will be at 4 p.m. The
cost is $40 a person, which includes dinner, plus a goodie bag and
magazine subscription. Dinner only is $8. All proceeds stay in Grant
County and go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer
Research. Sunday’s schedule is a men’s and women’s four-person
scramble. Sign-ups are at 9 a.m., and tee-off at 10 a.m. The cost is
$10 a person. A bring-your-own-meat barbecue is at 4 pm., for $3 a
person. Call the golf clubhouse, 541-575-0170, or Kimberly Ward at
SUNDAY, OCT. 4
‘Cowboy Carnival’ and barbecue
• 3-5 p.m., Prairie Baptist Church
The free event is for children ages preschool through grade
6. Activities include face painting, horseback rides, cupcake
walk, hay rides, games and scavenger hunt. A barbecue will be
at 4:30 p.m.; parents are welcome. A church van will provide
rides to and from Cornerstone Fellowship in John Day. Call
541-820-3696 for more information.
SUNDAY-TUESDAY, OCT. 4-6
Revival at Grace Chapel
• 11 a.m, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday;
Grace Chapel, Prairie City
All are welcome to be refreshed, revitalized and revived, as guest
speaker the Rev. Max Edwards presents an “old country church re-
vival,” which will include favorite traditional hymns. The church is
at 154 Williams St. Call 541-820-4437 for more information.
the Senate Interim Committee
On Human Services and Early
• Medicaid reimbursement
rates: Oregon’s reimbursement
rates for the coordinated are
organizations that serve the
state’s low-income Medicaid
population will drop slightly
on average this year, and one
of the organizations has al-
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the state over the rate changes.
There’s a lot of money in-
volved, and lawmakers want
the Oregon Health Authority
to explain the rate changes.
• Energy tax credits: News
reports this summer found the
Oregon Department of Energy
was allowing energy tax cred-
its to be sold at deep discounts,
despite lawmakers’ attempts to
regulate prices through legis-
lation. Lawmakers have two
hearings on the tax credits
City Hall, 541-987-2188 for more information.
SATURDAY, OCT. 10
Prairie Pumpkin Run 5K
• 8 a.m., Prairie City School
The event, sponsored by the Prairie City School PTA, starts and
ends at the elementary parking lot. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the
run starts at 9 a.m. The advance fee is $15 for adults, $10 for students
and $40 for families of four or more, or $20, $12 and $45 the day of
sign up get a T-shirt and tote bag with goodies. Half the proceeds will
go toward the Canyon Creek Complex Fire Fund, and half toward
a mobile cart of laptops for the elementary classes. Call the school,
Tiller’s Folly in concert
• 7 p.m., Prairie City Community Center
Tiller’s Folly returns to Prairie City, bringing its mix of Ameri-
cana, folk and Celtic music. The trio includes Bruce Coughlan, Lau-
rence Knight and Nolan Murray, formerly of Prairie City. Tickets
are $20 a person, available at Roan Outwest Coffee, Norm DeJong
DDS, Bar WB and Prairie Trading Post in Prairie City, Station 62
in Canyon City, and Naturally Yours in John Day. Doors open at 6
p.m. Call l541-620-1492. To learn more about the group, visit www.
scheduled next week.
According to one person
preparing for the hearings,
Gov. Kate Brown left the is-
sue in the Legislature’s court
earlier this month — Brown
said in a statement the ener-
gy agency would work with
the Legislature to clarify
handling of the tax credits
— and “attention is moving
way for how did we get here
to OK, we need to clarify
where we’re going.”
• Untested rape kits: Ore-
gon received nearly $4 mil-
lion earlier this month from
the U.S. Bureau of Justice and
Manhattan District Attorney
Cyrus Vance Jr. to help clear
a backlog of 4,700 untested
rape kits in the state. Now,
lawmakers are also interested
in potentially drafting legisla-
tion to address the problem in
Ready to run from zombies?
Blue Mountain Eagle
JOHN DAY – Feeling
The Zombie Circus Fun
Run is coming up at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24, at Seventh
Street Complex in John Day.
Participants will run from
zombies, navigate obstacles
in the untimed fun run. The
event is for youth 8 years and
older; those ages 8-12 must be
accompanied by an adult at all
times. No strollers are allowed
on the course.
Preregistration is recom-
mended for runners, and re-
quired for zombies. The ad-
vance cost is $10 a person and
$35 for a family, or $15 and
$45 the day of the event.
There will be a party after
the run. Admission is included
with the registration fees. For
others not participating in the
Zombie Circus Fun Run, party
admission is $5 a person or $2
Eagle file photo
This year’s Zombie
Circus Fun Run will
be Oct. 24 at Seventh
and two cans of food.
Register online at jdccpark-
sandrec.weebly.com, or pick
up a form at Families First
Parent Resource Center, 401 S.
Canyon Blvd., John Day, or at
Station 62 in Canyon City.
Call 541-575-1799, ext. 29,
for more information.
Your Rural Fa mily Health Clinic
528 E. Main, St. E,
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
A TTENTION G RANT C OUNTY
V ETERANS :
Karen Triplett, FNP
Did you know there may be VA benefits available for
you as a result of your spouses’ military service?
See your Grant County Veteran Services
Officer today for more information,
located at Grant County Court House.
Call 541-575-1631 for an appointment
Open: Mon, Wed, & Fri 10am-4pm by appointment.
By Hillary Borrud
• Primary Care
• Acute Care
• Women’s Health
• Men and
• Family Planning
• Pregnancy Testing &
• HIV Testing &
• High Risk Infants
• Maternity Case
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.
Call and schedule your
Meet our latest
to your health.
THURSDAY, OCT. 8
Red Cross training orientation
• 4 p.m., Grant School District No. 3, Canyon City
Anyone interested in volunteering with the American Red Cross
is welcome to learn more at an orientation and Disaster Action Team
training. Several volunteer opportunities are available. The District
RSVP. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-306-1238.
FRIDAY, OCT. 9
Dayville Fall Festival
• 6:30 p.m., Dayville Community Hall
Bring a favorite main or side dish, salad or dessert for a
chance at a “people’s choice” award. Other activities include
a cake walk and reverse raffle. The winners of the scarecrow
contest will also be announced. All proceeds benefit the
Dayville Community Hall Renovation Fund. Call Dayville
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Heather Hansen, MD
St. Charles Rheumatology
St. Charles Medical Group is pleased to welcome
Heather Hansen, MD, to our team of providers.
Board certiﬁed in both rheumatology and internal medicine,
Dr. Hansen attended medical school at Wake Forest University
and the University of New Mexico. She completed her residency
at the University of New Mexico and her rheumatology
fellowship at the University of Arizona. In addition to general
rheumatology, Dr Hansen’s interests include rheumatoid
arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome and lupus. Dr. Hansen and her
active family love to ski, cycle, play soccer and paddle board
with their dog, Summit. She is also ﬂuent in Spanish.
The St. Charles Rheumatology clinic offers comprehensive
services for patients with a variety of rheumatology-related
diagnoses. To schedule an appointment, call 541-706-7735.
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hesitates to advertise, saying that advertising doesn’t pay. Finally, when his
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Then it’s too late.
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Don’t get left behind, call today! Kim Kell 541-575-0710
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