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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
O UT OF THE PAST
A look back on news from
Grant County over the past 100
years, pulled from past issues
Dec. 2, 1915 – Grant
– 100 yrs. ago
who is now in business – show
a little of the Christmas spirit of
good will by giving him an even
chance with the mail order mil-
Nov. 29, 1940 – Blue
Twenty-one more days until Mountain Eagle
Christmas, and the time of year – 75 yrs. ago
when “Do Your Christmas Shop-
ping Early” meets the eye at ev-
ery turn. Undoubtedly it is a good
idea for both merchant and pur-
chaser, but the main thing is to do
it in Prairie, whether it is early or
late. Prairie merchants have the
goods, and they will supply your
needs without putting on an extra
price for Christmas.
Now is the time to begin
looking around and laying plans
for your Christmas purchases.
Local merchants are getting their
holiday goods in and placing
them on display, and they won’t
kick if you send away for things
that you can not get here, in fact,
they will send for you, and do as
well or better than you could. But
the things that will be needed and
can not be had here are few and
far between, because the holiday
lines in Prairie this year are as
good as can be found in many a
Play fair with your neighbor
Rumor to Contrary: Regard-
less of the gossip, Christmas
will come on December 25th.
That is the latest news from the
front. Of course you can hang
up your stocking on the 25th of
every month in the year. There
is no law for it or against it but
it would be what the cockeyed
world would call an idle gesture.
Nov. 29, 1990 – Blue
– 25 yrs. ago
annual parade brings seasonal
Nineteen entrants paraded
down Main St. John Day Sat-
urday during the second annual
Christmas Magic Parade spon-
sored by the Merchants Associa-
tion. Serving as this year’s Grand
Marshal was Jim Damon, Grand
Exalted Ruler of America’s Elks
Lodges and his wife, Jean.
Taking ¿rst place in non-com-
mercial entries was New Life
Christian Church. The John Day
Post Of¿ce took the honors in the
commercial competition. First
Interstate Bank Took the best of
theme competition and $100.
In other non-commercial en-
tries, second place and $40 went
to the Grant County Fair Court
and third place and $10 went to
the Bit by Bit & Little Bits rid-
ers sponsored by the 4-H Riding
In commercial entries, second
and $40 went to Grant Coun-
ty Federal Credit Union while
third place and $10 went to Len’s
Lucky Magic winners of $25
each among entrants included
the C.E. Strawberry Mountain
Llamas of Prairie City and Kelly
Collins, the parade’s Àag bearer.
Serving as masters of ceremo-
nies were Don Boyer and Ellen
Nov. 30, 2005 – Blue
– 10 yrs. ago
Lots of winners as holidays
PRAIRIE CITY – Prizes for
the ornament hunt, stocking con-
test and drawings Nov. 19 during
the Christmas on the Prairie cel-
ebration were donated by busi-
nesses around town.
Winner of the 12 days of
Christmas ornament hunt was
Jaymie Schnicker of John Day.
She won a basket of gifts, ap-
proximately $400 value.
The Christmas stocking con-
test was split into two divisions.
Gwen Hiatt of Prairie City won
the senior division prize of $50.
Junior division was a tie be-
tween Samantha and Cheyenne
Molt of Prairie City, $25.
Prairie Drug and Hardware
drawing winner was Bobbie
Baker of Mt. Vernon, $150 in
Country Curl drawing win-
ner was Donita Adams of Prai-
rie City, $50 in merchandise.
Bar W-B held a fashion show
at the Shoshoni Winds. During
the break, Pierre Jones recited
his cowboy poetry.
The hospice building was a
busy place. Prairie City school
PTA held a Santa’s workshop.
They sold small gifts and
munchies. Children were al-
lowed to frost their own Christ-
mas cookie and free face paint-
ing was available. Of course,
Santa was there too, with the
help of his elf dude, Daniel Rod-
Eagle file photo
Christmas Treasure Hunt ad in the Blue
Mountain Eagle, from Dec. 2, 1965 – 50 yrs ago.
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Only one entry per person permitted — but all members of the family may enter provided they use the original
entry blank. Must be 10 years old to enter. Entries must be brought to the Blue Mountain Eagle in John Day no
later than 5 P.M. FRIDAY. Or you can mail your entry to: Football Editor, 195 N. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR
97845 but make sure it is postmarked no later than Friday and received by the Blue Mountain Eagle by noon
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