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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday.
Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Youth Arts Program concert
• 7 p.m., Methodist Church, John Day
The Grant County Youth Arts Program will present its
spring concert, “April Showers,” at the United Methodist
Church, 126 NW Canton St., John Day. Admission is by
donation. YAP Director Rebecca Bogardus will direct the
youth and adult choirs, and the combined flute choir and
string ensemble. Janine Goodwin will direct the children’s
choir and the string ensemble. The directors will also per-
form as soloists. The program will include songs composed
for the ensembles, Disney songs, Irish fiddle tunes, show
tunes and classical music. YAP is sponsored by the Juniper
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 15-16
16th annual quilt show
• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
Trowbridge Pavilion at the
Grant County Fairgrounds will
come alive with colors and pat-
terns at the 16th annual Grant
County Quilt Show presented
by the Grant County Piecemak-
ers Quilt Guild. Admission is $5
a person, for both days. Featured
quilter this year is Dawn Kitzmill-
er, formerly of Traditions in Baker
City, who will present a workshop
teaching from the “Buggy Barn”
books from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Sunday. The fee for the workshop is $25. Several regional
quilt shops will have goods for sale, and Java Jungle will
offer a menu of food items. There will be a quilt raffle, door
prizes and awards. For more information or to sign up for
the workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Legion Auxiliary meeting
• Noon, Valley View Assisted Living, John Day
The Ellis Tracy Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary will
meet to discuss plans for the upcoming Poppy Days. Valley
View is at 112 N.W. Valley View Dr. All members are encour-
aged to attend.
Seed Savers Exchange
• Noon to 4 p.m., John Day Community Garden
Got seeds? Bring your saved seeds and their story — loca-
tion grown, date harvested, growing tips, etc. — and trade with
other seed savers. The garden is located on the Third Street Ex-
tension across from the Grant County Fairgrounds rodeo arena.
Dinner honoring emergency personnel
• 6 p.m., Long Creek School multipurpose room
All are welcome to a by-donation dinner honoring local
ﬁ re and ambulance volunteers. The menu includes tri-tip with
all the trimmings, mashed potatoes, salad, dinner roll, dessert
and beverage. There will also be live and silent auctions, and
a 50/50 drawing. Tickets for the drawing are $1 each or six for
$5, available at most Long Creek businesses and at the door. All
proceeds beneﬁ t the Long Creek ambulance crew and volunteer
ﬁ re department. For more information, call the city at 541-421-
3601 or email info@CityofLongcreek.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
EOU musicians to perform at GU
• 4 p.m., Grant Union Junior-Senior High School gym, John
Eastern Oregon University’s music department presents
three of its student performance groups in concert: Chamber
Choir, African Drumming and 45th Parallel Ensemble, com-
bining a mixture of world, jazz, rock, popular and folk music
morphed into a unique and upbeat style. The concert is free,
but donations will be accepted at the door to beneﬁ t the Juniper
Arts Council Music Scholarship Fund. For more information,
call Kris Beal at 541-932-4892. Learn more about EOU’s music
program at www.eou.edu/music.
MONDAY, APRIL 18
Bates school building town hall
• 5 p.m., Prairie City School cafeteria
All are welcome to an informational town hall regarding
April 11, 1941
Blue Mountain Eagle
75 years ago
A sneak thief was prowling
around the Glover hotel Mon-
day night. First he entered the
room of Mart Hettinger which
woke Mart and he asked what
was wanted. The thief mum-
bled something about being
in the wrong room. Next he
entered the room occupied
by Burten Hogland – got his
billfold from his pants pocket
– took ten dollars out and put
the billfold back. As he was
leaving, in closing the door
some noise was made which
aroused Burten. He turned
the light on and saw that his
pants had been moved so he
hurriedly dressed and ran out
but as there was no street light
everything was in darkness
and the thief was gone.
April 14, 1966
Blue Mountain Eagle
50 years ago
Fire Razes Pizza Parlor
Investigation is still being
Eagle file photo
From the April 14, 1966,
issue of the Eagle:
Junior Rodeo court
– Mickey Dea Brink,
center, was chosen as
the queen of the 18th
annual Junior Rodeo
carried out for the cause of a
ﬁ re that completely destroyed
the former Pinky’s Pizza Par-
lor Tuesday evening.
The building, located
about ﬁ ve miles south of John
Day on Highway 395, was en-
gulfed in ﬂ ames when ﬁ reman
arrived at the ﬁ re.
The building was a total
loss. No estimate of the dam-
estry. He worked for the for-
est service for three years and
then logged for Iron Triangle
and O’Rourke Logging.
In 2001, Combs decided to
make a career change and go
back to college.
“The timber industry was
looking bleak and I wanted
more stability,” he said.
April 12, 2006
Blue Mountain Eagle
10 years ago
Logger turns nurse
JOHN DAY– Ex-logger
John Combs started a new
career Feb. 27 as a registered
nurse at the county health de-
partment. That’s not his only
responsibility. He is also the
person in charge of public
health emergencies, and he is
training to be the county health
inspector. He replaced Janelle
Winegar, who left last October.
Combs has a degree in for-
Grant County Farm Bureau meeting
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Heritage tourism workshop
• 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Juniper Hall, Malheur National Forest
“Succeeding with Heritage Tourism: Market Information,
Resources and Ideas for Attracting More Visitors through Cre-
ative Collaboration” will be offered to help Eastern and Central
Oregon groups and businesses succeed in heritage tourism. The
workshop is sponsored by the Oregon Heritage Commission us-
ing partner funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust, and will also be
held the day before at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pend-
leton. Preregistraion is requested. Email heritage.info@oregon.
gov. The forest ofﬁ ce is at 431 Patterson Bridge Road, John Day.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
Spring potluck in Dayville
• 6:30 p.m., Dayville Community Hall
All are invited to celebrate Earth Day at Dayville’s annual
Spring Potluck. Bring a dish to share for the meal and an entry
for the “veggie contest.” The only requirement for the contest
is that the main ingredient be a vegetable. Table service will
be provided for the potluck. There will also be a silent auction
of reusable shopping bags ﬁ lled with gift certiﬁ cates, themed
packages and other goodies. Silent auction donations are wel-
come. Plants, tree seedlings and seeds will be able to purchase
by donation. All proceeds beneﬁ t the Dayville Community Hall
renovation efforts. Call Dayville City Hall, 541-987-2188 for
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
• 1 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall
Candidates for all positions, except sheriff, will be present.
Jack Southworth will be the moderator. Refreshments will be
served. For more information, call Jean Sagert, 541-575-1007.
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The parcel post is being
used for almost anything from
hen eggs to farm machinery,
nowadays. Rev. Mr. Trueb-
lood sent a setting of Sicilian
Buttercup eggs to a friend in
Medicine Lodge, Kansas re-
cently, and has received word
that they arrived safely. Mr.
Trueblood has eggs of pure-
bred fowls of above breed
for sale locally at $1.00 per
setting. The Buttercups are a
laying breed that are gentle.
age was available. The owner
of the building, Bill Bailes,
was reported to have left the
local area recently. No one
was in the building at the time
of the ﬁ re.
Members of the State For-
estry ﬁ re crew and two mem-
bers of the John Day ﬁ re de-
partment responded to the ﬁ re
call. The alarm was turned in at
about 9 p.m. by Basal Turner.
the future of the Bates School building located at Prairie City
School. The building will be open for tours from 5-6 p.m., fol-
lowed by the meeting from 6-7 p.m. Citizens are invited learn
about plans the school district has for the building and action
the district has taken. Public comments will be limited to ﬁ ve
minutes per person or 15 minutes per group.
• 6 p.m., Jim Hamsher will discuss his campaign for coun-
ty commissioner. Ryan Torland will speak about predator con-
trol, predator depredation and a proposed ODOT kill yard off
of Highway 395. Approving a scholarship application before
sending it to students is also on the agenda.
O UT OF THE P AST
April 13, 1916
Grant County Journal
100 years ago
Heppner & Condon
– Wanted – CHRIS
M ILLER C OORS
Your local Beer & Wine Wholesale for over 45 Years
Listening and working for all
the people of Grant County
Did You Know...
Grant County has been recognized as the seventh healthiest county in the State of Oregon and has som e of the
finest health care facilities, for a community our size, in Eastern Oregon.
Commissioner Labhart helped bring Air Life of Oregon to Grant County. He put together the first Air Life Team
and this team set an example for all teams in the Air Life region at that time. As John Day Mayor, w orking with the
Malheur Forest, the City of John Day and Air Life of Oregon, he helped plan and build the helipad at the hospital.
Chris serves on various health related organizations at the local, regional and state levels. He is a member of the
Grant County Local Community Advisory Council and chaired the 12 county regional LCAC for two terms. He
served on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization. He has attend ed many
meetings and conferences throughout the state, representing Grant County and our 12 county region. H e is a
commissioner on the Health Evidence Review Commission for the State of Oregon. He is the only member east of
Chris has served on the Blue Mountain Hospital Board as a director and chair.
Recruiting physicians to our rural community is an ongoing problem. Working with the hospital board, Chris
worked to get two new doctors to sign contracts early to begin their practices this fall so that our citizens will get
the medical care they deserve.
...and other fine beers and wines
Grant Union has a School Based Health Center run by the Health Department. A mental health provider, a nurse
practitioner and a nurse provide services to all students and faculty. Immunizations, dental screeni ngs and
medical appointments are some of the services provided.
A Teen Health Fair was put on this year for all students in Grant County. It was sponsored by the He alth
Department. About 400 students participated from schools throughout Grant County.
Each June, a Community Health Fair takes place at Grant Union. This event is sponsored by Blue Mount ain
Hospital Auxiliary and the Malheur National Forest. It will take place June 17, 2016 where a wide va riety of
displays, information tables and booths provide Grant County citizens with information for a healthi er lifestyle.
Commissioner Labhart is on the Association of Oregon Counties Veterans
Steering Committee. He is working with the Oregon Department of Veterans
Affairs to ensure Grant County veterans understand the CHOICE program. This
program gives veterans that live further than 40 miles from a veteran’s clinic or
hospital access to care at their local health care facilities.
Call Bob Blake anytime: 541-575-1170
Integrity • Honesty • Respectful • Experienced
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Chris Labhart.