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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Fri-
day. Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
File photo
Strut, Stride, Straddle and Stroll
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
Peggy Murphy teaches her first-grade students
“pull art” using chalk and a template.
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“Art makes you smarter,”
said Keira Stiner.
“You can do art just to re-
lax,” said Dahlia Nicodemus.
Makenna Forrester said
one of her favorite parts of
the week was hearing Boethin
sing an original song.
“He made everything start
with an ‘F’ for the fox one
and ‘S’ for the squirrel one,”
she said — the class knew the
word their teacher was look-
ing for: alliteration.
Sonya Harig enjoyed
Woodcock and Taynton’s
“robot dance,” Gracee Huec-
kman said it was fun sculpting
play dough, and Jerett Wadell
liked making pipe-cleaner
Cosgrove, a retired Hum-
bolt teacher, said she shared
her process producing paint-
ings, including a wall mu-
ral of dolphins in her former
fourth-grade room.
She showed them sketches,
fi nalized drawings, examples
of experimenting with colors
and a folder of her painting
“Ideas can come from any-
where,” she said. “The idea
can change and combine.”
Students in Murphy’s class
were trying chalk “pull” art
last Thursday, making pat-
terns using a handmade sten-
cil, chalk and tissue to rub a
design onto paper.
She taught her students to
fi ll in the following blanks:
“You can be ... creative. You
can create ... your own de-
• 7 a.m., Blue Mountain Hospital, John Day
Participants can choose from a 13-mile bike ride, a 10K
run, a 4-mile run/walk or a 1.5-mile stroll. Registration is at 7
a.m.; transportation will be offered to the starting points. All
events will fi nish at the hospital. There will be prizes for the
youngest and oldest participants, and prizes for all youth. The
annual fundraiser benefi ts Blue Mountain Hospice. The fee is
$20 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-18, free for children 5
and under with an adult or $50 per family. For more informa-
tion, call 541-575-1648 or email mgibson@bluemountainhos-
Genealogy seminar
• 9 a.m., Mt. Vernon Community Center
The Grant County Genealogy Society presents a spring
genealogy seminar with guest speakers, Connie and Ger-
ry Lenzen. The four topics include “Navigate FamilySearch
Like a Pro,” “Put Your People in Their Place,” “Exploring
Your Roots: In American Land Records” and “Exploring Your
Roots: In the Courthouse Records.” The cost is $35 in advance
or $40 at the door. Lunch is included. Call 541-932-4718 or
A quartet of ladies, with a youngster in tow,
stride together along the highway during the
2015 Strut, Stride, Straddle and Stroll. This year’s
event, which benefits Blue Mountain Hospice, will
be May 7. Call hospice at 541-575-1648 for more
The agenda for the next Eastern Oregon Workforce Board
meeting is at The meeting
is accessible to people with disabilities.
AARP Smart Driver course
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Prairie City Senior Center
The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others.
Those who successfully complete the course may be eligible
for auto insurance discounts. Call Ron Dowse, 541-575-4268
or 541-792-0587, or sign up at the senior center.
Backyard Bazaar
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
Shoppers will fi nd a variety of goods — crafts, gifts, jew-
elry, baked goods, lotion and more — for sale in Trowbridge
Pavilion. Admission is free.
AARP Smart Driver course
Backyard cook-off
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., John Day Senior Center
The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others.
Those who successfully complete the course may be eligible
for auto insurance discounts. Call Ron Dowse, 541-575-4268
or 541-792-0587, or sign up at the senior center.
• 3 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
The no-host bar will open at 3 p.m., and judging for the
cook-off starts at 4 p.m. Dinner, with barbecue beef, chicken
or pork and side dishes will be at 5:30 p.m. with live music
offered by Jeane Coady, performing as country music legend
Patsy Cline. A dessert auction and awards will be at 6:30 p.m.
The cost is $20 a person, $30 a couple or $50 per family. Tick-
ets are available at Les Schwab Tire Center, Len’s Drug or
at the fair offi ce. For more information, call 541-575-1900 or
Workforce board meeting
• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grant County Regional Airport, John
Kam Wah Chung
is now online
Friends of Kam Wah Chung
membership form and pay-
JOHN DAY — A new web- ment method.
site will now allow people to
“We think the website is a
explore Kam Wah Chung and great resource for friends and
Company Museum and In- family who are visiting the
terpretive Center year-round area,” Cline said. “It’s also a
— even when
wonderful refer-
Our priority
the museum is
ence for further
is to provide information af-
ter visiting the
to Kyle Cline,
Friends content, some interpretive cen-
of Kam Wah
Chung group of which is not
Kam Wah
spent over two
on display at Chung
years designing
Company Mu-
the museum. seum and Inter-
and developing
a way for peo-
Our goal is to pretive
ple to experi-
re-opened for
ence Kam Wah give the public the season on
Chung over the
1. The in-
and easy and May
internet. Cline
terpretive cen-
said the web-
ter, at 125 N.W.
Canton St., is
is based on a way to access open daily from
classic Chinese
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
scroll. It in-
The museum,
cludes histori-
across the street
cal information,
at John Day City
video and audio
Park, is open
and photos.” by guided tours
clips and hun-
dreds of photos
only at the top of
Kyle Cline
of documents,
each hour.
Chinese medicine
letters and arti-
facts from Ing
is free, although
“Doc” Hay and
donations are
Lung On, the two Chinese welcome.
businessmen who operated
For more information, call
the general store and apothe- 541-575-2800, or visit the
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Jim Hamsher
cary during the late 1800s and new website at www.Friend-
early 1900s.
There are historical photos
from various decades, includ-
ing before-and-during resto-
ration work on the building.
Visitors to the site can also see
some of the original Chinese
documents that are currently in
the translation process.
Information about tours, di-
rections, maps and links to in-
formation on regional history,
museums and activities, lodg-
ing and more is also included.
Cline, who is a local Chi-
nese medicine practitioner,
said one part of the new web-
site he likes the most is videos
of oral history interviews with
local residents who were treat-
Give us a call today
ed by Doc Hay as children.
541-676-9158 - Heppner
“Our priority is to provide
interesting content, some of
541-384-2801 - Condon
which is not on display at the
museum,” Cline said. “Our
We welcome the opportunity to visit with
goal is to give the public and
you about our services!
easy and enjoyable way to
access information, history,
background and photos.”
Cline said there are no ad-
vertisements, pop-up ads or
mandatory sign-up lists on the
site. There is a donation but-
ton for those who would like
Heppner & Condon
to support the website, and a
Blue Mountain Eagle
Kam Wah
Chung and
Museum in
John Day.
Eagle file photo
Rebuilding our
with Fairness
and Trust
Let our family of Pharmacists
serve you!
Jim Hamsher
for County