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Blue Mountain Eagle
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday.
Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
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.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
couple or $50 per family. For more information, call 541-575-
1900 or visit www.grantcountyfairgrounds.com.
Swim team sign ups
• 5:30-7 p.m., Humbolt Elementary
Sign ups will also be taken 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at
Gleason Pool. Call Erin Hodge, 541-805-8996.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
24th annual Stamp Out Hunger drive
• U.S. Postal Service letter carriers will collect nonperishable
food from customers as they walk their routes. People can leave
the donations in bags by their mailboxes for pickup and carriers
will deliver it to local food banks.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
Shoppers will ﬁ nd a variety of goods — crafts, gifts, jewelry,
baked goods, lotion and more — for sale in Trowbridge Pavilion.
Admission is free.
Second Saturday Gathering
• 9:30-11:30 a.m., Outpost Restaurant, John Day
Chris McKinley will be the guest speaker, and Lis Davis will
present music at the no-host breakfast for women. Coffee and tea
• 3 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
The no-host bar will open at 3 p.m., and cook-off judging
starts at 4 p.m. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. with Jeane Coady per-
forming 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
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
Restoration coalition monitoring symposium
• Noon to 4 p.m., Juniper Room, Malheur Supervisor’s Ofﬁ ce,
Patterson Bridge Road, John Day
The symposium will cover a range of monitoring programs
related to ongoing work within the Collaborative Forest Land-
scape Restoration project boundary area. The public is welcome.
Grant County Democrats meeting
• 6:30 p.m., 511 S.E. Hillcrest Road, John Day
All local Democrats are encouraged to attend. Call 541-542-
SATURDAY, MAY 21
Canyon Mountain cleanup day
• 10 a.m., Canyon Mountain
Anyone is welcome to bring rigs, trailers and gloves to help
clean up the mountain area. For more information, call Nathan
25th annual Seneca Oyster Feed
• Noon, Seneca
The cost is $30 a person for all you-can-eat oysters, salads,
garlic bread, corn and drinks or $20 for one time through. A ham-
burger stand will also be open. Other activities include a softball
tournament, golf scramble, kids activities in the park, live music
and a reverse draw rafﬂ e with over $1,000 in prizes. Call Seneca
City Hall, 541-542-2161.
Eagle file photo
Mike McManus, left, and Thaddeus Cowan
Thompson dish out plates of oysters for the
hungry crowd during the 2015 Seneca Oyster Feed.
This year’s seafood feast will be Saturday, May 21,
Curt Pereira fundraiser
• 5 p.m., John Day Senior Center, 142 N.E. Dayton St.
A by-donation spaghetti feed, silent auction and live dessert
auction will beneﬁ t Curt Pereira with medical expenses and other
bills in his ﬁ ght against an aggressive brain tumor. To donate auc-
tion items, food for the dinner or to volunteer, call 541-575-2949,
541-575-1825 or 541-620-2861.
GU dinner and auction
• 6 p.m., John Day Elks Lodge
The smokehouse roast beef dinner and silent auction is a
fundraiser for the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., trip for
the classes of 2021 and 2022. Auction items include a two-night
stay in Leavenworth, Washington, a half a beef, a Ruger Amer-
ican riﬂ e and student “slave” labor. Tickets are $15 presale
and $20 at the door. Call or text 509-881-4965 or neaner015@
O UT OF THE P AST
May 11, 1916
Grant County Journal
100 years ago
The prospects for the lo-
cal hospital are getting better
steadily. Now there is an ex-
cellent chance that work for
the State Industrial Accident
Commission for this sec-
tion may be transferred here.
About 250 men are employed
in the mills at Austin, White
Pine and other places that can
be reached cheaper than any
other point where there is a
hospital and all of the cases
from these places should be
handled in Prairie.
May 9, 1941
Blue Mountain Eagle
75 years ago
Ran out of customers
Mr. Thomas, whom the
working men know as the un-
employment man, was here
Wednesday and he has just
about run out of customers.
Two years ago when he made
his monthly trips here the
court room would be ﬁ lled
with men seeking employ-
ment. Now there are only a
straggling few. Two years ago
men were seeking jobs and
Eagle file photo
From the May 1, 1991, issue of the Eagle, parents,
students and staff of the Dayville School hosted an
informational “Save Our School” potluck dinner last
Thursday evening to discuss the district’s request
for a one-year operating levy. It was followed by the
Spring Festival under the direction of Kathy Welch.
In a patriotic opening for the festive, kindergarten,
first and second grade students combined to sing
“You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “My Country ‘Tis of
Thee.” They performed under the direction of Sheri
Campbell and Cindy Streeter with accompaniment
by Marge Round.
now jobs are seeking men.
However, with the closing of
schools there will be a million
or more young people on the
a natural landmark by Stewart
Udall, Secretary of Interior.
According to the Oregon
Journal, “The Thomas Con-
don John Day Fossil Beds
State Park was described as
‘one of the most important
fossil regions in the nation’
with fossilized relics of the
oligocene epoch when the re-
gion was low tropical jungle.”
The fossil beds was one of
14 such sites in 12 states to be
designated as a natural land-
Most of the 2,000-acre
fossil beds lie within the
Thomas Condon-John Day
state park. The designation
is made without regard to
property ownership, and reg-
istry is intended to stimulate
interest and preservation of
Cowboy Chapel H our
Every other Monday in John Day at Blue Mountain Hospital
170 Ford Rd. • 541-575-1311
May 12, 1966
Blue Mountain Eagle
50 years ago
Fossil Beds Park Named
The fossil beds near Dayville
have been recently designated as
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The Grant County Special
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This meeting will be held at The People Mover
Bus Station at 229 NE Dayton in John Day.
The STFAC will discuss the Draft Coordinated
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Grant County Transportation District’s regularly
scheduled Board Meeting has been moved to
Wednesday, May 11, immediately following
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