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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
O UT OF THE P AST
May 18, 1916
Grant County Journal
100 years ago
There is a possibility that they
got some of the wrapping pa-
per from the dynamite used in
the WPA rock quarry.
Vote Against the Cows
There is no longer any
question as to whether the
majority of the residents of
Prairie City want to have
the livestock barred from
running at large within the
town. By a vote of 116 to 58
they supported the cow or-
dinance last Friday.
But it is up to the people
of the town and the stock-
men of the adjoining coun-
try to co-operate in this
There is plenty of pas-
ture outside the city limits,
and better pasture than to
be found inside, and every
stock owner wants to keep
his cattle where they will do
stock drift in, but it is gen-
erally understood that when
the owner makes an effort to
keep them out, and gets them
out promptly when notified
that they are making a nui-
sance of themselves in town,
no action will be taken.
May 26, 1966
Blue Mountain Eagle
50 years ago
Contributed by Sheron Fisher
John Day graduating class from May 1957.
prevent pasturing in the
streets, and anyone who
attempts to graze stock in
town will run into Marshal
May 23, 1941
Blue Mountain Eagle
75 years ago
Cattle die along the highway
There have been three
head of cattle ranging along
the highway between here
and John Day found dead
evidently from some strange
malady or poisoning. They
belonged to Geo Mason.
Record Number Enrolls
Nearly 100 freshman will
enroll at Grant Union high
school next fall represent-
ing the largest class in the
school’s history, announces
Dean Nodine, superintendent.
At a visitation day Mon-
day, 98 eighth-graders from
John Day, Seneca and Izee
grade schools were intro-
duced to the programs at
Grant Union. Some 96 stu-
dents registered to attend the
high school next fall.
The freshman class will
be the largest class in the
school’s history. Presently, the
largest class is the junior class
which numbers 83.
ly morning Longhorn cattle
drive through downtown.
Starting in the corrals next
to the Dayville Mercantile, it
only took a few minutes to get
the cattle through town.
They went on up the South
Fork county road to the sum-
We don’t think they paid
much attention to the “School
Crossing” sign, but the dog
did have to go after the ones
wanting to check in at the
“Temporary Housing” behind
the Post Ofice.
Chris Wood owns the rop-
ing cattle herd and kept 20 or
so head at the ranch for the
summer for roping.
The Dayville school is
in early planning stages of
a summer day camp, which
would include Wood as an in-
structor for roping and horse-
May 24, 2006
Blue Mountain Eagle
10 years ago
B REAKING N EWS A LERTS
Dayville — The 2 Rivers
Ranch recently had an ear-
for Blue Mountain Eagle
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PRAIRIE CITY –
Do you remember where
you were when Mt. St.
Helens blew? May 18
was the 36th anniversary
of that occasion. We were
sitting at the dining table
up at the ranch in the
mobile home when we
heard a “thump” in the
distance. We found out what it was later. Harold related that he was
umpiring a baseball tournament in Hillsboro all day and none of the
participants or attendees heard or saw anything until about 5 p.m. when
someone looked up in the right direction and saw the ash plume. That
would never happen in this day of cell phone and social media, huh? Ah,
the good ol’ days.
The new county commissioner, Jim Hamsher, led the flag
salute and Bob Meador asked the blessing. Buzz, Jim and Harold took
care of the setting up of the tables and Jim, Buzz, Lany and Tom made
the deliveries. Jean Kline won the $5 in trade gift certificate donated by
Prairie Hardware & Gifts. Bob Meador gets to take Leone out for a meal
courtesy of Chuck’s Little Diner.
Alaina and Ginger dispensed apple juice, milk and buttermilk.
You had to get your own iced tea, but various volunteers took the tea pot
and coffee pot around. Our meal had a baked potato, green salad, roasted
beef brisket, gravy, rolls and old-fashioned strawberry/rhubarb cake with
just-made whipped cream. Iva, Helen and Linda did a bang-up job, don’t
you think? And only 61 people signed up for this delicious meal. People
must have been out in the yard getting things done before the weather
turned cold again.
The food bank brought us some humongous carrots and yams
along with some bagels and bread. Thanks much, Chip.
Lorna and Shauntele brought Dorothy Blasing, Lois Hill,
Marilyn Randall and Otho Laurance from Blue Mountain Care Center.
Our library got some needed attention and looks very nice.
Thanks to those who see a need and just go tend to it. I certainly
appreciate all the help that has been given in the last few months.
If the dishwasher company would talk to us, it would be
helpful. We don’t understand their reluctance. After all, they are not the
only “frog in the pond.” A special thanks goes to Tom Roark who
graciously volunteered to help Lany Wright do deliveries this morning
when Ken couldn’t. Then he volunteered to help wash dishes! Don’t you
know that all the ladies were happy to have that happen! Come back
Well, surprise, surprise. The transplanted iris did bloom this
year. I have decided to move all the bulbs and corn lily out of the “flower
bed” so it can be just a “garden bed.” I did get some narcissus moved and
disturbed a couple of salamanders in the process. Then I made the
wonderful discovery that there are a lot of morning glory seeds
germinating from last year’s blooms. All right! I will put the new seeds
that I bought on the other side of the house so they can climb up another
trellis. Isn’t it fun to see the life burst forth from the seeds? How do seeds
know what they are supposed to do?
Gen. 8:22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
JOHN DAY –
On May 16, we had
breakfast for lunch: eggs
Benedict bake with
hollandaise sauce, fried
ham, real hashbrowns, and
yogurt and fruit salad.
There were approximately
32 diners in the hall.
Rick Rhinehart delivered 23 meals plus 20 frozen meals to shut-ins.
Veanne Weddle helped with the deliveries.
Ron Dowse and Margaret Glass greeted us. When I walked in it
smelled really clean as the site council had just finished washing all the
tables and chairs with bleach water. Thanks, you guys and gals, for
keeping our center clean.
Our servers were from First Christian Church. Roberta Dowse led
the flag salute and Cathy Altnow asked the blessing. Serving were Cathy,
Ron and Karen Barrietua. Veanne also helped.
Veanne reminded us there will be a birthday party for Billy
Drinkwater at Valley View from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28.
Kris Labhart won the Len’s Drug gift certificate and Everett Swayne
won the free meal.
On May 19, we had a full house. There were approximately 72 in-
house diners for a wonderful meal of apricot/pineapple barbecued ribs,
corn on the cob, linguine pasta salad, grilled Texas toast and, for dessert,
a devil’s food cake. There were also 31 lunches delivered.
David Pasko and Marianne Morris greeted us, and were later helped
by Merrie Henry. The entree was furnished by Ed Staub & Sons and our
servers were from United Methodist Church. Jean Willey led the flag
salute and Sherry Feiger asked the blessing. Before she asked the
blessing, she told us she had delivered the meals with the help of Chet
Day. She said they had a wonderful time and the people were all glad to
see Chet. Helping to serve were Jean Willey, Sherry Feiger, Alva and
Marge Conlee and Nancy Elliott.
Veanne announced that it was National Devil’s Food Cake Day,
hence our dessert.
We had a lot of visitors too. Richard and Jane Konkey were here
from Southern California. We also had the Riverbenders Good Sam Club
from Bend and Prineville. With them were Larry and Jan Sanderson,
Lynn and Michael Burns, Marion Pratt, Rick and Jackie Mackey, Don
and Carol Moore and Glen and Anne Wrede. We also had Suzanne
Findlay and Paula Haack from Seneca.
Nikki Essex won the Chester’s Thriftway Gift Certificate and Dave
Traylor won the Valley View lunch for two.
Lunch on Thursday, May 26 will be fried chicken with potato salad
and on Monday, May 30, the center will be closed in honor of Memorial
Psalm 55:22 “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.”
On May 17, our hard-
working cooks, Terry
Cade, Carrie Jewell and
Christy Howell, slaved
over the kitchen and made
us some tasty hamburgers
with all the fixings, french
fries, macaroni salad and
brownies with ice cream for our dessert. We had quite a crowd, 54 guests
to be exact and one take-out. Our greeters were Bob Blakeslee, Bodean
Andersen and Marva Walker. Bob led our salute to the flag, Bodean
made announcements and prayed the blessing over our meal. Clarence
Harvey won a gift card to Len’s Drug. Both Dennis Dice and Sue
Cavender won free meals. That reminds me, welcome home to the
Monument had a wonderful graduation ceremony for the Class
of 2016 this past week. May the Lord protect them and guide their steps
in their new journey and adventure in life. How exciting, they have their
whole lives ahead of them and life is just about to unfold before them.
I had quite a fiasco the other day. I was out doing my chores
and observing my pigs when a neighbor stopped by for a chat. He was
patrolling looking for a bear. Apparently this bear has been observed to
be in the area recently by a few people. Just as he was leaving, I noticed
that one of my pigs had gotten out from under their fence! Thank
goodness he hadn’t left and I was able to help wrangle the little escape
artist back in. We patched up the place where it had gotten out and
hopefully they won’t get out before my hubby and I can secure the rest of
the fencing. I think they were hungry because I wasn’t giving them any
feed. I wanted them to eat down all the vegetation in their pen. I gave
them some feed so hopefully they won’t have any reason to try and
This past Monday morning, I went to let my goats out and what
do I see? My little kid goat out in the pen by itself crying pathetically. I
thought maybe I had forgotten him the night before in my rush to go help
some friends. Nope, that wasn’t the case. I checked the door; it was
secure. I then proceeded to walk around their shed and found how the
little rascal got out. He had busted out through the wood in a corner part
of the shed. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. He is Mama’s kid. He
has done other cunning and annoying things before, just like his
Mama. Maria Thomas, I can’t wait till we eat him! I can’t have two
sneaky goats. That would just push me over the edge!
I have been so grateful for all this rain we have been
having. The land is such a beautiful green right now. I wish I had a really
good camera to take pictures. I love taking pictures of nature. I only have
my phone (which doesn’t have service) as my camera. I would like to
take some pictures and blow them up real big and hang them. Have a
wonderful week everyone and enjoy God’s creation!
Ezekial 43:2 “And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the
way of the east: and His voice was like a noise of many waters: and the
earth shined with His glory.”
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