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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Community HEALTH BEAT
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Fri-
day. Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
THURSDAY-MONDAY, JUNE 2-6
Joe Wolter horse clinic
• Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
Horse trainer and competitor Joe Wolter returns to John
Day to head up a colt starting, cow work and roping clinic.
For spectators, the cost is $30 per day, but admission is free
to the first colt starting session on June 2. To sign up for
the clinic, call Patti Hudson at 541-421-3456. Learn more
about Wolter at www.joewolter.com.
Quality Healthcare Close To Home
170 Ford Road, John Day • 541-575-1311 • www.bluemountainhospital.org
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
Free fishing for kids
• 9 a.m. to noon, McHaley Pond, east of Prairie City
The event includes free fishing for kids with prizes, a
barbecue lunch, fishing help and other activities. The annu-
al event is sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of Warm
Springs, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and
Malheur National Forest. The pond is a half-mile east of
Prairie City; turn right at the Forrest Conservation Area
sign. Call 541-777-2831.
• 7 a.m.-noon, Twin Ponds, 7 miles southeast of Ukiah
Free fishing for everyone with competitive events open
to youth 16 and under. Environmental education activities
include fish art, a “biggest fish” contest and a casting con-
test. There will be free hot dogs, chips and soda, plus a raf-
fle and other prizes. Call the North Fork John Day Ranger
The final school bell has rung, the pens and pencils are lost, the textbooks are returned and the
kids are ready for fun! Swim at the pool, hike through the forest, take long walks or ride a bike…
take an adventure to a place you haven’t been… just up
But please be safe while you’re having fun in the sun.
In The Woods
Ticks, skeeters, biting flies, stings… eeww and ouch!
• Wear protective clothing (long sleeves, long pants,
tucking pants into socks)
• Use safe-ingredient tick/bug repellant, but be
careful with young ones and the eyes.
• Perform full-body tick checks, especially the head.
• Be aware of the symptoms of tick-related diseases,
and if concerned, call your physician to schedule
• Stay on the trails and away from poison oak and ivy.
Beekeeper field workshop
• Noon-4 p.m., Diamond Hitch Ranch, Kimberly.
The “open hive” field day focuses on nucleus colonies
and the “building blocks of beehives.” This will be a hands-
on workshop. Participants need to bring a veil or bee suit
and extras, if they have them, to share with others. Bring
a snack and water. The Diamond Hitch is on State Route
19, 2 miles south of Kimberly between mileposts 107 and
108. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-934-
Fire station open house
Under the Sun
It’s a great source of Vitamin D, but be very careful! These are some must do’s to prevent skin cancer.
• Kids should always wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses outdoors.
• Wear loose sleeved shirts with longer board-shorts or pants
• Use a sunscreen daily that says “broad spectrum” on the label. That means it will screen out
both UVG and UVA rays.
• 4-6 p.m., 316 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day
The new John Day Fire Station opens its doors to the
community. The public is welcome to view the new struc-
ture and take a tour. Free food and beverages will be avail-
An SPF of 15 or 30 is ideal for most children. For the face and tops of the ears, choose a sunscreen
with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which stay visible even after you rub them in. Plus, they come in
fun colors for kids! Cover all exposed areas with sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going outdoors.
When swimming, reapply sunscreen every 80 minutes.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
Fox Church benefit
• Noon, Fox Valley Community Church
All are welcome to a potluck fundraiser for the resto-
ration of the Fox Valley Community Church, built in 1889.
Bring a dish to share at the meal hosted by the Long Creek
Historical Society, which will be held at the old school
building across the highway. The Grant County Jam-
mers, led by Ron Phillips, will play home-grown music
in the church until dusk. Call 541-575-1927 or 541-421-
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Grant County Mad Hatters
• Noon, Lake Creek Camp
The Grant County Mad Hatters will meet for lunch at
Lake Creek Camp in Logan Valley. Call Lisa Rynearson,
We love our bikes in Grant County!
• Wear a helmet for everything wheeled: bicycles, scooters, skates,
rollerblades, skateboards, etc!
• Be sure a quality helmet fits properly; consult the pros at the bike
• Moms and dads should wear helmets too!
We hope you have a great summer, but if something does worry you, call
your physician with concerns including bumps and bruises, itchy rashes
Strawberry Wilderness Family Clinic Associates (SWCC) are always there
when you need us the most! Enjoy your summer!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
Swim team sign ups
• 5:30-7 p.m., Gleason Pool, John Day
Sign ups for this year’s swim team will be at the pool at
John Day City Park. Call 541-805-8996.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 9-10
Red Cross blood drive
• Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday,
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 944 E. Main
St., John Day
To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-
800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 10-11
’62 Days Celebration
• 6 p.m. Friday, Canyon City
The theme this year is “Tell Me About the Good Old
Days.” Activities on Saturday include the Gold Rush Walk/
Run at 7 a.m., parade at 11 a.m., barbecue and pie/ice cream
social from noon to 3 p.m., a hanging at 1 p.m. and “Voices
from the Past” at 2 p.m. at Canyon City Hall. There will
be kids games in the park and vendors and live music in
Sels Brewery. Reigning over the parade will be Mary Ellen
Brooks, a Grant County native and longtime area rancher
with her late husband, Bob. To have a vendor booth, call
541-575-1894. For other questions, call 541-575-0329 or
Eula was born on September
28, 1925, to Ervin and Allie
Harrington in Altoona,
Kansas. She has four sisters;
Irene, Valoria, Helen and
Elaine. She and her sisters
were raised in Pleasant
Valley, Oregon and later
moved to Haines, Oregon.
Eula married Bert Thompson
on August 10, 1946, and they
had two children; Teddy and
Roberta. Eula and Bert raised
their children in Bates,
Eula worked at the Blue
Mountain Nursing Home,
caring for the elderly. She
has taken a cruise up the
inland passage to Alaska;
and has been to Hawaii.
Eula enjoys taking walks,
reading books and loves
watching the Portland
Eula came to the Blue
Mountain Care Center on
October 29, 2014.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
Cinnabar Mountain Playdays
• 8 a.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
This is the first playday of the season. The other
2016 dates are June 25, July 16, and Aug. 20-21. Regis-
tration is at 8 a.m., and the rodeo starts at 9 a.m. Events
include barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, dum-
my roping, keyhole race, flag race and figure eight race.
The membership cost is $30 a person or $45 per family.
Entry fees are $2 per event or $10 for the day. Call 541-
571-3520 or 541-792-0077, or email cmplaydays@gmail.
June Visiting Specialists
Golf open house
• 9 a.m., John Day Golf Course, 27631 Golf Club Lane
The free event is for all ages and skill levels interested
in checking out the course and learning about the sport of
golf. Activities include unlimited golf with range balls pro-
vided and club house attendance (for those 21 and older)
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., lessons from top local experts from
10 a.m. to noon and free grilled hot dogs from noon to 3
p.m. No registration is necessary. For more information,
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