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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Family Fun Day
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Fri-
day. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmea- For meetings this week, see our list in the classi-
fieds on Page A17.
• 11 a.m.-3 p.m., John Day City Park
The 10th annual summer kick-off event for families will in-
clude arts, crafts and activity booths, some at a minimal cost;
dental screenings; a kids bike helmet exchange; puppet shows; $1
hamburgers and hot dogs; and free sno-cones. Enjoy all-day fun
on a water slide, bounce house, Gaga ball and a dunk tank, for just
$5 a person. Purchase pre-sale wristbands at Families First Parent
Resource Center, 401 S. Canyon Blvd. Each wristband purchase
will include a raffl e ticket. Anyone interested in volunteering or
hosting a booth can call Families First at 541-575-1006.
Solar eclipse meeting
• 4 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall
The Grant County Chamber of Commerce will hold an infor-
mational meeting on the August 2017 solar eclipse. Residents
can hear about the planning process and ask questions. For
more information, call Tammy Bremner at the chamber offi ce
at 541-575-0547.
Long Creek vacation Bible school
• 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Long Creek Seventh-day Adventist
Vacation Bible school is open to children ages 3-12. The
theme will be “Journey with Joseph.” For more information,
call Heather Morris at 509-386-5474, or Vivian Morris at 541-
Rock and gem club meeting
• 7 p.m., meet at Dayville School
All are invited to the meeting, beginning by carpooling on a
fi eld trip to “The Beast of Frank’s Creek.” Attendees may want
to bring water and can bring favorite fi nds to “show and tell”
after the fi eld trip. For more information, email dayvillerocks@ or call Lori Smith at 541-987-2109.
Genealogical Society luncheon
JUNE 14, 16, 21 AND 23
“Famine, fi re, and two men made Kam Wah
Chung” presentation
File photo
The Kam Wah Chung Museum in John Day. Camp host
Mel Magers will present a slideshow about the historical
significance of the Chinese in Grant County June 14, 16,
21 and 23 at Clyde Holliday State Park.
• 8:15 p.m, Clyde Holliday State Park amphitheater
Mel Magers, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
camp host, will present a slide show detailing the historical sig-
nifi cance of the Chinese in Grant County. There is no admission
fee. For more information, call the Kam Wah Chung State Her-
itage Site at 541-575-2800.
Grub & Grog in the Park
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 9, and June 12-15 at Blue
Mountain Hospital. For more information, call 541-575-1480.
Chamber of Commerce meeting
Farmers Market ‘Spring Festival’
• 11 a.m., Chamber offi ce, 301 W. Main, John Day
All are welcome to attend the business and board meeting of
the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, with an adjournment
to the Outpost restaurant at noon. The guest speaker will be
Cameron Sanders from the Forest Service, discussing the place-
ment of an outdoor interactive display/kiosk at the chamber. For
more information, call 541-575-0547.
• 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Southwest Brent Street, John Day
The “Spring Festival” launches the eighth season of the John
Day Farmers Market. Weekly features include vendors offer-
ing a variety of locally grown produce, homemade food and
handmade crafts, plants, food and recipe samples and more. The
markets continue every Saturday through mid-October. Call Mi-
chele Bishop at 541-792-0958, email johndayfarmersmarket@ or visit John Day Farmer’s Market on Facebook.
Benefi t dinner for Jessie Elliott
Grant County Health Fair
• 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., Grant Union Jr/Sr High School
Services at the annual health fair include blood draws, mas-
sages, immunizations, blood pressure, hearing and iron level
checks, plus information booths for AirLink, WIC, veterans
health and more. Blood tests are $16, A1C testing is $10 and
iron tests are free. Pre-registration for blood draws takes place
• Noon, Outpost Restaurant, John Day
Guest speaker at the meeting will be Jack Southworth, pre-
senting “Families who homesteaded in Bear Valley.” The no-
host luncheon is open to the public. For more information, call
Jeannette Harrison at 541-620-1218.
• 3-8:30 p.m., Belshaw Fields, Seventh Street Complex,
John Day
This event will feature music, food and drinks. The band
I4NI and DJ Jeff will perform; 1188 Brewing will be serving
beer, cider and wine; and various food vendors will be avail-
able. Proceeds will benefi t the John Day Canyon City Parks
and Recreation Department. Admission is a $10 donation, and
tickets are available online or at the gate upon entry. For more
information, fi nd the Parks and Recreation Department on
Facebook, visit or call the offi ce
at 541-575-0110 or Program Director Jeff Meyerholz at 541-
Grant County Junior Golf
• 5 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds Pavilion
Proceeds from the event will help with medical expenses for
Jessie as she is treated for cancer. Silent and dessert auctions
will be available, ending at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is by donation.
For more information, or to make a donation, call Heather at
• 10 a.m.-12 p.m., John Day Golf Course
Junior golf is open to boys and girls ages 8-18. Clubs will be
available. A team scramble and ice cream party will take place
Friday. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, call
the golf course at 541-575-0170, or Ron Lundbom at 541-575-
1850 during the day.
Summer lunch is served in four Grant County towns
Blue Mountain Eagle
Free lunch for kids
through age 18 will be
served through Aug. 18 in
four Grant County cities.
The John Day-Canyon
City Parks and Recreation
District serves the meals
through the Oregon Depart-
ment of Education’s summer
food service program, which
started June 12.
In John Day, lunch is
served 12-1 p.m. Mon-
days through Fridays at
the city park near Gleason
Parks and Recreation
facility and pool manager
Kimberly Ward said chil-
dren’s activities will take
place during some of the
meals in John Day, and they
will serve a free snack at 3
In Prairie City, meals
are held 12-1 p.m. Mon-
days through Thursdays
at the downtown city
New cities serving the
free lunches this year are
Dayville and Seneca.
In Dayville, lunch is
served 12-1 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays at the
city park.
In Seneca, lunch is served
on 12-1 p.m. Mondays and
Wednesdays at the city park.
There is no paperwork to
fill out, and adults may also
join in for a lunch by paying
$2 each.
Lunches fit USDA rec-
ommendations and range
from sandwiches to hot
dogs, served with fruits or
vegetables and a drink.
“We’re excited,” Ward
said. “We hope that we have
a great turnout and the new
cities enjoy it.”
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John Day-Canyon City Parks and Recreation facility and pool manager Kim Ward
serves up summer lunch last summer at the John Day City Park.
The family of Joyce Dowdy wishes to express our appreciation
for the kindness and loving care that was given to Joyce.
We send a special thanks to the staff at the Blue Mountain
Hospice Team and her many doctors and nurses. We thank all
those who visited, sent cards, flowers and called.
There will be a “Memories of Joyce” potluck at the Grant
County Senior Center on June 24th at 11 AM. We all hope
you can join us.
Ron Dowdy,
Lloydene & Bill Thomas
Lenny & Sherri Dowdy
Lewis & Lynette Dowdy