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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Two retiring Humbolt teachers bid farewell
The teachers said: ‘It was an honor’
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
Longtime teachers Peggy
Murphy and Marilyn Berry
are retiring, closing a long
chapter at Humbolt Elemen-
tary School.
Murphy taught for 34
years and Berry for 18 years
with Grant School District
No. 3.
Other retirees with the
district include drama club
advisor Julie Reynolds (26
years) — she also taught En-
glish and drama classes for
20 years at Grant Union High
School, retiring in 2011; jan-
itor Tom Haney (27 years);
and school board member
Gordon Larson (12 years).
Berry said she’s enjoyed
the challenge of teaching and
meeting goals.
“Working with the stu-
dents is what I’ve enjoyed,”
she said. “It’s such a worth-
while profession. We get
these kids early, who are so
excited about learning.”
Berry taught grades 1-5
over the years at Humbolt.
She had her start at Prairie
deadline is July 1
Applications for the
Wayne Stewart Scholarship
must be postmarked by July
1. Applications are available
at The
Wayne Stewart Scholarship
fund distributed $567,000
in scholarships last year to
108 recipients, and a similar
amount is anticipated this
year. The scholarships benefit
Grant County students of all
ages who qualify, thanks to
the late benefactors Wayne
Stewart of Dayville and his
son Eminger Stewart III of
Mt. Vernon.
Martin earns
Doctor of Dental
Matthew Paul Martin
earned a Doctor of Dental
Medicine degree on June
4 from OHSU in Portland.
Martin graduated from Long
Creek High School in 2009,
and Oregon State University
with a Bachelor of Science
degree in 2013. He is the son
of Ray and Paula Martin of
Long Creek.
Lenz, Rider,
Bullock and
Hughet win Grant
County Futures
Avery Lenz, Meghan Rider,
Lindsay Bullock and Makaela
Hughet have been selected
as the recipients of the 2017-
2018 Grant County Futures
Scholarship, which is awarded
by the local College Adviso-
ry Board from an endowment
of the EOU Foundation. The
scholarships will be used for
tuition and books for classes
taken through Eastern Oregon
University or Blue Mountain
Community College’s online
programs through the Grant
County Center.
Lenz is an Eastern Oregon
University student working on
prerequisites for acceptance
into the OHSU bachelor’s de-
gree in nursing in La Grande.
Rider and Bullock are both
pursuing an Associate of Arts
Oregon Transfer degree from
Blue Mountain Community
College in order to transfer to
EOU. Hughet is working to-
ward an AAS Human Services
at Blue Mountain Community
College with the goal of trans-
ferring to EOU’s Emergency
Medical Services Administra-
tion degree.
The Grant County College
Advisory Board was able to
award four scholarships this
year due to a large donation
from Blue Mountain TV Ca-
ble Company, in honor of Jack
McKenna. These funds will
be invested through the EOU
foundation and will be avail-
able for local students seek-
ing degrees through the Grant
County Center, located in the
Grant County ESD at 835 S.
Canyon Blvd., John Day.
For more information
about the scholarship, and
EOU and BMCC programs,
contact Ashley Armichardy at
541 575-1550.
Nash named to
MSU dean’s list
Trinity Nash of John Day
was named to the Montana
State University dean’s list
for spring semester 2017.
To be eligible, students must
earn a GPA of 3.5 or better
while completing a minimum
of 12 credit hours.
Forrester named
to honor roll
Rachel Forrester was
named to the Western Wy-
oming Community College
2017 spring semester part-
time honor roll. Students must
complete 6-11 credit hours and
earn a GPA of 3.5 or better.
City School, teaching for one
year there.
Murphy taught grades 1
and 2 almost exclusively,
except for one year at Sen-
eca School to teach kinder-
“It really is all about the
kids,” Murphy said. “At
this age, you get to view the
world through a child’s eyes.
It keeps you going.”
Both said it was an honor
teaching their students, and
they’ve each taught children
of their former students.
Berry plans to visit chil-
dren and grandchildren, and
work with her husband on
Blue Mountain Eagle
The Juniper Arts Council
awarded three $500 scholar-
ships to Grant County seniors
pursuing a major or minor in
the visual or performing arts.
This year’s scholarship
recipients, all Grant Union
Junior-Senior High School
seniors, are Rebecca Batease,
Shiranne Carter and Sunshine
Smarr. They will receive rec-
ognition at their June 3 grad-
uation ceremony.
Rebecca Batease will at-
tend Marist College in Pough-
keepsie, New York, to pursue
art history/museum studies.
Her freshman year will be
spent at the Marist campus
in Florence, Italy. Batease
completed a job shadow at
the Maryhill Museum of Art
in Goldendale, Washington,
working with the curator to
display 18th century artifacts
originating from the South-
west region of America.
Shiranne Carter will at-
tend Mt. Hood Community
College in Gresham to study
journalism. Carter has been a
student member of the Juni-
per Arts Council for the last
three years and held the of-
fice of secretary for the past
Sunshine Smarr will at-
tend Central Oregon Com-
Contributed photo/JJ Collier
From left, Juniper Arts Council President Kris Beal, left, stands with scholarship
recipients Sunshine Smarr, Rebecca Batease and Shiranne Carter.
munity College in Bend to
study interior design/art edu-
cation. Smarr enjoys design-
ing spaces, bringing rooms
together with new items and
The mission of Juniper
Arts is to promote the arts,
arts education and cultural
Money for the Juniper
Arts scholarship fund comes
from donations by attendees
at events they sponsor where
there is no charge. Addition-
al money has been generated
by council member John Fei-
dor who offers geology tours
during the annual BMW Rid-
ers of Oregon’s annual Chief
Joseph Rally held in John
Day in June.
Juniper Arts has fall
events on their schedule, in-
cluding a concert by singer/
songwriter Kerry Grombach-
er in September and an eve-
ning of poetry with the Ore-
gon Poet Laureate Elizabeth
Woody in October.
Juniper Arts administers
two funding streams, the Or-
egon Cultural Trust and the
John and Linda Shelk Foun-
dation. The Shelk grants will
be distributed in November,
and the cultural trust grants
will be distributed in Janu-
New members interested
in supporting Juniper Arts
in its efforts to continue
bringing cultural and heri-
tage opportunities to Grant
County are welcome to join.
The council meets the sec-
ond Thursday of each month
during the school year (Sep-
tember through May) at 5:30
p.m. at the community room
in the John Day Fire Hall
with the next meeting sched-
uled for Thursday, Sept. 14.
The Shelk Foundation grant
applications for local non-
profit art programs will be
available at that meeting and
a short (approximately 30
minutes) presentation on fill-
ing out the grant application
and budget meeting will be-
gin at 5:45 p.m. For more in-
formation, contact Kris Beal
at 541-932-4892 or visit the
Juniper Arts Council Face-
book page.
Blue Mountain Eagle
4.0 GPA: Sarah Ennis,
Lindsay Wall and Wyatt Wil-
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Brogan McKrola, Nathan
Maloy, MaKenzie Jones, Ca-
leb Madsen, Taci Perrenoud
and Devin Packard.
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Dorran Wilson, Josiah Hoef-
fner and Aitor Ansotegui.
Honorable mention (3.0-
3.49): Mariah McClung, Me-
gan Camarena, Cassie Hire,
Danner Davis and Ariana
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Levi Burke and Haley Pfef-
Honorable mention (3.0-
3.49): Raven Maloy, Lane
Williams, Deja Amsden, Ad-
olfo Ceja, Syd Holman and
Joseph Zellner.
4.0 GPA: Shaelynn Bice.
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
JoLynn Ashley and Jessica
Honorable mention (3.0-
3.49): Aleah Johns, Johna
Long, Rilee Emmel, Emily
Ennis and Carson McKay.
Cowboy Boots &
Country Roots
The Eagle/Rylan Boggs
Retired teachers Marilyn Berry, left, and Peggy Murphy,
center, are honored by Grant County School District No.
3 Superintendent Curt Shelley during a Wednesday, June
7, school board meeting.
Three students awarded Juniper Arts Council scholarships
10:00 a.m. – 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney, School Gymnasium
Sign-ups take place from 9:00-9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Teams must consist of 3 persons. Two divisions: men and co-ed—all ages
welcome. $15 per team. Contact Tiffnie @ 541-620-2881 for more
information and to pre-register.
their hobby farm.
Murphy said a friend told
her, “Don’t retire without a
So far, she plans to rest,
then travel and, later, vol-
unteer with Heart of Grant
County and at Humbolt.
Both retirees also plan to
focus on health, including
“It’s been fantastic,” Mur-
phy said of her career. “My
professionalism and work
ethic came from principal
Les Still. Everything he
did benefited the students. I
would like to honor him as an
amazing person.”
Eighth grade
4.0 GPA: Aries Bice and
Declan Zweygardt.
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Katie Hire, Caitlin Willet,
Samantha Workman and
Jayden Winegar.
(3.0-3.49): Camry Milesi,
Kevin Duvall, Tristan Mc-
Merle &
Ralph Metcalf
8:00-9:00 am – Breakfast, Community Church
9:00 – Classic Car Show Registration, City Hall
9:15 – Parade Line-up & Judging, East of town
10:00 – Parade, Franklin Avenue (3 Divisions —Motorized, Non-motorized and Kids’ with ribbons for
the winners in all divisions.)
Best of Parade Prize given to the entry that best depicts the theme!
10:30 – Repurposed Cowboy Boot Contest, City Hall Yard (Repurpose a cowboy boot into anything
you like & enter it into our contest! The winner of this contest will be determined
by a people’s choice vote)
11:00 – Horseshoe Tournament, City Park
11:00 – 2nd Annual Jake Streeter Memorial Classic Car Show, City Park RV Park Side
(1st Place Prize-$250, 2nd Place-$150, 3rd Place-$100, with grandkid awards also awarded. For more
information, contact
Cindy at 541-620-4766)
11:00 – USA Basketball Shooting Contest, City Tennis Court (A twist on the game of PIG. All ages
welcome with age divisions. Fun Prizes for the winners.)
11:00 – Star Program (focusing on the Eclipse & given by John Fiedor), Community Hall
11:30 – Jakeburgers, In front of City Hall
12:30 – Baked Good Auction, City Park
The times of the following events are approximate, with each event following the next.
Mahan and Jayda DuBois.
Seventh grade
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Riley Reames and Marcus
(3.0-3.49): Dylan Clark, Seth
Moore and Hannah Wall.
4.0 GPA: Sarah Ennis,
Lindsay Wall and Wyatt Wil-
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Brogan McKrola, Nathan
Maloy, Taci Perrenoud,
MaKenzie Jones, Caleb
Madsen and Devin Packard.
(3.0-3.49): Kody Propeck
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Dorran Wilson, Aitor Anso-
tegui, Josiah Hoeffner, Dan-
ner Davis and Ariana Ceja.
(3.0-3.49): Cassie Hire, Me-
gan Camarena and Mariah
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Raven Maloy, Levi Burke
and Haley Pfefferkorn.
(3.0-3.49): Lane Williams,
Deja Amsden, Adolfo Ceja,
Jonathan Lawrence and Jo-
seph Zellner.
4.0 GPA: Shaelynn Bice.
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
JoLynne Ashley, Jessica
Reames and Aleah Johns.
Honorable mention (3.0-
3.49): Johna Long, Rilee
Emmel and Emily Ennis.
Eighth grade
4.0 GPA: Aries Bice and
Caitlin Willet.
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Declan Zweygardt, Katie
Hire, Samantha Workman
and Jayden Winegar.
(3.0-3.49): Tristan McMa-
han, Jayda DuBois, Kevin
Duvall, Camry Milesi and
Abbey Pfefferkorn.
Seventh grade
Honor roll (3.5-3.99):
Marcus Judd and Riley
(3.0-3.49): Seth Moore,
Hannah Wall and Dylan
Our Services by a registered nurse include:
• Pedi-Spa treatment for your feet
• Particular attention to Diabetic Foot
• Multifunctional massage chair
• Skin Inspection • Callus Removal • Nail Cutting
We also check your blood pressure, blood sugar level and oxygen saturation.
541- 575-1648
for an appointment
$35 00 fee
1:00 – Water Balloon Fun Games, City Park
(Each team must be made up of at least 4 members. All ages welcome. Fun
prizes for the winning team)
1:30 – Favorite Dessert Contest, City Park
(Bring a favorite dessert to enter into the contest. For $2.00, a plate, fork and
voting paper can be purchased, with fun prizes being given to those who
make the winning desserts! The proceeds benefit the Dayville Events Fund.)
2:00 – Award Ceremony, City Park
(The winners of the day’s festivities will receive their awards.)
Events subject to change. Updated schedules will be posted at the Dayville Post Office.
A current PDF can be emailed to you. Call City Hall for more information,
541-987-2188 or
Blue Mountain Hospital
Services available at the
Home Health Office,
422 W. Main, John Day.