The Blue Mountain eagle. (John Day, Or.) 1972-current, January 31, 2018, Page A7, Image 7

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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
disco is Feb. 9
By Angel Carpenter
Grima Horgan,
left, shows
Deep her fresh
vegetables, eggs
and flowers at a
previous John
Day Farmers
Market. A
meeting about
the market will be
held Feb. 7.
Blue Mountain Eagle
The John Day-Canyon
City Parks and Recreation
Department is sponsoring
a groovy “Night to Disco”
for their eighth annual dad-
dy-daughter dance Friday,
Feb. 9.
This year’s event, which
takes place at the John Day
Elks Lodge 1824, starts with
an All-American dinner from
5-6 p.m., followed by the
dance from 6-8:30 p.m.
Program manager Bob-
bee Hueckman said hav-
ing this year’s dance in the
lodge’s upstairs ballroom
will provide a fancier atmo-
“The DJ is Chris Gib-
son, providing fun music and
lights for the disco theme,”
she said. “It’s going to be fun,
age-appropriate, little girls’
disco dance music.”
Girls ages 5 and up and
their fathers or father figures
will receive a free 5-by-7-
inch photo by Tanni Wenger
Photography Studio, with a
goody bag for the girls. Op-
tional photo packages will
be available for purchase.
Dinner includes ham-
burgers and fries, as well as
nacho, salad and sundae bars.
The cost for the dinner
and dance is $45 per couple
and $5 for each additional
Without dinner, the cost
is $25 per couple with no
charge for additional daugh-
Preregistration forms are
available at jdccparksandrec.
Contributed photo
Shaun Robertson and
his daughter, Riley,
dance at last year’s
daddy-daughter dance.
“A Night to Disco” is the
theme for this year’s
dance Feb. 9. or at the office,
located at 845 1/2 Bridge St.
in John Day.
Forms and fees must be
turned in before Feb. 2.
Last year, a total of 136
dancers attended the event.
Parks and Rec office man-
ager Kimberly Ward said the
daddy-daughter dance is one
of her favorite activities.
“To see all the beautiful
girls dressed up and spend-
ing quality time with their
dads or dad figures is heart-
felt,” she said. “I’m hoping
the ballroom will allow for
lots of disco dance moves
and make the girls feel like a
princess at the ball.”
The Elks Lodge is located
at 140 NE Dayton St.
For more information,
call Hueckman or Ward at the
Parks and Rec office at 541-
Eagle file photo
Market or being a vendor is welcome to attend.
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-
Ag water quality management area meeting
• 4-6 p.m., USDA John Day Service Center, 721 S. Can-
yon Blvd., John Day
The Local Advisory Committee for the Upper Mainstem
and South Fork John Day River Ag Water Quality Manage-
ment Area will hold an interim meeting to discuss compil-
ing and tracking restoration activities and best management
practices that maintain and protect water quality in the man-
agement area. For more information, contact Pat Holliday,
541-575-0135, ext. 101.
Farmers market meeting
• 5:30 p.m., Outpost restaurant, John Day
Anyone interested in helping with the John Day Farmers
sought for new
plications are due by mid-
night Feb. 19. ODOT staff is
available to answer questions
and can be reached at CI-
The Oregon Transporta-
tion Commission is seeking
Oregonians interested in vol-
unteering for the new Contin-
uous Improvement Advisory
Committee. This committee
was created by the Oregon
Legislature in the recent
transportation funding bill,
HB 2017. The committee will
advise the commission on
how to improve the Oregon
Department of Transporta-
tion by recommending ways
to make the agency more ef-
ficient, recommending mea-
sures to gauge the agency’s
performance and addressing
audits. Information on the
committee is available on
ODOT’s website, oregon.
gov/odot/get-involved. Ap-
Fire refresher,
pack test
Eastern Oregon Training
Group classes for the 2018
fire season are open for reg-
istration. RT-130 Wildland
Fire Refresher and a pack
test will be held April 28. The
class begins at 8 a.m. at the 5J
School District, 2090 Fourth
St., Baker City. The pack test
starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Bak-
er Middle School track, 2320
Washington St., Baker City.
The cost for RT-130 is $100,
and the pack test is $40. These
annual classes are required for
anyone planning on fighting
fire at the federal or state lev-
el. Eastern Oregon Training
Group is a member of the Na-
tional Wildfire Suppression
Association, and NWSA’s
lead instructor Jaime Davila
will be teaching all classes.
Registration can be completed
at For
more information, call Laurel
Goodrich at 541-403-0907 or
Jeff Sherman at 541-519-
Extension offering
community classes
The Oregon State Univer-
sity Extension Office Open
Campus Grant County at 116
NW Bridge St. in John Day is
offering a basic Quickbooks
class from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb.
7 and Feb. 20. The fee is $40
for both sessions. Aimee Rude
is the teacher. For more infor-
mation, call the office, 541-
Local students named to dean’s lists
Blue Mountain Eagle
Students from Grant Coun-
ty were named to dean’s lists at
multiple universities.
Nine local students re-
ceived the honor for fall term
2017 at Eastern Oregon Uni-
versity: Mariah Meyerholz,
Canyon City; Kendall Hettin-
ga, Dayville; Hannah Brands-
ma, James Johnson, Cody
Nielsen and Shawna Oates,
John Day; Hannah Flower,
Kimberly; Stephanie Croghan
and Lucinda Harper, Mount
Vernon. At the close of fall
term, 529 EOU students qual-
ified for the dean’s list. These
students maintained a GPA of
3.5 or higher while complet-
ing at least 12 hours of graded
coursework during the term.
Northwest Nazarene Uni-
versity’s Office of Academic
Affairs announced that three
Grant County students were
among 738 students named to
the dean’s list for the 2017 fall
semester. Janelle King of Can-
yon City, Reitta Wyllie of John
Day and Karl Coghill of Long
Creek earned the honor. To be
eligible in the College of Arts
& Sciences, a student must
earn a 3.5 grade-point average
while taking at least 12 graded
credit hours of classes at the
undergraduate level. To be el-
igible in the College of Gradu-
ate & Adult Studies, a student
must earn a 3.5 grade-point av-
erage while taking at least six
graded credit hours of classes
at the undergraduate level, or a
4.0 grade-point average while
taking six graded credit hours
at the graduate level.
Dawson Quinton of Can-
yon City, a sophomore eco-
nomics major at the Robert
D. Clark Honors College at
the University of Oregon, was
named to the fall 2017 dean’s
list with a 3.84 GPA. The Uni-
versity of Oregon names its
top students to the dean’s list
in recognition of their academ-
ic achievements, and 1,789
UO students qualified for the
honor for fall term. The dean’s
list is compiled for fall, winter
and spring terms. To qualify,
a student must be an admitted
undergraduate and complete
at least 15 credits for the term
with a grade point average of
at least 3.75, and at least 12 of
the credits must be taken for
letter grades. Total undergrad-
uate enrollment for the term
was 19,164.
Monument School first-semester honor roll
4.0 GPA: Bailey Thomas
and Aubrey Werner.
Honor roll: Samantha Ad-
ams Choate and Donovan
4.0 GPA: Morgan Cole and
Bethany Wilburn.
Honor roll: Evangeline
Honorable mention: Nich-
olaus Devine and Madalynn
4.0 GPA: Kyla Emerson
and Faythe Schafer.
Honorable mention (3.0-
3.49 GPA): Cade Milton.
4.0 GPA: Aubrey Bowlus.
Honor roll (3.5-3.99 GPA):
Drew Wilburn.
Honor roll: Aubreianna
Honorable mention: Tell
Cox and Nic Ciochetti.
Honorable mention: Dolan
4.0 GPA: Jin Bo Ciochetti.
Honorable mention: Reece
Cox and Whitley Hudson.
Daddy-daughter dance
• 6-8:30 p.m., John Day Elks Lodge
The John Day-Canyon City Parks and Recreation District
is sponsoring a “Night to Disco” daddy-daughter dance.
The dance is for girls 5 years old and up and their fathers
or father figures, with goodie bags and a photo included.
New this year is the option of dinner prior to the dance
from 5-6 p.m., consisting of hamburgers and fries and na-
cho, salad and sundae bars. For dinner and the dance, the
cost is $45 per couple with $5 for each additional daughter.
Without dinner, the cost is $25 per couple with no charge
for additional daughters. Preregistration forms are avail-
able at, or the office at 845
1/2 Bridge St. in John Day. Forms and fees must be turned
in before Feb. 2. For more information, call the office at
Crohn’s Awareness 5K
• 9 a.m., Canyon City park
Organized as a senior project, all proceeds from the event
will go to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The race starts
and ends at the Canyon City park, and registration begins at
8:30 a.m. Pre-registration forms can be picked up from Jen-
ny at John Day Eye Care. Admission cost with T-shirt is $20,
without a shirt is $12. For just a shirt, the cost is $15. A map
of the route will be located at the starting point. For more
information, contact McKenna Lynn at 541-620-4998 or see
the Crohn’s Awareness 5K Community Facebook page.
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