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COMMUNITY & HISTORY
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-
575-0710, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For meetings this week, see our list in the
Thursday, Feb. 13
Grant County Genealogical Society class
•1:30 p.m., 281 W. Main St., John Day
A free class will be offered about genealogy research websites.
Saturday, Feb. 15
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kimberly Rock Products pit
A fundraiser for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, the shoot
will also feature a raffle, baked goods and concessions. Lunch will be available. For
more information, call 541-934-2143.
Sunday, Feb. 16
Prairie City senior citizens potluck
• 1-3 p.m., Prairie City Senior Center, 204 N. McHaley St.
All are welcome to enjoy music, dancing and food. Bring a potluck dish and danc-
ing shoes. The Old Time Fiddlers from Grant and Harney counties will provide music.
Saturday, Feb. 22
Monument seniors sewing class
• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monument Senior Center
A sewing class will be held with a potluck lunch at noon.
Mt. Vernon Grange pancake feed and cake walk
• 5-7 p.m., Mt. Vernon Grange, 59491 Highway 26
The Grange will hold its annual pancake feed and cake walk.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Fat Tuesday spaghetti feed
•5:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 111 SW Second Ave., John Day
The church will host a free spaghetti feed. All donations will further St. Elizabeth’s
mission to the community.
Friday, Feb. 28
Circuit court judge candidates forum
• 7 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall
Circuit court judge candidates Jim Carpenter, John Lamborn and Rob Raschio will
participate in a forum, followed by a general question-and-answer session and refresh-
ments. The community is invited. The Grant County Democrats are hosting the event.
Saturday, Feb. 29
Seneca PTA bingo fun night
• 5-8 p.m., Seneca School gym
Food and prizes will be available. For more information, contact Jessica Moore at
541-620-1640 or Dana McLean at 503-798-3249.
Eagle file photo
From 10 years ago: Kim Ausland, right, holds a little lamb as Evelyn Holdren gives a warm hello.
75 years ago
Valentine Ball Was An
The annual ball, given by the
John Day Woman’s Civic Club
at the legion hall last night, was
a most enjoyable event. There
was a large attendance and the
hope chest patronage was beyond
The hall was beautifully dec-
orated in true Valentine style
and, as is customary at the affair,
many of the women wore for-
mals, which added much to the
color and beauty of the occasion.
The grand march was led by
Ensign and Mrs. Roy Kilpat-
rick. Special entertainment fea-
tures during the evening included
vocal selections by Billie Jean
Fate and tap dance by Zetta Gib-
son. Following the grand march,
Mrs. Hugh Fate led the crowd in
singing “God Bless America.”
Mrs. Wallace Robinson, presi-
dent of the Civic Club, spoke a
few words of welcome and Mrs.
Guy Boyer presented the gifts,
which were awarded.
The hope chest went to Mrs.
M. O. Olsen, and other gifts
to Chris Hamilton, Syd Card-
well and Mrs. Geo. Kern. Pro-
ceeds from the affair are for the
benefit of the John Day Public
library, and 208 dance tickets
OUT OF THE PAST
25 years ago
Prairie City Grapplers Host
The Prairie City Panthers
hosted their first wrestling match
in years Feb. 10, with Grant Union
and Pine Eagle participating.
In the 119-pound division,
Nathan Hancock, of Grant
Union, pinned Rian Adams, of
Prairie City, in one minute, 37
seconds. In the 126 pound class,
Dusty Corwin, of Grant Union
decisioned Brandon Bosworth,
of Prairie City, 10-2; Carl Pitts, of
Grant Union, pinned Ryan Rog-
ers, of Prairie City, in 5:49 in the
Jeff Hunter, of Grant Union,
Pinned Jim Jacobs, of Prairie
City, in 2:47 in the 172-Pound
division; Jacobs pinned Jaime
Mansfield in 59 seconds. William
Gibbs, of Grant Union, pinned
Logan Murrill, of Prairie City, in
the 185-pound class; and Steve
Ruggles, of Prairie City, pinned
Gregg Boethin of Grant Union, in
1:05 in the 215- pound division.
10 years ago
Seniors visit Kight’s sheep
Nine senior citizens and six
helpers ventured out to Walt
and Marilyn Kight’s sheep
ranch where lambing season is
in full swing.
The Valley View Assisted
Living residents stepped off and
wheeled off the People Mover
bus Feb. 4 for an upclose look at
newborns — one lamb was born
just an hour before their arrival.
“It was nice to get out into the
country,” said Evelyn Holdren.
“One almost went to sleep on
Pearl Coombs’ lap,” said Geri
She said she learned some-
thing new on the trip.
“I didn’t know that a mother
sheep can growl,” she said, not-
ing the bossiness of the ewes.
Also, their wool, she found, was
rough, “but around their legs and
face it’s real soft.”
The Kights have been running
their 120-acre sheep ranch since
The operation has been down-
sized over the years to about 200
sheep as they’ve turned to more
hay production — over 200 tons
Kim Ausland, activities direc-
tor at Valley View, said the resi-
dents enjoyed feeling a part of the
“Being able to hold and pet
these lambs brought joy and
laughter to their day,” she said.
John Aasness helped coordi-
nate the trip, which was spon-
sored by the Ranch and Rodeo
Contact the Grant County Victim Assistance Program at
541-575-4026 or Heart of Grant County at 541-575-4335
This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-WR-AX-0027 awarded by the Office on
Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and
recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do
not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.