Missing TV guide page available here
Missing TV guide page available here
Printed copies available at our office in John Day.

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Unraveling a mystery: Answers sought regarding antique tablecloth
Unraveling a mystery: Answers sought regarding antique tablecloth
Embroidered signatures date back to 1940.
WEDDINGS: Herzberg-O’Rorke
WEDDINGS: Herzberg-O’Rorke

Deniscia Herzberg and Jake O’Rorke married Nov. 3 at the Heart of Rock Farm in Sherwood. The bride is the daughter of Trevor Herzberg of Columbia City. The groom is the son of Charlie and Jan O’Rorke of John Day.

Eagle on Vacation — Strawn
Eagle on Vacation — Strawn

Shooting the Breeze: Predator hunting
Shooting the Breeze: Predator hunting

My father introduced me to calling coyotes when I was still only registering single digits on my birthday cakes. Even at that age, I was taught about the importance of balance between predator and prey. We would wake up early in the crisp mornings of...

Remembering a Seneca founding father
Remembering a Seneca founding father
John Saunders’ life touched all of Grant County.
Grant Union Students of the Month — October
Grant Union Students of the Month — October

BIRTHS –– Bremner
BIRTHS –– Bremner

Darcie Lynn Bremner, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Kodi and Audrey Bremner of Lincoln on Nov. 1. Grandparents are John and Terri Burke of Bates and Rich and Deronda Lallatin of John Day.

Veterans honored in Monument
Veterans honored in Monument

A total of 150 people filled the Monument Senior Center on Nov. 11 for a Veterans Day luncheon and special presentation.

Quilts of Valor were gifted to 47 veterans, presented by Charlotte Barker and Judy Harris.

The quilts were sewn and...

Lady Panthers ready to bring out their best
Lady Panthers ready to bring out their best
First home game is Dec. 15.
Prairie City boys hopeful for championship win
Prairie City boys hopeful for championship win
First game is away Nov. 30.
Local youth wrestling club to host tournament Saturday
Local youth wrestling club to host tournament Saturday

The Grant County Wrestling Club led by head coach Steve Parsons will hold a home tournament on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Grant Union Junior-Senior High School.

Ages 8 and under will wrestle at 9 a.m. and ages 9-15 begin at approximately 12...

2nd Lt. Roberts graduates from Air Force Officer Training
2nd Lt. Roberts graduates from Air Force Officer Training
What’s Happening
What’s Happening

The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

Grant County Seniors
Senior news from our John Day, Prairie City and Monument correspondents.
Out of the Past
Out of the Past
Stories from 100 years of the Blue Mountain Eagle archives.
New senior home has spectacular views
New senior home has spectacular views
Business aims to fill demand in Grant County.
Comments sought on Silvies grazing allotment analysis

The Emigrant Creek Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest is soliciting scoping comments regarding an environmental analysis to re-authorize grazing on three grazing allotments through the South Silvies Complex Grazing Allotments Environmental...

Obituaries: Nov. 21, 2018
Obituaries: Nov. 21, 2018
This week’s obituaries.
John Hicks Saunders Jr.
John Hicks Saunders Jr.

John Hicks Saunders Jr., 95, of Seneca, Oregon passed away at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day on Nov. 5. A potluck celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 12:00 Noon at the Seneca City Hall to celebrate John’s life. John was born on...

Barbara Ann Lynch
Barbara Ann Lynch

Barbara Ann Lynch, 93, of John Day passed away Nov. 10 at Valley View Assisted Living in John Day. Arrangements have been entrusted to Driskill Memorial Chapel.

Barbara was born July 3, 1925, to Ivie and Emily Cunningham in Des Moines, Iowa.

Carl William ‘Bill’ Schrade

Carl William “Bill” Schrade, 81, formerly of John Day, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Pocatello, Idaho, from complications of cardiovascular disease. There will be a viewing at the Wilks Funeral Home in Chubbuck, Idaho, on Friday,...

Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Election underscores urban-rural divide

The urban-rural divide is not just a “divide.” It is a widening chasm, one whose fissures were underscored by this month’s election results.

Large cities and suburbs supported Democrats. Rural areas went Republican. The...

Farmer’s Fate: Hydraulic strollers?

“Mom, Mom, Mom... Mommy!”

Mom was not my first name, but it’s my favorite — most of the time. I look over at my two boys playing at the front of my watermelon trailer at the farmer’s market. They had one of...

Letters: Nov. 21, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: Stop ad hominem attacks on Trump

To the Editor:

I understand that mud slinging is part of the elective process, running or not, but next time someone has an ad hominem blast at President Trump, they should visit promiseskept.com.

Richie Colbeth

John Day

Thank you for your service

To the Editor:

Nine Marines with ages averaging around three quarters of a century met at the Outpost on Nov. 10 to observe the 243rd Marine Corps birthday. It was an enjoyable luncheon while reminiscing about past service, duty stations, MOS...

Letter: Locally grown music director exceptional

To the Editor:

Surprise: The new music director is locally grown.

Photos in the last two issues of the Blue Mountain Eagle show Levana James as music director at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School.

It’s not so well known...

Letter: Humbled to be honored for Veterans Day

To the Editor:

It is quite something to head down to what you think is just going to be a lunch at the Monument Senior Center to celebrate Veterans Day, only to find yourself one of a group of veterans being thanked for your service by receiving...

Forest Service to host forest plan objection meetings

The Forest Service will host objection resolution meetings regarding the revised forest plans for the Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman national forests next week.

The first session is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the...

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News

Missing TV guide page available here
Printed copies available at our office in John Day.
Eagle closed Thursday, closing early Friday
Office closes at noon Friday, Nov. 23.
Remembering a Seneca founding father
New senior home has spectacular views
Comments sought on Silvies grazing allotment analysis

Opinion

Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Election underscores urban-rural divide

The urban-rural divide is not just a “divide.” It is a widening chasm, one whose fissures were underscored by this month’s...

Farmer’s Fate: Hydraulic strollers?
Letters: Nov. 21, 2018
Letter: Stop ad hominem attacks on Trump

Sports

Shooting the Breeze: Predator hunting

My father introduced me to calling coyotes when I was still only registering single digits on my birthday cakes. Even at that age, I was taught...

Lady Panthers ready to bring out their best
First home game is Dec. 15.
Prairie City boys hopeful for championship win
Local youth wrestling club to host tournament Saturday
Winter sports teams prepare for first games of the season

Obituaries

Obituaries: Nov. 21, 2018
This week’s obituaries.
John Hicks Saunders Jr.

John Hicks Saunders Jr., 95, of Seneca, Oregon passed away at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day on Nov. 5. A potluck celebration will be held on...

Barbara Ann Lynch
Carl William ‘Bill’ Schrade
Obituaries: Nov. 14, 2018

Life

Humbolt students gobble up turkey assignment
Kids each give Thanksgiving turkey an artful disguise.
Unraveling a mystery: Answers sought regarding antique tablecloth
Embroidered signatures date back to 1940.
WEDDINGS: Herzberg-O’Rorke
Eagle on Vacation — Strawn
Grant Union Students of the Month — October

Capital Bureau

ODOT will expand use of salt on dangerous winter roads
Results of a test program suggest that using salt can reduce weather-related crashes.
Oregon governor stops bid to raise alcohol taxes
The Oregon Health Authority wanted to boost taxes on beer and wine, in part to push down consumption and in part to raise millions. Gov. Kate Brown...
Sources: Richardson’s tumor is aggressive, fatal cancer
State launches probe after box of ballots surfaces
State expects $1 billion extra in treasury this cycle

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