Rowdy Israel

Rowdy Israel of Dayville will be crowned Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon at a coronation party on Saturday, March 2, at the Grant County Fairgrounds pavilion in John Day. The party starts at 6 p.m.

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

Thursday, Feb. 21

Chamber of Commerce luncheon

• 12 p.m., Outpost Pizza, Pub & Grill, John Day

Following a 10:30 a.m. board of directors meeting at the chamber office, the group will have a no-host luncheon. Kim Randleas will share information about a new arts center in the works. For more information, call 541-575-0547.

Friday, Feb. 22

American Legion Auxiliary meeting

• 2 p.m., Grant County Chamber of Commerce office, John Day

The Ellis Tracy Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet to discuss important matters. Bring yarn. For more information, call Ruth Harris at 541-575-0076.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Ron & Carol Hyder Memorial Shoot

• 11 a.m., Kimberly Rock Pit

The cost is $3 per shoot. Food will be available by donation only: pulled pork, baked beans and chips. There will be a prize raffle with a minimum buy-in of $25 and the chance to shoot to win more tickets to put into the raffle. Prizes include an RTIC 45 cooler and baskets. A dessert auction will also be held. Sweatshirts will be available for purchase. For more information or to pre-order a sweatshirt, call Brad Smith at 541-934-2143.

Mule Deer Foundation banquet

• 5-10 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds pavilion

The Blue Mountain Chapter will hold its 2019 banquet. A single dinner with an annual membership costs $70, a couple’s dinner with a membership costs $105 and a youth dinner for ages 14 and under costs $15. For more information, contact Oregon regional director Ken Hand at 541-281-2224 or

Monday, Feb. 25

Hunter education class

• 6 p.m., Grant Union High School library

Classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for two weeks. The classes will be about 2 hours. There will be a field day shoot at 9 a.m. March 9 at the Prairie City law enforcement shooting range on Halls Hill between John Day and Prairie City. The $10 class fee per student may be waived in some cases. Walk-in registration will be held from 5:30-6 p.m. Feb. 25 before class. Registration can be done online at and at the local Fish and Wildlife office in John Day. For more information, call Bryan Nelson at 541-575-1808 or Deanna Maley at 541-575-1167.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Mad Hatter meeting

• 11:30 a.m., The Silver Spur, Mt. Vernon

The group will hold a luncheon and meeting. R.S.V.P. by calling Norma at 541-620-4086 or Gwynne at 916-212-2978.

Apple iOS smartphone and tablet class

• 6 p.m., OSU Extension classroom, 116 NW Bridge St., John Day

The class, instructed by Chris Gibson, will cover commonly asked questions and provide one-on-one help for iPhones and iPads. The cost is $5 per session. For more information, call 541-575-1911 or email

Saturday, March 2

Jr. Miss Rodeo Oregon coronation

• 6 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds pavilion

Tickets to the coronation of 2019 Jr. Miss Rodeo Oregon Rowdy Israel cost $12, which includes dinner. For more information or to buy tickets, call Nicole Israel at 541-620-2624. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Thursday, March 7

Special Olympics basketball game

• 6 p.m., Prairie City High School Gym

This annual basketball game features the Special Olympics team versus local law enforcement. The cost is $3 for single admission and $10 for family admission. A bake sale and pie auction will be held during the event.

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